Monday, July 18, 2011


Holy SPAM. You guys are the best namers ever! Seriously. I'm so glad it was up to The Randomizer to pick a favorite because I had sooooooo many. So freaking many that I asked my human if we could please get 80 more fishes so we could use all of your names.

But even though I said please, my human still said no to a house full of fish. Something about not wanting to become a crazy fish lady? No idea. But thanks to The Randomizer and Milton the Dunkirk, NY pug (+ a silent/non-randomized vote from Noodles), Fish 2.0 is now Swedish!

Swedish is an awesome name because 1) the fish-formerly-known-as-Fish 2.0 looks like a Swedish Fish and 2) Swedish Fish are my human's #1 favorite candy on earth. I think Swedish really likes his new name too. Fish was kinda mean and now I'm kinda wondering if he was just mad/sad about having such a lame name. I mean, what if he just didn't feel loved?


Swedish is totally not mean so yesterday my human got a snail to keep him company. Fish was a snail killer, so the whole snail thing is kinda new to me. But the snail is pretty cool - big and yellow with giant eyes and crazy antennae things he uses to find food (I think). He can detect the tiniest bits of food from the other side of the bowl. My human says he must be part pug.


I'm kinda thinking before snail ends up with the name "Snail", we (and by we, I mostly mean you) should name him too. Anyone know the Japanese word for snail??

Minnie ~ you've got my juju!! I hope you're feeling better :O
Eddie ~ yes! Lots of tick potential near Stinson. Definitely do pit checks. And watch out for sharks - especially great big white ones.
Swisher + Oakley ~ so glad one of us got to see the A's game. We were supposed to be there with Boka (with the green + yellow spots) but my human's stupid freaking mouth had some issue. Apparently she'd rather go back to the dentist than a baseball game. I'm really starting to hate this dentist guy.

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As far as I know, today isn't special. But Saturday was - Happy Whelp, Lucky! - and yesterday was too - more happy to Frankie! Unfortunately, I won't be eating cookies in honor of your days (human says I'm getting tubey) but I will be eating an extra carrot.


Sue and Romeo said...

Puglet I googled, and the Japanese word for snail is Katatsumuri...such a long name. How about Katat, Kat, Sumu, Sumri?

Looks like you and Swedish are admiring each other, or getting acquainted.

Minnie and Mack said...

Congrats on fish's name! How perfect.

And thanks for the juju for Minnie. She's home from the hospital!

Now name for snail... hmm, how about Sally snail? You need more females in your house!

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack

Sabrina said...

Hiya Puglet!

Swedish is a really cool name--I'm glad he likes it. As for snail, how about escargot?

THE PUGLET said...

Haaa Sabrina ~

That's what my human said too. She doesn't know the Japanese word for snail, but said she knows the French?!

THE PUGLET said...

Hiya Minnie + Mack ~

I'm glad the juju wasn't too late & Minnie is back home where she should be.

I dunno about needing more females around here. I kinda like dudes. More dudes, the better! I wonder how you tell if a snail is a he snail or a she snail??

THE PUGLET said...

Sue & Romeo ~

I agree, that is a big word for a little snail. Even though Snail isn't exactly little. I kinda like Sumu... or maybe Sumo since Snail is so huge!

Payton said...

Hi Pug! Hope you and Dutch and Swedish and your human had a great weekend. Is your human's mouth finally fixed? Hope she feels 100% soon. I vote for Kat...kinda funny given the other names in your house.

Happy (belated) Day to Lucky and Frankie!!


Mubi Chitose said...

Katatsumuri is the official Japanese word for snails, but kids call them "denden-mushi" (Mushi means bugs, Denden part I have no idea what it means but proabably just a sound. So how about Denden?

Anonymous said...

"Denden" is such a cute name! My mama is Japanese. Dad is Minnesotan, yesterday's world cup FIFA almost caused "dovice" situation.

Lucky and Frankie, we will eat extra apple slices today for you 2 !

Sammy -geez, it's too hot here in MN!!!

Fish said...

Poor Fish. So all alone with no name! Good thing he is in Fish heaven now, probably with a name and swimming with other fish!

Noodles said...

Hi Puglet
Congrats on naming the new red fish. My Mommy said her fave candy is Swedish Fish but not real fish cuz she is a Veghead.
I like moshi for a snail name. And you CAN'T tell a snail is female until it lays a buncha of eggs.!!!!
Love Noodles

Crabbie Chris said...

mmm...Sweedish let me have a bite once pure heaven.
Before I came along, mom had an aquatic frog she named Steve and her snail was named Rebecca. Not sure why she had those names, but they lived a very very very long time. Naming something, even if it is just fish, makes it part of the family. I'm glad yours is expanding.

THE PUGLET said...

Hmmm. Mushi is kinda like Sushi and I like Sushi (but not as much as bacon).

Steve & Rebecca? That makes me laugh but I don't know why.

