So, we're not supposed to call pets "pets"?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by thebritt, Jul 21, 2011.

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  1. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    I just read that some group wants to eliminate the use of the word "pet" and start using "companion animal" instead, because the word pet is degrading. [​IMG] Really? I always thought "pet" was an endearing term [​IMG] . Don't the British call their favorite people pets? When I call my dogs back to me when on a walk, I always say, "C'mon Pets!". Is that so wrong? Should I not have said that? Should I be saying, "C'mon Comanion Animals!"? Just saying... [​IMG]
  2. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

    May 27, 2010
    Reno, Nevada
    Quote:They should ask the animals if they think it's degrading. [​IMG]
  3. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
  4. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    Man I get so sick of changing everything we do so as not to offend some person or group, now I am being offensive to my animals?
    What happened to our freedom of speech, what happened to turning the other cheek and just lettin it go?
    Sorry rant over.
    I also think the word pet means friend, at less in my book.
  5. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    I refer to all of ours as `lucky'

  6. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Oh geez. [​IMG]
  7. GableBabble

    GableBabble Ninja Chicken Herder

    May 27, 2010
    Quote:OMG. your post, then the pic with the tape.....PRICELESS! [​IMG]

    People will prolly get mad. [​IMG] I am sick of sugar coating crap for everyone. I do not owe anyone anything, as well as no one owes me nothin! It is like the whole Indian American thing, your either Indian or your American. Fudge, come on one can have their cake and eat it too! Really?!? Companion Animal? Really?!? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG] In my day we would tell people to get off their horse and get a grip.

    I call my baby girl my pet, my Bella, my midget. (I also sometime when angry forget her name and go through a roll call...including animals) Pet is an endearment. Pet is not a bad word. People have nothing better to do then sit in their homes in this heat and think of things to complain about. We also had a cat named Puss. We called him something else most of the time. Got a call from a teacher one day. My baby girl was in trouble in the office for painting a picture of her and Puss and putting his name on it. People should use their brains more then their mouths.....

    ****Sorry for the rant.****
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011
  8. PaulaSB12

    PaulaSB12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2010
    Quote:According to my two queen cats the term should be supreme being!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Donkeydust-- enough with the PC baloney. Geez, I can't even use the words that I really want to use. [​IMG]
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