Our dogs are loved, that’s for sure. Recently, we came up with this list of all his various names that they have. They know them all, too.
Coda-Bear: combination of the previous two
Daco-Taco: a name assigned by my my brother and his girlfriend
Bouder-bouders (pronounced "boo-ders")
Cocanut (head): a favorite of my father-in-law
Baders: (pronounced "bay-ders") Random derivaition from Bouders.
Butters: a mal-derivation of bouders (my brother never understood this one
Buggy-Bug: Lola pushing a shopping cart
LOOooola (Big exaggerated "O" sound at beginning)
Lola-Cola: also from brother and girlfriend
Buggie: an infantilization of the "bug" surname.
(Sometimes I call her "Vet Bill")
Things we call the pair of them:
Bubbies: yet another degradation from the previous
Our dogs are loved and lovers. I can't, literally cannot, look at them without cracking at least the smallest smile. They make life better, and that's a fact. They're our own little four-legged therapists. And they are definitely man's (and woman's) best friends.