Sunday, October 16, 2011

POTP, Spotlight on Mango, and Constructions

Hello friends! Today I have three items to discuss with you.

Item #1 - This is a photo of my buddy, Rusty. As you can see, he is a handsome, robust boxer doggie. But even big, strong doggies like Rusty sometimes can get snuck up on by the evil seizure monster. Well, last week that happened and it got hold of him something awful.

Now Rusty doesn't have a bloggy (yet - hehehe), but he will be reading my blog, along with his humans who are beside themselves worried.

So, I'm asking you to leave good thoughts in the comments section to send to Rusty and his family and maybe even share your experiences with that nasty seizure monster.

Item #2
The Mango (and I suppose idiot Pea) are featured today on the bloggy of none other than sweet little Luna. Aw, just look at her. Miss Luna is most clever and has many wonderful adventures for sure.

Sadly, momma sent some sappy words before I, Mango, was able to write to her about blogging, but it is a fun read anyway. Check it out here.

Item #3

If you reach way back in your brains to the cold storage department, you might recall about a year ago when Pea posted about strange things going on in our basement department.

That's right, Master decided to construct a secondary wet room down there.

Yuh, I even put the judges to work during Mango Minster to help move things along.

Well, it is finally finished! And it is as big as the dog cave! Can you imagine?

Sadly, lacking the wide angle lens, momma was unable to get adequate photos, but you can stretch things out in your brains.

See this? It is a special masticator, up pump, flushy box. See, due to the wet room being below ground, the poops and stuff need to go UP to get into our big underground poop tank.

Of course no room at our estate would be complete without some hand made wooden something or other from Master's workshop. He has been very industrious of late all buying wood and chopping it and shaping it.

And he loves to use his clamp ons.

For the top of the wooden storage bin, he bought a most messy piece of material. Kind of looks like PeeWee shedding, doesn't it?

Naturally, I was Mango on the spot to supervise every step of the way.

Ta da! Look at the size of those drawers! Any best on how long it will be before they are stuffed full of who knows what like every other drawer and closet at our estate?

That's all I have. Kind of newsy, right? Whatever. I am planning a big day full of sun baking, nommy meaty bones, and general bouncing.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


annienzagain said...

Hey there Mango - and Dexterdude. You hu-Dad looks like one handy kind of guy to have around the place. Mumma & I almost BOL & LOL about the poops & suchlike having to go UP to get to the place where they should be!!! I sure hope that machine keeps on workin' fery well, because NO WAY will you want them coming back down again!!

And a big hello to your pal Rusty & his two-leggers. We are real sorry that nasty seizure monster did visit his house & we will be sending lots of pawsitive thoughts & purryers (from the Stinky cat - what does have his uses sometimes) that it is the one and only visit. And we are sure that your Momma can give his people lots of advice & kind words about gettin that seizure monster to leave Rusty alone.

Tail wags from Ruger

Princess Patches said...

We are sending lots of hugs and healing Aire-zen for your boxer friend! Oh, and for their peeps too! My mom knows how nerve wracking seizures can be for the hoomans!

Your master sure is a handy guy to have around! We sure miss having our dad make loads of sawdust!


Declan said...

Hey Mango! Just wanted to pass on my Good Greyhound Vibes to your Boxer buddy. Deccy x

Lassiter Chase and T said...

Rusty, Get well soon. I like your sports nut collar. It's Football season - get well to cheer on your favorite teams ok!

Mango, why was it snowing in your basement? Like we don't get enough snow outside in winter? You look silly all covered in the "snow". Mommy thinks it was popcorn ceiling snow. (Now I got all hungry thinking about popcorn. Got to go.)

Gypsy Ju said...

Big hugs for Rusty. Gypsy reverse- sneezes which causes a little breathing fit that lasts anywhere up to a few minutes and that is scary enough. We can't imagine what poor Rusty and his family had to experience. Sending lots of healing and happiness. Through all of Gypsy's operations we have learnt dogs are such resilient, amazing little beings! X

Mack said...

We are sending Rusty a very large supply of Macky healing sugars.
And we just love your wet room.
But I think you did the hardest work!!

Your pal,

Sarge said...

Hey Mango!
Wow, here is a huge bunch of Sarge style healing vibes for Rusty! I sure hope it's his last visit from the monster. I just read your spotlight at Luna's and it's great! She's a good girl. Love your new house territory! Um... got some sawdust on you there... but at least it's better than Labradork slobber! BOL
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Lot 53 said...

