Monday, September 28, 2009

A Most Curious Event and ROTE Challenges

So I'm in the dog cave all taking my nap when I hear the sound of lots of motorcycles. This is not unusual as we live quite near the turnpike and in good weather there are frequently gangs of riders making loud zoomies. But this time it persisted. Momma was saying to herself, "grrrr.. I bet my dumb neighbor bought himself a new bike and is revving the engine in the driveway, grrr..."

But then momma went down to the basement to do the laundry and she STILL heard the motorcycles and then she saw flashy blue lights and heard sirens. Upstairs, a look out the window showed like tons, swarms, gazzilions of motorcycles going by our house along with police on motorcycles with their lights all flashing and sirens going.

"WTF?" says momma. FINALLY, she got the camera (which will give you an idea of how long it went on).

She was like totally afraid to go outside. WHAT IS GOING ON? She thought it was some Mad Max gang looking for fresh drinking water. OMG!

But after it finally ended, she went out and all our neighbors were out there too. Here is what it was...

Last year, when our department of public works was doing routine maintenance on the fire hydrant down the street, one of the workers had a heart attack and died. Yuck, huh?

So the town made a little memorial out of the fire hydrant and all those motorcycle and police guys were some sort of farewell parade for the town worker guy.

Actually, it's kind of cool when you think about it. Momma went to check out the fire hydrant and they had it all painted nice and pretty with a plaque (although I think chaining the flowers to it was a bit much).

In other news, I did get to ROTE yesterday.

Here I am loaded up and ready to go. Looks like Pee-Wee left his stinky attentions school toy in my ride. No wonder I was reluctant to get in.

As usual, our trip was capped by a car cookie.

Notice here the car cookie is partially in my large yet curiously gentle mouth.

That's because momma pulled it out again! Yes! Imagine! I had it in there, I could taste it, ready to chomp down and she pulled it out so she could get a photo of it.

So it's a pumpkin, big deal.

The next time she put it near my mouth I made sure that it was not coming back out again.

Watch your fingers old hen!

My ride home was most troubling.

Notice the bags of kibbles (that is one week's supply for the two of us) placed most unfortunately on my riding in the car spot.

The Mango can only ride in one spot. This was most perplexing. I was on pins and needles the whole trip back and sat cowering up against momma's seat... "Make scary bags of kibbles go away!"

I even made a movie which shows the horror up with which I must put.

Once we were home, I was reminded that the dog cave is now an official disaster area due to neglected paperwork on the desktop.

So how is that MY problem?

Because apparently, nothing else can happen until the papers vanish and the bills get paid.

So get to work already!

I will not let you out of the dog cave until everything is ship shape.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mango tell that silly Mom to put the kibble in the front seat so you can lay down. Human sheee Do we need to teach them everything?

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Heather and Pumpkin said...

I hope you think of me when you eat a Pumpkin cookie.


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



Two French Bulldogs said...

Hi Mango
What a story...thanks for sharing it. We like that little memorial, right up our alley. And yep..treats are always good
Benny & Lily

The WriggleButts said...

That sure was a lot of motorcycles! Oh.. And Mom watched the pictures from ROTE and thought you have nice and kissable lips just like mine (only easier to hit!) ;)


Sally Ann and Andy said...

Poor Poor Mango,
What a hard day you've had. First loud noises and then your riding seat being taken away. What will you do?

Stella said...

Hey, Mango!

That had to be a very exciting deal all those bikes and the sirens, etc. The worker who died must have been a biker.

Take it easy, big guy!


Anonymous said...

Dear Mango,
I feel most stressed out from just watching that! I think you were very brave and stoic.

Mr Darcy

the magic sleigh said...

Wooos! Poor Mango Man, why could the Momster not move the bags to the front, that way there would be room for the relentlessly huge beast!. I think she said Hiney 56 times!
I can't jump easily into the car anymore either.
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Hoover said...

Hey Mango,

I give you mad props for letting that cookie back outta yer mouth. I probably would of chased the loud zoomies and gotten yelled at.

