So I'd written this as a series of complaints, but it's all coming from my wounded ego.
So. The words "doggo," "pupper," doge-speak, the excessive animal baby talk, how it's suddenly popular to truly love animals more than other people love animals... didn't bother me before.
But now it's him. He adopted an adorable, well-behaved, lovable mix named Pixie. He re-named her Pixel but calls her pixelpup, pixelcake, pixelpoo.
She's a good girl. Yes she is.
Can't plan hookups without cutting into her walking time. Cleaning her eyes says "I'm going to make your eyes pretty!"
All I get is congratulated on turning him on.
He's casually asked more than once if I think he'd be a good dad based on the way he treats her.
He sent me a picture of himself looking adoringly at his dog.
Later I told him I enjoyed it.
His response was to sort of laugh and say "I enjoyed it too."
I don't know.