National Mutt Day
Today is National Mutt Day! It’s a holiday I can really throw myself into. I have four mutts currently lounging on or near me. One of them is farting. That’s just a thing when you have four dogs, two of them senior dogs. And it doesn’t matter if they’re mutts or pure bred. Anyway! National Mutt Day – let’s celebrate the mixed breed pups! And mixed breed people, yes? I’ve always considered myself a mutt, so the dogs suit me.
Flash, my old man, will be 15 soon. His mother was an Australian Shepherd, and his father was the German Shepherd which dug under the fence. So we know what his heritage is, and we chose Flash and his sister because they both looked like Aussies, our favorite breed at the time. No, I don’t mind having a pure bred dog. They’re both dogs, both in need of homes and love.
Patches, Flash’s litter mate, has his mix. I’ll tell you about my mix. I’m a combination of Scottish, Irish, English, Mexican, Danish and Cajun French. So far as I know. And 100% Southern. Now, stack me and my dogs side by side, I’m more of a mutt than all of them combined, most likely. Ask the five of us if we want a Jones Natural Chews Pig Ear, four will jump and snatch. I’ll be the one holding the Pig Ear. Mutt or pure bred, all dogs will go bananas for a Jones chew. Though recently, I’ve been watching cooking shows and have seen people eating pig ears. I need to ask my boss if she’d recommend my boiling and simmering a Jones Natural Chews Pig Ear for lunch …
My handsome little Chewy was found wandering the streets of Killeen, Texas. He was only about seven weeks old. We honestly don’t know what he is, though he looks to be at least part Affenpinscher. His snout and legs are awfully long, so I know there’s more to his blood line than that. I dress him up like he’s worth a million dollars, because he is. His value to me doesn’t lie in his pedigree.
Gadget was found wandering just outside the beltway of Atlanta, Georgia. He was a couple of years old, cracked tailbone, hernias and impaction. In a lot of pain. My mother took him in, had all the necessary surgery done, then gifted him to us (okay, he kept biting her). He’s been a mixed blessing. Yes, he still bites when he’s not happy. On the flip side, his mouth is so tiny that it’s a non-issue. On the flip side of THAT, his snarly little attitude is felt. Big time. And he’s the snuggliest dog you’d ever want to meet. As for his pedigree? We obviously have no idea. Sometimes I think there’s some Brussels Griffon in there, mixed with Chihuahua. If I ever did a DNA test on one of my dogs, it would be Gadget. He’s a mystery mutt.
This last mutt is my boss’s brother. I definitely have no idea what he is. You’ll have to trek over to the Jones Natural Chews headquarters and ask him yourself. Good luck getting an answer. And don’t tell him I sent you. 😉
It’s December, which means that our giveaway is Christmas treats! If you don’t already have a stocking for your dog, you’ll want this bag o’treats! The Canine Christmas Crunchers are all natural, all grown and produced in the USA, and all single ingredient treats – in a cute stocking! So click this sentence, scroll to the bottom of the new post, and enter! Tweeting daily earns SO many points, bettering your chances of winning! Do it now. Your dog will smile, mutt or not. All dogs love Jones!
Spreading the good chews …