Saturday, December 11, 2010

Nekked Agilities


Ha! Got your attention, didn't I? Well, you know all agilities are nekked in the watchyacall competitions, so it shouldn't really shock anybody (as long as the humans stay covered up, ew).

I was so excited to learn that momma had bought official mastiff ready agilities equipment just for ME! Because you know, the Mango is all about agilities and action and other athletics, but those old weave poles were just not up to snuff for allowing my large and not fitting through small spaces self to practice my moves.

But now, wow! Wait until you see my latest movie! I will tell you that the weave poles kind of froze to the ground thereby limiting our options for course setup. Plus there is really only one place to put the flashy so in the movie you will see that the jumps and whatnot are positioned in a somewhat unconventional manner.





I am a bit put off by the choice of music. I don't think a tuba is necessarily the proper accompaniment to my lightening skills.

You know, I can be interacting with three weave poles at once and believe me, making an S shape out of my mango-ness is NOT easy.




Sometimes I get my hiney hooked on the last pole and have to do a little hop kick action to untangle myself. No worries. That's why momma bought me these super duper poles because they can stand up to the passage of myself.





Yuh, and the jumps are great too. I can see them better because they are taped and they are heavy duty so that they don't blow over from the whirlwinds created by my passage (an unfortunate occurrence that had heretofore made it appear that I was actually not clearing the fence - as if).






Momma bought the new equipment from a nice lady who works for M.A.D. Agility. She had a booth at a show out west of 495. In fact she goes to lots of shows and her prices were GREAT!

This is her web site.

I am certain that many relatives of both my large and coulda finished self and overbite PeeWee were at the show, but due to the DOH not realizing that Springfield and West Springfield are actually two different cities by the time she got there, all the mastiffs and labradogs had already left the building.

Well, almost. This guy was working in a booth selling foodables.


This is my friend who works at the vet and was my teacher for show doggie school back when I was contemplating a life of celebrity. She was showing her little corgi. She told momma that she has a spare corgi and maybe momma would take him home to live with us. Now wouldn't that be funballs? But momma said no. I suppose just as well. No telling what would happen if corgi dude thought I was of the bovine persuasion.





This doggie is a Great Pyrenees. He was HUGE! Yuh, like as tall as ME! But then his dad told momma to feel his sides and she says he was all floof and his master said the dude only weighed about 140 pounds. Amazing.



Momma did get to see the Frenchie competition. She said it was the funniest thing ever. This wee beast was only there to watch and look adorable.





Oh? What have we here? A striped Dane gal! Oh baby! Clearly she is just a teenager, right? Not all filled out and muscular yet. She did not show well that day, but that's OK. Lots of time to practice.





Do your humans go to doggy shows? Momma says that usually the bigger the dog, the nicer the handler and visa versa. And terrier handlers... forget about it. They never want to talk to her. Boo hoo. But I suppose it isn't surprising given how, er, cracker, those terriers can be.

Momma says maybe next time she will walk around with a rat in her pocket just for fun.

You know what else? I am a really good sport and NOT a spoiled bully cry baby momma's boy in any way. How can you tell? Because I share MY agilities equipment with the PeeWee. Now I call that being generous.








Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. Yes, we are both nekked in the movies. Oh my!

60 comments:

ronniisramblings said...

Oh my paws Nekkid Mango Man Woohoooooooo. Mees lovved yor movie Mango yoo did awesomely

Lovs
Ronnii
xxxxxx

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

No doubt about it, Mango. You are sheer perfection!

BTW, #1 was rather worried to spot some Mango food items in Tokyo...Unfortunately, she did not take any photos.

Woofs,
Tommy

Niamh said...

Great video guys! So glad to see that your momma got Mango appropriate agility equipment so you can really show your stuff.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Those Elgin Pugs said...

