Chapter 1: Cinnamon Morning has two dogs, Digby and Casper. The first chapter is about Digby. He was five weeks old, his family was moving and had placed all the puppies but him. A friend called, knowing we were thinking about a playmate for our Llasa Apso, Santo, and asked if we would take him. Of course, the answer was yes.
It was Balloon Fiesta, not a good time to think of a name or train a puppy. We decided to have a Puppy Naming Contest. All Balloon Fiesta guests could submit one name. The guests were to put their name and the name for the puppy on a piece of paper and put it in the contest basket. The plan was to pick the name on Monday, following the last day of BF on Sunday. (We purposely had not said whether we were going to randomly pick a name or select the one we liked the best.)
On Monday morning the remaining guests, a family reunion group, were having breakfast. The youngest was a beautiful, nine year old girl. She whispered to her mother she wanted us to pick the name before they left. Actually this was not in the plan, we would have preferred not having an audience. We all decided random pick could be very bad, so.....started going through each one. On my, did we have some hearty laughs at some of the names! None seemed right for this puppy and there were two remaining in the basket. The next to the last was Diablo, Spanish for devil. We had Santo, Spanish for saint, finally a possible name, but there was one left. Digby, we immediately knew it was his name.
I have forgotten to say what the prize was, a weekend at Cinnamon Morning.
The lovely, nine year old was the winner. When presented with the Puppy Naming Contest Gift Certificate she said she would use it for her honeymoon. Digby will be nine this August, 2012. Maybe that circle will close?
Chapter 2 - will give you insights into Digby’s insufficiencies.