This grandma's proud to share a name with a dog


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Posted Online: Feb. 17, 2013, 6:00 am
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By Linda Mulcahey
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When my first grandchild, Michael, started to talk when he was about 2 years old, he had several grandparents, and he couldn't keep our names straight. So he started calling me "Grandma Poochie," after my dog.

To this day, my son's three children still call me "Grandma Poochie."

Recently, I was talking to my son's 5-year-old, Brady, about dogs. I told him I used to have a dog named Poochie. Out of the mouths of babes: He said, "You had a dog named after you, Grandma Poochie!" Reminded me of "Forrest Gump" and his son when he said, "You had a daddy named Forrest, too!"

I find it a privilege to be named after my Poochie. She was a very cute, long-haired Chihuahua.

Her memory lives with me and my grandkids. I thank them!

R.I.P., Poochie.













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