Grown Ups Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Lenny is also a common name for dogs. However, two special pooches stand out as popular icons in the entertainment world. The first Lenny featured in this article is Lenny the Wonder Dog. Lenny belongs to a scientist named Doctor Island. Doctor Island has created a microchip which he believes will ease training of dogs. Doctor Island's contemporary, Doctor Wagner, wants to use the chip for nefarious reasons. During a scuffle between the two doctors, Lenny is injected with one of the microchips. Lenny escapes from the research facility, and, at first, he seems all alone. Soon, Lenny makes the acquaintance of Zach, who takes Lenny in and cares for him. Amazingly, the chip not only immediately trains Lenny, but Lenny is given the ability to talk. Eventually, Lenny the Wonder Dog shares his story with Zach, who then recruits a former police detective to assist in taking down the evil Doctor Wagner. Together, the trio shows Doctor Wagner's propensity for criminal behavior, and Doctor Wagner is finally arrested.
Another canine Lenny found stardom as the cartoon character Lonesome Lenny. Lonesome Lenny is the creation of director Tex Avery, who released a variety of cartoons during the 1930s and 1940s. Lenny was meant to be a loveable if somewhat "dopey" character. Lenny is based on a character in the novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. Lenny typically spent time with a dog named George (just as the character in the novel), and Lenny preferred to spend his time with small, soft, animals (much like the character in the novel). Lonesome Lenny is much stronger than he realizes, much to the chagrin of the smaller animals which he affectionately roughhouses.
Grown Ups Inspired Dog Name Considerations
Of course, while Curly is the focus as far as dogs go, one can consider the parent breeds of the Labradoodle as breeds that are suitable for a Grown Ups-inspired name. The Labrador Retriever is a great family pet. The premise of Grown Ups deals with friends and family; the Labrador Retriever is happiest when surrounded by a loving family (particularly if there are children for the Labrador to play with). The other parent breed of the Labradoodle is the Standard Poodle. The Poodle is a highly intelligent dog breed, and the antics of the Poodle are quite entertaining (the same is true for Sandler and his Saturday Night Live castmates). Other great family dog breeds include the Golden Retriever, who often works as an "actor" due to the breed's aptitude for training. Consider the cast and crew of Grown Ups as well as dog breeds related to the movie when tagging your pup with their perfect name!