Thursday, May 21, 2009

Paw Placement Practices

First of all, while I am all for fund raising events, the very thought of spending several hours out in the sun and then exercising on top of it, well, so good for the little guy, I say, but I would rather remain on my estate where is is cool and relaxing. But I have to give the squirt credit for volunteering, so if you want to sponsor him on his walk for orphan dogs, just click here.

Inspired by the most artistic paw placements of MFT herself...

I, Mango, decided that we should work on these highly valued skills.

Of course, the Pee-Wee was immediately disqualified as when he is relaxing, any approach with the flashy box causes him to expose himself. Shameless!

I, on the other hand, am not afraid to show my artistic side as you can see.

Sadly, the fuzz between my toes is getting white as I am no longer a youngster.

I call this, one, Five.... um... Two... no, wait a minute.... Three Feet in Repose.

Here is a full body pose. Note the seemingly careless abandon with which I place my large and striped front leggies - almost gives the suggestion of movement - whilst simultaneously grounding the image with an outstretch of my hiney leggies (hurry and take the picture, I can't hold this position much longer).

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


The OP Pack said...

Great practice, Mango. We will have to post our paw positioning too so everyone can ask Mom what happened to our other front paw. We always tuck one under our bodies.

Woos, the OP Pack

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

Hullo, Darling!!

Now Mango...I'm comin' right up to fix ur feet. Yeppers...I have this fur dye guaranteed to match the rest of your large handsome more white feetsies on the Mango...(BTW, I like older men....and younger ones...and ones in between....)

Actually, I'm also bringin' some purple fav color...I think you'd look amazin' with purple feet!

We sponsored Dexter doode....glad someone is walkin' for those doggies!!!

Love ya lots!


Randi said...

Awww are purrrfecting the Paw Paw Posies...what CANT you do?

As for PeeWee...has he no self perception at all? I am all for nudity...but he's quite sure of himself, isnt' he?...cocky is the word...(pun intended...)

Love & Licks,

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

I would be furry glad to help tutor woo!

Woo have sooooo much pawtential!

PeeEssWoo: The BEAST has ofFURed to take me shopping fur a bikini!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
Your paw position is so elegant!
Hmmm... I can't say the same about Dexter!
Kisses and hugs

the professionals said...

peewee just made us laugh so hard we cried

Sophie Brador said...

You are a god!




You are a master of deception while peewee is the master of pervertedness.

We are planning to do the Whisker walk but I saw your Paws in the Park on May 31st and we may do that too. I'll let you know for certain by Sunday.


Life With Dogs said...

You have elevated the act of recreation to an art form Mango. Glad you got your math figured out :

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Well modeled, Mango!

Martha Basset said...

Khyra would be so proud of you! We thought that perhaps you could become a ballet dancer - very nice paw placement indeed.
Martha & Bailey xxx
ps if only we had legs we could be more artistic with our paws!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Mango,
I only wish I can be more creative with my paw placement.. when I am sleeping, my 4 paws are usually in the air.. mom says it reminds her of 'regamortis'... not sure what it means though...
The weekend is finally here.. hope you have a good one!

Noah the Airedale said...

Our paws are usually straight up in the air. Now hows that fur paw placement. I'll have to search for a photo to show you but I'll probably forget hehe.


Aki and Poopie said...

tsk tsk tsk... dexter dexter dexter.. you just have to do that, don't you? there's a little nervous dexter in there somewhere who keeps telling you to do all this.. erm.. lewd things. i bet this alter ego is bent on destroying the good image of labradors all over the world.

If lessons from the Mango fails, I think someone needs to follow Hector in the d-nutting room.. BOL!

drooly kisses,


Rufus, Indie (and Anita) said...

You know how to pose for sure! :)
Have a great weekend!
Rufus and Indie

wally said...

My sissy sits cross legged because she's a lady. (HA!) I don't think my paws could cross owing to the stumpiness of the legs they are attached to. I will just have to admire your mad posing skills.

wally t.

Gus said...

Ah...stationary ballet poses for big dogs. You amaze us constantly with your sophistication and savoire faire.

gussie d

Brind'Amour said...

What grace! What form! It's pure perfection! I'd give it a Two Paws up and definitely a 10!


Heather and Pumpkin said...

Mango, I love your paw pictures. I worked hard on my paw placement when I was learning to be a model, so I know how hard good artistic paw placement can be.


The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

oh MAngo! well done--high points for artistic impression!!!! we like how you choose to stay cool at the estate. we like how you gave due credit to dexter!

Thoughts said...

Great practice pictures! We love your big old paws Mango! Mom says you are very photogenic and sweet!

Benson and Gibson

DCampy34 said...

Wonderful paw placement pics - silly peewee upside down flashing the camera - so innapropriate.

I am going to post paw pics today too - i have a couple silly ones


Brodie and Ailsa said...

I haves to keep my paws tucked in or mums will clips my nails, haves fun on yours walk

Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

You are sooo handsome & your paw placement is almost perfect...

Looks like Dexter has a little more practicing to do...

Abby xxxooo

Ludo van Doggy said...

Very good paw placement practice!

Well done to Dexter and your Momma for doing the walk. i don't think mine was socialised well either.

Joe Stains said...

I do some fancy paw stuff too, I need to practice more to be on par with MFT. I guess that is what I will do this long weekend while I recover.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mango you look very comfy there..
Yepper we have trees growing in the lake since it is on the rise again..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Eric said...

Mango. I'm admiring your three feet placement. Almost balletic. You need some pink tootsie covers.

Tell the Peewee with the short legged complex I raided Mom's Bank to sponsor him but I came up as Daddy Square!! But hey it was me not that Brian. Good on you Dexter - what a dude.

Wiry wags Eric xxx

Anonymous said...

Great pawractice!

Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

Lol nice pose Mango!

As to the question you asked on my blog, I'm actually very lucky. Storm is going on eight years old now and is very laid back in the house, so when I train she just goes in the bedroom and takes a nap. Mommy does close the door because sometimes the idea of treats brings her wandering through, then my concentration is gone.

When Mommy trains Storm she banishes me outside because I won't leave her alone. If Storm is around I'm jumping all over her and biting her. She calls me her obnoxious little brother.

----Jackal's Owner

Sounds like our roles are reversed. Putting Jackal outside does work for me though, because he's a total pest if I try to give Storm any attention. He whines at the door, but I just ignore him.

Hope this helps. :D

MJ's doghouse said...

oh really do know how to pose....not too sure about the labrodork though...dont you let miss lacie near you with purple hair are just perfect the way you are...i may have to wrestle her in a vat of bacon fat to see who gets you...i mean i will share with sophie...but that lacie is a bit of a pest

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

For somebody so big, you sure have a skinny rump!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Yet again, I am so in awe of your truly awesome sizedness. You are so handsome!!! (And I think the white paw hair makes you look even more distinguished than you already do!) *kissey face* - Fiona

ocmist said...

I thought you made a perfect "41" with your paws, Mango! What a pretty pose you posted of the beautiful Khyra.

Martha, I know what you mean. I can cross my paws, but corgi legs aren't really long enough to stay in that position for to long. Khyra has such long, model-like legs, and so does Mango... and he does NOT have a skinny tush!!! Haven't you seen the body builder people-they always have a little tushy.

Pee-ese: Mango, I need your help! Khyra said maybe you would... OC

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Mango - you're the man!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java