About five years ago, Merrilyn and I adopted a 5-year old Australian Cattle Dog mix from the local shelter. Apparently he had got picked up and taken to a shelter in Tonasket, WA and then transported over here to Woodinville. If you have never been to Tonasket, you are not missing much.
The name they gave him was Chad. Does he look like a Chad to you? Indeed not!
I named him Jake. But he has many nicknames that vary depending on mood or season. Here are a few:
- Jacob – not really a nickname, just a formal version of his given name
- Bubba – we were wondering for awhile if this was his original given name, since he seemed to answer to it readily
- Bubzies – my latest nickname for him
- Boozhie Boy
- Monkey Boy
- Jacobs – not implying he has multiple personalities
The fact that I, a grown man, would have such ridiculous names for our dog is somewhat embarrassing, but the idea that I would admit it before God and cyberspace–well–have I no shame? Let’s call it healthy and cathartic self-disclosure–and, airing all is just a compassionate act to let others know that they are not alone.
I bet that you, the reader, have come up with some ridiculous names for your pets as well. I cherish in advance your responses.