How did you choose your canine friends' name??
Posted 05 August 2008 - 08:26 PM
Darci, the black replacement pup, if you will, spawned even more debate! My daughter had seen a little black pup named Dakota on vacation the year before we lost Taffy. She said that when the time came she wanted a black named Dakota. We knew at the time that Taffy was sick although no one could diagnose the problem. The time came and we drove 3 hours to pick up our little black girl. She screamed and cried the entire drive back and at one point my daughter looked at me and said that if there was one thing she knew this pup was not a Dakota! So, for three days we thought and debated and no one came up with any unanimous ideas. I finally started searching the net and landed on a site that asked this same question. I read one reply out loud and the responder said that their pup was named after a famous Canadian hockey player. We are all hockey fans and like different players named Darcy. Well, that was it! The girls put the "i" on it because the pup was, after all, a girl!
Our new baby, who will be here Sunday is Murphy Brown Eyes. I thought of Murphy because the baby and the TV character were both spunky. My daughter added the brown eye spin because the baby's eyes are brown. I can't admit it because I have to play the mom role but I can't wait for the baby to get here!
Posted 06 August 2008 - 09:59 AM
Posted 06 August 2008 - 11:45 AM
She sure did. I think she thought we were crazy space people who scooped her up out of her happy home! She didn't really make a happy face until we took her to our cabin and then it was like she got out of the car, looked around, and said, "So this is why you people stole me from my mom!" It is still her favorite place to be.
Posted 22 September 2008 - 11:23 PM
"Puppy" became Sir Gallahad Puppington, a nice, British sounding name I think. However, he is still Pup, or Puppington when he's in trouble lol.
Posted 25 September 2008 - 07:52 PM
They couldn't think of anything to call him, on the way home from his farm, he was shaking all the way... He was therefore named Parkinsons... It's a bit sick in a way but it's stuck and it's all I've known him as... Parkie for short.
(the full sunday name gets used when he walks back in the room hanging his head in shame, pre-empting a telling off for eating the cats dinner)
His kennel name though is Honest George. Very appropriate... ;o)
Posted 14 October 2008 - 10:02 PM
Posted 16 October 2008 - 11:31 AM
My first lab (actually a mix) was Samantha Gale. I just liked the name. When she was in trouble, she knew the sequence. LOL
Sam.... SAM.... SaMANtha, Samantha Gale! Throw that 'middle name' in there and she kneeeew she better behave. Just like a kid. LOL!
My second was Sonnia's Belle Marie. We called her Belle. I miss that dog. She was stolen at 8 months old... to this day I hope I find her somehow.
I've waited almost 7 yrs because I just couldn't bear the thought of getting another Lab, especially black. I house sat for some people back in April, and they had a Black. I figured it was a test of my emotional stability. Sam was my best friend, I still occaisionally cry about her (I know, I know)
Now I have Marleigh Quinn, Mars for short. And before you ask, NO! I didn't name her after the book, in fact, I didn't even know there was a book until my vet said something about it on our 2nd set of shots! I just liked the name!
I picked Quinn because it sounded like Harley Quinn (the Joker's sidekick) But I'm not a real fan of Batman or anything, I just thought it was "clever"
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 01:32 PM
Anyhow, my wife and I brought him home and it quickly became clear that "Simba" really didn't suit him. My wife is a fan of "Lost" and while i really don't watch much mainstream TV (I'd rather put a bullet in my head than watch Ugly Betty) i agreed that Sawyer was a great name for a Lab.
And through the years we've given him a number of nicknames that he responds to.. one of which is "Dammit!"
Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:39 AM
As for my 15 and a half year old black lab. I rescued him as well at 3 and a half (Fully trained. Boy did I luck out there. I'd love to find the person that trained him and pay him money to do it again, but I digress). "Boo Boo" was his name (oh). So, for lack of a better name, I just left it at that.
Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:54 AM
First he was a valentines gift from my then fiance the year we moved in together. That was 2 years ago. We moved from Boston to Canada to be together due to his job. But we actually met online. Yes that weirds me out too. Neither of us was looking for anyone at the time. I was eternally done with the male species. But.... He was nice and we started talking alot in a channel dedicated to Starwars. Then we met at a starwars gathering in Scandinavia. My husband is Finnish. That is over 5 years ago now. So, when we got our first pet together (I always had pets lots and lots of pets, 2 cats, a maltese named Ms. P, my sister's dog till she dumped it. I was disgusted and since the 10 year old malty had been "in the family' for 10 years i wouldn't let her go to strangers and took her with us to canada, along with the 2 cats and the cockatoo.)
After we got to Canada i was desperately bored and miserable in this tiny backwater horror hole. It was a truck stop with more cars than people. Most of canada is very nice. But this area was a dump. And lacking in all good things. i was miserable. So, i started to volunteer at the humane society. There i met a bunch of what i called "little dudes" (lab border collies, Yoda's litter) And i fell in love with Yoda. And i would show my husband picturews of him every night and i would explain to my husband that his name was Calvin (at that time, horrid name....) And that he wanted to be names Darth Yoda. And that Darth Yoda didn't loike the humane society. He wanted to sleep in our bed and chase our cats and sleep on our sofa and go for loooong dog walks and he wanted to be loved. It took a month and a half and phone call to our slum lord, but, he got it oked, and Yoda came home. he has been our boy ever since. He has many nick names such as the dodos, the dumby, pedodas, pedodes, yodels, etc....
But we also called him Darth Yoda, because he was one of the cutue ones always up to something... Very good and very very bad. Plus he had an innate talent for jedi mind tricks on our cockatoo that likes to sit on my shoulder and give him dog biscuits when the dog does what the too tells him to. It is actually one of the most hysterical things to watch the bird training the dog. But, he is true to his evil naqture also. he cons my husband a PHD off the couch when he wants a seatr on it or wants more space on it;. He will deliberately convince the husband to feed him get him water or let him out when in relaity he just wants the husband to get up for just llong enough for him to take his seat. All sorts of random other sith lord behaviors too so ultimately the name fits.... and that is how Yoda got his name, aside from the final reasons, he is predominatly black with a tiny bit of white. (totally marked by the dark side with a little light side of the force too mixed in.) And he has the ears... The ears were a huge part of how i came up with his name too.
Posted 07 March 2009 - 03:05 PM
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