Saturday, July 3, 2010


We've seen on many of your post
that you are playing the
Fourth of July Name Game
along with Frankie Furter
so we decided that we'd play along.

Before Lilly came 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.

When Piper was born,
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 -
he is
Rocky Creek's Bag Piper.

Carrleigh came to us
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.

When we lost Java,
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.
He is
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


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing those!

Great tales!

Happy FoUTth of WOO-ly!


Samantha said...

What great thought you put into your dear pups' names! Can't help but hear the drums of Shakespeare in my head: "What's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet....etc.!" Love hearing about the origins!

Wyatt said...

Thanks pups! I've been I have the dirt on you!


the booker man said...

happy independence day to ya'll!!
thanks for playin' mr. frankie's name game. now i know "the rest of the story"! :)
the booker man

houndstooth said...

All four of you have very cute names!


Maggie and Mitch said...

What great stories of how you all got your names!
Happy 4th!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Angus said...

Kilbride has a lovely, gentle Gaelic lilt to it.

Clive said...

Happy 4th of July!

We loved hearing how you all got your names!

best wishes
Clive and the NSLM

Mango said...

I am so glad Piper is Piper because I could never spell Ruairi in a million years.


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YankeeQuilter said...

Great names all...naming can be both fun and frustrating!

Jazzi said...

great names you guys.They are perfect names for sure. Have a happy 4th


♥I am Holly♥ said...

Happy 4th of July!!! It was great reading about your names!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

bbes tribe said...

Great names you all have. It was fun finding out how you got them. Noticed in one of your pics that you were in a Polaris Ranger. We have a Yahama Rhino. It sure is fun.
Tailwags & xoxox

The Two Country Poodles & Uncle Puppy said...

Those are some neat stories. Thanks for sharing!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Sue said...

Lilly's beard looks like she's been digging.

We like all your names. We played the name game a few months ago. Mom gave a lot of thought to each of our names, too.

Dory and the Mama said...

We love all your wonderful name stories! Thanks so much for sharing them!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

I love reading where everyone got their names! Happy Fourth of July!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

Piappies World said...

We enjoyed reading your name stories. Great names for such cutie pups. Thanks for sharing and happy 4th of July! Have lots of fun!

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

BRUTUS said...

Isn't this a great game? It's been so fun reading about everyone's names today! Yours are all so fitting! Have a happy 4th!

Brutus & Carmen (the Frenchies)

scotsmad said...

We love your name stories and are glad that you got to use Ruairi. It's funny, once you get to know dogs, their names just seem to fit. Your fit perfectly.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Martine said...

Great names and great stories!!!

happy 4th to the rocky creek gang!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are so glad you played along too - the pups have such interesting names, we often wondered how they got them. And we have to tell you how much we love that header pic.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Oskar said...

I love hearing the stories about everyone's name!

TwoSpecialWires said...

We like your names. And their histories. And YOU! And it won't be tooo many days now and we'll get to meet you!

Jake and Fergi

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Rocky Creek Scotties,
We don't talk as ofter as we use to, have you noticed?
Everyone has just the right name!!!! You did good Mom and Dad!!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I've read other posts and enjoyed reading how people picked their names--I love that you were creative and put so much thought into it and found the perfect names for your crew!!

Twix said...

You each have the perfect name. It is interesting to see how your parents came up with them. I hope you had a great 4th!

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