Look at THIS Birthday Present…

. . . or was she a Father’s Day gift?    

She doesn’t have a name yet.

And Tulip doesn’t seem to mind a bit.

But how can there ever be a better pooch than Tulip?

Whatever her name is, she weighs about as much as the large frog in our pond and will only get to be about 5-6 pounds.  Tulip is 8 pounds.

She is a long-haired Chihuahua.  They are non-yappy and not nervous.

Viva Zapta!


Possible Names






Oooops, I mean DAISY  

Hmmmmmmm. . . .   Rosie, Iris, Petunia, and Daisy are all names that we’ve been playing with.

I kinda like Sally.

And you?  What would YOU name her?


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72 Comments on “Look at THIS Birthday Present…”

  1. Robin in DE
    June 16, 2008 at 1:28 AM #

    How sweet!! I like Petunia, not that I have a vote.


  2. June 16, 2008 at 1:29 AM #

    I’d have to go with ‘Rosebud’! What a darling cute dog!


  3. June 16, 2008 at 1:30 AM #

    She looks like a Sadie to me. Whatever you name her, she’s adorable! Congrats & Happy Birthday/Father’s Day!


  4. Jo Ann
    June 16, 2008 at 1:36 AM #

    She is adorable! You lucky Daddy! I think staying in the flower family would be nice, you will have a furry bouquet! I think Petunia or Daisy would make a nice mix with Lilly and Tulip!


  5. Dinah
    June 16, 2008 at 1:42 AM #

    I think Sugar. She just looks like you could eat her up. So Cute. I am new so didn’t know it was your Birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many many more.


  6. Vicki Lowmiller
    June 16, 2008 at 1:42 AM #

    Mark she’s just precious! Congratulations, Dad! lol I think she looks like a Poppy to me the way her little ears unfold like petals. Then again she kinda has a rose petal tongue. Hey, maybe Petal would be a good name! Just my two cents. lol


  7. ABB
    June 16, 2008 at 1:43 AM #

    How about Salvia, then you can give her the nickname Sally with no guilt for deviating from the floral theme.

    There’s always Pansy, Marigold, Dahlia, Daffodil…..


  8. mary kay
    June 16, 2008 at 1:47 AM #

    She looks like a Belle to me (bellflower?)


  9. mary kay
    June 16, 2008 at 1:50 AM #

    Peony? Sweat Pea?


  10. Helen
    June 16, 2008 at 1:56 AM #

    Oh I think she looks like a “Poppy” how cute, Happy Birthday, Happy Fathers Day and enjoy your new addition to the family


  11. jp
    June 16, 2008 at 2:09 AM #

    I like Lolita or Marybella


  12. Sandi
    June 16, 2008 at 2:09 AM #

    Mark, She is adorable! She is a rose for sure, in my book at least. And how fun that Tulip doesn’t mind a new family member! My take on this is – Tulip is a flower that grows in the spring and rose is a flower for June and summer. So you would have a flower for each season (this allows you to look at names like Pumpkin for fall and Snow for winter if you add more dogs to your family- tee hee). Her sweet little tongue is going to give you warm doggie kisses and is so rosey pink that I think the name Rose (or Rosey) is meant for her. Whatever you call her she is just too cute!


  13. Sue
    June 16, 2008 at 2:28 AM #

    She kinda looks like Gizmo from the movie Gremlins.
    Sorry – couldn’t help myself.


  14. Cenci
    June 16, 2008 at 2:28 AM #

    How about Pansy or Viola? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_tricolor
    She is absolutely aDORable!!!!!


  15. Sally
    June 16, 2008 at 2:50 AM #

    Should I be offended or flattered that you like the name Sally for your new pup?? I guess it wouldn’t be my pick. I like the more unusual flower names. Two syllables are always best for calling a dog.


  16. June 16, 2008 at 3:29 AM #

    Honeysuckle! And you could call her Honey for short.


  17. Sherri Starr
    June 16, 2008 at 4:06 AM #


    What a darling gift!!! I would name her Salsa….


  18. BCQuilter
    June 16, 2008 at 4:39 AM #

    Petunia for sure! When I was first reading your blog, and read that Tulip didn’t mind, Petunia popped into my head… then I read a little more, and saw the names you were considering.

    She is cute like a petunia…. and she could always be Tulip’s pet.

    Mark, she is definitely adorable, whatever name she becomes. She is sure to blossom into a beautiful dog.



  19. June 16, 2008 at 5:31 AM #

    heliotrope..no Lipinski is ordinary! and besides..it smells like cherry pie…could you resist that?!


  20. June 16, 2008 at 5:39 AM #

    Oh Is she ever cute, first thing what came to me was Rose…. I actually called 2 newborn kittens, Rose and Daisy 😉
    But living in Saskatchewan I like Lilly too (that is our provincial flower how can I not like that one)


  21. Val
    June 16, 2008 at 5:56 AM #

    Mark she is adorable. She looks like a Petunia to me. (Don’t want to ruin your day but her relatives next door seem to me to be a little yappy.) Enjoy her!

