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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!


I have three cats, each with

Comment by Lala (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 01:37

I have three cats, each with their own nicknames. Koneko, my oldest, is my baby girl. I call her Neko, Kitten, Princess, Sweetums... pretty much all the gushingly cute nicknames you can give a girl. She's my baby!

Then there's Sesshoumaru. The fluffmaster. Fluffmodeus. Sir Fluffsalot. Stupid McFluffypants... And Girlyboy. This cat is *huge*, not just from the fluff but because he's part maine coon. And he has the tiniest, girliest meow ever!

And Explorer, the baby of the family and a rescue. He's my little Cuddlebug. My Snugglebuddy. The Blanket Diver. He crawls under the blanket and cuddles up against my belly to go to sleep. Such a cutie!

I always love seeing the nicknames that other people give their cats. It's so much fun!

my dog's names: Molly (real

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

my dog's names: Molly (real name), Momo, mozilla, mollkins, muffinbutt, dog, tin dog, tintin, lady barks a lot,puppywuppy

my cat: Desmond (real), Dezzy, turdball (my dad names calls all my cats this at some point), kiki, kicat

Mine gets called pest alot

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 01:58

Mine gets called pest alot lol I have since discovered if I said pest over and over really quickly she attacks my face :)

I shall be there. From

Comment by Jon C. (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 02:10

I shall be there. From upstate no less!

I wish I lived close enough

Comment by Winklebeebee (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 02:57

I wish I lived close enough to go to the release party! That's very cool though! :)

One of my dogs is named Max. I call him Maximus Prime.

With my other dog, I just start to say her name and then lapse into incoherent baby talk because she's really adorable. It sounds like, "Hi Kai awwwabdlakjfbakjD'awww babbbyyyy"

Lots of pets, even more nicknames

Comment by Emily (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 03:12

Jill (mom's dog): Jilly, Jillybean, Jilleroo, Old Lady
Baxter (sister's dog): Boo, Piddle, Baxter Biddle, Stupid (my name for him)
Gizzy (the boy cat): Gizmo Teagadget, Giz, Lardbutt, Fatso, Gizroid
Venus (my cat): Scaredy cat, Baby
Nutmeg (Brother's cat): Nutmeggers, Your Highness

His name is Miles

Comment by Tori (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 03:26

But we call him

Crazy Furmonger
Big Boy
That Cat
Big Paw
Mister Miles
Weird little Bugger

Yea, we have a little too much time on our hands. XD

I've got a Weimaraner (the

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 03:28

I've got a Weimaraner (the dog with the weird name!) named Ashley but mostly we call her Stub-butt.

My cats, Murphy and Rachel,

Comment by Funderbunk (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 05:10

My cats, Murphy and Rachel, are most often referred to as Doctor Droolebabble and Engelbert Humperdinck, respectively. Although Murphy also sometimes gets greeted with Barbapappa.

Live readings? Fun to be had?

Comment by Tony A (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 05:16

Why must you be on the other side of the country? Can we score some vids of the release party? Or pics at least? Pleeeaase? :p

You can mesure the love you

Comment by Kineko (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 05:50

You can mesure the love you have for an animal for the silliness of the nicknames you gave him/her.
Valium (my biggest cat, 18 pounds) is Val, Loulou, Tigerrrrrrrr, Le Gros (the fat one), DAMMIT-STOP-THAT, Attila, Yes-yes-I-love-you-too-stop-sitting-on-the-keyboard, Eunuch (well, he is), Not Finished.
Crevette (Shrimp) the smallest one (10 pounds and adult), Crecre, Crevetolla, crétine (dumby), La petite (the tiny one), Bébé, Chatoune (Kitty), La Mouche (the fly), La Puce (The Flea), Homard (Lobster), Energizer Kitty, DAMMIT-STOP-THAT-TOO, Tarzan, LEAVE-YOUR-BROTHER-IN-PEACE.
They both answer to le Tas (the lump), les Monstres (Monsters) and FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU***

our fat black cat

Comment by josh (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 06:00

we have a fat black cat, Neko, that is part Siamese that will rub against our legs and plop down belly-up at our feet so he can get his belly rubbed. We call him a Belly Whore.

