Sunday, October 5, 2008


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I just read about how Pippa got his name. Very good story.

Tony a.k.a. Deefor

When I adopted my family I had a different name. I was Tony in the shelter that took me in when I was lost.

My mom changed my name. That was OK. I didn’t feel like a Tony. She named me Deefor as in D for Dog. Maybe it should be Deefer cause that’s how you say it. Not DeeFOR like at the bath and torture place. When they call me that, I always look around for another doggie with a really weird name.

I have other names at home. Deefie. The Deef. Deefker.

Rufus a.k.a. Arrow

Arrow came from the same place I did. Someone found him running around on the highway. Trying to hitch a ride but he was too short. He has 9 or 10 lives at least. They called him Rufus.

My mom wanted to call him Woody and my bearded owner wanted to call him Pad Foot. Arrow didn’t like those names and ignored them. The only name they agreed on was Arrow. Now I think it fits him.
Oblio & Arrow
There was a famous cartoon doggie named Arrow and he had giant pointy ears. Just like Arrow. Only the cartoon doggie was smarter. (Sorry about the nudity)

Sometimes the bearded one calls him Arrows. But mostly he’s Arrow.


Charlie Daniels said...

I am only every know you as Deefor and Arrow ... I was called Monty when I was in the RSPCA.



Amber-Mae said...

I think your names now suit you guys better. I still remember my name when I was still with my breeder. Oh I forgot! I had no name at all! He just called me Puppy. BOL!

Pee/s: Check out mah new post!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Charlie Daniels said...

Wow .. I think the painkillers may have had an effect on my typing!!!

Poppy said...

Those were good name stories! I think your parents chose good names. Sometimes it's a hard decision.


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Furry nice!

I was Whitney -

I soooooo prefer my name du now!


Murphy Dogg said...

Hey Deefor,
I can't imagine you with any other name, you're so totally a Deefor! I didn't have a name at the SPCA, they just called me The Boston Boy, which made me feel dumb. I'm much happier being Murphy.
Murphy Dogg

Lacy said...

w00f's Deefor and Arrowm me thinks ur pawents chose the bestest names fur u will go vote fur dat..

b safe,

Niamh said...

I think that you have great names. You certainly don't look like a Tony, Deefor. I was "Red Girl" when I was a puppy because I had a red collar. How boring was that.

Your friend,
Niamh (means sheen or luster in Irish)

Lorenza said...

Tony and Rufus??
Hmmmm.... I guess I prefer Deefor and Arrow!
Kisses and hugs

Sparky said...


I had always wondered where the name "Deefor" came from, and now I know! D for Dog! That's pawesome!

I like yours and Arrow's names. They suit you both.


Joe Stains said...

My Dad's middle name is Woodrow so his Dad calls him Woody!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Deefor,
I definitely think Deefor suits you better than Tony. I think my name is pretty strange but I have gotten used to it. Mom wanted to name me 'Muffin' initially but dad didn't lilke it. Oh well, I think I like 'Huskee' better than 'Muffin' (although I like to EAT muffins.. heehee)..
As for Hershey, I think they should have named her 'Mistake' or something...

Simba said...

Hope you had a good weekend. Its been wet and windy here all weekend.

Simba x

Pedro said...

Deef"e"r & Arrow,

My mom usually chooses human names for all of us. The only one with a non-human name inside the house was Stinky and that's cause he must have been living in a dumpster when my mom found him! He also let out alot of stinky cat farts!


Kodak the Eskie said...

Those are great stories on how you got your names. Very creative! Love the pics!

Hugs, Kodak

Lady Kaos said...

Tony & Rufus? I think Deerfor and Arrow fit much better. My name was Shananae, Nanae for short. I never answered to it. It wa sa stupid name! I like Kaos much better

Shadie the Aussie said...

Woof Deefor and Arrow-
Some great names you twos got! My ma named me Shadie cause I look like I've got permanent shades on!
I had to come over and give your blog a sniff, it's a great one! I'll add you to my fur friends list if that ok is!


Comet and BLU said...

We like your "real" names of Deefor and Arrow much better. Those are great stories, and Arror does kinda look like that cartoon!

BLU won't tell anyone her old name (it must have been really bad!!) and the girl doesn't know because BLU followed the girl home one night and refused to leave. My old name was Anakin. I like Comet better.

Abby said...

Hi, Deefor...

When my Mom was waiting for me to be born...She said she was gonna name me "Baby Girl" - Now, that's a silly name...

Then all of a sudden she came up with Abby...She's happy she named me that instead...

Sometimes she calls me "Abbs" or "Sweety" or "Sweets"...She even calls me "Butzer" (accent on the "u") sometimes...Not sure what that means...

Abby xxooo

Abby xxx...

Pippa said...

Hey Deefor thanks for saying that about my name story. That's really nice of you.

And I think your stories are cool and interesting too. I wondered about Deefor as well!

Names are funny aren't they?