Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mango Bath Time and Exciting Contest

Before I get to the main topic I want to warn you about some disturbing products that seem to have hit the market in the land of Oz. Alert reader Honey sent in these actual photos from a recent shopping trip.

Honey and Mango yogurt? Please, just say no to these cheap rip-offs attempting to capitalize on my large and not to be distilled into food products self. And now they have included Honey too! When will the horror end?

My friend, Duchess, is hosting a spring cleaning contest to give all you doggies a chance to show off how you get cleaned up to celebrate the changing of the seasons.

Check out this link for the rules. You have until April 26th, so make haste! She does not have many entries yet and I know from reading your blogs that lots of you have been having spring cleaning adventures.

Now, we all know the Mango just loves his all too rare trips to the salon for a day of beauty.

Given that I am a full sized doggie not amenable to squeezing into a crate, I am allowed to roam freely and monitor salon activities during the day.

Which leads me to the fact that I am often frustrated by having to actually wait my turn for my soothing massage whirlpool experience.

As you can see, I am not pleased with being told that I was in line behind some smallish wet doggie and decided to take matters into my own paws.

Out of the way, smallish doggie! It's Mango time!

Drat! I couldn't get the little scamp to move. I will try to convince Groomer Lady to toss him by giving her the old Mango cheek to cheek.

Where are her arms? Methinks she is secretly rubbing suds into that little critter whilst pretending to pay attention to ME!

Oh! I think he washed down the drain! Pity.

EIEEEE! Still there! Begone! Evil line cutting doggie!

What's that Groomer Lady? The Mango must (gasp) remove his large and most looking forward to a bath self from the tub?

How dare you!

Look at little suds dude all smirking at me. Yuh, meet me in the dog run for potty break and I'll wipe that smirk off your bearded face.

OK! You don't have to ask me twice (more like 574,632 times)! I am leaving, but I'll be back and I expect all residue from previous bathers to be thoroughly cleansed from MY tub. Sheesh!

What of the PeeWee? Ever since he saw this movie on Jack's bloggy he has been talking nonsense about packing his bags and finding a snow spa.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. From Momma. Mango apparently loves his baths so much that if they leave the gate to the tub open he will walk right in and start howling for his spa treatment NOW! I am amazed at his dexterity on those narrow steps. Has he been scamming me about being afraid to go up and down stairs?


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

I also love spa time, Mango!


Lola said...

Mango, you are so brave to embrace the bath. I cannot say the same for myself and it's a cruel twist of fate that I have to have them so often.
Those photos really to show off your relentless hugeness. Bow Wow.

wags, Lola

P.S. I was rummaging through Blog Mom's pantry and found something labeled Mango and Peach applesause. I was shocked and horrified. Please advise as to my course of action.


The Thundering Herd said...

But OF COURSE he is scamming you. That is what we canines are best at.


You are way too funny Mango. I run the other way when it's bath time.Mommy says I have to smell good for my next date with Tiger.

If you go to the DROH website, you'll see my Tiger in the broadcast Channel 39 of the Dachshund Derby at the Spring Fling Sunday.


monica said...

so funny - "his large and most looking forward to a bath self" - great! lots of giggles from Bundy's mom,sneaking herself into some Mango entertainment while at the office to brighten up her day...

Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

I think you scared the poor Smallish Bearded Wet Doggie...I know I would be a little scared if I saw you getting in my tub...

What a fun contest Dutchess is having...

I have a Spa Appointment this Saturday...So I'll remind Mom to bring the camera with her & ask the Spa Lady to snap a couple pictures of me while I "enjoy" my bath...Maybe even a few while they are giving me my New Spring Haircut...

Abby xxxooo

Ina in Alaska said...

LOVED the video! xoxo

Kari in WeHo said...

i knew Mesa wasn't the only one who likes to crawl into the tub :)

Mack said...

WOW! You actually LIKE baths???

And mom saw this product at the store called "Mango Footcream"...WTF?

Sam and Pippen said...

What? You're getting into the bath on your own? The HORROR! In our manual, it says that boy dogs don't like smelling purty so we never take a bath... unless of course mom picks us up and puts us in there but we don't do it willingly.

Sam and Pippen

Frankie Furter said...

Well since you NEVER get any attention at your estate... I can see why you would want to spend a day in the spa where they give you the full benefit of their touching and care. You poor little thing.

Mack and Mia said...

