a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Names! Aughhhh!

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Names! Aughhhh!

SUMMARY: How could one new dog complicate names so much?

Just about 24 hours ago, I posted on Facebook:
The addition of a wild, half-trained 8-month-old puppy is shaking things up in many ways, not least of which is that for the past 24 hours I have been calling each of the dogs by a name coming randomly from the list of Chip, Jake, Luke, Boost, and Remington. It's disconcerting. But I think also it's because Luke has aspects of different dogs, and Chip certainly has a lot more of Remington in him than I had originally thought but also some Luke and vice-versa, and also three boy-dog four-letter one-syllable names and, well, brain is still adjusting.
Despite having looked at the title of yesterday's post over and over, it took a friend this evening to point out, "I think you mean How Luke Came Home."  Augh, yes, I had titled it, How Chip Came Home!  (Fixed it now; thanks Human Mom to Scully, Sparkle, and Ben.)

When talking to my renter earlier this evening, I had to stop midsentence for about 5 seconds because I could not sort out which dog name to use when referring to Chip!



  1. I think you're stressed. And possibly over 50. You sound like my folks when a lot was going on with their 4 kids. (Of course I'm NEVER like this!!) In the end it will all work out. Deep breath. Or giggle. Whichever works.

    1. Yes, I'd say I'm both of those things. :-) I have more appreciation for my mom with 5 kids and a dog, trying to come up with the right name.