It's yous Mini heres and me's tinks me be knockin' into 'dose poles too.. hu hu's
Why was Mommy laufing at yous slow motion when yous butt hit 'da pole.. me not sure.. it not funny.. yous looked like yous cleared it.. 'dat angle shoot was off on 'da filming...
And again.. me's totally yous stunt double for you need me's!!

Mommy was laufing at 'da carrying around 'da rats, yeah we's know 'dem kinds of crazy dogs... hu hu's..
Me's wouldn't even feed 'dem rat dogs me good cheeses... me feed 'dem like stale cheese 'dat dey has to crunch and stuffs...
Butt 'dey likes 'dat stuffs me tinkin'..

'dem owners side eyeball yes, butt me agree... us big handlers are 'da best... hu hu's...
Me's 20LBs of solid mini!!

And me's nekkid Mini me's right nows.. hu hu's

Laters big me's
Yous slight smaller(not by muches)self
Anakin Man

Bronson and Pepper said...

Agility...what is this agility that you speak of? My DoH thinks that looks like lots of fun...we like the nekkid part! No collars or harnasses for us...thank-you very much. Great job with the video and for being such a great guy to share your equipment with peewee!

Aniemother said...

Great videos! I have not done the nekkid agilites for quite some time, so now I think I'll have to wait for summer.

B

Carol from Down Under said...

Oh Mango, Your agility was sweet as. No worries for you that's for sure. Dexter was fab too. You are a good boy to share. The rat in the pocket. Now that would make a good video. Please, Mango Momma, please do it. Hugs to you Mango and one for Dexter, love Carol.

Jen said...

Woohoo, well done on the weaving Mango!! You could teach Murphy, maybe!! She hasn't started to learn yet, because she's still a baby terrier and isn't allowed until she's a year old but that's just around the corner!! So far, she's barely even jumping, (well in agility class anyway, not so much around the house, LOL!), and she does the table, and tunnels. But, until she's a year, we don't really get to do things like the teeter and weaves. It's ok... she's learning all kinds of great handling skills like front crosses already!!!

I go to the dog shows here in Saskatchewan and sometimes dream about Sophie being my Obedience dog at those shows... now that I'm getting her structural problems all figured out, it could happen!! :) She's not a show lab- she's too delicate and light (52 pounds after all!) compared to those other labragals. But, if we could help her sit and down nicer, she could do some obedience with me, maybe?!? :)

And Murphy, well Murphy... I could never, NEVER show her with those EARS! LOL. But, if I was showing my little terrier, you better believe, I'd talk to you, Mango Mama! :)

Anyway, have an awesome weekend, Mango, Pee Wee and Mango Mama!

Jen and the BDC

Jen said...

Woohoo, well done on the weaving Mango!! You could teach Murphy, maybe!! She hasn't started to learn yet, because she's still a baby terrier and isn't allowed until she's a year old but that's just around the corner!! So far, she's barely even jumping, (well in agility class anyway, not so much around the house, LOL!), and she does the table, and tunnels. But, until she's a year, we don't really get to do things like the teeter and weaves. It's ok... she's learning all kinds of great handling skills like front crosses already!!!

I go to the dog shows here in Saskatchewan and sometimes dream about Sophie being my Obedience dog at those shows... now that I'm getting her structural problems all figured out, it could happen!! :) She's not a show lab- she's too delicate and light (52 pounds after all!) compared to those other labragals. But, if we could help her sit and down nicer, she could do some obedience with me, maybe?!? :)

And Murphy, well Murphy... I could never, NEVER show her with those EARS! LOL. But, if I was showing my little terrier, you better believe, I'd talk to you, Mango Mama! :)

Anyway, have an awesome weekend, Mango, Pee Wee and Mango Mama!

Jen and the BDC

Wild Dingo said...

Is your momma a warlock cuz she's blinkin' in and out like one. boop! suddenly she's there!

and just sayin but you got more movie time than the labradoink. tuba or not. more time means bigger star!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Nekkid agilities? Not only got my attention but scared the bejesus out of me! I was about ready to shut down the computer when Stumpy knocked me out of the chair and took over the controls.

