Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I am Feeling Much Better

I had a big adventure yesterday in which I rode in the mastiff mobile for over half an hour to the wild country out west of Rt. 495 to visit a special vet.

Now, just to remind you, I have had a bad boo boo for a week now. At first I thought it was my foot, then my ankle, then my knee, and then, oh who knows. It was owie, OK?

So this vet, he was really fresh and he was grabbing and poking and touching me with great intensity. Yuh, kneading me like bread dough and make me stretch my leggies out all the way and then bend them like I was a yogi or something. I wasn't bothered much. I had a nice comfy bed to recline on. See?

Then he brought out some sort of mini jack hammer and started pounding on my back. He said it was Cairo Crack It. Humph. Never heard of such a thing.

Now momma was not really making a love connection with this dude. She says he didn't say much and she was not even sure she liked him and that is why there aren't any pictures. But guess what? Yesterday afternoon we went out to wander the estate and I asked her to get the tennis balls and I was running and jumping and feeling like a total new doggie! That's right! Super Mango is back!

And I am going to skool tonight you can count on it.

Oh yeah, I got on the scale at the weird vet and only weighed 200 pounds. I KNEW I was starving.

Anyway, I made a movie of my funballs play time. It is kind of long because Momma wanted to make sure I had lots of good footage to show off to the new vet. I was a little sore after my workout, but the vet said I should do several short exercises during the day, so that's my plan.

Watch my movie here.

In other news, momma went to some sort of DOH craft fun fest workshop on Sunday. She is not prone to doing the crafty things, but she always admires them. I couldn't believe what she made! Not bad for a first try. I let her hang it in the dog cave.

And finally, it appears that cracker dog Loki has offered his services to assist me in avoiding future incidents regarding labrathugs. I'm not certain that I really want him on the team. Sure he can scare away just about any doggie, but he is kind of, well, psycho. And I mean that in the nicest way.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. I got this nice award from my buddy Levi Mac.

Since I haven't done this in a while, I thought I would share ten things about my large and endlessly fascinating self. Here goes...
  1. I LOVE to retrieve tennis balls. Yes, friends, I am the one and only retrieving mastiff and I get very excited wiggly when I see tennis balls. In fact momma hides them when we are not playing lest I consume one in my excitement.
  2. When I was a baby I got really bad sickies that made me grow warts on my tender feet and my immune system went away and I was scared I would cross over the Rainbow Bridge but now I am all better.
  3. I am not allowed in the sleepy room with Momma and Master. Boo hoo.
  4. I LOVE the ladies. Yup, that's right. I will hump any gal that visits. Young, old, intact, spayed, who cares?
  5. I never ever destroy my stuffies. I enjoy them for many months.
  6. I like everything to be the way it should be all the time. I don't like change at all and get very nervous even if the furnitures are moved around.
  7. I love to sit on momma's lap. Sure, all I can manage is my bottom which weighs about 100 pounds and I look rather foolish, but who cares?
  8. Sometimes I am afraid of the Pea. Hey, who wouldn't be? I mean he is only a third of my size but sometimes he growls at me which means he must be insane, right? And one should always keep a distance from a cracker dog.
  9. I don't like little humans. There, I said it. They move about strangely, smell funny, and make weird sounds. Don't like 'em. Never have, never will.
  10. I consider cuddling an actual activity. It is good for the cuddler and the cuddlee.
Now I am supposed to give this to 15 pals, but that is so many, so I will just pass it to a couple, OK?

El'bow my full sized mastiff pal.
Thor my other full sized mastiff pal.


Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

WE are so happy you are feeling better Mango. We were most worried about you. Congratulations on your award we enjoyed reading about your large and fascinating self.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh Mango, we are so relieved to hear how much better you are and are off to watch your video directly!
We prefer humans who talk to us as they are doing things but it sounds like he was concentrating on getting your leg better - and it worked!
Many congratulations on your well deserved Award.
We enjoyed your Tag - we love the idea of you sitting on your momma's lap!
Martha also does not like humans at all!
We also liked your momma's handiwork with her crafts. That will be a very pleasant christmas decoration for the dog cave.
love and kisses
Martha and Bailey xxxx

Maggie and Mitch said...

