Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Change is Gonna Come

Vito's Mom here. Vito's at home napping so I thought I could sneak in this post without him knowing about it.

I broke the news to the adoption coordinator yesterday that I want to keep Colonel! She is always sad when foster parents keep their foster pugs (Foster Failures!) because then she loses foster homes. But she was very understanding and said as long as I keep being her volunteer coordinator, she is happy. :) So she is going on vacation until July 11 and we'll use this as a trial period to make sure that I'm sure about Colonel joining our family permanently!

Colonel was neutered yesterday. Poor guy. He broke my heart when I brought him home and he couldn't walk straight, or go up or down the stairs, or jump on the sofa. Yet he refused to lie down and sleep! It was a tiring night for sure! He just refused to close his eyes, even though they were barely open and he was snoring - all while sitting up and staring at me. :)

Vito was a good friend to him and kept him company the few times he would lie down.

Finally around 9pm, he lost steam.

On another subject, I really want to change Colonel's name. I feel guilty doing it because he very much knows his name and responds to it immediately. But I just hate the name - it's hard to spell, and it doesn't go with Vito. I figure this guy is going to hopefully be with me for 12 more years, so I want to like his name. So, I'm asking for your help! I've narrowed down to a handful, please vote in the Comments!

Bugsy (goes with the mobster theme but maybe too cutesy for me?)
Vinny (this was always my first choice but stupid Jersey Shore has ruined it for me!)

I think I am leaning toward Leo...

An added bit of trivia - Vito was born "Curly Joe"! So changing a dog's name can be a very good thing. :)

I'll leave you with a picture of Vito's favorite perch - the ottoman.


Archie and Melissa said...

oh we are so excited for all of you!
colonel is one lucky puggy!
we vote for Leo!
we love that name!
a & m

Payton said...

Congratulations to the Colonel! Vito will come around. I vote for Vinny. "Vito and Vinny" just has a certain ring to it! Maybe think of the movie My Cousin Vinny to get that Jersey Shore picture out of your mind.
PS. Keep us posted on the trial run!

Minnie and Mack said...

Yes, we like Leo and Vinny, too! We are so happy that you are giving him a new forever home.

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack

5puggums2mamasanddadandhiscat said...

All names you have choosen are pretty. I like Leo or Joey personally. But...let your new addition decide...try out all the names and see which one he responds to the most!!
Bless you and your growing family! :) (Do not go beyond me...5 will be your last number!!).
Much luv,
Mindy, Mama of the 5 Sweet Slimmer Puggums

Southern Fried Pugs said...

Congratulations on adding a new family member!
Whatever name the two of you choose, you can put the two together at first. Like Colonel Leo, then gradually drop the Colonel part.

Hank said...

Poor little guy!

Ditto what SFP suggested.

We like "Leo", but (in case you don't already know) dogs just hear vowel sounds. With Vito and Leo having the same vowel sounds it might cause some confusion. I dunno. Just FYI.

Hank wants to know if he can call him "Colonel (new name)". He digs that whole military tough guy thing.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh I am sioo happy that Leo (tee hee hee) might get to live with you!
We love Leo and Vinny

Minnie Moo said...

So happy for you. It's okay to be a foster failure. Our mama is a foster failure and we love Lincoln.

Leo is a good name. We like Joey too.


Minnie Moo

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

We like Leo or Joey! We are happy to hear that Colonel is finding a forever home too.

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