Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Aftermath

Well, we made the front page of the local paper which is not a good thing because peoples are all driving by and stopping and saying, "oh look at that!" Get away!

Its probably best that Momma was at work because the pictures from the paper are kind of scary.

Its like a movie fire, huh? Momma had to be escorted up the driveway by one of the firefighters when she got home because she was all dorked out. I think she was hoping for Denis Leary, but she said the local guy was just as nice.

Once I ascertained that the house was OK, I set about assigning Pee-Wee and myself to guard duty to make sure nobody got in. A nice policeman did come in to meet me (guess he couldn't resist the opportunity of being at the actual Mango estate).

The news paper even posted a movie...


You can see here that the barn is close to the garage and house, so we are lucky that nothing else was damaged.
Master is very sad because he lovingly built the barn himself with the help of a couple of his friends and my brother, Jake. He had it all tricked out like a woodworker's dream come true, but its all gone now. The fire marshals stayed for over four hours, but they still can't figure out how it started.

See the burned up box on the bench? That was our new TV cabinet which he had just finished. It used to be very pretty, but I don't think it will match our living room decor anymore.
I let Momma practice piling shoes on me. It made her smile.


On a happier note, the Mango Minster prizes arrived, so now we just have to get to the post office. We'll let you know when they are in the mail.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. Thanks to my pals who pee-mailed me directly because blogger was eating their comments yesterday. Hope its better now.

45 comments:

Deetz said...

WOE
I am just glad you are all safe! Fire is very scary. I sure hope they find out how it started. Very sad, but your lives are more important and maybe you can help your dad rebuild it. I am so sorry that this happened
Deetzy

Heather and Pumpkin said...

Oh Mango, that is scary! I am so glad you are safe.

xoxo
Pumpkin

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

OH MY DOG! We are so glad you are all ok! How scary. Mom says to tell your mom she would have been a mess too (she once had a housefire where everyone was ok, but most of her stuff got ruined)
Sooo glad y'all are ok.
(Hmmm has that little labradude ever been caught playin with matches??? You know how those young kids can be ;)
Mom also says, she hasn't heard an accent like that since they lived in Bedford, Mass when she was a kid!
Hugs
Sunny&Scooter
pee ess-you know we were kidding about dexter. he would never do such a thing. an attempt at comic relief! Jamie

pam said...

Oh Mango we are so sorry. Thank goodness you had your Shamrocks to cheer up your mom.

Bobo and Meja the Sharpei puppies

Joey said...

Oh Mango, I'm so sorry about your barn. In the pictures, I can tell it's the nicest barn I've ever seen. What an awful and scary thing! You just never know what's going to happen. I'm so glad you're all right, and also that your comments are working again. (Those shoes on you...oh, Mango!)

Your pal,
Joey

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We are sooooo glad you doggies and hoomans are okay! But we are very sad about the barn! Our dad is a woodworker so he feels your Master's pain!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

coopercreek said...

Mango, I tried to leave a comment for your momma yesterday, but blogger didn't take it. I'm just so glad that you and Pee Wee and momma and master are all okay, and the house is okay, too. Sorry, to hear of the loss of the beautiful barn and all master's workshop stuff and the new TV stand, but fortunately those things can be replaced over time, but Mango and PeeWee can't.

Cyber hugs,
Laura, Cooper, Carly and Lexi

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

OMD!

I was sooo skhared last night when I saw your post!

I bet woo two were soooo furry brave!

Thank dog it didn't happen during MANGO Minster 2009!

The smoke would have gotten in THE KHREATURE'S HAIR and the poor firemen would have left rather than listen to HER!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: THANK WOO fur fixing your khomment option!

Puglette said...

oh gosh! how frightening! i am so glad you are all ok. what an awful sight to come home to. mango, you are such a sweetie helping cheer mom up by being a shoe stand.
hugs,
puglette
:o)

The Army of Four said...

