Ownership VS. Guardianship - Keep Your Paws Off My Property
"Guardian is a kinder, gentler, nicer word than owner, don't you think"?
A friend of mine - a dedicated volunteer at our local shelter - was defending the term guardianship - we were in a passionate discussion about ownership vs. guardianship.
She went on, "After all, we don't own our children do we? And we're just temporary caretakers of children until they are adults, right"?
Now I respect this friend deeply. She was there for me, a total stranger showing kindness, sharing her time and knowledge - supporting and guiding me through the first months of owning Zsa Zsa - a (very doggy) dog.
But on this point we disagree. Strongly. I'm not shy about sharing my opinion with her or you. So as for "guardianship" of animals being kinder, nicer, gentler word for owner - I've got one thing to say..........
What a load of crap.