Monday, February 16, 2009

Mango Minster Recap and Thanks

Photo by Asta
Thank you Asta and friends for this nice special award to the Mango.

WOW! I can't believe its over already. Mango Minster was a huge success and I am already using my large and powerful Mango brain thinking about next year. We had 110 Count Test Ants! I am soooo glad that I didn't have to judge.

First I want to thank every doggie, kittie, hammie, and human who entered, voted, judged, left comments, or just watched from the sidelines. You made it all worthwhile.

To my esteemed judges, Eduardo, Dennis, Lacie, Kylie, Joe, Bolo, Penny, Poppy, and Patches, and, of course, Khyra...

A great job by all judges. The Mango could have never been as impartial as you.

NOTE TO ALL WINNERS: I might not be able to work on your certificates of achievement and prizes for a bit due to the fact the Momma was most disturbed by the state in which I left the dog cave...
She was also less than enthusiastic about this thoughtful gift I bought her. I figured given all the HBO words I have heard lately about the HTMLs this past week she would be overjoyed.
Perhaps since Momma learned to talk computer by scribing 1's and 0's on stone tablets in something called assembly language, she is put off by these "new-fangled" ways of speaking.

Momma wants to thank Asta, Lacie, and Petey's mom's for their assistance with behind the scenes photos and helping her overcome her separation anxiety whilst I was busy with the show.

Here is a list of all winners along with helpful links to their bloggies. Please stop by and congratulate them.

Toy Group
Judge: Eduardo
Reader's Choice: Huskee
Reader's Choice: Bae-Bae
3rd Place: Bae-Bae
2nd Place: Boo Boo
Winner: Pumpkin

Sporty Group
Judge: Dennis
Reader's Choice: Gus
3rd Place: Trophy
2nd Place: Gus
Winner: Charlie

Judge: Lacie
Reader's Choice: Lorenza
3rd Place: Wimsey
2nd Place: Nala
Winner: River

Judge: Kylie
Reader's Choice: Wally
3rd Place: Hershey
2nd Place: Addie and Lucie
Winner: Shiner

Non-Sporty Group
Judge: Joey
Reader's Choice: Tanner
3rd Place: Bolo
2nd Place: Isis
Winner: Ike

Judge: Bolo
Special Judges Award: Cap'n Maverick
Special Judges Awards: Biggie-Z
Reader's Choice: Waldo
Reader's Choice: Zim
3rd Place: Summi
2nd Place: Dakotah and Maika
Winner: Waldo

Judges: Penny, Poppy, and Patches
Reader's Choice: Petey
3rd Place: Lacie
2nd Place: Mitch
Winner: Goober Stan

Best in Show
Judge: Khyra
Reader's Choice: Goober Stan
3rd Place: Shiner
2nd Place: River
Winner: Waldo

To wind down from the excitement, I indulged in a most yummers meaty bone.
As did Pee-Wee...

Followed by a well deserved bake on my Observation Deck.

So until next year...

Mango Man!
Oh yeah!

P.S. It has come to my attention that some of you were actually wondering where Pee-Wee has been during the past week. Never fear! I assigned him a very important wood carving project to keep his midget brain entertained whilst I was otherwise occupied.

The morning he couldn't wait to show me the finished product.
Not bad for a first effort, but I, Mango helped put some finishing touches on it. I think I will call it "Bad Sporty Dork"


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Well, that does explain what he was doing to okhkhupy himself!

I had such fun!

Woo were such a large and gracious host!

Khongrats to all the Count Test Ants!

We are all winners fur knowing Mango and His Khool Chikhk!


Gus said...

Oh muzzer learned that 1/0/11/0 language toooooo. Last year I got her a book called "Blogging for Dummies" She did not appreciate that either. Human females, I just can't figure them out.

Thanks to you and your Mom for this wonnnerful, wonnerful contest


Lacy said...

w00f's Mango and Dexter, pawsome job u did here Mango..heehee iffin mama had dided it, blogger wooda prolly ate all the post..

b safe,

Koobuss said...

Hi Mango!

You have earned some super sized meaty bones and a vacation in Hawaii! What a tremendous amount of work you did. But it was well worth it since Mango Minster was fabulous!

Oh, about that computer desk. I think it looks fine. What could possibly be wrong with it? It's perfect!

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Stella said...

Mango, I wish to offer my congratulations on the success of MangoMinster. You managed to make Westminister look like a bag of bad kibble !

Cheers and onward to 2010!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We are really hoping your Mom figures it all out and then teaches our Mom all the ins and outs of this stuff.

Looks like woo got a good rest in and had time and energy for a tasty bone.

That's quite the woodworking project woo guys did there.

Once again, great job to Mango and all your helpers for a very fun time.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

doyle and mollie said...

mango & pee-wee you were awesome

wally said...

What a great time! But I think the peewee needs some art lessons. Thank goodness HE wasn't tasked with making the awards!

wally t.

Sophie Brador said...

Thanks for a great competition Mango! For next year, I am working on an array of disguises so I can enter every single category and not get caught.


Unknown said...

We had so much fun participating and watching for your daily posts! What a lot of work, thanks so much for doing this. Maybe one day the GIANT SCHNAUZERS won't win all the non-Mango dog shows (hehehehehehehehe did you SEE the Giant "Spirit" at Westminster?) and then Madison'll be a contender ... in the meantime ... she is primping ... MUAHHHHHHHHH ...

Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

Thanks sooo much for doing this...It was sooo much fun...

Your Mom must be exhausted...

It looks like Dexter kept himself occupied while you & your Mom were busy...

Abby xxxooo

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Ww, Mango, that was a great show! Maybe next year our dad wont let us down and we can enter!

