(Closed) Do you call your pet "he/she" or "it"?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I call Monty “he” because he’s a boy, and Luna “she” because she’s a girl! Although I have told Luna she’s a good boy a few times already, she’s a new addition and I’m so used to only having a boy!

Post # 4
1548 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

That’s really strange, we call our dog “she” because she is a girl. 

Maybe somehow, they don’t know if the cat is male or female…? 

Post # 5
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I call my cat a boy because he is one lol.

That 19 Kids and Counting family gets stranger and stranger the more I hear about them…

Post # 6
3830 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Him. And i have told him he is a handsome man alot. Fiance gets jealous. 

What can i say? My dog is freaking cute!!!

Post # 7
908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If someone called my cat an “it” I would evil eye them. He is a he. 🙂

Post # 8
1434 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

My beautiful baby girl is A GIRL and SHE will be referred to as “she” 🙂 That’s odd to call a pet “it”…uness it’s a pet rock of course!

Post # 9
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Hmm that is strange. I call my boy cat by his name or “he” and my girl cat by her name or “she.” Maybe the mom has too many kids/names to keep track of she didn’t want to bother learning the name of the kitten?

Post # 10
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am constantly calling my cats my little girls. Like when I put food down I say, “dinner girls!” or I say “good morning little girls”. I always say ‘she’ when I talk about them to other people as does my son and dH.

Post # 11
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve been calling my cat and my new husband’s cat a lot of things other than he, she or it lately……it’s getting better, but we still have some hissing, spitting and screaching matches from time to time.

My husband did experience Savnannah’s first hairball/puke today….he stepped in it…told him she has long hair and to get used to it!!! His little girl, Bad Cat is shorthaired and doesn’t have those issues…

they are our “girls”!!!!!




Post # 12
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I worked at a kennel and I always called them “it” because I thought it was funny.  And sometimes it was hard to know, with so many dogs running around (cageless) who was what gender.  But usually I call doggie a she.

Post # 14
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It seems that people who don’t care for pets usually call them it.  To me, it’s a red flag on how they treat them.

Post # 15
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Maybe with that many he/she’s in the house, it’s easier to identify the cat as an object – thus, the ‘it’.  

Personally, I use ‘she’ with my dog 🙂

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