Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Whining Wednesday

Does this look like a happy face? NO!

The Mango is most certainly NOT happy! And I will tell you why.

Because the place where momma works has moved her to a new office, that's why.

Let's look at the facts, shall we?

  1. Momma's new office is nicer than her old office (and it has an actual door which she can close when she wants to read blogs, oops, I mean concentrate really hard on work stuff).
  2. Momma's new office is on the main campus of her work place so she will not have to travel from building to building during the day.
  3. Momma's new office place has a gym right inside so that she can do the working out (and I have noticed her pants getting shorter of late due to her jolly bottom consuming ever more real estate).
  4. Momma's new building has a better foodables court than the last one which might make her actually eat more healthier.
  5. Momma's new work place is closer to stupid PeeWee's daycares (and of course Mango's beauty salon).
  6. Momma's new work place is clean and new and doesn't have a leaky roof or broken HVAC that fries the uber geeks in the summer time (yuh, ever spend an hour in a closed unventilated space with a bunch of hardware engineers? There ain't a bottle of Febreze big enough for that).
That all sounds pretty good, right?


Because there is one bad thing about it.

Now when we say goodbye to her in the morning...

We will NEVER see her again until she is finished at the work place for the day because...


That's right, you heard me. No more sneaking home to check on the Mango.

No more lingering leisurely mornings sipping coffee and planning our day.

No more middle of the day fun times.

No more being just a few minutes away in case I need her in an emergency.

Of pity the poor Mango.

What I am supposed to do for entertainments all day?

What happens when she starts to come home (gasp) after dark?

THIS is no substitute for having Momma at my beck and call.

OK, sure, Master is around most of the time to keep me company and snuggle me and allow let me out for potty breaks and general patrolling of the estate, but IT'S NOT THE SAME!

Yuh, and she will be going west of Rt. 495 like every day and even though I know she is brave and strong, how long can she survive in that wild, unchartered territory?

Was there ever such a sorry thing as my large and needing momma close at all times self?

Momma says, "Oh Mango, I will always come right home if you really need me and I have to go to work to earn your kibbles money." As if! I am calling that work place right now and giving them a piece of my mind. You can count on it.

And did I mention that it is HOT HOT HOT again? More hibernating.

Pathetic Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. Atlas is still missing. Miss Kylie looked for him with her mom all day Sunday, but he cannot be found. He was last seen in Worcester Master Chew Sits. Please cross post his picture if you want because you never know who is reading your bloggy, right?


Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Mango - that's really rough! But at least you've got the Master with you most of the day...pity some poor doggies - like so many I see here in Australia - who are left totally alone ALL day and then even when the humans come home, they don't let them come in the house!!! They are called "outside dogs" and it breaks Hsin-Yi's heart to see them...she just can't understand why people would want to have a dog at all then, if they are not taking it for walks, spending time with it in the house or anything! They might as well get a statue for the least it won't bark and howl all day!!

Honey the Great Dane

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Do woo need me to send more phloof to take your mind off the sheer horrors of it all?


hero said...

Earning kibbles money is hard nowadays, Mango... perhaps you could convince momma to persuade her work place to allow dogs :)

Licks, hero

Priscilla said...

Oh no that is terrible!!!!
I'm happy that your momma likes her new work place, but that's terrible news for you!!!!!!
Does she expect you to be stuck with peewee all the while??!?!

JD and Max said...

Oh Mango, Mango - that's just WRONG! We're gonna show this post to our MH 'cos he's starting to talk about possibly getting another job - gasp! The one he's got at the moment allows him to be at home with us 3 days a week. The new job would be more local but he'd be out FIVE days a week - noooooo!!! Same pathetic excuse about earning kibble money, what IS all this about?! Hang in there buddy, Master will look after you and we bet you'll do well with guilt treats and extra Mango attention time in the evenings from moma as a result!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Wild Dingo said...

