Thursday, August 27, 2009

Earth Dog Mango - Conclusion

Any doggies not versed in Earthdog competition can come up to speed via this most useful link.

Now back to our story.

As you may recall, I agreed to be Agatha's earth dog partner only to have her run off after Mr. Rat leaving me alone to fend for myself in the competition tunnels.

Despite my rigorous training, I quickly became disoriented.

I thought I spotted my quarry up ahead, and then, huh?

Dennis? Is that you? Where's your body, dude? You're freaking me out!

Possibly due to overly zealous farting in a confined area, the tunnel quickly filled with noxious gasses and I might have been hallucinating a bit.

Do I see panty loons?

Imagine my relief when I heard Agatha's voice calling to me and by then I was ready to get out of there regardless of whether I caught that pesky rat.

I followed the sound of her voice and wearily emerged from the earth....

To find myself in...



Lucky for me, Archie had made some phone calls, and my good pals, Norwood, Miss Kylie, and Maggie and Mitch were there to take care of me.

They removed my hoodie so that I would not get the heat frustrations and rushed me to the emergency room.

Where I could swear nurse Lacie tended to my needs via intravenous smoothies.

Whilst underground, Agatha's PL's had contacted my Momma and apparently she was a bit frantic having noticed my disappearance.

She was waiting for me in the mastiff mobile with the AC on full blast.

Oh take me home, momma, please!

I think I'll stick with constructions from now on. Much less dangerous.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


The Thundering Herd said...

That is a strong crew of emergency workers. Just saying.

Fenway said...

Mango Man!

I should have checked with you about the skunks in MA since you are a talented earth dog and woodsman. Remember, I'm still young and learning.

I'd like to partner up with you and think I'd be a good chaser if any of those varmints tries to make a break from the tunnels.

Your pal,

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

that is more like it! that is our kind of adventure. glad you recovered--the picture of you being carried out was really really funny--but sorry to laugh during such a fatal moment. where was Peewee during all this?

ps--any day you wear your hoodie is a good day to us

Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...

Close call!

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

What an adventure - but it looked like you may not be cut of for earthdog duty after all - but it was so nice for you to try and help. what a great rescue squad - and nurse lacie and her smoothies

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Tee said...


We're glad you came out of your Earthy Adventures in one piece and are safely back home!

HOpe you're pooping and eating well too!

Licks and wags

The Dog WOods Pack

Martha Basset said...

Oh Mango
What an adventure! We were going to ask you about this fascination with pantaloons but this doesn't seem like a good time.
When we saw you being carried on that stretcher both our basset hearts missed a beat at the exact same moment! (mum was struggling to spell simult........why isn't there a spell check?)
We were so relieved to see that Nurse Lacie had come to your aid with the intravenous smoothies. We do hope you do not recover to find you are now married!
Thank goodness your momma has you safely back in the mastiff mobile!
Please just stay home and continue your construction supervising - you know the master could not have rebuilt that barn without you.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

Looks like Earth Dog is not your calling...

Better stick to Meditation & Construction...

Abby xxxooo

MAX said...

What can I say...there's no stopping you with this hilarity! (Not that any of it makes sense in the least)

Heather and Pumpkin said...

I think a Zen Dog contest would be more suited to your large and gentle self.


GoldenSamantha said...

A great adventure indeed, Mango, but on overly warm days, attired in attack gear, it is no wonder that you needed the help of that quick emergency crew. (Love the smoothie IV!) Look forward to hearing more about constructions supervision.
With hugs xo
And thanks for educating me about Earthdoggies - had no idea!

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! Wow- Mango man, what can we say, we are glad you are out of that hole, and hope you do stick to construction, I think you make a better tooldog than terrier.... watch out for those pantaloons, you never know to whom they may be attached!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Whew, earth-dogging is a dangerous business! Glad you made it back!

Ha ha ha, my CAPTCHA word is "probuse". Sounds like that means abuse that you pay for.

Ludo van Doggy said...

Phew! You sure had me worried! Glad you made it out safe in the end.
~lickies, Ludo

Sam said...

What an adventure!! Glad to hear that you're home safe and sound. I think you're smart to just stick to adventures above ground from now on.

pam said...

Thank Goodness yer momma was there right away with the A/C on. And yes please Mango stick to the constructions from now on. Yer gud at that.

Bobo and Meja

Dory and the Mama said...

Whew...Glad you made it through Mango. Thank goodness for Mom's AND air conditioning!!


MAX said...

Hey there Mommy Mango
Ive tried to email you at the address you gave no gets returned.
Bottom line: I'd love to help, but have no photoshop experience at all. Maybe you could try emailing me at
From the
Max Mommy in SA

Noah the Airedale said...

Mate, maybe earthdog isn't for you. Just an observation, of course we could be wrong.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Glad you got home safe and sound in time for the weekend Mango.

Molly, Taffy and MOnty

TwoSpecialWires said...

Mango, we were immediately worried about you getting stuck in the tunnels, and then we saw that you were in the sewers. Ewww! Is that really where you were? Please tell us we don't know what we were looking at!

