Sunday, 4 August 2013

Cuties


This is a cute doggie follow up post
A bit of a sweet bookend to my previous " bowel obsessed" entry.
The little fella on the left is my sister's new puppy
She is looking for a Scottish sounding name for him 
But can't quite make her mind up
She asked me to post a photo of him in the hope that someone could come up with the ideal name
So
Any ideas?

Speaking of cute pictures
Here is a photo of Poppy
A three year old bulldog bitch 
Whose owner is looking to re home
It was emailed to me today
Hey ho

88 comments:

  1. Broc (it is on a list of Scottish boy's names). I wish I oculd rehome Poppy. I am planning to find a brother or sister for my Boy but this has to wait until I return from my planned trip to Ireland in late September.

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  2. He's definitely a Hamish. What a cutie.

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    1. That's the name that jumped into my mind too, immediately I saw him.

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  3. Douglas. My Dad's name, he wasn't Scottish but that's a lovely name.

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  4. I think he may be a Mactavish,lovely little face.

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    1. I 2nd MacTavish and the middle name Haggis.

      its like the royal baby all over again

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  5. Hugh - after the poet?

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  6. Our neighbours have a terrier called Hamish and as it was my Dad's name I quite approve.
    Or Angus?
    Or Jura (a Scottish Isle)
    Or Cameron
    Or Euan

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  7. I would vote for Hamish.
    I had an ex brother-in-law called Hamish. The similarities are remarkable. The same bundle of fun expression.

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  8. He looks like an Angus or a Mac.

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  9. as soon as i saw him i thought...hammish. and then look, so did some others. he must be hammish! poppy nneds you a lot i think!

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  10. awwwwwwww He is a cuttie !
    The pup reminds me of my Scottie/Westie mix Hamish. He is now called thehamish because of his ability to do what he wants at full speed no matter what.
    My brindled Scottie is named Dr. Watson because he was the companion for my Little Square Black Scotty Kirby, who was named for the vacuum cleaner. Because everything on the floor was hers !

    cheers, parsnip

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  11. Magnus. It's an Orcadian name and you don't hear it much down south. If there's a new puppy in the family you'll be broody so that bulldog bitch is a foregone conclusion I'd say..... ;-)

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  12. My friend has a Cairn Terrier called Hamish and I rather like Dougal. Cute pups!

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  13. What about 'Gray'Friars Bobby, John? Such a magical film.

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  14. McTavish is my favourite, I did think Hamish initially but McTavish seems more roguish and he looks full of fun and mischief.

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  15. Scottish husband grunted when I asked then said " Shug " as his friend Hugh was known. Could be Shuggie

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  16. Alex, Alistair, Bran, Duncan, Ewan, Fergus, Gillis, Gregor, Hector, Iain, Mac, Montgomery, Roddy, Rory, Scott,
    Tam, Wallace

    What can I say? You piqued my interest. And I had a few minutes to spare.

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  17. Hi.How about Fling or Dougray.Love all your stories.

    ~Kate~

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    1. Nice to have you aboard kate

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  18. Angus....and call him Gus !!

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  19. I've always rather liked the name Fergus.

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  20. How about ' Connery ' or ' Murray ' ? .... or ' Sean ? .... or ' Wallace ' ? ....... or ' Mack '
    or ' Kilt ' or ' Kilty ' ? .... or ' Hoy ' after Sir Chris Hoy ? ....... or name him after a whiskey !! .... ' Scotch ', ' Malt '.... or ' Lewis ' or ' Harris ' { after the Outer Hebrides }
    He's a lovely little dog. XXXX

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  21. Bonnie's Lad or Bonnie Lad.
    Adorable!

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  22. Personally, I favor Wallace... Wally for short. Maybe since that's my last name I'm a bit biased ;-)

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  23. I don't know Scottish names, but Finnegan came to me after looking at him.
    Happy Sunday evening to you, John. ♥

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  24. He looks like a Clansey to me :O) Clansey (Klan see) more Irish I suppose but cute name for a cute doggy.

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  25. He's a doll! I kinda like Duff.

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  26. I saw that pup and thought, "Dougal" - could be Duggie for short.

    Oh what to do about Poppy? Are you going to be informed of every single homeless Boxer until you finally cave in?

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  27. What a cutie! You asked for names, here are a few Scottish names of the top of my head: Nessie, Ness, Murdock, Gavin, Logan, and Brodie.

    Your sister will be happy with her pup :-)

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  28. Barclay, Graham or Ferguson.

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  29. I go with the Hamish too. What a little doll!

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  30. Duncan or Dougal.
    Jane x

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  31. As a Yank I vote for kkkkkkris. I have been told cats and dogs hear K's more than anything.... Hey ehAt about Kodak?

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  32. He looks like a Lewis to me.....or maybe a Brodie or a Harris or Rhum or Barra?He's very cute, whatever he'll be called.

