44 – Why Are You a Peruvian Inca Orchid?

It finally happened. Someone requested a dog that they googled by searching “least known dog”. The results spit back Peruvian Inca Orchid, or the Peruvian Hairless dog. The question I think we’re all wondering is, “Why is it called Peruvian Inca Orchid?” Well, apparently this is still a great mystery even today. The dogs seem to be older than the Incan empire, and they don’t really resemble flowers all that much.

What we do know, is that the dog is really similar to the xoloitzcuintli. They both are hairless, and seem to have problems with teeth. Interestingly, these dogs also have a variety called “long coat”, which just means they have hair. Instead of different color fur, their skin color has some variations, including white. Oh yeah, since they have no fur, they also get cool things like pimples and sunburns.

In this episode, we talk a lot about the Sandlot, and Kyle tells Caitlyn about a pretty good burn. I made it the cold open, but we just interrupted the show near the end with the talk. So we randomly talk about Sandlot again seemingly out of nowhere. So if you actually read this write-up you’ll understand why! Actually, I’m curious if anyone reads this. Send a message in saying, “Say hello to your mother for me” or something that let’s only us know.

Song is “Inca Orchid” by Mezzoa

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21 – Why Are You a Xoloitzcuintli?

This week, we discuss a dog both of us can barely pronounce! Seriously, what is a Xoloitzcuintli?! After this week was nearly cancelled because Caitlyn has a sinus infection (sorry for the stuffy nose voice in advance), the episode takes a turn for the interesting with Aztec sacrifices, Chupacabras, and an expedition. There’s also an appearance by Christopher Columbus, and Caitlyn gives a tutorial on how to be a real life treasure hunter.

This weeks question of the week: what did you want to be when you grew u that as an adult you realized was never going to be possible for you? Or you know, what did you want to be, and actually ended up being? Send us your answers at whyareyouadog@gmail.com or use the contact form here.

Outro song is Yolo Xolo by Bizaardvark.