Thursday, March 23, 2006
This dog needs a name
MW commenters Shamrock and KPMD will soon be hearing the pitter-patter of little paws around their new house. They were approved to be parents of a rescued male hound/pit mix and will be receiving him this Saturday.
They requested that you, dear readers, come up with a name for the lil' guy. Leave your entries in the comments section for this post and, if there is one that they like, they will use it. The person who comes up with the winning name will be awarded a meal at Chik-Fil-A or, if he/she cannot make it to the Philadelphia area, a gift certificate to the fast food restaurant of the winner's choosing. The contest will be open until Wednesday, March 29, 2006.
The couple reserves the right to name the dog themselves if no suitable entry is provided.
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Def Leppard Ska.
That's a Spike if ever I've seen one.
But you can give the gift certificate to someone else. ;)
Filliam H. Muffman. There. Contest over. :)
(The happily betrothed couple didn't give me any limitations on the amount of entries per individual, so keep 'em coming if you have 'em.)
Shaft. And he should get a musical collar to blast his theme everywhere he goes. That dog will be so pimp.
you mean like in "I'm Gonna Get You, Sucka!"?
Mongrel the Mutt
Jack Bower/Jack Bauer
the year of the NCAA tournament upsets
barnacle the sailor man
(yeah, honestly, i can't even come up with good joke names.)
White dogs have names like "Lenny." Black dogs have names like "Carl." So what's one to do with a black and white dog?
You could give him a versatile name...like "Ernest" (Ernest goes for a walk, Ernest goes to camp, Ernest saves Christmas, etc.). You could name him something that might be offensive to the locals, like "Cletus" or "Rerun" or "Big Fat Paulie".
He kind of looks like a Floyd, though. Phillip Floyd Rerun Hensel McGuire, Jr.
FYI: I offer all of my suggestions with the full intellectual authority of nearly a year of veterinary school.
I am currently dogsitting a 75lb golden lab named Savannah. I think city names work well. Since the dog's home is Filthadelphia, I suggest "Camden" as a good name.
I guess I should commit my verbal suggestion to digital paper: Gary.
As in, "Gary took a dump on the carptet" and "I'm late because Gary was humping my leg" and "Gary's got worms".
Westhampton (aka "Westy")
Robert the Bruce
Of all the ideas posted, I'm personally favoring Lil' Micah.
Dammit, I forgot "Dooley"! He could have a 20 minute limit on his walks...and he would stop to take a dump at 19:59.60.
i really like the Gooch, Cletus, and the pragmatic favorite, Ernest.
Allow me to offer:
Long Duck Dong
The Dog Joe Won't Like
My real choice: Petrus
We received our wonderful dog today. We would like to thank you for all your great suggestions. Unfortunately, we did not realize how difficult it would be to housebreak a dog with no name. So, we will be making a decision this evening. Our top five choices are (in no particular order)...
(with l'il Micah being a close 6th). Stay tuned, news (of dog naming) at 11...
And the winner is.......
Monty! (this was the temporary name we were using and it sort of stuck). All the neighbors started calling him Monty and now he's answering to it.
We would like to thank all the contributors for their creativity. The unused names shall be rolled over to our first born, who will undoubtedly sue us at some point because of this.
Since we wimped out and used our own name, we would like to extend the offer of a Chick-Fil-A lunch to any poster who made a suggestion and can make it to the greater Philly area.
Monty thanks you from the bottom of his little doggie heart and thanks us for not naming him Filliam H. Muffman.
Chick-Fil-A? I'll be there in 10 hours! All in all, you made the right choice. I mean, he's a hound-pit mix, which means he's probably not the canine equivalent of a rocket scientist. Therefore, if he was already answering to a name (Monty), it's best that you stick with that name. Best he devotes his other brain cell to urinating and defecating in the appropriate places (i.e. anywhere in Philadelphia).
We welcome you, Monty, and so say all of us...Tap into America!
How'd you come up with the temp name Monty, anyway? Were Cleese, Palin, Gilliam, Jones, Chapman, and Idle also considered? Or was this more of a C. Montgomery Burns thing?
Hey, as long as you sire a child named Lil' Micah, I'm cool. And if you need any help...
Is Richmond considered greater Philly?
dubin - Your Dooley comment cracked me up (and was lost on 99% of this blog's readership).
1. Home Cookin (or H.C.)
2. Pussy Control (or P.C.)
4. Colonel Angus
I also enjoyed Dubin's Dooley comment. That game sucked.
as posted earlier, i enjoyed the half of dubin's posts on possible dog names. the other half, please don't bore us with.
here's to monty. and his pythons.
I don't even remember what game that was. Was it UNC? Probably, because it would have made that final timeout all the more noticeable for its pointlessness.
I think UNCW?
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