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do your cats answer to all their nicknames?

post #1 of 29
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Sabastian answers to all his nicknames, which is crazy cause he has so many.

Nipper answers to most, hes still learning some.

Princess is just starting to learn her real name and sometimes she will answer to princy as well.
post #2 of 29
The girls will sometimes answer to their name, but when we want them both to come, well yell "Babies" and they come running!
post #3 of 29
All three of mine know their nicknames and will come if they are of a mind to.
Sassy is AKA Fuzzy Butt
Pixie is AKA Chubbers
Linus is AKA Brat.

To be honest though I get the same results when I call them by their proper names as well. More often then not I will get that leave a message and I will get back to stare.
post #4 of 29
When they're in the mood...but they do know their nicknames. Speck also knows if we sing "Hoochie-Mama, Hoochie-Mama shake it, shake it, shake it," we're talking to him.
post #5 of 29
She answers to all the variations of Squeaky - the Squeakster and Grunty McSqueakerton - as well as kitty. I don't use her other nicknames to call her, just when I'm talking with her - lap lion, sofa sphinx, couch cat.
post #6 of 29
I would say most of mine will answer to their names/nicknames. However, they ALL respond to Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Treats no matter where they are or what they are doing! I usually trip over them getting into the kitchen.
post #7 of 29
Mine don't even answer to their names!! I think might Maggie know hers.
post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by nurseangel View Post
When they're in the mood...but they do know their nicknames. Speck also knows if we sing "Hoochie-Mama, Hoochie-Mama shake it, shake it, shake it," we're talking to him.
thats so cute...me n mark sing "you are pretty...oh so pretty" to Princess
post #9 of 29
I honestly don't believe cats and dogs know their names - no matter what I call my cats/dogs they always come. I think it's just my voice but yes they do have nicknames.

Elmo - Momo, Bobo, Elmossedy J, Meowmo, Palmsy

Sophie - Soph

Flutterby - Flutt, Flutty, Flutterbeebee, Nutterby

Fluffy - is fwuffles, fluffles

[What can I say I'm crazy!]
post #10 of 29
Both of my boys answer to all of their names, but usually they are all variations of their real names. They have first and middle names and respond to either.

Spooky Joe answers to either Spooky or Joe and to: Pookie, Jo-Jo, Pookie-Joe, SuperJoe, etc.
Mulder Max answers to either Mulder or Max and to: Maximus, Maxi-Mouse/Moose, Mulderman, etc.

They also both come running when I say “Where’s my boys?†and of course they both respond very well to the call of a can being opened, or a treat bag rattle.
post #11 of 29
Maisie doesn`t even answer to her own name! Sooty hasn`t got a nickname yet.
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by wyatturpsmom View Post
However, they ALL respond to Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Treats no matter where they are or what they are doing! I usually trip over them getting into the kitchen.


Mine all know their nicknames, and all the variations of them, too. But with ten cats, I don't think I'll list them all b/c I'd end up writing a book!

Maverick has a thing for those little geckos, and if I yell "Lizard!", he'll come running. It just cracks me up!

Of course, their favorite word of all is "Tuna!"
post #13 of 29
Jack comes to Jack, Junior (which is what hubby calls him--refuses to call him Jack), June, June Bug, Fuzzy Britches, poopy butt

Harley comes to the sound of dry food hitting the food bowl or plates hitting the counter--8 months here and he doesn't respond to Harley, "wookie" which is what his name was at the shelter he's our "special" cat.

Le
post #14 of 29
Yes! Daisy answers to Baby Moo or Moo Moo ! And Tabitha answers to Pumpkin and Sugar Plum ! What they get called, depends on how naughty they are being at the time! Ie: Tabbs!,Tabbbi!,TABITHA!! TABITHA MILLER !!!
Usually followd by PUT THAT DOWN NOW !!!
post #15 of 29
Buddy will answer to his real name, Buddy-cat, or Bud-bud. Pudgy (a kitten we're pretty sure is Buddy's...heh) usually answers to her name or Pudge. She's still figuring out that she indeed has a name. LOL.
post #16 of 29
Nope, mine don't answer to anything, unless they think there is food involved
post #17 of 29
Binks comes to any words as long as I use the "Kitty talk tone" in my voice. I could call, "here polychloride, where is my cute little spatula, I have a bowl of used tires for you" and she would come if i use the sing-songy kitty voice.
post #18 of 29
Anna answers to her name and Punkinhead. Her name before I got her was Annie which she did not answer to. It took a couple of months before she started answering to Anna.

Elijah Blue-eyes knows if I use his whole name he's in trouble. I usually call him Eli or Eja Blue and he responds to either.
post #19 of 29
Mine do! for the most part anyway that is when they are not totally ignoring me
post #20 of 29
Yeah,
My very gassy cat Oliver answers to the name Stinky

Mia, Cleo and Oliver aka Stinky
post #21 of 29
Hehe! I have so many nicknames for my cats, it's a shock they even know their real names.

Pandora is really dainty and little. We call her "China Girl" because she's so petite and beautiful! I call her Princess (and boy does she know it!)

Thor is really BIG and fuzzy. I call him Double Stuff (after the Oreo cookie!) 'cause he's as long and husky as two cats put together! Also call him Chunky Monkey because as a kitten he used to be much more limber, so he became my little monkey
post #22 of 29
Mattie ignores everything.

Chloe responds to whistles, kiss noises, and a shaking treat jar.

Henry responds to his name and will come to you like a puppy. He also responds very quickly to the sound of the pantry door opening.
post #23 of 29
I laughed at caitsith calling her cat by its first and last name. I thought I was the only one who did that! THOR JACOB! GET DOWN OFF THAT TABLE!
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by binkyhoo View Post
Binks comes to any words as long as I use the "Kitty talk tone" in my voice. I could call, "here polychloride, where is my cute little spatula, I have a bowl of used tires for you" and she would come if i use the sing-songy kitty voice.

LOL I know what you mean, same with mine! They'll answer to anything in that sing-song voice. Some of their nicknames include:

Pebbles aka. Nubbins aka. Princess aka. Princess Nubs aka. Pumpkin-Head
Milo aka. Buddy aka. Little Buddy aka. Milo-man
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by PebblesandMeow View Post
LOL I know what you mean, same with mine! They'll answer to anything in that sing-song voice. Some of their nicknames include:

Pebbles aka. Nubbins aka. Princess aka. Princess Nubs aka. Pumpkin-Head
Milo aka. Buddy aka. Little Buddy aka. Milo-man
i just thought about this and i realized i talk to each of my cats in a different tone lol
post #26 of 29
Ginger answers to all of her nicknames, i.e. Goud, chubby, stinker, pretty girl, potato but I basically call her any nickname that sounds cute at the time...Franky on the other hand barely knows her own name...they both come running if they hear me talk in the baby voice
post #27 of 29
kimi responses to her name, and variations of her name, such as 'kimimi', 'mimi', 'mimimimi', plus 'my dear' which i use interchangeably on kitten n husband.

sometimes i call 'come, my dear'... both reported in
post #28 of 29
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omg when i woke up today princess was sitting right by my head and looking at me, and she put her paw on my shoulder and went "meep" in this little sqeaky baby voice, she never meows so when she does its the cutest thing, and she got a new nickname out of it.....kitty meepers!
post #29 of 29
I've had my three cats for about 8 months and none of them answer to their names but I keep trying. My girlfriend and I have noticed that Obie and Oscar will eventually come to us if we whistle.
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