A Brown Dog
My dog and I serendipitously found one another eight years ago through the PetFinder website. Cinnamon is amazingly affectionate and devoted, with a sweet and gentle nature — though admittedly at times she can be a teensy bit exuberant. She’s very cute, and is slightly reminiscent in appearance to Benji, of movie fame. I know plenty of people who spend money to acquire dogs of a specific breed and very early in our marriage, my husband and I did that — yet I can honestly say that our most wonderful dogs over the years have been rescues — the ones with mixed and varied parentage, those that James Herriott lovingly referred to as having “hybrid vigor”. People who discover that I am an animal lover and who are very AKC-oriented like to ask me what kind of dog it is that I have. I take great pleasure in answering, “a brown dog”.