Before I launch into another depressing weekend of rain, cold and no sun, let’s do something fun!
Let’s think up pet names. 🙂
Since we usually adopt pets, they arrive in our home with names already assigned to them. Sometimes the kids change them slightly, but mostly we don’t. Like our first guinea pig; his name was Charles but the kids called him Charlie Chaplin.
The current two piggies are called Nugget (he’s the colour of a chicken nugget) and Oreo (black and white, like the famous American cookie). My daughter approved of their names so they stuck.
Our dog Rusty, adopted from the Toronto Humane Society many moons ago, lived to age 11 before succumbing to a tumor in his front paw when the kids were still toddlers. He was the colour of rust, hence the name. Since he had many psychological and behavioral issues but recognized his name and answered to it, we decided to let him keep Rusty.
And my two cats from my single days? One was a lost kitten I found in the staircase of my building, who kept hiding under my couch and emerged covered in dust. I aptly named him Dusty.
The other cat was a cripple and a vet gave him to me. He was already named Cassidy.
So, I never got to name most of my pets.
Here are some names however I have stashed away in a corner of my brain for future use:
- Saba, or possibly spelled Sayba (for a dog, likely a female). This name is inspired by a Caribbean island off the coast of St. Martin/St. Maarten which we visited before the kids came.
- Tuukka (which incidentally is the name of the Boston Bruins goalie, a Finnish guy). I like the name, I love Finland and would love to vacation there, and despite the drama concerning hockey in this town currently (NHL playoffs, don’t ask 😮 ), I like this very talented goalie.
- Tasha which would suite a female, maybe a shepherd or mutt with that breed in it? I believe there was a character in Star Trek, the Next Generation with that name…and I liked the name and made a mental note at the time.
Tell me, do you have some interesting names for your pets?
TGIF even though we’re launching into yet another wet, cold weekend. Boo.