Memories: The puppy, fondly named Jaws by his breeder, the alpha pup, the one with too much black to be considered "show quality", but he might pass as a cow; the first to leave his litter. Afraid and timid, he hid behind the truck seat as he was driven to his new home. A new name given, CHOLLA, for those sharp puppy teeth and because he was a bouncing puppy (aka "Jumping Cholla") Cholla cactus, a native plant to his new home, the Santa Monica Mountains. He learned his name through his cant, "Puppy, Puppy, Puppy, Jaws, Cholla." Cholla answered to "Puppy, Puppy, Puppy . . . ," through his entire life until his hearing diminished during his geriatric years. Of course he was fondly known as "Puppyface," too.