Sunday, March 30, 2008

Putting Pee-Wee to Work

Momma and Master still have the sickies and things are getting pretty lean around here. First off, I only went walkies twice all week and even though yesterday was Mango day, we did not go to the dog store and I fear we are running low on treats. Then of course I get stuck minding pee-wee which is NOT FAIR!

During my morning meditation on the observation deck, I came up with a GREAT IDEA!
Why does it have to be all fun with junior? Maybe I can occupy him by putting him to work (and save myself the effort of having to move too much at the same time). I came up with a list of Dexter appropriate duties and sent him on his way.

Assignment one. Secure the perimeter.

I think this should be his permanent job, because I can't examine the interior of the chimney pipes as well as he can.

Assignment two. Start preparing the vegetable beds. Need to stir up all the dirt.Assignment three. Pruning the bushes. As you can see, I have been hard at work removing unsightly stickies from this bush, but there is still a lot left to do.

Delegation is good!To be honest, he worked very hard, so as a reward, I started teaching him the MANGO STARE! He's a quick study.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


Mack said...

What a brillant plan! Make him earn his keep! uh oh hope Mom doesn't read this...

Peanut said...

Oh yeah that's good. He needs to do some work.

Joe Stains said...

he sure is getting big, soon he will be able to handle even bigger jobs. you are a good teacher and motivator!

Randi said...

OH Mango! Your little labradude Dexter is getting big! & its a brilliant idea to have him start his can delegate while you are still in meditation & now even have to break your ZEN!

Love & Licks,

Amber-Mae said...

He's got a LOT to learn!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie & Mitch said...

Dexter is growing like a weed! Look how big he is already! We think it's time he got put to work! Good thinkin', Mango!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sophie Brador said...

Woah Mango man! He's got the look down. It's almost as if he's a chip off the old block.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
Good job putting Dexter to work!
I love your last picture.
You are a great teacher and he is a very good student!
Kisses and hugs

Sami said...

Oh My Mango Man, how I just luv your stare. No intruders will come on your observation deck with that stare! What handsome eyes you have!

Lovie Dovie Girl,

Kirby said...


You are such an excellent big brother! Dexter is so lucky to have someone like you to help him grow up right. Way to put him to work. I should get a little one to take some of the work off of me. He he!

Your pal,

Chef said...

Wow. Your own personal slave. Mango, you got the moves, dude. Good help is real hard to find, so train that little man well and you're set for life !!

Love, Chef

Abby and Jack said...

We love the Mango stare! Keep up the good work teaching Silly Ears Cracker Dog his household duties!

Jack and Abby

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...


Good job on putting "pee-wee" to work! He's starting to look a little bigger though, he may not be able to secure the perimeter much longer!

I will rest up tonight so I can store up some awesome energy and send some intense ESP to your humans!

They owe you big next Saturday!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Girl Girl Hamster said...

You sure are a very good teacher Mango

~ Girl girl

Cassidy said...

Me bets Dexter can't fit in those chimney pot thingies much longer, tee hee! big Harry teached me perimeter duties first too!

Cassidy x

babyphat523 said...

What an awesome photo of you and Dex doing the Mango Stare! Love it! :) Are you 2 runway models from the last Lagerfeld show? You sure do know how to strike a pose!

The Zoo Crew said...

you gotta teach 'em young! good going ;)

Noah the Airedale said...

Yep he's got the Mango stare down pat!!!!

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Ike said...

He's a pretty good worker for a wee one.

MJ's doghouse said...

oh are an aweesome teacher..i am sorry i havent been around has a new computer and she hasnt quite figured things out yet...but you keep up the good work...

Amber said...

Hi Mango and Dexter! Great photos!

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

The Mango Stare.

To this point in time we have only been familiar with the Mumsie Pointer's horrible...sure to bring the worst dog to its knees...

It never dawned on us we could do a STARE....

Off to practice.

Scruffy and Babystan

wally said...

Good job! I think child labor laws are entirely unnecessary. Your brother is cute. Still no Mango Man, though!


Agatha and Archie said...

Brilliant!!! You are an excellent mentor!! He even has the stare down!! Love A+A