Okay - I give in! I think everybody else we know has played, and far be it from me to not follow convention. So here it goes - we're playing the name game :)
For those who are newer to our blog and didn't get the history, Brutus is named after the mascot of The Ohio State University (Paul & I are big college football fans, and we root for the Buckeyes any way we can!). Come to think of it there is a striking resemblance between our Brutus & the actual mascot - wide head that's too big for the body it's on, big googly eyes, flat nose, wide mouth. Bizarre - I never noticed that before now!!
We had to come up with a name in a hurry, as the one we had picked out was for a creme female Frenchie we had originally gone to see at that day at the breeder. We decided that we had to have something picked out by the time we arrived home, a 3-hour drive away. It was the middle of college football season, so "Brutus" was the first thing that popped into my head. It seemed like a good name from the moment I said it, and despite coming up with some good alternatives, it stuck. Now when people meet my little frenchie & hear that he is called Brutus, they inevitably respond "Of course he is" since it so fitting for him!
So, in no particular order, here are 14 permutations of "Brutus":
Mr. Brutus (usually means he's in trouble)
Bruticus (pronounced like the gladiator Spartacus)
Bru-Bru (this is used exclusively by our 2 1/2 year old niece,
Mayna, who adores him)
Buckeye (from well-intentioned relatives that can't quite
remember his name, but know it has something to
do with Ohio State)
Stinky (he can be a gassy boy...)
Bubble (as in "what's the trouble, bubble??")
Bruce (our young nephew Scotty used to think this was really his
name, now he just thinks it's funny)
Not nearly as exhaustive of a list as some of our furiends, but there you have it! Call him what you want, he's still a mama's boy!!
Thanks for tagging along today - have a great weekend everyone!