no more pets

David Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Tue May 10 03:27:21 UTC 2011

I just saw a little story on CNN about the political incorrectness of the
term _pet_ meaning an animal kept as a companion.

My cat is still the family pet.  We didn't get her at a _pet shop_.  We do
not engage a _pet sitter_ to do _pet sitting_ who would keep her bowl full
of _pet food_.  She does not seem to need _pet therapy_ at the direction of
a _pet therapist_.  Nor will she go to a _pet cemetery_.  Nor would we
replace her with a _pet rock_.  Somehow _companion_ doesn't seem to fit as


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