Category Archives: Monday musings

Leia’s Great Adventures…

After taking my son to work this morning, I treated myself to a Starbucks mocha. Leia was riding with me and thrilled when the barista at the drive up window noticed how cute she was and asked if she could have a pupachino.

She’s never had one that I know of so I said sure, but just a little. Delicate puppy tummy, you know. They gave her a little squirt of whipped cream in an espresso-sized cup and when she tasted it — well, look at those eyes LOL!

Monday Musings about Marketing…

No matter if you love or hate the flavor, it’s only August! Isn’t it too early for pumpkin spice anything??

Monday Musings on Tuesday about Doggie DNA…

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 ❤️

Monday Musings about Winter…

Should have eaten him before he saw his shadow …

Here in Northern Illinois we have probably 15 or more inches of snow on the ground and we’re expecting between 5 and 6 inches more by tomorrow morning! I swear it snows like every other day now. I am so over winter…

It’s also been much colder than normal for weeks now so nothing is melting. At the moment it’s 3 degrees F. and we have another winter storm warning in effect because of the icy, snowy roads and below zero windchills. I wimped out and told youngest I wasn’t driving him the 18 miles to work this morning. I mean, they haven’t even plowed my subdivision yet!

Our poor little dog is thoroughly disgusted with putting on her coat and harness for a one minute dash down the path in our backyard that I dug out for her. She came from Kentucky, so we’re not sure if she ever even saw snow before. What a rude welcome to Illinois, right?

Monday Musings About Mistakes…

This is a yellow bag of roasted pumpkin seeds…

This is a yellow bag of chihuahua training tidbits…

Guess which ones I grabbed to snack on last night?? Gahhh!

Note to self: Turn on the kitchen light!