Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Weirdy beardy

My pal Stanley the Airedale is hosting the First Ever Gooberstanian Beard Growing Contest. My beard used to be quite full and luxurious, but overenthusiastic combing by J1 has reduced it to a wisp of its former self. That's my excuse anyway.

When the contest was first announced in October my beard measured 2 inches. Today I have about 2 hairs that measure 3 inches. Do you think that counts?

Do you want to see the photographic proof? You have to look very closely to see the longest hairs.

The look I was actually aiming for was something a bit like this:

Yes, it's The Master himself, Roger Delgado. He's cool, suave and one of my favourite villains! Do you think I come close?

I noticed that a lot of my Airedale blogging pals have very thick and lustrous facial hair, even the girls! Maggie the Airedale let me into her secret; her facial fuzz owes its length to apple juice. Now I like to gnaw on a good apple myself and I have been known to sneak a quick slurp out of the many glasses of fruit juice that J1 leaves lying around. I think I’d better start hitting the apple juice and quick!


Ruby Bleu said...

I think your beard looks great!!! I think I can even see those long hairs too!!!

Good Luck with the contest and happy new year!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Cassidy said...

Hi Jackson. Does apple juice be tasty? Me tried to drink daddy's beer at New year and it all wented on the table and the floor and me tried to help clean it up with my tongue but daddy said "nooooooooooo!" and me had to goed in my crate until it be wiped up!

Cassidy x

Blue said...

I truly think your hand some enough without the beard.

Now, would you credit it, but Miss Peach & I really are 'virtually' related! I've even found our ancestral pile...LOL!

Pats & pets
Blue of Bow under Bumpstead!

Gus said...

Jackson...I like the pomegranate stuff best, but I don't get it often, cause it makes my beard kinad pinky purple. I will have to try apple juice next time it is around.


Maggie & Mitch said...

Hi Jackson!
My beard measured 3" in October and it's now 4 1/2" - thanks to all of those apples! Make sure you drink your juice day and night! You're running out of time to get the picture to Stanley!

Love ya lots,

Gus and Louie said...

We think those 2 hairs should count. We would vote for you!!! We have no beards to even measure.. :0(
Louie does have really BIG ears, do you think we could measure those??

Sloppy kisses,
Gus and Louie

Joe Stains said...

I sure wish I could grow a beard, but I cannot. Good Luck!

Stanley said...


I LOVE your bi-level beard. Of course, I will count the longest hairs as you official length.

Happy New Year to you, buddy, and thanks for entering the contest.

Goober love,

Ferndoggle said...

Hmmmmm, if I start drinking Apple Juice, maybe I can grow a beard too!! I need to get to work.


Asta said...

My stoopid haiw dwessew keeps cutting off my beawd, and it's pathetically showt..I think you'ws is quite bootiful and should definitely count!
the apple juice looks vewy yummie!
smoochie kisses

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

Hmm, I will have to have mother measure MY beard. It used to be quite long, as I wanted to go as Col Sanders from KFC for Halloween. But, after my unfortunate bad fur dilemma, it is much shorter. I don't think that mine comes even remotely close to yours OR Maggie's. The longest beard I ever saw was on a cheeky standard poodle. It was well over a foot. He looked like Confusious!

Twister & Furby said...

You are so white in that close up picture, wish we could look that good too ! Apple juice really helps ? We shall bark our Mum to get it for us !!! hehe...
Twister & Furby

Karen Jo said...

I think your longest hairs should count, Jackson. Apple juice is really good, but don't drink too much of it, as it has an unfortunate side effect. It's too cold to be running outside to do your business every hour or so.

umekotyan said...

Happy new year jackson
The contest of the beard is good.
However, the beard seems to enter the glass.
It is a toast with the apple juice. :)

from loved ume tyan

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Jackson,
Don't feel bad pal, our beards don't grow much either. Mama hardly even cuts any of the ends off at grooming time. Airedales must just grow hair faster. We've never tried apple juice. Is it yummy? We do like apples.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Lorenza said...

Hi, Jackson!
Good luck at the contest! I hope the apple juice helps you!
Kisses and hugs

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Wow you have long beard too Jackson. Definately longer then mine

~ Girl girl

Simba said...

You don't want too look like the master, he's a baddie. Mind the orange juice doesn't stain it.

Simba xx

Molly and Taffy said...

Well done Jackson for hanging on to those long hairs on your beard, they should definitely count.
Apple juice, hmmmm well it may be too late for this year, but we will be ready for next years beard contest, do you think a few gallons of the stuff would do the trick?
Molly and Tafffy xx

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Does apple juice really works?

I want mt top knot to be longer so should i soak it in apple juice?


Amber-Mae said...

Oh no, your beard better catch up again! I hope that apple juice will help...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Peanut said...

Those hairs should totally count

Tofu Burger said...

oh Jackson! I see them hairs on your chinny chin chin! I'm going to take a pic b/4 the groomers this weekend.


Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Jackson,
Good luck in the beard growing comp. We've entered too but we've a funny feeling we won't do very well. D is chomping at the bit to get the scissors out and do away with them!!!!

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Jax...I'm gonna go and buy Scruff some apple juicy...his beard is's shorter than it was in the fall!! Mine's long and beautiful. Babystan's is clipped, wet and smelly.

The pups are, Jax...I'm fixed...member? Besides the vetty said these are pure foxy wires...that lets me and Stella off for sure.

Are we gonna do a lottery? Or do you want em all back? Several doggies want em... sniff...they're soooooooooo cute!!!


Square Face said...

Hi Jackson,

Thank you for visiting my blog. Square face is my Nickname but "Boeta" meaning boy in afrikaans is my real name. It is really nice to meet you.

Have a Woofderful 2008!
Barks & Licks
Square Face

Hammer said...

Hi Jackson
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! We hope you have a wonderful time in 2008.
We also hope you do well in Gooberstan's beard contest. Maybe the apple juice might help, but your beard looks good to me.
Have a good weekend.
Love from Hammer

Asta said...

I put up some beawd pictoowes, but you'ws is much much bettew than mine
smoochie kisses

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Hey Jax, wish I knew about the contest before I got pucked!! It was pretty long, I got alot of food in my bread hairs. Drove my Mom crazy especially when I ran around wiping my face on the couch, chair,rug,etc

Got to run out to the store..going to try that Apple juice trick.

Koobuss said...

You have a very nice long beard for a fox terrier, Jackson. I think that you will win the wft category. Mine is just a measly two inches, but I'm still young yet. I like your apple juice idea. That should help you out in lots of ways.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

pee ess Can i have one of Seymour's puppies? Do I have to get on a list or fill out an application? How can I get one? Thanks.

Agatha and Archie said...

Must be an Aire thing with the beard.Agatha barely has one and I although initially entered in the contest had to pull out because currently my beard is fulll of CHEWIE and not particularily attractive.Try again next year for the Delgado look(PL2 is still laughing) Love A+A

Lenny said...

Hey Jackson! Your beard hairs are impressive, but I have a hard time believing that you could look villainous. That apple juice sure looks tasty!

Your friend, Lenny

Queen of Halloween said...

I think your beard look good just the way it is...thankfully I can't grow one. It would be just one more thing I'd have to clean! I like to drink out of Mommy's cup/glasses also especially if she has ice in them! Not too crazy about the juices though! Stay well doggy friend...purrs...Suki