The Life and Adventures of Our StubbyDog Mascot

February 7, 2011  

The original Stubby was a World War One hero – the most decorated dog in history.

If he’d been born a decade later in the 1920s, Stubby might have grown up to be the rascally Petey of Buster Brown, Our Gang, and The Little Rascals.

In the 1950’s, he’d more likely have lived in a typical suburban family home, where pit bulls were in vogue as “America’s family pet.” (In the U.K., in the 50s, they were called “nanny dogs.”)

And today? Who would Stubby be, most typically, in today’s world?

Most likely, we wouldn’t know exactly where he came from. We could guess that he grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, and, at some point, was picked up and taken to a local shelter. This might have seemed like a lucky break, but his chances of being adopted would have been very slim. In most shelters, his life would have ended three to five days later.

That’s the Stubby who tells his story in this blog. It’s a story that begins at a place he only knows as The Place – a place where there is no future except to escape. And that’s exactly what he does.

And so begins the adventure we call “Stubby’s Blog.” We hope you enjoy it.

P.S. Just to be clear, you won’t see any photos of Stubby in his blog. He is, after all, a composite. If you fall for him and want to adopt him, there are many just like him at your local shelter. And just like him, they’d love a good home.

Next: Escape

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2 Responses to “The Life and Adventures of Our StubbyDog Mascot”
  1. RendaLuvaas says:

    Wonderful! Love it. Good idea. One request. My first read I missed the whole “timeline” thing. Is there a way to post the oldest blog first and the latest last ?

  2. StubbyDog says:

    @RendaLuvaas Glad you like the blog, this is the beginning, so just read and click through.