Monday, December 26, 2011

A Lab Obsessed

Ever wonder what it is with labradoinks and tennis balls?

Sure, I can appreciate the thrill of the occasional retrieve, but I don't go mental fits vibrating bug eyed doofus head like some dogs.

Fool! He tries to get through the door before it is even open and it is all scratched up from his surprisingly sharp labraclaws.

So now momma is all like, "from now on the door only opens if you two are clear of it."

No problem for me. I am a very obedient doggie.

Sadly, others among us seem to totally lose it.

You know what he is staring at? The doorknob. Totally. Like he can make it turn all on its own.

Sheesh. Way to kill a good time, midget.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. My Auntie was declared "out of the woods" yesterday which made my momma very happy, but kind of confused me to be sure. I thought she was in the hospital, not the woods. Whatever. Momma says she is still in the intensives caring unit, but my Uncle says that today or tomorrow they will take out the breathing tube and move her to a normal room. I just know all your good thoughts are helping.


Carrie and Waffle said...

totally get you dude. go-go is my kryptonite, jedi mind tricks are sometimes required to move BFF into action and out for a good sniff of the neighborhood

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

I have heard of these tennis ball obsessed pooches....I wonder if there any treatment for it apart from throwing it over a cliff and watching labradork fly after it. But that would be mean and it he wasn't occupied with the tennis ball he could be bugging you to play bug dude!

The Thuglets said...

Mango perhaps you could use a paw to bring him back from the door? lol
We are so pleased to read your Aunty Wendy is out of the woods and hopefully on the road to recovery! Sending lots of pawsative thoughts to help her.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Sarge said...

Hey Mango!
Wow, kids, shesh. I'm sure the holiday excitement just got to him. You were being very good. Glad to here your Aunt is better now.
Hey Dex: ThrowtheballThrowtheballThrowtheballThrowtheballThrowtheballThrowtheball. Teeheehee
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Amber DaWeenie said...

Dex...can you maybe make a hole in da door big enough for you and da tennis ball...just a thought! Start chewin!

Glad to hear da good news bout your Auntie. Butt we all keep our paws crossed anyway until her is home again.

Gus said...

good news about your Aunt, now your Mama can spend more time with you and the LabraDork. What are holly daze for?


houndstooth said...

I had NO idea that living with a Labrador was so stressful! I thought living with two cracker dog Shepherds was a trial, but you just may have me beat. I hope you did finally get out that door!

I'm so glad your auntie is headed back to civilization and getting out of those woods!


Frankie Furter said...

Soooooo very much glad that your auntie is no longer lost in the woods.
She must have followed our good thoughts and Vibes to find her way to safety.

I think PeeWee needs his mentals checked.. Pawhaps some LAB TESTS are needed to see WHAT might be Wrong with him.

The Army of Four said...

We will continue our prayers for your auntie!
The LabraDave gets like that with balls, too. I don't get the whole thing. Especially "fetching". Sheesh. If mom WANTS the ball, she shouldn't throw it across the yard - that's what I don't get! So yeah, she can go get it herself.
Play bows,

Moose Dog said...

Frankly I never got the whole tennis ball thing either. Momma tells me to keep quiet and go along with it or they will revoke my Labradog membership card. So every now and then I will run after the squeaky tennis ball but I certainly don't bring it back!
Glad your aunt has m axe her way out of the woods. Seems a little risky that she would go hiking whilst sick but we did have paws crossed.
P.s. we loved your ornaments but sorry your tree could not withstand any more weight. Did you pups have anything to do with it? Maybe you can take it for water therapy since that helped your lower quarters...

rottrover said...

Retrieve?? BOL!!!

-Bart and Ruby

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh the things poor RH must endure!

Maybe woo should try to rehome him - Nordude might want a pal - it would surely liven up NorDude kham!

PeeEssWoo: Great news on SD Auntie!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Mabel is part labradork and has the whole mental fits over tennis balls! OY!

Glad the Mango auntie is better and hopefully on the mend!

The Life of Riley said...

That is good news about your Auntie.

Enzo is like a labrador only he's a golden retriever and for some reason he keeps retrieving the silly tennis ball and getting all excited when our humans throw it away from him. Whereas I'm with Mango - no point in fetching the thing if there is no food involved.


Two French Bulldogs said...

nutty....a lot of Pee Wee s love those tennis balls
Benny & Lily

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Uncle Mango, Firstly, its mum fault we haven't caught up with anyone's news. We are glad your Aunty is 'out of the woods'. Our sissy has just finished working in intensive care and we didn't know she had to work outside. Either way, your Aunty is sure to be getting the best of care in there.

Secondly thanks for letting us know about K. We went to visit straight away.

Thirdly we have now realised there must be something wrong with Tyler cause he just won't chase tennis balls. He's a lab. What's with that? Maybe you better post a video so we can show him what he's meant to do.

Take care Uncle Mango and Dexter. Hope the New Year brings good health to your family. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Dory and the Mama said...

I am thinking it may be a "little brother" problem Mango....Jakey is JUST LIKE Dexter, thank goodness we have a slidey glass it always "looks" like Jakey is being good before we go outside to play fetch!!


