Here’s the Scoop!
Yep, that is his name, SCOOP!
After a three week hunt through myriad pages in the thesaurus, reading through 11,000 names in the isds border collie registry, and searching lists of nouns, adverbs, and adjectives I finally found his name. There are probably other dogs with his name, but none I have met or read about, so I am happy he has an individualistic kind of moniker.
He is 11 weeks old today and now that he has a name I can come back to this blog and write about him instead of hide from friends and students and their admonishing tones. Mary Van Wormer yelled at me, you can’t call him NNP forever! Someone actually suggested he should be called Voldemort, “He Who Shall Not Be Named”. Sad.
Oh well, the search is finished and the scoop about Scoop is that he likes his name and so do I.