dog!

Apr. 20th, 2012 10:02 pm
sasha_feather: ken watanbe with a horse and dog (ken wantanbe with pets)
[personal profile] sasha_feather
My life feels so much more right now that I have a dog. She was dropped off at my house at about 7:45 this evening. Her name is Susie but that is probably going to change. Thorin Oakenshield? Neko? Feel free to make suggestions.

SE's Double Take aka Susie

A nearly all-white greyhound sleeping on the grass. She has a little light brown (fawn) color on one ear. This photo is from the adoption folks.

Date: 2012-04-21 03:16 am (UTC)
some_stars: (Default)
From: [personal profile] some_stars
She's so beautiful! And you should totally name her Neko :D

Date: 2012-04-21 03:28 am (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Lucy the ACD's left profile is calm, collected and in control (LUCY gazes right)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Aw, what a beauty.

Can't wait til she's ready to meet your extended family!

Neko is nice, but quite different sounding to Susie. How about Woozy? Nookie? /going to be now.

Date: 2012-04-21 03:48 am (UTC)
owlectomy: A squashed panda sewing a squashed panda (Default)
From: [personal profile] owlectomy
Awwwwww. Yay! I'm so glad that you got a dog!

Date: 2012-04-21 04:33 am (UTC)
wintercreek: Blue-tinted creek in winter with snowy banks. ([general] welcome home)
From: [personal profile] wintercreek
Yay dog! She's lovely. :D

I second Jesse's point that you may want to choose a name similar to Susie, so she's less confused about who you're addressing. Some years ago I read a theory that dogs paid most attention to the vowel sounds in their names, so changing consonants is usually successful but changing vowel sounds is harder - I have no idea if this is still the prevailing theory.

Of course, if Susie is a name given by the foster family and not one she's had for years then perhaps she's not very accustomed to it anyway and would learn a new name of any kind with the same ease. In which case I vote for Neko. :)

Please feel free to disregard if name advice is not useful/welcome, of course. Yay dog, regardless!
Edited (Making advice less overbearing. :|) Date: 2012-04-21 04:47 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-04-21 07:35 pm (UTC)
wintercreek: A heart drawn in the sand of a beach ([misc] *heart*)
From: [personal profile] wintercreek
Oooo, those are both lovely names!

Date: 2012-04-21 05:06 am (UTC)
crossedwires: toph punches katara to show her affection (Default)
From: [personal profile] crossedwires
♥!

I'm terrible at names. My dog got named after the street he was found on (or when he found his people, rather).

Date: 2012-04-22 04:19 am (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Bitmapped "dogcow" was subject of Apple's Knowledge Base 13, and appeared in many OS9 print dialogs (dogcow)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Could be dicey if found on Tobacco Road or Inner Drive. :(

Date: 2012-04-21 06:18 am (UTC)
eruthros: ST: TOS, Spock holding a kitten (ST: TOS - Spock and kitten)
From: [personal profile] eruthros
Awwww, dog! She is lovely! I hope you will have an opportunity to tell us all about her soon :) Like, what snacks does she like? Lying in the sun: best ever? These are important getting-to-know-a-dog questions.

Date: 2012-04-21 02:46 pm (UTC)
j00j: rainbow over east berlin plattenbau apartments (Default)
From: [personal profile] j00j
Yes, all of these questions! <3

Though if she's anything like my hound was, almost all foods will be favorite snacks (as we quickly discovered when he went for my pizza). And some non-food items (Gum on the sidewalk? Om. Nom. Nom.).

Date: 2012-04-21 09:09 pm (UTC)
swankyfunk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] swankyfunk
Omg this just makes me want to squish her with hugs.

Date: 2012-04-21 06:31 am (UTC)
holyoutlaw: (Default)
From: [personal profile] holyoutlaw
Pretty dog! And congratulations.

Date: 2012-04-21 06:49 am (UTC)
littlebutfierce: (lovecom high five)
From: [personal profile] littlebutfierce
Yay!

I vote for Thorin.

Date: 2012-04-22 06:21 am (UTC)
eruthros: ST: TOS, Spock holding a kitten (ST: TOS - Spock and kitten)
From: [personal profile] eruthros
That is a good plan, because in my experience all dog middle names begin with T or J. (I say, for Rorschach, "hello, Rorschach T Dog here.")

Date: 2012-04-21 06:58 am (UTC)
giandujakiss: (Default)
From: [personal profile] giandujakiss
Aww, congratulations! She looks so sweet!

Date: 2012-04-21 09:22 am (UTC)
challyzatb: Rita from Doctor Who, on a blue background, all lit up. (ritalight)
From: [personal profile] challyzatb
Gorgeous!

Date: 2012-04-21 11:06 am (UTC)
bluemeridian: (NF :: Beagle :: Heart)
From: [personal profile] bluemeridian
Oh! She's beautiful!! *scritches*

Date: 2012-04-21 01:51 pm (UTC)
laurashapiro: (marzitongue)
From: [personal profile] laurashapiro
Congratulations!

Date: 2012-04-21 02:02 pm (UTC)
meloukhia: A person's back, spine outlined, and smeared with paint and text. (Spine)
From: [personal profile] meloukhia
Oh, she is beautiful. And looks like a Neko to me!

Date: 2012-04-21 02:10 pm (UTC)
dogstar: Fireflight! (Default)
From: [personal profile] dogstar
I wouldn't worry on the name sounding different things. It took Jack all of two days to learn that his name was Jack; he was found as a stray so we don't know his former name, but at the shelter he was 'Fabian' (he was there for three weeks on stray hold and then up for adoption) which he never learned to answer to.)

I think ALL those names sound great. :)

Date: 2012-04-21 02:56 pm (UTC)
toft: graphic design for the moon europa (Default)
From: [personal profile] toft
Awwww,my goodness, she's beautiful. Congratulations! So glad it worked out! I hope you get on together well. I love 'Neko' as a name... Thorin Oakenshield doesn't really roll off the tongue, though.

Date: 2012-04-21 06:40 pm (UTC)
starlady: Raven on a MacBook (Default)
From: [personal profile] starlady
Yay! Congrats! She is beautiful!

I think Neko is great as a name. &hearts:

Date: 2012-04-21 06:54 pm (UTC)
raanve: (Corgi - art by Christian Slade)
From: [personal profile] raanve
She's beautiful! Congrats!!

Date: 2012-04-21 09:04 pm (UTC)
swankyfunk: (penguins in love)
From: [personal profile] swankyfunk
Awww, she looks so sweet! Congrats on your new BFF :)

Date: 2012-04-22 11:22 am (UTC)
eggcrack: Icon based on the painting "Kullervon kirous ja sotaanlahto" (Default)
From: [personal profile] eggcrack
She's so beautiful! Congratulations! \o/

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