Thursday, September 9, 2010

WTF Wednesday - DOG CAVE ABOMINATION


Who cares if it isn't Wednesday? The Mango is BACK! And he is pig biting mad, let me tell you!

Friends, my dog cave, my sacred space, my den of Mango-ness has been violated to a nair the well.

Alert readers may recall that my cave had heretofore been most tastefully decorated with peeling brown wallpaper, crumbling plaster, and slime encrusted drapes (please ignore idiot cracker dog in this demonstrative photo).





So when Momma declared that she would spend her vacation redecorating I was a bit put off. After all, how could it get any better, any more comfortable, any more, well, brown and cozy. Look! Even a decorative wood paneled wall!






But I agreed to allow my bed to be temporarily relocated to the living room whilst Momma and Master commenced with their tool time labors.






Sadly, my computer became trapped in plastic wrap and unavailable to myself for visiting pals and whatnot. But, OK, I dealt with it, right?





And the labors dragged on and on and on and on and...

What momma PROMISED me was a three day task soon took more than a week! The extreme duration due in no small part to her insistence on stopping work no later than 1 PM each and every day in order to indulge in a piggy piggy nap after which she was most uninclined to engage in activities beyond reading, watching DVDs, and occasionally providing entertainments for me and PeeWee.

Alright, the Mango can be big about things. I said, "Momma, enjoy your vacation. I trust that you will do a good job on the cave."

So today she FINALLY announced that all was complete and I was invited to view my brand new, made for Mango cave! Oh, how I shook with eagerness.


Imagine, my horror, my abject distaste upon seeing... oh, I can barely look even in digitals... can THIS possibly be MY dog cave?















NO NO NO NO! It is (gasp) purple! It is like Barbie's dream house! Even my bed has been covered with the ghastly color!

And what of my wooden wall? NO! It cannot be! The manly wood paneling is now sporting a color most unbefitting my Mango-ness!








Where am I supposed to sleep? How can I lay my large and not keen for pastels self on that abomination which was formally known as my bed? My bed which is finely formed to the contours of my Mango-ness?








HELP!








Whilst I must endure this travesty for all enternity, you, dear readers can cleanse you viewing pallets with this brief yet breathtaking movie of me practicing my mastiff agilities.


Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. After my unexpectedly long absence from blog land, my google reader is quickly approaching the 500 mark! Oh my stars! So many adventures to catch up with. But momma says, "Oh Mango, the rest of the house is a disaster area which I need to clean and of course I am taking Grandma and Grandpa to the mall on Friday and on Saturday you have your graduate school and after all I am still on vacation and should be allowed to nap and goof off and..." Yuh, whatever! I will do what I can to corral the old gal into helping me at least skim through the backlog of news, but you will need to be patient.

63 comments:

Oskar said...

Oh, the horror. Purple Barbie Dreamhouse decor is really not what I think of when I think Mango!

So sorry!

You must read our post from a couple of days ago about the MANGO salsa my dad person brought home!

Nubbin' wiggles,
Oskar

pam said...

Well Mango purple abominatin mango cave aside it was good to see you still had strength for yer agilities.

And you looked FABULOUS doing the tree weave! and hula hoop dive...

Bobo and Meja

Sam and Pippen said...

Dude,

OMD! What a travesty! Girl colours! You look like you are crying in one of the photos...

Here's our suggestion... slobber on the walls - it might dull the colour down a bit!

Get Peewee to go swimming at the neighbours and not shake until he's in the cave - that'll help loads too!

Keep us apprised of this travesty...

Sam and Pippen

Mollie Jo, Bobo and Uncle Puppy said...

Mango I sleep in purple sweaters and nap in pink crates. It take a REAL man to embrace the colors pink and purple. I think you are fur sure MAN enough to do just that.

Wags and Licks,
Bobo

brooke said...

It looks like your momma is taking over the dog cave! It's turning into momma's lounge!
Purple certainly isn't your color, but it does look better! Good handy work on the part of momma and master!

Bouncing Bertie said...

Mango, you have a problem. A serious problem. What was she thinking!
Ohyou have made me so grateful that I live in a home owned by the world's most reluctant decorator!
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Marjie said...

PURPLE???? She's lost her marbles, no doubt. I must hide these photos from my momma lest she get crazy notions. She's been mumbling about pink lately. Those DOH's!

