Thursday, December 9, 2010

Just Say NO to Dumb Santa Hats



Well, it's that time of year again. Time for the holiday photo shoot. As usual, momma waited until the last minute. Sheesh.

In typical clueless fashion, out came the Santa hat. As if! The Mango wants to be an elf this year, or maybe not...


But certainly NOT a Santa!

Inspired by my buddy, Jack, I was moved to be forceful in my protestations.

Here is what I think of your Santa hat!





I tear you apart! See if you come out again next year!





GET IT OFF ME! OUCH! MY BRAINS! HELP ME PEEWEE!





Yuh, just say NO to Santa hats!






Actually, we did finally agree on a tasteful holiday collar. I thought it would be festive to add a little ornament of my own to the photo (if you know what I mean). Ho ho ho!

Hey! It's all Mango!

It's all good!








Listen up! I, Mango, will endeavor to make sure all my pals get a card. However, we have several lists comprised of hundreds of names none of which are in the alphabetical order.

So... if you get two cards, or NO cards, don't feel bad. The DOH has limited mentals for these sorts of activities. Sigh.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. My good buddy Rudy is having a fantastic contest! Yuh, the prizes totally rock and all you have to do is write him a holiday poem. Not hard, heck, I did it. Long, short, good, bad, doesn't matter, so get over there now! Click here. See? Rudy is waiting to hear from you.

Or is that PeeWee? I can never tell those labragoons apart. Seems to me they are all pretty much interchangeable.


61 comments:

Bouncing Bertie said...

You? An ELF??
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Bertie.

Wild Dingo said...

oh my mango. that IS a festive ornament! and it's the appropriate color too!

oh yeah!

juno would love to join you in the annual say no to red hats campaign. she says no to anything i try to get her to wear.

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Monty and I don't do hats either Mango. Taffy is a right little poser and will wear anything you shove on his head so he can sit in front of the camera and receive tons of attention.

MOlly

Priscilla said...

No, Mango man doesn't need any Santa Paw hat. Luckily you aren't an Elf too because I haven't seen such a big elf like you though! That red collar is okish but I prefer you remain your cool Mango look!

Those Elgin Pugs said...

hu hu's...

me's agree wits 'da santa hat!! and me more a collar wearing mini meself's wit me bow ties and alls!!

Why was Mommy laufing at yous holiday pho-toes!! She said she was laufing 'cuz yous cute..
Umm.. me's tinking more like Grrr... devastatingly's handsome...
like yous slighly smaller self's..
hu hu's..
'dats 'prolly 'da biggest word me uses.. me's dorky sissy Josie been saying 'dat word lots...

Me's go say how do yous do to 'da Rudy roo...

Laters twinner,
yous mini me's
Anakin Man

The Paw Relations said...

Holy Carp! we cannot believe they tried to make you wear those hats. This is where, if you were a cat you would scratch and bite.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Maybe you should send the DOH over to "elf yourself" - much easier than posing with the Santa Hat.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Roo said...

Bye Bye little Santa Hat ;)

Hardy Har Har :)

Red is a grand color on you Mango :)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Peppy Sheppys said...

Lookin' good, Mango Man. I'm especially fond of your Christmas light. Like you, I like to keep mine available year round. I'm just festive like that.

Otis T. Potus.

Gus said...

Mango..that is a great shot to use on a card for your girlfriends.

Gussie

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

it is important to match your lipstick with your collar

Sewmouse said...

Loved the video of the Sugarplum Zoomies and hat killing.

You do make one handsome elf, Mr. Mango.

Kili Cat

Sam and Pippen said...

Your holiday photo totally rocks! No one has the 'holiday spirit' quite like you do!

Sam and Pippen

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I think you rock those hats, Mango! They may help to protect the brain from too much mental stimulation... or is that simulation...

Anita said...

Hi Mango, what a great looking guy you are! I love the red collar...adds just enough howliday spirit!

Levi Mac said...

Ummm...I don't think I want THAT ornament on my tree! BOL!
I give in to Mommy's dressing- but you were right- it gets me GREAT nums!!

HoundDogMom said...

