When he first arrived, we understood his name to be "Bertie." So, we called him Bertie for several days, or "Bert," for short. Only some of the kids couldn't quite get it right, and called him "Bergie," which would occasionally be pronounced "Vergie," or even, "Virgil."
And then we found out his name wasn't "Bertie" at all, but, rather, "Bentley."
So, now the good-natured fellow answers to all of the above names, and a month later he still gets called all of them. The family is divided on which of his names we prefer, so he may always answer to all of them. And that, like everything else, seems to be fine with him.
In answer to any questions, Bentley is a Staffordshire Terrier mix, which may include Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Stafforshire Terrier, and other unknown breeds. Yes, this breed is one of the several breeds sometimes colloquially referred to as a Pitbull. However, the American Pitbull is a different, but related breed.
And whatever Bentley is, he is a sugar lump, that's for sure. We're so happy he's with us. He makes me laugh. Now that our "honeymood phase" is over, I should be back to blogging more ;-) And now, for any of you animal lovers, I'll be able to include regular pics of the new guy.