When we bought our house last summer, we fell in love with the backyard. It’s our own personal oasis and camping pad in the burbs of Boulder, Colorado. It’s full of trees, bushes, flowers, grasses, an awesome fire pit, and it also has a very TINY fish pond with four Koi fish. When the previous owners asked if we wanted them, I said “Yes!” Immediately. They absolutely rock and are a new kind of pet for us – 2 are orange and 2 white. They’re pretty low-maintenance and very, very sweet. Nothing like sitting in front of the fire pit with the sound of water in the background. Especially after a stressful work trip and losing a wallet on a plane! BOO.
To me, they are precious beings, so it didn’t seem reasonable for them NOT to have names. We spent an entire Friday night sitting around the fire pit taking ideas from memories that have brought us a tremendous amount of happiness! All are named after some of our favorite, movie, TV, and music characters. Mind you, we have no idea who is male or female – it was an equal opportunity naming exercise!
After a few hours of healthy banter, the 4 amigos are proudly named as follows:
Big and white – Ricky Bobby – named after the main character in Talladega Nights – played by one of our favorite comedians – Will Farrell. We spend many evenings quoting the kids in that movie! They had the best lines. Haha.
Big and orange – Peggy – named after the customer support commercials from Discover card! If you haven’t seen them, you must YouTube them – if you can find the transfer video you will laugh your butt off!
Small and white – Jimmy McGill – also known as Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul – 2 of our all-time favorite shows EVER. We are waiting for the new BCS season – sounds like we have to wait until 2020 – BOO – it’s going to be a VERY long year.
Small and orange – Roxanne – named after one of the best Police tunes from the 80’s. I have this great memory of seeing them perform this song in Dallas – I think everyone went hoarse that night. Such fun memories!
We love all of our pets regardless of color, size, age, sex, sexual orientation or species!
The Life Bus