It’s FINALLY here! The last Pippin’s Peek at the Past Puzzle! This is the big one because once we get the winners from this puzzle, we will be able to put all of our winner’s into a Corgi Toss, and one of us will choose to see who gets the GRAND PRIZE!
Since so many of you played the Name Game this past week, I thought I’d take you back to August of last year for the Name Game that one of our little friends hosted then.
In that post, Grandma OC told how she, Uncle BG and Mama Dott got their names. We, pups, hadn’t come along yet, though there were suspicions that we were on the way.
Before I get to the questions, though, I thought I’d remind everyone how me and my sibs got our names. First, Gimli, since he was first born. His name comes from the Dwarf that was in the movie called “The Lord of the Rings.” Corgis are called Dwarf Dogs by some, and so GrandPaw Robert, who is a big Sci-Fi
nut… uh… fan… thought that would be a good name for him.
When Grammy decided to keep him, she almost changed his name to either Oreo or Panda, but she finally decided to keep the name he was used to. She sometimes calls him Gim, Gimmers, or Gim-er-lee when she’s playing with him. Papa calls him Pest, or GETDOWN You Big Oaf! He does that mainly when Gim runs, jumps and lands right on his belly. GrandPaw Robert calls him Gimbo or Gimbo-lya.
GrandPaw Robert had named Mercy her name when she was born because she looked (and still does look) like she had a white “angel” marking on the back of her neck and he wanted to name the girls Mercy and Grace (which he did.) She had the “Angel of Mercy” on her so she got the name Mercy. (She sure doesn’t act like an angel, though. She’s got an awful temper. Grammy says she's a born Alpha with no where to put it…)
Grammy shortens it to Merc(ss) sometimes and usually just calls her “MercyMe,” though there are times she calls her “Miss Witch.” Papa calls her “MOVE,” or “Get-outa-my face!” when he’s trying to read, and a few other things when she jumps on him to wake him up on Saturdays when he doesn’t have to work.
I was originally called Neelix by GrandPaw. This was a character in Star Trek AND corgis are only knee high so they often lick you on the knees. When Papa decided to keep me, though, HE named me Pippin which was the name of a small shoulder riding dragon in one of his favorite Sci-Fi Series. It also means a very little thing, which I am, compared to Mercy and Gimli, because I took after my Mama Dott’s size. He also calls me Pip-pip, Pipper, or Pippy-puppy.
Grammy tends to call me Pippy, PIP-en, Peep-in, or Pee-pen. GrandPaw calls me, Pippy, Pippy-Pup and sometimes, Pip-squeak or Squeaker.
Here are the questions for this week’s “Peek at the Past”:
2. What does “OC” stand for ? (Either one will work) ________
3. What is another of Uncle BG’s names? ____________
4. What is another of Mama Dott’s names? ________
5. What is another of Auntie Sadie’s names? ________
For new readers/players, here are the rules: There will be 5 sessions, (this is the 5th, and last, one) and the winners who answer all questions in each puzzle correctly, will each get a Badge to display for the weekly wins. At the end of the 5 sessions, all of the winner’s names will be put into a Corgi Toss and the Grand Prize Winner will be chosen.
The Grand Prize Winner will get their choice of one of two prizes…
1. A “Little Dott Finds A Home” book. Click the title to see a preview of the first several pages…
2. A $15 Gift Certificate to our Country Corgi CafePress Shop (We’ve added a LOT of new designs – here are a few…)
A $10 donation in your name to the Unity Thrift and Outreach Dog Rescue that Grammy’s Sister works with. They take around 50 dogs and puppies to no-kill shelters on the coast in various cities every month (over 1,000 dogs saved already) and have helped pay for over 400 spays/neuters this past year! They helped Grammy and Robert pay for Mama Dott & Mercy’s spays, and Gimli & my neuters…
The following link is to a Newspaper Article about Linda Hodges (Trixie) and Unity Thrift and Outreach if you’d like to know more. (Auntie Naunie is just to Mrs. Hodges right, in the purplish blue top.) They also have a Facebook Page.
Remember, too, that I put on comment moderation during the game so that everyone has an equal chance of coming up with the answers. I will moderate and show the comments after Midnight on Thursday, so you have until then to get in your guesses for this week’s contest! Good Luck, Everyone!