Monday, February 20, 2012

The Pups of Maison Mutt

Mr. Mutt & I are real dog lovers...I mean to the point of "talking" for our dogs. Just ask any of our three daughters & they will roll their eyes in agreement. If you don't know all of our dogs, today I'd like to share a picture of each so you can meet them:

Harley Davidson Dawg.
A feisty Bologense. We rescued him about 9 years ago. He came to us missing an eye & a tail but his HUGE heart is still intact. While he enjoyed "only dog status" for quite some time, he has been very gracious & (sort of) accepting of the rest of our brood. As he considers himself more of our fuzzy son than a "dog" we tend to treat him as such. However, we had to draw the line at lending him the car keys...his feet don't touch the petals.

Gunner is our Great Pyrenees.
He is our only "picked" (non rescue) pup. He came to us from a sheep farm in Ohio as an eight week old ball of fluff. I had to include two pictures for you to see the difference just one year makes. Yup, baby Gunner on the left & big boy Gunner on the right. He is a wonderful guy, always happy & quite protective! He adores Mr. Mutt. I love this breed but just wish I had a spinning wheel because I could create some amazing sweaters & scarfs with the amount of fur Gunner leaves behind. This is not a breed for people who don't like to vacuum!

Princess Jasmine came to us next.
She was a California rescue however, she was born in Alaska!She's quite the traveler! Jasmine is a American Staffordshire/Pointer mix. She is a very loving girl & considers herself a lap dog. She is quite unaware of her size. I don't have the heart to tell her she is almost 80 pounds, so Mr. Mutt & I squirm as she digs her paws into our laps finding just the right spot (on us) to lay down. Jasmine is the kind of girl that would fight to the end for us, she is quite amazing! Here she is enjoying a day out with Mom & Dad (& snacks)!

Pierre is next in our line up.
He is a Pomeranian coming to us from Kentucky. I had volunteered some grooming time at a local shelter & Pierre was my first "customer". For some reason Mr. Mutt was quite surprised when I brought Pierre home. Hmmmmm, I can't imagine why! Pierre is a mommies boy (& yes, he's spoiled).
He loves to have his picture taken, to the point of butting in on the other pups photo sessions!

Bijoux is our last(?) rescue.
Another California girl (but born in Iowa). She came to us as a 12 week old puppy. Bijoux is a TeddyBear Mix which is a mix of a ShihTzu & a Bichon Frise. This girl is smart as a whip. If she were a large breed I think she would out do both Gunner & Jasmine as a watch dog. Nothing gets past this little lady! 'Course, due to her "smarts" she also has Mr. Mutt, myself, our girls, neighbors, mailman, delivery guy & anyone she comes in contact with... wrapped around her little paw! She's a charmer for sure.

So that's our Muttley Crew. Mr. Mut & I have enjoyed every moment of the craziness these pups bring to our life. If adopting a rescue isn't for you, volunteering at a local shelter or donating items or money can make all the difference in the world. Believe me, helping these darlings is great for the soul!


  1. All of your doggies are so cute! I can't imagine my life without my 2 furry babies!


  2. I'm glad I found your blog. I'm a new follower with GFC and LF. I would love if you stopped by and followed back so we can stay connected. Lori


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