Monday, February 9, 2009

Mango Minster Day One

The Mango is still tabulating all the votes for the Sporty and Toy dogs. So, in the meantime, you can watch the Hound competition and start casting your votes.
(also note that I am
having severe problems managing my font size in blogger, so some of my words might be bigger than intended).

Hound Group Reader's Choice Polls close at 5PM on Tuesday, February 10th.

May we have the Hounds in the ring please?

Bailey Basset Hound
Basset Hounds are known to frequently suffer from temporary deafness when there is just about anything smelly on the ground. Their low slung bodies make them well suited for roaching stinky ickies whiles exploring the moors.

Princess Martha Basset Hound
Here is the long suffering Princess Martha who has to share her kingdom with a somewhat dorky little sister. Can you see her sad face? Alas, duty bound to lead by example.

Alfie Beagle
Somehow, Mango Minster wound up with a boatload of beagles. It seems that one beagle is never enough and the Mango has noted that many beagle mommies take the whole pack thing to heart. Of course having multiple beagles helps when you want to perform eight part harmony.

River Beagle
River lives on one of the stops on the orphan doggie underground railroad.

Gabbi Beagle
The only beagle I ever met didn't like me. I think he felt small. Gabbi lives with three other beagles and they feel big together. They like to run around on the beach and make beagle sounds.

Rosie Beagle
Did you know beagles eat liver cakes? What do you suppose those are? Sounds like yummers foodables to me.

Snoop Beagle
So you know that Snoopy is the most famous beagle. My momma says that she knew about Snoopy when she was a kid which was about 234 years ago, so this guy must be pretty old, huh?

Wimsey Bloodhound
Bloodhounds are best known for their ability to track, but why walk when you can ride. Hey, they aren't dumb, you know.

Lorenza Dachshund
Before I go any further, I have to tell you that Dachshund is really hard to spell. So many continents between vowels. When considering a Dachshund, keep in mind that the female can be quite fussy about her wardrobe, often requiring mom to forfeit her own closet to accommodate all her dachsy outfits.

Oscar Dachshund

The male dachshund prefers to be nekked. And why these guys aren't in the terrier group is beyond me because they are some rough trade little dogs. Like they totally go down holes after badgers! Badgers would bite your face off as soon as look at you.

Ruby Dachshund
Even when just going out to get the paper, a lady Dachshund is always accessorized.

Ethel GreyShep

The GreyShep has mastered time travel and is able to be in three places at once.


Little Brown Dog
The Little Brown Dog is an odd breed in that it only has three leggies. What's up with that? LBD's are known for their extra good abilities in taking care of their girls.

Lois Laney Pei-Hound
A Pei Hound is a Sharpie (like Bolo) head glued on to a Beagle body. It is really very cute.

Eduardo Puggle
Frankly, I don't know why Puggles aren't in the working dog. These are some hard working cuddle dogs for sure. Eduardo even has his own snuggler training program.

Nala Rhodesian Ridgeback
I met a Rhodesian Ridgeback at the beauty parlor once, but she was not nearly as fine looking as Nala. And listen, Nala is a great dancing partner. If you don't believe me check out her bloggy. She and her pal Ozzie really heat up the dance floor.


Mason Dixie said...

WOW, This one is a toughie, I have so many friends in this competition. So since I can not choose them all...............I will vote for Alfie, because I have found out that his heart is for me. <3

Allison Walton said...

Ooh...dis iz a tuff one! Sooo many grrreat doggehs to chooz from!

We will give arr vote to NALA!!!

Nibbles Treats said...

We have to cast our vote for our little Oscar. Doesn't he look so not-brave?

Lots of our friends are in this category. We think you all look great!

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Moose said...

Ohh boy tough one! Some handsome hounds! I am gonna cast my vote for Snoop! Nala would be second and Wimsey third if there were 2nd and 3rd places! Ethel is of course beautiful but isn't she supposed to be in the herding group?
Great job compiling as always Mango this looks like a lot of hard work!

doyle and mollie said...

this is a toughy but i think we will vote for the lovely nala

Mack said...

This is definitely a tough one, but we would like to vote for Lorenza!

Lexi said...

we vote Ruby!

the magic sleigh said...

We Vote Eduardo, he is so cute!

Lindsay said...

