Friday, February 26, 2010

My New Ramp

The other day Momma had a chat with me...

She said that even though I am a most fit and athletic doggie right now, that might not always be the case and there could come a time when I might not be able to leap nimbly into my mastiff mobile.

Then she showed me this big box which she said had something special JUST FOR ME!

Oh goodie!

Huh? Telescoping ramp? What?

Apparently this was the only ramp she could find that is said to be able to hold the weight of doggies in excess of 200 pounds such as myself.

Being an adventurous sort, I said, "bring it on!"

Apparently I have to "practice" with it before I can try it out with my Mastiff Mobile. Whatever. Momma is in charge now. Sigh.

But really, I knew right away how to use it.

See? It was barely out of the box before I put my big old foot on it.

I wanted to see how it worked right away, but Momma insisted that I get used to walking on it flat on the ground inside.

Good sport that I am, I went along with this rather insulting suggestion. Here is the movie.

It might look funny because the room was dark and we were experimenting with the iMovie adjustments. No worries, you can still appreciate all the action.

OMG! She is wearing that sweater AGAIN! How embarrassing.

OK, so that was totally worth it because when we were done I got a BRAND NEW STUFFIE!

A Mango sized Wart Hog!


Stay tuned for more adventures with my new ramp (once it stops raining I think).

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


Kari in WeHo said...

you sure picked up on the ramp thingy fast!

Asta said...

I had no doubt that you would catch on immediately what wif youw giwnt sized bwain and evewything. Thank dog that you got a gweat new stuffie to make you fowget the hoomiliation of being doubted. It's a cool wamp..maybe we could use it as a ski wamp
smoochie kisses
pee ess pleez tell Pee WEE, I have sent him some seeds fwom the tennis ball bush..hope it blooms fow him

Jake of Florida said...

Mom didn't have her glasses on and she got terribly upset when she thought you were getting a new RUMP. With all the talk about Laciegirl's butt-erama, she thought major surgery was involved to keep up.

Whew, what a relief.

We were quite impressed by the elegance of your movements on the flat-on-the-ground ramp -- but your mom does seem to have some doubt as to the ability of your hooge brain to grasp the concept of tilt versus flat.

We, on the other paw, know you were just being diplomatic and indulging the dispenser of treats and new stuffies!!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

The OP Pack said...

Hey, Mango, you need to work the learning curve a bit, so you can get more treats. You did do great, though, and such a good idea to get you used to it now.

Now that wart hog is pretty impressive, has Pee Wee tried to steal it yet? We may need some tips on how to protect of stuffies from the little miss here.

Woos and Happy Friday, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Dory and the Mama said...

What a well deserved wart hog Mango!! You were so very brave on your new ramp. I think you will running up and down into in no time!


dewdana said...

That looks like Moose's ramp! I thought for sure yours would have come with a forcefield though... did you have momma double check the box? Are you maybe just getting too wise for such silliness like obeying forcefields?
Your warthog is glorious! Keep it up RH!
p.s. that movie was kinda x-rated at times. Did you consent to being filmed at that angle ;-)
p.p.s. imovie.... I swear I can never get it to do the same thing twice!

Sam and Pippen said...


You are the MASTER of the ramp! Maybe you need more practice though so you can get more treats!

Sam and Pippen!

Frankie Furter said...

Good going guy. At furst I thought it should be called a RUMP Ramp Butt thought better of that after the movie finished. hehehe
Hey we BOTH got surprise pressies today!!! Mine is fantastic, butt guess what... it sort of looks like... YOU!!! I'm lovin' it.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a cool ramp Mango. You certainly got a nice toy for being cooperative. hehe

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Stella said...

Wow, Mango, I am impressed. However, is the Mumster referring to when you get old and won't be able to climb stairs anymore? Maybe she should go to a Surplus store and pick up a canvas stretcher you could ride if you should find it hard to walk the new ramp. Look on down that road!


Martine said...

Hi Mango,

That's so nice of your mom to plan ahead. Our only question and concern is... why is the ramp so narrow?!

That wart hog looks like the size of Captain!!!

xo martine & the kiddlets

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Mango
It never fails to amaze us the things you do to amuse your humans!
This will be hours of fun for them and there will be treats for you - life could not be better.
We trust that as you get older your parents will be looking for a bungalow for you!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Schwang said...

With your skills, I expect you'll be able to be walking tightropes soon!

Marjie said...

Dude! I need a ramp like that for Momma's Suburban! My brother Patrick just lifts me into his truck, but I don't like that so well. I like Jeff's Lincoln Town Car best, because I can just walk onto the floor and lie on the back seat. So where did your Momma find that ramp? Maybe we can get one to cover the porch step so I can tend to business in the yard easily. I'm almost 9, and my stupid humans say that's "OLD"!

