Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Visit from the Scruffman

Check out this most annoying holiday card I received from the Beastie. Eeesh!

I don't know when this photo was taken, but I must have been disoriented (possibly from some tainted smoothies) to agree to such a pose.

On to more pressing matters.

When I awakened with THIS on my head, I knew that there was no longer any doubt that the hapless Angus stuffie had, indeed, been produced using some of the Clacie DNA left over from the Beastie's recent liposuction (which, by the way, did little to reduce the size of her visible from outer space buttocks).

Lucky for me, that very same morning I received a desperate call from my good pal, Scruffy, who apparently was seeking political asylum after recent unfortunate events at his estate.

As if that was not enough to convince me to take the little guy in, I also got this alleged holiday card showing him being subjected to indignities at the paws of the beast herself.

I immediately issued an invitation for him to come to Master Chew Sits with great haste to hide out until his mummsie came to her senses and stopped her inane vilification of his small and innocent wirey self.

The journey was long and Scruffy wanted to take a nap as soon as he arrived. I told him to choose any bed he wanted, but I think he was somewhat disoriented from the trip.

Dude must have thought he was in Oz or someplace.

This is America, little buddy, we don't sleep in baskets.

That brought him around and he found more appropriate accommodations.

After nap time, we convened in the dog cave to ponder what fun activities we might enjoy during Scruffy's visit.

Having been alerted to the presence of the Angus stuffie of questionable origin, Scruffy immediately set to instructing me in the art of stuffies gone mad management.

As usual, I was a fast learner.

Time to go outside.

Ever the gracious guest, the Scruffman endeared himself to Momma by assisting with the daily clean up of my large and plentiful poop-sicles.

Now for some real fun.

As usual, Scruffy had brought along his trusty blow torch.

I took a moment to go inside and load up on most yummers and gas producing broccolis.

That's right, keep it coming!

Ready Scruffman?

Light 'er up!!


Mango Man! Oh yeah!


hero said...

Mango! You had my hooman sputtering coffee on the pooter screen with the last pic... this is a hilarious post. Hope Scruffy had a wonderful stay at Mangoland.

Licks, hero

JD and Max said...

Good grief!! Such adventure, such explosive excitement! How far did you blast Mango? Did you exit the garden? Does Dexter have any whiskers left after that - he seemed to be rather close to the action! Wow - everything round here seems rather tame now after reading this post!!

Hey - hope you guys have a great New Year! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Martha and Bailey said...

Happy New Year Mango to you, Dexter and your family!
Thank you for making our 2009 brighter with all the smiles we have reading your posts!
We love your New Year pic!

pam said...

It sounds like you are having a most excellent adventure. Please don't eat too much broccoli, you might get blown into outer space.

And we'd miss you...

Happy New Year!!!

Bobo, Meja and Mommy

Anonymous said...

Wowie zowie!!

You eat broccoli?? That is the only thing I won't eat!

Yer pal,

Gus said...

hmmmmm...I think muzzer may recover from that last photo sometime in the new year.

Thanks for the grins


BRUTUS said...

Those are some creative fireworks! Look out or the EPA will be on your doorstep with a fine for air pollution!! Happy New Year to you all!!

Celebratory Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie


I wondered why there was a 4 alarm fire at your house again. Remember what happened to the barn? Mango put that out!

houndstooth said...

That's one way to blast in the New Year!

Dexter, if you need a place to hide out for a while, we have extra dog beds here! I'm just sayin'!


Frankie Furter said...

Hey PeeWee *AKA Dexter* I'm with Bunny... if you need a place of peace and SAFETY you come on to my place. I believe your place has become a bit dangerous what with Mango playing with fire and your visitor eating poops. I'm just sayin'.

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Wow, real cute!
Happy New Year to all of you guys!!

Toby's Trainer
SEGDI Raiser

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

There always seem to be extraordinary things going on over at your place, guys! How do you do it?

We thought we would just mention that W,X,Y and Z don't even get a look-in the French naming system...

Happy New Year's Eve!

Agatha and Archie said...

WHOAAAA were we behind...but after seeing the lovely lost movies, and the visit to Kylie( and WHOA what a blast form the past to see Shoppers World!!!!!!!) and all your Christmas stuff and ALL THE REST...( PL2 worked 4000 days becasue it was the holidays) we are all caught up..And what better to catch up to than you all with the Scruff man and outdoor brocoli events..Archie is snorting so much with laughter he can't breathe...Happy New years to you all dear pals..Love A+A

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog hay that luks like lots of gud kleen fun with yoo and scruffy!!! or at leest gud fun ennyway but maybe not so kleen ha h ha!!! happy noo yeer!!! ok bye

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Kinda worrying pics............I fear a burnt bum in the last one!

Happy New Year Guys!

lotsaluv, Marvin xxxxxxxx oh and Jeannie xxxxx

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What lovely cards Mango..
We love your gassy New Year...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Clive said...


We're speechless! What a way to see in the New Year!

Best wishes to you, Dexter and all the family for 2010!

Clive and the NSLM

Samantha said...

That is certainly one way to welcome in the New Year... Your place is always loaded with excitement and action - seems Scruffy definitely had some ideas of his own to start that party up over there! (Dexter, are you okay?) Scruffy is a firecracker heheh!
Hugs and a very Happy and safe New Year! xo

Kari in WeHo said...

oh my. I hope this situation gets ironed out soon

Stella, Gunther & Betty said...

