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Pet parents have one thing in common: we love our best animals! But people are different, so we don’t quite handle our responsibilities as a pet mom or dad. What fun would it be anyway?
1. Parent’s pet helicopter
No one hovers quite like a pet parent. If this is your parenting style, you watch your dog or cat’s every move. If they get into any kind of trouble at all, you get involved. When your dog is chasing his tail, you can only be sure that he is catching it.
2. Velcro parent pets
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Velcro pet parents believe in attachment-style parenting, a theory that forming a close, secure close is better. We’re talking really, really close. Velcro pet parents sleeping with their pets, obvs. But every so often they go one step further and strap their pets onto their bodies, and TBH we totally get it. It’s hard to have a bad day with a puppy poking out of your shirt. #fact
3. French Mom or Dad Parent
The French are known for having well-behaved children who rarely throw tantrums. Maybe because their parenting style is more on the authoritarian side. French mom/dad pet parents insist on obedience. If they throw a ball, their dogs will return it. Stealing the ball and running in circles? Unnamed: OH NO you haven’t, Pierre!
4. Extreme Mommy Pet
Have you ever gone skydiving with a rover strapped to your back? Graded Mount Everest with a parrot on your shoulder? If so, you are just a parent. Also, we want to see you vacation pics. Like now.
5. Free run for mommy pets
Pet parents believe in a free set in letting their beloved pets explore the world at their own pace. Pet parents will see a free set tying dogs and cats in the back. They may not even have leashes. These are the pets that go off on their own adventures and then show up in the house when it’s mealtime (“Hi baby, I’m home!!”). This type of petting is best for cats…or free-range, free-range animals, like chickens.
6. Dora’s pet Sugar or Mommy
Um, not that kind of sugar. But hey, we’ve never left out a cupcake of any kind, just saying. Sugar daddy and mommy pet daddies like to spoil their spoiled pets. Do you carry Fido in a designer handbag? Like seriously, did your dog’s feet never touch the ground? You maybe Have the kind of parent pet.
Whatever type of pet mom you are, it’s okay. Really, it is. The important thing is that you and your animals are happy and healthy. So keep doing you!