My friend Katybeth brought up this question, and I assured her I’d try to answer it — What’s the Sheltie’s name?
He’s been pictured beside me ever since I started blogging three years ago, but I’ve been consistent in calling him “the Sheltie” or “Darling Doggie.”
Most of the time.
But he tells me he’s not happy with this cloak of anonymity.
Even if it was woven to protect him.
“Are you ready for me to tell the world your name?” I asked.
“Sure, mom, go ahead. But why not have some fun out of it? Make ’em guess!”
So let’s have us a little contest, shall we? Place your guess (or guesses, if you’re feeling really creative) in the comments below. The Sheltie and I promise to read (and in his case, guffaw) over each one and on Sunday (Oct. 28), we’ll announce the winner, based on whoever’s guess is closest (or most amusing!). If there’s no clear winner, we’ll draw one name out of a hat.
To be fair, if you already know my Sheltie’s name because you happen to know us, please don’t participate — give the others a chance, ‘k?
Here are some “hints”:
- The Sheltie is a male
- The Sheltie will be six years old next month
- The Sheltie was born in Illinois
- The Sheltie is a “paper dog,” not a mixed breed
- The Sheltie came from a litter of three — two girls and him
- Don’t even think about calling him Lassie!
To reward the winner, I’m prepared to part with one of my beaded jewelry creations (what can I say? The Sheltie drives a hard bargain!). Here’s the photo and the description:
This is a pair of silver filigree Chandelier Earrings, approximately 4 inches in length. Each earring features:
- Top section — one 4mm fuchsia bicone flanked by two 4mm sterling plated round beads
- Middle section — two 5mm pink pearls flanking a single 6mm emerald green bicone (with two silver daisy spacers)
- Bottom section — one long antique silver tube bead
The earrings also contain silver headpins and eye pins as findings and leverback ear wires. Despite the length, they really are light!
Note: Most people would consider these earrings “costume” jewelry; they’re not made from real silver, nor do they contain precious gemstones. Depending on the winner’s preferences, I could be persuaded to switch out the ear wires for sterling silver ones and I could leave off the bottom tier (shaving off nearly an inch of length, for those uncomfortable with dangling earrings). If you’d just like to play along without being entered in the drawing, let us know that, too. We’ll try not to sulk or pout!