The real question wasn’t why did David Cook get a dog despite the fact that he was on the road most of the time. The real question was what’s up with the name?

Cook recently acquired a Scottish terrier. So far, so good. Nice breed. Small dog. Fits nicely into a tour bus with an American Idol.

So, what does Cook name this beast? Dublin.

What?

Yes, Dublin. Scottish dog named after an Irish city. Glasgow would have worked better.

“Most people just didn’t get that joke,” Cook told IdolChatter recently. “But he’s just a great dog. He’s on a little vacation now back in New York with a friend of mine. He’ll rejoin the tour pretty soon.”

Kinda hope his next dog is a chihuahua. I’d like to see what he names that one.