"Odd Dogs & Cats"

Exercise #97: "Odd Dogs & Cats"

Use 2 1/2 minutes to make a list of really odd names for dogs & cats. Then use the remaining 2 1/2 minutes to match each name with a type of dog; a color; and the one adjective that would best describe its personality.
For example:
Mister Trotsky. Chihuahua. Black. Shy.

This one should be fun. Lord knows that, as a dog walker, I'm exposed to a lot of Bellas, Bears, and Abbys, but every once in a while I get a dog whose name is completely out there. Some of them are funny, and some are just down right bizarre.

  • Tittles - dog, Yorkie-Poo, caramel-colored, prissy
  • The Honorable Lord Fitzwilliam Darcy* - cat, black and brown stripes, master hunter
  • Mr. Fluffybutt (I'm not kidding...) - dog, Newfoundland, white, bashful
  • Nhunhu (pronounced NOO-noo) - dog, Australian Cattle Dog, brown and black with white/grey specks, aloof
  • Diogi (pronounced dee-OH-jee)* - dog, Chinese Chongqing, ruddy brown, tiny but brave
  • Kitty Kitty - cat, black, selfish
  • Cat (Thanks, Audrey Hepburn) - cat, tabby, semi-feral
If you noticed, there are 2 names that I marked with an asterisk (I always have trouble saying that word. I don't know why. It's not difficult, but I have to concentrate when I say it. hah). Here's why: those are names that I, personally, came up with. hehe The Honorable Lord Fitzwilliam Darcy is the name of my ex-boyfriend's cat, but we just call him Fitzy or Fitz. You see, I love Jane Austen, and every day that I wake up, the closeted, hopeless romantic in me prays for my very own Mr. Darcy from Pride & Prejudice. teehee Anyways, Fitzy was orignally living with me, but then Brandon said that he wanted him so voila! He got a new cat and didn't care to change the name.

The second is Diogi. I was being lazy one day and coming up for names for Kitty Kitty (This was before I had decided that Kitty Kitty was just so wonderfully appropriate for my loveable ball of fur.), and one of the names that surfaced was Diogi. Of course, that would have been cruel (dee-OH-jee... D.O.G. hahaha) but also hilarious, so I was torn. But, as you know, her makeshift name stuck.

Anyhow, that's all I really have time for today. The dog walking business is BOOMING over the holidays. I had to go to 13 different houses this morning. UGH. In around an hour or so I have to do it all over again. But I'm lucky, though. I could be stuck in a cubicle all day long. No, thank you.

How was your Thanksgiving? I hope you had a really great time and ate wonderful, wonderful food.



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