Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Big Machine, Garden Disaster, and Bitey Face (with vocals)

Please be sure to visit my pal, Honey, who is having a slobber contest. I know that some of you doggies might be intimidated by the high quality professional slobbers that full sized doggies like me and Honey produce.

Don't worry! I think that all entries will be considered. Heck, even dumb Pee-Wee can get a little bit of slobbers going when there are foodables involved.



Master is all excited because he finally figured out how to use one of his new tool time machines. It is called a Shaper and it has something called a Power Feed which means the wood goes through all by itself and you don't need to stick you fingers near the blade and you get a nice even cut.

Here is a demonstration. Look, ma, no hands!

video



It is for making something called "moldings" which look like this. He is busy making the doors for the front of the barn.

Whatever.





In other news, our vegetable garden is a disaster. Momma claims it is due to all the big rain we had, but I suspect part of the problem is that she was too lazy to take care of it.

Our cucumbers have gone from being promising little baby cukes to horrible yellow mutant things which are "good for nothing!"



The tomatoes are just plain scary. I know you are supposed to put cages around them to keep them from going wild, but that never happened this year and now they are taking over the entire garden.




Our lone beet plant... in serious danger of being overtaken by the weeds...




We ripped out the broccoli plants today because they had "gone to seed." I was assigned to assist with the mulching.






Mulch, mulch, mulch, nom, nom, nom. This is hard work!




Pee-Wee worked on carrying bits of broccoli plant to the dumping grounds for dead vegetables.





There must have been something in those broccoli plants because after our mulching activities we were both pretty amped up.

In fact the midget got downright tangled up in my large and difficult to place leggies.






He corners so fast that sometimes he totally wipes out! I prefer to wait for the proper time to strike.





But as you can see from this movie, I, too, was feeling somewhat large and uncharacteristically bouncy myself.

Did you see Pee-Wee running to that piece of wood near the edge of the deck? Does he think that is some sort of home free touch pad? When he was little he would run under the deck and it freaked me out. Sort of like when the shark in Jaws goes under the boat.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

38 comments:

Eric said...

Thae masters new tool looks pretty dangerous to me. Stay away and don't feed yourself through that or you might come out the same size as Mango Minor. Barking of little, tell Pee Wee I'm sorry bout failoing his agilities you might be better at the coaching Mango after seeing you flying over those high jumps.

Wiry wags Eric xxxxx



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

Wow!

No wonder woo khome to us fur refuge from all that excitement!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

BRUTUS said...

Hi guys!

I keep hearing about Mango on some of our furiends sites, so thought we'd come over and sniff around on your blog a little! Looks like you guys are livin' the life! deter, I do agility too - hope my mom gets me my very own jumps soon!! Come over and check out or blog sometime - my mom's on vacation now, so the posts are a little weird for the last few days, but we're normally a lot of fun :)

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

pam said...

Mango you are relentlessly handsome when you're all bouncy.

Meja

Martha Basset said...

Hi Mango
Your Dad sounds worryingly like ours! Boy toys!
Tell him to be careful - our mum was nervous watching the video - your Dad was just too relaxed!!!Happy moulding!!!
Good work with the gardening - broccoli is something we have never tried to grow. You would be good at mulching we think.
love
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Stella said...

You two guys really know how to wind it up, don't you.

What happened to the pool? Did it spring a leak?

Keep on having fun and kisses,
Stella

chicamom85 said...

Mango, that bitey face game scares me just a little. I have never played, but I am very good at the sniffy butt game. It is fun to watch you run and hear you bark. Dexter so cheated by running up on the deck! You should have yelled foul and gotten a rematch. You are obviously the Alpha dog in your house.

licks and sniffs, Sasha
p.s. one time I got broccoli and had a slight gas problem(giggle) and Mom said never again.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Great video Mango. We think you almost broke a sweat..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The Thundering Herd said...

So, after showing us all of your huge skills in jumping, why didn't you jump up on the deck in the end of the video? Just saying . . .

Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

Wow...You were actually running...

I was hoping we might see you jump up on the deck like Dexter did...

I bet you were tired after that work out...

Abby xxxooo

1000 Goldens said...

Mango - Your Momma should be proud of her garden. She still has green leaves on her tomatoes which is more that my Mom can say. P.S. Maybe broccoli is the doggie equivalent to catnip?

Niamh said...

Maybe your master can put those mutant cucumbers through his new machine and make something useful out of them.

Your friend,
Niamh

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
Your Master must be very excited with his new tools!
I hope you did not water too much those veggies!
You had a nice bitey face game!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Moco said...

That was enough running for a year.

Biggie-Z said...

Wow, I think 1000 Goldens is right. You ate dognip instead of broccoli!!

nice running!

Biggie-Z said...

Bite the way, I would totally lose at a slobber contest. I only make a little bit when I'm sleeping and sometimes when there's liver or other super treats involved.

Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

Wow Mango when you guys play like that you make PeeWee look like . . . well a peewee!

Oh, and glad to know I'm not the only one who neglects gardens. :D

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

Definitely dognip. (Hey... Could you send some of that my way? Just don't tell my Mom.... But it looks fun!!!)

*kissey face*
-Fiona

mrd23 said...

Herro Mango and Dexter!
I feel so jealous watching you play together! My hooman brother and sister never bite me on the face :(

I am very glad you are keen gardeners! You know if the veggies don't turn out perfectly you can always use them as a chew toy! That's what I did wif one of mummas home grown butter-nut pumpkins :D

slobbers and squashes,
Mr Darcy

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Wow.. I played the video and the ground shook over here. Was that cuz of you mango? Hmmm broccoli.. I gotta try it. Eric told me to smoke my mushroom but maybe broccoli is where it's at.
norwood

Dennis the Vizsla said...

