Monday, March 1, 2010

A Bandit By Any Other Name is Still a Bandit

Shakespeare's Juliet asked,  "What's in a name?" Well, if you're one of our two-year-old triplet pups whose  name just happens to be Bandit, then there's a lot to the name! According to the dictionary, a bandit is a robber, an outlaw, a thief. Now considering our Bandit was given her name at just eight weeks old, there would be no way to know exactly what her personality would be like. In her case, it was destiny, fate, kizmet, whatever you would like to call it because in Bandit's world every single toy, scrap of fabric, bone, ball, even a rock--are all hers. She will gather them all, and in true bandito form, "steal" them all from the rest of her family, even if they were being played with. She will attempt to challenge even the alpha queen of the pack (who just stares her down then gives her a flip of the nose as if to say, "whatever.") She will then pile up all of her finds and perch herself atop them, like a chicken protecting her egg. As you can see in this photo where she is daring her older brother to try and take the toy back, you can almost hear the repetitive thought going through her mind, "Mine, mine, mine,mine, mine, mine!"--like the seagulls in Little Nemo! But just as Juliet's question was critical to the play Romeo and Juliet, it is just as apropos here for not only does our little Bandit steal material goods, she has also stolen our hearts and filled them with love. <3


  1. What a pawesome pikh to akhkhompany a furry good explanation of the name that was hers befur she knew it!


  2. Wooos Bandit! I know of a certain border collie that could have used that name too!I am sure she steals hearts too just by looking at that picture!
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  3. I love the name Bandit! She is beautiful!

  4. Since we have a dog named Cheoah (Otter in Cherokee) that LOVES water, we believe that naming a dog can create a personality. We had no idea her interest when she got the name (we actually had a poor interpretation and did not even know the meaning of the word).

  5. My mom thinks that we just grow into our names. So Steve is a cool character and I am a moody girl.


  6. I can totally relate to that!! Everything in my house is MINE too!!! Luckily, everyone here knows that. Well, except Khady. But, I let her get away with a lot!


  7. What a fun story! Bandit sounds like a fun pup to have around. Such a personality! It is amazing how names really can define an animal or a human. Thanks for sharing!


  8. Bandit! That's too funny! Amazing how we all do seem to fit into our names!
    Great blog - thanks for stopping by ours! We'll add you to our reader!
    Tail wags,
    (Umm... I happen to be storm-phobic...)