Friday, January 1, 2010


(January 30th thru February 7th)

That's right! Mango Minster is back and better than ever! For those of you who missed the premier of Mango Minster last year, here is a link that will lead you through all the excitement of the biggest, bestest doggie show ever!

I, Mango, will be the voice of Mango Minster. Guiding your through all of the action (therefore bribes directed to my large and easily swayed self will be most appreciated but will not affect the outcome).

This bloggy has many words because it explains how to enter, how to sponsor, and how to run officially sanctioned Mango Minster special events.

As usual, there will be famous celebrity judges, plenty of action, reader's choice awards, and fabulous prizes, so prepare yourselves!

Mango Minster Groups

Forget that AKC crap, here are the proper categories;

Cat Dogs - Some doggies are, well, CATS. Right? So if you are a cat which is actually not a dog, never fear, you can enter here (hey, that's like a poem).

Hound Dogs - Do you bay at the moon? Become deaf when your snooter is engaged? Run fast on long legs? This is your category.

Herding Dogs - All you guys and gals who love to round things up enter here (yes, even Border Collie dogs which are not actual doggies, but alien beings from the planet Agility).

Sporty Dogs - If you do a sport or are basically a good sport about life, then you are a Sporty Dog.

Non-Sporty Dogs - Bad dog! Bad dog! Grouchy? Sore loser? You know who you are.

Hard Working Dogs - Have a job? This one is for you.

Cracker Dog Insane Terriers (CDIT) - Let's face it, first of all, we are Relentlessly Huge terrier fans here at the estate. Plus there just is nothing like a terrier. Show us what you got.

How to Enter

Entries will be accepted through midnight EST on Wednesday, January 27th, so get going! Sorry, I cannot accept late entries due to lazy momma needing something called TIME to get things organized.

  1. PeeMail me your photo to backupdogATcomcastDOTnet or post it on your bloggy and leave me a comment. ONE PHOTO PER DOGGIE, PLEASE! Natural photos only, no photoshop.
  2. Include the following;
Your Name
Group you want to compete in
Your breed (all doggies welcome (we are not slaves to the dumb AKC definitions), including hammie dogs, horse dogs, and goat dogs).
Your bloggy address (you have to have a blog to compete)
Your peemail address

Entering gives the Mango permission to visit you and shamelessly photoshop your images if he sees fit.

How to Sponsor

If you have a doggie related business, product, or charity and would like to sponsor one of our category winners, let me know. Sponsors must specify which group and prize (1st, 2nd, 3rd place or reader's choice) you will be awarding and agree to figure out how to get the prize to the winner. In return, I will shamelessly plug you during the show. Just peemail me with your information.

Officially Sanctioned Events

Do you want to run your own Mango Minster related event? Just let me know. To be officially associated with Mango Minster, you need to follow these rules;
  1. PeeMail me a description of your contest to backupdogATcomcastDOTnet
  2. Your winners must be posted during Mango Minster (Jan 30th - Feb 7th)
  3. Your event must be family friendly (sorry Murphy Dogg)
  4. You make the rules (I know some doggies are just itching for a swimsuit competition)
  5. You are responsible for collecting entrees and judging
  6. You must award prizes (but they can be charitable donations, those are great)
  7. You are responsible for getting prizes to the winners
  8. You will need to post and announce winners on your bloggy
  9. I, Mango, will advertise your contest and post the winners on my bloggy

Got it? I will be posting reminders and updates over the coming weeks. Last year I bought momma an HTML book because I had hoped to have a special Mango Minster web site, but she is LAZY, so it will all be on my bloggy.

As I prepare you might not see or hear from me as much as usual. Sob. I hope you will understand.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. Momma says that any doggie who wants to help out with special photoshop adventures during the show is welcome. Please contact us ASAP as she is most pokey with the photoshop and spends too much time at the work place so it takes FOREVER to get my special adventures done.


tula said...

Woot Woot i'm SUPAH excited to see the competition- surprized that there's no Big & Sexy category:0

Happy New Years Mango, Pee Wee, DOH & Master!you can take your party hats off now.


