Saturday, January 1, 2011

MY BLOGAVERSARY - with an exciting contest

Happy New Year to everybody! And guess what? It's not just the new year, it is also my blogaversary! Hooray for ME!

That's right! It was three years ago today that the Mango entered blogland. Yuh, check it out, here is a link to my very first post ever.

I am so happy that I started blogging because I have made lots of pals, learned about stuff, and it has also gone a long way to helping momma keep from going mentals.

And look! My first YouTube! I LOVE this movie because it has Beautiful Raja and Grandpa Angus and, of course, baby ME!

So, how to celebrate? Well, I wanted to tell you about EVERYTHING that has happened in three years, but momma said I had to choose just one thing that was the most memorable part of each year. Huh?

Well, my brain like to burst doing that, so I compromised.

I will tell you about one thing that happened that was really special each year, then I will give you a clue about something else that happened in that same year. The first doggie or kitteh to guess all three events correctly will get MY voice on their home answering machine. No, wait, wrong contest....

The very first correct guess will get a fabulous prize! How cool is that?

Here goes

The year of the PeeWee. Yup. I am Relentlessly Huge enough to admit that after Beautiful Raja and Grandpa Angus crossed over the bridge just one year apart I was a very sad doggie. I was so lonely, I just moped around and hardly moved or played at all. Then came the Pea and I will tell you a secret. I really like the little dude. Come on, admit it, he is kind of cute in a black rock eating tennis ball chasing doofus head kind of way.

Just about the biggest, bested doggie show ever makes its debut.
Started as a snub to that Westminster thing, it turned out to be much bigger than I could have imagined. What a fun event and a great way to make new friends.
The 2010 show rocked! Stay tuned for MM 2011 for sure.

And here we are. What stands out for me is finally going back to school and learning cool tricks and being able to go walkies again thanks to paying attention to the etiquette portion of my trainings. Best of all, I got to hang out with TULA at class. Hubba hubba!
(Sadly I am currently on sabbatical but I hope to return to school soon).

Now, are you ready for your quiz? I will give you one big clue, OK?
Each item involves constructions... something which is never ending at the mango estate.

2008 Quiz
What happened in 2008 resulting in significantly more space at the estate in which to enjoy my meditations whilst Momma and Master watch endless reruns of the Sopranos?

2009 Quiz
What big event put my estate on the front page of the local newspaper?

2010 Quiz
What heretofore most manly part of the estate received an unfortunate facelift?

Bonus Question
Can somebody please tell me what is going on in my basement (a forbidding place into which I, Mango, have never ventured).

You have one week to leave your answers in the comments section. Remember, the FIRST doggie or kitteh to get all three right wins! Not familiar with these moments of note? Just read my blog from beginning to end. Go ahead. You have a week. I'll wait.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. The DOH seems to believe that being on vacation includes neglecting my pals. We'll set that to rights over the weekend for sure.


Bouncing Bertie said...

Hi Mango

Happy New Year! It's been such a pleasure to get to know you and your family over the past year. And of course we always value your comments...

But you have set a most challenging quiz. I think I know the answer to the 2010 question but for the others I may need some help from Gail - after all, those research skills she acquired in doing her PhD must be good for something...

Toodle pip!

PS We all knew you liked Dexter really!

Niamh said...

Happy New Year Mango and Dexter.

We are so glad that you blog. You make us laugh so much and I know that you are in complete sympathy with all my trials with Ambrose.

2008 - your master built your observation deck.
2008 - your master's barn went on fire and he had to build a new one.
2010 - your momma redecorated the dog cave all purple.

We are not sure what happens in your basement but it may be where your momma does her exercises.

We are looking forward to more exciting movies in 2011 and hope you can get back to school soon.

Your friends,
Niamh and Ambrose

PS It is I, Niamh, who has made these guesses. Ambrose is off trying to decapitate one of his new stuffies.

Priscilla said...

BOL Mango!! You looked so cute when you were young and playing with sweet Raja and Angus!!
And as you were grown up, PeeWee Dexter looked so adorable trailing around with you!!!

I hope you had a great New Year!

AFSS said...

We didn't realize you had only been blogging 3 years. Happy blogversary!!!!

We loved seeing you with PUPPY DEXTER.

We will come back and answer the quiz later.

AFSS said...

Well we thinks we knows the answers now.

In 2008 the plastic screened porch was turned into the living room addition.

