First, the recipe to make a Rosie, as determined by BioPet Vet Lab:
|I may have Photoshopped my name just a little...|
I'm assuming "collie" means "border collie," pretty much because I want to, because it makes sense, and because it makes more of your guesses right! So I feel that all my guesses over the past four years were correct...with a little Siberian Husky thrown in for a surprise. ("Level 5" means she's less than 10% golden; a little dash of golden makes every mutt better, right? Oh, and I'm not shilling for BioPet, that just happens to be what Miss Chef got me, and in case anyone's interested, I think it cost about $60. Which is why I waited four years before deciding I really wanted to know!)
I have to mention that I had to google "flat coated retriever," and for all those who guessed that breed, I'd like to say, "Holy cow, my Rosie's a purebred!" Lol! In fact, Rosie's a bit stockier, with a shorter nose, and parts of her coat are a bit fluffier and coarser, but in general her coat, appearance and temperament are amazingly similar. Well done, dog lovers! Unfortunately, BioPet doesn't include that breed in their testing, and since they're so rare, I have serious doubts that Rosie can claim any as parents.
So that leaves me with three people who named three breeds correctly (according to BioPet, anyway): Joanna of BooneDocksWilcox, Dillypoo of Dillypoo Chatter, and Claire the Sheperdess of Whispering Acres. How to choose? Of course, I had to involve Dame Rosie somehow. And why not make it fun, eh?
A little cardstock rolled around a bit of liver treat...plus I got to test out Rosie's "sit" and "stay." Which she performed admirably, thank you very much. And then the release!
Actually, she only sniffed this one as she walked toward me. It was only after I toppled the tubes and lay them next to the treats that she finally went after them...but she went after the same one, so it looks like Claire's definitely the winner!
Congratulations, Claire, and let's see if I can get this book to you in time to enjoy while you're snowed in!