Friday, September 18, 2009

Out of Office

Some doggies have asked me why the Pee-Wee sleeps on the couch...

Whilst the Mango must make due with the floor...

Well, technically, we have a "no dogs on the furniture" policy here, but Pee-Wee cut some special deal where he is allowed on ONE piece of furniture only. I'm not much bothered as I am unsure if I could actually figure out how to place my large and not inclined to climbing on things self onto a couch. So don't worry about me.

When Momma goes on vacation, she sets up her work email to automatically send a message saying she is out of the office and won't be reading her mail. When she gets back, she usually has hundreds of emails, most of which she just deletes. Why? Because if anything is REALLY important, the work nerds will just track her down anyway and tell her.

I have observed that many doggie moms (and Dennis dada) get stressed out if they take a little bloggy holiday and cannot read all our postings or leave comments, so I want you to feel free to adopt momma's policy.

Just leave a bloggy out of office and when you get back, go ahead and delete everything from your google reader and start fresh. Just read stuff if you really want to! No worries, it happens to all of us.

As an aid, I have created a sample "out of office" photo for all you blogging pals who sometimes need to take a break. Use that, make your own, and don't worry! We will all be here when you get back.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. That photo was just a sample because momma says my nephew Oliver is coming over tomorrow to meet his Uncle Mango and I am sure there will be photos of that! Hope I don't squish the little dude.


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

I'm sure the pikhs will be khute...

Of khourse, the bestest ones will be of woo!

Happy Hosting!

PeeEssWoo: My word is ANTED! so watch the foodstuffs!

D.K. Wall said...

Thanks for the explanation, though we did wonder if that might be a Pee Wee couch and somewhere there was a Relentlessly Huge - and somewhat reinforced - couch just for you.

Yuck - must be a pest theme. Our word of the day is ticks, which is much worse than Khyra's Anted.

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

thank you Mango! we just used it...see ya after we get back from Dildo!

Mack said...

I think that is a great idea! I hope you don't mind if my secretary borrows that pic on occasion!

Can't wait to see pics of Oliver!

And my word in Coros - which is the Egyptian word for SCORPIO - haha just kidding!

Maxmom said...

Hey Mango Dude
What a great idea! Was it yours or Pee-Wee's. Enjoy your time 'Out of office'...if this applies to you(?)

Good tip though...thanks mate!

Golden Samantha said...

Oh dear - my momma is not so 'puter saavy. She just doesn't use (or know how to use) that thing she's read and heard about called "google reader." (or how to tell people that she's outta town in the emails either.... sad) But, she doesn't freak too much and we all love this picture. Are you really that huge, Mango (or is Dexter really pretty small?) (Dumb questions, I know, but remember - I'm a blonde hehee!)
xo Sammie

Martha said...

Our mum has always had dogs - normally just one at a time but who could resist Martha!
There was always a 'not on the furniture policy' but with Martha she jumped onto the sette and if you told her to come down she would wet the settee!
We can recommend this - we are now allowed on the settee as mum puts covers on and is a lot less work than having it cleaned!!
As for your out of office - genius!
Mum put hers on at work on Wednesday and is hoping to get away for a few days next week when she is off so we will take your advice - can we pinch the picture too?
Martha & Bailey xxx

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

h yeah--and hey, Mango--when we get back we suspect the weather to be quite a bit cooler---we were hoping to see more of you and Dexter in your hoodies......what d'ya say???

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We have the same sofa deal here, but for the most part since the princess crossed the bridge, we aren't as keen on getting up there. Just once in a while.

Can't wait to see more of Oliver )and you two too).

Woos, the OP Pack

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Hi, I love your picture. I hope Oliver has nice visit, and you don't sit on him. He will squeal if you do, so you probably don't really have to worry about that.

Gus said...

Hmmm...we have access to allllll the furnitures here..but the nasty muzzer keeps them under quilts and stuff, unless people guests are coming. We are smaller than a Mango man, though.

Thanks for the out of office picture. we think it is a great idea.


Heather and Pumpkin said...

I can't wait to see you with your little nephew.


Pedro said...


My mom really likes your mom's policy! We've been on blog hiatus for awhile and to think about reading everything we've missed at each blog is way too overwhelming! I do think it would be difficult to find a couch big enough to fit your large self comfortably! Luckily, that is not a problem for little old me!


Teesha and Bindie said...

My mums worries sometimes when she cant gets to leave comments, she goes to visit buts we can visit another mate while we waits for the code word and so on. we likes your picture.

Stella said...

I want to know if Oliver is a little two legger or a little pup? Either way, I would like him, I think and will look for the pics.

I put my Mom to bed at night, then I get down and sleep on my bed under the desk (very cozy!) I go in there during the day, and if she is not in the bed, I use it. No sense in leaving it empty!

I'm glad you made it back OK, Mango, and have a good weekend.


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

I also have one couch I am allowed on and I never go on any other piece of furniture. In fact, I often like to sleep at the foot of "my" couch!


TwoSpecialWires said...

Mango, you look like you'd be comfortable sleeping wherever you sleep. Who needs a couch, when you can slumber the way you do? (We bet you snore.)

Your out-of-the-office suggestion is well taken and much appreciated. We all would do well to remember it and use it from time to time. (With credit given for the picture, of course.)

Have fun with Oliver. Listen for squealing sounds.
With utmost respect,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Achieve1dream said...

LOL Please don't squish the little dude. Little Dudes make big messes when you squish them.

Deetz said...

What a fantastic idea. No guilt "out of office" policy. You are the man Mango, now go and squish the lil Oliver....
Deetzy & Sharkie

The Oceanside Animals said...

