View Full Version : What is wrong with me?

09-21-2008, 04:28 PM
Yesterday started out as a decent day. I got a good night's sleep, woke up somewhat early, got a shower out of the way and decided to go to Wal-Mart to get some grocery shopping done. I shop in record time - it's soooo much easier when it's early and there's no one there! I get in and out, spend nearly 130 bucks for one week's groceries (YIKES!), in nearly record time. About 40 minutes.

On my way home, I passed a spot that was having a pet adoption so I thought I'd go in and see what they had - just looking mind you! Nothing else - we already have a mildly active Min Pin that's spoiled rotten and we certainly don't need another animal in the house. I pull in, get out and the first thing I see is this woman carrying around the cutest puppy I've ever seen. I asked her what he was, and she told me he's a Yorkie/French Bulldog mix,

Yeah, exactly what I thought! What in the world?

So, I check him out, get a good take on how big he's going to be - I'd bet he wasn't going to get any bigger than 10 inches, let alone 10 pounds. I call my wife to come check him out - she's wanted a Yorkie for a long time, but I'll be danged if I spend 500 bucks on a dog! A paintball gun, sure - but not a dog! (You can get them for free, you know...) There isn't any visible problems with him, he's already had his shots, he is a cutey! Can't see any of the French Bulldog OR the Yorkie in him, though. Does sort of look like a Chihuahua, though. I hate those dogs!

Anyway, because of my bonehead move by going and checking out a pet adoption place - we now have a new dog in our house. Wouldn't be so bad, but he's not house broken, and not kennel broken, and barks all night.


Ok, here are a few things I learned about this dog.

1. Dogs CAN and DO have ADHD.

2. Women absolutely love cute, tiny animals.

3. Dogs CAN and DO have ADHD.

4. Puppies are never ending poop machines - but ONLY after you bring them back in from being outside for 20 minutes.

5. Dogs CAN and DO have ADHD.

6. I'm an idiot.

7. Dogs that are ADHD sleep for about 3 minutes, then they're up running around like crazy.

This dog, I'm totally serious, will lay down to go to sleep and after about 3 minutes jumps up, goes absolutely bugnuts spinning in circles, running around then will lay right back down. He'd been spoiled rotten BEFORE we got him, so that he CONSTANTLY wants to be held. He barks at everything. He hates being away from anyone for any length of time.

Now, with two girls and a wife, this isn't normally such a bad thing because they totally love him and will do everything that is necessary for him. BUT, they're gone a lot right now with other things (work, church, games, etc...) and my wife is going to a meeting in Tulsa this week for two days - it's gonna be nuts around here.

Our other dog, Sophie the Min Pin, who's very protective of us doesn't quite know what to do here. I feel kind of bad for her - we've had her probably 5 years (maybe 6, I'm not sure.)

Here are some BAD pictures of him. I can't get him to hold still! (Did I mention I think he has ADHD? Hyperactive, and I don't think he pays attention very well...)



Here he is compared to Sophie. They did play a little together today, and she's starting to tolerate him being in the same area as him. She did nip and growl at him a few minutes ago, though.


So, here's your task, SOC. I need a name for this dog. I came up with Jumbo, but my wife doesn't like it. Then, I came up with Maximus Aurelius (from Gladiator) Max for short, but I know this kid named Max and while it's a good fit, I just don't care for it. My youngest daughter likes Jasper, and my oldest daughter likes Mojo (from The Transformers.) They also came up with Pablo and Pierre (for the French Bulldog part of him...)

I need to come up with a name quickly though. We've had him a day and a half already, and still no name. He's got to learn it quickly, or we can't control him! Keep in mind, if you answer "Other" my wife wants it to be somewhat dignified. Post what you think it should be!

If you guys come up with something cool, I'll name him that! But it's got to be within the next day or so. So hurry up and vote!

09-21-2008, 04:36 PM
I say you name him Tiger, or Sparky.

09-21-2008, 04:42 PM
im actually partial to mojo for some reason...

don't worry vike, the night my parents were supposed to come back from vacation i adopted a kitten. found her at the construction site for my best friend's parent's new house. she was about the size of my cell phone when flipped open (not including her head)! i guess she had been there for a few days, but none of the workers wanted to take her home, but they fed her lunch scraps. i couldn't think of a name, but then it came to me. KIBBLES! short for kibbles and bits, which is what she would've become if left by herself. my parents werent too thrilled, our fat cat loves her now (he used to hiss at her all the time), and she still won't have anything to do with out 6 year old boder collie/lab mix.

morning after i found her

09-21-2008, 04:56 PM
my brother and his girlfriend adopted a puppy that they found on the side of the road. It has 2 names; snots (from christmas vacation) and precious. my brother wanted snots and she wanted precious. When they first got it it could fit in the palm of your hand. It looks like it has chicken talons cuase it has an extra toe on each back foot.

