Ruggles: Puli, named by the kids. Tolerates (barely) their “Ruggles snuggles.”
Wonderland: Retired greyhound.
Amory: Papillon whose owner does not know how to spell “amore.” Or “Papillon.”
Kendall: Afghan hound with her own Instagram.
Chelsea: Pomeranian with her own Instagram. Has beef with Kendall.
Charles: Border Collie who has his own chair at the table. Seems to understand more English than he lets on.
Davis: Husky who only howls in the Dorian mode.
JFK: Yellow Lab. Has visited Martha’s Vineyard more times than you have.
Wellington: English Cream Golden Retriever. Has spent more hours on a yacht than you have.
Maverick: Doberman. Has enough flight hours to get his pilot’s license.
Bowdoin: Maine Coon cat. Not a dog, but like a dog, in the same way Bowdoin is like a “little Ivy.”
Quincy Adams: Boston Terrier whose collar incorporates a cravat.
Milton: English Bulldog. English department dog at a small liberal arts college. Blame his ignominious flatulence on canine original sin.
Coolidge: St. Bernard. History department dog. Never barks.
Chiswick: Dalmatian. Frat dog who drinks beer out of a dog dish.
Magoun: Newfoundland who drinks beer out of the can.
Porter: Black Lab who drinks beer out of an engraved pint glass.
Kenmore: Senior Basset Hound. Living life in a perpetual slow zone.
Griggs: Stray dog. Just showed up one day. Seemed like a Griggs.
Fenway: You already know five or more dogs named this.