Monday, April 27, 2009

We Are Not Amused

Glamour puss.

I may have a few embarrassing habits – a few things I’d prefer not to share, most on a par with, but not related to, cheating at solitaire. But these naughty tics pale in comparison – vanish in thin air -- next to my need to create and poison the atmosphere with wretchedly disgusting doggy nicknames.

This springs to mind because I was busted this morning. Someone was hidden by a hedge as I skipped by with my dog singing, “Pooh bear is my new bear is my shoe bear…”

I have a lot of puzzles and stuff to do, so I was thinking about not leaving the house for a month anyway.

(Max Factor Phoebe courtesy of Pasadena Adjacent.)

24 comments:

  1. Phoebe may not be amused, but I am. I actually do this too, so much so that strangers who overhear are confused as to the dog's name. It was done to me as a child--so, no generation skipping here.

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  2. Send me that jpg of Phoebe. 15 minutes in photoshop and I can knock six years off her.

    chief wampum big turd

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  3. Not directed at Phoebe

    terger sreggolb

    send

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  4. Well, Puddin, I woudn't trust anyone who didn't have a cute name for their poopies. And WHAT was going on behind the bushes anyway?

    wv pater

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  5. NIcknames I can handle. Photoshopped eyelashes on a boxer just ain't right!

    My dearly departed Baxter was ALWAYS Baxtey Waxtey. Oh and his bath was always a "Baffy Waffy". Now I'm crying! I'm such a Dog Sap.
    V

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  6. we take care of enough pups that they ALL get the same nickname for a while...I'll fixate on one name and whomever I'm with gets it. Of late it's been Princess, but sometimes it is Booger-boo or Booger-butt. Of course, one pup EARNED his nickname honestly by digging into the trashcan at a certain time of the month...he's now "tampon breath/dumbass" for obvious reasons.

    Phoebe is darling and it is when they look like that when you just CAN'T get upset with them, no matter what they do.

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  7. Butt-boy
    Bozzle
    Love-bucket
    Booger Boy
    The Poo/The Pooper
    ________-Breath, depending on what he's been licking of late
    Poodle-Oodle (though there's no poodle blood in him)
    Sweet Pot

    There are more. Random stuff. None of this is witty but you become a Dog Sap, like Virginia said.

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  8. Dottie, a blenheim cav named for the jewel on top of her head-

    squishface, wobbles, dottie-dot

    Bella Ann, a black and white rat terrier-

    mouseface, wiggles, pony-girl

    these baby girls are perfectly complementary; yin and yang personified.

    yes, I use the funny voice and sing them the puppy song...

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  9. I'm so glad you all came clean. Or most of you -- Jean didn't have an actual confession; still waiting. Baffy Waffy makes me snort. Booger is popular in this household as well, as in Booger face. And who's got a squishy face, you big tough bandit (said in a really irritating squeaky voice).

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  10. I've been known to call Ember "Embiwankenobe". That's probably the least embarassing.

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  11. Jean, I like that one!

    Okay, I'll come really clean. I talk gibberish to Boz. Whole conversations. I mean, it's all tone of voice anyway, right? I talk him to sleep every night and most of what I say is meaningless. It takes about a minute until he's snoring away. He's so darling it makes me cry.

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  12. I never was a fan of fake eyelashes, but on Pheobe they add a certain je ne sais quoi something.
    munchie-wunchie-moo

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  13. You homo sapiens! We can't trust y'all even for a minute. Luckily 4 u we are very patient & understanding with your ill species.

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  14. I'm not even going to mention the nicknames we gave our daughter when she was a baby.

    Those eyelashes are fab. My dogs need some!

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  15. (an octave above normal range):

    "Hi, Hunnee! Hey, Baybee!
    Ooh, you smell like a dog!
    Belly, belly, belly, belly, belly...kick your little feet, kicks your liddle feet!"

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  16. Note I did not identify who I was addressing that to...

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  17. B, I imagine that one's versatile.

    (Trish, I meant to mention I had a dog w/the same habit, and my roommate at the time was quite traumatized.)

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  18. The doggy nicknames here mostly relate to Scouts larcenous tendencies: Butter bandit, being a favorite.

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  19. Both issues in their early twenties are still referred to as Loafie and Drool Bucket.

    You're not trying to collect potential passwords off of us, are you? SUSPECTeeeweckty!

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  20. Puddin! How could you!(adorable head tilt)

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  21. One reason why I like cats. When I have lengthy conversations with them and call them things like "munchkinheads" no one hears me. But guess I just outed myself. ;)

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