Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Award and I Could Have Starved!

Ike (whom you might remember as the Non-Sportiest doggie at Mango Minster) gave me this special award. "It's a special magical 'fairy tale' slipper bestowed on those who bring a little 'magic' into our lives via their blog's creativity!"

Thanks, little terrorist! In keeping with the theme of creativity, I want to pass this along to Dennis. He has the most amazing adventures. I am finally starting to figure out Dennis-speak which is even harder to understand than a Boston Accent. I feel for the dude because sometimes weird things happen at his place like stuffie stalking to name just one. Then there's that whole gopher incident. Well, go see for yourself.

On to a much more disturbing topic. After Pee-Wee woke Momma up at 5AM as usual, I meandered out into the kitchen prepared to consume my breakfast. To my extreme horror, here is what I found!
That's right! The foodables drawer was empty! Nothing in it but birdseed. How, how, how could such a thing ever happen? I will tell you how. Look what was on the counter!

That's right! Monday was shop for kibbles day, but due to the snow storm, both Momma and Master conveniently decided that it was NOT WORTH DRIVING JUST TO GO TO THE DOG STORE! Huh? Did I hear you right? I haven't eaten in 12 hours.

Well, Momma knew that if she didn't do something fast, I would be passing out from hunger, so she grabbed some sardines and sweet potato from the cupboard.

Then she actually cooked rice for me! WOW! I mean, turned on the stove and everything! What a feast! This looks pretty good.

Mmmmm... tastes good too!

Pee-wee liked his (personally I would have just filled his bowl with rocks since he will eat anything).

Crisis averted for now, but somebody better be buying more kibbles today!

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. Our neighbor sent us some fire photos that he took from his yard. Scary, huh? The insurance sent us a "good will" check for demolition, but we still need to go through the tool inventory. We can't do anything with all the snow on the ground anyway.


Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

OMdoG...You almost went hungry...

Your Mom needs to think ahead from now on...

The sardine/sweet potato/rice thing looked really good, though...

Abby xxxooo

Martha said...

We can not bear to think of you starving! Thank goodness for your mom's creativity. We like tuna so we would maybe like sardines too.
Your fire still looks scary.......
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xx

BenTheRotti said...

What is it with the two legged creatures?? A bit of the whitestuff and they grind to a halt! I mean fair enough the alternative looked and sounded tasty enough but an EMPTY FOODSTUFFS DRAWER!! The mighty Mango cannot survive on birdseed!

My two leggeds are equaly incompetent, they have yet to run out of foodstuffs for me but trust me that day WILL come.

Holy smoke those barn burny pics are scary! I yelped out loud when I saw those, makes me even more grateful that none of you were hurt! Mum always says that things can be replaced but people can't.. not much consolation when you are looking at a pile of ash though huh? Mum's very good at stating the obvious, it's not her most endearing quality!

love and tailwags,

Ben xxxx

the magic sleigh said...

Running out of food? Starving? Wooo, what a close call you had there! Mommy just gave me breakfast, I feel much better, I know snow will never keep Mommy from going hunting for kibble, and she always brings back such big bags! She is a very good hunter!Me, I can only catch bugs, lizards and squirrels, never have I caught any kibble.
-Puzzeled, -Kira

pam said...

Sardines and sweet potatoes? Yuck we don't think so (turns noses up).

But our momma has run out of the foodies too and the alternative is always an adventure.

Bobo and Meja the Sharpei puppies

Unknown said...

Those pics look scarier each time! SHEESH! Thank goodness you were safe.

I think you should hide your kibble sometimes so you can get more special cooked meals! YUM!

Pruett and Daphne

Gus said...

Scary pictures, Mango-Man. And very scary foodstuffs situation. But ya know, muzzers usually come through at times like that. Boy...good thing those sweet potatoes were there.


Unknown said...

Okay so you may have a fabulous huge yard to play in and more than two rooms to inhabit, but we city dogs have one thing over on you...24-HOUR DELIVERY!

Rain, snow, sleet, dark of night...like the US Mail we can get our Thai food, our laundry and our dog food delivered right to to door. You may have to tip them a lot if they deliver all the way to the Mango estate.

Your pal,


Nancy at the Farm said...

