Blogging Friends.... If you have not already figured this out, I am a shameless advocate of mixed breed canines and mutt adoption on my Blog!! I'm unapologetic, really!! Why? Because I share my existence with a certain Beautifully Unique "Mystery Dog", named Rose!! And I love and celebrate her every second of the day!! Plus, based upon personal observation, seemingly nobody owns mutts!! But that is just what I have seen.... So, twice monthly, I will be expressing my feelings regarding anything mixed breed!! But do not desert me, dear Friends, because of this one Blog post. Please. There will be plenty of stories to come!!
We are all unique. Different in our own ways. Nobody is exactly the same, personality-wise. Nobody. Everyone is his/her own individual!! Everyone. And, what truly amazes me is how mightily this is expressed in nature!! It truly amazes me.... No snowflake is identical. A Zebra's stripes vary from creature to creature. My fingerprints are mine and mine alone. Plus no mutt looks exactly the same compared to even a littermate!! Nearly twain years ago, I was looking at some tables of various free stuff. I saw this children's picture story book entitled: "Zak: The One-of-a-kind Dog" by Jane Lidz. Curious, I picked it up. Flipping through this book's illustrative photographs, I was captivated by the first page!! It begins like this: (As Zak looks upward, a quizzical expression written on his face) The first thing people ask me is, "What kind of dog are you?" (As Zak lies, forlornly, on some leather chair) I wish I knew. Someone said there were many kinds of dogs in my family. Who are they? (A serious Zak looks as though he carries the world's weight upon his shoulders) Judge? (Zak is going to walk the plank) Pirate? (Zak and a Pug are lifting their legs on some bushes) Trailblazer? (Zak is standing beneath a "Pa Ingalls"-like statue) Pioneer? (Zak is wandering through miles and miles of acres) City Farmer? (Zak is running through the street) City Slicker? But that doesn't tell me what kind of dog I am. I'll have to seek the answer. (Zak is trekking up some sandy hill) (Zak meets a girl) Excuse me, but... (Zak then meets a baby boy) Do you know what kind of dog I am? Am I the top dog? (Zak plays with this small canine) Or the underdog? (Zak, looking overwhelmed, meets this larger canine) I'm not black or white. (Zak encounters two dogs. One black. The other white.) I'm not even on the dog chart. But at least I'm a real dog... (Zak poses alike to this mural of some canine) with real feelings. I can be brave (Zak crosses a black cat) honest (Zak has his left paw up) funny (Zak is "laughing") playful (Zak is attempting to steal a stick from some girl) curious (Zak is rebelliously looking up toward a sign which reads: NO DOGS ALLOWED IN THIS AREA) and loving. (Zak is being greeted by a pair of twin brothers) There's no one else just like me. It feels good to be special. So now when people ask, What kind of dog are you?" I say, I'm a one-of-a-kind dog." What kind of person are you? (The end!!) This book is such a beautiful tribute to Mystery Dogs everywhere!! Plus their weird and crazy owners.... Like me, who grab free children's books!!