Horses, Life, A Touch of Geek

Nicknames

Growing up in the 70s, I was huge fan of two characters:

One: Big, brown, very sweet, & kinda dumb.
Two: Small, gray, quick, & clever.

Do you recognize them? The answer is …

MOOSE and SQUIRREL!

We are contemplating a group costume:

Rodney as Bullwinkle J. Moose
Milton as Rocket “Rocky” J. Squirrel
Katherine as Natasha Fatale
Greg as Boris Badenov

I don’t know that we will ever get organized enough to pull this off. Meanwhile, we are endlessly amusing ourselves referring to Rodney as Moose/Bullwinkle and Milton as Squirrel/Rocky.

mental_floss: 11 Things You Should Know About Rocky & Bullwinkle
Hokey Smoke!: The History of Rocky and Bullwinkle
Wiki: The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show

Do you have entertaining horse/dog/cat/people(?) nicknames?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Comments on: "Nicknames" (3)

  1. My childhood initials were JB. My Dad had a knack for the “humorous” zinger. So I wound up with Jelly Belly and Joanie Baloney.

    My brother got equal treatment: Hacklehead, after a boat we saw in a harbor during a vacation.

    Much later, after I was married and working “in Corporate” , I signed my name with my initials and my last name. JB I am still to this day to my best friend from that era.

    Upon moving, again much later, and taking on a new married name, I chose Joan. Period. Last name only when necessary. No Mrs., no Ms. Just Joan.

    Works for me.

  2. My husband’s Arab who was with us 24 of his 28 years, had quite the list of names. His registered name was Gamaar’s Reflection. Gamaar was the late great Arabian stallion who at the time, was considered one of four top studs in the world. His son looked very much like him. However, his breeder nicknamed the young colt Finale because after he was born Gamaar was retired from the breeding shed. Alas, it turns out he sired one more foal, (a filly, I do believe), but the name Finale stuck. When we got Finale as a green four year-old, but he quickly was dubbed the nickname Beanie. As in: “Eenie meenie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak!” Yes, from your favorite cartoon. For almost his entire life Gamaar’s Reflection was known by everyone as The Bean, or just plain Beanie.

    We aren’t big on people nicknames, but all of our animals have several.

  3. I’ve changed my call name over the years, from Kathy to Kate to Katherine, but not a lot of nicknames. Props to husband for following along and never, to my knowledge, relapsing.

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