Monday, January 16, 2012

Introducing... Boo!

The new dog is here! The new dog is here!

I tried out a host of names for her that rhymed with both "Kool" and "Show" (as well as trying out both names by themselves. Each was met with a lukewarm response. Names tried included:

(Names that rhyme with "Show":)

Sharona ("my my my my Sharona")
Lola ("L-O-L-A , Lola")
Shaniqua (sounds like a hairdresser)
Shona (too close to "Sho Nuff")
Siobhain (sha-vohn) (Sounds like an Irish hairdresser)

(Names rhyming with  "Kool":)

Cujo (just for the heck of it)
and finally, Boo.

Her ears perked up at Boo repeatedly, so I think that's the keeper. It will still take a while to get it locked down in her fuzzy little brain, but I think it fits her very well.

She's a cuddle-bunny, curling up with people (more like on people) on the couch and dozing off immediately. I may need to invent some sort of automated petting machine, though, as there can never be quite enough petting for her liking. There are worse problems to have in a dog, though.

In my house the dogs get to go up on the couch, and -- once invited up -- she prefers it to all other dog beds or places to sleep. Her first night here, she abandoned the people (and comfy dog bed) in the bedroom two rooms away and chose to stay on the couch by herself. She was quiet as a mouse all night, sleeping until about 8:30 am. When I got up to see how she was doing, she was awake and just quietly waiting on the couch.

She's perfectly behaved, and doesn't go through the trash or have any house-training issues. 

She's been used to being kenneled, but I don't actually have a kennel. My last 3 greyhounds have not been kennel dogs. I have a feeling that the couch has already become her "kennel" and her safe spot. Its totally fine with me, but I thought it was interesting that she was waiting on the couch for me to "let her out" of her kennel this morning.

She's far more interested in stuffed animals than the other dogs I've had. Last night, when getting ready for bed, she laid down on the dog bed in the bedroom, and then seemed to remember something, got up and left the room. She came back a moment later with a stuffed duck, which she put next to her bed. Like it needed to go to bed also. She then put her head down and went to sleep for awhile. Its all highly adorable.

Oh, and the neighborhood bunnies and squirrels will have to learn that there's a new sheriff in town.


lsikora said...

Love the dog AND the name...she is beautiful!

Eclector2 said...

I am charmed already and I haven't even met her. I'm resisting the urge to run over to your house for a pet and a cuddle with her. Are you home today?

Emily said...

so glad you have a furry friend! and boo's a great name, but i'll confess a touch of disappointment that she didn't respond to zool.

TootsNYC said...

sounds like a great dog.

Fat Diva In Motion said...

squueeeeeee! the duck part made me cry a little from the happy for you both!

Laura said...

She is so sweet looking! Congrats on the new family member....

Kevin said...

Best. Name. Ever.

One of my favorite NPCs of all time is Minsc the ranger, who has a "miniature giant space hamster" named Boo. His quotes are very entertaining, and the best of them is his battle cry:

"Go for the eyes, Boo! Go for the eyes!"

Cathy Crea said...

To go with your Halloween/Boo! story, I knew people who had a standard poodle named Danger. Shortly after they moved in to their new house, Danger got out and ran off. And there were the new people in the neighborhood, running through it yelling, "Danger! Danger!"

serrajaney said...

Boo! You are now the luckiest greyhound ever. Welcome to Minnesota, little girl. Congratulations on your new housemate, Michael.

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