Post by Diane Merkel on Apr 5, 2007 20:36:56 GMT -5
The last time I tried a "name" thread, it took me three days to get the cyber-tomatoes off my desktop. I may not be the brightest bulb but I'm persistent, so I'm trying again.
I was just telling Montana B&B (I call her Montana) that I used to have large snails in my aquarium named Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. (Wyoming was my favorite and lived the longest.) Chuck's beloved yellow lab/shepherd mix who lived for 18 years was named Autie. What pets (or children!) have you named for the LBH region or people?
OK, OK, I know it's lame, but my attention span won't allow me to get into your juicier threads.
Speaking of juicy, WHERE'S MARKLAND? He hasn't posted all week!
Post by Montana Bab on Apr 5, 2007 21:27:40 GMT -5
Great idea, this thread. I love to laugh! YES, WHERE IS BILLY, AND DID YOU NOTICE WE HAVN'T HAD A FRED AROUND LATELY???
I once had a grey mare I named "Montana Lady". She was long-legged and as stubborn as a mule! Then she acquired the habit of bucking me off every blasted time I mounted her, so I re-named her "Sheesnolady".
The LAST time she bucked me off, she took off and it took me five bloody hours to catch her. So her final name was "Sheezabitch". So much for Montana. I traded her for a sweet little quarter horse stud who was a gentleman!
Post by harpskiddie on Apr 6, 2007 11:00:17 GMT -5
I once had a big orangish-red cat, who was a foundling as a kitten, and was named "General Custer."
And, believe it or not, although not named for an LBH participant, I also had a big fluffy black cat who was given to me by a girl friend who was moving to Montreal, and whose name was, wait for it!!!!!!!! Darkcloud!!!!!!
Post by harpskiddie on Apr 6, 2007 11:06:15 GMT -5
Since we're also on the subject [apparently] of horses, and since Custer allegedly loved dogs, or at least had a bunch of them around most of the time:
The only horse I ever owned outright was formally named Buckeye Three Bars, known informally as Three, and the only dog I ever owned, an Alaskan Malamute, was formally named Cossack's Bearpaw, and normally called Cossack or Cossie.
Post by BrokenSword on Apr 6, 2007 11:53:59 GMT -5
I am here to claim the prize for biggest stretch to connect a pet's name to this thread:
I also had a calico foundling kitten (male) who always seemed to strike rather dramatically regal poses. I named him Barrymore -- the connection?.........
John Barrymore, actor and closest drinking buddy of - Erroll Flynn, actor who portrayed - Geo. Custer, hence - "Barrymore" my cat - who grew up thinking he was a dog - (adopted and reared by my Golden Retriever) and - no - she wasn't named 'Libbie' although that would have made it perfect.
HOWEVER: As a kid, Myles Keogh was my hero (not Custer) from the time I saw the Disney film "TONKA". I liked the name 'Myles' and named my son that. I made sure it was spelled with a 'y' and not an 'i' to be true to the original. He grew up DESPISING the name (his friends called him 'Smyles') until he discovered that girls thought his name was "KUEL!"
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We have five cats, or, rather, five cats have us. The matriarch is Snowflake, because she is pure white. Her youngest offspring I named Smudge because he was pure white except for a blurry fingerprint of black on the top of his head. Granddaughters rechristened him Pudge, and the black hairs have become white. We also have a six month old kitten, pure black and nameless, and my youngest son promises to claim him one of these days.
Then there are the two senior males, forever contending for supremacy: Fred and Darkcloud. Actually, I'm making that up. Fred is correct, but the other was named Black Cloud, because his coloring suggests black clouds in a white sky. His name has long since morphed into Cloudy.
Fred is finicky. He will eat only food that must be purchased from the vet, and is only slightly more expensive per pound than prime cuts of Black Angus New York Strip. He will not eat fish, nor chicken, nor will he drink milk. He will drink water, but not from the same bowl as the other cats, and only if it is fresh and purified, and then he looks at me as if something is missing. Well, he's got a long wait coming if he thinks I'm going to pop for JW Black.
Cloudy, on the other hand, will eat anything. He even brings rabbits home from time to time, but he will not eat them raw. My wife refuses to cook for him, and I feel that raw meat is a fit diet for a cat. He will eat raw fish. I don't know why he insists all else be cooked.
We also have a daughter named Elizabeth, but that has nothing to do with EBC. Her nick name is Busy. I'm going to change that to Bizzy, and reserve Busy for someone else.