February 12, 2004
My cousin Sophia wrote out to her friends that she had recently gotten a long haired-chihuahua, which is like a dog only smaller, and she was soliciting a name for her. She wanted to make sure it wasn’t cutesy.
I, using the time-tested theory that all animal names should include colons in them somewhere, responded with what I still think is an excellent name
Fang: Destroyer of Ankles
She ended up going with “Charlie,” which I think is cute, and a great girls’ name. But, as you can see below, clearly does not do her justice.
This picture was taken by a professional photographer friend of Sophia’s and is reproduced here with his permission. You can see more pictures of Charlie here, and his work in general at www.braveelements.com.
Ian: May I Didgeridoo?
Nikhil: You Didgeridon’t dare!
Ian: I think your skirt’s getting in the way.
Lisa: Do you want me to take my skirt off?!
Ian: …I’ll leave that up to you.