Sunday, December 6, 2009

Labradorks in the Snow

Last night it snowed and I was totally prepared to enjoy a nice day of snuggling, pizza, and football, when that evil puppy Oliver suddenly appeared on MY Observation Deck!

I graciously ushered him off (after all, it is MY deck) and into the yard.

Now at first the little moose was appropriately respectful of my Mango-ness.

Then he was all wrestling with PeeWee.

Ho hum, boring!

So I decided to practice my herding skills. Now many of you might not know that mastiffs are known for their lab wrangling abilities.

Get along little doggies!

Oops, slammed on the brakes a little too hard here. Could have jack knifed. Need to slow down, I think.

I was starting to get a little concerned that PeeWee was winding up on the bottom of the labrapile a bit too much. Stand up for yourself little dude! Don't let the giant mutant labrapup beat you up!

OK, that's better. Oh yeah, I am also a champion pointer dog.

Uh oh, not again! PeeWee is pinned!

Time for some up close coaching.

Bitey him, PeeWee! Bitey him!

Listen, I pick on PeeWee a lot, but he is still my brother and enough is enough.

The Mango cannot sit idly by and watch the blond doofus body slam the little squirt into the ground like some WWF colossus.

So I did the Mango conga on his annoying little self. Hey! Just doing what I have to right?

That enabled PeeWee to make his escape and I will say that on the flat he can still out maneuver that Oliver in a most impressive way. I was proud of him.

Obviously any visit from the puppy is incomplete without a good SQUEEEE!

Check out this little featurette. Momma knew I was getting ready to put the smack down on Oliver. You can hear her trying to warn him just before she turned off the camera, but she was too late! I flipped the dude and he made a good old SQUEEEE and ran to his momma.

I must say that Oliver is a bit of a drama queen. Goodness. When I used to smack down PeeWee he would just run off, but Oliver kept on squeee'ing and holding his leggie up like it was broken or something. In fact Master and my brother and sissy-in-law rushed him to the V-E-T (as if I would ever really hurt him) but by the time they got there he was all bouncing around and being a doofus again. Plus I heard when he got home he did cracker dog zoomies. Little faker.

No worries. I had a great time! And that's what counts, right?

For a most exciting video version of all the action, click here.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


brooke said...

Im glad to see you were being watchful over your PeeWee. Youre the only one who can dominate him, no little blond labradore can take that position from you!
We're jealous of your snow... hoping it will snow sometime here rather than just be freezing cold!

Marjie said...

dudes, I warned you the snow was coming, right? I'm glad you were able to assert your rights over the visiting labradork. And we can pick on our brothers, but we have to defend them against all others. I heard they made a movie of that, "Band of Brothers". It would have to be about dogs to be any good, right?


houndstooth said...

Mango and Dexter,

That snow looks like a lot of fun! We haven't gotten any like that yet, but I will go crazy when it gets here. I'm glad you let that Oliver know what the pecking order is!


Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! Playing in the sow. AI see the little blond lab is getting in a good squeal, my little bro does that and pretends he is hurt all of the time too, they are such fakers.... sigh, when will those humans learn.
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Frankie Furter said...

Hey Dexter, nice attempt at a two legger knockdown there buddy.
Oh dear, I suppose since a trip to the V E T was involved... we'll end back in that court room again.
Mango, I hate to say this, butt I do believe they go hard on repeat offenders.

Ms. ~K said...

You guys are having "snow" much fun!!!
But you should really pick on someone your own size, like a Mac truck! teeheehee
PS, send these Labradork some snow please!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Jake of Florida said...

Very cool maneuvers, Mr. RH. We donlt know if we'll have snow when we go to Northland later this month, but if we do, we'll remember how you handled it.

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

The OP Pack said...

Well, we are very jealous of your snow. So far all we are getting is stinking rain. Now they say it will be snow on Tuesday.

That little blond guy sure has a lot of energy. You did very well with him, we thought, that is until he tried to get under your privates area.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

hero said...

The blond labrapup must know his place in Mangoland... else he would get covered with mango slush. Love those snow fields and the free run.

Licks, hero

Sierra Rose said...

Good work referee'ing there Mango! I have to say, I can kinda relate to your pal we puppies know no fear! We are in "zoomie GO get'em" mode ALL THE TIME. Need to be put in our place sometimes...(mom wrote that...I would never....)
Love that winter wonderland you've got.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

The Thundering Herd said...

Excellent snow olympics for all 3 of you.

Hoover said...