    Happily, this breed isn’t known for their yappiness, like their cousins, the short hair Chihuahuas. xoxom


  22. rondabeyer
    June 16, 2008 at 8:23 AM #

    You lucky Dad you, she is so precious…. I think she looks like a Holly (short for Hollyhock), her sweet little eyes have the depth of the center of the gorgeous hollyhocks…… Whatever her name becomes she is sure to be loved….. Happy Potty training…


  23. Stacy
    June 16, 2008 at 8:34 AM #

    What a cutie!!! How about Marigold if you go with a flower name? But Considering she lives on Pickle Road, I think she looks like a Baby Gherkin. Can’t wait to find out what you name her. Have fun…


  24. Monica
    June 16, 2008 at 11:10 AM #

    How about Margarita? That is Daisy in Spanish! 😉


  25. Chary Root
    June 16, 2008 at 11:19 AM #

    She is so cute. I think her name should be Petunia — the name seems to fit her!


  26. June 16, 2008 at 11:48 AM #

    Happy belated birthday, Mark. When I saw her sweet face the first thing I thought was “Gracie”…………..


  27. Melody
    June 16, 2008 at 2:02 PM #

    She is adorable. The first name that came to mind is Pinky.

    Pinky Petunia Lipinski

    Just my two cents,


  28. Joyce Meichner
    June 16, 2008 at 2:05 PM #

    Hi Mark….What a wonderful present. She is so adorable. Can you send her to me. I would name her petunia. Have a lot of fun with her. Joyce


  29. Suzy
    June 16, 2008 at 2:55 PM #

    Definitely Petunia. What a doll!


  30. June 16, 2008 at 3:37 PM #

    I agree with Petunia. It just fits her! Very adorable, you lucky man! Happy birthday!


  31. June 16, 2008 at 3:51 PM #

    Adorable puppy! You may have decided by now, but if not–how about Rosa (Spanish for Rose).

    Happy Bday and Happy Father’s Day!


  32. Michele
    June 16, 2008 at 5:35 PM #

    How about Paisley?! She is sweet! If you’re gonna stick with the flower names, then I like Petunia. 🙂


  33. Laura
    June 16, 2008 at 5:41 PM #

    What a cute little fur ball! How about Gerkin (the little pickle)? Daffodil… Daffy for short? Poppy for Pappa’s Day? As you get to know her personality, I’m sure something will stick. xoxola


  34. June 16, 2008 at 5:43 PM #

    I’ve always wanted to name a girl dog Lola so I could sing that old Kink’s song to her “L. O. L. A. Lola.” But Michelle’s suggestion of Paisley is great. Finally, I’d love a dog named Daisy, but since it is the MIL’s name, that will never happen…LOL


  35. June 16, 2008 at 7:06 PM #

    I would name her Peanut. She is no bigger than one and
    could be a little salty with her attitude someday. 😀


  36. Coleen
    June 16, 2008 at 7:45 PM #

    Since you wanted to name her Sally, I agree with the suggestion of Salvia (staying in the floral range). The best of both worlds! And she certainly is a cutie!!


  37. Lynn
    June 16, 2008 at 8:04 PM #

    I’d go for Zinnia or Dahlia.


  38. June 16, 2008 at 9:33 PM #

    Obviously, I’d pick Sally from all those names…but how about Pickle? She’s just a sweet as a Gerkin! Just my thoughts.


  39. Jackie
    June 16, 2008 at 9:47 PM #

    Daffodil or Lily.

    Petunia is cute, but too hard to yell when you’re calling everyone for dinner!


  40. Debbie
    June 16, 2008 at 9:55 PM #

    Petunia – nick name “tunie”


  41. ABB
    June 16, 2008 at 9:59 PM #

    Well? Haven’t yall decided yet? How about Buttercup, Iris, Jasmine, Glory (for Morning Glory), Myrtle, or Ginger? I still like Salvia, and Petunia is good too. Just my whopping two cents’ worth! Hurry and decide! And let us know!


  42. ABB
    June 16, 2008 at 10:01 PM #

    PS. My folks had a cat named Petunia and they called her “Tunie” most of the time.


  43. mary from utah
    June 16, 2008 at 10:02 PM #

    Hi Mark,
    Is it your birhday???
    I vote for Daisy. I think it is cute. Petunia reminds me too much of Harry Potter’s mean Aunt Petunia and Salvia looks too much like saliva (yuck) unless she’s a drooler!
    by the way, she is a doll!


  44. Sally
    June 16, 2008 at 11:05 PM #

    I should like Sally but Petunia gets my vote.


  45. June 16, 2008 at 11:41 PM #

    It’s a toss between Petunia and Petal. I am leaning towards Petal.


  46. June 17, 2008 at 1:49 AM #

    She is so much a Marguerita , yeah sort of spanish for daisy and sort of a lot of fun from a little package at the same time…..


  47. June 17, 2008 at 1:51 AM #

    She is so much a Margarita , yeah sort of spanish for daisy and sort of a lot of fun from a little package at the same time…..


