Sunday, January 6, 2013

Go to the Dogs and win a Prize

I need your help. There is a prize waiting for one lucky commenter.

Go to the Dogs

I kind of, sort of, acquired a dog for Christmas.

My niece originally got her from a shelter for her daughter, and then discovered the dog was more than they could handle (surprise!). She turned the dog over to her aunt, my sister. My aunt and her son took the dog as protection for their house, and she does bark up a storm when someone comes to the door. She also gets fierce when she sees another dog, or a runner, and I am already dreading what will happen in Spring when the squirrels come out.

Why am I dreading this, you ask, since she belongs to my sister? Because I ended up taking her home. I spent the night, my own fault, and listened to her complain about the dog, the trouble involved in caring for her, watched her and her grown son argue about who should take the dog out, etc. Meanwhile, the dog acted friendly, well-behaved, really nice. The challenged me to take her home "temporarily" and try her out. I have no clue why I said yes. Especially since they forgot to mention they had not walked her that morning and let me put her in my car for an hour drive home. Needless to say the back seat of my car was baptized.

But she is a nice girl. She doesn't even chew on my stuff when I am not at home!! And she is  housebroken, I can tell she regrets the mistake mother nature and her former owners foisted on her. (They just laughed and gave a meek "sorry" when I told them about the accident.) Her one real crime is a tendency to lunge when I walk her and she sees something interesting. And she barks when I leave in the morning, but I know that's just because she wants me to stay.

See, like babies, a nice, well-behaved, I just want to lay down at your feet, or with your shoes, dog can make you fall in love.


So here she is, and I already know she isn't going back. Which means she needs a name. I have enough trouble naming the characters in my books (trust me, each one is a laborious event) So, can anyone give me a name? And a way to keep her from dislocating my wrist when she goes lunging after something interesting?   I am open to all suggestions. And if I pick your name I will reward you with a copy of one of my books, Pull, Die Trying and other stories, and the upcoming Being God to be released Feb , 2013.

What have you got to lose?

Give me a name, come on, what do you have to lose? Don't forget to leave contact information, or check back to see if you win. I will chose a name on Feb 1, 2013.


Juanita Fisher said...

How about Roxie ?

Anonymous said...

Hi! Popping over from YARWA . . . my 8yo daughter suggested Roxie, Sweetie, or Fido:-)

Suzanne Lilly said...

How about Hera? Give her a strong goddess name to match her guardian tendencies. :-) There's also Phoebe, of the Oracle at Delphi. Then there's Hestia, the goddess of hearth and home. Don't forget Iris, goddess of the rainbow. She looks like a sweetheart from her picture.

Meredith Houston said...

It was not that she was to much to handle, we moved to a place that didn't allow pets. Her name is Maya and we got her when she was 10 months old (she's the same age as your grand niece). She's a well behaved dog. It seems that I'm the only one she won't pull (that took a lot of training).