As you know I have been running a giveaway and all you had to do was tell everyone how you got your name. (There is still time to enter - if you are quick, the giveaway ends Monday at 12.00pm)
So how did I get my name - you may be asking. Well Mom had been wanting another sheltie for sooooo long and when they moved to Nebraska her one stipulation was that the house they rented must allow pets. They found one that did and she also found me! They came to see me when I was just five weeks old (wasn't I so cute). Now like most parents Mom and Dad had been thinking of names and Dad wanted a good Aussie name. He loves all things Australian (of which my Mom is). He also loves the movie "The Man From Snowy River" The author of the poem that this film is about - was Banjo Patterson and Mom liked the name "Banjo". Dad on the other hand wanted to name me after another Banjo Patterson poem which was "Clancy of the Overflow". Can you believe Dad wanted to call me Clancy???? What were you thinking DAD?????
Anyway, they took one look at me and just KNEW that neither of the names suited me. Mom and I snuggled and cuddled a lot when we first met and she instantly fell in love with me. She knew that if she waited the "right" name would come - that she would be given a sign. Driving back home Mom and Dad talked a lot about my name and as they were getting closer to home a huge billboard loomed above them with the name "Reilly" on it and she knew instantly that was my name. She called the breeder straight away and told her and she started calling me from then on. Mom chuckles a little when she thinks back on it - it was after all a "sign from above" that gave me my name !
Here is all the entries so far
The Thundering Herd
Maggie & Mitch
Fenris, Scylla, Artemisia, Socks
Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara
Katie, Maizey and Magnus