Percy as the name for the world's cutest hound puppy just isn't working. I tried Troy. Henry, Andy, Mikey...nothing seemed to fit this little man's persona. Let me tell you, too, that he's got the most beautiful amber colored eyes. Photos to come. Maybe we can have a name contest
People ask me: how do you come up with each dog's name? Some dogs, like Desi (Desdemona), come to me with their
names (although Desdemona, literally speaking
, was a train wreck of a woman so I prefer Desi
which is what her former folks called her all her life anyway). Other dogs come to me with stupid names (I won't name them because different strokes for different folks...) and I change them. Or I already have a "Thomas" or "Daisy". And then sometimes I have an epiphany when faced with a dog's anonymity, name wise.
I just had an epiphany about the puppy formerly known as Percy.
He and Clark are wrestling here by my desk as I write and a few minutes ago, "Percy" was riding Clark. I called out, Harlan!
to "Percy", and he whipped around, grinning and clambered onto my lap, kisses galore, hesitation nil. However, I just called him "Potato Salad" and he doled
out the love all over again...
He's already house trained
(when you hear people say "house break
", please remind them that they didn't toilet break
their kids....semantics yes, but also a philosophy if you think about it.) and this Puppy-Without-A-Name is so noodley-loose and luscious. Pure puppy. He'll make someone a fantastic dog. He LOVES Daisy the bloodhound. They wrestle and play all of the time
so he'll need a home with another good natured dog that wants a buddy.