Friday afternoon, Shiva’s test results appeared in our mailbox. Her breed DNA test results, that is. It seems like so long ago since we swiped that little cue-tip. Despite my extreme skepticism, I have been really curious about the outcome. Thanks again to PetSafe for giving us this opportunity. It’s not something I ever would have paid for on my own.
Do you remember when I said I hoped it would say Shiva was part Saint Bernard? The real results are ten times better than that. Even I could not have predicted this. I thought there would at least be something remotely resembling my dog’s appearance. I was ready to eat crow if I had to. Fortunately, that will not be necessary. In fact, the results are so awesome, I had to take a photo of the certificate because you would never believe me otherwise. I still don’t really believe my luck.
Nor have I stopped laughing.
Just in case that is too hard to read, here is a close-up.
No, you don’t need your eyes fixed. According to the DNA swab, they have determined Shiva may be mostly Pomeranian. Between 30-70% in fact. To be fair, they do a good job of covering themselves. They talk a lot about long ancestries and how the results may only show a small part of a dog’s genetic make-up. Maybe this is her parents’ parents’ parents?
We’ll never know. But every single person who guessed her breed during the Magical Mystery Mutt Tour was very, very wrong. Clearly, I have some sort of mutant on my hands.