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I think Friday is a much better name than Jade ... something really dumb like Pumpkin the way you treat him.

Reading between the compliment, I think that you're trying to encourage the unsuspecting to name their dog "Pumpkin": AS IF THAT WOULD MAKE THE NAME ALL RIGHT.

Well, I have to say that Friday looks like jade about as much as Punk looks like a pumpkin. But in my heart of hearts, I have to admit that nothing makes the name Pumpkin all right, especially for a black lab.
(Later in the evening, stage left) Ah, I see it was your daughters who came up with "Pumpkin." That's a mighty fine name.

I see you would make a fantastic father.

Paula
"Anyway, other people are weird, but sometimes they have candy, so it's best to try to get along with them." Joe Bay
He is such a sweet dog. You can tell he really wants to please us. He's starting to get much ... problems, the peeing outside thing and the puppy chewing thing, like chewing David's CPAP mask...while David was still in it!

If he's got much lab in him at all, he will continue to want to please and to be sweet and to chew up everything he can get his mouth on. They can be taught to chew their own things instead of yours, but you have to get good chewies and keep them all over the place so you can constantly substitute until he gets the idea. They really are charmers, though, so they always manage to stay one step ahead of having their necks wrung. The best thing I ever did with Punk was to confine her when I was not around and tether her to me when I was.

Paula
"Anyway, other people are weird, but sometimes they have candy, so it's best to try to get along with them." Joe Bay
So maybe you have a worthy hypothesis there: the stupider the name, the more likely the dog will be dumped.

I would have the following addendum: The more unimaginative the dog's name, the more likely the dog will be dumped. As proof, I offer Max # 17. http://www.shepherdrescue.org/pages/available.html (I'm having trouble pulling up his page, hence the link to the main page)

And as further proof for this addendum, in collie rescue they get a metric hairy ton of collies named Lassie & Laddie. And to a lesser extent: Molly, Dolly & Ollie.
Chris and her smooothies
Pablo & Lucy the Goose
@netnews.upenn.edu:
: George was "Mr Kitty." Skeeter was "Mr. Poppy." His Bichon housemate was (and, I guess, is) named "Fally Foo Foo."

Oh.My. Please, someone rescue that poor Bichon.
Terri

Is there any proof that English borrows words?? I mean, have we ever given one back? Do we pay for a replacement if we break one? How does this work?
Matthew
But he won't go anywhere near his own pee outside. It's almost like he's afraid of it, so there's something else going on here.

"How the hell did THAT get there?!? I didn't do it!"
But he won't go anywhere near his own pee outside. It's almost like he's afraid of it, so there's something else going on here.

"How the hell did THAT get there?!? I didn't do it!"

LOL!

Tara
Vet receptionist (pointing to the little roundish caramel colored dog): Why don't you bring Pumpkin back first? Me: That's Lacy. ... her Punk when we first got her so it would just say that on all her shot records and stuff.

My brother's family has a cat named Pumpkin. He is a gray tabby, and of course everyone who hears the name thinks he's an orange tabby. Yes, the kids named him he appeared on their doorstep on Halloween.

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Rosalie the calico
@individual.net:
Bo/Beau Beaufort Cole Earl Rusty Travis

These are all fine southern names (of course you knew that) but for our non-southern readers I feel the need to point out that Beaufort is pronounced Byew-fert, emphasis on the first syllable.

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Rosalie the calico
My brother's family has a cat named Pumpkin. He is a gray tabby, and of course everyone who hears the name thinks he's an orange tabby. Yes, the kids named him he appeared on their doorstep on Halloween.

My (male) cat came with the name Dinah. The family's five-year-old had named him. I think this is the only time I changed the name of a pet that came to me pre-named; he immediately became Trouble. (And yes, it fits.)
Dianne
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