Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Name Mishap

A couple of Mondays ago we went to the zoo with the Blaschke family, minus two Blaschkes.  We had a great time walking around looking at animals and playing in the splash pad.  We also discovered that the Brookfield Zoo has a dog house that is home to over 170 different breeds of stuffed dogs.

Since Hannah is such a dog lover, we just had to go in.  Kathy decided to purchase cute little stuffed puppies for the boys.  John and Gus were able to pick out their own puppy.  Boy, was that a tough decision.  John finally decided on a Doberman Pinscher and Gus picked a Dalmatian.  Then both of the boys picked a Chocolate Lab for Anders.

The boys were excited to show their new stuffed friends to their dad.  Hans then asked John what he named his dog.  Remember, the last time he had a stuffed animal he named it Creaky Crant.  John had walked a few paces ahead of Hans so he turned around and loudly said "Fluck", although it sounded like a certain four letter word.  Surprised Hans said, "What did you say?"  Why do parents ask children to repeat themselves when it sounds like they've said a bad word?  I've done this to.  It only leads to more embarrassment.

So after Hans asked him what he said, John turned around at at the top of his lungs, in the middle of the zoo, yelled "fluck," which sounded even more like the four letter word than the time before.  After running over to John, completely embarrassed, Hans was able to determine that there was indeed an 'L'.  It was just a soft 'L'.   Since John doesn't actually know any inappropriate four letter words, he didn't understand why he needed to change his dog's name.  After having a nameless dog for several days, he has finally decided on Charlie. 

1 comment:

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, that story made me laugh out loud! Priceless!!!