No longer nameless… turns out she's a "Scout"!
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  • Nothing seems to stick!

    ETA: "Scout" stuck =D
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  • well, she's a cute little no namie.

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  • She is beautiful! How do you address her when you work with her?

    How about "Diana" according to mythology, goddess of the hunt.

    http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/romandeities/p/Diana-Goddess-Of-The-Hunt.htm

    You could also go with the Greek, "Artemis",

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemis

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  • Thanks, guys! We are already pretty smitten.
    So far I haven't been addressing her specifically, or trying to direct her attention–only rewarding her with food/play/touch and "good girl". We've been referring to her first as "the little squiggle-tail", then just "squiggles", but that's no proper handle ;0).

    One of the naming issues I have is that most of the hunting-related and mythological names are pretty common for falconry birds, and there will likely be times we're hunting with others. Also she is SO TINY compared to most of the dogs we pal around with; I don't want to use anything too dainty or feminine, but I do like the idea of something "small but spunky"-sounding. Widget and Sprite are the two current frontrunners, but neither one seems to feel sticky. I also like Radar--not at all ladylike, but man she works those ears and eyes like a champ.

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  • I am a bit confused by your comment on the other thread about her ear set…. from the picture above, they are not wide set?... Can't see her front feet so can't comment on them and markings.
    She is very cute looking. I would be interested to see her pedigree if you care to share.....

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  • @mixie:

    I do like the idea of something "small but spunky"-sounding.

    Buffy (the vampire slayer) comes to mind! ;) or "Faith", the evil slayer.

    "Sting" (Frodo's sword, if you're a Tolkien fan). "Mighty Mouse"?

    She may name herself by some quirk or habit she has…..

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  • Or how about Swahili? Hunter=msasi (don't ask me how to pronounce it!) My girl "Sauti Tamu" had a Swahili name. (sweet melody or sweet voice)

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  • @tanza:

    I am a bit confused by your comment on the other thread about her ear set…. from the picture above, they are not wide set?... Can't see her front feet so can't comment on them and markings.
    She is very cute looking. I would be interested to see her pedigree if you care to share.....

    Oh! Well, I am not intimately familiar with the standard, so you are certainly a far better judge there than me. Her breeder chose to filter her out as a breeding prospect mainly because she's a little downhill on her topline from hip to shoulder (she was a stud fee pick who ended up not turning out). Cosmetically she was of the opinion that her ears were a little big/wide to be ideal. Also her markings aren't crisp under her armpits and the way the tan bleeds/wraps around gives the illusion of her front angles looking steep.
    Thanks for the nice words! She's from Sarah at Nocturnal, by their Nocturnal's Prince Cairo (I can't figure out how to link his pedigree from the database), out of an outside bitch whose name I am currently blanking on.

    @eeeefarm–we love "Sting", and "Mighty"!

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  • Pass along her dam's registered name when you find/remember it…. thanks

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    My vet had a Greyhound named Cheetah, good name for a stealthy, fast hunter. Maybe Puma?
    -Joanne

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  • how about Naomi…kind of a play on "no name" but is powerful, spunky and unique.

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  • Well, we are still in the provisional voting phase, but I think we may have settled on "Scout". =)
    Though I do like " Cheetah"! I'll have to keep these all on deck for future reference ;0)

    @Pat–sure thing!

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  • @mixie:

    Well, we are still in the provisional voting phase, but I think we may have settled on "Scout". =)
    Though I do like " Cheetah"! I'll have to keep these all on deck for future reference ;0)

    @Pat–sure thing!

    how nice. my cousin adopted a dog named Scout. As her favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird, i thought it was fated to be.

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    Whatever you name her, make sure it's easy to yell out the back door! ;-)
    -Joanne

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  • Like giza said….easy to yell out.

    my puppy's name rolls off the tongue; instead of "stop it!" I end up saying her name 'Bop-it'. Works out.

    Scout's a cute name; and it sounds like you've settled on it.

    The names Cumbia, Mach, Blitz, Wildone, and Opus were some of the names on my old puppy list.

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  • You said you were smitten with her earlier. Why not call her that? Smitten?

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  • @vickilb:

    Peanut!!!!

    Ha! That was one of my nicknames as a kid, and now one of my old besties calls her new baby Peanut =)

    Thanks for all the suggestions, guys! Scout does seem to have stuck. Now I'm debating whether she should be "Nocturnal's Gold Award Girl Scout" or "Nocturnal's Sin t'Kill a Mockingbird" or "Nocturnal's Miss Jean Louise" or a deeper TKM cut like "Nocturnal's Pass the Dann Ham Please"!

    @Pat/tanza, her dam appears to be an unremarkable canine named Brooke's Butterfinger Candy =).

    She is turning out to be a world of fun. Really getting me to think on my feet. I'm still trying to avoid formal "training" for another couple weeks, but it's hard not to reward offered behaviors and she's already come up with a few clever "stupid pet tricks" of her own! ;0)

    Here's a pile of photos–we love her so very much! (PS: Please don't be alarmed about the chain in the first photo, we don't tie our dogs out. I was just doing outdoor chores and needed to ensure there were no food squabbles while we practiced everyone chewing their own bones in their own designated areas.) Also throwing in one of my old man, too, just because he's feeling a little left out of the training fun, poor fella.
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  • She is adorable! Scout is a great name, easy to "yell out the back door"!

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  • Thanks on all counts! "Scout" seems just right. She is certainly an explorer. And I am clearly biased, but I think she's pretty cute myself ;0). She is fun to shoot. I love the "details" on her–like the black inner ear tips. And I can't get enough of that tiny smirk!

    Blitz is great! I'm keeping Mighty, Puma, Rizzo, Radar and Zoom-Zoom in my pocket ;0)

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