Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wheelie Wednesday - Robo Vac Edition and Mango Wins

Hector Wheelie here!

Mango and Dexter won photo of the month on DWB! Yowsa, as Mango would say. We are honored.

Today we received some exciting packages in the mail.

Oh, don't worry, the boys got their Spidey and Green toys back again.

So in the box was some kind of fancy pants robot vacuum cleaner which promised to make momma's life a breeze by doing all the cleaning for her.

Naturally, I was on hand to video the historic moment when the robot was put into service. You can watch the exciting movie by clicking here. Grandma and Grandpa were over for the big test run (OK, they were actually just back from taking Momma out to lunch). Thus all the strange exclamations.

Pretty entertaining, I must say, but ultimately, a disappointment.

The original collection basket was tiny.

Even the super sized dust bin started leaving dog hair poops after only collecting this much stuff.

Not to mention that Mango decided to place himself in whatever room the Roomba was cleaning and the poor simple minded robot thought Mango was a wall and got confused about the shape of the room.

I said we had to send it back.

Now you might be saying to yourself, "Hector, I saw two boxes on the table in the first photo."

You would be correct because the iRobot people accidentally sent us two Roombas for the price of one. Momma said, "Hector, we can return the first one since it really isn't worth the price, but then we can keep the other one because it is definitely worth FREE!"

But I told her that would be wrong, so we called the Roomba people and will be sending back BOTH boxes tomorrow. Besides, pushing the vacuum and moving heavy furniture is good exercise for lazy people, right?

Mango won little Minnie-Moo's face in hole contest. Here is his winning picture.

I need to call Minnie right away because I think the contest was about putting your face on something else, but this sure looks like an ACTUAL PHOTO of the big guy. I know I have seen him meditating just like that.

In other news, the temporary fence around the barn came down today.

What do you suppose was the FIRST thing Dexter did?

Can you seen his little bottom on the first landing of the stairs? There he goes.

Where is Dexter?

Enjoying the view.

I think he will be spending a lot of time up there. I am going to wait until the railings are done before I go back up.

Hector Wheelie! Over and out!

P.S. If you haven't visited Suzuki recently, you need to stop by. The guests are arriving for the big wedding and they all look fantastic!


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

We want Mango
We want Mango
We want Mango


The OP Pack said...

Congrats on all the contest winning - and of course you both deserved it. So will Mango maneuver his way up those stairs too?

Thanks for the review of the iRovot roomba, we will be sure Mom doesn't get one, she already drives us nuts with the purple dyson.

Woos, TD and Phantom

Lorenza said...

Both pictures are pawesome!
That Roomba looks interesting!
Kisses and hugs

Diamond said...

That Roomba looks like something fun to play with!


Hi Mango,
So much as been happing this week and we haven't been able to visit much so tonight me and Mommy went back and read all your posts were have missed.

Mommy almost pee peed her pants watching them idiots chasing cheese, she was laughing so hard. She liked the guy with the horse's head. Everybody knows your sposed
to eatcheese not roll it around. Thank goodness no doggies were involved.

We are going to the country tomorrow for 4 days and I can't hardley wait.


chicamom85 said...

Congratulations Mango and you deserve it, you are very handsome. I hope my Mom doesn't get one of those things, I have enough to worry about without a robot chasing me.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Stanley said...

Mango, Dexter & Hector!

I'm back to having to catch up with all my buds, so here I am. I'm happy to see all the barn progress. Won't be long now until you're all hanging out together with your dad. And, Dexter? Watch out, man! Those stairs have NO RAILS yet, you big doof.

I hope if your hooman brother decides to get a humpmeister pup that he gets one that will give Dexter a run for his money. 'Nuff said.

Mango, my girl was going completely NUTS over all the photos of you with your new toys from Mango Minor! VERY COOL stuff, and she thinks your giant Mango head looks like it's needing some smooches on top of it and a nice scritchy scritch around the jowl area.