Niamh said...

Yay! I can't wait for Mangominster 2010. I will have to go through all my photos now to find the perfect shots. Thanks for doing this again Mango (and for getting your momma to do all the hard labor). We will be emailing you about a contest we would like to have associated with Mangominster.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Ina in Alaska said...

Oh fun! After I return to the vast freezer called Alaska I will poke around the old laptop for a photo to enter (maybe a moose dog...) Happy New Year!! xoxo

Gus said...

Oh BOY! Maybe we can get Muzzer on the ball enough to enter us in a contest. She is just not motivated this year.

Or last year, actually..L.A.Z.Y. Ya know?

Thanks to you and your Mom for taking this on again. We know it is a great deal of work!

Also..what about Cat Dogs. Like the ones who live with Butcho?


Frankie Furter said...

Sounds like it will be a ball.

twobarkingdogs said...

Hope you have a great day, and wonderful New Year!

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Sounds like fun!
We plan on entering:)
Happy New Year!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Wow Mango that is so exciting. Mom will have to see what she can come up with...
Happy New Year...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Scout 'n Freyja said...


Here's to another year of friendship and smiles and holding up each other through the trials. Over the past year you have brought us many giggles, some laughter and always a feeling that the world is a better place because you are in it.

Momma is thinkin' 'bout us entering da contest. She thinks that we might be too lazy to win☺

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

This is very exciting! Mango Minster 2009 is how we got to meet you, Mango, and I wil definitely be taking part in the 2010 edition too!


The OP Pack said...

Wonderful news, Mango, and a great way to start the year. We will have to see what we can come up with to participate.

Happy New Year!

Tail wags, Phantom and Thunder

Sophie Brador said...

Mango, Is Joey judging one of those categories this year? Which one can I enter?

Also, I just missed you in the chat this morning.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Ms. SB is khorrekht!

WOO were khwite missed during THE Chat!

It just didn't seem like New Year's Eve without some SUDS!

Here's to a grand and glorious Mango Minster 2010!


Samantha said...

1st of all, Happy, Happy New Year to evfurrybuddy at your estate, Mango - we just love you all, lick, lick. And 2nd... ohboyohboyohboyohboy!!!! I just loved last year's show and it was really how I met so many blogging buddies to have fun with!!! I must thank you for that!!! We are so excited that you are hosting this again and know how much work it must be - you are just RHugely pawsome to run it again! Again, Happy, Happy New Year!
Hugs xo

Martha and Bailey said...

Happy New Year Mango. This will be an exciting event to look forward to now that xmas is over!
Unfortunately our mum does not have photoshop but will help in any way she can.
We passed on your tips about her learning to sprint - she says to tell you that even though we have little legs we can move very fast when it suits us!
Martha & Bailey xxx

Maggie and Mitch said...

We wouldn't miss this for the world!
Happy New Year, Mango and Dexter!
We have an award for you! Check out our blog if and when you can find the time!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

BRUTUS said...

Oh boy!! What a great way to start of the new year!! Hmmm, what should I enter? Can't wait to see how this comes together (and mom is horrid at photoshop, so don't worry, our entry will be genuine!). Hapyy New Year big guy!

Hungover Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

daisydog said...

Happy New Year Mango!! We can't wait for Mango Minister!!!

Lorenza said...

Happy New Year Mango, Dexter, Mom and Master!
Mango Minister is the best event!
Kisses and hugs

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow the ledjend reeterns!!! i wil see if pawla and simon ar avaylabul!!! i am shoor pawla has nothing else to do but simon gits bizzy sumtimes!!! ok bye

Sam said...

Mango, I'm so excited about this. We weren't blogging when the last Mango Minster took place, so this is going to be a real treat. I wonder what category Marge should be in.

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Happy New Year Mango and Dexter. I will try and herd up a picture for Mango Minster. Sounds exciting. I grew an inch too big for those fancy butt dog shows. And Maisie has a crooked tooth or something like that. Your show sounds much better anyways.
your pal, Morgan

Marjie said...

