Fri, 15 Feb, 2019
The cutest nicknames owners call their pets
The best thing about having a pet, apart from their never-ending love and companionship, is that you can call them anything you want and they’ll usually respond to it based on your tone.
Twitter user and pet owner @metroadlib posted a sweet tweet explaining that while her dog’s name is Cooper, she calls him a range of other things. These names include:
my dog's name is cooper.
i call him--
i use sweetboy the most.
i call this mfer "cooper" exactly 7% of the time.
— fooler initiative (@metroadlib) 23 January 2019
This tweet resonated with a range of pet owners, who were quick to share what names they call their pets (apart from their actual names).
Popeye my Popeye
This Little Butthead
Football Head pic.twitter.com/TDiSi05DeU
— chesapeake bae // ᜀ ᜋᜒ (@adotsaint) 23 January 2019
Turns out this is a common practice amongst pet owners, with one owner lamenting that his wife called one of their dogs by a nickname so much that it’s all he responds to now.
Our puppy was originally named Gary, here is how it has evolved since:
He will now only answer to Honey Bear thanks to my wife. (He’s the white one in this photo) pic.twitter.com/BCxhXGgnsL
— Thomas Newman (@ThomasNewman) 23 January 2019
This practice isn’t limited to dogs either, as cat owners joined in with their nicknames.
This is Plum. also known as Plumbelina, Plumpert, Plumbarton Oaks, Plumples, Lil’ Baby, BunBun, and Plom. pic.twitter.com/AekT7ptKRd
— tekla 💜✨ (@alketrolyat) 23 January 2019
Do you have any nicknames you call your pets? Let us know in the comments!