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At 3:09 PM -0500 5/15/99, Steve Niedrauer wrote:
>Maybe someone can enlighten me.....why do all these male dogs have the name
>"Lassie"? Doesn't "lassie" mean "girl"?  Even if they are using a male dog
>to play the part of Lassie in movies, it seems a little strange to give
>them that name in real life if they are not female.

        fortunately dogs don't have "gender identity crisis". I used to
know a big old Bull Terrier, about as masculine a dog as you could ever
hope to meet. His name was Pinky. My 13 year old female aussie is called
Robb. Plenty of dogs get named by the kids in the family and end up with
really bizarre names. Dogs don't care what their names are, they just want
to get called over for pets and food....

        jan