JJ and the Family Connection

January 19th, 2010

A few days ago I mentioned to Marcel that I thought J.J. was a little on the heavy side for his age. He’s almost 5 months old, but it seemed to me that even though he isn’t fat, he seemed much heavier than he should have been. I wondered if quite possibly we were being a little too generous with his food and the cookies he gets for doing things that he’s supposed to do.

Sure enough, we weighed him and he is close to the weight that he should be as a full grown dog. We decided to cut back on his food just a little and see what happens. While I was researching the information regarding his height and how much food he was supposed to receive, I came across a page on the breed organization site that offered the history of the breed. I knew they came originally from Scotland, but much more than that I really wasn’t aware of, so I thought it would be fun and interesting to know.

What I was extremely surprised to read is that the breed was founded by one of my ancestors in Scotland, all of which hail from the Isle of Skye. I thought this was really exciting to read, especially since we spent some time in 2005 with my parents not only on the Isle of Skye, but at the family castle- Dunvegan /McLeod castle. No wonder I love this breed so much. There’s a family connection! I thought it was such a great discovery that I emailed the information to my dad immediately.

2 Responses to “JJ and the Family Connection”

  1. Sunny says:

    Hi Lori :) I’ve got my website url from my wordpress blog here and hope the link goes there. Confusing, cuz I was baysidelady before, now changed it to sunnyslife.

    That *is* exciting information to find out JJ has a real family connection to you! Amazing. :)

    Hope you have a nice week, my dear friend. :)

  2. admin says:

    Hey Sunny- Your link worked. Is that the one you’re using now mostly?

    I stopped in at your wordpress and I wiill visit you there more often. :) miss you!

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