Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mango Time Saturday

Not every day is jam packed with action and biting PeeWee and whatnot. Some days, it is just nice to spend time with momma.

Take today. It is a lovely fall day here in Master Chew Sits and momma and I set off for a peaceful stroll in the woods behind our estate.

Momma says an actual train used to drive by through the woods every day, but now it is just a path. I'm not a fan of the start of the trail where there are lots of owie stones.

And we have to cross over the turnpike.

I used to be scared to cross over the turnpike, but not anymore. How about that?

And here is my reward. A peaceful, magical trail full of wonderful sights and smells. Let's go!

Of course, it being the woods and all, there were some branches down from our recent snow storm. I thought this one would be the end for us since momma left her machete at home, but we managed to get underneath and continue.

Always keen to practice my skills, I took an opportunity to work on "stick your front feet in a tire."

One does wonder why the humans go to the trouble to tote such items into our little forest, but what are you going to do?

After an arduous half hour, I was back at the estate and ready for a nice sun bake whilst momma walked the Pea.

Look at him all wanting to do MY trick. Such foolishness. Not to mention that momma left the bag of hot dogs home with me so his performance was unrewarded (oh, I am sure there were lots of "good dog" exclamations but what kind of fool works for praise).

Momma deposited PeeWee indoors and I was away to help her with the ROTE.

First stop was our foster house project where I was greeted and admired by the tool time guys. See how my head is all droopy? That's because this particular tool time guy used to have not one, but TWO mastiffs and now he has a great dane and to be honest he knew just how to rub my big old head to put me into kind of a trance.

We made a bunch of other stops, but honestly, I was kind of dozing throughout.

Crafty dude that I am, though, I recognized our final stop as the doggie store which could only mean one thing.... CAR COOKIE! That's what I'm talkin about.

So, see? Nice morning with Momma. Good times, right?

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. For all you snow dogs out there, here is the end of our snow from last weekend. The Mango wants nothing to do with it, thank you very much.


Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

walkies, head scratchin from a mastiff zen master and a car cookie - man oh man - you have it made this weekend!

Oskar said...

Wow, it looks like an super great day. I really admire your tire standing skills.

Nubbin wiggles,

Sue said...

That's a nice looking cookie! We didn't get any snow and we would have loved it. Next time we hope it comes our way.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Frankie Furter said...

WHAT??? Your momma did not take her machete along??? WHAT WAS SHE THINKIN?

How can she expect to Protect YOU without the pawper tools??? SHEEESH

Pee on that Last bit of Snow..I say.. PEE on it!!!

Jasmine said...

What a nice, quality-time Saturday. That's just what the weekends are for. And I'm sure you had to go brag to Pea about your entrancing head rub and nommie car cookie!

Puppy Love,

The Army of Four said...

That looked like a really cool walkie and I was going to say something really important and then I saw your COOKIE and I forgot everything. I mean EVERYthing. Woo.

Maggie and Mitch said...

A candy corn cookie! Your momma always seems to find you the biggest cookies, Mango!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Wow Mango so glad to see you out and about! That car cookie was as big as me! Or I'm as big as the cookie? Oh well, looks like you enjoyed it!

You have a lovely forest and that tire looked fun!

woos, Tessa

Berts Blog said...

Wowser Mango dude.....

What a wonderful morning you both had. The place you walked looked so nice and peaceful.

We got our first snow this morning and either I am getting older or something but I was not as excited about it as I was last year.

So,that was the best lookin cookie I have ever seen. I gotta make My Vickie check this out.

take care

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

As Reilly so acutely observed, there is nothing like spending quality time with Mango Momma AND a guy who really knows how to deliver quality mastiff head rubs. And a cookie! Your 'routine' walk looked a bit more like an obstacle course, with the path-blocking tree and the cast-off tires to dodge. Good exercise. And you got all of the hot dog treats. All in all, a most satisfactory day.

Jed & Abby

Life in the Philippines said...

Very delighted to know that the snow is ebbing away. Mom says we are gonna send you guys somethin, and you will send us back. WE ARE SO EXCITED:)

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

Marjie said...

I notice Pee Wee is hanging around close to the snow. He needs to just wait a while, because there will be more of it coming, sadly.

You had a really nice walkie, but, really? Momma set off without her machete? And she didn't even have a hatchet? What was she thinking? It's lucky you didn't run into a more dire situation!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog hay i cannot help but notiss that yore brother peewee the littel dog fits entirely into the tire wile yore relentlessly hyoodjness can barely git wun paw into it!!! witch just goze to show that ummmmm yoo ar bigger then peewee!!! ha ha ok bye

Gus said...

We love the ROTE, and totally agree about there being no free tricks. Our trainer thinks that is supposed to be no free lunch, but what does she know?


FiveSibesMom said...

