Whenever my dad would see a dog of uncertain and questionable lineage, he would refer to it as a “Heinz 57,” meaning a little bit of everything.
For those of you not familiar with the company, Heinz has been developing condiments and foods since 1869. They used the term, “Heinz 57 Varieties” in their advertising campaign to tout the quantity of products sold under their name.
In case you’re wondering where I am going with this, you may remember this pigeon that frequents our backyard. When I saw it the other day in comparison to the others, Heinz 57 came to mind.