I guess we are mom and dad. But I don't call myself their mom when talking to people becasue, well, they're dogs and not kids. It just happened after so many years of being mom and dad to our kids and their friends (yes, they all call us mom and dad). Even though our kids adults now, we still call each other mom and dad. Or butthead. Lol. So yeah, we're mom and dad but just because that's what we call across the house to each other and the dogs know that as our name. If my husband called me by my real name I'd think I did something awful.