Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WTF Wednesday - Fashion Foe Pa and a "little" Something Else

If queried regarding my short walkies of late, momma will likely tell you that it is due to my large and having limited endurance self not tolerating the heat.

That could hardly be further from the truth as I am a robust dude, capable of vigorous strolls of upwards of one whole half mile.

No, the fact is, that the reason I demure on walkies during the summer months is......



That's right! The foolish woman has taken to wearing a bandanana under her hat. And not just any bandananana, but this most seasonably incorrect Halloween gem.

She claims that it keeps the sun off her neck and the flapping helps keep bugs away.

Are you freakin' kidding me? You never heard of sunblock or bug spray? The Mango is mortified.

Given that the neighbors have yet to comment, I have little doubt that she is smugly thinking that they have deemed her most clever and will soon be donning do rags of their own. Idiot woman. I fear that this has crossed a line and she will soon shamelessly wear her gnat hat off the property. Oh help!

And in other news...

Several alert readers commented that there was a little something missing from last week's word bubble Wednesday post...

Those ain't neuticles, that's the real deal!

Whilst other doggies...


Hey! It's ALL Mango... it's ALL good.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh Mango, I so totally sympathise! You should have seen Gail's get up when we had the cold weather last winter. (Fortunately, we rarely have 'too much sunshine' issues in my neck of the woods).

And Mango, those last few photos tells me that you are eminently well qualified to participate in one of my water-related science experiments at the Blogville picnic on Friday and Saturday....Do stop by!

Toodle pip!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Something to dream about in my chair today!

PeeEssWoo: The nards NOT the fashion 'statement' ;-)

Cinnamon said...

I think your momma is a fashion leader, as I've heard that sunscreen cannot only prevent cancer, but also accelerate it. :-)

Gus said...

Hey..that's not so bad. The muzzer hooks this whirry blue thing to her belt because she truly believes it keeps the bugs away! Sheesh

Hoomans are crazy


Chester said...

Oh Mango - you have me in deep sympathy with the fashion foe pa but at least I'm not the only one. Some days I want to don a fake mustache and dark glasses before goin' outta the house with Mom. But the Halloween theme is beyond foe pa, it's downright tacky.

Just for the record, I did not look at your nards - nor did I miss them last week.

Mango Man - oh yeah you got me ROFL!!!

Woofs and tacky slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

Peppy Sheppys said...

Some juicy Mangoness is just what we needed first thing in the a.m.! (We're pretty sure Sophie is relieved that Otis had HIS Otis-ness removed.)

Would you believe that our ape believes it is acceptable to walk us in her pajamas just because it is 4:30 a.m.? No shame.


Wild Dingo said...

Juno is huzzying the computer screen. She's using the zoom tool. Please, no more nard photos. I have enough huzzy fur on my clothes. i don't need more on my keyboard.

Damn Mango... nothing like teasin the ladies, huh? Oh y eah!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh sheesh, there you go giving silly ideas to the Momster. She has taken to wearing a shoulder purse lately to carry the phone, keys and poo bags since she has no pockets in her shorts - she looks ridiculous and now , oh no, if she adds that hat and bandana contraption, we may just have to disown her.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

monica said...

Mango - there is no problem!! No one notices your mommas - er - haute de couture chapeau, they are all gasping and unable to take their eyes of your..... mangoness!!!

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Oh my your are protruding from your behind in that picture Mango! Your mother's fashion faux pas is quite understandably embaressing. My mother and her friends tried to tell me that it is quite fashionable to wear out to a bar a bra and see through top. Luckily I was able to convince my Mother by sticking my claws in it, that it wasn't very appropriate.

rottrover said...

Foe Pa?? don't get us started. Ugg boots and capri yoga pants??? PLA-EEZE!!!

Butt seriously. neuticles?!? WTF!!

Yours in "I'm NOT with her" brotherhood,

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby, too

SissySees said...

Relax, Mango. Moms have been humiliating their kids since the world began. Gretchen is constantly moritified that Mama wears clothes that no longer fit (too big) to walk us - DOWN THE PUBLIC ROAD!! I figure as long as we're walkin', who cares?!

HoundDogMom said...

ROFL at the "Tutoring" comment from Dexter. So is just the wrong holiday bandanna that is so upsetting to you. We could all send her some so she could have a different one for each day of the week. BOL....Sniffs, The HoundDogs

P.S....Mom said she does not like Snakes either and she was totally freaking out with Cleo and her snake. Dad said she wouldn't eat it but Mom was so sure she would.

The Boston Lady said...

Mango, for once you have rendered me speechless. No, wait, it was your momma's headgear that did that! Could she have at least not put something patriotic on since we are just finished with Flag Day and approaching the 4th??


Amber DaWeenie said...

Well.......Well........Uh.......Ok da headgears has me speechless. And dat don't happens to me very often! BWHahahahahahah

(Maybe's it really works???)

Tessa the Maltese said...

I knows darn well this post said somethin bout your Mom but all I seen was your Mangoness!

Quite frankly I was scared! Those things are bigger than ME! BOL

Oh yea, your Moms dew-rag, well I sure would rather look at that. Not as scarey are your Mangoness!

woos, Tessa

road-dog-tales said...

