Friday, December 24, 2010

Holiday Loot

Before I start, I want to tell you about a very special chance to win fabulous prizes AND donate a few dollars to a worthy cause. It is the holiday FUNRaiser for Brighton kitteh.
Yuh, I bid at her auction, but I won, NOTHING, so this is a good chance for me to try and win again and you can too.

All it takes is a $5 donation to the fund for Brighton and a cool photo of you enjoying the holiday season.
BUT HURRY! You only have until December 26th to get your entry in.
Read how to do it here.






About 87 days ago, I got a really cool pressie from my buddy, Bolo, because I totally won the look like your human contest. Yuh.

So he sent me a little stuffed hippo which kind of looks like him, but due to the DOH's limited photography skills, well, see for yourself.






Here is a super action photo of my playing with my Hippo. Thanks, Bolo! I totally love it.






I did let the PeeWee have a go, but not for long. Hehehe.





But whilst the midget and I were engaged in funballs activities with the intriguing hippo, momma went inside and, I kid you not, opened OUR pressies from Sassy, Buddy, and Zack ALL BY HERSELF! They were our pressie buddies in Jazzi's fun gift exchange.


Check out what we got! Mango sized bones for chewing on, two entire tubes of tennis balls, noms, and a framed photo of US! SCORE!








Momma claims that she opened our pressies because she wanted to avoid potential mayhem. Well, yes, that might have happened because that stuff is all stuff I want RIGHT NOW!

But most of it went into the dog drawer to be meted out as the stingy witch sees fit.

At least we got to try the noms.








They are little apple crispies and they even smell like apples.





Thanks, three labradogs. I got my eyes on those bones, you can count on it. They won't stay hidden away from me for long. And momma put that photo where she can see it from her favorite chair and it makes her smile which is kind of weird because you know, we're both RIGHT HERE to look at whenever she wants. Go figure.

I am waving my slobbers at you with gratitude.










Now then, since the holidays are upon us, I will leave you with this classic photo of my exciting performance in the Nutcracker with none other than THE BEAST!

Happy Holidays!








Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. For an awesome holiday rendition of the Holly Lu Lu Chorus, check out this link from Ina in Alaska.

45 comments:

Raymond and Busby said...

Mango, your action shot with the hippo was most impressive. Really, you shouldn't overdo it like that.

A very Merry Christmas to you, our extremely huge friend, and your entire family.

Niamh said...

Why is it that people think that they can control our toys? Its not like your momma is going to get down on the floor and chew on that bone or anything. We do like that hippo. Good job keeping it away from Dexter

Have a Merry Christmas.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Priscilla said...

You look like you are having so much fun with Hippo and those bones are just mouth watering!!
I bet you are going to have a great Christmas! Don't forget about PeeWee too and remember...Christmas is for sharing!!! LOL

Merry Christmas to both of you and your mommy :)

Gus said...

Mango Man...I remember when you and Lacie-kins danced. The Royal Ballet will never be the same.

have a wonderful Holiday.

Gussie n Teka

AFSS said...

Mango, we don't think it is advisable to call your Mom a stingy witch on Christmas Eve. We are sure you meant to say something like the portion control lady. We has the same problem here we gets treats. Does the Mom give us the bag? Nope she doles the treats out in very small portions. Honestly we thinks we are going to find a way to dole her present out is very small portions.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

You guys really scored BIG! Maybe your bean enjoys the photo because it it slobber free!

Wild Dingo said...

Mango man! now i know why you lost so much weight. so you can do those grande arabesques! you've been training! wow!

tell the DOH you have toofers and you know how to use 'em or.... she can dole out those nommys and gifts MAINTENANT! (that's now in french... you can start dropping those words on her. maybe that will cause her to think: big toofers AND a big brain... hm....)

Maggie Mae said...

Mango Man and Dexter,

Merry Merry Christmas my furiends!

Woofs and Holiday Licks,
Maggie Mae

mayziegal said...

Whoa! Those pressies looked pawsome! And I so totally can feel your pains, Mango. My momma is kinda stingy with doling out MY pressies, too!

I luved that last picture. I knew you were full of the gracefulness but...WOW!

I hopes you all have the Most Merriest Christmas That Ever Was!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

tula said...

Cool pressies, wonder if woo'll show them to me when i come ovah?? preferably w/o the lipstick, ok?!

geesh.


mistletoe kissies,
TM

A MilShelb Mom said...

Don't you just HATE it when the parents think they can pick when you get your gifts? Like, hello, they're YOUR gifts! Why don't they get it? Mom does that to us all the time. No telling what kind of stuff like that tomorrow will bring.
~Milly and Shelby

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

"Meted out by the stingy witch." That just cracked me up. It's phrases like that that make your blog stellar!

Roo said...

Merry Christmas Mango, Dexter and Pawrents!

Hopin you get lots and lots of loot!
Roo

PeeS: If you bury it, send me the map k? ;)

Nubbin' Tails said...

Hope you all have a pawvelous xmas and mom finally gives you all your pressies!

Wags!

Mr. Nubbin'

Sue said...

Nice gifts! Mystery solved, obviously your leg injury is the result of that leap during the ballet. She the picture to the vet and I'm sure he'll agree.

Happy Christmas
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

Wow Mango - what really furry cool gifts, congrats!!
Have a GREAT Christmas :)

Rudy

rescuedinsanity.com said...

Fabulous! But you be careful out there, eh? A little too much holiday excitement, perhaps? :-)

Thanks for sharing the link!

Maggie and Mitch said...

No way is Lacie going to get that lardbutt off the ground! You are so handsome and light on your feet, Mango! Who knew!
Our cookie jar is always full of those apple crispie treats. Mitch won't have it any other way!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

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

We admired your photos on Brighton's auction photo contest, and Tama-chan submitted two of her own!

That looks like a great stash of prezzies, even if you don't get them all at one go!

rottrover said...

Wishing you guys a Relentlessly Happy Christmas!!

Frankie Furter said...

MANGO... I am totally DROOLING over those apple treats.
I think your mom will be finding squirrel poops in her stocking tomorrow morning. Santa Paws will NOT be amused by this opening of OTHER FOLKS' PRESSIES THINGY!! I'm just sayin.
Peace Love and Joy to all resindents of your Estate.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Happy Huge Holiday Mango!!! xoxoxo

Painter Pack said...

Merry Christmas to woo all!!! Glad woo will get some pressies early!

MBB

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Big Me's~
First me's want to says me's likes 'da last pho-toes... me at first couldn't 'members when me did 'dat performances butt 'den me's thought.. oh yeh.. 'dats me big selfs..
hu hu's

Yous got lots of cool treats and 'dose apple ones sounds great~
me's Momma opens me treats too.. what up wit 'dat..

Me's and me sissy's wants to wish yous all Merry Christmassy's~~

Holiday brotherly hugs,
yous Mini-Me's

pee-s
we's off to check outs the Brighton Bloggy~

Those Elgin Pugs said...

pee-pee-s
hu hu's
Josie says yes.. 'dat was her ba-donka-donk

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh Mango Man and Dexter...we don't follow furry many doggie blog so we didn't know who you were when we saw your photos entered in Brighton's Yule Tide Auction..but we sniffed around (yes, cats sniff around too and occasionally drool, too) and we found your doggie bloggie!

Thanks everso for entering the contest and for spreading the word on your blog, too! You are 2 amazin' doggies...we will follow ya now we know ya, hahameow!

brooke said...

HAHAHAHA I love that nutcracker picture!
Looks like great goodies you got!
Hope you and Dexter and the rest of the fam have a great Christmas!

brooke said...

HAHAHAHA I love that nutcracker picture!
Looks like great goodies you got!
Hope you and Dexter and the rest of the fam have a great Christmas!

violett said...

Hello my friend Mango,
Merry Christmast and a happy new year. To you, to Dexter and your bipeds!

Thank you for your Christmas card. I have been glad very much. Today she came by post.
I will probably have to write the next year also many maps... *lol*
Mummy will report about your post in the Blog.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I've unkhrossed my paws so they are ready to unwrap something RH ;-)

Great Loot!

Too bad woo khouldn't khapture Mango Momma opening something all by herself!

WOW - another HOWLiday mirakhle!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Samantha said...

Wowzers - the Georgia labradogs sent you some amazing pressies - that is some haul! Too bad your Momma is so stingy with the toys and foodables, but guess what? Our ma is just as awful... she keeps taking most away, but at least replaces them with others, so... Like you, however, we'd prefer to have them ALL NOW!!! Mayhem rules! Congrats too on winning that super hippo - you definitely were getting enjoyment from him!
Hugs xoxoxo and Merry Christmas to you all
Sammie and Avalon

Homer said...

Mango Man! Oh Yeah!

Just want to let you know that we got your card, thank you!

Have a booti-ful christmas!

Love,
Homer

Tessa the Maltese said...

Oh Mango Man, Thanks for the card! I wanted you to know that I sleep with it each night, I did chew the corners a bit but they were love bites!

We hope that you and your family ALL have a Very Merry Christmas!

Have a Happy New Year too!

woo woos, Tessa

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Mango those bones....you are to much Mango Man
Happee Merry Christmas
Benny & Lily

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

I am thinking that those bones that you have are bigger than I am, wow.
Sending you holiday cheers from across the miles and wishing you and your family a fun holiday filled with love and laughter.

Moose said...

Awesome pressies from some awesome pals Mango. I recall seeing the dog drawer in an older post and I have to say... it would be totally easy to break into for any full sized and not wanting to wait for bones doggies! Maybe next time I visit your estate I will give you and the Pea some pointers on domestic mischief!
Moose

Mr Koda MD said...

I always knew you were a good dancer.....

hero said...

Dear Mango,

Thanks for your well wishes and hope you're having a wonderful Christmas with your family and PeeWee too!... what nice pressies you have there and you look great in your dance costume... my wounds are healing now under medications :)

Licks, hero

Inky and Molly said...

Congratulations and Merry Christmas to your slobbery self, the Labradork and mum.
Enjoy the treats...we can just imagine the slobber...

The Thuglets said...

Wow yummy treat you got there.

Happy Christmas & Happy Holiday to you all.

we hope Santa Paws is good to you.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Happy Christmas Mango and Dexter.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

jen said...

A very Merry Christmas to all of you:)

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hi Mango big brother and Dexter,
Oh I miss you so much.
After a few months missing, we're so glad to see you two are still keeping good shape and as manly handsome as ever.
Best wishes and love and hugs and kisses to y'all
We'll stay for good this time, muahhh!

Twix said...

Mango Dude! Those bones are as big as me! They sure do look yummy though. That hippo is pretty darn cute too. Of course, not as cute as you.
Snuggles,
twix

ocmist said...

Rapping, and presents and dancing ... with the BEAST, no less! You have been a very busy guy this month! Glad you have been having fun, though! The CCC