What a great day with Momma and full of adventure! Mango, no snow? :-( You can send it over here! Hey, we're doing a tribute to Epi-dogs this month and my Gibson and I would love for you to join in our slideshow video. Can your momma send me a pic of you and your state and how long you've been an Epi-dog? Come join us in helping to spread awareness for Canine Epilepsy. Thanks, Mango! (Oh, our dogmail is FiveSibes(at)gmail(dot)com if she wants to. If not, we're still thinking of you!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Its all about you today Mango...what a fine day
Benny & Lily

KB said...

I wonder the same thing about people toting heavy stuff into the woods to throw it there.

Aside from that crazy thing, it sounds like you had a great day with mom!

Niamh said...

Nice not to have to share your momma with the little labradork, Mango! Those woods look like a great place for a walk. Of course the best is the car cookie! I wish we had that tradition.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Maggie Mae said...

Mom wants to know if dat tool time guy can teach her how to do dat on my head to make me all droopy!
Happy Mango Day my furiend!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

So, did woo spot any of those elusive Pawsylvania Huzzies in those woods?

PeeEssWoo: My walkie was done in the twilight to dark - my DOH had the puplite around her nekhk!

Cinnamon said...

Hi Mango - I am glad to hear that you had a nice morning. Walking on that magical trail sounds fun as well as realaxing.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Uncle Mango. As if your Momma needed a machete with you there. You can just bulldoze your way through with that relentlessly huge body of yours and drag your Momma along behind.

I suppose some peeps just thought the Tyre fairy would come and take that tyre away!

You met a handman/big doggie head scratchie fella? Double bonus.

We are glad you had such a good day big Uncle Mango dude. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Anonymous said...

What a lovely way to spend your morning. I like the look of that car cookie... very Dahl-esque.

H and the fabulous one.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! What an adventure, and that cookie looks delicious!

I agree with Stella and Rory.. surely you could have just plowed through it Mango man..


Declan said...

Boy oh Boy do you have one hectic life! ;-) Deccy x

Sarge said...

Hey Mango!
Wow, what a pawesome walkie! That was practically a jungle...good thing she had you along for protection. That candy corn cookie looks delish!!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

HoundDogMom said...

That looks like an awesome day with Momma. We were going to ask about the tire in the woods, but we no their our stupid humans that don't appreciate nature like we do. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Just Ramblin' said...

Sounds like a great day with Momma. Love those. : )

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Looks to me tht you had the purrrfect day to be outside and do lots of fun things. I am sorry that the stones were hurting your cute little paws.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

That's a HOOOGE car cookie!!! Sounds like a lovely day!

Lucille, the Great Dane from Italy said...

Oh Mango,
what a wonderful trip ... and that cookie... big one... must have tasted really good!
I know what you mean, you can recognize when people know how to cuddle us...!!!
Snow already... makes me freeze just the idea of it...
Ciao Lucille

2 Doodles and a Dane said...

We just found your blog, and we love it, its very fun and interesting to read :)
I think the stone owies and to cross the scary round was worth the awesome walkies in the woods. We were very impressed by your tyre balancing skills.
Can't wait to read more..

Dante, Daisy-boo and Sampson

1000 Goldens said...

Hooray for Mommy & Me time, and proper greeting by the Tool Time Crew :)

The Boston Lady said...

Mango, it looks like you had a perfect day with your Momma! Ann TBL

Cyber-sibes said...

We certainly would love to take that snow off yur paws! It completely missed us on the coast.... not one darn flake! Just doesn't seem right that not far north of here got 12" - 30"!!!

jack & moo

ForPetsSake said...

What an extraordinary day! Adventure, daredevil tricks, a lovely massage and gourmet goodies - what else is needed in life?

monica said...

Finally a good and well deserved Mango Day !! Ipad for your momma, off course !! Never leave home without !

Tucker said...

Working for praise... that's crazy.

Sometimes our heads just get to heavy for us to hold us when getting those nice scratchies, I understand.

woof - Tucker

Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow, Mango - it's really cool to see pictures of you out on a *real* adventure!! :-) Loved the pictures of your walk - so nice to see you out & about - and also very pleased to hear that you have overcome your fear of crossing the turnpike - well done you!

Honey the Great Dane

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

Um. Your snow is sort of pathetic. But if you like it that way, I guess it's okay. Apparently we're into winter. Our snow was starting to melt, and then a quick storm came in this afternoon and dropped 3 inches in about 2 hours. But if you like that little clump of snow... However, you two like standing in tires, so, go figure! ;-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

ArtemisiaFSS said...

I am with you on snow Mango Man, I mean it's wet and everything why would you want to step in it.

That trail looks pawsome. I would love to walk there, but agree the turnpike thingy is kinda scary. ~Fenris

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...

I think you and your momma had a great day. I agree owie rocks are no fun. I prefer to avoid them too. Crossing above the highway you are very brave.

Nice tire skills. Wow, way to go Pee you did it without food, great job.

Yum, your cookie looks delicious.