Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Norwood's Dog Days of Summer - Day 21 (and more excuses)

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Day 21 - In the Car

The Mango does NOT use a ramp to get into his mastiff mobile, thank you very much. However, it is kind of a high step for my large and not always leaping and bouncing self.

Momma? Hello? Can you please come around and lift my bottom up?

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. You want even MORE excuses from the lazy human about not helping me read and comment on blogs? How about "Oh Mango! All the fruit was just harvested and it has to be canned and jammed and made into pies." As if! Made into pies that the Mango is not allowed to eat. All I get is a little wedge of peach now and then.

And nobody has even started on the nectarines yet. Oh help!


Bouncing Bertie said...

Mango, I have to tell you that Gail is doing some RH-style salivating at all those preserves and pies.
As for the car thing, I guess you are fortunate that the Mastiff Mobile is a slightly larger vehicle that the Bertie Mobile (i.e. the Mini).
Toodle pip!

Sam said...

I'd love to help! I wish I was closer!

Back in our Great Dane days I had a truck with a camper shell - the Danes used to leap up in the back and every single time would knock their heads on the shell. I wish they would have let me help them up!


Sewmouse said...

The 2 legs slave says "Om nom nom nom nom..."

Your 2-legs are lucky to have large yard for big doggies and fruity trees.

The Cat.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Well, if we were you, Mango, we would not worry about the commenting and stick very close to the canner - you KNOW she has to drop a bit of that fruit now and then.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Hound Girl said...

I am impressed with all the canning looks delish to me, I know its alot of work!!

I am totally impressed there is no ramp used, way to go Mango!!

Casey said...

I'm with the OPs -- stick close to the canning action and pick up the drops!

bbes tribe said...

Mango, Good you let them help you up in the Mango Mobile - ooops the mastiff mobile. Sasha is ticklish and squirrellly if someone tries to help... so she has learned to use the ramp. All the fruit looks tasteee. If you hang out near enough you may get some that drop.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD MANGO.... your moms Jammies and Fruits and that PIE look soooooooo DROOLING GOOD.
My mom is watching the grapes like a Squirrel on Steroids.. she wants to make Grape Juice... GALLONS and GALLONS of it. SOOOOOO easy and Delicious.
I guess we will just have to be Patient with the moms... fur a while.

euthymic said...

You look elegant climbing into the car. Your ma is cool...it must be great if you get to lick the leftover jam and have pies now and then:)

The Army of Four said...

Siberian Huskies don't drool. Our mom, however, seems to be getting our keyboard wet looking at these pix!!!
Play bows,

Two French Bulldogs said...

At least the mom has proof she has been busy. No ramp! You da man
Benny & Lily

rottrover said...

Mango, my mom has to lift my back end into the rott-mobile, too. I could jump in, but I like to hear her moan. We agree with the Woo's, though. Stay close to that fruit. They always drop something...


Anonymous said...

Of course you don't need a ramp to get up in the Mastiffmobile! We've been enjoying salivating all over the computer looking at Mango Momma's pictures of all the fruit on FB!

Elyse and Riley

Sue said...

Fudge says he'll come with signs and picket the house with you.
Morgan, Sebastian and the Porties

Ruby said...

OMD! Ma is droolin' all over the keyboard!!! Gross! She talks about MY drools??!! Oh, that does look yummers!! Oh, I have a ramp, too! I don't use it either, but it's nice to know it's there if I want it.



Kitty+Coco said...

Lawdy, your mom must have the strength of a crane. Not that your nethers are unattractive mind you. We all know how my sis and I feel about your nards.
Plums...oh man. Those looks tasty. Happy canning!


Mitch and Molly said...

All of that yummy fruit is making us drool! It must smell wonderful in your kitchen, Mango!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Uncle Mango, your mastiff mobile looks so nice and roomy. We just squish together in the back of mums car and then all she does is complain about the smell, hair and slobber. Geez some people are hard to please. Also be thankful your Momma makes all those yummy things. Our mum is cooking impaired hence the smell of burnt fish from last night! Take care big dude and we hope you get a BIG piece of pie. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

scotsmad said...

Surely you'll get a piece of crust!!!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I so hope Beastie is taking notes -

After all, she's got to be domestikhated if woo are finally going to do 'The Deed' with her -

The imagine of The DOH and Da Buttsie leaping fur the khounters -

Just sayin'


houndstooth said...

All is forgiven if you send some of that pie over here!


Jeanne Pursell said...

Mango! Looks like you are doing a great job hauling your body into that vehicle! That pie looks amazing! We can send you our address!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

Mango we do think your Momma is right on this occasion to keep you away from all that fruit. You would probably frighten yourself tooting......

Now we would very much have liked to played Dog Days of Summer. We also appear to have a lazy human in our household who hasn't helped us with this fun challenge. Grrrr. However, I feel Taffy is going to pull all the stops out for Day 25.

Miss Molly.

Reuben said...

Mango, I too enjoys the occasional rear-lift into the car. It is because we is important, NOT because we no can does the jump.

Probably this ghastly subject already has been broached, but I really hope your mama no has said anything about making mango pies. Ahhhhhhh!


Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Mom says she will be right over - SHE LOVES fruit and fresh from the tree is sooooo good!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Mango - I'm so sorry but I'm finally catching up AGAIN!!!! I can't believe it - looks like things have been really busy over at your estate. But most of all...WAS THAT A PICTURE OF YOUR MOMMA IN A DRESS???!!!! Me & Hsin-Yi were sure we were seeing things! :-) Looked like a wonderful wedding party - such lovely smiles. Shame you & Dexter had to miss it!

Honey the Great Dane

chicamom85 said...

Mango, that fruit does look pretty tasty. You don't get any pie??? What the hell is going on around there. Are they at least in a spot where you could"accidently" knock them on the floor?? Good luck and be patient, the fruit has to run out eventually right?

Loveys Sasha

p.s Mango, your Momma needs to check out Amber the Weenies blog post. It disproves her lettuce is not food theory, I am afraid to say. I hope she gets a chance to watch the video

Au and Target said...

What you need is a cat to knock all that stuff to the ground. Then you can all feast and mummy can get round the blogosphere! We volunteer. In return for a slice of the goods.

Anonymous said...

Oh yum! I would luv to help your Mom in the kitchen ;) Glad you get at least a slice of the delish fruits Mango :) Way to squeeze your massive self into the MangoMobile! ;)

Waggin at ya,

Shawn said...

Oh my Dogness, those canning jars look yummy!! Can we come to your house and " borrow" a couple of the jars?

Have a great weekend,

Marjie said...

Momma is really ambitious! Those are some great looking preserves and pies!

garthriley said...

We understand - my mom has lots of excuses these days too. Mom is VERY impressed by the Mango Momma's fruit harvest and canning and pie-making and all that stuff. As for not getting any, just try to snatch some off the counter when they are not looking. Your head is probably already counter height, right?

your pal,

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...

Awww poor Mango the Momma just left you hangin half in and half out of the Mastif mobile.

I know how you feel. My hind end is getting weak and it's becoming more difficult for me to get in and out of the EmmaMobile especially after a long walk and sometimes my bottom needs boost.


CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

All those cherries look amazing!