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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Do you have a dog?

Do you have a dog? Alex wants one badly. Alas, our current apartment is way too small, but Alex literally can't pass a dog on the street without saying, "Doggggggeeee! Doggggeeee! Oh, you're a dog, you're just a dog!" It's like a tic.

My friend Lina and I always say it would be funny to name your dog a very human name—like Kevin or Brad, or Jennifer or Kristen. For some reason, that really makes me laugh.

Do you have a dog? What's its name?

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decentmammal said...
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decentmammal said...

I have three. A tiny reject Chihuahua I've had longer than I've known my husband. Her name is Penelope and I have her name tattooed on my arm where she sleeps...in my mother's handwriting.

I also have a rescue dach-chi-italian greyhound, named Bruno. He is Penelope's dog, our middle child, and the scrappiest of the bunch.

Then there's Stringer Bell...aptly named after the character in The Wire. I work at a vet clinic where a woman brought her very heavily pregnant female boxer to be spayed without salvage, which is essentially puppy abortion. They were ready to be born mere days from the surgery so I held my breath as the spay went forth, took the pups from the uterus, and breathed life into them. My coworkers and I bottle fed them for weeks and the one I removed from his mother stole my heart.

Anonymous said...

My dog's name is Rico. My sister has three dogs: Pearl, Henry, and Walter. :)

April said...

I rescued a bichon mix and named him Wilson 2 years ago...it took me for.ev.er. to decide to get a dog, but am sooooo happy I took the leap. I can't imagine my life without my furry shadow now :)

Jen said...

My husband has a friend named Turtle and he has a black lab named Steve! Always cracks me up!

Anonymous said...

We have four: Harlan, Hattie Mae, Freddy, and Ginger. I love "real" names for dogs. I've already decided our next two will be Eleanor and Emmett.
Get a dog. Your life will never be the same (in a good way).

Ashley said...

I have a 12 year old yellow lab named: Sadie

:)
love her, but totally understand about space, we lived in sf and if we would have had a child it would be hard to have both in out place.

Juls said...

Hi!

Yes I do have a dog her name is Harlow. And we recently adopted a poodle and his name is Dante!

All the fashions a stage

v said...

A terrier canine that goes by the name Ara :)

Amanda said...

We have an effeminate cocker spaniel named Beso. He is all love and over-the-topness.

A Lil Bit Of Everything said...

Hes a 5 yr old boxer, and his names Tucker -- yes, as in Darcy Tuckey :d

Anonymous said...

My husband and I have two dogs, my chihuahua that I have had since high school- she is now 7. Here name is Pixie, she is very skinny and long, long legs, so she reminded me a pixie stick. 2 years ago she lost her eye, so her nickname, which was given to her by my step-daughter, is Uno. Our other dog is a 3 year old Golden Retriever. We bought him for $200.00 in a local bar, I happen to be bartending and my husband was enjoying himself on the other side of the bar, when a 10 year old little year, walked into this small Wisconsin bar with about 5 to 8 puppies in her arms. My husband grew up with a golden and he couldn't resist. We bought the pup and placed him in purse till my shift was over. This poor dog went with out a name for about 2 weeks as we couldn't decide on what to name him. We called him Dog or Boy for that time. Then I thought, we bought him in a WI bar, why not the name Boozer :)! That name stuck and he loves beer, cheese and any kind of meat. They are both the perfect dogs, and suprisingly get a long very, very well. Pixie is happiest on the couch behind our backs and Boozer is happiest on our laps or just on the floor, with one paw on our feet or leg. I think if they could live inside of us, they would!! They are so cuddly. I also can't leave out our loving cat. We got him from a farm, he looked and still looks like a Holstein cow, so we named him Moo. He runs outside from time to time, so just imagine the looks on our neighboors faces when we walk outside, yelling MOO! MOO!! Not the mention our neighbor is a farmer of dairy cows.
If you do decide on a dog, just remember they are like children. Be patient and have fun ;0)

Malene said...

We have two pugs. Anton & Eigil. I looove them :)

cammlele said...

Pugs are great for small apartments in the city. We have a 16lb black pug named Franklin Delano Roosevelt, or Frankie for short. He's the best.

