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Woof Wednesday: VOTE for NAME THAT DOG!

by | Jul 18, 2012 | Dog Training & Care, Writing Advice & More | 14 comments

Yes, the day has come. I am delighted at the outpouring of interest in naming dogs who appear in my forthcoming thriller LOST AND FOUND. There were 29 total suggestions for canine character names. Some were wonderful names but the same as one of my human characters (now THAT would be confusing!), and others seemed too similar to other suggestions. I ended up choosing four or five of my favorites from your suggestions and then drawing the remainder out of a fish bowl. Two canine characters, both “hero dogs,”  will be named based on your votes. (Watch for Feline Friday for the kitty poll picks!).

The winner’s names and why they chose their selection will also be included in the book, and winners will receive an advance copy of the book.

Just who ARE these canine heroes?

  • A dark sable German shepherd dog, trained for search and rescue, and protection (Schutzhund) was devoted to the main character, September. He died protecting her husband, and she still deeply mourns his loss. He is the “ideal” dog she compares all other canines to.
  • A senior citizen German shepherd comes out of retirement to track down the September’s missing nephew Steven. He ends up defending his trainer as well as giving September a chance to escape.

Does your dog’s name embody the essence of these doggy characters? Love, devotion, fearlessness, great heart? Looks don’t matter, neither does breed or age or even sex–everyone knows that all dogs have the heart and soul and devotion of heroes, so make your choice and follow your heart!

The poll below allows you to choose THREE (3) of your favorites. You can come back and vote again as many times as you’d like–and I hope you’ll encourage family and friends to champion your cause and also vote.

DEADLINE MONDAY AUGUST 30TH!

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I love hearing from you, so please share comments and questions. Do you have an ASK AMY question you’d like answered? Do you have a new kitten and need answers? Stay up to date on all the latest just subscribe the blog, “like” me on Facebook, listen to the weekly radio show, check out weekly PUPPY CARE must knows, and sign up for Pet Peeves newsletter. Don’t forget to vote for your NAME THAT DOG/CAT character choice in the forthcoming THRILLER, LOST & FOUND!

14 Comments

  1. Angela Wallace

    Voted! Some great names up there. Can’t wait to read the book too!

    Reply
    • amyshojai

      Thank you! I can’t wait to see the choices.

      Reply
  2. catchatcaren

    Yay!!! Our Dakota made the list!! You know me from the Cat Lady Coalition but I have a dog too!!! I’m everywhere!!

    Reply
    • amyshojai

      That’s one of my favs, Dakota. Just sayin…:)

      Reply
    • amyshojai

      Thanks for voting Natalie! looks like Dakota is in the front of the race…so far. *s* Keep those votes a-coming…

      Reply
  3. Marks Dorcel

    I think the AJAX is the well suited name for him. i have reviewed each and every name for this dog and find out that this one is the best for him.

    Reply
    • amyshojai

      Thanks Marks, that’s one of my favs too.

      Reply
  4. patriciasands

    Oh this is fun, Amy! Great idea and some super names!

    Reply
    • amyshojai

      Hi Patricia–yes, folks came up with some stellar suggestions. I may have to add some dog characters. Hmnnnn.

      Reply
  5. Carol

    I had to vote for Morgan and Zoe – I have an Airedale named Morgan and had one named Zoe. Both great dogs

    Reply
    • amyshojai

      Thanks Carol! There are so many great names, I can’t wait to see the winning name.

      Reply
  6. emilykimelman

    This is a great idea. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Dakota and Bruno. Don’t they just sound loyal and trustworthy to you?

    Reply
    • amyshojai

      One more day to vote! Yes, I like both Dakota and Bruno, too. *s* Thanks for visiting the blog, and I can’t wait to see what names folks choose.

      Reply

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