Sending lots of love licks for your pal Rusty and the humons. We know how sacry those things can be.

love you new wet room ... so do you get to use it too or only your humons...

Crikit, A~Sparky & Ginger

Healthier days ony Rusty xo

Priscilla said...

Our prayers are on the way to your handsome looking friend Rusty, we hope he will recover in no time and kick the monster out for good.

Your Master is really clever and he has very good hands, did he learn all these skills from you?


Oh no the monster got Rusty dude. That dude is stunningly handsome .. heeler vibes for rusty.

Nice feature article mango momma.... you and mango .... and pea have a way of capturing everyone's heart.... even mine.

PS- Master's been busy. I wonder if those clamps would fit on pea's nugget

Asta said...

I am sending all my healing smoochie kisses to handsome , Wusty!!!! Pleez tell him I'm thinking the bestest thoughts and the whole time while Mommi and Daddi awe gone on theiw big adventoowe looking to solve ouw whole life in fouw days time(hahahaha, good luck wif that) I will be at Gussie's and we will bof cwoss ouw paws fow Wusty!!!!!

Also, congwatulations on snoopewvising anothew pawfect pwoject..that is a most impwessive and bootiful wet woom and piece of engineewing(the image of poop going up is making mommi slightly nauseaus)I on the othew paw am soopew impwessed
smoochie kisses

Jen said...

Ah, poor Rusty! Hang in there buddy and get better soon!! There's lots of love and well wishes for you, out here in Bloggyland!

And, love the newsie news! :) I need someone to come along and make me all those great cabinets etc that Master makes! Well done!

Jen and the Black Dog Crew

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Drool drool drool! I am so awestruck by your husband's talent and know-how! I wish I could make a bathroom and storage cabinet thingy. They look beautiful and perfect. I am surprised you allowed Mango down there to supervise.

Thanks for sharing about Rusty. Hope the seizures get figured out.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Paws crossed for your pal Rusty to be doing better. We are sure his humans are doing all they can to stop the evil seizure monster.

Nice wet room you have there - does that mean there will be a christening of the room from yours truly?

We will go see what Luna has to share.

Happy Sunday.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Paws khrossed fur Rusty!

The ESM has to be stopped ;-(

As fur the khristening, me thinks it will be a Pea pee thing!

PeeEssWoo: Khlamp on Khlamp off Khlamp on...The Khlamper!

tula said...

oh Rusty- sending monstah-sized pawstive vibes to ya! Woo can beat the seizure monstah.

looks like the new addition in the dungeon.. master is masterful in deed!

have funballs in the sunballs and don't forget to turn once in a while!


Painter Pack said...

Woos out to Mr. Rusty! Such a handsome fella! Do woo like husky females? I mean, Siberian, not fat! Woof! I do hope woo get better and that awful seizure monster leaves woo alone. We all know about that monster and we will be sending healing Sibe-Vibes to woo, and prayers to the hoomans. Call me, Rusty, if woo want to have coffee sometime!! Wink!

Mya Boo Boo

Heather and Pumpkin said...

That wet room would make a nice Japanese Chin spa.


houndstooth said...

Mom says your dad can head over here and work on anything he wants! We have a front porch step in need of fixing.

We send our best wishes to Rusty! Seizures are scary for sure, but they don't have to mean the end of life as you know it. Treat was a good example of that. Her epilepsy started right after she came to live with Mom and Dad, and they spent some time doing tests to make sure it wasn't something else, but finally knew it was epilepsy. She went on medicine and then went on to lead a very full and exciting life, full of meet and greets, nursing home visits, READ visits, and general life adventures!


Ina in Alaska said...

That basement is fantastic!!!!!!! Master is welcome at our estate any time!!!

Sorry about the boxer not feeling well- our late Suzie suffered from the seizure monster too - her phenobarbital kept it well controlled!

Jasmine said...

Yay for the Mango Mamma on her new wet room! And good job Master on the pretty work.

Also, best wishes and puppy love to your pal Rusty. Mommy said she had an "epi-lep-tic" Collie dog when she was little. Very scary stuff. Hope Rusty gets things under control!

Puppy Love,

Katie, Sparky, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie, Zeek said...