Oh my dogness, this is a really hard one. I don't know who to vote for... I don't think I can choose, especially between the Beagles and the lovely Doxies and the Snuggle Puggle, and all the other great entries!

The Girl says I should vote for myself, since I can't choose between evfurrybody else. So, I guess I vote for Dannan! Wroo!

coopercreek said...

This is a tough one, lots of good looking hounds on this list. We are going with our first impression, and that is with Snoop. We think he's pretty handsome.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

OK, we are a pack of three so Dakota votes for Lorenza, Phantom likes River, and Thunder says it is Eduardo all the way.

Woos, the OP Pack

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Dear Mango...we're not allowed to vote since Lacie is judgin' this group and if we don't agree with her (and she won't tell) then were not like to ever see another toy or be allowed on the lifeguard chair; and that would totally stink.
We do want ALL the hounds to know that Lacie is havin' a horrible time decidin' and she's a girl who usually knows her mind. She said this is an amazing group of canines and is honored to be judgin' them....

Great work on ALL THE WORK, MANGO!!!

Hooge pawslaps!!

Scruffy and Babystan

Lacie is still puttin' on her makeup for her turn in the ring....

Emily and Ike said...

LORENZA! She is houndy and fashionable, I mean, come on!

Biggie-Z said...

WIMSEY! I VOTE WIMSEY! I like the big bad boys because I want to be one of them. Well, I'm big, and I'm a boy, but Momma says I'm too much of a suck up to be really "bad".

Murphy Dogg said...

I'm voting for Oscar, cause he's one dapper-looking little dude.

Bae Bae said...

I'm voting for Lorenza. Coz she's a real stylish hound.

~ Bae

Joe Stains said...

My readers choice vote goes to Dannan!

Niamh said...

I think Rosie is the prettiest beagle so I vote for her and Lorenza as runner up for her fashion sense.

Your friend,

Unknown said...

Madison can barely choose (what a group of GORGEOUS BEAGLES!) but her vote goes to Ruby Dachsund because she senses a kindred holly-star spirit ...

Lorenza said...

Do I have to vote??
Me! Me! Me!
Kisses and hugs

Samantha: said...

Such beautiful doggies and I have to choose ONE??? That is so hard, cause I love em all - the beagles, the dachs (I can't spell them either), the bassets, the grey-sheps ohhh, I don't know what to do. But I'll vote for Nala cause, well, I don't know why, but I will! Love you all, tho! Kisses and Licks,

Eduardo said...

I vote for me! BOL!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Amber and Nala said...

WOOHOO! What a fun contest! I am so honored to be a part of the First Mango Minster! I would like to vote for myself but I won't and actually I am late I think and if I'm not then I will vote for Snoop! His pictures is great!


Anonymous said...

One more vote for Dannan, Mr. Mangoman!

Although also being from Chicago (vote early and often!), I would like to cast another vote, one for each other contestant!

Voting is fun...

Moco said...

All of these pups are in the best of form, but we must go with the fashion diva:

Huskee and Hershey said...

We vote for Lorenza!!

Asta said...

I just dwopped by fwom my spy mission and my head is weeling..this is vewy hawd..I'
'd like to vote fow all of them OK??/
Ok then I'll say Dannan
smoochie kisses

Anonymous said...

We vote for Oscar cause DawgMom says he's cute and he can be honorary Terrier with us! We like him cause we bet he can fit in holes that we can't fit in!

Stanley said...

Mango Bud!

You are doing some MAJOR work here, man. Hope you have some vacation time planned after all this is over! Your MangoMinster is off to a FAB start!

For this group, I gotta go with Sweet Lorenza. If Stella gets a vote too, then she's going for Lorenza too. (I couldn't remember if it's one vote per household or per dog.)

Goober love & smooches,

AppleDebbie said...

I vote for Lorenza! She always looks so cute in her PJ's.

Your Pal,

Martha said...

We would both like to vote for Lorenza - we so look forward to seeing what she is wearing on a daily basis!
If it wasn't for Bailey's preference for rolling in nasty things we do believe she would look lovely in a dress!
Martha & Bailey xx

Molly the Airedale said...

OMG, too many awesome choices! Our dad is standing right here cheering you all on and he says that Wimsey has to get our vote! The motorcycle was the key!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Suzuki said...

Can I give a point each to Lorenza and Eduardo? or 1/2 a point each :D
Big licks to you

Tama-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

We vote for Nala!

Anonymous said...

