Some critters take a bit more time, requiring names of great significance, like Mabel Victoria Anne.
And some critters go nameless for a bit, because nothing seems to quite fit.
Montana? Major? Monty?
He perked an ear the first time I called him Monster. No response on the second time. Still, it was better than the complete lack of response I had been getting from him. Another two days, more names, no response. And then, just jokingly, at the end of a long list, "Monsoon!"
He spun his head around and stared at me, as if to say, "What did you call me?"
I repeated, "Monsoon?"
He bobbed his little head up and down. "Yup, I like it."
It's not my fault my critters have strange names. Honestly.
Then, to add insult to injury, he hasn't been drinking much, seems listless, and has a touch of the runs.