Mango Man, I hear its easy to set someone on fire in the work world. they do all the time to the workers and tell them they're fired! and the workers usually run away really fast to put out the flames. i say, march down to her office with a really big box of matches. make sure you eat some beans a few hours before, and right when your large-and-containing-flameable gases bottom is about to intoxicate (or wait is that toxify?) the employees, be sure to ask someone to light your cigarette for you. (cuz duh! no opposable thumbs, how else can you smoke a cigarette if nobody lights it for you?)oh yeah, make sure you stop by the 7/11 and pick up a box of smokes first before marching to her office make your request for a light so much more believable... otherwise why would anyone light a match for a DOG? hello? Especially a dog with NO cigarette? that just makes no sense. then when they light the match for your cig, there will be a great big ka-boom. oh yeah and before the 7/11, stop by the science lab at MIT and pick up a flame retardant suit so not to singe your glorious bod. Because why would ANYONE light a cigarette for a DOG who isn't wearing one of THOSE? that would just be irresponsible. Hello? no opposable thumbs and all. So you show up, wearing your flame resistant suit, with a box of cigs and some matches, having eaten some beans, make sure the trap door of that suit is open. And right when your bottom is about to elicit flamable fumes, stick one of those cigs in your mouth like a tug toy and in your best james bond impersonation, ask for a "light." After the kaboom, everyone will be on fire and some guy will probably yell at your momma "you're fired!" everyone will be on fire, but hey, they like to state the obvious... and surely your momma will be much too fired to be required to be far from you again.

i think it's a glorious plan. maybe you can get pee-wee to do it... him being so full of hot air and all...

i digress...

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Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh Mango this is too bad.
You know, a few months ago, when I started reading your blog, Gail said to me, "don't you go paying too much attention to Mango, he's always whingeing, I don't want you to end up like that, he's such a bad influence etc. etc."
Well, now that I have been reading your blog for a while (despite Gail's objections, remember I am a terrier, stubbon and independent minded) I am starting to understand what an INCREDIBLY HARD life you have Mango. Yes things truly are tough chez Mango. What more can I say. Poor poor you!
Toodle pip!
PS Gail claims not to read your blog herself, but I have more than once caught her peering over my shoulder at the screen and trying to suppress a chuckle...But it's not supposed to be funny is it?

monica said...

ah - the wild dingo has almost the same way of words as the Mango Momma...
But ya know, Mango, now your momma will come home all fresh from the gym, well nourished and done with blogging - she'll have more quality time for you my dear sulky and so fortunate to have the master to be with you all day friend !

"her pants getting shorter of late due to her jolly bottom consuming ever more real estate"... hehehehe...

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

Woe is you indeed, Mango! But perhaps this will also mean better and more copious treats due to the guilt factor? I hope so! In the meantime, be strong!


Niamh said...

Momma having to sit in a smelly, hot office with no door or good food vs Momma being able to come home and have smoochies with Mango in the middle of the day? The choice is clear. She should stay home with you and send Dexter out to work for the kibble money. He needs a job!

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Poor, poor Mango - it will be getting dark early soon - we hope your Mama has learned her way home by then.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Penny and Patches said...

Poor Mango man! That really stinks that your momma won't be able to sneak home during the day! But at least your master is still around for you!

Penny & Patches

MAXMOM said...

Oh Mango!
...Just like you, it sounds as if your momma is gonna have it really rough!
...time to switch alliegance! LOL!
You are sooo funny!
I just love you to bits!

houndstooth said...

Oh Mango! I am so sorry about the mama's relocation! Don't get all sudsed up about it, though!

BTW, I do have a pointy needle nose, but there is plenty of room for my brain in the top part!


Mack said...

