Friday, May 05, 2006

Begging like a Dog

I started this blog with the intention of keeping things light. As a reminder that parenthood, and life in general, is a good thing, even when tragedy strikes. I also started this blog as a form of very cheap therapy. Because I am nothing if not frugal. I like to keep things light because for the most part, life is already too damn heavy. And there are other bloggers out there who can do the whole make-you-think thing much better than I could. So I spend my blogging time passing along the ditties that make me smile, groan or steam. Anything to entertain the masses. And myself.

But I am now using my blog as a valuable tool in my therapy to regain normalcy. (Snort, if that is even possible.) You see, dear internet, in my quest to heal my family I am putting my love of a clean house aside, and bringing in a four legged critter. Something I swore I would never do when we moved into our new home. But rules be damned, this is an emergency. And the only medicine that will work is that of a slobbering, puppy-breath, pee all-over and shed everywhere kind.

So in two weeks, I will bring home our newest family member. He will be an eight week old bundle of blissful puppy exuberance. And I will be, no doubt, bleary eyed while moaning and bitching about the little dude.

But that is in the future, so for now I will focus on my excitement and my kidlet's excitement. Back to using you, dear internet, as my valuable tool. You see, my family has been torn asunder in our effort to name the little guy. My daughter likes Spot and my son insists on Freckles. Me, I gag each time I think about their name preferences. Makes me wonder what my future grandchildren will be saddled with.

The hubs is indifferent. He is offended that I chose a rat for a pet instead of a real man's dog, like say, a Great Dane. But I don't want to be picking up turds that are bigger than my own and I would prefer to spend my grocery money on well, groceries, instead of dog food to feed a monster-truck sized animal. (Although, I admit to finding Great Danes awfully cute.)

So I present to you pictures of as-of-yet unnamed pupster, and a picture of what the dude will look like when he is all grown up. Put your thinking hats on people, and please, do better than Spot and Freckles. My sanity depends on it.

P.S. That snazzy blanket, it ain't mine. I may call myself a Redneck, but I do have taste. And eyes. Which prefer not to be blinded. Just so you know.


Blogger shpprgrl said...

That is the cutest puppy and I'm not even a dog person....

Yeah, I agree with you. I always get tired of thinking, so why not enter blog-ville and have fun!

Have a great weekened!

9:11 a.m.  
Blogger It's okay, Sweetie said...

Awwwwwwwww. Shayna and I LOVE your pup.

Here's some names Shayna came up with

Caesar...hey wait a minute! That's OUR dog's name. She wants you to name your dog the same.

I vote for Bloggy the Doggy.

Dogs are wonderful. And our small dog takes up a very big space in my husband's heart. Your husband will see. Just wait until they bond.

Wanna smile? Go see the video on my blog today. :)

9:28 a.m.  
Blogger moe said...

That puppy is so cute he doesn't look real.

Way back when when I had a dog (before I found out I was alergic) we named her "Vixen" Which means bithy female. It worked for her.

10:17 a.m.  
Blogger ~*~ D ~*~ said...

What a cutie!
Well, here are my offerings...

Randolph came to mind first I have no clue why.

Duke (I think it's hilarious to give little dogs names that make you think of the big dogs)

10:20 a.m.  
Blogger B.E.C.K. said...

Okay, first some names in reference to Boston, since the dog is a Boston Terrier:

Wicked (like "wicked smaht"!) ;^)

Regular dog names:

Hillbilly Eater

I'm sorta partial to the last one. ;^)

10:22 a.m.  
Anonymous motherhooduncensored said...

First, he's totally adorable... And names?

I like:


10:36 a.m.  
Blogger Binky said...

First of all, congrats on the impending addition. I feel really, really blessed to have a dog in our house for my daughter to grow up with. It's so freaking awesome to watch them develop a rapport with each other.

