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Doggy Diaries – Puppy pool – Don’t forget to vote!

Don’t forget to leave your vote in the comments thread on this post.

Voting will end tomorrow when I publish those comments. Please only leave your vote on that thread, so I have them all in one place. Anyone can vote, so don’t forget, if you want to enter!

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Doggy Diaries – Puppy pool – Begin Voting!

Ok, voting starts now! I will not be publishing comments, rather I’ll try and leave a comment saying who’s votes I’ve received. I’ll publish comments on Sunday, and once votes start being published, voting is over.

Please read the Puppy Pool Guidelines before making your guess. This will be a very hard competition. Blame your fellow bloggers who gave me more suggestions haha!

One guideline has changed. since it’s so up in the air when I’ll go, I’m giving you two guesses for class date. One guess should be between January 2010 and April 2010 and then from September 2010 to the end of the year.

Originally I thought between January and March, but I decided I could stil go in April.

It would be helpful to click on the Doggy Diaries label for the full situation here, to aide you in your guess for class date. And a lot of the comments might be helpful too, as people have asked me questions.

I will be going to the San Rafael campus.

Ok, that’s all the help I’m gonna give. Any other questions you might have, you’ll have to dig for in the blog hehe.

Have fun, guess carefully!

Oh if someone comments here without a guess, I will post it, but no guesses will be posted.


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Doggy Diaries – Puppy pool Guidelines

I really struggled with whether to write this today, as I’m still feeling really brain foggy. But, I was hoping to open up voting tomorrow, so I want to write this so we can get started tomorrow.

So, the pool will consist of one guess for each of the following:

Class date: This will be a Monday’s date. All prospetive students wait to be accepted, and then wait for their class date. *Hint* I will not be going in May through August. The summer months here are just too hot. So don’t guess a class date in those months. If a flude happens, which I really don’t see happening, and I go in one of those months, well I’ll cross that bridge if I come to it.

Sex: Male or female. Duh. 😉

Color: Black or Tan

Breed: Labrador retriever or lab/golden retriever cross. I was told every so often a pure golden is selected, but it’s rare. In the off chance that I’d get a full golden, all lab/golden cross guesses would qualify.

First initial: All litters are named with the same first initial. When raisers are getting a puppy, they are told the first initial. I think when I go to class, they tell me the first initial before I get my dog, but I’m not sure. If you have a phase report, that might help you guess, if you’re guessing a class date in which a dog on the report might be available for. I think this guess is going to be what makes the competition the hardest. If no one guesses the letter, I’ll see who’s closest, if initial is needed to determine a winner.

It might be helpful to click the “Doggy Diaries” label at the bottom of the post and read about where I’m at, before you make your guesses. I will publish a post tomorrow morning opening voting, and I won’t publish comments until I wake up Sunday morning. After I ppublish comments, voting is over.

I’ve decided that the grand prize will only go to a blogger I’ve known on here for at least a little bit, so I’m reserving the right to award a runner-up prize if the winner is a stranger.

The prizes will take awhile. Since we won’t know who won until I get my dog, I won’t even be starting the project until I get home from school, so it’s gonna be a bit before prizes are awardedhehe.

Grand prize will be a crocheted blanket in the colors of your choice. There will be twostyles to choose from. One choice is a basic ripple pattern done in rows of alternating colors. The other choice is something I’ve come up with on my own that I call “scrump”. It’s a variation of a ripple, but I take the colors of your choice, cut and tie random lengths together, leaving half inch ends that are not woven in. I crochet a crazy ripple pattern, with leaning ripples, and the colors come out totally random, like a patchwork quilt.

Runner-up prize will be a scarf. I haven’t decided if I’ll get custom yarn for that, most likely I will, in one color, or a variegated. Fringe is optional.

Sound cool? Do your research, think about your guess, and I’ll open up voting with a new post tomorrow.

Oh, I’m limiting this to blogger friends, so I’m sorry, but if you know me in real life, you can’t vote. None of you comment anyway, who know me in real life lol.

No other limitations. If you have a blog, vote!

Oh, in the event of a tie, I haven’t really thought about what I might do. I doubt there would be a straight tie with identical guesses, since class date and first initial offer a lot of choices. But if there’s a tie, I’ll figure something out.


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Doggy Diaries – Doggy Pool

So I’m thinking about doing a doggy pool. Like when you’re expecting a baby, your friends do a pool to predict the specs haha. I’m thinking, I’d open up voting for a 24 hour period and not publish comments until voting is over. Then when I get my dog, we’ll see who wins. Sound like fun? Thing is, I’d only want it to be open to people who’ve been with me for a bit you know? I wouldn’t want a total stranger to win, one who’s never commented. Might sound mean, but I want there to be a prize.

What do you guys think? Should we do a pool? The guesses would be: Class Date, Color of dog, sex of dog. That’s it. But lots of cominations. And whoever’s closest wins.

If I do this, how would you suggest I keep it to somewhat regular commenters, people who’ve been with me at least a week? Is that mean? I thought about opening it up to my email list, but I think I want to keep it to ya’ll.

What do you think, let me know and then I’ll decide when to open up voting. Don’t give your guesses yet!!


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