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Okay, my niece sends me a message Friday morning saying she had to find a home for an adorable 6-wk old female puppy because she couldn't keep her and nobody she'd asked wanted her. Being as the dog is a female and with them living in WV, I wasn't surprised that nobody was jumping on the bandwagon to take in a puppy that'd have to be kept indoors all winter, AND, being the animal lover I am, I told her okay, I'd come get her (I did discuss with Hubby FIRST - which was a first in itself - :lol: ). What I didn't find out until we actually were preparing to leave to drive and pick her up (a 3 1/2 hr drive at 75 mph, btw) that she was brindle w/white and even though she was one of the smallest of 10 pups, she would be a rather large adult. So I asked, just how large and these are the pixs that were emailed to me (they were taken yesterday). It turns out that mom is a 2 1/2 yr old AKC reg. English mastiff weighing in at 145 lbs and daddy is a 16-mo. old, 165 lbs, 3/4 English mastiff and 1/4 Am. Bulldog (that explains his coloring - and he still has a lot of growing to do - OY). First mom - she is looking down at "daughter" IMAGE(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/jcritterkeeper/2006_0112Image00231-1.jpg) Daddy IMAGE(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/jcritterkeeper/2004_0705puppy00041-1.jpg) And my niece holding the "baby" - she doesn't have a name yet, that may take awhile IMAGE(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/jcritterkeeper/2004_0705puppy00121-1.jpg) IMAGE(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/jcritterkeeper/2004_0705puppy00111-1.jpg)
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AWWWWWWWWWWWW she looks like a little pickle !

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She is - and the smartest puppy I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She is already paper trained, but will whine to go "out" to avoid accidents (even during the night), will come when you call or go lay down and stay upon command (she picked that nifty trick up last night). We are still looking for a name as I am at a loss and Hubby has been calling her D-mn It (and I FORBIT that one) so any suggestions would be welcomed...

So far for consideration are:
Athena the Mastiff (ATM for short - and we'll need one :rofl )
Jorja (yes like Ms. Fox)
Agatha (she has a nose for detecting the slightest hint of food)
But honestly, nothing seems to really fit (remember, she will be upwards of 150 lbs or better when grown :o ;) )

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OH Wow I wish you lived closer! We'd come get her in a heart beat!

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Oh, she's staying - no doubt. I've been wanting a large, yet gentle, "guard" dog ever since we lost Mariah (my Pyr). So far so good, she has met the cats and when she tried to use a tiny kitten (barely 5 wks old and about 1 lbs soaking wet) as a chew toy, that barn kitten did a number on her and now she sits and waits until they finish eating or invite her to join them in "play" before she makes a move...lol It is so funny.

And so far the names are getting whittled down with new ones added: Lilith (the dark one) and Guya (goddess of earth) - those where hubby's suggestions.

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I'd name her "Pickle"...lipi's right, she looks like a "Pickle".

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Let me run that by hubby real quick - Pickles, hummm not bad.

Edited to add: Sorry, hubby nixed the idea of Pickles. His words, "She is not going to be some cute, cuddlely puppy in a few months and a real monster when she grows up - that's why I picked Lilith." I told him that she just will NOT respond to that name after 24 hrs of trying to reinforce it's use...so he agreed to let me keep searching for just the "right" name.

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I'm sure our Board's very own Lilith will also tell you that calling her Lilith (Demon Queen) is not going to make her loveable though.

How about Bodecea Bo for short ? Or Brady means large chested, Or Ebba means strong brave boar, Or Millicent meaning Brave and Strength and or Bernadette - Bernie for short - also means Strong !

Any of those help at all?

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Those are great names...I have never had this much trouble finding a name for an animal...but it we'll find one yet.

Brandy came up with a couple when she stopped by (her first day back at work and away from the baby in over 6 wks). Anyway she shuggested Ziva (from NCIS - one of Hubby's fav. shows) or Caleigh (from CSI- Miami - another of his fav.) :bounce :rofl

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I like Ziva...was thinking of that as a call-name for a filly.

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I knew someone who had a brindle english mastiff bitch called Trash, Trash (also Gytrash) is the name given to phantom black dogs in the area I live in. These are giant, terrible black dog spirit things with glowing eyes that scare people out alone on dark roads :D

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Grey mane and grey tail and green stripe on her back
Grey mane and grey tail and green stripe on her back
Weren't a hair upon her that was not coal black[/i][/color]

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:ymdevil: That would be a scary name (with that connotation)... but, hubby is a truck driver and they are all very superstitious about the "black dog"...they say if a driver sees one, they will die.

Hubby nixed the Ziva and Caleigh names, but decided Abby would work (provided she'd respond to it) as Abby Scuto is one of his favorite charactors on NCIS (besides Ziva). Abby is a sweet loving woman, but looks rather scary so that'll work... ;) . I guess because Abby is so close to Baby, she is responding to it very well, so Abby it'll be.

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Here are a couple more pixs of "Abby" as she is meeting and playing with the cats

IMAGE(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/jcritterkeeper/Abby2.jpg)

IMAGE(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/jcritterkeeper/Abbysmellingacat.jpg)

And her just "sitting pretty" (on command no less - well I'd like to think she knew what I meant when I said "sit pretty" :lol: )
IMAGE(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/jcritterkeeper/Abby2.jpg)

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I like Abby - new pics are cute too !

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When I first saw the pictures on the first page I thought Abby, that is too weird!
My friend used to have a huge great dane named Our Lady Abigale, so big dogs generally make me think of Abby. My dog Abby is not very big at all, though I never thought Abby suited her, but she is my brother's dog so I had to let him name her, lol!

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Okay, update on Abby - with a few newer pixs. She is growing like a weed.
Christmas shopping with Mommy (upset that the cart stopped moving)
IMAGE(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/jcritterkeeper/Comeonemommy-makeitMOVE.jpg)

Playing follow the kitty following the snow (end Dec. or early Jan.).
IMAGE(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/jcritterkeeper/AbbytryingtochaseCheyenne.jpg)

And showing daddy just where to scratch early last week
IMAGE(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/jcritterkeeper/HankAbby.jpg)

When we got Abby she was just a mismarked castoff that was to be a companion/watch dog for me and to help around the farm...but that unwanted puppy has proven herself to be a real gem. Neither of her parents could be called a working dog by any sort of stretch of the imagination (except maybe for guarding the couch).

Abby has excelled so much in all her training, that even her vets are amazed at her abilities. She isn't even 5 months and not only sits, stays, lays, halt, heels, "kennel up" (for getting into the truck), fetches and is now into "finding" targets. She started out "fetching" before she was 3 months and now we can keep her in the house, hide her favorite toy outside (usually in a truck or around or inside the closest barn), turn her loose and tell her to "find it" and she WILL. We are thrilled with our "throw-away" puppy...can you tell?

Kylene "A dog has lots of friends because he wags his tail and not his tongue." ~ Anonymous

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Chrome says, "hey Abby!"
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Oh, Abby went nuts over the pix of Chrome - she tried to lick the screen (nothing like puppy slobber to make the pixs fuzzy - :rofl ). She said once she gets her surgery next month, he can come visit her ANY TIME... ;;) :X

Kylene "A dog has lots of friends because he wags his tail and not his tongue." ~ Anonymous

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