ThinkstockOne of the things I most like to do is ask about the origins of a pet's name. I love hearing great stories like the cat named 11:30 because he wasn't quite black enough to be called Midnight, or Brother, the dog so named because there were three daughters in the family and they always wanted a brother. Knowing how a dog or cat got his name helps me bond with clients and serves as a memory boost when owners walk in the door of the clinic or when I see them at the grocery store.
Names have all kinds of origins. Some people choose one name and stick with it for each succeeding pet, simply adding a number onto the end, such as Rosco III. Themes are always popular too. How many chocolate Labs do you know who are named for different types of coffee or chocolate (Kona and Hershey, for instance)? Popular pet cartoon characters such as Snoopy, Garfield and Marmaduke are often the inspiration for petRead More »from How to Choose the Perfect Pet Name