Today marks an important day in GooberStan. We are naming the winners in our First Annual Beard Competition in honor of my Dale buddy, Dovah Doo, the longest beard bearer in GooberStan. He went to the Rainbow Bridge very suddenly in October, and I miss him something terrible! Here is his juicy 8 inch beard in all its glory!
So, without further ado, here are our entrants!
Stella my sissy (Lakeland Terrier) ~ .75 inches
Asta Up Over (Wire Fox Terrier) ~ almost 2 inches
Stanley [me] (Airedale Terrier) ~ 2.5 inches
Jackson (Wire Fox Terrier) ~ 3 inches
Gertrude (Airedale Terrier) ~ 3.56 inches
Molly (Airedale Terrier) ~ 4 inches
Noah (Airedale Terrier) ~ 4.25 inches
Maggie (Airedale Terrier) ~ 4.5 inches
Willow (Airedale Terrier) ~ 4.5 inches
Bogart (Airedale Terrier) ~ 5 inches
Now for our runner up!
If for some reason the winner of the Longest Beard portion of the contest is unable to perform their duties, then the first runner up will assume the title and role of Longest Beard Winner. Our first runner up for the Longest Beard in the First Annual GooberStanian Beard Competition is... a tie between Persephone the Kerry Blue Terrier & her mama, Bailey; both at 5.5 inches! Well done ladies!
Ms. Bailey (Kerry Blue Terrier) ~ 5.5 inches
Persephone (Kerry Blue Terrier) ~ 5.5 inches
Now please join me in giving a big round of applause to the winner of our Longest Beard portion of the contest... BUSTER the Kerry Blue Terrier! Way to go, Buster! That's one mighty fine beard you have there. Congratulations!
Buster (Kerry Blue Terrier) ~ 5.75 inches
We had 6 entrants in the Most Improved Beard portion of the competition. Following are their stats:
Stanley (me) ~ 3 inches to 2.5 inches (-.5 inch difference)
Noah ~ 3.14 inches to 4.25 inches (1.11 inch difference)
Willow ~ 3.14 inches to 4.5 inches ( 1.36 inch difference)
Gertrude ~ 1.56 inches to 3.19 inches (1.63 inch difference)
Now for our runner up!
If for some reason the winner of the Most Improved Beard portion of the contest is unable to perform their duties, then the first runner up will assume the title and role of Most Improved Beard Winner. Our first runner up for the Most Improved Beard in the First Annual GooberStanian Beard Competition is...
Maggie the Airedale ~ 2.5 inches to 4.5 inches (2 inch difference)! Way to go, girlie!
And our winner of Most Improved Beard goes to...
Molly the Airedale ~ 1.56 inches to 3.93 inches (2.37 inch difference)!
Congratulations, Molly! Your hard work sure shows. Please feel free to share your beard growing secrets with us!
I end with this very sweet photo of Noah's mama measuring him for the contest. Now, everydoggie (and hammie & kitty) say awwwwwwww. The Miss Congeniality Award goes to Noah for being such a doll during his measuring process!
Buster the Kerry Blue Terrier for Longest Beard
Molly the Airedale Terrier for Most Improved Beard!
A big thank you goes out to all the dogs who entered, and to all their hoomans for combing out & measuring the beards. I'm sure that Dovah Doo is smiling down on us all!
Stanley the Beardless of GooberStan