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jimwins
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I adopted this little girl yesterday.  Haven't decided what to name her yet.  She's about 6 months old and a bundle of energy and already mostly housebroken (been a couple of excited pees).  She likes to dip her front paw(s) in her water bowl  before she drinks. At certain angles, she looks fox like.  She moves so much, it's hard to take pictures. 

I've thought about "Turbo".  Another suggestion I like is "Rocket".  Any suggestions?  It's been so long since I've had a dog, I feel rusty but I'm sure she will force me to get exercise. 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary N.
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Ah she is so cute!  Being me ( and I'm not a man) I would probably call her something like Honey.  However my dog naming skills are rather low.  I wanted to name my little toy poddle George and my husband said absolutely not because just imagine calling out the door for the dog to come and yell for George.  Maybe Honey would be the same thing.  Have fun finding the right name.  We need things that make us happy.

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She is a doll, I love those white paws and the streak on her nose.  I am so happy for you, she will give you unbounded love and add so much to your life.  She looks very smart.  Watch "The Dog Whisperer " on the NatGeo channel, Cesar Milan has some real helpful info.  Please share some "tails" with us as she grows.  Helpful hint #1: keep your leather shoes locked up for awhile Smile.

Congrats for taking the plunge, you are now hooked, Becky

 

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Lucky you, Jim. And lucky, doggie. Our dog, a terribly naughty Jack Russell died while I was on chemo. And I haven't yet had the heart to get another. But I can tell you this house has been very lonely without a dog in it. If I drop a piece of food on the floor, while cooking, I actually have to bend over and pick it up! And no one follows me from room to room because I am so interesting and fun to be with. How great they think we are and I think you have made a good decision to open your home and heart to that special kind of love.

I like Rocket for a name. And you can call her Rocky--like me. Laughing

Congratulations!

Rocquie

 

 

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Great looking dog... Roxy, Honey, Scout (To Kill a Mockingbird), Grace, Captain. My lab, Kukui passed February. We used quite a few Hawaiian names for dogs. She was brown and named after the Kukui Nut tree that has both black and brown nuts. I have had past dogs named Nani (princess), Kiko (spot), Pua (flower), Keiku (sister). I curretnly have a dog named Nollie (skateboard move) and two female cats, Luna (named from Harry Potter series) and Captain. My kids were tired of the Hawaiian names. Have a great time with your new best friend. She's about the same size as Nollie.

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She's a cutie :).

Max Former Hodg...
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Jim, 

How about Prednisone ?  From the descriptions I heard of that drug from you, it might fit ? 

One of the most popular names currently for female dogs is (according to the AKC) "Zoe."

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That is funny!

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LOL - Hmmm "Sony" short for last part of prednisone?  Of course the reference to the electronic company may not be so good....

Still thinking about it.   Thanks everyone for your ideas and commenst :).

DadysGirl
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Sorry had a lot going on, now post surgery... Everyone is still in my thoughts and prayers...

How about foxie, foxy read it fast if anyone already suggested sorry

Enjoy the company.. We took in a preg cat home from outside who gave birth to 7 kittens we have 8 cats in an apartment each is so adorable not sure how we can give them away.. Even with so much going on each is so precious... We took care of the cat during her first pregnancy where we only got to see the kitten she had sometime later only 1 survived i guess.. Second pregnancy we took her in.. They are 9 wks old now...

Max Former Hodg...
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Dadysgirl,

We are close beind with six cats in the house. We just sort of "accrued" them over the years. I would not intentionally set out to have that many inside, but it happened. They are naturally clean animals easily litter trained (the mother cat will actually teach the juveniles). Our eldest is 17 years old, and just went totally deaf. She has advanced thyroid disease, and soon we will be down to five, if the vet is correct.

The cat shown with my screen name is her son, and he is a spry, young kid of merely 16 years !

Many reports document that pets lower the owner's blood pressure, and increase the owner's lifespan, on average.

max

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DadysGirl
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Max, I hope the vet is wrong in his diagnosis. Yes, they are unbelievably clean pets. One wonders how and when they learn everything so quickly. Even the first night we took the mom in she was in stress around 4am and she went to the bathroom to litterbox, we had expected accidents but were glad there wasn't any. Did you ever have Your cats as kittens? They turn into little monsters playing with each other even middle of the night like there is horse racing going on... We have one that is black and white too. I'll try topost few pictures later.. 

Max Former Hodg...
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DadysGirl,

Yellow Eyes day finally did in fact arrive: She is in cat eternity now, where the cat nip never runs out, and mice dance in her dreams. We checked the file, and she was 17.5 years old.  As I mentioned, the cat shown with my name is her son, Mr Bib.  She lives on in him, and in our memory.

I adopted her out of the woods over 16 years ago, a long time to have a cat in the house. We knew her every like and dislike -- everything about her personality.

max

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illead
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They give us unbounded joy, but then our hearts break.  Never forget the wonderful years you gave Yellow Eyes.  What if you had not found her 16 years ago?  If she could speak, she would have told you with such love how special you were to her.

