How i got my name

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hi bloggie pals, 
okay, i heard about this contest, "How i got my name?"
that Reilly is hosting from Asta who heard it from Mango 
who heard from.. well, woo get the picture.


Well, my name changed once my 411 was posted on Petfinder.com.
At the time, people called me Shasta!
Not sure if the NY Animal Control named me or 
if that was my AKC Brooklyn Street name.
Shasta of Brooklyn's  Disastah!

aww look, this was back in my chain gang days.
it's the closest thing I have to a puppy photo- (2 years old)

Well, the minute i was off to live the life of a massachewsits doggie,
i couldn't bring the Brooklyn streets to Marble Bureau.
It's just not that kinduv of place.
(don't want to get kicked out)

the search was on..
the furst thought --a japanese name. 
After all i am japanese and akitas are held 
with the highest regard in japan. 
 we're actually considered a national symbol of japan  
and were once used fur protecting our family and bear-hunting-yikes!
  How about KUMA (japanese 4 bear)?
no no i don't look like a Kuma.

the second thought -- maybe a Native American name.
my bean 's furst dog, Libby 
was often referred to as WOLF.
in honor of Libby..
Let's try, TALA meaning wolf.
no no no..

FAD couldn't decide between either one.
What else could woo do but to put them together?!

Kuma + Tala= Tula
(well take Tala -a +u) 

now to maintain the proper AKC street name- 
just add Monstah! 
THINK: Massachewsits AND RED SOX..
Fenway Park's left field wall is referred to 
as the Green MONSTAH!
i mean, how could i go wrong,
there's even beer with that name.

and that's how i came to be known as
Tula Monstah

so exhausting, especially fur a monday.
must take a napballs..
excuse me.
Smiley from millan.net

Click & treat

13 WOO WOOs:

Mango said...

TM! That chain gang photo. Wowee. Can't believe you let that little guy get so close. Comrades in arms I suppose. Don't forget to go outside for your bath today. Hear we got the rainballs coming. FAD is skipping work this week I bet. Let the party begin.


Amber-Mae said...

Now that's a good story on how you got your very unique name, Tula Monstah. Me thinks that name totally suits you!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

The name is SOOOOO furry woo!

PeeEssWoo: It is already wet here ;-(

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Tula, that's a great story! FAD put much thought into your name and it definitely works for you...especially the MONSTAH part!

I, too, can't believe you're allowing that other dog into your space.

Bruce said...

Fits ya to a "T" too!
love & kisses from your cat pal,

Cooper and Lola said...

Never new you were in a chain gang. :) you definitely rock the name Tula!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Great story about your name, Tula. Mom wanted to name Ciara Talulah Belle, but it so doesn't suit her. Not like yours, Tula is just pawfect.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Chicco said...

Hello Tula! Happy holy week to all of you.


Maggie and Mitch said...

We never knew how you got your name, Tula! It's just the most perfect name for you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...

I have always loved youw name , but couldn't figoowe out how you got it..Nnow I get it, hehehehe
I think you awe much too bootiful to have evew been in a chain gang..thank dog you wewe spwung by youw sweet Mom
smoochie kisses

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Tula,
Your name is adorable and thanks so much for sharing your story!

Kari in WeHo said...

nothing better than being named after a beer!


Cheyenne -Millie said...

Wow! What an interesting story! We loves your name Tula Monstah!

You were part of a chain gang! Oh My! I am glad those days are behind you!!