Blog Prompt: Today is Mutts Day. Do you prefer a mutt or a purebred animal? Why?
I love all dogs, whether they are mutts or pure bred. As most of you guys know, I have always owned boxers. They are great family dogs and make great companions. Duke, Barkley, Mia and now Ernest T. Bass have all been wonderful dogs.
I’m so glad we rescued Ernest and I wish more people would do that. There are so many dogs out there that are pure bred that need to be rescued. It breaks my heart to go the website where we got Ernest from and see all the boxers that need foster homes. My husband has an old class mate that is pleading on Facebook right now for someone to foster her 2 dogs. One is an American Bulldog and the other is a smaller dog. She lives in the Jacksonville area and I hope someone can help her soon.
I have always heard that “mutts” are dogs that don’t seem to get sick as often or get the strange ailments that pure bred do.Â All I know is that it seems the small pure bred dogs seem to be at the vets all the time. All my boxers have died from cancer and Ernest is already showing signs of small tumors on his skin.
Let me tell you Ernest’s latest health weird thing he is going through. He has always ate all his dog food for the day in the morning. He is a very good eater and at night he will get a couple of treats before bed. For quite sometime now, late in the day, he acts like he is going to get sick, but never does. The vet says just to give him Pepcid AC. It seemed to work for awhile, but then the trowing ups started again.
I did a search on Google and found a Boxer forum. I told Ernest’s sad story and every person that came on there told me that he has the “Hunger Pukes”. And the cure is to divide his food in half, morning and night and add some yogurt to one of the meals.
I told my husband this and he was like me. What the hell are Hunger Pukes? Well, I am so glad to report that since we have been following that regiment, he has been fine. No more hunger pukes!!!!! Can you believe it? A simple cure for his problem.
As long as Ernest is happy, then we are happy. Ain’t he cute!
Its time to post my entry for the Battle of the Creative Teams.
Everyone have a great day,
I’m just a country girl loving my geeky life with my wonderful husband, always taking pictures, getting my hands dirty in the garden, being crafty, exploring with travels and enjoying all this on a budget. But above all, living my faith as a child of God!