Wow, we're not post worthy! Everyone in the house was laughing.

Although, we thinks your broccoli farts are no match for boom boom Betty... we're just sayin'.

Happy New Year!
Stella, Gunther & Betty

Schwang said...

Such excitement at your house! The last photo is too funny... Happy New Year!

Twinkietinydog said...

HAAAAAAAAAAAAPPY NEW YEAR. Best fireworks ever! BOL and so's the rest of my family. I also stopped by Scruffy's and tried to talk some sense into him, while apparently you want him to stay over and torture poor Dexter. Tsk tsk. I know you have a huge heart, judging by your delicate size.
Happy New Year to you, Dexter, and all your loved ones.

Jazzi said...

Cute you guys!! lol
Those were some firworks!!!

Thanks for giving us laughs reading your posts!!

Happy New Year
p.s. I have a fact for ya back on my blog!!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Eiiiiiiiii! Too much action there for me! You guys are wild.Being a genteel lady I'll hold my tongue.

Wish I could have joined in the fun. Mangosicles sound devine and the broccoli fueled rocket butt....well, just wish I was there!!
WelshieHugs, Hootie

Sam said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes broccoli, but I AM glad that it doesn't have that effect on me!

Happy New Year!

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

So glad that you put Scruff up after him getting out of jail and all. Don't get into too much trouble with the new year parties that you will be going to tonight. If Scruff needs another place to hide out at tell him my door is always open for him.
Wishing you and your family the best in 2010!

Moose said...

Wow Mango Such an exciting end to 2009! I am not sure that card with scruffy and Lacie is legal to send by mail...
Happy New Years Eve!

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Mango you and Dexter are sooo lucky. You get to have Scruffy stay at your house. Play well and have a fun new year.
Sally Ann

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

Wow! What an exciting way to bring in the New Year! I hope your butt hairs don't get toasted!

Happy New Year!

*kissey face*

Luda said...

Mango Man,

Yer broccoli gas wuz impressive. Next time, try sum green balls wut look like kabbage. I am shore they would produce a most outstanding explosion.

Yer pal,

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

An epikh post to end the rear - I mean year!


Asta said...


Thank dog you awe thewe fow my innocent and adowable little gwandson-nephew-bwovvew Scwuffy.
He was so uncewemoniously ejected fwom his happy home fow no discewnable weason..sometimes hoomans awe weiwd. I see he has settled in pawfectly and you being the consumate host awe pwoviding pawfect snacks and entewtainment.

Happy NEwYeaw Deew fwiends
smoochie kisses

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Happy New Year Mango and DExter. We hope 2010 is a grrrrrrrrrreat year for you.

Molly, Taffy and Monty.

Ms. ~K said...

Who needs a New Year's Eve party when there's Mango?!? As always, thanks for the laughs!

BTW, in you header picture, I can't decided if the hat is too small or your head is...oh, never mind...

Maggie and Mitch said...

Wow! We never knew broccoli was such powerful stuff!
Happy new year, Mango and Dexter!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The OP Pack said...

Mango, we all needed a good laugh tonight with all the year's memories flooding in. Thanks for making Mom chuckle.

Happy New Year to you and your family and wishes from us to you for a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Life With Dogs said...

That is one party I am actually happy I did not crash!

Happy new year neighbors! :)

Butchy and Snickers said...

Oh my dawgness, Mama has tears running down her face she's laughing so hard. She just has to have Papa come read your post, hehehehehe!
You haven't scared the Scruffman away yet have you??? Be sure not to catch his wirey furs on fire.
Happy New Year!!
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

Cinnamon and her mum said...

Happy New Year!!

I didn't know that my favorite vegetable, broccoli, produces gas. I will have to be more careful when I eat it, as I am a lady who is not supposed to fart in public.


The Army of Four said...

I just don't even know what to say! Ha roo roo roo!
Happy New Years, you guys!
Play bows,

animal lover, quilt lover said...

you all started the party early!
Have a good one!! We hope 2010 is the best year ever for you guys!!!
Rubs, Bambi & Fern

animal lover, quilt lover said...

You all started the party early!!
Lots of fireworks at your estate!!
We wish only good stuff for you in2010!! It is 10.36Pm. Almost midnight. I'll be on the computer, that's my life. Bloggers!!

Chester said...

Drama. Excitement. Afterburners.
Glad I had time to stop by!

May 2010 be healthy, happy and blessed, and flameless for you all!

Biggie-Z said...

Whoa! Happy New Year guys! Looks like you boyz had a pretty rollicking time.

Mango, it is dangerous to play with fire like that. someone could lose an eyebrow.

achieve1dream said...

LOL good one. Happy New Year!!!

Dory and the Mama said...

BOL....BOL....Mango, you are too funny!!


Joe Stains said...

I don't think Scruffman will ever want to go home, not that I blame him. It looks like tons of fun over there at your estate. That was not a reference to your weight, I promise.

ocmist said...

Dad says you'd better be careful that PETA doesn't hear about this or those air pollution guys that are so worried about the cow burps! He also made some comments about hearing of a Rocket Man but never a Rocket Mango before! He also made another comment about global warming... He's just full of it tonight since he's over being sick...

Do you need some Preperation H to stop the "burn...?" big guy? OC