Hey Mango,

Isn't the snow great! I am much enjoying it. I don't know why some humans whine & complain. I like the humans who romp about in it. Or even better the ones who put long sticks on their feet and slide about in it.

Good work keeping things under control at your estate. Whatever would they do without you?

Niamh said...

You are so lucky to have snow! I thought that you had a restraining order against that Oliver. The nerve of him to try to take over your observation deck. I'm glad that you are keeping his ambitions in check.

Your friend,

Mack said...

Dude, you have skillz I didn't even know Mastiffs possesed!

And wow you have a lot of snow!!

Reilly and Bree said...

Bbay Labradorks - they just like the attention and what better way to do it then squeal like a stuck piggy!!!

Randi said...

Awww...That little Oliver is quite the faker! I saw my Cublet's jaws wrapped around Olivers leg & then Oliver turned the whole thing around on his royal Highness RH & went to the vetty? wow...trying to get treats!

& I must say that the header pic of the two of you is just smashing! My Cublet Dexter is so cute! Is he of English Labra-descent with that block head of his??

Love & Licks,

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Y'all get snow. I've only ever seen snow once in my life, and I'm three;so, y'all are lucky dogs. Oliver will learn in time.
Sally Ann

Samantha said...

Mango - great job snoopervising the activities there. A little suds spread over PeeWee and Oliver couldn't stand a chance heheh. I don't think he did anyway - you were ON IT every moment. Dexter: you are F-a-s-t. Even in all that pretty snow!
xo Sammie

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

it sounds like this visit went much better! Way to supervise up and close and that was awful nice of you in helping your little brother out. I must say that you did give that twerp plenty of warning in that little video though.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
Did I see Oliver trying to err... hump Dexter?? Oh-oh!
Glad you were there to put order... but sure Oliver has lots of energy!
Kisses and hugs


You are quite masterful in your labradork herding and coaching. I think I heard that evil puppy squeak all the way over here! I called 911 immediately too.


Dory and the Mama said... some places ALMOST looks like you are...ummmm, frolicking????


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

Your herding and wrangling skills are pawesome!

Was Oliver impressed by your pantyloons?

Khyra & Khousin Merdie
PeeEssWoo: PeeWee looks extra khrakhker today!

TwoSpecialWires said...

Look at you, all stretched out and ears a'flappin'! You kind of reminded us of some of those earlier ballet moves, RH. How do you do it?

What a great playtime in the snow. You look like you are in your element!

Love ya, Big Guy,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Stella said...

Lets see, a Mastiff about 30 x bigger than the little labrapup, beats up on him because his brother PeeWee who is about 5 times bigger than the little labrapup couldn't take care of himself.

Something wrong with this picture? I'd say so.


Sam said...

Jeez! That little dude has gotten SO big. You better watch out, Mango, one day he's going to get mad at you for telling him to get off the deck!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

Mango--did you get confused? i think i saw you try to hump Oliver!

Pedro said...


You are a champion labradork wrangler! You make those dawgs look like they're my size!


elbouwii said...

what funnnn :D
we dont have snow here :( mabay next week

El'bow & Hauwii

Dozer and Coop said...

What a little faker, all puppies are wee-wee fakers! Nice action shots!

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

achieve1dream said...

Great video! You really showed Oliver who is boss didn't you? :D


Biggie-Z said...

Hey Mango, nice labradork herding and way to look out for your little brudder. I tried to watch the SQUEEEE video but it didn't seem to work. I made a big black labradork go SQUEEE yesterday. Momma was really embarrassed.

Life With Dogs said...

Labrapile is new to me, I might have to steal that one day when Sola and Truffles pile on Nigel.

You got more snow than us, which is not making our dogs happy!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow it luks like yoo had a gud time their and that is the importent thing after all this is mangos grayt adventcher not the labradorks grayt adventcher am i rite??? ha ha ok bye

Clive said...


We would so love some of that snow!

Great herding / playing / 'showing whose boss' skills!

love and woofs

MAX said...

Hey Mango-bud
Where's your jacket?
That was huge fun to watch!...thanks for the entertainment! Glad to see that you and Pee-wee are really mates...So now I can be mates with Dexter-dude too!
Keep warm

Piappies World said...

Hi Mango!

That sure was a lot of fun and a great work out all in one! Looks like Oliver does not stand a chance with you though he sure got a few moves on Dexter. No worries though since Dexter also look like he enjoyed zoomies with Oliver too.

-Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

Kari in WeHo said...

What a faker! That sounds like our Baily! Way to back up Dexter!

