Thursday, June 24, 2010

You know the people

I have a hard time understanding those people who always refer to cats or dogs as a "he" or a "she" regardless of the animal's gender.  You know the people I'm talking about.  You correct them every time for a while, but they never learn, and eventually you just sigh and give up.

Grace: And this is our new puppy.  He's a dalmatian.
Everett: What's her name?
Grace: Well, actually, he's a boy.  His name is Rex.
Everett: When did you get her?
Grace: (sigh) ...

I've assumed that these people do it because they had a childhood cat or dog and it was a girl so now they call all cats and dogs "she."  I don't know if there's any truth in that; I guess I should just ask them next time.


Anonymous said...

Never had this issue. Never will have this issue. Because you're a lying liar.

Andy Misle said...

Couldn't agree more. Just use "it" if you are one of these people; it will be OK.

Hilary and I picked up her male dog from the kennel where he had been for almost a week. They had records of his sex, and they had been in contact with him everyday. Yet, they still referred to him as "she."

Jordan said...

My neighbors do this all the time, except they think my dog is a boy instead of a girl. They live on the same street as me and I see them fairly often, but they still get it wrong. :-/