I have been taking a lot of rides in the country lately.  I live in the city and so this is a vacation from all the noise and buzz.  I have noticed that most country dogs are mutts.

This one was barking and chasing the car until I stopped and took out the camera.  Then he became totally silent.

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This next dog was sleeping right in the middle of the road.  When I stopped to admonish him, he took serious offense and started howling.

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This next dog followed me all the way from his house to a dock on a river.  He knew his way around though because once he got tired of me, he left and trotted back home.

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Whatever number of breeds comes together to create a dog, the result is always a distinct personality.

Are you and your dog well matched?

You can find a companion on line through a number of dating sites.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could find the perfect dog through “Mutt Match”?

The Ontario SPCA is running an interesting campaign called Meet Your Match.


Since it’s a program of the ASPCA, I checked them out too!


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When I was a child we always had mixed breeds.  It might have looked like a German Shepherd, it might have barked like a German Shepherd and it might have acted like a German Shephard, but I knew the mother was just a plain old mutt named Lady and the father was long gone and would remain a mystery.  It didn’t matter to me.  That dog and I went everywhere together.  I even have a picture of “Bullet” sitting on my tricycle.

But it was the days of Lassie on television and I promised myself that when I grew up I would get myself a purebred collie.

Then I laid eyes on my first mini collie.  “It’s not a mini collie,” the owner told me sharply, “it’s a Shetland Sheepdog.”  Like I cared.  It looked like a Collie that had been shrunk in the laundry and I wanted one.

This is how I ventured into the land of dog breeding, but if I had a farm I would have every kind of dog there is.

So, tell me about your dog.  I really would love to hear why your dog is perfect (or not) for you.

I would also love to share the stories here so please let me know if you are okay with that.

  • Send a picture too that I can post it here.
  • Let me know if you are okay with me sharing your first name (or make one up)
  • Especially don’t forget to tell me what kind of breed you have (or what you know of the dog’s breed).
  • And his or her name.

I will definitely not share your location or share your email in any way.  But if you are worried, you can use a temporary email.  Just search “Disposable email address” in your browser for information on how to do this.

Since I can appreciate what it is like to have a box full of junk e-mail, I am protecting my email also.  But just click the website below and you’ll get there.