My grandmother could never pronounce our dog's name, which was Misty. She'd always get a bit confused and say Mittsy instead.
That's actually the nickname of Heather Mitts on the U.S. women's national team.
The connection ends there, because Heather is far from being a dog, although Misty was pretty cute.
It's pretty sad that after the work Mitts has put in, she'll miss the World Cup.