Monday, January 11, 2010

Announcing my Mango Minster Sanctioned Event: DOG PILE!

My friend Mango the Mastiff is hosting Mango Minster again this year. It is a most excellent photo dog show. Any dog can enter in a variety of categories - go HERE, to Mango's special MangoMinster site to see how to enter.

This year, I am sponsoring a special talent event called DOG PILE. The rules are simple:

1. Take stuff and pile it on yourself (yourself being the dog, not your human).

2. Have your human take ONE picture of it and pee-mail it to me at Biggie.the.Kuvasz@gmail.com BY FEBRUARY 1.

3. In the email, include the following information:
-your name
-your human's name if they want
-your bloggy address
-your breed or predominant breedS (like the rest of Mango Minster, mixed up confused breeds is ok)
-your approximate size or surface area
-the number of things you have piled on you and a list of what they are
-NO PHOTOSHOPPED or otherwise altered pictures!!

4. Winners with the most # of things piled on will win a $20 donation made in their name to Kuvasz Rescue or a dog product or toy of my choosing.

5. The decisions of The Great White (that's me, judging) will be final. If we get enough entries I might arbitrarily make small dog/large dog categories since a dog with a large surface area can have more stuff piled on him than, say, a toy poodle.

Clarifications:
-each thing piled on the dog must actually be ON the dog, not next to or touching or leaning.
-stuffies, shoes, toys, pieces of biscuit or liver, all count so long as they are visible in the picture without Biggie-fying the picture.
-blankets, appliances, grandfather clocks, other cracker dogs and children (and stuff like that) are not appropriate

EXAMPLES:

Here I am demonstrating a proper Dog Pile contestant entry:

My score with this entry would be 4: the duck, the gingerbread house, the squeaky truck and the rope bone. The fluffy ball does not count. I am also not capitalizing on the small toys - I think there is something INSIDE the gingerbread house but you can't see it without Biggiefying the picture, and it is not directly ON me, it is inside the gingerbread house that is on me. So it doesn't count.


Here is a sad Dog Pile entry that would get a score of ZERO:

The dog bed is all tangled up in me and I am using it to pin my Orvis chicken. Not a good entry, despite the laser eyes.

Keep checking back here for exciting updates!

37 comments:

Mango said...

Oh boy Biggie! I hope you get lots of entries. I will post about it on my bloggy.

SLobbers,
Mango

T-Bone said...

Totally unfair that children can't be part of the dog pile!!!! My kids love laying on me, with all of their toys. You need to rethink the rules big dude!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

HaRoooo!

I khame ovFUR from M RH's blog!

I bet piling an M RH on a dog might not be a good thing!

Best of lukhk to woo!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
Judge Tasty Snakhk Group
Mango Minster 2010

misskyliem said...

Oh Boy Biggie!! I came over from the Mr. Mango!! Oh Boy do I have a picture for this contest!! I'm not really sure it will count but you should get a good laugh! I'll be emailing it over! Good luck with your event!

Licks,
Kylie

Twinkietinydog said...

Well, hello there! I'm Twinkie and I came here because Mango said so. I trust the big dude, what can I say. Anyhow, I read about your contest and I'm going to think long and hard how to enter (I'm a tiny Chi and weigh about 4lbs). You understand...I must say that your demo photos were superb. There's no room for misunderstanding. It'll be my pleasure to follow your blog and see how your contest is progressing.
Very pleased to meet you and good luck to all the entries.
Twink!

Kess And Her Mama said...

Happy 2010 Biggie! Looks like I can't enter this contest coz I absolutely refuse to allow anything to be piled on me. Mum's trying to persuade me otherwise. We'll see!

Benny and Lily said...

Hi new friend...we are excited about the contest and plan on entering. You sure are a cutie.
Benny & Lily

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! We came over from Mangos too!Nice game! I think if anything get piled on me, I will eat it or shred it. Maybe I can pile things on my brother dog though....
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Dory and the Mama said...

I saw about your contest on Mr. Mango's bloggie. Oh what fun this will be Biggie. My name is Dory and I am going to get my Mama to take a picture with my toys on me like SOON!!!

Smileys!
Dory

Moose said...

Hey Biggie, nice to meet you! I heard about you through Mango. Momma thinks this is a hilarious idea, I on the other hand am not amused and do not plan on cooperating!
You sure are handsome!

Farley said...

Biggie, you have most excellent style with your dog pile skills!

Tucker said...

Hi Biggie,
I came over from Mango's blog. This looks like a super cool competition - perhaps Momma can take a picture of me and I can enter. Nice to meet you.

woof - Tucker

Biggie-Z said...

