Sunday, September 26, 2010


That's right! The time has come to choose the doggie that has most shown his or her mango-ness.

And guess what? I got a TON of entries and momma is going to round them up and donate $50 to the Tufts School of Doggie Medicines! Fantastic! Not to mention that the winners will get fabulous prizes... oops, did I say winners? For real, yuh, because in addition to reader's choice, there will be official mastiff choice awards given out by El'bow, Thor, and, of course, ME!

Now, before you get all trigger happy with the voting buttons, listen up!

Every photo is just a sample from the most excellent posts that my pals did to embrace their inner Mango.

Just click on each doggie's name to read their full entry before you make up your mind, OK?

Then when you are ready, you can vote in the sidebar thingie.
Note that there are THREE groups of doggies. You can vote once in each group, but the highest score overall will be the official reader's choice (this was the only way I could figure out how to let you vote for more than one doggie).

I will give you until Friday, October 1st to vote. That should be enough time to read 'em, right?

I have listed my contestants in the alphabetical ordering.

Showing off all his Mango-ness

This is the agilities tunnel


Loving his ride.

Expressive face

Kind to siblings

Totally dressed for success (and it's purple!)

Snappy, er, buzzy dresser.

Advanced meditations pose

Versatile facials

Most athletic (I could totally do that, yuh)

OK, I know he isn't actually in this photo, but check out the milk bone tree he grew with his own paws (you can read about it on his bloggy).

Shockingly expressive facials

Utilizing her FT to make a lovely toot toot.

Brotherly love and respect

Subtle, yet effective slobbers.

A healthy fear of stairs

Combo move of athletics and expressive facials.

Show your stuff!

Relentless hugeness!

Plays well with others.

OK, does anybody else find this photo disturbing?

Attentive at skool

Landscape architecting

Most impressive slobber / drool / ice cream action

Peppy Sheppys (Oscar [pictured], Edgrrrr, and Ethel)

Curiously cracker dog meditations

Facial folds

and slobbers

Ladies dog, flirting with... HEY! Hang on! Get away from MY MJ!

Athleticism! Boing, boing!

Fierce face

Gardening expert

Expressive facials


Showing off the goods


Not doing stairs, no way!

Remember, whilst some of my contestants might not exactly look like the Mango, I can assure you that they have ALL shown outstanding Mango qualities which you can read about in their posts. Being Mango is a state of mind for sure, right?

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. We got this nice thank you from those Tufts people. It is called the hospital for small animals, but it is where the Mango goes when there is a Mango emergency and they manage my relentlessly hugeness just fine.

Thank you for your gift of $50.00.

You have requested that your gift be designated as follows:

Gift 1

Cummings Veterinary

Henry & Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals



Lola and also Franklin, too said...

This is going to be hard. Even with being allowed to vote for 3 it's going to be hard to narrow it down. We're going to have to think about this very seriously. Franklin and I are going to caucus about it and we'll be back to vote after we reach some conclusions.

lotsa licks, Lola

JD and Max said...

Hiya Mango,

We ran out of time to put an entry in - FH had some such excuse about 'work' or something equally feeble - sigh.....!

We've voted, but GOSH it was hard to do so! We think that everypup's a winner and we'd like to congratulate everyone who took part!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Anonymous said...

Um, ya, um, that's mighty big of you to donate to the "small animals" ward. Way to pay it forward my friend!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Holy Gwalk A Moley Mango. You got a ton on contesticle entries to choose from.
It will be very much hard to decide.
I wish everybuddy could win.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

No matter who wins, this was a wonderful contest. Tufts is one fantastic hospital. Dakota was treated there as a young pup when our humans live in MA. Off to vote, so tough with so many good choices.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mack said...

We voted! Good luck to all the contestants!

AFSS said...

Wow, what a collection of Mango wannabees. I am off to make some new friends. ~Fenris

PS: We hopes that being like Mango includes not chasing cats as we may tag along with Fenris to visit all these interesting woofie blogs.

Piappies World said...

Hello there Mango!

Our apologies for not being able to send entries. We are taking an active participation in voting though it is not an easy task. So many great choices and we cannot decide! Waaaaah

For sure, they are all winners for us. We are doing a conference now to choose. Good luck to all the entries. Weeeeee

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

Unknown said...

What a FUN contest you had Mango! we had funs watching everybuddy show off their inner Mangoness!

And eveb better is da greenpapers your mom gave to da clinic for small animals


Ms. ~K said...

Does the world really need more than one Mango?
We think not!
Hmmm, who shall we vote for????

Hugs to generous MangoMom,
~K and the Pups

Kari in Alaska said...

So many great entries!


WFT Nobby said...

Wow, such an incredibly difficult decision. What an amazingly high standard. Who knew there were so many Mango wannabees out there....
Toodle pip!

rottrover said...

Mango Mamma - a beautiful job of organizing A LOT of contestants! I know Mango Man helped, but his relentlessly huge paws must have trouble with the keyboard! Thanks for the fun -- off to the voting :-)

Taffy said...

Dude! That is a lot of Mango-ness going on in blogville! Who knew? Tell your momma thanks for the generous donation too! I'm off to peruse the entries!

Sue said...

What a great list of entries. This is going to take a lot of reading and thought, or we could throw a dart at the computer screen.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

houndstooth said...

There are so many great entries! I don't know how we're going to decide on who to vote for, although we're still laughing about those raisins!


Kapitein Haakje said...

pawsome photo's of the enteries :D

cant wait :D

El'bow & Hauwii

violett said...

