Meet Jack. Also known as Mr. Smishy.
Jack came to us as a rescue dog in 2004. A mastiff/boxer mix, Jack is the most docile, sad-faced 85-pound dog you'll ever meet.
Jack's original name was Frasier. But he looked like a Snacks to me, even though my husband scoffed. When we were at the pet store, I darted over to the tag engraving machine and quickly made up a Snacks tag with our information on it.
"It's engraved!" I pleaded. "So, now Snacks has to be the dog's name!"
My husband continued to disagree up and down, and after two days of owning the dog, he finally described why he just didn't want to name the dog Snacks:
He said, "The last thing I need is for the dog to escape the yard and I'll look like a completely looney screaming, "Snacks! Snacks!" around the neighborhood."
I conceded and so Snacks became Jack.
Fast forward two years later >> I never got around to changing the tag, the dog escapes the yard and a neighbor comes by our house confused saying, "I found this dog Snacks but he looks a lot like Jack."
We've changed his tag since.