No idea where the nicknames came from...it just sorta evolved!! Solas is 6yrs, GSD, her name is Gaelic for 'Light'. she has lots of tricks: paw, high 5, wave, roll over, take a bow, high 10, beg, stand up, spin, back up, play dead, 'Peek a Boo', target with paw or nose, target different coloured discs, fetch, speak, say prayers, right down (look sad),around me, paw on cane. And we're working on marching and shy. She's a clever girl and I love her to bits!!