If you have come across any of my other dog blogs, you will notice that my dog has a rather unusual name: Camplight. While this name can be abreiveated to “Camp” or “Campers”, we just stick with “Camplight”.
When we first found out we were getting a dog, Camplight wasn’t the first name on my list. I was thinking along the lines of Ziggy, if a girl, Jasper or Charlie, if a boy. And yet… We ended up with Camplight.
It’s the sort of name that when you tell someone, there is a double take… Or a sideways look before they convey their normal, standard dog name – maybe something like Rex or even Baxter. While this is happening, their normal dog, with a normal name, is casually sitting and ignoring our dog, with its slightly less normal name, as he hectically tries to play or find a stick.
And yet…. I cannot imagine my adorable, fluffy, crazy cockapoo with any name other than Camplight.
So, why Camplight?
Well, when we first proached the idea of a dog, my dad said that we could but after persuasion. Now, I tried writing stories,essays on why dogs are NECESSARY part of EVERYONE’S life but, alas, it was to no avail. Then, on came the music….
“When I Think Of My Dog” by BC Camplight. And there emerges the name…. We could have a dog but it had to be called Camplight.
I have a friend with a pug called Mortimer, which I think is a pretty good name… But then, I don’t know if I’m the best judge as far as naming your dog comes!
Anyway, to conclude, I love my dog and, “when I think of my dog” I am happy, because he is perfect.