The Macho Minute is about my dog Macho, a chihuahua I rescued in January of 2010. Macho was rescued from a house in Dearborn, MI where 100+ other Chihuahuas were found alive and another 150+ were found dead amongst garbage piled from floor to ceiling. Due to these living conditions, Macho is very timid at all times. I created the Macho Minute to share Macho's stories and progress, as well as my joy of rescuing a dog who needs extra love and care.



Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What's in a (nick)name?

I was recently in a conversation with a group of people, and we were talking about nicknames we have for our dogs (or names you call your dog other than his/her actual name). I realized how funny some of the nicknames are that we have for Macho. Here are some of them:

  1. Macho Man (like the song!)
  2. Macho Poochu (like Machu Picchu)
  3. Pooper
  4. Pooch-A-Loop
  5. Poochie Pie
  6. Goofy Pooch
Why do we have such weird names? Why do I call my dog Poochie Pie? Where did that even come from? Doesn't it make you ask these questions sometimes?

What are some of the names you call your pets? Is there a reason why you call him/her that name? I think it's actually a pretty funny thing to think of!

8 comments:

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

ok here we go! I call Dakota "Dakota Boda", "Boda", "Sheltie Boy", "Bob Barker"....I know there are others but those are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head!

Cyndie said...

Boy, this subject was made for me to respond to, as I am notorious for rarely calling my 3 by their given names. Somehow, "Chaps" has evolved into Chapsie, Chippie, Chipster, Cha-Cha and even Chi-Chi...."Mike" has become Baby Mike, Mika and even Mik-Mik (pronounced meek-meek!) and Jenny being fairly new has only been called Jen-Jen so far. Funny thing is they all respond to all of their nicknames. I have to snicker when I hear my husband using these names too! LOL

Mr. Pip said...

I have about a million names, too. Here are a few: Baby Pip
Pippy,Mr. Pip Pip and Mr. Pop Pop. Silly humans!

Your pal, Pip

Macho (And Nicole!) said...

Aw, I love all of those nicknames! Isn't it funny the things we come up with? And you know the voice you use when you are saying them, haha! And it is funny to hear a man say them. Nick is the one who calls Macho "Pooper" and we don't know where that came from either!

Anonymous said...

We call our dogs other names when we don't want them to know we're talking about them! Like "Look at little dog watching TV"
AJ

Oskar said...

I get "Oskar-bedoskar", "nubbin butt" and "NO" as my nicknames!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Pauley, Middy, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

We have too many nicknames to list; most of them are embarrassing & never uttered outside of the home. We particularly enjoyed Macho's nickname of Pooper :)!!

Casper Bear said...

I have loads of nicknames too, "Pappa", "Bear", "Pappa Doo","Chocolate Pudding","Pudding Pie", "Pappa Bear", "Cappa" and that's just a few. I love Machos'nicknames, especially Pooper and Poochie Pie.
Lotsa Licks
Casper Bear