Josie, my Chihuahua puppy, is bound to try to climb the stairs to the second floor at some point. I’m offering a free advance review copy of The Portrait of Doreene Gray to the person who guesses closest to the date/time she does. It’s just like sports betting, only cuter and fluffier! (Also, no one named “Brass-knuckle Chuck” will come to your house and beat you up if you lose.)
Here are the stats.
- Josie weighed two pounds, two ounces as of yesterday, January 26.
- She is three months old.
- Two days ago, she put her front paws on the bottom stair and looked up. That’s all she’s done.
- There were no stairs in her previous house.
- She has had one instance of being timid with a shallow outside step.
- Each stair riser is 7.5 inches tall. There are 14 stairs.
- Josie’s legs are 4 inches long.
- The cat hangs out upstairs.
- So does Angel Joe, and Josie LOVES Angel Joe.
- We are not encouraging her to climb the stairs. That’s the cat’s safe space, and it’s also carpeted up there, and Josie isn’t fully housebroken.
You can leave your guess as a comment here or on Facebook. Once you pick your date/time, you can’t change it. There will be two prizes:
An ARC (advance review copy) of The Portrait of Doreene Gray goes to the person who guesses when Josie will climb all the way to the stop of the stairs.
Some glow-in-the-dark Chihuahua Soap goes to the person who guesses when Josie climbs at least two stairs, but doesn’t get all the way to the top.
If I were guessing, I personally wouldn’t guess within a week and a half of now, but this is my first puppy. You long-time Chi owners may know better.
Dorothy MacKay-Holmberg, (here), Jan. 29, (time?) Note: I applaud Dorothy’s faith in Josie. It was clever of her to guess the tail-end of this weekend, because Josie is out of her pen more on Sat & Sun than on weekdays.
Nikki of Obsessive Chihuahua Disorder, Jan 31, 10:00 am
Shirley Blanks-Pettis, FB, Feb 3, noon
Deborah Sheeler, FB, Feb 8, 11:00 am
Theresa Edkins Danley, FB, Feb. 9, 11:00 am
Fawn Frazer, FB, Feb 10, 10:00 am
Shawna Nicole McCain, FB, Feb 10
Denise Fain Bast, FB, Feb 14, 10:30 am (Thank you for getting the ball rolling!)
Anna Fontana, FB, Feb. 14 (time?)
Wilhelmina Callaghan, FB, Feb. 14, 7:00 pm
Bloomers Chihuahuas, FB, Feb 17, 5:00 pm
Karen Bryant Doering, (comment below), Feb 18, 10:00 pm
Debra Cochran, Feb 23, 6:30 pm
Marlene Morrill, FB, Feb 27, “before 2:00 pm”
Marsha Graves-Realtor, FB, Feb 29 , 8:00 am
Faith Craig, FB, March 6
Debbie Fanton, FB, March 10
Dianne Lynn Stebens, FB, “never”
Update: Debbie Fanton from FB won this.