The Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names of 2010

It’s the time of year for best-of lists. This one made me laugh out loud. It’s a top 50 list; I’ll just post the top 10 here —

from VPI Pet Insurance

For many a pet owner, Max sounds mundane and Bailey is simply boring. In order to pay homage to those who take pride in their pets’ unconventional names, Veterinary Pet Insurance set out for the third year in a row to find the 50 most unusual dog and cat names in the United States.

VPI employees selected the most unusual dog names from the company’s database of more than 470,000 insured pets, and narrowed them down by voting for the 50 most unusual names in each category. Following are the results.



Pickle Von Corndog

Purr Diem

Lord Chubby Pruneface Bing Clawsby
Badonkadonnk Cleocatra
Ninjastar Dangerrock Admiral Pancake
Molly McBoozehound Optimus Pants
Dog Vader Chairman Meow
Flopsy Squeakerton Boo Manchu
Bettie Poops Watts In A Name
Geez Louise Chenoa Azure Marshmellow-Puff
Barnaby Bones Senor Nachos

A Quick Guide to Montenegrin Family and Friends

I realize that it may be confusing to keep up with all the people you see in pictures from Montenegro. So, here is a quick guide to folks we know in Montenegro:

Alla Pavetic:  Olga’s outgoing and fun twin sister; married to

Zhelyan Pavetic: an engaging,  strapping Montenegrin. Zhelyan and Alla have a son:

Andrej Pavetic: born in January 2010, he is a sweet, quiet child, surrounded by adults who love him gobs. His aunt, Zhelyans’ sister is

Violetta Pavetic:  a bright, sharp young lady; whose mother is

Slavitsa Pavetic: a strong and faithful mother to Violetta and Zhelyan.

Vladimir Cizmanski:  Vladimir is the pastor and founder of the Brethren assembly, attended by the Pavetic family, the church we serve when we’re there. Vladimir is a good pastor and administrator; he has a big heart.

Marijana (pronounced mary-ahna) Cizmanski:  Vladimir’s wife, a gifted evangelist and servant. Vladimir and Marijana have become very good friends.

You’ll also see —

Tanya Yaskevich: Olga and Alla’s mother

Svyeta Kouzyakova: Alla’s maid of honor and good friend to us all