The Evolution of a Rat’s Name

Isabelle
Izzy
Frizzy Izzy
Dizzy Miss Izzy
Izness
Miss Business
Bizness
Bizninki
(from here on out most of the vowels are Continental)
Ninki
Ninku
Inkschnu
Iznu
Iznushka
Ishnu
Ishnu-Bishnu
Ishnubi
Ishnubinki
Binky
Binks
Binkster
Binkshnu
Binkshnubi
Schnoobs
Schnubi
Schnubi-do-be-do (at which point I start singing to her “Strangers in the Night”)
Schnubi-do-be-do-be-do-ya-love-me
Schnubinki
Schnubert
Schnubert Dip
Dipshnu
Dipshnubi
Minkshnu
Mishnu
Schnubelle

I’m sure I’ve forgot a few. And tomorrow, I’m sure there’ll be a new one. She inspires me every day. My little beloved miracle girl.

You can see Izzy in all her glory in her own set on Flickr.

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