In 2009 the Barn Burned down. (we are very sorry about this as it sounds as if the Master had put a lot of hard work into it).

In 2010 the Mango's Dog Cave was remodeled and painted PURPLE. The Mommy & the girls loves it Mango but us guys understand your horror completely.

As for the bonus question, we are just guessing but we guesses the Master is REMODELING it into a super duper room. Mommy is looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Our bonus answer our favorite post was when all the doggie Moms came for a visit. We got a good laugh out of Asta's Mom being draped in ORANGE.

LucilleMia said...

Happy New Year Mango and Dexter!!!
What an interesting challenge... Must concentrate!!
Will follow up later to give it a try!

Mack said...

Congrats my large friend!
New Years Day AND a bloggaversary! Time to paw-tay.

And I bet that basement is gonna be your new bedroom.....


K-9 Katastrophe said...

Hi Mango! Dexter sure was little!! Happy new year! I am glad I met you in blog land!!


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Mango and Dexter!
Mango, no way was that you in the video. Way too small ;)

May have to contact the X-Paws about your basement ;)

Waggin at ya,

Deborah said...

Happy New Year and Happy Blogoversary!!Three full years, that is great!
We aren't very good at quizzes, so we will pass on those questions!!! LOL
Have a great day and Happy and Healthy New Year!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Happy Blogoverary! Wow! tough challenge! I see heads exploding all over blogland!

Happy New year, too!

BRUTUS said...

What a big day! New year & blogoversary - woohoo! It's been great getting to know you guys, can't wait to see what mischief goes on at the Estate in 2011!!

Brutus & Carmen

Raymond and Busby said...

Having known your Mangoness for only about a year, we are going to have to go back and read through 3 years of your blog to answer the quiz questions. Whew. Happy blogoversary and the baby Mango was sure cute trying to get old Angus to play with him in that video.

Aksharaa said...

Dear Mango,
that was a beautiful retrospective post.
We wish for u heaps of bright sunshine, happy , fun -filled, joyous days, love, closeness of friends, contentment, health and peace this NEW YEAR.

Just a week to read your entire blog? That's unfair. Our secretary-mom is NEVER going to be able to catch up with so much in so lil time.
Hmm...that thing in the basement, someone building a new den for u guys or something?...hee hee..

Ginger, Buddy n Shadow

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We see some pup beat us to the answers. We don't know what is going on in your basement but maybe Dad is making a computer room for Mom or maybe even an agilities gym.

We loved seeing Raja and Angus again - Raja sure was a great ball controller - he would have made a great soccer player.

Happy New Year! And Happy Blogaversary!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sue said...

Happy New Year big guy and little bro! We're happy we met you thru MangoMinster. We're looking forward to this year's big event.
Morgan, Tsar (MangoMinster Winner) and the Porties

brooke said...

happy 2011 and happy blogaversary!!!!

Daisy Dog said...

Oh I think 2008 - Observation Deck 2009 - The barn burned down 2010 - your mango man room was remodeld and turned purple and girlie for mango momma!

Daisy Dog said...

Oh and I think your basement is going to become a rumpus room!

Daisy Dog said...
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houndstooth said...

Oh boy! I think I know the answers to all but the first question. I'll have to go back and read through 2008 to see if I can figure it out!

Three years is impressive! We bow to you!

Hooray for Mango Minster!


houndstooth said...

Oh boy! I think I know the answers to all but the first question. I'll have to go back and read through 2008 to see if I can figure it out!

Three years is impressive! We bow to you!

Hooray for Mango Minster!


The Thuglets said...

Happy New Year Mango, Dexter and the Momma.

May all your wishes and dreams come true in 2011.

Mango you were just so cute as a pup.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

p.s. We knew you really like Dexter!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year and Happy Blogaversary! Gosh, three years? That's an awfully long time. Here's to another 3 years!

You were SUCH a cute l'il puppy! I luved seeing Grandpa Angus and WOW, was Raja a super terrific soccer player. She prolly coulda gone pawfessional!

Wiggles & Wags,

Frankie Furter said...

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY MANGO. Three years of fun and furends fur sure.
I see that you already have the guesses coming in. That is grrreat.
NOW... of course, you have me wondering what the exact date of MY furst blog was.. sheeesh

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Wait Wait
Don't Tell Me

Sorry - wrong khwestion!

Khongrats on such a pawesome okhkhasion!