Uhhh...Mango...Hate to break it to you, but LABRADUDES like water...does this mean you are like having lab like tendancies...I think this means you are technically copying Dexter and I...Which technically means you think we are so freaking cool and so smart!

I knew deep down inside you wanted to be like us Labs.

Wags and Woofs,
Mack and Mia

hero said...

You sure like your bath, Mango... would love to see your huge self covered in suds in the bathtub.

Licks, hero

Gus said...

I kinda like baths. Specially with bubbles. It is the scrubbing and the trimmming and the brussssshing that I resent.


Samantha said...

Mom just bathed and groomed moi yesterday and I really like it too - especially after I get out and am rubbed with a bunch of towels - think that my fave, but it's all good. Mango DOES look totally agile getting in and out of the tub!!! Mayhap he HAS been messing with the Mango Momma! (And love the movie - don't know how those doggies learned to do that! - wonderful way to bath heheh!)

Hugs xo

The Two Country Poodles said...

Mango you actually like baths.....OH MY! and then putting your self in the tub...OH MY X2!!

You are one large and silly boy Mango Man!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo & Uncle Puppy by Proxy

Clive said...


We are so impressed with you! Clive hates his baths!

- Murray's Mom

HoundDogMom said...

Mango, you are such a silly boy. We all run from the tub and Mom drags us kicking and screaming. You are so brave to even want to tackle without being told. HDM says she is going to see about pics for the contest. Sometimes it is a challenge to wash/bath and take pics at the same time. :)

Aniemother said...

We are LOVING the pix (great distraction for Mom who is supposed to do Important (that's a fancy word for Boring) Things.


Sam said...

Regarding the Mango and Honey yogurts, I say you two should sabotage the humans by putting your suds in a container and calling it Mango and Honey yogurt. I don't eat yogurt, so I won't have to worry about accidentally getting a taste. Yuck.

You are too funny, Mango, about getting a bath. Could you possibly donate some of your enthusiasm to Marge?

Dog Foster Mom said...

That's great - I love the photos, but the story really makes it hilarious. "Oh! I think he washed down the drain! Pity."
I love it.

Busby and Raymond said...

Mango, we really admire the fact that you like your bath time so much. Pity that tiny piece of fluff was in YOUR tub!

The OP Pack said...

Mango Momma - the same thought occurred to us as soon as we saw him headed down that little set of stairs - maybe you need to get some pretty blue ones:)

Now if we had a spa like that Sugarbush one, we might not be quite so averse to baths.

Mango - you forgot to show us how handsome you look after your day at the spa.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

the booker man said...

i think my big sis asa and i would like our baths soooo much better if we had a neato spa tub like that!!
the booker man

tula said...

Mango thought you were pretty clean after that sudz bath at the V-E-T. you certainly have a biddy schedule lately.. got a date? or i know, it's preparation for the big tutoring session... mom saw a labragoon at the pet store, named Dexter -- buying a sports bra! geesh they're everywhere!

we're entering in the spring clean contest.. hope it rains soon:)


brooke said...

hahahah! That video was great!
And Mango! You look very bossy in that tub with that tiny doggy! I like that you like baths so much! And Im sure the groomers are very happy about that too... imagine trying to get a resistant RH into a tub!

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

Sorry I got your motor runnin' this am!

BTW, on my after dinner walk last evening, I got to meet Rufus up khlose and pawsonal - he's the 8month old fawn WOO

AND as a special bonus, I also got to meet Sadie - she's a 5month old 'Oliver'

My flashie beastie operator felt funny asking fur pikhs on our furst meeting BUT we'll try fur some the next time we enkhounter them!

Rufus is a lady lover Mastiff type too - he was making sure Sadie's mom's feet didn't move - Rufus's dad told her he does that to his mom as well!

Of khourse my mom passed along how much woo love your MM!

PeeEssWoo: Now off to dream about woo all wet and sudsy with me!

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Keep on foolin' her - it's working, is it not?

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Heather and Pumpkin said...

Oh Mango I would love to go to the spa with you.


Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh my, Mango you are gi-normous but gi-wonderfully lovable, and latherable....he he he!

Loved these pics,

lotsaluv, Marvin xxxxxx

Schwang said...

I didn't realize you liked baths so much. I liked your adventure with the little dog in the tub.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hi Mango,

Bertie here! Gail sent me over to say hello. I'm just starting to get to grips with this blogging business.
Tell me one thing Mango. Are you for real? I mean, I can't quite believe a dog could be so HUGE. There was an Airedale who lived in the house where I was born and I thought he was quite big enough.
And please no jokes about little doggies disappearing down the plughole. A sensitive issue for us foxy puppies, you understand!

