Juno Belle Jodhpurs took the Readers Choice award for Good Sport category at Mango Minster yesterday. The starlet refused interviews with The Bark, Modern Dog and Dog Fancy and instead gave her first inteview to Wild Dingo.
WD: Congratulations on your win of the Reader's Choice for Good Sport Dogs category at Mango Minster Juno Belle!
JBJ: Thank you. Thank you very much. I'd like to thank The Mango for hosting this wonderful contest and the sponsors for offering up wonderful prizes. I'd also like to thank my whipping boy, Loki J. Starling, for making it so easy to be a "good sport" around a cracker insane dog like himself. I'd like to thank all the Readers who supported me. And I'd also like to thank Sugar Sweet a huge supporter and "get out the vote" promoter to the show. Without Sugar Sweet, many would have never known of my challenging lifestyle that has made me the "good sport" I am today.
Sugar will be showing in the Hard Working Dogs at Mango Minster and we can't wait to see her entry!
WD: What about your manager? Do you want to thank her?
JBJ: No. Nope. Not at all. I most certainly do not want to thank her. If I didn't have her, I wouldn't be forced into such a deplorable state of being a "good sport." I mean seriously, Siberians doing obedience? Siberians doing "sit pretty" on a plank? Siberians doing pilates? Siberians sitting in box and doing tricks? Siberians don't do these things. Nope. My manager puts me in these situation against my will and her better judgement. I didn't really have a choice but to be a good sport. She deserves no thanks. But, I'm a Sibe and I go where the foodables are, so I may as well capitalize on it!
WD: Did you notice how hot the competition was in the polls?
JBJ: Why yes, I did. I was really impressed with both competitors tolerating of their ridiculous costumes. I'm in total awe of Dory's incredible sportiness in that silly squirrel costume. I know I wear a LOT of costumes and endure a LOT of torture, but I think Dory's costume would have put me over the edge and made me a bad sport! I think she could rightfully have won this contest, paws down.
WD: Do you think you deserve the reader's choice award for "good sport?"
JBJ: Is this a rhetorical question? The Readers have spoken. I mean seriously. Let's look back of my life here at Wild Dingo. It isn't a charming life.
First there's the Costuming and Modeling in underpaid and uncomfortable situations as shown here:
"I'm hotter than a 2-dollar pistol!"
"I don't do Mardi Gras crowns. But I'll take that King Cake in your plate!"
"Seriously? Feathers? On a Siberian? Inconceivable!"
Then there's the Physical Torture here:
"Um ladies? Siberians and water are like Oil and Vinegar. Catch my drift?"
"Physical Therapy? Phooey. This is Physical Torture!"
I am a 24/7 neck biting recipient for the cracker GSD/FMD Loki.
"Just what every Siberian needs. A cracker insane FMD attached to her neck 24/7."
I was a good hostess to a cracker Rat Terrier who was only after one thing:
a peek under my jodhpurs!
The ENDLESS obedience training. I mean Sibes JUST DON'T DO OBEDIENCE. HELLOOOOO?!?
The Escalator riding. Ok that one is a fun one for Sibes who like to exert minimal effort in getting from A to B.
And who can forget how my body was shamelessly used, without my consent, on the cover of PlayPup?
Sheesh, do I need to point out any more reasons why the readers chose me for Good Sport Doggie?
WD: What did you think about Judge Moose's pick for Good Sport Winner, Cookie?
JBJ: Dude. I'm only a "good sport" because of circumstance. I think you all know I could have easily been a good contender for "bad sport." That Cookie doggie? Dude, she's above Good Sport. She went out of her way to help her human sister get a good grade on some school project. That's not "Good Sport." That's "Super Ego-less, Saintly Good Sport." Ya, Moose did good in his picks. I also liked his pick for third place, Frankie. That dude has some issues, but he's such a great sport about them. I don't know if I could handle all those freaky snowmen dudes around the house during Christmas season. He's pretty darn sporty about that. And I sure like the way he eats antlers. And in second, Zack. I mean seriously. Who could resist a sweet labradude like him?
WD: What did you think of Mr. Wild Dingo entering your category?
JBJ: No comment.
WD: Awe come on. This is juicy information. Enquiring minds want to know!
JBJ: Alright. But I want this OFF the record. At first, I was not pleased with Mr. Wild Dingo's entry. But I thought about it and realized that guy is ALWAYS hanging around me. No matter how much I try to rebuke him. I huff at him. I run away from him. Yet he takes me to training and continues to pet and please me with delicious foodables. He can't help hanging around a gorgeous creature such as myself. And when I put myself in his paws, err, shoes, well, it just made sense that he enter the category as his way of supporting me. I have to admit, it was really creepy seeing him in Key West. It certainly put a damper on my fun at the Garden of Eden "collars optional" joint. Kind of like inviting your dad to a keg party on a University campus. It's just not right. (Click Pict to Bigify the party pooper.)
Editor's Note: We're pretty sure Sibes don't know the difference between On the Record or Off the Record, therefore we believe it is entirely appropriate to publish her comments.
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