Next time you are at the park don’t be surprised if you are greeted by a dog called Chicken-Fish or come across a cat named Pickywickywoowoo, as these are just some of the weird and wonderful names we bestow upon our pets.
Animal charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has revealed some of the nation’s craziest cat and daftest dog names in a survey of its 225,000 Facebook and Twitter fans, and it appears we are quite creative when it comes to naming our four-legged friends.
Battersea’s top 20 most bizarre dog and cats names are:
Mr Terry Foxer
Mr Bongi Muggles
The Reverend Black
Mister Fuzzy Mittens
Princess Maisie Dolores
Rob Young, Operations Manager at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home says: “Unlike humans, animals don’t really know what they are called so you can be a bit bonkers when it comes to naming your four-legged friends – just remember you may need to shout it out in the garden or at the park!”
Battersea, which takes in around 9,000 dogs and cats every year, also has its share of creatively named creatures such as Senor Snuggles the Anatolian Shepherd cross and Cuddle Bear the cat.
Rob Young adds: “Around half of the dogs and cats we take in are strays so we constantly have to come up with names to give our new arrivals. We have to be quite imaginative and names like Senor Snuggles and Cuddle Bear really help animals stand out from crowd. We love the wacky names in our top 20 – they are truly original. You never know, they may inspire us when it comes to naming some of Battersea’s furry residents.”
Senor Snuggles has recently found a home but if you can give Cuddle Bear or another Battersea animal the loving home they deserve, or have a wacky name you would like to suggest, please visit www.battersea.org.uk.