2nd Jun, 2022

Written by Laura Nagel

Professional photography by Strike a Pose Photography

When I first saw Twiggy’s photo on the Potchefstroom Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Facebook page, I just knew she belonged with us. She came in as a stray, so we had to wait seven days in case someone claimed her.

They let us know on the Monday that no one had come and they’d book her sterilisation for the following day.

On Tuesday afternoon we drove from Parktown to Potchefstroom to meet her. She was still in the vet cage when we got there, all sleepy and frightened after her op, but we loved her immediately and brought her home that same day. She was just a tick- and flea-bitten mite, full of septic scars, but in the month-and-a-half with us, she’s improved tenfold.

She fits in really well at home and keeps her adopted brothers on their toes. She has way more energy than they do and demands to play all day. When they pass out, she’ll grab a stinky sock or some tree bark to play with. Kermit, the Chihuahua, is the oldest and has the least patience with her, but Loki and Frank are learning to enjoy playing with her.

She really enjoys the park and runs around like a nutter! She’s surprisingly well socialised with other dogs and people.

With love and care she’s blossomed with us and has a gorgeous, feisty, and busy personality that keeps us entertained daily.

Twiggy’s MuttMix Results:

        Level 4       Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

        Level 4       Pomeranian

        Level 4       Pekingese

        Level 4       Maltese

        Level 4       Doberman Pinscher

        Level 4       Scottish Terrier

We found Twiggy’s MuttMix DNA test results very interesting! At first, we thought she might be a Yorkie, but her colouring and long body had made me wonder. Yorkies have Maltese, Wheaten and Scottish Terrier ancestry, so that would explain her looks. The only big surprise was the Doberman, but that might explain her huge bark!


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