Our thoughts and love, Bill & Becky

Max Former Hodg...
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Your kind and insightful thoughts here regarding Yellow Eyes are much appreciated.

Are you guys still in Mexico ?

Also: Sorry about California Chrome !  I heard the jockey saying on the radio that he felt the horse was just tired.

 

max

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DadysGirl
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Amber

Fickle

Sunny

Saffron :)

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Thanks everyone for comments and suggestions :).  I'm thinking about "Nibbles" as she (like most puppies) likes to nibble my hands and try to play.

I can call her "Nibs", "Nibby", or "Niblet" as additional pet/nick names I suppose.  I realize this isn't the most important thing in the world Wink but I do appreciate feedback.

My guess right now is she won't be the smartest dog I've ever had but she makes up for it in cuteness and personality - LOL.  Right now she's sitting on the edge of the sofa watching out an open window and listening to other dogs  barking in the neighborhood - ears tuned like little antennas.  So far, she hasn't committed too many puppy crimes for which I'm thankful.

 

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Well, I've probably made her schizophrenic but I let my six year old great/grand niece name her.  She suggested "Foxy Faye" since she looks like a fox and "Faye" was the middle name of her "Emmaw" (grandmother/my youngest sister) who passed away shortly after I finished chemo.  So "Foxy Faye" it is - though it seems like it would be a good name for a race horse ;).

I got her vaccinated last week and soon we'll get her spayed.  She was great at the Vet's .  She's a typical puppy and sometives works my last 50 something year old nerve :).  She however has so many good and endearing qualities and I know she'll grow out of her "terrible twos" eventually (I hope).  The other day I stretched out on the sofa after lunch to watch a little TV and fell asleep.  I woke up and she was sound asleep, lying on my belly - it was so cute and I think I had a rush of oxytocin making the bond stronger :).  I left her out while I was showering one day and I looked down and there was this little "fox" head poking around the shower curtain smiling at me the way dogs do.  Face dripping, she cocked her head with those big pointy ears and looked at me as if to ask, "Can I come in and play?".  

Now if I can get her to stop eating bugs, worms, and clumps of mown grass and the occasional "accident" in the house.  It's like having a kid I suppose - I do more laundry, constantly clean up after her and watch her like a hawk to keep her out of trouble :).  She was playing with a black snake in my brother-in-law's fenced in back yard the other day.  I take her there to run and fetch and play un-leashed.  Thank goodness I won't have to pay for colleger for her ;).  She's growing on me :).

 

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What a companion Foxy Faye is.  She just looks like that kind of dog, smart.  We have Gracie trained to a bell hanging from the back door.  She found out it was a good way to communicate so she rings it for everything, breakfast, dinner, treat or snack time but only if I am running late with them.  She even rang it one time for her water bowl to be cleaned! Boy that took awhile for us to figure out Undecided.  I am too lame to send a click on video but if you google "funny guilty dogs compilation 2014 youtube" It is hilarious.  Keep enjoying, B&B

 

Jeff, what kind of dog is Nollie? Gracie is a Havanese

Max Former Hodg...
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Great name, Jim.  Reminds me just a little of "Tammy Faye," but few or no others will have that thought.

Just don't let her wear two pounds of eye makeup !  Cool

 

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Hi Jim,

I'm a bit late (haven't been on too much lately).  Foxy Faye is adorable!!  Oh she will give you all of that unconditional love!!  Nothing like a dog's devotion - they are really special.

We just lost our Max in March.  Our grandson arrived on March 5th and we lost Maxi on the 16th.  We rescued him 10 years ago and he was around 8 then... so it was him time to go but man, that is so hard.  He was family.  Haven't been able to go out and adopt again quite yet but we will.  My husband and I agree that we like our house much better with a dog in it.  At the end he started having accidents in the house and got up every two hours to go out- very exhausting for all.  But you know how it is - whether it's chasing a puppy or following an old boy outside- we do it.  And they appreciate all of it.

So all the best to you and your new addition.  She is just precious and does have that "fox" look.  I love the tribute to your sister too.

 

And the dogs with make-up made me laugh out loud!! :)

 

Hugs,

Donna

 

 

 

 

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I'm so sorry about your loss.  It is so difficult to lose a friend like that.  Know you are finding much joy with your new grandson but it is still difficult.  I'm sure you take much comfort in knowing you gave Max a wonderful life.  When Trixie died, we went 2 years before getting Gracie (the white mug in our picture).  It was the longest I ever remember in my life being without a dog, so it was time (overtime) to get a new one.  You will know when the time is right.  I remember hearing Joan Rivers say about her beloved Yorkie Spike that he was her best friend, he stuck with her in very trying times even the suicide of her husband.  When he got old and had urinary problems she had a special rubber pad for him so that he could sleep on her bed at night.  People made fun of her for that and she said, after all he has done for me, I'm going to kill him because he has an incontinence problem? 

Becky

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