“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.” – Shakespeare
Hundreds of dogs come through Homeward Bound each year. Some arrive with names; some are given to them. And sometimes – it seems – they just get it wrong!
Flowers names are pretty true to form. Sunflower…
Simple enough. This beautiful boy arrived as ‘Hank’. Does he look like a Hank to you?
Since there were other Hanks in residence, he was named Hank Spoon. It is a ridiculous name.
Rationale #1: “He has a tongue like a spoon.”
He does not.
Rationale #2: “ He’s like that character in Lonesome Dove.”
That would be Jake Spoon – a lazy gambler and drinker. Hank’s not lazy, but he may drink, and if he did gamble, he’d be taking points – betting the underdog. He may also be a bit of a wise guy. Which may be why he is now “Hank, The Spoon.”
On the other hand, the name Hank means ‘ruler of the home’ in German and Dutch. And that may be closer to the truth. Maybe the name ‘Hank’ really was astute…
but I prefer ‘Misunderstood’.
10 thoughts on “What’s In A Name?”
Not sure if Hank suits him, it is not a common name in Australia. He is very handsome though and those flowers are beautiful.
Agreed! Thanks for visiting with us. 🙂
awwww I think it suits him Handsome, Adorable, Nice, Kind Hank…spoon or not, may he find a home to rule 🙂
🙂 Amen to that!
Hank is beautiful no matter what you call him. I love the “smiley” face. Just adorable.
I second that! Such a sweet face 🙂
I agree, but man this Hank is very handsome and a true “ham” for the camera!
Just doing his part to stand out in order to find that “fur-ever” home! 🙂
Very cute! Gorgeous flower shots, especially the rose.