Introducing a new four-legged furry friend to the family is a delightful task to be sure! In the midst of all of the doggie kisses, cuddling, and laughter, there is a more functional side needing consideration - someone, or several “someones,” will have some new duties for which they are responsible. The great thing about pet ownership in a family is that the care of the latest family member is something which you can share with others in your home. You can get assistance for things like feeding, exercising, playtime, and even choosing the perfect name!
Dog Names that Start with 'Ni' in Pop Culture
Does your heart break when you see pictures or videos of dogs looking through the bars of a crate or cage at a rescue shelter, those sad brown eyes asking “won’t you please take me home?” It is so refreshing when we come across someone who has recently adopted a pup from an animal rescue facility or dog pound, seeing their joy at the opportunity to welcome a new member to their family, though sometimes, the decision to adopt or not to adopt is a challenging one for a variety of reasons. And, sometimes, you have to follow your gut feeling, taking that step of faith toward giving an orphaned darling doggie a forever home.
And, this is the case with our pop culture spotlight for today - Nico, Bernese Mountain Dog who did the unexpected for his breed. In 2015, Nico was being considered for adoption by Dan and Vivian Clarke in California. Though the folks at the rescue facility advised them against adoption of the three-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog, saying that he was not easy to deal with and impossible to train, the couple felt very strongly that they were meant to adopt this guy. Dan, a former lifeguard, had owned and lived with this breed in the past, emphatically maintaining that they could make Nico a fully functional member of their family unit.
Several days after taking Nico home, Dan took Nico for an evening walk along the ocean on Ventura Beach, and that’s when tragedy struck in the form of two people in danger of drowning, caught in a strong rip current and flailing. When Dan saw the situation, his lifeguard training kicked in, and he prepared for a rescue attempt. However, Nico also recognized the dilemma, sped off behind Dan, passing him and flinging himself into the water. Nico swam to the large man in the water and spun himself around, coming alongside the man. Dan shouted to the man to grab Nico’s tale and hang on. Doing so, Nico pulled the large man to the safety of the shore. Nico returned to the water, swam out to the woman and spun himself alongside her as he did her husband. Dan again called out again with similar instructions, the woman obeyed, wrapping her arms around Nico’s neck as he brought her back to shore, joining her husband and young children who had been watching in terror as they realized the danger and the subsequent rescue.
Dog Name that Starts with 'Ni' Considerations
If you talk with friends who are pet parents, the chances are pretty good that you’ll get a variety of responses when you mention the topic of naming your pup. These responses may range from excited encouragement to dogged disgruntlement, a myriad of reasons given for each position. Additionally, the cause most often offered for the negatives you’ll hear will likely be that of the vast number of label possibilities that exist. While we won’t argue that point, we will say that even the most arduous task easily accomplished when approached with a plan. For some, that plan could involve their favorite car manufacturer, like Nissan; or it could mean their favorite running shoes, such as Nike; or it could be their favorite winter character, perhaps old St. Nick. As these words might suggest, we at Wag! are recommending the exploration of dog names that start with ‘Ni’ to help you find a terrific tag for your pup!