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chewingthefat

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Alternative name for your pets Wed, 05/11/11 5:45 PM (permalink)
We need to come up with some alternative to refering to our pets as "my dog, my cat"etc. I believe the feelings people have about about their special friends transends  the old days where, "it's just a dog", was acceptable. I love my little guys like family members, right up there with a child...I'm in no way trying to be politically correct, but I wish there was a better term for our beloved extended family members. Any ideas?
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    Re:Alternative name for your pets Wed, 05/11/11 6:25 PM (permalink)
    I never thought of any of my dogs as pets. They were working dogs. They earned their livings hunting and trialing.
     
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      felix4067

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      Re:Alternative name for your pets Wed, 05/11/11 7:10 PM (permalink)
      I always just called them by name. I've also heard "furkid" and "four-legged son/daughter".
       
      #3
        Ahi Mpls.

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        Re:Alternative name for your pets Wed, 05/11/11 8:23 PM (permalink)
         My 6 year old human child calls Julio (my 13 year old feline child) his big brother.  
         
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          mar52

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          Re:Alternative name for your pets Wed, 05/11/11 8:29 PM (permalink)
          Interesting.
           
          I call Molly... Wideass, Roadblock, Hoover and Shamu.
           
          Daisy is just Lazy Daisy and Daisy Doodle.
           
          I love them more than family members.
           
          #5
            Sundancer7

            Re:Alternative name for your pets Wed, 05/11/11 8:36 PM (permalink)
            15 years ago, we adopted my dog from the animal shelter.  They were going to kill her the next day and we named her Angel.  She knows her name very well and responds on command.  Interesting that we got her from the shelter and she was about a year old.  She was house trained and never ever had a in house accident.  I have called her ugly dog several times on the forum but she really ain't ugly.  She has been chasing squirrels for 15 year and never caught one but I am sure that she makes them nevrvous.
             
            Paul E. Smith
            Knoxville, TN  
             
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              ann peeples

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              Re:Alternative name for your pets Wed, 05/11/11 9:17 PM (permalink)
              Sally turned into"Lee-loo", Max was "Ax or Nax", And Bo was "Obie-Bo, Obie wan kanobe, or naughty- face" depending on what he was doing or did. As we were unable to have children, they WERE my kids.
               
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                plb

                Re:Alternative name for your pets Wed, 05/11/11 10:11 PM (permalink)
                On the other hand, I'm sometimes called Big Cat and my wife Middle Sized Cat (or BC and MSC for short).  MSC is away on business and I just got home from a three day trip so Kitty gave me a big lecture when I got home, demanded to go outside a half a dozen times and be brushed after each trip, and is now laying on my feet under the desk.
                 
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                  kozel

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                  Re:Alternative name for your pets Wed, 05/11/11 11:05 PM (permalink)
                  The two cats, Jake and Gremlin are also called 'The Other White Meat' and 'Tastes Like Chicken'. They don't see the humor.
                   
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                    baileysoriginal

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                    Re:Alternative name for your pets Wed, 05/11/11 11:12 PM (permalink)
                    Sundancer7


                    15 years ago, we adopted my dog from the animal shelter.  They were going to kill her the next day and we named her Angel.  She knows her name very well and responds on command.  Interesting that we got her from the shelter and she was about a year old.  She was house trained and never ever had a in house accident.  I have called her ugly dog several times on the forum but she really ain't ugly.  She has been chasing squirrels for 15 year and never caught one but I am sure that she makes them nevrvous.

                    Paul E. Smith
                    Knoxville, TN  

                    Mr Sundancer - for the past few years I've been following you talk about your ugly dog but I could always tell you take care of her and admire her - but what kind of dog is she?  She's a lucky dog for sure.
                     
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                      WarToad

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                      Re:Alternative name for your pets Thu, 05/12/11 8:00 AM (permalink)
                      Our cat is referred to by my 2 year old as "my brother". (Or at least her approximation of the pronunciation)  Reflecting on that, he is just like another kid in the house.  Under foot and making messes.
                       
