If you've listened to my show over the past few months, you've probably heard me talk about my puppy Copernicus. One woman recently told me it's like listening to stories from "The Big Red Dog" with all the adventures and mischief that Pernicus gets into! I've had some questions lately about details about my pup, so I thought I'd address them here.

Copernicus is an unusual mix - Chocolate Lab and Jack Russell. He's nine months old and has been with us since right around Halloween. I have to say, life has never been the same...and I mean that in a great way!

The biggest question I get is "How big is he?" So I took the above picture in our yard to give a little context. He's kind of....medium! Full of energy, he loves to run around our house...and around the house...and around the house! When he's inside, it's up and down the hall at full speed....and again....and again! It's hilarious!

We've had lots of questions about his name. Nicolaus Copernicus, (for anyone who doesn't know) was an astronomer and mathematician who formulated the model that put the sun, rather than the Earth, at the center of the universe. But that has nothing to do with where the name came from!

When Jim was a kid, his family dog had puppies and, although he was told NOT to name them, he did, before they were sold. His favorite puppy he had named Copernicus and, when it was sold, he said he'd someday have another dog by that name. Now, it just so happens that in the "Back to the Future" movies, Doc Smith also once had a dog named Copernicus. Jim says that's not where he got the name...but...I wonder....haha!

Thanks to everyone who listens to my stories and asks about my baby boy when they call. It's much appreciated! We try not to spoil our little guy....but I do tell him that he's a rock star!