a October 8th, 2008

  1. Homozygous N/N

    October 8, 2008 by MyEye

    I submitted a cheek swab from Chase to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.  I wanted to know if he carried the mutated gene for Degenerative Myelopathy.  DM may cause hindquarter paralysis in most breeds of dogs and now that a genetic marker has been identified for Cardigans, I wanted to add the test results to my arsenal of knowledge about our boy. 


    Today we received the results.  I’m happy that he will never suffer from this disease and, if he is ever a dad, he will not pass it to his offspring because OFA says he is NORMAL.

  2. Spirits Rising

    October 8, 2008 by MyEye

    As you may know the weather has not been perfect for the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.  This morning, however, was splendid.  Of course, I had a meeting last night, so was “forced” to watch the CNN rerun of the debate — that lasted until after midnight.  I was in no shape to be at Balloon Fiesta Park at 6:30 this morning.  So, I borrowed this photo from the field cam (link on my blogroll).  Aren’t they splendid?


    The tables and chairs in the foreground are in the “Gondola Club”.  It’s a field-side restaurant/buffet.  There is nothing better than sitting out there with a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate to watch the balloons go up.

  3. Wordless Wednesday 10-8-08

    October 8, 2008 by MyEye