Major Issue of the Day: New Puppy

Not my new puppy, but hopefully quite like him.


I’ve done it. I’ve only gone and done it. πŸ˜•

Today I committed to sharing my home – and my entire life – with a new puppy, who, if all goes well, will arrive at my door on October 19.

Oh gaaaawd.

I haven’t had a dog – apart from my dog nephew – in 10ish years, so I’m thinking: “What have I done?”

Any way, I need a name for my new little fella – help!



I reserve the right to reject all suggestions, especially any Chelsea player names UT and LL might offer.

Go on then, help.


Please note: An evil Chelsea Girl edited this post in an evil attempt to attract evil Chelsea names for my puppy – totally evil.

127 Responses to “Major Issue of the Day: New Puppy”

  1. September 8, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Love the picture Chips!!!

    Reality ….

  2. 15 utaustinliberal
    September 8, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    How about beautiful, amazing, winningest, handsome, Frank “Super Frank” Lampard? Or you can go with Wayne “Loser” Rooney.

  3. September 8, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Congrats Chips. They are a lot of work the first year but so rewarding later. Love my Toy Poodle. She sleeps next to me every night.

  4. September 8, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Took only a few moments of reflection on the name for your new friend, Chips, and it just seems natural that it be BARACK!!!

  5. 30 Dudette
    September 8, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Aw, look at that beautiful sweet puppy!

  6. 31 vcprezofan2
    September 8, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    How could you forget ‘All of the above’?

  7. September 8, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Your life will never be the same. I always thought myself as a cat person, not a dog person. And then Stewie plopped into our lives. Now I can’t live without the little shit, even when he’s TEARING UP MY BACKYARD.

    Now you’ll have to make a tour of all TODers with dogs. Stewie is looking forward to meeting his new cousin.

  8. September 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm

  9. 35 99ts
    September 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Bobby – for lots of reasons

  10. September 8, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    More 21st Century reality ….

    …. can you just imagine the Youtube videos we’ll be able to use to crush these fools in 2014, 2016 and beyond? What we did to Romney will be child’s play in comparison.

    Yes We Can

  11. 38 Dudette
    September 8, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I like Tod, Pete (as in Souza) or maybe POTUS! πŸ™‚

  12. 39 hopefruit2
    September 8, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Good luck on your new pup!!! I love dogs πŸ™‚

    I think you should name him/her “Greenwald.”

    Ducks and runs…

  13. 42 Jeff
    September 8, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Looks suspiciously like a lab… Very dangerous dogs! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  14. 44 GGAIL
    September 8, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Chipsticks, I like O`Henry

  15. 48 Dudette
    September 8, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Posted this on the end of the previous thread, so naturally I’m bring it here. πŸ™‚


  16. September 8, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Woah, Plouffe and Jovie are joint leaders!

  17. 51 Layla
    September 8, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    A little soothing music for the soul…

  18. September 8, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Congrats on your new partner, Chips! I look forward to hearing about all your adventures together. LOLz.

    • September 8, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      Thank you Meta!! I’ve been promised a photo of him tomorrow, he’s two weeks old – I suspect my heart might melt. My life, I reckon, will never be the same πŸ˜•

      • 54 donna dem 4 obama
        September 8, 2013 at 10:24 pm

        Congratulations on the new puppy Chips!!!

        • September 8, 2013 at 10:25 pm

          Thank you Donna!! I shouldn’t really tempt fate, he hasn’t arrived yet, but despite never having even seen him, I love him intensely already!

          • September 11, 2013 at 12:27 am

            Chips, we bought our puppy sight unseen, and she is the cutest, sweetest, most intelligent dog ever. When I saw the picture of the puppy with the big red bow, that was what did it for me — melted my heart and I knew she was the one.
            Having a dog is so rewarding…hard work, but she has taught me so much. They love unconditionally and no matter what kind of day you’ve had, they are guaranteed to make it better.
            congrats and good luck!
            I like “Tod”

      • September 8, 2013 at 10:24 pm

        I remember when we received the 1st photo of our two beloved Siberian forest kitties a few years ago – magical!!! 2 months earlier we had lost a spectacular kitty who’d been with us for 15 years. These are special moments Chips and I hope you savor each of them.

    • 58 GGAIL
      September 8, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      Meta, congrats on your cookbook. I’m proud to know you!

  19. 60 hopefruit2
    September 8, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    What will the Emoprogs do now?

    • September 8, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Yes hf, what will all the emos and Hill2016 fans do … especially since they’ve already avoided the reality that she strongly supports PBO regarding intervention. And, then the little matter of her husband’s apologia about his failure to act on Rwanda. Tough being an low info emo ….

