Sunday, July 31, 2022

National Mutt Day

 Today is a special day.

Mom has lived with dogs for her entire long life. She thinks dogs make better friends than people do.  She has had all kinds of dogs, big ones and little ones, some with long straight hair, some with long curly hair and some with short smooth hair.  She's had black dogs, white dogs, brown dogs and red dogs. She's had one color dogs and multi colored dogs and some very nice spotted dogs.

She has had a lot of purebred, pedigreed dogs and she's had a lot of MUTTS. She just loves dogs, no matter what flavor.

Here are some of the MUTTS that own important places in Mom's heart.

First was Hermione. She was part Shepherd and part Mystery.

Hermione had four puppies. Their dad was a Cocker Spaniel. 

They were Claude.



and Zelda. Zelda lived to be 17 years old. 

Then Mom moved to the beach and needed a beach dog. So she adopted Libby.
Libby's mama was a Terrier and her daddy was a Boxer.
Just before Mom and Dad got married, they adopted Pylon.
Pylon was a Labrador mix.
After Libby died, Py needed a friend so they adopted Porsche. She was four months old and a silly little Dachshund mix. What they didn't know was that she had caught parvo at the shelter and only lived for a week after they adopted her.
Lucy was the next MUTT in their lives. Dad rescued her from a bad living situation.
Lucy's mama was a Chihuahua and her daddy was a Pomeranian.

Then they all moved to Missouri and soon Dad came home with a gentle giant, big Monty. 

Monty's mama was a ChowChow and his daddy was a Doberman.
Soon Miss Morgan joined the pack.
Morgan's mama was a Shih Tzu and her daddy was a Lab.
Next came Winston. His mama was a Golden Retriever and his daddy was a German Shepherd. He soon went to live with Mom's uncle, whose dog had recently died.

Then came Tsar.
His mama was a Siberian Husky and his daddy was a Chow/Lab mix.

After Tsar died Mom was very sad but one day a hot tired Sebastian showed up at the door. He was very welcomed.

Finally Dad surprised Mom was us, me and Sydney.
Our mama was a Beagle and our daddy was a Dachshund.

MUTTS can do anything that purebred dogs can do. We're especially good at giving love and laughter to our peeps. 

So happy National MUTT Day to all our doggy friends of all sizes, shapes, colors and breeds or mix of breeds.We love you all.

Your MUTT pal, Mackey


Molly the Airedale said...

Your mom and dad have sure had a lot of wonderful dogs. Happy National Mutt Day to you and Sydney, Mackey!

ZOOLATRY said...

What an amazing and beautiful group of dogs you've given your home and heart to over many years ... little Penny reminds me so much of the stray I grew up with. He arrived at our door on Christmas day, cold and hungry, in a snowy northern Indiana winter. Dad said, now don't you kids go feeding that pup, he'll hand around and we'll have to keep him! (his usual mantra) But of course we tossed bologna slices out the garage door, which Dad knew we would do and a day or two later, he (Dad) made a soft bed in the garage and said, well, soon as the holiday are over he'll have to get a vet check, what are you naming him? Nicholas ~ Nicky,
lived nearly 16 years and was the best ever. Even Dad fell in love! MUTTS!

Brian said...

That is a beautiful bunch of sweet Mutts, really! Thanks for hosting for National Mutt Day!

Ruby Rose and the Big Little Angels 3 said...

Thank you for this post. Mutts used to be abundant, then everyone wanted breeds. Everyone over a certain age has had a mutt and they were all loved.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

You've shared your life with many beautiful dogs!