A dog by any other name

Created: 6/06/22 (Mon) | Topic: Education

by Dawn Smith-Pfeifer, NDFB Director of Content and Communications

I have a confession to make. I have this habit of not calling our dogs by their names. And my husband and I have had four – all Springer Spaniels – so that’s a lot of confusion for anyone who listens to me talk to our dogs. I also have had in-depth conversations with our four-legged buddies. I ask questions: Do you want a treat? Are you a good boy? Who’s a good boy? What did you do with my other shoe? And I answer too, in a slightly weird voice, so I guess I’m talking to myself, but that’s a topic for another day.   

I started my NDFB career in 1985. We got our first Springer in 1991. His name was Apollo. I only called him that when I was being stern. Actually, I called him Apollo The Dog, (with emphasis on DOG) because everyone knows when “Mom” is mad she says your full name. 

Read the rest of Dawn's post on My NDFB Life.

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