Sunday, October 25, 2009

If it's not a Tennis Ball, it's Just a Toy

As alert readers are aware, our toys are kept hidden away and typically brought out one or two at a time. The reasons for this escape me.

But today, Momma said she was going to get out ALL our toys at once to see which ones we liked best.

As you can see, even ALL my toys are quite meager compared to my pals (OK, well, the stuffie toys are inside, but still).

I selected this orange ball which fits quite nicely in my large and wanting to squish things mouth. Sure, I know it is really some intellectuals stimulations foodables dispenser, but I find my intellectuals are quite stimulated just by chomping on it, thank you very much.

After I got bored with that, I went for the cow udder nom nom thing. I still don't really know what it is, but it is certainly satisfying to chomp on.

But then THIS happened! Can you believe it? Out of all our toys, somehow the two that I, Mango, most wanted to enjoy wound up with the pointy headed little monster.

There is one thing that Pee-Wee and I agree on most absolutely. And that is there is only ONE toy that is the most fun of all. TENNIS BALL!

I noted that our tennis balls had curiously been left out of the fun pile and instructed Momma to remedy the situation with great haste.

See me smiling now? Oh yeah, because there is a most fun tennis ball right inside my large enough for three mouth.

I even let Pee-Wee play with one.

Uh oh, excuse me, um, I seem to have misplaced my tennis ball. Can any doggie help me?

Ah! There it is.

Here is my tennis ball fun movie. Looks like somebody needs to clean the lens on the flashy beast.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. Momma is forcing me to post a link to this boring movie of Pee-Wee. She says it shows him learning a trick but I think it just shows him running around the kitchen like a total cracker dog and eating hot dogs whilst I was otherwise occupied.


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

...yes, it does sound like The Beast!


brooke said...

Mango, I must say Im surprised, it's no longer Dexter day, and yet his picture is still YOUR page's header! Are you growing a soft spot for pee wee?

You've got a lot of fun toys! Im surprised you picked the brain ball as its not really squishy!
Is chewing toys to death a mastiff thing?
Darwin's friend Autumn, a "muttstiff" (mix of mastiff and something), LOVES to chew tennis balls. In fact we brought Darwin's squeaky chicken to the park, and Autumn desqueaked it!

pam said...

Why oh why can't Mango ever just have the toys he wants. Although I must say the PeeWee did move straightaway when you wanted yer ball!

Bobo and Meja

ps: and mango sorry to say but the peewee's trick was doggone good ~ducks~

Mason Dixie said...

wow what a load of toys!!!! If you didn't say the ball was in your mouth I would have never of known. he he

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

Ok, Mango...we're number four...does that get us a prize???

I totally hate being compared to a tennis ball that your Relentlessly Hoooooge Jaws are chomping on...though I thought it appropriate that you were drooling all over me...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

As for Peewee touchin' the rug and then gettin' his gobbed stuffed with hotdogs, well, we are most suitable impressed..he trained your momma pawfectly to hand those dawgs over...

Any opinions on the Steelers beatin the undefeated Vikings????

AHHHHHHH how sweet it was!


Pee ess

Dearest Auntie Mangomomma...

Did ya get a furtrim??? You look totally stylin' and very pretty in that video of Peewee trainin' ya with the hotdoggies...


Your niece Laciegirlie

Two French Bulldogs said...

Mango what great toys you have. It is so nice of you to share with PeeWee. Lily and I agree on the tennis balls too!
Have fun
Benny & Lily

Toffee said...

After looking at all of your toys I decided that I needed to have a serious talk with my pawrents, seriously. Luckily I have one real toy that my dear square dog got me but that is this neglect?

(Toffee's mom here: ahhh Toffee you are forgetting to mention the uber pile of stuffies that you continually de-stuff, hardly neglect, hardly)

The Army of Four said...

Ohhhh, Mister Mango. You have a VERY handsome smile!

The WriggleButts said...

We have very different taste in toys, Mango. Good thing, too, so we won't have to fight over them!


Marjie said...

