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Silly, Spoily Pets

Updated on September 27, 2012

Buffy Jean Pants

A couple of years ago, I was on a camping trip not too far from home. I left my 18 year old at home because she had to go to work. Katie had been talking about wanting a new puppy but I was adamant about NOT having a puppy, new or otherwise. After a night away, I was texting with Katie to make sure everything was okay at home. It was of course, nothing to worry about.

That evening she went to work and was going to text me when she made it home. It wasn't very far from home to work, but I just wanted to be sure she was okay. So when my phone beeped, I knew right away it was Katie and immediately looked at the text to make sure all was well. The text went something like this "I made it home and this is our new puppy". "WHAT" ????? New puppy??? She had sent a photo which showed a little white pit bull puppy with one brown ear and one white ear. Cute puppy, but I was livid to say the least. She had some nerve bringing a puppy home after I had said no repeatedly.

So I was headed home the following day and stewing about the puppy thing. I think I got madder and madder as I got closer to home. I had an entire speech prepared for Katie, "I told you ...." and so on and so forth. I pulled into the drive, turned off my car, stepped out and stomped up the steps, angry as a wet hen and prepared to let it all out. I opened the front door and and all the anger I felt dissipated immediately. There she stood holding that cute puppy at my face level and I fell, in love that is. I fell in love instantly and forever. Talk about love at first sight.

That puppy is now 2 1/2 years old and her name is Buffy Jean Pants. Her last name came about one day when I noticed she has a spot on her bottom that looks like a pair of pants. So she became "Ms. Pants". We go shopping at the local pet store and they know her there as Ms. Pants. Her middle name is the same as mine, which was also my mother's first name. This name came about one day when Buffy was getting in trouble, I started to say her name. But I ran into a problem. You see, here in the south, when a child gets into trouble, they are typically called by their first and middle name together, often sounding like one long name. Like my boyfriend Billy (Wayne), his family calls him Billywayne, like its one name!

Anyway, back to Buffy. She was getting in trouble and lacked sufficient names to serve the purpose! So I was fussing at her and I said "Buffy....", "Buffy..." "Buffy Jean Pants". Needless to say, it stuck big time.

She has an Indian name too. Her coloring is mostly white, with three reddish spots along one side. Katie was playing with her one day, touching each spot and simultaneously saying 'spot'. So, you heard 'spot spot spot'. That was when her Indian name of 'Buffy Three Spots' came about. Of course, along with her 'regular' names, she has a whole list of nicknames. Among those are simply 'Pants', along with 'BJP', 'Fubby' (that's Buffy spelled backwards) and 'Peshy', which anyone with a pet will know stands for precious. You can't forget the lists of names that include 'pants.' Sometimes she is smarty pants and other times she is stinky pants. After all, she is a dog, just don't tell her that.

Buffy even has her own vocabulary. Like most dogs, I mean girlies, she knows what a toy is. But, this girly knows which one is pink and which is blue. Tell her to go get her blue toy and see what she brings back to you! We call her words 'spoily words' because she is spoily. Her vocabulary includes 'moof' which mean move; 'mover' which means move over; 'goff'... get off; 'gout' ... get out; 'gin'... get in; 'mere'... come here; 'mon'... come on; 'scover'... scoot over; supper; hungry; thirsty; water; 'baff'... bath; bye bye; potty; mama; nana; dad; go see; nite nite; bug; speak; 'mell'... smell; bite; be still... and I'm sure I've left something out.

We have another girly named Annie. We can tell Buffy to 'go see Annie' and she will run over and give her kisses. Buffy has a pet bird too, a cockatoo named Riley whom she hounds to no end. She knows the word 'bird' as well as the name Riley and she will 'go see her bird' and tell him nite nite. Of course the bird thinks Buffy is his dog, and we prefer to let him think so. We occasionally hear him calling her "Buffy Jean Paaaaants" or he'll say "I love you Buffy" in his funny bird voice.

Along with having an entire list of words she understands, she can talk. Yes, I said talk. While she has many things she understands, she is limited to what she can say. Her 'speaking' vocabulary consists of "I love you" and she will say it repeatedly for the tiniest bite of people food. She doesn't get much people food though, she has severe allergies and we have to limit her intake, but she's okay with bits of fresh chicken and fruit.

She's a busy girly, going through her day chasing toys, picking on Annie or poking Riley's cage. She loves to run outside and I mean RUN... full speed ahead, no holding back. Thankfully, we live in the country so she has plenty of room to run all she wants to. She starts every morning by waking up Katie. She'll get nose to nose and breathe on her Mama and stare at her until she's awake. It's a pretty funny thing. She ends her days the same each day. She makes her rounds telling everyone 'night night'. First her bird Riley, then her girly Annie and last of all her Nana. She'll come to me and put her big ole feet in my lap and lay her head on my chest, close her eyes and snuggle against me. I give her hugs and scratch her back a little and she goes off wagging her tail. She's so sweet and lovable. Life with her is never boring, that's for sure.

