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I once knew a cat called Lenin. It got diarrhea so they renamed it Trotsky. Tell us the name of your pet - but only if you've got an amusing or interesting reason for it. Tiddles need not apply.

(, Wed 25 Feb 2004, 13:33)
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Hitler, Wiggy, and LazyPigBoy
were the names of my 3 mutant Harvest Mice.
They were sisters, and each had only one eye (rejects from a zoo-based breeding programme I was working on).

Named after the three waiters at the curryhouse where we ate the day I got them - obviously they weren't their given names, but nicknames we gave them.

Hitler lasted three years. I donated her to my mum after a while - she loved her like a real daughter. When she died, my mam put a little white cross up over her grave in the garden - labelled "Hitler".
People still ask questions today.
(, Wed 25 Feb 2004, 13:43, Reply)
My first goldfish
was called Whizz Fish Swimmy. I still think it's a great name for a fish.
(, Wed 25 Feb 2004, 13:56, Reply)
I went to a Nursery School
that had a 50% White / 50% Pakistani-Indian make up. When we got a new Rabbit, no one could decide on a name that everyone liked, so there was a compromise to the name that everyone liked. Therefore our Rabbits name was 'Abdul Rodney'.

100% fact.
(, Thu 26 Feb 2004, 12:48, Reply)
Nelson Mandela
..was a fish I owned when I was growing up. He was black and was confined to a small tank, hence the name.
(, Wed 25 Feb 2004, 16:24, Reply)
i went to school
near a castle.
At age 15 - 16 we would go and sit amoungst the ruins and drink special brew and cidar etc.
There was a really fluffy wild cat who lived in the castle grounds who would come over and chill will us. He had been a pet at some point because when we first met him he had a tag-sporting collar with "Doufus" etched into it, although he soon lost that. Doufus was easily recognisable as he has that condition where the cats paws are all massive and funny like little furry boxing gloves.
He was great. Not scared of anything. Really relaxed around us all and i still love him.
About 5 years later, long after leaving the school, i took a girlfriend from out of town to the castle and told her the story of Doufus.
Just as i said "and i haven;t seen him for years!" doufas ran around the corner and came right up to me and did that purry headbutt thing into my shins. I honestly almost cried with joy.

yay doufus!!
(, Thu 26 Feb 2004, 11:57, Reply)
My fish...
...are called Up, Down, Left and Right depending on where they are in the tank at the time.

Unfortunately one of them died (Down, it sunk to the bottom), so I got another fish which my wife called Matilda. Damn woman has no idea about symmetry.
(, Wed 25 Feb 2004, 15:37, Reply)
I used to have a cat called Diesel
so called because he purred like a London Taxi.

He was completely mental,
he could detect a packet of cheese and onion crisps being opened from half a mile away (note: only cheese and onion)
He once managed to fight his way into my oven and remove and eat a whole roast(ing at Gas mk 6 ) chicken.
He'd also run headlong into glass doors.

Also. Not mine, but a mate had a Rottweiler called "Arnie" but it was soft and stupid so got renamed "Fluffy" - he seemed much happier with his new name !
(, Wed 25 Feb 2004, 14:18, Reply)
You just do not want to know this...
...but our entire menagerie has been named after a gang of hardened criminals. Mrs Duck despairs of me:

* Robber Rabbit - the evil mastermind who even has his own web site. He's a rabbit, and he's a robber.
* Getaway Driver Hamster and sidekick Ryan "Killer" Minogue
* Genial Harry Grout (who is an extremely cute West Highland Terrier)
* Gangster's Moll Cat, who'd take your face off given half the chance.

oh, and...

* Norman Stanley Goldfish, habitual criminal and scrote.

I am not mad.
(, Wed 25 Feb 2004, 14:14, Reply)
I raised a kitten once
who was the color of coffee with cream, so I called him "Mit Schlag". I gave it to a friend who immediately changed its name to "Asshole".
My ex-husband also had a turtle named Mr. Reagan. There had been another turtle named Mr. Brown since they were both running for Governor of California at the time his mom named them. Mr. Brown died young, but Mr. Reagan lived almost 35 years. For a while we thought there was some cosmic life-connection between the President and this ugly turtle and that they would eventually pass at the same time. We wondered if we had murdered this poor turtle sometime during the eighties, we could have put an end to the President's evil reign. But what's the point of looking back? The turtle finally died last year and the President still languishes in some nursing home, scratching his claws against the mossy walls of his aquarium.
(, Wed 25 Feb 2004, 13:53, Reply)
My little cat was called Morgoth (The original Dark Lord, from before Sauron's times)
She was very small, only about 25cm long even when fully grown.
Still, she used to kill and drag home rabbits which were almost twice her size.
If she had grown to normal cat size, i'm sure she would have ended up killing our dog.
(, Wed 25 Feb 2004, 13:52, Reply)
my cat's called brian blessed
not much more to add
(, Thu 26 Feb 2004, 12:43, Reply)
Pet Names
I've got a cat (oh yes I do), and he's called Cefor. (Go on, figure it out...it's not that tricky.)

I've a chum with a dog called Gruff..on account of the pathetic bark it makes.