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

PEEEEWEEEEEEEEEE...Oh, I missed you sweetest Dexter...(Lacie peers at Dexter from underneath her rapidly batting lashes....) That amazing artwork you carved on your observation deck???'s totally fab! That belongs in a museum!!!!!

So you mom is already planning Mangominster 2010??? And this is NOT being called Dexterminster because why????

Frankly we're thinkin' ur mom might need a decade long breakie....

Give my Lakie love to Mango...I suppose he and MJ are going out this weekend...Harumph...I mean how nice.

Love ya lots, Dexter...


Joe Stains said...

Mango you did the best job ever on Mango-Minster!! We are so honored to be a part of it. Did you check the labradork's tongue for splinters.

Moose said...

Awesome good time Mango, thanks! Moose is going into training for next year which he is convinced will be the year of the labradog!
P.s. I see Pee Wee still has his shark teeth!

Lorenza said...

The Mango Minster has been the best show I've known!
Thanks a lot!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

Hi Mango! I couldn't stop myself from giving you one last shout-out today - what an incredible job you did! I'm so glad you're planning a Mango Minster 2010. Zeke and I can't wait!

See ya!

Moco said...

This was truly the best dog show ever. You did a wonderful job as did momma and the judges. Give yourself extra treats from all of us observers.

Asta said...

You suwe desewve that special awawd and so much and youw Mom did the most fantastically pawsome job..MangoMinstew is now the most pwestigious show in the wowld..I was so honowed to be pawt of it..congwatulations again to evewyone!..and Mommi says Dextew is showing ginouwmous awtistic should be encouwaged
smoochie kisses

Amber and Nala said...

Get some rest deserve it! That HTML book was a very thoughtful gift but oh how my Mom's head would be spinning....all that stuff greatly confuses her. At least your Mom has a little background for it. ;) Thanks again for a great competition!!


Bae Bae said...

A pawsome job done for the MangoMinstew. ;)

And great work on the wood Carving Dexter. ;)

~ Bae

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Mango,
Uh-oh... I hope you and Dexter don't get into any trouble with your peeps on your wood carving project!!

MJ's doghouse said...

hi mango man...i would like to thankyou for all your hardwork on the mango did a very good job and so did your mom andeveryone else who helped...i really do appreciate all your hard work....even if i didnt win....andeventually my mom will have given me enough treats to cheer me up....

Molly the Airedale said...

You did a fabulous job, Mango! MangoMinster was more fun and more smiles and more laughs than Westminster! They could sure use some tips from you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Princess Patches said...

All those OTHER dog shows could learn a lot from you, Mango! MangoMinster has been waaaaaaaaaay more fun! We were honored to be a small part of it and we hope Momma de Mango recovers in time to do it again next year! Now, go get some rest!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Martha said...

Well done for all the hard work. We were really impressed by just how much thought and humour went into the whole event.
Martha & Bailey xx

Stanley said...


You are the beast of beasts, man! What a mammoth undertaking Mango Minster was, and you pulled it off with style and pizazz! You deserve more than the recognition you've already received, and I think you also deserve a nice long meditation vacation with your girl, MJ!

Thanks for a blast of a week. We loved competing, cheering our buddies on, meeting new pups, and just basking in the comraderie of the show. WestMinster could take a few pages out of your book, buddy! Just don't let them scoop you up to reconfigure their show for them. We need you back next year!

Tell the labradork we love him & missed him too, but were not afraid for his welfare. We figured he was doing double duty with your mama while she was suffering from M.W.S. (Mango Withdrawal Syndrome)!

Goober love & smooches,

The Oceanside Animals said...

Congratulations to you and your mom for a show well-run, Mango!

Amber-Mae said...

It was a great show & I enjoyed watching all the winners win! Can't wait for the next show next year & this time, I will not be late for it.

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

You put on a great show Mango. I does not know how your head did not do explodings from it all! Good work Peewee!
~lickies, Ludo

Jake of Florida said...

Mango RH,

You deserve all the plaudits for assembling and managing the amazing team!!!

Next year in New York!!!We'll be there or be square. Oops, we are square. So change that to we'll be there and be square!!!

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Mango
Thanks for hosting such a great competition. It was fun to enter and watch from the sidelines.
Congrats to Waldo and all the other winners.
Love Ruby & Penny

Niamh said...

Mangominster was a great event. I hope you are getting lots of rest now that it is over. It is a big job to be the show chairman and especially having to keep all those wacky terriers in line. You and your momma deserve lots of thanks,

Your friend,

Noah the Airedale said...

It sure was a big success Mango. Thanks for organising it buddy. Next year I'm going to make sure the pinkies put more thought into our photos.....sigh.

Noah x

Anonymous said...

Just a PAWSOME show! You did a wonderful job and kudos to your Mom too! I wonder why she didn't like your present?? I'm sure you were just trying to be helpful... Oh jeesh, Pee-wee went and did it! Mango, you steer your brother wrong?? I never would have believed it! BOL BOL Glad he had fun swimming!


Life With Dogs said...

Congrats! You topped a mountain of competition.

ocmist said...

MangoMinster was the BESTEST most PAWSOME Dog Show ever with all the different breeds that you don't normally see represented. That Hamsterrior was pretty interesting. Mom promises that next time we won't miss it no matter what!

Give your Mom BIG sloppery kisses for doing such a wonderful job. It was a BIG job and lots of work, I'm sure, but it sure gave us all a lot of fun and introduced us to so many new friends!!!

Thanks again Mango-Mom and you huge hunk of Handsomeness, Mister Mango!!! Love, OC, Dott, BG, Sadie and Linda (OC's Mom)

Anonymous said...

Mango Man! Oh Yeah! Please tell Wild Dingo there will be another Mango Minster.... Please. we want to judge or enter or be silly. maybe we need a silly group... Mango Man! Oh Yeah! A silly group!