Guess the Name of the Dog Result

Thank you to those of you who ventured a guess at the name of my crocheted dog I was offering up as a prize to the correct guesser on Saturday at the fund raising Christmas Fair for Twilight 

The good news is, I managed to get thirty people to have a guess for one euro each.

This meant thirty euros for the old and disabled dogs so I was delighted because the yarn had been given to me by a friend so cost me almost nothing and it was a project I did in the evenings in front of the T.V. as a practise run for a stable (kennel?) of smaller dogs which I took along with me to the fair in the hopes of getting a few more euros for the cause.

Of course these breeds are instantly recognisable – 🤣 – but should you need help, from L to R there is a West Highland Terrier, a Border Collie, an English Bull Terrier, a French Bulldog and a Chocolate Labrador.

The Westie sold, together with ……..

the Labrador – a lady bought them for her twin grandchildren.

I have a belated request for the Border Collie and somebody wants me to make a pair of Chihuahuas.  I’ll have to think about that and it might not be before Christmas.

The even better news is that we raised a record amount of money for Twilight 

I think the fact that it was a beautiful, crisp, sunny day helped and, as ever, it was the cake stand that took by far the most money.  Mr. Tialys popped in and bought a ginger cake, a carrot cake and three Bakewell slices so he did his bit and has been gracious enough to share them with me and Mlle. Tialys the Younger.

The bad news is that none of my lovely readers guessed the correct name!

She is so obviously a ‘Tara’ but none of you guessed right.

However, using a truly fair and scientific method, I put all your names in a row on the floor

and decided that the first one Flo had a sniff at would be declared the winner.  Well, I couldn’t find a hat.

I’m afraid she got a little over enthusiastic and didn’t stop at the sniffing stage.

However, I think you’ll agree there was an obvious winner.

So, congratulations ‘Line’, aka Pauline who blogs at ‘The Contented Crafter’.  would you like a tea-towel or an apron? Email me at thetialys@gmail.com and let me have your postal address.

Thanks everyone for playing along and having a bit of fun with me.

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  1. #1 by poshbirdy on November 26, 2018 - 12:22

    Congrats on doing so well at the sale. They are all so lovely and have real characters

  2. #3 by claire93 on November 26, 2018 - 12:36

    So pleased to hear the fund raiser went well and of course your crocheted dog looks like a Tara ! Why didn’t I think of that ?

    • #4 by tialys on November 26, 2018 - 14:33

      Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

  3. #5 by CurlsnSkirls on November 26, 2018 - 13:11

    Even this avowed cat person enjoyed seeing your creations, and is delighted Twilight did so well. Congratulations to all! 😘

    • #6 by tialys on November 26, 2018 - 14:34

      I am a dog and cat person – it gets very expensive

      • #7 by CurlsnSkirls on November 27, 2018 - 11:54

        But snuggles are priceless!

      • #8 by tialys on November 28, 2018 - 08:58

        😸

  4. #9 by Kim on November 26, 2018 - 13:15

    Brilliant news on the fundraising result. I’m sure the doggies you sold will be well looked after. Please show the Chihuahuas of you make them. I’m very find of the breed for no obvious reason 🙄

    • #10 by tialys on November 26, 2018 - 14:35

      I will. The ones in the book have hair and I’m not over keen on doing the hair. Why couldn’t she have smooth haired chihuahuas?

      • #11 by Kim on November 26, 2018 - 18:11

        😂

  5. #12 by M. L. Kappa on November 26, 2018 - 15:50

    Dammit, I was sure she was a Coco! Oh, well…😆

    • #13 by tialys on November 26, 2018 - 18:10

      Better luck next time – thanks for having a go.

  6. #14 by magpiesue on November 26, 2018 - 17:47

    Lol! No better way to have a name chosen from among your blog readers. So glad the fair was such a success. 🙂

    • #15 by tialys on November 26, 2018 - 18:09

      More fun than picking a name from a hat! 🤣

  7. #16 by nanacathy2 on November 26, 2018 - 17:54

    So I am wondering if the lovely French Bulldog is for sale still and fancies an English owner? Congratulations to Line on having the niffiest name. Congratulations to you all on some magnificent fund raising.

    • #17 by tialys on November 26, 2018 - 18:08

      The little grey one? Email me your address and I’ll send it over with Mr. T. tomorrow in his cabin bag for posting.