We feel your pain Mango. We didn't want to be a Reindeer, Santa or Elf. We are going to protest Christmas Card picture taking next year. Do you want to join us. Oh, the extra decoration in your picture is priceless. :) The HoundDogs

MAXMOM IN SA said...

mmm...looking rather demure in your festive collar, Mango! Where's the bow-tie?
Sending lotsaluv and lotsalicks
TOBY AND MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

MAXMOM IN SA said...

mmm...looking rather demure in your festive collar, Mango! Where's the bow-tie?
Sending lotsaluv and lotsalicks
TOBY AND MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Funny! Yah Jack ate the Santa's hat. Well, for me I had a great time with my photo shoot of Santa's hat (you can check out my lastest blog post). Lovely your holiday collar. Yap the list was a bit hard to read (mom needs glasses n she is indenial) You should get my Holiday card by this weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Did you ever cooperate at all? We'll drop by and visit Rudy.

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

monica said...

ho ho ho - you are very funny and festive, indeed!!

Ms. ~K said...

Hey Mango,
Buddy has an ornament just like that! teeheehee
xoxo
Sassy

dewdana said...

Our sentiments exactly Mango! Moose thinks WIllie will be santa reindeer and elf this year and he will watch. He has an ornaments similar to yours but they will not be still be hanging at christmas!

Raymond and Busby said...

Mango, your photo is giving new meaning to the words "yule log" if you know what we mean.

We'd love to come to Taxichewsets and be foot warmers for you but we are a bit apprehensive about how that would work.

Corbin said...

I tried to hide my santa hat in my crate last night so my momma couldn't find it and I could destroy it while she was at work today... but she found it and took it out. Ugh.
-Corbin

Marjie said...

Yuh, my humans used to make me wear the hats when I was younger, but I just refuse now. It's the principal of the thing! Mastiffs are a proud and regal people, not to be demeaned by Santa hats!

Drools,
Thor

Tank said...

Even though my asst. laughed out loud, she thought your "ornament" was a bit much for a Christmas photo... I thought it was brilliant. Kudos for destroying the hat too.

The Boston Lady said...

Holy Reindeer Mango! You had me laughing so hard I almost spewed my coffee all over the keyboard. I, uh, think that, uh, you look quite, uh, PLEASED with your festive collar. Ann TBL

Samantha said...

Have to tell you, Mango, that there was something incongruously hilarious watching your movie of hats destruction to the music of the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies" - thanks for giving Mom the giggles! We'll go over and meet Rudy, who we don't know yet - thanks! And we really like your festive collar!
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon
PS - Mom put Sandy Paws hats on us using Picnic - bah her.

Frankie Furter said...

Mango... You are a "ROLL" model fur us all.
Thank you my furend.
PeeS... I have a Mango thingy that is NOT a foodable. You will NOT believe where I Found You.. I will post about it in a day or so.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Maybe IT needed a khap too!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: I'm sure the post will get The Beastie all fired up and she'll be dusting off her tutu and trying to skhweeeeeeeeze herself into it!

thedreadpiratejack said...

Oh Mango Dude yor photy wivs yor ornament did make my Ma laugh so loud that Ronnii jumped in the air.
Then she said my lipstick could give yor ornament a run fer it's money although I not be sure she be on abouts.
Ronnii says dere are better baubles fer the tree yu know.........BOL

Luvs
Richie
xx xx

brooke said...

Man Mango! No matter how many times I see a picture of your "ornament" I cant help but feel shocked! hahaha. At least it matches your collar!

rottrover said...

Sportin' the perfect holiday red lipstick! That's the spirit! Oh yeah!!

twobarkingdogs said...

Mango .. I have some reindeer ears you can wear instead ... hahaha!

twobarkingdogs said...

Mango .. I have some reindeer ears you can wear instead ... hahaha!

Barbara said...

Mango, I think the post office might have a problem with your "ornament"!!

I hope I get a card from you, but understand that the holidays are full of rush, rush, rush!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We hate this time of year when we have to wear that stoopid Santa hat for the photo shoot. You held out for lots of treats, right, Mango?

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sue said...

We're not crazy about hats either, but humans want to torture dogs at this time of year, so we just sigh and get it over with.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Maggie Mae said...

Mango,

No Santa hat fur me either my furiend! :)

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

At last someone stood up to his momster about NOT wearing any hats!!! Thank dogness our momster doesn't do that but we know sometimes she thinks about doing it to us. Maybe after watching your video, it will totally get the idea out of her mind.

Sam & June

doyle and mollie said...

dude you are speaking our language we say no to santa hats too and dont even think about elf ones...

Oskar said...

It that, um, ornament going on your holiday card??

Unsure nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Clive said...

Oh Mango, Clive wishes so much he could get away with no Christmas hats as well!

take care
Clive & Co

ps-we received the Airy Melody CD's two weeks ago and have really enjoyed them - we blogged about them today! If you get the chance, you can read our report! We really appreciated Sarah sending them over to us!

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Oh my! No matter WHERE you wear it, Mango, red is your color. Ahem. That photo reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Elaine shows a bit too much in her Christmas card.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh God, Mango - did you HAVE to mention the S-H words?? Now you've given my human ideas!

As for your last picture...hmm, well, let's just say that my very silly, prudish and immature human gave a scream, covered her eyes and declared that is why she is NEVER going to own boy doggies!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

K-9 Katastrophe said...

Hi Mango! Your little bro is very sweet!! Haha! I like your "say no to Mango smoothies" button! Mommy loves mango smoothies!!

Licks,
Ruthie

pee.s. I wont let her drink you!!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We emulate your skill set, RH: mama tries to put on a hat, we shake it off before she even gets her hand moved. Repeat until mama gives up. Works every time. So far, we haven't had to actually chew one up, but if that's what it takes....

Just as a point of information, is it just the flashy beast that triggers your lipstick, or does it pop out a lot anyway? Jed occasionally has an issue, but only when he's stressed - like at the vets :)

Mama is still hoping she can actually figure out how to put our pictures on a Christmas card and get it mailed,although we have to say things are not looking good. But then you mentioned you have numerous lists! We just got one list and we assumed it was all inclusive. We are now alarmed lest we unintentionally omit someone. We got our list from Sprinkles. Are there other lists we should be requesting?

Oy, the stress!

Jed & Abby

houndstooth said...

Was that an ornament or a holly berry?

Morgan and Blueberry totally agree that you have the right idea about hats! BOL! I enjoyed your pictures immensely!

Bunny

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We think this hat nonsense is ridiculous. But we think all the hats have been used here so far. We did hear something about needing reindeer but surely she doesn't mean us.

You two definitely showed your mom what you think of her hat. And the collar and added decoration:) are pawfect.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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

We're totally with you in the Say No To Santa Hats thing. (Did you know if you have fat paws, 'Santa' can accidentally be typed as 'Satan'... I'm just saying...) Your collar is MOST festive. And your own personal ornament just makes it all more, well, um, festive. ;-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Mango, I can't stop laughing about the addition you made to your pic! You are one craZy character dude!

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

Mango...um...

YOUR LIPSTICK IS SHOWING!!!!

Er...I guess I shouldn't have shouted that so loudly...

(Lacie's voice drops to a whisper...)

"Your fly seems to be unzipped..."

I'm just sayin'...

Beast

ocmist said...

WHAT IS WITH THESE HUMANS!!! We did the same thing with our Christmas hat from last year, and Robert had the NERVE to get a NEW hat AND a suit this year! They even put an elf hat on poor old BG!

Um... Uh... Mango, are you uh... putting on a little weight? You look a bit more chunky in that one picture...

Mr Koda MD said...

Mango you definately were very thorough in preparing for your festive photography session.. I particularly like the grey chinfurs which add a contemporary "Santa" feel to the photo.

Pinkies!

Happy Friday

Kirby, CGC said...

I agree with you Mango. Mom tried to get me to wear a santa hat for a picture, well the pictures don't turn out well because I have a hard time keeping the hat on. She says she will keep trying...when will they figure it out that dogs don't wear hats!

Woof!
Kirby

Carol from Down Under said...

Oh Mango, keep the lipstick out. Christmas is supposed to be a fun time isn't it? You never know who might drop in to see you. Be prepared. Hugs to you and Dexter, love Carol.

1000 Goldens said...

Ouch, my brains - you are sooooo funny Mango :)

Dennis the Vizsla said...

If you had a tin foil hat, that Santa had would have slid right off.

Kari in WeHo said...

DESTROY THE HATS

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/