Reuters is reporting that the South Korean scientists who cloned a dog to create a Beagle named Snuppy, have now created a dog who glows red. At a cost of about $3 million, they inserted a gene that makes the dog glow when he is fed doxycycline and viewed under an ultraviolet light.
The good folks at Mars Veterinary (who bring you Pedigree dog food and Greenies chews) are running a census specifically for mixed-breed dogs.
As a white mother of a black child, this story from Doncaster, England really caught my eye. What happens when you breed a white female poodle with a black male poodle? In this case, ALL EIGHT of the offspring turned out black, a genetic rarity. Together they make quite a picture!
Sukanto My Fair Lady (otherwise known as Rosie), who lives with John & Carol Marsden, went into labor unexpectedly, and Mrs. Marsden actually got to deliver the first three pups before the breeder got there to take over. Over the course of seven hours, all of the puppies were born healthy and happy. Good thing Mrs. Marsden is a retired nurse!
To keep her strength up while caring for the newborns, Rosie is being treated to a liter of goat’s milk every day from the Stone family farm, just down the road from the Marsdens.
The father is Kertellas on Easy Street at Montravia, but goes by the much less-of-a-mouthful name of Alfie. He lives with Marita Rodgers. No word on what he thought of his octuplets. (Should I say “typical man”?)
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!