Monday, April 6, 2009

Jenga! and Middle names

The world of puppy raising is so small. I ran into the 99 cent store on Friday and ran into GDA puppy Jenga, she is a beautiful black lab who was out with her owner (I'm soooo bad, I forgot the humans name but remembered the dogs!) But we had a nice chat and I got puppy kisses so it was a good day.

I got to thinking about names, and I know for all raisers it is a pretty important issue, I've been at puppy presentations and pulled the 'eeehheww, what was that name?' face or for GDB people a common saying "what was Mick thinking?" (Mick used to be the GDB puppy stork, in charge of assigning names and arranging delivery and recall of dogs.)

Names get shortened, reworked, but we still love them no matter what. Since I don't have the luxury of naming my pups, I have taken the liberty of giving them middle names. Don't worry all my dogs have known, responded to, and been trained using their given names, but we all have pet names for them.

Tacoma became: Taco Bell, Tacoma Bell or just Taco
Waffle became: The Waffler, Waffle Lee, WaffleLani and Fuzzy Butt (you should see her after a bath)
Lani: Lani-lu, Lani-Bonnie, Laniwaffle and when she won't listen poopy head (but say it with love)

What middle names and or nick names do your PIT's have, leave them in comments and I will post them at a later date.

I leave you dear friends without a PIT to post pictures of, but don't fear Eggo, Waffle's sister sent this picture to me. what do you think? perhaps a bit too mellow for guide work?


6 comments:

Emily, Burgess, and Tahoe said...

haha... we sometimes call Tahoe Taco Bell :) All my pups have numerous nicknames or shortenings!

Are you getting another pup for GDB?

Denise said...

Mary told me she ran into you. Jenga is such a cutie and getting so big so fast.

Catalina is Cat and Kitty (Jacob 2yrs name for her)
Oceana is Osh and Oshi
Kamra was always smile for the Kamra

4 Wheeling Princess said...

I am not a puppy raiser but a service dog handler. My first dogs name was Shocker and her nick names were: Shocks, Shockeroo, Shocker-rooroo, Shocker roo boo, and piglet(she at so fast). My new dog Watkins has: Watty, Turkey, Wats, bub, bubby

Cabana's Puppy Raiser said...

That photo is hilarious! I hope those are washable markers. My nickname for Cabana doesn't make much sense...it's a silly little story. But one of our friends mistakenly called her Cubana--and it kind of stuck. So now, we like to say in a rather goofy singsong manner, "Cubana Cubana Cubana, HEY!!" I know, it doesn't make sense, and we're just weird.

Thanks for your wise comment today about our efforts with Cabana--it's a good reminder to just "chillax".

Poppy The Puppy said...

Is your Tacoma the charter stock breeder, aka mom to my Rebel (AKA The Rebellious One)

Poppy gets called Poopy lots. Partly because she is...um...spunky and partly because I try so hard not to call her Puppy, it often comes out Poopy.

Mine seem to get nicknames and elongated names. Like Rebel! Accord became both Cordo and Accordian. Poppy also gets called Pops-a-lot. Bueller was both B and Bueller...Bueller...Bueller...(said in my best Ferris Bueller's school teacher's voice). Bingo was Bing-a-ling and B-I-N-G-O. The list goes on and on...

Brittany said...

Lets see....nicknames for the boys:

Hobbs - Hobbers, Hobberdoodle, Goose, Silly Goose, Hobber Goose...I think thats it.

Patriot - Bubba, Patriot Buddy....funny enough he usually just gets called Patriot!