Our Journey...

Think we forgot to tell you a lil bit about what sort of vacay we're on! Last September of 2011, Dad retired. He and momzers got an RV and decided to plan a trip across the country, visiting national parks on the way to Maine (where's that?) for a family reunion. That's a long trip from northern California! Anyway, this blog is now a record of our travels across the good ole U.S. of A. and even Canada - plus all the things we get to do and see! We started our journey mid-March and hope to be back in NoCal by mid-October - yeah!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mango Minster Entry - Moi, Avalon...

Esteemed Judges: it probably wouldn't surprise you to find that I'm also a "shameless dog" with a side of "diva." (Oh and yes... a bit of "bad sports" thrown in... it's completely Sammie's fault, but I wouldn't want to cheat by entering two categories...) But let's start off in a laid-back manner here; when all is said and done, I totally lack any modesty, due to the pride I take in my body. ("Sammie, stop with the commodious grin.")

Below: to prove that I could be the "greatest" at track(ing), I present the photo below for your consideration. Naaw... that ain't a stick I'm stalkin'! ("Shut up Sammie! I didn't interrupt YOU when you were working on YOUR Mango submission!")

The pitchur below is a little furry, but a great example of the "diva" part of moi. Despite my attire consisting of a cone, I am adorable in it, aren't I?

And speakin' of costumes, Mom squeezed this horrific princess thing on me for Halloween and forced me to pose in it. Think that's who I wanted to be? No! I wanted to be Darth Vader, so I made Mamma buy a new outfit. (Jeers from the Peanut Gallery, where Sammie has amassed a bunch of hecklers...) Sheesh...

I have actually been accused of brazeness - can you imagine? And that's not all. Momma has witnessed my impudence more than once; I have no shame on this account. Below, you can see me jumping gleefully all over my obedience instructor. I was simply glad to see her - anything wrong with that?

And finally, I apparently have a total lack of regard for others' rights or feelings BOL! If I were a locomotive, I'd run right over all my pals in an effort to usurp their possessions. ("Sammie, I said shut up! You're not so golden yurself!")

So above, I managed to get a hold of the stick Sammie was gnawing on furever. Right proud of myself too - she was protecting it pretty good!

Then I got really cheeky! Above, look at that... now THERE'S a coup!

Then, I even managed to hijack her snowball - oh yeah, Sammie wanted it back, but I am fasssssssst! (Hey! I think I finally shut down the Peanut Gallery!) Now... to prove to you that I've never had any shame whatsoever for others' property, I present this movie of me literally taking the prize! And at such a tender age!

Like Sammie said, except it's about me: "Dontcha think I'm a worthy shameless doggeh?"


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I was sooooo happy to see woo enter the dukhk snatching video!

I think we decided the next stop was Oregon...right?

Best of lukhk!


Lorenza said...

I love your entry!
I guess you have a little bit of many categories on the MM!
Good luck!
Kisses and hugs

houndstooth said...

Tee hee! I think it's going to be a little dicey at your house if one of you wins the Mangominster prize! That peanut gallery sure can be tough to ignore!


George the Lad said...

This is going to be hard the two of you up for the same vote!!!
Mmm I'll sit on it for a while ;)
Good Luck to the both of you.
See Yea George xxx

Maggie and Mitch said...

We much prefer you as a Princess than Darth, Avalon!
Good luck!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Thundering Herd said...

Excellent entry, Avalon!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Very CUTE Avalon. Definitely adorable DIVA. Golden Luck! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Martha and Bailey said...

Great entry Avalon - some super pics of you to prove your point too!
Good luck
Martha and Bailey xxx

BRUTUS said...

Well aren't you the sassy one, Ms. Avalon?? Must go hand-in-hand (well, paw-in-paw) with being a little sister. I have to put up with much of the same from Carmen, my sympathies to Samantha BOL!

Brutus the Frenchie

AFSocksScylla said...

Avalon, we thinks you have a very nice body to show off, so we don't blame you for being shameless. Nice entry.

KB said...

You are *so* shameless. What a great series of photos/videos, especially the one in the snow where you'd just stolen the stick!

Thor said...

Great entry, Avalon! Very nice pictures! Good luck!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

OMD, Avalon - you have us in stitches here - pawesome entry!!! We really got a big kick out of your stalking shot:) We send you wishes for lots of luck in MM.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Oskar said...

This really is a great entry!

Nubbin wiggles,

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We are impressed with your diva-ness. Extra points for the inverted Cone of Shame: what a fashion statement! And who but a diva retriever would run AWAY with the duck: what is the opposite of "retriever"? Besides thief, of course. We notice that in all your photos, you are continually in the lead, being followed closely by your sissy - a sure sign of diva-ness. Compelling presentation! Good luck!

Jed & Abby

Augie and Ti's mom said...

I'm not sure about "shameless," but definitely funny and cute!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We love the pictures.. You 2 are sure to win. That video is pretty cute. Avalon you sure are a good thief...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Sam said...

Good luck!


The Thuglets said...

Wow..Avalon this is some entry you have here! We love you as a Princess!

Good luck. This is goona be some competition.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

HoundDogMom said...

We thought we belonged in a little bit of every category ourselves. But our human choose the Cracker Dog category. Urgh....We wish you luck, because you have some awesome shots there "Shameless Doggeh".

the booker man said...

miss avalon,

you've got a totally solid 'n shameless entry in MM for sures! good luck to you!
(i've got my paws crossed for both you and miss sammie to win, though, cuz otherwise thingies might get a little hairy at your house!!)

the booker man