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   Posted 3/10/2010 11:00 PM (GMT -7)   
What names have you had for your animals or pets??? Most of us have had some sort of pet or still do. What names have you chosen for these critters who came into your life? Feel free to list as many as you like. smilewinkgrin

When I was young I wanted a cat so bad but my mom couldn't stand even one tiny cat hair anywhere in the house. We had farm animals but something about cats she didn't like. Finally she gave in and when I was about 6 I got a long hair tabby cat. Of course I named her Fluffy. Why not! It's a perfect girl name for a long hair cat. She lived to be well over 16 and was a doll.

Over the years, more than I am willing to share, I've had more cats and a few dogs who have all lived to old age. Some of the cat names were Bob ( get it?), Einstein, Tigger, Opus, Bunky (one of my boys' cats) Muffin, Snowball, Tug and Mango. Oh and Ditz. Ya, she was a few crayons short of a full box and a stray but I was able to rehabilitate her after someone dumped her 'out in the country'. Dogs were Tramp, Lady, Moose, Chomps, Trucker, Odie, Trina, Chutney and now I have Cedar. There are some whom I can't remember but that list is long enough.

What about your pets? What names did you choose?
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   Posted 3/11/2010 2:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Most of my life I've had dogs. The Springer Spaniel I grew up with was Freckles, and when she died I picked out the runt of a litter of Shelties and named her Taffy, but I can't remember why! As an adult I first had a Westie named Heather, and later had a "heinz 57" named Gypsy through my late 20's. Then I got Mindi, a mixed sheepdog & ? from the local Humane Society, and had her for 15 years. That was my last dog. :-(

I couldn't have cats as a child as my mother was allergic (I brought one home from school when I was in 3rd grade but had to give it right back!), but back in the mid 1980's my neighbors let an orange tabby mother with 3 legs and her litter stay in their back porch, and I took one of the kittens. He earned the name, Moocher, and I had him for 20 years. I miss him dearly, and hope one of these days to get another feline friend. I also had an outdoor stray cat that kind of took up residence under my house whose name was Ozzie. He had belonged to a neighbor, but she really didn't want him and so he kept coming over for "dinner" and kind of never left! :-)

Moocher was really my sweetheart, though, and I've heard others here refer to one of their animals almost like a soul mate and I know it sounds a bit wacky, but Moocher was pretty darned close!


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   Posted 3/11/2010 5:36 AM (GMT -7)   

I had cats when I was young for some reason we always ended up naming them Buttons?  Have no idea why?

I've had 3 dogs J.D. who was a lab/German shepherd, a pure bred Cocker Spaniel Sir Bailey McGruff, he was 12 when he died and what a character he was!!   Cinder Ella my forever dog who just died in her sleep on January 2nd at age 14, my heart is still broken and I miss her so much! 

We inherited my mother in law's minature weenie dog Hudson (Huddy) 2 yrs. mil had severe arthritis, so he would either sit behind her or sit on her feet, he has to have human contact no matter what, when we have company he sits on everyone's feet. 


Stella Marie
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   Posted 3/11/2010 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Let's see:
  • Jack - Black Lab
  • Daisy Mae - English Bulldog
  • Hugsley - Tiger Cat "Tom"
  • Lily - White long hair -blues eyes and deaf Cat
  • Piewackit - Him. Cat
  • Gus - Border Collie
  • Brandy - Border Collie
  • Majic - Golden Retreiver



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Post Edited (Stella Marie) : 3/11/2010 10:49:34 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 3/11/2010 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had way too many animals to count, but right now we are limited to Grace, a chocolate lab I found through petfinders online. She was at a pound in a nearby town with two siblings. Note I say pound and not shelter because they made sure to tell me they only kept the dogs for a little while then put them to sleep. They do not get vet care at the pound.

We named her Grace because she was so abused (apparently kicked from her behavior) and so malnourished that I felt compelled to take her home, no matter that she was the worst looking, smallest, and most nervous dog I had ever seen. It took literally weeks for her to allow anyone to touch her (except for me and my little girl), but then she decided she loved my husband too.

Poor Grace was so infected with every worm, mite, bug and skin infection that we didn't think she would make it. She would wouldn't eat normal food from a bowl and took months to learn to drink from a bowl. Before she learned, she would just stick her head in and blow air from her nose while she caught the water in her mouth. Thank goodness she has finally learned how to lap water!

She is now my daughter's constant companion and her only remaining "problem" is that she has urinary incontinence. I guess that makes her just part of family (problems and all). She is still very skiddish around others, but will NEVER let anyone she is uncertain about near my daughter.

I wish you all could see this insane dog jump on the trampoline and try to play basketball. She thinks she's a human and has taken over the rocking chairs on the back porch. She sits like a person on her bottom and leans her head back and then just looks around at you when you walk out....kind of like an old grandfather would look at you to say ..............yes???

Yep....pound pups make some of the best family!

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 3/11/2010 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
previous pets
Ben - Golden Retriever
Lucky - Dwarf Rabbit
Sweet, Playful, and Moonbeam ("Moonie") - Guinea Pigs
Elim - Corn Snake
Don't ask me to name all the fish I've gone through...

current pets
Cricket, Piper, & Rory - Golden Retrievers
Sammy & Chloe - cats
Elvis - Corn Snake


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Date Joined Feb 2010
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   Posted 3/11/2010 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   
My pets are everything to me. I love both cats and dogs and have been blessed with many. The cat I grew up with was a Siamese named Casper. He died when I was 15 and he was 14. Now I am completely blessed! I have a boy named Brando who is of the feline persuasion. He sleeps on a satan pillow right between my hubby and I! Then there is Esabelle who as Chutz puts it is also "a few crayons short of a full box" LOL!! I love that one! She's a Siamese mix with blue eyes and a face that's half deep brown and half cream! Our other cats are Lizzy and Chloe, both older girls and sweet as can be. Our dogs both came out of puppy mills in bad shape. We have a Schipperke named Driver Tee and a very small Boston Terrier named Mulligan. My husband plays golf! Driver sleeps on a bed on the other side of me and since I became sick back in '05 has a very protective attitude towards me. He just turned 6 years old. I could go on, but won't. Thanks Chutz! This was a good one! I really loved being able to share the names and loves of our lives.
I'm called Cat, but as there are few other Cat's on here, I put the number of cats I have and combined it to spell out Catz4
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