The capital and largest city of Zambia, Lusaka is one of the fastest developing cities in southern Africa. Located in the southern part of the central plateau, the cities’ elevation is 4,196 feet. As of 2010, the population of the city was around 1.7 million, with around 2.4 million people residing in the urban area. The city is at the center of Zambia’s commerce and government and connects to Zambia’s four main highways that head north, south, east and west. The official language of the city is English, and the languages of Nyanja and Bemba are also often heard. The city is home to a fast-growing and diverse community.
There is much to see and do in Lusaka and exploring the city can introduce you to some unique name ideas, one of which may be perfect for your dog.
Lusaka Dog Names In Pop Culture
The Henry Tayali Visual Arts Center in Lusaka focuses on exhibitions of contemporary Zambian Art. Henry also happens to be the name of a dog who was rescued and is now enjoying outdoor adventures with his best friend, who happens to be a cat. Henry, his cat BFF Baloo, and their people (Cynthia Bennett and Andre Sibilsky) live in Colorado and take hikes together in the mountains, earning themselves a following on social media with hundreds of thousands of people following them on Instagram.
Bennett and Sibilsky moved to Colorado from Boston, where they originally met. Upon arriving in Colorado, the couple began to hike on a regular basis and upon getting settled in the area, they chose to adopt a dog. Upon meeting a number of puppies, Henry stood out. A tall, lanky dog, Henry is a mix of German Shepherd, Husky, Boxer, Staffordshire Terrier and Aussie. While Henry was the same age as the other puppies, he was twice their size. When Cynthia entered the pen to meet him, Henry crawled into her lap. Henry was born to a life on the street and was ultimately taken in by a rescue that re-homes animals from other states. Henry immediately enjoyed going on hikes with his humans.
Cynthia understandably posted photos of Henry frequently on her social media accounts. She ultimately decided it would be fun to give Henry his own account. After three years, Henry had more than 30,000 followers. Unfortunately, Henry had bad separation anxiety and would be very stressed when his people were not home. According to Cynthia, they decided to get him a buddy to help him when he was home alone. Cynthia hoped to find a cat that enjoyed being outdoors and who would be willing to hike. After months of searching, they encountered Baloo, a rescue who was one of a litter of eight. Upon meeting Henry, Baloo was immediately attached. Some might say he is obsessed with his canine brother. Cynthia explained that it appears that Baloo thinks that Henry is his mom. In addition, Cynthia stated that Baloo seems to think that he is a dog, likely as a result of his time with Henry. The pair are clearly comfortable and have built a very trusting friendship.
Lusaka Dog Name Considerations
Are you starting to howl in frustration during your name search for your new canine pal? Rest assured that you are not alone. Many find choosing a name for their pup to be a challenge, which is understandable. After all, you will be calling their name for years to come. If you have not yet taken the time to think about what is important to you in a name, now is the time. Understanding what you are looking for in a name will help you choose the best option
Let’s say you are looking for a name that has some meaning to you. One way to find ideas is to think about a place that you care about. Take Lusaka, for example. Zambia’s capital and largest city, Lusaka is the center of Zambia’s commerce and government and has a lot to offer to residents and visitors alike. A closer look at the city will introduce you to a variety of name possibilities. You can choose to name your male canine companion Kenneth for the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport or choose the name Kabwata for your female pup, in honor of the Kabwata Cultural Arts Centre.
With a name from Lusaka, each time you call for your pup you will be reminded of the city and all that it has to offer.