Last month, on St. Patrick’s Day, we sent out the “March Mysterious-ness” edition of the My Doggy newsletter. In it, we thanked Bark Box for choosing our Peanut Butter Minis to share with their subscribers, and we solved the mystery of the March Bark Box theme. The theme turned out to be Sherlock Bones. Then, we presented a challenging mystery to you, the readers, asking, “What breed is the Hound of the Baskervilles, the subject of one of Sherlock Holmes’ most famous mysteries?” First respondent with the correct answer would win a bag of wheat, corn and soy-free Peanut Butter Minis.
Annita was our winner. She wasted no time in getting back to us with her answer, “The hound of baskerville was a blood hound/bull mastiff mix.” Since she wasted no time in answering, we wasted no time in declaring her the winner and sending her a prize.
To quote the section of the story in A. C. Doyle’s classic containing the description of the haunting beast: “It was not a pure bloodhound and it was not a pure mastiff, but it appeared to be a combination of the two — gaunt, savage, and as large as a small lioness.” In other words, it was definitely not something that you’d want to hear howling in the not-so-distant distance or have hot on your heels as you high-tailed it across the empty English countryside.
You had to be well-read to know that this hound was not a pure-bred. Of course, if you are a reader of the My Doggy newsletter, as Annita is, naturally you are well-read! And, naturally, your doggie is going to be well-treated, after being well-fed.