Wednesday, February 3, 2010

It's time for the Bad Sport Category!!!

And now we move on to the Bad Sports in MangoMinster. My little big sister TaiChi is entered as a Bad Sport, and boy is she ever!

You would think that this cute little 18 year old miniature poodle would be just that: a cute little fluffy dog.

But no. But let me tell you, underneath that innocent-looking face is the brain of a scheming and cunning Mastermind. If SPECTRE was still around, TaiChi would be running the world, and having 007 bringing her filet mignon on a silver platter. Being as old and venerable as she is, she has learned a lot of sneaky tricks, and has done very well in passing them along to all of her charges over the years (and I think that she should get extra points for not only being devious and sneaky, but also for being a mentor to others). What, you ask, could she possibly do at her advanced age and at a mere 14lbs? I’ll give you the short list:

    Used to sneak into Mr. Bufus’ lair and to eat all his food;

    Sneaks her snooter closer and closer to Dad’s dinner plate while he is eating until he gives her tasty tidbits;

    Sits on my head! (This was NOT staged. She just walked over me and sat on me!)

    Did I mention that she walks all over me?

    Steals food off Mom’s dinner plate when she’s not looking;

    Convinces Dad that Mom hasn’t given her a treat for going outside, and thus gets ‘double-treated’;

    Gets under Mom’s feet while she’s making dinner and waits for anything that might ‘accidently’ get knocked off the counter when Mom is trying not to trip over TaiChi;

    Bites the hand that feeds her (Dad has the scars to prove it);

    Refuses to eat her own food, and then will eat all of Dad’s and Mom’s;

    Suddenly, and without warning (but with complete malice of forethought) piddles on the floor;

    Pretends she’s blind and walks over Mom and Dad and me, and into food/water dishes, and yet can find Dad’s dinner plate with No Problem;

    Pretends she’s deaf until she hears the treat bag being opened (from two rooms away);

    Has always decided when she wants to listen to you (which is pretty much only when Mom calls ‘Dinner Time’), and when she doesn’t (which is pretty much the rest of the time);

    Stamps her feet, spins in circles, and whines under the dinner table until someone slips her a snack, thus inciting a riot among the rest of us;

    Demands to be carried, despite the fact that (when she chooses) she will wander aimlessly around the house for hours on end;

And that’s just the short list. I could go on and on. And yes, I have A LOT to learn from this Criminal Mastermind. She is my hero; I want to be just like her when I am old and venerable!

So please go vote for Methuselah, erm, I mean, TaiChi as the Bad Sport dog!


Sunny said...

Hi Fiona and TaiChi,
The picture of TaiChi sitting on your head is pretty funny.
I just got back from voting...Good Luck!
Luv, Lucy (Woof!)

BRUTUS said...

Oh, my - she IS quite the little manipulator isn't she? Fiona I see you did very well in the Sporty voting, congrats! We were very weak also-rans, I'm afraid. Oh well, off to vote we go!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Twinkietinydog said...

I would like to vote for whoever had the presence of mind and the camera to snap the photo of your sister, TaiChi (what a name!) sitting on your head. Tough competition, my furiend. Let's see how we did (I'm a sporty dog too)

Twinkietinydog said...

Ooops, my bad! Your sissy's a BAD sport. Got it! Voting :) I still haven't seen how I did yesterday BOL I had to run back to clear up the misunderstanding. Wish me luck. I'm checking as soon as I send this.

Mango said...

FIONA! Congrats on your BIG WIN in the sport athlete group at Mango Minster. Please peemail me a new photo for the best in show competition along with words that you would like me to include.

My peemail is backupdogATcomcastDOTnet


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Fiona!!!

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

Woo surely have the makings on a winning furamily!

Too bad woo didn't have Abby yet!

Best of lukhk!


doyle and mollie said...

woof hooooo another oodle!!

Ms. ~K said...

Congrats Fiona!!! Well-deserved!

And good luck to TaiChi, the Rascal!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Twix said...

Congratulations Fiona! I am so proud of you! Tai Chi has raised you well and Mr. B would be so happy to know that you won! You will always be my favorite sporty dog!
I'm off to vote....

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Tai Chi sounds like a legendarily bad sport. Congratulations on your win!

Junior and Orion said...

Hi Fiona! Concatulations on your win at Mango-minster!! We are the sponsor for your prize, so we need some information from you. We need to know what some of your favorite toys are, and what treats you like. We also need you to email us your address (to juniorbabeeAThotmailDOTcom) so we can send you your goodie bag.

Again, Concatulations!!!

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

We do not know that innocent TaiChi could and would do such things!

Sam & June