all the shades of

Because it would be too easy to expect her to respond to only her given name:

  • Magpie
  • Crab Cakes
  • Crazy Monkey Child
  • Monkey Shine [presumably “shine” is a degenerated “child” … presumably]
  • Bayyyyyy-bee [okay, so that’s what she calls herself]
  • Penguin [since we’re a rhymey kind of bunch]
  • Fiend [since we figure therapy can never begin too young]

Not to be outdone, the dog is also known as:

  • Ba
  • Beo [have I mentioned the rhyming thing…?]
  • Butthead [but only in the kindest possible sense. oddly enough, this is also one of Mr.Q’s nicknames…]
  • Hey, Dog
  • Puppy [he’s almost 12]
  • Bubba

But it’s okay for the dog: he’s pretty much deaf and works only by hand signals under the delusion theoretical possibility of bribery positive reinforcement.

4 responses to “all the shades of

  1. Ah, but there’s something missing. We have here names for the dog, the magpie, the hubby… hmm… who could be missing??? 😉

  2. It is comforting to know we are not the only family with lots of nicknames…..B has several, Katherine is also known by several. All done with absolute affection, of course!

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