How Did Nox Get Her Name?

January 12, 2022

Recently a fellow blogger at asked me how Nox got her name. I realized I hadn’t shared the story of how Nox and Luna got their names. While Luna is no longer with us, except in memories, how Nox got her name is directly related to us getting both Nox and Luna at the same time.

About 13 years ago, Bruce and I adopted two little dogs at the same time from the local animal shelter, Table Mesa Animal Shelter, which later became the Foothills Animal Shelter.

To encourage the adoption of both dogs at the same time, they named the dogs, Yin and Yang. While the names were very cute, we decided the names sounded so similar to each other, the dogs wouldn’t be able to tell which was which. We also decided that we wouldn’t remember which was which either.

Our daughter was with us when we adopted the dogs from the shelter. On the way home with the dogs, we were discussing different names. Our daughter suggested Luna and Nox. Luna for the moon and Nox for the night.

We liked the names and the little white dog became Luna for the moon and the little black dog became Nox for the night.

When the dogs were being crazy, we would joke that Luna was short for Lunatic and Nox was short for Obnoxious.

Nox and Luna Playing

13 thoughts on “How Did Nox Get Her Name?

  1. I think you told me before about Nox’s name but this is the first I ever saw and had info on Luna. What a great photo. Refresh my memory…what breed(s)? And somewhere along the line I forgot that Ms. Nox is 13, or as Max would say, a younger woman.

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    1. Luna was a terrier and Chihuahua mix. When she was in good health, she weighed about 7.5 to 8 pounds. Nox was about 6 months old when we got her. Nox is part cairn terrier. She may be all cairn terrier

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