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My Granddaughter is a Mutt by Debra H. Goldstein

ayra My Granddaughter is a Mutt by Debra H. Goldstein

People Magazine, CNN, and most public media outlets covered the birth of England’s Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The reactions of Prince William, Kate (I feel that friendly to her and jealous of how she looked ten hours after giving birth), Prince Charles, Cornelia, and the Middletons were duly noted. Nowhere, except on Facebook, have I found a mention of my new rescue granddaughter grand-dog, Arya.

Her name is beautiful. Arya of Game of Thrones is resourceful, bright, educated, athletic, and a fighter – a contrast to the gangly way our Arya chases a ball with a leap of her entire body or attacks a chewing toy. Our Arya also differs in that she is sweet and loving. They both have long faces and while we know the Game of Thrones’ Arya is left-handed, ours has yet to show enough coordination to determine paw preference. As part of the Game of Thrones, Arya is considered to be a warg or skin-changer. We don’t know what our Arya is.

dog6She’s a mutt with a curled tail. At four months old, she’s skinny, but already weighs about thirty pounds. The shelter indicated she probably was part lab and part pointer, but friends who’ve seen her mention beagle, terrier, and other possibilities. What do you think?

Shakespeare wrote: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Arya may not be Charlotte Elizabeth Diane, but she’s ours. No matter what our mutt’s birth line is, we love her. Still, we can’t help but be curious. Weigh in with your thoughts.

  1. maggie8king
    May 19, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    I’m pretty clueless about breeds, but Arya has my heart just from your pictures. Enjoy!

    • May 19, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      My daughter and son-in-law are totally smitten by Arya. Apparently, it is a two way street. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Diane
    May 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Ah. I see she is All-American Adorable! Mazel tov! !

    • May 18, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      I have to agree with you wholeheartedly – adorable and sweet. Thank you.

  3. May 5, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I’d say her bloodline is the bloodline of all great dogs: LOVE.

    • May 5, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      Jimsey, I think you nailed that one right on the head!

  4. May 4, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    She is beautiful! I didn’t know you were a Game of Thrones gal!

    • May 5, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      I cannnot tell a lie – I know how to google. Her parents are Game of Thrones fans 🙂

  5. Rhonda Weinberg
    May 4, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    You are too funny!! Who are Arya’s parents?

    Sent from my iPhone


    • May 5, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      Jennifer and Kevin …. good chance this granddaughter will find her way here for a visit (perhaps something for Millie and Charlotte to ride in the future ?).

  6. Judy McPherson
    May 4, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    She is adorable and you are justifiably proud!
    I have two friends that have had their dogs’ DNA tested to answer the perplexing question, “What am I?”. I see a short-haired pointer, but the curly tail is curious. I’d love to know the answer.

    • May 5, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Hi Judy! Thanks for stopping by. I doubt they will go to the trouble of DNA testing. They were told Lab/pointer, but everyone keeps telling them lab/ terrier. I have no idea except that she is cute and already attacked their laundry room door.

  7. kidlitgail
    May 4, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    She is adorable! Mazel tov to the new Buby and Zadey! She does have the same leg structure as my lab guide dog. If you bring Arya to Atlanta when visiting, we can have a doggy playdate!

    • May 4, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      That’s one more vote for labrador blood :). And as cute as the pictures I’ve seen of Pippi, I’m sure they will get along. Playdate of the future…hope you are doing well. New book comes out Feb. 10.

  8. Grace Topping
    May 4, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Congratulations on the arrival of your mutt. As someone who has no grandchildren but two grand dogs, I can say that animals can fill your life with joy. The scratched hardwood floors and occasional messes is something we’ll skip over.

    • May 4, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      She already has won my heart (in her own home)….let’s see how I react when she comes to visit (hardwood floors)

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