Oh no, another pal with seizures. This makes Mama so sad. Mama has seen enough seizures in her lifetime, no more she says, hoomans or doggies. Tell Rusty's Mama to start a seizure diary to track everything. The vet probably won't do blood tests unless he has some more in the next few weeks or months.
We wish our Papa was that good with wood working. He can do some, but he's not that good. Plus he doesn't have much equipment either. Your bathroom looks nice. We have plumbing stubbed into our basement to add a bathroom someday, who knows when we'll put it in.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Katie, Sparky, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek

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

Passing on good vibes to Rusty and his family - always scary, that seizure monster!!!

And for that basement! Wow! I totally remember when I was down there (and trying to figure out how to get your large and not wanting to climb steps self back upstairs)! We need to hire your Dad for some work on our downstairs. Can we pay him in bully sticks? Heehee! Nice work there Mango Master!

We'll be checking out Luna here in a few!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Ms. ~K said...

Pawsitive thoughts to Mr. Rusty!!!
Can we rent your dad? :)

Frankie Furter said...

Mr Master did a SUPER job on the below stairs Wet room... With your help .. of course.

I Saw you on Luna's Post today.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Saying prayers for Rusty! I hope his pawrents get it under control!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your master does beautiful work, Mango! We love the new wet room! Will this be where you and PeeWee takes baths from now on?
Our paws are crossed for Rusty. We hope that evil seizure monster never visits him again!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

road-dog-tales said...

Rusty is certainly a handsome dude! We are sorry to hear about the seizure monster at his house and hope it will be promptly eradicated! Take care Rusty!

That new wet room turned out amazing! Your dad is very handy and talented.

We will have to visit Luna to see what sappy things your Mom said about you guys :)

Enjoy your sun baking and nomming bones!

The Road Dogs

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Uncle Mango, your pal Rusty is a handsome dog for sure. We are sending him heaps of get well puppy hugs plus puppy slobber cause it is the most healing sort. Take care Rusty boy.

We read Luna's bloggie and we loved it. Your Momma wasn't sappy at all. Mum loved it.

As for your Master. Bloomin' heck he is talented. We are all envious with a capital E. Your new bathroom looks fab but we do agree with Miss Asta's mum. Poop going up is somewhat freaky. It reminded mum of an episode of Red Dwarf hehehe.

Last of all, we are sending you Uncle Mango and of course Dexter, some puppy hugs too, just cause we want to. See ya Uncle Mango dudey.
No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

We have our paws crossed that your pal Rusty feels much better very soon. He is indeed very handsome.

rottrover said...

Mango, please tell Mr. Rusty's family that medications can and do help a lot with the seizure monster. Well, you know. One of our former pack mates, Buddy, was diagnosed with canine epilepsy and took phenobarbitol for many years. He lived a happy and healthy life!!

BTW - nice wet room, dude! Is that your personal bathtub?

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Two French Bulldogs said...

sending all good thoughts to Rusty. That seizure monster is just that, a monster. looks like you were snoozing during your snoopervision job.
Benny & Lily

Maggie Mae said...

Be still my heart, your furiend Rusty is so handsome! You bet I will be sendin' him lots of boxer puppy prayers to help him get better and to keep da seizure monster away from him. :)

Master has done a great job on your basement!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...

Hmmm, I bet you could hide a PeeWee in those drawers ;) hehehe. You didn't get that idea from me.

Our estate should could use the skills of your Master think you could email him here? Try "attachment" I think that's how it works.

Rusty you are a very handsome Boxer. I hope you are feeling much better soon. I hope your family can find some peace and comfort during this stressful time.


Amber DaWeenie said...

What a cool, cool wet room!!! ( dis mean it's wet all da time?) If someone was to build a wet room in Florida below ground sure would be WET since Florida is probably sitting on the ocean. (No basements in Florida).

Rusty...fear not! My sissy, April, used to be visited by da big S-monster. Her is on medication now and da S-monster hasn't been here in a few years now. See your dogter to see if you be ready to start medication.

Berts Blog said...

Rusty Rusty hang in there, it will be alright once they get your meds right. Just keep a pluggin and get started on that blog. WE would love to get to know your better.

Mango dude, that room your human worked on looks really really good. Some Very impressive work there.

Now we are gonna go over to Lunas blog and read the sappy words your mom said.

Take care Dude

Just Ramblin' said...

Thoughts for Rusty. Seizures are tough, but they are something that can be handled. Miss Sadie has had them for about 10 years now.
Nice new digs Mango. : )

Luna said...


What a pawsome new room you got there :D

We will be thinking of your friend, poor little guy, hope that the seizure monster can be bought under control.

We loved having you on our Sunday Spotlight :)


Au and Target said...

