Partiality to Pet Names







 Haiku Friday


The name you bestow

When you murmur, will always

Be my favorite.



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According to Dr. Beard, two of the most beautiful words in the English language are chatoyant (like a cat’s eye) and ailurophile (a cat lover). T.S. Eliot, in his wonderful Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, used another of Dr. Beard’s favorite words, ineffable, to describe the secret name of a cat.

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I took the part about nickmames and the “name that only the cat knows” and this is what came out.

I love all the nickmame, the monikers that mean so much more beause of who bestowed them,  that I have been given by the people who love me.

Taking part with “My Lou” of LouCeel for his Haiku Friday too.



9 Responses to Partiality to Pet Names
  1. angela
    December 21, 2012 | 1:19 pm

    So true! There’s something about those secret names that curl into your stomach and settle in for good.

    • Cameron
      December 21, 2012 | 6:36 pm

      Oh, yes. And the image of a name curling up in the core of a person? Love, that, too!

  2. Annabelle
    December 21, 2012 | 2:14 pm


  3. Tara R.
    December 21, 2012 | 2:26 pm

    As for pet names for my Mister… “Butt-faced, Monkey Boy,” said with all the love I hold in my heart.

  4. AmyBeth Inverness
    December 21, 2012 | 5:01 pm

    I named my first kitty “Angel” because he is all white. When we got a girl kitty, a calico, we named her “Chantilly.” But collectively, especially when they were being stinky, it was “Mr. and Mrs. VonStinkypants.”

  5. Cameron
    December 21, 2012 | 6:37 pm

    I was just thinking about pet names, because I have zillions for people… poor Felix, he’s Bug, Noodle, Boy, SmallBoy, Little Man, Lovey…

  6. 4joy
    December 22, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    I give everyone a pet name – even my pet!

  7. lceel
    December 23, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    I call her “Booger”. She calls me “Bub”. For a VERY long time now.

  8. shelton keys dunning
    December 23, 2012 | 1:38 pm

    You sum it up perfectly.

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