Family Reunion

A dear friend asked me to re-tell the story about Rocky’s family reunion and the results of the DNA test the owner of one of his siblings did when Rocky was about a year old. I asked my vet about the results of the DNA test and he said that he wasn’t totally convinced of the accuracy of the results when the dog has such a mixed heritage. He also told me that it’s possible for a litter of puppies to have more than one father and it’s possible that the results for Rocky would be different than the results of the sibling that was tested. So for Rocky’s “official” record, he is listed as a “Boxer/St. Bernard mix.”

Driving the Dog Mobile

We went to a family reunion last week . . . .
For Rocky . . .
This is Gabby. She’s Rocky’s Mommy.  The Rescue Group where were found Rocky named her Mother of The Year at their annual meeting.  The Rescue Group wanted to surprise Gabby with a reunion of as many of her puppies that could attend.  You see, a very pregnant Gabby was dropped off at the local Humane Society.  Her sweet and loving personality won over the staff at the Humane Society and they called the Rescue Group (a no-kill shelter) to see if they could take Gabby (and the soon-to-be puppies) and find loving homes for all of them.  Gabby moved into the shelter at the Rescue Group and had 13 puppies the very next day.  
When we went to the shelter 11 weeks later, Gabby and several puppies were still waiting for homes. …

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