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bearisgray 05-29-2018 02:01 PM

Silly question - How do you refer to a cat or a dog besides "cat" or "dog"?
 
In my family:

Cats were/are: felinis, puddies, catlets, meows

Dogs: furface, puppy, doglet

Do you - or your family members - call them "silly" names? (besides their "assigned" name such as "Her Royal Majesty, the Princess Cat")

charley26 05-29-2018 02:06 PM

The cat, and the dog. If I am calling them to me/for food/ or issue a command, then I call them by their name. Needless to say, it is practically impossible to issue a command to the cat, other than a sharp shout if he goes near the bird table.

charley26 05-29-2018 02:11 PM

Again, to me, a dog is a dog - not a baby/'fur baby'/lapdog etc. I get totally annoyed with seeing 'handbag' dogs, or carried everywhere etc; I often wonder how these dogs feel too.

Boston1954 05-29-2018 02:13 PM

Poochie Face, dooshe, (cats)

ILoveToQuilt 05-29-2018 02:14 PM

My German Shepherd is: Baby Girl and my Malamutt (1/2 malamute, 1/2 huskie...all attitude) is Meathead or Baby Meathead (she is soooooooo stubborn!) If not using their nicknames, they are Chienne and Molly.

Dogs are dogs or puppies (sometimes pups), cats are cats or kittens (sometimes kitties).

cathyvv 05-29-2018 02:26 PM

Husband is allergic to cats, so no 'pet' names for cats. Dogs - When we had them, I always called them "Puppy" or "Pup". They knew who I was talking to...

M.Elizabeth 05-29-2018 02:41 PM


Originally Posted by charley26 (Post 8067052)
Again, to me, a dog is a dog - not a baby/'fur baby'/lapdog etc. I get totally annoyed with seeing 'handbag' dogs, or carried everywhere etc; I often wonder how these dogs feel too.

I agree. Leave the baby at home!

PamelaOry 05-29-2018 02:41 PM

We have “Asher badger party crasher “, “Ellie belly”, “Lubalu (Lulu), and “Maggles”.

Stitchnripper 05-29-2018 03:09 PM

Right now we have grandpuppies. The two that we live closer to and see regularly I call them "the pupsters" and Mr Stitchnripper says to them when he sees them "how are my babies!" In that high voice and they love it. The other one loves far away and his name is Wilson but we call him Wilsie.

GingerK 05-29-2018 03:11 PM

At the moment we are petless by choice. But we do wrangle the 'Grandpuppy' on occasion. She can be quite aggressive in certain situations and it is easier to let Nana and Grandpa have her than trying to find a kennel that would take her. Our cats all had pet names as well as their own. It all depended on the situation. They were the sweetest boys--Chester my Polar Bear (and my avatar) and The Flash my Black Bear. Our dog, a border/some-type-spaniel cross, was usually referred to a Miss Molly or Molly Dear or sometimes as "Good Golly Miss Molly"!! The only time I got coddled was when I would be sitting with both cats in my lap/on my legs, and needed something. Didn't want to disturb the babies:)


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