Tuesday, December 7, 2010
MR. PUTIN'S PUPPY
In the middle of November, Mr. Putin got a puppy that was given to him by the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, whose name is Boyko Borisov. The puppy is a male Bulgarian Shepherd, and he was about 10 weeks old when Mr. Putin got him. His name was Yorgo, which seems like a perfectly nice name, but Mr. Putin decided to give the puppy a new name. So he asked all the Russian people and anybody else who was interested to suggest names for the puppy.
Lots of names have been suggested, and the most popular one right now is "Balkan." There are other names that have to do with Bulgaria, since that's where the puppy was born. Some of these names are Bratko, Shipka, and Theodore (for a Bulgarian tsar). Other people thought the name should sound more Russian, like Ros or Rus. I wonder if anybody has thought of calling the puppy "Piper." That would be the best name of all!
So anyway, I hope that someone will now give Prime Minister Putin a flock of sheep so that his new puppy can guard it and will feel like he has an important job to do. Or maybe he can just guard the animals that Mr. Putin already has.