Saturday, 19 July 2008


Petey tagged me for the name game. All about me.

What is your name? I've got a few. First one was given to me by the Foster Furs.

Called me Spot.Where they expecting Dalamations? I was also christened at the Kennel Club with my Pee Degree name. Hair Trix! Ha ha!! All five of fur sibbys are Hair something or other. But I'll tell you bout that another bloggie. That's handsome me, second on the right. And this is me as Spot chasing Fur Mom Diva. Before I had to leave her.

Got me a third name when the 2 leggededs took me home. It was a long drive. Took fur ever too. Over 6 hours. They yipped and yapped back and forth bout what to call me all the way. I could hear them. Between chucking. Snoozing. Peeing. Cuddle Breaks. "Want a traditional old name. For an old fashioned sort of dog. Don't want a name any other dog has. "Walter? Cyril? Reg? Mom rooted for that one.Cecil? Edwin? Claude? Wilfred? Clive? Yes. Clive.They still like that one. 200 miles further on Daddi Square said "Got it! Eric!" "Never heard of a dog called Eric!" For some reason this made them snort with laughter. Guess I'm dog-a-blogging grateful considering the alternatives.

My first day as Eric. Do I look an Eric to you? It sort of niggles. Everyone giggles when they hears my name. What's so funny?

Here's me, now Eric, with one of the stuffie Wheelies. See how he's spying on me? Watching my every pretty puppy move? Yes Wheelies. I was on to you from the tender age of ten weeks.

Eric Dastardly giving that silly straw stuffie a good going over. Look how I'm laughing Darstardly as he bonks his old noddle and nose on the floor. Tee,he,he!!

Other names? Well Daddy Square sometimes calls me Eric Slow Hound. Bit of a joke on the other famous Eric. Eric Clapton. That old rocker. His nickname is Eric Slow Hand. Get it? And Square Dog. Suprisingly often I'm called Good Boy too. My newest name I gave myself after reading my Dog Book from Simba. Eric Dastardly.

If you could change your name, what would it be? Change my name? Too right I would. Who wants some old 2leggededs name when you're a four footed dog? Not me. I would have a proper dogs name. Like Butch. Champ. Rover. Or Bonzo. Bonzo!!! That's the one, properly pawfect. Tell me,if 2 leggededs can change their name by Deed Poll, can I change mine by Dog Poll?

What's your pet's name? Pets? I don't have ANY pets. Oh-oh. Mom says I do. What!! No!! Surely not!! Don't mean the silly wheelie stuffies? Not proper pets. Don't let me pet them. Never pawlite to me. I'll only going to tell you their names as I know what the next question is. And I so want to answer it. Here goes. The Wheelies who live here are called Bertie, Jeeves, Wooster, Enid Wheelie on Wheels and that waste of space, Wally Wednesday.Who is NEVER going to blog on a Wednesday. Or any other day of the week. EVER. NEVER.

If you could change your pet's name, what would it be? This is good!!! I'm liking this question. A lot. Course I would re-name them. Bertie - Scram, Jeeves - Clear Off , Wooster - Shove Off. Wally - Good Riddance. Enid Wheely on Wheels - Push Off . Ha,ha,ha,hha,haa!!!

What's your brother or sister's name? Brother Otis. His Pee Degree name is written in Russian. Strange huh? He's a Blue Kittie. Of the Russian sort. A Russian Blue. Can I ask you? Does he look Blue too you? Mmmm. Thought so. He looks sort of grey to me too. Only 6 months older than me and thinks he's a dog. Cos that's what I tell him. Doesn't go outside so doesn't know any different. Never going to know as no one will tell him...errr...unless you do.

Otis started as he meant to go on. Top Cat. Always getting one over on me.
Or is it getting me over?

If you could change their name, what would it be? Easy. Buddy. My brother and my best buddy.
Please consider yourself tagged if you want to play.
I'm a proud doggie indeed to bark at you bout my award. Not once!! But twice!! Twice as nice. From my good buddy Petey and from the cutest little hammie you ever did see, GirlGirl. Thank you very, very, much. I'm wigging my wagg. I'm soooooo happy.

Here are the rules:

1.) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogger community, regardless of language.
2.) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3.) Each award-winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4.) Award-winners and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of the "Arte-y-Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5.) To show these rules.

I pass this award onto these worthy dogs with blogs :- Dewey, Jackson, Scruffy, Barkalot Boyz, Molly and Taffy.


Jackson said...

Hey Eric, Spot is rather an unimaginative name (no offence intended to any Spots out there). I rather like Hair Trix though. Is that because you're always having trouble controlling your barnet? So you were temporarily a Clive? I think you were lucky they changed their minds pal! Mind you, I was nearly called Trampas after Doug McClure in The Virginian. Phew, what a lucky escape THAT was.

J x

PS Thanks for the award pal, I'm touched.

the 4 Bs said...

hi Eric, we really like your name. we think Eric has the right amount of sophistication, mystery and intelligence - perfect for you!

good job on renaming the wheelies. we have some too and they're useless.


Petey said...

Excellent answers, Eric! You were the cutest puppy ever. Whoever knew you could have so many names? Although I must say, I prefer Eric to Bonzo. Bonzo sounds too much like you'd have to wear a red rubber nose and a point hat and ruffled collar and be a circus dog, walking on a big ball.

And speaking of BIG BALL, you're not yanking my leash are you, pal??? Dare I guess???

Your pal in fuzzy anticipation,


Dewey Dewster said...

