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Saturday, 22 May 2010

Chalk and cheese - part 3, our names

JD - Today's chalk and cheese post is about our names! Now, you might think that it's pretty obvious that our names are going to be different....

Max - ....after all, it's not as if our humans were going to give us both the same name is it, he he he!

JD - But we still want to talk about the methods they used to name us as well as why we like our names so much!
(Oh, we're also going to disperse some random photos of us in this post, just so you can be reminded of how cute we are!)

Max - Right, me first, me first! Some of you might remember a previous post about how we ended up at our
furever home. In short, I chose MH - as soon as I realised he liked the 'pogo stick' impression that I was doing against the kitchen cupboards because I knew it was 'nom nom' time I knew he was the MH for me, he he he! He thought that I had 'character' and instantly realised how brave and fearless I was!

Boing, boing, boing!!!

Even though I chose MH it was FH who named me. I got my name the day before I was brought home and I know that the humans went through MANY suggestions before they decided upon Max. FH decided that I would suit a short, one syllable name. She said that my personality was 'pow! pow! pow!' and that I should have a name that reflected this.

The day before I came home
MH had decided upon Mac - it was FH who insisted on Max as she said this suited me much better since she had the feeling that I would be a puppy who would 'push things to the Max' - how right she was, he he he!

Max shows off his 'power leap'!!

I LOVE my name! I know that Max is a very popular name for a dog but I've never actually met another dog 'in the fur' who has the same name as me! We know a few bloggie pals who share this great name - they are obviously great doggies, just like me!

Since I have been called Max I DO feel that I have a lot to live up to! The humans put a lot of thought into my name so I don't want to let them down. Sure - there are times that I would like to be quiet and calm, but I figure no - my name is Max, I need to be in
every one's face, he he he!!

I also like the various nicknames that being called Max means I end up with. FH especially loves the name Maximilian and she often calls me this when I'm snuggling on her lap.

Let the zoomies begin!

I also have a sci-fi name, something I am extremely proud of! Both MH and FH call me Maxidian Order - I'm not quite sure why, I just know I like the sound of it!

When I'm in full 'guard-dog mode' the humans quip that I'm Mad Max - to be honest I'm not really sure if I like this particular nick-name and I have been known to sulk when they call me this....!

FH wants to bribe me not to eat horse candy or duck sweeties or bunny raisins when we're out on a walk she'll call me Maxie - don't tell her I said this but I think this makes me sound like a girl so I usually ignore her when she calls me this - ha!

All in all I LOVE my name! It is so versatile, so varied and suits my
feisty personality down to the ground!

Not to be outdone, JD shows off HIS 'power leap'!

JD - You done Max? Great! Well - my name is JD! It stands for 'Just Dog'. Years ago my humans had seen in a film a doggie called JD and they both loved it!

I was named the day I chose
FH - as soon as I curled up on her lap and went to sleep she looked up at MH and said 'we've found our JD!' She knew that she couldn't just force the name JD onto any doggie, but she's told me that the moment I chose her by settling on her lap she knew that I was calm, docile, snugly and - in her words - a bit dopey! 'Just like a dog' she said, and so I was named. I LOVE my name - it tells everyone who I am!

Max - Er - is that it JD?

JD - Yes Max - what more is there?

Max - No nicknames?

JD hams it up for the flashy box!

JD - Nope! I like to liken myself to 'James Dean' - another seriously cool JD! When you have a name as cool as ours you don't need to be called anything else!

Max - Fair point bro', fair point!

JD - We'd like to end of a serious note if we may and ask for your help. Our FH is a member of a wonderful organisation called 'post pals' where she 'sends a smile' to very ill children by sending them a card. It's a wonderfully simple idea that really brightens the day of sick children everywhere.

Bedragled but cute! This is us asking 'please send a smile to a sick child'

Max - We would like to ask all our doggie pals out there if you could ask your humans if they could specifically help one very special little girl. Alice is 14 and has been having 2 years of constant treatment for cancer. She is the BIGGEST doggie fan around (she's obviously incredibly bright!) so to receive some doggie related post, such as a card about us doggies or a photo of us handsome and pretty doggies or even a picture of any sort of doggie ('cos hey, all doggies are great!) would really help to make her smile!

