Saturday, December 10, 2011

My Big Day at the Physical Therapies!

I am going to tell you about what has to have been one of the biggest adventures of my entire mastiff life.

Momma took me to this place for physical therapies!

The Mango was unsure what to expect, but, hey, I am always up for funballs, right?

Well, when we got there, the very first thing that happened was this nice lady called Dr. Starr sat down and had a long chat with me all about my most favorite topic ever..... ME!

At first I thought maybe I was getting the mentals therapies, if you know what I mean, because for our interview she had me lay on a soft couch. But she only wanted to know about my sore bottom and digestions and whatnot.

Then she said, "OK, Mango, why don't you just wander around and get the feel of the place."

And so I explored with great vigor every nook and cranny in her offices.

Then, I discovered a room with a big purple box in it. "What is this?" says I.

Dr. Starr came over and said, "Mango, I will give you some noms if you put your large and totally adorable self inside that box. Yuh, I will for sure."

What would you do?

Given how starved I am due to my D-I-E-T, I went for those noms with reckless abandon and before I knew it I was like totally INSIDE the box!

Then I got out of the box.

We did that for a while. No problem.

Mango in the box. Mango out of the box.

Dr. Starr takes off for a while and when she comes back she has on short pants and nekked feet like it was suddenly summer or something. Wow! How weird is that?

Then she gets right in the box with me and I'm all like, "Hey! Dr. Starr! It is kind of crowded in here, don't you think?"

Now things got a bit confusing for the Mango at this point, because one minute I am just kind of hanging out and getting noms and putting the love on and the next thing I know I am underwater! Seriously!

And Dr. Starr is trying to make me play tennis ball as if I were some idiot labradoink or something.

Check this out.

So I kind of hung out there for a while. I figured, "why not?" There was a steady flow of cheerios and livers and other good stuff and the water felt kind of good.

I turned around a few times and momma is all "he is exercising just turning around!"

Not sure what she meant by that, but I will admit that moving my leggies in all that water was a bit of an effort.

Then the water just disappeared into thin air and helper lady says, "Time for your rub down."

Oh yeah, I am so there.

But my adventure was not over yet.

That Dr. Starr lady told me that now that I was all warmed up I should show her my exercises.

She made me get on a little stool just like momma does only Dr. Starr told me I was cheating and not putting my weight on my large yet curiously fragile bottom. So she picked up one of my front leggies and it did make me feel a bit tipsy, but I persevered.

Oh ladies! Are you not feeling breathless from the sight of my large and already looking more muscular southern regions?

To top it all off, I got a nice massage. This is the life. I didn't want to ever leave!

I made a movie of my encounter with the big purple box. You can watch it below or here.

Momma said that I have to wait a whole week before I go back again. I will be counting the days.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. From Momma
I was so happy to see how calmly Mango got into the box and how he was totally relaxed even when it filled with water. Dr. Starr and I are both anxious to find out if the treadmill will accommodate his stride. Next week we will try turning it on and hope for the best. A very positive experience for both of us.


The Army of Four said...

Wow! Way to go, Mango! You handled that like a pro!!! Tell me again about the Cheerios and liver?!?

Anonymous said...

Mango I know that place! Mommy was gonna try bringing me someone to play in water and get exercises and we looking into going there after my funtimes with the seal lady that PeeWee went too! Maybe I should try it out and tell em Mango sent me!

Licks & Puppy Kisses,
Kylie & Jimmy

PeeS: Be sure to stop on by our blog to play along with Kylie's 25 Day's of Christmas!!

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

*clunk* (That was Abby swooning from the sight of your already more muscular looking hindquarters...) Dude! A massage, and treats, and tennis balls in a box? And water? You are TOTALLY LIVING THE LIFE!!! And I bet now your Mom has lots of things to add to her diary that she keeps of your every movement!

BTW, we can't imagine you needing to see a doctor for your mentals! Mom and Dad see a doctor for their mentals - mostly because Dad is crazy, and Mom is, well, you know... But we think you are WAY more well-adjusted than either Mom or Dad! :-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

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

The excitement sounds almost too much to bear, Mango!


Sue said...

