Black and White Sunday: What’s In A Name?

09 Jan


I don’t know about things at your house, but each of the animals at the zoo has at least 4 or 5 ‘pet’ names. I wonder why they are called ‘pet’ names? And why are special people called ‘pets?’ (And why is it bad to be the ‘teacher’s pet?’) Is that because they are loved so extra special much? Louise, aka Lulu Belle, Lulu, BooBoo Head, Boo, Lunny, Milky Toe, has about 7 names. What’s your ‘pet’ name? (Do pets have ‘pet’ names?)

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on January 9, 2022 in Dogs


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4 responses to “Black and White Sunday: What’s In A Name?

  1. Genevieve Petrillo

    January 9, 2022 at 10:33

    Sometimes, Mom calls me the pet name of Stubborn. That’s good,,, Right…?

    Love and licks,

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    • dogdaz

      January 9, 2022 at 11:01

      Sounds good. That is Sofie’s name too.


  2. Zelda's person

    January 9, 2022 at 11:39

    A pet was originally a spoiled child, and only later applied to animals. One of those cases where the meaning of the word changed dramatically over time.

    And we’re boring so our pet names are pretty derivative: Zel, Zelly, Puppy, Puppup, puppy wuppy

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    • dogdaz

      January 9, 2022 at 15:05

      Well, a spoiled child works in this zoo. Each ‘pet’ here gets a lot of attention. My human children will say they are not spoiled, but they are too.


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