General Non-Fiction posted January 13, 2018

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Animal Cracker - Short story to name a pet

How Harry became Recci

by Sandra du Plessis

My daughter, Ansi, felt she needed a pet to keep her company after her two older brothers left home. We agreed to get her a long-legged fox-terrier puppy at the pet shop.

At the time, the Harry Potter books were the popular choice for teenagers, so she named her new puppy, Harry.

When her two brothers came to visit one day, they found the name Harry very funny.

While Ansi went to the kitchen to make coffee, Paul and Corrie started playing with the newest addition to the family. They found a hairband lying on the side table and started throwing it to the little pooch.  Harry enjoyed this new game very much.

A hairband in Afrikaans is called a 'rekkie'.  Because Harry enjoyed playing with the 'rekkie' the two boys decided to change his name to Recci.



In our household, there is always an issue naming our pets. Reccie had this name until he died a year ago, he was seventeen years of age.

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