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  33. ....and of course, there's always 'Jock'!A fine name indeed.

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  34. First thought was Hamish, but then a fond and distant memory crept up on me of a pet we used to look after called Cromarty. The son of the family was called Ross. You don't come across many pets called Cromarty!

    Lovely pup by the way!

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  35. I think he looks like a "Jock". Will you be able to resist Polly?

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  36. What about Seamus? Rolls off the tongue and is a 'sound' the puppy will hear when you want him to!!

    Poppy is a keeper......

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  37. My name suggestions, Rory, Angus and Finn, and I'll throw in Cooper just because I can! :-)

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  38. Scottish sounding puppy name? How about Graeme - the common Scottish spelling of Graham? Another idea I've had is simply - Mac.

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  39. Finn ? Hamish? Iain? Duncan? On a trip to Scotland we had a boat captain named Duncan...he was very easy on the eyes! Then there's Sean as Connery waaaay easy on the eyes.

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  40. Otoole ... wait is that Scottish ?

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  41. I thought of Ian at first, but upon second look can see why so many others said Hamish.

    As for Poppy--you need to do as your heart leads. I'm wondering how Meg will take to another dog added to the pack.

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  42. Lachy. I think that quite suits him.

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  43. Cally (short for Caledonia). Or why not just call him SCOTLAND?

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  44. Another 'Hamish' vote. It's him all over!

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  45. He looks like a Hamish ..... and very cute he is too :-)

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  46. Does it have to be Scottish name? What about Oliver or Ollie for short? That's what I would name my second dog if I intend to get one. :)


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  47. Angus springs immediately to mind, John :)

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  48. Mum had a scottish terrier called Fergus. He was a real character. It's a family name, and I love it for a dog. Not too common but very Scottish! :)

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  49. How can you resist, he is looking straight at you.
    Briony
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  50. I would call him McTavish!
    Jo xx

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  51. I think he looks like a Finley ( as in Dr Finley)
    xx

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  52. Definitely a cute pup ~ how about Alasdair

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  53. Looks like a Fergus to me. Or Bobby (as in Greyfriars Bobby).

    Loving your work,

    Linda (in Jock-land)

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  54. Donald (as in 'where's your trousers')!!!

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  55. This may be a stupid question but why don't you just buy a bulldog puppy? You'll know it's fit and well then and you'll give it a long and happy life!

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    1. Bulldog puppies cost anything from 1300 quid
      After 2 sets of puppies bitches are no longer " productive" and good owners will either retire them at home or find them a new home

      I would prefer to re home a healthy bitch and let her have a family home

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    2. But up to now you've not had a healthy one. I never like to buy second hand...

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    3. No animal comes with a guarantee

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  56. Let's see...slightly scruffy, soulful eyes, big feet...he looks like a "Russell" to me John!

    I think Poppy is going to love being the new girl in your life. She's beautiful is she not?

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  57. I am " healthy" bitch and could do cope with a life of scotch egg debauchery. I am not however house trained!

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  58. He looks like a Jock!

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  59. Hamish!

    I like second hand critters too.

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  60. Oh he's definitely an Angus, 'Gussy' when he's being cute :-)

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  61. He definitely looks like a Fergus to me.

    But why does the bulldog remind me of Shelley Winters in The Poseiden Adventure?

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  62. John, how about Crosley for the puppy name and oh I hope you take the bulldog, she is so cute and you could give her such a good home.... if I lived there she would live with me...

    Joyce in USA

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  63. I like Dugan or the aforementioned McTavish. Cute little guy, let us know what is decided. :)

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  64. I see a new pup on the horizon for you! What a sweetie!

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  65. I had a friend, years ago, who had the sweetest little scottie named Mr. McTavish. He loved to go for bike rides with his mistress sitting in the flowered basked she hung from her handlebars. I hope your sister can bestow it upon her little guy.
    being an American, but of Scotch ancestory, your sister could pick from my family names of Cruikshank, Cameron or McMurray. the only other Scotch names I can think of are Angus, Duncan or Scotch Egg. Scotch Egg would be unique and pay tribute to the dog's favorite Uncles' trademark indulgence at the same time. I thought you were going to Weight Watchers? How many points does one of those use up? Probably 3 days worth of saturated fat & calories in those fried balls.
    Can't wait to see what name the pup gets.
    Don't look at that bitch's photo. The photo was sent to bring on such quilt that you will reconsider your smart decision to not bring her home. They are playing on your weakness John. Don't have a lapse in judgement now. Besides Meg would hate her.

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      This is a different bulldog bitch.... A healthy one

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  66. Hamish appeals to me too. Blimey, you've had a lot of comments John. Good to be back.

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    1. Nice to have you back x

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  67. What cute dogs they are! :-) Love them. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  68. As a huge fan of you and the Outlander series I say Jamie for the pup.

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  69. Clootie... as in Clootie Dumpling. A great Scottish pud.

    LLX

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