Monday, November 29, 2010

My Date with Tula (and Norwood)

Wow! Tula totally invited me to visit her at her new estate. I figured, great, this is my big chance to be alone with her and work my Mango charms. Sadly, it was not meant to be as dumb Norwood showed up to chaperone.

Tula, Norwood, and I went on a wonderful walkie down to a big field. Here we are! Tula's mom is showing us how she prepares for take-off.

We practiced all our good dog behaviors like getting close and greeting. No problem for me. I know Norwood's mom always has the best snackies.

I found it very calm and relaxing to be out with my pals even though I was in a strange place.

Yuh, and general hanging about which is an actual activity, you know. I pee'd like everywhere to let all the doggies in the neighborhood know the Mango had been by. You can count on it.

I made an exciting movie of our funballs time together. Check it out here. Dig Nordork's mom. She thinks she is a regular Trainer Dudette with all her bossy commands. Note that I did NOT lay down when she told me to, no way. Hmmm... seems like its time to clean the camera lens again.

Back at the Tula estate, Norwood and I donned our holiday head gear for a who is the most handsomest doggie competition. Has to be me, right? I am a little elf. Hehehe.

And what of the PeeWee? He had to stay home! Look at him.

Conehead! Neener, neener, neener.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. The bidding is open in the Blueberry official fund raiser. Go here to check it out.

P.P.S. Bonus movie! I found this on the internets. Does that little Chew Wa Wa remind you of any doggie?


Huskee and Hershey said...

Oh Mango, you are the cutest not-so-little little elf we have seen!!! Sorry to hear that your date with Tula had to be chaperoned.

The Paw Relations said...

Sorry you didn't get any 'alone' time with Tula. But you did look good as an elf!

Clive said...


We are glad to see you so well and having a great day with Tula and Norwood.

That photo of you and Norwood with your Christmas hats is wonderful.

Murray is home from school today (lots of snow) so we have lots of time to check out our friends blogs and he loved watching your video this morning.

take care
Clive and Murray

Niamh said...

Looks like you all had a good time. Too bad that you couldn't get any alone time with Tula though.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Mack said...

I think you and Tula need to schedule some alone time. I can see why you fancy her.

Gus said...

Mango. You are not a LITTLE elf. But you got my vote anyway.


Maggie Mae said...


What a fun time wif Tula and Norwood. I practice getting close and greetin' wif Corbin, Emmett and Levi, buts I thinks you is better at it then I am. :) Mom and me thinks you make a great elf too.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Priscilla said...

Mango, your size is slightly a little too big for an elf but you're the cutest one indeed.

You did well in the behavior practice. Sometimes we do practise our own free will too so it's not necessary to follow every command, don't you agree?


You totally had your lite bright stick out on the date THAT's why I had to chaperone!

And btw momma says she can make you down. It was your momma who interferred. She kept calling your name.

PS- Don't you know elves are not suppose to be supersized.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

The elf hat is totally you, Mango!

Erika said...

OH Mango that hanging out with your furiends looked like fun. You make a great elf but maybe tell mom that reindeer antlers might be a better choice. That video is super cute, notice that the little one is standing on another mastiff. He is pretty brave to stand up against those big guys

KB said...

Sounds like you had a blast Mango! I guess that a relentlessly huge guy like you only does a down when he wants to!

Poor Dexter. Please be nice to your sweet black lab little brother. You know - I have a thing for labs.

houndstooth said...

Mango, I can't believe that Nordude crashed your date like that! Maybe he was trying to learn your moves with the ladies so he can out them to use himself. But at least you got a bit closer to Tula. Hopefully one day she'll realize that you're the stud for her!

Aw, poor Dexter! I feel bad for the conehead!


Raymond and Busby said...

Mango, we can't believe Norwood showed up on your date with Tula. Talk about a third wheel!

We kind of feel bad for Dexter. Those cones are no fun unless they have ice cream in them.

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

congrats on your great day! way to make momma proud

Frankie Furter said...

Hi Mango,
Furst I want to say that you look handsome as heck in your festive holiday headgear.. and as soon as I saw that pic. I knew why you had called HIM NorDork. I'm just sayin'.
Now fur that Squirrel nut planter that you sent me the clip of...the combination of Squirrel and MANGO WOOD... has caused me to make the following proctologicalmation. As mayor of Blogville I declair it to be illegal to posess any such illicit items. SIGNED.. Hizzonor Frankie O. Furter.

Anonymous said...

Poor Dexter, left at home with a cone on his head. I really hope he can ditch that thing soon.

Thanks for sharing your day! It looks like you had a lot of fun, even with a chaperone. ;-) The hat makes you look very distinguished.

Sue said...

That little dog in the movie is crazy. Those big guys could just swallow him alive.

Sorry that Dexter is in the cone of shame, but you seemed to have a nice weekend with friends. Way to go!
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Barbara said...

I'm so glad you had a nice day with Norwood! Dexter looks funny in his cone, but I hope it helps him get better!!

bbes tribe said...

Sorry you had to share Tula with Norwood. But at least you got to see her. Poor Dexter had to stay home with a cone on his head.

