We regard our pets in the UK as valued members of our family
Our pets are definitely treated as members of our family. They share in all we do on a daily basis. We give them the same family routine as we have; feeding them at similar times to us and sharing in those odd treats that we too indulge in on a daily basis.
Most of our pets will share in our Sunday roast (although we know not to give bones and onions); and when the weekly ice cream van appears in the summer; our pets have to have their own cone to enjoy with the children.
There are the scraps on the plates of all our children that need finishing – cannot let all those turkey dinosaurs and ham sandwiches go to waste, and when we go on a diet ourselves; we definitely do not want to just throw away those fatty bacon edges – much better to toss them to our adoring pets waiting patiently in the kitchen!
We understand as we all do it:)