Monday, July 13, 2009

This and That

Several alert readers have asked where was I, Mango, whilst Pee-Wee was splashing around in the cement pond.

Safe in my own yard, thank you very much.

The Mango go swimming? Are you INSANE? First of all, there are STAIRS into the pool and the only stairs that I will go up and down are the ones to my observation deck that the ones to the V-E-T. Secondly, I am not full of air like the labradork. I am very dense and not designed for waters over my large and sink like a rock head.

The blond and beautiful Miss Sophie recently posted this most yummers photo of her labrabutt.

Which brought to mind many manly Mango thoughts. I kind of went a little cracker dog and ACCIDENTALLY asked her out on a date.

But Joey posted such a big sobby cry baby movie and momma got all teary and told me I was "breaking Joey's heart" and had to retract my offer.


Maybe Joe will leave me Sophie in his will.

I am happy to report that not only are my yeastie ears all better, but the V-E-T declared that I am exactly the right size and do not need to go on any silly D-I-E-T (see, I knew there was not too much Mango).

Not much else going on around here. I am kind of bored.

Now that it has stopped raining and the sun is our, one does get thirsty.

Fortunately, Momma is very considerate and when it is hot she puts out a bowl of ice cubes for me to cool my large and sun absorbent self.

This works best if you put your entire snooter into the bowl (ignore Momma's babbling - I know I do).

That was refreshing. Now what?

Perhaps a wee. I want to include this to show all you doggies who waste excess energy pointing your legs to the heavens when you pee that it is really not necessary. All that is required is a token arabesque of the rear toe. Why risk falling over?

This demonstrates how to block off a 4 ft. doorway. I use this for when the pointed headed one is getting too annoying because he will not cross the Mango barrier and can thus be confined to a single room (well, OK, he can go around the other way, but it still makes a statement).

This is my face.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


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

Woooooo so have thing fur tails and the place where tails attach, eh?

As fur the babble, khould woo imagine what our ears would be subjekhted to should The DOH and my mom be in the same khoordinates?


PeeEssWoo: My word is ARTIE

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

Heehee. My older brother Ben (no longer with us, sadly) didn't bother lifting his leg, either - I think he was acting in response to HIS older brother (a toy poodle) who lifted his leg as high as he possibly could. (And then TaiChi would go pee where they did, so all their efforts were lost!)

BTW, I NEVER thought there was too much Mango - Mom says that's like having 'too many cars' - Just Not Possible!

*kissey face*

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Way to go, Mango! I've been telling Buddy the proper way to wee for 3 years and he prefers trying to fall over.


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

So... you like labragals, huh? How about poodle-y-retriever-y gals? I'm just asking.... I've got this friend, and she's really shy, but she'd like to know....

*kissey face*
-Fiona (really, I'm asking for My Friend!)

Mack said...

You really did the right thing with Sophie! Now Joey can go on living.

And I wee just like that. Well maybe my leg is a little higher, but not much.

And unfortunately mom says I can't post any photos of my hiney because my tail only turns upward **blush**

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Woo Mango, glad to know there will be no diet, that would be too sad. I will have to post a picture of my beawootiful tail for you, but I am afraid it would be too overwhelming for you...
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Gus said...

Does your slobber freeze in the ice cube bowl? It kinda looks like it.

Teka Toy

Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

I'm glad your ears stopped making bread...I think that could get uncomfortable...

Love your "face" picture...Where is the rest of you??

Abby xxxooo

Peanut said...

glad the ears are better. I don't even bother lifting my foot off the ground.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
Thankfully you changed your mind on that date with Sophie. I know Joey appreciates that!
Glad to know your ears are doing much better! No diet for you!
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

Thanks you are a real pal, I am better today. I was just so caught up in the fact that I might be DYING and then I heard about you and Sophie, but I am ok now. Your Mom should get you like a big trough for water, then fill it with ice cubes!!!

Chloe and Libby said...

Mango, you are a big ol gorgeous hunk of doggie! I always like when mommy lets me read your posts, they are always exciting.
I love ice cubes in my water, but there are just too many heads in the bowl for them to last very long. Oh yeah, silly Cojak, he feels the same way about lifting the leg, he does it just fine with all fours on the ground too. Scooter insists on hiking his leg to the sky, go ahead idiot, I bet he falls over one day! Hehe!

Life With Dogs said...

I will remind our dogs to check a little lower when seeking out peemail in your neighborhood! :p

Ian said...

Thanks for not breaking Joe's heart.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

The Mango Barrier -- brilliant! Have you tried also saying "None shall pass" whenever anybody comes up to you?

Stella said...

You are such a handsome guy, Mango, but also very kind to give Joe his girl back.

There are lots of other pretty girls with pretty fluffy tails, you know.


chicamom85 said...

Mango I am so glad that your ears are better, now you can go back to the selective doggy hearing technique. I knew you didn't need to lose weight, you are just right and very handsome also. I was a little uncomfortable with the pee-pee picture, but I understand that you want to share info with other boy dogs. I tried not to look. When my Mom puts ice in my water, I get mixed up and try to paw at it. What is that stuff? My favorite picture of the day is of your Mango face. Thank you.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Oh Mango you do crease us up!
We are so pleased you have resolved your differences with Joe, the ices cubes obviously cooled your ardour!

