Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What's In A Name?

I'm nesting.  Nope, I'm not pregnant.

I'm getting a dog!

I grew up with a constant herd of animals including horses, dogs, and cats.  Some highlights:

  • "Ronald Reagan Cat," who was obviously named for his wrinkled appearance.
  • "Tuesday" the one-earred cat who happened to wander on to our property on a Tuesday.
  • "Mickey" the shelter dog who frequently made guest appearances as Superman at family functions.
  • "Twinkle" the burping dumb-as-a-stump sweet Samoyed.
  • "Cocoa" the Alf-like pony who was blind in one eye and always looked like he had a saucer stuck sideways in his belly.  
  • "Rocky" the horse with the shoe-box head.
  • "Medford" the miniature schnauzer who was found on the streets of Somerville, MA.  This is really close to Medford, MA which just seemed like a better name.  He sometimes sleeps upside down with his legs straight in the air and he loves to howl at fire engines.

These are just a few examples of the many, many pets that I have loved along the way.  I believe the total comes to 6 cats, 6 dogs, a lizard, 3 hermit crabs, and at least 8 horses.  Unfortunately, I have been without my own furry friend since I have been out in big girl world.  Life just hasn't felt the same.

The times they are a-changing.

Hubby and I are a family now and getting a pet is the next logical sequence in our life together.  In addition, I felt strongly about getting a dog to keep me company while he is overseas. 

Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce you to our new family member and my new deployment battle buddy:

(photos from petfinder website)

She is a 3-year-old Schnauzer mix, possibly Yorkie or Silky Terrier, who is coming to us from a rescue in Alabama.  She was abandoned at a vet's office and has been patiently living in a foster home.  If all goes well, she will be getting on a dog transport truck and we will have her on Saturday. 

We're doing a foster-to-adopt program which means we are fostering her for two weeks with the intent to adopt.  This just seemed like the safer option since we can't meet her until her arrival day.  In reality, she sounds amazing and it would take a lot for me not to keep her.  It would have to be something intolerable like aggression towards children.  I'm pretty confident she's here to stay and I am so excited for her arrival.

We set up the crate, put out the toys, and organized the dog food.

There's just one more important thing - we need to name her.

Lovely readers, we need your help.  What would you name this cute little girl?


  1. I have always wanted to name a dog Lucy.
    I named my dog Molly, just so I could say "Good golly, miss Molly!" haha. I never even say it anymore either!

  2. Oh my gosh, she is soooo cute! I think its a great idea you guys are getting a dog. She'll be a fantastic companion while your husband is deployed. Hmmm, as for names...I have no idea. My husband and I agreed that we'll keep the tradition of naming our animals after rock stars haha. Thus why our dog is named Navarro after Dave Navarro. She seems too sweet to have a rock star name...well, unless you name her Cher! LMAO! Just kidding. Ok, now I'm rambling. Whatever you choose to name her make sure you let us know! :)

  3. I thought Lucy too as soon as I saw her - she just needs a bow in her hair!

  4. First name that popped into my head was Dottie.

    She is very cute.

    I got a dog as a deployment buddy as well. The puppy stage had me rethinking the decision, but now I'm glad she's around. I hope you enjoy your new friend!


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