Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Earth Dog Mango - Part One

As alert readers might be aware, my good friend and fellow Master Chew Sits doggie, Agatha, is also a champion Earth Dog.

Sadly, in order to advance to the next level, she requires a training partner and her brother, Archie, had been place on injured reserve.

So I decided, that I, Mango, would volunteer to be her partner.

I mean, how hard can it be, right?

I managed to obtain my very own rat for training purposes, but to be honest, the little guy was so cute I didn't want to hurt him.







I had him wear a disguise to become something that looked a bit more like it needed to feel the jaws of the Mango...

That's more like it.




Now despite my most large and impressive size, I am actually quite delicate and after a few tussles with Mr. Rat I decided that I would need some gear in order to go into competition.

And here I am on the big day, ready for action!

I give you.... EARTH DOG MANGO!







Agatha was so surprised to see me at the trial grounds. I told her I was there to help her win her next ribbon.

She seemed a bit skeptical, but I assured her that due to my vigorous training that I would be a most excellent partner.





Let the games begin!

Imagine my embarrassment when I discovered that the entry point was a bit, well, confining for my large and not built for small spaces self.






I argued with the judges that this contest clearly discriminated against full sized doggies and they must find a suitable tunnel with great haste.

OK, this is more like it.

Ready to go!

Agatha is quite brave and goes into battle nekked. I put on my hoodie because I hear tunnels can get chilly. Wouldn't want to catch cold don't you know.





Once inside, I quickly lost sight of my companion. She was yelling for me to keep up, but the Mango can only go so fast.

Wait, little terrier, wait!




I was suddenly feeling terribly alone...

Agatha? Mr. Rat?

Anybody?


To be continued...

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


58 comments:

Gus said...

oh my! We hope you and Agatha are OK!

Anxiously awaiting further developments.


gussie n teka

Dory and the Mama said...

Oh NO!!!!! Hang on RH...maybe you should send for Dexter??? You know...just in case you need to bait an enemy???

Smileys in Anticipation~
Dory

chicamom85 said...

Don't leave me hanging like that! How will I sleep tonight? I am waiting on the edge of my blanket for the next installmant. The hoodie is the perfect touch by the way, it pulls the whole look together.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Aniemother said...

Hehehee...

B

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

I was akhtually brave enough to bigify your SPECIAL rat pikh...

Nuf said!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

ScrapsofMe said...

Where is the PeeWee when you need him? On top of some A-Frame thingy? You need a swift warrior princess like me to cover your back and the great huntress Dory to lead the way.

Bonnie

pee-ess...love the hoody...is it available in PINK?

pam said...

You are so selfless to step in like that Mango. But please be careful with your beeuteeful hoodied self.

Meja

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is great Mango. Maybe a protest is in order..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Tank said...

Godspeed RH

Jake of Florida said...

We are barkless at your generosity, and intrepitude (cool word, huh???).

Is there a light at the end of that tunnel. Not sure if a measly little rat is worth all the effort.

Wirey woofs of admiration!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...

Glad you're taking a turn as a terrier. ;)

Sophie Brador said...

Oh Mango, tunnels like that make my mom get all freaked out and she has to do times tables to keep from crying. She's a wee bit claustrophobic. Maybe if she wore a helmet like you it would help.

xo
SB

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Mango, what are you gonna do if the lights go out? What are you gonna do if you get hungry? What are you gonna do if you hear your momma calling and you can't find your way back to her?

We are worried for you, Mango. We are worried...

Liffey said...

Mango you have the bestest adventures!
Liffeys licks too you

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Mango, you are so brave to help Agatha. If you need any help, I can come. Oh, I am very worried. Do be carefull. Those turns are hard, and you must remember, stay with Mr. Rat. If you don't "work" for 30 seconds, your done.
A worried terrier,
Sally Ann

the professionals said...

woah seriously cool adventure... fierce

1000 Goldens said...

Mango - I cannot get over how handsome you look in your relentlessly huge earth dog helmet!

The OP Pack said...

Hope that's not the infamous Boston tunnel with all its leaks - we can't have your RH self floating away to sea.

woos, the OP Pack

Agatha and Archie said...

Well this is fabulous..I knew I could count on you my main man......The next level is a bit dicey.....and you are just what I needed...but ahhh Mango...I am not really sure if the hoodie is ok.And maybe I am hallucinating but isn't that the Prudential tunnel??And just one more small thing...ahhmm is that LACIES head...oh boy ohboy ohboy .... She is NOT going to be happy over this one big fella...........I can't wait to see how we get out of this..Love Aggie...( Archie is watching Jacques Pepin on TV)

Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

Oh My...What have you gotten yourself into??

Abby xxxooo

Deefor said...

My mom laughed so hard she couldn't type. I told her to be more respectful. That is an amazing helmet. I think you're going to scare the rat to death. And that little guy looks as big as Arrow!

Noah the Airedale said...

Jaysus mate, what have you gotten yourself into. Is that the subway? Get out of there quick and what the hell happened to Agatha......

A most concerned Noah x

Ms. ~K said...

Mango, You actually look small and frail in that tunnel...Be brave and forge ahead big boy...there's usually a light at the other end!

Lorenza said...

Oh-oh!

Stella said...

You should have done like I did and just go on the tour of Concord with Agatha and Archie. That would be way better than dealing with rats, tunnels and who knows whats coming?

