Dee (my dear 70+ year old neighbor who passed away last October) is the one who gave the name Donut to the matriarch of the hillbilly family living next door, but to my knowledge Donut is not aware of her nickname.
Coincidentally, Donut named her dog and cat Taco and Oreo.
Several times a week I hear her calling for one or both of them, either to call them in for the night or to call them in for their dinner.
Donut calling for Taco and Oreo is enough to make one hungry. It’s like food calling food to come in and eat their food.
I posted this on Facebook a month or two ago and was surprised by how many of my friends name their pets after food items, but then again I once heard of a woman who named her daughter Frappuccino, so I guess naming your pet Hamburger Helper or Chips Ahoy isn’t much of a stretch.