Top Row: Mindy, Monte, Mika.
Second Row: Daisy.
Third Row: Dusty, Mindy, Monte.
We had DNA test done on the dogs in 2015; Daisy and Dusty weren't suprises but the others were, a little. Dusty is a Shorkie (Shih-Tzu / Yorkshire Terrier); mostly Shih-Tzu with a little Yorkie and a tiny bit of Pekingese. Daisy is mostly purebred Poodle with a little bit of Cocker Spaniel. Monte is a Terrier mix; according to DNA testing, a Shih-Tzu / Yorkie / Maltese cross. He's a little larger than Dusty, and about twice his weight. Mika and Mindy are Chihuahua, Bichon Frise, Cocker Spaniel, and Maltese mixes in different proportions, and Mika even has a little Pomeranian thrown in. Certainly NOT the Havanese / Poodle mixes we were told!
Daisy (born 2005?) (DNA results) was adopted from the Seattle Humane Society on November 29, 2008. They forget to put a hold on her, and we had to follow the mobile adoption center to a shopping mall in order to meet and adopt her.
Dusty (born January 30, 2010) (DNA results) lived with a colleague of Maryrita's until April, 2011, when his family could no longer take care of him. He was named "Hades" but we quickly renamed him "Dusty".
Monte (born July 20, 2009) (DNA results) was adopted from the Seattle Humane Society on June 4, 2013. He was originally named "Carter", but seemed to be much more of a "Montgomery" or "Monte".
Mika and Mindy (born March 7, 2015) (DNA results: Mika, Mindy) were adopted from Ginger's Pet Rescue on May 1, 2015. They're part of a litter of five: three girls and two boys. Mom is Opal, and was rescued from a California shelter.
© Maryrita and Curtis Steinhour, 2013, 2018.