Oh boy! I am getting super excited about Mango Minster! As you can see, the entries are flying in. You have until Noon on Sunday, 2/8 to submit your entry. See entry rules here.
The Mango is already suffering from a bit of sleep depravity. I have been eating caffeine coated foodables to stay awake.
Before I introduce our judges, let me tell you how the show will work. The day before each group is in the ring (see schedule on my banner), I will post all the show photos on my bloggy. You can play along at home by leaving a comment with your pick for the group. The next day, the actual group winner will be announced along with the "Reader's Choice" winner and both doggies get prizes. How cool is that?
The judges for Mango Minster have been carefully selected by my insightful and wise self based upon their wisdom and objectivity. I assure you that they are all of the finest character and completely immune to bribes, cohersion, huzzy or studmuffin photos, foodable offerings (LACIE), and threats of bodily harm.
And now, I give you the esteemed Mango Minster judges...
Judging the Toy Group,
Toy doggies are super snugglers and who best to judge than Eduardo the professional snuggle puggle! Here he is getting in the proper frame of mind by creating an environment of peace and good vibes.
Judging the Sporting Group,
Dennis is quite an experienced judge as you can see from this photo and is certainly not shy about expressing his opinions (oh, sporting dogs beware).
Judging the Hound Group,
Hey, I figured hounds are like the anti-Lacie, right? They have beautiful singing voices, are easy going, and know how to enjoy a good meditation. Plus they tend not to have long hair so she won't be practicing her furminator skills on any of them in the ring.
Judging the Herding Group,
Equally at home in the water or on the field, Miss Kylie is a versatile doggie who loves working off her excess energy with a good swim at the Y or a quick jaunt on her trusty treadmill. Watch out herding doggies, Miss Kylie will run rings around you.
Judging the Non-Sporting Group,
We all know that Joey is personally responsible for the recent Steelers Super Bowl win and he is just so, well, judge-like.
Judging the Working Group,
Let me tell you, this is one dog not afraid of a hard day's labor. After doling super smoochies with his mommy he still has the energy to rescue his daddy from work. Just look at that face! Dude!
Now, for the Terrier Group. Hey, I like a terrier as much as the next guy, but let's be real, terrier doggies can be a bit, well, intense! And some of them are sooooo competitive and bossy (LACIE). Subsequently, the Mango had to think long and hard to find a suitable judge for this most challenging group. One who would not be beguiled by the WFT's or cowed by the majestic Airedales. And so, I give you....
Judging the Terrier Group,
Penny, Poppy, AND Patches!
Penny was a little nervous as you can see from her hidden aire-tail, but she'll be fine, and these three are just the ticket to keep the terrier group under control.
Best in Show Judge,
Oh yeah, that's Miss Fluffy Tail. The queen of the walkie movie, the woo woo woo herself!
Now, some of you are thinking, "Oh Mango Man, if you are not judging will you be competing?" To which I reply, sadly, no. Because, seriously, if the Mango competed I would totally win right? I mean it just wouldn't be a competition given my relentlessly large and handsome self. It would be unfair, like Border Collies competing in agility. No contest, right?
No, the Mango prefers to be the "Voice of Mango Minster." So I will be providing you with the play by play action.