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Old 08-18-2013, 11:01 AM
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Default New foster boy - name suggestions!

I picked this guy up from the shelter yesterday. He is smaller than Venice (maybe about 40lbs) and is very sweet, wiggly and affectionate. Poor guy was urgent at the shelter (can't be adopted in Ontario) and may have the beginnings of demodex, probably due to stress.

I like him a LOT. He's got some anxiety in the crate and definitely doesn't like to be alone (my poor upstairs neighbours) but he's a really fun little dude. Walks well on leash, settles well in the apartment with me, unless he's out with Venice. He is super friendly and lovey with other dogs but is an idiot - he has no idea what calming signals are and not an ounce of sense about when to back off and go lie down, so there is a lot of interruption when they are loose. He is PLAY PLAY ZOOMIE HUMP PLAY. Mostly he is tethered to me, to save Venice's sanity.

Anyway, he needs a name! My mother mentioned The Story of Ferdinand - the bull who would rather lie around in the sun than fight with a matador. I think Ferdinand sounds like a dumb name but Ferdy is super cute!



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Old 08-18-2013, 11:03 AM
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He's adorable! I like Ferdy.
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:14 AM
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He's stunning! I like Ferdy as well actually
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:16 PM
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Holy crap he's beautiful! Who are you fostering with? BIN?

All my Ontario fugitive fosters have been black or black with white.

Ferdinand was one of the names I tried out with my first foster pup but it was just too clumsy. So I named him Lorenzo, Enzo for short. He's living an awesome life out East now.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:29 PM
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You could use Nandi as a nickname. I lve Ferdinand as a name
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:20 PM
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Allison, I've fostered with BIN in the past but this guy is through SWM. My first BIN foster was named Ozone and looked a whole lot like Enzo, based on the couple of photos I've seen of him.

Most of the pit bull fosters I've had have been black and white too. Or rather, a really dark seal. This guy is the first actually black one I think!

I've had a lot of suggestions but I still think I like Ferdy best.

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Old 08-18-2013, 06:55 PM
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Maybe it's my baby brain talking but who is SWM?
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:04 PM
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He is cute!
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:13 PM
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Maybe it's my baby brain talking but who is SWM?
Sit With Me, an Ottawa-based shelter dog rescue. I volunteer with them too.

http://www.sitwithme.ca/
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:27 PM
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Oh cool! I've never heard of them but I'll keep them in mind for future referrals!
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