Memory Moon Vaal
Meet our new puppy. In this picture she is 6 weeks old.
She is a Landseer Newfoundland.
Aren’t I cute?
Strange name? How did we come up with it?
My husband makes his living with computers. Every pet he wants has to have something to do with computers in their name. His bird was Data and our last dog, and Italian Greyhound, was named Webblee after the Web.
Memory was the prettiest thing I could come up with for a girl dog and still be within his desires.
Moon -this is me. She is named after two of my favorite Korean actors: Moon Chae Won and Moon Joo Won.
Labor Day weekend we drive north to pick her up. I can’t wait. Our last Newfoundland we adopted as a two year old. Sir Manchester (Manny) was not the prettiest dog when we picked him up. He was dirty and depressed. We put blankets down in the back of the car and brought him home for a bath.
My husband didn’t initially care whether I got a Newfie or not but it didn’t take him long until he was the one walking Manny on our walks. His wonderful nature and soft fur soon won over the heart of this non-animal lover known as my humoring husband. We lost Manny unexpectedly from heat exhaustion. He went through a fence in 101 degree temperatures to get a raccoon. I cut the fence but I couldn’t get to him in time. He died an hour later. My husband and I have never forgotten this horrible loss. Since our 14 year old Standard Poodle died recently, Bob asked if we could get another Newfie. Needless to say, we are thrilled.