Monday, January 10, 2011

we found our new "baby"!


Isn't she adorable??????
She's 5 weeks old and so, so, so sweet!
She had just gotten a bath when we went to visit her,
so I wish we would have taken a picture once she'd dried -
what a puffy, fluffy fur ball!
She was so nervous at first but after about 20 minutes,
she was giving me "kisses" and snuggling right up to us.
It was meant to be. She's ours next week and I cannot wait!
(Is it weird that I ***LOVED*** that I could smell her puppy-breath?)


Now,
onto names...


Brett wants "Queenie" (think of the 80's flick The Burbs with Tom Hanks). As much as I hate making a joke out of our dog, I must admit I hadn't ruled it out (it had potential) but now I really do not think our little girl looks like a "Queenie". To me Queenie is a pampered, prissy show-dog and this little one is so not that. To me she seems sweet, adorable, loyal, and cuddly.
So no Queenie. Sorry, babe.
On the drive home we brainstormed with the kids and everyone in the entire family contributed to the list of possibilities (it may be obvious that some came from a 4-year old. It may also be obvious that some came from a 33-year old man who had a hard time taking the task seriously). Here they are in no particular order:
PEPPER
MISSY (as in Mistletoe, since she was my Christmas gift)
CUTEY
LUCY
LULU
NEENEE
VENA (????)
HONEY
FRENCHIE (because we got In & Out French Fries after meeting her)
NANCY
BETTY
NELLIE
KIT
WIGGLY
DARLA
ZOE
COOKIE
PENNY
GINGER
ROSIE
SILKY
STARRY
SHINGADINGA
SHALALALA
RUBY
DOLLY
BUTTERCUP
RUFFERS
PIPER
and lastly, one name we loved but won't use:
SARA (we thought the story behind thsi was cute, since our puppy comes from SARAtoga Springs, UT - but unfortunately we have the most awesome cousin named Sara and it's just not nice to name your dog the same name as close friends or family)
And there you have it.
We're open to any other suggestions.
What does she look like to you?

6 comments:

Shelley said...

I like Pepper, Piper, and Penny. Such a cute littel puppy! How exciting!

Shafferprincess said...

She's adorable, Hope! :)

And, I like Pepper. It seems to fit.

Josh and Kristen said...

I have to say as great as Shingadinga is, Piper is my fav. She is SUPER cute. And by the way... I am thinking we might take you up on the family get-together one of these next times that Josh has an appointment. He actually has a dr. appt and an infusion the week of valentines.... would that work??

Whit said...

i like dolly and penny

THE BELL HOUSE BLOG said...

Ok our vote is Dr. Cutie or Fern...sorry not on your list but need to be added

Stacy said...

Ha ha, I seriously laughed out loud with the Queenie. I love The Burbs!

So, my vote is Missy. So cute!

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