Maybe Im just being a witch.....but I really peeved. Im actually a pretty calm, laid back person....definitely non-gruding bearing. But this one has taken the cake for me.
Back at Christmas time there were some GSD or GSD mixes for sale in the parking lot of Walmart. We glanced as we drove by and we all said "aaaaah, how cute".
Well....let me back track. My daughter has a friend who currently owns a 9 year old female GSD. The mother and I (she also shares my name (Jennifer) had talked on the phone about their desires to obtain another GSD pup because they would like to have one there for when their female passes someday. So we talked about adding a male. Of course I love my Timber so we talked alot about Timber and personality since he is a male.
We dont talk often and we arent close by any means. But when we would talk.....I was always talkin about my Timber man.
Now...back to the GSD's at Walmart time frame. My daughter and I were sitting down eating dinner and she tells me that her friend finally found the GSD they had been looking for. I asked where they got it and she said from that truck at Walmart we had seen. And then she said "guess what they named him"? TIMBER. I was like....WHAT????
You know I took the time to come up and think of a name not totally out there, but different. I know there is someone on here with a Timber too. But that is coincidence and unrelated. And Im okay with that.
But Im asking you to put yourself in my shoes if your GSD's name is not a common one and how you would feel if your neighbor or someone you know got a GSD and named it the same thing? Should it be looked at as a compliment....sure. But for the last few weeks, my brain is NOT perceiving it as one.
I really hate that Im even writing this. Ive contemplated doing it and then told myself no and back and forth.
I guess Im just having a really hard time digesting this whole scenerio and whats so confusing is that it is just not like me to think, feel, act this way.
What say you???