Ambassador from Pomerania

Mister Pepe, the Pomeranian came in feeling bad.  His owners pronounce his name Mister Peppy.  I feel compelled to pronounce it Meester Pay-Pay.  It is not uncommon for people to give Hispanic-sounding names to Poms, presumably because they look somewhat like really hairy Chihuahuas.  Actually they are considered the smallest of the "Husky-type" breeds, no relation to the Chihuahua.

That got me thinking: where is Pomerania, anyway?  If you can answer correctly without googling, my hat is off to you.

Turns out the duchy of Pomerania was between Germany and Poland.  So really, Mister Pepe should have a name like Heinrich or Olaf.  I don’t think there will be any rush to re-name the fuzzy little rascals.

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