Here we are, me and my new baby girl
at the shelter before coming home.
At the shelter they said they thought she'd lived her whole life on a chain outside, making litter after litter. But, when I opened my car door for her, she hopped right in. Then she hopped right into the back seat. Hmmm...
At my house she walked right in and got to work sniffing and exploring.
When I was making dinner, I went to check in on her in the living room. Apparently she had no problem making herself at home.
Here I am, getting comfy.
As I sat with her, a name for her popped into my mind. Delphine. I looked up what it meant.
Delphine \d(e)-lphi-ne, del-phine\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Delphine is "dolphin". French form of a name which refers to the Greek town of Delphi, home of a famous oracle. The Greeks believed that Delphi was the earth's womb; the dolphin's shape resembles that of a pregnant woman.
How fitting for a retired mama. Earth's womb.
I don't know if this name will stick. But I love how it just popped into my head, without even knowing the meaning. She is an elegant, mature, classy lady and she deserves a name that expresses those qualities.
You've all given me some great name suggestions. Thank you. Her name will probably morph as I get to know her.
Isn't she just gorgeous? I think Bird is happy that a new dog is making room in my heart.