Your relentlessly huge and fabulous self looks great going through those weave poles.

Ha! Rat in the pocket would put a lot of dogs in to pandemonium. Call me when you do. I want to be filming that!

Gus said...

Mango...you and Dexter both did great! Now, we would not recommend the rat in the pocket at the terrier show, unless the Mom wants a new coat, jacket or pair of jeans.

Kisses from the Kracker Terriers.

Nat said...

It's amazing how you can fit through those poles Mango, we're impressed! Dexter did really good to, we love watching how wild he is!

Tucker said...

Checkin out the bridle danes eh? Well she sure is pretty, and looks like a teenager. Also, he crop isn't looking the best, her ears are down, was she nervous?

If I had cropped ears can you imagine how tall I would be?

woof - Tucker

AFSS said...

That agility equipment looks like a blast. Maybe I can get Mommy to buy me some for Christmas. I thinks I would have a blast playing with it.

Mommy found a picture of Grandpa's full blooded Great Pyrenees, when he was a baby. He was nothing but a fur ball with eyes. I'll have to make her post the picture one day. And yes full grown he was TALL, but not very heavy. ~Fenris

FiveSibesMom said...

Well done, Mango! Bravo! (the musical score made me smile!)

Roo said...

BOL! Mom fell out of her chair with Mango's tuba dance :)

You go dude!

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Sam and Pippen said...

Wow! You are most agile! We was wondering though... did your mom put the slo mo on your video and the fast em ups on PeeWee's? We think that you'd be way faster than him!

Sam and Pippen

Frankie Furter said...

OKAY... those were super grrrreat videos.. BUTT.. I have a request fur you.. I would like to see a video of... Your mom and master doing the agilities thingys... FULLY CLOTHED of COURSE.
I'm thinkin it would make a grrrreat festive post fur... New Year's EVE. We could all drink a cold Milk and watch the FUN.
Come on now... I know you can do it fur us!!!!

Channon said...

Dear Mango and Dexter -

Thank you and your human so very much for our goodies! We were all over the box as soon as Mama brought it in... We were feeling a little neglected with all the boxes coming in, but not anymore!

Licks and love,
Sissy & Gretchen

PS - Think our mom might get us some fun agility stuff?

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Did your Momma put Pee Wee's video on superfast play - he really moved through those poles way faster than we think he could:)

We loved that fancy little hook of your hiney on the last pole - nice move, Mango.

The Momster was born in Springfield and lived there for 37 years - she misses that area but it has changed a lot since she was there.

We can't wait to see more Mango nekked moves and movies.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Mango we are blushing at your neekid movie! You are just so handsome!

You have are super good at agilities.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

rottrover said...

What super funballs, dudes! Have a fun weekend!

pam said...

Mommy was laughing hard and we asked 'whatchu laugin about mommy?' She said 'Mango keeps getting his butt caught on the pole when he tries to make an ess.' We said 'butt we thought a butt was an ass' and mommy said 'not an ass an ess.' And we said 'butt butt butt' then mommy started crying...

Raymond and Busby said...

Nice work Mango! We like your fancy moves, especially when it comes to that last weave pole. Looks awfully cold there in Massivechewbits.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hi Mango
Excellent work with the weave poles pal. Who knew you were such an athlete.
But I must say a word in defence of terrier handlers. Well, actually I mean in defence of Gail. I can assure you she's not snobby at all, she'll stop and talk to anyone with a dog, whatever size the dog is. And she can go on and on...
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Sarge said...

Hey Mango!
Nekkid is the only way to go...I'll only permit the wearing of a colar and a great bandana. Other than that...it's all out there in the breeze...what little is left of it (ahem). Great athletic equipment and you sure put it to good use. Have fun, you agile thing you!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Nekkid Mango=GOOD!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Didn't Dexter have his Doggie Downer fur the day?

brooke said...

