Last week, mum was telling me how, when she was a girl, all the local dogs were referred to by their name plus the surname of their owners. In her neighbourhood, there were:
- Towser Green
- Bob Dorricot
- Raff Jones
- Spotty Johnson
(Yes, that’s right: people really did used to name their dogs Towser.)
It seems to me that giving dogs surnames acknowledges that, unlike cats, they are an integral part of the family. I’m all for it.
So what’s your dog called?
Postscript: Actually, Spotty Johnson would be a damn fine name for a band (Fitz please note).