January 16, 2012

Crabby Mondays...Mango Minster Entry

Hello Blogville!
Shelldon and Beachnut here with a very special edition of Crabby Monday to introduce our Mango Minster entry for the Adventure Animals category!  If you haven't checked out MM, click on it to see the full scoop.  You don't want to miss this fun-filled, action-packed event!

First, a little about us.  Here we are:
We are Hermit Crabs.
We live in a crabitat in Sarge's house.  It has two pools for us, one salt water and one fresh water.  We have a food bowl that "The Hands" keep full of tropical yummers for us.  We eat things like oranges, coconut, pecans, walnuts, salmon, tuna, peas, and we like to crunch on egg shells.  Speaking of shells, we grow, and as we do, we get too big for our current houses, so we pick a new, bigger shell and move into it.  I, Shelldon, already did this once since we moved here in November.  "The Hands" even got to see it!  That's kinda rare because we are mostly night critters.  We two girls get along pretty well.  Basically, we ignore each other and go about our crabby business.  We are very happy to be part of Blogville and we are looking forward to attending the upcoming Valentine's Day Dance with our date Turkle.  He's kinda dreamy and has a very handsome shell. 

Okay, now for the Adventure Animal part of the post.  We are small, but mighty!  Check this out:

That's me, Shelldon having a snack. 
Check out the claw work!
We fight with the big one (when we need to), but eat with the smaller one.  See it?

Now, this one is more adventurous. 
This is me, Shelldon hiking my way right through this big bush in my crabitat.

And this is me, Beachnut heading for some surfing in my fresh water pool!
I like to swim a lot.

This is me, Shelldon taking a plunge.

How about this uphill hike!

Shelldon here, playing the adventurous climber! That's my specialty. I love to climb and for my most daring feat, I like to clamp my claws on the glue seam in the corner of my crabitat and haul myself up, up, way, way up to the tippy top!
Half way there....
Woah...look at that air!

We also like to go rock climbing.

And we're not strangers to a bit of gaming either!
Crab craps anyone?!?

And you already saw our videos, but what could be more exciting than being
 famous and working in Hollywood?!?

So, there you go.  We think we are very adventurous considering our size and that we're girly girl grouches.  Crabby and all, we think we're pretty stiff competition and we're looking forward to the big event.  Thanks for following along and checking out our entry and our crabby thanks to Mango for hosting this amazing show for all of us.

Little Pinches,
Shelldon & Beachnut


Finn said...

Oh wow, it's very cool to see you guys moving around! I like that uphill climb, and they way you refer to "the hands." Too funny. Happy Monday!

Shawn said...

You are the crabbiest, most adventurous 'li cuties we have ever seen! Good luck!

Berts Blog said...

I was never one for crabs untilI met you two. I really love your climbing and moving video. ITs like, when you say you are going to accomplish something....YOU DO....
Watch out, here comes de crab.

Have a nice week

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Shelldon.. you were on the Talking Box???? Now how did I ever Miss THAT?
OMD you two are REAL adventurers fur SURE.
Gaming??? Do you ever play the SHELL game????

The Daily Pip said...

WHOA! That uphill hike was treacherous and WOW that rock climbing!! I am VERY impressed!

Your pal, Pip

Princess Jasmine said...

Wow, you two have some great adventures. I'm going to show Dory and Crush the bunnies here how much you get up. It might inspire them to do a bit more other than snuggling up together in the hutch. Well, I spose it is a bit chilly for them :)xx

3 doxies said...

Holy Cow...ya'll rock climb? I tried to climb a tree once but it didn;t work out so well.
I didn't realize crabs were so active and had such an adventerous side to 'em.


Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

Hope da Momma never sees fotos of you "away from home". Her would probably think BIG SPIDER and then her would faint.

Remington said...

That is cool, my friend!

Millie and Walter said...

Wow! I'm glad that Nina entered in the working stiff category. She would have a difficult time competing against those two.


GOOSE said...

You convinced me with the rock climbing. You two are adventurers.

Douglas said...

What pawesome adventures you have!


sprinkles said...

How can you tell the crabs are females?

I didn't realize that crabs were so active.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

You two have a great entry - lots of luck to you - very unique too. We loved learning more about you and seeing you off on all those fantastic adventures.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Dachshund Nola said...