Kisses,
Stella

Joe Stains said...

uh oh, I have seen horror movies like this, it never ends up good!! Watch out for Zombies for sure, and um woah I just thought of a Zombie Lacie. *faints*

mrd23 said...

O Mango!
How awesome, a hoodie and helmet! Yeah that is heaps better than angel wings. Mumma said that I was meant to wear them to the Kennel club's christmas party, she made them so the kids could wear them too. But Mumma got the sickies and I ate the wings!

smooches,
Mr Darcy

Sam said...

...good job Mango! What a brave and noble way to help a friend at her trials.

Can't wait to see where the tunnels take you on the Earth-Dog adventures ahead!

Moco said...

I hope no one turns on the water.

hero said...

Oh my! Mango the Earth Dog! Go go Mango... hope you will make a good team with Agatha. Can't wait for the next episode of the relentlessly huge adventures.

Licks, hero

MAX said...

RAMBO MANGO and the Rat Attack!!!!
Your Mom has a screw loose, I think! (Just like my Mom). Maybe we should form an army. What on earth (scuse the pun) is your mission???
Lots of licks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

We are eagerly awaiting Part 2. This really is a cliff hanger... did you find Agatha, did you catch a RAT of were you arrested for being "a hoodie"!

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Mango Man! I am impressed about you stepping in to help! I think I would have ate the rat though.... not cute, but fun to chase! I really like your new hoodie and gear, very manly! I can't wait for part 2!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Martha Basset said...

Hi Mango - good luck with that rat!
You did look very handsome in your gear!!!
love
Martha & Bailey xxx

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Mango..
It's great you found a full size tunnel aka the big dig but perhaps your star wars gear is holding you back. Perhaps for training agatha should attached a sled and pull you through....

norwood

BRUTUS said...

No one could deny how selfless you are being RH, but I think you might be a little of the mark.... Maybe it was the Druid helmet that got you disoriented... Think you'll do better now that you are just down to the hoodie! Can't wait to see where part 2 takes you

Mack said...

Dude,
That rat was HUGE! I sure hope you didn't see any that big in the tunnel!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that luks deep!!! hay if yoo spot the undergrownd kingdum of the gofers can yoo note its locayshun for me??? thanks ok bye

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

What a terrifying adventure!

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

hope you made it out okay - we are waiting to hear - those tunnels look scary

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Petey said...

Is there a light at the end of the tunnel???

Don't keep us in suspense too long!

Your Pal,

Petey

P.S. Tell Dexter that Clive is the Goldendoodle and Little Man is, well, his little man!

GoldenSamantha said...

I am just so Klaus trough fob ick that I can't even think tunnels. Or rats for that matter. You and Agatha are indeed intrepid souls. Trembling as I look to your next episode.
xo Sammie

Brownie said...

Oh my dog! Mango, that tunnel looks scary! I hope you find Agatha soon.

BTW, you look mighty fierce in your combat gear!

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMGm we are sitting on the edge of our seats! We hope Agatha returns to you soon, Mango! What a scary spot to be lost!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sam said...

mango & dexter, is it okay if we add you guys to our blogroll? just wanted to ask to be sure. :) stop by and let us know.

sam and margedog

tula said...

Hey Mango-
don't know it this competition suits you.. heeheee! i think this needs the assistance of Coach Arch- quick!

toodles,
tula

Cookie and Cinnamon's Mum said...

Yay, go go, Mango! You are RH Mango. You have nothing to be afraid of!

Checkers said...

Hope you find your way out of that tunnel Mango - i'm pulling for you big guy

Eric said...

Mango. Crickey!! Is that rat going turn into somebloggie relentlessly scary with a big rear end? And gulp. Try to take advantage of your relentlessy handsome self in the tunnel of terriers tortures?

Nooooooooo......

Benson and Lily said...

Mango..you becareful on those adventures. It could be fun, yet treacherous out there
Benny & Lily

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

Hmm....

If I read ur postie correctly, I am assuming you would like to feel your LIPS on MOI?????

Oh my...Lacie fans herself rapidly and gives her little derriere a wiggle causing a minor earthquake on the eastern seaboard....

Honestly, Mango...I never thought er well...

THAT UR ATTRACTED TO ME????

Suddenly her brothers come over and hold a whispered consult about the meaning of the first pic....

They draw straws as to whom is to tell Lacie...Scruffie loses...as usual...

He whispers into Lacie's ear and flees for cover...the quiet air ir rent with a SHRIEK that can be heard in the UK....and possible Oz.

With teeth bared and screamin' like a siren Lacie heads toward the Master Chewsits turnpike...

You better look out Mango....

The Narrarator

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Haha, I think I need my eyes checked.
I read: Earth Dog Mango, Fart 1 !!!!!

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

Oh no!!! You must keep us posted - and quickly - I am very worried for you. Ginormous dogs such as yourself aren't suited for tunnel work. I'd see if you can get PeeWee to substitute for you....

*worried kissey face*
-Fiona

Amber and Nala said...

OH MY!!! I am on the edge of my sofa!!! I need to know what happens next! Scary!

Nala

Huskee and Hershey said...

The face on that rat is bothering me.. I have seen it somewhere, haven't I? **scratches head**..

Can't wait to find out what comes next!!

Tee said...

Mango,

We really like your earthman outfit. Makes you look really tough! Not that you're not tough looking already - but that's one really formidable rat you're associating yourself with!

The DOg WOods pack

MAX said...

Hey Mango Mom
Ive sent through an email. Did you get it?
Max Mom

Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

LOL! You are such a good friend Mango!