What’s in a name

I normally have fun naming our puppies. Each time a litter is born the wheels in my head starting spinning with ideas. Sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s a bit trickier. Our litters most often follow a theme of some sort, whether it be the season, a color, a T.V. show, a favorite story or something different.

For example one year we had two puppies born close to Independence Day. They were named Liberty and Justice; Libby (who kept her name) and Justy for short. Another time we had a litter of six, three boys and three girls. So pulling from my childhood t.v. show memory bank, we went with the Brady Bunch! One of our first big red litters all got cool Irish names. Another fun litter of “cow” puppies got named after the old cowboy series, “Gunsmoke”.

This year when I was trying to come up with names for Glory’s litter, I drew a blank. So I started researching what was special about their birth date, January 9th. Believe it or not, each day has something associated with it. Did you know that January 3rd is “National Fruitcake Toss Day”? Or that April 11 is “National Eight Track Tape Day?”

Glory’s pups were born on  “National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day”. Which got me thinking and searching….

As I write this, only three-quarters of the way through the first month of a new year, I found that we have already lost nine law enforcement officers. This breaks my heart. Most of those had families, small children, they were single parents, one was also a veteran, one gave the gift of life after he was killed by being an organ donor.

So in their honor, I am naming Glory’s puppies after six of them. It’s my way of saying thank you, of honoring their memory, of supporting LEOs. So thank an officer next time you have a chance, be respectful if you happen to get pulled over, pray for them and their families, if you see one at a restaurant or your favorite coffee stand, buy them a meal or even a cup of coffee. Show that you care ❤️

Honoring the fallen ❤️

  • Officer Chateri Payne~EOW January 9, 2019
  • Officer Joseph Shinners~EOW January 5, 2019
  • Officer Dale Woods~EOW January 7, 2019
  • Officer Clayton Townsend~EOW January 8, 2019
  • Officer Natalie Corona~EOW January 10, 2019
  • Trooper Christopher Lambert~EOW January 12, 2019


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2 Responses to What’s in a name

  1. Sally says:

    What a dear and meaningful thing to do, and what a shame for the reason behind it.

  2. Maureen Hogg says:

    I love this idea. Awesome.!

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