But it became obvious that Mini did not sound quite right so I whispered that I am the one and only (in the words of Chesney Hawkes for those 80s pop fans out there) and that I should like to be 'The' Mini! So there we have it, a name that is fit for purpose, one that I prick my ears up at and that suits me well. Monty was always a little too normal for me....... Occasionally I hear FH call me Number 1, this is obvious although I try not to show off in front of the others, I have to say I've also heard her call the others this too, she says she doesn't have favourites but I know different;-)
Roller being a pedigree mini shetland is the only one of us with a posh studbook name, it's not really fair is it? When Roller was born the stud people wanted to call him Rowan but that name was taken in the register so they decided on Roland. His posh prefix 'Keensacre' finished the name. The only problem was no one ever actually called him by his name so he had no idea he had one. Until he arrived at Muleteer HQ. On arrival FH found Roland quite a mouthful to shout when it was dinner time. FH reckons names with two definite syllables are easier to shout so Roller's name soon became Ro-Land. It seemed rather formal though and somehow reminded FH of a cartoon character called Roland Rat...... with time Roller was christened Roller as it suited his laid back approach to life and was nicer to holler, the little man also decided that was the name he would answer to. When Roller is in his winter finest he adopts the poshest of names (much posher than Keensacre Roland), he becomes Roller Polar in tribute to his Polar Bear finery.
When people are talking about Roller I often here them refer to him as gentle, cute, sweet, lovely and kind, maybe these are also his names?
Dragon is well... Dragon. When Dragon arrived she was christened with the name Nectorbee and was nicknamed Noo. FH was not very good at hollering this at dinnertime either and had begun to describe Dragon as Calamity Jane in mule form to others around her. Opinionated, a bit of a bruiser, brash but caring underneath, could swipe a grown man in the eye with her tail hard enough to make their eyes water but also soft enough to blow gently on the back of your neck. So the name Callie was decided upon, easy to holler and suitable for this unique lady.
.......... also known as Lady Diesel, Catanian, Deesy Weese
The Three Muleteers
............ also known as 'My Sanity', 'My Little Piece of Heaven', 'My Gang'.... 'My Depleted Bank Balance', Makers of Mud or sometimes 'You Lot'
Finally the collective was gathered and it seemed that we needed a name. It was our Granny Human that obliged. Her observation that FH had finally found her Three Musketeers did not take long to set FH's overactive imagination in to gear...... the rest as they say is history!