What Am I?

Well many of you know that I had my DNA checked a couple of years back and what a trip it was discovering what I am.  Most of us have this curiosity, a need to know, a need to understand what makes us who we are and where we came from.

Can I say that the same goes for our pets?  I get stopped and asked what kind of dog Lady is all the time.  And when I learned that they have a DNA test for dogs, well, I was all over that. I hinted at possibly getting this for a Christmas gift. My daughter, who also wanted one for her dog, put it on her wish list as well.  So, my son and his girlfriend got me one for Christmas.  I haven’t gotten the results yet, but I can’t wait! My daughter’s husband and her daughter also bought one for my daughter, and she already got hers back.  So today, I want to introduce you to Jenny.

A shelter rescue, they got her when she was eight weeks old.  I’ve always thought Jenny, was part whippet, mainly because of her body shape and spindly legs. The shelter claimed she was part Beagle and part Boxer.  I never saw any beagle in the animal.  Boxer, maybe.

She’s almost two years old now.  She stands about twenty inches at the shoulders and weighs forty pounds.  Now personality wise—because I believe certain breads do have personality tendencies—that dog is a bit neurotic.  Okay, I’m lying, she’s really neurotic.  Like don’t ever leave me alone neurotic.  Like if you do leave me, something is gonna get chewed up neurotic.  Like if you are sitting, she’s in your lap neurotic. It doesn’t matter if she’s too big because she’ll find a way to fit—and granted she can curl up into a tiny ball. Not that she really fits, but that’s beside the point.  She sees herself as a small lap dog, and don’t you try to tell her otherwise. In fact, she’s the kind of dog that can’t get too close.  Have you ever met a dog who tries to crawl into your armpit? Well, that’s Jenny. And can you tell she’s a boney little canine.  That girl has sharp bones.  Try sleeping with her, ouch!  Yes, she comes and stays at my house once or twice a year.

But did I tell you she’s also sweet?  Yup, she’s a lover.  She has a tongue like a lizard and loves to French kiss.

So my daughter got Jenny’s DNA back.  What do you think she is?

Try to guess what she is and one person who leaves a post will get a doggie toy and a signed print copy of Don’t Breathe a Word. (This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents only.)

Next week, I hope to have Lady’s DNA back and I’ll blog about her.  What can I say, I love those puppies!

9 thoughts on “What Am I?

  1. Actually to me she looks like a Boxer Greyhound mix(although the Whippet is a descendant of the Greyhound, but smaller) so I guess it could go either way or could be a mix of all 3.

    • I should also say that personality traits are along the lines with all three of those breeds… Greyhound and Whippets are definitely the type to be up on the couch laying down. The neurotic part though is more separation anxiety and that’s pretty typical of Shelter Dogs even young pups.

      My Grandma raised, bred and showed Schipperkes when I was growing up. I went to quite a few dog shows. Between my Grandma and Mom I have learned a lot about different breeds(lol not just of dogs, but Cattle and Horses because my Grandpa’s parents were Horse breeders and my Grandparents had a Dairy Farm. My Aunt had a Ranch with about 300 head of cattle.

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