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August 10, 2008

Blasting Off to Dogathon 2008!

We were at the Dogathon event once again! It was our 2nd time. The last time we went to this event was last year. This year's theme was called 'Aerospace'! We were there early to register for the games but there was a LOT of confusion & delay going on so Faith & another 10 or more participants missed the 1st & foremost main event which was called the 'Dogathon Race'. It was such a waste as she had a very big big chance on winning it but oh well!

There were already sooo many doggies & their owners when we arrived. It started to drizzle a tiny bit when this picture was taken but it was great becoz it kept us doggies cool!

Here we found this i-don't-know-what-you-call-these-things in the middle of the field. Mommy made me put my head in that hole & pose. People started to come forward to take a look & even one man self-volunteered to take a picture of me using my Mommy's camera! He called me an, "Obedient pup!"

And then Mommy decided to join in. BOL!!! Astronaut & Astrodog. Heehee!

If you walk to the other side, you can see strange looking creature robots decorated around the field! It was sooo cute!

Cheese!!! Hmm, I wonder if there's any pee-mails left on this stiff dude?

Before the main games started, we strolled around & participated in some silly but fun doggy games. Faith & I were taken away forcefully by some strange people so many times to some strange places & then made to locate our owners in some weird mazes. We both panicked alot as you can see in the video below. We didn't enjoy it much but I must say, our hoomans are such weirdos. They squealed with excitement all the time when we found them on the other end of the mazes. Gosh!

Later the main big games started & Chloe and I entered for the 'Alien Says' game. This game is similar to 'Simon Says' except that there's no Simon but an Alien. You get me? Anyway, we both got disqualified pretty fast becoz it was kinda confusing after a while so both our Moms made the silly errors while we two did everything right. It's the same thing everytime right? I also joined the 'RESC-UFO' game but did not get anywhere. Mommy was too slow. She's not fit enough. Hehe!

Meanwhile... Somebody was getting alot of attention.

Faith entered for the Agility Basic Jumpers organized by Pet-n-You people & managed to get 2nd placing! WOW!!! Big congratulations to her! Sorry no pictures o
r video of her in action. I on the other hand did not join the Agility trial becoz I entered for the 'Dogathon Space Idol'. It's similar to the beauty pageant thingy except that everything is done in one round. Check out mah PAWSOME Space costume!!!

Tadaa!!! I'm an Astro Queen! Half robot/half alien/half dog. Hehehe! I even had two spinning propellers behind my box! Sooper dooper huh???

Check out the artwork on it? ALL was done by non-other, my talented Mommy Melissa!

The other side of it. Can you see the Astronaut holding the Malaysian flag that my Mommy's holding? Sweet huh?! Unfortunately, it broke off after the parade by somebody... But nice huh?

Check out the mini alien figurines on top of it!


Here's the right view of it...

And the left view.

Here's my flag. So what do ya think about my whole costume? Can you all guess how long it took for Mommy to complete the whole thing? Okay, I give you a hint. She took about 4 to 6 hours a day doing it bit by bit before & after work and it almost took her two weeks. That's more than 48 hours of pure back-breaking hard work!!!

The 'Space Idol' went pretty fast & there was only 11 contestants. I was put last becoz after the committee members saw my fantabulous costume, they wanted it to be a big surprise for everyone. When it was my turn, Holly Mother of Crowds! The crowd roared like monsters! I have never seen a crowd sooo huge before surrounding the main ring & cheering sooo loud for me before! They were very enthusiastic, lively & everybody went crazee when they saw me wearing my cute space costume. They were PAWSOME!!! You could feel the energy & the love in the air... Yeah bebe!

Could you believe this, but I was the ONLY one who wore a space costu
me following the theme this year which is 'Aerospace'? Immediately after I paraded around the ring, we walked in front of the judges & had our pictures taken a million times. No! A gazillion times! Is there such word? Then Mommy quickly took off my costume & we went straight ahead with the tricks performance. My gosh, the crowed went crazee again especially when I did my most famous 'Elephant Trick', 'Flip' & 'Take A Nap Trick'. Ooooh, I was sooo loving all the attention! FINALLY THE VIDEO IS UP!!!

I would like to thank 'tulipspeaks' for shooting the performance & uploading it up on Youtube. Hope you don't mind me posting it here for all mah other friends to watch. By the way, I liked the part when the guy turned off the music & then put it on again when I did the 'Take A Nap' trick. It's sooo very the cool! Everybody was very silent too...

