What do you really call your pets?
May 8, 2020 – Chelsea Dunbar, Adult Services
I saw this trending topic on Twitter “Do you ever call your pet by their real name?”, and it brought attention to the names I call my own animals. When I started thinking through the list of names, it inspired me to gather this important data from my own department at the library (I’m very nosy). All I needed were two questions answered:
1. What is your pet’s real name?
2. What do you really call your pet?
And I received the cutest answers along with a few photos of our darling four-legged friends.
Sparrow (cat) – AKA Spare, Sperry, Sperbuh, Fat Kitten, Fat Boi, Fatten
Harkness (cat) – AKA Harky, Harkney, Hark Who Goes There, Long Kitten, Longin
Lady (dog) – AKA Lay, Laylay, Ladybug, Ladybird, Bug, Whinybutt, Lady Alice Targaryen,
Fitz (dog) – AKA Buddy, Buddy Man, Fitzy, Fitzyboy, Fitzgerald, Lord Fitzgerald of House Dunbar
Zombie (cat) – AKA Zom, Jerkface, Lil Brat
Oliver (cat) – AKA Olli, Bubby, Bub
Tink (cat) – AKA Tink, Missy Tink
Niki (dog) – AKA Niki Poo Baby
Panda (dog) – No known nicknames
Tora Bell (cat) – AKA Tora Bora, Tora, Baby Mama
Cookie Butter (cat) – AKA Cooke Butt, Cookie, Cook
Marienett (cat) – AKA Mari, Stary Mari
Perseus (dog) – AKA Perce, Percy, My Boi, Snuggle Bug, Boog
Theo (dog) – No nicknames for Theo yet