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I have a whistling cow, rooster and fish, do you? 
 
Sep. 1, 2012 4:58 pm 
Updated: Sep. 18, 2012 7:14 pm

Ok, so I have issues. I can deal with that. Now I have more, so,,,,oh well, anyway I need some help (obviously). The help I am interested in is what to rename my whistling teapots. Don't laugh, (I heard that), some of you name your appliances, oh yes you do, so I want new names for my 4 little darlings. First we have (Fisherina), she said she really doesn't like her name and wants something classier. Next we have (Mooabella), again, not happy with the name and willing to change. Then we have (Mr. Brooster), again not thrilled and finally (Flowerine), so picky. So I need some help, again obviously to change the names of my friends to better suit their personalities. They all "sing" beautifully to let me know that my water is heated just perfectly for tea. Any and all ideas will be considered. The grand girls will be the final judges, probably, well, maybe, we'll see. And here they are in no particular order. Thanks again for the help.

Aren't they adorable!

 
Comments
Bibi 
Sep. 1, 2012 5:13 pm
Ariel, Clarabelle, Tweety, and Foghorn T. Leghorn!
 
ibbz 
Sep. 1, 2012 5:15 pm
Oh, good choices! Thanks for the ideas, the judging panel will consider and let you know if you are a winner!
 
Seeker 
Sep. 1, 2012 5:43 pm
Those are just so cool! No wonder you want to name them. Good ones Bibi. Only have the thought of Gilgal for fish.
 
ibbz 
Sep. 1, 2012 6:05 pm
Seekery, that is,,,,inspired!! Love it. Thanks for the ideas, the judging panel will consider and let you know if you are a winner!
 
Sep. 1, 2012 6:22 pm
Great names,can only think of one,Rusty,for rooster.
 
ibbz 
Sep. 1, 2012 6:26 pm
Oh manella another good choice,IMO. Thanks for the ideas, the judging panel will consider and let you know if you are a winner!
 
Sep. 1, 2012 9:32 pm
How about Dora, Daisy, Ta Lu La, and Bessy! ! You're right, they are adorable!!
 
ibbz 
Sep. 1, 2012 9:37 pm
I wanted to collect something "different" for my kitchen. I think these fit the bill, but if you see any around that might want to join my herd, please let me know. They must be a little,,umm, original or unique in some way. They will be welcomed. They must be "singers". I have quite a choir here.
 
ibbz 
Sep. 1, 2012 9:39 pm
Patty, I am not sure "rooster" would like to be called "Ta Lu La". ;)
 
Nanby 
Sep. 1, 2012 10:51 pm
Those are so darn cute! I was thinking Bubbles, Daisy, Windy, (thought the flowers looked like they were bent by the wind.) Finally, Rowdy.
 
Nanby 
Sep. 1, 2012 11:28 pm
Oops, wanted to put down a second name for rooster..."Early."
 
ibbz 
Sep. 2, 2012 7:41 am
Thanks for all the good ideas Nanby!
 
Sep. 2, 2012 9:02 am
Alls I can think of is Whistling Dixie and that doesn't apply to any of them! I like Bibi's names :)
 
Sep. 2, 2012 9:36 am
Oh My Gosh! I love your tea pots. Issues? What issues! LOL!
 
Sep. 2, 2012 9:38 am
Oh yes, re-naming your your teapots. I almost forgot. I still haven't named my Kitchen Aide. So, no help here. But, I can't wait to see what others come up with.
 
Sep. 2, 2012 10:41 am
Like Candice said, "what issues?" :) Circe, Shatto, Tullie( pronounced Toolie) and Howdy Dowdy! What a fun blog!
 
Don 
Sep. 2, 2012 11:09 am
Hi, nice re kettles. How about --- Senorita or senorita fuerte (Strong Girl)---- Scoosh---- Steamie --- Silbar (to whistle)---- Marachino (after a cherry) - hope helps. cheers.
 
Don 
Sep. 2, 2012 11:26 am
or wooo wooo ---------- wilma ---- ---- gladys ---
 
Sep. 2, 2012 8:31 pm
Oh. Ta Lu La is your Flowerina. Rooster could be called Cogburn! !
 
Sep. 2, 2012 8:31 pm
Ta Lu La= Tulips!
 
