I'm bored as hell so I'm going to tell you how some of my pets got their names.
I found my cat as a stray kitten hiding in the hay of the nativity scene at church. I was seventeen and I was singing in the choir for the Christmas pageant. We were singing "Angels We Have Heard on High" and when we got to the "Glooooooria" part, the little white kitten wandered out from under the manger to yowl along. I picked her up so that she could sing with me. So her name is Gloria now.
Long before we were married, when my husband was about to turn sixteen, he wanted to buy himself a Harley Davidson so that he could be cool. For his sixteenth birthday, his uncle, who had just bought a new car, gave him his old one so that he could drive to and from school. He was still saving for his Motorcycle but his parents found out about it and told him that there was no way in hell that he was getting a motorcycle until he was eighteen. Instead, he bought a horse and named him Harley so that he could still ride a Harley around town. We still have the horse.
My horse is named Pepper because she is black and loves green peppers.
When my husband's grandfather bought the farm we live on now, there was barbed wire around the sheep field. He didn't think that the barbed wire was safe so he took it all out and replaced it with a regular wooden fence. He had to hurry along the process and he never got around to removing the last five feet of barbed wire or so and there was just a small section of it behind the wooden sheep fence that was never removed. When his grandfather died, my husband inherited the property. Early one morning I found that one of the sheep had escaped the fence and got her foot tangled in the barbed wire. Now we call her Barb. The only sheep that have names are the ones that we can tell apart. She has scars on her leg so now she is distinguishable from the others.
We have another sheep named Pickles because I gave my niece a big kosher pickle for a snack when we were working in the sheep field and he came up and stole it from her.
The old sheep, Ma, was named after the sheep from the movie "Babe", as was my pig named Babe (Guess my niece's favorite movie) She wanted to name my Border Collie Fly but I drew the line there. (we also have a duck named Ferdinand)
Lucy, my Australian Shepherd, was named after Lucille Ball. I picked her up while we were on our honeymoon. I went to WalMart to replace a broken pair of flip flops and someone had her outside, free to a good home. In the hotel, my husband and I were discussing what to name her while we were flipping channels on the TV. I flipped to "I Love Lucy" and he asked "What about Lucy?" and it seemed to suit her.
What are some of your cute stories?
I can't believe that I forgot about our mule. He is a very sweet mule that was handraised. We got him from a friend of my hubby. His father died so his mother was moving in with him. They sold off all of the animals except for the dogs, his parents horses, and the cat. The mule was the last one that they had and he asked us to board him until they could find him a home but I fell in love with him. He follows me around. His name is Jack, short for Jackass.
I also have a goat that, when we got her, we were told that she was a male but when I took a look, I realised that she was female. I named her Lola after that song by the Kinks "Lola" about the prostitute that was actually a man dressed as a woman. We have other animals but they don't have cute stories behind their names.Answer Question
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