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                        Sundancer7

                        Re:Alternative name for your pets Thu, 05/12/11 8:42 AM (permalink)
                        baileysoriginal


                        Sundancer7


                        15 years ago, we adopted my dog from the animal shelter.  They were going to kill her the next day and we named her Angel.  She knows her name very well and responds on command.  Interesting that we got her from the shelter and she was about a year old.  She was house trained and never ever had a in house accident.  I have called her ugly dog several times on the forum but she really ain't ugly.  She has been chasing squirrels for 15 year and never caught one but I am sure that she makes them nevrvous.

                        Paul E. Smith
                        Knoxville, TN  

                        Mr Sundancer - for the past few years I've been following you talk about your ugly dog but I could always tell you take care of her and admire her - but what kind of dog is she?  She's a lucky dog for sure.

                         
                        I have no idea about her lineage.  She is a small dog and weights about 25 pounds and has kept the same weight for the 15 years I have had her.  She is very protective of my suite and allows no one in there unless I tell her to be nice.  She settles right down after that.  She has never been aggressive and she can scare hell out of my first time visitors, however with a pat on the head, she always remembers that and when they return, she is very courteous 
                         
                        Paul E. Smith
                        Knoxville, TN
                         
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                          Phottoman

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                          Re:Alternative name for your pets Thu, 05/12/11 10:24 AM (permalink)
                          About 8 years ago, after living alone for way too long, I went to the Pound (no other word for it, a miserable place in and of it's self).  There was a small dog there (I was living in a one bedroom apartment, helped me make my choice) that was written up as Shih Tzu / Chihuahua Mix, and was due to be destroyed that day at end of day.  She had been dumped at the pound by some mean spirited people that said she was "overly agressive" with their Grandkids.  Her only problem as I was able to determine was that she chewed, EVERYTHING.  There wasn't an "aggressive" bone in her body.

                          A friend told me about a specific chew toy which I purchased, and the chewing stopped.

                          When she "arrived" in my home, her name was a Hilton offshoot, but I changed that to a different Hotel and named her Hyatt.  She responded to that name immediately.

                          I took her to a dog run the very next day and called her from across the park with her "new name," she slid to a stop and ran back to me.

                          She is the apple of my eye.  She means more to me than most members of my family, and I would hate to think of life without her.

                          Photto
                          <message edited by Phottoman on Thu, 05/12/11 10:26 AM>
                           
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                            Louis

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                            Re:Alternative name for your pets Thu, 05/12/11 11:33 PM (permalink)
                            Call the dog "Dog."  As in "Hey, Dog! Come Here!"
                             
                             
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                              rebeltruce

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                              Re:Alternative name for your pets Fri, 05/13/11 7:18 AM (permalink)
                              I call my boy Piglet....when he is in trouble I use his formal name Truce. When I talk about him with friends or people I meet I refer to him as The Piglet.
                               
                              I can't imagine being with out him, he is truly my best friend
                               
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                                mayor al

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                                Re:Alternative name for your pets Fri, 05/13/11 8:21 AM (permalink)
                                Our two Scotties react to their 'normal' names fairly well, but we do shorten McDuff to Duff or Duffy at times,  Demi is Demi !
                                 
                                One change I do remember was Steve Martin , in the movie, "THE JERK", called his dog "SHxTHEAD"...but in the TV version of the Movie the dog was called "STUPID" !!
                                 
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                                  agnesrob

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                                  Re:Alternative name for your pets Fri, 05/13/11 10:36 AM (permalink)
                                  My daughter's dog is named Theodore Monster Rex. She and her sister thought it would be cute as they could call him T. Rex. I call him Teddy Monster and refer to him as our toddler with fur.
                                   
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                                    SassyGritsAL

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                                    Re:Alternative name for your pets Mon, 05/16/11 6:51 PM (permalink)
                                    Gray Kitty is aka "The Big Gray Juan", "The Cat That Thinks He's a Dog" and Aubie (also a cat) is aka "Aubster the Lobster).
                                     
