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Deb Robson and Tussah

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September 17, 2010


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Janice in GA

What a wise and clever selection of names!

Give her a big kiss for me. :)

Kris Paige

Glad she finally told you who she is! What fun for Tussah, too, to have someone again who understands play bow!

Deborah Robson

Janice, I'll deliver a kiss for you!

Kris, since Tussah had to learn play bow after she joined us, it's nice to see her using it again. That's one of the reasons we thought another dog in the household was important. . . .


She's lovely! I love the thought process behind her name.

Our dog, Rigel, is an English Cocker from Songbird Kennels. His 'real' name is Songbird's Starry Starry Night; Jan of Songbird gives song titles as names. My husband, Dave, a high school physics teacher, is a total astronomy buff. I really like that particular song. "Rigel" is a star in Orion, and has a very British sound/feel to it. I also have some friends from when I was in vet school who named their son Rigel.

Deb Robson

Isnt it wonderful how many names dogs can have, officially and unofficially? And then there are all the nicknames. . . . Astronomy is a great place to get names, although not one that I think of naturally. I might get to similar names, but through the mythology connection. . . .


Two of our cats have astronomy/literature names:

Callisto (though he is a boy), goes by Cali, CalKan, Caltrans (live in California), Cali Man, etc

Oberon, goes by Obi, Obes, Obers, Obi Wan (gotta get a Star Wars reference too if at all possible)

Deb Robson

I like all of those names! Especially the transition from Oberon to Obi Wan {grin}.

Well, the crate we ordered for Ceilidh isnt quite large enough. We thought we could get by with one size smaller than Tussahs, because Ceilidh is 10 pounds (almost 25%) lighter, but no, she needs a bit more room. So Im off to order a second. The first will work for travel.

Deb Robson

By the way, thinking of your Oberon, our Ariel Miranda was not named for the mermaid of the Disney cartoon but for two Shakespearean characters. . . .


A friend's (champion) collie is named Ceilidh - I found a sock pattern called that and knit her - um, the human - socks for Christmas last year.

Sora is a very common water bird here - wonderful association with the tempest, the jig and the water bird...

Deb Robson

Cathy, oh, yes! The bird! And I may need to find that Ceilidh sock pattern. A Finnish friend other than the one who suggested sora in the first place says that if we add an e it becomes sorea and means a number of nice things, including beautiful.


We named Cali & Obi's sisters (long story about how we had a litter of kittens, working with a breeder, etc) Europa and Rosamund. :)

Don't even get me started with what Disney does to fairy tales!


My daughter and I went through the protracted process of adopting a Papillion-ish adult dog several years ago. It does take time, but what wonderful results these organizations produce! These people are very cautious about - and skilled at - matching people to their rescues and we, too, adopted the first little dog they introduced to us. Our first day with him was a busy one much like yours (including a six hour round-trip to pick him up,) and he acted like it was his daily routine. I strongly encourage anyone looking for a new puppy or kitten, to instead consider adopting an older animal. I could go on for days listing all of the advantages to it. If you’re not ready to adopt now, then please help support the group of your choice with any contributions you can make. These rescue organizations operate solely with volunteers and donations and in return, provide the invaluable service of finding forever homes for these wonderful, loving, deserving animals

Kristi aka FiberFool

I'm so glad she has a name now and that they are playing! Out two don't play often, but when they do it makes me smile.

Deb Robson

Im not sure how frequent the play will be, but it doesnt matter as long as it happens now and then. Tussah doesnt have a whole lot of play energy, but she does like to at times. The pup is using her extra play energy with us {grin}. TUG with rope toys is big!


Ceilidh is a great name for a dog - especially one who looks like she will be good for spinning and dashing around!

I've got a serious case of puppy envy now :)

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