We were standing outside of Don Cuco in Glendale (next door to the historic Alex Theatre) when we noticed a guy walking down the sidewalk with a the most adorable teeny tiny black lab puppy in his arms.
As I’m busy saying “Awwwwwwww…,” Professor Eric calls out loudly “Hey! Guy with the puppy! Come here!”
The guy spins around in shock and says, “[Did you call me] Guy with the puppy?”
The Professor says in his usual charming voice, “Well I didn’t know your name and we wanted to see your puppy…”
The guy was very nice and let us see the CUTE little doggie, who looked very, very, very sleepy in his arms. We found out that he’d *just* adopted her and she only weighed 3 pounds and didn’t even have a name yet. He’d taken her for a walk and she got tired and so he had to carry her home in his arms. (Shyeah, right. I’m with Professor Eric on this one when he says he thinks the guy was just carrying around a puppy to pick up on someone.)
So anyway, he asked if we had any ideas for a name for her. Instantly, Professor Eric’s suggested Flower. Actually, it was “Flour” because flour comes in three pound sacks & it would also be funny because flour is white, but Flour is actually black (get it?).
The guy liked it but also said something about wanting a “gender-neutral” name like “Charlie” or “Jerri.” (Eh.)
So if you’re ever wandering around Glendale and see a guy walking his black lab, call out “Hey! Guy with the
puppy dog! Come here!” and ask if the lab is named “Flour.” We’d really appreciate it. Thanks.