Chop-and-jam … and woof

Nancy, as no one will be surprised to hear, always does an excellent job of pointing out just which portmanteau names and brands are elegant, and which are clumsy. And “chop-and-jam” is an excellent way to describe this clunky one, which combines “veterinary” and “ethical” to form nothing at all elegant:

I feel like I’m lisping the word “vesicle” – which is not a word I use all that often.

But why the vet bag, you ask?

Here’s why – meet Pippin:

I’ll endure a few lousy portmanteaus  (-teaux?) for his cuddles.