Thursday, February 17, 2011

Workshop: Redclay Dreamboat Lieutenant Disher

This workshop is in honor of the Westminster Dog Show, which recently crowned yet another best in show. It celebrates the strange, sometimes hilarious tradition of show dog names. The rules for naming your show dog are simple:

  1. Include the name of the kennel
  2. If significant, include an ancestor's name
  3. Make sure the proper name is unique (no duplicates allowed)
  4. Decide on the call name, or everyday name (which, incidentally, shouldn't sound like common commands such as "sit" or "come")

For this workshop, you can come up with your own show dog (or show cat/pigeon/child/stuffed animal/car, etc.) name to use as the title of a poem or prose piece. Or, you can use one of these wonderfully strange and real show dog names. A few of my favorites:

  • Brownwood D'Geno Rock (smooth dachsund)
  • Quietcreek's Kiss and Tell (bloodhound)
  • Invictus Nightmare before Xmas (rhodesian ridgeback)
  • My Thai Ta Sen Halleluiah Chorus (lhasa apso)
  • Liontame's 1-800-Hotstuff (chow chow)
Let's see what we can come up with, dog-lovers...

1 comment:

Donna Cappello said...

I like GEORGE!