Well, ever since we lost our Greyhound, Mr. DG has been *mentioning* (ad nauseum) his interest in a male German Shepherd. Since he manages Kimba's breeders web site (www.Mittelwest.com for any GSD lovers) he sees EVERY picture of new litters, adult dogs for sale, etc.etc. For the last couple months, he has been ooooing and awwing over EVERY male from EVERY litter.
Well, the breeder sent him a new batch of puppy pictures last week. They are from a stud dog that we both like. Gary picked one out, and the *mentioning* reached a fever pitch. By Sunday, he was saying things like "it's an "F" litter and I'm having a hard time figuring out a good "F" name." (Litters from a breeder are tracked alphabetically, and their official names need to start with the applicable letter for AKC and SV registration) By that time, I had several "F" words in mind - none of which I'd want to shout out in public.
While we had talked MANY times more rationally about things like 1) I just joined the family business and a puppy will be a huge time distraction in the short term. 2) Litters happen all year, and wouldn't potty training be eaiser in the summer???????? etc.
But once he started in with the name thing, I finally just said "go to the kennel and pick him up. His name shall be Ferguson vom Mittelwest.
Nuf said. I am amazed that at 8 weeks old, he has only had to go outside once per night for potty in the middle of the night for the last couple nights. There is a God after all.
I don't want to bore anyone further with trolling through Kimba's Obnoxious Brag page. Ferguson will have his own page eventually. But for now, his one puppy pic is at the VERY bottom of Kimba's Obnoxious page - so if you want to see the cutest little puppy in the whole wide world, just quickly scoll ALL the way to the bottom.