I have three grown kids (two of them step-) and my itty bitty laptop dog, Chouquette.
(Au premier degré aux US, au second degré en France, OK ?)
My ex (the other one) calls her choucroute (sauerkraut). I call her chouchou (or choupinette or choupidou or choupita or chouflou or …) when she’s trop mignonne, which is all the time.
Chouquette went to Paris in the summer of 2017 and I made her a hashtag on Instagram: #choupidoesparis. Enjoy. :)
Chouquettes are light-as-air little balls of pâte à choux rolled in sugar and baked to a golden brown.