Monday, June 7, 2010

We go to Camp and Bricks Arrive

The other day I was enjoying my morning meditations when I was rudely awakened by the sound of boisterous activity in the back of my estate.

A glance out the window revealed these hearty chaps digging about in PeeWee's rock garden. Huh?

Perhaps they all have hungry labradorks at home.

Still, it was most annoying and so when momma asked me if I would like to go to camp for a couple of days I replied with enthusiasm.

Sadly, PeeWee came along too. Lucky for me, I was able to nab the optimal seat in the mastiff mobile. Amazing how confined it seems when you add a mutant labrafool.

Now I LOVE camp. And when we got there I was so happy to go and greet my pals that I did not even stop to pose for a photo. Naturally, I get the penthouse suite given my full sizedness.

PeeWee had an adjacent room. I liked having the little guy close by, but I didn't really want to share my space with him.

Camp is always fun, but by Sunday night I was feeling a bit homesick and so I called momma and asked if she could come and get me.

Apparently I had made an unfortunate choice in scheduling my departure because we were in the midst of a meteorological event. The nice inn keepers told me that momma had phoned and said she might not make it in time to get me because trees were down and roads were flooded.

Here is an actual photo from her journey.

But she did make it (with three minutes to spare mind you). I couldn't wait to get back home.

Momma let me get in the mastiff mobile first, but somehow stupid PeeWee managed to squirm his wee self into my Mango spot for maximum ride enjoyment. See his little beady eyes there?

Look at this! Only room for my large and needing soft surfaces head. Not to mention, dangerously close to his stinky labrabutt.

Driving up to my estate, I observed that some sort of bizarre Stonehenge like constructions had been going on. How alarming. I KNEW I shouldn't have left those rock digging thugs here unattended.

But in the back.... check it out! Yuh! I now have my own brick path to the barn.

Plus, PeeWee's rock garden has been replaced with rocks which I doubt even he can swallow.

Here is a token labraphoto. See what a generous chap I am with my bloggy?

Camp is fun, but nothing beats my own bed in my own dog cave.

But wait, there's more! After momma retired for the evening, I snagged the flashy beast and look what I found on it!

Why, that is my own momma, with Miss Asta! Huh? What exactly happened whilst I was enjoying my sleepover? That does not look like my estate. Is it possible that Momma tricked me into going to camp so that she could run away and visit Asta without ME? Impossible!

Stay tuned...

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. I was using one of those fancy pants google templates and some people could not see my most amazing header photo with some browsers. I switched it back to a classic template. Hope that works for everybody.


Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Dang we are so far away from Master Chew Sits...

Woo khould have khome to Khamp Khyra

Welkhome Bakhk and Stuffs!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie
PeeEssWoo: Nice pikhs of all the assorted things going on to akhkhompany this post!

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Mango, I think we would be worried next time momma mentioned going to camp. We're already suspicious when momma mentions going for a ride because now we come home with an extra mouth to feed... Your yard does look very nice though. Does your people wanna come over to our place?

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Samantha said...

Wow - you got a lot of water there - you could send it to us out here - we'll be needing it late this summer! Nice camp, Mango and Dexter - looks like great sleepover digs - and NICE to have the penthouse (all to yourself?) - wayto make the BIG demands! But looking forward to installment #2 - that is a mystery alright!
Hugs xoxo
PS - see top pic all the time now!

Lola said...

Camp sounds pretty fun, Mango, but I think you were right to decide to go home when you did. Dog knows what your Mom was getting up to without you going by the evidence you found. We look forward to the next installment.

wags, Lola

The Army of Four said...

Wow, that WAS quite the meteorological event! I hope everyone was OK! I'm glad your mom made it to camp to get you!
I can't wait to hear your mom's explanation of that photo of you and Asta! Hrumph!

Jake of Florida said...

That was some meteorological event!!

We're at camp too -- while our flat selves get to wander the planet. Is that fair? We like camp all right -- but they're getting all the attention and we're a bit jelly.

Your momma made a pretty smart move getting rid of the labradork's rocky treats. Sometimes humans have to make choices for canines...that's just the way it is.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Niamh said...

