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Fri March 28, 2014
Animal Life: What's In A (Pet) Name?
Adopting a new pet is easy. But naming it can be a real challenge.
You'll be using the name several times a day to socialize and train your pet, so there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Studies have found that our pets respond better to one or two syllable names. So it's safe to say that Ditto Dippin' Dots may not work.
Avoid names like Joe, for example, which sound very close to "no." The same goes for Sid, which has the same sound as "sit."
Some names create images that can be unpleasant to hear when hanging out at the dog park. I've met many sweet, lovable dogs named killer. And the only thing they'll kill you with are kisses.
So, what's your pet's name?
— Commander's Palace (@Commanders_NOLA) March 28, 2014
— M. Morel-Ensminger (@RevMelanieNOLA) March 28, 2014
@WWNO And Mingaling, who is also Mimi and Ming the Merciless yet Cuddly.
— i n i m i t a k (@katimini) March 28, 2014
— Jessica Broome (@JBroomeResearch) March 28, 2014
— Kate Richardson (@kater808) March 28, 2014
@WWNO Gromit-> Wallace & Gromit, Leo bc ORANGE CATS ARE FIERCE! (except him), Leia (she's in charge!) & Yoda (the dog) bc of his big ears <3
— the reader (@readerinplaid) March 28, 2014