Friday, January 29, 2010

Repost Friday: Nicknames

This repost is from Tuesday, September 16, 2008...

Dragonheart and Merlin posted a list of their nicknames last Thursday and it got me thinking about the other names we call Au and Target. It reveals a bit of character - theirs and mine - and our relationship too.

See what I mean by looking at their "other" names. Au's nicknames are followed by an A, Target's by a T, and ones that apply to both with an A and a T.

Fuzz face (A, T)
Squeezlebug (A,T)
Cat-Kur-Squizzle (A, T)
Squeezle-bug-fluff (A,T)
Cat fluff (A, T)
Mr Kitty (A)
Big kitty on the block (A)
You little bugger! (A)
Fuzzily wuzzily (T only because A objects!)
Mr Snizzles (T)
Little tail (T)

Au is a big man cat who's not much into hugs but he tolerates me quite well and let's me hug him every day - not too much though in case I am spoiled. And guess what I call him when he demands a treat to show his power over us and walks away without eating it!

Target is a very soft kitty who adores cuddles and baby talk. He's not at all worried about being called fuzzily wuzzily little tail snizzles sweetie... Mind you, it's early days and when he's older he may be put a limit on that sort of stuff.

Thanks for the great idea Dragonheart and Merlin!

Today is the last day for the Katz Tales competition, open to anyone living in Malaysia.

All you have to do is answer these questions:
1. Who is older: Target or Au?
2. Who was called Mr Snizzles as a kitten: Target or Au?
3. Who has a white tummy: Target or Au?

Also, complete the slogan in less than 20 words:

I like Katz Tales because . . . . .

Email entries to katztales AT

There are 3 first prizes:
1 copy of Katz Tales: Living Under The Velvet Paw
1 rock painting of your pet by Malaysia's pet artist Suzi Chua
Cat treats from Addiction
A 35% discount voucher for any Marshall Cavendish titles under General & Reference Publishing

And 3 second prizes:
1 copy of Katz Tales: Living Under The Velvet Paw
Cat treats from Addiction
A 35% discount voucher for any Marshall Cavendish titles under General & Reference Publishing

The closing date is THIS FRIDAY! Friday 29 January 2010. Winners will be announced in Weekender on Saturday 6 February 2010.

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Naddy said...

au - mancat
target - babycat

but target seems so much bigger.

i noticed that male cats have a bigger head than female cats. But there are also male cats with heads the same size as females.

do mature male cats have bigger heads than the females? or just that mature some have big heads and some have small heads. and i noticed the big headed male cats are usually very afraid of me (humans) in contrast with females.

Anonymous said...

the 20 words include the 5 first given words or not included?

Mekkan said...

Au and Target, you've got so many nicknames. I can tell how much you are loved by your human mom and dad. Have a nice weekend.

~CovertOperations78~ said...

Such darling names (except "You Little Bugger!") for such well-loved cats! Au is a mancat and looks every bit the part. Hey yeah... why does Target look bigger than Au in this photo?

My Rowdies have nicknames too, normally just corruptions of their names, though. But they get called "darling" and "sayang" a lot by my housemates and I.

Anya said...

Leuk verhaaltje over jullie :-)
Au is the big boss in het huis

Thanks for the birthday wishes

Kareltje =^.^=

Pam said...

Those are adorable nicknames. Sassie is just "my baby cat." Peeve hasn't gotten a nickname yet!

Ellen Whyte said...

Mizzy and Ee Lynn: Target is bigger because of the camera angle. Au is actually taller - and LOT wider!

Mizzy: boys do have bigger heads esp if they are not neutered. Plus, if they are skinny, they look lopsided. I guess the un-neutered ones are more likely to be scared as they are not loved enough for someone to take care of them. Poor things.

Ryne: Hadn't thought about that. Let's make it inclusive.

Ellen Whyte said...

Ryne your blog link doesn't seem to work. Hope you see this.

Anonymous said...

OMg..Its too lateOMG T.T

Dora said...


Cheyenne -Millie said...

That is a great picture of you two! We like your nicknames! I have a bunch!