Ellen says the inspiration for Kid's name came from gossip magazine rumors that the couple was having a baby. DeGeneres told her audience, "Now I can say we have a kid."
It probably doesn't surprise anybody that the comedian would use the act of naming her dog as an opportunity for humor. But, having a fresh ball of fur and energy in the house has reminded DeGeneres of the challenges of raising a human kid.
"It makes me appreciate what it's like to be a mother, because I'm trying to hold a puppy while I'm trying to make coffee, and I can't do anything," she said.
Here's a photo posted earlier today of Ellen, Augie and a shirt with Augie's face on it.