Hoover BPD

The Thundering Herd said...

Just remember that that hydrant is special and is not to be watered on a regular basis.

By the way, dog food in back. Momster up front. That is a really GOOD combination in our book. PeeWee would just have to eat grass all week once we got done.

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

We have..well, I have, several comments...

First...Peewee's chest muscles are hoooooooooge...(Lacie goes over to the freezer and opens the door...)

Second...for as long as it takes you to get in the car for ROTE...NO WONDER Momma hasn't taken ya for a while...

Mango...perhaps a car cookie to get you IN the car???

Third...that video shows um well um some large details of your south end in full living color...(Lacie goes back to the freezer....)


Honest to Dog, Mango...if Mumsie EVER put kibble with us...oh YUMMERS...she did it with her old foxy...he ripped open the bag and gorged himself on it...

EAT THE DARN STUFF...that's how ya increase your kibble to 10 cups...a minute...




♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Oh Mango, why did she think you had to figure it out? Wasn't there room next to her - she didn't have to lie down! Hey, how long does that dog food last you?

Woos, the OP Pack

Pee Ess, Mom was quite impressed with your grammar - "up with which" - did you have a Catholic school training that it isn't good to end a sentence with a preposition?

Unknown said...

Oh Mango - my human does that to me too - taking things out of my mouth! It is so unfair! It is especially unfair when I find some tasty cooked chicken bones that some careless humans have thrown away in the park and I quickly scoop them up to crunch but then Hsin-Yi always squeals and sticks her whole hand in my mouth to rummage around and pull the chicken bits unfair!

Honey the Great Dane

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

WOW...what a suspenseful, rewarding and sometimes scary story....

Did you let your Mama out of the dog cave??


Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
Torture going... torture coming!
Did your mom finish with the mess??
Kisses and hugs

Agatha and Archie said...

WELLLLLL..I will have to go and get Archie..he is roaring with laughter becsue she said hiney so many times....We agree with Lacie.. that kibble would have been HISTORY dude.....we are going to have to give you some terrier lessons.....Love A+A

Agatha and Archie said...

Wellllll...ARchie is rolling on the ground becasue she said hiney so many times and MAIN MAN...listen up....Just eat the kibble..then you will have lots of room and be full....We are going to have to teach you some devious terrier tricks.....Love A+A

Agatha and Archie said...

How did we get on here so many times???ARCHIE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

River said...

My mom hates motorcycle noise too. Mostly we have gunshots around here this being redneck land. I think you should bite faster so you get to eat your cookie in a timely fashion. Next time shred that kibble bag! That will keep your mom from putting it in your place again.

love & wags,

Huskee and Hershey said...

Mango, you should get your mom to put the kibbles in front with her.. if there's no space, well, she's just gotta find some!! (maybe she can sit on them??).. Putting them in the back where it is your space is not right. poor Mango.. felt sorry about your pins and needles. A dog needs all the space he can get!!
Good job too on supervising your mom with the clean-up. The humans are a disgrace I say.. mine leaves her stuff all over too and there's not enough space for my toys!!

Golden Samantha said...

Hiney hoo! Geeez Mango - get those kibble bags on the front seat already! Oh YEAH!
xo Sammie

Deefor said...

I feel for you Mango. Having to put up with that mess on the desk, noisy motorcycles, and your place taken in the car. Good thing you got a cookie. Now maybe you can pay your respects to that special fire hydrant.

Koobuss said...

Hi Mango!

Looks like you had a bad day. All that noise and all. I find it amazing that no doggies have christened that fire hydrant. They must take very good care of it.

And, how could you ride in that car with all that food and leave it alone. You didn't even try to eat it, did you? You are a very good boy, Mango.

My mom has a computer just like your mom's. And she has a desk just like your mom's too. Or worse.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow all thoze pikchers and deetayls and storeez and stuf and wot is dada dooing??? he is sitting heer like a fool going ooooh luk at the pretty imac sheesh wot a weerdo dada is!!! ok bye

Moose said...