But just think of the positives. You can go hog wild for a good 9 hours without interuption. Or you can sleep all day without somebody wanting to wake you up for kisses and cuddles. And the list goes on and on....

tula said...

oh mango. come on. woo have to let your momma grow up sometime... wait got an idea-r? two words: inflatable momma. prop her up in the computer chair.. or stand her up outside. viola. same thing! woo'll get use to the isolation and lonelinezz and neglect. i have.


Petey said...

Poor Mango! Poor Momma with no Mangobreaks in her day! I have the perfect solution...send Peewee to her office instead. Once her office door is closed, no one will know that's not her in there. He can learn some useful agility stuff like forwarding calls and moving around just enough so people hear that there is someone in the office. And then Momma can stay home all day with just the Mango! Like back in the good ol'days! Besides, Peewee will enjoy the gym more than she would.

Your pal,


Jen said...

Ohhh, poor Mango! The black dog crew feel bad for you, you poor boy and totally understand because their momma has to go back to work in just a few short weeks too. Let me tell you, there will be some very unhappy pups in this house too... ah well, someone does have to earn the kibbles, don't they?? At least Mango, she doesn't send you out to earn your keep, right... you get to be a Mango of leisure, so it could be worse, right???

Jen and the Black Dog Crew

Anonymous said...

mango, the way i see it you have two options! convince mom you need a doggie sitter/walker come in every day to play catch, take you on potty breaks, and scratch your ears; or, go to work with mom!!!!

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Big Me's...
Little Yous.. yeh yeh yeh... okay..let's cut to 'da chase!!! ME EARS!! ME EARS!! 'Dis is on outrage.. we's must call her jobs and tell 'dem 'dat they must find works for yous too..
okay okay... Umm.. don't panic..
I's said don't panic .. K!!
Ummmm's,,, what's kind of skills yous gots... can yous answers phones, huh??
type?? You must tinks of sometings so yous can go's to works wits hers. It's either 'dat or.....
dun dun dun......

picture 'dis.......

Oct.... mid's 4 turty and its gettings darky dark outside and yous Mommy is STUCK in TRAFFIC and she's enjoying herself watching trains and laughing with co-workers in her new car-pool!!!

I's come back.............

Bye Big Me's..
Yous little Yous... yeh yeh..

Anakin Man... oooooooooo

Heather and Ellie said...

Oh no! That's very sad news, for you and Dex at least. Because it sounds like your momma's new work place is much nicer than the old one, which must be very nice for her.
But yes, quite sad for you.:(

Busby and Raymond said...

"Jolly bottom"?!

HoundDogMom said...

Mango, we are sorry that you will have lonely long days without your Mommy visits. Our Mommy comes home every day at lunch as well, and we would be lost if she didn't do that. We wouldn't get fresh water at lunch. And I know you know all about them slobbers in the water bowl, yuck. It is also really HOT in our town again as well. Yesterday, we stayed in the air all day because it was like 105 outside. So we feel your pain. The Hounddogs

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

Oh poor Mango- bless your great big heart...Just remember she loves you and will always come home to you. And P.S.: it's hot here too. We acclimated to the nice New England weather while we were there and didn't want to come home except for the fact that the 4-legged's weren't with us! Stay cool!

Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

Mango, we're sorry your mum won't be able to come home during the day but at least your dad is around for you and it sounds as though your mum's new offices are nicer.

Muzzle could really do with a HUGE Mango snuggle right now. She's really sad and missing Cassie. Wish you were closer. She says although she loves us other dogs equally, there's nothing quite like a large brindle to snuggle on and that our bottoms don't make as nice a pillow because we're bonier and fidget.


The Army of Four said...

Oh, no. Mango, this is the saddest thing I've heard in a long time! Are you gonna be OK, buddy? I mean ... I miss my mom when she's gone for 5 minutes! I just ... I just can't IMAGINE what you're going to go through. You have my saddest of sad woos.

pam said...

Oh WOE is the Mango. Great big gigantic relentlessly huge woes...

Perhaps you can train the Master to come when you call and beck?