Toodle pip!

Droopy and Callie said...

Dear Mango

We are totally planning on entering Duchess' Spring Cleaning contest. We cannot believe you just walk into the bath tub!!! Momma has to bodily hoist us into the tub since we hate baths!!!!!!!

Lots of slobber,
Droopy and Callie

Wild Dingo said...

you know, i'm beginning to think you have your Momma totally WRAPPED. i mean, she goes through all the trouble of conditioning you to some silly ramp and here you are doing itsy bitsy stairs as if you were a ballerina. AND I CANNOT believe you like baths. it's against ALL dog rules to like baths. it must stop instantly Mango! Or you will be kicked out of the secret canine club for being too agreeable.

Martha and Bailey said...

Mango, we just hate baths! Do you know the trouble you have caused for us bassets. Our mum is now showing us your pics telling us to look at how well behaved you are.
Really Mango you will give us dogs a bad name - you are supposed to love being stinky and dirty - not clean!!!
Martha & Bailey xxx

Marjie said...

Mango, good for you keeping Momma guessing about the stairs. You are helping her to avoid the strange brain-addling diseases by making her guess what will happen next. And what was with that pint sized doggie occupying your tub? Clearly he needed to be just dumped into the sink! That would be an appropriate bathing spot for a bite sized critter such as that!


Scout 'n Freyja said...

Mango, did you get spritzed with doggy perfume after your bath and did you get a giant sized bandanna to wear home☺

kissa-bull said...

oh my! you WILLINGLY went inshide for baff??!?! oh no! it seems that the humans have brinwashed your large and easily swayed by treats self into thinking baffs' are a good fing. we send you our deepest condolences for you water time

pibble wiggles
the pittie pack

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Perhaps you mom should think ahead and book the entire day for you at the spa. It seems that would solve a lot of problems.

Stella, Gunther and Betty

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! MANGO ... how great that you love baths too. It is always pawtastic to be pampered in doggy spa. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Randi said...

Aw Mango! Your days of being beautified never end!

& once again since my new little bro came to live with us, my mom/secretary bought him his own outdoor booster bath!

But & get in it no problem..the fatty chunk that he is needs his bottom boosted!


Love & Licks,

ps..you are scamming your momma, right Mango? I scam mine all the time..I'm actually an expert rock climber..but I make my mom think I can't even life a paw! hehehe!

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Gosh Mango I think you are brave leaping into all that water. I prefer not to get my big toes wet.

Your bestest pal Monty.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We just can't believe that bearded squirt didn't leave once you climbed into the tub, Mango! Didn't he realize that YOU had arrived?!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Life With Dogs said...

Yep, you've been scammed - but have any of us not? :)

I don't think I'd fare well in the contest unless chucking the dogs in the river is more interesting to watch than I realized!

houndstooth said...

Mango, have the suds gone to your brain? You LIKE taking baths?! No way am I volunteering for that! They'll have to chase me down and toss me in the tub!

Mango Momma, you have definitely been scammed!


The Airechicks said...

WOW that small fry sure does have some nerve....

Maybe he was confused or just had soap in his eyes or fur....surely a good reason for behaving in such a manner....

Next have Mango Mum book your appointment first thing when they open and have a 3 Hour Private session....


Benny and Lily said...

Oh Mango,
I will be hush hush about your spring cleaning spa day
Benny & Lily

Lacy said...

w00fs, heehee Mango, u sure does like a bath...not me, me tries to run, but they catch me anyway..me will check out the contest..

b safe,

The Army of Four said...

From scary yogurt flavors to even SCARIER b-a-t-h pix!!!! I had to cover my eyes at the end!!!

Ms. ~K said...

Hey Mango, do they charge extra for extra large doggie baths?
You are one brave dude for sure!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Oskar said...

We will boycott all Mango & Honey products!

I think you are CRAZY!! I run from bath time!

I posted some awards on my blog that I'd love for you to accept.

Lorenza said...

I guess I'd do the same as you!
Going directly to the tub!
Kisses and hugs

TwoSpecialWires said...

We noticed that Groomer Lady was smiling in all the pictures. You had her wrapped around your paw, Mango. Way to go. It's worth climbing those stairs, isn't it?!

Jake and Fergi xxoo

Amber and Nala said...

