Two weeks ago I decided not to blog about it. My Golden Retriever died and it was a hard weekend. I don’t like to blog about sad things. I won’t go into details—but she lived a long life and had a good home, which makes me happy because we rescued her from the animal shelter. She had been a year-old puppy and had come from a home where she had been abused. She was scared of us, scared of my husband mostly, but true to the breed—she quickly learned to trust us and led a long, full and happy life.
My husband—who is not a dog lover—surprised me. He mourned the most with her passing. He had bonded with her. The house felt so empty and he wanted to find a quick solution.
We were out on a date Saturday afternoon and he spontaneously made a call and….well…..
I give you: Baby Camry.
It’s my husband’s dog. He picked her out and named her after his car. (He drives a Camry.) Hey—it’s LOADS better than what he first wanted to name her. Wallet. Yep—Wallet.
“You can’t name this cute newborn golden retriever 'Wallet’.”I told him, cuddling my new baby. (Who has a severe case of puppy breath.)
“It’s a great name!” he protested laughing.
Can you imagine what would happen if it wandered away somewhere and you’re outside yelling,
“WALLET! COME HERE WALLET!!!”
If you made a reward poster, it would look something like this:
There would only be awkward silence on the other end of the phone. “Sorry,” I would say. “My Wallet was biting my shoe.”
*MORE awkward silence*
And what if we’re loading the kids into the car and my husband dashes inside saying, “Hold on, let me grab my wallet.”
Are you talking your wallet—or your Wallet?
Can you see the confusion in the
dumb name choice?
So, I kindly suggested he consider other names. Sophie, Sadie, Dakota. He shook his head. I steered him toward car names like: Sienna.
He came up with Camry. We nicknamed her Cami.
With this new addition to our family, my husband is back to his old self. It’s the equivalent of raising a newborn, but I don’t mind. How can you not enjoy this adorable little ball of fluff?