And you are lucky you have rain. We now have 2 feet of snow on the ground, and even full sized doggies such as me have trouble in that much stuff!


Gus said...

Mango, you did a good job with the ramp, and Teka was most impressed with your new velvet coat. I tried to tell her it was just the lighting, but she insists.


Eric said...

You did well with the ramp jobbie Mango. You sure you haven't been sneaking off to join Pee Wee in his agility class? Yep your ramp is half of an A Frame without the stopping. But you could for treats.

Wiry loves Eric xx

Dog Foster Mom said...

Mango, you have the best videos, and with music and everything - they're awesome! Great job on the ramp - it's nice to have that for whenever you may need it, since only a super-strong super-human would be able to lift you into a vehicle if you could not get in on your own power.

Princess said...

Hi Mango, long time follower, probably one of my first times posting...but has anyone told you you're handsome?

Mom says she loves you, she loves big dogs and is upset that daddy won't agree to anything bigger than me. Something about taking up too much space in the bed.

Hope you enjoy your new ramp looks like it could be useful!!

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

The opening scene fur the movie was an omen of how good it would be!


Great job!


Wild Dingo said...

your movies are awesome. i'm sitting her going through like 5 movies writing down clips because i have so much editing to do! it takes forever to get me to do a movie!

nice shot Mango of your beeeehind! wooo wee... ladies don't faint!

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

pee ess: i would have never thought of walking my dogs on a ramp on the flat first... good thinking! last night at warehouse training we had to jump our dogs into a dark truck then try to get them to lay across our shoulders! holy crap, i didn't try that. i just did the truck jump and i picked up juno for her jump down because it was too high for her wee hips... waaahhh...

wild dingo

Maggie and Mitch said...

This is so exciting, Mango! Your very own ramp!
We love your wart hog!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

houndstooth said...

Mango, you look like a natural on that ramp, but way to sucker your mom into giving you lots of foodables and a stuffie in the process of training her! You'll have her broken in in no time!

We got your package in the mail today and I was thrilled! It was full of awesomeness! Thank you, thank you, thank you!


Honey the Great Dane said...

Ooh, Mango - my humans have been talking about getting a ramp for me for it was really interesting to see you with yours! Great idea of your Momma to get it now and get you used to it while you're still fit & agile - would have been much harder if you were sore anywhere already and associated the soreness with the ramp! So great job on your Momma for introducing it so well!

Honey the Great Dane

Niamh said...

Very nice of your momma to order the ramp for you and get you a great stuffie. Maybe you should get her a new sweater. Good job with the practicing

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

hero said...

You seem to like the ramp thingy, Mango... and you'll be using it in no time. Very thoughtful of mama to get you the ramp... and the wart hog too, of course.

Licks, hero

Aniemother said...

We have full trust in your abilities, Mango. We loved the video, though, especially the last bit ;)


kissa-bull said...

if i was the relentlessly huge i would play dummers for a while so we could get more stuffies to pway wiff
just a thought
pibble sugars
the houston pittie pack

Anonymous said...

Mr. Mango, I think it's very sporting of you to humor your mama like that. Sometimes they just need to know that we can play along on (very rare) occasions. I liked your ramp but I am oh-so-envious of your warthog! He makes a Most Awesome Noise! Have you destuffed him yet?

PeeS - I like your booty!

Wiggles & Wags,

Ike said...

Dude - your beans are relentlessly huge!
Ike's mom here - IKE!!!!! You are so embarrassing!
Shut up mom, it's true!
Anyway, thanks for the well wishes. Surgery on this eye should go better because it's being done right by an ophthalmologist and hopefully won't get infected. It will hurt a lot more after the surgery.

Ina in Alaska said...

During your catwalk on the runway, Toby was barking so much Ina thought he wanted a ramp too. I merely thought it was Fashion Week in Master-Chew-Sits. Love, Halle xoxo

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Mango, Tell MOm thanks for the video. We got the picture!!! Your going to do well big guy!!!!!!!
Wet licks, Bambi & Fern

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Love the new ramp (and toy!). Good luck trying it with a car:)

BRUTUS said...

Good job RH!! You could be the #1 agility Mastiff in the country, I just know it!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Mack and Sally Ann said...

I have a ramp too. It was supposed to be Mack's, but he doesn't use it at all. I use to get onto the bed, and Mack uses it sometimes.
Sally Ann

Sam said...

Being proactive is the best way to be. Good for your Momma for investing in the future so that you can always go for rides in the Mango Mobile.

Noah the Airedale said...

Mango mate, that is a very good idea. My pinky thinks I'll have to have a ramp to at some stage down the track. I'm not too good at jumping like my sissies. I like your ramp.

Noah x

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

Very cool! I should talk to Mom about a ramp for me, because sometimes I don't like jumping into the Jeep. However, I'm a bit of a chicken, and Mom can pick me up just fine! BOL!!! That wart hog is Most Cool!

