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Do Tell: Calling Pets by the Wrong Name?

I may only have one "kid" at home (with a ton of nicknames), but I've accidentally blurted out the wrong name in the past. Have you ever called your pets by the name of another pet or – gasp! – by the name of a Sig-O or human child? It's time to confess below.


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Team-Jacob2 Team-Jacob2 6 years
no but one time I was talking to my friend and I called her Snickers(which is my cats name).
italianblonde italianblonde 8 years
Haha I definitely do this! Sometimes I call my pets by each others' names, sometimes I call them by my deceased pets' names, and sometimes I do what was previously mentioned; I shout a bunch of random names until it's the right one! :)
Desert Desert 8 years
Yup, every time I try tell off one of my cats, I yell out my brother's name first, then my partner's name, before finally getting to the cat.
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
Hahaha, my mom used to always yell "Sherman" (the dog's name) at my little brother.
eleigh eleigh 8 years
I have one dog that is naughtier than the other so when my "good" dog is naughty I always end up yelling the other one's name!
vitisva vitisva 8 years
Rarely but it happens. We have a dog and a cat so I'm sure a lot of people can guess who usually wants to get into more trouble and has more cause to be "yelled" at.
Britney-Kayla Britney-Kayla 8 years
My dog's name is Fox and I've called him Charlie (which was my previous dog's name.)
beram1220 beram1220 8 years
My brother's name is Jack and my dog's name is Jake so yeah...definitely done that one!
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
Good to know my mom wasn't the only one who used everyones names when angry! haha My gods name is B-Bop and my boyfriend is Brendan so I mix them up a lot. Oopsy
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I do it all the time. I have to keep my daughter's name straight with my sister's 3 kids. Then I have to keep our 2 dogs straight with my parent's 3 animals. I slip up all the time.
weffie weffie 8 years
My mom did that all the time, but she called us kids by the animals' names, rarely the other way around. Grandpa avoided this by calling every dog he had Duke so the correct name was always easy to remember haha
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
all the time! bexley is mac (who is dead!), patterson is bexley and everything else!
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
I've done it. After I spend some significant time with one of our family dogs, Teddy (English Bulldog), who's equally as weird and odd looking as my Eegor, I find myself calling Eegor, Teddy, and vice versa. My Mom has accidentally called my husband, Eegor though, HAHAHA!
Izzybaz Izzybaz 8 years
I only have one dog at present, but years ago we had a male dog named Hobie and then dog-sat for a puppy named Yogi. By the end of the visit, I was calling them both Hogie, the names were too close for me to get it right. Course, Hobie also got called "Hobie wan Kenobi" more times than my husband cared for...can't help being a geek. :)
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
My mom did the same Aphrosette. It was like "Jeff, Sean, Karen (her sister, she would always call me that, lol)" and then finally she would scream "SARAH" That's when I knew she was mad, and it was time for me to run, ha! Anyway, yeah, I've called the cat by the SO's name and I've called my SO by the cats name. If I'm actually angry I find it annoying, if not it's pretty funny.
Aphrosette Aphrosette 8 years
Oh yes, I call them by each other's names all the time!!! But when I will little my mom when she was angry would go through all the names in the house, including cats and dogs before she would get to you! That is when you knew she was REALLY mad!!! (Strangely enough, my husband has similar stories from his childhood days....I think its a trend!)
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