Some people assume that I'm named Kipper because my mum is a fan of the smoked fish. Actually, she is a fan of the children's storybook character (created by Mick Inkpen) of the same name. The book series was later adapted into a cartoon, and although she was very much an adult at the time, she found herself glued to the TV completely mesmerized by [the animated] Kipper's adorable looks and his charming British accent. She knew that she was going to name her next dog Kipper and even though I'm a girl, she stuck with that decision. :P I thought today was an appropriate time to share that tidbit of information since it happens to be my blog's first birthday... Happy birthday blog!