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April 13, 2011

Top Secret Project Finally Revealed!

Guess what? The black flashing clickety-clicking box has finally been fixed & it is back home where it belongs. Today, I am going to finally reveal my very top secret project that I've been putting my blood, sweat, drool & tears into for the past one & a quarter weeks. Are you ready for this? TA-DAAA!!!

Some of you have managed to guess what it is. And yes, it IS a pirate ship & I'm the captain of the ship! Everything is made out of cardboard, manila card & drawing art block. I coloured everything with colour pencils too. My paws almost became sore from doing that. And in case you're wondering, yes, I can walk in it. I'll be a walking ship! I bet you all must be thinking, what is this wacky costume for? Well, it's for a Fancy Dress Competition this coming Saturday. Me hopes to win the grand prize so that hoomie Melissa can have a 3 days 2 nights stay at a hotel. I'm gonna win it for her!

I hope you all like my costume. Please cross your paws, wag your tails & eat peanut butter for me to win the grand prize. Me appreciate it lots! I'll be sure to take tons of pictures of us at the pet event. BTW, did I mention that we are going for a boat ride too? Can we all say WOOHOO!!!


Elizabeth said...

Wholly Cow!!! That's so cool!! You are SO talented. If you don't win, it was rigged. We just love the front-on shots. :)

Much peanut butter eaten for you, Amber-Mae and Melissa!

Jon Faleigh and Dewi

Kari in WeHo said...

how cool :)


George the Lad said...

Blogger eat my comment, I can see why you, added to the post the same time has I was commenting!!
I did put was, it for a competition!! I tell yea you will win hands down its mazing.
I will be crossing my paws for you, but I think you have it in the bag, good luck for Saturday
See Yea George xxx

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

Wow, that is fantastic costume! We hope you win. WOOHOO for the boat ride.

Oh yes, thanks for voting us in the Bunny Look Alike Contest. We voted for you too!

George the Lad said...

Heck that not good English hope you understand what I ment!!

Daisy said...

Oh Captain Amber, your costume is fantastic! Watch out for that octopus!

I wish you the best of luck in your contest!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We guessed it - that is an awesome costume, Amber-Mae. We will cross all of our paws and send our best sibe vibes for you to win the grand prize - we can't imagine any other pup having a better costume. Harrr, Captain.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

3 doxies said...

Dat is one seriously creative costume!
I can't believes you had enuff patience to color all dat...I woulsd haves colord out of da lines...hehehehe!
Good Luck on da contest, dis is gonna be sooooo hard to beat!


Frankie Furter said...

That is a super fangtastic costume. I am sooooooo sure you will win...

I have my paws crossed fur you!!!
Best of LUCK!!!

Jazzi said...

BIG Whoaaa....sss here. I bet you are donna win fur sure!! You look great!! HAve fun on the boat!!


Shawnee the Shepherd said...

OMD! Woz it YOU in the river wot I seened on my hike last weekend and not Captain Jack? You rilly had me fooled. Proof that you has a furry good costune coz I dussn't fool furry easily.

Madi and Mom said... and I are in awe of #1 your tolerance of the custome and your Mom's ability to make it.

If there is a voting contest let us know we'll vote...

Oh my gosh how did your mom get you to pose with that...I won't even sit on the afghan Mom made...
now I'm in trouble.
MOL Madi

Niamh said...

Good Luck Amber Mae!! You are so creative that we think that you will win.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Reilly / Bree said...

My Dogness - that is one PAWSOME costume - it is truely amazing and you look pawtastic in it !!! I will be wagging and barking for you to WIN !!!

Berts Blog said...

Way Cool Amber. I agree with the others.....if you don't win, the contest is rigged or riged.....Oh heck I don't know how to spell it but you know what I mean.

And in your answer to the question on the "Stuff" in my blog. Yep, its human. But we are not weirdo's that keep that kind of stuff stashed away cause Vickie is a serial killer or anything.

Its just so's I can train to be better at what I do.

And thanks for liking my picture cause I like it too. Oh gosh. I just do go on forever and ever. I am gonna quit talking now.

Good luck Saturday. Can't wait to see pictures


Oskar said...

Wow, that is amazing! I just know you're going to win after all of your hard work!

