Dog Names Meaning Gifted in Pop Culture
Caroline Kennedy, the US ambassador to Japan, recalled in an interview, "My mother told a funny story. She was sitting next to Khrushchev at a state dinner in Vienna. She ran out of things to talk about, so she asked about the dog, Strelka, that the Russians shot into space. During the conversation, my mother asked about Strelka's puppies. A few months later, a puppy arrived, and my father had no idea where the dog came from and couldn't believe my mother had done that."
The puppy was Strelka's puppy. A small mixed breed who was officially listed on her paperwork as a 'non-breed.' The new little puppy was very fluffy, so the Kennedy family called the puppy, "Pushinka," which means, "fluffy" in Russian.
On June 21, 1961, the President wrote a brief letter to Khrushchev thanking him for the gift of the fluffy puppy. "Mrs. Kennedy and I were particularly pleased to receive Pushinka. Her flight from the Soviet Union to the United States was not as dramatic as the flight of her mother. Nevertheless, it was a long voyage, and she stood it well. We both appreciate your remembering these matters in your busy life."
Pushinka quickly settled into life at the White House and bonded firmly with Caroline Kennedy. She would often follow the child into the little girl's tree house. The dog would even slide down the slide with the child. Caroline Kennedy said in an interview with Larry King that, "Sending the dog down that slide is probably my first memory."
Upon reaching adulthood, Pushinka would mate with one of the other dogs owned by the Kennedy family. She had four adorable puppies. Over 5,000 people from around the United States wrote to the White House asking if they could have one of the famous puppies. The puppies were named, "Blackie, Streaker, Butterfly, and Whitetips." Two of the puppies were given to families living in the Midwest who had petitioned the White House for the puppies, and two were given to family friends.
Nowadays, there is undoubtedly a multitude of Pushinka descendants living across the United States. The small dog started out as a pure gift from one world leader to another, and she touched the hearts of not only the Kennedy family but also many in the nation.
Dog Name Meaning Gifted Considerations
There are a lot of things that make a dog gifted in their owner's eyes. You just have to explore the various things that set your dog apart from the rest, even if your dog's gifts are less then desirable. Maybe your pooch is a regular Houdini at escaping under the fence or a known thief who sneaks food from tables or countertops with ease. The talents that set your dog apart from others are unique.
Even if you feel your canine isn't gifted in an obvious way, all that matters is how you perceive them. Picking a name to showcase their unique abilities should not be hard. Just remember, all dogs are gifted in some way or another. It might take a bit of time to reveal your pooch's talents, but they will inevitably appear. You can even pick a name that is merely wishful thinking if you want your pup to end up growing up to be a gifted canine genius.