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Date Posted: 3/18/2012 8:29 PM ET
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Our chocolate lab is a rescue so she came to us as "Greta". Funny I could not imagine her with any other name. FYI she's currently snoring!
Date Posted: 5/21/2013 6:16 AM ET
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my dog is named vince masuka after the character on dexter

Date Posted: 5/29/2013 8:26 PM ET
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Ever wonder why FDR called his little Scottie "Fala"?    and LBJ's beagles were named "Him" and "Her"?   There just have to be anecdotes about that . .  

A former neighbor of mine named one of her cats "T. D. 'Cat;"    I asked why.  She said it was short for "That Damn Cat".   But she was fond of that feline!

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Date Posted: 6/30/2013 3:36 PM ET
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You make some good points, Bonnie!  :)  Do you by any chance know the stories behind these names?

Your comments about T.D. Cat resounded! A bit off the subject, but our obedience trainer related that he was having a good deal of trouble with a huge German Shepherd puppy he was training. The dog would NOT come when called. In frustration, the trainer called the dog by name and stuck a dammit on the end. No more problems!

Guess that comment from trainers that you hear is dead-on. It is the tone of the voice ----



Date Posted: 8/14/2014 10:59 AM ET
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I's been awhile - any more good names to share with the rest of us?

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Date Posted: 8/14/2014 3:29 PM ET
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I just recently adopted a Minnie Dachshund from my local shelter. He is so sweet and cute but such a little shit he gets into so much mischief. I really struggled to find a name that fit him. until I stumbled onto Mikey by remembering the commercial from my childhood, cause you know Mikey Did IT! LOL!!!

Date Posted: 8/14/2014 3:35 PM ET
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Perfect! Must be magic in there somewhere  - wink

Date Posted: 5/17/2018 10:08 PM ET
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This is an old thread but I named my amazing dog Dash because of this poem that someone sent to me after dealing with cancer treatment and right after I adopted this special dog

The Dash

by Linda Ellis

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend

 He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning to the end

 He noted that first came her date of her birth
And spoke the following date with tears,

 But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years

 For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth.

 And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.

 For it matters not how much we own;
The cars, the house, the cash,

 What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

 So think about this long and hard.
Are there things you’d like to change?

 For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.

 If we could just slow down enough
To consider what’s true and real

 And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

 And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more

 And love the people in our lives
Like we’ve never loved before.

 If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile

 Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

 So, when your eulogy is being read
With your life’s actions to rehash

 Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?

Date Posted: 5/18/2018 12:47 AM ET
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Holly, this thtead is older, but the door is always open. I'm so pleased you decided to post this - it says a lot! Thanks for the meaty content - gets a person to thinking. Dash, and you, must be very special.   :)