'Nali. Boobs. Dodo. Dodo Bird. Sir Poops-A-Lot.
That's been it as far as nicknames for Denali ... until today.
Today, as I begged him to go to the bathroom before our run, I added two more to the list: Curtis Smith and Nali Goat Gruff.
Now, I'm not so sure how the Indiana's NewsCenter meteorologist will feel about the use of his name when referencing a dog but it is justified. I swear. If the wind blows or the clouds roll, Denali must stop – stop whatever he is doing (even assuming "the position") – as if to gauge the conditions and determine wind direction, speed and forecast.
It's obviously very pertinent to what he's doing. I'm sure it sounds cute but when you're standing in the backyard for 15 minutes and watching the temperature creep up, the novelty fades.
Oh, and the name Nali Goat Gruff? While it not only references my dog's penchant for eating anything and everything (who remembers the green food coloring?), it's also a shot at his grazing. We were also delayed this morning because the grass seemed too good to pass up.
Really? Really, Denali? You had a bowl full of kibble, a piece of banana and a strawberry so far this morning and there's a carrot (or three) in your future. You don't need the grass. Or the bug.
What kind of nicknames does your dog have? How did they earn them?