Here's to many more posts!

I khan't wait to see the one where The Beastie makes an honest khanine out of woo!


Marjie said...

Well, those answers are obvious! In 2008 they installed a proper dog cave, in 2009, the local paper discovered the Relentlessly Huge and ever Wonderful Mango the Mastiff, and in 2010 your Momma ruined the dog cave by turning it all purple and wimpy.

As for the bonus, those look like 2-by-4s laid out for a subfloor. Dude, is is possible Master is making a Man-Cave in which to hide from the Mango? Or, maybe Momma is making a Photoshop Studio in which she can pay better attentions to the needs of the Mango's blog adventures?

Happy New Year, my great young Mastiff friend.


Pee Ess: Dexter was an adorable baby. Momma told me to say that.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy 2011 to all.

Happy Blogoversary, Mango.

Daisy Dog said...

Correction!! 2008 stairs to the Observation deck :)

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Happy Blogaversary Mango and a Happy New Year to you and all your family.
We think the Master is building you your own private ensuite facilities in the basement.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Homer said...

Have a great New Year Mango!


Dozer and Coop said...

Happy New Year Mango and Dexter!

Love, Dozer and Cooper

The Island Cats said...

Happy Blogoversary, Mango!! Having just met you, we don't know the answers to your questions, but we're gonna do our best to find the answers!!

Happy New Year to all of you!!

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

WE are way behind on our comments and therefore assume that correct answers have been given. We met you on the occasion of the first MangoMonster so our memories do not stretch back further than that. We would, however like to send our warmest congratulations on your Blogaversary and wish all of you a Very Happy New Year. Keep that "S" Monster at bay, RH!

Tommy (and the rest of The Poupounette Gang too!)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy blogaversary, Mango and Happy New Year!
We remember that awful post about your barn burning. That was just awful!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Clive said...

Happy New Year!

Best wishes to you all for a great 2011,

Clive, Murray and all the family

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

I'm not good at tests and clues, but I do want to wish you a wonderful blogaversary! You went from 3 comments on your first post to 30 or 40+! That's definitely worth celebrating.

P.S. NOW I understand why Dexter is called PeeWee--he really was peewee! And soo cute!!

1000 Goldens said...

Happy New Year AND Bloggerversary Mango - you have brought a lot of happiness to all of us! (Dexter too :)

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Wow you mean Mom has to read to us? She isn't much for reading but we will keep pushing her.. Hope you have a wonderful New Year. Happy New Year..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Maggie Mae said...

Happy New Year and Happy 3rd Blogaversary my furiends!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Kari in WeHo said...

That quiz takes more brain power than I have right now. Good luck to all who enter :)


CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Mango, I had to go look around a bit and I must admit I fell in love with baby Dex pics! He was not afraid of you at all! What a good big bro you are!

2008 - porch closed in / living room addition
2009 Barb burnt
2010 - purple mango quarters! (My favorite color!)

Not sure about your basement dude!

Sam said...

Looks like some others got to the answers before we could!

I hope you have a fun and interesting event to add to the list of questions in this year. :)

Happy 2011!

Sam and MargeDog

Kess And Her Mama said...

Happy 2011 and Happy Blogaversary Mango & Dexter!

Agatha and Archie said...

Dearest Pal, Happy blogsversary!!!!! We have been so behind but really one could blame the plows couldn't one? He is just starting to become normal( as if that could be possable) We wish you all a happy and healthy year ( and may if be filled with lots of cookies and toys) Your crazy terrier pals down route 9 A and A

rottrover said...

Happy Blogaversary, Boys and Momma! You inspired me to give it a go!

Carol from Down Under said...

Hi Mango. Happy blogaversary. I have been following your blog for about 9 months now and have enjoyed all your adventures. I have to admit Dexter is pretty damn cute as a puppy. As for the little Mango, just so full of himself following Grandpa Angus around (and did I hear a little bark too). Not sure what the basement will be. Hopefully something enticing so you will enter. A Mango boutique perhaps. Pictures of all your favourite 'hubba hubbas'. Some agility equipment for the colder weather? Take care big fella, no worries, love Carol.

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Big Me's!!

Okays.. HapPy NeW yEaR!!!!

Now... Me's wants to wish yous a big Mini-Me's style happy 3 year bloggy anniversary!!

