I wasn't going to do a post today, what with all the stuff that needs to get done, but when I realized that I was almost out of time for Reilly's How Did You Get Your Name contest, I said, let's get to work! You can enter until midnight on Monday, April 18th by following the rules here.
Not to mention, it is a great excuse to post puppy pictures, always a crowd favorite.
But first, I have to show you the photo below. See those pesky turkeys? One is in our flower garden and one is totally right in the street. They are so stupid. They peck at cars and cause traffic jams all over the place.
But back to the topic at hand. Loyal readers know that I am named after the original Mango, a male stripper in possession of such overwhelming powers that all humans immediately fell victim to his charms. Kind of like me, right?
My official name was supposed to be Lord's Hill Everybody Loves Mango, but there were not enough spaces on the AKC form so it had to be shortened to Lord's Hill We All Love Mango.
And who doesn't love me, right.
Check out this rare photo from the archives of my puppy self with Grandpa Angus, Beautiful Raja, and Momma! How could you not love me?
Well, OK, Beautiful Raja did not always love me. Here she is making stern face even though I am doing my puppy best to charm her. I think she finally at least tolerated me. As I said before, no doggie can resist the power of the Mango.
Since we're looking at puppy photos, this is my most favorite. I know there are plenty more, but the DOH has had "scan in old photos" on her to do list like totally forever. Still no progress. Sigh.
As for the Pea, well, when momma and master put in their puppy reservation at the labradork store, they did not know if the puppy would be black or yellow or boy or girl. Their only requirement was that it be a pup that would not be scared of me. As if!
They totally reserved the pup before the momma even let them out of her belly. Wow!
Once all the pups came out, breeder lady said that she had a little black labradude that would be perfect. He was apparently quite bold yet easy going. So now they had to find a name.
Momma wanted to call him Little Papi after Big Papi, David Ortiz on the Boston Red Sox. Not sure why since she isn't much of a baseball fan, but there you go.
But Master put the kibosh on that one.
As luck would have it, it was about the time that the Pea came home that Momma and Master were watching the show Dexter on the DVD. I wasn't convinced that naming my new brother after a serial killer, regardless of how lovable, was a good idea, but of course I didn't get a vote.
So his official AKC name is Nightwinds Dexter in the Dark.
But you know what? He was such a tiny little runt when he came home that I called him PeeWee from the start. Look at the midget.
Not to mention annoying. I guess breeder lady knew what she was talking about because he has always been super sassy towards my large and needing respect self.
He even used me to practice his puppy agilities.
To be honest, he got called PeeWee a lot more than Dexter and eventually that got shortened to Pea which he insists is spelled like the vegetable as opposed to, well, Pee. Hehehe.
I, too, have a new name which is Bubba. Yup. I think that one speaks for itself. When we are at school or the vet or something we get called Mango and Dexter, but at home it is more often Bubba and Pea.
I have gotten used to the little guy and even kind of miss him on daycare days. We don't snuggle or anything, but I do let him touch me sometimes. Still, one does worry about the long term effects of exposure to labracooties.
Mango Man! Oh yeah!