11 Jul 2009

SMILEY SATURDAY - CHOUCHOU

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Each year when our neighbours are going on holidays, Mr. Gattino feeds the cat named Chouchou. (pronounce shoe shoe). This means darling, sweetheart, etc. in short a nickname normally used for a husband, wife or children. Everybody can be Chou or Chou chou even a cat.

A friend of ours calls every house member Chou. His wife, his son his granddaughter and even the dog. I am sure if a mouse would move in he would name it Chou too. So it well could be possible that when he calls "Chou" that his wife, son, granddaughter and dog all appear on the doormat at the same time. After he became widow, three weeks later he had another female "chou". I have to admit that this man has a strong lack of imagination.

Now every morning and every evening Mr. Gattino crosses the street and calls "Chouchou". To his big surprise last time a window was opened at the other's neighbour's house and a female voice said "Yes, I am here !" It was our neighbor's daughter. The real Chouchou appeared too of course.

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8 comments:

Thom said...

LOL...that is just too funny. Good thing his wife wasn't around our it could have been Annie Get Your Gun LOL

claudie said...

My BIL calls my sister Minou. But they've got no cats so it can't be an error!!! Yes, again a funny story by Gattina! It's what I need to begin the journey! Thanks Gattina!

diane said...

Thats funny.Just as well Mr G didn't capitalize on the error.

Maribeth said...

I had to laugh. You see I have this crazy habit of calling all my family and friends Sweetie! I hope they all know it is only because I love them.

Gledwood said...

... does shoe shoe mean "cabbage cabbage" by any chance ..?

... as in mon petit chou...??

DianeCA said...

Hehehe it can lead to some confusion, I see. Maybe that unimaginative man is just very efficient. I mean if he calls everyone comes.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hahaha, I like that. Mr Gattino better be careful...he might be accused of having a girlfriend if someone overhears him calling out Chouchou...

Melli said...

Hehehe... that's cute! We have been a family of 3 cats the past week. My son's cat has been visiting while Amanda's in-laws were at their house! The little girl is allergic... HOPEFULLY Missy (my grandcat) will be heading home tomorrow or the next day. Too many cats for one litter box!