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                                      callmebruce

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                                      Re:Alternative name for your pets Mon, 05/16/11 9:51 PM (permalink)
                                      My herd of beagles are Canine Americans.
                                       
                                      Cal, Ruby (Mrs. Sniffy) and Nicholas.
                                       
                                       
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                                        mar52

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                                        Re:Alternative name for your pets Mon, 05/16/11 10:53 PM (permalink)
                                        Besides all of the other names my dogs go by, I also call them my babies.
                                         

                                         
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                                          Michael Hoffman

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                                          Re:Alternative name for your pets Mon, 05/16/11 11:09 PM (permalink)
                                          Daughter No. 1 had strange names for all of our animals. She called Mischief, one of our six cats, Chiffey-snerk. She called Doughboy, another cat, Dobert Maynard. Followme, still another cat was Mowess The Prowess. Don't ask me why. She's always been a weird person.
                                           
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                                            ann peeples

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                                            Re:Alternative name for your pets Tue, 05/17/11 4:16 AM (permalink)
                                            Your babies are adorable, Mar!!!!!
                                             
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                                              mar52

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                                              Re:Alternative name for your pets Tue, 05/17/11 1:02 PM (permalink)
                                              I hope my babies know how much I love them.
                                               
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                                                chewingthefat

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                                                Re:Alternative name for your pets Tue, 05/17/11 1:05 PM (permalink)
                                                callmebruce


                                                My herd of beagles are Canine Americans.

                                                Cal, Ruby (Mrs. Sniffy) and Nicholas.


                                                GREAT terminology for them!!

                                                 
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                                                  Michael Hoffman

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                                                  Re:Alternative name for your pets Tue, 05/17/11 1:08 PM (permalink)
                                                  I was thinking about naming my ferret chewingthefat. Or Bacon.
                                                   
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                                                    phatphil

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                                                    Re:Alternative name for your pets Tue, 05/17/11 9:47 PM (permalink)
                                                    4 dogs my kids and wife all have nicknames for
                                                     
                                                    fila brasilero mastif ''nala'' we call noni
                                                    great dane ''maggie'' we call maggie moo or dumbo
                                                    chihuahua rocky we call ruckus
                                                    chihuahua chanel we call boogie boo
                                                     
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                                                      baileysoriginal

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                                                      Re:Alternative name for your pets Tue, 05/17/11 10:55 PM (permalink)
                                                      Our first dog - that we had for 16 years - her name was Nikki but we called her Doobie because she always acted like she was a little more mellowed out than she maybe should have been.
                                                       
                                                      Now we have Bailey who has the nicknames of Dumpling and Sweetie but mostly she's called Booboo Girl - it started with the potty training - do you have to booboo?  and stuck with her.  It's a wonder she could distinguish between the two but she's never had an accident in the house since she was 4 months old.  If you tell her she's your Booboo girl she's just happy all over herself.
                                                       
                                                      Apologies for sounding so silly over this but some pets just attach themselves to you and you're a goner over them.
                                                      Bailey is proof of this.
                                                       
                                                       
                                                       
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                                                        chewingthefat

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                                                        Re:Alternative name for your pets Tue, 05/17/11 11:07 PM (permalink)
                                                        Michael Hoffman


                                                        I was thinking about naming my ferret chewingthefat. Or Bacon.

                                                        Chewingthebacon! Done!!!

                                                         
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                                                          chefbuba

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                                                          Re:Alternative name for your pets Tue, 05/17/11 11:46 PM (permalink)
                                                          Ch.NMK's Make Mine Mocha, JH

                                                           
                                                          Mocha is his name, he answers to Mooch, Moochie, Bubba Dog,
                                                          A$$ [link=mailto:H@le]Hole[/link], G Dammit, SOB and a number of others!
                                                          <message edited by chefbuba on Tue, 05/17/11 11:48 PM>
                                                           
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                                                            chewingthefat

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                                                            Re:Alternative name for your pets Wed, 05/18/11 11:22 AM (permalink)
                                                            chefbuba


                                                            Ch.NMK's Make Mine Mocha, JH


                                                            Mocha is his name, he answers to Mooch, Moochie, Bubba Dog,
                                                            A$$ [link=mailto:H@le]Hole[/link], G Dammit, SOB and a number of others!

                                                            Handsome, regal!

                                                             
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