We got a rescue dog in February of 2003.  He's a twenty pound Pomeranian-Sheltie mix who looks like a miniature Keeshond.  We love him but he's a handful to say the least. Anyway to keep peace in the family I decided to add a little dog centered material to this site.


The following is a special profile for Clancy of the Clan McAoda

The meaning of your name CLANCY

The Irish version of the surname is Mac Fhlannchaidh, from the personal name Flannchadh, which, it is thought, meant ‘red warrior'. Clancy is a 'Mac' name; the initial C of Clancy is in fact the last letter of the prefix Mac.  In Irish it is Mac Fhlannchaidh (son of Flannchaidh, flann meaning reddish )  The aspirated F is silent. 


The Aries Dog is adventurous and energetic, always exploring new areas. Aries dogs love to go for walks and their pioneering nature leads them in new directions.  Their confidence and impulsiveness sometimes gets them into precarious situations, whether it be following a squirrel into bramble or into a pond after a stick.  But the Aries dog will always firmly and boldly assert himself and dive headlong into another escapade, most commonly chasing a car or a kid on the bike down the street.  On the other hand when they get into the shadow side of the their sun sign (Libra) they turn into dependent lap dogs who need to be constantly assured that they are loved by continuous belly rubs.


I sound the alarm!
Deliveryman - come to kill us all
Look! Look! Look! Look!

Another description of the Aries dog is from  Myriam Maytorena, M.Ed.

The Aries dog is playful and jubilant.  He will growl and be angry for a second and then turn around and forget what ever made him mad.  He likes to run and play and will become really depressed if not given enough exercise.   Expect this dog to continue to be youthful even when he gets to be an old hound.   It would not be unusual for an Aries dog to have some kind of scar of his face.

Again this is so true.  Clancy has a scar from a tick of him muzzle and when John first saw it he said that Clancy tells all the girls it's his dueling scar.


Dogs can be a bit overwhelming, due in part to their attentive natures. They can march in and take control of a situation, even when it doesn’t involve them directly. This can lead people to think Dogs are nosy or gossipy, but in reality, he just means well. Money and status don’t matter to the Dog. He is more concerned with the welfare of his family and friends and will do whatever it takes to help them out of a tight squeeze or a rough spot. Once Dogs determine a subject of interest, they usually master that before taking off for a new adventure. They like to finish what they start. They are honest and trustworthy people, ethically strong and morally kept. They make loyal friends and companions.




Four Pets  -- Four pets like to know "what's what." They thrive on routine. So no matter how hectic your life becomes, stick with a regular schedule of meal times, walks, and play periods. Seriously, that four pet has some kind of internal clock and will get cranky if you make it wait too long for a meal or a ball toss. Whenever possible, introduce any necessary changes to the pet's schedule or environment in a slow, gradual way. Your pet will love you for it. And to keep it from getting stuck in a rut, it's important to "shake things up" a little bit from time to time. Just do it in a way that meets with your pet's approval and you will have a loyal companion for life.


Clancy's view of the world