Friday, October 05, 2007


promised my daughter i'd feature anya, our mini schnauzer, in one of my posts.

i'm not a dog-person, nor a cat-person. i remember in one "seinfeld" episode, the characters were discussing that one is either a dog- or a cat-person and that how being such should affect choosing one's partner because couples have to be compatible in that aspect, too. jeez! gary's a dog-person and i'm neither. so i guess we're ok because that's certainly better than him marrying a cat-person.

i imagine gary's dog-person genes are dominant-recessive and i probably have recessive-recessive dog-person genes. assuming that is the case and that the dog-person characteristic is genetically transmitted, this explains why half of our offsprings is a dog-person, arianna, and the other half is a neither, roque (Dd + dd = Dd, Dd, dd, dd) ..... i can't believe i still remember my basic genetics after all these years!

when our house dog, kiwi, died last year, arianna longed to have another dog. she decided she wanted to have a mini schnauzer after researching about different breeds. gary and arianna searched far and wide to look for a nice one and when they found anya, it was love at first sight. upon reading through anya's pedigree, we found out that anya's paternal great grandmother was named arianna! it was fate...

well, dog-person or not dog-person, i must agree that our little anya is super-duper cute. here she is in her latest photo shoot by arianna.


Blogger mama_aly said...

awwww! 40% tongue!

gian will love your post --- he's sooo into genetics.

i'm a dog person. my kids aren't. or is it because of steve?

when steve dies, i'm getting a dog. it's going to be my dog and they better live with it because i'm not going to tie it down.

Sunday, 07 October, 2007  
Blogger harveychua0208 said...

This is a funny article, and a very creative way of introducing Anya. Thanks for writing it.

We have 3 dogs, 2 cats, an African love bird, and an elephant (well, she belongs to the zoo but John takes good care of her). At some time, we had turtles, fishes, chickens, etc. Does this mean our genetic history is more expanded? ;)

Sunday, 07 October, 2007  
Blogger freckle-face said...

i just noticed how big anya's tongue is now that you mentioned it. :)... wow, good for gian, i hated genetics by the way, but i think it was more because of our teacher in diliman and those stinky experiments breeding normal and albino flies... it seems as if you are looking forward to steve's passing... :)

Sunday, 07 October, 2007  
Blogger freckle-face said...

tita harvey,
i believe so... i can't imagine doing a genetic investigation of your family based on every kind of animal that your family owns or takes care of... :)

Sunday, 07 October, 2007  
Blogger MegaMom said...

Hello Freckle-face. Good to see you online. Nice blog. Cute dog. Nerd ka pa rin. Genetics??? :) I found your blog link through Doray's, a common friend. Have bookmarked your page. I blog at: C ya!

Tuesday, 09 October, 2007  
Blogger freckle-face said...

hey megamom! pleasant surprise to see you here. enjoyed reading through your blog. will bookmark your page too soon as my daughter helps me do that! hahaha... goes to show i'm not so nerdy...

Tuesday, 09 October, 2007  
Blogger mama_aly said...

gian analyzed the accuracy of having/not having straight hair in the family; our skin color - dark/fair; etc... we didn't have that in school when i was in grade school... not even, ithink in BIO when i was in high school.

Thursday, 18 October, 2007  
Blogger dr_clairebear said...

hi, maam. i'm also from UPCM 2004, Phi 99B. Just started blogging and have been browsing through blogs of friends -- found yours through the site of Doray. since you are a doctor (and a fellow PHI), i went to take a peek.

i just had to comment about this post because i'm curious about mini-schnauzers. i've been wanting to get a dog of MY own for years (though we have a boxer and a pug at home, both are my mom's pets), but since i'm rarely home, i've put it off. the mini-schanuzer was one of the breeds i was looking at because they don't shed, but i don't know anyone else with personal experience with the breed who has one to ask about what their temperament is like, how noisy they are, etc.

if you could let me know what they're like or you could point me in the direction of someone who has extensive experience with mini-schnauzers, i'd really appreciate it!

hope you don't mind my dropping by every now and then!


Saturday, 08 December, 2007  
Blogger freckle-face said...

hi dr clairbear,
the vet of anya is dr. cabanlig, whose clinic is along south super highway near edsa clover leaf. his specialty is mini-schnauzers. just check the yellow pages for his exact address & contact number. although we didn't get anya from him, we found out during anya's consult for shots that anya's grandfather was his dog :) what a small world!
i certainly don't mind you dropping by my site. will check out yours too.

Saturday, 08 December, 2007  

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