Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I'm Honored

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I got a call from a very close friend today. She had a very unusual request.

"Hey, Jul? I want to ask you something, and if you don't want to, and I'm really really serious about that, you don't have to say yes. Really."

I had to think about that. Knowing her, this could lead to anything.

"OK, I'm really really listening. What's up?"

I heard her take a deep breath. "Well, we're getting a new dog."

Am I going to be asked to dog sit? Help housebreak the dog? Recommend a veterinarian? Pick up doggie doo - I am Mrs. Responsible, after all - (see my previous post).What are you asking? What??!?

"We've decided to name her Jul, if that's OK with you." Silence.

Hm. She's asking if I'll give her permission to name a female dog after me. We all know what the scientific name for a female dog is. (It rhymes with stitch, for those who are totally clueless.) 

Coincidence? I think not. 

"Jul? Are you there? Say something. What do you think?"

"Funny, funny girl. I almost believed you for a minute. You really had me going there. Har har har. No, really, what were you going to ask me?"

I could hear her laugh. She has the best laugh of anyone I know, and it's totally infectious. We both chuckled for a minute. 

"No, Jul, I'm serious." She went on to explain that since they already had a puppy named after her, (and believe it or not, they do), she thought it would be a hoot to name her doggie's new friend after her own best friend. 

Awwww. What could I say? 

Well. She's a border collie pup. Intelligent, agile, loyal, friendly, yes, yes........I think I could live with that. 

Little Jul puppy arrives in about six weeks. I can't wait. 

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