😂No, it’s the English version of a Chinese name. We adopted Syau and Sophie last summer. They were both 10-years-old and the couple who had them were moving into a retirement community and couldn’t take their beloved dogs. We were looking for an older dog to replace one who passed in the spring and to keep our elderly Pekingese company. Fate decided we needed two dogs!

The couple lived in China for many years due to the husband’s work and began a habit of giving their pets Chinese names. Sophie was the exception since she was already 6-months-old and named when they adopted her.

Syau is pronounced like Chow but with the ch is soft, more like sh. Or, like Show but with a long o.

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