You guys have a great 4th of July, and be sure to take care of Spidey. He's pretty cool.

Goober love & smooches,

Martha Basset said...

Congratulations on winning the photo of the month.
You always have great pictures - loved the face in hole one today!!!
Very cool!
That hoover sounded interesting - we have seen them advertised over here.
Mango is clearly quite at home with hoovers - Martha & Bailey both have to run out to the garden as soon as they see a hoover!!!
Clearly they think it is a basset eating machine of some sort.
Martha & Bailey xxx


hey dexter!
that's a great squirrel hunting perch. Too bad mom didn't order a iWalkbot who can take you out for your walks. I know i know, it would confuse mango for a tree or at least an celestial star wars being.


Chloe and Libby said...

Dexter, sorry to hear that the vaccum thingy didn't go over too well! My mommy has one she plugs into a hole in the wall, then it chases us all about.
Mango's picture was awesome, I can see why he won!
Have a sniffing good day!

wally said...

We were thinking about a Roomba so we do appreciate the review. We will stick to the Dyson! (And, like at your house, the lazy folks need more exercise.)

Oh Mango. That photo made me giggle but only because it looks NOTHING like you.

wally t.

Abby said...

Hi, Hector...

Sorry the Roomba thing didn't work out...

Congrats on winning Photo of the Month & the Face in the Hole Contest...

Abby xxxooo

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

i would have kept the other irobot--but you are right--it did a crappy job. haha where has mango been these days? meditating?

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

mommy bought a roomba once - it didnt hold enough for us either - and we are much smaller than a mango - congrats on the contest a very well deserved win

woodrow sweetie mj

Brind'Amour said...

Hey Hector, we can't have a Roomba because it sends my little cousin Aimee into orbit. She freaks out like you can't believe. Pssssst - actually, it's really funny to watch!


Heather and Pumpkin said...

Congratulations on your photo contest wins!


Dennis the Vizsla said...

Dexter -- going topside!

Life With Dogs said...

I was considering one of those vacuums. Was...thanks for the scoop! Now get away from the edge of the porch, you are making me nervous Dexter...

Molly and Taffy said...

Congratulations to Mango and Dexter. It as a splendid photo.

Hope you have a grrrrrrrreat 4th July.

Molly and Taffy

Maggie and Mitch said...

We were expecting to see you riding on top of Roomba, Hector! You are such a daredevil!
Mitch would have climbed the stairs to the top too! He and Dexter are a lot alike!
Congratulations on your DWB photo win and Minnie-Moo's face in the hole contest!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

Congratulations again Mango. Dexter, Muzzle thought Mango's face fitted the "hole" a little too well too ...

Could you boys let your mum know she needs to email Muzzle with your address so she can post the prize? We're not sure if "Mango the mastiff, USA" would be quite enough for the postman to find you?!


Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

Mango, Muzzle says she's emailed your mum twice - looks as though she's not getting the emails :-( She says maybe they went into your junk folder, whatever that is? Muzzle has lots of junk, don't know how she finds anything.

If your mum hasn't got Muzzle's emails still, can she email me at helloATminnie-mooDOTcom?


dewdana said...

We have a roomba sitting in our closet too... It is not fit for a one doggie household much less two! They have a special pethair kit but since this does not include a backpack with an extra large dust bin it is still a joke. We had fun watching it though!

Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

Mango, Muzzle got the email and we replied but it looks as though your mum still isn't getting our emails :-(

Muzzle says does your mum have the email address blocked by a filter? Maybe our email address needs to go on an "approved" list or something?

We'll send your prize out soon anyway :-)


Joe Stains said...

I thought robots were smart?? That thing looked as dumb as Tanner, I swear I have seen him get stuck under the kitchen table too. Sorry it was a disappointment. I sure wish I had a super high perch like that to survey my land. and possibly push Tanner off of. KIDDING of course.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh God - Mango - am still laughing so hard from that photo of you as Jabba the Hut...I think I'm going to split my sides!!

Honey the Great Dane