What’s in a name?

Howdy blogaroos! Squirmy here on another terrific Tuesday. It’s especially terrific because I’m headed out this morning to workout with the Borzoi babes. I’ll try and contain myself today during stays. Note I said “try.”

According to the crazy calendar, today is something called “unique names” day. So I guess if you have an unusual name like Moonbeam or Bacon, today is your day! I think I get to celebrate today because how many dogs do you know by the name of Wojtek? How many? But you know – my name is special. And I’m named after a bear. Yup. Not a shark as many might believe, but a bear. We’ve probably shared how I got my name- but if you’re a newbie to this blog- check out the story of Wojtek the Bear:


I think the original Wojtek and I shared many similarities- he would eat anything, he liked to entertain and he could get a bit rough when wrestling. Yup – I’m a Happy Warrior just like him.

Wojtek the Bear has, I believe, 8 statues of him throughout Poland, he has two in Scotland and a sculpture in a museum in London. If you ever visit his statue, be sure to send me a photo! My breeder, Maggie and my sister in Szyszka, recently visited one of the statues Poland and sent me this. Check it out:

Another place where there is a statue in Poland is in Sopot- and look at these cool coasters our friend Joanna sent us from there:

I need an army uniform….and a statue. The Boss said of course I would think I need a statue- because I think the world revolves around me. Doesn’t it?

I ALSO found out that there is a brewery called Beartown brewery in the UK and get this – they make a beer called Wojtek!!!! I think the Warden needs to take a trip there. Just for the beer. Plus remember that Wojtek the Bear drank beer AND vodka. The Coyote says when I start drinking, he’s leaving.

Anyway – for those of you with unique names – go out today and celebrate. I actually have more than one name- some of which cannot be printed here. It all depends on the day!

Have a good one. Peace and paws up. Stay safe.

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