What the Hell IS That?

August 17, 2009 at 1:50 pm 11 comments

If you know me, you have heard tell of Sally, the devil skunk dog from hell (or the SPCA). Well, Sal and I are going to do the Paws for a Cause Walk in September, and we have a little fundraising plan.

Sally is an extremely strange looking dog. Long and low, with bow legs at the front, a bushy tail that curls up over her back, a pointy face, and marly grey fur on her flippers and undercarriage. Because of her grey face, she looks a million years old, but is actually about a year. She is a mutt’s mutt’s mutt.

SO, if your dog is of mysterious provenance, what to do? You DNA her. That’s where you come in.

For every $25 you donate to the SPCA, you will get one guess as to Sally’s mix. The closest guess will win a hand-knit item to be knit by me, for you.  (Within reason. I’m thinking hats and scarves, not sweaters. But let’s talk!)

What do you do?

1) look at these pictures

2) go here to donate online, or give me a shout if you’d rather do it on the phone

3) come back here and leave your guess in the comments. Try to guess a breed and a percentage of that breed. In the event of a tie, percentages are going to count.


Some thoughts:

  • Her parents and her grandparents were probably mutts, so you can name up to 8 breeds you think went into creating her.
  • She weighs about 30lbs and stands about calf-high on me.
  • She is extremely high energy.
  • She likes to chew and is pretty mouthy.
  • She doesn’t really bark, but she roars at you if you have something she’d like.
  • She is quite fast for such a short-arse.
  • She’s not particularly cuddly. She will climb on the couch with you, but only if she is feeling particularly loving will she put her head in your lap. That said, she is very friendly and likes every person, dog and cat she’s ever met.
  • She has GREAT dog manners. She’s not pushy or dominant at all, but she’s not submissive either.

The walk is September 13, and I hope to have the DNA done sometime around then too. Good luck. I have my theories, but I’m staying out of it.


Entry filed under: Dogbloggery, Knitting, Uncategorized.

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Paul and Jean m&p  |  August 20, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    corgi; dachsund; australian sheepdog; border collie; jack russel; german shephard; american eskimo dog; black labrador;

  • 2. Simone Lehmann  |  August 21, 2009 at 7:11 am

    I think she’s equal parts border collie, black labrador, German shepherd, blue heeler, golden retriever, and corgi.

    Fingers crossed for a nice hat …

  • 3. Kara Gibbs  |  August 29, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Jack Russel, Dachsund, Corgi, Labrador Retriever

    Looking for a scarf to match my awesome green gloves!

  • 4. The High Point of Summer « DameEmma  |  September 2, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    […] But best of all, as always, the SUPERDOGS! They were all fancy this year–lots of purebreds, and not much of an adoption message, which I used to love. Which leads me back to reminding you that there are a mere 10 days to guess what Sally is, support the SPCA, and win some lovely knitting. […]

  • 5. Barbara Clausen  |  September 8, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    OK, this dog is part corgi, border collie, black lab, australian sheep dog and cat

  • 6. Fiona Black  |  September 8, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Rhodesian Ridgeback, corgi, Labrador, Border collie, Blue heeler

  • 7. Bonnie  |  September 9, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    I did all my research at the PNE. Do the Superdogs make anyone else cry?

    My guess: Australian sheep dog, black lab, border collie, and retriever.

  • 8. Bonnie  |  September 10, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Me again. I change my mind.

    Austrialian sheep, black lab, boder collie, jack russell terrier.

    How a jack russell got it on with any of the other breeds, i have no idea but that’s why i’m not a genetist.

  • 9. Jen N  |  September 13, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Corgi – 30%
    Blue Healer – 35%
    Lab – 25%
    Border Collie – 8.09%
    Plott Hound – 1%
    Human – .01%
    Does that equal 100%? It’s been a long weekend…

  • 10. Duncan  |  September 14, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    50% Irish Wolfhound
    50% dachshund

  • 11. sarah D  |  September 15, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Jack Russell, lab, dingo.


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