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Three more sleeps until our puppy comes home

Mrs. Hodges told me today that we are getting a puppy. A little girl. A Golden Retriever.  In three more sleeps there will be a seven week old puppy in my kitchen.

a new puppy comes home

I will have to train the new dog to not chase the kittens. I am not sure if Mrs. Hodges knows how to train a puppy. And I will make sure the puppy doesn’t eat the cat food. Hopefully the puppy won’t get into our litter box.

What is a good puppy name?

Mrs. Hodges is not sure what to name the puppy. The three options now are, Winnie, Friday and Annie.

As I am a cat, I think the best name for a puppy would be Kitty. Or perhaps Meow. Or maybe they could just call the dog, “Cat.” As my name is Pooh, as in Winnie the Pooh, perhaps Winnie is a good name for the puppy.

Why are we getting a puppy?

I wonder why Mrs. Hodges is getting a puppy? Well, she is my typist. I will just ask her. “Why are we getting a puppy Mrs. Hodges?”

“Pooh. You know how Martha, the Chocolate Lab, has been very sad lately? Martha  needs a friend to walk and play with.  And, the puppy will be trained as a therapy dog; she will visit sick children in the hospital. Martha will help train the puppy too.”

In three more sleeps my world will be very different. This will be interesting.

What do you think is a good name for our puppy? Please click here to comment, or just scroll to the bottom of the post on my blog.

As always I love to hear from you.

xo
Love Pooh

 

About Pooh Hodges

I have had a hard life. Born to a single mother in a back alley in Wisconsin. I never knew my father. My sister died young. I am writing my story. Look for it.

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  • Berdeane Bodley

    Oh Pooh, why would I ever put you on time out, I was sad when your puppies name was not Friday, but it was not for me to say, it was just the name I liked best. I’m sure Annie is just the perfect name for your new puppy, & I might add, she is adorable…….Love from Nana

    • Hello my dearest Nana,
      I am so happy to hear from you. Annie would love you Nana. She is a perfect puppy.
      All my love,
      xo
      Love Pooh

  • La McCoy

    Dear Pooh,
    I am so excited you have your new guard dog. Even if she is a puppy. Edelweiss.

    • My dearest La and Edelweiss,
      Thank you for your excitement. She is asleep now in her crate.
      All my best,
      xo
      Love Pooh

  • Cameron

    I think the dog should be named Honey…Because Pooh loves Honey.

    • Oh Cameron,
      What a great idea. Because I do love Honey. Perhaps the next puppy we get will be called Honey.
      Thank you so much for your idea.
      All my best,
      xo
      Love Pooh

  • Kathy

    I know a puppy is not easy to integrate into a household with a dominate cat and another grown dog, but I’m sure it will work out. Besides, a puppy is about the size of a cat (for now) and should be able to be “trained” by Pooh in an expert way. I like the name of “Annie” if it is a female puppy. Hope all goes well with the new addition in the family.

    • Hello My dearest Kathy.
      Oh Kathy, her name is Annie. I am so glad you like it. My grandmother wanted to name her Friday. It was on the list, but we went with Annie instead.
      Martha has allowed Annie to lay beside her on her bed, and she shares her water dish as well.
      I am the dominant cat, but we introduced Annie slowly to the household so I haven’t had to spray in the house to tell Annie who is boss.
      Thank you for your kind words and concern.
      All my best,
      xo
      Love Pooh

  • kathunsworth

    Pooh You will have a new fan, a special friend to teach all the stuff you know. I am so excited for you and your family.

    • Hello my dearest Kath,
      She is a dear friend already. She has only lived here for a little over a week and already she wants me to write a memoir for her.
      I have taught her how to chase a ball and drink from a water dish. She is a quick learner.
      All my best,
      xo
      Love Pooh

  • Berdeane Bodley

    Dear Pooh, this is your Rosey Nana as you know, my vote for the name of the puppy is “Friday”, choose wisely dear Pooh, this is your Nana speaking. 🙂

    • Oh Nana,
      Will you put me in a time out if we don’t name her Friday? And what if we call her Friday but she comes home on a Saturday?
      Her name is Annie. Dear sweet little Annie.
      She is your new grand puppy Nana.
      xo
      Love Pooh

  • Alison

    Elsie,’retrieve or else’.

    • Hello my dearest Allison,
      I love your idea for a name. However we decided to call her Annie. Two syllables, and her name is not similar to any training sounds like “sit, stay or come.”
      All my best,
      xo
      Love Pooh

  • E Oliver

    Dear Pooh

    I tremble just thinking about having a dog in my house, but perhaps that is because I am very small and very timid. But my great aunt shares her house with a yellow lab and they are very fond of each other.

    Her lab is named Saffron, which I think is a very good name for a yellow lab.

    Even if she isn’t very mellow.

    Your friend
    Freya

    • Hello my dearest Freya,
      A big dog would be very scary, especially if the dog had never met a cat before. Perhaps you are really very brave Freya and just haven’t had an opportunity to show it yet.
      Saffron is a good name for a yellow lab.
      I will let you know what name we chose. We just can’t seem to make up our minds.
      xo
      Love Pooh, your friend

      • E Oliver

        Dear Pooh

        I have been thinking about you and the new arrival at your house.

        Is it going ok? I am sure you are not frightened the way I would be.

        And what name did you pick?

        Your friend, Freya

        • Hello my dearest Freya,

          Everything is going well. Mrs. Hodges, my typist hasn’t had as much time to type for me as she is so busy taking the puppy out to pee.
          Her name is Annie.
          She said to say hello to you dearest Freya.
          All my best
          xo
          Love Pooh