Becoming Steffi


Hello, I’m Steffi

Naming a dog is something of an art, unless it is just happenstance.  After a while, one needs to stop saying “puppy” or “Pupperdoodle” or “little dog” and anoint with a proper name.  We had tried out a few names here and there, and nothing much stuck.  I was playing with pup with a tennis ball, and bounced it for her to catch.  She liked that and after a couple of times with me, caught the ball, and began to release it herself and make it bounce and catch it.  I was telling R about it, and he said maybe we should name her Martina.  Martina McBride?  Navratilova…or Steffi?  I can miss his subtleties at times.

I hope all the R & B musicians, actors, and tennis players appreciate that we admire their qualities and consider it a tiny little “Dog Oscar, Cat Grammy, or GDA* Open” when we bestow their name on one of our beloved family members.

*Greatest Dog Athlete

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15 Responses to Becoming Steffi

  1. peggyjoan42 says:

    Great name. I have always found it true that it took awhile to name a new dog. Had to go through and try out many names before one stuck. So here’s to Steffi

    • Suzassippi says:

      She said “hey Peggy Joan!” Thanks for the shout out. I did note this morning that she is starting to assert her will more…like maybe the original Steffi. 🙂

  2. janebye says:

    Hi Steffi–you’re pretty darned cute!

  3. socialbridge says:

    WOW, or BOW, WOW,! This certainty resonates as my Stan is named after tennis supremo, Stan Wawrinka.

    Puppy Steffi is a dote and a real Steffi.

  4. Beth says:

    Oh, yes. She has personality plus! Too cute, hope to read more of her adventures!

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