But anyway, guess what? I WON the main 'Dogathon Space Idol' title & two other smaller titles which are, 'Most Loving Dog' & 'Best Related Theme-Based Costume' or something like that. Can you believe that I did not win the 'Most Talented Dog' title? I would have preferred that title to 'Most Loving Dog' but I guess it's okay. BGut I guess the 'Most Loving Dog' title proves that I've been given lots of luuurve or something like that. Hehehe! I'm not upset as I know everybody who saw me performing today will know what I did. I can't be sweeping the prizes all to myself right? Gotta be fair so it's okay. I mean, the most important thing is that I get the 'Dogathon Idol' title. And I did & my owners are so very proud of ME!

So, what do you think guys? Do you think I deserved it? I think I really did especially all the hard work my Mommy has put in for this exciting event.

Here's Mommy & I posing together. Look! Mommy's got her own alien hat too! We sure was the most compatible team but why does she look sooo grouchy here? You know, everybody was snapping pictures in front of me at this time.

While we were waiting for the prizes to be presented, our hooman M let us off-leash to play around a little. This was what me & Chloe did.

OMdoG! Chloe levitated!

After these shots were taken, unfortunately, I had a minor heat stroke. The usual signs of heat strokes are panting profusely, bright red tongue, vomiting (maybe with a little bit of blood) & more. I vomited one big stinky pile but mine did not have any blood. I looked terribly sick after that, was panting like crazee, was very exhausted, stressed & feeling hot. I guess, I just didn't know when to stop. But anyway, our Moms quickly took me to a shaded spot & poured ice cold water on me but actually, that was dangerous too. They didn't know until they read it in the latest Petster magazine they received today. But luckily I was fine & after a few minutes, I was back up & chasing balls again like I always do! Phew!

Just getting some ice message. Our hooman M gives the best ice massage ever! I felt sooo comfortable & almost dozed off. Really!

Check out our prizes. Sweet! You can click on the picture to biggify. (Thanks to Daisy for teaching me this new word) I won three quality doggy beds but they all don't fit me! So two will be given to Faith & the smaller one will be given to my stinky kitty Tinkerbell sista. Won bags of doggy clothes too but non fit me too so all of them goes to Faith also. Anything left for ME???

I'm sooo looking for the next Dogathon event coz I think Dogathon is the MOST exciting event sooo far for both doggies & their owners! Just hopefully everything will run much smoother the next round...

Faith says, "Time to go home and sneep!"


Daisy said...

You always have so many fun and exciting adventures. I LOVE your Astro Queen costume, it is fantastic! And it is even better that your mom wore a matching hat. Congratulations on another wonderful outing!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We LOVE your astro queen costume, Amber! It's fabulous! What a fun time you all had at the Dogathon! Did you see Pacco there?

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Faya said...

Amber it looks like you had a lot of fun but your humans had more fun than you no ? They act like children sometimes.... Big children ! You in the astro queen costume are just fabulous !!!
Kisses, Faya

Deefor said...

Your mom made you a really good outfit. I think the nice doggie award is very important also. I liked watching you in the games. Your prizes look very pretty too.


Rudy said...

Oh that looked like so much fun --- that was a fabulous costume! No wonder it was such a big hit. Your Mom is to be congratulated for putting in all that hard work. Wish they had a Dogathon like that over here!


Lacy said...

w00f's Amber mae, Faith and Chloe, good job girls on ur winnings.. dat costume iz pawtastic..heehee my mama cant sew a straight line...i love the pictur of u and ur melissa in the astro clothes...and the pictur of all of u girls showing ur winnings...

b safe,

Kim said...

You pups always look like you get to have a great time and go to very fun places. You are very lucky pups.

Fenway said...

You are my Astro Queen. Thanks for voting for me in the Plum TV contest. We wrote in a very civil reply to Noreen, who has my vote for the Biggest Cry Baby.

Fenway won. The rules changed and he got more votes. Oh, well. We get to be on TV anyway since Noreen's Bailey is off-island and just a transient visitor.

All Hail Fenway and his lovely Queen Amber Mae and the beautiful Princess Chloe!!!

Sharon said...

Wow! Once again you guys have had an excellent adventure! I love the picture of you and your mom as astronauts! I was sorry that the heat got to you so bed!

Sami & Baylee said...

OMG your costume was just so PAWSOME and your mommy, Melissa is so talented you are very lucky to have her. Amber, I think your the most taleted doggie and you should have gotten that award too! We are very proud of all you three doggies! My sis Allie just loved your costume and now wants to make me one.


Niamh said...

LOVE your Astro Queen costume! You look like you could take off to space at anytime! You deserved to win all the prizes.

Glad to hear that you are feeling ok after overheating. Drink lots of fluids and stay cool.


Your friend,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Amber!
First of all, glad to hear you are ok after that small heat stroke!
Your mom did a pawesome job with your Astro Queen costume!
You won very nice presents and best of all you had a great time!
Kisses and hugs

Clover said...

