Friday, March 16, 2007

Ridiculousness.... and moving too

Hi everykitty. Mattingly is not doing a good job of updating the blog regularly so I'm going to give it a shot for a bit. It's good timing because I need to get something off my chest so to speak.

Some of you have blogged in the past about nicknames given to you by the humans you live with. It's time to let you know about my nicknames. I'm hoping if I put this out there on the internet, and my parents see how ridiculous they sound, they may go back to calling me Harlie. I like my name. Unfortunately, Mattingly is the only one in this home who uses it! The first nicknames weren't so strange, though some of them may have been a bit rude. They called me Goofy, Silly, Crazy, Crazy Eyes, Krazy Eyes Kitty (adapted from a character on a Curb Your Enthusiasm episode), and sometimes Mom even called me Princess. Often I would also just be called Kitten. Also I have the nickname Chitten which is related to Mattingly's nickname of Chatten (another story there for another time). It's nice to have names that go together at least.

But recently, Mom came up with Harles Barkley (as in the basketball player). This made Dad laugh a lot. So then I became Harles Barkley. They tried to come up with other famous Charles', but only came up with Charles in Charge and Charlie Brown. So then Dad thought of Harlie Barkley Brown. This made Mom laugh a lot. Then they though it was hysterical say my "last name" first, and started calling me "Barkley, Harles"... and you have to pronounce the "," so they really say "Barkley Comma Harles". Finally, they are loving the Barkley, so I am often called just Barkley or even Barkles. THIS IS THE NOISE A DOG MAKES!!! They are using me for jokes... for their own amusement! The INDIGNITY of it all! I hope that by coming forward with my humiliating story, it will help to save not only me from further humiliation, but maybe even some of you who have to suffer with completely ridiculous nicknames.

Oh, and in other news we are moving in two weeks, so there will be a decreased incidence of blogging over here since there is a lot to do to prepare. I don't really know what that means, but that's what Mom told me. This is pretty much the only home I've ever known. Mom and Dad assure Mattingly and me that we will like the newer place better because it's much bigger. I guess we'll see. Mom says it's going to get weird around here first. I'll keep you posted!


George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

Harlie, you must put your paw down and put a stop to this name calling!! Refuse to acknowledge your people when they do this. Don't so much as twitch your ear, move a whisker or even smile to let them know you heard them. Pitiful humans...they must be treated like children. Reward good behavior with a purr and ignore bad behavior completely.

Tell Mattingly I'll miss him while you're moving!


Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we agree with Tipper! and nokitty would want to be called a noise that a woofie makes. a name should be a source of pride, not something to be laughed at. maybe your people are just overly stressed about moving and are losing their minds. explain your feelings and give them the chance to apologize before you resort to The Bitey.

pee ess: to my people - I'm also not amused by Furry Purry Grry or Fatty.

The Meezers said...

Harley, put your paw down or you too will end up being called POOSIE - Miles

Hot(M)BC said...

We 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, and 7ths puttin the paw down a'fore the beans get any more bad wif the names. We like your name Harlie and so does our Mommy. She knew a lil girl named Harlie when she lifed in Noo Yawk and she was cute like yoo. (The lil girl, not Mommy).
Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi and Gree

Max said...

Oh no...the "M" word! RUN!!!

Ok, it's not so bad, new ppaces can be fun, but if you have to be in the car for 4 days, it kinda bites.

McSkeezix said...

Harlie is a nice name. Yoo need to keep that name. Good luk on the mooving. My big bruther Mao sez mooving suks.

Daisy said...

Yep, moving is hard, and a little scary too. I hope your move goes smoothly, and it is great that you will have more room, too.

Harlie is a very beautiful name. I think you get nicknames because they love you! I agree with the other advice, you must just ignore the crazy nicknames, and only respond when they use yer real name. This means I will no longer respond to "Silly-butt"

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Good luck wif yur moving and try to stay calm. Make sure you beg for lots of treats cuz you'll prolly get some in order to make up for all the moving stress. Plus gives yur Mom lots of headbutts coz moving is lots of werk.

Derby said...

Harlie is such a purrty name and then your beans don't use it. Shame on them!

Be prepared to get locked in the human litterbox room when it gets to the moving time.

Karen Jo said...

I agree that you need to put your paw down over these silly nicknames. Just ignore everything but your real name. Harlie is such a pretty name. Good luck on the move. It can be a pain in the backside and an adventure all rolled into one. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

William said...

Good luck with the move!