Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Carmen: Doggie DIva (MangoMinster entry)

Carmen at the keyboard today!  I'm soooooo excited, I can barely contain myself!  As if it were not enough that I managed to get the 'puter away from Brutus and get to post myself....  This is my very first entry to MangoMinster!!

It was easy to decide which category for me to enter, never a doubt in fact - I am entering the "Doggie Diva" category.  Here's Mango's description of the idea entrant:

Doggie Divas & Shamless Dogs
  1. Are there huzzy photos (gals) or lipstick photos (guys) of you peppering the internets?
  2. Is your wardrobe bigger than your humans?
  3. Do you allow yourself to be posed in shockingly embarrassing outfits?
  4. Will you work for (gasp) praise?
  5. Do you howl and moan or head butt when some other fur kid is getting attentions?
  6. Do you posses a crown and / or a tiara?
  7. At the end of the day, is it all about YOU?
I was born to be in this category.  My litter was named the "Royal Six Pack" - me (Drama Queen d'Assisi) & my sister Vera (Fashion Queen d'Assisi) were destined to be divas, as we were born to royalty (dad's name is King of Queens).  So it's in my genes from the get go, and so far I can definitely say that life has been good for the Queen!!

Please allow me to expand upon that thought and give plentiful examples to support my claim that I am a Doggie Diva.  And before I forget, mom is very proud of her new skills of making collages using Picassa - just click on any of them to get a better look.  OK, here we go....
Are there huzzy photos of you peppering the internets?
Well, I have my own facebook page.  I excel at glamor-shot type images.  What can I say, the camera loves me!!!

What??  You make it sound like being popular is easy...

Is your wardrobe bigger than your humans?
OK, this isn't quite as clear-cut, but only because my mom is a bit of a diva herself (I bet you'd never have guessed that BOL).  Plus she is WAY overdue for some serious closet-purging.  Still, my collection of clothes and collars certainly qualifies as impressive.

There's my collection of dresses for special occasions.

I have some fabulous shirts, and who can forget the Hotpants??

And my outerwear collection is just superb.  A diva has to stay warm & dry you know!

Will you allow yourself to be posed in shockingly embarrassing outfits?
This one is a little trickier.  I don't always agree with mom's choices for a given photo-shoot, but I figure my natural beauty will shine through enough to overshadow the outfit. 

Will you work for (gasp) praise?
Unlike my demanding brother, Brutus, I figured out early that there are many benefits to working without edibles.  The praise in itself can be pretty darn cool, not to mention the pretty ribbons that go along with it.  Plus you get your picture taken a lot, and that in itself can make a diva's heart go pitter-pat.  As evidence of this, I submit the following proof of my award-winning work ethic.

Do you howl/moan when other furkids get attention?
Absolutely not.  I would consider this unladylike, and below my majestic self.  I just let my greatness speak for itself, it needs no acts of desperation for attention.  Having a hissy fit is Brutus' department, after all.   Seriously, who can resist this face??? 
Besides, I've heard that being stressed give you wrinkles...
Do you possess a crown/tiara?
Is the pope Catholic?  OF COURSE I have my very own crown, which I thoroughly enjoy wearing whenever possible.  You know what they say; if the shoe crown fits, wear it!!

All hail the Drama Queen!

Bring me my scepter!!!

Really gotta do something about the staff around here....

At the end of the day, is it all about you?
Once again, I have to point out a subtlety here.  Brutus thinks its all about him, such a silly boy he is *sigh*.  I come in so high on the diva scale, there is no need to resort to all sorts of shenanigans to prove it.  I simply KNOW it's all about me, period.  I submit the following as extensive evidence to that effect:

I have this nifty sign to remind everyone I'm the Queen

I have bells to ring for service.

I get to go on shopping sprees.  Ooooh, I want that - it's sparkly!!

The sun shines specifically for me to bask in.

