Saturday, September 26, 2009


Well, I narrowly avoided a trip to the V-E-T this morning. I was feeling a bit gimpy from my big adventure last week and Momma thought I might need to get it checked out. Yeah, I am a little sore when I get up, but I convinced her that I am really OK and that there was no need to donate any money to the V-E-T today.

With that out of the way, I was ready to open my most exciting present from Honey!

As alert readers will recall, Honey had a slobbers contest which the Mango totally won. Plus my over the Rainbow Bridge sister, Raja, got a win for her classic slobbers movie.

My award finally arrived all the way from New Zealand! I was most eager to discover the contents.

Back off, Pee-Wee, this is addressed to MANGO!

Open with great haste!

Look at all that booty! A dog candy bar, some tendon chewies, two nice award certificates from Honey, and a most curious object.

It is apparently a part of a cow milking machine which is very popular amongst doggies down under.

The Mango was unsure, but willing to give it a try.

Oh my! This is somewhat addictive. So satisfying to chomp on and a bit tasty of cow as well.

Note skulking Pee-Wee on the deck... trouble!

So I am enjoying myself hugely with my cow milking chewable item, when...


How did that happen? I pursued the wee beast most speedily, but he evaded me.

I wanted Momma to get it back for me as I am not able to skitter around after the little dude and it is MY toy after all, but she said that we have to work things out for ourselves.

Which we did. Hehehe.

Thank you so much, Honey! I think this makes me feel a bit cracker dog.

I also thought we should sample some of those tendon things.

Ha! Pee-Wee had to practice his good dog attentions before he got his.

Not so, the Mango. I just grabbed mine and ran. Look at the little brat all coveting whatever is in my large and not sharing no way mouth.

Most yummers! How do you like the blowing in the wind slobbers I am sporting?

I made a short, action packed movie of my large and jolly self enjoying my presents.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. Big Happy 9th Birthday greetings to my pal, Taffy!


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Wow what wonderful presents you got Mango. Mom knows all about those cow devices. They are called teatcups.. She never realized how great they would be for pups..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Maxmom said...

Hey there slobber dude!
Those pressies look yummy!!! I wonder if Im gonna get the same(?). Yikes...I think they will have a problem at customs if that is so! I hope not. We never get pressies here...they get stolen in the post! (oops, I never said that!)
Anyway, it's great that you sorted Pee-Wee out! I loved your flappy ears in the process.
Lots of licks

pam said...

Yikes oh icky icky. No wonder you won the slobber contest. And I thought my dopey brother Bobo could slobber!

But I have to say you looks mighty fine when you're all cracker dog!

Meja the Wonder Dog

ps: Our mommy's been feeling dubbers lately and your videos sure do cheer her up. tx

The Army of Four said...

Those are very nice presents, Mango! Does that one toy REALLY smell like cows? I'd like that VERY much! :)

TwoSpecialWires said...

Mango Man, we enjoyed your pressies almost as much as you did!!!! That was a great post! There are undoubtedly some downloads that are gonna be happening - some classic poses we saw! You are awesome, Dude, and so are your pressies. (It'll all get sorted out with PeeWee.)

Love ya, Big Guy,
Jake and Fergi too xxoo

Achieve1dream said...

Those look good.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
Those presents made you create more sloobers!
That cow milky thing looks interesting!
Kisses and hugs

Cinnamon and Mint said...

What a great prize you've got! Both Cookie and Cinnamon love tendons too!

Emily and Ike said...

OMD! He totally took a leak with YOUR toy in his mouth!

Noah the Airedale said...

Not bad not bad. Always good to get treats as a pressie. Of course in stupid Australia that isnt possible.....sigh......mumble mumble quarantine grrrrrr.
We had one of those milking tubie things once. It actually came from the States hehe.


The Black and Tans. said...

An interesting prize Mango, well done for winning Honey's slobber contest. The amount of slobber in your video is worthy of an Oscar!


Pee ess. Thank you for your birthday wishes.

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

Very pawsome and unusual presents Mango! Well, I expected as much from Honey!
You look like you really enjoyed that teat thingy.
~lickies, Ludo

The Oceanside Animals said...

Udderly brilliant! There must be hundreds of dairy farmers out there going "Why didn't I think of that?" right now!

