November 05, 2005
By Any Other Name
And that's just the beginning. For every little foible, there's another pet name. Gained a little weight lately? I'm suddenly the family Flabrador. Take a little longer to get through my walk (hey, it's Florida; it's frigging hot down here!) and I'm the Lagador or the Laxador or Pokador. Get a drink from a poorly flushed toilet (and whose fault is that, anyway?) and I'm Rank Hank. Walking a little stiffly? Hankenstein. Feeling just a bit blue? HounddogHank.
Enough already. I've got news for all you pet-namers. We dogs play the same game. How often I've looked at Molly eating a banana and thought, Homo Apien. Or, watching Mike and Molly entranced for hour after dull hour in front the TV like dang vegetables, I've thought, Human Beans. Then there's Water-Bowl Pooper (no need for explanation). And Smelless Wonder (jeez, how can you not smell that?). And Night Kicker (since their legs are basically blunt bludgeons that they blindly stumble around on all night -- get some night vision, will you?). There's also Stumpy Tongue and Dull Tooth and Compost Breath and Mr. No Tail, not to mention Can't Lift Your Leg When You Pee. The list goes on. Of course, we dogs love our Hard-of-Hearing Hairless Monkeys and mean no offense. They're just terms of endearment. And, after all, they can't really understand us anyway, right?
Our sweet doggie, aptly named Miss Daisy, also answers to Daisy-Maisy, Daisy-Doodle, Doodle-Dog and Doodle-Schnoodle.
If there is a treat involved, she even answers to "here, kitty!"
It must be nice to live in Florida
never getting cold.always warm
Here when it gets cold I have to worrie about the snow getting stuck between my toes .buuurrr
Hank it sound like you have got it mades.A good dogs life.Thank you for sharing,"LOL":D
My dog Missey is also known as..Puppy, Pupperdoodle, Doodle Dog, and Missey Poo.
My dog Roxie is also know as...Roxie Moxie and Roxie Boo
My cat Seven is also know as...Bubba, Bubba Dean and Bubba Fat.
My cat Andie is also called...Andalee
Isn't it funny how we name our pets.
Now the boston terriers, they have their own set of names too. Delilah is called Delilah-bell and Delilah-boo. Whereas Rose Petal is often called Porkie or Pork-a-lot! Since she's maw-maw's dog, maw-maw doesn't like it when mommy calls Rose that... but I must admit, she does look like a little potbellied pig!
Our humans just call bro Mark and I by our names and nothing else. How boring!
Actually, they also call us big bro and little sis - but i don't think that counts as a name.
I have not been updating it lately b-cuz i ate my password. oops! I will be updating soo though, becuase I have a new stupid foster bro and boy is he annoying!
Dear anon, Say hi to Endo, as well. He's a handsome guy.
Dear Oreo, Thanks for visiting!
Dear Sam, You know, I'd like to see some snow someday. I have to worry about cockleburrs in my paws. You're lucky if you don't know what those are.
Dear JJ, Thanks! I enjoyed seeing you.
Dear Miss Kitty, You're welcome. I enjoyed the visit. I'm sure you'll come up with a good nickname.
Dear Lucy, It's nice to know you're not alone, isn't it? It can be fun to be creative with names, as long as we don't get too cruel. I've got to say that Flabrador didn't help my self esteem much.
Dear Kimananda, I'm willing to bet she has a kind of name for you: a sound, a tone, an image, a word. Dogs have their own unspoken poetry.
Dear amstaffie, I think you have a creative family. I love "Perfect Storm" as a name. There's lots you can do with that one. I have a longer name, too, on paper.
Dear Furkids in Hong Kong, Welcome! Thanks for making the trip. Big bro and little sis are a start, but perhaps other monikers will be in your futures.
Dear maxster, My pleasure to visit you. I haven't eaten any passwords yet myself, but it sounds like heartburn city.
Simba, poor dope, got his name from that silly Disney movie. He thinks he's king. But obviously I'M THE QUEEN OF THE HOUSE and nobody rules above me!
Then there is my sweet Kitty Merlyn which equates to Moma's handsome man, Merlimonkey anyways this ways fun thanks!
I linked to your blog from my blog, I hope you don't mind! I'll come back and read more of your blog later! Also, my dad's parents live in St. Petersburg, FL and my dad will be there next week for his job!
Your new pal,
Love your attitude. Keep it up. If I were Simba, I wouldn't mess.
I know your type. Always messing with the names. Just can't help yourself. Have fun and say hi to Merlyn and Lolliepop.
Well met. Tell your dad to enjoy his trip to Florida. As for Poot Blossom, that seems relatively polite compared to what I get when I'm gassy. Which is hard. I'm fumigating for roaches and nobody even appreciates it!
The nickname thing is puzzling, no? I've known many in my brief tenure at Jenny's house. Lomaximus (due to my Halloween costume). Stinkbug/"Gaseous Clay" (due to my...fragrance). Magic Marker (due to my "intact" status). Mister Happy/Wigglebutt/Newton's First Law (due to my perpetual excitability). Then there's just plain old "Little Man," which I haven't decided whether or not is meant as a compliment. And "Mister Moof"... who on earth knows what THAT's about?
Great dlog, by the way! I will require my personal assistant to bookmark it for me in anticipation of regular visits. Keep up the fine work; you bring honor to our breed!