Monday, August 16, 2010

Yard Work and Baby Bunnies

Looks like we're in jail, huh. Nope, just supervising momma dumping weeds from the garden. And given that weeds were the only crop that she planted this year, they were quite substantial.

Apparently we are BAD doggies who cannot be trusted with the back gate open even for a moment. Can you imagine?

Of course the stupid wheelbarrow gets to go back behind the fence.

THIS is what I think of that (not even worth lifting a leg for).

So momma is all pulling weeds out of the garden which she has not done for a really long time and the weeds were as tall as the Mango when all of a sudden she sees something moving.

BUNNIES! You heard me. Those rabbits went and hid their babies right in the middle of the garden. Guess they figured it was a safe place. Actually they have been hiding their babies all over the place. Momma almost mowed one the last time she was out on the tractor. Now that would have been messy.

But these bunnies were too little to run away. Here is a short movie. You can't really see them, but you get the idea.

I wanted to save the bunnies for a tasty snack later. After all, now that momma removed the fences around the garden, there is no stopping the Mango from being a mighty hunter.

Unfortunately, stupid PeeWee ratted me out and pointed out that the removed fences would leave the bunnies exposed to wild animals of prey (that would be me). So she put the fences back up. Sheesh. No fun that one.

My response? I played bitey with PeeWee until I made him SQUEEEE! Yeah, even better I acted like I had been the one to hurt myself and made momma all worried about ME. You can see it all in this movie.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. Looks like another one of PeeWee's pals posted a proud to be a black lab post. You can read it here. And yet another one here. Man are those little muscle heads full of themselves.


Noah the Airedale said...

Your mama worries just like ours. Mamas.....sigh.

Noah x

Minna Krebs said...

Hey Mango,

My Momma planted lots of weeds this year too! All her flowers done wilted and burned up with da heat......but the weeds are doing quite well, thank you.

I am jealous, though, cuz my weeds don't have any bunnies in dem....


Minna Krebs said...

Hey Mango,

My Momma planted lots of weeds this year too! All her flowers done wilted and burned up with da heat......but the weeds are doing quite well, thank you.

I am jealous, though, cuz my weeds don't have any bunnies in dem....


The Paw Relations said...

Wow! Baby bunnies! We have pety rabbits in our garden and being a gundog I am not all that interested in them.

We liked seeing the old labrador tuck and spin in the last video

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Our Mom would have done the same thing - never want to let us hunt.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Aniemother said...

We're kind of glad you didn't go hunting the baby bunnies, Mango. And how clever of you to get the worries when you made PeeWee squee.

PeeEss - mom bought a new toilet for the kitties today. It's called the PeeWee. Hee hee..

Priscilla said...

Oh wow cute ickle bunnies! What a pity Dexter ratted you out :(

Hey Dexter, can black labratoys enter your contest too?

Gus said...

Hmmm...I didn't know muzzers planted anything BUT weeds. That is all we ever get. Except for the occasional tomato.


Mack said...

What a wonderfully Mango-sized yard you have. Great for those extra long zoomies. And Dex, was that your head I saw in that bunny video? OMD, you have such restraint!

Frankie Furter said...

I am chasing baby bunnies here too. Grrreat fun.
That was a super job of faking your momma out with PeeWees Squeeee. BOL BOL
Mom's are soooo fun to Mess With.

Maggie Mae said...


Weeds is ALL my mom knows how to grow and she does a good job too!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie MAe

Jen said...

Ugh, we have weeds too! I tried a garden the first year I was in this house but sadly Sophie decided it needed to be stripped clean. By the end of the summer, all that was left was corn and she decided even those would be great to rip out of the ground and run around smacking Spike with. Quite the sight!!

Ah well, glad the bunnies are safe, sorry you didn't get to enjoy them Mango!

Jen and the Black Dog Crew

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Brilliant maneuver to get the squee-sympathy for yourself, Mango!

Busby and Raymond said...

We have never seen such tiny bunnies. Except for under the kitchen table when Mom hasn't vacuumed in a long time.

Our Mom saw a window in NYC that said "Mango" on it and took a photo that she is going to send you. Weird, huh?

Sue said...

We had an outstanding crop of weeds this year, too. That's all our Mom plants anymore because she says she has too many helpers. What do you think she means? Sounds a little ungrateful to us.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Sunshade said...

First of all, GREAT acting there Mango! I should try that with STINKY sometime...hehe

Secondly, I can't believe those bunnies just leave their babies exposed like that! I go to a place to chase bunnies all the time, they have TONS of babies, but never so small that they can't run. All I gotta say is they're lucky your grampa Angus isn't around!

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Tessa the Maltese said...

Good Momma you got there Mango Man and PeeWee!

My Mom plants her garden in pots so she can reach them from her wheelchair. She has good stuff on her plants, no weeds. Just numms!

Mango, you are such a boy! Being mean to poor PeeWee, I guess boys will be boys though! BOL

woo woos, Tessa

El'bow and Hauwii said...

hauwii gone!

well my dump bro is crazy about bunnies
can you send one yo us?

El'bow & Hauwii

Peanut said...

At least your mom worries about you. Mine would probably tell me to suck it up.

The Army of Four said...