If water is involved, we'd love it. Watch out, we think the floor might start moving under you. We're all having some problems in the leg and back areas, so your adventures are very interesting to our Mom.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Keisha said...

Congrajumashuns on being so good at the doctor place. :) U are a very good dog and I happy u healthy. :)

Anonymous said...

Just a few more sips of water and you could be playing in the shallow end again!! :) I wish we had an underwater treadmill closer to where we live--I would so have Riley on it! The closest one is about 45 minutes away. I guess that's not too terribly far away...hmmmm.

Way to be a good Mango Man! Dr. Starr is kinda good looking--did you fall in love with her for reasons other than she gave you the noms???

Elyse and Riley

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Uncle Mango. Mum just went all misty eyed watching you in the water and doing all that good stuff. She keeps saying, oh Mango, what a brave boy. Oh Mango, you are fabulous. Oh Mango, blah, blah, blah. If she thinks its so darn good, how come we aren't going? Hmmmm?

Anyhoo, looked like you had heaps fun. What a nice lady too. Treats, balls, water. Cool. Rory says he hopes the water was warm for your nards. By the way, he is very envious of them, poor little buggar.

P.S. Thanks Mango Momma. You made mum feel nice and guilty about our exercise. I went on a fab walk yesterday and I was allowed off lead for about 5 km. Yeeha. It was grreat. Rory got a 200 metre walk to our sissy's place. He was knackered by the time we got home.

See ya Uncle Water Mango. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Anonymous said...

Dang Mango, a massage, tennis ball, water funs I is fury happy for you BIG GUY but how come everypup gets to open their pressies before Christmas???

Your southern region does look quite muscular too!

woos, Tessa

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wow, that was awesome. What a great contraption that box is! We hope you get to do it again soon. You are so lucky to have your Momma - look at how hard she is trying to fix you. We think you did wonderful.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Bouncing Bertie said...

Mango I think you did so well not to be freaked by that purple box. Yes I know, the treats helped, but I know I even I would be scared if I was in an enclosed space that started to fill with water. And I'm not easily scared!
Hope it all is doing some good. We look forward to the next installment.
Toodle pip!

K9 Katastrophie said...

Hi Mango Man, Can I go swimming with you?


Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Mango Dude ! I think you have found a doggie say spa ! Did they do your nails too? Hopefully all those exercises will help your rear end get stronger

rottrover said...

SPA DAY!! Dude, isn't that PT stuff the bomb?? Treats, laser, treats, massage, treats, treats. I never got to go into that box thingy. Gizmo was going to for his sore ACL but then he got sick. Now I want to go back to that place and see my *sigh* Mia. She's the one who gives me laser and treats. MOM!!! Make me a MIA appointment! Mango's gonna be more buff than me!!


PeeeeeS: All is can say is "aaahhhhhhhhh, what a photo... -Ruby

Bolo said...

Well Mango, I'm glad I watched the movie because I was sure when you said that box filled with water that maybe you had peed or something. Looks like fun. Except for the water bit.


Gus said...

totally like a spa day and exercise all in one! Wonderful appearance by the Mango and Dr. Starr.

Gussie n Teka

Maggie Mae said...

Way to go Mango!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Ms. ~K said...

This is awesome and I have a good feeling that this is the a turning point in your rehabilitation...I'm so proud of you Mango! :)
xoxo to you and Dexter!

SissySees said...

You lost Sissy on the water part... She says we'll stick to walkies, but Gretchen is curious about doggy spa days...

achieve1dream said...

Very cool!! That place looks awesome! I'm glad you had fun Mango. It's always nice when something mandatory like physical therapy is fun. Keep us updated next week please.

Also Mango Momma, regarding you comment on my post today on Chrome's blog, um yeah I was definitely freaking out. I was screaming at my husband for help, but as soon as he got over there to help I started talking quietly to Chrome to coax him forward. I may be a wimp and a worry wart, but in a moment of crises I tend to respond pretty rationally, at least most of the time lol. I'm so glad he's okay. I was terrified he was going to fall or get hurt.

Marjie said...

Hooray for wonderful Mango exercise! It's really hard to put a giant dog through any kind of exercising things. So glad you enjoyed the big purple spa. Did Momma have to pay extra for the spa experience? It was worth it!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Like DUH -


Did woo think it was my box?

