Monday, July 22, 2013

What's in a name? Respect!



I don't need to tell you there's one excited pup around the old homestead today. I told him not to get his hopes up -- the short odds are on James. Nevertheless, he called his bookie and laid a month's worth of kibble on the line.



I also told him to clean his whyte board, but there's just no curbing his enthusiasm.

If we do have a Prince Albert, what worries me is that people will think I named my dog after the future King of England, when in truth, it was the other way around.

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  1. They say George is a popular name...just as long as its not a compass direction, Kanye may have another fit...

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  2. James?! Weren't James I and James II disasters? If I were Albert, I'd be insulted at the slight, if it came to pass.

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  3. James? As in the unpopular 1600s king who drooled, snorted and wheezed? Like a mastiff? Nope. Albert all the way!

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  4. Albert! Albert! Albert! Or George.

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  5. They're not considering "Banjo"? Typical.

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  6. Albert, we're rooting for you! Albert is such a princely name.

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  7. But then everyone would be all, "Do you have Prince Albert in can? You better let him out before he suffocates."

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  8. Albert has royalty written all over that face! Of course the kid will be named Prince Albert.

    Then again Margaret has a point...

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  9. The royal brat should be so lucky.

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  10. And think of all the historic nicknames: Albertno, Albertdropthat, Albertick, Albertyousmell, Albertdammit...

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  11. I can see the Queen now "AlbertG-ddammit, put that down at once! AlllllbertG-ddammit!"

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  12. Growing up I always wanted to be Bill or George even Albert or Al and middle name Bert, anything Pierre. But I've had poodles named after me so I guess I should be greatful. I'm sure the prince would feel the same.

    If you're still serious about your photo, it should be a jpg or pdf.
    Send it to pslaplante@cox.net

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  13. I haven't been keeping up on the royal news...or any other form, for that matter. Nevertheless, Albert gets my vote. Who could resist that sweet face?

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  14. Over here a Prince Albert refers to a pierced penis. Fact.

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  15. I'd say that's either a plus or a minus, Tony, depending on how cutting edge these new royals really are.

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  16. Hmmm...George, how wonderfully Beatleish that might be.

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  17. Albert, love your name!
    You look so sweet and so adorable!

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  18. Albert, they would be lucky to share your moniker with the wee bairn, very lucky indeed!

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  19. Actually, I'm in favor of Thelonious.

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  20. Pierre, I will, for sure. Just have to wait for a friend to come back from points far east.

    Roberta, Prince Ringo?

    Sonia, adorable, unless he steals an avocado and tucks the uneaten bits in the sofa. That is a true story.

    Oh Paula, wee bairn, that might be the name of my next boxer.

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  21. On Monday I texted a friend with my name guess of Albert Frederick Henry Philip Edward. That or Justin Channing Trey Moon Unit.

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  22. I just saw an article that called the new baby "the Fresh Prince."

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  23. But, in the end, the parents went with the child's great-great-grandking's name, instead of Albert. Foolish parents. Think of the fun they could have had comparing "avocado bits in the sofa" stories with you!

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