Background information: Ina and Kevin are the owners of several animals, including a shi-tzu named Lily and a cat named Hitchcock.
From a conversation between Ina and Kevin on a recent, long car ride, out of a dead silence, comes:
I: I think Chalupa would make a great name for a Chihuahua.
K: You’re right. I don’t want a Chihuahua, though.
I: I don’t either. I’d just like to name one. I don’t want anymore pets, but I’m not done naming them.
K: Chalupa is a great name. I’ve never been fond of Lily’s name. We could rename her.
I: That’s definitely an option. How do you think she’d respond to a name change?
K: I think we’d have to change her entire image or she could be traumatized. She has to identify with the Chihuahua. What say we get her shaved down to the naked skin and start calling her Chalupa?
I: That’s a thought, for sure. We could just tell the neighbors Lily ran away, so we brought Chalupa in to take her place.
K: And then when we got tired of the name Chalupa, we could let her fur grow into little pom poms on her tail, ears and feet. We could name her Fifi and tell everyone we got a poodle.
I: Could I choose her poodle name? I don’t like Fifi.
K: Sure. And when we we’re tired of the poodle, we could get her ears and tail clipped and she’d be a mini boxer. Then we could start a game show called Pimp My Pooch. We could start a trend and people could have designer dogs. They could paint them.
I: Any plans for Hitch?
K: You mean Sinatra?
I: I should probably write this conversation down.
K: Definitely. Want to stop for coffee?
I’m pretty sure I found the right partner for life.