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10 June 2010 - 12:20 pm
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What a great topic….let’s see…first off I have to say this….I really am missing my husband (lost him two years ago March 23…) because whenever we would get an animal we played the “we shoulda named you…..” and I am doing that now with Casper!!  It sure isn’t as much fun without Bob to do it with.  (rereading this I can see where some of you are going…..)

Shadow…two dogs named Shadow…one when I was pregnant with son (he is 43) and she got hit by a car, lost her tail (it rotted), my husband (at the time) got mad at me and took Shadow (a shepherd mix) and Bridget (a rescued chow who hated him) to the pound and would not tell me which one and I didn’t drive and his family wouldn’t help me find them.

Shadow…(never calling another dog Shadow) ANOTHER shepherd mix but I think she was “mental” from adoption onward…she ended up biting a kid in a campground (she was being teased at home by kids pounding the fence…her NEW leash collar combo separated during a thunder and lightening storm on her FIRST camping  trip while kids were running by our campsite and we were down at the lake)

Shaft – already named HUGE shepherd mix (have no idea what the other part was but he was a giant) rescued from a guy who had to go back to school and couldn’t keep him…my first “heart” dog

Wolf….we played the what shall we call the wolf for way too long (our first wolfdog…which we thought was practically all wolf..of course not…the common error made by people going into wolfdogs)…so he never got a “real” name, just Wolf by default – he was a sweetheart…lived to almost 16 although the last 2-3 years those back legs and hips were pretty bad but he was 135 pounds so….

Bandit…another I think shepherd mix, from a box outside of KMart….he had that mask that looked like a bandit

Echo….just cuz we liked it and he did have a really nice howl….and is the coverboy for a book called “Wolfdogs A-Z” and is also on a calendar from many years ago

Magic…I have no idea…one of those going through names til something sounded good that we both liked!! AND that there weren’t a million of that we knew of

Patches…a wonderful beautiful Calico girl kitty (first kitty I snuck into a rental…Stephen was probably a year or two old then)

Frosty…cuz he was grey and white and looked “frosted” kitty

Gidget…have no clue….she was adorable but nuts…kitty

OJ…Orange Julius the Butterscotch Kitty…well the interesting thing is that he fit his name looks wise and his IDENTICAL brother got named BC (black cat) because the gal who took him had wanted a black cat and got an orange one!!

and here we are with Casper the Friendly Ghost…well he is all white but the “I shoulda” game has him as speed racer so far this morning……

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