Wednesday, August 12, 2009

An Award and a Tag

We were tagged a little while ago by our friend Dozer with this award that says "Your Blog is a Beautiful Dream"! Along with the award, I'm supposed to tell you some of Dobby's beauty secrets...

1) Always get petted a lot. It smoothes the fur.
2) Eat plenty of good fats and oils, since they make your coat shiney. And:
3) Have regular baths. (Dobby doesn't really like baths, but he's really well behaved when we have to have one!)

Dozer's beauty secrets are really great, you should all go read them :)

I also want to take a tag from Lexus and Bentley to tell you about Dobby's name. As you might know from our older posts, Dobby really is named after the Harry Potter character!

When I was first "shopping" for a dog on Petfinder and Adopt-A-Pet, I wanted to name my new friend something really human-sounding that had a cutsey nickname that was more dog-appropriate. When I found my little guy online, I narrowed it down to a list of boy names: Edgar, Frederick, Bert, Etc. I still think he would have made a good "Ernie", and he was very nearly "Toby". Then one night, after having him for just a few days, we were relaxing in my room and he was sitting on my chest. From that angle, suddenly his ears looked just like Dobby the house-elf's ears! I knew then that his name was Dobby.

Dobby had a few names before he became Dobby: at his first home, he was called "Baby" and at his foster home he was called "Squirt". Dobby suits him much better! Now he has a lot of nick-names though:

Dob and Dobbs, of course
Little Man
Big Man
Baby and Beebee
Goofy Boy

And there are lots more! Many of them are silly and spur-of-the-moment. I also sing songs to him all the time- anything that pops into my head- and change all of the words to be about Dobby. It's fun! I'd love to hear about your names. Please tag yourself if you want to play!


Bijou said...

Hi Dobby,

Congrats on the award! Thanks for playing the Name Game, we loved learning how you got your name and think it fits you perfectly. I played already but I might let Banjo play sometime soon.

Wags & wiggles,

Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

Congrats on the award! Those are great beauty secrets from Dobby. And we love the story behind his name. I think it fits him perfectly. And I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one who calls their baby "Bunny" sometimes. Hubby always picks on me saying "he's not a bunny!" But the nickname suits Bentley so very well. Thanks for playing.

Tiffany & the Munchkins

Life With Dogs said...

So funny! I bet our dogs have twenty names between them. :)

Lorenza said...

Congratlations on your award!
Thanks for sharing the story of your name and your nicknames!
Kisses and hugs

happypitbull said...

That's such a cute story behind his name. I think Dobby the Chihuahua is waaay cuter than the house-elf. :)