MeiPu is actually a Lhasa Apso, though she gets into so much trouble
and has such a busy family that her coat rarely gets good treatment.
In fact her coat gets whacked from time to time when there's been lack
of dilligence at dealing with snarly. But she's really a sweet dog,
if a bit jealous. She surely knows how to get attention when she wants it.
Her name comes from the amalgamation of phonetic cues gathered from
a Chinese dictionary by a non-linguist. We imagine that "Golden Sister" is
something of an approximation. It's too bad that we didn't have
a Tibetan dictionary at the time. Especially around her brother she
continues to insist that she is not Chinese!