Name that Pet!
Why did you pick out the names you did for your pets? What is the story behind those names?
My first dog was already named Tramp when I adopted her from the Humane Society. I thought it would confuse her to have a new name, which was silly. She should have had a better name, but Tramp it was.
My second dog, Penny, was a pitiful stray beagle. My mom always told us a story as kids about a poor stray named Penny who went from house to house looking for someone to love. After being shooed away from home after home, a nice family took the dog in and loved it forever. Makes me tear up to this day thinking of it. That's where my Penny's name came from.
Peanut was originally going to be Teddy, but it just didn't seem to fit. He was only 5-months-old when found, and reminded me of a little brown peanut.
Zoe was just a name I liked, which also fit Zoe's sweet personality. Scooter had his name from my friend Laura, his original owner.
Tarzan was a wild tomcat who hung around with a female I called Jane. The names are obvious, as they lived wild in the "jungle" until I trapped and spayed and neutered. She disappeared one day, and Tarzan finally let us pet him and he learned to trust.
Catfish was rescued from the RiverWalk where he lived the sad life of a stray. He had a fishhook embedded in his lip--Lord knows for how long. He was a great catch and Catfish is the perfect name for him. His original name was "Hooker."
So tell me all your tales of how you give you pets their names!
posted by Sandy at 5/03/2007 10:17:00 AM