|Jeffie and the Dog Daddy|
Today we have another guest post by the Dog Daddy at our house. He was inspired by National Mutt Day.
December 2nd is National Mutt Day, which has led me to think about the dogs I have loved. Almost all of them have been mutts.
My definition of a mutt is a dog that is of mixed breeds. Sometime you don’t know what breeds are involved. Sometimes you can figure it out as the dog matures.
Whether it is true or not I have always felt that mixed breed dogs are better because they blend the attributes of two or more breeds and are generally more interesting.
When I was a child our family had a farm dog named Prince. I would guess he was part hound and part German Shepard and who knows what else. As an adult my first dog was a Cockapoo, part Cocker and part Poodle. Max was a great dog but I lost him when my first wife and I divorced.
Since I met Sue we have had many dogs and they have become more and more an important part of my life. When we met, she had Benji. He was part Doberman and part German Shepherd.
|Benji - Doberman Pinscher and German Shepherd|
Together we adopted Sherman, part Lab and part something else.
|Sherman - Labrador Retriever and who knows!|
After Benji's death, we adopted Spanky, part Lab and part something else with a curly tail!
|Spanky - Labrador Retriever and ?|
Then Lizzy, a pure breed Border Collie joined our family.
|Sherman, the Dog Daddy, and Lizzy - Border Collie|
Tucker showed up at our farm and stayed. He was the biggest mystery. We think he was part Lab and part Chow and who knows what else.
|Tucker - Labrador Retriever, Chow and ??|
Lucy was a product of an "opps" litter. Her daddy was a black Lab and mama was a Golden Retriever.
|Lucy - Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever|
|Jeffie - Golden Retriever and Border Collie|
|Rudy - Labrador Retriever|
I love mutts.
I also love dogs. All dogs.
Some of my favorite things are watching are dog shows and agility trials. Most of those dogs are pure breed and I love to see them.
But, when I come home ...
I want to see my mutts.
I celebrate DOG DAY every day!
I celebrate DOG DAY every day!
Awwww! What a great post! Before my husband got his first basset hound Barney, all our dogs had been mutts. We have all ready decided that, God forbid, when our babies are gone one day, we will adopt a mutt! That is so funny about Jeffie's ears, I never noticed it before. So cute!ReplyDelete
Mom had mutts as a kid growing up but later on her dogs were purebreeds...they were all rescues though...now she has me, a wonderful mixed-up mutt and she couldn't be happierReplyDelete
That's a great post about all the dogs. Dogs are great, no matter the breed.ReplyDelete
Woof! Woof! The Oooops litter are the best dogs. LOVE you dad's thirt. Lots of Golden Woofs, SugarReplyDelete
Hey Rudy, Hey Jeffie, Jet here. Hi Mr. DogDaddy.ReplyDelete
Boy, we like reading your manly man posts. I'm a mutt, too... we think I'm part Flat coat retriever/part border collie. Jeffie and I kind of have the same mix! Mom agrees that she enjoys watching the different heritages shine through.