I had a black cat some time

Comment by Dubiousking (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 07:05

I had a black cat some time ago, whose name was Wart (my grandmother said it was a reference to King Arthur). My sister's friend called him Pimple enough times that he started actually responding to it.

Also, my dad's nickname for any animal we've had has been "Hey, stupid!" Our Australian shepherd still answers to that every time.


Comment by Mary Sue (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 07:20

My cat Dinah gets called Dinah Bot (First and middle name), Dinah B and "Eat Beast" pretty often. My cat Grayson gets called... a lot of things. Usually "Wookie" (because she's always purring when she meows or hums), or "Nerd" (I don't know where that one came from).

I've got a big grey cat

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 07:51

I've got a big grey cat called Forrest. He had a few names before that, none of which he really responds to.
A lot of the time we call him Fester, like uncle Fester... and around Christmas we call him Festive.

Of course there are a few that can't be printed too!


Comment by Athena (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 07:53

We also call my brother's new kitten a gremlin, because she looks just like one when she put her ears flat and glares at you. :D Her coloring is just perfect for a gremlin, too. So we named her Gizmo.

I have two cats, one hairless..

Comment by Caspar (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 08:02

The furred one was a rescue from a meth lab.. and he's a little..... "special" his name is Sabastian McBean, but alor of the time I call him Retardface because he smokes his face off of walls... A lot. I also call him Wussbag, Crybaby Bean, Beanface and Shitmonkey.

The hairless one is named Elliot, but alot o fthe time I call him Smelliot, Smelly, Gremlin, Brainface, Wrinklebumskin(kinda like rumplestiltskin), or "QUIT DOING THAT"

My dog Watson responds to

Comment by Vet Student (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 08:22

My dog Watson responds to WaWa, Bubba, Fatty McFatty, and Boner

Boner because... well, obviously


Comment by Meglynn (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 08:22


My dog's name is Memphis,

Comment by Tith (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 08:46

My dog's name is Memphis, but he also responses to Man Fish, Concerincus, Turducken, Turd, Turd Mufffin, and Brown Dog.
My friend's dog is Birdie, but she also responses to Brains, but only when screamed..

in a zombie apocalypse......

Comment by the other ghost girl (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 19:40

that dog should hope that they only eat people

I have tons for my beagle,

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 08:52

I have tons for my beagle, and not as many as for my jack russell.

For the beagle: Fluff butt, Fart machine, Notorious D.O.G., buttholeface, Jerk dog, dumb dog, pretty girl, dummy, goo dog, flubber, DJ Farts.
Oh, and her real name is Molly.

The Jack Russell's real name is Little Dog (we didn't expect to keep him) and his nicknames are: Growly pants, old man, grouchy face, leettle dogs, little hog.

They both probably have a few more that I've forgotten.

We got a snowshoe who ended

Comment by almostedible (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 09:11

We got a snowshoe who ended up with the nicknames the Frito Bandito, Kaicho (Chairman), and Pudge.

My dog Pooka usually gets

Comment by Pony (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 09:31

My dog Pooka usually gets "Pookaburra," but sometimes also "Pookachu," "Pookamon," and "Dog." The cats are supposedly Punky and Blue, but are more accurately Stupid Cat/Fat Cat and Old Cat, respectively.

Whenever I have friends with multiple pets and I'm meeting them all at once, it's easier to identify them by their key traits before I learn their names, so my friend Analie's pets were/are Fat Dog, Whiny Dog, Jumpy Licky Dog, Fluffy Dog, Orange Cat, Sassy Cat, Kitchen Cat, Butt Cat, and... uh... Diana.

I'm pretty sure I refer to

Comment by Kayla (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 09:56

I'm pretty sure I refer to all animals and small children as "boogerbutt."

Kitten Names

Comment by Indigo (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 10:06

My house fostered an abnormally small kitten with bad eyes and a penchant for biting faces.
My housemate named her "Tux," But I generally address her as The BLP (Blind Little Puke).

We never had a problem

Comment by drmike (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 10:07

Maybe we did something weird with our cats but we never had an issue with our cats not knowing their names. Even the rescued cats we took in for a bit figured them out after a few days. Whenever we talked to them, we always called them by name. Maybe that had something to do with it.

