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February 27, 2013

This Damn Dog Stole My Heart

Internet, meet Dino.


Dino is a 4.5-year-old Pomeranian mix. He has little wormies in his heart. But if I was a worm I'd want to be in his heart too.


We met him at the Golden Valley Humane Society. One of the volunteers hooked a leash to his collar and led him to a friendship room so we could get to know him. The whole walk over he kept trying to paw off his snout restraint. It was adorable.


After thoroughly investigating all the alien smells, he felt like maybe it was OK for  us to pet him. He had a hard time looking us in the eye but slumped to the floor and nearly fell asleep while Matt pet his very soft silky puppy fur. Sometimes he looked up at us like this and we died a little bit inside:


Matt scooted back toward the door and Dino was all like, "No no no! More!" and he crawled right into Matt's lap and begged us to be his best friends for ever and always.


We said OK.

Dino (which is apparently pronounced /DEE-no/ and not /DY-no/ as I had assumed) is coming home with us tomorrow and needs a new name. Here are some of our ideas:

Pawlie
Cat
Francois
Barry
Silly
Pickle
Photocopier
Porcelain Cup
Kleenex
Pawnee
Ron Swanson
Mr. Neil Young
The Distinguished Senator from Mississippi
Willenium
Sinkhole
Lamb Chop
Snerf
America
Pamplemousse
Theodore/Teddy (Graham)
Rinkarooroobooboobear
Crinkle
Cruckle

Thoughts?

6 comments:

  1. Soooooo cute, love love love.
    My vote's for Pickle, though I do appreciate that Willenium, Lamb Chop and Pamplemousse are options on the table.

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  2. don't rush into a name; let it come to you! it took me a while to come up with my dog's new name. that being said, I like teddy (because he looks so snuggly!) and Francois.

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  3. Ps I'm surprised Speculoos isn't on the name list

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  4. PICKLE is the way to go. Your father and I considered naming one of our offspring Pickle--it seems only fitting that the name go to a grand-dog.

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  5. Ricolla, because it will sound so cool when you call him!

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  6. I met a cat named Pascal last week so I'm all for Francois. Or Nicolas. That could work too.

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