Oooooh! How about SPAM? SPAM the snail!

THE PUGLET said...

Heya Payton ~

My human's mouth is semi-fixed. I guess it isn't over yet....

Anonymous said...

Name the snail 'Escargot'.

Our dad loves to eat them.. mom thinks there is something wrong with him, we do too.

Swedish is a great name..we like it.

Ok, can you send a little bit of JuJu to our sister Ellie. She is having knee surgery tomorrow morning something about a funky knee cap. She's been walking like a tri pod since last week, the vet said walking on 3 legs would make her bad back worse.

Emmitt, Eli and Lucy the house cat from San Antonio, TX

Payton said...

I like SPAM too! Somehow it seems fitting for a snail.

Sending juju and prayers your way now, and we'll be thinking about you all day tomorrow. Keep us posted on the surgery, Emmitt and Eli!


THE PUGLET said...

Hiya 3Es ~

BAM!!! <- that's a whole bunch of instant juju I just sent to Ellie. I'm glad they're fixing her funky knee before her back gets mad. All paws crossed here at Casa de Puglet.

Anonymous said...

ps. Puglet, thank you for letting us know about Buford's bulliestics. Mama ordered some, it's already here !!

Hmmm, stinky good ~

Feel better, Ellie !

Holdin27 said...

I missed out on the fish naming but think the snail should be named Escargo or Nacho. I'm leaning toward Nacho.

Holdin27 said...

Forgot the t :/ I feel so uncultured.

Maggie the Pug in Dallas said...

Hey Puglet...SPAM..did I hear someone say SPAM?? Got to have me some spam...oh, we are just talking about naming snail that? Dang, I got all excited thinking we were going to eat some! Spam the snail...kinda catchy. I like the new fish name even tho it's not a food name like SPAM! Makes me feel all fancy or something...very cool!

I might get me some spam for Lucky and Frankie's Special Days tho...but maybe not, hope ya'll had a good one! comes some north Texas juju to my southern Texas friend Ellie! Hope all goes well for ya tomorrow!

THE PUGLET said...

I like Nacho too!

So... SPAM, Nacho or Escargo(t)*? Or maybe Bacon? Or Nathan? Or...

*(I say the silent Frenchie 't' should be totally optional).

THE PUGLET said...

I saw a sign for Swedish Meatballs at Ikea once, so how bout Meatball? Y'know, to go with Swedish?

Uhm, me + Dutch didn't get to go inside Ikea, so I don't know actually know what a Swedish Meatball is. Anyone??

Maggie the Pug in Dallas said...

Way cool Puglet...Meatball to go with Swedish. That works! I don't know anything about Swedish Meatballs at Ikea either but just the name meatball itself sounds good!

Anonymous said...

Meat + Balls = how can you go wrong?
We vote for meatball for the snail's name!

Mega juju and puggle prayers to Ellie. Good luck, sweetie. You'll be in our thoughts all day tomorrow.

Lea, Riley & Roxi
Those Jersey Shore Puggles

Mimi, Diva Dog Extraordinare said...

well big is ookina and yellow is kiiro so how about calling it kina or kiro?

Anonymous said...

Porsche is a good name from the old joke about two guys at a race track watching a Porsche S type and one of them says "look at that S car go" Ok so you have to be a car nut.

from Scrub4pup who is having issues with google not recognizing her log in.

Anonymous said...


From the 3E's and Lucy the house cat

Noodle said...

Yay! Swedish really is the perfect name for Fish 2.0. And, you can call him Swede for short...

So, my mom wanted me to let you know that, very often, snails BOTH boys AND girls--at the same time! (I'll never understand how she knows the weirdest things....)

Noodle said...

That was supposed to say "snails ARE both boys and girls..." Stupid non-thumbs.

Noodle said...

Ooooh... How about Nom nom for the snail!! 'Cause that's what they do. :)

Penney and Honey said...

Didja' know Sponge Bob has a pet snail named Gary??

THE PUGLET said...

So many cool names! I might have to ask Randomizer to help my pick. Or we could just give Snail a whole bunch of names?

Anonymous said...

Puglet, that is just about the cutest picture of you I've seen yet. You are such a handsome dude!
Kris in Oklahoma

Anonymous said...

Hi Puglet,
We haven't been here in awhile. Our human still can't figure out how to log in, so we are anonymous again, no fun for Coco and Chili. It looks like we've missed out on a LOT! Congrats and welcome to Swedish! Also glad to hear your human is feeling better. We've been sending good juju to your human and all the juju needers from our anonymous place in the internet. :)
Regarding a name for your snail, you refer to Casa de Puglet alot, and it made us think... You could call him/her "Casa", since snails carry their casas around on their back. Or, Juju would be a cool name too, since you generate so much of it.

Coco & Chili

tubby3pug said...

What a terrific fish name--you look so cute checking him out.