*kissey face*

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow its puumba!!! hi puumba!!! ennyway tucker has a ramp to help him git into the bed and he seems to do ok with it so i am shoor yoo wil too!!! ok bye

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Mango, don't feel bad. Stella needs stairs just to get up on the couch. And get this! Our mom wears the same sweater all the time too! Dad pointed it out the other night when she reached for some spices (while makin' his dinner she might add) and there was a hole in the armpit. She said it's because it's kinda old, he said it's because she wears it too much. That was our cue to gets out of the kitchen...


MAX said...

Hey there Mango dear buddy!
I hope I didn't get my comment all wrong yesterday?! My apologies if I did. Anyway the message really was that I love your blog and I love YOU big boy! We are your devoted and faithful cheerleaders from Africa!! that r-e-a-l-l-y a warthog? What breed is it?
That ramp looks pretty cool too. Hope you get to use it lots and scout the countryside.

Ms. ~K said...

Not sure who enjoyed that practice session more, you or Mom!

Piappies World said...

What a cutie stuffie you have there, Mango! You also got a cool ramp there. Your mom is so sweet to also look after you guys.

Enjoy the weekend!

-Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

elbouwii said...

papa was thinking to build one for El'bow!
el'bow doenst like stairs

Mango dude we have the same piggy-toy

El'bow & Hauwii

The Thundering Herd said...

We loved the wart hog sounds.

1000 Goldens said...

Mango Man, you are a natural on your doggie ramp! And a warthog to boot - you are a lucky boy :)


Your momma sure likes to play with you. Tula's mom's last dog Libby had that ramp. It's a show stopper. Everyone stops to watch you go up the ramp no matter where you are... I called it a circus act. Watch out.

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

Your Mom is obviously very good at thinking ahead, far far ahead!

Great stuffie, Mango!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Great new ramp Mango!! It's good that your Moms wants to make things easier for you in the years to come!

That's one great stuffie you have there! Have you gotten the squeaker yet?

Have a pawsome weekend!
Woofs and Kisses!

Twinkietinydog said...

BOL you big chicken. I have the same ramp. I was on it in no time. What's up with you? How long is it going to take you? I noticed a lot of progress in the video (BOL) but the stuffy was indeed a great finale.
Where's Dexter? I've missed him. He's so fun!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Great ramp buddyboy! Just look at the video as a "how to" video for the less brainy pooches out here. Nice stuffy too. Does it still have it's squeeker??
BabyRD & Hootie

McGillicutty said...

Wow, Mango! Kudos! That is a scary thing to get at first, even for a fearless Irish Terrier! And you are, like, many times my size! I could've sworn when I read the title on the side of be blog that it said Mango's Rump. Too much time with me Laciecakes, I suppose.

Irish Love,

The Army of Four said...

I think I'd like that wart hog much more than the ramp! But Storm (who is VERY smart) said your mom is very smart to get you used to that now.

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Hi Mango, mom wasted her money on one of those ramps for me...she bought it and tried to get me to use it but I wanted nothing to do with it. When my brother Bootsie was still with us she got him to use it but me I just jumped right over it all the time. She gave up and now it just sits in the garage collecting dust. Too bad you didn't live near us, you could just return yours and have ours for free.

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
I am sure that ramp will not be a problem for you!
Your stuffy is pawesome!
Kisses and hugs

ocmist said...

Mr. Mango, you are our HERO! Of course you could do a ramp... after all, all us little corgis can learn a ladder, I'm sure that you could do a ramp with your eyes closed.

Your warthog looks totally cool, too! We are going to have to nag Grammy into finding one for us! Bet there's LOTS of stuffing in THAT one! The CCC Pups

Joe Stains said...

You were very brave to walk on that ramp like that. I figured you might have issues with it, but you conquered it!

Oskar said...

It just goes to show that you have a relentlessly huge brain knocking around in your relentlessly huge noggin!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

well done! in that video--we sure got to see ALL of you--hehehe

achieve1dream said...

Nice ramp!

Two Country Poodles said...

Very cool ramp you have. Whats even better is you got a toy out of it too!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

achieve1dream said...

Yikes!!! I have five posts to read! I didn't realize I was that far behind. I'll get caught up tomorrow if I can.

About your comment on Chrome's blog, yes he and Galaxy got along for several months, but the dynamic changed as he got older and she started bullying him to where he wouldn't even go into the barn, not to mention when she kicked him in the face! She just wasn't the nicest horse. :)

Chloe and Libby said...

I've been away for a while, but I'm trying to make sure mommy remembers to let me blog. I like your new ramp, I'm sure it'll come in handy. I wish we had one for my mommy's truck, its really challenging to jump up in sometimes.