Nubbin wiggles,

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

What a fantabulous costume!!!!!!!! We love pirates!!!!!!!!!

Answer to your question....the ladybug is our mama....who is also known by her family as mamabug!!!!!!!


♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a fantastic costume!!! You have got to win the grand prize!! We love it!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

brooke said...

That's such a great costume!

Anonymous said...

That's the most awesome thing we've seen all year!! Sooo cool! We hope you win the grand prize--if not, the judges must be blind! :)

Happy Wednesday!

Elyse and Riley

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Amber Mae you gotta win, BOL
Benny & Lily

Sam said...

You have to win! That is absolutely too cute!


Sarge said...

Hey Amber!
Wow, what a pawesome project! You look just great and this is a really fun ship. I'm sure you're gonna win, but I have my paws crossed for you anyway. Good luck!
Grr and a Seadog Woof,
Sarge, COP

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, how neat. You did a great job on your costume. We hope you win!

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

I think you deserve to win a whole week at a fancy hotel! Best of luck to you. The costume looks ship-shape, and best of all, not overly distressing for Amber to wear. That should count for extra points!

Maggie Mae said...

Hello deres Amber-Mae!!!

I thinks you will win da contest, dat costume is PAWSOME!

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Amber DaWeenie said...

WooHoo...dat was jus' what I was thinkin'!!!

Good Luck in da contest. I nose you will win!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

That is a totally amazing and awesome and creative costume that you guys made!! So cute and Amber Mae wears it well!! You have to win!! Good luck!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo have furry furry talented paws!

Mine are khrossed fur all!


Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

That's a very cool costume you got there, Amber-Mae! It's gonna be hard to beat, I just know it!


Momo and Pinot said...

Captain Amber, you have The BEST consume!!! So cool!

Momo & Pinot xoxo

Mr. Pip said...

You make a great pirate!

Your pal, Pip

Anny said...

wowwheeeeeeeeee...tat's one really very nice pirate ship costume :D i hope you win Amber.. i'll eat peanut butter and cross my paws for ya.. hehehehehehe

its very detailed and very neat... its a work of art.. Melissa is very talented :)

Melanie said...

I love the creativity of your costume! I'm a big fan of pirates. My dog Artamus and my last canine freestyle routine was to "He's a Pirate" He really loves being a pirate too and fighting with my sword. I'd love to see some Doggie Dancing routines of yours. Check out my site to see some of the great videos I have and feel free to post any videos of your own there

Sapphire said...

HardyHarHar! We hope you win!!!!

Priscilla said...

OMG! What can I say, Melissa!!
It is super duper amazing and beautiful!!
Amber has such a creative mummy! Lucky gal! I hope you win in the contest :)

Treasure said...

Wow! What an amazing costume! I happen to like piratey stuff because of my name! I want to dress up like a pirate, too!

Good luck on the contest! (although, I don't think you will need it!)

~Treasure the Dachshund

Suka said...

Ahoy Amber-Mae,

Shiver me timbers!! Paws down that is the most awesome dog costume I ever saw! And even if it wasn't for a dog, that is the greatest, grandest pirate ship I have ever seen! You and your homie are super talented, and creative!

My tail is wagging, we have our fingers and paws crossed, and we are both eating peanut butter for your win! You will rock the show!

Go get 'em, Matey!

From one buccaneer to another,


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Wow, Amber! That's amazing. We will certainly be wagging our tails, sending purrs and big neighs your way on Saturday!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Wow! Your project is fabulous, Amber-Mae! Our paws are crossed that you take 1st prize!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Fred said...

You are a great pirate captain! Aargh!!!

Thor and Jack said...

Your costume is pawsome, Amber! And you're so talented! Good luck in the competition! We have our paws crossed for you!

Thor and Jack

Anna the GSD said...

Holy Jolly Roger Batman! That's so cool! If you don't win, well, then it must be rigged! How could you NOT win!!

Lisa Rusczyk said...

This is so cute! Thank for stopping by our blog. Nice to meet you!

Sawyer the Schnauzer said...

Oh my goodness you are a cutie. I think you're definitely going to win the Fancy Dress Competition with that costume! You must have worked so hard on that!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I can't wait to follow yours and read about all of your adventures!

