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pet parent
 n.— «It is a disturbing trend and a sign of the tough economic times that has prompted a number of organizations to form hotlines for pet foster homes and to implore pet owners—or what the industry calls “pet parents”—to seek help for their animals before they head off.» —“Foreclosing on Fido” by Jennifer Waters MarketWatch Mar. 27, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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