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
Baby and Beebee
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!