Always In Our Hearts

Monday, September 29, 2008

GooberStanian Beard Growing Competition

Yep. It's that time of year again, and this goober...

and my little goobette sister want YOU

to join us in the 2nd Annual GooberStanian Beard Growing Competition in honor of my dearly departed buddy, and beard-grower extraordinAire, Dovah Doo! Here's a photo of the Bearded One with me when I was still a puppy. We're both rescue dales, and he's one of the first buds I met after I adopted my girl. (His mama is holding our collars because if she didn't, we would have been chasing each other around the yard like MANIACS!)

Almost a year ago Dovah went to the Rainbow Bridge suddenly at the very young age of seven. This photo was taken of him just a couple of weeks before he left us. Look at his lusciously juicy beard blowing in the wind! (He was a mud-lovin' fool, that boy was!)

In this photo his beard is a little shorter than normal, but still impressive at 8 inches!

Now, Stella is going to explain the basic rules of the competition.

This contest is open to any dog, hammie or cat out there who wants to grow their beard. The rules are very simple. There are three categories.

The first category is Most Improved Beard. The dog, hammie, or cat whose beard has grown the most from now until January 1st will win. Last year's winner was Miss Molly!

The second category is for the dog, hammie or cat who has the Overall Longest Beard. We will have two classes for this category this year: longest beard for a dog 25 pounds or less, and longest beard for a dog over 25 pounds. Last year, our winner for Longest Beard was Buster the Kerry Blue Terrier.

The third category is new this year, and it is for the Best Muddy Face! Since my Dovah bud loved to slather his face in mud, and since not all my friends out there are beard-growing pups, hammies or cats, this category is also for you. If you want to enter this category, then submit a photograph of yourself anytime before the deadline on January 2nd of your most gloriously muddy face. Some of my aunties here in GooberStan will be the judges.

If you want to play, peemail me or leave a comment on this post, then measure what beard you have on October 1st & send me a peemail telling me your intial measurement (if you're going for most improved beard). You can provide periodic updates on your blog with your progress if you like, but on January 1, 2009, everydog (hammie or cat) who is participating will take a final measurement. We will announce the winners by January 5th! You may enter 1 or all 3 categories!

As you can see, my buddy Maggie Girl has been gearing up all year to attempt to knock Buster out of the competition. Look at that FABULOUSLY flowing beard!

So, whatdya say? Are you gonna throw your beard (or face) into the ring?


Stanley & Stella


Meryl said...

HA! We're totally in!

Pug and Bugg said...

Ok... well we can't grow beards... but can you have a category for NON-bearded furry friends for best faux-beard?

Agatha and Archie said...

OK we missed last years and will try this year. We may also go for the muddiest(Agatha is very good at that) We LOVE seeing pics of you guys!! MUUUUAAAAHHHH!! Love and kisses A+A

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're in! Last year Mitch was too young to have anything but peach fuzz but his little boy beard has been growing! yahoooooooooo - we can't wait to grab that yardstick and measure to see what we've got!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Petra said...

Oh yeah, count me in! I'm not sure how I'll measure up to the rest of you guys, but I'll do my best.

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Oh Boy!!!! Are Poodles allowed???
Cause if they are you Dales are goin DOWN!!!! :)
PS Jamie here(the biped) this is if I can stand the dang mess she will make eating,drinking,etc. ;)

Ruby Bleu said...

OMD - I'm so happy with the muddy face division!!! Count me in...I already have the photo(s)!!!

I'm so excitered!

Lots of Licks, your Ruby Bug

Asta said...

Sweetest Heawt Stanley
I can't believe it's been a whole yeaw..this is such a gweat way to honow Youw supew fwiend Doovah Doo
I will twy to entew in some beawd doesn't seem to gwow that much, but I'll twy
smoochie kisses to bof od you double dawe cuties.
all my love
youw Astapupgiwlfuzzwoni

Gus said...

Gussie and Editor here! Pls change the contest end date to read 2009. We will discuss this and let you know if Teka is entering the beard contest. Gussie has decided he wants to go for the muddy face, but Teka insists she wants to enter the longest beard!



BenTheRotti said...

I can't grow a beard.. shameful isn't it.
My tail appears to be growing a beard though (I kid you not) can my tail enter?? hehehe

Joking aside.. my tail is actually growing a beard.. which to my dismay Mum finds hilarious! No doubt images of this strange phenonomen will be appearing on a blog near you very soon!

A great competition in memory of your dear friend.. who I must say.. had one awesome beard!!

Ben xxxxxx

BenTheRotti said...

oh.. forgot to add.. I'm in for the muddy face one..

i do love my mud facepacks!

Ben xxxx

Stanislaw said...

Dude, I'm so in. But I'm worried that if I wish too hard for my beastly beard to grow I'll just wind up growing my ear hair instead. That's what usually happens. And Big Pupi has been thinking super hard about sprouting his mohawk. I hope we can at least eek out a cool 1/2 inch of beard!

Noah the Airedale said...

Awwww crap, we just had our airecuts lol and she trimmed our beards.........sigh.
We've still a chance for most improved. Will go measure.


Lacy said...

w00f's stanley and stella, heehee iz there one fur the shortest beard...i mite have a chance...but me will play..

b safe,

Moco said...

What a great contest for your friend. Grammie says that she remembers it from last year. Hard to believe that she can remember anything that isn't a couple of seconds back. We will work on the mud one for you.

Momo and Pinot said...

Stanley & Stella!!

wow, many great beards!! Mmmm... we have to skip first two contests BUT Pinot might be able to submit his pic to the Best Muddy Face Contest. We'll have a look at mom's online photo album to see if she caught any!! :)

We couldn't stop giggling when we saw 'poooooo' picture! Great job, guys!

