What in the hell kind of name is “Kayloo”?
Thank you for asking so politely. I will now take this time to tell you.
John and I adopted Kayloo from the Victoria Pet Adoption Society via Petfinder.com. Before Kayloo was to claim the Head Tilting Tierra with our family, she was tripping the light fantastic with the name the Adoption Society gave her: The lovely “Laloo.”
Want to ooh and aah? Here is a pic of Kayloo as a wee pup (she was still “Laloo” at this point).
See that lovely lady in the photo above? That’s Kay (we saw her at the adoption fair I spoke at in June). Kay works for the Victoria Pet Adoption Society and was the one who introduced us to “Laloo.” She interviewed John and I, came to our house at 10am on a Saturday to check out our home, and endured email upon long email and question upon trying question from yours truly. I am nothing if not thorough.
On the night John and I went to pick Kayloo up from the Adoption Society, Kay asked if she could have a moment, a last moment, with Kayloo before we took her home. Afterwards, Kay handed me the leash, smiled and gave Kayloo a final loving scratch behind her ear. Her eyes were damp as the three of us turned and walked out the door into the cold. So were mine.
In honour of how awesome we think Kay and the Victoria Pet Adoption Society are, we combined Kayloo’s first name with that of her first mom’s name:
Laloo + Kay = Kayloo
And that is how Kayloo got her name.