Maddy has earned a variety of nicknames since she came to live at Wyvern Oaks. She started off as Madelaine, which quickly got shortened to Maddy. Although she was emaciated when we brought her home, she quickly gained weight to the point that she was, shall we say, plumper than she should be. I started calling her Maddy McFatty, and then Maddy Moo. Maddy Moo became Maddy Mooster, which in turn got shortened to Mooster, and occasionally The Moo... I could go on, but I'll spare you the pain. By now she's probably so confused that she has no idea what her name actually is, but she shows up at mealtimes so I guess all is well.
One of Maddy's more endearing traits is that she prefers to go through the garden fence rather than over it, like her sister Artemis does. When she was slimmer, this was easy, but now that she's less svelte, it's, um...
Sort of like squeezing out a tube of toothpaste, no? I should note that the way I managed to get her through the fence while I was filming was by having someone else rattle her food dish. I think I chose her nickname well.
Do you have "evolving" nicknames for your critters, or do you just stick with one?