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Does your pet have LAST name?

by Dhani on August 25, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My one-year pup is named 'LALU MACUSHLA' -'Lalu' from the name of a former Indonesian lover, and 'Macushla' from a name of a dog in ANGELA'S ASHES by Frank MacCourt. I liked the sound of it. Who gives their pets a last name, anyways?


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