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Sunday, February 5, 2012

K: "Working Stiff" entry for Mango Minster

I want to nominate my dog K as a "Working Stiff" in the Mango Minster dog show. K works incredibly hard as a model for my photography hobby.

Believe it or not, K subjected herself to a kiss from her younger brother R, all in the name of being a good model for me.

She wears silly hats while enduring long hours standing in the sun so that I can try to get the perfect photograph.

For the silly camera, she demonstrated her skill at picking up objects, like my hat, that I've dropped. She does this because I have trouble reaching the ground when my spine really hurts. As you can see, she can perform multiple duties at once - model and service dog!

Perhaps the most onerous part of her job is getting outside at dawn for photo shoots in the fiery red light of sunrise.

She can barely keep her eyes open at that early hour.

K even takes flying leaps off of huge boulders, all in the name of exciting photos!

She poses with the sunrise at her back in the heart of cougar territory. She is a brave working stiff.

Believe it or not, she scales huge boulders so that I can photograph her with the sunrise behind her.

Last but not least, K even feels duty-bound to sleep cutely, all in the name of being a good working stiff model dog.

I think that K is an awesome working stiff dog so please vote for her!


  1. You'll have my vote K, for a Working Stiff, no doubt about it.

    Do they have a Playboy category for your little brother R?

    Stella, Jo and Zkhat

  2. Miss K,

    You are definitely a hard working dog! Even being cute while you sleep? That's dedication! I know you work really hard at taking care of your human, and you do a fantastic job!


  3. Hi Y'all!

    She sure has my vote!

    Hawk aka BrownDog

  4. Hi
    Everything you do- shows me you are a hard working dog!
    I vote for you for sure!

  5. Winner!!!

    Khyra says paws khrossed for K's entry!

  6. She could also be in the running for "Daredevil Dog" for going into the wild and protecting you from cougars, bears and squirrels. Some of those jumps would make a stunt dog envious.

    Mogley G. Retriever

  7. K is the very definition of a working stiff! She poses, she protects, she is patient, she provides physical, mental and spiritual stimulation. Absolutely a winner. The very best of luck in the competition.

    Jed & Abby

  8. K you are worked so hard by that slave-driving momma of yours...not only should you win this competition but you should demand a comfy heated/airconditioned trailer for model prep and a bowl of only round-shaped duck treats! BOL!

  9. We know it's not relly work for you K, it's all done out of love... But we wish you good luck!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  10. Multiple duties ! Sounds like a winner to me . And a very happy one at that !

  11. Absolutely fabulous photos!
    We have our paws crossed for K in the competition.
    Big Nose POkes
    The Thugletsx

  12. I will definitely vote for the cutie!! And R too...


  13. Goooooood Luck! Great post!

  14. K, you are a terrific model so gorgeous and so very good about posing. We can tell you work very hard at it. Good luck.

  15. You got our vote, K! We are happy to be in Mango Minster 2012, too!

    Love always,
    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

  16. You are one of the purdiest models I've ever seen, K!

  17. A gorgeous model - I hope she makes millions (in dog food and treats).

  18. It's been an incredibly busy couple of months and although I've been writing, I haven't been reading many blogs. I read your comment on my blog and just sat in stunned silence. I can't believe that K has cancer.
    I went back and read through your blog posts, starting with "Falling off a cliff" and realized that with K's strength and your willpower, you'll live each day forward as it's meant to be. That's what your blog posts since then have proven! We're bolstered by their spirit and ability to enjoy each moment; they're simply happy to be with us. My heart goes out to you and your pack. You all are in my heart and prayers. Many, many hugs...

  19. Good luck K! We are supporting you!
    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily.

  20. Oh, my gosh, you got me so tickled with this post! You nailed all her best categories right on the nose! I'm with awarding her millions (in doggie treats)!

  21. Good luck on K's entry as "working stiff"! She looks like a train engineer in the picture wearing the hat!! LOL!

  22. K is a great model. You take beautiful pictures of her. My dogs never stays so that I can take pictures.

  23. What lovely pictures!! I haven't been here for a while and just fell right back in love with your lovely blog and amazing animals!

  24. KB, these are some of my favorite shots of K. You've got my vote!! Have a great week.

  25. What gorgeous photos of you, K! My very favorite is the first one. awwwwwwwwwwww

    Love ya lots,

  26. K gets my vote. Nothing has slowed either of you down!!

  27. Congratulations K..not only are you super duper working doggie goddess but your human also appreciates your modelling expertise and enters you into Mango Minster for all your wonderful qualities..I'm so grumpy, I wanted to be in with the Adventure Doggies Category..but I'm in the Bad Sports! Humpf! How embarrassing! How could she! Your photos are fabulous as usual. xx Zola in France xx

  28. You have my vote, K! Love how you took a few minutes to give your brother a kiss!

    Vote for K!! Vote for K!!

    Your pal, Pip

  29. What a great working stiff! She will get my vote!


  30. PS - The last picture is one of my favorites!

    Baylor's person - Sandra

  31. K - you have our vote for working stiff! What a good girl you are!
    Sammie and Avalon

  32. If'n I was a votin' dawg, K would have my vote even though I do not believe lookin' cute is work for her. It's just sumpthin' that comes natural to her without even liftin' a paw.

    Woofs and Good luck! slobbers,
    Chester ;0=)


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