Behind the Name
One of the first orders of business when you bring home a fur baby is choosing a name. You don’t want to say “come dog” forever. Name are very unique and come about in many different ways. I thought it would be fun to find out what everyone named their pets and why.
Suki had a very rough life before I adopted her. She had been abused, abandoned, found on the side of the road, and shoved in a high-kill shelter down south. Luckily a wonderful local rescue group here broke her out and brought her up here to a foster family. She was so scared of being hit when I brought her home. Even lifting my arm to get something down would scare her. It just broke my heart. I made the mistake of swatting a fly with a magazine the first day which sent her into cowering tremors and submissive peeing. Her previous owners better hope I never find them!
She has such a sweet and loving personality and just wants to be cuddled. I wanted to give her a name that not only fit her personality but also signified a new happy life for her. So I set about researching the meanings of words and came across Suki which means “beloved” in Japanese. It was perfect!
How did you choose your pet’s name?