Drools,
Thor

jen. said...

Mango dude, I hear your distaste in the purple... I honor that truly. But I'm gonna say it actually is a VERY good color on you. It makes your brown stripy largeness show through.

Now, I do want to say however that the background on your blog seems to be a skin disease and that isn't quite as fetching as you in a purple room.

Peace to you and your momma...oh and to the rest that inhabit the house too.

Jen, Bu, and the soon to be sister as yet un-named.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

MANGO...

I just heard shrieking from my mom's khrakhk(er)berry -

I saw the display too -

IT WAS THE BEAST -

She wants to rent the Xterra AND my driver to help move her things to Master Chew Sits -

She just KNOWS woo redid the ManGO Khave fur her!

What should I have my sweet mom do?

How much is it worth to you if I have her turn down this khlient?

Floof & 'Loons,
MFT

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Why does Lacie Girl come to mind when we see your new cave? Mango, we think you need to relocate very quickly.

As for that video, we were very impressed with your agility skills. We most loved your jump technique AFTER you got through the hoop:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Life with 5 dogs said...

Sorry to hear that your Mang cave has been painted the same color has the Barbie Dreamhouse. If you want you can move in with us boys at The Life with 5 Dogs House.
Your Friends
Grover,Bailey

doyle and mollie said...

think of it as a babe magnet... a boudoir to entertain the ladies and impress them with your metrosexual self
arf arf arf

Beaglebratz & mom too said...

Hey Mango MAN-
Yep, that’z rite – u iza MAN an’az such, u NEED a MAN’z room. We don’t really haf a man-cave here butt we don’t haf pinkz an’purplez either – kind of white an’drab green with a splash of blue here an’there. Mom’z room iz kind of peach-pink butt we r hardly there. The only thin’with flowerz wuz a sofa that disappeared soon after Shasta destroyed partz of it. The house iz not big an’neither iz r outdoor domain (the backyard) but u r welcome tu come an’live with us if all the purple’z an’pink’z start really buggin’u. An it will stay this way fer a long time since r mom can’t du anythin’bout it fer awhile.

Sue said...

OK, we get that your human likes purple walls, but your bed?? Your very own Mango possession, your bed!! How could she? Who can understand those humans?
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Two Pitties in the City said...

Oh, what a nice, bright, airy room. It must hurt your eyes.

Tank said...

I've been trying to think of something positive to say. How about this... when it's dark at night or you have your eyes closed, it really doesn't matter what color the walls or your bed happen to be... right??

Sorry, that's the best I could do.

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

Well, Mango, you'll just have to trash it Ot better yet... get Dexter to trash it and take the blame...

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

Barbie purple is funny! Thanks for making me laugh and have a great weekend. It's right around the corner.
P.S.: Maybe the 4-legged could come up with something in 50's aqua and 60's orange in another room for you to recoil from in horror!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We actually don't think the purple walls are all that bad, Mango but the purple bed has got to go! You definitely need to put your paw down on this one!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Zona said...

Mango, I think you and your handsome brindle furs are manly enough to pull off even the most pastel colors! I sympathize with you, though. You should see the dark plum color mom wants to paint one of the rooms in my house. I thought PLUM - that sounds tasty. But no. It's not tasty NOR is it suitable to my taste.

Wags,
Zona

Ms. ~K said...

OK Macho Man,
You probably don't want to hear this, but we think you look quite handsome in purple!
Excellent job MangoMom!!!

Jazzi said...

Oh NO!! A barbie house for the Mango??? Just not what I expected for you!! Now for me yah, but the Mango/ Sorry bout that. Maybe you can drag the paneling back out again. Just a thought

wags
jazzi

bbes tribe said...

Mango, your handsomeness -- A macho pup like you should be able overcome the Barbie Dreamhouse Color. It takes a real mandog to handle it. We think you are that...
Wags
Ernie,Sasha,Chica

Frankie Furter said...

I would threaten to PERMANENTLY MOVE TO CAMP HUNCH A BUNCH.

houndstooth said...

Oh my! Perhaps if you close your eyes when you go in there, your nards won't shrivel off! I am most sorry about this disturbing turn of events in your life. And after you even jumped through an actual hoop for your mom!

Bunny

houndstooth said...

Oh my! Perhaps if you close your eyes when you go in there, your nards won't shrivel off! I am most sorry about this disturbing turn of events in your life. And after you even jumped through an actual hoop for your mom!

Bunny

houndstooth said...

Oh my! Perhaps if you close your eyes when you go in there, your nards won't shrivel off! I am most sorry about this disturbing turn of events in your life. And after you even jumped through an actual hoop for your mom!

Bunny

1000 Goldens said...

Mango, you make me laugh so much! We're glad you are back and that Momma finished her big project. Our vacations are very similar. There's no place like home.

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey man, that's really groovy. You can be a psychodelic (sp) dog.

Noah x

Nuthatch... said...

Oh the horrors, it made me think of a wildberry smoothie. Not Mango-manly at all. Tell your Mom to enjoy her vacation but you may wish to restrict her artistic endeavours - perhaps she could redecorate for PeeWee?

Maggie Mae said...

Mango,

Youz is da man so youz can handle anything...even da color purples!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Dory and the Mama said...

OH MY!!!!

Although my Mama is ooooing and aaaahing at how pretty that room is...We TOTALLY get it Mango!!

Smileys and Snuggles,
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

When is Prince moving in?

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

Darling...I'm just waiting for confirmation from Khyra that the Ex Terrier will be available to drag all my junk to Master Chew Sits....

Where is my large and spacious cubboard? Oh...that is a Pittsburghism...I think you would refer to it as a closet....

In addition to the Ex Terrier, I have rented a few semis to get my expansive wardrobe migrated.

When is the wedding ceremony? Mumsie does like tradition and she said she JUST DOESN'T WANT ME MOVIN' IN WITH YOU. Somethin' bout free milk and some stoopid cow, but I don't get it...

Kisses,

Little Beast

Lorenza said...

Mango!
Well... the room looks awesome... but I wonder if it is still your Mango Cave!
Hmmm....
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Hailey said...

Mango! The purple durple room is way to durpley even for me!! I say you start a fundraiser and everybody pitch in a few pennies and we get together and have a painting pawty when moms away! We can just tell her that we though the purple durple was a primer for blue!!

Hugs & smoochies!! xoxo
Hailey

Hailey said...

Mango! The purple durple room is way to durpley even for me!! I say you start a fundraiser and everybody pitch in a few pennies and we get together and have a painting pawty when moms away! We can just tell her that we though the purple durple was a primer for blue!!

Hugs & smoochies!! xoxo
Hailey

TwoSpecialWires said...

First of all. We totally and completely understand about momas and their priorities and their "vacations" and their schedules. We try hard to forgive. Not forget. But forgive. So. You hopefully understand our long Hi Ate Us.

But then. As we were reading, we were picturing PINK. Imagine the shock when we saw PURPLE! First thing we thought was the influence Lacie must've had. And now we see YOU ARE GETTING MARRIED? Is this what happens when we're gone for too long.

This is more than we can handle. We just read about Bertie's Blue Poo. And now this.

Maybe it's better to claim ignorance.

Jake and Fergi

dewdana said...

I think the purple really shows off your stripey coat though! Plus lavender is supposed to be calming so maybe she was thinking it would calm the cracker dog pee-wee? I assure you that your Mangoness will never be questioned just because of some purple walls!
Most impressive agilities. I was totally shocked by DOH's attire though... is it cold up there already? Down here it is still lazy dog hot!

Dutch the Pug said...

Hey Mango your new cave or barbie house is very purple! It looks very nice even if it is a bit girly! We liked your agility video! You can jump hoops!!!

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

Oy. Um. We're both speechless. I can't believe that the DOH took a manly dog-cave, perfectly suited to a manly-man such as yourself, and turned it into that, um, that, arggh. Do you want to come live with us? Mom and Dad are both violently opposed to pastels.

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

chicamom85 said...

Mango, you must take matters into your own paws. Begin by coating the purple people eater room with a nice thick layer of Mango suds, your finest batch. The suds will burn through the purple and you will be back to your old room in now time. Now get to work.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Tucker said...

Purples? was that paint on discount? Did your momma watch those home improvement shows and learn that purple makes you more creative?

Um, yeah - good luck with your purple girly cave.

woof - Tucker

Tucker said...

Purples? was that paint on discount? Did your momma watch those home improvement shows and learn that purple makes you more creative?

