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Discussion in 'Non Sphynx Pet Questions' started by Gadzukz, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Gadzukz

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    My very good friend who runs new beginnings GSD rescue contacted me about a saluki who needs rescue. I don't know much about him, except that his owner was showing him, and got very very ill. She has been in and out of the hospital for months and is unable to show or even care for her dogs any longer. She also has GSDs and contacted my friend to help her place them. I am the only one on her list willing to take sighthounds, so she called me about this guy. He is not a foster, he will be a permanent member of our family. These are the pics I was sent of the poor guy, you can tell he has had a rough couple of months.

    ETA: I don't have him yet, the rescue is still working out the details

    So guys, I need some name ideas!:Laugh:

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  2. Mews2much

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    I am glad you are taking him.
    He does look very thin.
     
  3. MissMySphynxBoys

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    He does look thin, but I see something in his eyes that tells me he's going to reward you 10-fold for taking him in.
     
  4. Gadzukz

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    lol, Yeah, poor guy doesn't look like a show dog anymore does he? I can't wait to meet him though. I have not met a saluki before.

    Here is some info to help inspire names!

    ust about every breed of dog has a documented man-made origin. The Saluki does not. Almost every breed of dog can be traced to an irrefutable source. The Saluki can not. The Saluki's origins, geographic location, time, predecessors -- are all shrouded in mystery and myth. What is accepted as fact is that the Saluki has been associated with the Middle East since antiquity, and that in pre- and recorded history it has been used for hunting. A rich visual record of the breed goes back at least 5,000 years. At archaeological sites in many areas of the Middle East, ancient images of Salukis have been found on seals, in tomb paintings, mosaics sculptures, and on household objects. The breed was held in great esteem, called "el hor" (The Noble) by the Arabs and was bred as carefully as the famous Arabian horses, with speed and endurance in mind. Valued and honored companion to Egyptian nobility, the Saluki could well be called "the royal dog of Egypt", and was known to be mummified like the Egyptian Pharaohs. The Saluki occupies a unique position in the lives of its Eastern, often Muslim, owners. Ordinary dogs are considered "unclean" and may not be touched, but the Saluki is permitted into the tents of nomads and the courtyards of settled breeders. Prior to and during the 10th century, hunting poetry extolled not only the prowess of the breed in the chase, but its physical attributes and companionship. The Saluki retains this esteem even today and continues to be valued and used for hunting in most of the regions where it traditionally worked, side by side with its master, as a source of pleasure for its beauty and athleticism. This is a testimony of the Saluki's enduring value to those who created it.
     
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    Oh wow, he is pretty! Congrats!
     
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    Oh wow, he is gorgeous and so tall! Congratulations, hopefully he will be home in your arms in no time!
     
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    name ideas...

    Mister E.

    John Wayne - don't know why, but it was the first name that came to mind.

    Bedouin (pronounced "bed-o-win" If i am not mistaken)- Desert dwelling Arabic peoples...formerlly nomads

    Bayt - Bedouin Tent

    Ghamid - arabic tribes from Saudi Arabia

    Negev - a desert in the southern parts of Israel...inhabited by Bedouins

    Do a search on WIkipedia for "Bedouin" and you will get a long list of different Bedouin tribes' names.
     
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    Congrats on the new adition:Smile:
     
  9. Gadzukz

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    That's weird! I sooo wanted to name our last son, John Wayne!! Hubby vetoed it:ThumbsDown:
     
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    well maybe he'd be good with a dog named John Wayne!
     
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    I hope you get him! I think he would be a great addition to your family and I am sure he would love to have yours as a forever home!
     
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    Well, we are not getting him after all:Cry:, his owner is home from the hospital and after surrendering her GSDs, decided to keep the saluki.
     
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    Sorry to hear that!
     
  14. MissMySphynxBoys

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    I'm sorry he won't be joining you. It must be because there's another animal out there more in need of your TLC.
     
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    I have a few name suggestions:
    Sadeek, Arabic for true friend
    Habib, Arabic for male sweetheart
    Luke from the word saluki
    Phoenix--because he is going to rise up from the ashes that was his old life to a new, brighter one.
     
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    I am sorry too, but I totally agree, it is for a reason as there is another animal out there in need of your care...
     
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    I'm so sorry, but as the others have said, he must not have been "the one" for you.... So, that only means the perfect one is out there, and when the time is right, he will come into your life!
     
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    OOops! Guess I didn't read far enough--sorry you didn't get him.