February 12, 2016

The Winner of Wilhelmina's Care Package.

We had quite a few excellent guesses from those of you who attempted to guess Wilhelmina's breed. In fact , all the guesses seemed very plausible to us. Here is a list of the guesses so that you can see for yourself.

1. Poodle
2. Irish Water Spaniel x 3
3. Goldendoodle x 3
4. Labradoodle x 2
5. Poodle/Airedale
6. Portuguese Water Dog
7. Red Airedale  Terrier
8. Irish Terrier
9. Lagotto Romagnolo
10. Australian Labradoodle
11. Cockapoo x 3
12. Wheaton Terrier 
13. Poodle/cross
14. Wheaton/Poodle

Thank you to everyone for participating. The winner of Wilhelmina's care package is , Whitley Westie! Whitley guessed that Wilhelmina's breed was a Poodle. But you were all very close in guessing large breeds/crosses since Wilhelmina as a Standard Poodle, will indeed be a very big girl when full grown! 

Here are five interesting facts about Standard Poodles :

1. The Standard Poodle can be traced back to the Middle-Ages.
2. They were valued water retrievers (retrieving waterfowl) and are still used for waterfowl retrieving today.
3. They were often offered as invaluable gifts to noblemen in distant lands due to their intelligence and superior water skills.
4. The long standing existence of Standard Poodles can be traced back to Germany, France, Russia, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, England, Belgium and Holland.
5.The Standard Poodle is and has always been revered for her intelligence, humour and wiry, curly coat.

                                     Wilhelmina and Duffy : BFF

Whitley, could you contact us at : limbyloo700@gmail. com and let us know your information so that we can send you your care package, tailored especially for you! 

Have a Fabulous Friday!
See you Sunday for Sunday Selfies.
the critters in the cottage xo


  1. What a sweet face Wilhelmina has!

  2. She is an 'Adorable/Gorgeous cross mix' Poodle though isn't she?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Miss Wilhelmina is already a gorgeous puppy and we know she will be stunning when she grows up. Poodles are such great dogs!


  4. Congratulations to Whitley! Wow, so Wilhelmina is gonna be a big girl! It'll be so much fun to see her grow :-) Love the photos of her and Duffy. They are so adorable together!

  5. Oh Standard poodles are just the best dogs. We had one when I was a child and would love to have another one. They are so smart and just plain wonderful dogs. Our Poodle would sit at the breakfast table and my father would ask her if she wanted eggs or toast. You are so lucky to have Wilhelmina.

  6. Congrats to your winner! My goodness, what a doll she is, just a beautiful young girl. :-)

  7. ConCATs to the winner! A good guess indeed! Wilhelmina, we agree with Jeanne at Random Felines -- no matter the bread, absolutely adorable! <3

  8. DUH! We should have figured it out! We saw the poodle in her but had doodle on the brain!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. I honestly didn't think she was a poodle. They are smart dogs--be alert ;-)

  10. Wilhelmina, you are SO gorgeous!!! Concats to W. Westie!!

  11. Well, I say she is a Cuteoodle!

  12. We think Brian is correct. What a neat "breed" name. :)

  13. Oops. We forgot to congratulate Whitley the winner.

  14. Oh wow, Wilhelmina is sure going to tower over everyone else in the cottage when she grows up!

  15. Congrats to Whitley! This was tougher than One Spoiled Cat's teasers

  16. conga ratz two ewe whitley !!!! how kewl iz that :)

    wilhelmina.....ewe iz two cute....troo lee... & we due knot say that veree often ta pupz !!! we iz glad ewe N duffy iz bee comin BFF's !!!

    heerz two a happee heartz day oh love ~~~~~ kinda week oh end ta everee one ♥♥♥

  17. interesting! We didn't realize Wilhelmina is a standard poodle. We had neighbors (they moved recently) who had 2 standard poodles (black ones) and they were very well behaved.

  18. Congrats to Whitley!!! Poodles are THE most intelligent dogs, right? I am ashamed that I didn't know that! Her color isn't common, I think that is what threw me off. LOVE her color though! DakotasDen

  19. Wilhelmina's muzzle looks broader than that of a standard poodle, and her color seems unusual. Whatever her breed, she is absolutely adorable. And we can't wait to see her grow up. Please see our Saturday post for a surprise. Hugs, Janet and Kitties Blue

  20. She are such a cutie! Momma has known a couple standard poodles - her acting teacher had them and dey are pawsome pups!

  21. Concatulations to the winner ! Purrs

  22. You are going to love her!!!! Jessie James our cousin is a minature poodle and he is so smart and wonderful! He makes Grandma and Grandpa so very happy every single day!

  23. Wilhelmina is a doll! What a treat to have her as your new family addition...standard poodles are our very favorite breed of dog!

  24. Congratulations to Whitley!
    Wilhelmina sure is super cute <3



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