Naming Our Pets

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    Shucks...this is probably too silly to post, but I'll go ahead anyway.....

    Our Canines are named Barbie and Jackie.

    Our Felines are named Annie and Sadie.

    Our Reptilians (Desert Tortoises) are named Charlie, with 4 others whose names I don't know.

    Our Avians (Parakeets) are named
    Stormy and Wichita.

    Thank you,
    Curator Hal
     
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    If, BIG "if", we get another dog, which would be a Shih Tzu pup (female), we've already decided on a name...…...Daisy.
     
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  3. Holly Saunders

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    0d35249c-799d-4522-ad94-f12d95018736.jpg We have no pets now, but my daughter's dogs are like ours anyway...

    We lost 2 this year to old age, and illness, :(..

    now we have

    Pixie - chihuahua

    Digger - Labradoodle

    Zeus - Doberman

    Stanley - miniature Labradoodle


    pictured..... Digger & Stanley the 2 doodles
     
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    That was the name of my son’s Basset hound....Daisy.


    My dog is Pickles.
     
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  5. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    We had a Yellow Lab who we named Daisy. She stayed with us for 14-1/2 years.

    People would say "Wow...how long is that in Human years?"

    I would then tell them "14-1/2 years".

    It's 14-1/2 years in Human years, Dog years, Elephant years, and Rattlesnake years!

    Her registered AKC title was "Sunflower Buttercup Daisy"

    Hal
     
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    We had a succession of guinea pigs when I was growing up. My dad would bring them home from his lab in his lunchbox. We would always name them Ginger and Pepper, every time. We start out with two, then BAM! there would be eight, followed by twenty and Mom would put her foot down and make us give them all away. Next year, we'd start all over again.

    My daughter loved gerbils. They were all named Digger O'Dell and Mary Jack Armstrong. Didn't matter the gender (as if we could tell). Take your pick...Digger or Mary Jack.

    My last pets were a couple of house rabbits. One came to us as a dwarf female. We named her Beatrix, shortened to Beezus. In no time at all, "she" proved to be neither dwarf nor female, so "his" name changed to Beezul, short for Beelzebub (aptly named). He was shortly joined by Weezul, because he looked (and acted) like a weasel.
     
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  7. Ken Anderson

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    My cats have been Kitty, Schicklgruber, Jude, Cousin, Little Girl, Baby Girl, Skunk, Cutie, Lydia, Bird, Obadiah, and Ella, although Cutie was originally named Kitty Who Likes Me, while Lydia's original name was Kitty Who Hates Me.
     
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    My first cat was a female kitten, named Puddy ("I tawt I taw a puddy tat"). Two years later we had 13 cats, 9 of them came all at once in two litters, and most of them looked alike. We gave up naming. A farmer came by and took most of them.

    Fast forward to adult. My first cat was a drop off who I named Kitty, because she seemed to understand the universal call, "Here, kitty, kitty, kitty..." and I didn't want to confuse her.

    The neighbor's cat out at the farm took up living in our barn, because they had a pack of dogs that ran loose. Then someone dropped off another cat who also took up in the barn. We called her Backup, just in case the neighbor's cat decided to move back home.

    Then came 14 goats all at the same time. Two came with names (thank you). My mother finally said we needed to name them because, "The Brown One with the White Spot on his Nose" and "The White one with the Curly Hair on top of his Head," got to be too cumbersome. The most creative name was "One Horn" because apparently his horn removal job didn't go well.

    My current cat has a name at the Vet's office, because they wouldn't treat her without a name, but I never use it. When I'm happy with her, I call her "Little One." When I'm not happy, her name is "Cat." She knows the difference.
     
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  9. Hal Pollner

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    nancy, you rascal...

    hal
     
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    the dog i live with (my daughters dog)is named buddah
     
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  11. Shirley Martin

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    When I got my dog, Miki, she was so tiny that I wanted a name that matched her.

    Miki girl .JPG

    I didn't want to name her the usual "Tiny" or "Little Bit" so I consulted Mr. Google. I looked for words in other languages that meant small or little. I found Miki. So her name is Miki Girl which means Little Girl. I'm not sure what language it was in. I just looked for it again and couldn't find it.
     
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    image.jpeg This is my sweet cat Lucky, who came to me as an emaciated stray who had suffered a tail amputation while he was out on his own. The tail stump was infected with the infection spreading. Over days I gained the little cat's confidence with food, building up his strength a little. Finally I was able to get him to the vet where it cost several hundred dollars to get the little guy straightened out, but I was emotionally invested in him by that point. Several years later, Lucky is now diabetic, and I give him insulin shots twice daily, paying several times per month for this treatment what I pay for my own meds...I guess you could say that this cat's name fits him, but I'm really the lucky one to have him!
     
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