Friday, May 9, 2008

Sweet Scout

Yes, naturally being the huge dog-lover that I am, I must bore everyone with some musings about my wonderful dog, Scout. Scout, a female, got her name by default. Before we got her, I presented to all the other men in my family (me being the sole female)a list of wonderful, whimsical "girl" names for our girl dog. On this list were personal favorites like: Sadie, Zoey, Ruby. I also threw out a few Irish names since our dog is an Irish Terrier: Roan, Meagan, etc. Well, every single name I threw out was immediately nixed by my two sons. They felt all of my choices were "too feminine"! "Well, she is a girl, after all" I countered. They would have none of it. So, in a last ditch effort for a name if not feminine, then at least, unique, I threw out "Scout" as an option. Well, they loved it! Scout it is! I do want to remind everyone that our Scout is named after the daughter to Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird, and not Demi Moore's daughter! I've actually gotten that a few times! I thought it might be fun to someday get another Irish Terrier, a male, and name it Atticus.

Needless to say, Scout has grown in to her given name. Her breed is known for "scouting" and she loves to go after birds and mice. She is a sweet, gentle girl, and I don't think my boys could love her any more! Even after almost 3 years of having her, they are so excited to greet her after school or in the morning. She is constantly man-handled by them, and takes it very well. Just this morning before school, my younger son Cole had one of Dad's socks over her long nose - "Look Mom! Scout's an elephant!" I couldn't help but laugh right before I told him to get that sock off her nose because she couldn't breathe! Scout just sat there, with that sock on her nose, peering at us with her big, brown eyes. If that is not love for her family, I don't know what is!

1 comment:

Lorrie said...

Love the blogs. We have the exact smae halloween doggie witch hat for Bailey!

Whens good this summer for a visit? Let me know so I can make plans!