Me Mommy and me's were reading yous first posty and me eats 'dem frenchy fries too!!
'den Me's couldn't believe me eyeballs watching 'dat video~
Me looked over at me Momma and her had tears~
Yous beauTeefuls Raja was very beauTeefuls indeed~ Grandpa Angus was adorables and 'den YOU!! hu hu's... yous a Puggie in 'dat video~
Mommy says uber cuteness overload~
Even Big Adventures looked cute in his Puppy self stage~
do yous remember when me's first became yous furiend? It was back in Mays on yous birfdays.. Yous was posty ups on blogs and stuffs and me's thoughts.. 'dat dude looks like me's bro.. hu hu's

Heres to a Great 2011 and Many More Big Me Bloggy's!!

Yous Mini-Me's,
Anakin Man

me's guessing 'da basement being turned into Big Adventures dance studio and 'da wood is for 'da white shoes to be whittled from...
hu hu's

FiveSibesMom said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!

Channon said...

Happy everything, Mango and family!

Peppy Sheppys said...

Happy Blogavversary! You have certainly excelled in your time as a blogger! We know all the answers but one. Hmm.

Sheps w/Pep, Otis and Edgrr.

Lorenza said...

Happy Blogoversary, Mango!
The observation deck
The burning of the barn
And your Mango cave going purple!
Kisses and hugs

KB said...

Happy Blogaversary! I am way too clueless to ever win your contest but I think that you might be getting a hardwood floor in your basement??

My favorite photo of all is the one of you, the relentlessly huge, walking with the tiny pea behind you. That is a classic!

Benny and Lily said...

Love the post Mango
Happee New Year!!!
Benny & Lily

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Happy Blogiversiary! You must have gotten your ball driving skills from watching Raja. She was really smooth!

We're way last, but our guesses: 2008 - living room expanded
2009- Master's workshop burned up [or down]
2010 - purpling of the dog cave [also you got your Dutch door]
2011 - with s full bathroom and subdividing of the space, we're guessing a granny apt. or a new master suit that's big enough to allow you & Pee to actually enter the bedroom without reciminiations. Except it looks like the only entrance is from outside the house, which works for a granny apt. but not so much for a master bedroom.

Here's to many, many more years of Mango & Dexter Great Adventures!

Jed & Abby

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

PeeEss: definitely a granny apt. Any way you cut it, the basement is gonna have stairs, which means it could never be a master bedroom that you could share with Momma & Master. Unless clever Master is putting in an inside elevator? How do you feel about short rides in confined spaces?

Jed & Abby

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

Happy blogoversary! (We're a little behind at the moment...) We don't know what happened in 2008, but we know that in 2009 there was a big fire (and thus the need to build a new barn) and in 2010 there was the unfortunate Barbie-fication of the Dog Cave. (Hey, we didn't start following you until late 2008....) As for the basement? Uh, I wouldn't go down there. It looks like to probably houses ninja hedgehogs or something! ;-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

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

Happy blogoversary! (We're a little behind at the moment...) We don't know what happened in 2008, but we know that in 2009 there was a big fire (and thus the need to build a new barn) and in 2010 there was the unfortunate Barbie-fication of the Dog Cave. (Hey, we didn't start following you until late 2008....) As for the basement? Uh, I wouldn't go down there. It looks like to probably houses ninja hedgehogs or something! ;-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Tucker said...

Hey Mango
2008 Quiz
What happened in 2008 - Did you get a family room that has the couch Dexter sleeps on? I don't know this one.

2009 Quiz
Your barn caught fire and burnt and you had to rebuild and use the same pink color.

2010 Quiz
Purple Paradise, the dog cave. Plus you had

Bonus Question
Is your Master building an exercise room for you Momma? She needs a place to watch her exercise videos and call the exercise girls bad HBO names.

woof - Tucker

Tucker said...

Umm... so i can't finish my sentence....

Plus you had......

new rocks installed for Dexter to eat.

There, that's better.

woof - Tucker

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


Restoration of your deck?? Cept I didn't know Momma and Master watched TV out there...

The fire...nuff said...we're still shuddering bout that.

Dog cave makeover by Lacie finishing it? Or are you constructing giant squirrel traps? Perhaps MM is going to be held there so you're building rings?


Obviously, I win...

Send all prizes to the Beast.



doyle and mollie said...

way to go dude... 3 years, nice!

achieve1dream said...

Happy blogoversary. Sorry it took me so long lol.