One of my dog's name is

Comment by Cuppkins (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 10:39

One of my dog's name is Cumin.
That's all I got, really.


Comment by Tyler Whitworth (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 10:46

We have a basset hound mix named lulu, we often call her "stinky dog". She's a good dog most of the time, she just tends to fart, and get on our couch when she thinks we're not home... hence "stinky"

The one that has a bell on

Comment by Brendon (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 10:46

The one that has a bell on its collar I call "jingles." The other one I call "meow-box."

MY Dog...

Comment by AmbrosiaWriter (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 10:47

His name is Ranger but he responds also to "Shoebite" and "Shoe." You can guess why we called him that when he was a puppy.

My cat is named "Panda-Bug".

Comment by Keichimaru (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:18

My cat is named "Panda-Bug". .. that's her actual name. But we always call her squeaky cause she doesn't meow.. she squeaks.

My wife's cat on the other hand... His name is Sparta. But he is most affectionately known as "Monster." This cat lives up to his nickname on a daily basis.

He will chase me through the house, swatting at my ankles trying to get me to play. When I turn around, he flops over onto his side and tries to look cute. Any time he decides it is mommy's "love time" he will walk over and flop ontop of her and anything she is doing. He has claimed a box, and it must be on mommy's computer desk.. If it isn't, he is a pest with the box and walks in front of her screen and makes a general nuisance of himself until it's placed back on her desk.

He's also a little furry garbage disposal. He will eat almost ANYTHING. We've seen him eat onions (raw and cooked), green beans, jello, he even eats PICKLES!!! PICKLES!!!!!!!!!!

He very much lives up to the name Monster.

Long history of never calling pets by their names...

Comment by Chevette Girl (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 13:16

I think Ratt, Mousie, Shadow, Buddy and Stupid (rats) all got called by their names, but I don't think I owned a single hamster I ever called by its name. My second rat Fang was so un-fierce she generally got called Meep-Rat. My horse Fantacie sort of responds to "Pony" and "Twerpy" but she's the only one who ever kind of responded to her name, the rest of my pets (the trainable ones anyway) have been trained to recall using snapping fingers as the command, even Fantacie responds to that now. The rats are all gone now but my Polish dwarf rabbit Spot generally gets referred to as Bunny, Boo, Wobbit, Wabbit, Varmint, or any silly permutation of Spotty/Boo/Bun/Bunny. And she doesn't answer to any of them, but she does often respond to snapping fingers. Often with her ears back and mouth wide open like the Monty Python rabbit, but hey, at least she's _somewhat_ trainable. Moreso than I expected from a dumb bunny :)

I call my parent's Cocker

Comment by Chuck (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 13:33

I call my parent's Cocker Spaniel "Sausage Dog" because it is shaped like a breakfast sausage.

I wish I had a male cat though, so I could call him Bartolomeow

Comment by Dart (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 13:46

While my cat's official, vet-name is 'Kiki', her real name is basically whatever wordnoise I feel like saying when addressing her. Same goes for my dog. The most common ones for either of them are: Poopface, Boka, Boka-bear, Poopbear, Moshers, The Mosh, Schmokey, Schmokes, and The Schmokes Bear. These are all usually said in a baby voice, but like, a really, really angry baby voice.

A kitty rap

Comment by Lauranne (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:11

One of my cats is named Fent, like Fenton but not, and somehow I ended up having a little rap about him. It goes a little something like this:
Fenty Fent Fent with the Fenty Fent face doing Fenty fent things in the Fenty Fent place.

I also call my other cat Chloe Toasted 'Mallow because she looks a bit like a burnt marshmallow, I also call her Muta because she is greedy and eats way to much like Muta in The Cat Returns by Studio Ghibli.