Sep. 2, 2012 8:34 pm
Hey Candice, what color is your KA? Might be able to pull a name for her from that or maybe where you got her?
 
ibbz 
Sep. 3, 2012 6:18 am
LOVE all the suggestions, now the hard part. Which ones do we choose??? I'll keep you updated. Thanks for joining in the fun.
 
Sep. 3, 2012 6:37 am
Eeny, Meeny, Miney and Mo.
 
ibbz 
Sep. 3, 2012 6:45 am
Cute, I can see the hubby now when I ask him to get Eeny down from the cupboard so I can use it. He will look at me with the "what in the heck?" look in his eye and be thinking, "Yes, it's finally time to put her in the nursing home I've been considering for her".
 
Lela 
Sep. 3, 2012 7:16 am
How about FoozBall-(fish) ClaraBell-(cow) Flora-(tulips) and Rowdy-(rooster) The only thing I ever names were Big Bertha-for my huge cast iron skillet. God luck with the names.
 
Lela 
Sep. 3, 2012 7:17 am
excuse the typos- (names were=named was) God=good) LOL! I really need some coffee.
 
ibbz 
Sep. 3, 2012 7:22 am
Lela, no problem with the typos I can't type and I've already had my ration of caffeine for the day and then some,,ahh, that might explain it for me! Love the ideas. Thanks.
 
Susan 
Sep. 6, 2012 1:40 pm
I like Patty Cakes idea for rooster - "Cogburn"
 
ibbz 
Sep. 6, 2012 3:54 pm
Ok, we have decided that rooster will be named "Cogburn". You have to know John Wayne movies to understand this. Fish will be "Ariel". Bird, flower pot will be "Flora". Black and white will be "Clarabell". Thank you for all your ideas.
 
Paula 
Sep. 6, 2012 4:59 pm
Perfect names...all of them. I especially like Cogburn :)
 
Sep. 6, 2012 6:12 pm
ibbz, love the names you chosen. I love the name Clarabell in general. That is darling.
 
Sep. 6, 2012 7:26 pm
I like it! Those tea pots are beautiful!
 
Seeker 
Sep. 6, 2012 7:34 pm
What a fun blog! You named them perfectly. Now will you ever use them or just look at them? (Haha) They're too pretty to use.
 
Lela 
Sep. 7, 2012 6:34 am
I am glad you liked some of the names I suggested. I like all the names you finally decided on!
 
ibbz 
Sep. 7, 2012 7:28 am
A big thanks to all for joining in the fun!
 
Sep. 7, 2012 10:44 am
Your hubby might send you to Petey to live on the "Funny Farm." Love the names!
 
redly 
Sep. 7, 2012 1:25 pm
Great choices on the names ibbz!
 
ibbz 
Sep. 7, 2012 1:35 pm
He keeps threatening to send me to "The Place" but he really isn't telling me much about it except the walls are nice and soft,,soft? HMMM.
 
ibbz 
Sep. 7, 2012 2:06 pm
A nice soft blue perhaps? Maybe a soothing pink? I ask him, he just smiles and smiles.
 
ibbz 
Sep. 7, 2012 5:58 pm
Ok, it is getting a little creepy. The whole smile thing is creeping me out.
 
Sep. 8, 2012 1:10 pm
I love it, ibbz. By the way, i just did a search on amazon and they have giraffe, ladybug, zebra, duck, honeycomb, elephant, and strawberry whistling tea kettles. :)
 
ibbz 
Sep. 8, 2012 2:51 pm
Oh, really! I want them! Wait, the hubby said it was the tea kettles or him?? HHMMMM. What was that addy again? I sure will miss him while drinking my tea ;)
 
ibbz 
Sep. 8, 2012 3:22 pm
Whoa! I did not pay that much for my kettles. I am a "rummager" I found my kettles at rummage sales, poor things they were being dismissed as additions to the families. I took them in and have given them a good home. However,,,I didn't pay more than $5 for any of them. Ok, except one. Flora was my big ticket item, she was $10 but looked so lonely in that box in the garage. I'll keep on the look out for more "orphans".
 
 
 
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I tried making "meat muffins" and the fat from the ground pork overflowed the muffin tin, dripped on stove and caught fire, which in turn caught the meat on fire, which in turn caught the towel that I was holding while trying to get the pan out of the oven on fire, which in turn caught my pants on fire when I dropped it, which in turn burned my hand and arm when I tried to retrieve it, then I had to pay the landlord extra for the burned spot on the tile in the kitchen. I don't make meat muffins any more.
 
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