Kiska

A beautiful little Siberian Husky deserved a proper name, so I dutifully consulted a map of Siberia and environs thinking I would get some inspiration.  Sure enough, I spotted an island in the Aleutians called “Kiska”.  Perfect!

Many years later a Ukrainian friend asked me why I would name a dog “pussy cat”, which is what Kiska means in Russian!!  Thank goodness she only speaks English…