Why Eric...

You were just the cutest puppy could anyone have called you Spot...and Hair Trix....why you have a delightful name now, Eric....that was Pap's father's middle name....'n a proud Swedish name it is....distinguished too...

I can see ya took on the wheelies pretty early in life 'n put 'em in their place too....good job...maybe ya should try pushin' 'em in that pond that got ya green a while back 'n see if they can swim....

Oh, 'n thanks a bunch fer the award fer sure....I'm honored.....

Dewey Dewster here....

Maggie & Mitch said...

What an adorable puppy you were, Eric, and we love that picture of Otis strangling you! How come you hate wheelies? Our sissy, Autumn is very sweet!
Congrats on your award!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Joe Stains said...

I have a 2 legged name too, Joseph? what sort of name is that. I think your name suits you just fine. I can't believe you play with cats like that!!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Eric....this was a super just shows the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence (especially when Stan is peein' on this side...)!! Did you notice you want a proper dog name and I want a hooman dog name...I WOULD LOVE TO BE CALLED ERIC. Seriously...anything is better than Scruffy...Bongo?? Well...I can't vote for that one. I think Spot or Rover would work too...very sarcastic. Mumsie wanted to name me Dammit...but she hopes for grandchildren some day and didn't think that would fly with them or the AKC.


I'm agreein' with ya...something is UP. I took the libery of checkin' the old text messages on Gilbert's cell...they're all coded with tons of references to WD40 and wheel realignment, but a snoooper er super dog can tell that the messages were extremely subversive. Keep ur eyes peeled.

I am BOL with joy at my award!!! Thank you, thank you!!!

Stay outta the naughty corner, Eric...and let Wally Wednesday post this week...sometimes if ya give somedog enough rope, they'll trap themselves with it....


Lorenza said...

Hi, Eric!
Sure you had lots of names! but I prefer Eric!
Congratulations on your award!
Kisses and hugs

Chef said...

Eric, you were the cutest little wirepup I ever saw. Could just kiss that little nose!

I happen to really like your name. Eric sounds kind of like English royalty - like if I met you, I'd want to bow or call you Sir or something. It totally suits you.


Noah the Airedale said...

Pinky says it's a hard job naming us pets. We think your dad did a great with your name Eric.

Congrats on your new award.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah xx

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Eric (I mean, Bonzo), you were such a cute puppy and you are still cute today! Congrats on your award! Watch out for those wheelies!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Asta said...

You suwe wewe a dawling pup..wish I would have met you wight away..I would have loved playing chasey wif you..I was called shouldew one that's pathetic...I happen to loike youw name..and I also like Clide..youw name sounds vewy bwave and noble, and well...manly'we so lucky to have youw bwuvvew Otis to play ow gwey..he's a cutie
congwatulations on youw double awawd
smoochie kisses

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...


You bring drool and awesome grins to my face everytime I read your blog.

Our humans, they just don't get it do they? Bah...perhaps we should start an island meant for all us square ones! We would need at least one human though...I still wanna eat some dinner!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Eric is a pawsome name for you. :)

~ Girl girl

Deetz said...

I like your name, Eric....It is a clever name. I think you are adorable and very very smart doggie too.

Agatha and Archie said...

Well you were soooo cute as a pup PL2 said she wanted to crawl throught he computer and kiss you( now this we would really like to see....) We must admit you were awfully cute.Personally??We like Eric..string, assertive,yet gentle,full of class...Althougg Reg is rahter liked here( PL2's last pup) and Cyril(PL'2 Dad) But really the altime best??DASTARDLY!!!!!!!!!! Love and kisses A+A PS Sullivan is getting a lot of cell phone messages alos,something about refrigerators and food.....

Simba said...

Dropping by to say hello. Hope you had a great weekend.

Simba x

Simba said...

I'd love to play with you one day. Maybe between us we could scare the rabbits away forever (evil laugh here)

Simba x

Jake of Florida said...

Eric, Square Pal, You were such an adorable puppy (aren't we all???) that we're afeared our Mom is going to trade us in for some ten-week old round and cuddly pupparoos!!!

Thanks for sharing. Know that song, "You must have been a beautiful baby, 'cause baby look at you now!!!"

Jake and JUst Harry

Chef said...

Eric, I have an award for you, my friend. You can pick it up at my blog.


umekotyan said...

Hello Eric.
Congratulations eric.
Wonderful, interesting blog is blog of eric.
Thing to stroll in my favorite town, thing to love nature, and puppy's things
Blog shows the person who writes.
I am favorite eric.
Please give wonderful time with the cat to me ..the enjoyment... :)

from loved ume tyan

Toffee said...

Oh what a cutie pie! I can certainly see why your first name was "spot"...I like Eric Dastardly better because it sounds regal yet dangerous at the same time!

Jake of Florida said...


We did our best to respond to the pawsome award -- given my shackled condition.

Love you, pal,


Asta said...

I'm blushing all ovew. heheheh..I did have a pawsome time wif all those cute boyz..but I know theiw heawts belong to othew pups..still it was nice to have all that attention fow a while..
I hope yoouw plan to weaw youw waincoat in the watew didn't misfiwe..I noticed that it was pulling you down a little, but you did look vewy dashing
smoochie kisses

Chef said...

Eric my boy, there's an award for you on my blog. Sniff on over and pick it up.

There seems to be a mistake on your feed. It says my blog was updated 2 weeks ago??? Hope you fix that thing. I'd hate for you to stay away because I'd miss you.