I LOVE it when Mommy calls me Doodle Bug! I will even answer to just Doodle. I think she takes my nickname from a combo of Dixie Doodle (definitely NOT to be confused with Yankee Doodle) and Snuggle Bug. This is a great nickname for me. Or I thought so until recently . . .
I'm not sure why Mommy didn't know this already, but Daddy clued her in to what an actual Doodlebug is. We may need to re-think my name since we've been enlightened. A doodlebug in the world of science is one of two different creatures, neither of which is cute and cuddly like me!
The first creature is a woodlouse, but Mommy and Daddy call it a roly-poly. Neither of my parents have ever referred to this bug as a doodlebug, but according to online sources, this is one of its common names. UGH!
When Daddy told Mommy to look up doodlebugs, he was talking about a bug sometimes called an antlion. This hideous creature (so unlike me, don't you think?) is called a doodlebug because it makes doodles in the sand as it looks for a place to build its traps. Ants unknowingly crawl down in the funnels made by the antlion and become a tasty dinner. ICK!
I was so proud of my nickname until Daddy brought this to our attention. You know they say ignorance is bliss. I don't know who they are, but surely they are right about this bug thing.
There is only one way to handle this situation. I'm just going to have to pretend I never heard it! And how can you argue with that logic when you see beautiful, fabulous me? You can't!
Determined to be a cute Doodle Bug,