Spirited Away Dog Names in Pop Culture
Authors Margarita Engle, Amish Karanjit, and Nicole Karanjit, along with illustrator Ruth Jeyaveeran, will publish their book A Dog Named Haku: A Holiday Story From Nepal in September of 2018. The story takes place during the Festival of lights in Nepal, more specifically the day in which they honor dogs. Brothers Alu and Bhalu wander the streets of Kathmandu looking for a dog they can feed. They pass by kites and bamboo, gorgeous sites, but no dog. By nightfall, it's hopeless. They haven't found a single dog, and their task is futile.
That is until they find a small black dog who is in desperate need of a friend. It's Haku, and through him, the authors hope that readers will understand an important Hindu holiday through the eyes of two young boys and their doggy friend. It's meant to be relatable for those who know about the holiday, as well as those reading about it for the first time.
On the cover, Haku is portrayed as what appears to be a black Labrador Retriever. He's on his back, rolling around on the grass, a favorite dog pose. His paws up in the air, he looks on at the reader with a happy expression, his warm eyes beckoning you to read and learn more. His tongue out, you can just imagine him wiggling around, his tail wagging with joy at finally making some new friends.
This book has made it possible for countless children to learn more about ethnic culture and holidays, but also, to better understand the beautiful bond between human and dog. Helping those in need, even animals, is a commendable action. And doing so will not only wind up helping those in need, but may result in a valuable friendship. Because nothing beats making a friend at a young age.
Spirited Away Dog Name Considerations
So when looking through names, it would be in your interest to pay extra close attention to the creature that the name belong to. Does the creature resemble your dog in some way? If your dog were to be in the film, would it be Radish Spirit, or a Sootball? If you're not sure, look to your dog again. What is the size, age, breed, color, and personality of the dog? More so, what makes your dog unique? What does this dog do that you've never seen another dog do? This becomes extra clear when you have 2+ dogs: you see striking differences in temperament and behavior side by side. If this isn't your case, consider your previous dogs, and how they were different.