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Rudy: As an underdog rescue, I thought naming him after the title character in the movie "Rudy" (true story about an underdog football player for Notre Dame) would be appropriate.

Rudy's Gotcha Day is February 1st, 2014 ANDY - You'll never be forgotten sweet boy

******* Andy was proof Canine Lymphoma Can Be Beaten! - Have Hope *******

Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue ------------- Andy's Canine Lymphoma Thread
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We have Mira (Latin preface for Miracle) and Kye (Latin word for Rejoice)
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I've always loved Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" so my first dog was named Akela. When she died, my mom and I discovered a little puppy for sale and we bought him. As Akela had been living with my mom (I was in graduate school) I figured this would be her dog, as I was going to get a purebred for my next dog. I didn't want to use one of my "good" Jungle Book names, so I called him Lupo, which is Italian for wolf. Six months later my mom decreed that I will now take ownership of "that dog" and Lupo joined my life. He was my constant companion for the next decade and then some. I even bought him a friend, a yellow Lab. I named him Raja, because, well, none of the Jungle Book names were appropriate. I'd been holding my "best" Jungle Book name for my next black dog. When Lupo died I realized it was his Golden Retriever half (other half was Lab, they said) that made me happiest, so we got Fenris. Fenris is a giant wolf in Norse mythology who breaks his bonds at the end of the world, ushering in Ragnarok. I have no idea why that name got picked. I mean, I like all things wolfish, so I liked the name well enough, but there really was no rhyme nor reason to it.

After Fenris died this past July, I sought out another Lab-Golden mix. I adored Fenris, don't get me wrong, but Lupo was something special, something wonderful, and I wanted to see if lightning could strike twice. Plus, a black dog would finally enable me to use my "best" Jungle Book name. Family hates the name, but love....

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About 15 years ago, I met a Golden and fell in love with the breed for all the obvious reasons.! At that time we had our beloved American Eskimo and we weren't thinking about adding another dog to our family. We bought a house with a bigger yard in a more rural area and the people we bought from had a year old Golden. I swear that it was that dog that sold the house for me and solidified that i needed a Golden to make my life complete. We searched breeders and went to look at puppies and I had several names in mind from the day we started actively searching. As soon as I held the sweet little pup that we chose I knew that Asia was the name befitting of her beauty and sweet personality. It just felt right and honestly I can't think of another name that would suit my almost 12 year old love of my life
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We were camping in Murphy, NC the weekend we picked her up from the breeder. So she was named Murphy.
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Bodhi's name came from Patrick Swayze's character in the movie Point Break, and also from Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums.
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My Bernese Mountain Dog is Bodhi too for the same reason! We got him when Patrick Swayze passed away.

My Golden is Holly. She was born on Halloween and we got her a couple of days after Christmas so we felt it was fitting. Also a tribute to our golden that passed, name Haley.
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When we got him my son said he look like Lion King ..... we named him Simba
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We named Robbie after my dad Robert who I was very close to and died in 2000.
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Like Apple and its recent names for their Mac OS (El Capitan, Yosemite and Sierra) we've been on a Yosemite NP naming scheme. Our Tioga was named for the eastern portal, Tioga Pass. Tenaya is named for Tenaya Lake, 30 miles west on Tioga Pass Road. Chief Tenaya was the leader of the Ahwahnechee people in Yosemite Valley in the 19th Century.
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