  48. Sally
    June 17, 2008 at 2:04 AM #

    Poppet is a great name for a little dog. But my number one vote is Sally!


  49. June 17, 2008 at 2:13 AM #

    I vote for Daisy!! I like to Petunias for us special non-furry people 🙂


  50. June 17, 2008 at 4:26 AM #

    Mark, Petunia is cute but zinnia did have a nice ring to it. Happy B-day/Father’s day a little late.


  51. June 17, 2008 at 4:32 AM #

    Daisy. Has to be Daisy.

    I have friends who have two male chihuahuas, one is Mr Plod and the other is Louie. 🙂


  52. Deb
    June 17, 2008 at 4:56 AM #

    Hi Mark-ette!
    I would name her Cookie – even though it doesn’t fit the Pickle Pet Pattern for names – because she’s one tiny sweet little bite. 🙂



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  54. Tina Chamberlain
    June 17, 2008 at 1:42 PM #

    My mom has a little one like yours. Her name is Lily Belle! Lily and Tulip would be cute!


  55. wbotw39
    June 17, 2008 at 3:54 PM #

    Hey Mark – I got a new kitten and she looks just like your new puppy! I’m stuck on calling her beaner or burrito! You can check her out on my blog.

    So my vote on a name for her would be burrito!


  56. ABB
    June 17, 2008 at 6:18 PM #

    For those who don’t know, Mark and Jeff have a kitty cat named Lily, so the flower theme is well on it’s way. So there’s Tulip, Lily, and……


  57. pattyskypants
    June 17, 2008 at 7:54 PM #

    Her name is Pinky.


  58. pattyskypants
    June 17, 2008 at 7:56 PM #

    Miss Pinky Whitepaws.


  59. Carrie Mc W
    June 17, 2008 at 8:24 PM #

    I like Iris but there is also Aster or Ginger as well. Very cute!


  60. Laura
    June 17, 2008 at 11:16 PM #

    Ginger or Maryanne? hahahaha


  61. Laura
    June 17, 2008 at 11:17 PM #

    Or Button… like Bachelor Button, Cute-as-a-Button.


  62. jaybee
    June 18, 2008 at 12:48 AM #

    Did you know that the national flower of Mexico is the dahlia? Hmmmm Mexican Longhair…. Mexican Dahlia…. Tulip, Lily & Dahlia….


  63. Dianne
    June 18, 2008 at 12:58 AM #

    Completely deviating from the floral theme (which is certainly a great theme), I think Prudence is a good name. Pru for short. Or Dear Prudence if you are feeling Beatle-esque. No matter what you call her, she is an adorable ball of love and Tulip is lucky to have a new sibling to play with! Congratulations!


  64. john
    June 18, 2008 at 3:19 AM #

    She kind of looks like an Ivy to me, probably cuz of the ears. Though I haven’t been known to keep to a theme when it comes to naming my furry friends. My lab is named Terra and my shi tzu is named Smeagol.

    Anywho~ she’s a cutie!! Happy Birthday, Mark!!!!


  65. Pam
    June 18, 2008 at 4:09 AM #

    I think she looks like the Mogwai Gizmo in the Gremlins movie


  66. Laurie
    June 18, 2008 at 1:50 PM #

    I saw this blog last night before bed and dreamt about naming this puppy all night — hehehe! Since she has a Mexican heritage but you are interested in staying in the flower type names, how about Rosa or Flora. I’m sure I thought of more names in my sleep but cannot remember them now that I am awake. Regardless of the name, she is certainly precious. Tulip will make a lovely big sister!!!


  67. Shelley Dionne
    June 18, 2008 at 1:59 PM #

    Oh Mark, she’s so sweet!! Before I had even scrolled down to where you had the names listed I was already thinking “She looks like a Rosie!” that’s my vote for her name and I’m stickin to it!LOL
    Shelley in NB


  68. June 18, 2008 at 3:12 PM #

    She is so cute. We too have a pug (Weasel) and a chihuahua ( Chili Pepper) at home. :o)


  69. William & Vivs
    June 19, 2008 at 2:47 AM #

    We think that in this world of opposites, perhaps Chastity Lapinski… LOL!!!

    You know we love you more than our luggage!

    William & Vivs

    Boy, you said a mouthful! LOL xooxm


  70. beth
    June 23, 2008 at 11:17 AM #

    Okay! I know you have named her. But, I thought of another name — Tiger Lilly. Is she working out of the shyness?



  71. Toni
    October 15, 2008 at 3:34 PM #

    My sweet little boy is named “Foxy”. We live in foxhunting country and he looks like a mini fox, 6 lbs worth. Long hairs are the greatest. They love you to death. He loves to sleep on top of me. Mine is 1 year old and a rescue so he is really special and his older buddy is “Bear”, a solid black pomchi. Hair & tail like a pom and personality of a chihuahua. What a dog! Enjoy!


  72. July 31, 2009 at 3:51 PM #

    Finaly some non-biased article about salvia, thanks


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