Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Name Game

We're a little late in the game with Frankie's Name Game but don't worry, it will be a quick one. :)As...so far all of our dogs have come "pre-named". I am horrible about picking a name and sticking too it, especially if the dog already has something they are being called. THat name sort of becomes them, and I felt weird changing their identity. I'm going to only list the dogs I've had over a years worth of time, but for the record I have had eight other service dog trainee's come through. Their names were all biblical and chosen in alphabetical order. :) With my Guide Dog pups, we have sponsors who pay $6,000 to name the pups, which covers their medical expenses for the year they are with us. 


HUGE THANKS TO THEM!! 



  • Full Name: Bubbles

Nicknames: Bubsy, Double Bubbles, Bubsy Girl, Burbujas (spanish for BUbbles)
When we got Bubbles she's already been through a couple name changes. From Duchess to Bubba to Bubbles. We were pretty new... I think we may have discussed changing the name...once before deciding to let her stick with Bubbles. And it fits now. Don't know a name that would fit better.

But I did know that when I got another dog, I kind of wanted a theme to go with Bubbles...but seriuosly? Who wants a dog named Soap? Lucky for me my next dog, was a guide dog puppy from the Guide Dog Foundation. Pre-named Jake. 




  • Full Name: Jake 

Nicknames: Jakey, Jakey-Bob, Jakers
{Jake and I -12 weeks old}

  • Full Name: Rei (Her sponser named her after herself.)

Nicknames: Reibees, You-Little-Booger 
Rei's name was difficult to "nickname" cause there just isn't a good rhyme for that, so she was mostly called Rei..or...REI YOU LITTLE BOOGER!! As we discovered something else she tore up, or was being dragged down the road, by the little mac truck we called a dog. 
{Rei, Me and My father - 12 weeks old}

  • Full Name: Midnight

Nicknames - Middy-Poo, 
Another difficult name to shorten. So she was mostly called Midnight. 
{Midnight - 10 weeks old}

  • Full Name: Walker Texas Ranger  

Nicknames: Tex, Tex-Mex, TexiPoo, TEXAS! 
As you all know, Texas came to me via a vet tech who worked into a emergency animal clinc, above the doggie daycare where I worked at. At that point he was still looking for a home and being called everything from Walker to...other things that I cannot remember right off hand.
My family and I argued back and forth between Uno and Texas, but since he was already responding to Tex, I decided to keep it. Cause he was/is my dog after all! This weekend, my Aunt brought up the Texas... state motto? "Don't Mess with Texas"which just confirmed how fitting his name is for him. More on that story. Later :)) 
{3 months old}
Full Name: Pompei 
Nick Names: Pompy, Pompsters, Pompadoodle, PomPom, Pooh Bear
Yes he has a lot of nicknames. :) 
And that's all for now folks! Right now we are in a city away from our home, in a state not our home state, in the United States of America, at a Family Reunion. It has been an adventure with three dogs....to say the least, hoping to head home tomorrow!!!
I hope everyone has a safe fourth of July Weekend!! 

Erin and company

9 comments:

Cole said...

Great name stories!

houndstooth said...

I understand very well about the dogs who come with names. All of ours as adults have come with names, and we altered Lilac's only because we couldn't bring ourselves to call her Line. She's more of a squiggle!

A MilShelb Mom said...

We enjoyed the stories and we hope you have a safe trip home!
~Milly and Shelby

JackDaddy said...

Well, those names sure do fit each puppy!! You did really well!

Kari in WeHo said...

hee hee walker texas ranger hee hee

Minna Krebs said...

Of course, I would be partial to Tex, being I lives in Texas and all.

Butt, I do LOVE da name Bubbles! I thinks that is a most beautiful name.....and she be a beautiful doxin girl.

MinnaK

the booker man said...

miss erin!
pre-named or not, i still really liked the stories about your doggies! :)
*woof*
the booker man

the booker man said...

miss erin!
pre-named or not, i still really liked the stories about your doggies! :)
*woof*
the booker man

JackDaddy said...

Well, those names sure do fit each puppy!! You did really well!