As far as humans go babe is reserved for significant others. Most animals are also babe. Additionally my dog now thinks that’s his name and will not let me use it to refer to other dogs. If I call my cat/dog/frog who lives in my shower something (literally anything) and a couple days later I call you the same; it’s a compliment. Compliment. Shhh. This did not go over so well when I was using shithead.