You're a great entry girls!
Dachshund Nola

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We think you're very adventurous...and you eat with such good manners.

xXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Anonymous said...

Wow! I never knew that hermit crabs were so very much adventurous! I just figured that you would be all, "I'm a hermit. I'm gonna stay in my shell and not go out into the world." Guess you showed me! Good job and good luck in Mango Minster!

Wiggles & Wags,

Wyatt said...

Wow! We are barkless...we did not know that crabs lead such exciting lives! Just stay away from the Sushi Bars...heehee

Wyatt and Stanzie

Meeka said...

I'm facinated to see you guys in action. It's just like watching the discovery channel.

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Wow, real crabs on crabby! Great entry in da contest too:)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Anonymous said...

Wow you 2 "girls?" are really quite adventurous! I had no idea that carbs were so fury busy either!

Great pics and video too!

woos, Tessa

Lorenza said...

I can't believe you do all those adventurous things!
Great entry!
Good luck!
Kisses and hugs

Scrappy Angel said...

ok. i am quite impressed. with all of it, actually. the adventures. the swimming, the rock climbing, the starring in Hollywood.

You will win this. Bank on it.

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Wow.. You CAN climb really well! I'm impressed!


Unknown said...

You are a regular Thelma and Louise team girls. Wow that's most exciting adventures. Are you sure you don't live in at the Adam's family with the Thing. How creepy having hands take care of you. esch.


PS- cool that humans saw you move

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Shelldon and Beachnut. Wow you girls are fab. We didn't know crabs had so much life and adventure. Good luck with competition you crabbie little cuties. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Dexter said...

Have you considered agility?


Bassetmomma said...

Wow! That is pretty cool! Kinda creepy, but cool! LOL!

Zona said...

I LOVED your video submission! What a great entry! I've got my paws crossed for you... not that I'm biased or anything. BOL!


Bicontinental Dachshund said...

This is a wonderful crabby entry!

Alien said...



Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Wow, amphibians and crustaceans competing in the same category - with dogs and cats and a horse! This is for sure the most integrated, diverse category in all of MM. You ladies are fascinating. How do you get your replacement shells as you grow? Do 'The Hands' supply a selection? And we are really impressed at Shelldon's efforts to escape the confines of your crabitat entirely; now that takes guts and an adventurous spirit. Best of luck in the competition.

Jed & Abby

TimberLove said...

hmmm, you two have some crazy nommers, play bows,


Road Dog Tales said...

We think you're a sure thing for Most Adventurous! Really! It's EASY to be adventurous in the great outdoors, but YOU TWO have some crazy adventures right in your own crabitat! Now THAT'S ADVENTUROUS!

The Road Dogs

The Army of Four said...

Wowzers! This judging thing is going to be so hard....
Anyway, hi, I'm Zim, one of the judges for the Adventure Animal category in MM. I just wanted to swing by and say hi and wish you good luck!
Play bows,

Unknown said...

How did I miss this postie? Stoopid Google Reader.

Anyways........I am highly impressed at your crabby adventures! Who knew?!?! Next thing we know, you two girls will be out hiking with Shawnee!
MangoMinster sure has a wide variety of competitors this year! BOL! Good luck!

Unknown said...

PeeS Sarge. My momma was investigating the Blogger comment issues. The Help Forum had a suggestion that we changed a setting on our bloggie. See if you can comment on mine now. If it worked, we will issue a PSA fur everybuddy

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Wow, we are very pleased to make your acquaintance, you are the first crabs we have conversed with, and it was very interesting to learn about you.

Sagira said...

That is a great entry. I hope you guys win! :)

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

We are big fans of Marcel The Shell...Wondering if you 2 are any relation to him? He always makes us laugh and we think you are pretty funny (AND adventurous!) too. Good luck in MM2012!!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

We hadn't really considered hermit crab ladies as adventure animals, but boy are we ever wrong! That climbing is WAY adventurous! Good luck!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Mumsie has tears in her eyes as she is a hoooge CRUS TACHE E ON lover.....AWESOME POST....

Like totally brillant...

XXOO Miss Lacie Teacakes

2browndawgs said...

You are very adventurous. Best of luck to you.