I went through tumultuous times when I was a pup. If you haven’t already, you can read about my humble beginnings here.
I left part of my “rags to riches” story out because…well, it’s a little embarrassing. But I saw something that reminded me of this detail, and I felt compelled to share!
As I mentioned before, a rescue group found me in Atlanta and drove me to an adoption event in Tennessee, which is where Mom found me. What I didn’t explain is that there was a little mix-up along the way. For one day, my name was…Esmeralda!
When I got to Nashville, the adoption folks at Petsmart thought I was a girl, because the rescue group said they were only bringing females. We were to arrive at the adoption event with no time to spare, so the adoption organization picked out girl names for us while we were en route. Once they realized the mistake, potential adopters were already mingling with us, so it was too late to give me a boy name.
I have always wondered how this mix-up happened. Was the rescue group in such a rush that they didn’t notice I was a boy? Or were they supposed to take a girl dog in my place, but accidentally grabbed me instead? The adoption folks joked that I “grew a pair” on the way from Atlanta, but I’m pretty sure that’s impossible.
I haven’t met any dogs who have my former name, but I just came across one on the Internet. She’s a famous dog too – her mom is Anne Hathaway! And guess what. They live in New York! People Pets spotted her in Fort Greene Park recently:
And here she is on a city hike with her humans. Celeb dogs are just like us!
Esmeralda, I’m not sure if your mom lets you use the computer, but if you see this: I propose a play date. We’ll even come to your turf in Brooklyn. I’m energetic, I have a great sense of humor, and I love to run. Think about it! P.S. – You have a beautiful name.