Something amazing and miraculous has happened! I can't hardly believe that I am writing this out for real.... but WE DID IT!!! The Bay Girl fund has literally reached $999!!
And who am I kidding, saying WE did it.... YOU did it!! You, my excellent and beautiful and wonderful and kind and caring readers did it!! We need to have a special club for you guys or something... Bay Girl's Girls? Bay Girl's Guardian Angels? Mimosas all around for everybody!
I shouldn't celebrate too prematurely, because obviously I still need to call and make the offer on her. Nothing is certain until papers have exchanged hands, and no one knows that better than I do... but I can't not be excited!!
And now, it REALLY is time to pick a new name for my sweet love. I had almost decided to stick with "Bay Girl," just because of the history behind it and all that it implied, but I feel as though it doesn't really even work now that she isn't just "bay" anymore (rabicano is special after all!). As you guys are the ones responsible for her upcoming rescue, I want you guys to weigh in on a new name. Here are just some of the ones I've had floating around in my head:
Somehow, I don't really feel as any of them actually FIT her, you know? The name needs to be simple, elegant, beautiful, and gentle. Some of those names are too sharp, too complex, too racy for her.
I did have one pop into my head that I am absolutely in love with: Love. It really does seem to fit - it is beautiful, simple, and hopelessly overused and misunderstood except by those who really know it well. Nobody else seems to like the name but me, but that is the one I am leaning towards the hardest.
She says, THANK YOU!!!!!!!