|Photo Property of Jacqueline Griebel|
That's my sweet dog June Bug and my little guy Josh in the picture above. Miss June Bug competed in a local pet show/parade at the Tionesta Indian Festival. We were not sure how well she would do considering she is a Bulldog/Boxer mix dog and most of the dogs in the competition were pure bred. I thought she might have a small chance of winning the cutest category and possibly the best behaved category so I was surprised when she was named the winner of Best In Show.
June Bug is maybe not what some people would consider a "pretty" dog because of her build. However she is very special, the most gentle and loving dog I have ever known. We adopted this sweetie from Tri-County Animal Rescue Center last year after we lost our beagle. She was rescued from an animal hoarding situation along with ten other dogs by Tri-County and was waiting for us when we went looking for a dog to love.
I had several people at the pet show ask me about June Bug's collar, some thought it was actually a TuTu. Miss June Bug is modeling the Jr. Prom Rrruffler, I was searching for clothes and accessories for large dogs and discovered the Rrruffler company and had to order her the Jr. Prom collar, it is so pretty just like June Bug!
For me June Bug's win was a win for mixed breeds and shelter dogs everywhere; it is proof that good dogs can come from shelters and that a dog does not have to be pure bred to be a winner. We are so proud of her!