Choosing a winner for the Is My Dog Boring Me? contest was very tough. I had many, many terrific entries. And my indecision was compounded by the fact that a) my winner was the very first person to enter the contest, thus indelibly etching her entry in my mind; and b) I later received a wonderful illustration for it. Did this affect my judgment, I wondered. But on careful reflection I decided no, and I’ll explain why.
I also never heard of the Biewer. But I wasn’t surprised to find he is also known as the beer dog. Biewer’s yeast is the secret ingredient in great Czech Pilsners, with villagers guarding the dogs from competitors. The floppy ears are crucial for proper yeast development.
It was the last statement, about the floppy ears being crucial for yeast development, that was the clincher. Floppy dog ears do tend to produce yeast — much to the dismay of dog owners, who have to clear up the yucky infection. This word play on the Biewer’s characteristics and on its name was truly inspired.
But perhaps I shouldn’t expect less from a woman who writes a wonderful blog called Something Wagging This Way Comes.
Wait, though: There were two other entries that were so close that I decided that they deserved to win books too. I’ll post those winners tomorrow.