MFT ;-)

Declan said...

Wow Mango that is cool. Even I have to admit you have a great a*se... but not in that kind of a way, errr..... Deccy x

Maggie and Mitch said...

That purple box sure looks like fun and treats too! You can't go wrong, Mango!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

That looks like so much fun! I wanna go to therapy with yaz Mango! Maybe they have a red box for me? ;) Good job pal! :D

Waggin at ya,

Priscilla said...

You really know what to do and how to do at that therapy place. I've to say that you're a PRO.

Mika sure loves that thing in the water as he at least can put his legs down.

Way to go, Mango Man!!!



Nice work pal.
Looks like you found your thing.

Frankie Furter said...

Mango... You SLY DEVIL you... You got to go to a SPA!!!

tula said...

Way to go Mango! all that weird box training paid off! Hope this helps woo!


Sarge said...

Hey Mango!
Wow, what a fabo box that is! Water sports are the bestest. Looks like you used your drool to help fill the box up faster! BOL BOL BOL. I think this is a great thing for you and you'll feel better fur sure. Gotta love a massage!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Anonymous said...

Wow what an adventure Mango. I hope the treadmill works for you and helps out with your hurtie bottom.

Heather and Pumpkin said...

That looks like a fun day but personally I would skip right to the massage.


Stacey said...

Aw, good boy Mango!!

I hope everything is getting sorted now and he feels much better! x

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...

Mango I'm very impressed with your spa day. You are so brave to try out the purple box and stayed in there are it filled up with water.

Looks like the massage felt pretty good. I will have to remind Mom we haven't had any massages in a very long time.

What kind of exercises are you doing? I'm thinking maybe Mom could try them with my baby sister.


houndstooth said...

Mango, what a totally cool experience! I can see why you loved it and are counting the days until you can go back. I'm sure your muscles will be ripped again in no time!


Cinnamon said...

Oh Mango, that box looks like fun! I would love to give it a try myself if I had a chance :-)

Keith Andrea said...

Hi Mango.,I would like to congratulate you for behaving in the doctor's place.,

Dog Fence
It's all about Bichon Frise

HoundDogMom said...

Talk about receiving the special treatment. That looks like so much cool things they are having you do. We thought Chiropractor care for Cleo was pretty neat but this looks really cool. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

The Thuglets said...

Way to go Mango! You really show us what a man can do!

The boys say...Your Dr Starr looks a bit of all right!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

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

Now that's thinkin' outta the box Mango...I suggest you bring a relentlessly hooge snorkle...

Now I've been sitting in this pony cart for like 12 hours and you haven't moved....MUSH!!!!!!

As for that card you sent Lacie still can BLUSH!!!!

xxoo BEAST

Au and Target said...

Wow you are just so far ahead of us in Malaysia; it's like reading Jules Verne.

Mango man, you're looking great! Keep up the swimming and the treadmilling.

KB said...

Very cool, Mango! K did the same underwater thingy. She tends to be scared of lots of things but not that! It sounds like you have a pawsome PT.

Oh, and the butt!

2 Doodles and a Dane said...

Oh man, your so brave! That looks a very big scary box and you did so well! I bet you can't wait for next week....I bet all the treats are delish! ;)


The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

if that was me i would have totally freaked out and cried like the big baby i am. it would have traumatized me. love guinness

Just Ramblin' said...

Looks like it went well. : ) I think that Dr. has the coolest job ever.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Mango, what a great post! Love the indoor pool. I bet pee-wee was so jealous when you told him all about it!

Leeloo the Fat Kitty said...

If I were put in a tub of water with magic moving floor I would just SCREAM continuously & go mental. Then I wouldn't have to go in. You should try that, Big Doggie!

Love, Leeloo the Fat Kitty

Moose Dog said...

Wow you are brave! I wonder if the box is some kinda time machine that took you back in time to summer? Glad it went well big guy!

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Hello Mango,

Sorry I haven't been around to visit but I just saw this post about you and I'm glad you are getting therapy and hope it helps you. I have a feeling that soon I will be doing the same thing you are as I'm starting to slow down quite a bit. You know I just turned 10 earlier this month which is quite old for us large doggies. I hope to visit you soon.

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane