It's National Mutt Day and so I wanted to post a video of one of my 'mutt's' favorite activities - eating whipped cream straight out of the can. It's very cute!

Gifford definitely fills the description of 'mutt.' He's got some Springer Spaniel, some German Shepherd, and some Husky in his mix, along with...well..who knows? And like a lot of mixed breeds, he's sweet, cuddly, and sometimes not the sharpest tool in the shed. Actually, that's not fair. Giff is not dumb, he's just strong-willed, so he tends to like doing things his own way instead of the way he's been told to do them.

Lately, he has a new obsession that's so funny to watch, I just had to catch it on video. Jim was putting whipped cream on pie just after Thanksgiving and, since the can was nearly empty, decided to try giving some to Gifford who is always at the feet of anyone who has food. Surprisingly, our little guy loved it AND loved eating it straight from the can! I have to tell you, it was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

Making it even funnier is the fact that Gifford is named after the ice cream stand because his coloring reminds us of ice cream. Butterscotch on top, vanilla on the bottom, with hot fudge running down his face. And now....whipped cream!

Before I start getting letters, let me assure you that we rarely give him whipped cream and never more than a few tastes. But every time we put cream on pie or hot chocolate, Gifford runs from whatever room he's in and sits sweetly at our feet, begging for more! I truly love our little mutt!