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Ever wonder why FDR called his little Scottie "Fala"? and LBJ's beagles were named "Him" and "Her"? There just have to be anecdotes about that . .
A former neighbor of mine named one of her cats "T. D. 'Cat;" I asked why. She said it was short for "That Damn Cat". But she was fond of that feline!
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You make some good points, Bonnie! :) Do you by any chance know the stories behind these names?
Your comments about T.D. Cat resounded! A bit off the subject, but our obedience trainer related that he was having a good deal of trouble with a huge German Shepherd puppy he was training. The dog would NOT come when called. In frustration, the trainer called the dog by name and stuck a dammit on the end. No more problems!
Guess that comment from trainers that you hear is dead-on. It is the tone of the voice ----
I just recently adopted a Minnie Dachshund from my local shelter. He is so sweet and cute but such a little shit he gets into so much mischief. I really struggled to find a name that fit him. until I stumbled onto Mikey by remembering the commercial from my childhood, cause you know Mikey Did IT! LOL!!!
This is an old thread but I named my amazing dog Dash because of this poem that someone sent to me after dealing with cancer treatment and right after I adopted this special dog
by Linda Ellis
I read of a man who stood to speak
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
He noted that first came her date of her birth
But he said what mattered most of all
For that dash represents all the time
And now only those who loved her
For it matters not how much we own;
What matters is how we live and love
So think about this long and hard.
For you never know how much time is left,
If we could just slow down enough
And always try to understand
And be less quick to anger,
And love the people in our lives
If we treat each other with respect,
Remembering that this special dash
So, when your eulogy is being read
Would you be proud of the things they say
Holly, this thread is older, but the door is always open. I'm so pleased you decided to post this - it says a lot! Thanks for the meaty content - gets a person to thinking. Dash, and you, must be very special. :)
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I've had a cat named CeeAtee. (C.A.T.)
Our first rhodesian ridgeback was named Brisket. Yes, after the meat. :)
Our second Rhodie is named Gaffney. After one of our favorite local singer/songwriters named Chris Gaffney that has passed.
Out Chihuahua/italian greyhound is named Dewey Crowe. After the charactor in Justified
Looks like you have had a bit of fun with names....love the idea of calling your dog Brisket and the cat name is really clever!
Me? Not so much!
Just brought a 7 month old kitten home on March 5th and named her Raven. Seemed like an old name for such a young cat, but have found it prophetic! My cat has invisible wings!
Here I am, after a very long time...and rereading, and enjoying, what used to be such an active thread that brought much of interest and humor to me and other animal lovers.
Raven has become one of the nicest companions since last I wrote two and a half years ago and still actively earns the name she has been given. A close friend here on pbs refers to her as BirdCat. How apt, as I measured a jump she took this week from her small cat tree to my bed...over 7 feet! Raven has the true tortie personality - the earth is hers and watch out!
Thanks to all of you who contributed to this compendium of personal stories and happy discoveries for suitable names for our fabulous pets. It has been a long journey and happily taken.
I adopted my mini schnauzer 2 years ago. Her original name was Megan. She didn't look like a Megan to me but I didn't want to confuse this poor creature whose world was upended so I call her Meggie. Also, Love Muffin.
But my late wife and I owned a Shih Tzu many many years ago. She actually got him before we met. She said she fell asleep on the sofa holding her tiny puppy. The Star Spangled Banner came on; she looked at the puppy. Said, How about Banner for your name? He yipped, wagged, and he was Banner for the next 18 years! One in a million dog, too.