Tomorrow I’ll be posting photos of this year’s dog surfing contest – Surf City Surf Dog.

The event was held over the weekend.

I had a media pass stating I was one of the “Puparazzi.”

I haven’t had time to go through all my photos yet.

In the meantime, I wanted to update you on a few other things.

•  First of all, thank you to everyone for the outpouring of concern for my sister.

She’s in the hospital still, of course.

I was able to talk to her very briefly last night.

She has a long road ahead of her, but she’s making improvements.

I certainly know a lot about long recovery roads ….

I hope my experience enables me to be a good support system for her (even though we don’t live in the same state).

•  Are you one of the many people flooding to Ello?

Ello is a new social network.  It’s in beta.  It’s still very rough around the edges.

It’s also ad free which is why so many people seem to find it appealing.

I don’t know if Ello will grow or fade away, but it will be interesting to watch either way.

•  I’m still struggling to find the perfect boy puppy name.


Mom Newfoundland with “my” puppy.


My list of names changes daily, but here are a few of the current possibilities:

–  Higgins  (this is the name I had picked prior to meeting the pup)

–  Watson  (like Sherlock’s assistant)

–  Hugo

–  Nelson

There are (lots of) other possibilities on my lists.

(For instance, I really liked Ansel – as in Ansel Adams the black and white photographer – but no one else in my family seems to like it.)

The above four names keep recurring on every list though.

Of those four names, do you have a preference and/or any thoughts?

10 Responses to “Snippets”

  1. Denise

    Ello is invitation only at this point so I can’t go there yet. I left Google Plus and would like to find something much simpler so I hope it succeeds.

    I like the name Henry and also Luke or Lucas. I’m sure you will figure it out and it will suit him perfectly.

    Very good news about your sister making small steps 🙂

  2. Missy Stalcup

    I like Watson and Ansel. My 2 cents! Glad your sister is improving.

  3. Mj

    I like Nelson or Ansel from those you mentioned. I also like Sebastiaan or Bastiaan. They were both on the list of names when I Googled male names from the Netherlands.
    I too am so happy to hear your sister is improving!


    –>I love the new puppy. So cute!

    I like Sherlock (which wasn’t an option) over Watson. But Higgins is a cool name too.
    Max(imuss) would fit his size too.

    – deb

  5. Suzanne

    It’s so hard.
    I think I change my name a zillion times a day.
    Naming my kids was easier than naming this dog ….

  6. Tonya Cinnamon

    your pup looks so much like a hugo 😀
    hes so adorable

  7. Karen in S.E. Texas

    I vote Nelson … he just looks like Nelson to me.


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