Been trying to leave a message; maybe this will be the one that goes through.
We are so thankful you're OK. What a nightmare!
Love,
Ammy

dewdana said...

Holy cow! That is some serious drama! Could the hounds see it all happening? I bet they could at least smell it and hear the commotion. Verrrry scary for sure. Very sad about all of Master's hard work and tools up in smoke. I am sure it feels much more personal than if someone else had built it all.
Anywho... glad you are all hanging in there. Blogger did try to eat my comments 3 times but I tried a 4th time from my inedible apple phone and it worked!

Noah the Airedale said...

Bloody hell maties. That is so awful for you. It could have been so much worse too. Thank dog you're all ok. D is freaked just watching that video.
Mango, you're the best piling those shoes on yourself to cheer up your mum.
By cripes we've been having problems leaving a message on your blog. All day yesterday D tried but it wouldn't let her.
So we sent you an email to make sure you were ok.

tailwags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy x

Ludo van puppy said...

Ooh, I tried to post earlier bout the fire but comments wasn't working. You poor barn and Master being sad. It so super scary, I is so glad nobody was hurt!

You make a good shoe rack though.
~lickies, Ludo

The J.A.Z Pack! said...

Oh my goodness Mango! We are so glad you are safe and that your home and mastiff mobile weren't affected! Extra loves and smooches to your parents are in definate order.

The J.A.Z. Pack

Randi said...

OH MY DOG MANGO & PEEWEE & MOMMA & MASTER...

we are still in such shock looking at these awful pics...but still so very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very
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THANKFUL that you are all OK...

OH...so scary.

Lots of Love & LIcks,
Randi

Jamie said...

Thank Dog you all are OK. I bet it was a little scary for the dogs and humans. We tried to wish you guys well yesterday but had trouble with blogger too. We were concerned about you. Take Care.

The Labragals

Eduardo said...

I can't believe this happened! I'm so sorry! My Mommy's heart is full of pain for y'all! The pictures are so scary! OMD! We just wish we could give you hugs & hugs & HUGS!
I hope Mango continues to cheer y'all up! He's the coolest dude ever!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrrr Mango
Sorry that is so not cool Harrr. Glad to hear you and peewee are safe Harrrr. Also yer people Harrr. Glad nothing else be burnt down Harrrr. Fire is scary Harrr. Yer Cap'n is glad everybody is safe Harrrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

We are SOOO glad you all are safe! How scary! I hope they figure out what started the fire.
Hugs,
Sitka

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are soooo glad that fire didn't reach the house and that you're all okay.

Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

We have been trying to send you a message, but Blogger wouldn't let us & then we sent you an email & that was all jumbled...

We just wanted you to know we are thinking about you & we are sooo glad you are all OK...

Get some rest...This must have been a terrible ordeal for all of you...

Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family...

Abby & her Mom xxxooo

The Daily Echo said...

Oh Mango! Those pictures are absolutely terrifying! What a shame about Dad's tools.
ECHO

Ruby Bleu said...

Hey Mango and PeeWee...
I tried to comment yesterday, but blogger was being mean to me. I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy you are all ok. That looked SO scawie...SO scawie.

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Lady Kaos said...

Holy Cow! I'm so glad you guys are okay!!! My Mom probably would have had to be escorted up the driveway like your Mom. She gets all freaked out and woozie when stuff like that happens. I'm sorry the barn was so bad, but I'm very happy the firemen got there in time to make sure it didn't go any further.
Hugs to all of you!!!!!!!
Kaos

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, how awful this is! Mom is just sick for all of you!
We're so happy that you're all safe but we feel so badly!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Eric said...

Crickey that was sooo scary to see.You poor dogs must have been frightened. I'm so sad for your leggededs. That beautiful barn and all your Dad's lovely collection and hardwork,gone just like that. Hope they can find out the cause.

Blogger now working on your posts hooray!

Wags, Eric xx

Shmoo said...

