Friday, January 6, 2012

Mango Minster 2012 - Cutie Patooties

Yippee!!!  It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!!  It's Mango Minster time!!! And to make it even better, I am returning to Mango Minster as a judge for the second year in a row!!!  I don't know how I got to be so lucky, but it's true!!! And I'm SO EXCITED!!!!  Last year, I had the great honor of judging the Bad Sports - a category that is near and dear to my heart.  I'm not a Bad Sport, but I had the privilege of living with TaiChi, a Grand Master of Bad Sport-itude. 

This year, I have the fantastic honor of judging those of you who are deemed Too Darn Cute (and yes, you know who you are!).   It's going to be tough to handle the ginormous amount of cuteness that abounds in this competition, but I feel I am up to the task.  After all, I KNOW cute.

Me as a Cute Puppy with TaiChi!

Check out that cute little button nose of mine!  Heehee!

But I don't want you to think that you have to be a puppy to be cute.   Cute comes in all shapes, sizes, ages, and species....

Mom and Dad are partial to 'doodles but you get the idea...

So as a judge, what am I looking for?  Well, honestly, I can't really quantify it - like I said, cute comes in a whole bunch of different forms.  BUT, I will tell you that a bunch of pictures in your entry post will really help; some of you cuties I have known for a long time, some of you are new to me - while I will do my best to learn as much about each of you as possible, it will help if you can show me the versatility of your cuteness with multiple pictures.

Age is no barrier to cuteness!

I know all my examples are poodles - I can't help it; I've only got Mom's photo albums to draw from, and there are lots and lots of poodles.  However, don't think I'm biased toward poodles - I appreciate cuteness in all its varieties!

So don't be shy - let me see you in all your cute glory.  Make me go 'Squee' with your cuteness!  I can't wait to see all the entries!

Let the games begin!  And if you don't know much about Mango Minster, or want to learn more about how to be a part of the Greatest Critter Show in the Universe, check it out!



*kissey face*
-Fiona, Too Darn Cute Judge, Mango Minster 2012

PeeEss: I'm TOTALLY not taking bribes.  Well, I'm mostly totally not taking bribes; I mean, as fellow judge Loki pointed out, EVERYONE has their price... I just don't know what mine is... However, I fully expect any bribes from you cuties to be wrapped in pink and have a big bow on it!  Heehee.   Seriously, I don't need any bribes, as your overwhelming cuteness is reward enough!  :-)

18 comments:

Frankie Furter said...

My DEAR Sweet DARLING BEAUTIFUL LONG TIME FUREND,

CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING CHOSEN TO JUDGE THE ... NO BUDDY IS AS CUTE AS FRANKIE... CATEGORY FUR MANGO MINSTER 2012. I know that you will be the VERY VERY BESTEST Judge of the 5 categories. AND OH MY the BESTEST OF SHOW JUDGE... MY BESTEST BUDDY EVER... BERT THE MAGNIFICENT will chews sooooooo wisely.
I have just put my post up fur Mango Minster 2012. It is SUCH a surprising thingy that I would have chosen to enter THE VERY CATEGORY THAT YOU (DEAR FUREND) ARE GOING TO JUDGE.
I know how stressful the judging can be. SO I would like to send you some Delicious Energy Improving HOME MADE Milkbones.
OH YES... if you need a Judgemental Wig.. I have one that has been Gently and LOVINGLY used .. Oh that you be PERFECT for YOU.. since you are SUCH a Gentle and much LOVED one.
Let me know if you would like one or two of my entry pictures.. PAWTOGRAPHED and enlarged to Sofa Size.... Just so you don't suffer any eye strain while making your choice.
Your Grrrrreat Furend,
Frankie (the cute) Furter

Frankie Furter said...

Dear FUREND FIONA,
I know that you have not had nearly enough SNOW this year so I was thinkin... I would be MORE than Happy to RENT a Snow Making Machine fur you. I'm just sayin sweetie.

Frankie Furter said...

Pee S... did you happen to notice that I (your furend) Frankie Furter have DITCHED that disgusting Comment Picture of my Flakey MOM.. fur a much more..
APPROPRIATE picture??

The Army of Four said...

Woo, Fiona! It's such an honor for me and Zim to be judges with you (thanks for the cool pic, btw!). Maybe in between judging, we could play some bitey-face?!?!
Luv,
Dave

3 doxies said...

Good gawd, did Frankie HAVES to write a novel?
So I was wonderin'...how bouts a Puddles instead of a Poodle...and does you likes beer? I mean NOT dat I would evers consider bribery, dat would be below my standards and all...well, not really.
Congrats on bein' a judger 2 years in a row.

puddles

Sarge said...

Hey Fiona!
Wow, congrats on your appointment as MM judge! Have fun weeding out all of these naughty offers!!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Frankie Furter said...

Check the expiration on any CANS that Puddles sends you.. and speakin of HER and CANS... Watch out if she sends you any of her PEE CANS.. She prolly actually did PEE on them before she sent them.. She POOPED on ME once. I'm just sayin!!!

Sue said...

Congratulations. What an honor! You were obviously chosen because you did such an outstanding job last year.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Two French Bulldogs said...

You guys are too cute!
Benny & Lily

Kari in Vegas said...

Do you take bribes? Ill be in your home town in a month, I can bring bones ;)

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

3 doxies said...

Soooooooooo, I hears Frankie is tryin' to has snow delivered to ya'll via Sarge....Oh where, oh where is da ethics committee?

Puddles

Maggie and Mitch said...

Gosh, we totally forgot what we were gonna say! Frankie and Puddles are having way too much fun here! haha

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

I agree with Maggie and Mitch!
Haaaa!
Good luck, dear Fiona!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Dory and the Mama said...

Oh boy...We think you have your work cut out for you Fiona!! We know that you will do a great job tho...cause that's the way you roll!!

Happy Weekend Smileys!
Dory, Jakey and Bilbo

The Thundering Herd said...

We are glad to see that Frankie Furter is starting this contest off without offering any bribes whatsoever (after all, a snow machine is a necessity, not a bribe).

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello fiona its dennis the vizsla dog hay gud job gitting naymd the too darn kyoot judj!!! it cudnt happin to sumwum more dawn kyoot then yoo!!! ok bye

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Judge Fiona, Abby looks forward to working with you again during this year's Mango Minster. Abby apologises for taking so long to contact you, but due to a Major Plumbing Emergency chez nous, she just saw the announcement of her appointment on Sunday evening. Abby is confident that you will maintain the highest ethical standards again this year. Please feel free to call upon Abby at any time if you feel pressured or threatened or tempted in any way, so Abby can nip it in the bud :)

Abby the Legal Beagle[mix] Extraordinaire and Offical Guardian of Ethics for Mango Minster 2012

PeeEss: Thank you for making Abby an actual MM badge, even though we don't have a blog upon which to post it. It is quite lovely.

Wild Dingo said...

Omg! You are totally CUTE as a puupeh! Sqweeeeee!

You lucky dog, you get the sweetest category! Now tell me the truth. I bet Abby was all "i should enter the cute category," huh? Its a good thing you are judging it and she can't enter... I mean who thinks hippobottoms are cute? Or is she in denial about that bottom of hers?