Before I get carried away with the post, Brutus wanted me to remind everybody that you only have 2 days left to enter his "That's Ridiculous" contest. We received some new entries in the last few days (Dory, Twix, we'll get yours posted with the last group), so hurry up and get in those last-minute ideas. Brutus and I have discussed the judging procedure at length, and have decided to have a more objective third party (read: my husband, Paul) do the final selection, since we have a hard time forgetting about all the other ridiculous things our blog buddies do outside the contest!! Entires posted 11:59 PM or sooner (and we'll even give you till that time in PST, even those us midwesterners have are in our winter time mode), Friday Nov 6th will be accepted. Just click on the button to the right if you need a refresher in what we are looking for!
Now, on with todays' post! We were fortunate to receive a "Paw it Forward" pressie from none other than the most notorious, infamous, philosophical, (and don't forget ridiculously huge) Mango!! Oh, and his labradude brother Dexter a.k.a. Pee-Wee (he picked out the card).
Brutus knew immediately it was full of goodies for him, and proceeded to gnaw on the box in attempts to open it before I could even get the scissors! It might have smelled yummy, but I think it was the return address label that gave it away:
Yes folks, Mango has HIS OWN address labels (although we were dissappointed that they must have had to abbreviate the state, not enough room to print MasterChewSits). Ha!! Think Brutus needs some.....
Being a proper kind of guy, of course Mango included a card. Brutus was in a hurry to get to what he considered the "good" part, but I made him be thoughtful and open the card first.
Don't know how Pee-Wee talked Mango into this, but you can see that he picked out the card:
I couldn't get the camera to focus well enough, but the caption says "Labralove from Dexter"!! Here's what the card said. We were impressed by Mango's penmanship!!
After we read the card, I let Brutus tear into the rest of his pressie
There was a fabulous assortment of fun things for Brutus! Toys & things to eat too!!
We've always wondered what a Cuz wuz... Now we have one of our very own!!
Never seen these before - what a great idea! Good to chew on, and good for the environment!!
We were just running low on training treats, so this next item arrived with perfect timing. Brutus wonders if Mango consulted our mutual furiend Khyra, as she appears to be on the label.
Brutus had waited patiently while I documented all his pressies....
Aren't you about finished with the flashy box, Mom?? Come ON!!
But his patience was wearing thin. He especially wanted to get at the penguin stuffie, and couldn't see why he needed to wait to play with it! (This might have something to do with the fact that the last stuffie that arrived - the sock Brutus - turned out to me mine - hehehe)
Grrr.... Let me have it!!!
He finally got it away from his camera-obsessed mom, and ran off to enjoy his new favorite stuffie in peace. In retrospect, I can't blame him!
Numerous big, wet, snorty, Frenchie kisses to Mango (and Dexter) for picking out such wonderful pressies & playing Paw it Forward!!! What a great idea this is, whoever started it :)
As if getting the gifts wasn't already a blast, we now proceed to the even more fun task of picking out things to Paw it Forward to three of our furiends. We'd love to send a package to each of our buddies, but the rules of the game are that we pick just three (sigh). We could never choose, so we are leaving it up to our furiends and followers. All you have to do is say "Paw it Forward, Brutus" somewhere in your comment to this post. For first three pups to do so, we'll pick out some fabulous things (and we do have excellent taste BTW....) to send your way. All we ask is that you then Paw It Forward to a friend or two of your own.
We can't wait to share the love, so hurry up and reply so we can go shopping!!!!