Peeps can be so embarrassing sometimes!
Um, looks like you carry your very own flotation devices there, Mango! Must come in handy!

The Road Dogs

pam said...

Oh Mango we must make this short as our DOH will come but you should see the get-up that SHE wears!!! Hers hairs are just growin back so it's scarves and hats and oh my the ridiculousness has no end.

You're lucky pal, yer Mom will probably stop with hattishness soon. Our Mommy sees no end to stopping. (it's like her goal is to embarrass us.)

Bros and Sissy's in arms (especially Meja as she likeys what she sees) Bobo and Meja

houndstooth said...

Oh Mango, perhaps the fact that you've publicly shamed your mama will make her rethink that ridiculous gnat hat idea! Perhaps we could turn her in to "What Not To Wear" and get her a makeover. I wouldn't want to leave the estate in that company, either!

You have nards? Really?! :P Ha ha! Just remember not to squash them when you flop down on your behind out in the back yard!


Marjie said...

Maybe poor Momma had an attack of the seizure monster when you did, and thus has lost her fashion sense. My momma says to cut her some slack. She doesn't know the shame of walking about with a Halloween Do-Rag Lady, though. My sympathy.


mayziegal said...

Oh...uh...erm...well, I feel kinda speechless over your momma's hat. It's really...uh...something. But then, I'm prolly not the best one to ask abouts these things. My mom has tried to put hats on me before and I always tell her that I'm NOT a hat gal. So maybe in human-world, that hat is the height of fashion. If so...poor humans.

Wiggles & Wags,

Kari in WeHo said...

We wouldn't want to be seen with her either ;)


Ms. ~K said...

We just came from the VET in ATL and we saw some dudes wearing caps and scarves, just like MangoMomma!
She's a trend-settter for sure!

Hey Mango, if you've got 'em, flaunt 'em!

brooke said...

If you've got it, flaunt it huh Mango? hahahahah

Barbara said...

You still have your nards, Mango? I think you're one of the few of my doggie friends that does!

Flaunt them if you've got them!

Ina in Alaska said...

We deem yo Mama would be considered extremely fashionable, by Alaska Standards!!!!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

You know Mango, we often talk about the fashion "sensibilities" of folks we see at the creek: me with my bright pink and orange costumes and using my own hair as a scarf; Tila's dad with his hat, uncut frizzy hair, backpack with enough gear for 10 hikes, and kneepads; Hank n Sue's mom with her painted clothes and pigtails; The rottrover's mom with her chartreuse fuzzy jacket.

Your mom would fit right in!

Frankie Furter said...

Mango your "Boys" are bigger than ALL of Me!! I'm just sayin.

AND... Bouncing Bertie isn't kiddin' (I have the "inside track" on this thingy.)... you will FIT RIGHT IN during his Science Demo. this weekend!! hehehe

Tucker said...

HOw come you don't have a Nards label? You haves a WTF label and no nards label? HOw do all the creepy stalkers search your fotos?

woof - Tucker

Maggie and Mitch said...

We have heard that if your momma was to put a dryer sheet in her pocket, the bugs would stay away. We haven't tried it yet, Mango, but everyone who does try it says it works. You might be less embarrassed! That is quite the get up!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sarge said...

Hey Mango!
Wow, that hat is definitely... um ... er ... well, different. I've heard about that dryer sheet thing too. As for the other issue, I have to admit to having also been tutored. Oh the shame. I gotta say, if I'd had the choice I would have chosen Mom in a stupid hat over the option of missing body parts. ahem
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

1000 Goldens said...

I feel your pain Mango - like when my Mom sits on the porch in her pajamas. Hello? Embarrassing!

Carol from Down Under said...

Mango, your momma has the right attitude. Who gives a toss what people think. Its walkies, its good. As for your rear end photo, all I can say is CRIKEY! Look out ladies. No worries, love Carol.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! I do not blame your mom. My mom is the same thing - long sleeves n its so hot. She's sensitive to bugs n just got bit last Sunday. It takes only a second so being extra careful is important. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Lorenza said...

My mom does not like to wear anything on her head... but you should look at her clothes on weekends! OMD! Embarrassing!
Neuticles.... hmmm.... I am no so sure about them... but sure it is better to have the real ones!
Happy Wednesday!
Kisses and hugs

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Oh that's not too bad Mango..sometimes my mom goes out in her pajamas and crocs...but at least it is nighttime when she does that...those silly hoomans.

I was shocked at those boy parts of yours's come you haven't been tutored?? Planning on some little Mango fruit someday?

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

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

A whole half mile? Dude. That's, ah, like a lot of miles for the rest of us. however, that get-up of your Mom's? Oy. I wouldn't blame you if you didn't ever want to leave the house again. Is she serious? Are your neighbors all old blind people? Or are they all equally fashion-challenged? I will readily admit that my Mom is not a fashion plate, but I think even she would draw the line at that. (I think.)

And now we have to go sit in front of the air conditioner - your non-tutored self has us all hot and bothered! ;-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Sam said...

Sorry Mango, but it's hard to miss those 'nards, even if you're not looking for them.

