By Anonymous - 13/11/2018 05:00
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More like you don’t understand that a pet is not literally your child. You took pet ownership a little too seriously.
What's not serious is that everyone says "you know, having pets is a responsability" but noone ever says the same about kids...
Oh really ? I never heard anyone saying "you want to have a baby ? but what are you gonna do with it when you want to go on a vacation ?". My point was, if you want to get a pet you have to "prove" that you will be able to take care of them. As far as I know, if you want kids, well... yeah.
Tayza, yep exactly my point again... you do ask yourself "can I take care of a pet?" but most people don't really ask themselves "can I take care of a kid and offer them a good life?". The human being is an optimistic animal, we're always so sure we can "figure things out". So when it comes to kids, you just respond to nature and make some, with no further thinking.
To me, it's always sounded a bit childish to call some other species' offspring "babies". Small children call foals "horse babies" or puppies "dog babies" when they don't know the correct term.
FWIW- in this "babies" debate may I add that some of us do not have children, for whatever reason. Yes, children and animals are very different. However, for some, channeling that love, devotion, attention and "parenting" is put to the pet instead. They are our fur kids. But then, my dog had a ruptured anal gland last week needing surgery. I have babysat him more than normal, cleaned his stitches so they don't get infected, made treats (pumpkin and lean turkey meat balls) to hide meds in and when he hated sleeping in the cone I cuddled with him all night. That is being a pet parent, he is my baby.