Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wheelie Wednesday - The Beard Challenge

Hi everybody! It's me, Autumn! Today is a very important day! It's October 1st and we all have to log in our beard measurements for Stanley and Stella's beard growing competition in honor of Stanley's dearly departed buddy, Dovah Doo, who had one fabulous beard!

Stella states that the rules are open to any dog, hammie or cat! Well, I'm a wheelie dog! Do I count, Stella? My beard is an impressive 1 1/4"!

Farley got wind of the challenge and he wanted to enter too! We don't think he's going to win much as his measley peach fuzz is less than 1/4" but he didn't want to feel left out!

My friend, Johnathan is the only doggie stuffie that can possible even come close to a win at
2 3/4"!! whoooooohooooooooo - way to go, Johanathan!
And seeing as it's Wednesday and it's my day to blog, Maggie and Mitch asked me if I'd please post their measurement pictures too!

Mitch's little boy beard, if you yank it down because it's curling from all the apple juice from the free apples that he steals, is 2 1/4"! You still have him beat, Johnathan! Nice work!

And now for my sissy! OMG, I think she lost inches from last year! It must be that darn Mitch's fault! He does tug at it every so often! It's only 4" if you straighten out the ruler and last January it was a whole half inch longer!

I'll be reading all of my herb books, Maggie, and we'll see what we can do to rub into your beard to help it grow fast and furious before January 1, 2009!

See you all next Wednesday!

Love, Autumn


  1. Great beard pictures! Our mom wants to enter Penny, this year, but there is a problem with getting a picture of her beard. She's such a camera chicken! Maybe she can enter Poppy instead. Patches might go for most improved, since she hardly has any beard at the moment!

    Poppy, Penny & Patches

  2. Way to go, Maggie! I hope you win the beard growing competition. Jie jie says that my fur grow like weeds cos I go swim,ing all the time. I think you can try sprinkling your beard with water a few times a day ... hee...

    Good luck!


  3. Aroooooooo....I can't participate...I don't have a beard!

    But your beard definitely is magnificent:)

    Licks n Wags,

  4. Thanks for all your care & concern for Lady ! We really appreciate it ! We thank you on behalf on Lady !

    & Congrats on the awesome blog award pal !

    We love you two ! :D

  5. The both of you have such beautiful beards. Too bad I grow hair on the wrong side of my head. Is there a competition for the tallest mohawk?

  6. Hmm. We don't have beards. Maybe because we're in the Army. Ha roo roo roo!
    Play bows,

  7. Maggie, your beard is already impressive. You wouldn't believe it, we just had ours trimmed last week.....sigh. Never mind, we might get most improved. We'll be measuring up this weekend.


  8. My lady is so mad, she just trimmed Reilly's beard before the competition! Although he never really ahd a chance.


  9. What do you guys think? My hair grows pretty fast. Course Mom says I might look a bit on the silly side(not to mention the food and water I'll spread around.) But Mom said when it got long enough, she could try to braid it like you did last year. Do you guys think I should try this??
    And yeah, Scooter wants to find a beard to buy and glue on *sigh*
    Bless his heart.
    pee ess
    no fare!

  10. I love your beard measurement pictures!
    Hugs & Snugs
    Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

  11. What great beards. We don't have much here, but think the mud contest sounds like fun. Good luck to you all.

  12. Great beards! If I wear a fake beard, can I enter? Ha ha... we have an old Santa beard somewhere...


  13. Wow, Johnathon has some beard growth going on there!
    I'm sending a beautiful rainbow your way next - tell me if you see it!!! BOL
    Love George

  14. This is going to be one great contest, and I'm going to watching everyone's beards grow.

    Too bad I don't have one. I think I have 2 or 3 chinny-chin-chin hairs.

  15. Maggie's beard is still pretty impressive. Alas...I have no beard :( but I'll be entering the muddy face competition!

    Lots of Licks, Ruby

  16. Oh dear. Poor Maggie! That sounds serious. Losing a half inch off your beard is something to be concerned about. Maybe you should take some extra vitamins, Maggie, or else use some kind of beard-growing balm or tonic. But of course, I am not one to be giving beard growing advice. Have you seen mine? It's kind of puny compared to yours. So, don't listen to anything I said.

    Love and Koobuss Kisses,

  17. I am always SO jealous of all you doggies with your fabulous beards. I sure wish I could grow one!

  18. Hi, Autumn!
    Sure is going to be a great contest again!
    Kisses and hugs

  19. WOW, all of your beards are looking great. I think Maggie is going to be one of the top dogs again this year. Her beard is amazing. If you find what herbs will help the beard grow, let me know. Mom always gets my beard cut down, but if it grows super fast, maybe she'll let me keep my beard. That would be so cool!

