So, I’m not sure if I mentioned on the blog specifically, but River is sick. Really, really sick, and the vets can’t figure out what’s wrong with her. As I write this, she’s in the hospital, after failing to respond to not one, but two different kinds of antibiotics, and her temperature keeps steadily climbing. If you would spare a prayer for her, we would appreciate it. She is really the sweetest thing, and has had such a crap hand dealt to her this life, that all I want is her to be happy.
Add the emotional stress of that to the fact that 7 of 8 of Clan Donaldson has fallen, and continues to fall, to the flu this week, and you can clearly see that we are in need for some happy distraction around here.
Thankfully, because I have awesome parents, I have just that happy distraction, and I’d like to share it with you.
Almost a year and a half ago, after ages and ages, my dad finally softened on his “no dog” stance juuuuuust enough for my mom to know the time to strike was nigh. After doing some checking around, she found a potential canine candidate through a local shelter, took my dad to meet the dog, and the rest was history. They named him Brubeck, and took him home with them, which is the doggie equivalent of winning the lottery:
They’ve taken to calling him a “wonder dog”, because they wonder what breed he is. So a little while ago, they ordered a Doggie DNA kit off Amazon (now shortlisted for summer school activities at Our Lady’s First School for Kids Who Love Dinosaurs), which will list back all the way through to Brubeck’s great-grandparents.
To enter, make your guess about what breeds of dog came together to create a Brubeck. Since the test gives results all the way back four generations, you can list up to four different breeds. For each entry, my parents will donate ten cents to Pets Without Parents, the shelter they adopted Brubeck from. The winner will be whoever correctly guesses (or is closest to guessing) the top four dog breeds that have perfectly combined to give my parents Brubeck.
The donation to the shelter will be made in the winner’s name.
If the winning guess comes from one of you, my beloved blog readers, I’ll add $50 to the total donation.
So, if you’re also in need for some pleasant distraction that will result in some money raised for a good cause, come play along.
Here’s what we know about Brubeck:
- He’s two years old
- He weighs 36 pounds
- He is black and brown, and has a black tongue
- He loves all the people, and loves all the dogs
So grab your kids, put your Wikipedia skills to the test, and come up with the top four breeds you think will be revealed in Brubeck’s DNA. One entry per person, each entry will be a ten cent donation to Pets Without Parents, and if one of you smartypants are the winner (vs. one of my mom’s Facebook friends) I’ll add a bonus $50 to the total donation.
My guess is:
1. Shiba Inu
2. German Shepherd
4. Shorthair Collie