I appreciate beauty (so what if I do it with my tastebuds??)

Even my crate is cushy.   Could someone get me a glass of water, please??

So there you have it.  I'd better get going, my agent said that Wikipedia called and wants to use my photo for their "diva" entry....  

Mango and celebrity judge Anakin - you just have to admit - the Drama Queen is an awesome entry for your 2011 Diva Doggie!!!  Pick me, pick me, pick me!!!!


Barbara said...

Well, I was going to enter Trixie in the Diva category, but your entry has made me decide not to. You have it in the bag!!

And you're darned cute too!

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

VERY nice entry!!! And yep. You're a Diva. I have one question: what does this 'work for praise' thing mean? Praise? No treats? Are you CRAZY?!? *ahem* Great entry!!! Good luck!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Oreo said...

Oh WOW CArmen
You really are the diva of divas!! I didnt realize!! You must be pretty special for the sun to shine just fur YOU!! You should win fur sure. Good luck!!


Oskar said...

Such a tiny girl for such a big diva!

Nubbin wiggles,

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh Carmen you have Diva written all over that adorable face. That tiara has your name on it
Benny & Lily

Dexter said...

Carmen, my dear, your entry is beyond shameless. Is that possible. How is there room for my little buddy Brutus with your big old head taking up your entire estate?


Deborah said...

Well, we're not entering that "category"! LOL

Molly the Airedale said...

UH OH! It looks like I have some serious competition!

Love ya lots

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Awesome entry, Carmen. You are a diva through and through:) Lots of luck in this very fun event.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

houndstooth said...

Carmen, you are DEFINITELY diva material! I wish you luck!


Anonymous said...

Carmen you are Queen diva. I think you got a great chance at this one!! Where is Brutus' entry

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

You have the royal entitlement thing perfected! Definitely a diva, HRH Queen Carmen.

A note for your technical staff: it's hard to read the comments in teal green on a dark damask green background. Perhaps when not engaged in waiting on you hand and foot, your staff could adjust the contrast setting?

Jed & Abby

Lorenza said...

Your entry is pawesome!
Sure you are a super duper Diva!
Good luck!
Kisses and hugs

Golden Samantha said...

We was going to enter Avalon in the diva category, but fuggetaboutit!!! We thinks we'll enter Ozzie instead heheh! Seriously, we wants to thank you for wishing good thoughts fur Oz's operation - she will do great - Mom visited her 2x today and she is strong and powerful, thanks to all her well-wishers. And with that, we wish you pawerful hopes for a win in the diva category of the 2011 MangoMinster!

Sammie, Avalon and Oz

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Whew we have some mega competition with you Miss drama queen!!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Wilma said...

Well, Miss Carmen, you are most assuredly a diva. I think you will be my fiercest competition if I decide to enter. Well done! May the best Diva win.

Tucker said...

Oh Brother... competition... Oh well as a true Diva myself I will share the paparazzi wif you, there is plenty to go around.

woof - Tucker

Mack said...

You are definitely the queen!

Fenris and Family said...

Oh us cats just love your tiara and you sure do have a lot of clothes.

Anonymous said...

Bravo! Bravo! Encore! Encore! I don't have any flowers to throw at you. But would cheese be okay? You are a Most Darling Diva, for sure!

Wiggles & Wags,

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Hey Brutus - I am totally open to bribes! Just saying... ;-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona, Bad Sport Judge, MangoMinster 2011

Remington said...

You are amazing, my friend. A sure winner!tag

Hope said...

Impressive diva-tude! A sure winner in our estimation!

1000 Goldens said...

All hail the beautiful Carmen! We love you and you have our vote :)

the booker man said...

miss carmen,

boy howdy, do i remember those hot pants! that alone could win you MM doggie diva for sures!! :D

the booker man

Deborah said...

Too Cute! You go girl!!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

All we can say is awwwwwwwwwwww. We just love you!
BabyRD and Hootie