Pink looks different… cute… but different. We had seven puppies, and only one came out with a pink nose and light eyes. It’s how he got his name, “Pink.” I’m so creative, I can barely stand it.
When he was a puppy people said he looked like a pit bull, but I hoped he was an albino lab. Then he could be an evil genius and take over the world.
When he got older, his eyes turned a gold– like a vampire. We settled on a clinical diagnosis of “crazy eyes” instead of “vampire eyes.” I didn’t want vampires to go out of style and Pink left holding on to a dream.
Recently, we solved the mystery of Pink’s crazy looks. Mr. We’ve Had Them Since They Were Tiny had the dogs out and about. He ran into a man who manages an Electric Cowboy. If you don’t know, an Electric Cowboy is a dance club for cowboys. And electricians. Anyway, the man looked at Pink and said, “he’s one of those labs that was meant to be a chocolate.”
Mr. We’ve Had Them Since They We’re Tiny came home and told me the story. I put my
veterinarian google skills to work. I started googling stuff like,”yellow lab supposed to be chocolate.” Or, “yellow lab pink nose chocolate.” Then, “where is the closest place I can get chocolate?” The last one was for me.
genetic analysis googleing, I figured it out. Pink is a Dudley. A Dudley Lab is a rare yellow lab with no pigmentation. Something about a chocolate lab’s genes mixed with a yellow lab. Then there’s something about recessive stuff and capital letters and lower case letters. Here’s some pictures of other Dudleys.
The only real difference is that Pink can’t be a show dog–the Dog People don’t allow Dudleys. I guess we won’t be going to that big dog show on Thanksgiving. That’s okay with Pink. He likes turkey more.
I think he is the cutest Dudley I’ve ever seen–even when he’s been rolling around in mud.
Made any crazy discoveries lately? I feel like Sherlock Hounds. Send me your pet mysteries. I’ll google them out.