Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Today is Mutt's Day


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By Diane Forrest

My son was married at the end of 2010.  His wife owned a dog, but it had been staying with her parents in Memphis.  Once they got married and moved into an apartment, she retrieved her blonde cocker spaniel, Dolce.  My son quickly learned that she had a soft spot for dogs, and they would visit the local animal shelter.  It was there that they met Charlie.  He had the cutest face, and was a mutt, but he had to come home with them.  Their story doesn’t end there, however.  6 months later they visited the shelter again and that's when they met Anna, a black and white mutt.  I now have 3, 4-legged grand puppies.  They are all spoiled, and well behaved, and are great company for my son and his wife.
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Today is Mutt's Day.  The most famous mutt is Benji.  He was made famous during his television series of the same name.  Benji was just a poor dog who had found his way to an animal shelter, and was adopted.  What makes a mutt so special? While purebreds come from a lineage of dogs of the same breed, mutts are a mix between two or more breeds. This means that no two mutts are alike—each is unique in its own way! These dogs certainly deserve a day of celebration for their diverse heritage.
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If you own a mutt, today is the day to show it a little extra attention, perhaps an extra special treat.  Spend the day relaxing and doing all the things you and your dog like to do. Do so with both of your chins held high. For your mutt is worth a million bucks!  If you don't have a mutt, or any type of dog, and are looking for some companionship, try visiting your local animal shelter and adopt one of these great animals.  They will fill your life with joy.
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