When we got Tigger the Dog, she was called Sabrina. Husband was not a fan of shouting, “Sabrina! Come!” And TTD was not a calm and princess-like a Sabrina should be. A name change was in order. We went with Tigger, which we thought was an appropriate choice because of her ADHD manic personality. She was and is a bouncy, bouncy, neurotic mess of a dog. But, we had to add ‘the Dog’ part because she was so not a “bouncy, bouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun.” stripy lion. People were confused that she wasn’t a cat. People have a hard time with the different.
And now we have Pepper, who is a dog but seems to be partly schizophrenic. And thinks she’s a cat. She’s independent like a cat. She is wicked smart, like a cat. She has weird bathroom habits like a cat. And, she is affectionate like a cat – until she’s not. Then she’s a wild lion, all teeth and fur. And those teeth are sharp. Not that she’s bitten us; just that she shows them and you can see the gleam off the shiny poky tips.
It’s getting confusing over here. Anyone want a cat?