Monday, March 30, 2009

Be Back Soon

Our internets are dropping packets! The internet fixit guy is coming on Thursday, but until then, I am sad to report that I am offline except for brief times when Momma can check in with my friends using her work pooter.

I am even recycling a photo because we are upload impaired.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. Pee-wee is all bummed because he missed Dexter day so I guess when we get the internets back I'll have to give him some air time. Bummer.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

My Tricky Movie

Momma and Master FINALLY coordinated to make my movie entry for Waldo's tricks for treats.

I have to say, not my best effort as I was determined not to go around the second fruit tree (as you shall see). Plus, I am really getting fed up with the poor quality of my movies. The Mango deserves better.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Barn Second Floor and Practicing High Five

Sigh, our internets are still slow. We are plugged directly into the cable modem now in case somebody was stealing our wireless bandwidths but that didn't help. I guess next thing is to try a new cable modem.

I have to say that having slow internets kind of takes the joy out of blogging... too much waiting for the Mango.

Today Master invited two more tool guys to come over and help. I could tell right away that at least one of these guys might need some instructions in tool safety (where does he find these people).

It seems that the watchyacall joists are too big for Master and Rick to left by themselves. However, having observed Master "at work" I conclude that the real problem is that poor little Rick can't lift them himself.

Apparently it all worked out in the end because when Momma came home, the barn had the floor for the second story all laid down.

Meanwhile, Momma decided that learning how to shake hands was not good enough and she wants me to learn the high fives. This command is confusing for the Mango. Is she saying "talk to the hand?"

What do you think of the artfully placed slobbers on my large and shapely head?

Eventually, I'd had enough of her waving that dumb hand in my face and smacked it down. Turns out that was what she wanted all along. Who knew?

I think that's about enough of that for now.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Award, Barn Update, and I am Still Here

We have been having bad problems with the internets which leaves us spending a lot of time waiting and waiting and waiting and...
Momma has been very busy and too tired to figure out what is wrong and subsequently, we are a bit bloggy deprived.

So I am delayed in doing things like sharing this nice award I got from my pal Norwood.

But I am happy to report that work continues on the barn. Master has switched from his dorky snow suit to his dorky overalls due to it finally getting above freezing here in Master Chew Sits.

I am not allowed on the job site, but provide lots of coaching from the sidelines.

We now have four walls and the beginning of the second story!

To entertain myself, I have been practicing balancing a stuffie on my bottom whilst simultaneously slamming pee-wee into the dirt.

Amazing, huh?

Speaking of Pee-Wee, he has agreed to teach me the levitation. As you can see, I am getting good at it. I have not achieved lift off yet, but am getting very close to aire borne. I am not too proud to admit that junior has some quite amazing levitation skills. See how he hovers? I think ear placement is very important and I have managed to aerodynamically arrange my large yet velvety soft ears as instructed for maximum lift.

Oh course, when it comes to just plain looking handsome, nobody can touch me.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Better Barn Raising and Snow

One of Master's tool time friends made a much better barn raising movie than momma and now momma is thinking she needs a real video camera with which to make movies of my large and fit for HD self. You can see the movie by clicking here. You can see how happy Master was to get the walls up and have so many nice friends to help (that's him in the dorky jump suit - he says when you are freezing your butt off, fashion is just not important).

By the way, those most yummers foodables momma made yesterday were called liver fudge. It had actual livers and bacons in it. I must say I went a little crazy they were so good.

And yesterday it snowed! See all those whitenesses against the trees?

Can you believe it? I declared emergency hibernation time and hustled pee-wee inside.
Wake me when its spring.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Barn Raising

I was finally able to convince Master to make the barn walls vertical. Unfortunately, they were too heavy for him to lift and not being a beast of burden, I needed to figure out a way to get him some help.

I decided to put out some tool time bait and sure enough almost before I got my trap laid out, the hearty males began arriving.

That first guy was soon followed by two more staggering off the street like blood crazed zombies seeking the comfort of the Dunkin Donuts.