Stanislaw said...

I'll take THREE of those, please! But you can leave the cows attached to mine!!

Mack said...

We just love those udder toys!

I think Honey is sweet on you (get it??)

Scout and Freyja said...

Mango, WOWZA! You gots some imported FUN! That cow thing really had our momma curious! We has some dairy farms around our neck of the woods...wonder if they have a couple to spare☺

About our signs - humor is humor - we don't think that it is supposed to tell you what to think and that's what we think☺

Sierra Rose said...

Mango!! You always have great stories! You and PeeWee are 'cards' together. What a funny team, and great entertainment. Loves ya!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

wally said...

Mango, this was a most excellent post and I always enjoy your videos. Your music editor makes excellent choices and it was especially nice for you to put subtitles on this one, since it has an audience in New Zealand and all.

wally t.

D.K. Wall said...

You didn't squash Pee-Wee when you got back your cow milkie thingie doohatchie did you?

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Those New Zealand tendons were so good that it looks like you have a new entry for another slobbers contest. That cos milking thingie sure made you happpy - loved the rolling all around moves:)

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...

Hmm! What an interesting chew toy. Looks like fun... Mm.

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


Those video monsters get around - I saw one in yours too!

Woo did look sooooo furry bakhon like in your MANgoly Huzzy shots!

That was a khool stash woo won!


1000 Goldens said...

Mango, I have always said -- the only thing better than receiving gifts from New Zealand, is receiving a cow udder milker thingy from New Zealand! :)

Dewey Dewster said...

Wow Mango....pressies all the way from New Zeland....we never heard of the cow milkin' part bein' a great toy....we shall have ta ask our Grandma Judy if she knows about it since she's from a dairy farm.......

I must tell ya that yer right ta be the boss of yer own pressies....I mean they were addressed ta ya.... which makes 'em yers....we're glad ta see that yer "master of yer own domain" wasn't that an important episode on Seinfeld once ????

Dewey Dewster here...

Unknown said...

Hey Mango and PW

Ummm teet suckers for a present? Hmmm.. I did get some slobbers on me watching you nom on your tendon. Looks like no PT or VET needed to get you moving for your pressies.... Hmmm imagine that.

PW good attention.. I see you practice for 2 minutes a day. I'll let your trainer know..

Ziggy Stardust said...

Mango, what nice pressies you got. They were well deserved, you are very good at the slobber thing. I am so happy that you worked things out with Peewee and I hope you put him in his place. I am also very glad that you are feeling better and are getting around, nothing worse than having to go to the Vet.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Unknown said...

Oh Mango! Am so pleased you liked my parcel! I thought maybe you and Pee-Wee could play tug with the Udder Tug toy thing but you guys don't look like you're sharing! :-) Poor Pee-Wee! I felt a bit sorry for him! But I'm glad you both got to enjoy the tendons.

I love that picture of you on your back being cracker dog! I just don't know how you can do that - I haven't been able to do that anymore since I "grew up"!!

Honey the Great Dane
ps. so good to hear that you don't need a trip to the vet! Whew!

Anonymous said...

Dear Mango,
Glad to see you enjoying your presents Mango!
I don't think that you need to got to Vet; I think that a few fully body massages from your Momma would do a much better job!

Mr Darcy

Sam said...

LOL you two crack me up! That is such a thoughtful gift from Honey - sounds like it makes for a great chewy toy.

Molly the Airedale said...

The cow udder toy is mom and Mitch's favorite to play tug with, Mango! Nice gifts from Honey!
We love your slobber in the wind photo!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Joe Stains said...

That toy looks udderly fun LOL. Oh my, that was a good one. Anyway, you got some great prizes there my friend.

Tucker said...

Mango - I love it how you stole that strange cow/milky toy thing back from Dexter! What cool prizes - good job slobbering!

- Tucker

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

Wow what great pressies - you are such a lucky dog - sorry dexter stole your toy - but it is nice to share sometimes

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Anonymous said...

Awesome presents!!! Love all the pics

Astrid Keel said...

Mango, those were some pawsome presents! Sorry that Dexter was a bit jealous of all your stuff! BOL!

Oskar said...

Cool cow thingie. Did you eat right thru it with your massive Mango mandible?

Taffy is a very pretty girl!