The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties want to know: what is a billabong? A Billabong is an Australian English word meaning a small lake, specifically an oxbow lake, a stagnant pool of water attached to a waterway. Billabongs are usually formed when the path of a creek or river changes, leaving the former branch with a dead end. The word billabong is most often heard in the Australian folk song Waltzing Matilda.
Zippie, Speedy and Sadie would like to know how I got the name Huffle. I explained a couple of weeks back about how I chose mum and dad. After I got here, they spent a few days trying to figure out what my name was. They weren't fluent in Huffle speak then, so I couldn't tell them. Eventually they chose the name Stella for me. But soon mum realised that when I roamed around the house checking things out, I was huffing at them. So she started calling me Hufflepuff after the Harry Potter books. That got shortened to Huffle and so that is now my name. I even know that I am called Huffle and I will come running if someone says my name. Usually I hope they have some ham for me.