What fun it was to read everyone's guesses to my recent Clean Dog Contest! Before announcing the winners, I thought I'd share the answers.
MOST DIFFICULT TO BATHE
Mally, our Prima Donna, is not fond of a bath at all. It is a battle to keep her from jumping out of the tub covered in shampoo and water, and because she is the most difficult she always has to go first, which also ticks her off.
Australian Shepherds are intelligent, loyal, working dogs. Mallory is definitely the smartest dog in the house. She is also nuttier than a fruitcake, but we love her all the same. Mally's self-appointed job is to keep the boy's in line. She spends her days and nights teasing and taunting the two male dogs.
FROM TUB TO THE DIRT PILE
Murphy, the senior member of the Aussie pile, is also the most well trained. I gave the command that he must have a bath and so he will, but he is getting more and more indignant in his old age. Therefore, once in the tub he will not move and glares at the wall (so he doesn't have to make eye contact with me). I swear if he could flip me an obscene paw gesture he would. To show me his displeasure at bath time, he immediately took himself outside to the dirt pile.
Murphy's important job around here is to Catch That Ball Every Single Time You Throw It and You Better Throw It Until Your Arm is About Ready To Fall Off. Every Single Day, Rain or Shine, Excessive Sweltering Heat or Not.
I'm the Alpha Dog in this house so he is also trained to "take a rest," which means I am so not throwing this ball any more.
BONUS: HURRICANE RESCUE DOG
Hurricane Frances and Jeanne came ripping through here in 2004 causing plenty of damage and disruption to our property and lives. It is also hard on our four-legged friends. Rory's breeder lost her home, her vet clinic and all her property fencing. She had several litters of pups and wanted to place them fast. She also knows that I have s-u-c-k-e-r written all over my forehead and please would I take this pup. The last thing we need around here in the land of no power and lost fencing was another dog but you know how that story goes.
Rory was 6 months old when he came to our house and Mallory took it upon herself to raise him. Cavaliers are sweet and lovable and spunky. They could also care less about having a job and he much prefers the Aussies take all the jobs. He is really good at taking naps.
Okay, okay, enough about the dogs. How about a winner??
As you can slightly tell from this picture, here at Chez Bagging It we have every technological advancement know to man, which is exactly why I decided to go with the tried and true method of random winner selection - the old name in the hat drawing. All correct guesses went into the hat and Hubby pulled the winners.
Contest Winner: Angie of Norththreads.
Bonus Winner: Karyn of Trail Mix Designs.
Congratulations! Watch for my email so we can "talk."
Thank you everyone for playing along.
Tomorrow it's back to crafting and sewing. I did accomplish quite a bit this weekend and can't wait to get the pictures taken so I can share!