About a month ago I decided to send a sample of Leia’s DNA to Wisdom Panel to find out what I could about our rescue dog’s background. You can see what she thought about having her cheek swabbed!
We found that the little girl we’d been told was a Jackahuahua (mix of Jack Russell and Chihuahua) is much more Rat and Jack than huahua! She actually has the DNA of 17 different recognized breeds, with 68% different types of terriers. And even the 9% Chihuahua that she is still falls under the terrier category! All this in a little 13 pound package…
Some breeds I’d never heard of and had to look up, but most were small or very small dogs. They even give you a picture of what breeds your dogs parents, grandparents and great grandparents might have been.
Leia’s testing revealed genetic traits of tan points (her ears), chocolate features (eyes and nose) and pied or piebald coloring, in her case mostly white coat with dapples of dark spots throughout. Best of all, she tested negative for 29 unhealthy traits her breeds could have! Pretty much just a very good girl ❤️
I’m telling people it was a bar fight, but I have to admit that’s not really true. Alcohol was sort of involved, though.
I kept a small wrought iron wine rack on top of my fridge in the new house cause I didn’t have a real place in my dining room. Well, not anymore!
Last Thursday I opened the refrigerator and the wine rack fell off. I guess it was moving a little each time we used the fridge, but I didn’t notice. I must have heard it falling, though I really don’t remember, because I looked up and as it fell, it hit me right on my left cheekbone! Could have been way worse, of course, if it had hit my eye or broken my cheekbone. Next time someone starts a fight, I’m just backing away!
I got a call from an unknown number and just for fun decided to answer. It was Sara Lawson from the Department of Visa and MasterCard.
How disappointing. I was hoping it was going to be a Nigerian prince giving me money as soon as he had my bank account number! Please, people, have you no creativity at all?