Thursday, February 08, 2007

Happy Birthday, Stella!

My beautiful black pug, Stella, turns 4 years old today.

A few months ago, I was going to post all of the nicknames we have for our dogs, but after writing them all down, I decided against it, as it was far too embarrassing. They totaled over 60.

However, since it is Stella's birthday, I will share some of her best ones:

InterStella Overdrive
Smootimus Maximus
Bellytown USA
Oobus of Doo
All-terrain Woubie
The Smootarium
...and the big one: "The doo-town girl from the wrong side of the tracks, worked her way up to the top, and never looked back."

Norman's birthday will follow in 12 days. More to come...


Damien said...

whos the cutsie poochie,I heard recently that in dogie years they age really fast in the first 4-5 years and then they slow down. You know like shes 20 in human years now, but the aging actually slows. Yeah I'm not explaining myself well here!!!

Anonymous said...

All-terrain Woubie

I particularly like this one, but I thought it was spelled "wooby", or...did I miss a memo on the intent behind the name?

M said...

I can't believe you didn't tell me on the phone! Happy Birthday, little lady! InterStella Overdrive is my fave. Very cute.

Jim Marquis said...

I especially like the first one. Sounds like a Pink Floyd song title.

Lizzy said...

I know what you're trying to say, Damien. Here's what I found online:
10.5 dog years per human year for the first 2 years, then 4 dog years per human year for each year after. That would mean, in human years, Stella is 29.

Kvatch, Yeah, I wasn't sure how to spell woubie/wooby. I opted for the former, so no one would pronounce it like "booby."

Michelle & J,
Yep - we got that one from Pink Floyd's Interstellar Overdrive.

Sorry I forgot to mention it on the phone, Meesh!

Anonymous said...

We have eight cats and each one has about as many nicknames as your dog. I won't bore you with details (you're thinking "whew!"), but yeah, pets really make everything all right.

Happy Birthday Stella.

Lizzy said...

Thanks, Tom. Actually, I would love to hear some of your kitties nicknames.

Snave said...

Happy B-Day to the O of D!!!

I'm more than glad to bore you with some of our kitties' nicknames!

Baby Mackie has quite a few nicknames... one of his is Turd Maker. Schittenheimer is another, as are Poopenstein, Stinkenheimer, Humpy Puppy, Fecie Face and Turdfucker, along with Mackintard, Mackinturd and Mackintoosh. (Hmmmm, lots of poop in those names!) Bonnie is also known as Bonnie Bird the Bonnie Turd, She of the Tiny Head, Bonski, Sweet Little Bonnie, and Unifang (she has but one remaining fang). Abby is often known as The Bitch Queen, The Headthumper (she likes to straddle a gross old Barbie doll head and then thump it with one of her hind feet) and Cute Little Abby.

Lizzy said...

Those are absolutely wonderful, Snave.

Keira said...

I love to call Stella "Stelly Belly". My own personal nickname for my niece. Its funny how so many people have nick names for their pets. We have several but mostly "Stinky" sticks for all the critters. Not just for the cat named Stinky but for the baby too.