But what is the category for Relentlessly Huge and Most Handsome doggies such as ourselves?


Stella, Gunther & Betty said...

Wow Mango, sounds like fun! But mom has to re-read it and refer back to the link because all the info made her brain hurt. We'll miss your daily updates and shenanigans, but understand.

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Stella said...

Don't you need a designer dog category? Like I am half Labrador, and half Border Collie called a Borador. Half of me goes in Herding and half goes in Working.

what do you think?


Mack said...

Is it Mangominster time already?? We can't wait!
I will talk to mom about her laziness and hope she gets my pic in on time. WoOt!

Benny and Lily said...

Happy New Year Mango and Pee Wee
Benny & Lily

Clive said...

Sounds like great fun!

Have a great 2010!

Clive and gang

Ms. ~K said...

Wrooo wrooo, hope our Rama will get her "act together" and enter us!!!
Labradorks in GA

1000 Goldens said...

This sounds very fun. I will notify the humans immediately!

Twinkietinydog said...

Oh, Mango. I just had a minute to stop by to wish you well (in Europe they say it's good luck to have visitors on the first day of the year). Anyway, I'm in a hurry now, but I'm so excited about the Mango Minster. I'm in. Is there a kangaroo/dog or a cockroach/dog category so I can enter? Golly! I love 2010 already, don't you? My gratitude to your mom for taking all this time with her busy schedule and all.

The Army of Four said...

How exciting! I had a blast last year!
Play bows,

achieve1dream said...

This looks like sooooooo much fun!!!! I can't wait to enter. Are we doing sideway profile pictures in like a show pose? Or are they supposed to show a specific activity? Or just the picture that shows off our beauty best?



Man I'm super excited about the contests! More snow coming. Fun Aunt Dee slipped and fell twice on the snow covered ice. She moves about as fast as you now.
Oh I keep staring at your last photo. I'm wondering if you wanna kiss. ahem. I don't do that. I didn't know it was that kind of contest.

Dory and the Mama said...

Sounds like fun, fun, FUN Mango...and I am so all about fun (I may have mentioned that before..)

We will get right on it!!

Dory and Bilbo

Noah the Airedale said...

Wow we didnt participate in last years why is that????? D ????????

We're not missing out this year!

Happy new year Mango, Dexter and pinkies. May 2010 be a happy year and D says she is looking forward to seeing you in May.

Noah Willow TEss LUcy xx

Agatha and Archie said...

WE ARE NOT GOING TO MISS IT THIS YEAR.......NO WAY.......... Love A+A Archie is in the bathroom..He said it is really cosy and he doesn't think the plow can fit in there....

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Mango, we have reduced your announcement graphic to sidebar size and added it to our bloggy linked to this post. We hope that you get lots of entries!

Eric said...

Woah! Sounds Wicked! Can't wait to show you what I've got n more. Happy New Year to you all. Hope it's packed with love, fun and stuffies. And some corn for pecking for the DOH.

Wiry love n kisses Eric xx

Mom jumps at any excuse to go shopping. I'll send her over by p mail to yours.

Asta said...

Thank dog you awe having Mangominstew!
Aftew attending The othew show last yeaw at the Gawden, mommi was soo Mangomintew is something we can all be impwessed wif and enjoy!!1
HAving the gweat honow to be a judge.. I will of couwse not be entewing but wooting fow evewyone!!!
Can't wait!
smoochie kisses

Honey the Great Dane said...

Ooh, Mango - how exciting!!! I had missed Mango Minster the 1st time (coz I didn't know you then - imagine!) but I'd heard LOTS about it! I would love to join in this time but just one thing though - I don't think I fit into any of the categories!!! Don't you have a category for Relaxed (uh...Lazy) Dogs?? :-) Anyway, maybe you could tell me which category you think I should enter in? (how about Hot Dog? Hee! hee!)

Honey the Great Dane

Petey said...


We loved Mangominster and now there's even a catagory for Mica, too? Even better! Mom's got her wonky old computer down here but she's happy to help with "behind-the-scenes" coverage.