Nakid Mango... Oh la la!
You impressed me with your weaveability! Who knew your relentlessly huge body could move like a snake!
Dexter on the otherhand was just jumping around like a crazy cracker dog! He was even jumping up at your momma when she was trying to fix the bars!

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

I had to cover Abby's eyes because she is still a puppy (for two more days) and is too young to see nekkid doggies such as yourselves. Me? I took it all in! I am most impressed with your ability to weave your large and not always bendable self through those little poles. Although we did notice that the pole in the jump hopped out of your way because you scared it! ;-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

The Blab Labs said...

Wow! Nice work you two. Mango, your movie just proves that you can be both HUGE and SMART. (not like I ever doubted it, but you know some dogs might be inclined to throw insults)
You, labradude, remind me of Emerald. Its a compliment because we loved her dearly. *tear*
Thanks for sharing guys!
Tierra

Erika said...

OH no Mango surely your Momma could find a shirt or something to cover your body. You looked great in your video's even the little humans around here wanted to watch. They think you are pretty cool since you are soo huge and say funny things.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We love that little hop and slide you do at the last weave pole, Mango. You did a great job! PeeWee is such a show off!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

houndstooth said...

Mom and Dad have visited some dog shows, but I never get to go! Boo! Often they come home with cool toys, treats or ideas, though.

You look like those weave poles are a lot of work. It doesn't seem to suit your rather impressive and huge frame!

Bunny

Marjie said...

My Great Red Protector's father came from Springfield. You should have called him for guidance or directions. It is nice that your Momma met another actual mastiff. She met other nice guys and gals, too, but your new agilities equipment is the best of all!

Elyse said...

I've been to a couple of dog shows, they're pretty neat. You have MAD skills, Mango! Dexter's fast at those weave poles but not half as fast as you were. I had to cover Riley's eyes since you were both naked in the movies...! He he.

Elyse and Riley

Kirby, CGC said...

Nice job on the weave poles Mango dude, don't worry about that last pole, you will get that hind end of yours around it eventually!

Woof!
Kirby

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

Oh man dexter, you look like a doofus out there! What's with all the bouncing?!! :)

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

Um, Mango...Mumsie said somethin' bout the difference 'tween you and Pee Wee doin' agility is the difference between a 33rpm and a 78....what is she talkin' about...she said it has to do with music, but I googled ipod 33 and 78 hickey thingie, but nuthin'...

She gave us all baths today and she said Scruffy's head is gettin' skinnier...like his bones...so I'm just assuming that:

SCRUFFY HAS FINALLY FARTED HIS BRAINS OUT.

I'm just sayin'...

You never told me what time we're goin' to the Nutcracker???

I've been on the steps waiting for a week now...half frozen. And we're gettin' eight inches of snow tomorrow...and freezing cold and horrid winds.

So hurry up.

Kisses,
Lacie

Sue said...

We like your signature kick at the end of the weaves. We've never seen that move before, I guess it must be the Mango Tango.

PeeWee is sure a bouncy guy, isn't he?

Yes, our Mom goes to dog shows. And as if that wasn't bad enough, she's made Samba and Fudge be in them. Fudge misbehaves, so he hasn't gone in a while.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Kari in WeHo said...

yuck, cant shake the mental image of nakkid humans doing agilities

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Oskar said...

Your lightning speed burned my corneas!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Benny and Lily said...

Oh my word! We love the video
Benny & Lily

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

It's so good to see you moving so comfortably again, RH. Looks like your leg sickie is healed. Mama has always been of the opinion that it is unfair to have weave poles the same distance apart no matter what the length of the dog. They have weight classes in boxing and wrestling for a reason. It is not fair to expect a large doggie to bend like a pretzel so he can weave through a distance designed for the comfort of a mid-sized dog. That said, you did a fantastic job as you got warmed up; actually more accurate than PeeWee. But we're sure PeeWee did better the second time around, after he'd calmed down a little. It's wonderful that you have your own private agilities venue now.

