Thursday, April 9, 2009

Agilities Come to my Estate

A package arrived today which I was told was "something fun" for me and pee-wee.

The Squirt got very excited when he saw what it was.

I was suspicious, but decided to get whatever it was out of the box anyway.

Weave poles? BORING!

But Pee-Wee was all like "Oh boy! Weave poles! Come on, Mango, this is great!" Alright, I will give it a try.

There! Satisfied?

Wouldn't you rather bitey face than weave?

Isn't this more fun? See what a kind Relentlessly Huge I am to let the little guy bitey my neck and pretend he is a fierce big dog.

Of course one can only tolerate so much of that before it is necessary to remind the midget who the actual big dog is (note I am almost levitating with only one dainty toe remaining on the ground).

That's more like it. SQUEEEEE!

Here is what I think of those dumb weave poles. I think this is a good Wally face. What do you think Wally?

I had more pictures, but blogger is being stubborn and not letting me upload, so that's all for now. I have been told that I WILL learn to weave. Yeah, whatever.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


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

Mango, congrats on being annointed a goob! You should learn to waeve. You can make sweaters for poor freezing chihuahuas everywhere!

Jake of Florida said...

We don't know what to say. Looks like you mom has set the bar very high!! (Only those bars are vertical.)

Good luck, relentlessly huge one.

Jake and Just harry

the professionals said...

a word of advce oh mango the wise one... run and hide now i can smell a bout of fitness fever...

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Cool agility stuff! Hope you guys have fun with it!

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Hi Mango

We wanted to stop by and say hi. We seem to know a lot of the same doggies, and we are Massachusetts neighbors. Come visit us sometime.

The agility thing looks cool.

Tucker and Daisy

MJ's doghouse said...

wow mango...i would NOT learn agility just to Peve your momma off...

Stella said...

Ummm, Mango? Is this what you really want to do, your hugeness? Looks like a lot of hard, sweaty work to me.
BUT, if thats what you want, go for it!


Tibby said...

Hi Mango!
Those weavey poles look pretty tough to me! I think bitey face is way more fun! Especially when you always win!
:) Tibby

Niamh said...

Bitey face games are better than almost anything but I am sure that your momma will make the weave training fun. Think lots of treats.

Good job on winning bitey face with Dexter. What chance does he have against your relentlessly hugeness?

Your friend,

Sophie Brador said...

Dainty is almost always the word that comes to mind when I think of you.


Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Ooh...a weave pole! That is quite a cool piece of equipment there! But I agree, bitey face sure beats the heck out of weaving...*wink*

Hope you have a great weekend!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
It looks like you are going to have to work hard with those poles!
It is right if I tell you... enjoy it?
Kisses and hugs

Noah the Airedale said...

Mango mate,
Crikey we've been a bit slack getting around to everyones blog.
You guys have done so much. The barn is coming along nicely. Good work to your pinkies.
D thinks the agility course is a great idea. She thinks Lucy & Tess would be quite good at it. I'm more like you mate. Lounging is more my style.


Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Hmmm.. weave poles... that one is a pain, us big doggies have more trouble than the little midgets, like a certain Border collie I know...who thinks it is all fun and games, I make Mommy work for it, she has to give m treat every time I go around one. That works!
-Kira the BeaWootiful and Scampi too!

GoldenSamantha said...

Your blog pix crack me up! Only so many ways to unpack weave poles and... well... it's fisticuffs all over again BOL! We're sitting back and giggling and privately saying.... thanks!
Hugs and Love,
xo Sammie

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I wasn't sure woo would fit thru on the weavie pole thing!

Good lukhk with PeeWee...

They do make doggie downers that khould khome in handy!


Gus said...

Mango Man! Well, maybe agility is fun. But I think it is beneath your dignity.


Brind'Amour said...

Hey Mango,

Personally, I never found weave poles to be all that exciting. I'd much rather climb the A-frame or better yet, run supersonic fast through the tunnel!


Anonymous said...

Hey Mango, you can always do bitey face on the weave poles!! That would settle the whole deal.

Feather, Darla & Pappy, the TN Bull Terrors

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

we like how you laid down facing away from the weave poles

Honey said...

Woowee....weave poles...have fun with those! Maybe a treat behind each one...that would lure ME to weave around them quite well...!!!

Cheers, Honey (13 yo golden)

Amber and Nala said...

You can do it Mango but good job distracting Dexter with a game of bitey face! :)


Stanley said...


Nice Wally impersonation. Next time I want to see a full frontal impersonation (with your snout facing the camera)!

Weave poles? You don't need a weave, man. I like your hairdo just the way it is. What's Dexter doing get a WEAVE? I don't get it.

You seem to have some fine wrasslin' moves will on your back. I'll have to see some video so I can study your tapes.

Goober love,

Mack said...

Bitey face looks like so much more fun.

Martha Basset said...

Hi Mango
Ask your mom is she can make a video of herself showing you how to use those poles!
Agility - what's that?
Now you are very graceful on those paws and as you say would be a natural dancer. Your levitation skills have been noted over here in Scotland.
What about some line dancing videos and then you get to wear a cowboy hat?
Happy Easter guys!
your basset buddies
Martha & Bailey xxx

wally said...

Why would you do those weave things when it would be much faster to 1)walk past them 2) knock them over 3) take a nap next to them? I say--leave it to the labradudes!

I am licking my chops in agreement with you.

wally t.

Anonymous said...

My mom once visited a lady who had an entire agility course set up on her property. The lady also had 11 dogs and a specially equipped RV to travel with them. It probably all started with one innocent box of weave poles. Just a heads up.

See ya!

Rocky Creek Scotties said...

You're so lucky to get the agility poles. Mom wants to start Piper on agility training.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Lucia said...

