Friday, October 29, 2010

Seven

The timing of this is awkward since Katie just passed away. I have a new greyhound. Stephen and I had discussed and decided to get a seventh greyhound several weeks ago. Adopting another had nothing to do with the loss of Katie. Number seven was already in our house when Katie's bone cancer reared its ugly head.I really enjoy having two greyhounds to train. It is much easier to take private lessons or even group classes when you can rotate dogs. I like giving one a break while I play with the other. It simply takes two greyhounds to keep me off the streets and behaving myself. This greyhound is filling Reagan's vacancy in our training/play sessions.I was going to wait awhile to introduce her, but I simply cannot settle on a name and I am tired of the husband using "Giant Ass". I honestly hate naming girls. I always have a short list of boy names, but never seem to have any girl names in mind. If someone can suggest a name that I use, you will win a prize. I am not sure what that will be just yet. So many of you are outside of the USA so I want to be sure it is something I can ship to you. Her race name is Escape Hatch. Very inspiring indeed. She is very excited and happy. Her tail is always wagging and she is a constant kisser. She is a little larger than Riley, but she is a bit more sensitive with a soft temperament. The name should be 1 or 2 syllables.I really hope you guys come up with something. I am tired of scrolling baby name websites.

43 comments:

houndstooth said...

OMG! She is adorable! Congratulations!

Please don't worry that we'd think you were filling Katie's space. She's adorable and perfect in her own rite!

Hmmm... She looks like a very happy, wild and crazy little gal there in the pictures. Would Candy work? It is close to Halloween and all...

Mielikki's Hunt said...

Zoom, Boing LOL If you were a star trek fan "SEven' would work LOL Girl names I've had Kyra, Emma, Rinka, Boo, Sera, Rosie, Flora, Dei, Scirrocco, Secret, Hecate, Gossip, Aspen, Lucy, Abbey, Athena, Jezebel, Misty, Minnie, Titania, Reba, Kani, Jenny, Ziva, Abbey, Bella, Chrissy, Joy, Iris, LOL

She's gorgeous

Sara said...

Beautiful girl! Getting another grey isn't about filling Katie's space - as you pointed out, it works better for you to have two greys to train and work with.

Rosie, Ruby, Kara/Cara, Carly, Chelsea, Kelly, Kelsey, Taylor, Terry - I'm stopping now.

I have no idea why I also have a list of boy names when I can't imagine when we'll ever get another grey - funny how that works.

dpalmer said...

She's gorgeous! Since her race name is Escape Hatch, how about naming her Dharma ("Dharma project" from "Lost").
Sorry about all the deleted posts. I kinda messed up thinking that the comment wasn't getting posted. It's early, I need more coffee!

Corbin said...

Ohhh, she's beautiful! Names are always a tricky thing... We're thinking of one for my new foster sister :-)
-Corbin

Mad Red Hare said...

Don't know why, but Rosie the Riveter popped into my mind! Congrats on your addition to the family.

Anonymous said...

If I had gotten a female for my latest dog (I did not) I was going to name her either Gia or Carly.

She is a cutie, that's for sure!

Janet S.

Sarah K. said...

I'm with dpalmer...I think Dharma is a great name! She sounds like a lot of fun =)

jcp said...

Congrats.. She looks full of spunk.
Not sure why.. but : HALEY and KARMA jumped out at me on a girl dog name list.

Sheryl said...

How about Ginny? or Billie? or Bailey? Paige? Whatever you name her...she's a cutie :)

Elizabeth said...

What about Rouge, River or Raven.

I like the idea of three R named pups :)

John said...

Jen, when Stephen told me last Sunday at the field that you were going to adopt her, I suggested "Never Coursed" as her competition name.
I've found that the Brits and Irish have a real talent for choosing registered names with real panache -- I can suggest some offline for that. I find some memorable phrases in songs I like for names -- Cole's name "Jazz and Cocktails" comes from a great old Nat King Cole song.
For a call name, I would like to suggest a name from one of our dearest departed Greyhounds, Wizz. The name might suggest that the new Greyhound will "wizz" around the agility course ! Her registered name was Queen's Piper, and we always thought Piper would be a nice call name also.

Granted Wishes Greyhounds said...

I am so excited! She's *G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S*.

I'm thinking along the lines of your "Lucky Number 7."

Call her Gwen (Gweneth means lucky) and her show name could be Never Better or Never Go Wrong.

I'm so happy you have two hounds to compete again. I know you must be so disappointed that Reagan, with all her talent and aptitude, just can't compete. However, she really enjoys working with you, and surely such a cute and goofy girl brings a smile to your face. ;-)

I am thoroughly looking forward to Seven's stories.

