Most of my pets names are no more then two words, though often neighbors & family reduce it to one word.
Mint Julip became Julip, Mz Zeke became Zeke. Brandy Alexander became Alex,I took a photo of Blue and he is beautiful. His color is Blue. Best photo ever.
As for not liking any of their names, no one ever said that to me. Nope I take that back. Ween's name was Kavalar which means real Kavakar - the kind used by the military - my son named him. The spelling may be wrong but that's ok. He ended up as the smallest dog of the Bazars so Ween he became.
I had a pit bull mix - I think - with short hair that smiled - his name: Smiler. He smiled all the time. I rescue him and a female black lab I named Lady. The found a home with a family nearby.
My Chows smiled, Blue didn't. Charlie sorta does, he bares his teeth - but I think it's by accident. I've tried to get a photo but no such luck. Austin-Beaukiss, my purebred Brown Lab, didn't smile at all. He was named for Austin, TX and Beaukiss, TX which Was a prosperous rural community in 1884. I knew two women who were born in the 1880's while there was a train and main stores in that area. When we lived there it was mostly rural and the stores had moved to Taylor, Texas. I loved living there. Best place ever. My Lady friends died in their late 90's after I moved to MN.
Tasha my second black lab smiled she was from the SPCA. My original black lab, Leroy, was from the same SPCA but had Parvo. He was put to sleep a few weeks after I bought him.
I also had an Australian Shepherd named YoYo. She was tiny when I got her and she was beautiful and lovely. She died very old. and I had her at Edwards AFB in CA. I also had my chihuahua there as well.
And a Retired Racing Greyhound that ran loose on the base. They knew we rescued so I drove around till I found him. Very skinny and lonely. He went to the vet.. and was made healthy again. He was named DUKE... because he was very regal. He was also very fast. The Base police timed him at running very fast speeds. I timed him after he was well and he hit 70. Flat out on the desert. We found someone on the Base who was getting out of the service and returning to Wyoming to a ranch up there. They took him with them. They fell in love with him on the first meeting. He is the dog that was as tall as our dining room table. We had a table top rotisserie... and would cook three whole chickens at a time. Pne day I had removed one of the chickens, gone into the kitchen and when I returned the chicken was gone. He was very big. And we had one of those wobbly end tables with a lamp on it. He was lying underneath it chowing on the chicken. The person sitting on the couch next to the end table, never noticed Duke crawling under the table. He did it often and the table NEVER WOBBLED and the lamp never moved. One of his claims to fame. He and Yoyo got along great.
My smaller dogs smiles, I had a pom but can't remember his name, a Chihuahua named Gigi, who had two pups my Mother took, I always forget their names... but have them all written down. One was Sherlock and Popeye. Plus other small, tiny, mixed breeds. When I lived out by Cal Poly.
Then there was Red, an American Springer Spaniel Hunting dog. He died of Cancer. He wandered into my yard at BOR, or was dropped off. People knew I rescued. That's how I got Blue Dog also... a litter was born in the neighborhood. The owner of the mother drove around and dropped puppies off here and there. Two of my neighbors ended up with ones also.
Chance my Mexican Double Head Amazon Parrot was named after a Peter Sellers who played Chauncey Gardner. The movie is Being there with Shirley MacLaine. It is truly a special movie. I Can't remember what it was about Chance that had me name him after Peter Sellers Character. BTW it was a ****** star movie for me. I need to buy it on DVD,,, making a note for myself. I have the Video tape in MN.
I never named my hamsters. I had three and they were the "TRAIN" one was bigger then the other two and one was smaller then the other two. So the big was was Engine, the small on Caboose and the middle one was a car. LOL We just called then the TRAIN.
I had lots of small birds but never named them. A cleaning lady I had sprayed something that killed them all. Just the birds.
I also had a Caiman named ALLEY-OPP. He was kept in an aquarium but died the vet said from lack of vitamins. He lived in a window and was fed meat and other approved stuff. I did not buy him my EX did.
I named my cow "Rosie" when she was under a month old.. she was red and beautiful I have lots of photos.
"Babe" a quarter horse/thoroughbred mix. She was green Broke which was why I received my broken arm, lost a tooth and stepped on a number of times. She was named by my Ex and only six years old. Babe was ours in Palos Verdes, CA. She was trailored TX and was thrilled to live at BOR. She adopted Rosie and they lived together until they went to a woman who rescued large animals. We had to move to MN.
I named Rosies, female baby "Iris", She had 2 males "Mooney was completely white like his Dad Charolais Bull. Mooney was born on a full moon. We had another male named Eclipse - not the Twilight movie...but born on an "real" eclipse. Eclipse's Dad was a Texas Longhorn Bull.
Both bulls were prize winners and Rosie's Mom's owners owned the bulls.
I had Ducks I did not name. But did name my Rooster "The Brigadier" He was the meanest Rooster but the king of the flock. I still have scars from him on my hands and arms.
Cleo my large White Alpine Goat was bought to provide DD as she was allergic to Cows milk. She
had to kids, they went with EXH when we divorced.
We had two squirrel Monkey's when living on a good size plot in Walnut, CA close to Cal Poly. Gigi was our monkey, loving & kind, gentle with the kids. The Male was a troublemaker and was given to EX by his owner. He bite his way cross my back. OUCH!!!! He didn't like women.
I also had a white Pig given to me after I had my hysterectomy - I had cancer... so I named the small white pig after my Surgeon. JC.
We had him for a long time - he lived inside and slept at the food of our bed... would butt his head against the fridge when hungry, Knocked on the door to get out. Let my kids ride him. It was very sad when he died of cancer.
Cats, I had a male named Blackie when first married... my youngest BIL threw rocks at it and I never saw it again.
No cats until I lived in Hawthorne. Tinkerbelle was named by DD for by then she was in a foster home. Tinkerbell lived to be 30 years old and died in MN.
Sunny was DD's next cat and he was hit by a car. He was bright yellow... thus Sunny.
At BOR I had lots of cats: Rugger, Cow kitty, Blackie, Mama cat, Wallace and Fluffy the biggest of the bunch.. all from Mama cat. These were the named ones. There were wild ones that hung out at out place.
There are more cats - in MN my EXBIL brought cats from his ranch over and left them at the ranch I moved into. There were any number that I did not own. They were finally destroyed by the ranch owner. I had my few from BOR. They were vettered extx. That included Tinkerbelle, Wallace, Rugger and Fluffy. Cow Kitty escaped at the vets when getting their traveling shots and paperwork.
Once in MN I ended up moving to TN and took my survivors with me. That was Soli and Mussy, she died here a few years ago and was Boy's cat. Once I moved to The Cabin in TX down the road from BOR, I only had Soli and mussy. I also had Miz Zeke - Ween, Blue & Austin. Alex had died in TN.
When we moved to Dallas, I had Chance, Soli & Mussy plus Blue, Ween, Austin, Miz Zeke who all died in Dallas. But I got my bouncing baby boy Charlie. 2013 at 4 months old.
There are more... but their names elude me. I can see them and remember them but putting a name to them is hard.
I am sure this is more info then you wanted.
Candles lit for al my babies. Here and gone!
I was there from Jan 1st, 2012 till Nov 1, 2016. WHen I moved here.
I had lots of other animals. But
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