We have a dog named Neko, which actually means "cat" in Japanese. We're a family that loves us some irony, so we named our dog Neko-Ashi Dachi, which is the cat stance in Bushido Kai.
OK, well, I said "we are a family of irony" but I'm not sure that it's a "we" thing. Troy is actually fairly normal and probably would have been just as happy to name the dog Nikki, which is kind of a family dog name in his family. His mom, his dad, AND his grandmother have all had dogs named Nikki. Numerous dogs named Nikki, I believe. In fact, currently his dad and his mom BOTH have dogs named Nikki. And both of those dogs are poodles.
But, I digress.
Anyway, Neko is, bar none, the best dog I've ever had in my life. He's cute, and funny, and obsessed with his squeaky ball. (That's the part that makes him funny, actually. I mean, it's not like he tells a good joke.) He will play fetch for as long as you're willing to keep throwing the ball. I think he could go on for hours.
The ONE minor flaw with Neko is that he's a puker. I don't know why I seem to be blessed with dogs that like have weak stomachs, but JoJo was a puker too. At least twice a week I hear, "Moooom! Neko puked!" This morning I thought that we should institute a "You Find It, You Clean It" policy so that I can stop being the Puke Patrol. Then I realized that the problem with that plan is that everyone would just ignore the mess, hoping that someone ELSE would see it. And that's just gross.
Yes, I did just write a post centering on dog puke. What? It's not like you come here for deep, meaningful reading material!
On a cat note, Supey has a drinking problem. In that, when he drinks, he ends up with water splashed on his nose.
On an "OH I'M SO EXCITED" note, Troy and I are going back to Eureka Springs for our anniversary in August! And we're staying in the same place!
I'm so excited that my heart literally gets fluttery whenever I think about it!!!
*For the record, DO NOT Google "Japanese word for puke" because you'll wind up with MANY x-rated links. Apparently, there's some kind of puking fetish out there, and it's got a Japanese flair.