WolfehMember Since 14 Nov 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 23 2015 10:48 PM
Hummm. I started playing Ragnarok when I discovered Naruto (in my narutard days) was something called "Anime". I told a friend of mine about my discovery and she googled it, but typo'd and accidentally searched "Anima" instead. She found "Anima RO" and told me it was a "game or something", so I checked it out and started playing, and here I am today 8D Yes, that is a true story. I've tried to play the official RO several times, but UGH, THE GRINDING. So yeah. Private servers are stuck with me. 8D
I seem to always be working on a server called Absinthe RO, for a friend, because I need a slave driver (though he has stopped driving me so ;A;). ;D It probably won't be done for a long time, I might officially host it but still won't consider it "done".
As for Wolfeh herself (THIRD PERSON TIEM), she works with the city taking care of sick and abandoned animals at their shelter, whom she is not allowed to disclose who they are per employee contract. She absolutely loves merle dogs. Some see those pretty blue eyes as scary or signs that a dog is blind when really it is not, but those eyes stand out to her, and not only because they are blue. She sees more expression in blue eyes than she does brown, because you can see the pupil in a blue eye better than you can a brown one, so she finds it easier to communicate and bond with dogs who have blue eyes due to that. I mean seriously, who couldn't love these pretty blue eyes? Merles are highly misunderstood in the AKC (American Kennel Club) world, and she is determined to be an advocate for the merle gene and show there is nothing to fear!
Some things you should know:
Blue eyes do not equal blindness, I don't know why people think this, probably because they don't know the difference between the iris and the pupil, but it merely has to do with the pigment of the iris, a muscle in our eyeball which helps filter light from our retina. Blue eyed humans are not that different from merle dogs at all, our blue eyes are pigment and mutation related. However I have seen breeders with cataracts in their lines blame blindness on merle, most likely to protect their reputation and redirect the blame.
Merle does not equal deafness, in fact research seems to point more to extreme piebaldism (piebaldism is basically what makes a dog color and white and is a pigment gene, a dog who is extreme in piebald markings has very little- if any color, on themselves. Therefore if the face is also lacking color, it will affect the iris, causing blue eyes which is not related to the merle gene) being the cause in deaf merles than merle actually being the cause, but that of course depends on what research you look at. The AKC prefers to look at outdated german research done on dachshunds with an inaccurate hearing range which was based off of one dog in the group. Now-and-days we know the correct hearing range and have done more correct tests. Double merles are more likely to be deaf and blind but are not always either of these things. Double merles occur when two merles are bred together. Normally a merle is bred to a solid dog or piebald dog and that dilutes the color of any solid or piebald puppy, but when two merles are bred together, there is no solidity to be found be it solid or piebald, therefore you get two dilution genes doubling up on each other and bad things happen...
Merle is dominant over roan, sable is dominant over merle, merle does affect red dogs but is hardly visible on them, interesting eh? What I've discovered in my dog breeding research, but I still have a lot more research and breeding to do before I can really be definitive on it. Through the years I've discovered it isn't hard to make a "cryptic" merle at all, yet dog breeders who work with merle act like cryptic merles are a rarity and amazing find whenever they see one. You just need a sable or red dog and poof! You have a cryptic! A cryptic merle is a dog who is merle but does not show signs of it (diluted patches of color, blue eyes) except for maybe some hints here and there (like a diluted patch in the armpit but no-where else) which only a trained eye can find.
Blue eyed huskies are not merle, and a blue eyed merle is not similar to a husky in any way. It is not known what causes blue eyes in huskies but it is believed to be a recessive gene, but it is not dilution related. Though there are piebald huskies and I'm sure extreme piebald huskies, there are still huskies with solid masks who have blue eyes, thus, not being pigment related. This gene is sometimes found in dogs such as the Bernese Mountain Dog and in Border Collies, as well as a few others, perhaps even some rare breeds.
Besides that, her interests tend to wander around randomly, and she has many other interests (I cannot stress the 'many' enough).
She loves wolves, as her username suggests (and as you might have guessed), but not in a romantic way, meaning she is not a zoophiliac or a furry (in case you were wondering...) She believes they do need to be hunted, but they should not be seen as the demonic creatures that the media and anti's make them out to be, and should be hunted responsibly with science, not assumptions. The world for wolves right now is simply amazing, in a shocking and disturbing way.
If you read all of this, YOU DESERVE A COOKIE.
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Dogs, wolves, other canids, service dogs, dog training (Pat Miller, Karen Pryor, Ian Dunbar; not idiots like Ceasar Milan), photography, RAthena and Ragnarok Online, puppies, Mythology, Norse Mythology, Religions, Freemasonry, cats, livestock, rabbits, dogs, tanning techniques, computar, and insert other 100+ interests here.