I just read about the yogurt over at HOney's blog....totally despicable!! :(

As for the spring cleaning, I was hoping to avoid it and told Duchess so but now Mom has seen it on everyone's blog so the cat is out of the bag...oh dear, maybe she will forget! I HATE baths!


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

Um, dude, you realize that that is a B-A-T-H that you are walking into?!? What kind of stuff do they feed you beforehand to convince you that you are walking into some tranquil spa thingy? Whatever it is, I think I might need some. It looks like your spa techs are using plenty of it, themselves! ;-) As for the yogurt, I think there should be a law!

*kissey face*
-Fiona, the dusty and currently unbathed

Buddy Dawg said...

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So, I kin taked you off da list if you wud liyked. I din't wanted to be rood, so just letted me know.

Tanks for da enteraynment, you iz fayvorit big dawg - much bettur dan my brudder dawg!

Kisses & Snuggles,
Buddy Dawg

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Mango The Relentlessly Seeking A Bath

ocmist said...

We all LOVE the water, but NOT the SOAP!!! In fact, it rained today and we had a grand ole time playing out in it. Don't know what keeps upsetting Grammy about THAT! After all, mud dries and flakes off eventually!

That DOES look like a nice tub, and it's pretty neat how you've got your Mom fooled into thinking you don't know how to do stairs! The CC Pups

PS. Those WERE pretty minis there at the vets (though I don't know how "Mini" they would seem beside us!) I forgot to mention them in the last comment!

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

That contest looks like a lot of fun!
Thanks for letting us know about it!

Moco said...

What a hoot!

3 doxies said...

I coulds take a bath just in your drool.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...I dunno, Mango. Seems kinda dangerous to me. What if they rub to hard and all your Most Beautiful stripeys come right off?

Wiggles & Wags,

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

Mango...STEPS? Ya went up those teensy little steps?


The Mango Mama knows your secret now...
I wouldn't be surprised if she moves the dog cave UPSTAIRS...

Fact is, she may move all the meditation pillows up there too...

You're in for it now, darling...

Oh...I have a pic of you on my bloggie today...



Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mango you like baths.. NOOOOO Mom get the hose out on us. She says we are working dogs so no tube for us...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Cinnamon said...

Do you remember that Cookie was an ultimate bath lover? His bathtime video was broadcast on a national TV channel in Japan! I might send in one of his bathtime photos for the photo competition :-)

Dory and the Mama said...

Ummm...Mango, you walk up scary stairs to take a BATH???

Do they like hypnotize you when you go to that spa place???



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

Hahaha Mango! You are TOO cute trying to get into that tub while the smallish doggie is still in there. The smallish doggies looks terrified of you - we shouldn't be laughing but it looks really funny. :) Doesn't he know you would never hurt him?!
Hope you enjoyed your spa treatment!

Sunshade said...

You are HILARIOUS Mango man!!! You love your bathes that much eh?? I actually enjoy the process too, but would never admit to it. I always have to get coax into the tub, but once in the tub and the warm water and massages get going, I actually FALL ASLEEP sitting.

That smallish doggie's eyes looked like they were gonna pop out, I guess he's never seen anything so grand in his life before.

BTW, I don't do my stairs at home. Well, I go up, but don't go down, so I bark and whine to tell mum to carry me down when I get stuck. But stairs anywhere else, no problemo!

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Sue said...

Mango, who would have thought you'd like your bath so much! We're proud of you, man.

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

You really looked liked you enjoyed your bath time. Of course you had a nice young lady doing the bathing. You certainly filled up all the space in the tub. How often do you have to have a bath given?

dewdana said...

Mango, That is the funniest thing I have ever seen you do! I thought surely you were photoshopped walking down those stairs but guess those stairs do not have a force field around them like some do. Maybe momma needs to get a tiny pocket sized doggie to use as a Mango lure? That is definitely your tub! That little guy could have been bathed in a soup bowl so it was totally uncalled for that you had to wait!

Honey the Great Dane said...

You know, Mango, the more I see of the things you can do - like that AWFUL pawdicure and this scary Bath Routine - the more I think you've duped your Momma into thinking you're some kind of scaredy-cat doggie who can't cope with things...you're coping really well with things that a LOT of other doggies would find terrifying, even doggies that have been heavily socialised like me! I think she should have more faith in you - and a ready large supply of foodables - and lots of patience so as not to rush you - and you'll cope with anything! :-)

Honey the Great Dane