Sometimes I make jokes that even I don't get...
...until later. And that's what happened with the animals of Denise's farm. I thought of all the "eese" sounding names I could and randomly assigned them to various animals. To me Maurice just sounded like he should be the chicken, and Patrice should be the cat and then I said, "hmm okay. So how about Bernice for the cow, Clarice for the sheep, Hennyse for the horse" and so on.
It wasn't until after I had drawn them out and sent an image of Clarice to my brother that I got my own joke. I thought because of the ridiculous character design it would be really funny if Clarice never spoke. Clearly my subconscious was making a "the Silence of the Lambs" joke. But my conscious mind took a full 2 days to get its own joke. Those of you who recall BotW Debbie's bad novel starring Detective Jack Hammer, will notice this isn't the first time this has happened. It took me about a week to realize that Jack Hammer was also jackhammer. They say it's good to laugh at your own jokes... even if you are the last one to get them.