2: a cross between types of persons or things
So does Buttercup. Buttercup is my beloved "mutt" (Yes, I went for MUTT instead of Mongrel). She has occupied a space in my heart (and this world) for 5 years now.
She has a few distinct features of the Shar Pei: unique "hippopotamus" head shape, profile and wrinkles...but she is muscular, lion-like and regal with a very smooth coat (and not as much fur--although she sheds like...) like the Chow Chow. She has a blue/black tongue splotch and that stilted gait as well. Her snout protrudes more like the Shiba Inu...(AKC search)
Yeah, I don't know...but I love her madly anyway.
Now I can tell you that SHE...
- loves "soft" toys (the ones she can "de-fluff")
- ice in her water (crushed, not cubed)
- rolling around in the grass (or on my bed)
- frolicking around like a deer (when she sees a squirrel)
- laying with her hind legs splayed out...(she's classy)
When I told Buttercup that the First-Family Elect is going to bring a "mutt" into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, she was quite happy. We think it's only fitting. Why have some "pure bred" dog running around? A "mutt" represents us all so much better (and Buttercup agrees).
Yay for MUTTS! Yay for a "first-mutt"...Yay for an "adopted from a shelter first-mutt"...