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Sorry I've had enough with people calling pets 'fur babies'

I KNOW there are going to be plenty of people out there who will disagree with me when I say I'm not a fan of the term 'fur baby' and what it stands for.

I've grown up on a farm and with pets the majority of my life and they surely do become a huge part of the family.

Are you a fan of the 'fur baby' craze?

This poll ended on 08 December 2017.

Current Results

Yes, I love my 'fur baby'

46%

I am not a fan

33%

I don't care

20%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

You take them to the beach and other family outings, they become a close companion and yes it's great to give the pet treats and presents like you would a human. 

Yes they have fur and not that it's a surprise, but they're not an actual human baby.

Nothing makes me cringe more than when people refer to their pets as children or 'fur babies'.

According to the Urban Dictionary a 'fur baby' is a pet for someone who doesn't have kids.

I know of people who even let their 'fur babies' lick their lips like a real life kiss after being outside rolling in dirt and licking god knows what. 

It's amazing to have such an affectionate relationship with a pet and love them as part of the family but I believe there is a limit that stops before a kiss or lick on the lips.

I would like to know what you think about the whole 'fur baby' craze.

Are you like me and wince when people refer to their pets as children or am I the crazy one?

Topics:  families fcopinion fcpets fraser coast opinion pets


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