  8. #18 by thecontentedcrafter on November 26, 2018 - 18:43

    Oh hurrah!! Flo just became my favourite of all your pets ;-D I never win anything so I am terribly over excited. I would so love to have an apron, I shall wear it while arting and mixed mediaing……… And of course ‘Tara’ shall always be Phoebe to me! I love your kennel of dogs. I often look at the books and wonder if I should purchase – but never see my boy in among the models. If I could find a pattern that looks like Siddy I would have a go at knitting him a special friend. Any how, thank you Flo and I’ll get that email off to you Lynne asap 🙂 ❤

    • #19 by tialys on November 28, 2018 - 09:14

      A worthy winner!!
      If my eyes don’t deceive me, Siddy is a Shih Tzu isn’t he?
      The book I have includes one but, to be honest, it doesn’t look like much like Siddy although I suppose if you gave him a haircut and used a different colour ………
      https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/doris-the-shih-tzu
      Now, just got to sew some tapes on a tea-towel 😉

      • #20 by thecontentedcrafter on November 28, 2018 - 18:21

        The problem with Siddy is he is a cross. Shih Tzu, Lahsa Apso and Poodle. And his coat is kept short or he looks like a miniature Old English Sheepdog! Thanks for the link I didn’t know that book was on Ravelry , I can now look and get just one pattern if I find something that can be adapted.

  9. #21 by Nanette on November 26, 2018 - 19:25

    Oh that’s all hilarious, and good news for Twilight, Line and Tara, with her elegant name. The other dogs are very cute and I would’ve bought the border collie had I been there.

    • #22 by tialys on November 28, 2018 - 09:02

      I was quite proud of the collie – he was probably the most complicated one I’ve done so far.

  10. #23 by kathyreeves on November 26, 2018 - 20:22

    I’m glad you had such a successful fundraiser! Hurrah for the dogs, and Pauline!

    • #24 by tialys on November 28, 2018 - 09:01

      It should keep them going with supplies for a little while at least 🙂

  11. #25 by anne54 on November 26, 2018 - 22:38

    I am so pleased that Pauline won! She is so generous with her warmth and care. What a good picker (and eater!) Flo is. And congratulations to you too, for such a successful fund raiser.

  12. #27 by katechiconi on November 27, 2018 - 11:10

    Brilliant result! I’d have been elbowing M. Tialys out of the way to get at the Bakewell Slice, but of course, I’d have shared with you (probably…). I think your ‘doggy dip’ was an excellent way of choosing – just think, if she’d chosen me, you could have said “she Ate Kate”!

    • #28 by tialys on November 28, 2018 - 09:00

      I have to say the Bakewell slices were divine – she does a very good Millionaire’s Shortbread too but I have too be in the mood for all that caramel and chocolate otherwise I feel a bit 🤢 afterwards.

      • #29 by katechiconi on November 28, 2018 - 09:29

        Yes, I love that stuff, but it’s necessary to consume with caution otherwise you end up feeling terribly sick!

  13. #30 by KerryCan on November 27, 2018 - 14:38

    Woohoo for lucky Pauline! And what a fine thing you did, overall, for sweet needy dogs!

    • #31 by tialys on November 28, 2018 - 08:57

      I’m so full of admiration for the couple who run Twilight – it’s a pleasure to try to raise funds for their endeavours.

  14. #32 by Beads and Barnacles on December 1, 2018 - 10:53

    Lol I love the method of picking the name.
    The dogs all look so cute and with their own personality.

    • #33 by tialys on December 3, 2018 - 09:39

      I’m not very good at embroidery so doing faces stresses me out – however, my imperfections might be what gives them their character. I’ll go with that 😉

  15. #34 by Oscar Dandelion on December 30, 2018 - 12:50

    LOL @ Flo – she did a great job picking a winner. What wonderful work you do for this cause…such lovely dogs. I’d be interested in seeing Chihuahuas and Jack Russells since they are my own dogs 😉
    Happy 2019 from a new subscriber – popped over from Cathy’s blog 😀 xo

    • #35 by tialys on December 30, 2018 - 14:33

      You’re the second person to express an interest in wooĺy Chihuahuas but the one in my pattern book doesn’t look like most Chihuahuas in my opinion so I haven’t tackled one yet.
      Thank you for foĺlowing me – I have been reading about your health problems and little dogs. I’m sorry to hear you didn’t have a great Christmas day but wish you all the best for 2019.

      • #36 by Oscar Dandelion on December 30, 2018 - 19:03

        There are 2 types of Chihuahua – the deer head and the apple. Shame your pattern doesn’t do them justice.
        Thank you – I think my 2019 will be a positive turning point in my life after finally having my hip operated.
        I do crafts too btw if you’re interested in following 🙂
        Happy 2019! xo

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