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Oh my gosh, that's great! How could you not win? :)

jen said...

I love it! You are the best looking captain I have ever seen, and your boat is awesome!
Good luck in the contest! We are keeping our paws crossed for you!

Tracy said...

WEll, I think you will definitely win the contest...what a wonderful costume! I think you are gorgeous!

You will definitely enjoy my book about our golden retriever :)

Scout 'n Freyja said...

We are crossing paws and waggin' tails and have asked our kitties to do their furry bestest purrs for your success.

Bailey Be Good! said...

Wowserzzzz! You HAVE to win! That costume is full of awesomeness! :)

Woofs & hugs,


Melissa said...

Hi Amber Mae (& Melissa!) Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope to post more often and share more stories of Jada :) You have a super cool pirate costume there, complete with ship, that's a sure win! Good luck and keep us posted!!

Melissa & Jada

The Army of Four said...

Your very own PIRATE SHIP?!?! That is just the COOLEST!!! You are GOING to win that contest! Dave and I both think you look incredible!!!
Play bows,

Pedro said...


I sure hope you win that trip for your human! Thanks for coming by my blog to say hello. My mom is trying to give me a little blog time this week and I take it when I can get it! Have a great weekend Captain!


Sam said...

This is AMAZING! You did a great job, and you make a great pirate too!

You can always recycle this too and use it for Halloween!

Winnie said...

You just HAVE to win. That is amazing. I've got my paws and claws crossed for you xxx

Lacy said...

w00fs, wow, that is one super duper outfit...u will fur sure win, paws down...

b safe,

Asta said...

You and youw Mom awe AMAZING!!!!!!(scooze me fow shouting, but i'm ovewwhelmed)
That is the bootifullest piwate captain in hew gowgeous ship..
I can't imagine that you won't win hands , ummm, I mean paws down!!! I'm cwossing mine fow you and wagging my tail ow anything else it takes.
This is why I have had mowe posts than you, I just sit awound and eat ice cweam, while you have pupsm, and pawfowm and entew competitions and awe fabooulous
smoochie kisses

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh WOW, Amber - that is the most amazing, amazing costume I have ever seen, I think! You're gonna win for SURE! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Sierra Rose said...

Great costume!!! Hope you win hope you win!! And, know you will have a super fun time doing so :)

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Agatha and Archie said...

Listen you are a shoe in... HOW COULD YOU LOSE WITH THAT??? Love A+A

Lincoln said...

Dear Captain Amber-Mae,

This is the most gorgeous costume I have ever seen ! You look so cute - you're gonna win for sure !!

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Wow!! That sure is a pawsome costume. WE just know your gonna win.

Can't wait to see the pictures and your grand prize.

{{{huggies}}}...Mona & Weenie

Sweet William The Scot said...

Ahoa Amber Mae I sure hope you win that contest. Keep your boat afloat! I'm glad I found your blog. You sure live a long way away!!!!

Sweet William The Scot

Rocket Roxie said...

you look FABULOUS Captain!!!
You will defiantly win with a costume like that!
Nice costume matie!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Aye Aye, Captain Amber!!!

Perhaps you could make my brothers walk the plank...but um don't make me...I have a few issues with swimming...I seem to sink...

Paws crossed you win!!!!!


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanny

ForPetsSake said...

Wow - I'd vote for you! That is an amazing amount of work that paid off - I think you'll win for sure :)
Love it!

Asta said...

Ambew Mae
I'm still cwossing my paws fow you and youw faboolous costoome
Love and smoochie kisses fow the beginning of the week

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We can't find your comment box on your new post. But we can't believe you didn't win - what did that poodle have that could possibly have been better than yours?

That was a great ride on the boat you had - we saw another pup did that recently too - so much fun and so much to see.

Congrats on second place but you are a first place winner in our book!!!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lacy said...

w00fs, me sorry u didnt win, but wowwww, what a fun trip u had...did u try to catch them swans...

b safe,

The Teacher's Pets said...

You are so ambitious, Amber Mae, to spend so much time making that super creative ship! I love it! If I saw you in person I would jump up and down and cheer for you, really! I cannot believe you can walk in that ship! Wow! Love your style, girl!