The Weekly Walk: What’s in a Name?

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With summer on the way, you might be considering adopting a pet to spend time with outside. You will want to figure out appropriate play areas, walking routes, and games for your new furry friend and, just as important, you will want to choose an appropriate name. Alexandra Horowitz interviews dog owners about the naming process in this NYT video, where people tell the stories of their pets’ names. While there does not seem to be an exact science to naming a pet—some people simply pick names out of a hat—we do offer one bit of advice: the name you choose should be one you will enjoy repeating, give or take, a kajillion times. Woof!

Obie Weight-loss Update

The Tuesday weigh-in: “Good Morning! Obie weighs in at 39lbs 6oz today. He has continued to lose steadily since his maximum weight of 77lbs in Aug.”

Joke of the Week

Q: What did the dog say when he sat on sandpaper?

A: Ruff!

Treat of the Week

A cat treat recipe thrown into a mix of dog treat recipes.

Anagram of the Week

Solve the anagram “Sweet On.”

Hint: Good for booping.

Highlight the space after the colon to see the answer: Wet nose.

Photo of the Week

Make every day a dog kissing day.

Friday Fun: The Best Cliché

We near the end of our walk  with a photo article of a boy and his dog. We love this. Click here or the photo to see the article.

We hope you enjoyed taking the Weekly Walk with us. Tell us your pet names and stories in the comments below, on Twitter, or Facebook. Woof!


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