Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Several Unrelated Topics

Topic #1 Snow

Yes, we got more snow yesterday! I was so disappointed that I didn't even want to go outside.

Topic #2 Names

I'm unclear on what point Pee-Wee was attempting to make with his little rant on Sunday. After all A$%hole is clearly a term of endearment since I get called that much more than him! Sometimes Momma calls me a Slimy F&*$ing Thing as in the sentence "Get away from me you Slimy F&*$ing Thing" most frequently uttered after I have refreshed my large and thirsty self from the water bowl.

This term of endearment means "come over here and give me some love." To which I am happy to comply by putting my face as close to Momma as possible until she squeals with delight, "EW EW EW!" For some reason, she enjoys these attentions even more when she is wearing the "dry clean only" clothes. Go figure.

Topic #3 Barn and Tools

Master went upstairs in the barn to see if there was anything left, but he said most of the stuff up there was melted. You can sort of see him under the peak of the roof, but there is a smudge on the camera lens. Cleaning the camera lens has been added to "the list" which means it will actually happen sometime in 2012.
To cheer himself up, Master went tool shopping. You tool geek moms and dads will like this.
He got a whole bag full of hand tools.

Plus a manly new tool belt.

And best of all, a DeWalt fun pack!

Topic #4 Ticks

Consider this Mango's Public Service Announcement to all doggies in Master Chew Sits. Time to pull out the Frontline.

The icky tickies have already emerged.

Topic #5 Spring Fever

Sunday was pretty warm and most of the snow melted. Our estate still harbored a little ice river on the shady side.

But the usual bitey face part of the yard was all clear and to be honest, I was feeling a little giddy from the warm weather.

Yes, friends, the Mango was actually RUNNING! And the squirt was levitating!

Notice the most advanced leg placement in this photo! I am ready to dance with the stars!

Pee-wee was so energized that he decided to forgo the observation deck stairs to practice his labraleaps. Hmmm... somebody's butt is looking a bit broad...

Check out my strange googly eye. Momma says I am like a great white shark whose eyes roll back into his head as he sinks his teeth into his hapless prey (you can bigify to see the full effect).

Mango Man, Oh yeah!

P.S. Topic #6 TV Mystery
We believe we have isolated the source of the TV problem to a defective outlet box. Such a fuss.


dewdana said...

Moose's eyes roll back in his head right be fore he grabs his kibble jug and I think he looks like a shark too! I am a tool-geek wannabe and totally jealous of your master's new tools. He deserves a big mess o tools IMO!
Moose + Dana + TeddyNo
p.s. I wonder if the smudge on the lens is the work of Slimy F&*$ing Thing? ;-)

pam said...

I have the same problem with my mommy when I get a big drink. She says cause I have such big lips I slobber. I don't know what slobber is but I think it's come kiss me please.

Bobo the Sharpei puppy.

Petey said...

Those tools might have well been hieroglyphics as far as Mommy is concerned. She thought one might be a manicuring implement but that was it.

You fellas are definitely putting the "spring" into Spring Fever! Woo Hoo! But seeing that scary eye trick makes me a bit nervous about possibly meeting you this summer. I'm pretty fast, I might be able to run right under PeeDexterWee and get away!

Your pal,


Ludo van puppy said...

Very informative update Mango, I feels all caught up. I thought ohno about the snow, but then I seed that it melted, you kept us in suspense!
BOL! I think your google eye be a bit scary there!
~lickies, Ludo

Dozer and Coop said...

Mango! You scared Mum half out of her wits (she retained the other half) with your picture with the whites of your eyes! She said you remind her of something from the Exorcist which is a movie Mum won't let us watch because she says we "will get ideas". I think it is always good to get ideas, don't you?

PS: Your brother needs Jenny Craig and then a butt-nectomy. Does the term Lard-A** mean anything to you?

BOL! Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

Asta said...

Mango so many things to think about..I love youw pictoowes of youw enewgized self wif Pee Wee..and I'm glad youw Mom appweciates youw slimy kisses..it'a aways nice to get a good weaction..cleawly , she wants mowe welentlessly hooge love fwom you. Youw Dad's new stuff made daddi get all weak kneed wif jelliness..I'm glad he was able to weplace some of his stuff
smoochie kisses

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


My head is spinning from that post!

Mom likes the idea of the DeSteve, DeSummii, DeBen Fun Pakhk!

I agree, I wasn't sure of PeeWee's point on Sunday!

But if he truly prefers being khalled DekhkStir, sure thing!


The OP Pack said...

