Yes. I think I made up my mind.
This goofball… zoomie looney… L.S…. Ellis… aka Little S*&^…
This ornery, toe-biting, apple and tomato eating, tough acting little pup has a name.
Rimrock Sweetgrass Edensfire.
Call name, “Eden”
An “E” name… she’s Elsa’s brother’s grandaughter… it’s a tip of the hat to Elsa…
Rimrock, well, that’s me, or rather my “kennel” name. All the pups I’ve had here have Rimrock in their names…
Sweetgrass. Kris, when you suggested that, I *knew* I had to have it in her registered name, at least! Daniel mentioned once I could call her Sweet… though, she hasn’t progressed from ornery to sweet YET! If she gets any temperament from Elsa, she will, but it’s hard to call her sweet when she biting your toes! Plus, it’s SWEETGRASS. One of my favorite scents of all time. It’s sacred to Indians. A smudge of sweetgrass refreshes and blesses… I have it stuck in drawers and closets and pull it out and smudge my house every once in a while! I hope she becomes a blessing to our place, she definitely is a refreshing change of pace!
Edensfire. Obviously, I made that up. I can. 😉 Fire, because fire is in Lucas’ and Dally’s names. What does it mean to me? Home. Friends. Great memories. Companionship. Warmth. Security. It’s tradition, I guess, but I *had* to have fire in her name. She is a spitfire, but couldn’t name my dog, Spit. I decided just to add it on! I debated. Uhlti (council fire), Tulli (fire, warrior depending on spelling and language), were great, but I couldn’t decide… they’re difficult words for people to remember, and is it Tooley or Tully, and Ooolty or Ulty? Plus, would I yell Tooley when I meant Dally? I decided they were too similar. Kenna, I liked… Fia was cute too…
Eden. Somewhere I read a legend that the Garden of Eden had red dirt. I imagine it stemmed from the origin of “Adam”, which usually is loosely translated as “made from the red clay”, or “man of the red earth”. Something along those lines. I thought Adam was created somewhere else, but I’m no biblical scholar, and, hey, even if Eden (or Aidan) wasn’t made of Red Dirt… and the simple name means “delight”… I’ll take that too! She is a delight!
It may turn out to be a new start for Rimrock English Shepherds… and where better to start than Eden?
Please don’t call her Edie.
Find me here!