  20. 65 vcprezofan2
    September 8, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Chiparoo, once you get some…ahem… SERIOUS…suggestions you probably should repost the actual voting. That is if you really want the village’s input. (It’s all I could do to restrain myself from ‘idiot’ after ‘input’. Haven’t a clue where that came from. Probably time for me to go to bed.)

  21. 66 PrayerWarriorforObama
    September 8, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    How about Chippie?

    • September 8, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      πŸ˜† I thought about Cheesy Puffs too, PrayerWarrior, but it doesn’t sound too elegant for a dog!

      • 68 vcprezofan2
        September 8, 2013 at 10:31 pm

        Well, if it helps you feel more comfortable with it, I thought of Cheesy too. Chips & CheesyP sounded so……apt. Maybe CheesyP can be his blog name and the name you give him be his official name – you know, for when he’s traveling and such. /angelic smilie/

  22. 69 hopefruit2
    September 8, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    • 70 jacquelineoboomer
      September 8, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      LOL’d on that one! Too bad I can only R/T it once!

    • September 8, 2013 at 10:34 pm

      BTW, if any of you check the replies to that idiot … well, let’s just say he’s getting FRIED ….

    • 75 anniebella
      September 8, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      You know Tavis Smiley is pitiful. And now we know who is paying Tavis and Corney West, some rich right wing conservative. I bet Tavis Mother is so disappointed in what he has allow himself to become, all because of jealousy. Pitiful.

    • 76 nathkatun7
      September 9, 2013 at 12:52 am

      “Dr. Brother-Prophet-Reverand West” needs to go read Joseph Epstein’s lecture on “ENVY”-One of the seven deadly sins, according to Christian theologians. His “ENVY” of President Obama has made him lose all his senses. May be if he took time to reflect on his own motivations and actions he would stop sounding insane in all matters concerning President Obama. In the state that he is now in, however, I will not be surprised to hear that he has decided to join the “Birther” movement. The same is true of his side-kick/enabler, Tavis Smiley.

    • 77 LDS
      September 9, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      Listen. We all agree to impeach and Reverend West…….now!

  23. September 8, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    In non-dog news, the wifey unit made some AMAZING chile verde last night, the leftovers of which we’re having tonight. She’s becoming quite the cook. Tomorrow she’ll attempt jerk chicken and stuffed mini-peppers.

  24. September 8, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Hmm, VC has one vote …….

  25. 87 jacquelineoboomer
    September 8, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    At a brainstorming session in a group, when you’re not supposed to “judge” any ideas thrown out there by anyone in said group, I’m always the one the others quietly turn to as a group, with an incredulous “WHAT?????” look in their dull eyes. That said, how about:

    Sir O’Bo

  26. September 8, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    You know you’re going to call him Sweetie or honey or cutie pie most of the time anyway.

  27. 101 kathryn kivett
    September 8, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Well, I voted for Sunny simply b/c my 7 yr old corgi is named Sunny for the same reason the Obama’s named their puppy….sunny personality…….but…….I have read that a dogs name should have two syllables so as not to confuse them with commands….sit, stay, down, etc;……..so I vote for CHIPY!

    • September 8, 2013 at 10:43 pm

      Ah yeah Kathyrn, always prefer two syllables for a dog’s name, preferably ending in the -eeeeeee sound! That’s a hoot that your dog is Sunny, you should sue the White House for copyright!

    • September 8, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      Corgi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had a great corgi named Bryn. Most of my family have had corgis. Best. Dog. Ever! (Except for my beautiful Tessie and my beautiful dog Heidi, and well, everyone else’s beautiful dog too…)

  28. 104 carolyn
    September 8, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Dogs are a gift to us humans. Most of my life I’ve lived with dogs. Mine have all been females, so am no good with boy names….but he will no doubt be a treasure.
    We lost our beautiful Brittany spaniel, Rose, this past June. She suddenly failed…..kidneys, heart. She ran our home, regally and completely. The first several days, the three of us…..my husband, our poodle, Chanel, and I just sat around wondering what to do when. Rose had kept us on schedule! Also, dogs grieve. Chanel walked with her tail down, and was just panicky that we would leave her. About the middle of August we noticed that she was becoming herself again…..tail held up proudly, actually going outside for periods of time, not panicky when we left…..
    I’ve had a number of wonderful dogs, we call them our girls, and each one enriched our lives. I’d love to have all of them together!

    • September 8, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      I feel you Carolyn. We had a Bassett named Lucy. He lived until fourteen. We knew she had cancer, so we knew it was coming. She had puppies and we kept a girl. When her mother died she wouldn’t leave the yard anymore for a walk. She died about seven months later. She had cancer too. The other girl we had was so sad when Tootsie died, she moped too. But we had taken in an orphan puppy and that cheered her up. Oh how we loved them all. We have kitties too.

