What’s In A Name?

I sometimes wonder what people are thinking when they name their dogs.  I happen to think that naming your dog, like naming your child, should take some thought. Perhaps the name should either match the dog’s personality, or at least the color.

I think Coco, is a great name, but shouldn’t the dog at be the color of cocoa, or at least brown? One of our senior rescues is a small “cream” colored Pekinese, and the other is a Chinese crested black and white in color.

Well, I guess, it doesn’t matter to either of the Coco’s, as they both seem to know and respond to their names, but sometimes I just think too much.

What is in a name anyway? Who am I to judge? I just named 4 of our 5 week old puppies after the “Ninja Turtles!”  What was I thinking??? And I am not even going to tell you what I named the other 3 puppies.  You will have to keep watch see for yourself.

Here Coco—come and get it!!!!IMG_3391 (1024x682)IMG_3358 (1024x682)

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Senior Month at 12 Hills Dog Rescue

I was looking at Petfinder.com and saw a help article on posting for senior dogs. November is “Senior Dog” month for pet lovers and those of us in the rescue business.
Typically every day is senior month at the rescue. It seems we always have a few seniors residing there, and some will be here for the rest of their lives. It is a good time to share about the rewards that senior dogs can give us. AND–there some, I listed just a few.

1. They aren’t puppies! Puppies get in to everything and they require lots and lots of your attention.
2. Seniors like to have fun, but it is usually in short bursts and they just want to hang out with you
3. Sometimes they are already trained, and so the hard work is done
4. MOST OF ALL–THEY JUST WANT YOU TO LOVE THEM!

Of course, we know there is a downsides to having a senior dog, but that is another posting. Here are some of the seniors we have had and some that are still waiting at 12 Hills.

Rosie is 8+ years!

Rosie is 8+ years!

Miss Purdy was adopted! Over 8 yrs.

Miss Purdy was adopted!
Over 8 yrs.

Boomer-found in a landfill--starving--and full of sticky weeds.--over 5 yrs.

Boomer-found in a landfill–starving–and full of sticky weeds.–over 5 yrs.

Cinnamon--now named Winnie--adopted after having over 10 litters--over 8 yrs.

Cinnamon–now named
Winnie–adopted after having over 10 litters–over 8 yrs.

Jason--around 7 or 8 yrs. adopted by a nice gal that loves seniors!

Patty--a good ole gal, that has a skin condition. She loves all visitors that comes to 12 Hills. Patty–a good ole gal, that has a skin condition. She loves all visitors that comes to 12 Hills.


I have so many more that I could post, and my thoughts go to our 2 wonderful family members that passed in the last year—Squirt and Daisy–we will cherish the good times and great memories we had with you both over the years!!!