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Mango, that looked like fun! We know how fond you are of little Oliver!
We liked the way you sorted him out to let Dexter get away.
Some amazing zoomies too - we wish we could have been there!
Martha & Bailey xxx

Noah the Airedale said...

Well you did warn him mate. Not your fault he didn't listen. He'll know better next time. I take it PeeWee wasn't too traumatised lol.
Your card arrived yesterday. Thanks buddies. We love it.
Oh we think your mum is onto a pretty awesome idea.

Noah x

Ludo van Doggy said...

Is you sure that you not really in love with Oliver. I watched the video and I seed! hehe!
Of course you was just showing him who was boss. ;)
~lickies, Ludo

Benny and Lily said...

Oh are hysterical. You are a take charge kinda guy keep those little ones in line.
Benny & Lily

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We are happy to hear that no Labradorks were injured in the posting of this blog.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and JAva

Butchy and Snickers said...

Hey Mango,
Woohoo snow! We finally got some last night. I luv to eat it, hehehe. Little Oliver looks so tiny next to you. Looks like you guys have lots of fun playing together. Now after your workout, I hope you got to eat some pizza!
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

JD and Max said...

Hi Mango - that looked like FUN! We haven't experienced snow yet, but we're keeping our paws crossed for a bit later on this year...

Hey - even though it's annoying when another dog is a big FAKER, it's still handy to be the fakee - ha! JD is a master - he's learnt that the old dears at the park will give him a biscuit if he starts to limp, how he's learnt this we don't know and the old dears don't even ask WHY he's suddenly limping with no pre-amble whatsoever, they just go all 'coochie-coo' on him and whip out the treats the second he starts! He's obviously going to continue now (well, why would he stop under these circumstances?!) but Max has decided to keep his pride and hasn't gone down that route yet....he he he!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Mango, you do have the gift of gab! We know of no other canine story-teller that does such an impressive and descriptive job☺

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh we are so jealous. We want to play too. Bet Callie could put some real smackdown on those 2. She rolls Marley. Mango you are such a good brother to help PeeWee out...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

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


First of all your snow WAS bootiful...till ya ran all over it and smooshed it all up with pawprints...

I dunno bout that Oliver...he does seem to have some wrestling advantage over there a reason why you were humping him in that video at the end? Or why he was humping Peewee? Somethin' bout missin' Labranards? Poor Dexter...

So they rushed Oliver to the vettie? Did he get 'xamined? As in did they hafta pay for his fakin'?? I adore doing that...but tell him it's much more effective to FAKE at 3am...get the peeps outta bed...hafta pay the emergency fee...get rocked when ya get home...all good...

Jelly bout your snow...

Kisses, Lacie

Agatha and Archie said...

Ohhhhhhhh THAT was where that squeeee was coming from..We heard it all the way over here..Well yeah...A guy's gotta do what a guy's gotta do.....Love A+A PS so far so plows....

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

Hi Mango!
How sweet of you to rescue your brother... It looks like you all had fun playing together.
My little fuzzy uncle Oakley does that squee thing sometimes too, and because his sisters and brother are all bigger than him, the people get worried. He is always faking.

Kim Forrer said...

Stumbled on your blog by accident and LOVE IT!!!!! How do I follow the escapades of Mango? Couldn' find the FOLLOWER link.


mastertealc said...

Hi Mango! I'm Teal'c from Sydney and I have never seen SNOW!!! :( It looks like so much fun but my hoomans say that I won't ever be able to see it without getting on one of those big flying machines... In which case I'll probably stick to the beach! But it looks soooooo entertaining! Is it like soft?!?!
Slobbers Teal'c

The Army of Four said...

Woo, you're kidding, right? Of course having a great time is what counts!

wally said...

Do you also rangle Peppy Sheppys and could I hire you? Do you charge by the hour or by the squee?

I see you do the patented "nose poke" which is one of my favorite techniques as well.

wally t.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Yup, having fun is the most important part, Mango!
Great job keeping Oliver under control and standing up for PeeWee!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

1000 Goldens said...

You are such a good brother Mango. Reading the words "Bitey him, PeeWee! Bitey him!" had me rolling :)

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

How much fun you all were having in the snow, though it looks too cold for me. Nice that you are such a good brother and oversee all to make sure that all are safe. Maybe we are neighbors, we had snow yesterday too.

Peggy said...

Nice to see Mango sticking up for his little brother. Dexter is looking GREAT!

Rosie said...

Mango - I do not think the labradork knows the story of the boy who cried wolf.