All my pets have had food names, except one. I won't get into the possibly deep psychological reasons behind that (ok, but only briefly: to me food is love, see the daddy post to understand why). It started with Beans, the Beagle. Then Beans got a little sister, a Yorkie, and I named her Jelly (get it?). I actually wanted to get a weeney-dog and call it Frank, but that didn't work out. Later, I had a cat named Sushi (after her favorite food, naturally). Then a tiny teacup Poodle, named Noodles. Anyway, two and a half years ago, when Andrew and I got our first dog together, a Westie, we decided to break the naming convention and name him Noggin. Any carpenters out there will recognize that as the name for the bit of wood that goes cross-ways between two uprights in the wall. There was also a children's cartoon character in the UK called Noggin the Nog, so it seemed to fit to have Noggin the Dog. We returned to the food-name tradition with our latest Westie puppy, Muffin.
Ok, so where's the coincidence, you ask? I was just doing a Google search on Noggin (because of course he has his own story blog, The Spectacular Adventures of Noggin & Izzy, and I like to see how they come up in the search engines), and I found a site called Noodle Noggin & Bean, and realized for the first time that all three words are sometimes used for brain. So maybe there was an even deeper psychological thingy going on!