Rise of the Guardians Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Whenever we hear of a traditional mailman and dog relationship, usually it's that the dog will chase the mailman or merely bark non-stop until they finally decide to leave. Well, in the case of our spotlight dog, Pippa, there is a completely new dynamic that we absolutely love. This adorable Golden Retriever lives in Brisbane, Australia and when her mailman, Martin Studer, comes by to drop off the mail she gets as excited as a kid on Christmas Day. Studer loves dogs, and even dresses up like a Santa Clause mailman on Christmas to hand out tennis balls to all the dogs on his route; however, Pippa seems to be one of his favorites. If she comes out on a delivery day and he doesn't have any mail for her house, Studer improvises in order to ensure that she has something to carry back. In one picture, we see that he wrote "mail for Pippa" on a delivery slip and handed it to her. Taking it in her mouth, Pippa posed for a picture as happy as could be.
Because Pippa is a Golden Retriever, it's not hard to see why she would love retrieving the mail and spending time with a human she looks forward to seeing. This breed of dog is known for having a "golden personality" who is extremely loving and rarely finds a person that they do not like. What is truly heartwarming in this story is the way that Pippa happily goes out to collect the mail, and that Studer takes the time to make her day. He could just ignore her and go about his business, but instead, he is building a bond with a sweet dog that will always hold a special place in his memories as a mailman.
Just like Studer brings happiness to Pippa, so do the Guardians in Rise of the Guardians bring happiness to all of the children of the world. In both the film and the book, we see the Guardians protecting the innocence and beliefs of the children who hold them so dear. This is a wonderful, family story that brings joy to all who watch it. And just like Pippa and her mailman, it's a tale that never ceases to bring smiles to our face. If you have a Golden Retriever, or any breed of dog that is the embodiment of kindness, then "Pippa" may be a perfect name for them.