Monday, February 13, 2012

A gene for snuggle worm?

Pearl here!

Mom has been reading an article about doggie DNA in the most recent issue of  National Geographic. It says that there is not a lot of DNA difference between breeds and that if you switched maybe like 3 genes, you could turn a pug into a labrador. Or something like that. I was kind of confused because I thought genes were the blue pants Dad wears. But no, there are things inside me, you and every living thing on the planet.

The article had a graph showing 85 doggie breeds clustered into 4 groups - wolflike, herders, hunters and mastifflike. Doggies like chow chows have mostly wolflike and a bassett hounds are mostly hunters. Guess what puggies are? Mostly herders. Yeah, we know. Mommy was like, "waaahhhht?" But then she remembered how me and Daisy bump into her leg when we're running to get treats in the kitchen. She thinks maybe that might be herding behavior or it could just goofballness.

Mom actually thinks that puggies have mostly snuggle worm DNA and she can prove it with this picture of me from this morning.

But I don't know. I think I see a little wolf - what do you think?


Minnie and Mack said...

LOL, def snuggle worm DNA, not so sure about the wolf part!

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack

Two French Bulldogs said...

you took the words right out of our mouths. definitely a wolf. BOL
Benny & Lily

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I see a cuddle bug- thats what I see!
No wolf at all!
I bet your mommma loves to just kiss you all over!

Shane Kent Louis said...

Wow, you look so comfy today, and I love your eyes! Happy hearts day!

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dw said...

I don't see a lot of wolf in puggies, but I can get the herding...herding foodables, that is!! Now when it comes to cuddling, pugs got that gene thingy in spades!!

Hank said...

Pearl, honey....I can see the wolf in ya fer sure.

Yep, I'd agree we herd fer FOOD, but not much else.

PEE S: Thanks fer the valentine!

martha said...

I see lots of snuggleworm DNA in you Pearl. But you also have a look about you that seems like just maybe when you get out from that soft blue blankie, you might go herd something. Probably Daisy.

Bennie and Martha

Dana Orsborn said...

You are too cute Pearl!
We hope you have a sexy Valentine's Day!

-Dana, Daisy & Bruce

tubby3pug said...

Wow I will have to read that. I cant imagne, pugs as herders. I agree about the snuggle DNA though

Archie and Melissa said...

Happy Happy Valentine's Day!
We LOVE you!

Melissa and Archie

Shea, Lola and Tucker said...

Mom says I definitely have herding qualities, I am always trying to change the direction she is going in by leaning on her. Interesting read.

Happy Valentines Day!

Ruth said...

Baby says- I'm a herder too! Mommy says I do herd her into the kitchen for dinner and treats. I also like to bury things for safe keeping.

Mommy really thinks I am mostly cuddle bug and stinkmeister though.

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

Hee hee you look really snuggly like in that blanket. We love the Valentines day card, many thanks!

The Girls

Kitty+Coco said...

Haha! I had Mom read me that article. Very interesting. Herding...well, I can't say that I am a big herder. Snuggle worm is definitely more fitting. I think I also must have skunk DNA because I smell rotten a lot.

Got your Valentine's card. Thank you!!

Coco (and Kitty)