Just Jot It January — Mongrel

As far as I can tell, my household is full of mongrels.Β Most of us are vaguely Northern European with our pale skin and long noses. Moo’s got that skin though — that skin that tans in the shade and browns in the sun. She got it from my mother, and whether it’s Seminole or Melungeon, she’s got it. My hair in its natural state does not scream white girl so much as it screams Mediterranean ancestry.

We barely outnumber the four-legged mongrels.

Clara’s mother was Siamese. Cletus is part dog. Catticus, I suppose, could have been a part-ocelot, part-street urchin when we took him in.
The dog, well, she’s muttastic. Her mother was a German Shepherd, but according to commenting gawkers, her father was part Chow? part Dachshund? part Golden?


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46 Responses to Just Jot It January — Mongrel

  1. Josh Wrenn says:

    I think Chow for certain.

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  2. Ritu says:

    Loving all the photos!!!!!!!!!

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  3. That’s a fine tribe, you’ve got.
    Melungeon – had to Google that.

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  4. jdawgswords says:

    great crew you got there…

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  5. ghostmmnc says:

    Love your kitties and puppy dog. πŸ™‚

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  6. loisajay says:

    The white cat (Clara) with the beautiful eyes..!! Cletus reminds me of my little Teemu. Gorgeous mongrels you have there, Joey.

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  7. Bestie! ❀ "Twisted Cat" and "B&W Cat" are i'm-not-worthy!!!

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  8. The husband’s DNA ethnicity results leads us to believe he has melungeon heritage. I had not heard the term before I started researching his line. πŸ™‚ The kids ended up somewhere between his nicely tanning skin and my “the sun came out and now you’re fried” skin. LOL

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  9. JoAnna says:

    Such a lovely family. Mongrels are healthier, you know. πŸ™‚

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  10. Quite a group of cuties, Joey.



  11. marianallen says:

    What a gorgeous bunch! Thanks for the happy pics!

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  12. Nancy says:

    I think we are all a little mongrely! That’s what makes us great!! I love your four legged friends. The kitty with the two tone eyes is amazing!

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  13. Dan Antion says:

    That’s a find lookin bunch of mongrels you got there. If you love them, that’s all that matters.

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  14. reocochran says:

    Joey, I could see your family of animals as being quite a bundle of characters and personalities! Your own family has unique heritage traits coming out, mine is similar! They all started out looking alike with blondish hair, while my son has the thickest hair and deepest skin tones. Felicia is fair and pale at times when Carrie is reddish in face and neck, while hair is a thin brown hair, following some of mine and some of my Mom’s traits. Life in a family is a menagerie or smorgasbord! πŸ™‚

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  15. Prajakta says:

    They look so happy and fresh and huggable πŸ™‚ They seem to be diverse with typical personality quirks …

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  16. orbthefirst says:

    I LOVE your animal family πŸ™‚ Sadie looks so happy wither her GIANT bone πŸ˜› And SUCH personality in your pictures. These are great. πŸ˜€

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  17. Benson says:

    What a fine bunch of mongrels. Your Tabby cat has a belly like Pinkie. When he lays around the house he lays AROUND the house.

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  18. April says:

    I love the Christmas tree shot. Your dog looks like my grand puppy. She is supposed to be Australian Shepherd….pure bred. But she isn’t. Cute dog though.

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  19. Laura says:

    Absolutely love these pics! Our Phoebe came from a lab rescue but is definitely a mix — we’ve had several guesses as to the rest of her DNA. Maybe one of these days I’ll be curious enough to do one of those swab tests. πŸ™‚

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  20. Aww, is that a pupperchino in the Starbucks cup? Otto had one the other day, and enjoyed himself completely.

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  21. I love your take on this Joey, and your photos. what a good looking set of mongrels you all are.
    We are a bunch of mongrels in our family too. Miss Hap is part Anglo Saxon, part Mediterranean for starters!

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  22. Such sweet mongrels! Love, love, love those beautiful faces! πŸ’—

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  23. Do you get to deduct all those four legged family members? πŸ™‚

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  24. Gay Stepdad says:

    What a beautiful clan. People always comment on our cats and say … ‘Ooh what breed are they’ to which I always reply. ‘ally cat mongrel’.

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