Friday, August 20, 2010

Momma's Tipping Point (and another questionable entry)

Friends, my momma says that she has something called a tipping point when it comes to reading blogs. Now given that I am large and wildly handsome and have many pals, my google reader accumulates posts at the rate of about 50 / day. WOW!

But there are times like this week when momma is all doing who knows what and does not help me read and then the approach to the tipping point begins;

First she says "Oh Mango, we will just read a couple and leave the rest for tomorrow"

Then it's "Oh Mango, we will just scan a few but no time for comments"

And THEN "Oh Mango, your google reader has [insert large number here] unread posts! We will never catch up! Time to mark all as read and start over."

Yes, you heard me, "MARK ALL AS READ!" Now she also says, "Oh Mango, your friends will understand if you don't comment on a few posts because they have busy humans too."

Yuh, and then she says, "Oh Mango, you really shouldn't post because it would not be fair if we cannot read other bloggies."

To which I say, "Oh lazy DOH! The Mango will post whenever he wants, thank you very much, and just hope that my pals will understand that I live with a lazy labraloving stingy toy hoarding witch."

Sigh. So even though she totally reached her tipping point this morning, I hope my pals will forgive my lack of witticisms and enjoy this latest entry into PeeWee's dumb labradoink competition.

I give you;

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. The nasty old fart even blackmails me sometimes and says I have to choose between happy fun times mastiff agilities in my yard and reading blogs, can you believe it? As if!


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

Oh THEM.... Yes, they do look a little shifty, don't they.....?!

3 doxies said...

No worries bouts da mum had days likes dat she has "stuffs" to do. Well, by da looks of da house...she sure ain't cleaning.
Thems some...uh...questionable labsascary.


Maggie Mae said...

Nuttin to worry 'bouts Mango, we all have the same problem sometimes, WAY to much stuffs to do some days. Dose are really odd looking labradudes...just sayin.

Woofs and Licks,

Maggie Mae

PeeS Stop by my bloggie and gets your very strange award....

Lola said...

So many furiends, so little time. I know. Now that we've been blogging for a few months it's getting to be hard to keep up with all the pawsome furiends we have every time, too. I think we all just have to do our bestest and let the cow chips fall where they may.

lotsa licks, Lola

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

The life of the Mango - sometimes it's rough, but we love you anyway.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Gus said...

Life is a Bitch Mango Man. Relax and enjoy it. (muzzer says that you, more than I, should appreciate that.)


monica said...

Mango - I see your frustration big boy - it must be hard being so poular - but as long as you're posting we know you're there!! And can be thrilled by your wise ( and witty) vocabulary and wonderful pictures..
keep ' em coming!

monica said...

popular that course...

and those labradudes are scary...

Frankie Furter said...

I think you need a personal assistant... I know a certain Dachshund that is always lookin' for a green paper scheme.. Ummm I meant to say PLAN. Preaching doesn't pay well so SHE might be willing. hehehe
We ALL understand... Cause we are in the same pontoon "boat".

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hmm. 'Questionable' doesn't begin to describe it with those two....
Toodle pip!

Sewmouse said...


Please tell your momma that I make my momma come read this bloggy EVERY DAY because you and your silly brother make us both smile a lot.

I don't comment every day, because I don't always have something to say that is really important or pithy - but we think about all four of you (includes your Master) every day and add you to pray list at night.

Momma says her bloggy is too stupid for anyone to want to read, so she's fine if nobody comments.


Lacy said...

woofs, hmm they must b in caaahoots..mama says the same thing will love u and dexter thinks all these hoomans will starighten up in the fall..and do right by us..

b safe,

pps does u need a little sister??

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! I say NO Worries ... we feel the same thing. Hey those are my doggydays bloggie friends. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Anonymous said...

No worries Mango :)

Your paw pal Roo will always check in on you and your side kick Dexter :)

You make me smile too much not to,

MAXMOM said...'s tough! :)
We really understand the 'getting behind' thing! Don't worry about it...posting is priority! Just have fun!
Sending lotsaluv

Ina in Alaska said...

It really gets to be too much. I was finding that I was spending HOURS reading and commenting. I am in the same boat as Momma. I have decided just to post occasionally and not comment all the time, although I do read most of the bloggies. I have decided I gotta live my life too. xoxo

Sue said...

Who knew Black Labs came in such interesting sizes, shapes and colors. Heck, we look more like Labs than some of your contestants. Maybe we should all enter and flood your inbox with PWDLabs.
Morgan (1/2 Lab), Tsar (1/4 Lab) and the Porties (all PWD)

Mack said...

I totes hear ya. Our mom is the same way. And she always uses her "job" as an excuse. As if.

The Thundering Herd said...

Our hu-dad says his busyness comes first (ok, second - we come first) and THEN he will read blogs. So he does a lot of scanning and no commenting.

Huskee and Hershey said...

**cannot stop laughing**

(regains composure)... Wow never knew that black labs came in that variation!!

Sam said...

Blogging shouldn't be about commenting out of obligation.. it should be about commenting when you have the time and enthusiasm to do so!

We skip posts all the time. If someone is only interested in us so that they can get more comments on their blog, then that's too bad!

So, yeah, hit that Mark as Read button as much as you want, Manga Momma.

Sam and MargeDog

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh man, Mango, our mom has been so busy with the hooman sissy and soninlaw that she has totally been ignoring our blogging needs too!! Yes, we sent you that goofy ball---no note with it I'm sure,as mommy is half witted and 4got. No, you didn't win a contest. We are just very generous friends...BOL!When we saw that it was supposed to be for VERY large dogs we immediately thought of you---only thing is, we got it for you while we were down in Phoenix over 5 months ago. See what we mean about Mom being 1/2 witted??!!Hope you like it.

Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Dearest RH -

I told woo we needed to prokhure new DOH's -

When will woo listen to me?

I understand woo turning off THE SHRIEKS from the OTHER furiend in Pawsylvania BUT my FT won't lead woo astray!

I mean, I did figure out the mystery of the pressie from the tater state!

PeeEssWoo: ONLY 50?????? SLAKHKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

brooke said...

Mango man, you need to understand your DOH cant do EVERYTHING at once! especially when a hugely handsome fellow as yourself has so many adoring fans... maybe you need to hire a personal assistant!

Marjie said...

how can she try to make you choose between such happy fun activities! Sheesh! You'd better sign up at Monty Sorry so they'll let the midget humans help you with the bloggies AND do fun times in the yard!


Penny and Patches said...

We have one of those DOH's here, too! It must be an epidemic of some sort...maybe caused by high humidity or something!

We just loooove the latest entry into Dexter's contest!

Penny & Patches

AFSS said...

Yeah, mine says I has to choose between blogging and going for walks. ~Fenris

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Mango take it easy put your paws up for the weekend and don't worry about reading loads of blogs. We always come by and visit you but cannot always leave a comment. We understand you lead a very full life, having to organise you Mom and Pee Wee. So don't worry, just relax and know we all love your relentlessly huge self.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Shmoo said...

We blog not for the love of comments we receive, but the love of sharing our lives and hoping our readers are entertained, perhaps learn a thing or two, and forget their cares for a little bit.

We skim, we comment when it compels us, and we enjoy. Even if we had no comments, we'd still blog, because its more for us than you, but we're happy to have you along for the ride if you want.

Meeshka and the gimpy gang

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

I really like Schmoo's comment above. They say, "beggars can't be choosers", but I think bloggers have to be. Thoughtful comments take time to leave, and yours are always funny, relevant and insightful. So although I love your visits and comments, I hope you won't ever feel any pressure or obligation. Life's way too short for that.

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

I don't know what a DOH is...other than in Homer Simpson's vocabulary.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Just having had a gazillion unread blogs in our Google Reader, we totally understand. We managed to read all of them but couldn't comment all the time. Don't worry, Mango, we will still love you. And we are extra thrilled when we see that you managed a visit to us anyway:) Have a great weekend and enjoy those mastiff agilities. Just please post about them.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Martine said...

Oh Mango... we totally understand. We are the same way, except we just don' tever look at google reader. TOO STRESSFUL!!!

We love the photo, heheh :)

Maggie and Mitch said...

We've been negligent about commenting on a few posts ourselves, Mango, but we're reading them! You do the best you can, right?!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

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Peppy Sheppys said...

OMD Mango! We cannot believe such names you call your ma ape! We are not nearly as creative and now we are going to call her some names as she is most lazy and annoying, too.

We are most curious about this labradork competition.

Sheps w/Pep

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

It happens to the best of us Mango-I linked over to Kris's blog on my post not because I'm at a loss for words but because time is not on my side this week.It all works out in the long run. Take care- we think you're the best!

Lorenza said...

Relax... and have fun.
Kisses and hugs

The Thuglets said...

Mango... we love your big paws to bits matie! So chill out and have a good weekend. We were missing for 12 imagine how much cathcing up we are trying to do! LOL

Have a good weekend.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

p.s.Them 2 last contestants in the competition lokk a bit suspect to us!!

tula said...

oh mango, woo's momma has a sad story too- maybe i'll give her a Monstah huggie in class too:)


peeses: another sad story. i won't be moving to your hood! the seller grrr'd when the beans came to do estimates on the electricity/plumbing. there's no deal. looking at homes in marlborough this afternooon.

The Army of Four said...

Hee hee hee! I think those two might be French Labradores!
PS: Our mom has gotten significantly behind in reading blogs, too. Something about "work" and "digging up bushes" and "can't move" and stuff like that. I'm going to go with that "lazy" thing too!

Anonymous said...

Oh Mango,
a very handsome doggie like you surely needs a a bootiful assistant ;)
Shall I come and help you?

By the way, if you manage to, I would like to invite you in Murphy's contest... I have just been invited too...

Ciao handsome!


Heather and Kelly said...

Ah yes, I'm not really able to read many blogs at the moment either. I completely understand and sympathize with your momma! Mango, sometimes you just have to give us humans a little slack. ;)

1000 Goldens said...

Mango and Dex - enjoy life, and know your friends love you and understand there's only so much time in a day.

Kira said...

I know exactly what your mom means about the tipping point! I find that I do really well at reading and commenting for a few days, and then get overwhelmed :)


ocmist said...

Don't worry about it Mango. We know what you mean cause Grammy is always kind of "tipsy" too! She's always talking about "stuff" happening and slow computers... Then she gets guilty and tries to catch up by back tracking when she DOES get the chance, but then YOU have a TON of followers and commenters, so we can see that you would NEVER be able to backtrack them all. You know... just a hint here... we have a problem with farting when we eat raw rabbit. If your Mom's got a nasty old farting problem, make sure she stays away from those rabbits! OK? Then she can't blame them on you guys!

Kari in WeHo said...

oh we sure do understand! I spend my weekend time playing catchup!

Don't forget, we moved to

themaster said...


Anonymous said...

Well, at least your mom has a tripping POINT. Our is just tripping. Bye bye mom...