.... I now have three koi living in my living room encased in a tiny aquarium........ they are called Leviathan, Athos, and Curly..... descending in size, of course......

..... when first asked what I should call them, I said, "Leviathan, Titan, and Olympian"..... when asked again later, I simply replied, "Moe, Larry, and Curly"...... and again - later along after the second trip to WalMart to buy the final parts of the aquarium - I was asked again....... "Athos, Porthos, and Aramis"......

..... as you can tell, the decision making process in my household is somewhat a'shimmy.......

.... I have become these creatures' caretaker.........

by Eric on August 04, 2010 | Bullshit (11) | TrackBack (0) | Ummm, Ok....
Bullshit So Far

We have the same problem with pet names around here. We spend weeks calling new pets by different names to see which one sticks. We have a new kitten - Rosita seems to be the name, although my grand-daughter likes "Sweet Lovie Baby Cat" to which I said a definite no.

Bullshitted by Lou on August 5, 2010 06:28 AM

It doesn't matter what you call them...They won't come anyway.

Just Damn!

Bullshitted by Dax Montana on August 5, 2010 06:53 AM

I had three Unix servers named Moe, Larry, and Curly. The users didn't think it was funny...I did.

Bullshitted by Yabu on August 5, 2010 07:54 AM

Pictures! Pictures! And I do warn you, you'll be getting a bigger tank soon... those little finny bastards grow like the proverbial weeds. I envy you, I miss fishies.

Bullshitted by LeeAnn on August 5, 2010 08:34 AM

Love the names... and the process by which you arrived at 'em.

Pictures, please!

Bullshitted by Elisson on August 5, 2010 09:21 AM

Don't be koi with us Eric. You're a fine fish namer.

I just got the wife a new Kitteh. Canis Lupis Rascalis....."Rascal" for short

Bullshitted by Wollf on August 5, 2010 01:43 PM

I just want to know when yer gonna build a pond, and add catfish so a blog gathering can fish while enjoying the shade :)

Bullshitted by BloodSpite on August 6, 2010 02:43 PM

Your pet names are so... cerebral. When we had hamsters Bones kept wanting to name them things like, Fluffy or Whitey or snowball. Good Grief. I had to intercede or his brothers were going to suffocate him in his sleep.

Bullshitted by Bou on August 7, 2010 10:07 PM

Was I supposed to name my pets? Okay, I'll admit the 4 dogs all have names, they even respond individually when you call em or otherwise give em a command - well, sometimes.

As for the tortoises, the turtle, the salamanders, the newts and the fish - oh man I have to start thinking if I have to name em. Not just think about the names to give em but about how to remember which one is which. There are 3 salamanders, 11 newts, 1 African clawed frog, 9 fire bellied toads, 1 turtle, 6 tortoises, 2 goldfish, 2 rams (fish), 2 kribensis, 4 Corydoras aneus, 6 Corydoras paleatus, 2 angelicus cats, 1 golden algae eater, and heaven help me I don't even knlow how manh guppies.

Egad man - what seed have you sowed! Now you have done it, you got me to thinking if I should name em all or not - Jeez-louise, my brain is overloading. I am going to go upstairs and eat about a half pound of bacon and have an everything bagel toasted and slathered with butter and about 3 cups of coffee and a glass of OJ. Maybe, just maybe, that will restore me to a state where when asked by little kids or my son's girlfriend what are my newts names, I reply: "Who me - name my pets - you gotta be kiddin if you think I am naming a newt!", and everything will be back to the usual blissful state of nameless pets (except for the dogs and, now that I think of it, the African Calwed that my son named Bill). Nameless pets just make it all that much the easier to flush em down the bowl when they croak.

Right now that bacon is calling out the names of each of my taste buds - "hey Atila, hey Ghengis, come on Cromwell, hey Rommel and Patton, you too Hickok and Wyatt, hey Joe (where you going to with that gun in your hand...) - and Joe replied he is gunna go kill something if he doesn't get some bacon soon.

All the best,
Glenn B

Bullshitted by Glenn B on August 8, 2010 09:20 AM

The bacon worked, I have not named em yet!

Bullshitted by Glenn B on August 8, 2010 07:45 PM

I think the names are great; and the way they evolved too!

Bullshitted by Fiona on August 9, 2010 07:06 AM