Ralph

When we have puppies, I generally prefer not to name them. Strange as it sounds, if they dont' have individual names it's easier to think of them as a litter rather than puppies with their own personalities. And this makes it easier to see them leave after 8+ weeks of caring for them.


I know this is stupid. And I know that it's full of holes. I know this because each litter has a puppy that stands out as the leader of the pack, a puppy that hangs back and waits until someone else tries it first, a puppy that will run away out of sheer defiance and love of freedom, and a puppy that will never leave your side because of it's inherited loyalty. These puppies make it impossible to think of them as just one of the pack. So I inevitably end up naming them anyway.


Ralph is a popular name around here. I generally call the stinker of the bunch Ralph. Don't ask me why, it just happens. Fred is reserved for the one that sits in the corner waiting for someone else to go first. He's a wimp. This works well for me when these respective puppies (from every litter) are boys. If they're girls they generally end up with the misfortune of being called Ralph and Fred anyway.


You wanna know what's ironic? I just bought a dog named Ralph. Now what am I gonna name that puppy from each litter that is so precocious and headstrong?




14 comments:

Gina said...

Aww - he's a cutie!

Melissa said...

You know I had never seen a corgi until I started reading your blog...now I have two of them living behind me...cute puppies!

Michelle said...

Wait, you just bought another dog? How'd you talk Sam into this one? And how did the litter making take in the end? Fingers crossed!

Karen said...

Ohhhhh, what a sweetie.

the planet of janet said...

look how cute he is!!!

and how confused he's gonna be when you call the puppies by his name.

;-)

mommaof4wife2r said...

is ralphi making green beans or for a fam fun dog?

Burgh Baby said...

Congratulations!

Trannyhead said...

Ralph is what I called the rat that took up residence in Granilla's garage ...

I suggest "Bubba."

PS - Congrats.

imbeingheldhostage said...

you.bought.a.dog. Weere you feeling lonely? ;-)

Ralph is very cute, he doesn't look like a stinker at all, so maybe you just need to rename him, or pronounce it like Ralph Fiennes.

Andrea said...

When I think of "Ralph" I think of that one movie where they guy goes, "RRRRRaaaaaallllllph" if you say that with an edge in your voice?? Anyway, your new Ralph is relaly handsome. I Just look at the muscle in his hind end!! He is very nice. I have always wanted a corgi.....sigh......

CC said...

Gotta be Ralph Jr.

What a cute dog! :)

caramama said...

What a cutie!

I find it so interesting that there are the same personality types in every litter!

JennyH said...

Ralph- what a great name! When I was a kid and a cat would have babies- I always asked my mom what to name them. She always said Ralph. That is how my Ralph got his name. I named him that so she would stop saying that.

What a cutie he is. How DID you get Sam to agree?!??

Flea said...

Potsy?