  29. 106 kathryn kivett
    September 8, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Oh, and I have 2 Black Lab granddogs…Maxine and Lucky

  30. September 8, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    We have a new Labrador grandpup. He is now 3 months old. We don’t have grandchildren we have 2 granddogs. Our kids are teachers so we are the daycare for them. The new male puppy’s name is “Milo”. I think that would be a great name for your new puppy Cups.

  31. 109 MightyPamela
    September 8, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Some 40+ years ago I knew a lab named DarkDog. She was a beautiful, wonderful smart and funny, dear little gal.. Everyone loved her! Another dog I liked a lot was named Bijma, he was majestic, part wolf and shepherd mix.

  32. 110 desertflower
    September 8, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    OMG! OMG! OMG! I’m so happy for you, Chips! Nothing like a puppy with sweet puppy breath, and eager to please attitude:) You’ll fall in mad love! I think you should name him PeeBo…As in “PBO” and then you can buy him a collar that says ” Barack’s Best Friend” like my dog has:)

    SOOOOOO pleased for you! It IS a boy?? ( Not sure if I just assumed) I grew up having Labs….great dogs with a great temperament. If you bought it from a breeder, don’t they already have special names attached to them? Ours always did….I always rescue my dogs (and cats), so I have no idea about the breeder’s….my parents went the breeder route.

    You’ll just know the right name when you see him. If you don’t end up choosing a name now…post his real picture and maybe then we can get a better feel:) I’m so jealous…..

    • September 8, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      “I think you should name him PeeBo… As in β€œPBO” and then you can buy him a collar that says ” Barack’s Best Friend” like my dog has:)”

      DF, cuuuuuuutest thing ever!!!

      It’s a boy, but I’m probably completely stupid to be getting excited until he arrives with me. Although, as I mentioned, I’ve been promised photos so will post tomorrow if they turn up.

      I’m partly freaking out in a ‘OMG what have I done?’ kind of way, but mainly thrilled. I always had dogs as a kid, adored them, but work the last few years just made it impossible. Now I work from home 98.236473% of the time, so all’s good, and my sister said she’d looked after him if I’m ever away.

      He’s not quite a rescue dog, but I’m getting him from someone who can’t keep him long term, and who would have had to put him down if no one took him. It’s a long story, but he’s a good man, and won’t let me have him until he’s 8 weeks old, wants him to stay with his mother til then.

      Just prayin’ it works out, I want this little fella!!

  33. September 8, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    How about the name Chief if your puppy is a boy and Glory if its a girl. πŸ™‚

  34. 115 vcprezofan2
    September 8, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    What about calling the little guy ‘Doggie’, until you discover his personality; then you can call him Sir O’Bo, Sleepy, CheesyP, or Big Dog.

  35. 116 vcprezofan2
    September 8, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Chips, I quite forgot to wish you the very best as you welcome your new house mate. I admit to being a mite hurt that you chose Sir O’Bo / O’Henry/ PeeBo/ Chief Cee/ ??/ when you could have chosen me as a house companion, but maybe you didn’t realize that *I* was already house trained. As others have implied, your life will never be the same, so I content myself with that. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

    Have fun with the new guy when he arrives; may he bring you lots of happy moments and happy companionship!

  36. 117 sherijr
    September 8, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Awww Congratulations on your new addition Chips.. I love animals, will always have a least one pooch .. have an Old English Sheepdog that was dumped in a garbage bag almost 10 years ago.. he’s huge and messy and still acts like a puppy πŸ™‚ You’re going to have so much fun!

  37. 119 sherijr
    September 8, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    oh and I had a black lab a long time ago… she was smart and sweet- her name was Lucy~

  38. 122 globalcitizenlinda
    September 9, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Congratulations on getting a new puppy Ms. Chips!

  39. 123 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    September 9, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Soooo cute! I can’t wait to see the real Axie – I voted for Axelrod. That way you could have Axelrod as a formal name, a short name (Axe) and a snuggle name “Axie”. Congratulations! Pets keep us soft on the inside. My kittie is snuggling up to me now. I love him so much. We’ve had him for 10 years and all of us are in love with him. He still thinks he’s a kitten πŸ™‚

  40. 124 Nena20409
    September 9, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Congrats Chips on a new puppy.

    We once had a dog named Whiskey, later on, another named Lucky.

    Lucky is my suggestion for a name for your puppy.

    Both our beloved passed dogs looked like the picture on top of this thread.

  41. 126 Byo
    September 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Kind of late about name suggestions.
    But you make beautiful music everyday here.
    Hence names- Miles(male), Chaka(female). As in Miles Davis, Chaka Khan.

    We just got a puppy too. It is a lot of work, but joyful.

  42. 127 rosesforObama
    September 9, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Chipstick, great with a dog, and when a black Labrador I suggest You name him after the presidential limousine “the beast” , i.e. Beast or nicknamed
    Beastie, because he will for sure be very protective of You. Looking forward to see pictures!

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