Author Topic: Help my boyfriend wants to name our new puppy Dr. Zoidberg (now with more pics)  (Read 12228 times)

Offline Serenity

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Well my boyfriend watches a lot of cartoons. And we may be getting a new puppy. And my boyfriend is adamant that we call him Dr. Zoidberg.  :confused1:

I personally think it's a terrible name. Especially if he runs off or something. I don't want to be running around the neighborhood calling for Dr. Zoidberg. I mean seriously.

But I know once we get the puppy he'll refuse to call it anything else. What am I going to do?
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Re: Help my boyfriend wants to name our new puppy Dr. Zoidberg
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2008, 04:24:28 AM »
Do you really need to get a puppy together if you can't even negotiate a name?
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Re: Help my boyfriend wants to name our new puppy Dr. Zoidberg
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008, 07:37:16 AM »
I didn't think not agreeing on a name would matter on how well we take care of it together. We both agree on how we will take care of it ie. feeding, excercise, training schedule, potty training etc. I figure those are the important things.

I mean I guess i can call the dog Doc for short.

I just thought it'd be a funny story kind of because it shows how silly my boyfriend is.

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Re: Help my boyfriend wants to name our new puppy Dr. Zoidberg
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2008, 09:49:37 AM »
lol Sorry, sounded like a serious post to me!
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Re: Help my boyfriend wants to name our new puppy Dr. Zoidberg
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2008, 12:36:10 PM »

YES!!!  That's a great name!  I'm naming the next foster cat Zoidberg....thanks!

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Re: Help my boyfriend wants to name our new puppy Dr. Zoidberg
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2008, 01:07:08 PM »
I like the name!

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Re: Help my boyfriend wants to name our new puppy Dr. Zoidberg
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2008, 01:14:27 PM »
Dr.Zoidberg? Interesting name. Like you already said,you could just call him Doc for short,and that sounds ok.
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Re: Help my boyfriend wants to name our new puppy Dr. Zoidberg
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2008, 10:16:20 AM »
Well we picked him up yesterday. He's a real sweetheart. Very underweight though. we gotta fatten him up.

Without further ado.

Doctor Zoidberg. . .




For only eight weeks old he's pretty well potty trained. He's only had one accident and that was my fault anyways not his. He's going to be VERY smart. I can tell already.

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He's cute!  What breed is he?

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He's a sheltie mix. They said momma was a pure bred sheltie and dad looked like a sheltie mix.

He doesn't much look like a sheltie to me but who knows what he'll look like when he grows up and grows into his giant head.

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Oh wow he's a cutie!!  :heart:
More pics?? ;)
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More pics soon. I left my camera at my moms but my dad took some good pics and my sister took some. Just waiting for them to be emailed.

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Oh,he's so cute,I've always wanted a sheltie! (Well,there's actually a lot of different dogs I want. :yelcutelaugh:
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Awww he is cute.

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Considering Dr. Zoidberg is totally my favorite character on Futurama, I love the name! LOL!

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Aww, he sure is a cutie. Hey his name is not bad. When my son got his first dog he named him PopperCannon. Of course he was five at the time. I tried to persuade him to keep his shelter name which was Garrett. Anyways, PopperCannon is almost ten now. His name fits him now. He is a basset mix.
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Aww, he sure is a cutie. Hey his name is not bad. When my son got his first dog he named him PopperCannon. Of course he was five at the time. I tried to persuade him to keep his shelter name which was Garrett. Anyways, PopperCannon is almost ten now. His name fits him now. He is a basset mix.

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Just an update on DR. Z he's doing much better.

He's alot more active and finally acting like a puppy. He's getting better by the hour I swear. his vet appt. is tommarow at 7. Hopefully he'll have a completely clean bill of health just like his foster mom said and we'll just have to fatten him up.

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Just an update on DR. Z he's doing much better.

He's alot more active and finally acting like a puppy. He's getting better by the hour I swear. his vet appt. is tommarow at 7. Hopefully he'll have a completely clean bill of health just like his foster mom said and we'll just have to fatten him up.

That's good! I hope he turns out obedient,and not like my pup,Carlin,who I secretly think is completely wolf,and doesn't just have wolf blood in him.  :yelcutelaugh: He sure acts like a wild dog sometimes..  ::) ;)
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These are some pics my dad took when we stopped to visit him.

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Oh my gosh. He is adorable. I love the look of his eyes in the second picture. Who could resist that face.
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Cute,cute!  :heart: :heart: :heart:
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Awwwwwwwwwww so adorable!

Doesn't really look to be 8weeks though.
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 :heart: :heart: Sooo precious! 
I was so excited to see that you added more pics ;)  Keep 'em comin!
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He went to the vet today. He got a clean bill of health. The vet thinks he's more like 6 weeks old. He goes back in for his follow up shots in a couple weeks.

More pictures when my sister sends me the ones she took and when i get my camera back from my mom

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Awww he's so cute!  : heart:  Zoidberg is an awesome name.  :yelcutelaugh:

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So tiny!!!   :heart:

Sorry, but I love the name Zoidberg!  I'm also a Futurama fan...   :yelcutelaugh:

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He is simply adorable and I kinda like the name!

I had a similar situation when I was married.  I wanted a basset and my husband said ONLY if its a boy and we can name him Donk.  Donk...oye.  Well... i went with it and I called him Donkey and it totally fit because he moved just like Donkey on Shrek!

Anyways, he is just to cute for words!

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ok so i am the guy in this post who named his dog dr. zoidberg. i had the random thought of "i wonder if anyone else has thought to name their dog dr. zoidberg too" so i decided to google it to see if there were any threads or pictures of dogs named zoidberg besides my own. well anyways i happened to come across this thread of my girlfriend saying how she hates my dogs name and so now like 6 years later or something i thought i would throw out an update even though no one will remember it.











so there you go. that is what he looks like all grown up. we dont call him doc. like she suggested or dr. z or anything like that we just call him doctor zoidberg or some times just zoidberg for short. more often then shortening it we end up making longer more elaborate nick names that begin with z so zoidberg is sufficiently short.

he did turn out to be smart. like super smart! i never seen a dog as smart or well behaved or easily trained as him. me and the girl who is the OP are still together and we could not possibly be happier with him. i take him for car rides everywhere i go. he gets frequent trips to the dog park. he ever gets to come with me to the Renaissance festival all the time. everywhere he goes people just come running up to him exclaiming how he is such a beautiful dog and asking what breed he is.

so there you have it. the story of dr. zoidberg: the greatest dog in the universe!

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Wow! He's absolutely beautiful! I love the coat!

Thanks for updating! I love seeing this kind of stuff even though I wasn't around when this thread started.

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Wow! He's absolutely beautiful! I love the coat!

Thanks for updating! I love seeing this kind of stuff even though I wasn't around when this thread started.

I agree, nice to see him all grown up  :)