On the right pronoun for pets

I have shared my love for Mary Norris, aka “The Comma Queen”, a number of times in this space, and today shall pose no disruption to the proper order of the universe.

Her latest video, on location at a beach, encompass all things wonderful about The New Yorker, for whom — or, perhaps, which — she toils.

It’s a place where the question of whether pets should get the pronouns usually reserved for humans can instill a debate.

This is the sort of question that can put the emotional “should there be two spaces after a period” debate to shame.