And of course, Mushroom. Since she looks more like a pitbull than Badger, and people are sometimes wary of him, we thought Mushroom would face even more discrimination. We were wrong. Everyone loves Mushroom. We get comments like, "Awww, she looks like a tiny pitbull." (Yes, she does.) "Is she a pitbull/chihuahua mix?" (We don't know. Maybe?) "Is she fully grown?" (Yes, she is.)
Also, (and I may be biased here) she has an adorable little face. Just look at these pictures from our last play group. Who wouldn't want to say hi to her?
|"Hi there! I'm Mushroom"|
|"Is that a treat I smell?"|
|"I'm not usually into politics, but your candidate has some great ideas"|
On the other hand, I think people shy away from Badger not because he looks "pitbull-y" but because he looks like a mouth on legs. Way. Too. Intense.
|"YOU ARE MY NEW BEST FRIEND!!"|
|"WHY DIDN'T YOU RESPOND TO MY 11 TEXTS?!"|
|".... THEN I ROUNDHOUSE-KICKED THE ALIEN IN THE FACE BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!!"|
Do you have a dog like Mushroom that everyone loves? Or do you have a dog like Badger that people tend to avoid?
(Photo credits: Best Friends Tyngsboro)