Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Words We Shall Be Having

Hooo-man female is thinking it is good to call "Mickey Mouse."


Is fine name for capitalist pig commercial icon. Is TERRIBLE name for good Siberian!

The name is Mikhail. Maybe Miki. NEVER Mouse.

Warnings are having been given. Ignore at own peril.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

And I shall call him

6 AM. I was up from 2:30 to 4 AM cleaning out a crate and giving a puppy a bath. Either he waited a little too long to ask to go out, or I slept through the early warnings. Doesn't really matter, he still poo'ed in his cage, then flung it from wall to wall. Thank God for a cast iron stomach.

"Jamie - where is the bag of puppy food? I can't find it."

Uh-oh. Did Ashlyn steal it? Will I find scraps of plastic bag under one of the tables? Will I have to swicth the puppy over to the new food cold turkey? THAT should make for some fun "toxic waste spill" cleanups. Oh wait - I remember. "Look in the blue gift bag Barb gave us with the food, all the paperwork, and his toys."

Well, I am awake. might as well get up. She'll be going to work in half an hour, and I'll have to get up then anyway. might as well get a coffee IV drip started.

The Mrs has the bag, and the little guy sees it. Up on his hind feet with his paws on her knees .... and now he pirouettes and puts his paws back on her knees. She puts the food in the bowl and goes to the sink to moisten it a little. tictictictictictictictictic of puppy claws on linoleum as he prances after her. Tictictictictictictictictictictic as he follows her back to the crate where noms will be dispensed. Head up, neck stretched, he throws the front paws out as he struts along behind her. For a guy with a very "barrel" shape, he's got some serious poise when he wants to. VERY light on his feet (as last night's video shows)

What was that Russian dancer's name? GAH! Need more caffeine!


A little furry head turns, makes eye contact as if to say "What? SHE'S got the food. Leave a message, I'll get back to ya." And he's in the cage nomnomnomnomnomnomnom.

So THAT'S his name! I knew I'd figure it out sooner or later. And I shall call him "Mini Miki"

Welcome to the family Mikhail "Miki" Barkrishnikov!


"Oh Miki, you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind! Hey Miki!, Hey Miki! "

Now you all can have that song stuck in your head the rest of the morning, just like me. Don't say you weren't warned.