Mum turned a little green when she read about the sardines and sweet potato thingy. She has little taste for haute cuisine. Hey your brudder has the same bowl I do.Mum thinks those knobby things keep me from eating fast, I think not!

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

Sophie Brador said...

I'm still a little in shock over those scary, scary fire photos. I'm even more in shock over your breakfast. I wish we would run out of kibbles here, although I am kind of like your brother and will eat pretty much anything.


Snowball said...

The pictures of the barn on fire look really scary! I am just glad that your home is not affected. Thinking that you are so close to losing everything is even more scary. I am most happy that you and your family are safe. Take care and please give mom and dad a kiss on my behalf.



Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

Gosh...Those fire pictures are scary...

I think Blogger was eating you comments a few days ago...But, I haven't had any problems today...

Abby xxxooo

Allison Walton said...

Congrats on yur award, Mango!

Wat a neer disastur!! Mommee wood hav been in BIGGIE trubble if she did not have da foodz fur us!

Gus and Waldo

Niamh said...

Not shopping for kibbles??? This is cruelty to animals Mango. I realize that your people have been very stressed out with the barn fire on your estate but to run out of kibbles would make you waste away to nothing.

I'm glad your momma came up with that delicious looking concoction so you wouldn't starve. I think I'd like some of that too.

Your friend,

Tama-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

There is definitely something to be said for home-cooked meals! #1 makes me lunch every day, which she mixes in with my dry food (a mixture itself of ProPlan and a wonderfully delicious Eglish brand with the great name of "James Wellbeloved."

I hope the roads are clear for a shopping expedition today!

Your Friend,

Niamh said...

Hey Mango! I just saw that you are the Awesome Blog for March! How cool! Congratulations to you and your momma. Maybe now she will get you a lot of kibbles and some special treats!

Your friend,

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...

What pawesome pikhs!

I keep furgetting to ask: have they found the bodies of the skhwirrels that khaused it yet?

Good thing your DOH had some emergency rations fur woo!

I hope woo didn't lose too many of your handsome ounces due to that oversight?


The Oceanside Animals said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog hay congratchoolayshuns and thank yoo for the luvly shooz i wil enjoy nomming on them for dayz!!!! oh by the way i hav herd of this mithical playse calld boston that is ware they hav tee parteez rite??? ok bye

Unknown said...


Did you see? You're the AWESOME BLOG of the Month! (So glad you got it in a relentlessly huge 31 day month rather than pee-wee-size February).

So instead of March Madness, this year it's MANGO MADNESS Month!

Your pal,


Molly the Airedale said...

Boy oh boy, Mango! That looks like one fine meal to us! You did get cookies for dessert, right?!
Mom will now have nightmares after seeing your barn on fire! Our mom is petrified of fire!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Willow the Black Dale said...

You got sardines!!! We got fish last night and we weren't even out of food! Daddy cooked us our own fish!!! That looked like one cool breakfast. Maybe she will cook that for you as a treat some time.

So sorry about the barn! :(( I bet your daddy is really sad. Cover him with Mango Mooches.

Missed you lots,

Noah the Airedale said...

Thank goodness your mama knows how to cook rice. Sounds like she put together a feast matie. Is that sweet potato in a jar? We love sweet potato.

Those shots of your barn on fire still send chills down our spines.

How is that going? Is the investigation over?


Jans Funny Farm said...

they didn't think buying you kibble was important? Hey, if there was ice 6' deep, you should still come first! It's their job. They go to the store in bad weather and you repay them in slobber. Sounds like a fair exchange to us.

Buddy, Merci & Sam

Life With Dogs said...

We stay heavily stocked for precisely this reason - and it paid off Monday. I think you got the worst of it this time around!

Stella said...

We only ran out of kibble one time but my mom is clever about cooking something up, like your mom is. I got vegabils and macaronis for my special dinner and I would like it allll the time.

Scary on the fire pics, we hopes your Dad gets fundage for anothe workshop.


Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Very Scary photo's of the fire Mango.

We hope you have your kibbles now..:-))

Holly & Zac...XX

Eduardo said...

