Dog Gone It—There was a DNA Surprise!

I joked that Riley, the dog shown in the picture, took a DNA test and was related to a cat. His indignation could only be assuaged by bacon.

There’s a warning in the little story about Riley. DNA tests can always result in surprises. Paper trees can be wrong. Relatives can have marriages or relationships about which we know nothing. People lie. Some think that they took their secrets with them to their grave only to have their family later make the discovery through a DNA test.

Eating bacon won’t solve your DNA problem, but your DNA test results may cause you to understand how Riley feels even if you are not related to a cat.