Sunday, December 2, 2012

National Mutt Day

Blogging Friends.... I know. I know. I am still "missing in action" around Blogville!! I hope that everybody is well and healthy. I miss all of your Blogs, but, between working on my secretive writing project, overcoming this cold, plus somehow managing to give Rose much-deserved attention, life seems a bit hectic right now....

I had plans for today. Huge plans. I thought about it all year long. I knew, exactly, how I wanted this Blog post to look like. Why? Because today is December 2nd, also known as National Mutt Day!! So, my plans. I had snapped pictures of twain Beautifully Unique mutts over the course of our Summer. Which was not at all easy!! Because neither canine cooperated!! So much for being a pet photographer!! I quit!! Not that I had any aspirations in that area.... Moving on. So, today is National Mutt Day!! Wait. What?

This information is posted on their recently updated Website: .

National Mutt Day was created in 2005 by Celebrity
Pet Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige,
and is all about embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs. The biggest percentage of dogs euthanized in the shelter each year are unwanted, medium to large mixed breed dogs, due to the constant over-breeding and public desire of designer dogs and pure bred puppies that are sold to pet stores supplied by puppy mills that often produce ill and horribly neglected animals.

National Mutt Day was created to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters around the nation and to educate the public about the sea of mixed breed dogs that desperately await new homes. Mixed breed dogs tend to be healthier, better behaved, they live longer and are just as able to perform the duties of pure bred dogs - such as bomb and drug sniffing, search and rescue and guiding the blind.

There are millions of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs sitting in shelters, who are desperately searching for a new home. One of the county's most famous movie dogs is Benji, is a mixed breed Terrier.

So please visit your local shelter and find a new friend today!
(Sorry. But I would not recommend adoption this close to the holidays!!) If you can't adopt a mixed breed friend on December 2nd, please donate at least $5 to your local animal shelter, as they all need financial assistance and every dollar counts!

You can also volunteer to walk a dog, donate food and other supplies needed to your local animal shelter or make a donation in the memory of a loved dog who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Our goal is to save 10,000 Mutts this December 2nd from coast to coast!


So. About my plan. Uh.... Yeah. The pictures are in my camera and I do not know how to retrieve them!! Hmmm....How about using a plan B, instead? I love "Plan B's"!! Pictures of the two Beautifully Unique mutts who God has blessed my life with!! Abundantly.
Shadow, my first mutt, a German Shepherd/Golden Retriever cross, is on top.
And Rose, my "Mystery Dog" is below her.


Adopt mutt. Because, 75% of canines who enter shelters nationwide are mixed breeds.





scotsmad said...

National Mutt Day! Who knew? Roxy will be thrilled that there is a Her Day...of course every day is Her Day.

We donated a Furminator to our local was on their wishlist.

XXXOOO Daisy, bella & Roxy

Raelyn said...

Daisy, Bella & Roxy....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Yeah.... I did not know about National Mutt Day until last year. I, too, was thrilled!! ;)
I quite agree!! Every day is National Mutt Day when you are blessed to own mixed breeds!! ;op

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

It would be lovely to see all shelter dogs get a home. There are far too many unwanted dogs being bred these days.
Lynne x

Molly The Wally said...

Well done to National mutt day. Nice one. Have a marvelous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Raelyn said...

Thank-you for the comment!!
"It would be lovely to see all shelter dogs get a home." . I could not agree with you more!! ;op

Raelyn said...

Thank-you for the comment!!
And have a marvelous Monday, yourself, Friend!! ;op

RYKER said...

Yeah for National Mutt Day!!!

Raelyn said...

Thank-you for the comment!!
Hip-hip, hooray!! ;op

KSO said...

Rosie looks so sweet in those pictures! Thank you for promoting adoption! Hope you Thanksgiving was wonderful!

Raelyn said...

Thanks for commenting!!
I am glad that you enjoyed them!! I liked how the pictures turned out, too!! ;op

chicamom85 said...

That is a very nice post with great information. We all of us need love and a furever home. I hope lots of pals find theres very soon.

Loveys Sasha

Raelyn said...

Thank-you for the comment!!
"We all of us need love and a furever home.". I concur!! ;op