A bit worried.
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Cookie and Cinnamon's Mum said...

Glad you have safely returned home!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so glad you are ok Mango. With so many awesome friends how could you not be..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Moco said...

You are one lucky Mango. That could have been a disaster. Stay cool and out of the tunnel. Your not a sand hog.

BRUTUS said...

That was quite the adventure your had. Lucky you had true furiends around to help (I myself was laughing too hard to attend to you apparently!). Tunnels might be cool places, but not for dogs are RH as yourself. Stick to what we know you do best form no on - holding down the floor in front of the A/C unit!!

Snorts (all in good humor, eh buddy?)-
Brutus the Frenchie

ScrapsofMe said...

Oh my, you lost your weapons of Mastiff-Destruction too! How worrisome. I hope PeeWee doesn't find them. So glad you are ok and back home safe and sound...well, safe anyways.
sniffies to you both

Dannan and The Girl said...

Woah, Mango, that was some adventure! It is much safer at home, even though it is very BORING at home, at least at my house. That Girl is just beyond hope. I despair of ever getting to bloggy again. Maybe I should go off on my own adventure - then maybe she would pay more attention to me!


chicamom85 said...

Mango, I am exhausted just reading this, I can't imagine how you must feel. We all have our calling in life, I don't think that was for you, but you did give it a very brave try. Please rest your huge self now and stick to tormenting peewee. I would not have even gone in so I do admire you. I am glad that it all turned out well, save for the farting incident, but I am sure you were nervous and it couldn't be helped. Rest now my hero

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Mack and Sally Ann said...

That was great that you tried, but perhaps, you should do earth dog things from above the ground.
Sally Ann

Eric said...

Yeah better leave Mr Rat for us terrieble terriers. What did Lacie infuse you with Mango? You look kind of zoned out in the Mastiff Mobile....

Worried....Eric xxx

The OP Pack said...

So glad to see you safe but zapped and back at the old homestead. What did Lacie put in those smoothies?

woos, the OP Pack

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

Woo khan see MY panty loons anytime!

*wink wink*


Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
I know you tried to help Agatha but sure is much better to stay at home doing what you know you are best for!
Kisses and hugs

hero said...

That was a great adventure, Mango... but I guess the relentlessly huge is best suited for a more slobber... oops I meant sober job than such insane work.

Licks, hero

1000 Goldens said...

Mango, the picture of you and the rescue team could well be my favorite in the history of all dog bloggers :)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hey, that emergency crew must train well. We're glad you were rescued in time.

Joe Stains said...

I certainly hope you don't have flash backs from the smoothie 'recovery' serum. I am sure Dexter wasn't barking at your Mom when he noticed you were gone either.

Asta said...

I just wead the whole adventoowe..I was on the edge of my seat wowwying about you..having been in the subway, I know that tunnels awe fweeckieshly hot..I'm suwpwized that you didn't have to be wapped in icy blankies when you came out.
See I told you my BFF is a you that intwo venus smoofie aftew you pictoowed hew as a wat.
She has a heawt of gold.
West up youw hooge slef and stay cool in youw mansion next time
smoochie welieved kisses

Stella said...

What a good story, Mango! Do another one!


MJ's doghouse said...

wow that seemed exhausting just to read this...i am so glad you are okay ...i dont know what i would have done without you mango...

MAX said...

Hey there Mommy Mango
I have 8 photos for you which I have tried twice to send through to you -to no avail (keeps returning my mail). Please would you contact me again from your end and I will try and reply via your email)
Mommy Max

MAX said...

Hey there Mango Mum
Im using:
(and its returning to me). Is there perhaps another email ad. which I could try?
Luv C

MAX said...

Hey again
...its seems there is a 'spam' filter somewhere in the process.
Im trying hard...not success!
Luv C


All that and no rat? I'm glad I could help out. I can't believe how tall I am... and my back is sore for carrying your beastfulness. Whoa... but glad to help. You can call me anytime.

Brownie said...

BOL! I am so glad you ended your trip without a fur out of place!

Agatha and Archie said...

Welllllllll...perhaps you are not the best candidate my main man.....Please don't take it personally.....I will have to look around elsewhere......Anyhoo I did look up in the rule book and hoodies have been banned from the competiotn. It seems they were once allowed but when the younger dogs started to compete ther hoodies were a bit short so they banned them all together....Thanks anyway Mango and that was one heck of an adventure....Love Aggie PS Did you by any chance learn which smoothie Lacie gave you??

tula said...

Geesh, Earthdog training should come with a warning.. may cause great confusion. beside norwood -an EMS worker- here i thought he went to camp everyday. huh.

you gots some goood & STRONG furriends mango!


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

I can tell you and Aggie which smoothie I gave ya...the first one was an anti-flatulant smoothie...omd...I could barely get near you from the noxious make Scruffy smell like a daisy...sheeshch, Mango...what do ya eat...sardines????

The second dose was an anti doofus smoothie...why in the world did the Mango think he could compete with terriers...
It's obvious