Tuesday, August 18, 2009

How Did I Get My Name?

It seems that one of my pals - TWIX - I think started the meme - "How Did I Get My Name?" --- well, mom's been pretty slow these days - but we're getting around to it - Mom saw my picture in a newspaper when I was a teeny-tiny puppy and fell in love with me. She told daddy about me and he agreed to drive to Kodak to see me - On the drive over mom said - he's black on each end and white in the middle - we'll call him "Oreo" - So, when they got to the breeder's house they saw me in the flesh - Daddy fell in love with me - and I was dubbed "Oreo" -

so, now you are wondering why isn't he called "Oreo" - I'm getting to that - when they got home mom went to get Livy - - then mom put me into a pocket book because I was so tiny and it was quite cold.........she and Livy went to the vet to get me checked out - when they asked for my name - Livy said "I think we'll call him Checkers" -- so that was it - I became Checkers and not Oreo -

Now daddy calls me TANK since I gained so much weight - I'm a whopping 11 pounds........hehehe - Speaking of TANK - don't forget to visit him on his special day tomorrow....


  1. Maybe it's just cuz I've only known you as Checkers but the name seems to fit you better than Oreo.

    Although if I'd known you as Oreo and heard your mom had origninally thought of calling you Checkers, maybe I'd think Oreo fit you better! LOL

    Both are cute names!

  2. That Livy is one smart girl!

    Woo are SOOOO a Chekhkers!

    Tank woo fur sharing your story!


  3. Thanks for playing my game! I love learning about my furiends. You are so cute, Checkers, it wouldn't matter what they named you we would all still love you!

  4. Okay, you're forgiven. And you're not a butthead.

  5. I think Checkers is perfect for you. I will see you at Tanks tomorrow. Are you gonna were your tie to the party?

    licks and sniffs, Sasha

  6. I think Checkers fits you perfectly.
    Your part of a famous game that everyone loves!

  7. That is sooo neat the Livy picked out your name. She did a great job!!

    We don't believe you look over weight at all!

    Chasing my tale...
    Addie, Lucie and Hailey

  8. Checkers is a brillant name! Can't imagine you called anything else!

    take care

  9. What a great story! You look more like a Checkers to us than an Oreo!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  10. And I thought it was 'cuz you had a checkered past :-)
    Your pal,

  11. That cute Livy, I knew she had something to do with your name! : ))))

    We visited Tank and the party's great.

    Have a good day, Checkie!

  12. great story - we like both of your names - and woodrow gets called tank too

    Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

  13. We loved the name Checkers and it really seems to fit you well. Oreo is nice too but Livy made the best choice.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  14. What a good way to get your name. I think the best names is those that come about all of a sudden like that.
    ~lickies, Ludo

  15. Checkers is a good name. Livy did a good job. It fits you. Can't imagine you with any other name.
    Ernie & Sasha

  16. That's a great story Oreo...er... I mean Checkers. BOL!

    I still have to get around to playing the name game...


  17. That is such a good story, Checkers does fit you to a T and then AL couldn't have Oreo if you were oreo or we would get confused?

  18. You could always be Chamption Checkers Oreo What A Good Boy!

  19. The name Checkers suits you very well! We are glad that Livy came up with it. That is such a great story.

    Chihuahua kisses,
    Bentley & Lexus

  20. hehehe
    Cool story :D
    You could tell that one to your future grandsons :D

    hugs and kisses from kikos world

  21. Hi Checkers,

    Mom likes Oreo cookies, but we love Checkers! BOL

    (Yeah it's silly but when the mom is doing the typing, what can you do?)

    Wags & wiggles,

  22. I love that story and it is fittin that the Livy get final say... on a counta she so special!

    I like name of Oreo, but you are most definitely the Checkers!

    wif love from the Luke

  23. Checkers can you email Mommy
    dcampy34@gmail.com - she just got TruPanion and wants to list you as her referral so you get the Petco Card


  24. BOL! I think the name Checkers serves you well!!!

    Hugs and Licks, Bruschi

  25. Both are nice names but somehow Checkers is more unusal and unique, just like you!

  26. Hi Checkers,

    Cute name for a very cute dog!

    Riley and Star.

  27. We are certainly glad you got called Checkers - well it just seems to suit you.
    As for your Dad calling you Tank - well we think these humans can get a bit personal.
    Our Dad told Martha she was getting to be a bit of a pudding yesterday!!!
    Why oh why do we put up with them!
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  28. hi checkers!
    oh we love how you got your name!
    m & e