Wow! That Cairo Crack It must sure be good stuff! You look so much happier, Mango!
Your mom did a beautiful job on her autumn wreath! How pretty!
Mitch doesn't like small hoomans either. They make him very nervous.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hey Mango
So pleased to hear you're feeling better.
You know, perhaps you should encourage your Mom to do more of those crafty things. Might eventually be able to cover up all that lilac!!
Toodle pip!

3 doxies said...

Personally, I'm thinking dat dr. didn't really help you...you was prolly alredy fixed when you walked in da door. I has a tendency to heal up right before I walk in too...strange how dat is!
Congrats on your awardie!


Team Beaglebratz said...

Wec r so very happy u iz feelin'better an'can play with the furballz an'run an'jump an'twist an'turn - just don't overdu an'make shur any labrathugz stay away.

By the way, that iz a very nice wreath your mom made - lookz like sumthin'our mom would pay a gazillion dollarz fer. Iz it edible?
Shiloh'n Shasta

Jen said...

We are MUCH relieved around these parts that you aren't suffering with the same such things that Sophie has to deal with. Not fun!! And, so glad you are feeling better Mango, and back to chasing tennis balls!!

Jen and the Black Dog crew

Gus said...

WHEW...we are most glad you are feeling better. It is difficult to worry efficiently about your large and handsome self, because there is so much of you to be concerned about.

So we will only worry half time until you see the psycho vet with the hammer and he says you are all find.

gussie n teka

jen said...

Glad to hear your are feeling better Mango!

Tell your mom her wreath looks great:)

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

We're so glad you're feeling better, Mango! Way to go!

And we really enjoyed reading all that info about you!


giantspeckledchihuahua said...

We're glad you are feeling better, Mango. I think it's very smart of you to gather your own crew of body guards to keep the labradorks in line!

Levi Mac said...

So glad you are feeling better dude! And your mamma is pretty crafty. Mine got a little bit jealous :)
I can help me a body guard if you need...just saying...
And the best thing about the blog award? Reading 10 new things about your furiends.

The Thuglets said...

Yahoooo! Yipeeeeeeeeeeeee

Mango's feeling better!!!!

Congratulations on the award we love knowing more about ya!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Priscilla said...

Hooray! Mango Man is back!!!

So so glad to hear that you're feeling much better that you can run with your tennis ball and you're going back to school too!

Heather and Pumpkin said...

I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better dear Mango!


Frankie Furter said...

HoooooRaaaaay you are better.
I loved your 10 point Confessions of the RH.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Glad to hear that you are feeling better, Mango. Hooray!!! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

monica said...

Good to hear you're back in business, checkin' out those tennis balls.. revealing yourself, uh, 10 times.. I love to sit on laps too :o))

Hound Girl said...

Congrats on your award, those are always fun!
Glad you are feeling better and that new doc wasnt too bad!

Pearl said...

Oh Mango, I am so glad to hear you are feeling better! Maybe that not-so-friendly cairo crack it knew what he was doing!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

We are glad that you are feeling much better Mango!!

Congrats on your cool award!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Anonymous said...

I noticed our posts are similar today.
You outweigh me by 179 lbs, but we're both being
deprived of enough nourishment to survive very
much longer. I'm hoping some dogs
will send some kibble my way...
if I hit the jackpot and have extra, I'll
let you know. Glad your leg is feeling better.

pees - the thought of YOU in anyones lap makes me BOL!

HoundDogMom said...

Mango, so glad you are feeling tons better. It is amazing what a cairo crack can do. They must have needed an alignment job. So glad it worked and you can go back to Skool. Also, loved ready all those things about you from your award you got. Great Job. The Hounddogs

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am glad yoo ar feeling better!!! hay can yoo tel yore vizhon kwest self not to tawk with his mowth full??? thanks ok bye

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

So very good to know your leg is better - the video was great!!! We can't believe you actually retrieve the ball and drop it. The Momster here gets really excited if we even chase the ball.

Congrats on the award - and great sharing. Phantom has been trying a lot lately to be a lap pup, but Mom says he is just too big and too bony - so he has to be content to lie next to her.

Have a good week and stay well.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mack said...

It is amazing what all those healing sugars can do!
And wow, you are like 7 Mackypoos.

Ms. ~K said...

Can you hear us all cheering here in Georgia???
Yay, Mango is feeling better!

Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

i am glad for it Mango--plus loosing weight happens to us large breed doggies as we age--it is actually probably better on your joints. or maybe it is all the skool and exercise you've been getting as of late. either way. you still look buff in all your mastiffness. by the way. my human finally watched that bad movie Robin Hood and you were right --they WERE small for IW because they wer actually Scottish deerhounds, our slimmer, smaller cousins. good eye mango-man!

Raymond and Busby said...

Most excellent news! We are so glad that even though there was no love connection between the Vet and your Mom, his weird prodding and poking and hammering made you feel better.

By the way, we don't like little humans either. They tend to pull our tails or want to squeeze us too tight. We can do without it!

violett said...

Dear, my friend Mango
I`m so glad to hear you are feeling better!
And congrats on the award - you are Mango the Great. It`s allright so.

Today I had a gigantic surprise. You have sent me a package. Oh what I have for joy! Mummy has taken photos and will put in my Blog. I keep it completely for myself alone. There my smaller silly Hoover is not allowed come on.
Thank you also for the mail. The book will order to itself mummy.
Lots of love

Wild Dingo said...

ONLY 200 lbs? Good Dawg ... the blog world is going to start refering to YOU as Pee Wee! Tell your DOH this is NOT THe weight watcher's club... make sure she adds some bacon and butter to your dinner nightly and cherries jubilee for dessert! This is very concerning. Juno is shaking her head in disgust. She likes her men big and studly so you'd better start raiding the fridge for some good stuff...

Loki's a bit bummin' you don't want him on the team. Every team needs a psycho killer, Qu'est ce que c'est. fa fa fa fa fa ... sing it with me: run run run awaaaaay....

Rosie said...

Well, I am so glad to hear your owie is better. A Mastiff with an owie is a Huge bummer.
Keep catchin those T Balls.
Loves from pugs,
Rosie Marie

brooke said...

So glad to see you're feeling better!
I think you're looking quite studly at 200lbs. We had a playdate with Darwin's sister the other day and Darwin's 20lbs heavier! What a tub!

And your momma's arts and crafts is quite impressive! So festive!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

robin hood was a bad movie. the deerhounds were the olny good thing. wolfhounds and mastiffs would have been even better! cheers!

doyle and mollie said...

all we can say is you rule mango man - stonking great loves and licks to ya xxx

Alien said...

Glad you are feeling better my friend.


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

It's a real life Mango Mirakhle!

Is it really really woo?

Maybe woo should travel outside the magikh bubble more often!

PeeEssWoo: As fur humping, oh in my dreams *SIGH!*

Maggie Mae said...

YaY Mango Man is back and ready to rock and roll again!

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Carol from Down Under said...

Hi Mango. Thankgoodness you are better. Even though the vet guy wasn't too friendly, at least he fixed you. Hope you left some slobber on him. Your Momma's crafty thing is lovely. I need a Christmas one for my front door. You are very honest with your 10 things about you. I would absolutely love to see a picture of you sitting on your Momma's lap. I thought this was a Dane thing. Don't sit there too long cause I know it can cause 'pins and needles' in the human leg ha ha. Love to all, Carol x

Marjie said...

I am humbled to receive this award! I have always had little humans around, and so I'm used to them. They can be bat-shit crazy, so a guy like you who has a peaceful existence shouldn't have to tolerate them. I'm proud to be one of your full sized Mastiff pals!


Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Mango - am glad to hear that you're much better! Guess your DOH doesn't have to bond with your new vet as long as he does the job, huh?! :-)

That was an interesting list. I agree with your comment about being scared of PeeWee even though he is smaller than you...in my experience, the smaller they get, the scarier they can be, especially when they get to 'Cat-Size'!!!! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Barbara said...

So happy that you are feeling the betters!

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

Fantastic news!!!

Chloe and Libby said...

Oh Mango, I'm so very glad to hear that you are feeling better!!!! Such great news. Perhaps some of those manuevers the new vet was doing actually help ya out.
Your mommy's craft project came out really lovely. Give her a nose rub for that one.

Deborah said...

Hi Mango, I'm really glad you feeling better! Congrat's on your cool award. I new you looked thinner :)

Kari in WeHo said...

glad to hear you are feeling better


Anonymous said...

Yay! Mango's back! I'm so glad he is doing so much better. What a relief, no doubt.

I am terrible at crafts so I'm no judge, but I think your wreath looks beautiful.

Congrats on the award!

Kirby said...

Glad you are feeling better Mango dude! My pal Scooter gets needles put into her!!! She says it doesn't hurt and it helps her keep up with me and she's 14 years old! Loved learning all about you..you are like 200 pounds???!!!

Kirby (tiny little dude!)

BRUTUS said...

Glad to hear you are all better - now don't over-do it big dude!

I think I have seen those clicky things they used on you - some guy brings them to agility trials. I don't like it even when it's not being used on me - just the sound is enough to make me bonkers! Glad it helped you!

Brutus & Carmen

Two Pitties in the City said...

So exciting to hear you are better. And we did learn so much more about you. I didn't know you were so sick when you were young, but we're happy it's ok now.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We are most happy to see you feel better and have regained your usual graceful movements! Nice of the Mango Momma to FINALLY get you some "get well" flowers for your cave; those are most lovely and long-lasting. We are also concerned that you are wasting away to Great Dane size! Surely with your resumed muscle-building exercises and a protein-packed diet, you will be back to your full Mastiff sized self in no time.

Is Loki planning to infiltrate the shadowy group of thugs who may still be in pursuit of your RH self, or is he just going to arrest them?

Jed & Abby

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

PeeEss: Abby thinks when Pea gets tetchy around you, it's really a sign of deep respect [a.k.a. fear]. Pea is in such a deep state of respect that he just snaps sometimes. Very Mango-nanimous of you to just overlook it.

Abby & Jed

Lola said...

I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better, Mango. Those were some interesting things about you, too. It was fun learning more about you. Humping, though, is not the best way to be a ladies man. Try flowers and treats instead and see how that works out.

lotsa licks, Lola

Lorenza said...

Sure that "interesting" Vet did a good job!
Glad to see you running around and feeling much better!
That wreath is pawesome!
Sure it looks great on your dog cave!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

Yay, Mango! Oh, I am soooo very much happy that you're feeling betters and running around and stuffs. My mom is getting ready to go to one of those Cairo Crackers, too and she was kinda nervous. But your story made her feel better abouts it.

I think your momma did a super duper terrific job making that wreath. She is full of the craftiness, for sure.

Wiggles & Wags,

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Hey there Mango Buddy...
We are so pleased with the better news...we remain concerned about you!
Who knows...perhaps your Momma might also make a personal appoitment with that Vet - for her tennis elbow - it seems he has something happening there?!
I loved reading all about you...despite being a follower for a long time (as you know) , I learn new things about you daily.
Keep warm, big buddy...we love you!
Sending lotsalicks

Benny and Lily said...

Yippity dee doo da for the Mango Man!!
Benny & Lily

Sewmouse said...

I am most glad to hear you are feeling better, Mango. It was sad making to see you limp, but now you are running and it is happy making.

I do not like small humans either. One chased sister Mindi and I when we were kittens and yelled "RARRRR" at us, and we had to hide under the sofa for like HOURS! I don't trust any humans, really, except Momma.


Texas The Doxie said...

Yowzers! 200lbs!!! You is a very.big.dude!
Butt dats good dat you are feeling better!!!

Sue said...

