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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Presenting Iko!

Puppy has a name!
After DAYS of debating what kind of dog he'll grow into, we finally agreed on Iko, from the song, Iko, Iko by the Dixie Cups.

When the name came up, we took one look at Puppy and agreed. He's a good time Charley who unlike Tank, never knew real suffering or heartache. This puppy was dumped as soon as he was weaned and we came along the next day.

Iko is sweet, charming, and innocent. I think his new name reflects that.

Please say hello to our boy, Iko. You'll be watching him grow up on this blog. I hope it's a long and happy life. One more furry baby saved from the pound.

I know everyone must know the song, Iko, Iko, but if you want to hear it again, here it is. Iko, Iko by the Dixie Cups.

Copyright © 2009 Maria Zannini --


Margaret said...

Aww, he's really cute. A toast for the new member of your family :).

Maria Zannini said...

Thanks, Margaret! He seems to be adjusting well. --and us too. LOL.

There hasn't been a baby in the house for more than 15 years.

catie said...

Oh Iko, aren't you just the cutest guy on four legs? Yes you are! :)

Maria Zannini said...

Woof! Woof!

J.K. Coi said...

A great name for such a sweet cutie!

Maria Zannini said...

Hi JK!

Oh, man! You don't know how hard it was to decide. Sometimes our dogs' names morph during their long lives. So who know with Iko?

Names that were on the shortlist for Iko:

Ronin, Sputnik, Riley, and Boomer.

I think Sputnik might have won except for the fact that I didn't want his nickname to be Sputty. LOL!

Marshall Payne said...

Great looking puppy, Maria. Iko is a fine name too!

Maria Zannini said...

Thanks, Marshall. We'll see if he grows into that name.

Amy said...

Hi Maria!

Being from New Orleans, I have an appreciation for the name you chose!

Amy Enyart aka Jasmine St. Charles

Maria Zannini said...

I knew someone from New Orleans would make the connection! Thanks for stopping in!

Dru said...

He's adorable.

Maria Zannini said...

I know. He's such a sweet baby. We almost have him potty trained too.