Monday, March 10, 2014

Call me anything, but don't call me late for dinner.

Well I know I first introduced myself as "Cody, The Awesome Dog of Awesomeness" and I still proudly hold that name and title, but, what I didn't tell you is how many other names I have.  "Nicknames" mom and dad say.  I don't get it.  Some of them I like, but some, in reference to certain smells I may have exuded when I had gas issues (thankfully, resolved), or some related to other habits or certain traits that may or not be through my own fault, etc. I'm not all that fond of.  I don't know, it's like a game with these people, but mom tells me everybody has nicknames for their dog and each other.  I know my girlfriend Sophie has a few, but seriously, I think the nicknames they have for me are getting out of hand.  Here's a list of the ones I can remember today, there are probably more, and if not, there probably will be.  sigh.

First, the ones I like (note how few of these there are - Hmmmph!)

Good Boy, or My Good Boy, or My Good Little Doggie
Adoa - pronounced "add o wah" short for Awesome Dog of Awesomeness
Aussie - also short for awesome
My Pup
Squishy Face (always includes "squishing" my squishy face - it's swell!)
Sweet Pup

and the variations of my name aren't bad -

Codus Bagodus
Mr. C
Mr. B

BUT THEN we come to this list:

Little Stinky, or Little Stinky Boy
Big Stinky
         (mom says "groaking" is staring at someone when they eat, which, she claims, I do way too much of.  To top it off, they make me leave the room if I'm groaking.)

      (this one is short for "mood killer" - I have no explanation, but it is usually expressed by mom and dad as "oh great, here comes Mookie")

Whiner, or Whino
     (I try not to whine, it just comes out.  I'm very vocal, and I have a lot to say.  Mom says I can join in the conversation, but she doesn't appreciate the whining, and I have to use my inside voice.  No wait - She says she HATES the whining.  I forget once in a while).

Neediness, Needy Boy, and/or Little Needy Nellie
Chow Hound

That's about all I can think of for now, but like I said, I'm sure there will be others.  On the bright side, they never sound mean or like they are mad when they call me these names, so it might be true that nicknames are a sign of affection.  It's also good that I never get called "Bad Dog" or "Bad Boy", although, there have been just a few times I've done something that caused mom to tell me "that was bad, don't do it again".  Very, very few times - trust me :)

Love n' slobbers,

Notes from Mom: 
He knows it's all in good fun - we love that little stinky boy.
His name wasn't Cody when we got him, but we didn't care for the one he had - We were sitting in the living room coming up with names (I'll admit, I had a list of dog names in my PDA that I picked out in case I got a dog.....the name Cody wasn't on my list)  Steve and I were taking turns saying names we liked, and when Steve said "Cody", Cody jumped right up and wagged his tail.  We tried a few others, but every time we said Cody he let us know that was the name he wanted.

Found this list and thought I'd share.   Some of the names on my fav. list were Cooper, Stewart, and Grant.  Bet you can guess where those came from :)

Most Popular Puppy Names of 2013 — Infographic
Most Popular Puppy Names of 2013 — Infographic
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