Friday, August 13, 2010

What's in a Name

Since you and I are still gettting to know each other here in blogland, I feel that I still have a few introductions to make. Tyler and I have a son, and his name is Strongbow. He is a tri color Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and he is just the light of our lives!
Strongbow at 11 weeks

at 4 months with his favorite toy that he has aptly named Flippy Floppy

Today at 6 and a half months

If you are thinking, "wow Sara, Strongbow is a very strange name for a dog!" I agree, so I'll tell you the story. Don't worry, I will be quick.

Before Strongbow was even a twinkle in our eyes, we had him named. Tyler and I backpacked through Scotland in 2008 and on the train from the Highlands to Edinburgh we drank a 2 L bottle of Strongbow. Don't judge, it was a long ride and we weren't driving. Strongbow is a British cider and, fear not, you can get it in the U.S. but definitely not in a 2 L bottle! So after drinking 2 L of the stuff we thought it was a brilliant name for a child. Low and behold it stuck and 2 years later our child was born! Joy to the world!


  1. So great! Made my day

  2. LOVE this post! He is adorable and the story of ya'll riding and drinking that stuff is hysterical :)