It’s that time of the month again! Courtesy of Cinnamon over at Eat Pray Tri, you get to see more of Minnie every 23rd of the month. Lucky you!
If you missed my first post, you can read it here.
So today I’m going to talk about Minnie’s name(s). First off, she came with the name Minnie. She didn’t know her name so we thought about changing it but couldn’t agree on anything so in the meantime we kept calling her Minnie and she eventually learned her name. At that point it wasn’t worth trying to change.
I don’t know if it’s the same for kids because I don’t have any, but I call her about a million different names.
Minnie Moo, Miss Mouse, Moo Moo, Pretty Girl, Sweet Girl, Dog Face, Booger Face, The Minnie, Minnie Mouse Ruby Slippers, Dog Face Killer, Minner, Minnie Baby, Pumpkin dog, Dumpling dog, Pooper, wiggle-butt, little bunny….you get the idea I think.
Most are iterations of her name, but not all. Are you the same way?
As I’ve mentioned before, while a beautiful dog, Minnie is not overly photogenic. This just may have something to do with me using my phone as a camera, but that is TBD. On occasion though, I can get a good picture of her.
Since I have a few friends who love her almost as much as I do, I’ve taken to sending people pictures personalized to them.
A couple of examples:
Yes, officially a dog obsessed loser…and loving every minute!
Doing good for dogs and people
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m going to be doing a 30 or 50 mile bike ride on September 9th to benefit the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. This organization is located in Smithtown, NY and raises and trains dogs to serve as guide dogs for individuals who are blind, vision impaired, or have another disability.
Growing up, my grandfather was very involved in this organization so I grew up with a great respect for this group. I vaguely remember going to their HQ once and getting to meet the puppies and then being blindfolded and walking with a dog. It’s a very worthy cause in general but has extra importance due to its importance to my grandfather.
And now…Happy 23rd of August.
I asked Minnie what she was getting me for my birthday. I told her I expected a gift and that poop would not suffice.