My all time biggest pet peeve ever: dogs named Maggie
I don't know if you have ever spent time with a dog that shares your name but it happens to me all the time. For some reason the name Maggie is generally reserved for dogs and maternal figures in 80's tv shows and movies. And you probably haven't ever thought about it but when there is a dog in the house, the most common word to come out of anyone's mouth is that dog's name. It's a constant: Maggie ...Maggie ...the ...Maggie ...ummm... Maggie ...like I was saying ...Maggie .....Maggie, No!..... Maaaaaaagie. And then there's the tone in which the dog's name is said. While it often slips in to conversation about the dog in a calm conversational tones, every conversation seems to be punctuated with shrill exclamations and of my name. And inevitably that dog is going to get in trouble and then I get to hear my name yelled throughout the house in tones of disgust or bellowed in low tones of disappointment. Not to mention the baby talk and cheerful coaxing tones for which I find use of my name the most annoying. I've learned to tune it out, but eventually someone will use it in reference to me and I look like an idiot - not responding to my own name. As my sister Ashley would say, it's "annoying as hell"! So, when I'm introduced a dog named Maggie and everyone laughs and thinks it's so funny, I laugh, but I really wanna crawl under a rock and die.
If you have a dog named Maggie, I want you to know that I do not hate you and I do not hate your dog. But I'm not so happy about your choice to name your dog Maggie. And a little advice for all potential dog owners, consider carefully the name that you choose for your new pup, might I suggest Spot.