Now, for the names--like a previous poster, I was thinking you could do a play on Boston since the dog is a Boston Terrier. Maybe there are some clever Canadian barbs people like to throw at Americans from that part of the country that you could make into a dog name? I dunno. Perhaps I am overthinking this one. Especially since you know it's going to end up as Spot or Freckles anyway ;)

10:58 a.m.  
Blogger soleclaw said...

I am a huge Harry Potter fan, and would consider names like, Remus or Sirius, or even Padfoot. On a more serious level I have always liked Spanky for small creatures. I had a tomcat named Spanky. He was rotten. So maybe not Spanky then...As far as Canadian names go, my mom has a HUGE dog named Yukon. Yukon seems like too big of a name for your little pup though.

What about Drut? That's Turd backwards. ha! (sorry if poopy jokes are a little immature...buuuut it was funny, right? Right?)

11:58 a.m.  
Blogger ~*~ D ~*~ said...

LOL I like that one... drut...

I also like hillbilly eater...or some play on that would be hilarious.

12:35 p.m.  
Blogger kimmyk said...

What a precious pup!!!

You guys are going to have a ball with that lil guy!

Names? Hmm...I'll think on this and get back to ya......

Congrats on the new addition!

1:09 p.m.  
Blogger great dane addict said...

Tell your hubs he can read my blog to get his Great Dane 'fix'.

Great Dane Addict

And mine don't poop that much (or that big.)

I like the name Dodger. Or you can go with a big name like Tank, just to be funny.

2:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Robbi said...

soooo cute!! i love boston terriers!

2:43 p.m.  
Blogger My float said...

Oh dear God, the pressure A competition. How to suggest a name that is witty, fabulous and regular enough that you can shout it out the back door without the Hillbillies calling the cops.

At the risk of flagging myself as a person who is intensely competitive (what Virgo isn't?!), I retreat...(and will return silently later to guffaw at names others have chosen).

5:14 p.m.  
Blogger jellyhead said...

That puppy is soooo sweet!

I like pet names that are short and simple. Max is good. Jack? Charlie? You could shorten 'hillbilly-eater' to Bill. he he.

7:10 p.m.  
Blogger Kathy C said...


I don't know why, I look at his pic and see Noah.

I always wanted to name one of my dogs Cujo. Just to see the delivery man's reaction..."here cujo..."

9:06 p.m.  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

He looks like "Pupster" to me, and he's so cute.
Other possible names:

Billy Bob
Meow (& if he ever learns how to say 'meow' then you can say he's a bilingual dog.
Comeer or comemer
ComeerUrottenMutt (this name comes later after he's chewed up something very valuable.

10:55 p.m.  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh My Dear He Is SOOOOOOO Cute! I tend to very simple silly names for animals with a Y on the here is my contribution:
(Don't gsa, please....LOL)

12:25 a.m.  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That was supposed to be Don't GAG! HA....

12:28 a.m.  
Blogger Fidget said...


it was the first name that came to mind though he could also pass for a Stanley or Frankie

he NEEDS something with an EEEEE sound that the end, he just does, look at him - too damn cute

9:00 a.m.  
Blogger Undercover Angel said...

What a cute puppy! He looks like a George or a Ralph, or maybe even a Drex.

I found you via Michelle's.

11:19 a.m.  
Anonymous Grins said...

Hi here via Michele and I was obsessive about my house being presentable. Probably still am to some extent. But living with a teenaged boy and 2 golden retrievers has cured me somewhat. I've learned to laugh at the dogs tackling me with puppy kisses insetad of fretting too much about golden fur covering much of everything. Life is meant to smile least that is what I try to tell myself.

11:41 a.m.  
Blogger Bobita said...

Hi! Linked here thru Mrs. Fortune...I love your blog so much...I'm blogrollin' you this instant!!

Funny woman, you are! I love, love, love your blog!

9:06 p.m.  
Blogger great dane addict said...

Tell your hubs I posted some Dane pics on my blog today.

And I thought of another name for your puppy. Why not 'Dane'? That way your hubs can pretend he has one. Although I still think 'Tank' rocks the house.

10:08 p.m.  
Blogger Tater and Tot said...

