Officially the Union of the Comoros, Comoros is an island country in the Indian Ocean at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel. The country lies between northeastern Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar and includes three major islands along with several smaller islands. The country has a claim on a fourth major island, Mayotte, however, Mayotte voted against independence from France in 1974 and continues to be under administration from France. The islands were formed by volcanic activity; Mount Karthala, an active shield volcano, is the highest point in the country. Comoros is also home to white sand beaches.
A closer look at the country will show you more than its beauty and culture; in fact, you may come across just the right name for your canine best friend.
Comoros Dog Names In Pop Culture
A well-known professional football player from Comoros is Jimmy Abdo, who has played on their national team. Jimmy is also the name of a well-known pooch in pop culture.
Jimmy Choo, a Pit Bull, was living with his person in an empty New York apartment. His person, Rafael Mantesso, had just gotten divorced and his apartment was bare. At the time, Jimmy was not popular with his neighbors, who went out of their way to avoid the pooch. Mantesso’s only other possession in the apartment was his cellphone. The walls, floor, closet and shelves were bare.
A lot has changed in three years. Jimmy is now a very popular pooch as a result of the Instagram sketches and photos of him that went viral, as well as his own book titled “A Dog Named Jimmy”. There is even a handbag collection inspired by Jimmy for the high-end brand Jimmy Choo (for who the pooch was named). Jimmy Choo also has future plans such as a calendar, endorsements and a charitable foundation.
Jimmy’s fame came about by accident. When he and Mantesso were alone in their empty apartment, Jimmy did was Mantesso described as a happy dance through the empty rooms. Mantesso could not resist taking photos of the enthusiastic Jimmy who loved the empty space. It was hard for Mantesso to not be caught up in Jimmy’s energy; he may have thought he had lost everything but it turned out that the most important possession, his pooch, was right there. Jimmy is a white dog with ginger and red ears that contrasted nicely with the white walls and ceilings. While Jimmy was having fun, Mantesso took some white cardboard and drew a skeleton with a red heart and put it in front of Jimmy. He then took a picture. After putting it on Instagram, Mantesso and his pup kept going. Ideas came fast; Mantesso would get Jimmy in a pose and the pup would stay still while he took pictures.
Mantesso noted that Jimmy kept him going at a down time in his life. Because of Jimmy he had to go out and take a walk two times a day. Since he had to buy food for Jimmy, he would buy food for himself. Jimmy kept him motivated to take pictures and he enjoyed the work so much that the pair spent 90 days working together without interruption.
Jimmy has received fan mail from over 100 countries and Mantesso has plans for the Jimmy Foundation, which will fund pet food drives, spay and neuter clinics and adoption campaigns in shelters throughout Brazil.
Comoros Dog Name Considerations
If after a few days of getting to know your new pup you still can’t decide on what to name them, you may be feeling frustrated. After all, you can’t call “hey you!” to your pup and expect them to respond. Whether or not you have many name possibilities or none at all to choose from, one way to go about finding a name for your pooch that you will enjoy calling for years to come is to take a closer look at a place that has meaning to you.
Take Comoros. This island country in Africa offers beautiful scenery and a culture. Whether you have lived there, visited or hope to one day travel to the country, choosing a name from Comoros will mean that you receive regular reminders every time you call for your special pal. Embark on a virtual tour of the country to learn more about its towns, cities, food, well-known people and much more. From your “travels’ you will likely come up with a few unique name ideas, one of which may be just the fit you are looking for.
A name from Comoros will not only be a unique choice for your pet, but will honor a place that you care about.