At some point during my childhood, I was told I was Scottish.Or he was told to have Several Scottish in meEither way, I had a run with it, and by the time the movie brave heart When it hit theaters in 1995, I was telling everyone I was 100% Scottish. This was before it turned out that Mel Gibson was a complete racist, forever shunned and should never be making movies again. I was obsessed with – long hair, accents, blue in the face.
Indeed, my mother kept saying I was mostly English and German, but that’s not true. How Scottish can a man be? I cling to my kilt and struggle to this day. I still say I’m Scottish, though I know it’s probably not entirely accurate.
So when I decided to do a DNA test on my dog, I had mixed feelings.See, when we rescued Oscar and Buttercup, the shelter said they husky poo — A husky and poodle mix. The poodle part makes sense.They are curly blond feathered monsters that don’t shed much. They have small black button noses, puffy facial hair and look very flashy when groomed. huskyHave you seen them? Other than the gently upward curving tail and the fact that they love to run in the snow, there are absolutely no signs of having a husky. Of course, a dog’s DNA test will tell us once and for all if so.
But wait, I thought. What if being a Husky to them is like being Scottish to me? What if we built our identities around the belief that we were brave Arctic dogs? Were we going to take it away from them and break their little dog hearts?
That’s when Emily told me how stupid I was and we gave them a test.
We ordered a few different options to see if there was any difference between them. wisdom panel and Boarding.
Taking the test was a lot easier than I thought, all I had to do was apply a small amount of a cotton swab to my cheek and I was done. If you’ve done her COVID test at home, this is easy. Just use a cotton swab to pack and ship.
Both test kits had to be registered on their respective websites, but they were also easy to set up and very user friendly. Afterwards, the dogs were given delicious treats and sloppy dog kisses.
The hardest part of the whole process was waiting for the results. The Wisdom Panel was first back within a few weeks. The Embark results were posted on the website, but I either missed or was not sent an email about it, and I haven’t seen any results for about a month. User error? don’t understand.
But when we finally got all the cross-referenced results, our dog…
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Oscar and Buttercup…
The shelter was right! According to the Wisdom Panel, these little shusies are 34% Husky, 25% Poodle, and include other breeds: 10% Shih Tzu, 9% Aussie Cattledog, and 8% Chihuahua. Hey Chihuahua? ?
On board, the Husky/Poodle ratio is reversed: 37% Poodle and 29% Husky. We also featured the Australian Cattle Dog (12%), the Lhasa Apso (6%), and the so-called Supermat (15%).
And there are more! They have brothers! I have a sister named Bree and another named Lana who live in Long Beach!
Should we invite them all to the farmhouse for a Husky Poo reunion? Will it be like the usual family reunion with watered down lemonade and awkward chit-chat among unfamiliar relatives? Or a pile of siblings’ fluffy dogs?
One thing is for sure, you can finally get your dog to sit. And if they want to keep telling other dogs that they’re total huskies, that’s fine too.
Photo provider Kaitlyn Green