A game recently swept through one of the German Shorthaired Pointer enthusiast pages I frequent.  It was one of those silly challenges that starts to quickly illicit backlash posts requesting the end of the game.  I was fine with it as it was over the inauguration and the GSP game was a nice way to break up all the political posts.

I did get called a "Libtard" in a different GSP post a couple days later.  It's fun to let people think I'm a snowflake; my spine is made of steel.  

It was a fairly simple game.  The dog parent or owner was to post a photo of his or her dog in a side-by-side shot with a clue as to the dog's name and then others in the group were to guess the name.  

Our contribution.  Dylan art by Shaine Schroeder.

Our contribution.  Dylan art by Shaine Schroeder.

Some were simple, like the photo of the trigger of a gun was obviously Trigger or a photo of John Wayne for a dog named Duke.  I remembered seeing someone reference a dog named "Rommel" once, so I kept looking for that picture, wondering if I'd made that whole scenario up.  A lesser Nazi is still a Nazi.  I discovered that lots of GSPs are named after brands of hunting gear or guns, with lots of Cabelas, Benellis, and Remis in the mix. 

Joey wasn't the only musical dog--we saw a Haggard and I'm sure we missed a Dylan.  There's always a Dylan.  It didn't take someone too long to guess Johanna for her.  She's "Visions of Johanna," for reals, Joey for everyday, Jobu when she makes me laugh, and Asshole a small percentage of the time.

I did have a sign of personal growth when someone posted a side-by-side of his or her dog and a photo of a white person dressed up as the Florida State mascot.  I did not ask if the dog was named, "Appropriation."

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