Monday, October 18, 2010

I FINALLY Get a Bed in the Living Room

I am happy as the next guy to partake of my meditations in the dog cave, particularly when Momma is close by working on the computer.

But I really don't like it when I wake up in there all alone.

I used to have a nice soft bed in the living room so that I could hang out with the family whilst they were watching movies and whatnot, but ever since master redid the room and they got some fancy pants foo foo interior decorator in to help them choose furnitures and carpets and tables, there has not been a soft spot in there upon which I can rest my unusually large and needing a cushion self.

My misery was compounded by the fact that PeeWee has always enjoyed his very own couch in the living room. Even though we allegedly have a "no dogs on furniture" rule, he was somehow able to strike a special deal wherein he gets to use this couch as long as there are no human guests around. Not fair!

Well, good news! I FINALLY convinced the evil witch that she could tuck one of my beds behind the coffee table and it would be out of sight and not in the way of normal "traffic."

What a relief! Now I can be close to my family without having to suffer the discomfort of laying about directly on the floor.

Only problem is that it is kind of a tight fit and I am forced to use the coffee table as an adjunct to my bed. I did try pushing it out of the way, but momma told me that all four legs of the table must remain on the carpet or the deal is off.

So I manage.

I even found a manly brown bed cover to replace that icky purple one (note coffee table is as close to the edge of the carpet as I can get away with).

What the heck?

Hey! Check out this cool Mango pumpkin picture OC sent me! Now THAT would scare the kidlets.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. Spare a thought for our good friend, Greg. He works at NPR and has been sent on assignment to the war in Afghanistan for a month. Come home safely, buddy.


Bruce from Down Under said...

Hey Mango, couldn't have been much of an interior designer otherwise they would have realised the room should have been designed around you! Thank goodness your momma came to her senses and put your bed where it should have been all along. No worries. Slobbers, Bruce.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We have to agree with Bruce - why was your bed not part of the original design - and the room coordinated with your beautiful Mango furs?

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Lola said...

I guess there are downsides to being Relentlessly Huge. I'm glad you got the bed in the living room, though. That's where ours are. I guess they do kind of dominate the room a little, but that's as it should be.

lotsa licks, Lola

The Thuglets said...

Mango..we think the "Fancy pants foo foo" interior decorator was not as clever as they thought not including a Mango bed!

You look very comfy in the lounge on the new bed.

PawsCrossed for Greg's safe return.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Martha and Bailey said...

You look most comfy Mango, we ourselves insist on a bed in the living room and then we lie on the sofa.
Martha and Bailey xxx

violett said...

If my mummy mutates to the witch and me from the sitting room throws.... oh, there I contrive what. I become the destroyer.
I want to be always with my family. Well that your mummy came to the meditation.
Lots of love

3 doxies said...

Now, you knows what I find most disturbing about dis whole thing...YOU NOT ALLOWED on da furniture!!!!!!!! Who's house is it anyways?
Mnago, if you evers want to sleep on da couch, sit on da table, get in da trashcan or dishwasher...feel free to come to my house...hehehehe!


Frankie Furter said...

Mango that is a Most Manly bed for sure. I kinda like the Tucked Behind Location. It is like a MINI Mango Cave.
BUTT... Pee Wee needs to learn to steer clear!! I'm just sayin'.

Gus said...

Mango Man...Yatahay? We see at least another two inches before that table thing is off the rug. Tell them you want your rights! And we agree that was not a very bright decorator person....We would bite his/her ankles to remind her/him of the true priorities.


Mack said...

Is there any way you could get on the sofa? I just know there would only be room for you then!
Crossing our dewclaws for your buddy Greg.


Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh Big Me's!!! It's yous slightly smaller self (not by much)
and me's shocked yous made to lay on floors!!! And who is in yous bed in 'da one shot...

Oh Mango... 'dis is no way for a giant Pug (hu hu's) to has to sleep!! Me tinks 'dat Big Adventures is up to dis!!

First purple beds 'den getting wedges in places... yep... 'dis has Big Adventures written alls over its!!
Me's has talk wits hims Mini Mastiff style!! Snorts!!
Me say hey pal.. get off 'da couch..
den we's ride around town in yous Mastiff mobile blasting our theme song!!
Later big me's!!
Yous double mint stunt double trouble coming to burst big adventures bubble
Anakin Man

jen said...

Glad you found a spot close to the family!!
Pee Wee is always up in your stuff!
That cracks me up!
I think you should get up on the couch when your Mom isn't looking!!

Raymond and Busby said...

We think it's about time you got a bed in the living room so you can hang with your humans. That interior designer is obviously not very Mango friendly.

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

looks like the DOT is getting the better of you this time Mango!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

D.O.H i mean!!!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! You guys looks so cute sleeping under the table ... just wondering how did you manage to get out ... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Corbin said...

Hm... mom has been talking about getting me a living room bed... I wonder if that means I'll get kicked off the couch???? BETTER NOT!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We so agree with Bruce - your furs are the perfect color for coordinating all that human stuff. The new bed cover is very nice, it blends nicely with the rug too.

Mom has one of those stencils of a sibe to test out on a pumpkin, but she says it is way too hard. Yours looks really good.

Paws crossed for Greg.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

houndstooth said...

I can't believe your mom would let some foo foo fancy pants decorator come up with a plan that does not involve dog beds! Are we not the center of the family? I'm glad you got her to finally see the light!


Maggie Mae said...


Well, it's 'bout time yous got a living room bed. I am NOT allowed on da furnitures either (mean mommy) so I has beds all over da house BUT I don't has a brudder who CAN gets on da fairs to you my furiend!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie MAe

Niamh said...

A perfect fit Mango! So glad you have a comfy bed.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Niamh said...

A perfect fit Mango! So glad you have a comfy bed.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

houndstooth said...

P.S. I just saw that Gator that is a cross between you and Dexter and I thought to myself "End of days!" If that's not a WTF? I don't know what is!

rottrover said...

We wondered how you came to have your paws crossed on the coffee table last week. Mystery solved!

Marjie said...

Why would your momma want a fancy pants foo foo inferior decorator instead of you? Momma was talking about people carving gourds yesterday, and I'll bet OC could get a few carved like the Mango. If they're lacquered, they'll last 100 years! Now THAT would be a great set of decorations!


doyle and mollie said...

dude you have the power! loves and licks

Lacy said...

w00fs, they is pose to decorate around us...hmm u need us all to come and help ya mango bud...we can..good thoughts fur your friend Greg...

b safe,

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo are welkhome to khome sprawl wherevFUR woo would like with me ;-)

I'll even make up a special batch of dip-ables stuffs fur us to enjoy!

PeeEssWoo: Mom is still babbling about Gator -
PeePeeEssWoo: Paws khrossed fur your pal to khome out without stress and strain from 'there'

El'bow and Hauwii said...


well it about time you get a bed !!!
nice one to

El'bow & Hauwii

Hound Girl said...

Pee Wee sure does look comfy on that couch - we need a couch cover like that for our couch - was that a specially made one? It looks cooler than bed sheets:)

brooke said...

we've been on vacation and I just saw your header picture. are you kissing Pee Wee?! What has been going on since last Wednesday?! :)
The new brown bed cover is so much better for your manliness! But does it switch back to purple when the bed's in the purple princess dog cave?

Sue said...

You can come hang out with us, Mango. We have dog beds and pillows in just about every room. Mom changed to leather sofas so we can get on them, too.

She did put a gate across the door to the library and we can only go there on invitation along with a human. She says Samba ate a couple books so now dogs aren't allowed. Is that fair?
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

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

WHAT? Lacie's voice rises to a deafening screech...




I will be up immediately to resume the redecorating. And I want the bed back in my Girlcave so to have the privacy that we Lakie girlies need...can't have everyone watchin' while we pluck, floss and exfoliate, ya know...



HoundDogMom said...

Mango, we are so glad you are able to have your bed back in the room with the humans. Made us sad when we heard you were not able to sleep on a comfy bed in your own living room. Gesh, what is wrong with the humans. We agree the brown cover looks more like your style. We love that couch cover Pee Wee is sleeping on and we also keep our dog bed in the living room, but sleep on the couch or on top of our humans. The HoundDogs

little princess Luna~ said...

hooorah for comfy bed~!!!! :D
and next to your mum--oooooh yeah. a must~!! :)


The Boston Lady said...

Mango, it's time you made a trip down here to Orlando. Obviously you are being discriminated against, first by not being provided with most comfortable dog bed in the foo, foo human living room and then the insult of seeing Dexter lying on the couch. In our house the humans know their place! Black and whites and felines have staged a coup and we are helpless under their rule. They think they own everything! Of course, they are a fraction of your relentlessly huge self. I guess all four of them actually add up to one of you, or one of Pee Wee to be more accurate. Now that I think of it your mom's got it right. FOrget about coming here, I'm sending the supreme rulers up to your place for proper training. TBL

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

It seems that you did get a nice bed even though there are a few rules involved..
We will keep our paws crossed for your friend Greg..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Kari in WeHo said...

Glad you got a manly bed in the living room!


Agatha and Archie said...

ARE YOU KIDING ME??? GET RID OF THE COFFEE TABLE perhaps an "accident " could happen( call Archie if you need help with an " accident" And listen take a blanket and cover the table where your feet rest. geesh a dog has to comfortable right? AND HOW DOES HE GET A COUCH??? really thinik about that.... PL2 says she says every year she wants to go to the Topsfield Fair and see the giant pumpkin and she still hasn't been... Love and kisses A+A

Murphy Dogg said...

Hey Mango,
Way to use all the furniture to your advantage! Perhaps you could also use the coffee table as a place for snacks? Then you wouldn't need to get up at all!
Murphy Dogg

Asta said...

You poow mistweated Dawling..I was soo hapy to see you finally in the midst of the family fun wif a decent colowed manly pillow, then got stolen by the PeeWee..sooo not faiw
we will keep youw fwiend Gweg in ouw thoughts and pwayews.
smoochie kisses

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
Glad you have now your bed there... and that you don't see the purple on it!
The pumpkin is pawesome!
Paws crossed for Greg. I hope everything goes well for him.
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Benny and Lily said...

Did you mean Master Pee Wee? He is taking over. To get the familys attention, I would try laying on that nice table with the glass. You will never wake up alone again
Benny & Lily

Two Pitties in the City said...

I think purple really is your color.

Dozer and Coop said...

We're putting Greg on Mum's prayer list for daily prayers for safety. We've pretty much given up on the purple room and your bed. Mum says real men/dogs can wear purple. (Yeah right).

Dude, take your Mum to Macy's or some big department store and have them figure out what your color scheme is. Make sure they don't say purple. Make sure they make your Mum pays attention. Real dogs wear autumnal colors, seriously.

Your dude friends, Dozer and Coop

Dewey Dewster said...

Well is nice ta see that ya finally got a place of prominence in the living area with yer family. hey...ya deserve a bed as much as Dexter why does he get ta sleep on the sofa 'n ya don't?

Dewey Dewster here....

Jazzi said...

How could your mom get a foo foo lady in there and they NOT design a special spot for a guy like yourself?? Better tell Mom that foo foo people do that~~Maybe she will get her back. I am still so sorry bout the purple bed, I am glad you rounded up a brown thing to put over it!! Sweet dreams Mango!!


Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We are astounded that you have allowed such discrimination to continue so long, Mango: a sofa for PeeWee and nothing for you to sleep on in the gathering room! Shocking. Your momma needs a sign like we got our mama: "This house is run exclusively for the comfort and convenience of the dogs." We are both great chewers and volunteer to help you dispose of that coffee table, should the inconvenience to your RH self become intolerable. Magnificent pumpkin art! Put that on the front porch and it will give the little trick-or-treaters something to thing about.

Best of luck and safe return to your friend Greg.

Carrie and Waffle said...

Go Pee Wee! love me some black labbies! Thats the way we roll at the Waffle house. But seriously I think you should have lodged a complaint with the management long ago. In the Waffle house everyone has their own bed in each room, so we can all take a snooze and not miss any of the action.

Piappies World said...

Hi Mango!

That really looks so comfy! Lucky you get to roll roll in the living room. We only take turns to sit on a designated chair after bath time. Well, actually, only Fudgie, Wai-Pai and Wai-Max do that. The rest of us are just to eager to run zoom zoomies after our bath that we don't even make it inside the house.

We wonder what deal Dexter gets to do to get on the couch! hmmm...

Enjoy the bed and the roll rolling moments!

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

Sewmouse said...

Ok, this little old kitty is confused now. Do you have TWO beds now? Or just the one that your 2-legs drags around for you?

Inquiring kittehs' want to know.

Also, your header photo is most unfair, as my 2-legs momma wants to pet your ears because they look so sleek and soft and shiney.



Priscilla said...

First of all, that's a nice new header as I can see two of you are so close with each other lately.

Glad you finally got a spot in the living room and can hang out with the family while they're watching TV. Your place indeed looks kind of small and tight, well, think positively, it'll be warm and cozy in winter though.

Bty, come home safely, Greg!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Glad that you finally got a pillow to rest your head on!! Since Dexter took your bed, we think it's only fair that you take his!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Tee said...

Hello Mango! It's too warm to sleep on pillows in our neck of the woods. We prefer the cool floors.

We're glad to hear you can now sleep with company .. although Dexter isn't exactly what you would prefer.

Licks and wags,

Tuffy and the Dog Woods Pack

Tucker said...

Phew, I thought that the purple was leaking into the rest of the house! It's a good thing that they gots you a new cover.

woof - Tucker

Peanut said...

I've got to get a picture of where my bed is in the living room for you man. Glad you got one in there. We will be thinking of Greg. Dad is now in Afghanistan for the year.

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

Your parents got a foo-foo designer to come in and you still ended with Barbie's Dream House? I'd find where that designer lives and leave him/her a "present" if you know what I mean!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Droopy and Callie said...


I think you should have made your humans hire a doggy friendly interior designer! You look kinda goofy squished in between the couch and the coffee table. Maybe your Momma could relocate you to a less smooshed spot?!?! Or maybe you could steal the couch from Dexter?

Lots of slobber,

Sapphire said...

so Dexter gets to sit on your 'manly brown' bed cover once in a while? ;)

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

PeeEss: Voting is open for my new name tag - please stop by and vote some time this week! Thanks!!!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hee! Hee! Mango - that first picture of you in bed with the jowls flopping upside down looks uncannily like me! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

dewdana said...

Glad you finally got some living room furniture of your own! Hope you were able to de-pee-wee it!