Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sad News, Bad News / Good News, & Poker

Sad News.

I join all my DWB friends in saying goodbye to Girl Girl

She was a very adventurous and brave Hamster who usually fooled me with her hide and seek on Friday. Here is a photo of us when we went sight seeing in NYC (she liked to ride on my big and comfy head).
Bad news / good news.

My friend, Payton was hit by a car and had to be rushed to the doggie ICU. She is home now and her mom and dad and two sisters are helping her to recover, but she could use some doggie zen.


My pals, Scruffy and BabyStan have invited me to join them at their week long poker game.

Photo by Asta

Its a pretty rough crowd, but I've been told I have a good poker face meaning that I don't give anything away. I'm not so sure about that, I think my face is quite expressive. For example, here is my sad face...

And here is my happy face...Oh yeah, here is my, come hither gals face...So wish me luck.

Oh yeah, about that whole nail trimming "incident." Listen, Momma was having what she calls a "really bad day" which means she sends off all these weird vibes that totally freak me out! So when she started messing with my delicate footies with those sharp nail clippers, I suggested that she might want to rethink that particular activity given her state of mind. And really, I just bruised her when my large and rock-like jaw bumped her hand.

So, we are all smoochie face friends again (this is my I love Momma even though sometimes she is a fruit loop face).

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. I fixed the banner by replacing stupid pee-wee with a picture of my walrus imitation face.


Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

We are glad you an mom are all good. We are saddened by GG leaving, but Scooter summed it up nicely in his comment over at Lacie's a while ago.(Sometimes, he has glimmers of,dare I say, intelligence)
It is quite a party. Uh-don't forget you kinda poked fun at Lacie's backside and as they say, paybacks are a bit---oops. And we all know Lacie can be, well, a bi---. girl dog-oh wait she is! Scooter has donned his shades and says bring it on....

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

I bet I khould put the happy face bakhk on your handsome mug!!!

It was sad about Girl Girl -

Paws khrossed fur your Payton - I'll go spread some fluff in a bit!

I hope woo enjoy your 'boys' night out -

I am glad you and your mom have worked out your diffurences!


Pei In The Life said...

Looks more like an elephant seal Mango! Glad you and your Mom are speaking to each other again. It's no fun when mad gets in the way.

Jamie said...

Mango and Dexter,
You guys are such great buddies of ours. We have felt all of your support and we are feeling all of the love your friends are sending our way.
Payton is doing good today. She has spent most of the day sleeping but she has gotten up to join in some of our household rituals (meal time and kong time). It's great to see her up and about.


Unknown said...

Watch the jaws Mango. You don't want to go into probation. For some reason all of your faces look like the perfect POKER FACE! We couldn't ever tell when you were bluffing!

Lacy said...

w00f's Mango and Dexter, me iz sad too dat girl girl left us...and me will go say git well woofies to ur friends...

b safe,

pps mango all ur looks kinda looked alike..

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Yes, all the sad news is not so good, but we are glad to hear that woo and Mom are all kissy kissy again. And woo make quite the Mango Walrus.

Woos, the OP Pack

Niamh said...

Happy or sad, Mango, I love your face. You have the most amazing jowls.

Hope your friend Payton recuperates well from her accident.

Your friend,

MJ's doghouse said...

i ammmmmmmmmmm so glad you are back on the banner dude...i missed your big floppy face...but..i am not sure how i feel about you playing poker with that crowd...but..i dont wanna be one of those kinda women that holds her man back...just be careful you big stud...they are a shifty bunch

Lorenza said...

I am going to miss Girl Girl a lot!
Paws crossed for your friend!
Glad you and your mom are ok!
Kisses and hugs

Moco said...

We hope your mom's hand heals nicely.
It is very sad about GG. We could easily see the expression in all your faces.
Peyton will be included in our circle of healing vibes.
Dexter got some good pics of him and Randi in London. Boy, does he have it bad.

Deefor said...

Wow Mango! I thought a walrus had taken over your bloggie!!! I hope you don't loose to many bones and treats playing poker. That was a nice picture of you and Girl Girl.


p.s. Was that your smiley face too?

Asta said...

I love the pictoowe of you and girl Girl..she did love being awound you..she said it made hew feel vewy safe..and the view was nice..I love youw expwessive face..I'm afwaid you'll give away too much at the game

I'll pway fow youw fwiend
smoochie kisses

Molly the Airedale said...

We bet you'll be winning all of those poker hands, Mango! What a face you've got!
We feel so badly for your pal, Payton. We'll head on over and wish her our best!
We sure do miss Girl girl! She was one of a kind!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

Yes...Very sad news about our Sweet Little Friend, Girl Girl...

I'm glad your friend, Payton is on the mend...

Have fun at the Poker Pawty...Just try to hide all that emotion in your face...You don't want to give anything away...

Abby xxxooo

The WriggleButts said...

LOVE the banner - and the explanation of your expressions. And we're missing GG too..


The Musketeers said...

Blog hog ? What do you mean by that Mango ? BOL ! Aww ~ I sure miss girl girl ! but as what Khyra say , all of us have our time .

Lots of Smoochies ,

Toffee said...

Your mom probably couldn't tell from your "poker face" that you did NOT want a pedicure that day. Good luck with the poker game!

Toffee said...

p.s. I hope your friend feels better soon.

pps. We are all sad for our dear friend Girl-girl's crossing the bridge = (

Coco Bean - The Princess said...

Im happy that your mommy and you are all "kissy face" again.

But my mommy told me to tell youthat she thinks you are absolutley the most beautiful mastiff she has ever seen and would love to give you lots of BIG hugs (she wants to play with your muzzle too)

Tail wiggles & puppy kisses,

Coco - The Princess

Technodoll said...

Nail clippins, bane of any dog's existance!

Love the poker face. Try playing against a doberman next time and see who wins, LOL!

From your akita friends


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We love you happy face. hehe
Yes Molly did have some wild eyes going on there..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Linda said...

Hey Mango,
No fair, you keep winning at the poker cause you have the bestest poker face, tee hee. Great poker week isn't it??

We'll be praying hard for your friend Payton to recover. Sending wirey zen.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby & Sylvester

Unknown said...

Wow Mango, you could hide a whole roulette wheel in those jowls. Excellent poker face (however your header photo scared the bejesus outta me!)

Your pal,


Biggie-Z said...

What Petey said.

hahahaha. Momma did a double take at your header picture.

Niqqi said...

Hi Mango!

I'm so sorry to hear about Girl Girl. I'm sure she is looking down at all her friends here from Hamster Heaven... Tell Payton I hope she feels better and good luck at poker!

Forever fluffy,


cookie said...

Hello Most Handsome,
WE haven't said hello in awhile. We're glad you didn't hurt your mom, cause she might not post for you if you did.
Love your many faces of Mango!! You will be the poker champ, no doubt.
We will miss Girl Girl as well. Mom had leaky eyes for her.

High five paws,
Cookie and crew

Lady Kaos said...

Girl Girl is missed a lot! Be careful at that party, I've heard rumors about that group! Glad to hear you and your mom are good again. When I upset my mom I always make sure she knows how very very very very very very sorry I am because her treat proportions are much bigger than dad's.

Snowball said...

I love your handsome and expressive face, Mango.