Friday, March 29, 2013

Name that Dog...

First, the good news.  Both Max and Simone have found new, permanent homes with wonderful people.  My house got altogether too quiet without canine chaos.  

Then, last night and this morning I got a couple of desperate emails from Second Chance.  One asking if I could provide a weekend sleepover for a dog because his foster mom was going out of town suddenly.  The second one saying about a half dozen dogs were on death row at the Humane Society, because they had run out of space.  So, Second Chance stepped in to rescue them and begged any available foster folks to take them in.  I'm happy to say that they all found foster  homes in a huge hurry, in spite of so many people being out of town for Spring Break!!  

So, let me introduce Carmello - he's my weekend guest and will go back to his regular foster mom on Monday night.  

 Isn't he a cutie??  He's a beagle/spaniel cross and I can't believe someone hasn't adopted him already!! 

Then, there's my new foster dog.  They tell me he's a miniature chow and that he was a stray nobody ever claimed.  He's one of the dogs that got pulled from death's door.  Here's my quandary: he doesn't have a name - at least not one that anybody knows.  I've tried going through the alphabet with different sounds to see if he responds to anything and so far, there hasn't been a glimmer of recognition. 

He seems sweet tempered and is hungry for affection.  He wouldn't even eat his dinner tonight - instead, he just stretched out on his side and put his head in my lap while Carmello nibbled halfheartedly on his own meal.  After Simone and Max, who were both starved and very focused on food, these guys sort of surprised me with their complete lack of interest.  

So, help me out here -- what's this fellow's name?


frykitty said...

A friend of mine just named her new bearded dragon Winchester. I think that's a great name, and it needs propagating. :)

Okie Dog said...

How about Rusty, an old favorite.

Anonymous said...

The best dog I ever had was part chow and named "Peaches" for her creamy coloring. That might be a little too feminine for such a distinguished gentleman. His coat reminds me of the color and grain in "Cedar" H-A-F

Anonymous said...

Okie Dog's suggestion is great. He looks like a Rusty!


Anonymous said...

It's so kind of you to open up your home to these dogs in need!

Webfoot said...

He's actually a little more on the golden side than red, though he does have red highlights in his fur. The suggestion of Rusty made me think of Rufus, too. :) I'll see if he responds to that one.

My sister suggested Charley (Chow) and he seems to respond a little to that (though that may be because it's close to Carmello, which has been said a lot since he's been here...).

Winchester is a great name, but almost seems too sophisticated for this burly fellow. *grin*

I'd love to find something that makes him sit up and say, "Yep, that's me!"

Anonymous said...

It's possible he never had a name or was just called dog. Given his color I think "Little Copper" would be a cute name.

Don't Panic!

Anne Bonny said... about Waffle? He's golden like a waffle and who doesn't love Waffles?

Anonymous said...

How about Chip (another nickname for Charles like Charley). And another suggestion to match his coloring and food -- Graham for graham crackers -- but that might be a little too formal.

I wonder if maybe he came from a loving home and he got separated from them somehow. Maybe he's missing his people very, very much and is doing something he used to do with them. Or maybe he feels safe with you. Just some thoughts.

Leilani's Aunt

Anonymous said...

oh, I was talking about his stretching out on his side and put his head in your lap when I was commenting on his missing his people or feeling safe with you.
Leilani's Aunt

Anonymous said...

We had a pup named Chewie - looked a lot like this cutie

Dezert Ratty