Years ago, after confusing our vet by referring to Trouble the Kitty as “Trudy”, I did a post listing all the various nicknames for all our various animals. Dennis was a relatively new addition at the time, and didn’t have very many nicknames; now he has more, although many are just variations of the same one. (Of course, it’s likely that no one will ever have as many nicknames as Tucker did.) And the Hipster Kitties have already acquired a few themselves. So for everyone’s edification, here’s the current set of nicknames to which the animals may or may not answer.
Real Name: Dennis
Real Name: Charlee
Real Name: Chaplin
Dennis will respond to pretty much any name you call him, but do the cats respond to their nicknames? No, not really. They do respond to their real names, though. Which is pretty much the best you can hope for, with a cat.
* Officially, Chaplin is Kit-Kat and Charlee is Kit-Kit. But sometimes one forgets.
** We remain convinced that Chaplin is Tucker reincarnated as a cat.