Jessica, Rainy, Sunshine, Murdoc, & Frizzle said...

Aria, Lupine, Corey, Booty...

KF-in-Georgia said...

Pepper. She's there to spice up your competitions.

Anonymous said...

If she's number seven, name her Seven. I know you are not filling Katie's space, you couldn't. You are just filling the hole that she left with another hound.

Michelle said...

Congrats! She is a cutie and looks very energetic. I like the suggestion of Dharma for a name for her also. =)

Sue said...

She is lovely.

As the others have said, she isn't replacing Katie. It's fantasdtic that you are giving another dog a loving home.

I like the name Dharma as well. I'd suggest Freedom (Escape Hatch leads to freedom:))

Carrie said...

You snuck her in on us!!! She is beautiful and I am so happy she found you. You can never replace Katie but it does not mean you can't move forward, as you should. In one of her pics she looks like a marble cake, you know with the swirls :)

I like the name Seven, Dharma, Bella, Rain, Piper. Can't wait to hear what her name is going to be AND for some training videos.

What a greyt end to an emotional week!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

She will help:-) So many wonderful names suggested. The one that springs to my mind looking at her photos is Dolly. She looks like a real Doll to me, that's a compliment in NZ talk:-) Have fun. I'm looking forward to reading all about your training and adventures!

Sandy ~~~ said...

Oh Jennifer...I think you posted her name on the top of your page..."Seven". I have a good friend who fills his horse barn with cats. They long ago ran out of names, or got tired of thinking them up, so, yes, they started naming them. Their "Seven" was my favorite. A orange marmalade kitty, he would sit on the rail and wait for you to stop riding to chat with a friend nearby. Next think you knew, he had jumped into the saddle with you and was demanding some love strokes. He had us trained because he was so dang cute.

Kinipella said...

Hi Jennifer!

My favorite greyhound names I have picked out for my girl coming in December:
-Winry (Win-ree)
-Dezzy (Short for Desdemona...I'm an English major ;) )
-Dally (Since retired racers weren't fast enough and "Dilly-Dallied"
-Naomi (Or Nomi, or MiMi, for short).

Good luck with her! I hope the days are getting easier as they go on.

Kinipella said...

Or, actually, since her race name was "Escape Hatch?" Why not "Cape" or "Caper"?

Anyway, you have lots of good suggestions! I'm sure you'll find the perfect one :)

Bridget said...

Those eyes just kill me. So beautiful. By your description of her personality she reminds me of Maggie. She was a loving, sweet soul. So Maggie. Or Lily.

Donna said...

I suspected you were going to adopt her when I saw her energy level on the "foster" video. Congrats & I like the name Seven

Tarmars said...

I love the brindles!

As for names, I personally am attracted to the name "Seven". Although, it might seem to close to Stephen. A potential registered name could be "Never Got Lucky".

Although for some reason, the phrase "will wonders never cease" got stuck in my head to. Perhaps it could be "Wonders Never Cease" with a call name of "Wonder".

Playing off of her racing name could be "Never Escape" with a call name "Cappy".

There are a lot of great suggestions! It is fun to think of names but I always agonize over them until I am forced to make a decision. I want it to be just right! I also want it to match the dog.

I am sure it is hard to think about names now with your grief so fresh. I wish it wasn't so. Take care of yourself!

kaw48911 said...

What a beautiful girl. How about Bella for beautiful? Or Dixie, Abby, or Josie? Or Batty, for "Bat out of Hell" ,which is how you run when you've escaped through the hatch.

Anonymous said...

Call her Willow.


SB the DH

Britni said...

She is absolutely adorable.

The name that comes to mind when I see her is Peri(PARE-ee).
For a registered name how about Never Missed An Entry or
Escape Never Needed


I'm so sorry for you loss, no one could ever replace her.

IHateToast said...

Grieving for pets isn't the same as grieving for people. Focusing on getting Fabian into our home and family helped me channel the odd energy I had with my grief. I was able to keep it together during the day, but I allowed myself vocal sobbing at night.

I don't care what you name her. She's Giant Ass to me. Welcome to the family, Giant Ass.

Kathy said...

I like the name Piper also.

How about Never Miss with a call name of Missie?

In any case, you already know that I am thrilled that you are adopting her. She's cute and sweet and lots of fun. I think you will have a blast with her.

Anonymous said...

