Names Oreo Was Known By
Oreo came from the Houston SPCA with that name. No doubt named for her half black, half white face. I didn’t really like the name but since she was almost a year old and there was already enough confusion in her life I kept it. I rarely called her that though and her myriad of nicknames arose by morphing her name or other nicknames
, private jokes between her and me, or whatever word popped out of my mouth in the moment. Some of my favorites are:
Spuds (named so for the potato long before Spuds Mackenzie came along), Spudley, Spudley-bear, Snane, Sneaky-snane, Sneady, Vøttleskøm (when she was “Swedish dog”), Nudibranch, Nona, Nona-bud, Nona-bone-jakon (hat tip Cat Stevens).