The International Goody Exchange is Underway!

May 18 /08

Pinch me, doggies, I think I'm dreaming!! We are actually ready to start the International Goody Exchange. At last, all the details have been worked out and Beasley and I snitched them and we're about to get this show on the road. Are you ready?

This is the plan:

  • Post a comment to Beasley or me to let us know you want to participate. Your post has to be in by Saturday, May 24th.

  • Beasley's human will then draw the names from a hat, unless Beasley eats it first, and then she'll randomly pair each of you up. Beasleyboy, eat the hat if you want, but whatever you do, don't eat the names! Then on Sunday, the 25th, we'll post all your names on our blogs alongside the names of the ones you're exchanging goodies with.

  • Are you still with me? Ok. Just asking 'cause I'm not sure I'm still with myself! So anyway, then, it's up to you to get in touch with your partner through a comment or email to exchange addresses and whatever else you need to know ... like what your gemstone is for your new Chanel collar, or what colour you want your hand-beaded Indian silk bandana to be. HAW HAW! Hawww...

  • Ok, then, send the human out to Walmart or wherever to do some serious goody shopping and don't let her back in the house unless she's got an armload of stuff. Any amount will do but we're kind of recommending that the gifts cost about $l5 .

  • Then, make sure the package is mailed so that your partner gets it during the week of June 9.

  • AND THEN when the postman arrives with your package, don't bark at him, don't bite him and don't pee on his feet til after he's delivered it, if that's what you're into ... then rip open your package and dive in and have zillions of fun.

If any of you live in a multi-pet home, you can sign up as a family, and mail just one package from all of you.

To avoid costly shipping charges and delays in the mail, we will do our best to pair up those living overseas, Mexico, etc.

Be sure to post lots and lots of pictures and videos so we can all see you skipping and jumping around and sniffing it all up and tearing at your new presents.

In the meantime, keep putting the word out about the Exchange and maybe post a little reminder on your blog, ok doggies? This is going to be the biggest feel-good event ever and I can hardly wait, can you?

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With all the excitement about the Exchange, I did manage to get a show in this weekend and I also found a big stick.

I'm in the middle of a three-day show and today I won a Best of Opposite Sex ribbon, which means ... oh never mind. Put it this way: I could have done better but I was way too frisky. Even Darling Emily couldn't calm me down. I think it's because I just couldn't concentrate on account of my mind is all dizzy with the Exchange. I tried to be elegant, but all I could think about in the ring was tearing open my goody package and eating all my new stuff up!
Also, the arena was real hot and I was thirsty in the ring and when I'm thirsty, I pant and my face goes all cock-eyed. Barry, my breeder, said if I didn't have my cock-eyed face on, I'd probably have won. The judge really liked me and he judges at Westminster so I'm very flattered. Maybe tomorrow ...

I had my cock-eyed face in the ring.

Later on, I went for a walk and found this huge stick - the biggest stick I ever dragged home. I made very quick work of it and now it looks like a pencil.

Then I started to eat my ribbon but I suddenly smelled hamburger patties cooking downstairs, so I changed my mind... I'm on the upstairs landing just outside the room where Mama keeps her computer. I'm guarding the room so no one comes and steals the Goody Exchange list.


Did you notice how shiny I am? And how white my vest and my socks are? Yup, I had a stinky bath on Friday... Bleh.


Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Chef! I'm out! I'm spreading the word! This is gonna be the best thing ever! Your instructions are so nice and clear...but I can so hear you screaming and howling with excitement! Woohoo! I can't wait!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Maggie & Mitch said...

We're in, Chef! This sounds like so much fun! We can't wait to see who we get to buy a pressie for!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Moco said...

Put my name in the hat. I would love to send Grammie out shopping for goodies. Maybe she could find some for us also. I will post about the exchange on my blog in the next day or two.

The Zoo Crew said...

The Zoo Crew is in.......woohooo!!!

Gunner said...

Hey Chef, you can count me in!
Surprise treats in the mail, whooo hoo!


BenTheRotti said...

I'm in Chef.. Like Mum needs an excuse to go shopping!!! hehehe

Ben xxxxx

Lorenza said...

Hi, Chef!
I want to participate too! Sure its going to be fun!
Kisses and hugs

Lola Smiles said...

oh, what the hey, Mom said I can join in too!! YAY!!! Can't wait!!

luv ya
Lola Smiles

Lacy said...

w00f's chef, nice to meeted u, count me in..and will post about it today...fank you verwy much..

b safe,
~rocky and company~

Peanut said...

Flash and I are in. Can we do it by ourselves so we both get our own package or do we have to do it together?

Mack said...

Me, me, me!!!!
Sounds like fun. My mom even bought my favorite toy today just to send to my goody pal (Hey..wait a minute...)
Anyhoo, I can't wait to see who I get!

PeeS: Those are some very handsome pics of you my boxer friend!

Moondance Huskies said...

Count us in too! Sounds like lots of fun! Rocky told me about it during chat.

Play bows,

Southbay Girl said...

Chef, Nice to meet you! my name is Velcro and i'd like to play the international goodie exchange! Sounds like fun!!!


Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Chef,
Snickers & I Butchy are in for the Goody Exchange! This will be lots of fun. Congratulations on your ribbon at the show. Bet your Mama was very proud of you. Have a great week!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

JB's Big World said...

