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Call Your Animal a 'Companion' Instead of a Pet

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7954103/Dont-call-pet-pet-Animal-rights-charity-chief-says-term-derogatory.html

I understand what the PETA chief is getting at, but really?

I guess the likes of ‘Pets at home’ ought to change their name!

hspexy
25 days ago
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Sanitation1234
Sanitation123425 days ago

Hi thanks for sharing this information don’t you reckon these two words 'sweetie' or 'honey' we use in our lives - Pet should be called with there names i don’t know 🤔lets see what people will comments about this question 🙏🏻

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig25 days ago

The word pet comes from the scottish Gaelic word peata, which means tame animal, so nothing derogatory about that. Plus I think it is extreme to compare us using the word pet as to how women were treated before feminism.

My dog is treated like a second child in our house.

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs25 days ago

Wow, I don't know whether to laugh or cry. When my pets, get up, get dressed and toddle off to work I may call them companion, partner etc but until then they will remain much loved pets. Called by their names, also fur babies, darling and little ****s when they've wrecked something. Surely the emphasis should be on how we treat our pets not how they are collectively known?

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
24 days ago

I agree. My cats are indeed my fur babies, but obviously I do refer to them as my pets, but the words only convey a fraction of the affection I have for them.

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn25 days ago

I call Miss Tizzy Princess most of the time. She is my little furry Princess and I love her very much. I don't think of her as a pet; she's my buddy. I don't think of my goldfish of a pet either; he's Rory boy. Peta get on my nerves. I always think they need to go take a chill pill.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
24 days ago

I agree. They lose credibility when they make such statements, like people need to be policed by them in how to treat animals. People don’t respond well when someone is wagging a finger at them

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig24 days ago

Our dog is often told that she was the first baby. She is a member of the family and I don't tell people that we have a pet, I always say we have a dog at home. Next it will be I can't call her a dog because it undermines her or something! Peta annoy me.

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn24 days ago

hspexy They do some good work and I believe animal welfare is important but they always end up going too far. As for Miss Tizzy, well, I'm sat on the floor typing this as she is in my chair fast asleep and I can't wake her up, so I'm going to be working on the floor all afternoon until she decided its time to get up. 😀

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
23 days ago

ShellyAnn aw so cute! I kept seeing cute dogs earlier today and I’m a right sucker for them. Cats aren’t as interactive, but they’re great to have on laps 😊

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
23 days ago

MrsCraig lol I can imagine that happening - in the future they may say the word ‘dog’ is demeaning, so they’ll give them some other title lol

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Caz2
Caz223 days ago

hspexy my cat (also my furry baby) is now almost 13,but hes still very lively(inbetween bouts of sleeping) so hes very interactive,i often sit & play with him as hes got some toys that dangle on a stick,and he loves to play with his catnip mice when i throw them for him, and little plastic golf balls.He also likes a 'chat' but likes to get the last meow in!

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig23 days ago

hspexy my dog couldn't care less what you call her as long as she is fed, watered, taken for walks, allowed to sleep on your lap/sofa/bed and you play with her toys every so often.

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