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Mango,

Glad to hear that your ears are better! I like that photo of you after drinking, with the long slimey drool hanging from a corner of your mouth...only a drool connoiseur like me can appreciate that! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We're so glad to hear you ears are not making bread any longer.

Great ice demo - we only get one cube at a time and then pounce on it and devour it after a rousing game of ice hockey.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Randi said...

Awww Mango...Sophie has admirers EVERYWHERE...I'm sure you could sneak her a little more attention everynow & then...

& Please tell my cutie cub that I will totally enlist his help if any gangs steal my nylabone at camp!

Love & Licks,

Agatha and Archie said...

Your movie was so refreshing we both went and had to have a drink....You should do advertsing(power of the paw) And now Archie is trying to practice the Mange way of peeing..I think you have to be tallere.PL2 wants to know where your Mom got those buffalo bone..they look good !! Love A+A HOw about this sun!! WOOHOO!!!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

Maybe Joe will leave me Sophie in his will.

what ? after you eat him??? hehehe!!

we laughed at the video! good one buddy!

Pedro said...


You get more water on the deck than I consume in one day! My large brother Ziggy (not nearly as grand as you though) does the little arabesque (squat) thing when he pees too but I, being a very mighty chihuahua, lift my leg so my jewels feel the breeze as I tag my territory!


Asta said...

You awe such a mastew at consewving enewgy. You should get a special commendation fwom the EPA.

I think you might need a biggew ice bowl though
smoochie kisses

Thoughts said...

These are valuable lessons Mango, thank you for sharing! We love all the pics too!

Wags and woofs,
Benson and Gibson

Martha Basset said...

Hi Mango
Glad you ears are better - it is important to be careful with such ears!
We never for one minute thought there was too much Mango - suffice to say these humans are obsessed with DIET!
We do think your mom will have to get you a great big water bowl!
Martha & Bailey xxx

Jake of Florida said...

That Face. That Face. We love that Face!!!

As for the peeing thing, Just Harry and I are mostly different. I follow your example and lift the bear minimum not to get wet feet.

Just Harry, on the other paws, lifts his leg as high as he can and pees horizontally.

This has led to occasional mishaps -- such as when I forget to move away and find myself right in the JH flow. Head, leg, it matters not to him.

The folks have learned to maneuver me away -- but sometimes Mr. I'm Not a Doofus is too quick for us.

Oh well, live and learn...

Jake of Florida

Murphy Dogg said...

Hey Mango,
That is a very interesting pee technique, but I think you gotta be pretty tall to pull it off.
Unless I lift my leg completely perpendicular to the ground, I can't pee on anything fun cause I'm too short.
Murphy Dogg

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

First of all...

Are you allowed to drink inside your Estate??? Um...where??? I have never seen such a mess in my short Lakie life...that makes Babystan look neat.



Oh...I can barely deal with this...

Queen Anne's Lacie

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

Hey Mango...I'm all about the squat myself...

Um...I knocked Mumsie off her feet last night...she um said something like...



Now she wants to do "training" with me....

The major issue is Scruffy had on a prong collar when she I'm even in more trouble...heck it's not like I put it on him....


Chef ·˙ ۛ ♥ said...

Aw, Mangoman, I don't think you're dense. I think you're very smart.

You even make peeing like a girl sound so logical. I hide in the bushes when I do that and then my legs stink and I need a bath. I'm going back to the way the men do it.

By the way, I'm glad you gave up on Sophie. Joey was so freaked out it was scary.



Ludo van Doggy said...

Yeah, I don't often lift my leg, cos I fall over a lot.

Tell Dexter to keep trying, he'll get it. Tell Momma to try clicking if he even makes a teenytiny move towards the box. bol.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Half the time Mitch still pees like a girl and the other half of the time he lifts his leg but it's never any manly high ballet lift!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Sorry about Sophie maybe next time..
We love your video. Tell mom you are just helping clean the deck.. Multitasking Mango..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The OP Pack said...

Mango, we think Mom needs to get you a much bigger bowl for those ice cubes or else just fill the pool with ice. Poor Joey, he was so upset, and aren't you so kind to back off from Sophie.

Glad to hear your ears are better and that you are just fine being relentlessly as huge as you are.

woo, The OP Pack

Lacy said...

w00fs, me seed poor joey wuz soo upset...glad u changed ur mind...heehee me pees like that too sumtimes, but mostly me raises the leg to the heavens..

b safe,

Anonymous said...

Hello Mango,

You have a very cute face, and boy there sure is a lot of you. Maybe when I grow up you can ask me for a date too!

- Maggie Gyllendog


I'm glad your head's no longer a bread basket but now where can I get some good buns! Miss Sophie has some?


Huskee and Hershey said...

You?? ON a diet??!! WTF?!! There can never be too much of 'Mango Man'!!
Oh I missed out on the Joey saga regarding your date with Sophie.. I better go and check out his blog..

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my lord....Mango, that last photo is a worry mate. It kinda looks like heads are gonna roll.....eeeep. lol


Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

happy you were safe in your own yard - we like the cement pond too - but it is in our yard - mommy tried to get us to swim in aunt lisas pool and we said no. Well woodrow did but not the princess.

cute tail ;) - good thing no diet - they are tough!! - and i dont waste energy peeing either

Woodrow Sweetie & MJ

wally said...

I need a Mango-gate for my house. What do you charge?

wally t.

Sophie Brador said...

Oh Mango, What can I say?