My Breed is Cute

30 Best Days.


Yesterday, a friend laughed at the name of my cute little puppy. Her name is Pica-Boo. Not Peek-A-Boo. Pica-Boo. It means something.

This little bundle of cuteness is adorable. And a diva. Who knew that a puppy dog could be such a diva? I mean, look at her. Fluffy is adorable.

When I rescued her she was a five pound bundle of fluffy cuteness. She could fit in the palm of my hand. She was a Derechio baby – I brought her home the night of the Derechio – June 30th 2012. My son said she looked and acted just like Boo from Monsters, Inc. So….She is tiny and she is the little puppy dog version of Boo from Monsters, Inc.

I brainstormed for hours for a good name for her. I wanted something that described her cuteness and her little boo-ness. And her fluffyness.

A-ha! I started searching in my Italian-American dictionary. En Italiano, Piccolo means tiny. Perfect! Tiny-Boo. I loved it. But…Piccolo-Boo just didn’t flow. So I shortened it to Pica, because she is a girl.

A few weeks ago, on my way out from her regular grooming appointment another customer asked of her breed. “Her breed”?, I asked.

Her breed is cute.

And so is her name.


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