We sympathize about the heat and the silly momma outfit. I usually walk Marge in my old ratty pajamas. Probably embarrass her.

Sam and MargeDog

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh Mango, now you've done it. Now our mama likes the look of [[sigh]] bandana head with hat. Thanks a LOT! Sheesh now there's one on each side of the USA that wants to embarass her poochies. Nards? What's them??
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & HOotie

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Mais non, M. Mango! You 'ave nevaire 'eard of ze French Foreign Legion? Zey wear ze 'ats juste comme cela de ta mere. Even John Wayne wore that kind of hat/scarf combo in some of his best western movies. Most practical and efficacious for preventing the sun stroke and skin cancer and bug bites, the first two of which you certainly want Mango Momma to avoid lest you lose her services. We applaud the Mango Momma's ingenuity. Maybe she should rig up something similar for you, even wet the bandana, and you might be able to go walkies for .6 miles instead of just .5 miles.

In view of the recent spate of dudes totally losing their minds on something called Twitter and probably online, too, Jed has activated big brother controls on our craptop, so he has spared Abby's blushes at your most recent graphic post. Pretty Girl, however, has her own craptop and Jed cannot speak to her reaction.

Jed & Abby

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Ok, we just read the 'neuticles' link. Holy cat crap! Is there no depth to which money grubbing humans will not sink! Do they think the dogs can't tell the difference between this little bit of [expensive, you betcha] cosmetic surgery and the real deal?! Sheesh!

Jed & Abby

Au and Target said...

Enter your mum for a fancy weather outfit contest. She's bound to win. Look for one that awards bones to lucky person-owners :-)

Roo said...

Heh heh heh your Momma is the fashion queen! ;P Since I am very partial to the Halloween Holiday, I think it's simply smashing :D I have one too butt maybe I should let Mom wear it? I think it would go nicely with her paint splattered T-shirts she sometimes wears on our neighborhood walkies ;P

Waggin at ya,

Amber-Mae said...

Your momma sure has some very interesting fashion!

violett said...

Hehe mango. I understand you. So I would not go for a walk with Mom. * lol *
Lots of love

Mack said...

You are one lucky dude to still have your nards. And such big ones at that.
And my mom says she is gonna try the do rag thingy on our next walky. Oh dear.


Karen said...

Mango, between you and your mama, I'm speechless!!
I fear you're beginning your own "Mango-gate" with those Pics!!BOL But with you it's all in good taste!
When you've got it, flaunt it!!

Sue said...

Those silly humans have no sense when it comes to wearables. All they need is a collar and some ID. It works for us.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Lexi and Jasper the Danes said...

We would definitely concider rehoming our human if she dared walk out of the house with that concoction on her head! :O

Hehe neuticles that's funny - I (Jasper) hope people don't think my nards are neuticles...they are also the real deal!

Licks and lots of slobber,
Lexi and Jasper the Danes

Holly and Khady said...

Oh my! Just don't let her out of the house with that hat and do rag on with those plaid pants! That might be a little frightening!


Minna Krebs said...

I has no words fur her outfit, butt BWAHAHAHAHA!

Mack said...

Mom was looking online today for some eye drops for my buggy eyes and when she saw this she thought of Mango:

Have you guys tried it? The reviews seem to be pretty good.

Anakin Man said...

hu hu's!!
Oh Big Me's!!

Okay's- so yous Momma wear 'dat and yous can wear a speedo in yous neighbors pool to show off yous nards-

Me will just wear water wings-

You should see me Momma go out on walkies at nite- hers looks like hot mess-
wearing long sleeves and still gets pox like bumps from 'da skeeter's on her arms-

and in the day time hers gots 'dis big giant nerdy hats- when her walks me- and me sees me cool furiends me has to hide behind tree 'cuz hers embarrasses me-
hu hu's

Me catch yous laters,
Yous Mini- Me's

K9 Katastrophie said...

Hi Mango, my goodness you are proud of your family jewls.... By the way I saw your dance and even though Dexter deserves more credit because he was much more into his dance yours was tooooooooo funnnnny!!!! A Mastiff dancing ballet!!!!!!!!!! BUWAAHAAAHAAAAAAA!!!!!


Sammie and Avalon said...

I wish we had something to woof that were as funny as all the above commentataries, but I think everyone, together, has said it all. You have our sympathies, Mango - for your Ma's headgear, but not for those relentlessly huge "boys," as they say. Whoa! RingaDingDing! Winnahhhhhh!
Sammie and Avalon

KB said...

Now that's exactly the kind of get-up that "The Runner" would come up with for the summer - and he wonders why none of us will be seen with him!

I wouldn't walk with her either, Mango!

The ladies must be busting down the door to get to you, Mr. Relentlessly Huge.

BODIE & GOO said...

My Mum goes into the supermarket on the way home with her bike helmet on and the light on it still flashing if she forgets to turn it off first, so who are we to judge your Mommas headwear.

Kitty+Coco said...

Your mom's headgear is about as sexy as my grandmom's housecoat from my dead great grandma! Add to that pleated acid wash jeans that are too short. The shame!

Our week is now complete. We've seen Nards.