Monday, February 04, 2008

Our doogy is a famous movie star...

When Nathan & I got our Alaskan Malamute, I did everything in my power to come up with a name that wasn't a cliche sled dog name. We spent many days deliberating and trying to agree on our new puppy's name. Finally we decided on Tallinn. For Nathan it was the name of the ship on some geeky television show called Farscape and for me it was the city where my Grandmother was born, obviously my spelling of the name won out. I thought that for sure this was the farthest thing from a sled dog name as I could get.

UNTIL TODAY!!! I was sitting on the couch watching T.V when a trailer came on for a new movie called "Snow Buddies". I was distracted with something else, when I heard "there is a legend of the greatest of all sled dogs, Talon, who lives in a cave where snow turns to rock. His power is so great that the northern lights will shine greater..." (not unless by the power of his gas from too many milk bones). I thought to myself ok this is not a big deal becuase the spelling is different, but then I realized that this so called Talon was an Alaskan Malamute also.
I wouldn't really mind, it's just that I like to do things differently, and this movie has basically thrown our pups name in to "fluffy" or "spot" territory. Next dog is going to have a name that is really really weird like nibletronathalroneska, just to play it safe.

Meanwhile check out the preview.

The Malamute in the movie has a really manly voice over that says "Sometimes you just have to have faith" & " Always trust your lead dog". If my Tallinn could speak it would be a little more like "Sometimes you just need to eat some garbage" & " Always feed me cookies".

Our man is special, not because his power controls the northern lights, but because he howls at First Air when they fly over our house, or when we find him sleeping on our bed, covering it in hair.

This is when he was just a pup.

15 comments:

Julie said...

i wish i met Tallinn when he was a little puppy doodle

Aleks said...

oh no you don't! He was mini destructor

Julie said...

Lol, all puppies are!

I can't wait until Jeremy and I get a house so we can get a dog. I need a dog soon or I'm going to go crazy.. I miss my Sammy :(

Jackie S said...

i can't even handle how deliciously adorable he looks.

Why can't puppies stay puppies...
but still pee in the right places like big dogs do?

Rob & Tina said...

OMG I could just eat him. 1 MORE SLEEP!

jen said...

He was a cutie, but I don't miss those razor sharp puppy teeth he had!

Kate Nova said...

two thoughts:

A) LOL, I'll never watch that movie so in my mind there is only one Tallin and he lives in Cape Dorset if that's any consolation.

B) LOL, it's like you're trying to out-cute the picture of Aleks's dog with Tallin's puppy mug.

jen said...

Kate,
I probably am in some subconscious way (sibling rivalry), although sookie is some cute.

Lindsay Gee said...

Don't trash farscape. You like red dwarf. Talk about geeky.

Indigo said...

I LOVE that he howls when First Air/Last Air flies over. So do we all!!!

Indigo

Kennie said...

Ohhh Adorable! And good Tallinn for howling at First Air. I know I howl (or yell) at them from time to time.

Way Way Up said...

I love those types of dogs! I knew Talinn as the capital of Estonia (geography geek here) so I was curious whether he was named after the city or not. It certainly is a unique name.

jen said...

My wonderful Lindsay,
You and Nathan are still geeky for watching Farscape, regardless of me also being geeky for watching Red Dwarf (which is clearly a much more superior show!) :)

Indigo and Kennie,
It's totally weird, he doesn't howl for Kenn Borak, just First Air. They are much louder however.

Way Way Up,
Thank you for saying his name is still unique. I am still worried that a few years down the road people are going to be like "hey you named him after that crappy Disney movie".
I loved Tallinn (the city). I was just there a few years back. It was so majestic, and so unlike the western part of Europe I had been used to.

nadinebc said...

Beautiful Animal!

Elen (cheyas.com) said...

Greetings to Tallinn from Malamutes in Estonia :)