Ad Spot

The Dart: Dallin Blanks loves his pets, especially Teddy

NATCHEZ — Dallin Blanks said out of the three pets he and his mother, Annette Tyler, own, a dog named Teddy is his favorite.

When The Dart landed near Blanks’ house on Peachtree Drive on Thursday afternoon, Blanks was about to take Teddy for a walk.

Before moving to Natchez approximately eight to 10 years ago, Blanks said he and his mom, who is a science teacher, lived in Texas.

“Anything that she (Tyler) does, I’m not too far behind her,” Blanks said, adding they have owned Teddy for approximately four years now.

“We [my mom and I] got him in Jackson from Catrina Early, one of my mom’s friends,” Blanks said. “Early was about to give him away because she couldn’t take care of him.”

Blanks’ love for pets has multiplied by two now that he also owns a dog named Dutches and a cat named Tinky.

Teddy, however, is his favorite, Blanks said, even though Teddy doesn’t know many tricks. The best he could do is fetch, Blanks said. On the other hand, Blanks said Dutches has been to obedience school and can sit and fetch.

Blanks is a 2018 graduate of Cathedral High School and is studying Graphic Design at the University of Southern Mississippi. Blanks said coming home to see Teddy was the best thing about his Christmas break.

News

Photo gallery: Natchez Mayor signs lease for historic train depot

News

Damaged utility pole causes 200 customers to lose power

News

Judge denies second request to revoke murder suspect’s house arrest order

News

City Hall painted purple with lights in support of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

News

Natchez Early College Academy names STAR Student, STAR Teacher

News

Teen arrested in ongoing investigation of double homicide

News

Revamped Crime Stoppers program helps area law enforcement solve crime

News

President Felecia M. Nave launches Inaugural President Lecture Series at Natchez campus

News

Natchez hotel catches on fire

Business

Natchez officials host closed meeting concerning potential land donation to the city

News

‘Slave Dwelling Project’ stirs up conversations about history

COVID-19

Adams County officials to lift mask mandate on May 1

BREAKING NEWS

Hank Williams Jr. to play Natchez 4th of July Celebration

News

Law officials arrest 3 in connection with automobile burglaries

News

Master Gardners host spring plant sale at Co-Lin

News

Security officer enjoys building relationships with students

Business

Jobs everywhere but few workers to fill them

Business

Natchez artist opens mobile-making studio amid pandemic

News

Concordia Parish jury finds Clayton man guilty in killing of his wife, 12-year-old boy

News

International investors from India visit Natchez on economic development trip

News

Donations of items needed for 3rd Gayrage Sale

News

City approves final lease for historic train depot on Broadway Street

News

Lt. Gov. Hosemann addresses American Rescue funds in Natchez, Adams County

Business

Hosemann won’t close door to Medicaid expansion in Mississippi