Deb, you call the kitty whatever you want! I agree that the kitty will hear the love in your voice. I call April BooBoo, Poodly Doodly, baby, bitty baby, and whatever else comes to mind. She always responds to the love in my voice.
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When I got married, my in-laws had a dog named Lady. When she died they got another dog (dachshund) and named her Lady. After Lady III came along I finally asked why not a different name? That started the new string of "Snooks". We are now on the second Snooks. All the dogs were dachshunds.
I had nicknames for my sons: Buster, Budder, and Buddy.
I also have nick names for my poodle: poodledoodledoo, poodler, and digger. He really only answers to Colman. So you should have a good time with your kitty.
Footnote: We have a fairly new cat that doesn't seem to answer to anything!
Edited by: PAPERCLIPSUE at: 5/11/2012 (13:31)
The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
Your kitty will respond to the tone of your voice and the emotion that you are filled with when you speak. I can only imagine the amount of love in you when you say Booboo, so if kitty gets to feel that love as well, it can only be a good thing.
Shadow, my terrypoo that lived 15 years, was called nug-a-mutt, baby dog, mummy mutt, shadow badow. All suited her personality.
Lucy and Lilly are so different from Shadow, that the nicknames don't fit. Lilly gets Scaredy Poo, Lillypoolooza and when she is obstinant, Lilleth Poodle! Lucy gets called crazy poodle, poodlyoo, pood. And she plays with her food like a cat playing with a mouse, so I get the cat reference :)
I think that Booboo and bubbers are words like darling and dear. Terms of endearment that can certainly be applied to any baby you want to apply them too :)
Deb, You have to do what's best for you. Years ago my husband and I had our first poodle named Sugar. After she passed we went for 17 years before getting Strudel. My husband wanted to name her Sugar too, but I stood my ground and said that there was only one Sugar and that Strudel had to have her own identity. As you know I now have Zoey. That being said, I understand what you are saying, because I affectionately refer to Zoey as my "little Bubbers" which is also what I called little Strudel. Like your little Ling Ling, Zoey uses Strudel's dishes, blanket, etc. If calling Ling Ling BooBoo makes your bond closer and doesn't upset you, then do it. Use it as a term of affection along with his name.
Whatever you decide, you will have our support and understanding. Dee and Zoey
Edited by: DELAPIS at: 5/3/2012 (00:52)
Whenever I''m tempted to eat something I shouldn''t, I remember the following: "Don''t eat for the moment''s pleasure, for when that moment''s gone, the consequences will stay with you, from that moment on."
After almost 6 months of trying to call him Ma Ling or LingLing I still keep calling him BooBoo. Maybe it's 17 years worth of habit, maybe it's because I keep finding behavioral similaritiess. ( a poodle is called "the King of cats", & a siamese cat is said to be more like a pet dog than any other cat ) Just like his brother, he will pound on his food dish ( BooBoo's food dish ) @ meal time, move his water dish to the door if the water gets lo, reminds me when it's treat time, sits on or between me & the arm of my chair etc. Please give me your feedback, on the one hand I like the idea b/c I do it anyway and he answers to it, on the other hand I don't like it b/c there can be only 1 BooBoo.
Deb & Me Ling Olive Branch, Ms.
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