My cat's name is Tiberius,

Comment by Aikachi (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:16

My cat's name is Tiberius, he responds mainly to 'Kitten' or 'baby kitten', but we also call him the following~

'Fooflefuff', or 'foof'

... lots of other names, too, but I don't pay attention, really :o

My boyfriend calls him 'stinky' and I also call him 'crackhead' and 'beggingasscat'

amazingly, the 40% of the time she responds, it is to her name

Comment by Iseult (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 15:36

dogface, dogbutt, i'm-a-dog
bitey, bitey the wonderdog
chubs, pudge
beagleface, huskyface
mutant, seams
baby, babe, sweetheart
puppy, cuddles, kissface
nutcase, nutbaby, crazyface
Luna Volare, Luna Cantare, Luna Saltare
kitten, kittenpaws

All names for Luna, the possibly half-beagle half-husky genius dog we found in our neighborhood. Our family decided she was created in a secret Soviet lab accident, so most of the weirder names are inspired by that.

Smoky, pretty sure he's a rescued chartreux cat

Comment by teaandcookies (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 16:04

He's almost 20 now, but he was fighting with other cats, missing for days, and killing birds and rodents up until he was 18, so I call him sean connery in honor of his dangerous and active career well into old age


Comment by Lissar (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 16:10

My 30lb Maine Coon: Butt butt, tigermonkeybear, Big Cat, Monkey, mowmow, mowzer.

His 10lb brother: Small Cat, Little Foot, Foot Foot, Small butt, and Higginson, beep beep (because he makes beeping sounds), meepers, meep moop.

Mostly I call them both Shithead a lot.

My cat has various names.

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 16:25

My cat has various names. Sweetmuffins (and its alternate, sweetmuffles), kitty, moomoo, schmoop, babboo, and my personal favorite, oatbunches.

Her real name is Loki. Oops.

One of my dogs.

Comment by Bluecho (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 16:53

I have like eight dogs at my house, and one of them (my personal favorite) is named Angel. And I call him Angel because that's his proper name. So does my dad, because we're quite alike.

But if you asked my mother, sister, or brother what his name is, they'll say "Pooter". I think it started from when he was a puppy and farted or something. I can't remember, all I know is they call him Pooter.

He's still the sweetest dog ever, though.

I have a little Portal cat

Comment by Sona (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 17:32

Her name is Chell and named that way because she'll just pop out from from the other side of the room, I'll blink and she'll be on top of the fridge. I've only had her for a couple of months, making her my little baby, so I call her the babster, babs, babby. Other names would be poopy butt and smelly face, but she'll respond to "Oh gawd, what is that smell?!" with a little trill too. She is a most flatulent cat and the smells that come out of her little butt make my other cats refuse to the the kitty litter. The other cat's are Prrrl and Wayne. Prrrl I'll only ever call Prrrl and Wayne is called Wayner. Chell is a tortoiseshell and the other two are tabby cats.

My cat Xerxes didn't even

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 17:39

My cat Xerxes didn't even respond to his proper name until a second cat moved in and I was forced to use it more. He responds to: Little Monster (the one he learned first and I use most often), Monster face, Little bastard, Evil, baby boy, cutie pie, fluffy butt, and sweetheart

Our other cat, named Wigglebug, will also respond to Wiggles, cuddlebug, snugglebug, bug,and bugaboo

Oh, and Xerxes also picked

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 17:42

Oh, and Xerxes also picked up the nickname Herpes from a former housemate...and now my new housemates sometimes call him "Little Herp"....


Comment by Kim (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 18:11

We call our cat (real name Bandit) Lunchmeat.

She is sometimes "The

Comment by Tye (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 18:57

She is sometimes "The Punk"

and sometimes, Punkamina Diane Pie

Smokey is Smokers,

Comment by Jelly (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 19:18

Smokey is Smokers, Smokeadoodle, and Fat Cat while Tasha is Natasha, Tasha Monster, Black Cat, Shadow, Little Cat, and Poofers.

Cat names

Comment by the other ghost girl (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 19:29

Names we call our cat.(Siamese cat so some of them should make since)
Hershel the skunk
fluffy thing
Adorable fluffy Psychopath


Comment by m.a.d (not verified) Wed, 01/11/2012 - 19:42

We're a family of cats so the most common are: kitten, little bit(ch, the 'ch' is optional), fuzzbutt, poopybutt, rollypolly, miscreant, juvenile delinquent, hairball, garbage scow, and my mother's favorite "nose and a butt".