Ciao Mango and Dex!

Hmm .. I excel in something called Reverse Weaving -- have you tried that yet?? It doesn't use poles -- it uses rugs, socks and sweaters!! (Giggle!!!!)

You have a fantastico levitation technique, Mango -- such grace!!

Tanti baci!

Dewey Dewster said...

Mango.....yer gonna learn ta weave????? This we gotta see.....yep...we'll be waitin' with bated breath ta see ya do that fer sure.....'n we're hopin' that Gram doesn't get any brainy ideas about us doin' any weavin'or jumpin' either....there's much better things ta chasin' rabbits.....

Dewey Dewster here....

Joe Stains said...

Weave poles?? seriously?? I'd put it back in the package and send it back. Maybe you can get your money back and get some snackables. Maybe you can smoosh Dexter in the box too??

Ludo van puppy said...

Hey Mango, weaves and agilities is great fun. I be just on the running back and forth, but you get lots of treats. You'll love it! and you get to hear your pawrent get shouted at if you ever go to an agility thing.
Congrats on being a goober too.
~lickies, Ludo

Nibbles Treats said...

You will learn to weave or else... what? Please, please, please, please, please post a video or two of your mom trying to make you weave. We REALLY want to see that!

Have a great Easter holiday.

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

tula said...

Do you & labradude evah keep score! 2 much:) Have fun weaving around.


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You show him who is the big, bad one Mango. Great job of keeping that pee-wee in line..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Fenway said...

Oho, Mango. Am I glad that I checked in with you!

Ms. Alpha has been on a Weave Pole mission this week. She also knows all about Affordable Agility, but plans to make 'em herself. So, I feel you pain and total disinterest. I think the pole stuff might be better used as fetching sticks, but I think we're both in for a weaving training session. By the way, do you know about the guides? I used 'em at the intructor's place and they really helped me learn where to go!

Your pal,

Moco said...

Beware of gifts that come in packages that require opening. Not always what we want. Weave on!

Fenway said...

Haha, Mango. Everyone knows border collies are smart and I figured out the quickest way to get to the end is by stepping OVER the guides and going in a straight line.

Yes, that's the quickest way for sure.

BUT, I've also figured out that I only get clicked and treated when I go around each pole!

This has me confounded and doesn't make sense.

Ruby Bleu said..., can you fit in between those weave poles? I'm just barkin'

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Lacy said...

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b safe,

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Aniemother said...

That looks like fun! Great pic of the levitating Mango, too!


Mason Dixie said...

I too think it looks like fun, wish I had them .=)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Maybe you should hide those weave poles on the second floor of the barn and hope your dad doesn't discover them, Mango! What a boring box to get in the mail!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Well Mango, what does your Mom think she is doing? Trying to turn you into one of those "Alien beings" I think you called them at the mango minster... "I wasn't even going to let Border Collies into Mango Minster because I know they are not actually doggies, but alien beings from the planet Agility"

Yea, good luck with that Mango!

Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

Ummm...I think you need a little more space between the agility poles...

Looks like a pretty tight squeeze for you...

The barn is looking good...

Abby xxxooo

Puglette said...

mango, we would love to see you do weave poles! charlie recommends cheese as an enticement.

also, hubby told me that the mango mobile makers are making a dog friendly version. with food and water bowls built in and a big comfy cushion! did they see your mango mobile and copy it? i would sue for royalties. hubby knows about new cars, he drives a truck all over with new cars on it.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

We love bitey face too.

Good luck with the weaves Mango. It has reminded our human to get ours out again now the spring is

Happy Easter to you and Pee-wee.

Holly & Zac...XX

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said... momma served the master poop casserole??? Oh don't really think he um ate the counter refuse do ya?? Yeesch....

Those weave we terriers love agility...cept for those...we don't get the point...climby things...check,
jumpy things double check, tunnels...hell, yes!...but weave polls...nopers...waste of time...boring...for once we agree with ya Mango...

Hey...when are you gonna have the Master build you and Peewee a two story dog house..there was a pic of one in Dog Fance last month...he could build and sell em...course he'd hafta put an elevator in yours....hahahahahaha!

Let Hector's been waaaaay toooo long....

Love and kisses, Darling...


Puglette said...

hi! here is a link to the mango mobie imposter.


Nice weaving huge beastly. I suspect momma needs to get peewee distracted but the course didn't come mango sized? let the dork get his'll be entertaining to see him work for his pupcakes.

Meanwhile you remain king.


Hi Mango,

I agree with you. I don't like to weave either. There are just too many interesting things in the yard to play with. I wish you and Dexter were her so I could play bitie face too.

Mommy thinks you have a pretty pink tongue.

Happ Easter...{{{huggies}}}....Mona

Agatha and Archie said...

Mango can you do us a favor?? We would LOVE to learn to levitate.........Arch has some ideas...Love A+A

Anonymous said...

Weave poles! Wow peewee should have fun while you watch!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said... Border Collies...cheating, as if we would do that! haha

Holly & Zac...XX

Land of Lincoln Labbies said...

Mango your levitation skills are getting much better! We think agility is too much work somedays so we just settle for bitey face too. Hope the Easter bunny brings you and Dexter lots of goodies!

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Kess And Her Mama said...

Let's see - weave pole , bitey face? Go figure! You did good Mango.


Hi Mango & Dexter!
How's that weaving coming along.
Don't know if you celebrate Easter or Passover but thought you might enjoy seeing what I did to the easter bunny

Copy and paste into your browser to see my easter card for u


Chef said...

Hey Mango - sticks!! You don't weave through them - you yank them out of the ground and run, sillyboy! I'd have to twist my neck into a pretzel to get those out but those are the best kind.