Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Home Sick

Momma had to stay home from work today with the sickies so since she isn't feeling so hot, I have to take extra responsibility for pee-wee. Like tellin him when its time to get up for breakfast.

Is he gone?

After breakfast, I took the little guy out for some action in the backyard. He's really getting the hang of eating grass!

So I thought everything was cool and we came back in. I was helping Momma do her work email when all of a sudden I hear KA-BAM! The next sound I heard wasn't yip, yip, yip, so I wasn't much concerned that anybody had hurt their small and annoying selves.

Oh man! How did this happen? Chair on the floor, coat on the floor, pillow on the floor, Dexter on pillow, Dexter biting pillow!Dexter biting nasty dog walking coat. Who can blame him, really, the whole thing is totally encrusted with Mango slime and fur, plus there are usually liver treats in the pocket. Given that Dexter apparently still required exercise and that Momma was feeling like crap she resorted to letting him go off on a water jug.

Which seemed to do the job, because he konked out and why he can't meditate like a normal dog is beyond me. Must be some new age relaxation techniques that they teach the kids these days.

I, on the other hand, meditate with my leggies arranged in perfect symmetry showing that I have achieved a state of oneness with the universe.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


Deetz said...

My mumma had a hard time making my own picture of me wishing on the star....mum said she has a migraine now...sounded bad. I sure hope your mumma gets to feeling better soon. Airedale kisses to her. Asta is such a cutie, so I couldn't disappoint her shooting star wish, but you let your mumma get better before she works on the wish....I understand.
your lil friend

Abby and Jack said...

Hey Mango!

Don't be bummin! We know how you feel missin holidays. We missed Christmas entirely because we were visiting relatives and Mommy didn't bring her camera! Bad Mommy! We were glad to see that you were being so responsible and taking care of pee-wee when your mommy wasn't feeling so well. You are such a good older (and huge) brother!

Jack and Abby

The Zoo Crew said...

i'm sure YOU would never bark at the water jug, would you? how big is your bro now?

kai (waiting for willow)

Sophie Brador said...

ha ha! Little squirt is pretty funny, but he's not looking quite as little as he was. Did he have a bit of a growth spurt? I remember when I was that little. I would have loved a relentlessly huge Mango to show me the ropes.

Hope your mom feels better soon.


babyphat523 said...

Baby Dex likes to meditate like Chums, all splayed and on their backs. Puppies sure are funny. :)
Hope Mum is feeling better soon so she can intervene and take over the munchkin monitoring duties again, so you can have time to catch up on your beauty rest!

Mack said...

Wow Dex is getting big!

He was going after that water bottle huh?!!

You are such a big (no pun intended) helper. I know your mom is glad she has you to look after little brother!

PeeS: I hope she gets to feeling better soon!

Maggie & Mitch said...

What a nut case Dexter is sleeping underneath his bedding! You need to teach him not to be afraid of a silly old plastic bottle, Mango! We sure hope your mom feels better soon!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Joe Stains said...

woah, dexter sure is special. I'd be checking him daily for the emergence of his doofus dot! I hope your Mom feels better soon!

Agatha and Archie said...

Well water jugs can be potntially dangerous.One never know when it will attack you, Hope your Mum feels better soon Love A+A

jen. said...

Ohhh Mango-dude.... Bu Here. My momma put a stupid hat on me today -- but it was worth it because *gasp* I got junk food and she's promised me a bullystick (which thanks to YOU I now have the pleasure of!) Too bad about the little-squirt and everyone saying how cute he is. My momma saw some like dexter the other day at the daycare and threatened to bring one home. I can't believe her. I just stepped over them very delicately and looked for food. Hope that your momma feels good soon -- do you ever get to sleep on the couch with her??? I got to sleep on the couch with my momma on Sunday, well, that's not so unusual, but she let me curl up right beside her (though she kept saying I was on TOP of her) Ahhh nothing like a good sleep on the couch with the ones you love. Grace2you, Bu.

Kirby said...

Hi Mango,

You are the best big brother. Taking care of Dexter when your Mom is sick. Such a good boy. Dexter sure looks to be a handful, I don't know how you handle all the work. Good thing you have the water jug to entertain and konk him out. He he!

Your pal,

Ferndoggle said...

That crazy little Dexter...reminds me of a certain little white dog I had to raise.


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

Oh Mango...that pic of you meditatin' was poetry in very slow motion. Your ying and yang are so balanced it's like twins on a seesaw. You must be exhausted tryin' to keep up with the little whipper snapper!! We like to fight with laundry detergent bottles too...just make sure they are well rinsed. We bit a hole in one once and dripped soapie all over the carpet. Didn't go over well.

Spring will come soon, Mango. Wait till the pup sees how much fun it is to POUNCE on a dandelion...they spring up and hit ya in the face!!!

Sudsy barks,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango Man!
I hope your mom is feeling better now.
My mom says that she'd love to see Dexter playing all day long! He is so funny! And he has a very interesting way to sleep!
Kisses and hugs

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh.. you sure are a good big brother to tell Dexter to get up for breakfast and keep an eye on him

~ Girl girl

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Sorry to hear that your mom is feeling icky...maybe some kisses will make her feel better! Make sure that your slime is under control before you do that though!

I hear you got tagged with me! I bet I know what you will wish for! Could it possibly be something along the lines of silencing Dexter? Don't wish anything too drastic...he reminds me of, well, me!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Peanut said...

Glad that water jug was there to wear the little guy out.

MJ's doghouse said...

wow mango..you loook so comfy on that bed...on the floor...you did good looking after that baby ...i am so glad you were nice to him...i know that some times it is difficult to be nice to little furry things...but we do what we can...

Amber-Mae said...

Dexter sure can bark a lot! What a notty boy to pull that blankie off that chair...Good thing all the activity made him sleepy.

Love licks,
Slid Gold Dancer

Noah the Airedale said...

Hiya Mango,
Poor little guy was scared of the waterjug...was that your idea to push it around hee hee. Hope your mum feels better soon though it's good when they stay home.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Harry said...

I think Cassidy and Dexter would get on great. They both have great amusement with plastic bottles and both sleep with their tails poking out, silly pups!

Toodle pip
Harry x