And now, the moment you all have been waiting for...
You may not have even known it,
but you have been waiting to hear this!
A few weeks back I wrote about a holiday contest that
we had amongst our family....
to correctly guess the breeds of our two mutts, Sam and Oakley,
and also that of Dr. Becky's dog Monty.
We had each dog genetically tested.
Each of our family members entered their guesses for each dog
with a $5 entry fee per guess.
If any of us guessed the correct breeds for a particular dog,
we would win that money.
Most of us thought that Oakley was a lab/ pit bull/ boxer mix.
Oakley is a "designer" breed..
A labrador/cocker spaniel mix.
Are you surprised??
We sure were.
Then, there is Sam.
Sam was listed as a Lab mix in the shelter he came from.
We were sure he was part Viszla, some thought part
Weimaraner, some thought perhaps part beagle.
Well, Sam is a true mutt.
He is beagle/poodle/chow/rottweiler mix!
That explains so much.
why he runs through the woods and hunts,
why he jumps,
why he growls like a ferocious dog when he plays,
Now Monty, we thought was either retriever or setter...
As it turns out,
Monty is half golden retriever and half flat coated retriever.
Unfortunately, no one won the pot of money we collected,
the money will be given to our local animal shelter.
It was great fun to learn about our friends' backgrounds.
If only we knew more about the lives they lived
before joining us here at Bee Haven Acres....
but I guess that doesn't much matter now....
what really matters is that all of these loving mutts live
happy lives now.