That looks like some good food! Scary pics though!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Whatever was the Mom thinking - go out at all costs to keep MangoMan fed!!!! Well, we will let her off the hook this time since she did give woo something tasty and special - we had sardines once, but Mom said she couldn't do it anymore - too hard on her stomach???? What's that all about - she wasn't eating them.

Those fire pics are really scary - once again, so glad no pup or biped was hurt.

Woos, the OP Pack

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

What a coincidence! We had sardines for the first time ever this morning! of course for us it was on top of our orijen kibble...

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Well, human food is ALWAYS better than dog food, in my opinion. I think I need to go hide all my kibble so that happens to me too!

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

The 'alternative' foodables look yummy! Maybe your Mom should do that everyday, and she won't have to go buy kibble anymore...hehe!

Congrats on your award! And those are quite scary photos of the fire...hope your Dad gets good compensation from the insurance company!


Amber and Nala said...

That looks yummy but my Mom despises sardines so she would probably never give me any...:( Hope you got more food today. Those fire pictures are still so scary!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
Your alternative food looks delicious!
I hope your kibble is in the drawer now!
Yes, the pictures are scary!
Congratulations on the Awesome Blog Award!
Well deserved!
Kisses and hugs

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Mango,
Maybe you should hope for more snow so that you can have more home-cooked meals? Your meal looks yummy and I had to resist from licking the screen!!
Oh my... the pics of your burning barn looks scary! We are so glad no one is hurt.
Congrats on your award!!

Moco said...

I'd take that breakfast over kibble anyday. We would probably have to eat the cat food.
Your fire was scary looking. We are so glad that all of you are safe.

Lacy said...

w00f's mango and peewee, congrats on ur pawsome blog award...wow, the pikasurs of the fire iz still bad...me sorry they tried to starve u pups...

b safe,

pps snow list shood b milk, bread and kibbles....

Suzuki said...

OMDog Mango! I don't know which is scarier, those photos of your barn or the thought of you not eating!
Big licks to you

Nibbles Treats said...

We are putting together a care package right now for you guys full of kibble and treats. No dog should EVER have to go that long without eating! She would put a call into Childrens Services regarding your paw-rents?

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Anonymous said...

WOW! Scary fire! I ma not sure about the sweet potato sardine thing though. Roscoe would love it, I am little picky!

Anonymous said...

Holy Moly, Mango, those pictures of the fire really show what a close call you had! I'm so glad you're all right. Congratulations on the shoe award, the Awesome Blog award, and getting breakfast.

Your pal,

Unknown said...

Wow! Your mom cooked? I think you should hide the kibbles from now on.. I mean really.. what's a little snow. You live in NE. you can travel in snow. What was the real excuse. Well all is well that ends well.
I'm glad u didn't pass out.


Unknown said...

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

Honestly, Mango...you mom went to the cubboard and it was BARE??? Oh...that's horrible...the last time that happened here, Mumsie scrambled us all eggs...that's what she always did for her last foxie..cept we seem to be allergic to them and all three of us threw em up...since then she doesn't forget the foodables...

Those pix are totally scary of the fire...oh my...

Love ya lots...Laciegirlie

Joe Stains said...

I literally sobbed when I saw that empty food container, how terrible!! I sure hope that you get this kibble situation remedied today, although that cooked dinner looked goo-ood.

Puglette said...

Hi there! we received our fabulous trophy today!! thank you so much! i have a few photos on the blog!
thanks again for everything!!

Bae Bae said...

The empty container looks scary. I hope you get some kibbles now.

I got your package with the medal. Thank you so much. :)

~ Bae

Stanley said...


We totally gasped at the sight of the empty foodable drawer. We were momentarily stunned and almost forgot to read on. Good thing the Mango Mama is a resourceful woman. Let's hope that drawer stays fully supplied from now on.

I've been catching up with you guys, and loved the vid of you playing with your red ball in the yard. You love to fake the Dexter out, don't you? I love your kick and pounce move (kick the ball so PeeWee thinks he's going to get to play then pounce on said ball before PeeWee can make a move). Very nice.

By the way, our Mango Minster prizes arrived. Speaking of NICE! We'll be posting on those pretty soon.

Glad the money is starting to roll in for the barn. I hope it's not a painful process for you guys to access the tool damage!

Goober love & smooches,