There is always something going on at your estate! Now there are bricks and rocks all over the place. We like going away to sleep away camp too. It looks like your momma was cheating on you though and I would be most suspicious of what was going on while you were away.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Dory and the Mama said...

Wow...lots going on in MCS Mango! I am surprised that those hoomans actually got things done at your estate without your snoopervision!!

Smileys and Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

elbouwii said...

i(el'bow) was thinking: you so cool with that bib :D
we so asome with bibs :D tha bib-gang :D whahha

El'bow & Hauwii

Bouncing Bertie said...

Mango my man!
Each day I learn new things about our humans and not all of them are good. Could it really be that your own momma packed you off to camp and then snuck off to visit the glamorous Miss Asta for the weekend? Please tell me it isn't true...
Toodle pip!

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Mango, we are sure the reason for Camp was so your relentlessly huge self would not be disturbed by the building works.
Now as you know we are no strangers to brick paths being laid ourselves and we find humans get a bit tetchy about canine intervention.
Best out of the way but we are glad you are safely back home.
The path looks lovely and we anticipated seeing a red carpet laid on top to celebrate your arrival back at the Estate.
Your humans are slipping up!
Martha and Bailey xxx

Gus said...

Ummm...either your Mom is very VERY good with photo shop or your suspiscions about a visit to New Yawk are confirmed.

(muzzer recognizes the sceneries)

Ludo van Doggy said...

Wo! Scary storm thing. Strange goings on with your bricks Mango!
Yeah, i kept myself ammused during our lock in!
Going places without you? I does not think that will do!!
~lickies, Ludo

Sue said...

Mom says we're going to get a brick patio in our yard because we kill the grass. Any grass that survives our zoomie attacks gets eaten, pulled up by the roots. That's the best way to enjoy greens.

Maggie and Mitch said...

How neat that you have your very own brick sidewalk that leads to your barn, Mango!
Your header photo is perfectly in place! We just love your bib!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

houndstooth said...

We can now see all the handsomeness in your blog header!

I have to confess, I enjoy Dexter's antics a great deal! I employ a few of the same methods myself. It keeps the others young! I am sure Dex does it with the best of intentions!

Your mom was sneaking around with other dogs? And strange men were doing strange things in your backyard? Oh, this does not bode well!


Scout 'n Freyja said...

Mango, are you sniffing PeeWee's butt hoping that he will give you a little toot☺

Busby and Raymond said...

Mango, you are not unlike your blogger template, classic.

We think we saw Asta's great grandfather in a movie one time with William Powell. It was good.

Our human's sister in law lives in Barnstable and said it was not exactly boating weather this past weekend, and yet it looks as though your Mom is boating in her car.

Hey, we're having a contest on our blog. You can win a $40 gift certificate. The contest is not just for cats, so come check it out if you want. It ends on Thursday June 10th.

Anonymous said...

Mango that looks like quite the camp!! Maybe I should look into booking a room the next time my parents decide to do something silly, like MOVE!! We are all moved into the new Estate and I'm trying to settle in but those meterolgical events have prevented me from totally relaxing. Good luck with those rock thugs! Be Careful!


Tucker said...

I understand about all the rain - I was cooped up all weekend and Momma is awful upset that her flower beds were washed away and she's gonna have to replant the carrot row in the garden.

woof - Tucker

Two Pitties in the City said...

The work going on at your estate looks very exciting. Maybe it will be some kind of new activity for you, like running between like agility, or even gracefully jumping over the wall.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
I hope Dexter is not very upset about his rocks!
But... the path is pawesome!
I guess you took a very loooong nap if you did not notice your mom was away with Asta!
Let us know about it, ok?
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Jazzi said...

Hey Mango,
glad you had fun at camp and that your mom was able to get you in the nick of time. It is great to go away but theres nothing like your own bed huh??


Sierra Rose said...

Hey! You went to camp too!! Your camp place looks so super nice! Fun stuffs!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Life With Dogs said...

The estate is looking pretty good Mango! Time to throw a party perhaps?

I was always able to see your header pic, but those newfangled templates are buggy...