Good thing I'm at the beach so I can get buff for the swimsuit competition!

Your pal,


hero said...

Woohoo... this is fun... Mango Minster is back. I shall get moving and ready for all the excitement. Thanks for having it again, Mango.

Licks, hero

ScrapsofMe said...

Is there a category for sexy pantyloons?


wally said...

Oh my MangoMan! I will miss you so but I do love MangoMinster. Can there be a favorite event for our Favorite MangoMan.

wally t.

Kari in WeHo said...

We sent in our entries :)

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

We are SSoooooo excited about this, the 2nd MangoMinster! Last year we sat in the sidelines and observed. We'll look for a good photo of each of us and get it to you soon. Our mom doesn't have or know how to photoshop. Sorry.
XXX-BabyRD & Hootie

Huffle Mawson said...

Hello Mango

My name is Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat. I hope that I can compete in MangoMinster 2010, it sounds like such fun.

Mum says if you would like us to help you in any way, please let us know.

Huffle Mawson

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Of course we Scotties will be entering in the CDIT category, but we haven't decided which one Java will enter - is there a sleeping, eating, peeing category? If there is, that's the one for him.

Happy New Year.

Ike said...

Woot! I'm super excited!
Pee s - my mom can do some photoshopping!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Oooh!!! I missed Mango Minster last year, and am SO READY for it this year! Mom has a question, though - even though we only have one blog, we've got a man-bear-dog-cat-pig, erm, cat-dog thing, and TaiChi (I'm not sure which category she fits into other than the Very Ancient Dog category), and wants to know if she can enter each one of us, or is it only one entry per bloggy? Mom also says that she can do some photoshopping, although she needs deadlines because otherwise she tends to slack (if you can't tell!).

Please let me know, as I would love to enter my siblings, as well.


And yes, we are Super Excited!!!!

*kissey face*

Pee Ess: My Mom says that she would like to sponsor one of the awards for one of the categories. (Not one that we are entered in, so it doesn't look like a bribe.) She says she'll pee-mail your Mom when she send in my entry.

Biggie-Z said...

oh boy oh boy! I can't wait!

I think I would like to try the Dog Pile Event. I'll have my Momma peemail your Momma.

mastertealc said...

Hiya Mango!
Thats a cool idea! :) I'll have to look through my pics... I'm missing the "gorgeous boy/chickmagnet" category though... ;)
And heh - my mom says she can help your mom with the Photoshop... what is there to do?!?
Slobbers Teal'c

elbouwii said...


we so gonna enter :)
and if you wanna help for the photoshop let Sanne know

El'bow & Hauwii

Wild Dingo said...

I want to take part but I dont' know which category for Loki or Juno! we need advice! got any for us on which to enter?

oh and photoshoping? email me at julie at wild dingo. let me know what you need.
wild dingo

Joe Stains said...

YES YES YES! Can I enter in all categories except CAT?! I am really everything to everyone I meet. Hm Mom says to not be such a egomaniac. WHATEVER. She is just jealous.

ocmist said...

Mango Minister was so Pawsome last year and we all are definitely looking forward to the one this year. I can't imagine the work that is involved for you and your Mom, and thank you so much for putting yourselves out there for all of us to have so much fun!

I'll talk to Uncle Robert and see if he will help with photoshopping, and we are trying to figure out which of us will enter where, now. Mom says the noise of 6 loud corgis trying to figure out things is already giving her a headache... OC & the CCC

Chef said...

Mango, this is most definitely the event of the year! I'm not entering because I'm on show hiatus. That includes crappy and not-so-crappy shows, except for an AKCrap show in NY at the end of the month. But I'll watch from the ringside cheering section and enjoy all the fun. Go doggies!!

MJ's doghouse said...

mango can you ask your mom to send my mom your emeail address so she can email my picture to you...gahh she is soooooooooooo stupid sometimes.....

McGillicutty said...

Mango, man! I am so sad that I didn't know about Mango Minster until now. Look out 2011, McGillicutty the Irish Terrier will be entering! Please visit and follow my blog at