random question time.

people who have pets: you think about your relationship with your animals as being...

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@hafnia As I see it, “pet” is a family role distinct from “child”. We’re responsible for them, but we also don’t expect them to grow up into adults. “Caretaker” doesn’t necessarily reflect the love we have for them, “owner” implies too much control. We don’t have good language for describing this yet.

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