Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tucker's Mango Minster Entry

"You don't need to go hiking all over the countryside wasting unnecessary energies to be an adventure animal. Just trying new stuff like my physical therapies school or being bold enough to approach something scary or just about anything you can think of. After all, isn't life just one big adventure?"

I is very excited for another year of Mango Minster!  This year I is entering the Adventure category.  I had a lot of adventures this year and all three years of my Dane life so far.  Before I gets started recapping some of my adventures lets start wif the basics.

1. Every good adventure needs a little luggage. I mean come on, I was gonna be gone for at least 4 hours.
2. Brings a Map - the hoomans get lost
3. Drinks plenty of water
4. Always scoop - makes the hoomans do it - yes you too little pups.  I knows your poops may not be huge but they is still poop.  Yes it stinks, but it stinks even mores when you steps in it.  I always gotta carry my own on hikes.
So what kind of adventures do i take?  Walkies at State Parks, the National Park, and the Rails to Trails System.
You can't forgets about Beach Walkies!
Then there's trips to the camp (near the scary playground steps).
This year I went to Vegas wif Corbin, joined a tick party in ConnecTICKut, and passed through border crossing to Canada.  Canada even put up no Tucker signs when they heard I was coming... Not very welcoming if you ask me.
Now indoor adventures are ok, like Petco & PetSmart.  But I also have gone to the Bank, Home Depot, Lowe's, and yes Dooney and Burke.  I promise I didn't slobber on any purses.
Oh and Ice cream stores! I can't forgets about those.
But, outdoor adventures are the best!  Like the vacation on the lake last August and Ice Fishing in February.
Also, traveling to rescue fundraisers  always makes you new friends
Now you don't need to leave home to have an adventure!  This year I've made an attempt at agility, fostering Navi and Mac, raising chickens, dancing to Elvis, and hula hooping!
The best part of adventures is just getting to go - it doesn't matter where!
And of course coming home to your couch is kinda nice too.


  1. Oh Tucker, you are surely a contender in the adventure dog category. we loved your post. Do your humans have enough room in their car for you and all that gear you need for four hours of adventure.

    You surely go prepared.


  2. You are THE adventure dawg, dude!

    Sam and Pippen

  3. Tucker, you wore yourself OUT!! Butt you ARE an adventure dog!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  4. Hey Tucker!
    Wow, what a great MM entry! You are the greatest of Dane's my furiend and it sure looks like you have amazing adventures. Great pix of all the action!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  5. Ok. I admit it: I still have a crush on you. BOL

    Looks like we have a winner! :P


    (By the way, Tucker, I passed you the Liebster Blog award. Check some of your earlier posts comments or my blog entry about it: )

  6. Tucker, you sure are a very adventurous guy! Good luck on MM '12!

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. You have certainly been doing some adventuring this year Tucker!! :)

    Good luck with Mango Mister!

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

  8. You sure love my kind of adventure. Beach walks are the best and of course, coming to the couch is always my favorite!

    Your pal, Pip

  9. Howdy Tucker, you sure do have great adventures. We loved all your photos too. Good luck with the Mango Minster. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  10. Well done Tucker!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  11. Tucker, you are a Dane Scout for sure: trustworthy, loyal, always prepared. You have wonderful adventures, and we can't believe you are allowed to go into non-pet-specific stores - including ICE CREAM stores! We also want a hula hoop, after seeing how much fun you have with yours. Best of luck in MM2012.

    Jed & Abby

  12. Wow, you have some big adventures, but of course you're a big dog. Good luck at Mango Minster.
    Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

  13. Hi Tucker
    I just stopped by to check out my fellow competitors in the Adventure Animal category. Well I can see that you have some great adventures and my human, Gail, was well impressed with the way you take care to equip yourself properly before setting out.
    Toodle pip!

  14. Hi Tucker,

    Long time no bark, you have had quite a bit of adventure this past year. I love your hoola hoop video!

    AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

  15. You have been on a lot of adventures. I wish you luck in the contest. :)

  16. You, my friend are THE competitor to WATCH....

  17. Tucker,

    My friend, you are going to be hard to beat in this category!

    Your Buddy,

    PS I know exactly how you feel about the not being able to play part of healing. I don't like it one bit!

  18. Wow Tucker you have been having lots of adventures. Thanks for your tips on being prepared we needs to pass them along to Mommy. Especially the bring a MAP part.

  19. Well, you're a great candidate for the Adventure category for sure! Our girls never get to go to the ice cream shop!

  20. I love the picture of you, the big dog, looking at the little dog. I admire all your adventures! Good luck with the Mango!

  21. Hey Tucker! Zim and I just wanted to swing by and wish you good luck at Mango Minster and tons more fun adventures!

  22. Hey Tucker! Zim and I just wanted to swing by and wish you good luck at Mango Minster and tons more fun adventures!

  23. Wow Tucker, you had a lot of adventures. We loved all the pics of them too. Especially liked seeing you trying to hula hoop. Good luck in MM2012!!
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRD & Hootie

  24. Very true! You don't have leave home to have an adventure. Great hula hooping. I've never tried it that way. I like your version :)

    That's a very handsome blue coat I bet it keeps you nice and toasty.

    Hope you have a year full of lots more fun adventures.


  25. You certainly are well prepared for all of your adventures! Good luck with the MM contest.

  26. Oh Tucker,
    I had forgotten that apart from being so handsome there is a real hero in you...
    Love the planning you do of your adventures...
    lovely booties you had on the ice...
    Ciao Lucille

  27. Just over from Mango's! You are quite the adventurer! Good Luck!


  28. Opps...I mean congrats!