But friends of a friend trump them thar names. As students, they hey had (at various times) Haggis, Chips and Peas.....Kalashnikov, Uterus and Bob....and a pair called Plug and Socket. Nice !
(, Thu 26 Feb 2004, 9:51, Reply)
a mate of mine at work has two corn snakes..
called Kellogg and Crunchy Nut.
(, Thu 26 Feb 2004, 9:36, Reply)
Oh, and I used to have an amphibious lizard called 'Tiny'
Because he was my-newt

(, Thu 26 Feb 2004, 5:51, Reply)
My friend
had a cat named Taxi. Her dad had thought it would be amusing to stand at the end of the drive and shout "Taxi!"

Plus someone at school told me that when she was little her family got two kittens. They were named Starsky and Hutch. Almost immediately poor Starsky was run over by a car, thus leaving them for years and years with a cat oddly named Hutch.
(, Wed 25 Feb 2004, 22:24, Reply)
my sister and I once named a small black cat 'Karma'
so that when it inevitably got into trouble, we had an excuse to say "bad Karma!"
I make no excuses...
(, Wed 25 Feb 2004, 19:58, Reply)
My dog (pictured here relaxing in the grass)

was 18 years old when he died, May 6th last yr.
His name was Frisby. Not Frisbee, but Frisby. He was named after the village I got him from, Frisby-on-the-Wreake in Leics.

Seemed like a fun name, easy to shout, distinctive etc.

I spent the next decade and a half listening to this:
"Ha! Frisby, eh? Does he come back if you throw him?. Hohohohoetc"

Remind me never to get a dog from the quaint Borsetshire village of
(, Wed 25 Feb 2004, 15:16, Reply)
My father, in his infinite wisdom, decided to name our blacker than black dog Sambo....oh you can imagine the situations that got us in....
(, Wed 25 Feb 2004, 14:21, Reply)
Is a wonderful name for a dog.It sounds like 'constable'.So it's perfectly safe and you can shout at it when there is a policeman nearby.."Now,now Constable, you know you cant shit on the pavement!....or Constable! Stop sniffing that bitches arse!
(, Wed 25 Feb 2004, 13:53, Reply)
My mum's cat is called dylan
i started calling him Dildo. My mum doesn't know what a dildo is.
Now my mum's cat is referred to by everyone as Dildo
(, Wed 25 Feb 2004, 13:39, Reply)
When my sister was at Bangor University she had a cat called SeeFor (c for cat.)

Unfortunatly he went missing, prompting her to write the following poem.

SeeFor Cat is
D for dead
and we're all S for Sorry.
Because he ran
Into a van
Or possibly a lorry.
(, Fri 27 Feb 2004, 9:55, Reply)
Pet Names
Next Door Neighbor: Has a blindingly white cat named Cocoa. Can't decide if she actually has a sense of humor or is just daft.

Ex-Boyfriend: Cat Named Stinky who liked to sleep in the Litter Box. Also had a cat named Tinkles that peed in his mom's toaster every day for at least five years before anyone figured it out. Sheesh. The Irony is he was named Tinkles before the finding-out-of-the-origin-of-the-smell-from-the-toaster due to his prediliction to pee on Stinky if Stinky was sleeping in the litter box again.

Friend: Two Cats named Law and Order, after the popular U.S. TV Series. They are vicious, vengeful and very spastic.

When I was in the Marines and stationed in Okinawa, there was a collective group of us that had a Hamster named Jumpin' Jack Flash that had his own parachute and log book. We would periodically launch him out the window of the barracks (4th floor) with his handmade chute and log in the jump with descriptive details such as "Captain Jumpin' Jack Flash Flies Better When Plied With Sardines and Raisins".
(, Thu 26 Feb 2004, 16:44, Reply)
My Rabbit was called Jetset
cos she was both jet black and jet powered.

She used to do this great trick when it was time to go back outside where she'd hide under the sofa till you stretched out on your tummy to see what she was up to, then she'd sort of piruette in a circle on one of her hind legs whilst piddling so that a 180° arc of warm rabbit wee would stream forth into your eyes.

She was fab though - so I forgave her -she really didn't like to go back into the garden though.
(, Thu 26 Feb 2004, 16:32, Reply)
I used to have a cat called Trex
Dr Spooner would be pleased;
Trex - Cooking Fat
F*****g Cat
(, Thu 26 Feb 2004, 14:49, Reply)
Just remembered
A friend bought a dog and called it Sol, after Sol Campbell. This was when he still played for Spurs.

About a week after getting the dog, Sol Campbell moved to Arsenal.

Dog was renamed Sol-d
(, Thu 26 Feb 2004, 12:54, Reply)
3 Dobermans
called Jesus, Mary and Joseph
(, Thu 26 Feb 2004, 6:49, Reply)
pet names
I once had a kitten called velcro as that was the sound she made when being prised off the curtains.
(, Wed 25 Feb 2004, 21:29, Reply)
Friend of mine
has a dalmation called 'Stripe'
(, Wed 25 Feb 2004, 19:30, Reply)
called his two cats tickles and tess. At first I didn't think anything of it until I heard his mum shouting from the back door "TESS, TICKLES,".
(, Wed 25 Feb 2004, 19:18, Reply)
The Irish branch
of my family in Donegal had a black cat named Snowy.
(, Wed 25 Feb 2004, 17:41, Reply)

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