The categories are quite different this year - no "working dog" category to enter myself into - so my raiser has been having a hard time deciding which category to go with; as I really don't fit in any.
The categories are:
Shameless Dogs and Doggie Divas
Good Old Boys and Gals
Since I really don't fit into any now (my raiser was going to enter my in the Cracker Dogs category - but all the things it listed for qualifications - I'm not allowed to do; as I'm training to be a guide dog - so she decided otherwise).
We decided to look at the categories another way - what category she HOPES for me to fit into and the "Good Old Boys and Gals" is the best fit for me - (if) I become a guide dog I've got to be really well behaved, calm, and - well - a GOOD "old" Boy!
Since I'm in training to be a well behaved dog - so I can one day be a guide dog; my raiser thinks that is what I qualify for the be
Though I really don't fit best in any category - my raiser really wanted to enter me, so though you may think I'm not the perfect match for the category - it is the best fit for me... if you look at it the right way :)
So when it does come down to voting, furry please pick me!
Thanks to Mango for doing the 2011 Mango Minster; we know it will be the best one yet!
*Most likely you STILL don't believe I fit in a "Good Old Boys & Gals" category - so I'm including some good reasons below of why I'm the BEST fit for this category!*
The dog with a blog
Only Good Old Boys & Gals...
-can do a calm sit-stay for a photo...
-can sleep while your raiser and family are busily preparing the Thanksgiving Dinner
-can behave calmly in a down-stay while your raiser & her friends are eating pizza at a very busy restaurant
-can read ALL the safety information for flying on a airplane
-can behave calmly AND do commands at the same time while outside in the itchy grass...
-can not be distracted while attending exercise class AND do a calm down-stay...
-can obey calmly during guide dog puppy class AND do wonderful at commands (down & stand)...
-can play with a squeaker toy WITHOUT tearing it up :)
Now if you still don't believe a qualify for the "Good old Boys & Gals" category - continue reading my (almost) daily posts - and see what a good boy I am :)
Or just think of all the training that goes into a working service/guide dog - because that's what I'm going through right now. Daily obedience, Monthly Guide Dog Meetings, Weekly New Exposures, Daily Outings - and I go EVERYWHERE with my raiser (including when she shops for clothes...)
I do hope I've finally proved myself!