I love Jaws! "You're gonna need a bigger deck ..." Heh heh heh.

GoldenSamantha said...

Sum furry funny comments here. Those veggies are certainly relentlessly HUGE - sure you didn't water them, Mango? Like Niamh wrote... put those alien cukes into dad's tool time fun arcade! You're one bouncy guy in that vid - Dexter definitely looks like a pee wee next to you in the movie hehe!
xo Sammie

Deefor said...

I'd stay away from that saw thing. I don't like the looks of that wood coming out by itself! I hope you have a lot of tomatoes in there. Too bad I can't send Arrow over to run around with Dex-- but you're pretty good at bitey face. (With relentlessly small Arrow you'd be playing bitey head!)

Cookie and Cinnamon's Mum said...

Cinnamon stole my broccoflower (a hybrid between broccoli and cauliflower) today! I originally planted six, of which four have been eaten by Cookie and Cinnamon before they were harvested... I have eaten one, and only one is left in my garden. I wonder if the last one will ever be on a plate!

Noah the Airedale said...

Well the veg garden sure is in dire straights. You should see our herb pot. It's pathetic. D cant even grow mint without killing it.....who cant grow mint?
She says its too cold up here but we think she's just hopeless.

Our pinky B would love that wood cutting machine. He has one but not as snazzy as that.

Noah x

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our dad has one of those shapers and power feed thingies! It's amazing what the tools can spit out!
You'll have to check out Autumn's post to see the zucchini that she picked! Imagine the size of the seeds inside!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

wally said...

That must be a MAGIC garden to give you so much bouncy energy. I can't wait to see the slobber contest. I can work up a pretty good froth myself, though not epic relentless slobber like yourself.

wally t.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

WOW!! You have some great moves.

We don't think we will be entering Honey's slobber contest - we hardy Scotties don't slobber. And Java is getting to old to work up a good slobber, but in his younger days he was great at it!!

Enjoy your life - it looks like fun

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hee! Hee! I love that photo of Pee-Wee getting tangled up in your legs, Mango!

Thanks for mentioning my contest...of course, I seriously doubt there are any contenders against YOU!!! :-)

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

MAX said...

Hi there, Mango
GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA. It's good to meet you guys! We've seen you on a couple of others' blogs and thought we'd pop by and say 'WOOF'.
You and Dexter look adorable and we love it that you help mom with digging up her vegetable garden!
Hope we can be friends
Tons of licks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

Your masters tools are very impressive -

It looks like you did a wonderful job helping mommy in the vegetable garden - too bad all the weather has affected it

Bitey face is our favorite game - we play it all the time - Pee Wee was very funny using that corner as a base - then he escaped from you onto the deck such a show off

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Ludo van Doggy said...

The things that amuse peoples is very strange to me.

I would rather have had the broccolli with you!
I knew you loved Dexter really.
~lickies, Ludo

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

Hmm...first of all that wood cutting thingie is terrierfying...don't even THINK of askin' me to plug my blender anywhere near that stoopid tool....you do know however that I would just regenerate if chopped up...there would be at least 12 little Lacies...all even meaner...so no con-iving, Mango...

Nextly, have ya lost your mind? You're JUMPIN', RUNNING, LEAPING OVER PLASTIC THINGS...

Mango, Mango...everydog knows if you don't get in the required amoung of meditation time your feeble brain will 'splode...you are not bred as an agility dog....no how now way....

Now lie down on that deckie and think for a change...

As for Peewee...that cement slab is obviously the "free" base...like olly olly in free etc...perhaps thats alle alle in free...never typed it...

Hey Mango...have ya ever jumped rope? Maybe we should do a rope jumpin' ditty contest...like how many dogs can 'member those silly rhymes...

Jack and Jill went to town...

One foot one foor on the ground...

Or even better the little chants ya do when tryin' to figure out who's "it" for hide N seek???

Bubble gum bubble gum in a dish...
How many pieces do ya wish....

etc etc...

Mumsie's giggling...

Dunno why...maybe it's the thought of YOU playin' hide n seekie??

Love ya my darling...Laciebeastie

Love ya darlin...

Deetz said...

Where are the tomato's on the tomato plants? did you eat them? maybe that is why you are so frisky and playful....I cannot believe how much lil peewee has grown. You are still the man mango. Sorry its been so long since we have been by to visit, but the humans have been lazy this summer. no excuses anymore...Its time to visit our bloggin friends.
missed you
Deetz and Sharkie

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mom saw some turkeys at the lake a few weeks ago but by the time we parked and got back to where they were they were gone.. Darn. Chasing turkeys would be so much fun..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Joe Stains said...

That self feeding saw is amazing! You could slip a pig through there and get bacon out!! you really got your move on in that video!!

The OP Pack said...

Hey Mango, what's up with that hose in the shot where you and the midget are getting all tangled up? It looks ummmm, interesting:)

Play bows, the OP Pack

ocmist said...

Boy, Robert about drooled over your Dad's machine! Your Dad is still pretty busy, we see, but getting all those new machines has probably been great for him!

Mom is so sorry that your Mom's garden got ruined. My Mom wanted to grow one really bad, but with no running water for the past 6 months, she wasn't able to. It's hard enough hauling water barrels in the truck 3 times a day for our needs. So nice of you and Pee-wee to help her!

Wow, didn't know brocolli worked so well to give you energy... Some awesome pics of you moving! Maybe I should try some brocolli. I wonder if it would give me more energy. I'm having a hard time getting up and around now. OC