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Top Five Reasons Underdogs Are Awesome

I love underdogs and think they are pretty awesome. Underdogs are not just dogs – they can be cats, rabbits, dogs, and even people. All rescue animals are underdogs, but older animals as well as those with emotional baggage or physical issues are the super duper underdogs. The mission of this blog has always been (and will always be) about rooting for the underdog, making sure they get a fair shot and hopefully a second chance. Underdogs are awesome and here’s why!

Underdogs are awesome because they have huge hearts and never give up
Photo Credit: Katie Lindgren Photography

Top Five Reasons Underdogs Are Awesome

1. They keep trying no matter what. Underdogs may be down, but they are never out. They face obstacles, lots of them, but they stay the course and persevere. They may not finish first (or sometimes at all), but they keep going anyway.

2. They have the best stories. It’s nice when things work out perfectly, but there’s no story without some struggle. Underdogs know all about falling down and sometimes being pushed down. But they are all about getting back up again (after the fall) – and that makes them extra awesome.

Underdogs are awesome because they never give up
Photo Credit: Katie Lindgren Photography

3. They are super special and one-of-a-kind. Underdogs are unique and completely and utterly themselves. They don’t let their life circumstances or struggles define them. Underdogs don’t take the easy road or the popular road- they make their own roads.

4. They have HUGE hearts.Not sure this one even needs an explanation, but here goes. Underdogs don’t alway get what they want or even what they need, but they keep going anyway. Quite simply, they run on extraordinary, unstoppable, unbreakable hearts.

Underdogs are awesome because they see the big picture
Photo Credit: Katie Lindgren Photography

5. Because when they actually do come out on top, they take a whole bunch of others with them. When underdogs succeed or overcome, they allow other underdogs to experience their success with them. Most of us have a little bit of underdog in us and when one of us succeeds, we all succeed.

Underdogs are awesome, fierce, funny, bruised, complicated, resilient, incredibly strong, compassionate, unbreakable and in my eyes, awesome. Please consider adopting your very own underdog today!

Underdogs are awesome because keep going no matter what
Photo Credit: Katie Lindgren Photography

This post is dedicated to Wonder Boy, one of the great underdogs of all time. I wrote about him back in May. He continues to struggle, but like any true underdog, keeps going anyway. If you would like to support him, you can make a donation to Unbreakabull Bullies or buy a limited edition t-shirt in his name.

Special thanks to Katie Lindgren Photography for generously donating her time and talent to Wonder Boy!

Top 5 Reasons Underdogs Are Awesome



  1. Collie222
    August 11, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    What a sweet face he has!

  2. Brian
    August 11, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    Those are sure good! Hugs to Wonder Boy from all of us.

  3. Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat
    August 11, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    I wish all puppies and kitties never had to struggle … never had to overcome … never knew anything but love. They deserve nothing less – they deserve to know the joy of having no cares in the world and just being what they were born to be. I think Bear's an underdog … and it's been such a pleasure to see him coming into his own and blossoming 🙂

  4. Three Chatty Cats
    August 11, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    Underdogs are definitely the best and I'm proud to say that we have one in our home. And oh Wonder Boy, I love his sweet face.

  5. Jan
    August 11, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    There's no need to fear, Underdog is here. I like your topic and your reasons that underdogs who are not superheroes are awesome. I love the pictures too.

  6. Marg
    August 11, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    Great post about the underdogs or cats or any pets. They truly need some recognition and so glad there are people there to help them. The pictures are terrific.

  7. The Menagerie Mom
    August 11, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    I am in love with this post. Underdogs will always have a special place in my heart and in my life. Thank you for sharing this!

  8. da tabbies o trout towne
    August 11, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    dood….look at ewe N yur handsum self…..we can see yur doin 1000000 purrcent better N we iz buzzed happee for ya……heerz ta over comin de restoh yur strugglez….ewe can due it dood….♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  9. Bella Roxy & Macdui
    August 11, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    We always love hearing about those happy ending stories…

  10. Madi and Mom
    August 11, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Oh what a beautiful story for a very underdog who is now topdog.Hugs madi and momThank you for the good wishes too. When you are 15 you have to be strong and fight hard

  11. ♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥
    August 11, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    We applaud all your efforts to bring awareness to all of those underdogs and of the people who have worked so hard to help them. Wonder Boy looks like sweet boy. We hope his future is a bright one.Woos – Lightning and Misty

  12. Molly the AireGirl
    August 11, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    Wonder Boy is such a handsome boy!

  13. Mama and da DB Boyz
    August 11, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    What a beautiful boy!!

  14. Cathy Keisha
    August 12, 2017 / 1:29 am

    I think I'm an under-cat who became a top cat!

  15. Idaho PugRanch
    August 12, 2017 / 3:22 am

    What a sweet sweet boy

  16. The Swiss Cats
    August 12, 2017 / 5:12 am

    Great post ! Wonder Boy looks like a sweet boy, we're glad he got help and love to become a top dog. Purrs

  17. Mark Muller
    August 12, 2017 / 6:19 am

    I so agree… they need all our love and they are the sweetest pups ever!

  18. Jeanne Pursell
    August 12, 2017 / 8:54 am

    Thank you for all you do for the underdogs!

  19. Jan K
    August 12, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    We couldn't agree more! I've always loved rooting for the underdogs, and admire those that keep going through such difficulties. I am so glad that Wonder Boy is still fighting on.I feel like we have two of our own, one fighting his fears every day, and one fighting with the difficulties of aging. I couldn't love them any more for how they never give up.

  20. McGuffy's Reader
    August 12, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Excellent, true, and very wise post. Hugs.

  21. Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
    August 13, 2017 / 3:48 am

    These are all very true. We love the underdogs

  22. meowmeowmans
    August 13, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Wonder Boy is handsome and adorable, all in one. And we 100% agree about underdogs being awesome!

  23. FiveSibesMom
    August 14, 2017 / 2:37 am

    So sweet! And I so agree…underdogs are amazing!

  24. Beth Patterson
    August 18, 2017 / 2:09 am

    Those are all great reasons! I've always loved the underdog. I hope Wonder Boy keeps finding love and happiness!

    August 18, 2017 / 4:22 am

    So heartfelt and so true about underdogs! <3 Wonder Boy looks like such a sweetheart with his beautiful and soulful eyes. 🙂 Thank you for writing this great blog post!

  26. Heather
    August 24, 2017 / 12:42 am

    This was a really awesome post. I think we could all learn a little bit from these sweet babies. Just imagine if we all tapped into the heart and spirt of an underdog. And what a sweet baby boy you have.

  27. Cathy Armato
    August 27, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    This is so awesome, and totally Spot On! Underdogs have the ability to love so hard, even after all they've been through, it can truly amaze you.Love & Biscuits,Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  28. Happy-Go-Doodle
    August 27, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    Underdogs are amazing dogs. All of your reasons are spot-on. Thanks for sharing such a heartfelt post.

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