Pawesome costume, Amber!!! Congrats to you and your sisters on your winnings. Sorry to hear about your heat stroke - be careful ok?
Have a great week!
Love Clover xo

the 4 Bs said...

hi kiddos, as usual, you are the big winners. congrats on all of your awards. it did look like a lot of fun. we lovelovelove that alien queen costume. your mom is very creative and dedicated to make such a cool costume for you, Amber.


Hero said...

What a busy day the three of you had. I loved your costume, Amber!! You mom is super talented. Congrats on all your awards!

Thor said...

Glad to hear you are feeling ok!
Your Astro Queen costume is fabulous! Your mom really did an artwork! And you are very cute and funny with that costume!
Congrats to you all!


Kirby said...

Amber, you and your sisters always go the best events! Dogathon looked like so much fun! Your Astro Queen costume was THE BEST! You are so well behaved to wear that and not try to eat it (like I would). He he!!

Your pal,

Almighty King King said...

Another fantastic costumes made by your hooman!! Poor me.. i never had any costumes at all.. Glad that you are ok after the cooling ice massage! Look so tempting especially during the crazy hot weather around here

Comet and BLU said...

Your mom is very creative and talented. We love your costume (but are glad we don't have to wear it)!! Congratulations on your wins - very well deserved!

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Aww...I can't believe I missed the Dogathon! Mom is mean to not let me go...*pouts* Still, it's great to know that you had loads of fun there!

Congrats on winning so many prizes! Loved the outfit your Mom made for you! She certainly knows how to make you shine for the audience...=)


Charlie Daniels said...

Great outfit. Greats Pics. Great Post! :-)



BaiBai said...

Hi Amber, I saw you but I didn't see you when you were in your costume, so cute~~~

the Corgi Girls said...

BOL, we love the pic of space mum and pup!!!

M & I

ChaCha & Yuki said...

a BIG congratulations!!! pawsome space costume! i love the little alien figurines:D ur mommy sure had a lot of fun making it;)


Saint Lover said...

What a great costume! Mommy did a great job on it!

Amber said...

Congrats Amber mae and your sistas! Don't worry about the other awards because you won the main Space Idol! I love your space costume!! I'm so sad I missed out this year event.. can't wait for next year :) My mom like to put me in the master hut also, very silly game, almost gave me a heart attack xD


Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

hi super astro queen !!!!
wowwwwwwwww grate day..
and you to astro queen was so cool...

send you a big hug

pd: the coifeur to gaucho is the jefa...

Mack said...

I think your Mommy Melissa is so talented! That costume is the cutest thing ever!

That maze looked super confusing - I would get lost for sure!

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

We are so so so envious of you and your costumes. Your hoomans are very creative, talented and not lazy unlike the hoomans we have back home.

We are not really sure of heat stroke bit just be careful okay the next time.

Boy n Baby

Xsara ... said...

what a fun event! i'm glad you are feeling better after the little heat stroke, that's really dangerous stuff. be safe, ok?!
love, B&X

BrandytheGreat said...

Wow, what great fun you fellas had!
Esp. loved your costume!
PS Whiskey shud be back by tmrw!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

ur costume is amazing.... wow!

Huskee Boy said...

You always have such great adventures Amber Mae!! *envy* It's no wonder that you won cos your costume is so cool and amazing!

3 Furballs said...

Love your outfit.. it's so cool!!! You must have had so much fun! I'm glad you are alright even after the heat stroke. Have a good rest!

Tiffany, Rubie & Tinkerbell

Stanislaw said...

Wowsers guys! That was one crazy day! I hope you got some good nappies in after that. Congrats on all of your awards. Your mom is going to need a bigger place soon with all of the awards you three get! It seems like every time you walk out the front door someone is handing you an award.

I'm so glad that you felt better after getting a little too hot. My brother almost did that once when we lived in Texas and his legs got all wobbly and he looked so ill. Mom had to put him in the river to get him cool. Scary! Thank goodness everyone is well!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...


You look great in your space suit!! Do you think there is a planet out there that is full of treats?

Hehehe! I've started doggy training! Are you proud? I hope to grow up and be as good as you!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Great post, Amber! I enjoyed the whole story, love all th photos, especially the one you're an Astro Queen!
Half robot/half alien/half dog and two spinning propellers behind your box! Sooper dooper! Of course!

Joe Stains said...

Blogger ate my comment!! That maze thing looks so scary! I am glad you found a short cut but I would have been so so mad. I wonder why no other doggy dressed up??

Petey said...

You and your Mom are the QUEENS OF THE GALAXY!

How's that for a fancy title?

Greatest costume ever!

Your pal,


Kess And Her Mama said...

