Help Me Name My New Dog!
If you follow my blog, you probably know I lost my beloved little Susie Bell in November 2009. She lived to be 17 as nearly as we could figure. She was a pound puppy so we never knew for certain how old she was. I only know she gave me joy for all of the 12 years she was with me. She’ll never be replaced in my heart and I haven’t been looking for another dog to fill her furry little shoes.
However, one has found me. He’s a 10 month old wire-haired dachshund. My niece found him abandoned, tied to a tree in the Ozark woods, and brought him home. My sister and her family have been caring for him, but they are getting a big dog and don’t really have time for two. When I said I’d love to take this adorable little fellow home with me, my sister agreed to let him go.
So starting tomorrow, he’ll embark on a two day car trip heading for his new life in a New England condo. Fortunately, he gets along famously with Mack the Wonder Dog (who has missed Susie terribly too.)
Now the question is what to call him. We’ve come up with Prince Harry, which works on a couple levels because like the British royal, he’s trouble with feet. He’s quick as a blink and has slipped away from my sister and her family quite a few times. Harry can also refer to Houdini, another escape artist. Plus this little guy is . . . well, hairy, to boot.
We’ve also been thinking about Dandy, because he is. He’s a very sweet tempered guy, biddable and easy going.
The last name in the running is Angus, because the knowing expressions on his little old man face reminds me of the illustrations in the childrens’ book Angus and the Ducks.
So today I’d love to hear from you. Please let me know which name you like best or offer one of your own!