Sunday, May 3, 2009

Word of the week 4 - 10 May 2009 FURKID

Furkid is a a compound noun (made by combining two words, in this case the nouns fur + kid) used mainly in American English for a pet such as a dog or a cat that is treated like a child by its owner.

Furkid is used by some animal lovers who feel that the word pet suggests the idea of owning something rather than describing the loving relationship that they have with their dog, cat, etc. Furbaby is another similar term for a baby pet that is like human baby for its owner.

We are thinking of adding another furkid to our family.

Please consider adopting your next furkid from a shelter or rescue organization.

Dress your furkid in the latest fashions.

I have a real kid and a furkid.

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