Naming Your Dog.

AAT65

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House full of Lord Of The Rings fans and we wanted 2 mini schnauzers, so the first one was Pippin and his (half-)brother is Merry.
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We’ve had Clapton (dachshund), and still have Hank Williams IV (Dogo Argentino) and Shotgun Willie Nelson (Silky Terrier).

We also fed two stray cats at different times—Hound Dog had an extra toe on each foot (named after Hound Dog Taylor, the famously polydactyl bluesman) and Sue Foley, who was a ginger-colored cat (similar hue to the Ice Queen Herself), but they were both transients who just used us for our tuna.
 

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I know for a fact that we have many dog lovers here. I wondered what names guitarists pick for their dogs. Debi and my new pup is a toy / miniature Australian Shepherd. He's a beautiful little guy. My wife and I chose Arlo for his name. Yes. We were thinking of Arlo Guthrie. Once "potty" training is behind us I and Arlo will be working on a duet of "City of New Orleans". I'd like to play banjo while he plays guitar but I'm learning that his half of the vocals alone might take some time. If we record it I may have to play all the instruments. That's OK. His little claws are hard on rosewood. The little guy is working hard on getting his enunciation just right to not only deliver the lyrics but fill them with the emotions they deserve. I'm so proud of him.

Anyone else hear name their pups after songwriters / guitarists / bands?
Pictures or it didn’t happen. From the owner of Shep and Molly Claire. Names have nothing to do with music.
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Lou Tencodpees

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Our dog previous to last dog was named KD, inspired not by Ms Lang but some phonetics in my wife's maternal grandmother's maiden name. She had passed well before my wife was born but shortly before getting KD my wife had a dream about the woman, rocking a chair and chanting her maiden name. Our last dog we named Matilda (Mattie) because that was my wife's grandmother's first name. And because the pup was a mini Aussie😄
 

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When we had a dog, our kids named him "Duke," which was the name of our former neighbors' dog. It was also the name of Jed Clamplett's dog on The Beverly Hillbillies.
 

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Our current dog, a 9 month old Lhasa Apso is named Enzo. Mr Ferrari’s name actually came to us from the book: The Art Of Racing in the Rain, which is told first person by Enzo the dog. Since reading that book, my wife‘s mind was made up that the next male dog would be Enzo.
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One of my all-time favorites of our many rescue dogs, our Toby was a Lhasa Apso, killed by a neighbor's wolf-cross dog who got off his chain one Christmas morning. I swear, on our walks we could have gone all the way to Roseburg and never caught sight of him, but when you got there he'd have come when you called him.

I've read that Lhasa Apsos were bred to guard ancient royalty, against wolves among other threats. Toby guarded us as he was bred to, but he didn't know he was supposed to have 20 or so more LAs with him.
 

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<---- My old golden is Malcolm. He is not named after Malcolm Young but then he is not *not* named after him.

We call him Bubba about half or more of the time. He has not shot any jukeboxes. At least not any I am aware of.
 

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One of my all-time favorites of our many rescue dogs, our Toby was a Lhasa Apso, killed by a neighbor's wolf-cross dog who got off his chain one Christmas morning. I swear, on our walks we could have gone all the way to Roseburg and never caught sight of him, but when you got there he'd have come when you called him.

I've read that Lhasa Apsos were bred to guard ancient royalty, against wolves among other threats. Toby guarded us as he was bred to, but he didn't know he was supposed to have 20 or so more LAs with him.
Enzo is our second Lhasa. Lucas was our first. Lived to be 14 when he passed. 24 pounds of the biggest dog in the world. He was the alpha male and size didn’t matter to him. Totally fearless.
Lhasa’s in our experience do not know that they are relatively small dogs. Imagine a 50 pound Lhasa. That would be a challenge!
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This sweet boy is Cooper. He was my daughter's dog and he lived with us for a while before she married. He moved to Savannah with her in 2012, but he was always the family dog and he loved our house as much as hers. He had a tough last year and just left us last week at age 14. He was funny and kind of lazy (he wouldn't chase anything - except food). But he was as loving a dog as you could ever want and out hearts are broken over losing him.

I don't know why my daughter and her friends chose "Cooper" when they got him in 2008, but it was a pretty perfect name for him. Good boy.

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