Dog Mom Stigma : The Dogish Podcast : Episode 025
Today we talk with Danielle Wagner, passionate dog mom of 5 (Teddy, Missy, Pippy, Alffy, & Benny), about the stigmas women who choose to be childless. As a news anchor at WEAU 13 in Eau Claire, Wi, Danielle shares her passion for pets in a weekly segment called “Wagner Tails, which features adoptable pets from numerous pet shelters and rescues across western Wisconsin.
1:25 - Sylvia fell down a mountain
3:50 - Meet Alffy :)
4:20 - Sylvia’s pups learn to bond
6:20 - Introducing Danielle
9:14 - Officially the dog lady?
10:55 - Family pressure to procreate
12:32 - What about weddings
14:10 - Sylvia’s Elopement
15:10 - What makes you happy?
15:38 - Different for women?
16:50 - Don’t you want kids?
18:50 - puppies or senior adoptions?
23:40 - Converting partners to dog people
26:30 - Feeling the Stigma or letting it go
29:14 - Conversation vs Condemnation
31:38 - New norms and old values
33:17 - Not disappointing parents & parental support
34:10 - Connecting with like minded people
35:05 - Finding Confidence in Dog Mom Decision
38:10 - ‘Are you’ vs ‘when’
39:04 - Sylvia shares her personal experience
40:27 - Danielle shares her personal experience
42:54 - #dogdadjoke