Friday, February 4, 2011

Fridays with Fred: It's Nubbin

Today’s Fridays with Fred is all about nubbin.  Fred’s nubbin.  No, I’m not talking about anything crass – I’m talking about his tail.  So get your mind out of the gutter.  The point is he doesn’t really have one – a tail I mean.  And that’s why we call it his “nubbin.”  A lot of times when dogs come from puppy mills, they will cut the tail too short and that’s what happened to Fred.  You see, the JRT breed is a hunting breed.  Most people already know that, but what they don’t know is the tail is supposed to be long enough for a hand to wrap around and grab it.  That’s because back in the day when JRT’s would hunt their prey, tracking them into a hole, the JRT owner could easily grab their tail and pull them out.  That’s a fun little tid bit from me to you.  Anyway, it’s kind of funny seeing Fred wiggle his tail.  He can’t wag his tail like most dogs...but we still love him anyway.


Enjoy your weekend.
Alas...perfection.

Poor Fred. :0(

If you miss last week’s Friday’s with Fred – you have to check it out 5.  Also, check out Schatze's over at Mary's from BookHounds.

Until next time…Fred's tail is a nubbin.

Mina B.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Love the nubbin! He still knows how to wag it.

carla said...

You are always cute, err handsome, Fred!
Darcy and Sophie also have short little tails.
Hope you have a great weekend!

jackie b central texas said...

My Toy Fox Terrier had the exact same nubbin, it was his radar of happiness and just like Fred he wagged it madly!

I have been absent from the posts lately for whatever reason and am going back to check out last Friday...

Have a good weekend Mina!

Mina Burrows said...

@Lisa - Aw Lisa...I love the Nubbin too! Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle!

@Carla - You should have seen me try to take his pix with the nubbin out. Quite comical, I assure you. XXOO to Darcy & Sophie.

@Hi Jackie B - We missed you. Your baby had a nubbin too? Aw, I bet it was the cutest thing too. :0)