I'm back after 3 weeks away. Sure miss catching up on all the blogs. Congrats on your Space Idol win! It is a super costume. Love the astro hooman and astro dog pic. What a charming couple you both make!

Simba said...

Thank you for your concern while I have been unwell. It helped me get better much quicker,

Simba x

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Haa you're such a cute astrodog.... Love all the cute costumes

~ Girl girl

tfnut said...

Hey I saw them at the Dogathon! I didn't realize they were Amber and gang until my sister told me they might have been there. Definitely remember the dalmation.

Georgeous said...

What fun Amber, Amber the space lady! Your pawrents must have had such fun making your costume and what appreciation of them to wear it - I believe it's very humid where you live?
Maybe you had a cooler system?
Love George

Luc & Remy said...

Wow, Amber, that was a cool blog! We love your space costume and you looked awesome in it. We're so glad you're okay from to much sun and playing. You girls do the coolest things!!

Deetz said...

I would sneep for days after all that fun and excitement. You make a great alien or robot...I just loved all those photos of all of you. You have the greatest photos

Raising Addie said...

WOOF! I wish I could have gone to this event! It looks like you had soooo much fun! I am thrilled that you visited my blog. I'm adding you to my fav fur blogs. Your human did such a wonderful job with your costume that I can't wait to see what you dress up as for Halloween! This will be my first Halloween and my human just can't wait for it to come. Hope to see you again soon!

happy said...

That sounds so fun! Love your fabulous costume! Your mom is very talented!


Hey Amber Mae,

What a pawsome time you guys had. I love the costume. Maybe you could save it and come to Houston for the Halloweiner party. Hands down you would win all the prizes. Your Mommy is so talented.

Thanks for the instructions of burger eating. It makes me want one right now.

Love ya & hugs to Faith & Chloe too!!

parlance said...

Amber-Mae, I'm so glad you recovered quickly from your heat-stroke.
It sounds as if you have some wonderful events over there. I wish Australia had events like that, but I've not heard of such fun days being arranged here.

The Zoo said...

Whoa Amber! We were so scared reading about your heat stroke episode...
We are so glad you are OK! OMG how scary!!!
On a pawsitive look so adorable in your costume! We love it!

Gabe & Murphy

Mango said...

You are ALWAYS the most talented dog. That space outfit is a little scary. You could get struck by lightening in that thing.


powder-puff said...


You are the cuterest Astro Queen ive ever seen!

Lots of love

Hammer said...

Hi Girls
It's good to see you're still all celebrities and being so obedient. Your mum would tear her hair out if she tried to fit me out in that gear. Sorry I haven't been visiting but I still care and I'll always love you all.
Love from Hammer

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Amber,
What is that giant strawberry that you won?? Is it one of the 3 beds that you won?? My mom loves anything that is paw or strawberry related so that caught her eye! Hehehe...
Congrats on your wins...

Berh Behr said...

WOW!! That's an amazing costume!!! Looks like you had fun with all of the games. YIKES! That heat stroke must have been scary!!!! I'm glad you are ok.

Hey, I left you a surprise on my blog :)

Behr Behr

Momoko said...

You are displayed happily.

Biggie-Z said...


I would love to be your friend! I have had a crush on you for a long long time so I am glad we are friends now! I added you to my blog roll.

My Momma is always talking about how she wishes I were more well behaved... like you.

Dogathon looks like TONS of fun! I would love to do something like that. and ICE MASSAGE? I gotta show my Momma how to do that. That looks PAWSOME and COOOOOL.

Sniffs and play bows, Biggie

Ludo van puppy said...

Wow! What super fun that day looks. I wish i could have gone. I would like to give you a gold award thingy if you don't have one already. But I bet you do as you are just too pretty and clever! You can see it on my page.
luv, Ludo.

Hana said...

Wow, congratulations on all your wins! You and your Mom deserve it! By the way, I don't think I would have liked that maze thing. But, I guess I would have done it to humor the humans. Oh, the things we do for them....

Kodak the Eskie said...

Wow, that doggie event looks like lots of fun! I especially love the picture of you and your mommy as astronaughts! Your costume was also very cute. You guys have the most fun.

Hugs, Kodak

Dino & Family said...

Whoa! I enjoy this post so much! I love the photo of you and mom in that cut out astronaut board!
You totally deserve to win the Space Idol title! Thanks to your super talented Mom! Bravo!
Love, Dino

Biggie-Z said...

Hi Amber Mae, I wish we could someday meet in dog, because you sure could teach me a thing or two! I left you an award on my blog. I hope you like it.


duo_disaster said...


You definately look so
uber-cyberly cute in those astronauts costume!

Have to praise your M.
Surely she had put in much effort to create this stuff for you, even the minute details are not spared!

Lovely indeed!