Robin is the Animal Protection Society’s pet of the week

Posted December 3, 2022 at 7:48 am by

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor shares a look at the adopt­able ani­mal of the week — Robin, a two-year-old chi­huahua mix.

Hi there, my name is Robin. As a female, I am vast and I have many sides, but most press­ing right now is the title of young new mom.

Although there are many things that a new mom must decide, one of high­est impor­tance is choos­ing a name for her child, so when I found myself bear­ing my first lit­ter, I just knew I had to get it right in pick­ing their names. I start­ed to think of my own name, Robin. I have always been so grate­ful to have it as it was giv­en to me in hon­or of a beloved fam­i­ly mem­ber. Addi­tion­al­ly, I always liked the asso­ci­a­tion with the bird of the same name — a quin­tes­sen­tial North Amer­i­can species known for being an early-bird.

Before long it occurred to me to use birds as name inspi­ra­tion for my babies, and although it was so dif­fi­cult to choose from all the avian options, I soon set­tled on their names:

  • Jay — Blue jays are birds known for their intel­li­gence and tight fam­i­ly bonds.
  • Raven — A bird that is a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Bal­ti­more, a place I’ve always loved.
  • Star­ling — I’ve always been a suck­er for William Shake­speare and in the 19th cen­tu­ry these birds arrived in North Amer­i­ca thanks to the help of Shake­speare enthusiasts.
  • Wren — Pacif­ic wrens are known for their larg­er-than-life, com­plex, and oh-so-beau­ti­ful songs.

Birds of a feath­er, me and my lit­tle ones flock togeth­er. My pup­pies will grow quick­ly — I am told by all moth­ers that it will go by in a blink — and before long they’ll be off on their own, with their new fam­i­lies while I too find my next adven­ture. But no mat­ter where we go, our con­nec­tion will for­ev­er be in heart and name. Where will we fly to next? Is it into your home and hearts? We hope so!

Con­tact APS to learn more about Robin.

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