Friday, September 28, 2007

Pet names

I am bored. And Augus isn't here to play with me!

Have u heard this saying, "An idle mind is the Devil's playground"? Well, I must have a very bored Devil too cos all he could think of was this curious topic: Pet names for pets.

I don't mean the names you were given by your hoomans, e.g. Benny (my buddy) or Chester (both the big and the small one), but names other than that. My hoomans have a couple of names other than Cody for me. I think you will be rather puzzled when you hear their favourite one for me... Here goes, take a deep breathe and don't laugh; it is FUNGUS!

Got you scratching you head? How did a prim and proper Welsh Pembroke Corgi named Cody be labelled FUNGUS? Read on...

You see, unlike most doggies who adopt their hoomans' last names or surname, I didn't. Dad said this doesn't give respect to my birth father if I were to take Daddy's surname. But calling me just Cody didn't seem right, especially when my hoomans wanted to scold me. I mean calling a person by their full name would make them sit up and take notice and this is especially handy when you are trying to drum something into someone's (like mine) skull. After much thought, they called me Cody Moldy. I think a glimmer of understanding is shining through the fog now isn't it? Moldy means fungus, a kind of organism that feeds on other organisms. I haven't seen one yet but when I do, I'll show it you.

So now my hoomans call me Cody Moldy everyday and when Mumsy wants to irritate me, she calls me FUNGUS at the top of her voice. You won't believe how embarrassed I am when she does that. Thank goodness she has only done it at home. Can you imagine how embarrass I will be if she starts calling me FUNGUS when we are at a dog run? I will be laughing stock of all the doggies there!

How about you guys? Do you have pet names other than the proper ones your hoomans gave you? Share it with me!


Scruffy said...

Cool story Cody. My Mummy calls me Scruffy Wuffy. I think its because it just rhymes.

The Mighty Scruff

Barn2 said...

At least you can understand your name! My Mummy has given us Chinese names. Mine's Ju-Ern. She says it means "God's Grace". She has come up with one for Ko Ko Marky and heavens!!! intended girlfriend (she hasnt found one for me yet)....I understand that Ko Ko Marky's will have one part of my name (Ju something) and my girlfriend will have the other part of my name....(Ern something)...

I only understand K9, English and a smattering of Hokkien....

Barnabas Ju-Ern

Benhur Xobile said...

Here's what daddy calls me: "Hey, smelly benny...."

I think I smell just fine so I guess its some kind of compliment eh?

See you soon!

Cody, THE Fussy Pot Pants said...

Scruffy, Wuffy sounds like a nice pet name! At least u weren't named after some organism that lives in dark and dank places.

Barn2, you are named God's Grace! That's not even a pet name! So nice of ur Mummy to give u a Chinese name. I m gonna ask my Mumsy why I don't have one.

Smelly Benny? Wahaha, I don't think your hoomans meant it as a compliment! FYI: you smell like a dog.

Ume said...

hi Fung.., i mean Cody,
i get called Girlie a lot. other than dat, it's Stinky Butt, so unglam!

Cody, THE Fussy Pot Pants said...

Hey Ume,

To those no class hoomans, they think our butts are stinky! But to us doggies, I think all our butts smell wonderful. Hoomans don't understand that it's an accquired taste!

I am sure ur butt smells lovely.