Bobo and Meja

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mango, that is just terrible news. We are sure this is hurting your Mom as much as you. We know she misses you so much all day. Too bad you can't get her to take you to work with her. Couldn't you become some sort of service dog for her?

Woos ~ The OP Pack

Marjie said...

Oh, Mango! I am so glad my people do the "self employed" thing, which is code for "Stay home with Thor and cater to his every whim!"


Sargeant said...

Hey Mango, it's Frankie Furter's cousin Sarge.
Bad news about your mom. Butt, you'll appreciate her even more when you do see her at the end of the day! I'm trying to help, but I'm sure you'll miss her. Maybe the Labradude can entertain you extra instead.
Grr and Woof,

Sue said...

Gee Mango, that's rough. We hate when Mom leaves even for a little while, but actually Dad gives more treats than Mom does. He takes us out more, too. Maybe this will work out for you. If you make your Mom feel real guilty, maybe you'll get more of everything.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Anonymous said...

Hey Sweet Mango Man, I say that you should go to work with Mom so that you can be her Guard Mango!!!

That way you can both earn kibbles!

woo woos, Tessa

doyle and mollie said...

oh mango mate you need your momma to set up a doggy cam so you can wave at her loves and licks and you do have to admit there were quite a few positives on your mommas list

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...


Anonymous said...

Oh Mango! This is just some terribly horrific news for sure! Should I call the ASPCA? Or the labor board? Or both? These are really most unacceptable conditions for the Mango to have to live in. Poor you. (But my momma would like to be hired by the place where your momma works. Do you thinks she could still come home to Collie-rado to visit me for lunch everyday?)

Wiggles & Wags,

Clive said...

Mango, change is never easy but you'll get used to it, we're sure!

Your Momma needs to know she is leaving happy dogs at home when she goes off to work!

take care
Clive and Murray

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

I am sorry that your mommie cannot come home during the day to take care of you. At least you are not alone. You have each other. It will take some getting used to but you will have a new schedule with her. Remember that it isn't the quantity of time but the quality of time that you all will spend together.
I will keep my paws crossed and pray that your friend Atlas will be found and back home safe and sound.

Lola said...

Well, Mango, you could make her feel really guilty. Do a whole depression thing. That'll probably get you extra attention when she does get home. But I have to warn you, to pull that off you'll have to display a reduced appetite. If a dog's eating well, people tend to think we're all right. Is it worth it? Up to you.

lotsa licks, Lola

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
I guess you can't have everything you want!
Sounds like your mom's new work place is pawesome!
I hope you get well adjusted to the new schedule!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

dewdana said...

Mango, it is time for you to pass yourself as one relentlessly huge service dog. When they ask what kind of service just mumble and give vague answers, it will be fine!

Sharper said...

Oh poor poor Mango! This is horrible news! How dare your daily routine get so messed up like this? Hopefully your mom will leave a ton of treats and give you tons of things to do while she is away. That should make the day go by a lot faster. Before you know it, she'll be back home again! Keep us updated on how it goes!

Ina in Alaska said...

We don't like this one bit! We love that our mom works only 10minutes away so when Diva Halle has a demand, she can respond immediately. We hope this does not mean less Mango and Dexter updates!! xoxo

Ike said...

OMD! That is the saddest story I have ever read. Your mom needs to go back to the geek sanctuary pronto!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

We are sooooo sorry for you Mango. Maybe your mom could take you to work with her?? Ask if they need added security and BINGO, you have a neew job too!! Cheer up.
BabyRD and Hootie

Anonymous said...

Mango, I am so sorry your Momma moved her day house further away. No more mid day snackies and play time with Momma is a sad turn of events for sure.

Joinin the sad face club,

Kari in WeHo said...

Oh Mango. I am sorry :(

Don't forget, we've moved to

Dozer and Coop said...

You mother is deserting you for $? Where are her priorities? Why can't PeeWee get a job and do something for ten hours a day outside the house?

