My Family Tree Contest will run from today until next Wednesday, June 2nd or until we hits 400 guesses, whichever comes first. So put on your thinking collars and let’s get started!
Okay, before we gets on to the rules, I wanna tell you about two very great prizes I’m giving away!
The first place prize is a $60 gift certificate thingie to this very nifty place called CSN Stores. Now they have like a million different stores and they sells all sorts of stuff like sectional sofas and toys and cooking pans and even stuff for dogs and kittehs! And you can use this gift certificate thingie like green paper at ANY of their stores! Can you believes it?
And then the second place prize is an “adoption good, homeless bad” t-shirt from Shady’s mom’s business called This Good, That Bad. They help raise green papers for rescue places through the sale of their stuffs. And if you’re involved with a rescue, she can even helps you set up a fundraiser!
BUT…the best prize of all goes to the wonderful rescue, Mariah’s Promise, cuz I talked my mom and dad into donating 50 cents for every guess left on this postie up to 400 guesses! The green papers will go to helps doggies like Gauge who was a victim of that hateful B.S. Hell guy up in Denver.
Of course, if you want, you can always donate your own green papers to Mariah’s Promise by clicking here. Be sure to tell ’em Mayzie sent ya!
HOW THE DEE-EN-AY TEST WORKS
Okay, I’m gonna gives you a little bit of background on how this dee-en-ay thing works. The Mars Wisdom Panel people have three levels of dee-en-ay:
A. Significant Breed – A breed shows up as “significant” if at least half a doggie’s dee-en-ay is from a pure bred dog. This usually just goes back one generation. Think of this as my pawrents. I did NOT have a significant breed so neither of my pawrents were pure bred dogs.
B. Intermediate Breed – A breed shows up as “intermediate” if at least 25% of my dee-en-ay is from a pure bred dog. This goes back two generations. Think of this as my grandpawrents. I have ONE intermediate breed so one of my grandpawrents was a pure bred dog.
C. Minor Breed – A breed shows up as “minor” if at least 12.5% of my dee-en-ay is from a pure bred dog. This goes back three generations. Think of this as my great-grandpawrents. I have two minor breeds so two of my great-grandpawrents were pure bred dogs.
Whew! Are you still with me? It’s time for the rules but they’re pretty easy:
1. All you have to do is tell me what breed you think my pure bred grandpawrent (intermediate breed) was.
2. You can put in ONE guess from each member of your family – both human and furry.
And that’s it! For everybuddy who guesses correctly what breed my grandpawrent was, I will enter you in to the final drawing for the prizes. If nobuddy guesses right, I will just enter everybuddy in the drawing!
Oh! And some of you might wonder how tall I am and what I weigh to helps you with your guess. I am apawximately 17 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs abouts 39 pounds. (Edited to add: Puddles wanted to know if my Most Magnificent ears are natural or cropped. And I can assures you they are 127% natural! My tail is docked, though.)
If you want, you can also takes a whack at what my great-grandpawrents were. (That’s the minor breed.) I’ll enter anybuddy who gets at least one right into a separate drawing. (But only guesses for the intermediate breed will count towards the donation to Mariah’s Promise.) Oh! And you should know that the dee-en-ay peoples said that physical traits from minor breeds don’t really show up unless it’s a – what did they call it? – dominant gene.
Now, remember you haves until next Wednesday, the 2nd or until we gets 400 guesses – whichever comes first.
Okay, you ready? On your mark, gets set, and GO!