Please say HELLO to Lady!! We love the video! It looks like you three had a great time together!

It's Monday!! Don't forget to turn on ABC at 8 tonight!! :)

Momo & Pinot

Peanut said...

No beards here but man I can't believe we have to wait until Jan to know who one. I don't know if I can take a wait that long.

Sophie Brador said...

Stanneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey! I'm so glad you have a mud face competition this year. I was getting a little bit high trying to glue hair onto my face last year, and it never quite stuck from all the giggling that ensued.

So, my mom saw an airedale when she was driving home from school today. We hardly ever see goobs here, but there he was, this gooby guy, and my mom thought, yup, he sure does look like a goober. Goobs are great!

Sophoooooober Bradoooooober

Gucci said...

Ahahaahahaaa Stella, you make the best faces girl. :]


Lorenza said...

I can't wait to see the enters for this contest!
Kisses and hugs

Kirby said...

I know Mom won't let me grow my beard out, the crazy lady just had it shaved down, but I'm totally in for the muddy face contest. I'm really good at that. I can't wait to see how everyone does!!

Your pal,

Petey said...

Hmmm, I'm more of a mustache man myself, but I'll see if I can't enter a decent muddy face!

Your pal,


Faya said...

Oh nooo I am sorry but actualy I cannot have a long beard because of Dyos....He is always glue in it !
Kisses, Faya

Luckie Girl said...

This is going to be as much fun as last year! Yipee! :) Can't wait to see the contestants.

Murphey said...

WOW, we don't have beards, but our guest Coco had a heck of a beard, I am going to have to see how she does it!


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Hmm...only Lacie can really beardie barely grows and Mumsie just hacked Stanny's off....Bummer...

Hey Goob...come see our bloggie...that was pawsome of you to get us into our own private box at the Steeler game last night!!!



wally said...

We're gonna try with the beard but I think our best chance is in the muddy face competition. Oscar may be our best chance because he is always getting crap on himself. I'm a bit of a stickler for cleanliness, though.

wally t.

Joe Stains said...

I am SO jealous, I sure wish I could grow a beard. I will NEVER get muddy, so that is out too. OH well ,,we have fun looking at the entries!

Bogart said...

4 PAWS IN BABY!!! The beard is looking a little scraggly right now, but I'm gonna work on it...

Will post pix and measurements tomorrow :)


Suki Sumo said...

I'm pretty sure Moj will totally enter the muddy face contest but I am dainty so I'll be steering clear, thank you very much. But I can't wait to check out all those submissions! Thanks for the FUN!

<3 Suki Sumo

The Girl said...

We're finally back and catching up on our bloggies!

I don't have a beard... The Girl held up a bunch of long strings of yarn to my chin and laughed. I need you to tell her that yarn doesn't count, or she'll make me wear a fake beard!

Brown dog kisses,

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Aw.. I dont have a beard. I wish I have one so taht I can take part too

~ Girl girl

Clover said...

Hi friends!
OMD what a pawfect excuse to get a muddy face!! I can't seem to grow a beard, although I do have a little white goatee....
Hope you are having a great week!
Love Clover xo

William Tell said...

An excellent reason for playing in the mud!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Stan, am I entered? Do I ned to do something else?

Asta said...

My Deawest StanleyLovew, and Stella sweetie
I'm so glad you saw me wunning on that beach..can't you just imagine what a blast we would have had if we could have all been thewe..sighhhhhwe could have waced and swam and played and wolled in the sand, and then flopped down fow napps and had tons of ice cweam I know, I know I did get to do all that, but it would have been sooo much bettew wif you thewe)
smoochiest of smoochie kisses

Boo said...

gosh, i need to remind the groomer not to cut my beard. i'm so gonna enter this year.

wet wet licks


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Haha, thanks guys for arranging the beard contest.
I just had my hair cut last month but I'm in any way.(using "Just For Men" OK?)
I'm in for muddy face, buddy.

Anonymous said...

I'm in this contest! Take a look at my blog and you will see my beard contest picture no 1. there!


Caz and Ludo the cool dude said...

Id love to join in, My beardy is 5 inch's ive put some pics on my blog. I would love to join your contest, this is my first beardy contest I'm sooooooooooooooooooooooo excited.

ludo the cool dude

Finni said...

Hi Stanley,
Can I still enter for the Best Muddy Face category and the beard growing competition? I'll get my Mum to measure my fuzz this weekend, ok?
Finni xx

Persephone and Buster said...

Hey wow wow!!! the beard contest is on again?? I, theBUSTER, will have to step down to allow for another beard grower to win. BUT folks....the kerry blue contingent will be represented... by my sister Ms. Persephone <--- herself... of abundant, beeeeUteefull, beard-hair and of course my mom, Ms. Blue, the greybeard, said she would like to compete too. Is that ok???? can they compete too? They are eating their protein and would like to be considered for the "longest beard" <----the humomm is reaching for her scissors....NO NO NO haircuts until january!!!
hope you and the goobette are in fine health and enjoying the coooool weather -- we are running around and having fun.
your friend, theBUSTER & the blue gurleeez

Molly and Gertrude said...

Oh - sorry GooberStan - we just saw your beard competition post! We still have your totally cool magnet face smiling down at us from our kitchen fridge after Molly's win last year!!

We vwill keep a keen eye on this competition and cheer everybody on. It is a great thing to do in memory of your dear pal. His beard is truly unbeatable!

Love Molly and Gertrude
(ps. our little brother is now one day late....when will he arrive?!! Tell us GooberStan!)