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Bella Wins Again
As you've probably guessed, "Bella," (of Twilight fame) is not only top choice for babies, but for pooches as well. Here's the top 5 of 2010:
Pickle von Corndog and Friends
While classic names ruled the year, there were some mavericks out there as well. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. revealed a list of "Wackiest Pet Names," an amusing list to say the least. Included on the list were: Dog Vader, Virginia Woof, Hunkapapa Hunk, Lord Chubby Pruneface, and coming in at #1: Pickle Von Corndog.
Cat owners, for the most part, also stuck with classic names:
And yes, there were some silly cat names, including Purr Diem, Bing Clawsby, and Chairman Meow.
Adopt a Pet in 2011
Is a new pet joining your family this year? Check out the Peninsula Humane Society for potential pets. In addition to their regular facility, they offer on-site adoptions at local stores, including Pick of the Litter (Burlingame) and Hillsdale Mall (San Mateo).
Karen Choy, Youth Services Librarian, owns a cat named Q.