Wow, if some crazy vet started pounding on us, we'd get better really fast, too. Hope you don't have to go back there again. It's good to see you moving around again.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Daisy Dog said...

We are glad you are feeling better Mango!! Our old friend Sprocket used to get acupuntures and massages to help with his back and legs and it helped!!

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Big Me's!!
Guess who's...hu hu's
Oh me is glad 'dat yous all betters!! 'dis really great news... 'dat quiet vet made ups for it in fixing me big selfs!!

You lost a whole Mini yous. Me is 20 lbs...
Yous pick me's up next time yous go for joy ride in yous mastiff mobile... well, you went to vet...butt me still go wits...

Yous buddy El'bow declared himself's a Pug today!! Hu Hu's

Did yous know 'dat me Momma's furiend at Beans for biscuits named her bird el'bow?? How funnies is 'dat.
Okay.. now me head hurts...
All me know is 'dat me is you and you is me... hu hu

glad yous better
Anakin Man

Samantha said...

Mango - soooo glad to hear you are feeling better - we're a bit out of touch lately, as some of Ma's family was visiting and we were taking a break, so happy to hear that Chiro whatever helped out... if it did! Loved the movie - always love your movies, but we got to see you retrieving tennis balls, which has got to be a first for mastiffs! Brava! And didn't know you were averse to little ones, but that's okay. Also didn't know the Pea growled at you - tell him I'll sick Ava on him next time he does that - she's little, but can hold her own heheh!
Hugs xoxoxo

Holly and Khady said...

I'm glad the weirdo doctor helped. That is the most important thing!


tula said...

MANGO WOO ARE STARVING! we'll call framingham police-- no child welfare services.. quick! furry happy to see woo back in the tennis ball action. does this mean DOH's elbow is better too? hmm?

sorry to be MIA- mom comes home after work,walkies me, eats & then naps for several hours before she goes to bed. BOR---RING!


Anonymous said...

Soooooooo glad you're back up to snuff Mango! You are an excellent ball retriever. Did Dexter teach you that? ;) BOL

Mom recommends steak every night for a week to get your weight back up ;)

Waggin at ya,

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

Glad to hear you are feeling better, but 200lbs? Dude, your Mom better put you on one of those high-protein, gain lots of Mastiff-weight diets. You are wasting away to NOTHING!!! For the record, no one in this house (Mom and Dad included) is super keen on little humans. None of us sees the point, to be honest. And yes, cuddling is TOTALLY an activity. In fact, I think it should be an Olympic sport. I'm just saying...

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Asta said...

Hewo Mango
Just ocming to see how you awe feeling..I hope all is well wif you and youw mom and Dad and youw pesky little bwofuw
smoochie kisses

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Hi Mango. I LOVE my cairo crack. Mom took me there when I started to limp and stuff, and the next appt, I was running in the door! Couldn't wait to get there. That convinced her to keep on taking me. She doesn't say a lot either, she uses that clicky thing though. I had to go every week for awhile, now I go every 2 months. I get limpy still, but it goes away faster than it did in the beginning. Now, if I rest, i am better the next day, and i have not had to take any icky pills. Doggie Cairo-crackers ROCK!
your pal, Morgan

El'bow and Hauwii said...

we are sooo happy that you fell better ^^

omg thanks fur the award!!!
it soooo cool

oh can you do a pug face to???

El'bow & Hauwii

Aniemother said...

We are being a bit slow, but we're most happy to hear you're feeling better. Perhaps it was one of them Mango Iscreams or something that took too much Mango essence and it took you a while to grow back. That could also explain your underweight self?


Peppy Sheppys said...

Hoo-ray Mango! So glad you are feeling much better. And I most definitely noticed how you out-fetched the "retriever" dog. Yah.


ps. I wear that same red bra.

Sierra Rose said...

Right on Mango! For feeling healthy and activating the fun times again :)
My mom too...always admires holiday creativity, but just can't seem to take that step to get herself to make some really neat things!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

achieve1dream said...

I'm glad you are feeling better!!!