Update: Name Phil's Dog

Thanks to all of you who have sent in dog names. I had no idea this contest would generate so much interest.

My younger son comes home from camp today. The four of us will lock ourselves into a room and come up with a final answer over the weekend. Thanks for your patience. I am a slow dog namer - it took me an entire week to come up with "Sam" for my first German shorthair twenty-some years ago.

Meanwhile "Puppy" aka "Little Dog" seems much less bothered by his lack of a name than I am. He sits, comes when called, points a wing on a fishing rod and loves to play fetch. He is 98% housebroken and spends long stretches of time in his crate without complaining.

By Monday he will have a name.