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!
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!
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.
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....!
Whenever 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!
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 - 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.
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!