A few weeks ago, we got a quick visit from Mr. Mango. I was out going to school, doing some leash training when suddenly we heard this huge scary noise coming across the sky. It about scared the LIFE out of me!!!
Vid of jet
GrandPaw picked me up and we watched it go over and then it circled around and came down for a landing, and out came the most hugest dog we’d EVER seen!
You guessed it! Mr. Mango, himself, had come to visit with us. We had been told about him and his visit to Corgi Country during Operation Wack-A Squirrel, but that was before we were born.
He had come to personally invite Grandma OC to be a JUDGE for the 2010 Mango Minster Dog Show! He asked her to judge the Herding Class for him. She talked with him for a while, and said that she would let him know.
He talked to us for a little bit, and asked us to promise that we wouldn’t say anything until everything was finalized, and we DIDN'T, even though that was a BIG secret... (Aren't you proud of us?) Then Mr. Mango got back into his jet and headed back to Master Chew Sits. He said he was glad to get out of the snow for a while.
Grandma wasn’t sure, at the time, and had to think about it because of her health issues. Grandma has let Mr. Mango know that she has accepted the honor and responsibility that he has bestowed upon her. So now Grandma OC is really working a lot with Mama Dott so that she will be able to take care of the responsibility of running Corgi Country while Grandma is gone to Mr. Mango’s for the judging. She will leave at the end of January for about a week.
Grandma OC is judging the Herding Group, so she is hoping to have a fairly big showing of “herding dogs” of ANY breed. Her main criteria will be pictures that “show the action” of a dog “herding” something, be it bird, bug, livestock, kids, etc., like this one of our Great Grandpa, Buddy. Rules for entering are HERE.
To make it completely fair, and since this can’t be judged on looks, she will do two “corgi tosses.” Everyone who makes it through the original criteria (action herding shot) will have their names and/or pictures put on paper and tossed out into a specific area, and then she will choose seven to ten for her first cut (as in regular shows). This will be taped so that it can be seen. The final cut will be chosen from those and the results will be posted on the Mango Minster site on the Herding Dog Judging Day.