Always In Our Hearts

Saturday, January 5, 2008

GooberStanian Beard Competition

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!

Congratulations to

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!

Goober Love,
Stanley the Beardless of GooberStan


Maggie & Mitch said...

This was such fun, Stanley! Congratuations to all the winners! I'm sure Dovah Doo is smiling down on all of us thinking that we could even come close to catching him!

Love ya lots,

Maya and Kena said...

Congrats to every doggy that entered!! It was exciting to see the pictures by increasing length of beards!!
Have a pawsome day!
Wags and licks,
Maya and kena

Peanut said...

all those beards are so cool looking. I wonder if I could get Flash to grow one? Since I can't.

Harry said...

I guess Stella pulled some of youer beard out did she Stan? Hmm, I know the feeling. I think my beard and my you know what are both shorter than they used to be!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Putter said...

OMG! Stanley! How much FUNNEST EVER!!!!! I can't even believe MY buddy Buster has such a beard! So NEATEST EVER!!!!!! :)))))))


Putter ...:)

Noah the Airedale said...

That was so much fun. Great idea Stanley. Well done to Buster and Molly. They're beards are most impressive. Now here comes D with the scissors aaaaaahhhhhhh

Noah & Willow

Persephone & Buster said...

this here is theBUSTER coming to you from puddleston st. droop...(i'm a marquess ya know)
i am speechless! Dovah Doo was looking down upon the irish blue terriers today!
i will have an acceptance speech written on my blog by 8:00 p.m.,E.S.T....
i just need a little time to
collect my thoughts..they are so scattered! the gurleez are trying to
find them now!!!

Molly and Gertrude said...

Wowie! This competition was such fun!! We loved all the photos and the beards were impressive. It was a tough competition, but those Kerry blues definately took the title!

Thank you for the honour - we enjoyed taking part. We are a little ashamed because we think our beard measurements may have been altered somewhere along the way, but hey ho - a beard's a beard, right?

As for beard-growing tips - I'm not sure, but I have written a couple on my blog....haven't a clue if they will work though.

Love Molly and Gertrude

Joe Stains said...

I applaud you all for your great beard growing abilities! I had no idea dog beards could get so long, you taught me something Stan!

Jackson said...

Hey Stanley, congrats to the winners, they were PAWSOME! I'm feeling rather beardly-follicly challenged right now! Hehehe! Thanks for running the contest, I'm going to make sure I drink more apple juice so that I can enter again next year! J x

Asta said...

Those awe the bestest pictoowe!! such amazingly bootiful beawds and such gweat effowts by all to honow Dovah!!
Congwatulations to the winnews and awwwwwww to Noah fow being such a sweetie..This was fun..thank you my sweet Goober boy
smoochie kisses youw astawoni fb

Hercules said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I forgot to get Mom to measure me! I will still let you know how I did...Bummer deal...

-.5 inches? That stinks man...I'll have Mom measure mine tonight and we'll let you know how my itty bitty beard turned out!

Love you and miss you!

Ike said...

That was sure some stiff, er fluffy competition!

wally said...

What a fun contest! Alas, we are not bearded in my house. Maybe we could have a contest I could win, like largest cranium. Or most impressive leg to belly circumference ratio.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Stan!
Congratulations to the winners and to all those who entered the contest!
Sure you all had fun!
Kisses and hugs

Snowball said...

What an interesting competition. I am sure everypup had lots of fun.


Amber-Mae said...

CONGRATULATIONS to ALL of them!!!! Even though all of them didn't win the titles, they all are still winners! I wish I had a beard than I could join too. But hey, what do you say if you start another competition which other doggies in blogger can join too? What about the 'Longest Ear' or the 'Longest Tail'?

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Luckie Girl said...

What a fun contest!! I am certainly impressed with all the contestants! :) Congrats!!!!

Daisy said...

Congratulations to the winners! Those are some very impressive beards.

Suki Sumo said...

Sweet beards! I have some hairs on my chinny chin chin but alas, no beard. That was amazing to see!

Neko said...

I am so jealous of everyones beard. My mom trims mine often because she says I don't keep it clean enough. And I ask her, Who's fault could that be Mom. Great beards everyone. Love,Neko

Pacco de Mongrel said...

congratulation to every participants..

eventhough i'm not entering...but it was very enjoying to read about the awesome event held by u..

i hope next time there would be a longest tail competition around...although i dun hv a very long tail, but atleast i do own one

4xBs said...

Wow, that's a lot of beards. we especially like that photo of Persephone, with the tooth showing. that added a lot of class to the photo! hee hee. those are some amazing beards. we offer our congrats to all of the entrants and winners. that's a great accomplishment.


Anonymous said...

Everydog did an awesome job with their beards - congratulations to you all!


Sophie Brador said...

Stanny my manny, I can't help but notice how the girls totally rocked the comp. I wish I could grow a beard, but I remain, the beardless wonder.


Martha said...

KST is mad you didn't have an ear hair or chest hair competition. Love, Martha

Scruffy & Lacie said...

HOLY MOLY....DID U SEE THAT BEARD ON THE KERRY BLUE?? stuck in the caps ur beard shrank, Stan??

Scruffy's did too...he's patheticly short bearded....poor guy!

But an almost 6 inch beard...that's PAWSOME!!!!!

Not bad beard barks...Lacie