Woo gave a lot of topics to mull over. The googly eye was scary, the tools are all Greek to us, the snow - uhhh, what's snow? The HuDad here hates it when we rest our freshly quenched mouths on his pants leg.

So do woo ever call your Dad Handy Manny when he wears his manly tool belt?

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Gus said...

We think your dad made a great first step in replacing his tools, and we bet he feels good about it. Now about 49ter more and he will have what he "needs" to replace what he lost.

And Dexter/PeeWee certainly does look substantial.


Randi said...

Hi Mango...

first - I want to see a pic of either you or Little Dexter Labradude wearing that MANLY tool belt.

secondly...my momma can biggify the pics! needless to say, she will be spending mass amounts of time doing that on your bloggy.

thirdly...in the last pic, your forehead is quite amazing...you have a gravity induced wrinkle, extra lap of forehead fur that amazingly leaped outta your head!


Love & Licks,

Niamh said...

You would win the scary eye contest for sure with that googly eye Mango. Glad to see that you are making pee wee run his butt off.

I bet your master will enjoy all those tools.

Your friend,

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Mango my hero,
Congrats on the March Awesome Blog Award, you well deserve it!
In the last picture, right after I bigified it, my heart skipped a few beats, man, it looked scary in full effect!
And Dexter in the next to last picture, look like he was on potty training. Your dad is cool, his tools reminded me of Home Improvement show before!
It's always wonderful to read your funny posts, Mango man.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
You made a post covering serveral subjects!
Your Master must be very happy with his new tools!
I was scared seeing your picture in full effect!
Kisses and hugs

I got your package today. THANK YOU SO MUCH! The medal is beautiful and the treats yummy! Thanks!

Kirby said...

Hey Mango! Dad is so jealous of all of Masters new tools. He's just starting off on 'being handy', so his tool box is still quite small. Mom found a tick the other day, so she's happy I stay on my flea and tick meds year round. I hate those stupid buggers!

Your pal,

Moco said...

All those topics make my head spin. Grammie says, "don't worry about cleaning anything in 2012 because it is all over then anyway." We do not know what "it" is and the old bat is saying.


Hi my F*&#King Friends,

Yeah! The warmeeeeer weather feels so much better. I already had a nasty tick on me.. yck. My mom got a chuckle out of the great white shark like attack approach.. only the magnificient beasts roll their eyes back right?


Anonymous said...

Hi Mango! Wow, I just saw Lorenza modeling her Mango Minster medal - those medals are so nifty! Great job on Mango Minster from start to finish! Congrats on the new tools and solving the TV mystery.

See ya!

MJ's doghouse said...

oh mango...biggifying you just gets me all sweaty....i have to remember not to do that sort of thing in front of the humans.i dont knwo if we have ticks here.. but we do have fleas...is that the same thing...lol...i hope you have a great week mango man...ahhhhh

ocmist said...

BG here... They call me Chunky Butt around here sometimes, but looks like that's a bigger butt than I have!

Mom says she bets your Dad is in seventh Heaven getting to go tool shopping... Is he the type that felt naked without that tool belt?

Mom's sister has a Weimeraner that puts her whole head down in the water to drink and then she makes everything near her wet when she comes up... Bet you are like Beethoven (sp?) or Hooch on Turner and Hooch. Shoot, they gripe around here when they are eating some good smelling dinner and I drip drool on Dad's lap!

Bae Bae said...

Woh.. good to see that your mom appreciate a wet kissy. ;)

~ Bae

Martha Basset said...

Hi Mango
That was a long post! We get called endearing names too so it is nothing to worry about!
So sad to see your poor barn - we are glad that you Dad has had some retail therapy. Only a Dad could be cheered up by a bag of tools!
Glad Spring is on the way and you guys are running about - we would love to see you run Mango.
Martha & Bailey xx

Suzuki said...

Mummy doesn't like me wiping my face on her after I have had a drink either. It's not my fault it stays in my goatie... I'm a girl, I shouldn't even have a goatie!
Big licks to you

Noah the Airedale said...

Hmmm our dad B is a tool geek too. His favourite past time when not hanging with us dales is going to the hardware store. D just raises her eyes and thinks....how boring!



Hi Mango and Dexter,

Ya wanna switch weather. It's hot here right now. Mommy went on a little trip, without me, and she even came back a little red from the sun.

You boys are so cute playing together but in that last scary picture it kinda look like Dexter's head was gone. You didn't chew it off did you Manfo?


Nibbles Treats said...

Mango, when we grow up we want to be you. You are too cool!

We want to see your dad's new tool belt on you. Mango the tool man!

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Tee said...

