The people at the Friends of County Animal Shelters
said the dog came to them with name Samson, and then it got the name Jake. They said we should change the name -- they figured the call of "Jake" may not conjure the dog's best memories -- and we considered the following names:
-- Sam or Samson
-- Norm or Norman
-- Brown or Brownie or Clifford or Cliff (after the great trumpeter Clifford Brown
-- Gordon or Dexter (after the great tenor man
-- Heath or Heathrow
(inspired by a street we turned on
-- Chewy or Chuy or Chewbacca
(this wasn't really considered, but my brother suggested the idea)
I think that's it, and we decided on Murray after we visited my brother and he took a call from an old friend whose last name is Murray. As long as the photo
is up on the link, I think you'll agree the name fits.
He's been part of the family for nearly 10 hours.