Umm... don't let certain members of my family who don't quite share my prey drive know I said this but HOW did Dexter look at those bunnies and not grab one?!?!!? I really don't get that! Oh, sure, my mom would freak if I did that (like when I grabbed that mole then err... had a mole removal....) but instincts are instincts!!!
You two do look like you had fun playing, though.

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Mango,
We think it is wonderful that your mom has created a nature reserve.
It is splendid that she gave those baby bunnies a home - as for having them for dinner!
Well the thought of that is enough to make us bassets become vegetarian.
love and kisses
Martha and Bailey xxx

Marjie said...

Baby bunnies are not a great snack. Too bony. I prefer to play with them, which makes the stupid humans all goo about what a nice boy I am and then give me sandwiches and playtime and such.


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

So no bunny races? Sheesh
Mango you are quite the actor or maybe it is just Dex that is trying to get you into trouble and it backfired..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Zona said...

Those were great videos! I especially liked the zoomies! Great for releasing that pent up bunny-restraint!


PeeS: lots of weeds here too.

HoundDogMom said...

I am 100% positive that HDM planted real plants in the garden, we have no idea how the weeds took it over in our garden either. And we really think the baby bunnies would give you an upset tummy so we don't want you having them for a snack, plus it could be very messy. Good mom put the fence back up to give the bunnies a safe place to grow up. They are much more fun to chase when they are bigger. :) The Hounddogs

houndstooth said...

Honestly, the rabbits seem particularly dim this summer! We have one who is begging to be a snack who lives in our yard and when he's not sitting in the turn out pen, he's leaping out of the bushes at Morgan. Yesterday he lost some tail fur and he's still out there today! I think we're doing the world a favor by reducing the stupid rabbit population!


The Thundering Herd said...

Excellent acting, Mango. The hu-dad has about given up trying to figure out which one of us yelped at any given moment.

Agatha and Archie said...

WHOA were we behind but now we are all caught up..Listen if your Momma needs any help at all with those bunnies I'm your girl just a call away... Listen about some of those labradog entries? i don't want to say anything but have you been REALLY checking them> Just a thought..Love A+A

Mr Koda MD said...

You know what they say...all brawn and no.... oh I better not.

Baby Bunnies!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm glad woo enjoyed the fun khanine passengers -

Norwood liked the Cindy Crawford frekhkle on Buck PLUS he's a terror mix too!

I wonder if bunnies hop as well as froggies?


Joe Stains said...

We have rabbits all over the place at our new house, its like they just multiply overnight. Good luck grabbing one, I hear they are quite tasty.

Kari in WeHo said...

seems like a good hiding place to me! Right by all the food

Don't forget, we moved to

Lorenza said...

Baby bunnies?? That is pawesome!
Squeeee! I heard him!
Kisses and hugs

Dozer and Coop said...

Hey we hate to be the ones to tell your Mamma but PeeWee makes a clanging noise when he runs. Maybe you should oil him. Seriously, he makes a lot of noise when he runs, what is he, a robot?

No wonder you have such an unhappy life, your pawrents didn't even get you a real dog for a brother...

Love, Dozer

Two Pitties in the City said...

It seems like you're always having the best wildlife adventures at your place. Here, we only discover rats.

Benny and Lily said...

mom obviously doesn't know if you pee pee on the weed it dies..nutty
Benny & Lily

Those Elgin Pugs said...

BIG ME'S!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's little yous!!!!!

oh's me goodness'ess's!!! Josie was on 'da 'puter all day longs hoggings its while eatings her haagen-dazs icee creams. Finally, 'da Anakin Man gets a turn!!

Yous found 'da bunnies!! 'dose are yous bunnies!! Not big adventures!! 'dat labradoof better backs..
Josie is ups to sometings..
she be scaring me's....
She just got backs from 'da stores wits some paint and black duck tapes???
Me's don't questions!!
I's like 'da lift you leg approach!! 'dats what yous double mint double trouble does too..
Hu Hu's..

I's find outs more.
Later Big Me's!!
Yous Little yous!!
Anakin Man

tula said...

Hey mango
your momma sure has a green thumb! i thought i saw her selling greens at the thursday's farmers market. oh and rabbit footies. just saying.

fyi: nordude says he's gonna show paul trainerdude this video. proof woo can move fast (fur like 5 seconds) - no handicap accomodations fur woo in grad skool.


Maggie and Mitch said...

Mitch does those fancy spins and dances away just like you do, PeeWee! He thinks he's so slick!

Love ya lots
Maggie & Mitch

mayziegal said...

Haha, Mango! You showed PeeWee! That'll teach him for interfering with baby bunny snack time. Maybe you could gets your momma to take you to PetCo and gets you a Jenny Pig! They're kinda like bunnies.

Wiggles & Wags,

Heather and Kelly said...

Baby bunnies bring back memories....we had a dreadful time with a litter once. Our cat killed the momma so we took in the bunnies and fed them....they all died, one by one. We aren't doing that again!

ocmist said...

Grammy tried to grow tomatoes in one of those Topsy Turvey things... She got quite a few tomatoes, but JUST before they'd get ripe enough to eat, something else would get them. She thinks it was hummingbirds! Gee, if your Mom wasn't going to grow a garden, then she should have at least let you finish growing some of those snack sized rabbits to supplement your foodables with! The CCC