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Release Party!

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 17:56 by Ananth in response to kitten of a hundred names

Cricket's got a lot of names, some of which are not appropriate for print! Naught cats have a lot of names like that. You guys and gals have any good nicknames for your pets? That's a dumb question, I bet you do. 

Our handsome release poster on the front door of Bergen St. Comics (and actually, Yuko has some work in that book on the right side of the photo)! There's now a post on Bergen Street's site about the release party. It's this Friday at 8 PM, bring your friends! Lela is making some cookies and maybe some little sandwiches, we'll have copies of our book, and we'll be a doing a live reading of John Advice with John and Conrad! It should be a good time. 

Also, I'd mentioned Exquisite Beast last week - there are some new posts for you to look at! Check it out!

That's all for us! See you Thursday - and Friday! Take it easy!


Cat names.

Comment by Dave (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 18:00

Our black and white domestic shorthair gets called 'Sh*tbag', because he responds to the 'Sh..' noise more than his real name which is Patch. Also its amusing for us and fitting for him.

I have an orange tabby I

Comment by Kylogram (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 18:03

I have an orange tabby I rescued from my neighborhood. I named him Jonesy (after the cat from alien) he is also Little Bastard, Butthead, Little Guy or Hey.

A friend of mine named his

Comment by corvideye (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 18:05

A friend of mine named his cat Dammit on the rationale that it wasn't going to respond anyway.


Comment by Firra (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 18:05

Yeesh, I just realized this about my cat. Her name is Elvira but she answers more readily to things like Smellvira, Smelly, Pudding and Virus. I've been trying to retrain her to recognize Elvira, but the nicknames are too fun!


Comment by It's Kai (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 18:16

Our cat, Bonsai, ignores her name and responds to "Cat", "Kitty", "Meow", and "What're you doin'?". We also call her many combinations starting with "Cat-" "Meow-" "Poop-" "Fur-" or "Purr-" and ending with "-monster" "-machine" "-factory" or "-face".

My cat is named Nazilla

Comment by Melbourne Cat Mum (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 18:19

My cat is named Nazilla (according to teh intarwebs it's Persian for 'cute'), but is also known as 'Zilla, 'Zilla-Monster, Psycho-Kitty, Qu'est-ce que c'est que ça (for the Talking Heads song, naturellement!), Kitten, Little S**t, Fuzzlebutt... the list goes on.

Cat nicknames

Comment by PokeyPuppy (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 18:23

We have five cats with RIDICULOUS names...and lots of nicknames. Sarah Jane: Naughty, Brat, Noodle / Captain Jack: Lil Man, Mama's Boy, Rumbly / Milady: Summer (she's black with white "bikini" patches on her tummy), Fangs, Sobs / Number Six: Fat Girl, Kissy Monster, Bunny / Dr. Girlfriend: Baby Bird, Attack Kitty, Vicious. Okay, their actual names are weirder than their nicknames.


Comment by Kudzu (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 18:25

I call my cat Chloe, "Stinker", "Dummy", "Bloaty", "Fatty", and a personal favourite, "Poopsnake".

I have a dog named Shamira

Comment by Briget (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 18:26

I have a dog named Shamira and we've always called her all sorts of names. Shamoofus, Dumb Dog (she's sweet, but pretty dumb), Mira, Moofus, Scooty Butt (not because she does the gross butt scooting, but because she actually will just sit and then kind of scoot over to the closest person to pet her, while still sitting), Seal Face...probably a bunch more that but I can't think of them right now.

Cat! I'm a kitty-cat! And I meow-meow-meow, and I meow-meow-meow

Comment by Ssssssssam (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 18:26

If an animal's not going to come to you unless you have food, might as well call 'im anything.

My orange tabby is sometimes called "Yellowstone" because he developed a severe bladder stone problem and his surgery used up all our vacation money.

