It bothers me when people say they’re their pets’ parents. “Oh, are you Lucky’s mommy?” No, no, she is not. She’s Lucky’s owner, perhaps Lucky’s pack leader, but not her “mommy”.
It also bothers me when people do this in TR. “Your kids really liked you…you must have been a good director.” They’re not my children…they’re not even all younger than me. They’re my troupe, my cast or castmembers. And thanks for the compliment.