We'll blow some sunshine over to yer Mango. And about names, at least your mommy calls names, the Chief just goes
'EEUUUWWWWW!!' (NOT EVEN A WORD!)when i sprinkle her with drool. :p

Licks and Wags,

Tuffy and the Dog Woods Pack

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Woo lots of stuff here mango, Daddy would love all of them tools too! I alwasy wipe my mouth on Mom or da especially after a drink from the magic well, I like how it gets them all excited!
-Kira the beaWootiful

Mack said...

Paris said you would look "super sexy" in that tool belt.
She said it not me.

Maggie and Mitch said...

How come you got snow and we didn't? Not fair!
We got our Frontline the day before yesterday, guys, right before our walkies!
We're so glad your dad got lots of new hand tools! We feel so badly that so much melted in the fire! Major bummer!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

GSD Adventures said...

Cool new toolz! Funny how humans are - our Mom and Dad react the same way when have dribbles from water drinks. All of us sure are loved - we should feel very special. :D

Pruett and Daphne

Anonymous said...

Hi Mango,

I saw you on Sasha's blog and thought I'd come over and say hello! It's nice to meet another "big dog"!

I know just what you mean about the slime stuff - I'm always trying to share my slobber but my humans just don't appreciate it!

Anyway, do come over and visit me sometime -

Honey the Great Dane

Anonymous said...

Send some happy snow-melting thoughts our way! Our pups aren't even allowed out in the yard anymore cuz the snow went OVER the fence!!

Ludo van puppy said...

Please tell Dexter that I thinks focusing sounds BORING. When I has to do things like that I bark at mum, she say we is never gonna pass our bronze award like that cos there is a bit where she has to ignore me and I has to be good.

You should get a piccure of the doggy me lookalike.
~lickies, Ludo

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh Mango mom has some HBO words for you.. The little one "Callie" endures those words here.. She is a pest!!!
We love to see you running..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Mason Dixie said...

I hear those kinda words when I am counter surfing or eating poo off the ground. You looked great running. =)

Blogdog said...

Hi Mango
We're really impressed with the post and all the info! Wish someone in our house knew how to use all those tools. Must be very handy having someone useful about. Great also to be able to round around in a bit of spring weather!
lots of woofs - Clive

Kess And Her Mama said...

Hi Mango,
Good run! Now that spring is coming, looks like you'll have more outdoors fun :-)

PS. I do think that the Dog Star in the US is the same Dog Star in Malaysia. Aah..The wonders of nature!

BTW, can I add you to my blog list?

Joe Stains said...

Mom calls me FART MACHINE a lot, which I know is a term of endearment also. I sure wish I could get my paws on those tools, I'd build Tanner a sound proof room. Because as you can tell from his posts he likes to YELL a LOT at RANDOM times. argh.

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

The tools look very intimidating...but then what do I know about tools? LOL!

You both look like you're having loads of fun running around! Thanks for sharing the photos with us!

Hope you have a great week!


Amber and Nala said...

Lots going on Mango! You made me laugh with the Dexter comment about his backside being broad! :) BROTHERS!!

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

We Love snow! Glad your dad's getting his tools again so he can make more cool stuff.

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Mango,
Ok, now that you have so graciously shared the terms of endearment that your Momma calls you, I guess I'd also share mine with you.. she calls me 'Four-Legged Freak' (or FLF for short).. I hear a lot of it especially after I fart inside the quilt. I think she is telling me how much she likes the smell...
Good that your dad replaced his tools... that looks like a lot of them!!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog hay thoze ar grate moovs yoo hav their!!! dada sez yoo ar dooing the kwikstep wel duh dada all owr steps ar kwik we ar dogs!!!! sumtimes dada is so silly ha ha ok bye

Fenway said...

By the looks of you scaling that fence you've got an agility career in your future.

Dex, just believe in the power of chicken. It will get you up onto that teeter and over it in no time.

I hope you can get your humans to build one with the tools they salvaged from the fire. It was good to see those yellow DeWalt's emerge unscathed!

Lois Lane/Laney said...

You guys look like you're having so much fun! I wish I could come play!

Dannan and The Girl said...

Mango, I am with you about the way our peoples react to our slimy-ness. The Girl doesn't use the term of endearment, but she does indeed love it when I take my slime over as close to her face as I can get. And she has fully embraced the fashion trend of slime-encrusted clothes! Fashion forward, that's my Girlie!

We are so sorry about the fire. At least your Master got to go tool shopping! Looks like he got some good stuff.

Icky tickies - yuck.

Your run in the yard was magnificent. We are looking forward to seeing you on Dancing With the Stars.

Oh, and PeeWee is clearly over-reacting to the whole name business.