My wife majored in marine biology and used to work at a place that did a bunch of animal rescue and placement, so I’d put her somewhere between animal lover and animal activist. At the same time, she’s smart enough not to raise her eyebrows (or make any sudden, fast movements) when she leans over to steal a peek a fresh-baked little human and discovers a small dog swabbing it’s balls in the seat of a stroller or the folds of a baby carrier.
People can get ragey on both sides of this baby/pet fence. Parents can rant, “Your dog is not ‘YOUR BABY’!” while pet owners rage, “I love my Schookems McGizmo enough to BE MY BABY!” Sigh. Best to let sleeping dogs lie, especially if they’re wearing a onesie and nibbling on a pacifier.
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