that you are playing the
Fourth of July Name Game
along with Frankie Furter
so we decided that we'd play along.
Mom had already decided
that her name would be Bonny Greer.
But when she finally found Lilly,
the breeder had nicknamed her Lilly
and since Mom's great-grandmother's
maiden name was Lilly and she
married a man whose last name was Greer,
Mom decided that
Spencer's Lilly Greer
would be the new puppy's name.
we were expecting him to be fairly red,
so we picked out the name Ruairi.
But someone else who was getting
a puppy from his litter chose the name
before we got to choose ours.
So Mom and Dad had to come up with
another name for him -
Rocky Creek's Bag Piper.
with her name in place.
Since she had already
had a litter of puppies
before we got her,
AKC wouldn't let us change her name.
Her name is
Impish Carrleigh Kilbride.
Mom and Dad
decided they were going to keep Ruairi.
But they considered giving him a name like
Rocky Creek's Mocha Java
in honor of our sweet Java Bean.
But then they realized no matter what
he was named,
it wouldn't bring back our Javaman.
So they went with part of the name,
they had originally chosen for Piper.
Ruairi Coinneach of Rocky Creek Farm -
"the handsome red king".
We hope you have a wonderful holiday.
We are so thankful for our freedom.
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi