Now the Mango is all about training and learning new tricks because, well, it typically involves hot dogs!
But lately, the DOH has taken to forcing me to do something so stupid, so mind numbingly boring, that one has to wonder if she has finally lost her scant few marbles.
See this post?
She's gotten it into her wee little brain that it will be "fun" for me to walk around it. What?
Plus, I have overheard her saying to the master, "Oh Master! I will teach the doggies to go around the post from a distance and then all I have to do to exercise them is stand in the yard and wait for them to come back." As if!
The Mango is nothing if not a good sport and so, yeah, I admit that I go around it a couple of times just to entertain her and earn some noms.
In fact I go so fast that sometimes the post becomes tipsy from the wind of my large and only going counter clockwise self.
But let's get real. It is a stupid thing to do (well unless you are a suck up little midget).
Not to mention when the idiot lab starts going around and getting noms, well, I just HAVE to knock him out of the way and get some hot dogs for myself, which is exhausting.
So I signal "game over" by chomping on momma's curiously fragile digits. A ploy that sometimes leads to hot dog escape which is unfortunate, but her squeals of joy are well worth having to snuffle on the ground for my yummers.
You know why that picture is blurry? Because it is from a movie that momma made of the "go around the pole" activities. Yup, she actually said, "Oh Mango! This is such an exciting trick that I am sure your friends will want to see!"
Could be... but not because it is an exciting trick but because any movie in which my large and moving with grace self is featured is compelling to view.
However, as you will see in the following movie (which you can also watch here), I let my annoyance be known throughout by howling the HBO words at the vacuous human.
Did you hear me? I believe I was quite explicit that we will NOT be doing this anymore (and if you think she is going to place that pole halfway across the yard and make me run out to it while the she stands still just for one little hot dog you got another thing coming for sure). Exercise is a two way street, lady.
Mango Man! Oh yeah!