Monday, October 20, 2008
Sticks, Names and Happy Birthday
Where to start?! I love today’s pictures so let me start there. I bet you thought I was kidding when I mentioned that Rosebud fancies herself a Superhero – well, take a look at that leaping puppy! Yes, that would be Super Rosebud launching herself at some unsuspecting sibling – that puppy loves to fly.
Today’s puppies were sponsored by the Montana Stick Moving Company. You can see Sula moving what amounts to a puppy log, and Rosebud and Madison are also featured with sticks. Dawson tried to steal Rosebud’s stick but she took off with it, so he discovered an old round thermometer and was proudly carrying that instead.
Rosebud is sitting in the pine needles and Lolo is the other sitting puppy. We have some sweet close-ups of Sula (looking left, small amount of pink on right side of her nose), Kinsey (also looking left but looking more down), Darby (straight into the camera), and Ledger (looking right). The standing puppy is Dawson. Don’t the puppies just get cuter?!
Okay, let’s talk about names. This litter is the F Litter and so all puppies have to be named Kaibab’s F_______________. The name the puppy is called can be anything, but the registered name has to follow that format. The AKC has a limit on how long the name can be -- it is something like 28 letters/spaces.
I like call names that are somehow cleverly connected to the registered name – Halo’s registered name is Kaibab’s Bright Angel. However, that is a suggestion and people do not have to do that – it is just fun.
I want to add an additional requirement to the registered name, and I do so in honor of Zack, the litter’s dad who died recently. I want each puppy’s registered name to include a “z” someplace – it can be in place of an “s” as in Fall Colorz or part of a word, as in Kaibab’s Fuzzy Peach.
I love to think about names and invite you to share ideas in the comments section or by sending me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Do you have any ideas for registered names based on the call names the puppies already have? Remember, all puppies are named after towns in Montana – yes, even Lolo! Be creative and let’s generate some ideas for those lucky people who are taking a puppy home!
And speaking of that, I was thinking that it is time to start meeting the new puppy owners. What would you like to know about them? Let me know and I will pass it along and ask each to provide an intro we can post over the next 10 days or so.
Finally – HAPPY BIRTHDAY HALO!!!! Yes, today is Halo’s sixth birthday so we wish her and her littermates a very happy day.
Thanks for your continued interest and support, and have a delightfully fun Monday!
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