Your post made me think of this clip from Family Guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrK00l5xXBk

Jennifer | Whisk It Good said...

I have a slightly different take on this. I like to think these are the names dogs call each other. Like, even though some poor pooch's name is Bubbles, he's actually known as Jim amongst his buddies at the dog park. My poor beagle's name is Doodle Loodle Loo (don't ask), but goes by Loo. We think he's kind of awesomesauce:

http://www.whiskitgood.com/2010/03/31/happy-birthday-loo/

brown girl said...

my brother & sisters and i have a goofy dog named isabella, or bella for short. my younger sister and i were hooked on the twilight fever so we named her that and my brother just went along with it. now when im serious id call her isabella and my bro just cracks up because nobody calls her that except me!:)

Sandyv said...

haha this is hilarious! my boyfriend always says how when he gets a dog it'll be "kevin if it's a boy, stephanie if it's a girl!" it kills me!

Anonymous said...

I had a dog, a bulldog actually. His name was Lupo, as the dog of the "The Four Musicians of Bremen".


I have always loved dogs, and until I had my first one I kept bdreaming on buying one and calling him Sigmund (for Freud) or Churchil (I though it would be funny to have a bulldog called Winston Churchil!)


When I finally bought my bulldog, a little girl asked me to call him Lupo, after his late dog.

Deyse said...

We just got a puppy a few weeks ago and are absolutely in love! His name is Bear and he is a beautiful mutt. Can I send you a picture?

theeclecticlife said...

Try this one on for size: Hoosier Daddy Jordan. My husband adopted him in college and it's obvious that his college age was influential in his dog naming skills. I have to say, I'm quite smitten with the name!

Alexa @ A Life in Drive said...

We have a pug named Corbin. I highly recommend a pug for the city or not. They are really great family dogs and can be happy in a smaller space.

stephANIE {NE} said...

I have said for the last couple years that I want to get a dog and name it Linda, and I crack myself up every time!! T

Megan said...

Two Goldens: Gus and Walter
I love people names for dogs.

Amy said...

I have a Golden Retriever named Steve.

Anonymous said...

Our Frenchies are Norm and Newman and they are very handsome gentlemen.

katie said...

Cane Corso. His name is Tarkington.

Ellen said...

Sam and Dave. Mutts both, Sam looked a cross between yellow lab and german shepard and Dave looked like a black german shepard with a big white spot on his chest. Sam came first and then my parents thought it would be funny to have a Dave; as in they name of the band that sings "soul man". We always get a giggle out of the name Dave :)

Sarah Ray said...

i have a great dane named gertrude. you can read more about her escapades at girlandgreatdane.blogspot.com

bpddjeoomon said...

I have a dog, but I'm desperate to add another one to our family. And it's gotten to the same point. If I see a dog on the street I just can't look away, and I usually shout and try to pet them. I need to find one to adopt soon or I'm gonna have to steal one from a little kid on the street. :D

Currently, though, there is only The Fonz. He likes being cuddled, treats, and sleeping.

accordingtoboyle said...

My dog's name is Eddie. :)

Bea said...

I have two Yorkies, Cohen and Lyric. I love them beyond reason and they've changed my life forever. :)

Carlin Reagan said...

We can't have a dog right now, and we love our cats (Simon and Garfunkel), but we both really want a dog. Whenever we see a dog, whoever says "Dog!" first gets a point.

beth said...

Yet another reason to move to Portland, Ore.! This town adores dogs. Our two labs, Oscar and Millie, adore it right back.

Coline A. Rialan said...

Haha I have a cute and fluffy golden retriever named Claudia! :)

Julia said...

My husband and I have a border collie/pitbull puppy named Bear, and a three year old tortoise shell kitty named Pantoufle, pronounced paun-toof (French for slipper, and is also the imaginary kangaroo/rabbit in Joananne Harris's Chocolat). They make our home so joyful!

JD said...

We have four dogs! Roxie, Lola, Stella and Max. And a West Afrian Grey parrot, Lincoln.

KarinMarie said...

I have a 6 year old Springer Spaniel named Drew. He is such a sweet, loveable dog.

