Thursday, February 4, 2010


OMD!!! I have to say, we are Totally Overwhelmed with the enthusiastic reception we have received at MangoMinster. Honestly, I thought that as a relative newbie, we’d show up, party at the Mango Estate (after the pre-show partying with Moose), make some new friends, pay homage to HRH RH (heehee – I couldn’t resist!), chase a few balls and go home with good memories and lots of new bloggies to follow.

I NEVER expected the huge outpouring of support we received after the loss of Mr. Bufus. Thanks to everyone for all the wonderful pee-mails and comments we received. He is truly missed, and his Reader’s Choice award will be a lasting testament to the fantastic Man-Bear-Dog-Cat-Pig that he was.

(And a Daddy's Boy!)

And TaiChi and I figured that we were both in such tough classes that we’d be lucky to make a decent showing. There are So Many good athletic sporty dogs (not to mention the good sports!), that I didn’t think I’d be able to compete with like of the body-surfing Teal'c and the flying, swimming Samantha. So when Mom read me the results last night (I was too nervous to read them myself!), I was beyond stunned. I was so excited, in fact, that I went zooming around the backyard!

Me? First Place in Sporty Athletic Dogs?!? No. Way!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

And I was a little nervous when it came to TaiChi. Because while I know what a Bad Sport she is, she looks so innocent and unpresuming that I was worried that Mom might not have enough pictures to capture her in all of her Bad Sported-ness, and thus not be able to communicate the true depth of TaiChi’s cunning ways. But I guess I should have had more faith; apparently truly Bad Sports like Ike can recognize kindred spirits from miles away! (Although I can't believe that Mom forgot to mention TaiChi's stint in the 'clink' for biting a missionary when Mom made the list of TaiChi's Dirty Deed - but in fairness to Mom, that was before she had met TaiChi...) Rather than racing around the yard (TaiChi’s zoomie days are behind her, I’m afraid) she decided to celebrate by noshing on Dad’s dinner. What else would you expect from a Venerable Bad Sport?

Me? I’m just, uh, observing. Yeah. That’s it. Observing. Because I want to have TaiChi’s Magical Powers that cause Dad’s fork to gravitate right to her mouth when I get old and venerable!

A big thank you to everyone who voted, and to the judges for honoring us with their decisions, and, of course, thanks to the Relentlessly Huge for hosting this entire event! And now I’ve got to help TaiChi decide what to wear for the Best In Show competition, and then she’ll help me figure out what to do with my hair! And pictures! We’ve got to help Mom pick out pictures, and type our statements! We have So Much To Do!!!!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and TaiChi


koko said...

Congratulations! That's an impressive sweep at the show. Well done and good luck in the best in show round.

Licks, hero

Kari in Alaska said...

Congrats to you all!

Ms. ~K said...

Your furry family ROCKS!!!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy, and Buddy

Amber and Nala said...

WOW, congrats! That is so exciting and you totally deserve it!


Heather and Pumpkin said...

Congratulations Tai Chi! Please send my mommy the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to so she can send you your prize.

thehgirl at gmail dot com.


The Oceanside Animals said...

hello fiona its dennis the vizsla dog hay congratchoolayshuns to yore posse it is a wel deservd sweep yoo may be noo but we luv yoo!!! ok bye

Clive said...

Fiona - huge congrats to you! That's wonderful - we were delighted when we saw the results - onwards and upwards now to Best in Show!

It's the Working Dogs today so the NSLM and me are very excited!

Have a lovely weekend
Clive and the NSLM

Molly the Airedale said...

Congratulations to all of you, Fiona!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...


Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Brind'Amour Clumbers said...

Congrats!!!!! Great news!


The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Congrats! You all soooooo deserve it!!


Unknown said...

Mr Bufus is here to stay and live in our memories and our blogs forever. But I must be short. You have preparations ahead of you! Congratulations to you especially and the rest of the winners and entrants. Get ready!

Dog Foster Mom said...

Congratulations Fiona and Tai Chi. You totally deserve the awards!!

Emily and Ike said...

You guys deserve it!