I suppose it was just a matter of time before my daughter’s first science fair project would be assigned. She just graduated kindergarten, which is where the Chicago Public School system likes to kick off the annual tradition.

I put my husband, a bona fide scientist, in charge of that adventure. However, the kennel did contribute the raw material for their data collection, which involved measuring the height and length of thirteen dogs, in order to determine whether these two variables tracked consistently or not. They did not, as it turned out.

Thanks to all the dogs that participated in the name of science! Incidentally, the tallest dog was a male Doberman named Manu, while the longest dog was a female Bernese Mountain Dog named Tess.

© Ruth Crisler and Spot Check, 2012.

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