Nothing I Can Do About it Now

October 11, 2007


Filed under: Uncategorized — dregina @ 1:47 pm

Cristian and I are rental-house hunting, which is exciting, because once we get a yard, we’re going to get another dog. Two dogs! What riches. I remember this feeling from the lead-up to the adoption of  Fluppicus, the happy anticipation, the do-goodery feeling of knowing the dog we save from the pound will go on to lead the kind of life that children in the third world can only dream of.

 Kidding! But not really.

I am slightly consumed with the naming opportunity that this new dog adoption presents. Fluppy’s name was given to her by a wonderful woman, a woman who rescued Flups from death by mange, housebroke her, spayed her, and then handed her over to me. I can’t say enough good things about Debby, and when Debby suggested, with tears on her face, that I keep the name she gave this puppy she had loved and cared for, I couldn’t say no.

But. It’s a ridiculous name, embarrassing to tell strangers who ask, embarrassing to shout at the dog park, and it needs to be repeated at least 3 times before anyone can ever hear it correctly. My vet techs have made fun of it TO MY FACE. It’s a clunker. Finally, after 7 years and two dogs, I get to pick a name.

Cristian’s main contribution to the naming discussion so far? He wants to name the dog Shittles. Shittles. Or Bail Jumper, and call it BJ for short.

 So I’m opening the discussion to wider debate. I would love to know what your current dogs, past dogs, neighbor’s dogs are named. Send them my way, help me pass the time, for the love of god please help me come up with SOMETHING that will take Cristian off his Shittles kick. It’s kind of making my head explode.



  1. My current dog is Charlie, aka Char-Char, Chaz, Carlos, Carlito.

    I happen to love Fluppy as a name. It’s so Muppet-esque.

    Comment by Joy — October 11, 2007 @ 4:10 pm

  2. You are so kind, Joy. So kind. I’ve always liked Charlie, because of the Charlie Brown connection.

    Comment by dregina — October 11, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  3. After you posed this question to me yesterday, I went on to have a dream in which my friends were getting a puppy and informed me that they decided to name it Duckles so that it would rhyme with Chuckles, a.k.a. Charlie Victory. Apparently they had visions of Chuckles and Duckles being the best of friends. By the end of my dream, I’d come around to the idea but woke up thinking “Duckles. WTF?! How did my brain come up with that?”

    Anyway…I mentioned it to my friends and they seemed enthused by the idea, so you can’t name your dog Duckles. That one’s taken.

    Comment by Suzanne — October 12, 2007 @ 10:55 am

  4. Shittles is a great name. Truthy yet cute.

    The kids down the street named their (loud, obnoxious) dog Barky.

    Friend’s dog is Molson (Golden… Retriever).

    My dog is named Sasha cuz that’s what the rescue named her, and hey, why not. But I call her “Flufferbutt Suchaface”. Or “Dog”.

    Comment by Kat Marsen — December 13, 2007 @ 1:51 am

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