Thanks for posting, Mango dude! I will have to work on some inspirational Dog Pile pictures to get everyone excited.

T-Bone - allowing kids to be part of the dog pile gives an unfair advantage to us big dudes, dontcha think?

Khyra - piling an M RH on any dog - even a big dude, might flatten said dog! not a good idea...

Kylie - I LOVE your picture!

Maggie and Mitch said...

I just sent you a pile-up photo, Biggie! That was fun!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Niamh said...

I like the idea of piling lots of items on Ambrose! I think I will enter him in your contest. Don't forget to enter my Train your dog contest.

Your friend,
Niamh

Biggie said...

TwinkieTiny - if you enter, I am sure it will be quite a valiant effort and you may have the "tiny" dog category all to yourself!

Looking forward to everyone's entries! I have gotten a few already and the competition is going to be stiff!

Biggie-Z, Dog Pile Judge

T-Bone said...

Ok, my mom tried to "pile" things on me last night. It didn't work out well... I kinda feel if you pile it on me, I get to eat it. Some good toys were lost in the battle...

Your Bud,
T-Bone

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Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Sounds like fun!

Maybe I will pile up a whole bunch of things, and get my trainer to take a picture so I can enter the contest!

Toby

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Hi, Biggie, I did a post about my entry. 13 of the 16 toys are touching me. I am a 3 year old Welsh, 18 pounds, a standard body size for a welsh woman, and I did take three off because they are touching the ground in some shape and form.
Sally Ann

Stella, Gunther & Betty said...

Hey Biggie Z. Nice to meet ya. We're gonna try your contest. Mom sucks at photo shop so we're lame ducks for Mango Mister, but we just might stand a chance at yours!

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Frankie Furter said...

Hi Biggie, Thanks for doing all this for the dog pile contest. It was fun trying to get all that stuff to stay on me. I forgot that you only wanted one pic. so I sent too many. You can just use the one you want. I trust you. I'm just sayin'.
Can't wait to see everybuddy's entries.

Life With Dogs said...

Looking superb Biggie, you'd have this one locked with an entry like that! :)

Inky and Molly said...

What a fab idea!! But we have to think of a way we can take some photos and participate with our cripple baby....

Tucker said...

Biggie - I sent my email entry in, I think I did pretty good considering my skinny self.

woof - Tucker

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Hi Biggie,

My name is Kasha and I'm a Dainty Great Dane and I just discovered your blog by way of my friend Honey...can I play in your contest of the Dog Pile Event? I'm not entered into the Mango Minster so not sure if this was a separate event or not. Let me know. Thanks.

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

Biggie said...

Hey Kasha, did anyone tell you I love Great Dane Girlz? hubba hubba.

Yes, feel free to enter just my event, though Niamh's event and the Mango Minster are pretty cool too. I am trying to come up with a good picture for Niamh's event. I just don't know if an intent stare with drool qualifies as a "training" picture....

Persephone and Buster said...

ok..now that the momm is home we will ponder the problem and take the challenge......will send results soon.
theBUSTER <---not a large surface "but pileable"...and Ms. Blue <--small surface but steady and ready

Lindsay said...

Ha! Biggie, you are hillarious! We will have to see what we can come up with.

Alex said...

Please visit hopeandgreyz.blogspot.com to see our entries :)

Samantha said...

Great contest, Biggie! Will be entering today - looks and sounds like lots of fun, yet challenging to sit there all quietly-like!
Hugs xo
Sammie

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello biggie its dennis the vizsla dog hay nice to meet yoo frum wun hungarian to another!!! i wood never sit stil long enuf to git stuf piled on me so i cannot enter yore kontest but it shoor luks like fun!!! ok bye

BRUTUS said...

Hey Biggie! Another new pal here, I see a lot of our furiends are already here (knowing the Mango comes in handy that way!). We are already entered in Mango's "Sporty Dog" category, hope that we can still play in your event too (I know Mango said only one entry per dog in his events). At any rate we'll email an entry soon, but thought it was appropriate to come over and introduce ourselves first!!

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Inky and Molly said...

hello you big polar bear! We want to enter this super duper contest and have just emailed you Molly's entry.
Please come by our blog www.inkyandmolly.blogspot.com

Lexi the Dane said...

Hey Biggie, I just sent my entry off!! I'm quiet excited this is my very first bloggie contest I've entered!! :)

Lickx,
Lexi

Mango said...

Biggie! When are you announcing the winners?

Paula said...

Can't wait to see the entries. Will you post all of them? I wish I'd have found your site earlier. I could pile hundreds of things on my lazy Great Dane...