We recently acquired a brand new paper shredder …
We had been sitting on the dog fence for years. Dogs are indeed a lot of work – especially puppies – but they also bring endless amounts of love and affection.
We finally took the plunge a few weeks ago and got a lovely and furry golden doodle female pup.
Noah, who, true to his Greek Sephardic roots of Rodos is indisputably a Hellenist at heart, promptly chose to call her “Thea”, the feminine form “Theos” or “goddess” in Greek.
I said: “Noah, that’s a wonderful name”. “Fantastic idea!”
“Dad, do you know why I chose that name?” he responded, unable to fully dissimulate a mischievous smile.
“Try to say it … and you’ll know why!” … and he then burst out laughing while I tried to pathetically pronounce the very British “Th” of “Thea” … “Tank” you very much!
I have since opted to pronounce her name the ancient Greek way, “Tia,” which is both easier on the tongue and more authoritative. Not a bad choice when trying to discipline a charming and disarming puppy.
I in fact had the opportunity to exercise my very natural authority on the very first evening she was home with us, when Thea chose to help with reducing my workload – into pieces. She shredded my paperwork in no time, and would have gulped it all if it were not for Lindy detecting some unusual sheering noises.
This is about the same time as we realized that, contrary to what the breeder had told us, Thea was clearly not a first generation golden doodle, but in fact at pure blood golden destroyer.
We don’t know what she will be when she grows up … but so far her interests seem to lie in interior decorating, Bauhaus chew-crush style, landscaping and excavating. She clearly has architectural flair.