Eh, I guess he was worth it. =B

Tigs: fluffyarse, cat the

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 18:28

Tigs: fluffyarse, cat the ripper, the kitten, murderer, fluffybum, tictac, flipflop, nicknack, dibdab,
Cinder: Puss, dibs

...I-I think Tigs won..

Nicknames for cats

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 18:33

I think numbnuts and dipshit are the two names I use most for my little kitty-butts.

Her name is Diesel but...

Comment by Sabrina Ali (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 18:36

...we call her Fuzzy, Fuzz Ball, Fur Ball, Baby Girl, Little Princess, Boo Boo, and Ms Mew.

But she mostly answers to her actual name, which I've been told is uncommon.

Oh and occasionally

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 18:38

I call her Fuzzy-Butt.

Chubby Pants

Comment by Lilly (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 21:10

Chubby pants, fatty lumpkins, sassypants, cuddle dumpling. and really anything that suggests they're lazy or fat.

One upping

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 21:21

My pets don't have nicknames, they have theme songs.

I have realized from this

Comment by CatOnKikisBow (not verified) Sat, 01/14/2012 - 04:10

I have realized from this comment that the first theme songs of all theme songs I think of when someone writes "theme song" anywhere is the Pokemon theme song.

"POKEMON, it's you and me,
I know it's my DEESTIINY,
POKEMON, you're my best friend,
in a world we must defend..."

My cat Lydia is usually

Comment by Emi (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 21:30

My cat Lydia is usually Lydie-pretty-kitty because I'm a crazy cat lady at the age of 22. The dog Wishbone has responded to everything from Henry to Meatloaf to F**kbone if he's been bad that day.

My dog, Sophie, tends to

Comment by Marrow (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 21:32

My dog, Sophie, tends to respond to "Fluffy Butt" and "Sophie-ChuChu." My girlfriend's dog, Lolley, is usually called "Poopface," "Lolley Poopdeck" (like the guy from Flapjack, lol) and "Poop." You can tell we're all very mature in this household. 8D;

My brother has a little

Comment by Rozero (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 21:35

My brother has a little white cat named Arya, but she's more often referred to as "kitten" or "the kitten."

Peeta has turned

Comment by InkKey (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 21:37

Peeta has turned into:

Booger (Which he gets called more then anything else, including his name)


Comment by Kimmy (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 21:43

I don't know if this has been said or not, but Exquisite Beast makes me think of the game Spore. You guys should check it out if you haven't; it's a fun way to learn evolution and the furthering of a species!

Also, My cat is named Ferris, and he gets "Ferris Berris, Ferr Berr, Ferikus Berikus, Ferris Asperagus," and other things related to his craziness like "Nut-box."

I used to refer to my cat as

Comment by Kerackle (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 21:46

I used to refer to my cat as Dickbiscuit.
Makes for a great conversation starter

My dog Benji (who passed

Comment by Girrocks001 (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 21:47

My dog Benji (who passed away last year after 18 years) was named after the movie Benji but we told people his full name was Benjamin J. Dogg cause he was fancy like that =]

Could you perhaps...

Comment by Brendan (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 21:50

Could you perhaps record it, or at least bits of it, mostly the John Advice, commas within commas, commaception, for those of us unable to attend because of the cruel regulations of the real world. Also can't wait for the special edition. Any idea when it will be finished? No need to rush, I can wait. I want our first time to be special.

9 cats, 100+ names

Comment by dolph122000 (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 21:56

I regularly leave out cat food since our complex doesn't allow pets. As such we have 9 or so "regulars" that frequent the bowls at odd hours. So far I've counted Bagheera (big boy, fatas*, big guy, or fuzzball), Callie (dumbas*, fatas* [when preggers], little momma, cutie, teeny, tiny, little one), and Mrs. Long (formerly Ed Long [long face, like a horse!], baby, sweetie, cutiepie, cutie, little baby) are the most seen and sociable.
The triplets (orange tabbies, 1. Foofy, 2. Shy, 3. Jess), persian (actually siamese cat but I always forget), puffy tail (poofy tail, fluffy tail, fuzzy tail), black and white kitten, The Doctor (grey striped tabby with a white underbelly and a grey mark under his/her chin that looks just like a bowtie!), other grey kitten (not actually a kitten anymore), and large orange cat (Arthur's dad [cat that ran off], giant f*ck cat, handsome) all frequent our bowls but aren't seen as often and are varying levels of sociable (mostly not).