    Your pal,

  20. Oh dear oh my. I just have peach fuz too. Looks like I won't be winning anything....but your love!!! Willows beard is short right now so mommy didn't even measure it.
    We think your sissy should win...just because she is boootiful.


  21. Poor Maggie!! I bet it must hurt when Mitch tugs at her eard, but it does look like we've got a winner here!

  22. Hi there my dear friends!

    We have to definitely enter to this competition! And same time you will see my non-wheelie stuffie doggie kerry......
    I wonder if I can beat your Johnathan??? I'm under pressure now...

  23. You sure have very long beard Maggie. I think mine is about the length of Farley

    ~ Girl girl

  24. Good evening m & m.
    It is a measurement of the length of the beard.
    Incidently, majors are the marks by the inch.
    It is a meter mark in Japan.
    I thought that the length of the beard of magie was 30 centimeters
    momentarily. This is a hearty laugh. :D

    from loved ume tyan

  25. I am doggone impressed with Maggie's 4"! That is totally pawsome!

  26. Hello Autumn!

    How are you enjoying the autumn? hee hee.

    I loved your pics! Neither Riley nor I have a beard...oh well.

  27. Hi...

    Just wanted to stop by with an update on AutoBiography Week...

    As you know, it's gonna be Oct 20 - 27th, but you can start putting your post together now...

    When you have it ready, please email it to one of us: or

    Let's try to keep our posts to your 2 favorite pictures & under 500 words...

    Our Mom's will get your post published on the "Littlest Memories" Blog during that week of Oct 20th thru 27th...

    Thanks, & we hope you enjoy it...

    Chef & Abby

  28. Farley's beard looks longer and fuller than Scruffy's! OK...maybe not quite...but I do thin Scruff's beardie regularly for him!!!

    Autumn certainly is living up to her name these days...and thos shades...oh TRENDY!

    You always have something going on up there...and can ur mom leave ya in the kitchen WITHOUT ya eatin' that bread? I feel faint...

    We LOVE to clean's our favorite job!


  29. Wow, very impressive. My beard isn't very long either. I don't think labs really have beards though.
    I love your bandana!!

  30. Congrats to Johnathan and Maggie on those beards....impressive....gotta get Gram ta measure ours but don't think they can compare ta yours....Mitch....ya need ta grow yers a lot more.....

    Dewey Dewster here....

  31. Hey, guys!

    You are all duly entered into the Beard Growing Competition! I'm personally cheering for Maggsie, since the Stellanator tugs out what beard I'm able to grow, but we'll see.

    You guys all look fabulous, and remember... there's nothing wrong with peach fuzz!

    Goober love & smooches,

  32. Hi Maggie & Mitchy,

    I'm getting so excited about our trip to the country that the Mommy says I am tiring her out.

    I just found out that Maggie, Jake and Becky, Mary's sister, will be there too. 3 girl doggies, 3 boy doggies and 3 Mommies ...lets see who rules this weekend.

    Love Mona & the Mommy too!!
    Love ya

  33. Oh no, I just had a haircut, can't enter the Beard Growing Competition now.
    Your Mom made a loaf of her famous sweet bread in the bread machine! How yummy!
    My mom can't even boil eggs.
    PS: I love the butterfly artwork. Never seen anything that gorgeous!
    Thanks for posting.

  34. M & M! oh wish we could grow beards lucky yous. OK now we have a bread machine but we haven't used it so mommy wants your special recipe so we can lick the sweet loaf too! So we got caught up and lovely butterflies and congrats on your awards and if we furgot to mention it we love your banner

    love licks

  35. beard, i have! i have long beard. maybe i should enter myself too.

    wet wet licks


  36. Hey Autumn,
    Maggie still has a pawsome beardy. We never get very long beards cause they usually get so full of food stuff so Mama chops them off. Actually she just trimmed off Snickers' beard today, now it's really short, hehehehe.
    Have fun at the pig roast too!
    Luv & Wirey Hugs!
    Butchy, Snickers & Ruby

  37. Hi guys love to be in this competition caz has measured me up please come to my blog and have a look.I love my beard and eye brows may be we should have a eyebrow contest to and the longest tail.

    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Great pics your beard is long too.

    Ludo the cool dude.

  38. is this the annual beard challenge again?

    i had not been trimming myself for 3 years... but looks like my beard growth is retarded