Happy 4th of July!Here's an appropriately" Yankee Doodle Dandy" pic of Dad & his bro in standing on the site of the Boston Massacre in front of Boston's Old State House, where the Declaration of Independence was first read from the balcony on July 18. 1776. God Bless the USA on this, her official birthday!
Are your peeps celebrating today with a BBQ? We hope to snag a hot dog or hamburg later today! There were already some big boomies around the neighborhood, (they just legalized fireworks in RI), so mom is planning to keep us indoors while the nutty neighbors are playing with firey explosives.
Besides napping with our feety-feets up on the walls, we thought that Frankie's Name Game would be a fun thing to do. Since Mom knows more about this than we do, we'll let her take over the blog.
Of all our dogs, only the first two were the ones we got to name.
Our beautiful first Siberian was only 5 weeks old when we adopted her, and we (DH, DS & me) each gave her a name. "Blue Moon Star" was named after her blue eyes & her mysterious yet Star-quality personality.
She was aptly named, a true once -in-a-Blue-Moon girl, who reigned as Queen of the Universe till the end. Actually, we're pretty sure she's still Queen of the Universe.
I fell head over heels in love with this ball of fluff the moment I saw her. Twenty-pounds of 16-week old puppy; the funniest, goofiest, silliest girl I ever met. "Rosie" just seemed to fit her.
"Rosie-Posie", "Rosie-beans" and Rosie-Rita" were my favorite nick-names for my sweet girl. We decided she needed an official-sounding name, so she became Rosie Whitecross of the Black Clan because of the white cross on her chest.
And then there was Sherman...
Sherman arrived with name in place. AKC "Destiny's Raise the Bar" didn't really suit him, but Sherman sure did. He had lots of nicknames: favorite one: The Shermanator", followed by Shermansky. He & Star adored each other, and I imagine they are inseparable now, across the Rainbow Bridge. (You'll be hearing more about Sherman later this month)
Destiny's "Tell Me a Story Tori" was Sherman's litter-sister. She had been well-named, because she loved to talk & sing to herself.
Jack's registered AKC name is Destiny's DaVinci, which is a way-khool name, don't you think? We have no idea why. We don't know why his call name is Jack, either, so we can't tell you that. But we do know that his nickname, Mr. Boy, is because Jack is such a puppyhead at heart. He just doesn't seem to have grown up. He's really very sweet and innocent, like a little kid. We also call him Jack a-roo (woo already knew that!), Jackeral Mackerel, (like a Jack Mackerel fish), and Cracker Jack. The name "Jack " is really wonderful, you just never run out of possibilities for related nick-names!
Isn't "Moo" a great name for a dog? Moo's peeps told us that when she was born, that without the typical Siberian mask, her all-white face looked more like a baby cow than a baby Sibe, so they named her Moo. (They also raised cows). Her AKC name is Liyaza's DQ Moolatte, beause that was a popular drink back then.
We've unofficially changed her name to Moo-na Lisa, because it seems to be a natural along with our DaVinci. Her pet names are Moo-bear, Moosy, and Moosetta. She became Miss Moo because, well, just because it seemed to fit her so well.
So, that's how efurryone got their name/nick-name. Thanks fur listening!
Now go grill a hotdog!
Be safe this 4th!
jack a-roo, miss moo, and Mom