Moose would be happy to help make those bags of kibbles go away... checkout what he did today!
The hydrant is lovely. Has Pee Wee christened it yet? I hope the town guy was a dog lover else someone planned the memorial poorly as his most frequent visitors will be doggies!
Moose + Dana

Puglette said...

that was a lot of motorcycles! when i was 18 and living in my first apartment i heard the never ending roar of motorcycles. i peeked out the window and saw it was eleventy million hells angels!! i am not sure where they went cause i went and hid.
mango, maybe mom will put the kibbies in the front seat next time, we hate to see you so stressed!

Joe Stains said...

Next time make sure the kibbles go in the front seat, sheesh!! I hope that you are recovered from the stress and that the bills got paid.

monica said...

wow Mango what a great looking guy you are! I want to be like you when I grow up! greetings from Bundy the Bundle of Joy
PS I can totally relate to stuff being scawy all of a sudden, then it's a good thing to have the little humans to protect us!

Ziggy Stardust said...

Mango, I am a creature of habit also. I will walk aroung and cry if Mommy moves my bed to clean. It has to go back in the exact same spot or it isn't right and I cry some more. Maybe Mommy could get you some kind of lift to help you get in the car, I did get a good view of your hiney though, most impressive. Don't let Mommy have any cookies until she fixes your cave.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Randi said...

Awww Mango...I'm so glad you are there to supervise your mama to get all her workie stuff done...who would get fed it it wasn't for you...& those scary bags of kibble...YIKES!!!!

& I can't believe that cookie came OUT of your mouth WHOLE....I have a completely new found respect for The Mango...

Love & Licks,

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

I thoughted two things reading this post, cool, and not cool. Taking the cookie back out your mouth! As if!
~lickies, Ludo

Maxmom said...

Hey there Mango my mate...
Two things:
Firstly, what is ROTE? (This international doggie (me) has NO idea, please help)
Secondly...I take exception to you using my name in vain...what MAD MAX!!! Eish, I don't like motorbikes either, so how can they be related? Oh well....I have such a COMMON name!...not like 'MANGO' - after a fruit!

Pedro said...


That was a nice tribute to the worker who died. I guess he liked to ride motorcycles too. Too bad I wasn't in the Mangomobile with you because I would have defended you against those bad bags of kibble. I may be small but I fear nothing! (Except small children...)


Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

Mango man - DaWoodster has similiar problems he put his front paws in the truck but needs tushy lifting assistance because his paws hurt. silly mommy put the nummies on your bed - but we kinda agree witht he herd - good way to take advantage of the momma driving - nummies to eat while she drives!!

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

oopsy! we left your comment on another blog by a mistake. we haven't much in the way of brains, so we tottaly get where you are coming from Mango! luv saige and guinness

Astrid Keel said...

Mango, you are so funny! but I gotsa say, why didn't you rip open the bags of kibble and gorge yourself while laying down?!

Marjie said...

Thor has human brothers and sisters who can go to Agway for Bites & Bones, and put it in their car trunks, so it's not in anyone's way. Thor feels Mango's pain: It is Mango's car, and Mango's cave! It's so hard to train your humans correctly.

Anonymous said...

LOL sometimes hard to get the backend to get with the program isn't it lol. No wonder you were upset, doesn't your mama know to put kibble in the front seat lol.

Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

Looks like you did a great job with the ROTE. Well, aside from the Mommy totally messing up your ride home. Don't the hoomans know they aren't supposed to move or change stuff??

We are so very enamored with your hugeness!

Chihuahua kisses,
The Munchkins

Molly the Airedale said...

We can't believe your mom had the nerve to put the kibble on YOUR Mangomobile bed! It could have fit up front with her!
Your pumpkin cookie did look very yummy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

I am shocked. Both that your Mom gave you a cookie and then took it away, just so she could get a picture, and ALSO because she dared to put those scary kibble bags in Your Space. I would call the ASPCA if EITHER of those events ever occurs again!!! The horror!

*kissey face*

Oskar said...

You should have eaten that kibble right up on the way home. That would show it who's the boss!