Solbit Meets Davy Crockett

Dear Nicalai,

They found the rescued dog at a shelter in Crockett, California.  So, of course, they named him “Davy.”  (For those readers not familiar with U.S. history, you need to know that Davy Crockett was a famous late-18th and early-19th Century pioneer, frontier scout, and U.S. Congressman in the earliest days of the United States.)


Our Davy Crockett is this little guy—  not the famous frontier scout who famously wore a dead racoon on his head.

Right away, Nick knew that Davy just had to be in their family.  Luke agreed.  What could their mom and dad do but say, “OK”?

Well, it was a good choice, because Davy loves to do all the things that Luke and Nick like to do.  You need to know that, when Luke and Nick play, they can get exuberant (that means really wild).


Fortunately, when they play hockey at home, Davy is quick so he avoids the swishing hockey sticks and the speeding puck.  He even thinks that’s fun.

Then there’s bike riding.  Davy loves to run after the bike.  Of course, Davy likes to eat, go for walks, sit on laps, and he pirouettes and barks happily when he greets us at the door.


In the morning, Davey likes reading the NYT with Nona in bed.

Papa says that Davy has good “social intelligence,” like I have.  I can tell that’s true, because he has won over Nona.  As you know, Nona is not what you would call “pet-friendly,” but she lets Davy sit on her lap, and she even takes him for walks.


If Davy had hands, then you might say that he has Nona in the palm of his hand. You could say that he’s comfortable around people.

What a good choice Luke and Nick made in picking a new member of their family, and the name “Davy” seems to fit, because their Davy is always up for an adventure, even though he doesn’t wear a dead raccoon on his head.

I’m your friend.



December 2014

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  • You may be asking yourself, “Who is Solbit?” Solbit is a fictional character, but she is a real plastic dinosaur, sent to us unsolicited in a package we ordered from Photojojo. So, she’s a plastic jurassic. Solbit is short for the four names given her by our grandchildren: Sparkle, Orangie, Lulu, Breakit. We tend to use her given names for when she’s been naughty. Thank you for visiting Tales of a Plastic Jurassic. Solbit likes company and hopes you’ll come back.
  • You can learn more about Solbit at her About page and in the earlier posts, “Solbit: How I Got My Name” and “Solbit: How I Got to Travel.”