So...Gizmo's original name from the ranch he was born on was Ripper. We figured out why pretty quickly. Paper towels and newspapers were more enjoyable than any toy we bought him. We had always thought when and if we got a dog...we wanted to name it Gizmo though. For the first few weeks here...he thought we changed his name from Ripper to No No Bad Dog. When he did something silly...which was often...we affectionately called him Jerky. Anyway...we felt bad leaving him when we had to go to work. One day about a year after Gizmo arrived...we went on the web site for the ranch. There were photos of a new litter of puggles born 8/18/07, exactly a year after Gizmo was the same beagle mom and pug dad. We were scrolling through the pictures. There was a little guy named...Jerky! We looked at each other...and were equally as shocked...and we said...we're getting another puppy. Ripper became Gizmo and we sometimes called him Jerky...but then Jerky came we couldn't keep that name or Gizmo might respond. We decided to come up with another name that was five letters long...with a 'z' in the middle, like Gizmo had. We finally decided to take the first two letters from one of our last names, Hammer...then put the 'z'...then use the last two letters from the other last name, LoBosco...and we came up with Hazco. At first, we tried it the other way...taking the 'Lo' from LoBosco and 'er' from Hammer, but quickly realized with the 'z' in the middle, that spelled Lozer! Changing a puppy's name from Jerky to Lozer would certainly bring upon years of therapy for him. For a while, friends called him Orzo, Quizno, Hasbro, and several other things...but everyone finally caught on to Hazco. They're brothers and best friends. They couldn't be any happier. Neither could we. They're truly man's best friend.

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