Apologies for being such a bad blogger. I have been consecrating puppy naptime to both client work and, as usual, laundry.
Two branding-related thoughts since the canine incursion into our household, however:
(1) Two friends recommended the dog food brand Royal Canin. Okay, fine, but how do you pronounce “canin”? Like “canine” in English, or as if the word were French? Or “ca-neen”? I am deeply troubled by this; still, since Reggie likes it fine, I will continue to buy it and will try to turn off my overactive brain.
(2) Reggie came to us with an intestinal bug that required treatment with a drug called Panacur. Last I checked my dictionary, “cur” was a derogatory term for an aggressive dog. I’m at a loss for any further etymological detail about this product name (panacea + cure comes to mind, but why for this?); am I the only one who thinks it’s slightly offensive? I mean, can you imagine an analogous pharmaceutical name for humans? Beneschmuck? Aidadick? Am I missing something? I plead sleep deprivation, so it’s definitely possible I’ve missed something in my daily torpor.
And now, said cute puppy with her favorite toy. No, not me.