Mango MAN! Those are some very scary pictures of fire. My human woman is drooling, she has a thing about firemen... what? What human woman? I'm not saying anything too revealing, don't worry. Anyhoo, I'm still glad all of you are safe.

Meeshka

Niamh said...

I go away for two days and look what happens. I am so glad you and Dexter and you people were safe. But you poor barn and all the tools. I am sorry. It must have been scary.

Your friend,
Niamh

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
Yesterday when I saw your post I was really scared!
I am so happy you two are ok!
I understand your dad being sad for loosing all his things.
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Amber and Nala said...

That does look SCARY! I am soooo glad you all are ok but am sorry about the beautiful barn and tv stand. :( How frightening! What a good boy to let your Momma practice piling shoes on you.

Love,
Nala

Asta said...

Mango
Twust you to cheew up youw pawents wif youw calm hoogeness..I'm so vewy sowwy that this happened to youw family. but so gwateful fow youw safety and that the fiwe didn't spwead to the house..It must have been a dweamy place, and I bet it will be again
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Coco said...

that is so scary, and as sad as it is, i am so greatful that that is the only damage that happened.

Puppy Kisses,

Coco - The Princess

Joe Stains said...

omdog that is the scariest thing ever!! I promise Tanner was NO WHERE NEAR Massachusetts, so he was not to blame.

We are so glad you guys are ok!

Stanley said...

Mango!

SO GLAD you guys are all okay, but bummer on the workshop. It sounds like it was a carpenter's dream come true.

Just on a side note, what language was that fireman speaking on the video, anyway? I totally could have used subtitles.

Goober love & smooches,
STanley

tnbullterrors said...

Oh Mango, that's very scary!! We're sure glad you & yer brother & yer Mama & yer Master weren't hurt! DawgMom says fire is one of her biggest fears & she would have passed plum out if she had come home & seen that! So glad yer ok!!

Feather, Darla & Pappy

tnbullterrors said...

Oh yeah, DawgMom says we can use the 'puter tonight to update our blog too, she's been real stingy with it since the new foster Bullie girl got here, you think you got it bad with Pee Wee! Sheesh! this new girl is a real mess! You'll see!

Feather, Darla & Pappy

Christina said...

That looks super scary! So glad you and your family are SAFE!

-Pruett & Daphne
gsdadventures.com

wally said...

WOW! That is one scary fire. I am so so so happy that it was just the barn and not the Mango Mansion. Your dad must be so talented to make such cool stuff. Sniff.

wally t.

Toffee said...

We just heard about the fire chez Mango and are grateful that you are all safe.

We are sorry that your dad is sad...hey! that rhymes!...but again so happy that no one was hurt (plus you got to meet some cool firemen)

love,
toffee
xo

pee-ess: would you ever be interested in a get together with us and Agatha and Archie?

Murphy Dogg said...

Holy crap, Mango! Thank dog you guys are all okay! I'm sorry your dad is bummed out about his barn, but I'm sure you and Pee Wee are doing a fantastic job of keeping his and your mom's spirits up.
C-ya,
Murphy Dogg

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh Mango, we are so sorry to hear about your barn. Momma got all upset when she first saw the pictures because she thought it was your house. Thank goodness it didn't spread to your home! We are glad you are all safe & okay. XX-BabyRocketDog and Hootie

Martha Basset said...

Scary scary pictures, thank goodness you are all ok!
take care
Martha & Bailey xx

Chef said...

Now we can see how close your house and garage are to the barn. Thank goodness the fire was put out in time. I bet your Papa will build a beautiful new barn and a TV cabinet again in no time. Keep letting the folks pile their shoes on your back if it cheers them up, Mamgoman. You're a very good boy to allow that.

xox
Chef

Saint Lover said...

Wow that is horrific! Im so glad the dogs are ok. Geez I though my kitchen fire was bad... eeek.

Big Hugs!

Sami & Baylee said...

Mango, I am so sorry to hear about what happened to your barn. It was a very nice barn and one of the nicest I have seen.

xoxoxox Baylee