Thursday, January 8, 2009


For those of you who are interested, my new dog beds are from the Mammoth dog bed company. My particular beds are finished with the chocolate canvas covering which is supposed to be machine washable, but I think Momma is going to put a drool cover on over it.

So, here at the estate, we sometimes get phone calls from the Robot Police. They tell us if some human pup has gone missing or if there is some other town alert going on. Last night, the Robot Police called to say the streets had all frozen and the peoples should stay inside. I was most disturbed. ICE IS BAD! Ice is kryptonite to the Mango.
Momma bought these ice shields from LLBean.They slipped over her booties so that she could walk on the ice without falling on her butt.

She took the Pee-Wee out for walkies and reported back that the icy things "did the trick" and while she wouldn't win any races, they did make it possible to at least walk around. I begged her to let me try them, but she said they were not suitable for my large heeless footies. I was so dejected.The Pee-Wee didn't help matters. He was all like, "nah, nah, nah, Mango can't walk on ice, ha ha."Look at my yard! The whole thing has a layer of ice and I just cannot navigate myself around. I recall all too well how just one short year ago I twisted my ankle trying to execute a turn in just these conditions and had to hobble around on three leggies.I confiscated the retrieving dumbbell lest the squirt get it into his head that we needed to play keep away zoomies.He is so reckless, all skidding around and doing flips on the ice. I think he is actually made of rubber.At least the ice is good to eat. Chomp, chomp, chomp.Oh yeah, and Momma's work friend's doggie went us some foodables.Mmmmm....I sure hope we get a thaw soon.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


Even I don't like ice messing with my fur wheel drive!

The snakhkies look yummers!

I hope woo got some sun on Thursday - we did!


Niamh said...

Do you like you new bed yet Mango? I think staying cuddled up on the bed sounds like a better idea than slip sliding all over the ice and twisting your ankle again. Take care.

Your friend,

Technodoll said...

Oooo we have a bed from Mammoth too! Well, Maika has a bed. It's huge and pretty wonderful :-)

Be careful on that treacherous ice... the bigger the dog, the harder the fall.

Trust us, we know! :-(


your akita buddies

The OP Pack said...

Ouchees are so not fun - do be careful out there, Mango. Mom is headed to to check out those foot thingies. Hope woo get some warm sun soon.

Woos, the OP Pack

Tibby said...

Hi Mango!
I hope the ice melts soon so you won't slip and slide around! Me and my owner girl thought we were at an ice skating rink when she took me out to go potty the other day! She almost fell on her behind!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
Better stay inside! I don't want you to get hurt!
Kisses and hugs

Sami & Baylee said...

Mango, I am glad you had the sense to stay in away from that ice. Sami has very sensitive feet and has to wear these shoes when it is snowy and icey here cuz her feet will crack and bleed. We big dogs are tough and made for snow! Hee hee! We have a little snow here but it is not staying but the cold weather is! Mommy had to thaw after going to the barn with Allie today and she even rode Justice in the indoor arean today but the wind was blowing so hard and her footies froze she said.

Love you xoxoxox Baylee boo

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Mango...

That silly ice is sure makin' itself inta a nuisance this year.....we got some too but nothin' like ya did...snowed taday too.....gee it just makes us long fer Spring all the more....

Dewey Dewtser here.....

Stanley said...


Watch out, man! I don't want to see those svelte legs of yours sustaining ANY injuries. My girl has something like that, except they're all rubber & have metal things on the bottom. She's all steady on her feet while I'm spinning my wheels.

Keep that Labradude in line, please. He's trying to whip you up into some type of vortex by all his circular cavorting. Be careful!

Goob love,

Maggie and Mitch said...

We have too much ice at our house too, Mango! Mom is going to check out those special ice shoooes! Thank you for the heads-up!
Happy birthday to Dexter! We hope he has a most wonderful day today!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Aniemother said...

I hope the ice won't be mean to you for much longer. We laughed hard at peewee being made of rubber!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Dexter! Be careful in all that ice!

Your friend,

Amber-Mae said...

Interesting pink thingies! Looks like one of those nylon bone chewies. Hehehe!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Peanut said...

hopefully the ice goes away soon

Peanut said...

Hey Dexter I saw today is your birthday. Happy Birthday little labradude. said...

Be careful on that ice! It can be pretty tricky.

Happy birthday Pee Wee. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Dozer and Coop said...

Mango - Take care of yourself! We are in the flood zone and they have closed down highways all around us. Dad cannot even get to Seattle to check on our cousins! But ice is worse! We're pulli' for ya and PipSqueek

Love, Dozer

Abby and Jack said...

Wow Mango! Your yard is sure nasty looking. At least your fur is short and you don't get ice chunks cauge in your toes like I do!


with love, Madison said...

We are hoping for a thaw for you, too, otherwise, come and stay with us for the winter! Ice is terrible and H-Mom hates the feeling that she is going to wipeout, but guess what? She is a good ice skater, not a good ice WALKER. We can't imagine what Madison would do -- well, yes, we can, and it is very very silly!

Asta said...

Pleez be caweful..I don't want you huwt..don't listen to the pee wee don't wun awound on the ice..I hope it gets melted soon
smoochie kisses

Randi said...





Love & Licks,
Your Cougar

Tibby said...

Hi Mango & Dexter!
I wanted to wish Dexter a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I made him a special card! Stop by my blog to pick it up!

Lady Kaos said...

Mom needs to get some of those. She has a different style of one, but she can't get them put on by herself and then they make her walk really funny - more funny than normal that is. Our snow was almost gone until it started snowint a little bit ago again and it look slike I'll get to play in the snow again tomorrow!

Joe Stains said...

sheesh Mango dude, between the ice and the new beds, you must be ready for a good long meditation session. I hope it thaws soon.

Puglette said...

hi mango, would you please ask your mom to let me know what those pink shoe thingys are called so i can get some? i fell on the ice twice! just these past few weeks and hurt my hip. i would love some of those!
thank you very much!

Dannan and The Girl said...

I'm with ya, Mango - ice is terrible! Glad you found a use for it, though!

It's finally getting warm enough up here for a dog to get some outside time. Not too long at a time, because my ears get cold and The Girl is a worrywart, but it's still time outside. We don't have ice like you do, thank Dogness!