pet nicknames

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 22:03

Oh man, for my dog we had soo many.
Mister Man
Tartan -don't ask
Old man -when he got older
Little brother
the list goes on... got a few for my pony-boy Norman -his nicknames are a bit more fun.
Big Man
Incoherent noises when he's being sassy with me (I'm pretty sure these should count)

My cat, Rainey, gets called

Comment by mira mesa (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 22:09

My cat, Rainey, gets called all sorts of stupid nicknames:
and Getthefuckoutofthewaycat

She still will answer to 'Rainey', though.

My dad's got this massive

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 22:13

My dad's got this massive black german shepherd named Zelda. My sister calls her 'Monkey' because she had a rash around her face at one point and had to have a lot of her face-fur shaved (it grew back, thank Yod). I generally call her 'Mush' because really, that's all she is. She's one year old, 110 lbs, and the biggest, friendliest mush of a dog on the east coast.

My family's three cats all

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 22:37

My family's three cats all have their own nicknames in addition to their names. I use the following on any of them: cat, kitten, fluff/fuzz-butt, or fluffy.

Jewel's exclusive nicknames include pretty kitty, pretty girl, and any variation on that (I'm particularly attached to her)
Lori's nicknames include stupid, fluffy cat, dumb-butt, and shedmachine
Tripp is small cat, attack kitten, squeaky, "Why were you sitting there?!", and any variation on "Argh!" due to his propensity for being underfoot

My brother's cats are better, though. He has Socks, also known as "The Fat One", and Leia, also known as "Your Worshipfulness".

My cat's name is Daisy, but

Comment by Libby (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 22:38

My cat's name is Daisy, but more often than not she gets called Butt, Daisy-butt, Daisy-bear, Daisy-pants, Stinky-butt, Cat, and Daze. However, my personal favorite names for her are Getdownfromthere! and Owwhywouldyoudothat?

On cat names-

Comment by Spacker (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 22:42

We have an old, broken down rescue-cat named Tam. She's hardly called it though. Most of the time she's Saggycat, Floppycat, Flabneck, Stinky, Barfy, or Stupid.

All in affectionate ways, of course... Though she does throw up a lot, and smell pretty bad...

my dog has far too many

Comment by Trudy (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 22:46

my dog has far too many family has a tendency to give everyone silly nicknames, and my dog is certainly no exception. she's been called Tooitz, Witzie, Hoo-witz, Witzenheimer, Twitties, Nub-a-witz, Lick-a-witz, [other random words]-a-witz, to name a few. oh, and Daisy..which is her given name.

Dog's name...

Comment by Sarah (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 22:56

People in my immediate family (mostly my two older brothers) confuse my name (Sarah) and the dog's name (Pearl, a silver toy poodle).
So... Pearl licks the carpet 24/7 (or whatever she is laying on)
and she get's on the table if no one is watching...
I do school work.
"Have you done your homework, Pearl? Anything I can help with?"

The only good thing I can glean from this is that I am adorable like my dog... ._.

It's a long walk from Colorado

Comment by Eon (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:28

Have you thought about live streaming or recording the release party?

My friend has a dog called

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:40

My friend has a dog called Darcy who I refuse to call anything but Darsasnarfmnarf.

I don't particularly have

Comment by Animus (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:45

I don't particularly have any nicknames for my pets (my cat Shadow is just Shadow kitty and the dog Angus is Gus or Gussy), but my parents have some great ones. My favorite are my dad's- he calls the dog Idiot Dog or ID whenever someone is around to hear, but when he thinks no ones is around he calls him Angy-poo or AP.


