I am beyond excited!
I got a call from the South African Guide-Dog Association today, and we will be collecting a male pup from them a little before Christmas! He is only a couple of weeks old at the moment so we can’t fetch him just yet. He is yellow, he’s a labrador/ golden retriever cross and we now have to name him! Something short for ease of use in training I think, and something that starts with either a “U” or a “V”.
I asked on Twitter and Facebook and got a whole lot of name suggestions!
For the letter “U” – Ubbi, Ugg, Uko, Ulmo, Ulric, Ulysses, Umi, Uno, Urban, Uri, Uriah, Usha, Ussher, and Uzi.
For the letter “V” – Vados, Valentino, Valiant (brave), Valyn, Vanilla, Vargo, Vaughn, Vector, Veiga, Vela, Vega, Vespa (wasp), Vic (conqueror), Vicko, Victor (conqueror), Viking, Vincent, Vinnie or Vinny (conqueror), Visha, Vlad (rule), Vodka, Voldemort and Vuka.
And a couple of people suggested “UV”!
Then I searched online a bit and found Ubu, Urchin (which I rather like), Ursa (bear), Vanna (meaning golden), Viggo (war), Vito (life), Virgil and Voight.
I think I’ll whittle the list down to a couple of favourites and then see which one fits him when he arrives. And then of course the name has to be accepted by SAGA as he can’t have the same name as any of his siblings.
I will be blogging about this puppy raising adventure and all it entails, and you can look for the #SAGuideDogAssociation hash tag on Twitter in future. I will also devise a hash tag including the dog’s name for Twitter folk to follow as well.
You will also be bombarded with puppy photos, so prepare yourself!
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