Friday, October 26, 2012

Naming a Pet

I adopted 'Murmur' from the shelter in 1999.  He had a patent ductus arteriosis (PDA) that could be heard as a murmur through a stethoscope.  Hence the name. 

An adopter named her dog Shi Thead.  Now if you take away the space....You get the picture.  When I talked to her about it, she told a story of a young man named Shi Thead and she liked the sound of it.

Then we had a dog that was missing half of its fur due to flea bite allergy and he received the moniker-Itchy.

Then there is Cocoa or Hershey for brown dogs, or Velvet for black dogs.  My dad named his dog Boozer because he loved to lap at a beer.

A young boy, about five years old, wanted to name his dog Bark.  He found it amusing that a tree was covered in bark AND it was the sound a dog made.

Then there are the names I don't care for:  Demon, Chaos, Trouble, etc.

But one of my more memorable moments occured when I was walking my dog when another dog came charging at us.  A huge man was running after the dog yelling for 'Precious'.  When he caught up with the dog he was quick to say, "It's not my dog, I'm watching her for a friend."

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