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

You are totally handsome even if not 100% convincing as an elf. We like the look, though! (As opposed to the poor conehead's look - that's NEVER a good look...).

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Frankie Furter said...

Hey Mango & Dexter. It's me, Frankie's cousin Sarge. I stole his puter when he went out to exercise his pee shooter.
Love the movies! Great action and I can see why you like Tula. Very cute. Dude, I'm sorry you're in the cone of shame...hope you feel better soon.
Thanks for sharing the chuckles. Great headgear!
Grr and Woof,

Wild Dingo said...

WTF? Mango and Tula? Juno is heartbroken.

Nordude rolling all cracker like reminds me of someone, but i can't think WHO!

wow, an outing just for YOU... that was TRES NICE Mango. even tho you flirted with Tula... sigh.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Would woo sing that song fur me?


Marjie said...

Dude! I have never seen a human who could fly! Did Tula's mom actually take off, or just show off a little and stay grounded? And has anyone ever been dumb enough to tell you that hanging around is not an actual activity? They don't know anything.


jen said...

How fun!! Looks like you had a great time Mango Man!

Poor Pee Wee:)

Anonymous said...

Mango, I think the desperate crying "I love you, Tula" should have definitely gotten her attention! You all look so well trained!

Elyse and Riley

brooke said...

why is peewee a conehead?!

That was a fun video. I could hear your love for Tula!

violett said...

Hey Mango, I has fallen in love me in you. In Mango the elf!
Lots of love and kissis

Benny and Lily said...

Mango it is so nice to see you are feeling better and back to your ole self. Good you let the commander know who the boss was. You lay down when you want to lay down! And poor baby cone head! Have a relaxing rest of the day
Benny & Lily

Carol from Down Under said...

Wow Mango. You clever dog. Out and about, hanging with friends and doing your thing. I am very impressed. I think Tula may be your calm-o-meter. You should tell your Momma you need her everytime you go out. Surely you would get some alone time then. Love your elf hat. Take care big fella. I'm sending a hug to Dexter cause of the cone thing. No worries, Carol.

Painter Pack said...

Hello handsome! I thinks it is best that woo had someone wooking out for woo on that "date" thing. Woo wouldn't want anyone to get the wrong impression! But, if woo ever want to take a run at my estate, just let me know and I'll sneak off!


Mya Boo Boo

Kari in WeHo said...

We giggled when we saw the elf pics up on Twitter from Norwood :)


Oskar said...

My mom person & I are beyond amused about the elf hat!

Nubbin wiggles,

Ina in Alaska said...

Taking a break from work to visit your estate and W O W!!!!! What an amazing transformation. Everything looks fabulous! LOVE the gilded pineapples.

Now! There is a house in Anchorage Alaska available any time for master builders to come and visit. With their tools. ... tee hee hee!! ..... xoxo

tula said...


Woo totally have no shame in woo's game showing your lite bright AND swinging woo's furry produce practically in my face! geesh..ok, impressive. but. woo SO didn't have to leave me a surprize package in the backyard.

is there a 3rd date?


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a wonderful time you all had.. Did you get any kisses from the Tula? She is a sweetie for sure.. That Norwood is always a crack up...
Great movies.. That little pup reminds us of the Pest. Always getting in the middle of things..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

dewdana said...

I am impressed with your going out and about in faraway places skills Mango! Very brave of you! That little dude in the last video was impressive!

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Oh my goodness, you guys look too cute in those Christmas getups!
But poor Dexter with the dreaded cone!

Samantha said...

Sorry Nordrake was there... with his bossy mom. You are a rebel, Mango, not downing with the others heheh! Super movie, as always - we were totally entertained, but visibly upset by your vocalizations over Tula, poor Mango. Love the elf get-up too, but feel badly for PeeWee! And we also felt badly for that doggie who was getting his jowls bit by that little chewie wa wa - yikes!
Sammie and Avalon

Agatha and Archie said...

WOW you are all very very close!!! COOL!!! listen buddy you know we love ya right? HAve we ever steered you down the wrong path?(well maybe like once) The elf cap? Just isn't you... Just saying...

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That was some wild party there with Tula:) But it is good to see all three of you getting together and getting closer and clsoer.

That little chihuahua is really nutso - looks like there are THREE big DOGS there and look at that little thing bouncing all around - great video.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lorenza said...

That Norwood!
I loved your picture with the hats!
And that chi... sure does not know his size!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

That's either the bravest or the dumbest damned Chee-Wa-Wa we've ever seen! Good thing your breed is so naturally good natured, RH. Could have been an X-rated video for violence.

What a wonderful day you had, with an outing and TM proximity and treats and everything! Now that you know where the TM estate is located, bet you can find your way back. You make a ruggedly handsome, if disturbing, elf.

Jed sends deepest sympathy to Dex on his Cone of Shame. RH, try not to bitey Dex while he's incapacitated. Not sporting. And he's already having a bad day. As soon as Pretty Girl goes home, Jed will be joining Dex in the Brotherhood of the Cone. More OCD leg owies. Jed prefers the clear plastic cone, so he can see where he's going. They're also easier to break than the dark floppy style that Dex has chosen.

BTW, Pretty Girl was watching that video of you and Tula VERY closely. Tula probably noticed; in one of those pictures, she was looking askance as she hid behind her mom's leg and looked over your shoulder straight into the eyes of a VERY displeased St. Bernard-Akita mix on this side of the screen. You've got too many irons in the fire, good buddy: MJ, Tula, Juno, Pretty Girl... This can't end well.

Jed & Abby

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Ooh! Ooh! And Lacie! I omit Miss Honey, not because you haven't fantasized about her in a nurse's uniform, but because she's much too well bred to participate in the backyard cat [you should pardon the expression] fight that's brewing. Abby! Start the popcorn!



Sierra Rose said...

Great training with pals Mango! You were amazing :) Oh no Dexter. He did not look to happy staying home. And...woah, geez! The last vid! What a crack up!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Big Me's!!

Me's watching yous movie crunching me poppy corns and me's Mommy was laufing at yous talking...

Me not tink it was funny.. butt she did for some reason.. you were saying Tula Tula... me heard you.. butt did me Mommy really not belief 'da yous talked... 'da nerve
me talks.. duh Mommy..

Too funny's

So big adventures has to wear his collar.. too bad it's not magnetic.. hu hu

me's just speaking to me sweeties on her bloggy and me almost signed off saying one big hug and big smoochie... hu hu hu's...
hey... 'dats for you and Tula

laters big me's
Anakin Man

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Big Me's!!

Me's watching yous movie crunching me poppy corns and me's Mommy was laufing at yous talking...

Me not tink it was funny.. butt she did for some reason.. you were saying Tula Tula... me heard you.. butt did me Mommy really not belief 'da yous talked... 'da nerve
me talks.. duh Mommy..

Too funny's

So big adventures has to wear his collar.. too bad it's not magnetic.. hu hu

me's just speaking to me sweeties on her bloggy and me almost signed off saying one big hug and big smoochie... hu hu hu's...
hey... 'dats for you and Tula

laters big me's
Anakin Man

Noah the Airedale said...

We're really glad you got to hang out with Tula & Norwood. That would have been heaps of fun.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

The Thuglets said... are the cutest elf we ever did see!

Looks like you had a fun day with Tula even if Norwood was playing gooseberry.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Where snow madness is rampant!lol

El'bow and Hauwii said...

mango you know your the cutest ever

El'bow & Hauwii

Peppy Sheppys said...

We heard about your date on the twitters from Tula Monstah! She told us all about your slobbers and Nordude told us about your Christmas light. They talk about you on the twitters all the time! If only you joined us...BOL!

That little dog reminds us of the little beast in our house who thinks he can herd us just cuz he's a corgi and he grabs our jowls too! Ma ape was most excited when she realized that the chew wa wa was not on a brown couch but another mastiff! She's weird.

Sheps w/Pep

ps. Your estate looks most wonderful! Are you guys auditioning to be on one of those home shows? We would watch if you were on it.

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

You got to go and see Tula and that blind judge Norweed??? I think I should judge the terriers this year by the way...short and sweet...Lacie will be first,second,third and reader's choice, most photogenic and get the congeniality award...but I suppose I'm digressing....

Mango, I'm not sure that elf look is right for you...I think elfs are supposed to weigh less than 3494 lbs...I would be a charming elf...wonder how the subject always gets back to ME...

I do feel bad for Peewee in that Cone of it for his hottie spot? Have you tried that Genta spray? It's from the vetties...has ANT I BI OT IKS, topical cortisone and dunno what else...also the benzoil peroxide shampoo and acne medicine works on Stan....Mumsie's been puttin' Stan's hot spot zit medicine on her face and get this...her skin looks better than it has in rid of all that ROSE A CHA crap and some other gross stuff...dunno why she even started doing addition to being clumsy, she's stoopid, too...

Stan's off to Dr. Mary's...Mumsie called and asked if they could squeeze Stan in to squeeze Stan...HAHAHAHAHAA...that was actually sorta funny...he defiled the comforters on the bed with his um GLANDS.


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

Blah blah blah...that cursed Lakeland never shuts up.

S & S

Anonymous said...

That looks like fun! You seem like a very handsome guy! We don't have anymore grass for the year, just snow now. I like snow!

Lola said...

I love the hat. It is totally you, Mango. Glad you had a nice date, even if there was a third wheel there.

lotsa licks, Lola

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

poor PeeWee!

You look very grogemous in your santa hat!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Mango!! You've reached the Next Step...a Training PLaydate!!!! Whoppeee! I love those. Training is such good fun when you have buddies to do it with - and those exercises like learning to be calm while other doggies run past is brilliant for teaching us doggies good manners! :-) Looks like you had a fun time (although how come there wasn't any bit of YOU running in the movie, Mango??)

Honey the Great Dane

1000 Goldens said...

We liked when you sang your love songs to Tula. Who could resist? So sweet Mango!