Puppy love.

kids and puppy

Most of our toys have gone unplayed with this Christmas since we’re all enthralled with our puppy!

We’ve also been debating what name we should call her.

Hubby and Naturalist like Cinnamon.
Golfer likes Ewok.
Sassy likes Sparkling Star.
I like Miss Prancypants.

I lobbied really hard for Miss Prancypants. It almost worked, except no one could remember the whole name. And while she looks like an ewok, I didn’t really want to call her that. Naturalist thought Sparkling Star was to girly, but we all like the sentiment. We were thisclose to proclaiming her Cinnamon when a dark horse appeared: while getting licked I exclaimed, “She smells like Frito bean dip!” and in this house, we LOVE Frito bean dip. We eat it cold, on picnics. We eat it warm with cheese and sour cream melted into it. We eat it in the morning, afternoon, or night.

As soon as it was out of my mouth, we knew the perfect name for our puppy. Frito Bandito. It has a ring, doesn’t it? And even though cinnamon is a great name for her, it’s a name that comes from a normal family. And since none of us fit that profile, we liked something with a little more personality and flair. And something that was fun to say over and over again. “Here, Frito Bandito!” “Sit, Frito Bandito!” “Has Frito Bandito pooped yet?” “Where is Frito Bandito?!”

Ah, here is Frito Bandito, snuggled up in her play area with all her favorite things. Stuffed bunny to rip into and then snuggle with, Kong chewtoy, leopard sleep mat, and some puppy pads in case of an accident. So far, no accidents yet!

What a dog wants.

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6 Responses

  1. Frito is a fabulous name!!
    That’s my favorite. πŸ™‚

  2. Oooooh! I just knew it was a puppy!!! Yay!!!

  3. OMG, if I am at a park and hear someone yelling for Frito Bandito, I’m going to laugh like a little girl and run over and say hi! LOL What a great name! πŸ™‚

  4. Oh, the name is fabulous! She is simply adorable and looks like the perfect fit to your little family. πŸ™‚

  5. Frito is perfect!!!!

  6. Awwwwww… so adorable. I grew up with a Shih Tzu — I was so lucky! Don’t get me wrong, our black lab is the best ever, but her sheer size scares wusses… and she sheds (obviously not her fault). Congratulations on having another half a child in the family! Great choice!

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