We've got questions!

Love, Dozer and Cooper

Maggie and Mitch said...

This is just awful news, Mango! You need to get your dad re-trained asap!
These stoopid heat spells are beginning to get to us! We need cooler temps immediately!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh Mango we are sure that Mom will miss being able to come home and see you during the day but hey they do have a good food court!!! Lots of treats for Mom...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Pearl said...

Mango, buddy,

I will come over and sit with you if you want. My momma leaves me for long days too. We could get into lots of mischief and mess up the house and act all crazy crackerdog and then maybe she'd feel bad for the mental strain she is causing?! and come back! Yeah!

I'll be over soon...


Flo de Sendai said...

Hi Mango, happy to see that you're just fine now !
From your friends in Japan:
Florence, Nana, and Uyanga.

Anonymous said...

Before I forget, my humble apologies for scaring you today with my video. Also, I got myself off Amazon, some lamb tracheas to sample and review. Thank you once again for the suggestions. Matter of fact, I got the tracheas a couple of days ago, but I hid them from Frankie, and now I can't find them.
Furiend, your momma has to work for your kibble more than most parents. We've already established how much you eat. As for the mommy, pretty nice! :)

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

Mango...considering the way you described your momma's derriere, seems to me you have a lot more worries than you describe...she is going to ground ya from the puter for sure if she reads that real estate comment....

You better start bein' a total suck up just in case...I'm just sayin'...

Kisses darling,

Beastie... do sound a bit whiny...I had no idea big masculine boy dogs whined so effortlessly....

Agatha and Archie said...

WHOOOOO does this stink( for you really) and west of 495?? Pl2 is shuddering thinking about it...If we weren't melting over here we would help you with a solution but we are too frigging hot... Love A+A

Puglette said...

i am sorry to hear that this makes you sad, mango. i know your momma will still be thinking about you during her work day and that this separation will be hard on her too. be a brave mango and hang in there buddy!!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Clearly it is time for the Mango to lash a rope around his abode and drag it closer to Mango Momma's new office ...

Randolph said...

Thank you for visiting my home and for letting us know that you enjoyed the books and especially the latest, A Dog At Sea. I have to admit that I have a soft spot for the third book as well probably because of the proximity of the all-you-can eat buffet. And JF thinks it is the funniest of the three as well thanks to the effect all that tropical sun had on Yours Truly's good humor.

I sympathize with your current dilemma with Momma's new office. I, too, have had my experience with a human companion who disappears for long stretches of time. I find reading a great comfort. Also, and be sure to consult with Momma about this, I will be happy to send some books to all of you for reading, re-reading and even giving away to friends in your neighborhood or on your blog. Perhaps even starting a book club will help fill those long stretches Momma needs to spend away from home to keep everything going! Our best email is

Mr Koda MD said...

Mango Man, time to Man up and take control of the Estate without the thoughtful and hindering guidance of Mango Momma!

Think of the positives

1. No annoyances
2. No pupparazi interupting naptimes
3. Endless snoozing
4. More money for your Momma to spend on your nomables which we all know is a lot of kibble!!!!!!!

By the way, my verification word was bratypz - what is your bra type Mango?

the booker man said...

aww, mango, i know that seems totally stinky at first, but i think i have a solution! get your mama one of those super duper fast space ship cars like on the jetsons, and then she can still zoom home really fast like to see you when you need her!!
the booker man

Martine said...

Well... the silver lining Mango... she will still make the dollars to buy you food. Can you imgagine no money for foods?!?!?!


ocmist said...

Think it through Mango... Mom home more or Mango on a major diet? At least you will still have at least one of your people's to cater to your whims, though if he is like our Papa, he doesn't listen nearly as well as Grammy does!

At least giving him further training in being a Mango servant will give you something to do, and we are sure that you love your Mom enough to be glad that she will be in a more comfortable place for HER sake. OC