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).