i find the "dog parent" thing interesting because while i obviously love my dog to the maximum extent, i dont naturally think of our relationship as parent child. when pressed to qualify it, its like shes a much much younger sister or tertiary relative ive been tasked to care for
gotten some pushback on this, like sometimes people will say stuff to her (jokingly) like "oh your dad does XYZ" (referring to me). if i even casually say "ha yeah its interesting, i dont really think of our relationship as parent child" or something, they have a weird reaction.
i wonder how much of it is intuitive and how much of it is the meme contextualizing the relationship in peoples minds. i accept that it may be a natural framing for women, maybe. im not sure. to me its more of a lateral relationship, although obviously im "in charge", the steward
ive thought about it a lot, the closest i could get to pinning it down was framing it as its like shes a much much younger sister and our parent is absent so im taking care of her. not sure why i landed on that metaphor as ive never experienced that but, thats the closest framing
never thought about it but i suppose this fits with nature not actually being in a parent child relationship to us (classic misnomer of "mother nature") but in a more lateral sibling type relationship with us as we actually share the same parent
i think like many things, conceptualizing the animal person bond in terms of parent child is not [inherently] pathological but can be a way to vent a pathology. ive seen some women just use the terms naturally who are totally normal and have kids etc.

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