Saturday, January 09, 2016

What Am I? We're Taking Bets!

After spending the last year and a half trying to understand my strange little dog, I've decided to have a DNA test done. I admit it...I'm used to the rottenweiler personality. I like it. The constant, in-your-face, in-your-business, HEY, I'M HERE, petmepetmepetme neediness that the rottweiler offers. I've been loving rotts for over 30 years! 

But the one thing I despise about the breed is their short life span. Eight is average! When you believe in dog rescue and not puppy mills; and considering rotts are the slowest dogs to leave the annoying puppy stage (age 3!), that's not much time to spend on your pup before your heart is breaking again. 

Straight on, Macy looks like a rottie...
Mabel Lou was my first mixed breed (and my first and only puppy). I feel this led to her living a blessed long 12 years! There was so much I adored about her, including that tail (another first for me!). When I friend asked me to describe my ideal was Macy Blue! I love a rott mix...or at least the four eyed cattle dog look; I wouldn't mind smaller as my shoulders are so awful, sweet and a tail! 

Still I was shocked and disappointed at Macy's tiny size ... 55#! I was hoping for more in the 65 - 75# range. By that point, I had fallen in love with her deep, soulful eyes I had seen on the Internet. And she was clearly sweet. But after I got her home, she was so quiet, so unintrusive, it's like not having a dog in the house at all! 

Other times, she looks like  a mutt...

I've never had a dog that did not want to be in the same room I'm in! And her fears! Oh her fears! Running outside when I tried to play with her. Wanting to hide in the car all day. Sheer panic when she couldn't see me on the trail to the point she would run right past me as I was screaming her name and not see or hear me! A complete lack of understanding of toys. 

I just keep thinking if I knew more about what she is, I could help her feel safer with me. We did the test shortly after Christmas. There was much crying and rolling on the floor on both our parts. Macy Blue as certain I was murdering her. I was crying in commiseration. And so, we're waiting.

Her nose can be most pointy at times...

So we thought we'd have a little fun to pass our impatient waiting. Let's play a game!  Just comment what you think Macy Blue is made of and the closest to accurate choice will get a box of Macy's favorite bedtime treats from Sojos!
You can see how petite MB is next to her beloved Otto Rotto

If we get more than 20 entries, I will add a prize for humans too!!!

Da prize (flavor depending on availability at the time of the prize announcement)

So, take a guess and let's see who reads body types the best! ;-)


Nina Eagle said...

She's a sweetie! I think Rottie, German Shepherd, and something that made her smaller-mini doberman, maybe? I have a dog that is/was super fearful. He's come a long way in 4 years, but still has issues. He doesn't like to be on the same couch as us, especially if he's trying to nap. He doesn't play with toys. Only a squeaky toy at mealtimes and walk times and no other times. He's an awesome dog; I can't believe someone could mistreat him.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

I am terrible at this game - 5 years in and I don't know what Hailey is yet lol! I guess Rottie, Shepherd, Lab.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

She is very sweet, and that is a nice sized dog too. Something about her head makes Mom think she has some lab in there too. Maybe she needs a pupmate:)

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Millie and Walter said...

We have to say that Macy certainly has the markings of a Rottie but she is definitely mixed with something smaller. We've seen petite female labs that are about her size so we wouldn't be surprised if that was part of her mix too. Other than that we have no idea.

We know how you feel about the wait. It seemed like forever when we did it too.

Sonja McClung said...

Rottie and a bit of Aussie maybe. The fears would certainly fit with an Aussie. And head shape maybe a bit of lab as well.

Ruby said...

You knows what?? I thinks you're just FABulous! That's what you are! BOL!!!
Okays, okays, I thinks you are just a Rottie. Yuppers, I thinks maybe you are like my Ma's Angel Maggie who was the 'runt' of the litter. (NOT that YOU are a runt or anythings! just a FABulously smaller Rottie! ☺)
Ruby ♥

Mollie said...

I'll do anyfing for a box of treats BOL, I so have this in the bag. Rotti, Lab, Terrier, Spaniel, Doberman, Alsatian.Collie.. Winner Winner Chickun dinner Bawahwhahhwhahwhha youz super cute Macy xxoxxxx

Mark Muller said...

you are a super cute pup, that's for sure :o) guess what? my mom's uncle adopted a dog some years ago and they said Falco is a rottie-mix. after we solved the dna-roulette we got the result: Falco is a Beauceron. that was a surprise lol

Dory and the Mama said...

We are never any good at breed guessing, but we are going to say rottie and cattle-dog!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

KB Bear said...

A total guess - Rottie and Lab mix!!!

rottrover said...

OK. We're going public: we think there's some beagle in there. Maybe some lab. Oh, and rotten - she has those rottweiler ear-plugs when she doesn't want to hear you!!

-Otto and Lisa

K9friend said...

I don't know but I do know she's a lucky dog to have found the perfect home!

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