My dogs have the opposite of ADHD, they sleep for like 80% of the day

XSiv Force
09-21-2008, 04:58 PM
Poncho or poco

09-21-2008, 04:59 PM
vike, don't you wish your puppy was more like this?

09-21-2008, 05:20 PM
I know I shouldn't, but I seriously laughed at that!

09-21-2008, 05:27 PM
its ok, laugh at this one too:

09-21-2008, 05:32 PM
lol, rusty the narcoleptic dog! LOL

VS3 Sniper
09-21-2008, 06:03 PM
Scooby Doo is what I would name it!

09-21-2008, 06:07 PM
RRoobie Roo!

09-21-2008, 07:34 PM
I like him you should just name him Mojo haha

09-22-2008, 01:51 AM
Spike FTW!

09-22-2008, 07:15 AM
Call the puppy "other"

That is my vote :)

09-22-2008, 07:29 AM
hmm, it does seem to get the most votes...

09-22-2008, 08:50 AM
pablo FTW!

lol, that silly dog just fell asleep!

09-22-2008, 08:59 AM
You could name him "Football" but that would just be cruel. Looks like a oddly shaped Chihuahua, that being said, I'd probably want to gag him after a while. ****ing dogs have the most irritating barks. (If you'd call it a bark)

Voted Pierre.

On a side note, you should get a video of his ADHD haha.

09-22-2008, 04:13 PM
name him Ralph

09-22-2008, 11:53 PM
Name him George after George Still, the discoverer of modern ADHD. ;)

09-23-2008, 02:59 PM
I'd name it C.A.T.

Then again.. my pets have a tendency to grow into the names I give them, so I guess you can blame me if you wind up with a deranged dog who poops in your plants and sleeps on your face. :p

09-23-2008, 04:15 PM
I'd be happy if it just pooped on the puppy pads! (Flower beds would be better...)

We decided that Jasper sounded pretty good - Sophie and Jasper has a bit of a ring to it.

At least he's not yelping and whining all night anymore (knock on wood! knock knock knock)

09-23-2008, 05:00 PM
good choice

09-24-2008, 03:38 AM
Dang - should have kept my mouth shut. He yelped and whined ALL night last night.

10-01-2008, 05:28 PM
well i just noticed you already picked a name so heres my puppy

We named our Yorkie Scrat after the squirrel in Ice Age

we had a hard time potty trainin this little guy hed be so scared that he'd pee himself at times
and then he finally realised that corners of walls were a better thing so we locked him outside for 30 minutes a day and he started to pee at that time so if we forgot to put him out he would pee in the house
he hardly ever pooped in the house though just in out bathrooms at times i guess he was studying us
and one time he threw up chicken in my room
don't ever feed a small dog chicken pot pie not a good idea

10-02-2008, 03:46 AM
For some reason, this little guy wants to poop and pee on things. We can't leave clothes or shoes laying around or it'll be marked! Puppy poo is totally disgusting...

10-02-2008, 05:09 PM
For some reason, this little guy wants to poop and pee on things. We can't leave clothes or shoes laying around or it'll be marked! Puppy poo is totally disgusting...
welcome to my world:D

10-02-2008, 05:40 PM
so my sister comes in my room and goes "what have you been teaching your cat?" apparently my kitten got on the dinner table and made off with a hot dog after dinner!

10-02-2008, 05:42 PM
LOL! A friend of mine's cat used to get up on the table and steal dollar bills out of her purse! My parent's first cat would eat hot dogs too. One of my current cats likes pork chops.

10-03-2008, 03:33 AM
You should see my dog. It's a Chihuahua named "Pinky" (after the cartoon lab rat), although we should have rather named him "Brinky", because he looks like a cross between Pinky and the Brain. Anyway, this is the most (tempera)mental, gutsy, cute yet vicious 360 ripping dog you have ever seen. Plus he's now blind in the one eye after taking on a bigger dog, losing out, yet still not giving up or backing down for that matter. He was still fighting with the now blind eye dangling out of its socket when I got to him. Let me know if you want to see photos, then I'll take some over the weekend.