After much discussion and gnashing of teeth, it was determined that Ani (ah-nee) is too close to Annie (that whiny brat from the Star Wars movies), and Anakin might get confused if other people pronounced Ani with a hard 'a' sound. If we named her 'chinscratch' it would be fitting...
The windblown 'shelter chic' portrait:
We love Fuzzel, we really do. It's just too cutesy and this is a creature of calm demeanor. Phaino also went the way of the "not phonetically significant enough" names - it was too soft and ended in 'no' (and that's not something a dog likes to hear).
Pebbles the little green Jeep is for transporting Anakin, Marley the Big Red Truck is for transporting:
So in spite of ourselves, and reassured by the few votes for Nauga, we brought home a naw-gah creature (formerly Ming) and she was remarkably calm and quiet for the drive home. Once introduced to SuperBouncyBundleOfAnakin, she growled a few times and then they settled in to the routine of not really noticing each other... for now.
...and hopefully we'll have a better photo of the pups later. For now Nauga's bed is tucked safely under a desk where Anakin doesn't go. She really does ball up like a cat for warmth (and digs slightly while turning in circles to get cozy), Anakin isn't nearly so picky!