Poor Rusty; we feel for him! We're cats and not pure breds or anything so we're fairly robust. Tell Rusty we're sending purrs.

Love your handiwork. Your snoopervising is excellent. And we want to tap that box that sends poop up instead of down. Just to see what would happen.

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Hound Girl said...

To Rusty's parents - hey guys we were hit with seizures all of a sudden about 3 months ago with Fred my bloodhound.

First my advice is to breath and relax. Its really the best thing to do for you and Rusty and trust me I know its so hard.

Seizures are the worst possible thing you can watch your dog go through. You are helpless and its horrifying to watch. My heart goes out to yall. The horrible part with seizures is that no 2 dogs are alike. Its a roller coaster and a waiting game normally.

I told Mango moms to give you my email address if you would like to talk or have any questions. Fred is on phenobarbital after he had 3 seizures and 2 in a 24hour period. Im not sure how old Rusty is or how many he is having and what kind.

Fred had grand mal seizures and they happened when he was sleeping in the early morning.

I owe everything to Mangos mom. She was shining light through all of this - you couldnt ask for a better friend and mentor to lead you through this process.

It does get easier. I know even forget sometimes that Fred has epilepsy :) I never thought this day would come. Dont get me wrong I still have those moments where im afraid he is about to seize but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Hugs and prayers are being sent to you.


sagechronicles said...

Wow--we had to hire someone to come do our basement fix-up.

That seizure monster sure can take hold--we had a furry one years ago with it. The sweetest dog ever! We were able to control the seizures, though, with medication.

HoundDogMom said...

Sending some hound drool for your buddy Rusty. We know you and your Momma will give them great advice. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Chester said...

Rusty sure is one handsome fella and I got my paws crossed that the evil seizure monster never visits him again. Big Brown (((HUGS))) to him and his family.

Poops that go up? An almost totally white out room where biggie sized indoor/outdoor dawgs live?? Stuff in your drawers??? OK, so mebbee that last one is believable but the rest I say are all blarney. No, Pea - NOT baloney, BLARNEY. It means hoggeh wash. Oh, never mind Pea, go chew on sumpthin' - just not Master's beautiful new creations.

Woofs and chewy slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

Marjie said...

Our love and good thoughts to your pal Rusty. The seizure monster has not been kind to you, and I hope it stays away from Rudy from now on.

What a wet room! Is Master planning on holding parties down there? Astonishing. Good thing you were there to supervise building that cabinet, or he might have forgotten drawers or something.

Big hugs to my current favorite mastiff!

Tessa the Maltese said...

I gots my Paws Crossed for Rusty!

Woo Hoo your Pops sure is HANDY! Do you think we could borrow him for like oh ah, just 3 days? Mom has a HUGHE HoneyDo list and no honey to do! BOL

woos, Tessa

Dory and the Mama said...

We are keeping Rusty in our thoughts for sure...We know all about the seizure monster from when he visited Bilbo, it sure can be scary for the whole family.

And WHOH...your estate sure is hoppin!! That new basement construction is pawesome!!

Dory, Jakey and Grumpy Butt Bilbo

Roo said...

That is a VERY NICE wet room you've got there Mango! Really like the upflushy gravity defying gadget :D Nice cabinet the master made! You can never have enough storage! At least that's what Mom says :)

Waggin at ya,

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

First, we wish Rusty well and hope his dawgtor gets him on a good treatment program. As we've mentioned, mama had a Dane-Lab mix with grand mal seizures who lived well controlled - not seizure free, but controlled - for many years on phenobarb without any bad side effects. He had to have regular blood tests and stuff, but this is a controllable, manageable disease, so don't dispair, Rusty's mom & dad.

Second, nice wet room! However, the tub is way too small for the RH's magnificent girth, so we infer it is primarily for human use. Is the Mango Master building out a master suite bedroom in the basement? So the RH can move into the vacated smaller master suite on the ground floor and have his own bedroom? In a pinch, a bathtub makes a nice water bowl, for those of us who can't reach the sink.

We're off to look at Luna's post. She sure has gorgeous, liquid beagle eyes :)

Jed & Abby

The Army of Four said...

That's mighty exciting, Mango. Our mom and dad are into all that kinda construction stuff.
We wish your friend Rusty all the best!
Play bows,

The Heartbeats said...

Mango dude! Why'd you have to post that pic of Rusty? He is way more studly than me!?! I guess I better get back in the gym...

Nevertheless, thoughts and pawsitive stuff to my fellow Boxer pal, Rusty...

Wiggles and Licks,