Someone else already said it, so I, too, think that Comeer (get it - like come here? lol) is a great doggy name! Come here, Comeer!

I also like Petey , Harvey, or Oreo.
I love Boston Terriers. My brother in law and sister in law have one and she is just precious. Plays when you want to play, but also calm when you want her to be. She'll just curl up next to you on the couch and go to sleep! You'll love him!
I'm a Taurus and not a Virgo, but just wondering, does the winner get a prize of some sort? {just kidding!! ;)}
Good luck with the name brigade!

10:37 p.m.  
Blogger David said...

cute - here from what's her names site

10:46 p.m.  
Blogger Thumper said...

Brutus! He needs a big dog's name :)

Here via Michele's, tho I woulda gotten here all by myself later :)

11:11 p.m.  
Blogger Crayonsetc said...

So cute!! And I totally understand about the dh's comment... but at our house, dh won... we got the 'manly dog' as she is a german shepherd!! But for my lap, I got the cat!!

Enjoy. Stopping by via Michele tonight to say Hello.

11:17 p.m.  
Blogger scrappintwinmom said...

I've always been partial to Milo. Whatever you name him, he's a cutie-patootie. Here via Michele today.

11:33 p.m.  
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

You have the cutest dog!

Some great names have been quoted in previous comments. I like Buddy, Scout, Domino.

4:07 a.m.  
Blogger mama_tulip said...

Good grief that's a cute dog, and I'm not a big dog person.

I can't think of a name other than Blobber. Kristin suggested blog and I read blob and well, it went downhill from there.

5:34 a.m.  
Blogger daysgoby said...

How about Bertie for Alberta? And then when you are scolding him you can call him (sternly) Albert.

The thing people around here call people from the states is 'from away', (as in 'She's from away') which doesn't make sense for a dog...

Boston terriers are nice dogs. Good luck!

6:11 a.m.  
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9:29 a.m.  
Blogger Mary-LUE said...

Hi there. New to Redneck Mommy. Hopped on over from Her Bad Mother which I think I got to via Lucinda or Mommybloggers. It's all a blur. Bostons are the cutest puppies. Our dog was named Robert Otis (Bob for short.) And, I once lived next door to a Boston named Figaro. I don't know why but that was just the best name for him. He used to walk on his two front legs with his hind end stuck up in the air.

Enjoy the pup!

9:50 a.m.  
Blogger Carmi said...

He looks like a Sneakers to me, but I don't yet have a dog, so what do I know?

I love your perspective on life. Wish I could have your strength no matter what life throws at us.

11:09 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That puppy is so cute, it should be illegal. Just for fun, here's some names that occurred to me: Felix, Earl T. Bass (from the Andy Griffith Show), Merle, Babycake, Buster, Nub, Nut, and last but not least, Cletus J. Picklesnout.

11:51 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he looks like a "Boots" to me.

6:44 p.m.  
Blogger Chico said...

He looks like a Charlie to me.

8:27 p.m.  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Oh, man, killing me with the cute!

(Pause to get over doggie lust.)

I'd put a vote in for Blog.

I'm also a big fan of the name Finnegan (Mr. Dressup, c'mon!)

Will put more thought to this...

8:43 p.m.  
Anonymous Crazedmomof4 said...

I'm thinking Fred, or George, but I like the Hillbilly Eater:)

5:29 a.m.  
Blogger K said...

I love your blog. I've been lurking for a while now and the puppy pictures finally got me brave enough to post a comment.

I like the names:
Billy (for Hillbillyeater)

I just got a pug two months ago. We named her Zoey. My husband wanted a bullmastiff. He is totally in love with this little girl though. You're husband will waver too. Just try not to rub it in too much. :)

Your pup is adorable. Keep us posted with pictures and poopy stories. You'll have plenty!


9:14 a.m.  
Blogger KimberlyDi said...

I like the black N white domino name. My sister-in-law has a dog named WC. WC = Worthless Critter.

11:52 a.m.  

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