Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Little Dog Turpie
History: when we were kids, we begged our dad to tell us the story of The Hobyahs. We LOVED this story, probably because it is super-grisly and lots of people get killed/dismembered. Great bedtime tale. Anyways, the hero of the tale is Little Dog Turpie. Our oldest sister, the 4-H Queen, had a cairn terrier whose 'official' name was something like Dutch King of Bothell. But we always called him Turpie, which infuriated her. So we'd make a point of doing it all the time, natch.
Well, our Turpie was a fine dog, who met a sad end thanks to his mortal enemy Sam Evans (see above: Dog Names I Love). And if I ever get a dog, it's going to have one of these names. Or Gary.