Friday, July 31, 2015

It's National Mutt Day!

Who knew there was a day to honor the mutt's that make our life so enjoyable? There is and it's today!  So in honor of my three mutt's Lucky, Lucy, and Luke Bailey.   I wanted to share a few sweet photos and the story of their lives.  I also want to encourage others to consider adopting a loving companion from your own local animal shelter. There are so many four legged friends just waiting for a place to call home.
We have always adopted our dogs from the local animal shelter.  It's the thing to do for our family and we have had wonderful, loving pets.  Our little Luke Bailey is our first non-adopted mutt and he was a gift from my sister.  Lucky is our oldest dog.  He was originally adopted by an older couple to be a "lap dog".  He quickly grew and the couple could not keep him in their home.  My hubby found an ad at our vets office stating that the couple wanted a "good, Christian home for their Lucky".  We went to see Lucky and fell in love!  Thankfully, the couple felt we would make good owners for their beloved pup.  Lucky is a fierce snake killer, but terribly scared of lightning.  He will follow you anywhere and has such a sweet personality.  He is very patient and will step aside to allow his best buddy, Lucy, get her time with us.  Much to my chagrin, he is a champion at squirrel chasing and has brought his bounty to lay at the front porch as a gift.  Yuck!!  He loves to swim in the creek on hot, summer days. Isn't he handsome in his recent July 4th attire?
Lucky was a little lonely here at Still Woods Farmhouse and needed a friend to walk beside him as he wandered the woods and played in the creek.  We headed to the Harrison County Humane Society to find a companion.  My husband has a gift for selecting the best pets.  He saw this black beauty and we adopted her.  The information said that she kept digging out from the yard of her previous owner, but other than that, was a wonderful dog.  We named her Lucy for one of my favorite shows, I Love Lucy!  I affectionately call her Lucy Bell.  Our Lucy loves to sun by the pool and eat Lucky's food before she eats her own.  The first day we brought her home, I went outside to sit on the back steps and read a book.  Lucy came over, sat by me, and put her paw on my shoulder.  I was shocked!  I looked at her and she was facing the woods, looking not at me, but at the  woods.  Just hanging out with her new owner! She is a chow, lab mix just like Lucky.  Here is our sweet Lucy in her July 4th attire!
Lastly is our little Malti-Poo, Luke Bailey.   As a mixture of a Maltese and a poodle, he is a mutt.  An expensive mutt, but by definition, a mutt all the same.  I fell in love with him when my sister's dog gave birth after being bred with a poodle.  You can read more about Luke Bailey at a blog post he wrote..."Puppy Love".  We have a very talented puppy!  Luke Bailey actually smiles when you come in the door.  If my husband and I are in two different rooms, he will try to position himself so that he can see both of us.  Even though he weighs a mere 8 pounds to Lucky's 65 pounds and Lucy's 90 pounds, Luke Bailey thinks he is their size!  He is also the official "lightning alert" pet and makes sure that he gets our attention so that his older brother and sister come in the garage until the danger is over.  He is soft and cuddly, but would rather sit with my husband than with anyone else.  He is a gem! Look at those eyes!
Thank you Lucky, Lucy and Luke Bailey for your unconditional love and companionship!  If you have a mutt as a pet, give them an extra dose of love today and maybe a new bone in celebration of National Mutt Day!

Blessings from Lynda, Lucky, Lucy and Luke Bailey at Still Woods Farmhouse
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14 comments:

  1. They are three adorable dogs. And yes, they deserve a day to honour them. :)

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    1. Thank you Deb! I didn't know there was a National Mutt Day until I was having my morning coffee and heard it on the television. I enjoyed writing about our mutts!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  2. Oh my, your puppy dogs are all just adorable. I did not know there was a National Mutt Day, that is neat. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. They are sweet puppy dogs! We love them. As I was writing this blog post, Lucy was being her usual lazy self and laying out by the pool! She's a girls girl! Have a great weekend!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  3. You have three wonderful and Happy Mutts Deb!!
    If Danny would allow me - I'd have a house full of mutts!!!
    Our Augie is 13 yrs. and if we adopt - it'll be older pups ---- Just like us :-}}

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    1. Thanks Suzan. They are great pets and really good watchdogs...at least the two labs! Luke tries his best to be ferocious when he need to!

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  4. Adorable! God did an amazing job creating these beautiful souls

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    1. I agree with you Cindy! Dogs are special pets. Have a wonderful Sunday!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  5. Love your sweet pooches! Wonderful that they have all been adopted. I love having a pet, but now that it's just hubby and I we don't have one. We like to be able to just take off whenever we want and not have to worry about having to have someone look after a pet. They sure are fun to have! thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hi Jann. That is an issue we are beginning to face. My little one, Luke Bailey, loves to visit a friend of ours from church while we are away and the bog dogs are cared for by my parents. It does prevent you from just getting up and going when you want. They are a treasure though and we enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  6. Our dogs have always came from Shelters and were the best!! But we are now "petless" because i simply can not go through the heart ache of losing another beloved pet......
    Thanks so much for stopping by !! I am enjoying my Part time status and learning to slow down!!

    Have a great week!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. It is so very hard to lose a pet. They are a part of the family. Glad you are enjoying that part-time status. I can't wait until next year when I retire! Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by to visit.
      Blessings from Lynda, Luke, Lucky and Lucy (Say that 5 times fast!!)

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  7. found this post late, but loved it none the less. adorable dogs.

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    1. I am so glad you stopped by! We do have sweet dogs. Our big dogs, Lucky and Lucy, are ready for some fall weather! It has been miserably hot here on the MS Gulf Coast. Please come back again. In fact, I just posted a quick, pumpkin project you may like.
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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