Whew! That was one exciting day for sure. There were so many people! Sadly, the Mango was unable to partake of Thanksgiving foodables as they were all served in the barn where Master put his workbenches together to make a big banquet table. Pea and I were assigned to guard the main house whilst the humans gorged to the point of stupor. Hey, a thankless job, but somebody had to do it.
Now sadly, once guests started arriving, momma lost a bit of her brains and totally forgot that she even had the flashy beast so if you can believe it there are NO photos from the feast preparation, consumption, or aftermath. Huh? Whatever. There will be photos later anyway (and an exciting movie).
I want to give a special shout out to all of my Thanksgiving guests.
My brother Jake who cleaned up the barn.
My sissy-in-law Shannon who gave me lots of snuggles.
My sissy Liz who worked hard the night before to help get the foodables ready.
My brother-in-law Nate who peeled potatoes and happily pitched in wherever he was needed.
My Auntie Lynn who made nommy turnips (and if I am not mistaken some pumpkin pie which is still in the cold box).
My Grandma and Grandpa who kept momma busy chatting so she would not strain her mentals.
My Uncle Gary who came from California just to play tennis ball with PeeWee and cheer at my mastiff moves demonstration.
And special thanks to my Auntie Audrey and Uncle Rick who came all the way from Maine and took charge of the kitchen and made everything just happen at the last minute (plus they sent us a most beautiful centerpiece for our dining room table).
And then there is my nephew, Misha. What an odd little dude he is. He came up on Wednesday for a sleep over. That guy kind of scares me. I mean he only weighs 30 pounds, about the same as our Thanksgiving turkey, but he attacks me whenever he comes to my estate. Seriously! I mean it! Is that insane or what?
Oh, you don't believe me? You are saying, "Mango, how could a manly dude such as yourself be afraid of a wee little cocky spaniel." Yuh, you would be scared too.
Watch an actual video of him here.
DID YOU SEE THAT? MADNESS!
I took some stills from the movie. They are kind of blurry which is just as well since it is so horrifying to relive even through the digitals.
Look at him! He tried to rip out my large and not wanting cocky spaniel toofers in it throat.
And then AGAIN! All AR AR AR right in my dumbfounded and trying to get out of the way face!
Even scarier, yuh, he totally was howling like the hound of hell. See his little pointy head all thrown back? I figured he was summoning his minions to descend upon the estate!
Of course PeeWee was no help at all. I think he had some annoying little black dog secret hand shake with the Misha devil because Misha never once tried to kill him even when he indulged in shameless belly rubs from Misha's dad.
He doesn't even lay down like a normal doggie. He disguises himself as a dust mop, but I was on to his tricks. He did not fool the Mango, not for a minute. I slept with one eye open you can count on it.
In the morning I showed him where the best grazing lands are to try and make nice. I didn't even bat an eye when he put his black leathery lips on my tug toy.
And you know what? By the end of the day we were kind of pals. Seriously.
Well, are you surprised? Nobody can resist the charms of the Mango for long. Not even little devil dogs from the far away land of Connect the Dots.
OK, it isn't exactly snuggling, but we are actually touching.
But I can't help but think he is wondering if my leggie tastes like chicken.