Monday, August 3, 2009

Garden You Thin Ice

Yesterday, in order to avoid doing her homework for as long as possible, momma decided it was time to You Thin Ice our garden given that the vegetables have not been doing well and the weeds seem to have taken over.

The only thing spared was the tomato patch which still shows the promise of yielding at least a few edible fruits.



Even Pee-Wee didn't want to eat the mutant cucumbers. They got all yellow and bloated. Yuck!



The removal of the garden fences has opened up new pastures for my industrious grazing.




Weeds! Yummy!



The pointy headed one thought he had pulled one over on the Mango when he snagged the sole beet plant right out of the ground.




He thought wrong!

Mmmmm... fresh beet! Nom, nom, nom.





It was not until after I had consumed the most yummers beet that I realized it might dye my pee pee red thereby revealing me as the on the deck plants stealth pee pee perpetrator.

I will have to remember to wait a bit before I water the deck pots.

Much to my delight, the former cucumber patch was full of nice cool dirt that felt most refreshing to my large and overheated self.

Not to mention that there is plenty of grazing should I feel faint from hunger.



Be gone! Find your own raised bed.




This is quite comfy. If its good enough for a cucumber, its good enough for the Mango (of course I hope I don't turn yellow and bloated like those unfortunate cucumbers).




Mango Man! Oh yeah!

53 comments:

Gus said...

Oh Mango Man! You look quite at ease in the cucumber bed. Does it have room service? Might be a nice hotel for visiting doggies, huh?

gussie

Ludo van Doggy said...

Hey, a Mango planter... oh, wait. Does they exist in real?
All that grass and green stuffs look yummy. My Rabbit-dogs would love that!
~lickies, Ludo

Pamela, said...

Wooos Mango, what a nice play to lay for a nap, I hope it was cool though. I really like beets too, Mommy stopped planting them though, I pulled them all up at ate them.
-Kira The BeaWootiful

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

Clearly, a sad but not at all sad moment...

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

Woo really fill that salad bowl!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Peanut said...

Mom wants to know if you are going to grow Mangos and if you are she would like to be put on the list for one. :)

Martha Basset said...

Imagine being able to grow tomatoes and cucumbers without a greenhouse!!
We were amazed! Pity about the cucumbers right enough but the tomatoes look promising.
Mango you make such a dainty gardener!!!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

MAX said...

Hey Mango-dude
We wait with anticipation to see what colour you are going to turn:)
Tons of licks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Mango! What a fun place to lounge and eat delicious treats!! I wish we had a garden too...
I love the pic of you eating beets!
xo
p.s. my word verification is "misha" - is that a coincidence? Or were you able to pick your words?!

Katie, Mollie and Bobo said...

What a great place to relax. You even can have fruits and veggies pop up from it and have a snack. The best of both worlds!

-Mollie and Bobo

Pee Ess: You may want to post a "No Pee Wee Sign".

Cassie said...

Oh Mango you lucky fellow. To sleep and dine in the same place must be heaven! Sorry your mommy's crops are fallow.
Our mommy's meager garden is actually thriving, so her fence stays up---she did lettuce and tomatoes in hanging baskets too and that is just plain cruelty to animals. We just can't reach them. Phooey.
Happy Monday to ya!
BabyRocketDog & Hootie
(using our mom's blog)

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

Mango...have ya grown or somethin'?? That pic of u and Pee wee seems to show that you've either grown or Peewee's shrunk....scary....

How do you keep ur tummy fur clean lyin' in that dirty dirt?? Bet that doesn't go over well with Momma??

As for the ruination of ur cucmbers...hmm...maybe it rained too much???

I'd love a few for a sandwich....

Barks and kisses...

Laciegirlie

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

wow mango you look very comfortable in that cucumber bed - and yes be careful that you dont pee on the deck plants until the beets are out of your system

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

The OP Pack said...

Whoa, hurry, Mango's Mom, we think we see a big eggplant there in the cucumber bed - just ripe for plucking:)

Good call on the beet pee, RH.

Play bows, the OP Pack

Nibbles Treats said...

We thought Mangos grew in trees.

Lots of treats,
Tinkebell, Oscar and Tucker

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mmm beets those are mom's favorite.. Her Aunt makes her pickled beets. It seems her Dad and her are always fighting over those things.. Aunt Marie is 86 so mom is afraid she won't be making any pickled beets any time soon.. Mom got the recipe thought...ya


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Aniemother said...

Best of luck with your red pee ;)

B

Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

The cucumber bed it just the right size for you...

Enjoy your nap...

Abby xxxooo

BRUTUS said...

Mango -
Is that what they mean by "taking a dirt nap"? Oh, sorry, my mom just said that wasn't very funny... No hard feelings, I hope :)
Too bad a bout the garden, but at least your mom had the guts to try. We just stick to killing houseplants here! Didn't know beets were yummy - have to keep that in mind the next time my mom tosses them aside (she thinks they're yucky).

Stay cool, RH!!
Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Maggie and Mitch said...

We've never had a fresh beet! We'll have to ask mom to grow them next year! You look pretty comfy all sprawled out in your garden, Mango!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Dory's Backyard said...

