Day 242 – A Picture A Day While My Soldier’s Away

The results are in!  Yes, I was one of those CrAzY pet owners that actually paid to have a DNA test done on our mutt.  I have to defend myself though.  First of all, this is my first dog since I was a child living at home with my parents.  I’m clueless about breeds or what to expect in general.  Second, Pixie is such a unique looking dog that I was asked what her breed was probably daily.  Third, the test was on sale in December!  haha.  So, the suspense is over – apparently we are the proud parents of a chow-chow, pit, and german shepherd mixed mutt.  The news had me down initially.   I couldn’t help but think of all of the horror stories of aggression and attacks in some of those breeds.  I think it’s normal to react with a worse case scenario though.  Is it possible that Pixie could be aggressive?  Sure.  Had I not ordered this blood work, I would have had a hundred ideas of mixes she could be and traits that I recognized.  I would have just gone with my heart in getting to “know” her, instead of relying on bloodwork.   If I never would have received these results, her breed would have always been a fun topic of conversation – a guessing game of sorts.  I don’t necessarily regret the DNA test, but I have a clearer understanding of the cliche that “ignorance is bliss”.

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2 thoughts on “Day 242 – A Picture A Day While My Soldier’s Away

  1. I completely understand. I’m sure the results were a little daunting at first for exactly the reasons you described but I’m also a firm believer in the owner having great power over whether or not a dog is aggressive. I think that your family is a great fit for Pixie and until she proves otherwise I would try to put the negatives of those breeds behind you.

    I definitely believe that in some situations ignorance is bliss and often curse myself for being so inquisitive! 🙂

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