Wow, Mango, look at that picture -- it really shows how Relentlessly Huge you are!

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

Wow...did Peewee take some kinda shrinkit pill??

Scruffy and I are off to the spa...he smells...i need highlights...

Mumsie's letting Stanny get fuzzy so he can't come...

Is ur nephew a hooman or a mastiff?? Just wonderin'...

Our Mango tree is's really gross...I've never seen flowers drool before....


You know you love me.

wally said...

Oh man! Iwish I had an uncle Mango. I would use you to squish my sibs.

I like your out of blog office idea but what do we do with a ma ape who is always out to lunch, if you know what I mean?

wally t.

Sam said...

It is true, Mango. I HATE falling behind in blog posts!

Can't wait to see picture of the little bugger.

Ziggy Stardust said...

Mango, that is great advice and thank you. I kind of had a feeling bout you and the couch, well cause you have kind of a hard time on the steps too. You of course look handsome wherever you are resting, and if you did go on the couch you might get Peewee stink on you anyway. I hope you have fun with Oliver. Watch out so Oliver and Peewee don't gang up on you(giggle).As if.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Two French Bulldogs said...

you are hysterical. Get on the sofa when momma and dad are not home.
Benny & Lily
PS. It works

Molly the Airedale said...

Mitch is allowed to do stuff that I was never allowed to do either, Mango! What is it with this younger generation?!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We love your out of office photo..
Try not to squish the little guy..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
That rule does not apply in my house but my grandma puts covers in all the sofas and chairs.
I am going to save your sign picture... just in case one day I need it!
Kisses and hugs

ocmist said...

Love the sign and the idea... We are still trying to figure out the Google reader thing around here. How do you post comments through it?

We are so far behind, Mom's been about to cry! We will definitely have to catch up on here, though as we took a quick scan, and HAVE to know EXACTLY what you've been up to!!! Looks like you and your friends all had a REAL BLAST!!!

Hope you have a good visit! The Corgi Country Crew

The Black and Tans. said...

Hope you have a good weekend Mango and don't sit on Oliver!

We hooted at your Labels category!. Good one!

Molly, Taffy and Monty.

tula monstah said...

wondering if the picture adds 20lbs?? from the size of things, mango could swallow pee wee whole! oliver doesn't have a chance..

umm, special message for dexter: come out come out whereevah you are.. still looking 4 ya in the morning!!


Achieve1dream said...

Hey Mango! Yeah Mom was all worried about the camera angle. She said it showed too much floor and her subject (me!) wasn't in the center of the frame, but I know it's just cause she wanted to hog the camera. Silly humans.

Mom likes my bounce too. It comes from when I learned how to stand. She would slide her foot under me and I would bounce up. That's why she was so excited when I started backing up. She was afraid I thought we were working on stand still. I was just stringing her along though. :)


Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...

Mango, you look awesome in that out of office picture. Awesome as in dauntingly huge! (As well as "extremely good" awesome)

Stanislaw said...

I like how you two are taking the time to smell the roses. Or weebles. Whatever - it's cute and just so brotherly.

I added you to my blog list. Better late than never! Hope that's cool with you.

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

Honestly Mango...I'm hoping the car cookie snap on the header means that you might actually get to do ROTE today....

It's been forever...and take little Hector with you...he hasn't gotten out much lately...



Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Your right Mango, the 2 Red's have huge ears but no network!!!
Dah, deaf dogs... hehe

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Deefor said...

What a great idea. My mom is always guilty. I can fit but I don't care about the couch that much. My favorite spots are on the floor. In our house we have a no humans laying on the floor policy so I have it all to myself.


p.s. That cookie thing had me licking the screen.

Oskar said...

I can't wait to meet little Oliver. If I ever get a brother my mom person says she will be naming him Oliver!

Astrid Keel said...

what great advice Mango.... but my problem is the opposite... I care about my bloggy, and Momster is lazy! I have to kickstart her bottom every morning to just TRY to get her to do stuff for me... we need to find a strategy that works on some lazy hoomans... got any advice?

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Excellent idea Mango! We will have our mommy copy your out of office sign too.

All furniture belongs to us---even if the hoomans don't know it. BOL.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & Hootie

Eric said...

Phew. That let Mom off the hook. She's been feline mega guilty cos I can never seem to catch up. BUT I DO think of everybloggie even if I'm not around. But wise advise Mango. Thanks pal.

Wiry wags n kisses Eric xxx

Clive said...

Love the 'out of office' photo - great idea!

All the furniture here is meant to be strictly out of bounds particularly as I am a working dog and am meant to absolutely know to never get up on a couch, settee, chair whatever!! If I did it out working - I would be in serious trouble!!

However, at home, I use the settee in the office, the settee in the living room, the bed in the not-to-so little man's room .... I could go on and on!! Better stop, before I get myself into more trouble!!!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

I hope everyone reads and adheres to this - great suggestion.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Unknown said...

My human gets stressed even when she's NOT away on holiday but STILL can't keep up with visiting all the other blogs!

Asta said...

Have you evew thought of becoming a councilow-pi-kiatwist?
What have just taken the guilt of thousands of hoomans and made it disappeaw..maybe I should have said magician..Thanks pal
smoochie kisses

Joe Stains said...

Sometimes you just have to do that for sure! I mean, reading 300 blogs just isn't going to happen sometimes. Thanks for the guilt free solution.

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

My Mama is going to adopt your Mama's many little time...


Allison Walton said...

We have just done we're starting to catch up slowly.

gus and Waldo