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Wag of the Week


Last updated 9/27/2022 at 12:59pm | View PDF

This week we feature Coco, Fergus, whom we've featured before, but also two newbies: George and Bella. Sometimes I can't get info by deadline, so for now, those thousand-word things: pictures. Way below you can see how to contact both AARF and Tumbleweed Kennels to find out more. Please? Oh my goodness: a perfect segue! I've discovered an awesome comedian who has a riff on naming dogs – this guy is GREAT! His name is Michael, Jr. Link: (I know those who see this in print would have to type):


I wasn't going to bore any regular readers (are there any?) with the naming topic again, but there's a reminder on last week's article that has me doing so. Yep, I'm a little OCD (a ridiculous phrase, like somewhat perfect or unique) – meaning I'm Obviously Cute Daily, of course, but never mind that now. I will, of course, NOT say again how much I love naming things (children, um), pets, my purple bicycle in college, cars (OK, I haven't done that, like – ever), etc. I have a list of favorite names to see who comes along and needs one (this would be pets, not children), and something about naming/changing a name makes the animal feel like mine, a bonding experience. However, with this most recent dog, who is six, it would not work. He came with a name I could not abide, though I don't mean to insult anyone who has a pet with this name: Groot, presumably from the movie. I tried everything that would sound like it, and, ridiculously long story short, I ended up with Jute (a strong, durable, versatile, dense (not in THAT way) fiber) – and for the "real" name, Judah, actually on my list. Why? Because I am an old name-changer, to suit my taste, and the personality of the animal. This little boy is SO attached to his name. His person had died; his losses were so many. He was so happy when he heard his name! It wasn't even like it was HIS name – well it WAS, but it was as though I had returned to him another animal/person that he had lost, So he became all of these: Jute, Jute the Groot! And Judah, too: answers to all. He needed to keep his past. Something to think about.

AARF holds adoption fairs at Petsmart on Powers on SUNDAYS (formerly Saturdays) 11-2: 2965 N New Center Pt., Colorado Springs, CO 80922. PLEASE CHECK the website/Facebook for any updates (such as inclement weather. Sometimes the fair is right here in Fountain at Tumbleweed Kennels). More info: Julie at 719-375-1200 or Cathy at 719-761-5320. Email: [email protected] or [email protected]



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