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originally posted by: Cheddarhead
a reply to: Skid Mark
We adopted our little girls from a lady going through a foreclosure who had to rehome them. They've become part of the family.
My car is a possession. It needs periodic maintenance. My poms are little living beings who need love, attention and kindness. I've never been comfortable with the idea that I "own" living beings. I'm just a guardian for them.
originally posted by: Metallicus
I think you are getting caught up in semantics. The word "owner" is more about our legal rights in regards to a pet or livestock than anything else. You can beat the hell out of your car, but not your cat. However, no one can legally steal your car or your cat.
originally posted by: Tangerine
a reply to: TheJourney
I've never met a human being as fine as a dog.
originally posted by: TheJourney
I gotta say, I don't feel entirely comfortable with the term 'owner' in terms of pets. It just seems messed up to me. You don't own another living being. I understand it's kind of like that, you usually pay for it, and then you get to keep him around. And I don't know of any other term to use. But, I do think there should be another term. I don't like it. Saying you 'own' another living being, like it's property. And don't misinterpret me, I am not at all a 'politically correct' person. In fact, many people would often find themselves offended by my sense of humor. Nonetheless, I do not really feel comfortable with this term. Not that it's a huge deal really or anything...just a general thought I've had...