Mercia said...

We have a pug named Rhett Butler. Best decision we ever made was getting our dog. He is so sweet, makes us laugh everyday, goes everywhere with us. I can't recommend getting a dog for Toby to grow up with enough! Especially a pug:)

La Latour said...

Dogs are the one of the best things in life. My dog Ringo Star is full of life and character and is often called Steve McQueen when he thinks he is all tough and bad.

sew stitch and patch said...

Hi Just got a Bichon Frise who is named Archie 9 weeks old and so adorable .

Carla said...

I do have a dog and I take it eveywhere I go. His same is Sasha and you can tell he really like the name because he move the tail every time I say it. He loves travelling, so that would not be a problem. You know that there are animals that don´t like to do certain stuff and they get difficult because you need to force them. That is not my case. Last year I went to Argentina and I was concerned Sasha was not going to adapt to the new flat we were going to be living in for a month. I rented several Argentina apartments since I thought that if he did not like one, we would move every three days and there was not going to be a problem that way. He loved the first place we landed in because it had a garden and a space especially designed for dogs where he could play with other dogs and cats in the building. So nowadays, having a pet is not an obstacle for travelling!

Courtney said...

We have a Welsh Corgi named Solo. My husband's grandmother suggested the name after seeing a photo of him. It's a reference to his short legs; because he's "so low" to the ground.

charmcitycook said...

holy crap! 842 comments...love it. i have a bad, bad labrador named henry. he loves to steal heirloom tomatoes and cantaloupes from the counter. but, i love him all the same. i also keep chickens in my backyard in b'more city and he loves them. sweet boy.

Jessica Crowley said...

A 7 year old beagle, we named her Sunny. It's so grey and gloomy in Portland, Oregon so Sunny brightens our day. We adopted her when she was 5 years old from a shelter. There is something so special about giving a lost dog a happy home.

sayinit said...

Jeffrey
Any person who has a dog for as many years I have can understand the dog is more than "just a dog". The dog becomes part of the family. Sometimes you need to convince him he is a dog and not a person. But many times that can be difficult. Our dog is a Chinese Shih tzu. We give him his monthly grooming and hair cut by the season. After trying different dog foods we have found he eats one kind only. Last time picking him up from groomer brougnt to my attention was dog needed Vet due to eternal swelling.
So immedately I did and learned the cost would be OVER $1000.oo+!
In my past as many other persons would do is put animal to sleep.
(kill it).. No way no way. We have had him since when we were married over 10 years. To do that I just can not mentally deal with it.
Sadly wife has been IN HOSPITAL 6 weeks now and dog has been the only companion I have had!!
PLEASE Is there any kind of FREE or else LOW COST service who can help me?? I myself am permanently disabled and on Social Security without any sources or believe me I would.
It feels like my life is going to pieces jjerel1953

gina said...

We visited a B&B in Sun Valley, Idaho a year and a half ago, and there was a litter of 8 wk old mini Australian Shepherd puppies in the backyard. We are busy, busy and had no intention of getting a dog, but one little black and white one stole our hearts. We decided that we'd get her IF it was possible to bring her to our office each day as we worked. Everything worked out so that we could! We love her so much, and she has made our lives better! Her name is Ida, and her middle name is Ho. ;)

jaybird said...

My husband and I have a 7 month old Blue Weimaraner named Berlin. I am not a big dog person, but I'd do anything for her.

Sarah said...

My family's first dog was adopted when I was 4. For some reason, everyone let me name him, and I picked David. Yes, David. Eventually, we had all kinds of nicknames, but we most often called him David and Dave. Somehow, he actually started receiving mail and phone calls from telemarketers! It was always a source of amusement for the family!

Kristine said...

i'm the proud parent of a mini-dachshund named peter rutherford page. he's a crowd pleaser.

SP said...

Our two dogs have people names: Titus, the black and tan long-haired miniature dachshund, and Shelby, the black lab mix.

TyniTown said...

My dog's name is Abe. After Abe Lincoln. He's a Welsh Terrier living in Chicago.

Truan said...

I have a Moodle x Maltese called Marley, and a foster cat called Maxie :)

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