Friday, July 9, 2010

Constant Surveillance

We may have a winner in the "name that pup" contest. One clever reader suggested Zachais. For those of you who never taught Sunday school to toddlers, Zachais was a "wee little man, a wee little man was he. He climbed into the sycamore, the Lord he wanted to see", or something like that. This is a very appropriate name for this big eared, short legged pup, and better than the one I was considering which was "Kapotkae hori", Belarusian for "Short Legs". Congratulations Carol M, you are in prime position to win the puppy.

Inexplicably, HCF was not thrilled with my suggestion of Kapotkae Hori. After hoisting this little wire chewing ball of pee and poop filled fluff off on me, they have the gall to suggest that I should not give an artsy name.

I was pretty full of myself after exactly 10 full minutes of caring for the new pup and having not had one accident, and having complete success with training the pup to sit/stay/come. Today I plan to teach him how to read. At any rate, when I wrote to HCF raving about how well I was doing and what a great little pup he is, they told me they were not dumb and were starting me off with an easy one. Then they would build up to Honeybun 2.
While Honeybun is a great dog now, it took us a year of agonizing work to get her from dying vicious dog killer to the sweet creature she is now. I have paid my sacrifice to the Dog Gods.... no more difficult dogs ever for me.

I wrote back to HCF immediately, "Remove the part of your brain that would even consider such a thing."

Anyway, dear readers, this is a pup that is destined for greatness. He loves everyone, and every dog. He is playful, and confident, and has already figured out the dog door leads to the great outdoors. Get in line with the throngs knocking down my door to try to get him first. Check out the videos we made of him (links below) and then be sure to get your application in to .

I won't lie to you however. Puppies are a ton of fun, but they do require constant surveillance. I love the name suggestion that Carol sent because constant surveillance is a skill we should all be honing. I think every one of us should be climbing trees and searching high and low for our Lord. There is nothing more important to be seeking, though watching for pups about to squat into potty-mode runs a close second. And while we are probably calling him Zach, it is ok with me if you want to change his name to Kapotkae hori.

Luke 19:3-5 (New International Version)

3He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd. 4So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.

5When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today."


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