Dog owner slammed for naming puppy she found during lockdown Covid

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A woman has been slammed for giving a dog she found at the start of lockdown an 'offensive' name.

The lady said her dog's unusual name has been causing a stir in her local area, after a couple heard her calling the pup's name on the beach.

Taking to Reddit to talk about the situation, the woman explained how she and her partner came up with the peculiar name, which was inspired by their time in lockdown over the last couple of years.

"We found a stray puppy during the start of our lockdown. It started by feeding him scraps in the back garden where we were spending so much of our time," she wrote.

"Now he's moved in and is probably going to stay unless someone comes forward to claim him. We put a notice up in some village shops about him.

"We called him Covid because that's why we found him – spending all our time at home. We have now started taking him out for walks – which he loves. But yesterday a couple heard us calling his name while playing by the beach.

"They came over and told us that it's insensitive as they lost an uncle to the virus. They said how would we feel if they called their pet cancer or death?"

The woman asked fellow Reddit users their opinion on whether they thought the name was offensive.

Many seemed to think it was, as one person asked: "Would you name a dog Ebola, AIDS or cancer?"

While another added: ""Despite your story, I still have no clue why you would name a pet after a virus that has killed thousands of people."

A third chimed in: "Just give the dog a normal name so you don't have to worry about shouting Covid for the next 10 to 15 years or whatever."

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