People come up with all kinds of creative names for their dogs. Some are just expressing their creativity. Others want a name that describes their dog. And some people look for a name that will work for training. Is it easy to say? Is it unique from other words commonly used? Is it easy to call over a long distance?
But come on. How many of us really use those names all the time? Aren’t they often shortened? Or lengthened? Or put into little songs?
I’ve started making a list of the names I call Honey throughout the day. Here’s just a sampling:
- Cutie Patootie
- Hunny Bunny
- Sugar Pie
- Love Lump
- Lil Evil Dog
- Scooter Pie
- Joobie Joo
- Play Boo
- Booder Pup
- Pooder Dog
And, when we don’t want Honey to know we’re talking about her:
I can’t be the only one. What did you name your dog? And what do you really call him?