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Hobby Horse Blog Hop Prompts - Week 19:
1. How did your horse (dog, cat, other pet) get his or her name?
2. What names for horses, dogs or cats (chickens, guinea pigs..... and so forth) do you think are especially cute or clever?
3. Tell us about your first pet.
1. When I bought Pippin and Doc they were named Rock and Mic. It turns out that a lot of the foundation Haflingers were named A Rock and Modern Micah, and the names are popular among Haflinger folks. My son objected to the horses' names. I wasn't especially thrilled with them. I also thought that with both names ending in a 'k' sound, it might be harder for the horses to distinguish between their names when spoken to. Being a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings, son explained that since my horses were 'haflings' they should be named after halflings, or hobbits. He suggested Frodo and Sam or Pippin and Merry. I loved the name Pippin... and it fit Rock's character. I loved Sam. I could really see Mic as Sam. However, my son informed me, Sam and Pippin didn't 'go' together. I realized that Merry's full name was Meriadoc. I could shorten that to "Doc". That satisfied my son. It worked for me. And, the names really suit my horses' personalities.
We named our Aussie, Tucker for a number of reasons. First, several bloggers suggested the name. We liked the sound of it. We thought that maybe he might live up to the name, "Tuckered Out" and perhaps, just maybe, not have as much energy as most Aussies (that didn't happen)! And finally, Tuck is an Aussie word, so even though Australian Shepherds really didn't originate in Australia, his name harkens back to the land he didn't come from!
Mama Boots came with the name "Boots". When it became evident that she had recently been a Mama, I just started appending that appellation to her name, and it stuck.
2. I met a guy who was driving the cutest team of paint ponies. One was named Biscuit and the other was named Gravy. I felt the names were as cute as the ponies. Although I won't really do this, I have been so tempted to name my next dog, "Password".
3. The first pet I grew up with was a wonderful Golden Retriever, coincidentally named Tuck. His full name was Friar Tuck of Windy Pines.
Me, My mom, and Tuck
The first pet I had when I was out on my own, was a mixed breed dog named Cricket. She earned her name by being especially bouncy as a puppy.
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