Um, yeah - good luck with your purple girly cave.

woof - Tucker

Priscilla said...

Oh no, purple!!! It's the least colour I could've thought of.

Your den is a bit girly now, a bit too romantic!

I'm sorry for you, Mango!

monica said...

Oh Mango - you sure light up my day - and now in sort of a purple way!! Love it!! Talking about extreme makeover :o)

slobbers - Bundy

Sewmouse said...

Mango, your momma has great decoratings taste. The dog cave looks so nice and bright and cool. You will probably appreciate it more if the weather gets hot again.

The lack of draperies concerns me. How is a cat supposed to climb to the top of the window without draperies to shred?

Kili

Dozer and Coop said...

Geez Mango, I don't think guy dogs have purple bedrooms...this can only mean one thing...your pawrents are old hippies! Yes! They've been smoking a plant from the forest and are high or something. Go look at their eyes and if they are red and they have M&M's falling out of their mouths, it is a sure sign they are under the influence of wacky tobaccy...if you catch our drift.

It's either that or your Mum has been reading too many interior decorating magazines.

On the bright side, it's not tie-dye!

Love, Dozer and Cooper

Puglette said...

purple can be a lovely color. but i am wondering if your momma is trying to send a message to you. is there an impending addition of the fluffy little furball variety? or is she gently telling you that dexter asked for this color as an expression of his girly man persuassion? sigh, we may never know.
hugs,
puglette
:o)

Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

Oh Mango, maybe you are not the biggest fan of purple but the room does look lovely and bright and new :-)

How does Dexter look against the purple? Very handsome, as do you :-)

Can we all come and live with you in the dog cave?

M-M
x

Daisy Dog said...

Mango, its kinda Mango-Metrosexual. It will be great for entertaining floofy pantalooons! They will love the color!

Busby and Raymond said...

OMG! Those colors are very, um, interesting. Your mancave has definitely been violated.

About the agilities video, is that in slow motion or regular speed? You are magnificent jumping through the hoop.

Niamh said...

We never really thought that you were a purple kind of guy Mango! Manly earth tones yes, lavender no. Have fun at school this weekend.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Kari in WeHo said...

Purple! How DARE she!


-Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Wild Dingo said...

Personally, I like that purple. It's our favorite color at Wild Dingo. but possibly you can take care of the bed with a bit of mango suds... then do a few shake outs on the wall...

Peppy Sheppys said...

We quite like your pastels self and it will bring out your fem-i-nine side and maybe that will help with the ladies that you are always trying to lure to your estate.

Sheps w/Pep

Peppy Sheppys said...

We quite like your pastels self and it will bring out your fem-i-nine side and maybe that will help with the ladies that you are always trying to lure to your estate.

Sheps w/Pep

Colquhoun7 said...

Hi Mango, Your mango cave was amazing and alarming at the same time. As long as the purple stays there and nowhere else. Heaven forbid if your momma comes home with a purple collar or lead! Slobbers, Bruce from Down Under.

Dewey Dewster said...

Wow Mango....yer cave has been transformed inta a pastel haven.....Gram says it looks swell but I can imagine that yer upset by the elimination of yer favorite distinctive and comforting peculiarities. I bet if ya get yerself some nice sun glasses ya can eliminate all of the glare.....or ya can run away from home....naw...that idea stinks....

Dewey Dewster here....

Wild Dingo said...

you know, it is kinda metrosexual. if you are into that look...all you need now is a pink polo shirt...

twinkietinydog said...

Hit "delete" on your reader or you're going to get all white hairs like my mom. Brindle and white furs won't look so cool. Welcome baaaack Purple.
Twinkie

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Mango purple!! Like the purple people eater. What is she thinking? We won't tell any buddy. he room does look purrty though
Benny & Lily

ocmist said...

Grammy LOVES the way the room looks! She thinks that there are plenty of Manly colored furniture pieces to offset a lot of it. The CC girls all think that it is awesomely beautiful... Us BOYS, on the other hand, feel your pain! Purple and black go together nicely, so we think you should give that "bed" to Dexter, and insist on a bed that matches the dark browns of the manly furniture and of the Mango! BG, Gimli and Pippin

We hope your Momma has had a good chance to rest and relax on her vacation, even though she has been working so hard on revamping things around you. OC, Dott, & Mercy