Monday, January 16, 2012

putting the chiweagle controversy to bed once and for all ...

Sooo ... anyhoo ... Olive has been anxious

(ie pacing the studio and pawing at the mouse)

for me to make this announcement - her DNA results are in!

You may remember that back in the day a certain unnamed, nontrusting family member accused Olive of fabricating her heritage when this photo
<----- appeared in a google image search. This is not Olive. This is Dottie.

Dottie is a Chiweagle (chihuahah/beagle) and since Olive has always claimed to be a Boggle (boston terrier/beagle) but looks more like Dottie than Olive's Boggle buddy Ruby - we were all left wondering ...

(plus she is always googling Paris Hilton when I forget to power down my laptop)

Not that we have any problem with chihuahahs or particular fondness for boston terriers - since our pre-Olive days were filled with labrador retrievers - but we just don't like to be played for fools here. I mean we, of course, would love her no matter what, but the number of bacon slices, playdates and woofpurr toys in her future has been hanging in the balance while we have been waiting on the results ...

Anyhoo, the official lab-certified results are in and Olive is (drumroll please) 45% Beagle, 45% Boston Terrier ... and 10% Australian Shephard.

So, Olive has been totally vindicated

(obviously, we have forgiven her for not mentioning her rascally Australian Shephard great grandpa since we all have one of those in our family trees and he most likely gave her that wild eyed look we love and Aussie accent)

and for everyone who has supported Olive during this controversial time- she wants me to tell you that your hot naked man fruit basket is in the mail!

boggle buddies 4ever (ruby and olive)

9 comments:

kella said...

very funny! we trust the results, although we will miss the days thinking we had a chiweagle in the family :)

Anonymous said...

I say " Once a Chiweagle always a Chiweagle!"

Love Chris

Catherine Ivins said...

them's fightin' words anonymous

Xenotees said...

Wow, that is so neat that you can find that out! So she's a Beatershep then? or a Tershepgle?

lynn bowes said...

Too funny! All reminds me of a sign on the bulletin board of a restaurant I once worked - "Free Puppies: mom a Cocker Spaniel, daddy was a Ramblin' Man".

holly aka golly said...

Hooray for Olive! We had Birdie tested too and had some crazy results, a melange of dog, great for giggles! And ..... if there truly is a dash of Aussie in her it's a good idea to tell the vet as herding breeds and mixes are often allergic to ivermectin.

Catherine Ivins said...

beatershep - love that one No! Lynn- that sign sadly sounds like my birth certificate- ha! ooh Holly ivermectin? I've never heard of it- thank you for telling me!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Wow! I must have missed the post where you mentioned having the test done, but that's so neat! We would love to know what our pound puppy Sarah is... mostly we just assume she's a mutt. LOL

:D

Catherine Ivins said...

well, I actually got the test kit for Christmas ... last year ... found it when we brought the Christmas stuff out this year, so I blogged it a LONG time ago - ha!