As I finish up this story Katie has just let her out to potty. Buffy didn't realize it was raining outside and she took off out the door like she always does. She didn't stay out long, though, she did an about face and came right back inside. Once she was in, she proceeded to have what is known in our house as 'a moment'. This 'moment' consists of this 60 pound pit bull tucking her tail and bunny hopping as fast as she can move up and down the long hallway of our house. Back and forth she goes as I type, all the while Katie is saying playfully "Buffy's all wet, Buffy's all wet". This continues for a minute or two, up and down, 'round and 'round. Now its 'baff' time.

Buffy as a youngster
Buffy as a youngster
The Pants
The Pants
Nap time
Nap time
all grown up
all grown up

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      Linda 4 years ago from Texas

      Buffy is our 2nd Buffy... she is the princess, the first was Queen Buffy. This is our 5th pit. We protect her like gold... they are so often stolen. She is a mess, thats for sure! Thanks for commenting!!

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      Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA

      I love this! Ms. Buffy Jean Pants is beautiful and the picture of her asleep in the laundry basket is priceless!

      The only people who know wonderful pit bulls are, are the people who have them!

      We are on our second now---Oscar----and he is a big, overgrown lovebug!

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      She is an adorable dog, and it does look like she has pants on. She seems very smart too for having such a large vocabulary.

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      Linda 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for commenting!!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      As a devoted dog owner, I loved this Hub. My dog, Baby, can talk too. She can also tell time, I swear! I loved the photo of your dog in the clothes basket!

      I voted this UP, and will share.

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      Linda 5 years ago from Texas

      So true! Thank you for commenting! 'smiles' :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Awww you are correct, this hub brings smiles!! I like the pants!! My daughter surprised us with a bunny. I wasn't pleased, Cupcake is now part of the family. As is the turtle Amelia and Foxy the toy fox terrier. Sometimes our kids know us better than we know ourselves:)

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      Linda 5 years ago from Texas

      Hyphenbird, thank you for stopping by to read and for the wonderful comments. Yes, she is a very unique dog. So full of personality, she's just like a kid. And you're right about pits being great dogs. I can't stand chihuahuas either. Thanks again for reading.

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      She is so cute! No wonder you fell in love with her on sight. The "pants" are so funny I giggled out loud. This dog is unique. Maybe her gentle love will help others realize pit bulls are great dogs. My neighbor has one and she plays with my 10 pound Bichon like a little baby. She also has two Chihuahuas that I cannot stand. They are aggressive and bark all day long when she puts them in the yard for fresh air. But Sheba the pit is lovely. Enjoy your baby.

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      Linda 5 years ago from Texas

      She is a spoiled baby. I've had four pit bulls and every one of them has been gentle. She loves my grandkids so much, she actually pouts when they leave.

      And yes, it is thugs who mistreat animals and cause them to have a bad reputation. I saw a list not long ago that consisted of the dogs with the worst temperament. Number one on the list was daschund, (weenie dogs) and chihuahua was near the top, as was german shepherd. Pit bull was about 13th on the list, somewhere after poodles.

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      Mazzy Bolero 5 years ago from the U.K.

      Over here in the UK pitbulls are banned because of their use by thugs who make them vicious by treating them with cruelty. I didn't realize a pitbull could be such a gentle, affectionate pet. It just shows it is the thugs who should be put down, not the dogs. I would love to hear her "talking":)

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      ZoeSophia 5 years ago

      Cute hub, she sounds like a sweetie and I love her "pants".

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      Kristin Kaldahl 5 years ago

      The coloring on her legs does look like pants!! A very cute nickname. :)

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      Linda 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you! You'll be seeing much more of her in future hubs. She is not a boring girly!

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      jennzie 5 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

      Haha it does look like she is wearing pants! Buffy Jean Pants is adorable. Great hub!

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      Linda 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks so much! I enjoyed writing it! She is just a fun doggy to have around, she has so much personality. And yes, she is certainly family and not just a pet!

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This is a great hub! I loved reading all about Buffy Jean Pants! It sounds like she made a perfect addition to your family. Voted up and interesting. Have a wonderful day!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      She is so adorable. I too have a bird and my puppy is 8 months old now. I feel your pain of the mischief maker and also know what a joy they are.

      Glad you are here. Welcome.