Elivs was known as “The King” and Barbra Streisand is still sometimes endearingly called “Babs.” It’s great having nicknames for famous people, but how about our pets? Do you call your pet by anything other than his or her given name?
At a young age, I started calling Sanchez “Pumpkin,” as his gorgeous, exceptional Labrador coloring reflected that of a pumpkin. I also live in Half Moon Bay, California, the pumpkin capital of the world. So, it’s always fun capturing pictures of him with unique pumpkins, such as this gigantic pumpkin that won the annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in 2010.
Gina has two nicknames. I call her “Ms. Wiggly,” because if she’s standing, she’s wiggling. I often joke that her tail is her propeller. She is always so happy and her tail just seems to make her entire body wiggle. Her other nickname is “Banina,” as she goes crazy over bananas. And, well, it helps that it rhymes with Gina.
I’ve also noticed that even though I sometimes mistakenly call Sanchez “Gina” and vice-versa, I never accidentally call them by each other’s nickname. I love Sanchez, but he is about as far from a Ms. Wiggly as one can get.
How about you? Do you have nicknames for your pets? Do they respond to their nicknames? Thanks for sharing them in a comment below.
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