Comment by M (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:47

Yep, we've got three cats and a slew of weird nicknames. Curlytail, Vermin, Prettypaws, Lolcat, Varmint, Fuzzbomb, and the list goes on.

Two cats with two nicknames.

Comment by Kevin (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:54

I call the male cat of the house furrnuts, and the lady of the house I either call Jazz kitty (Her name is Jasmine) Or sometimes evil kitty, or two face. (She is really mean...)

Cat names

Comment by Halloween Penguins (not verified) Tue, 01/10/2012 - 23:58

My cat's name is Shiba, but mostly I call her fluffybut, kitten, Chibi, Chibi-babe, and "Ohmygodshe'ssofluffyI'mgonnadie!"

If she was a guy, though, I would have called her Sir Flopsalot.

My kitten Samus has been

Comment by Koneko (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 00:20

My kitten Samus has been called anything from "Fuzzbutt" to "Sweetie"

I don't actually have a cat...

Comment by Cat-is-a-cat (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 00:33

I do own a small dog, however, who thinks he's a cat. His name is Freddie, and we call him every variation of this we can think of.


The last one is my favorite...

My 'naughty' cat's name is

Comment by Hermes (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 00:43

My 'naughty' cat's name is Bug/Bugs/Bugsy and when he's being particularly troublesome I just call him Mothra. I've decided since that Mothra and Godzilla would be adorable pet names.

If Mothra ever 'gets with'

Comment by Bluescale (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 01:17

If Mothra ever 'gets with' another cat, if you know what I mean, you need to name that other cat Ghidorah because then you could name their first offspring "the Great Ghidorah" under the assumption that that first child would be a freakish gold mutant with three heads the wings of a dragon.

Alas Mothra has no bits- but

Comment by Hermes (not verified) Mon, 01/16/2012 - 16:42

Alas Mothra has no bits- but that would be another hilarious name for a cat! "Come here great Ghidorah- aw there's a good kitty mutant."

Petty petty pet names

Comment by Danielle (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 00:44

Aside from the usual "baby," "sweetie," and "sweetiepea," my girls Ellie and Smudge are often called "Elliemonster" and "Smudgesicle" (like "fudgesicle"). :D


Comment by Danielle (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 00:47

Oh, and I have a goldfish named Goldie who is occasionally called Sean's Penis by my old college buddies, but that's a looooong story.

... or a very short story, I guess.

"Bitch." Though "Shut Up"

Comment by Rem (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 01:06

"Bitch." Though "Shut Up" could be a name for her as much as a have to say it to her.

I don't like the cat much.

All of our cats over the

Comment by Bluescale (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 01:13

All of our cats over the years have most eagerly responded to "puus puss" and "kitty kitty" because everyone would call them to food that way. My oldest cat has a slew of nicknames though, my favorite being "monkey" because of his long tail and more recently "bonesy" and "Mr. Bones" or "Skeletor".
We call our bob tail, fluffy, calico "bunny" a lot. And her sister is often referred to as "fatty" and "weenie" a lot.
Allthough this winter with her thick fur "fatty" was replaced with "the bear cat" which made me think of Inglorious Basterds.

The list goes on

Comment by babydoll121 (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 01:19

I have three cats at my house.
Lily: Lillers, Sweet Pea, Liliana, Lillerbee, Pookie
Gus: Gustifer Jones, Gustav, My Liege, Beast
Lucky: Flufferbutt, L.B. (Little Bastard), Monster
Another two cats at my fiance's house.
Boots: Princess, Principesa, Chunkybutt, Chubbers, Jellybelly,
Dice: Pissmonger

Even the dogs have nicknames.
Bella: Poopfart, Mexican Rat
Ozzy: Rufus T. Scufflebottom, Poopdog, Barkus McStinkers
Bear: Bee Bear

As you can see, I am a cat person.