This is such a hard choice - there are so many great doggies to choose from - but I'll vote for Lorenza, the lovely senorita with a nose for clothes.

See ya!

The Army of Four said...

This is sooooo very hard. We love all these pups. But since our mom almost passes out every time she sees Alfie (with an exclamation of "LOOK AT HOW ADORABLE HE IS!") we're going to cast our vote for him.

The Musketeers said...

All four of us vote for Lorenza (:

Unknown said...

Mica would like to cast a vote for Lorenza, while I'm voting for my new pal Alfie (a fellow Scotsman, if not a terrier...)

Your pals,

Petey and Mica

Anonymous said...

I'm torn between Eduardo, Wimsey and Ethel, but in the end, I think I need to go with Ethel, because she is the most unique of all those hounds.


P.S. Mango, man, you do know I'm pulling your leg right? Can you feel it? Don't toot!

Wimsey said...

Oh gosh, I shouldn't have entered. So many handsome and beautiful hounds. Still, I vote for myself. :-)


Lois Lane/Laney said...

Wow, looks like it'll be Lorenza by a landslide!
Thanks for all the work you put into this Mango! It has been so fun to see all the entries and comments! :)

Biggie-Z said...

Mango, I left a comment for you on my bloggie but I figured you're too busy to read it so I thought I'd repost it here:

Mango, when your Momma says if she were a "single dog mom," does your Momma mean if you didn't have Pee Wee, or she didn't have Master? tee hee.

My Momma started me on the raw diet without P-Daddy's help. She did it all, and it was very frustrating for her. Now a year later, P-Daddy sometimes helps with the Processing of the Vegetables and the Dividing of the Meatables, and he does know how to feed me my raw diet (though sometimes it is missing things, which helped Momma RELAX about making sure each meal has everything the way she would make it). Momma still does most of the work with my food but she sure does appreciate the help with the PotV and DotM.

If Master has to clean your poops, he will come around very quickly once he sees how small and manageable your poops become. That's almost Momma's #1 reason for keeping me on raw.

Unknown said...

We hounds are a beautiful lot! I will vote for me, River. And thanks Phantom for voting for me, too! Haha, I should have had my whole pack vote for me then I'd have 50 gazillion votes.

love & wags,

Anonymous said...

This is a very difficult decsion, so Roscoe would like to vote for River the Beagle and I would like to vote for Dannan with the 3 legs. GOod luck to everyone!

Ruby Bleu said...

Lorenza for sure!!!

nl1990 said...

I vote for Dannan, and Wimsey, and Lorenze and, oh heck, Chicago again, one vote for all :)


Anonymous said...


Lacy said...

w00f's, since we noed Lorenza the longest, our vote iz fur her..

b safe,

Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

Oh My...This is tough...They are all sooo adorable...

But I have to choose Lorenza...She is such a fashionable girl...

Abby xxxooo

Anonymous said...

Oh, man this is hard! Several of our friends are in here as well as lots of wonderful hounds! We have split our vote.
Riley votes for Ruby because he liked her long flowing ears and the B&W picture.

I (Rusty) am voting for Lorenza!

Lady Kaos said...

I hope I'm not too late to vote. I want to vote for Dannon the Little Brown Dog!!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Hey this is Alfie Beagle here....don't know if i'm allowed to do this, but i'm going to vote for Rosie, she is my true love (apart from Mason of course!)
Slobbas :D

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Hey Alfie, it's Rosie here....sorry to have to tell you this but I love Snoop so i'm voting for him....and who is this Mason....hmmm?

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Ahem, this is Snoop....Rosie, I love you too but you're such a TROLLOP so i'm voting for Gabbi, at least she doesn't hump my head while I try to catch some Zs!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Hi guys and gals, it's Gabbi here.....I only have eyes for Alfie, he's such a hunk *sigh*
He'll soon see the error of his ways :o) I vote Alfie!
Big drooly kisses xx

Lois Lane/Laney said...

And I win with the lowest score of zero votes!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Oh no! We're too late!?

Gennasus said...

This is tooo difficult, we are split between two, but, seeing as there are eight of us in this house, four vote for Snoop (such a gorgeous photo of him!) and the other four vote for Nala (Jana's soul sister). Good luck guys!

wally said...

I keep missing the vote! Dang. Don't tell my sissy. Well, all these dogs look PAWSOME!