Sam said...

We find that if we give Sam the tennis ball before we try to open the door it works a little better - keep in mind the word "little"...


Anonymous said...

It must be somethin that Labras is born with, like Tennis Ball Brain. Who knows.

I sure hope you finally got you Nom BIG Guy.

woos, Tessa

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

Oh glad your Auntie is out of the woods...I know my presence as a nursing student right in her very room has helped immeasurably. Now let me reassure you the breathing tube does not hurt when discontinued...not that I've ever done it, but Mumsie has a bunch and she said it just slides problemo....

As for Peewee and that tennis ball, we have one of those obsessed creatures here...I've never chased a ball and I don't plan on a new pair of stilletos? That's worth the chase.

Thank dog you took the gag order off your blog. My gasket exploded.

XXOO Beast

Leslie said...

Happy to hear your auntie is doing better. I'm just getting caught up after the holidays and didn't know she was in ICU. We will hold her in our thoughts until we hear she's home safe and sound.

Oh, and try and go easy on the Labradork, Mango Man, they son't grow up as fast as you do. That aitting and waiting is hard work. ;)

Berts Blog said...

Whew, now you can breath easier cause your auntie wendy is doing better.

I am so glad. Now for the crazy lab thing.

Sorry dude, that is just how they are. There is now explanation for thier way of just is what it is.

Keith Andrea said...

.,oh nice blog..keep it up

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ocmist said...

We are so glad to hear that your Auntie is doing better either in the woods or not! We just dropped over to say we hope you had a wonderful Christmas and we wish you a very happy New Year! The Country Corgi Crew

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our paws continue to be crossed for your Auntie, guys. We want her home as soon as possible.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Loved the Mango and Pee Wee Ornaments in the last post! How creative!

Heather and Pumpkin said...

I'm with you Mango. No fetch without foodables! Glad to hear your auntie is doing better.



I sniffered my momma real hard after her visit. Mango juice all over her and I had to stay in the carballs. sigh.
Dude tennis balls are so over rated. My momma's got me a soccer ball.... not that's super funballs.

glad auntie is out of the woods but I'll go in to get her if you need me too.

Hound Girl said...

Nancy I was so sorry to hear about your sister, im glad she is on the road to getting better though.

Really what is it with labs. atleast Dex doesnt get tired out as fast as haylie does lol.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Dexter, you need to meet my sister Sophie! She is totally TB obsessed too!


Kitty+Coco said...

Coco here. Yeah, my Boston T. sister goes cracker-crazy-insane bug eyes over any kind of ball. In fact, the words "Red Ball" are forbidden to be mentioned. I just don't get it. My pugbutt only moves for food (and don't even bother with nasty, dry milk bones either). Mango, enough small talk. We need to see nards for our Christmas treat.

Sure do hope your Aunt gets better.


Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We're just getting our first chance to catch up on Blogville for the past 10 days or so; as usual, so much happens so fast! We're so glad your auntie is getting better; we hope she is able to get out of the hospital entirely and go home soon. And we're on our way to check out K's news; what a shock!

Dex, here's a Dane hint for shifting that door; chew on the door knob until it's square and you can then use your teeth to turn it. Mama had a female Dane who did that to almost every door knob in the house; worked a treat for her - not so much for mama.

Jed & Abby

Bocci said...

Our paws are crossed for your Aunt!

And yes, tennis blls are a labs best friend for sure!

Happy New Year to ya!

1000 Goldens said...

Mango, you are soooo funny :) We hope you finally got your nommies! We are sorry to hear about your Aunt and sure hope she continues to improve.

Chester said...

I just read over the last few of your posts and now am throwin' some mental fits of my very own - not over the tennis balls (I do not carry that gene, but I do carry the football gene in my pool), but over the fact that Nordude gave you a surprise visit. How coolio!!

If'n you wonder where I'm at, I'm gonna go stare at my doorknob in hopes that my mentals will stimulate Nordude and maybe even your Hugeness into showin' up on my doorstep!

Woofs and befittin' slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

PEE.ESS. - I paid a visit to your friend Maggie in hopes that my Big Brownness will lift hers and her PU's spirits.

Chester said...

OH! Double PEE.ESS. - I'm glad that your aunt is feelin' a wee bit better and I hope she gets well enough to go home ASAPEE.

Chester said...

OH! Double PEE.ESS. - I'm glad that your aunt is feelin' a wee bit better and I hope she gets well enough to go home ASAPEE.

Chester said...

WTH??? This double stuff kept happenin' to me over at Nordude's place too. Grrrr.....

Raymond and Busby said...

Mango, apparently Dexter is getting more and more cracker dog with each passing day. We had hoped he would grow out of it.

Au and Target said...

MOL, this proves what we already knew: tennis balls take over your brain! Good to hear your Auntie is feeling better. Purring for you all.

Lexi and Jasper the Danes said...

Hmmm Tennis balls....nope, can't really see what all the fuss is about :S

Licks and lots of slobber,
Lexi and Jasper the Danes