The Incomplete Book of Dog Names
When I saw this little treasure in a bookstore in Chatham, New York I had to buy it. It’s got four of my favorite things in one wee package:
Behold, the letterpress miniature book The Incomplete Book of Dog Names:
This 3.25″ x 4.5″ nugget is a “…collection from actual creatures now living either in the flesh or in memory.”
There are pages of dog names, most of which fell off the Top 10 Most Popular list long ago. Many of the names are historical and literary in nature, which I dig.
Personally, I’m putting Ms. Marple on my Names-for-Future-Dogs list (right next to Hoagie, which currently has the #1 spot). You guys have a list like that too, right?
A few quotes about dogs are sprinkled through the list of names. My two favorites:
You can purchase your own tiny copy here.
p.s. for those of you who work or volunteer with animals, I’ve been writing about the emotional side of our work over on my new blog. If you want one easy place to find everything I’m writing about, you might like to subscribe to my monthly(ish) e-letter. I’ll be sending one out next week!