Jeffrey Un of Lynnwood, Wash,. had every intention of naming his new English bulldog Brutus. However, after bringing him home, Jeffrey quickly concluded that the moniker didn’t fit this particular pooch. After brainstorming with friends, it was decided that the canine should have a proper gentleman's name.
"A friend suggested Knuckles, which was fitting because of his oversized paws," explained Jeffrey. "But he still needed that gentleman's name so I added Sir to his name. Sir Knuckles just sounded odd to me so I added da Dragon. Lo and behold, Sir Knuckles da Dragon fits him perfectly."
While it may be an unusual moniker, Jeffrey receives positive feedback when people hear him call his English bulldog by his full name.
"People love his name," said Jeffrey. "I usually introduce him as Knuckles first, and they immediately comment on his huge paws. Then I'll say his real name is Sir Knuckles da Dragon, and people usually laugh. He is pretty popular around the neighborhood and local pet stores. His name is odd, yes, but it fits him."
Jeffrey opted to purchase VPI Pet Insurance while his bulldog is still a puppy to protect against any potential health problems down the road.
Fortunately for Jeffrey, his employer is one of the 3,400 companies in the U.S. that offers VPI Pet Insurance as a voluntary employee benefit. "I was inspired to get pet insurance because bulldogs are known for their health issues," said Jeffrey. "I am pleased that my company offers it at a discount."
VPI Policyholder since 2012
Following a weeklong discussion deciding what to name their new domestic shorthair kitten, Cheryl Weiland of Canton, Mich., and her family mentioned the moniker Cheeto because he was orange and resembled the snack. The Weilands then decided to give him the last name Burrito because he likes to curl up on blankets and be picked him up from both sides, as if he were the meat of a burrito. The Weilands have found both monikers to be well-received by both friends and strangers alike.
"Most people really like his name and if they have met Cheeto, they agree that it suits his personality," said Cheryl.
Cheeto was a given to Cheryl by her husband as a wedding present. Since then, the bond between them has continued to grow.
"Every day when I get home from work Cheeto insists on having his belly rubbed," said Cheryl. "He runs to the door, lies down and I rub his belly with my feet."
Cheryl purchased VPI Pet Insurance for Cheeto to ensure her cat was able to receive best treatment if and when he needs it. "Cheeto is a member of our family and having pet insurance allows us to provide the best possible care for him," said Cheryl.
VPI Policyholder since 2010