October 26, 2007
@ 04:00 AM

Before we got married, Jenna and I talked about pets and both agreed we didn’t want any. We didn’t want some animal that would urinate on the carpet, need to be taken outside for walks where I’d have to pick up it’s excrement, and that would create an additional inconvenience every time we decided to go out of town.

I’m sure you know where this is going…

We pick him up next week. Since I’m so against the idea, I get to name him. So far I’m torn between “Socks” and “Buster” both of which my wife thinks are horrible names for a dog. Any suggestions?

Now playing: Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggy Dogg World


Friday, October 26, 2007 4:37:51 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Is it just a coincidence that you're listening to Doggy Dogg World?

You could always name him Snoop. Then he wouldn't feel so threatened when you tell him you're going to send him to the Dogg Pound.
Friday, October 26, 2007 4:56:11 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
My wife's idea: Bustasox

The Marymoor Dog Park (http://www.metrokc.gov/parks/marymoor/) is an... interesting social scene.
Friday, October 26, 2007 7:19:38 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Buster?! No man, name him Busta! If I get another dog, I'm considering Bizmarkie.
Friday, October 26, 2007 7:28:03 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Friday, October 26, 2007 11:08:38 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Name it busta instead of buster
Friday, October 26, 2007 5:05:11 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
How about "Bingo"?
Friday, October 26, 2007 5:12:39 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Friday, October 26, 2007 8:10:04 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I've always believed in giving pets ordinary human names, rather that "pet" names, so over the years I've named animals: Caroline, Heidi, Tony, Jack, Tessa, Simon, and Emily. He looks like a Bruce, to me.
Saturday, October 27, 2007 12:41:55 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
"Socks" is taken ...the name of our stray cat.

How about a Microsoft-ish name? Windows Live Pooch Ultimate?
Saturday, October 27, 2007 5:16:17 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
How about Fido?
Or Feet?
Saturday, October 27, 2007 10:36:00 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I always like "Pixel" as it is geekish enough but not too bad :D
Sunday, October 28, 2007 7:34:05 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)

My family had a lovely little doggy called Sooty when I was young. Unfortunately she was white (ooops) whereas your new family member is a more appropriate colour.
Monday, October 29, 2007 6:32:21 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 9:53:05 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
You should name the dog Fiddy (or die tryin') :P
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 7:08:09 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Lots of toys (KONG makes some great chew toys that you can stuff with food to keep them occupied), crate training, and positive re-enforcement are all things to look into. They're a lot of fun and keep you balanced. My girlfriend and I walk our pup together whenever possible. Great chance to unwind and talk about what ever is on our minds.
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