JD - We all know how exciting it is to get post - our tails nearly wag off when we get anything! - so we think if Alice got some cards from some of our wonderful pals from different parts of the blogging World it really would help her to smile! After all, you can't get more '
doggie related' than all of us can you, he he he! You can find out how to send Alice a card by clicking here - thank you!

Max - Yes, thank you! We hope you're all having a great weekend!


Remington said...

Great post! I like your names! Thanks for telling us about your friend! I hope she gets better.... Hope your weekend is a fun one!

scotsmad said...

We wondered what the JD stood for. Thanks for clearing that up. We know some terrific Maxes, both canine and human.

Max, it makes me feel safe to know that you are on the security job on the other side of the world. I can concentrate on this half now.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur all the smiles!

We are drooling ovFUR those 'special' names fur the things we aren't supposed to eat!

That is a furry pawesome thing FH does - we'll chekhk it out!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Oskar said...

Oh, we're off to send something to Alice. Thanks for the heads up!

the booker man said...

hey JD and max!
it was so cool to learn about how you got your names and stuff! thanks for sharing!
me and my big sis asa want to send somethingie to miss alice! we wanted to know if it has to be only a card, or can we send a small package?
the booker man

Cobi said...

Thanks for dropping by to my blog. Your well wishes really make my day :)

Glad that you both love the toys....I also love all the nice presents that your pawrents got us....esp. the vanilla favoured wish bone :)

Now I finally know what JD stands for :)

Your pawrents are so creative in giving you both names that suits your characteristics.

P.S Mummy's boss is also called Max...maybe you can try bossing my Mummy too :P


Sasha said...

Hi boys

I'm very glad you are so different, it would be much less fun if you were both the same!

Puppy kisses


JD and Max

I''m chuckling about JD's name... Just Dog. It's silly at least one of you wasn't named POGO!

Well check out Alice's site. What a great idea!

Dory and the Mama said...

What great stories on how you got your names, thanks so much for sharing!!! ALso thanks for sharing about the card for Alcie...Mama is going to go over and read all about it right now.
Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

Nellie and Calvert said...

Hello boys,

We love your naming stories and they fit both your personalities so well... excellent choices!

Mom is going to send Alice a card with some treats and pictures of us (of course) via snail mail. With any luck she'll get it by end of next week. Thank you so much for letting us know about her, nothing like making a child smile. We've done our job when that happens.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Belly rubs
Nellie & Calvert

PeeS: Mom forgets, which one of you keeps getting the comb over on their woozle?

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a great post, Max and JD. We loved learning about your names. We don't know if you ever saw our post about our names, but did you know that Thunder was Maxx before he came to live with us? His Dad's name is Mel Gibson and his breeder liked the Mad Maxx movie theme. We wanted to change his name but still keep the conection, hence Mad Maxx from Thunderdome:)

We would be thrilled to send a card to Alice.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

We love your names, they really suit you both. That is a nice thing you are doing for the children, we will check it out.
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Twix said...

Great post! I always love finding out how my furiends got their names. And, nicknames....I have about a million of 'em.
Momma just ordered some note cards for me to use and when they get here we are gonna send one to Alice. (Hopefully Mom won't forget)

Eric said...

hehehe nice one Max..

JD - we actually thought ur humans were kinda 'alcoholic' to name u JD cos JD to us very much sounds like Jack Daniels... (whisky) hehe...

We've got friends called Whiskey, and Vodka too.. thats why we thought that your JD was THAT JD.. hehehe...

Nice names by the way... we miss u all.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh boys - I had heard the stories behind your names before but it was great to get it in more detail - and also to hear all the nicknames...I have to say, I like "Mad Max" the best, hee! hee! And yes, I agree that JD's name suits him absolutely perfectly!

That is a wonderful idea about Alice - I'm going to get my human click through that link now to find out all about it!

Honey the Great Dane

mayziegal said...

Oh, boys! I just loved hearing about how you gots your names and why you like 'em so much. They very much suit you just fine.

And thank you for telling us about Alice. I will see if I can gets my mom to send her something but between you and me, my mom is, well, "challenged" when it comes to things like this even though she has the bestest intentions. But I super duper promise we'll try! Thank you and your FH for being so sweet and kind to those little human childrens!

Wiggles & Wags,