Hi Chef,
T-bone is my new friend, so I came over to meet you. Can cats do the internationl gift exchange too? Can I? Can I? I am a good cat. My mom says I am sorta like a dog in a cat suit.

Anonymous said...

Hi Big Bro... thith ith your cat-thithter Beauty and Rugrat ith here too. We're thitting on top of your crate on your blankeee... hee hee... while you're upthtairth guarding Mama'th computer. We want to be part of da fun Exchange too, k Cheffie?

We want bling.
We want bling.

Tho put our nameth down on da litht
cutha JB ith on da litht and we wanna buy JB thomething, k Cheffie?

Thee ya downthtairth thoon, k Cheffie?

Your thithterth Beauty & Rugrat

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Hey buddy,

Firstly - count me and charlie in.We also don't mind sending overseas - we are pretty easy.

Secondly - email me and I will give you the link to sign up for The Bone Zone. We can also put it on the DWB news if you like ?

email -



Ferndoggle said...

Yes, yes, YES!!! We want to do the goodie exchange. How fun!

You can put us in 3 times if you want.

Sherman, Penny & LOla

Randi said...

Hey Chef!

I'd like my name in the hat too!

Sounds like lots of fun! Can't wait!'s my email address
in case you need to email me..

I supposed addresses will be exchanged once we know who we are buying gifties for!

Thanks Chef!

Love & Licks,

Noah the Airedale said...

Hi Chef
We let Beasley know but thought we'd pop over to you as well. We're in for the pressie exchange and looking forward to it.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Penny & Poppy said...

We're in, Chef, but we already told Beasley. We can't wait to see what kind of goodies we get. We also can't wait to see what our mom gets for somedog else!

Poppy & Penny

Moco said...

The boys Foley and Dawson want to be part of the exchange also. I had to open my big mouth and tell them all about it.

Jennifer said...

Chef, arooo roooo rooooo! We are in, in, in!! At least we sure do want to be. Please don't eat our names off the list or pee on the list where our names are and wash them away. We want to play too in this cool exchange!

Woofs and slobbers from your Newfie pals,
Bella and Gabriel

4xBs said...

hey Chef, we signed up on T-Bone's blog, but we wanted to say hi and check you out too. that goody exchange sounds too pawsome for words. and you are some kind of famous show dog. we're so impressed. we know a show poodle and she's all snooty and stuff, not down to earth at all like you are. hee hee. we are just goofers and Brody is a doofus.

life is good.


Moco said...

Grammie says that we can all have our own separate packages. "What is the purpose of working Moco, if you can't spend some of it on your friends." That is what she says.

Anonymous said...

Oh! I heard about this over at Candi's place. This sounds like fun! I love, love, love goodies. Can I play too? Please count me in!


Orable & Charlie said...

Hi Chef! Please count me in the goody exchange; I'm sure I can get my human to help me out!

-Charlie from Sydney, Australia
(P.S. nice bloggie)

Simba said...

I hope we are not too far away to join in.

Simba x


I wanna play too!!! Please, please...I love pressies.

I'm Mona from Texas and read all about your wonderful idea from a bunch of doggie bloggies.

We have a lot of the same friends...can we be friends too??

Mona & the Mommy too!!

The Brat Pack said...

Count us in too! We're excited!

We're going to add you to our friends if that's ok?

Tucker, Sam, Dot, Bear & Millie too

Trailboss said...

Won't be in the exchange this time, maybe next! You are such a beautiful boy. I'm glad you liked my two girls. I am sure that if they had the privilege of meeting you they would be so in love. Thanks for visiting my blog. I will mark you as a favorite because in my eyes every Boxer is a great dog. Your Mamma is right, Boxers are dogs that act human. I have had 5 in my life and I don't think I will ever have another breed.

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

well you won in our doggie book.

Hey Chef! this is so exciting we wanna pawticipate Put our name(s) in the hat woohoo

Great event love licks and waggin TX tails barking loud

Peanut said...

So are we only allowed the one package then? Mom got confused with your messages. She says she has no problem sending out two of them. It makes it more fun.

Pedro said...

Mom says I can get in on the gift exchange!


Gus and Louie said...

You can count us in.. We would love to exchange some goodies with one of our friends...

Big Hugs and Kisses
Gus and Louie

Rambo said...

Hi Chef the Boxer,
Just stopping by to sniff out your blog. It's pretty kool. I am Pedro the chihuahua's cousin Rambo and I live in California.

Amber said...

Hey there Chef, this is so very exciting! Count me in! :D

happy said...

Hi Chef, thanks for inviting. Count me in too (if I'm not too far away).

Congrats on your winning the ribbon! Way to go!

Mindy Lu said...

BARK!!! We are in!! Max is running circles as I type this! Mommy is one heck of a bargain shopper, so she can pack a lot of goodies for some lucky pack!

PS- you are one good looking boy! Canada raises pretty puppies! My mommie has some boxer friends in Washington!

-- Sasha the Princess

Liss said...

You are a cutie! My Pug Herbie, and his cat brothers Fatty and Nixon want to sign up as a family. How exciting what a great idea!

Gus and Louie said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes...

Big Hugs and Kisses
Gus and Louie

George said...

Wow - Yipee - Georgie Play Pass The Parcel?

Love & Georgeousness

Clover said...

I thought I posted a comment already but maybe I didn't... I would love to join the exchange too, please sign me up! Thanks!
Love Clover xo