Sunday, February 7th, 2010

an un-named dog

Filed under: animal rescue,dogs — alison @ 20:39

We went on a four-hour shopping trip to le fin fond de nulle part this morning. I think we got a dog.

We saw her on yesterday, filled out the form online and got an appointment this morning. We took her for a walk, she’s a real sweetheart. (And a puller.) Trouble is she has kennel cough, and she needs to be spayed before they can let her go, and the vet doesn’t want to spay her until she’s over her cough. So the rescue is going to keep her another couple of weeks until they can tidy everything up to their satisfaction.

Now we’re trying to figure out what to call her. So far we are considering “Online” (because that’s where we found her, and because that’s where we are about to be spending much less time), “Plume” (because she has feathery ears), “G7” (because yesterday they pledged to cancel Haiti’s debt) and “Paysanne” (because she’s a country girl).

Plume it is. (Thank you Martine! Your enthusiastic vote assured us it wouldn’t be kétaine, like, say, Princesse.) We’ve contacted the rescue and they have started to call her Plume already, in anticipation.


  1. Plume! Plume! It’s perfect for her and it’s a sweet name that has a nice ring to it.
    She’s a cutie! Is she at her full size?

    Comment by Martine — Monday, February 8th, 2010 @ 11:33

  2. I know. “Plume” really is perfect, isn’t it?

    The problem is Poupoune, who we fervently hope will be long-lived, both absolutely (many many more years) and relatively (longer than us). We’ve asked her, and she’s not giving up her own name even though she’s deaf and isn’t using it any more, and even though having two similar dog names is likely to be confusing to the new dog. She’s just dog-in-the-baptismal-registry-ish that way.

    We’ll figure something out.

    And yes, she’s full size! A little bigger, even. She has all her adult teeth and she isn’t skinny like an adolescent just coming out of a growth spurt, so we know she’s full-grown. And she’s got a bit of a pot-belly, probably from being shut-in and not walked where she was before. So she should actually lose weight once we get her.

    Comment by alison — Monday, February 8th, 2010 @ 14:26

  3. Welcome Plume! You have landed in a very nice family :).

    Comment by Michel — Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 @ 16:35

  4. Michel: Plume is teaching us to be a nice family, which is the really cool part.

    Comment by alison — Monday, March 22nd, 2010 @ 11:01

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