Thursday, 21 June 2007

I need a hobby

Convalescing is B-O-R-I-N-G. I'm not allowed to go out or play with my toys or do anything interesting just in case I rip open my stitches. Even with the two Astas mopping my fevered brow day and night there's only so much boredom a dog can take.

With this in mind I thought I'd try and find something to do that doesn't take much effort and that I can work on here from my very own bed. Then it came to me. What have I got that's the envy of men and dogs everywhere? Yes, you've guessed it, a luxurious beard and moustache!

Imagine my delight on discovering that The World Beard and Moustache Championships 2007 are being held here in the UK in September. The event is being organised by The Handlebar Club based in London so I contacted their Secretary to see if I could take part or perhaps become an honorary member. Sadly, he hasn't replied yet, but I'm going to start working on my moustache preparations just in case. I've only got 3 months to get myself in peak condition.

Firstly, I need to decide which category to enter in:

Of course there is also the "freestyle" category but there aren't any handy drawings to illustrate this. I suppose anything goes!

I'd better get cultivating...

What do you think?

When I told Molly about my plans she also wanted to participate. I didn't like to tell her that ladies don't usually have beards and moustaches.

Not bad for a girl...

Well pals, I feel a whole lot better now that I've got a hobby to work on. I'm just off to wax my moustache...


Lorenza said...

Hi, Jackson.
Not having too much to do and being bored take us to unsuspected thoughts!
I hope will be accepted there and win!
Have a nice day

Ruby Bleu said...

Hi Jackson...
I totally think you will win!!! This will keep you busy for a little while, I'm sure!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Maggie said...

I love your waxed moustache Jackson! Very becoming and very grown-up! Do you think maybe I could enter too even though I'm a girl?!

Love ya lots,

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Jackson,

You're the winner in my book, but I'm pwejudiced!

xxx Asta down under

Gus said...

Jackson...Good to see your old spirit peeping out. Love the 'stache! Looks like my uncle Stevie's sometimes does. I think the girls will love it too.

Asta said...

What a bwilliant idea...if those hoomans have any taste or sense, you're sure to win.
As you may know my Mommi was born in Budapest, so my answer is pwetty obviousTHE HUNGARIAN....but any you choose will be the bestest ever, cause you're clearly the handsomest(and I'm not just saying this 'cause I'm in love with you)
let me know the pwogwess..
smoochie kisses

Asta said...

May I add dearest Jackson, that you have the dweamiestest eyes in the world?
and tell Molly she's awfully cute

Sir Chance-Lot said...

Awww that is very creative of an moustache. You will for sure win.
I am glad to see you are doing better.

I wish I could come over there and keep you company while you are getting better so you dont get so bored.

Tailwaggins and lots of heart

Toby said...


I think its either the "English" or the "Hungarian" one... What do you think??

Your moustache rocks!! You are so gonna totally win this thing!!

Get better soon, k?


Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Jackson,
You won't beweive this but Papa was just tellwing Mama the other day that she should make Butchy a wax looking moustache, hehehehe, wahahahahahaha! She didn't want to do it though. We bet you could win first place! Another hobby you could start is making doggie jewelry, yep, then you could make bootiful necklaces for your 2 favorite Asta girls! Sleep tight tonight!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Simba said...

Have you thought about practising singing.

Simba xx

Oscar Airedale said...

Is the cabin fever settting in there Jackson?
I must agree that you look most distinguished and handsome with your tache!

Oscar x

Lenny said...

You are definitely off to a good start on that moustache, Jackson!

Your friend, Lenny

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my gosh! Ahahaha! Your mustache is soooo funny Jackson! And poor thing, you're not allowed to play with your toys. Not fair!

Have a nice weekend!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Jake of Florida said...

Oh Jackson, We were trolling around to visit all our new friends. When we came across your mustache photo, Mom laughed out loud she liked it so much. However, I suspect it won't be long before she tries it out on us. It's kind of a "wait till your Dad gets home and we will see what we can do!"

Great hobby. Can't wait to see what else you'll come up with!!

Stay cool and mind those stitches!!

Jake and JH

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

I think you will win,


wally said...

What a fantastic hobby! What will you win?


PreciOus said...

Jackson glad you picked up a hobby. You will win for sure.


Stanley said...

Man! That is one cool hobby!

You should ALWAYS wear your 'stache like that!

Your goober pal,

Joe Stains said...

that is fabulous looking and I am glad you found something to occupy your time!