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my family tell me that I am the dogs mummy as well.

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canteatcustard Thu 05-Jan-17 16:50:52

which is quite a revolting idea to me. I would never give birth to anything that hairy.
Family point out that he drinks when I turn the tap on or drink, as he runs to his water bowl and drinks.

When I pop to the loo, he follows, waits for me to go out then waits by the back door to go out himself.

Apparently he makes a huge fuss when he hears my car pull up or I walk to the door.

All this is proof that I am his mummy.

I dont think so, I am simply the one that opens the magic cans of chappie, give him fresh water. And during the working week am the one to do the walking.
He only follows me because I am the one that cooks and he can snatch the odd bit of veggie peel . I am the source of food and walks. I am the one that picks up his poop.

I am already the mother of a large brood, this dog is not my baby!

lovelearning Thu 05-Jan-17 16:55:20


You are being unreasonable

You are the dogs mummy as well

I wish you and your family a Happy 2017

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Thu 05-Jan-17 16:56:06

Of course your his mummy.

If you're not then who is?

LunaLoveg00d Thu 05-Jan-17 16:56:42

People who refer to themselves as the dog's "mummy" or talk about their "furbabies" are unhinged.

It's a bloody dog, and you're its OWNER not its PARENT.

TwitterQueen1 Thu 05-Jan-17 17:00:17

Of course you are his mum.

That's how we dog owners refer to ourselves and other people because very few of us know the names of the walkers, but we always know the names of the dogs!

blueskyinmarch Thu 05-Jan-17 17:01:34

I am definitely the dogs mummy and she is my best girl. Both DDs are fully aware of where they come in the pecking order. They are very doting sisters.

HateSummer Thu 05-Jan-17 17:03:41

Ugh. You're it's owner. Not its mother. such a twee thing to say..bleugh. Apologies!

Ilovecaindingle Thu 05-Jan-17 17:04:04

I don't call my dogs my kids but do consider my older dd dog as my granddog!!

Spam88 Thu 05-Jan-17 17:05:29

My parents' dog is my sister so...

FatBottomedGal Thu 05-Jan-17 17:07:18

My mum's dogs are my brothers and sisters, my dog (who also lives with my mum) is my son and my mum refers to me as his mum. We have very interesting lives grin

SlatternIsTrying Thu 05-Jan-17 17:07:35

I am SlatternCats mummy and have been for 18 years.

I cannot fathom why you would even consider that you are not the mummy. Embrace the title - and use it as an excuse not to get up to make a cup of tea next time the dog is sprawled over you.

mereswinesaliva Thu 05-Jan-17 17:08:28

You are his mother and he needs you (as I am my own dog's mummy).

It's an honour IMO.

He will always love you and be appreciative of what you do for him no matter what.......which is more than can be said of our relations sometimes!

sonjadog Thu 05-Jan-17 17:10:40

I don´t think I am my dog´s mummy, and I don´t think the dog sees me that way either.

I think he sees us as flatmates who like to go on nice walks together.

dottydee3 Thu 05-Jan-17 17:11:46

YABU you are his mummy for sure

PoochSmooch Thu 05-Jan-17 17:12:12

YABU. I am a dogmummy and proud of it grin

PoochSmooch Thu 05-Jan-17 17:13:25

My parents adore their grandpuppies! Obviously the entire family is dangerously unhinged and twee. Hurrah! grin

handslikecowstits Thu 05-Jan-17 17:15:49

YABU. I'm pack leader and mummy. He's a little twat (jack russell) but still.

pleasestopsnoring Thu 05-Jan-17 17:16:57

I'm definitely the dogs chosen human, follows me bloody everywhere grin

the only place he's not allowed is in the bathroom, I pee in private!

ALemonyPea Thu 05-Jan-17 17:17:24

My mam refers to herself as her dogs mam as well. But then refers to me as the dogs aunty confused Not sure how she figured that one out, the woman is crazy.

Abecedario Thu 05-Jan-17 17:18:58

When we rehomed my dog 8 years ago I was very against calling myself his 'mum' and also dressing him up in any way. I now view any seasonal celebration as an excuse to make him look even dafter than he usually does in some kind of themed outfit, and I'm definitely his mum.

People (other dog walkers, my family) started to refer to me as that anyway. I'm responsible for him, feed him, trained him, make sure he gets enough exercise, groom him, pay his (extortionate) vet fees and love him beyond all reason so I'll take the title. My DP, and other family members who look after him from time to time, all do those things too (apart from the paying part), DP does longer/more exciting walks in the main and is more inclined to give extra food/treats but it's still me that's his favourite, that he follows round the house and wants to be sat on/as close to as possible at all times, and the floor on my side of the bed he sleeps on. I know that he doesn't think I'm his mummy or 'love' me like a human child loves a parent, well I know it intellectually but in my heart am sure it's different grin.

I didn't give birth to him but then my mum didn't give birth to me so ....

GahBuggerit Thu 05-Jan-17 17:19:46

of course youre the dogs hoo-mum human

BoBo16 Thu 05-Jan-17 17:20:11

I am Derek's mother. Yes he sees me as a food and comfort source but when I take him out and he's happy to just sit with me looking at nothing ... and when he's more interested in diving at me when I get in from work than he is in his evening dinner - I know there is more to it than simply "the provider".

Huldra Thu 05-Jan-17 17:21:15

You feed, water, walk and clean up poop. You are it's parent.

kaitlinktm Thu 05-Jan-17 17:22:39

I am my cat's Mum and my sons are her brothers (she is my only girl grin).
My Mum refuses to be her grannie though.

toffee1000 Thu 05-Jan-17 17:23:40

Agree with others who say that referring to yourself as your dog's mummy is twee and kinda gross too. Call yourself what you want, but it sounds ridiculous.

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