Friday, February 6, 2009

honestly daaaaarling

That handsome hunk of a giant white dog, Biggie Z - The NOTORIOUS D.O.G., CGC, has passed along an award, and Madison is smitten.

And we will get around to posting all the things that we have to post in order to accept this award, but first we have to be brutally honest, as is called for in the description of this award.

The rules:"When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to said person so everyone knows he or she is real.

Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have 7 friends. Show the 7 random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Weblog.” Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon. List at least ten honest things about yourself. Then, pass it on! "

At 8:20 a.m. this is what Madison looked like (#1 honest thing):

She is mortified that we are posting this photo. She thinks that she looks like a drowned rat. Which is pretty close to the truth. It is only in the 50's here, but Madison thinks the LAKE feels great (#2 honest thing). Must be the hearty German girl in her (#3 honest thing).

The rest of the day, she has been primping (#4 honest thing).

At 8:30, she had an appointment at Continental Pets. For a bath, and a haircut with blowdry, and a pawdicure and an ear-fur trimming. When she arrived, they already had the warm water running and the beauty shampoo waiting (#5 honest thing).

Then we went shopping for accessories. Doggie bling. A jaguar print collar and leash were too perfect against her gorgeous black coat NOT to purchase. And the pink leather leash is perfect with her black martingale collar.

H-Mom had lots of errands to run, with very quick stops, and Madison went along for the chauffered experience, elegantly slipping her head out the cracked window at every stop, looking for papparazzi (#6 honest thing).

And then Madison had a few treats - sweet potato and duck - to boost her shine and add some gleam to her smile (#7 honest thing).

A quick walk and a dainty pee (#8 honest thing). Then a short moment to love her new toy. The balance of the day has been spent getting some beauty sleep (#9 honest thing).

She is serious about this Mango-minster thing (#10 honest thing).

Tomorrow is the photo shoot. We will stop over at her groomer to get a quick photo of her "people" too. They put a good two hours into preening the princess. And every princess needs PEOPLE.


Dughallmor Beagles said...

Haha, we love your 10 honest things post, especially #1...BOL!!
We're playing MangoMinster too, fun eh?
Yes, Mum is still up at 2:09am hard at work for us *sigh* we'll let her rest soon as she types gibberish when overworked!
Slobbers xx

Stanley said...


I don't even want to THINK about how big your entourage is! I'm sure they are all necessary to your grooming regime, and all, but be sure to treat them well. Otherwise they'll right some expose on you and then you'd have the kind of puparazzi attention you DON'T want to have.

I guess you really ARE taking this Mangominster Dogshow seriously. My girl just sent some photos she thought were cute, but we were definitely looking scruffy. You'll add some class to the competition!

Goober love & smooches,

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

We can't wait to see the photos! We definitely think that Madison should enter Mango-Minster. Tom has! And it was so much fun to read the honest things. We've been tagged too, so the truth about us will be in our blog later today!

Your Pals,
Tom and Tama-Chan

Maggie and Mitch said...

We just love your honesty, Madison! We think your Mango Minster photo will put us all to shame!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Biggie-Z said...

GIRL, you are getting professionally GROOMED for your Mango-minster entry? I sure hope you are not entering in the Working Dog competition because then at best I can hope for is a BOS (best of opposite sex)! All I got was a late night shower with P-Daddy.

(TMI, I know.)

musings on a giant schnauzer in a little MEDIUM LARGE package