How about "Never Wears a Muzzle" aka Muzzy. If you stick with Stephen's theme, how about Fanny or Pfanny if you want to get pfancy. It beats "Giant A**"

Micheal votes for Roxy
Matthew says Spunky.


Dave Strickland

BethKate said...

Caramel?
Never A Doubt!

Hiking Hounds said...

Congratulations! She looks super sweet and happy. It's nice that she was even able to be with Katie for a little bit. I like the name Carly that Janet S. suggested. I've always thought that if I got a girl I would name her Carmen. Hope you are doing well.

cindi said...

Awesome! And screw anyone who questions why you got another dog...

Anyway, I like the names "Seven" and "Cape." Cape just because it's so close to her registered name.

Brooke said...

Congrats on the new addition! She looks like a wonderful pup. I'm not that great with names, but I like the idea for using "seven" or a variant thereof (perhaps another language?). "Seven" in Chinese is "Qi" (pronounced "chee"). A slightly different tone (same word) could also mean "vital breath" (think of the energy in Tai Chi) or "gas/smell" (love that last part for greyhounds, lol!).

That's the only language I know besides English, but a quick search results in "Pito" (Filipino, and also Tagalog) and "Yedi" (Turkish). In any case, good luck deciding on a name. With all the good suggestions in the comments, I'm sure you'll find one you like.

Maria Peters said...

Congrats, Jen! She's beautiful!

Ok...how 'bout Inga....

Darla.....

Kiki...

Lola....

Josie....

Muttsandaklutz said...

Oh, awesome!! I know what you mean about having two dogs to train, comes in sooo handy. Looking forward to getting to know her better.

I don't know the first thing about greyhound racing, but do they not give the dog a call name? Does she even know a name?

Sticking with the Escape Hatch theme, Flee came to mind, or maybe Flea, or Flee-t. Anyway have fun picking the name, I know it will be a good one.

jet said...

Leela... ;) When you decided that Reagan would be a house dog I was waiting for an announcement of a new agility dog.... :) good luck with her.

Oscar the Indefatigable said...

Hello from Melbourne, Australia!

I just discovered your blog and I have to say I'm hooked. I'm planning to adopt a greyhound when I leave home (currently live with a host of non-greyhound friendly animals, including Oscar, a Maltese x). I have found so much great info on this blog, thank you so much.

I'm very sorry for your loss and, although no one could replace Katie, I hope you find great happiness in your nameless new friend.

My name suggestions are: Matilda (Tilly for short), Esme (Es-may), Rogue, Storm, Akira, Mina and Darcy. I could go on forever but I think you have heaps of worthy alternatives now. :)

Timea

Ginny said...

She is beautiful. A couple of name thoughts...Never Believe It, aka - Ripley, Never Dull, aka - Razor, Never Can Wait, aka - Dash or Zoom, Never Left Behind, aka - Ranger, Never As It Seems, aka - Magic, Never By Chance/Accident, aka - Fate, Never Deny Destiny, aka Fate, Never Unlucky - Seven, Never Tempt Fate, aka - Kismet or Chance or Future or Fortune or Karma, Never Gambled, aka - Vegas, and last, Never Lose Faith, aka - Hope or Believe. What ever name you choose, she is one lucky hound to have joined your family!

Beth Levine said...

Like a couple other commenters, I also thought the title of the post was her name. I have a Seven of my own, one of the two pups I kept from my whippet litter this past spring. Yes, she was puppy #7 (and yes she WAS 7 of 9 too!) and it stuck. By the time she was a few weeks old, I knew she would be staying and I started thinking I was really falling for Seven as a call name. I thought everybody would think I was crazy but then one week I had two or three people tell me I should keep the name Seven and that was the end of that. Seven she is. Since then, I've heard of numerous dogs and a few cats and a horse or two with the same name, so it isn't terribly original but it is a pretty cool name. :)

I'm just getting caught up on your blog and just saw the sad news about Katie. I am so, so sorry for your loss. Her spirit and playfulness always reminded me of my dearly departed red girl Sophie, also lost to bone cancer. Katie was a great one, and she will live on in your heart and your cherished memories. Take care.

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Oh my gosh, thanks for all the great name ideas everyone! I liked many of them, but finally settled on Seven since it does have meaning to me.

Muttsandaklutz, racing greyhounds are usually called a short version of the racing name, but mostly for the sake of the people working with them. The racing greyhounds rarely pick up on them.

John, you are so funny with your Never Coursed. :-)

Ginny, OMG! Lots of "Never" suggestions. I'll have to come back to those when I start working on that.

Been a little fried lately, but will be around to all your blogs this week catching up.

Thanks.