So that's that...we've now begun the process of ordering a Coton de Tulear. I did a one hour phone interview with the breeder this evening, which was a bit surreal. She's a very nice lady, quite informative and obviously cares more about the dogs than she does making a buck. Which is a great thing. I've just never gone through the experience of being interview to make sure I was good enough to own a dog.
Anyway, the contracts are signed and will be sent tomorrow. I just sent the deposit.
The puppy should be born around May 20. We'll be getting him around August 15. As soon as I get some pictures, I'll put them up on the blog.
We have decreed that, yes, Colette gets official Godbitch status and, should anything ever happen to us, is responsible for the spirtual upraising of our dog. Also thanks to Joe Gormn, who left a note on the blog saying he has a Coton and that I should give him a call. Further proving it's a small world, Joe lives about a 10 minute walk away from where I grew up in St. John's. My dad delivers his mail.
And now, at the risk of opening the Gates of Hell, begins the naming contest. Granted, any name you suggest might go right out the window once we meet him. Dogs sometimes just name themselves. But feel free to throw out names anyway. What we have right now is Dumbledore, Fezzik (yes, we appreciate the irony of naming this dog after Andre the Giant's character in The Princess Bride) and qigi (sp?), which I believe is the Inuktitut word for "come here."
That last one, just for the record, was Cathy's idea. The first two were mine
We're also looking at different words for snow in Inuktitut. However, since I have some reservations about The Living Dictionary, I think we will consult with various Inuit coworkers to make sure we have the right word. That last think we want is the think we have named the dog after a gentle snowfall and it turns out the word is actually an obscenity or something. Besides, there are so many dilects up here, naming a dog in Inuktitut has its risks.
By the way, while Living Dictionary comes back with almost 300 words when you type in "snow", the word that just seems to mean "snow" and not "soft snow" or "snow rod" or whatever, is "Aput". Which, I have to admit, doesn't grab me as great name.
And, as I've just discovered, that when you type in "come here" into Living Dictionary, you get "Uvunngapuq". So yeah, meaybe not an Inuktitut name.
Anyway, we shall see. I find myself looking forward to getting the dog, if for no other reason than Cathy has something else to pick on.
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