Ok - ya know you all have them: those collection of names you'd never call your pet in public. I realized today how many nicknames my dog has collected in her 4 years, from one or another of us in the house...and the cat too. Let's hear em....
Here is my crew of two:
Real name, Isis (Siberian Husky)
AKA: Ice Monkey, Monkey Soup, Soup Muffin, Muffin, Rice-a-Roni, Furball, Furball B*zotc*, Icee.
Real name, Arwen (Spotted Bengal)
AKA: Purrbucket, Ar-kitty-boo, Roo, Kitty-Boo, Boo, Sketch, Sketch-a-Roni, Spazzmaster.
Ok, if you dare....lol, what do you call your pets? Or am I the only crazy one here?
Oct 24, '06
My mom has always named her cats 2-syllable names. There is only one time she veered from this, and that cat was unlike any other we ever had. She thought she was a princess or something because she had an extra-long name. The rest of them have had nice, short names that were easy to call in a sing-song voice so they'd come in the house if they heard it. We never had nicknames for them, though. Maybe dogs get more nicknames than cats? My mom currently has a cat named Daisy but my husband refuses to call her that. He says her name is Nancy and that's that. It's like he's a cat whisperer or something and she told him her name. She looks and acts much more like a Nancy than a Daisy, and even my mom admits she should have just called her that in the first place...
One cat had a totally normal name (Susie) but the story behind it wasn't. She adopted us (a stray from the back porch) a few days after my grandfather passed away. We called her Susie because that's what my grandpa always called women if he didn't know their names. My dad said it was a big problem for him in high school when he'd bring a new girl home and my grandpa would ask, "Who's this Susie you've got there?" and the girl would get all upset and demand to know who Susie was, assuming my dad had another girlfriend on the side.
Last edit by Gompers on Oct 24, '06