Friday, January 2, 2009

The Beard Challenge - Finals

Today is a most important day! It's January 2st, 2009, and it's time to measure those beards and log in our measurements for Stanley and Stella's beard growing competition in honor of Stanley's dearly departed buddy, Dovah Doo, who had one fabulous beard!

This is my beard on October 1st! It measured 4"!
And here I am today! My beard is 4 1/2" long, even after all the tugging and fancy treatments that I've been doing weekly! Mom shot this picture the day before my booboo surgery!
Mom was having a problem getting the above picture and she thought she'd outsmart me! See this tasty rawhide at 5 1/2" long!
Mom thought maybe if she measured my beard with the rawhide it would somehow maybe measure a bit longer! HUH??!! I'm not sure what she was thinking but this is the end result!Gosh, mom! What did you think was going to happen?! My beard is still 4 1/2"!

Here is Mitch on October 1st! His beard is 2 1/4"

And here he is again on November 1st! His beard measures 3"! It grew a whole 3/4"! His secret is the apple juice! There is hardly a day that goes by that Mitch does eat an apple! I guess it paid off, right!
Here is Mitch's final picture for the beard challenge! A grand total of 3 1/4"!

We can't wait to see pictures of everyone's beards! Measure them up and let Stanley and Stella know you're in! May the longest and dirtiest beards win! whooooooohoooooooooo

So until next time..............

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


  1. I think you're the winner Maggie. I'm going to have mine measured tomorrow. I think it shrunk lol.
    You were asking about how tall the Wollemi will grow. Well there is one growing in the secret gorge that is 40 metres tall. It can survive temps as low as -12 C or 10.4 F.


  2. Wow! Both your beards are growing like no doggy's business!!! You could always straighten it with a straightener to make it look longer or you could always make it look a little bit nicer by braiding it. Hee!

    Butt wiggles,
    Solid Gold Dancer

  3. Good luck to both of you in the beard growing competition. I can't wait to see the results. I think Maggie deserves at least an honorable mention for the best groomed beard.


  4. Wow, I didn't know you guys grew beards! Cool!

  5. Ozzie is a puppy, so it has a small beard, and he's a poodle, is that weird? I can't take photos to it because the camera is broken :(

  6. Maggie,

    Even though yer beard didn't grow that much ya sure have a long one....even longer than Mitch who eats an apple a day...but then we thought that an apple a day just kept the doctor away.....good luck on the contest.

    Dewey Dewster here....

  7. Good job on the beard growing! We hope you both win! We won't be entering since Aunt Wendy cut our beards on the day after the contest started. Boohoo! We hope you're feeling lots better, today, Maggie. I, Poppy, am going to the v-e-t at 9:30, this morning for the abcess on my fuzzbutt. I am soooo not looking forward to it!

    Poppy, Penny & Patches

  8. Yall did such a great job growing your beards! I am so envious b/c my mom makes me keep mine on the short side.... something about water everywhere...
    Best of luck!

  9. I khan't get Mom to hold still fur me to measure hers!

    Great job!


  10. Maggie, Your lady beard totally rocks! 4-1/2" is incredible! You should definitely be in the running for that award!!

  11. Spectacular!! We will go and measure ours!! If you have lets say a little chewie or something in it and you measure that in does that count?(speaking of course for my brother) Lvoe A+A

  12. OMG!!! What wonderful pictures of your beards and what great improvement! Maggie-are you feeling all better from your surgery? Do you have any updates what caused the nasty surgery?

    Hope you had a really great Christmas my buds...Happy New Year!

    Love, Herc

  13. I don't have a long beard! I have some white hairs on my chin though but nothing compared to you Maggie! Whoa!
    Hugs & Snugs
    Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

  14. Good job growing such long beards. We bet you win, Maggie.

    Comet and BLU

  15. hi M&M, your beards are really amazing. you can be very proud of them. we think you are both winners!

    does Mitch eat a whole apple every day? wow, that's a lot of apples!


  16. Your beard adds a real element of wisdom and sageness to your face!

    Your pal,

  17. I am so incredibly JEALOUS!!! I need a stick-on beard!

  18. Hi Maggie & Mitch
    I hope you win the beard growing contest. Those beards are pretty impressive. I wish I could grow one.
    I hope your e-collar is off Maggie & your booboo is healing nicely.
    Happy New Year
    Love Ruby

  19. Gosh your beards have grown so much. We are most impressed.

    I am going to have mine measured tomorrow.


  20. w00f's Maggie and Mitch, heehee me beard iz still the same...half a inch...

    b safe,

  21. Awesome beards you two..
    We have been eating those apples and we still don't even have a stubble...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  22. Maggie
    I think you will be the winnew,,although Mitch's is vewy impwessive..Mine is too showt to even twy, and I can't find any mud to woll in.
    Good luck
    smoochie kisses
    pee ess.Hope you'we healing nicely Maggie

  23. Maggie - I think you might be the winner but swipe your Moms GHDS and use them to straighten your beard hair and it;ll be a LOT longer..haaaaa!!!

    Envious wags...Eric xxx

  24. HA! You guys are funny! We don't have beards...wish we did so we can participate in the challenge too! Maybe we could have a "FLOOF" challenge...

  25. Excellent work! Now if there was a contest for bushiest mustaches....

    Good luck!

    Your pal,


  26. If I were an Airdale I could win at this one! Ma says my beard is always too long and too dirty so she grooms me every now and then, but I don't think it helps much!

  27. Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
    The challenge is going to be pawesome!
    You two have long beards!
    Good luck
    Kisses and hugs

  28. hi m & m
    emmitt and i love this post and the contest. emmitt says he wishes he could grow a beard. he volunteers to eat as many apples as it takes!
    m & e

  29. Very impressive, Maggie! Mitch, too. Must be that salt air up there in New England. I can't grow a beard anywhere close to that.

    Besides, all that math and measuring with rulers and rawhides just confuses me.

    Good luck in the competition.

    Love and Koobuss Kisses,

  30. Thanks for the birthday wishes! Hope you guys win longest and most improved!

  31. Thats some serious beard growth. Will you get a trim any time soon?

  32. Maggsie & MitchMan!

    Your beard measurements and the photos are duly noted and officially entered into the competition. LOVE the photos. Your mama is trying to be sly, but she can't pull anything over on YOU... not since that lemon incident.

    Tell Mitch that he's definitely in the running too ~ for most improved beard! Those apples really must be doing the trick!

    Can't wait to see who wins... but despite the contest you two are always winners in my book! (Cheesy, but true!)

    Goober love & smooches,

  33. Wow... i didn realise both of you have such long beard!!! I am clean shaven... if given a choice, i would like to see how i look like with beard. :p

    Happy New Year!


  34. Good luck in the contest. The Mommy says she agrees with's gotta be the apples.
    I like them too.

    later Mona

  35. oh boy! when sister gets ben they can compete with you guys! does your mom groom you guys, or do you have a groomer you go to? Sister has never had a dog that needed professional grooming before!

  36. We were so inspired by you guys, that we entered Mama Pajama's awesomest whiskers!!! Can you believe it??? Ha ha ha ha ha!

    wags from the whippets

  37. happy new year, maggie and mitchy...

    ur beard looks really long... i can't wait to c the result too