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    Smile Can you believe I have a dog named after a cowboy singer?

    There is a fresh Chesapeake lounging on the dog couch. His name is Toby. He likes Ducks.

    Meet Kirby Mountain American Boy aka Toby



    I may need a hard rock nik name for him, I get flash backs to holding the rabbit ears so my Dad could watch Hee Haw every time I call his name

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    Country is the only music Ken! How old is he?
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    A beautiful young 'man' there Ken....Love the name!

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    Good looking pup Ken! But who is "Toby"? I don't know much about country music, but I do remember Hee Haw, and I don't recognize that name. Why don't you just call him Alice?

    "She asked my why the singer's name was Alice, I said, baby, you really wouldn't understand".
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    He is six, I pondered just calling him Toe but I feel that sounds a lot like No. I learned today I could release him on a mark and call him to me by just saying Bee. But that just doesn’t fit his personality, what I am learning about his personality that is. Never changed a call name before, didn’t realize it would chafe me until I was working him.
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    You could change it to Bobby.
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    Toby won the human lottery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1st retriever View Post
    You could change it to Bobby.
    Or sticking with the singer leitmotif, NAHRA Jones...

    MG

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    Also there are some key phrases that a heavy set white guy with a shaved head should not yell in a park in a culturally diverse city like Burlington. I am pretty sure “What A Good Toby!!” is on the list.

    I am thinking of Scooby, sounds like Toby a little. Picture me at the line, birds go down…….. “SCOOBY DO!” It could be fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    Also there are some key phrases that a heavy set white guy with a shaved head should not yell in a park in a culturally diverse city like Burlington. I am pretty sure “What A Good Toby!!” is on the list.

    I am thinking of Scooby, sounds like Toby a little. Picture me at the line, birds go down…….. “SCOOBY DO!” It could be fun.
    Ken, I'm laughing so hard right now! We don't think about things like that when naming our dogs, do we. When you said Toby, I thought of how some people might be offended by that, then this...
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