Dog pile. Not the kind that has to be scooped from the yard. The good kind, a pile of dogs! Top of the pile is rat terrier Anya, age 15, who has a mellow disposition and is tolerating the 2 youngsters well. An occasional growl lets them know she does not want to play.Judy, rat terrier/chihuahua mix, white with black, age 2. New arrival Penny, chihuahua mix, cream with brown, age 1. Judy and Penny are becoming friends, they run and wrestle then collapse into sleep. Penny learned to use the doggie door in 3 days.
We adopted Penny, a 1 year old Chihuahua mix. She’s doing well with our other 2 dogs, playing with Judy who is close in age and size to her.
A study of dog DNA has shown that our “best friend” in the animal world may also be our oldest one. The analysis reveals that dog domestication can be traced back 11,000 years, to the end of the last Ice Age. This confirms that dogs were domesticated before any other known species.