Semantics re. the term 'pet owners'

I’m fine with “fur babies” and “Rainbow Bridge” - they don’t bother me at all, although I don’t use those terms myself.

We do refer to ourselves as Mom and Dad to our own dogs though, as in “go give it to Dad” etc.

Everyone is different, but to be honest, none of these words bother me, not even “pet owner”.

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Related: Homeowner (HO) is often inaccurate. I have done plenty of sits for people renting.

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Although I agree with this in general terms, the implication is the important thing, and in the long run, it’s the “home” part we are referring to. I doubt any sitter has ever thought about whether the people own or rent their home. And we can’t say “Pet Owners” because some sits don’t have pets. Home Owner is the simplest term IMO.

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I think homeowner fits. Wherever you live, whether it’s a house, an apartment, a trailer or a yurt, it’s a home. As far as owning or renting,
I don’t think we have to be that specific.

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I think ‘home host’ covers all bases

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Does it really matter what we are called? :rofl:

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