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So, back on that warm summer day when we walked into the shelter and asked to play with June (Athena's shelter name-- she was also called Penelope by the family who adopted her before us. Confusing, right?) we had found our Athena. The next day we picked up June/Penelope from the shelter and officially changed her name to Athena.
|Athena's YBH portrait choice #2|
Over the last ten months our goddess of wisdom has kept her official name, but we now call her by a handful of nicknames that reflect her silly personality.
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First, Athena morphed into Theana for short. Then I began calling her Thean. As she started to come out of her shell, she turned into Thean the Bean because she's such a silly jelly bean! Nowadays, I mostly call her Thean or Bean.
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Recently her nicknames have gone in a whole different direction. Bean turned into Beanie, which turned into Beanie Bop, which has now become Bop. So, if you hear a crazy lady calling her dog "Bean" or "Bop" while walking her dog, that's me! I don't think that someone walking by us on the street would guess that her actual name is "Athena" from our silly nicknames.
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It's fun to think that Athena started out as "June" when she was taken in by the shelter a year ago as a stray, then she was named "Penelope" by her adopted family, then she was returned to the shelter and renamed "June," and then we adopted her and named her Athena-Thean-Bean-Bop (which I think is much more fitting than June or Penelope)!
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Has your dog's name morphed over time like Athena's? How did your dog's nicknames come about?
* All of the photos above were taken during our Yellow Brick Home photo shoot for our custom pet portrait that we just ordered thanks to the generous coupon code offered over at Our Waldo Bungie. Hurry on over to their blog because the discount expires today (June 7th)! Can you guess which photo we chose to use for our custom portrait?
*Don't forget to enter our Scout & Zoe's Elk Antler Giveaway. A winner will be chosen tonight (June 7th) at 9 PST!