Some arrived by car, lured from their normal Saturday morning destinations to my tool guy trap.

Even my brother Jake emerged from his warm bed the next town over.

As more arrived, they formed a pack around Master. Once appropriately caffeinated, they were prepared for their mission.

Once I was sure that we had enough guys, I gave the instructions to begin.

Looks like a drug bust "OK, you yahoos, assume the position."

I told Pee-Wee to go get my hammer so I could help.
OK, Mango is ready!

What? It's done already? Oh well...

I think that now Master has observed how much better the walls look standing up he will build the next two the proper way. That remains to be seen.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Not Much Progress

Today was pretty dull. Pee-wee must have really worked hard at the obedience school last night because he went right back to bed after breakfast this morning and didn't really feel like bitey face.

I tried on the hat Master brought me from the lumber yard.

Master spent the day playing with his horizontal walls.

I was kind of bored, so I bit my leggie.

And did some roaching...

That's about it.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Barn Confusion, Sporty Dogs, and More Pee-Wee

Let me tell you why I was abandonded on Sunday...

First my brother, Jake, came over and he and Master headed down to Connect the Dots to visit my sister. Fine. But then... momma left too to go with my sissy-in-law and her mom to a Sporty Dog Show! Sporty Dogs!

It seems my brother has decided he wants a doggie and he is determined to get a labradork. Why oh why? Do we really need another labradork in the family?

Jake says that he is a sporty guy and needs a sporty dog. Well, I will tell you, he used to be a sporty guy, all hiking and camping and ice climbing, but ever since he bought his money pit, um, I mean house, all he ever does is the fixit up activities. That sounds more like he needs a proper working doggie, doesn't it?

Anyhoo, the sporty dog show was like labradork central.
My sissy-in-law, Shannon wants to get something smaller but equally sporty since this will be her first dog. I think that makes sense.

She really liked this Tolling dog (must work for the Turnpike Authority).

Ugh, more labradorks.

Shannon also liked this little spaniel.

Momma liked this pup because even though he is a total show dog he is clearly also a doofus of the highest order. I think he's looking for some mud to roll in.

By the way, isn't it curious that there was an indoor water park adjacent to the sporty dog show? I bet they all headed over there after the event for some splashy time.

I fear that Master's brain has become a bit addled in his old age. The first sign was that he insisted the aire compressor (I hope he isn't planning to squash dales with it) needed to spend the night in the kitchen so that it wouldn't catch cold.

Then this morning I heard yet another big machine coming onto my estate.

Master told me, "Mango! The barn is here!"

Huh? That looks like a pile of sticks, not a barn.

I think what it really was was just another fun big machine toy for Master and his pals to play with.

I called Master over to the fence for a consult. "Oh my Master," I said, " I hope you did not pay money for that barn."

But he seemed convinced that the barn had arrived! Here he is all happy with his pal, Rick, who is helping him with his constructions.

The Pee-Wee checked things out and agreed that whatever came on that truck was most certainly NOT a new barn.


While Master and Rick continued their little barn fantasy, I amused myself by getting furminated...

And slamming Pee-Wee into the ground.

But he started pouting and saying that I am a big bully and shouldn't be knocking him down all the time (yuh, as if).

Aw, look at the pathetic little thing.

Just to show that I am a good sport (hmmm... possibly a sporty guy after all), I decided to let the midget feel like the big guy for a change.

Oh, you got me! You are indeed a large and fierce labradude!

I surrender, please do not hurt the Mango! Hee hee hee!

When Momma arrived home from work, Master was eager to show her the "wall" he and Rick built. Now I may be a few slices short of a loaf, but even I, Mango, know that walls are supposed to be, uh... vertical! This is very disappointing.

Judging from the interior of the garage, I think Master must have spent the day entertaining his tool time friends with his new saw. " Wow! Look at that baby cut wood!" I am sure there was lots of Dunkin Donuts and hearty bonding all around.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!