Mama hasn't been to a dog show in many, many years. It was interesting to get a glimpse again.

Jed & Abby

Priscilla said...

My mom told me that I couldn't read this post once she saw your title because it says,' NEDDED"!!! Didn't she knows what it really meant? Sigh!!! Oh by the way, she said you did very well in the agility thingy and your lil black bro is okish too!

Peppy Sheppys said...

We most enjoyed your nekkid agilities! (Though pleased to see that Mango Mama had a most warm looking coat and did not freeze her buttinski trying to do them too.) We are most impressed by your ability to maneuver the Mango Rear around those poles.

Sheps w/Pep, Otis & Edgrr.

p.s. I could herd you through those poles! Edgrr.

pps. We hear there is much ice up in your part of the word. Be careful! Mango, your job is to hold everyone down and keep them from sliding.

Mack said...

Mango,
I think you did GREAT on those weavey poles! They look HARD!

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Mango
Your weaving and tuba playing put me in a trance. No I won't dance like a chicken.
norwood

bbes tribe said...

WOW! Great movies & we know you are both on your way to compete in the Pawlympics!!!
Ernie,Sasha,Chica

1000 Goldens said...

Mango, I cannot believe Momma put you to tuba music. It is truly shocking! My Momma likes watching your hiney when you do your agilities. Your front part is already through the second pole, while your hiney is still making it's way through the first obstacle. We think you are very talented - not easy Mango!

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Hi Mango,

Most impressive on your agility level...I couldn't do that but you are wonderful zig zagging through that weave pole and pretty quick for your size. Some day my mom wants to do agility with a future dog but she says I'm a bit too old now to start.

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow, Mango - am just so impressed with your Agilities video! I never really mastered the weave poles...look at you snaking along!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

KB said...

You weave like a ballerina :) Actually, I'm impressed that your relentless hugeness doesn't preclude weaving. Wow!!

Tuba music! Ha!!!!

Dozer and Coop said...

We think your Mum needs a time out for choosing the tuba music - what was she thinking? But! We are so impressed with your weaves and PeeWee's agility too. You guys definitely are on the fast track!

You go Mango!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Mango, you are one agile dude! Love the vids!!! That PeeWee has a lot of energy!!!

tula said...

yep fell fur the ole Nekkednez.. what was i thinkin', woo's always nekked & exposed. big deel!

hey pee wee is so ruining your new equipment. did woo see he knocked ovah your jumps!

just sayin.

tm

Kitty+Coco said...

Now now, let's not group ALL terriers together Mango! I am a lovely boston who has an affinity for big boys. I even met a mango-look a like at the park and let him sniff me to kingdom come. Mom goes to a crap ton of rescue events, but the agilities look fun.
Those poles are perfect fur you.

Kitty and Coco

Carrie and Waffle said...

hey now watch that nekkedness. This is a family blogg he he he Truffie is still a pup and all ya know. I'm going to my first agility class on sunday, hope its fun.

Laila said...

Great training...The video is very good and the pictures are awesome...Good luck!!!


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ocmist said...

Wow! We are WAY behind in what's been going on with you, Big Guy! You have learned all sorts of new things, and are doing awesomely well! We are going to have to have a talk with GrandPaw Robert and have him make us some more things like bigger jumps and weaving poles. You are totally inspiring!

There sure were a lot of really cool dogs there at that place your Mom went to, too! We can't believe she turned down a corgi, though! We totally think you are awesome, and I'm sure any corgi that came to your place would too!

Grammy thought the idea of your Mom's carrying a rat in her pocket the next time, was hysterical! We are afraid that she is as Dotty as you claim your mom is!

Well, on to your next posts... we want to get all caught up... Some of the titles make us worried! The Country Corgi Crew