Mango, you are the biggest!
This was a miraculous competition with so many nice Blog- contributions. It is difficult to choose!
Thank you of your Mummy for this fantastic idea
Lots of love

Gus said...

bloggie is being fruity again. But we did get to vote. And this is a pawsome contest. Can we vote again tomorrow?

gussie n teka

Eric said...

Well wicked contest Mango! Paws up for DOH for helping the Tufts place. And for your entrants haaaa!!!

Wiry love Eric xxx

Oskar said...

Man it was hard to pick. How cool that everybuddy wants to be like Mango!

Guess what? My mom person & I have created a new blog at

We'd love it if you would come over and check it out & become a member. It's a great new place for pet bloggers to find each other, and get an opportunity to be a featured blog!

Nubbin wiggles,

Two French Bulldogs said...

cute post..lots of good entries!
Good luck Mango..
Benny & Lily

Lorenza said...

All of the contestants are pawesome!
Good luck to everyone!
Kisses and hugs

Scooter said...

MAN!! There are lots of Mango's there. So hard to choose but we made our decision. Good luck to all!!


chicamom85 said...

Thank you Mango and Mango Mom for having such a cool contest and letting us find our inner Mangoness. I will have to view a few more and then vote. Thank you for sending the green papers, we are all winners!

licks and sniffs, Sasha

p.s. I hope Oliver is doing ok with itchies

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

How do we choose? Great entries by all..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Anonymous said...

Oh, Mango! I sure don't care if I win or not. I just feel all sorts of happy that we helped raise 50 whole green papers to helps other animals! I can't think of a more terrific prize!

But gosh, there sure are a lotta doggies that wanna be like you! You are Most Definitely a superstar! Okay, I'm off to read everybuddy's entries now!

Wiggles & Wags,

Unknown said...

Thank you for the awesome donation in the honor of all the submissions. Wow there are alot and man this is going to be tough to figure out who to vote for!

Fred and Haylie

the booker man said...

hooray for green papers for tufts! your mama rocks!!
i voted, and i'm keepin' it a secret so i don't influence anybuddy, but i really think everybuddy should VOTE FOR MY GIRLFRIEND MISS MAYZIE! ooops, did i write that? i really didn't mean to write that. ;)

the booker man

Moose said...

Most impressive! I saw some posts in the past few weeks but have lots more to look at that I didn't know about before I can vote!
It was very nice to donate your kibbles moneys to the small animals!

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Big Me's!!!!

It's yous slightly smaller selfs!!

Me's wanted to say 'dat 'dis contest was super fun and really cool of yous Momma to do to raise monies and stuffs!!!

Now 'dat being said...
Me's did not knows yous had a piggy stuffie just likes me!!!!!

hu hu's!!!!

Later twinner!!!!

Anakin Man

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Many competitors ... Oh! that Otis!!! Ice Cream ... Many Luck to everyone. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

koko said...

So many good entries, we have to form a committee to decide on this... to all contestants, may the force be with your Mangoness.

Licks, hero

Golden Samantha said...

How to choose??? Everybuddy was pawesome in their attitudes of Mango-ness. I am incredibly impressed and we've read SOME posts of the entrants, but not all, so we will go back and read more! What a nice letter and truly wonderful thing to do, Mango - I know Tufts is very appreciative!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

Nelly said...

Hey Mango,
Great contest!
Nelly xx

Toffee said...

I am seriously too tired to comment after going through those entries.

In true Mango fashion I need a snack & a nap stat.

BRUTUS said...

Phew! And I thought it would be easy to vote for once since we decided to sit this one out! We all need a nap after perusing all entires! Decisions, decisions.... Carmen thinks she should get to vote too, BTW - I told her to get her own bloggie, then she can have a vote! HA!

Brutus & Carmen

TwoSpecialWires said...

So many wannabes. But we know that no doggie can match up to you, RH. You are simply the ONLY Mango.

We voted, though. 'Cause we think you did an awesome job giving these pups a chance. Our best to the winners!

Jake and Fergi

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Hey Mango, you forgot to put me in the list for voting.... :-( We're going to lose for sure, now....


The Army of Four said...

It's so hard to CHOOSE!!!!
What a bunch of great entries!

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Despite my lack of votability (*sigh*), I think your contribution is most commendable, even if it goes to a hospital for "small animals" - I guess small covers everything up to elephants, huh? :-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Unknown said...

Hi Mango - am sorry too that my human has been too busy dealing with all the stuff that's piled up while she was away on holiday, to help me enter your contest...but it doesn't look like you lacked for entries! :-)

I just voted but boy, was it hard! Everyone was so wonderful in their Mango-ness! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Kira said...

These are so awesome! I'm not sure we will be able to choose :)

Asta said...

This was one of the most delightful making imaginativities pwodoocing con test ..I wish myStoopid Mommi would have let me pawticipate, but the deligtht I'm getting fwom viewing all the incwedible entieties makes up fow missing out
and youw gift to those mewgency guys is beyond pawsome..I saloote you and youw Mama
smoochie kisses

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

We just voted Mango. There are soooo many wonderful entries, it was pretty difficult honing in on just 3. Do we get to vote each day or is it one vote only?? Also, since there are 2 of us, do we still only get one vote between us? Sorry so many qq.
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

HoundDogMom said...

Hey Mango, sorry our Human was a blog slacker and we missed entering your contest. Even though we missed entering we did take the time to look through all the great entries you received and submitted our votes. The Hounddogs