My dog chooses not to go after the highest bets.

What is my dog's name?

Bonus: What is my name?

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    $\begingroup$ (+1): A one-line wonder! :P $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Apr 7 '19 at 23:23
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    $\begingroup$ I dunno his name, but the dog is smart. $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Apr 7 '19 at 23:31
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    $\begingroup$ As far as I can tell your name is PilsNot3... :D $\endgroup$ – xilpex Apr 7 '19 at 23:33
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    $\begingroup$ @PilsNot3 would a breed be an acceptable name answer? Or am I barking up the wrong tree, so to speak? $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Apr 7 '19 at 23:34
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    $\begingroup$ Sounds like a dog I knew once. The butcher bet her £20 that she couldn't jump up and get the meat from on top of his counter. She didn't take the bet though - the steaks were too high. $\endgroup$ – user2390246 Apr 8 '19 at 7:07

Your dog's name is



your dog
chooses -> opts
not to go -> stop
after -> post
the highest -> tops
bets -> pots.

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    $\begingroup$ Nice one, you got them all! Now, I'll go watch some dogs run before I accept this answer $\endgroup$ – HTM Apr 8 '19 at 0:00

After looking at everyone else's answers, I know my answer is not correct, but I am just putting it here because I think the wordplay I show here was unintentional, making it very cool (and funny, in my opinion). A very clever puzzle! :D

Anyway, without further ado, the dog's name might be


My dog chooses not to go after the highest bets.

The line is telling us to go after letters, but not in the highest groups (words). So, go for the letters around each space between them.

My dog chooses not t${}$o go after the highest bets.
ydgcsnttogoartehtb (note that the first and last letters are y and b, respectively).

Rearranging the letters, you get

Dog's got that bent cry

So now this points to

Barnyard Dawg. Barnyard $\to$ Barn yard, and also, this dog being from the Looney Tunes is of course going to make some weird sounds; however, the actual name of this dog is George. In the link, you can also see George running after the rooster in a YouTube video, that video actually showing the very first appearance of George.


According to

this profile of George, he was cast as the pet of Porky Pig.

So that means your name is


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    $\begingroup$ I love this stuff!! Not correct, but super clever. $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Apr 8 '19 at 0:07
  • $\begingroup$ @Brandon_J that was quick! I appreciate the upvote :P $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Apr 8 '19 at 0:08
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    $\begingroup$ OK, now this is what a convincing incorrect answer should sound like :) $\endgroup$ – HTM Apr 8 '19 at 0:09
  • $\begingroup$ @PilsNot3 ya shoulda seen my answer to this question. $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Apr 8 '19 at 14:47
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    $\begingroup$ Ha. Ha. Ha. Thanks, though; I worked hard on that one:) $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Apr 9 '19 at 0:59

Whisper, the last royal corgi


The "highest bets" is Queen Elizabeth II (By wordplay, Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsy, and Bess...), who has chosen to stop breeding corgis so that she leaves no young pups behind when she passes away. Her last full breed Corgi went before, not after, the "highest bets" QEII who is still alive

So you would be

Queen Elizabeth II

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    $\begingroup$ That’s a pretty good alternate solution! Will upvote in a bit since I reached my daily vote limit $\endgroup$ – HTM Apr 8 '19 at 21:40

Maybe your dog's name is


Because he does

just a spot of betting, or maybe just spot (cash)a bets.

If so

based on your title, you could be Dick or Jane (See Spot run. Run, Spot, Run.

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    $\begingroup$ Also, regarding the bonus, rot13(jub jnf qbvat gur frrvat?) $\endgroup$ – HTM Apr 7 '19 at 23:57

The dog’s name is


It chooses not to go after the highest bets, it stay, so I google dog named stay and found out the owner

The owner of the dog is

Steven Wright.

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    $\begingroup$ May you please explain how you arrived at your answer? Please look at How do I write a good answer? in the Help Center for more information. $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Apr 8 '19 at 5:53
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    $\begingroup$ In that case, why not "Fold" ? $\endgroup$ – Carl Witthoft Apr 8 '19 at 13:20

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