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Old 11-07-2012, 09:12 PM   #361
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Sorry, Skittle! Still sending my good thoughts and hopeful wishes.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:11 AM   #362
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If we catch her and its a girl we are going to name her mini. As in mini golly. Not sure if mini will work for a boy tho. She didn't seem too terrified of us- just really shy, so she could be a nice cat. Hopefully we will find out...
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:57 AM   #363
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Naming pets can be such a funny thing. My latest dog is Rosebud, as many of you know. My husband didn't have any pets until he met me, and always wanted a dog named Rosebud. Our first two dogs weren't named that, and I didn't know why until husband told me he was afraid my mother might be offended if he named a dog "Rose". Oh,heck. I wouldn't have chosen that name, but Rosebud she is. She doesn't answer to Rosie or Buddy, which I'd have thought. But Rosebud is her name, and that's what she is.

The thing that gets me is that you kind of need to name a dog or cat at first (I'm talking adopted), but sometimes their personality only comes out when they are comfortable with you.

The ladies I work with a couple of times a week recently acquired a beautiful white/gray/blue eyed little kitty. The primary care giver wanted to name her "Ginger" Huh? No, she isn't a ginger cat. she needs a name that has to go with her. She has the prettiest blue eyes and her fur tends to the blue side of white/gray and she has the prettiest blue eyes.

I wanted to name her "Cat Balou".
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:38 AM   #364
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I always wait to get to know a furry friend before assigning a name. Sometimes I give a name a trial run.

My first pet, I was 24, was an adorable kitten with really long, blue fur. I gave him a cute name, Nissen, which is Danish for the elf/gnome/pixie. After a month, his name was "The Beast", shortened to Beastie or Beastikins. It just suited him much better.

I had a really hard time with the name for a young female cat found on the street. So, it was "hey you" and "kitty" and "hey cat" for at least a month. Then as I was walking home one day, the name "Sucha" popped into my head. When I got home, I asked her if she wanted to have that name. She meowed something and seemed to like it, so Sucha it was.

We tried out all kinds of names for the 10 week old kitten who became the large tomcat who lives with me now. None seemed right. A friend who spent a lot of time at our house and knew the kitten well suggested "Shrederik". The kitten liked to shred any piece of paper, cardboard, styrofoam , paper towel roll, etc. he could find. He is known as Shrederik, Shreddie, Shreddikins, and sometimes "The Shredster".

I always try to make sure there is an "s" in a cat's name. I have been told it is easier for cats to recognize words with that sound.

I have had one dog. She was six months old when we bought her and already answered to Sasha. It was part of a very long name on her pedigree papers. We didn't change her name.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:26 PM   #365
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When Spike bought Teddy Bear for his wife Sandy, he was all fur. She stated that he looked like a small teddy bear. He had a name. So when my son registered him his full name is Theodore (Teddy) Ursine (Latin for Bear) Sandy (after his wife) and Beach (his favorite place to run and play). A lot of times those long registered names include the linerage. The AKC has seen all sorts of names. Very rarely do they refuse a name. Mostly if it is unacceptable language. People like to think they are being cute when they are really being stupid.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:38 AM   #366
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Rosebud was named "Kat" by the shelter we purchased her from. It was short for "meerkat" because she loves to walk around on her hind legs. My husband asked me if he could re-name her. I don't know, hun, let me do something. I called her using Kat, and called her using Rosebud. She responded to the latter, and not to the former. So that was simply that.

I think that two sylables is better than one, and alliteration is good as well. My last dog was Keiki (pronounced Kay-Kee) Unfortunately, I let her mother train her, period. I never had to house train her,and she never really responded toher name

My last cat was named FNU LNU. This always got a laugh when I took her to the vets. It is an abbreviation for First Name Unknown, Last Name Unknown. Since we were living in the military at the time, every once in awhile someone would get it. She was a stray. Her mom had a litter on our doorstep in Hawaii, and took all the other kittens away and left us with FNU LNU.. She decided to move in and we kept her for the years we lived there. When husband got orders, we could only take on animal. The dog won. That said, my exercise instructor just lost her cat, and she adopted FNU LNU.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:35 PM   #367
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The neighbor has a dog named Dee Ogee. And a cat named C. A-tee.
3...2...1. :D
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:07 PM   #368
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Why are you folks playing with my brain tonight?
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Everytime Spike is ready to leave he tells Teddy to jump up on my bed and sit. Stubborn little critter, that dog. He sits except for that last inch. He holds his backside up just an inch from the bed. You have to let them win some battles I guess.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:33 AM   #370
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I have had a look through a few of these pages and guys may I thank you for rescuing a lot of these gorgeous animals.

I myself volunteer with a rescue organisation here and one of the few things I do is foster the babies mainly ones that need bottle feeding. I have 4 of the little puppies here now that are just over 4 wks old. I have had them since they were about 10 days.

I have a rescue dog as well,which I chose off a rescues website about 6 yrs ago & had him sent on a plane to come live with us. So many dogs/cats are being put down its so heart breaking.
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