It's nice to see that you round out your diet with veggies!!

Go Mango!
Smileys!
Dory

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
You had a veggie buffet!
Beets are delicious!
You look so comfy in that cucumber bed!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The Thundering Herd said...

But how do we know when you are ripe?

Dennis the Vizsla said...

I'm sure your Relentlessly Huge self is more than a match for whatever weird earth properties turned those cucumbers into X-Men wannabes!

Holly and Khady said...

We LOVE to graze too!! The tall wide grass like is in your pics is our favorite!

You definitely look quite comfy and relaxed in your raised dirt bed. Dirt is fun!

Khady Lynn

pam said...

Mango man you look like you might go all melty in that last picture.

Please to don't go melty Mango.

Meja

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Looks like a great place to nap.

Be careful about the beet juice.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Brodie and Ailsa said...

we loves beets. gave mums a big fright once when our poos were deep maroon red as she didnt know we had eaten some she had given to hte chooks.

Life With Dogs said...

Mango, you just can't be beet! I have never seen a dog handle gardening with such aplomb!

Lilliana said...

What a handsome Mango salad!

Sally said...

Hi Mango,
you were the right to play for me.

From now on, my blog is in English too.
Would be nice to see you there.

http://sally.nemati.multilang.over-blog.com/


Nice wuuuh
Sally

GoldenSamantha said...

You look so comfy, Mango! I just noticed how nice your ears are (it's taken me a while, hasn't it?). Yeah... watch the deck flower peeing for a bit - it'll rat you out hehe!
Hugs xo,
Sammie

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Mango you look as cool as a cucumber laying there!

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

It is a shame about your cucumbers but it looks like you two had fun in the veg beds..lol

Holly & Zac...XX

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

Lacie's brainwashin' us, Mango...'cept she sez we boyz don't havva brain...sheecsch...

Scruffy

Cookie and Cinnamon's Mum said...

Cookie would love to lie down in the garden-bed-turned-Mongo-bed!

Chloe and Libby said...

You look oh so comfy in your garden of dirt and weeds, Mango! Nice of you to let Dexter in there with you.
Yucky the cucumbers didn't make it,glad your mommy is going to be able to get some tomatoes out of the gardening business.
Until next time,
Chloe

MJ's doghouse said...

okay mango...you best get out of the vegetable patch..i dont want my man turning into a big vegetable...what would you do if lacie got hold of you...but it does look nice and cool.....

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

That makes sense, you're what you eat!
Haha, I didn't know beets make your pee pee red either!
I have to be careful too, no more strawberry, wally melly, blue berries at all!
Love ya!

1000 Goldens said...

Mango - nothing makes me smile like seeing your relentlessly huge body slumbering in the vegetable garden!

Murphy Dogg said...

Hey Mango,
I wish you lived closer, cuz I got a buttload of cucumbers that I'd love to share with you and your mom & dad!
C-ya,
Murphy Dogg

Moco said...

Maybe next year you and Dexter could take care of the garden and get better veggies.

Huskee and Hershey said...

Wow.. your very own cucumber bed!! My mom will be so jealous.. sometimes I see her applying cucumbers on her face or using some cucumber wash so I bet cucumbers are good for your skin. So you see any improvements yet??

Niamh said...

I'm not a big fan of beets but glad you enjoyed them. Those cukes are scary! I think that they made a better bed than vegetables.

Your friend
Niamh

Agatha and Archie said...

Get your bathing suits on boys it is going to be a scorcher today!! Love A+A

Sally said...

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thank you for visiting my blog. I have already placed you on my friends list.
Do you know http://dogbloglinks.over-blog.de/ that’s an idea we had to bring all dogs with a blog together under one address.

Nice wuuuh
Sally

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

oh i love it Mango! you look fantastic in the garden--and we are excited to try beets ourselves now! i bet they are sweet and good! it is true--we do not drool at all. we are a dry mouth dog, no jowls and tight lips! luv ya buddy!

wally said...

Hooray! I LOVE the garden, especially nomming the weeds and lying in the cool dirt. You do look FANTASTIC in repose, eating vegetables. They should really design a lifestyle magazine around you.

wally t.

Sophie Brador said...

I'm not sure who is more jelly of the fresh beets, me or mom. Yummmers!!!!!

xo
SB

ocmist said...

Looks like a most COMFY bed! Glad you stood up for yourself and didn't let Pee-Wee take it from you this time! Also, we love your new header pic!

Dont' chew on the Tomato plants, guys... We've heard they are poisonous... Not the tomatos, just the plants (leaves and stems)

Amber and Nala said...

BOL!!! YOu got to lay in the cuke bed and eat beets!!! MOm and Dad put a fence up so I can't do that sort of thing in our garden. :( Was your pee really red?? ;)

Kisses,
Nala

daisydog said...

Lots of snacks while you relax!

Biggie-Z said...

BEETS! I LOVE BEETS! That sure looks like fun. I'm sorry your cucumbers got all mutant. Maybe the aliens that stuck the hose in unmentionable PeeWee places also got a hand on your cukes.