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow luk at all that flooding!!! how mutch water did yoo drink wile yoo wer at camp ennyway??? ok bye

Heather and Pumpkin said...

Camp looks fun, but I like to stay in a hotel with a great spa attached. I like the bib. Hopefully it will keep the slobbers off my furs when we go out. My fur always gets frizzy when its wet.


the booker man said...

heehee. i totally dig you and dexter's drool bibs from el'bow and hauwii!
so i see that you got to go to camp, too? you made a good choice, of course. all those brick thingies in your yard would be super annoying!
sorry dexter took your special spot in the mastiff mobile. we labradudes are sneaky like that. ;)
the booker man

Marjie said...

How very fine of your humans to have a brick path thoughtfully constructed for you. My human brother Jeff constructed a flagstone path throughout my yard for me last summer, and it is most useful when I don't wish to muddy my feet. We mastiffs are nothing if not discriminating.


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

There's just no place like home is there? Your Moms really did risk life and limb through that flood to get you back home!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

JackDaddy said...

Well that was almost too much excitement for one post. You have peoples messing around your house, you get to go on vacation, your mom is about swept away in a storm AND you have a mystery! This is better than John Grisham! :)

violett said...

I was away never alone in a camp and also not from home long. I would cry and mummy would have to get me also fast. Well that your mummy in spite of storm came so fast.
Lots of love

Mack said...

Momma was cheatin' on you?!?!?
Oh well, did you at least catch a whiff of Miss Asta on her clothes?
That flood looks scawie...

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We love the picture of you on your beautiful brick walkway.

And we can't believe how lucky Asta is - she got to meet the MangoMama!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mango you just can't trust those Mom's while you are away. You never know what might happen.. Asta looks like she enjoyed her time with your Mom..
What a great path you have now...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Anonymous said...

Before I forget, we never had issues with your most amazing header.
What an adventure, the need to come home, the flood...the bricks! Love the end result by the way.

3 doxies said...

Hehehe...I heard through da grapevine that your mom did kinda betray you and hers took off to Miss Asta's...hehehe! That was woulds have had a great time in NY, and you wouldn't even gets lost eithers.
That was a doozy of a flood...good thing your mom knows how to drives.

Anonymous said...

Oh Mango - you are such a big sook!!!! :) Like my friend Max... It seems to be the size!

I don't see anything wrong with the Stonehenge: you could pee on one each day. That would keep you busy for ages!

Slobbers Teal'c

chicamom85 said...

Mango, it is I, Sasha, oh how I have missed your handsome self. I hope you remember me. I see you are looking especially handsome, I think camp agreed with you. I can't wait to get caught up with you and Dexter.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Huskee and Hershey said...

Wow.. see how much your mom loves you (and Dexter)! She braced flooded roads and fallen trees to come and take you home!

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

Wow! What a cool camp! And to come home to stone paths and mini Stonehenges. It's amazing what can happen when you leave for a little while, huh? Have you talked to your Mom about getting a roof rack for PeeWee so that you can have all of the Mastiffmobile to yourself? I've heard Thule makes some good roof racks...

*kissey face*
-Fiona (and Abby the Mutant Puppy)

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Mango - I could not believe that photo of what your human had to drive through to come and get you from Camp!! I thought you guys were in summer?!

I agree with you - I always enjoy my time at kennels but it's great to be back home! And in my own bed!!

Hey! Great new brick path! Hah! I'd like to see Pee Wee eat that!

Honey the Great Dane

ocmist said...

Glad you had fun at camp, but didn't you give your Mom the once over when you saw her to see if there was other dog smell upon her person? We ALWAYS do and then give the appropriate dirty looks if one is detected!

With all that rain in your area, I'll bet you all appreciate the brick path! We've put down 2 x 12's to make paths out around the corrals for the people. Us pups don't mind the mud at all! :)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Yeah, we tried one of those fancy pants google templates too and did we ever regret it! Sometimes plain is good.

Glad you made it safely home.

Joe Stains said...

woah, strange rock formations and cheating Mom's, this is better than cable!

Kari in WeHo said...

How dare your mom cheat on you!