Tennis balls are most splendid. I do enjoy the rope toy, because I can then lead my humans wherever I wish. They are docile enough to hang on whilst I pull them around. My new lobster has ropes for his feet. It is a most wonderful design. You have excellent sunshine in Master Chew Sits today!


The Oceanside Animals said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow that tennis bal totaly disapeerz in yore mowth!!! it is like a majik trik!!! wot other things can yoo mayk disapeer??? ok bye

Gus said...

Yup. Tennis balls. Only here we skin them and hide the pelts from muzzer. Drives her crazy (er)


Hoover said...

Hey Mango,

I see you are ball crazy like my cousin Gryff. That orange ball is my sister Kirby's favorite ball. We call it the yummy ball and I'm not allowed to touch it-'cause it is Kirby's.

I hope you are nice to your stuffies.

Hoover BPD

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

TD's favorite toys are his tennis balls too. That was an interesting video of Dexter - he sure does move fast for hot dogs:)

Woos, the OP Pack

D.K. Wall said...

Dexter - we love your sit right at the end of your video. Got some spread in those back legs.

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

Now Auntie Momma...obviously your lug-headed dogs knew...

Come to our bloggie and look...


(the terriers clear their throats....mi mi mi mi mi.....)




(with the last line sung in their signature three part terrier harmony with Lacie being a bit shriekingly off key....)


Lacie, Stanners and the Scruffman and Mumsie too!!!!!

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

I was just outside to inspekht the yard and heard shriekin' and skhreamin' from Da Burgh -

I heard songs about it being your momma's birthday!

SOOOO, I'm pawing my own greetings!

Happy Birthday to The DOH!

Khyra and Her DOH

pam said...

Happy Birthday to Mango/Pee Wee momma...
Happy Birthday to Mango/Pee Wee momma...
Happy BIRTHDAY to Mango/Pee Wee momma...
Happy Birthday to YOOOOOOUUUUUU...

Bobo, Meja and Mommy

Dutch the Pug said...

Aww mango look at how many huge toys you have! We likes your costume!

Sally Ann and Andy said...

You look great in your Halloween costume. I love tennis balls also. If you have a snail mail address, I could send you a mastif size tennis ball. My Mommy seems to love taking me to Petsmart. I enjoy it also, isn't shopping fun. Give your Mommy a big birthday lick for me.

Kasha said...

Oh my gosh that is a cute post! I think those are all great toys. I need to look into those. Africa loves a tennis ball too. Thanks for caring and offering advice!
Kasha and Africa

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Wishing you a lot of love, treats, toys and belly rubs, ooops, sorry, that means for Mango and Dexter.
Wishing you love, good health and keep the fun going, love you.

Life With Dogs said...

Tennis balls are easily the most stalked objects in our house. But Mango, you do a tremendous job of making them disappear! I love the new blog look by the way...

Unknown said...

Mango you trained momma well. No chasing just catching. I don't know what's so fun about chewing on them like a cow.

Allison Walton said...

We are partial to the tennis balls, too. We have 20 hiding under the couch. We just can't get mommee to dive under there for them. Lazy mommee.

Maxmom said...

Hello there big Dude
We are so impressed with your array of toys, but have you forgotten?....a birdie told us it is your Momma's birthday!?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MANGO-MOMMA?(Have a wonderful day and many, many more!!!)
As for the toys..we have to say that tennis balls have been banned in our house. Our Mom was totally freaked out when another local Golden retriever choked on one of them. Now she has bought me this big montrosity that I can't chew on, but it squeaks, so Im cool with it - and I can learn to play soccer.
You look like you have that house of yours well under control!

Sam said...

That's a whole lot of toys Mango! Most peculiar that Dexter is always spotted with your favorites.. either he can't pick favorites on his own or he wants to be mean and take away your fun!

Asta said...


How many of those balls can you stuff in youw cheecks?? Awe you pwacticing fow a wemake of the Godfathew movies??
I heaw the stuffing wowked gweat fow that mawlon guy.
I to love tennis balls, but not anything like you ow the Pee Wee ow favowitest awe the small bouncy wubbew ones(they would pwobably fit in youw nostwils, heheh)

Wish I could have been wunning wif you chasing them on youw estate
smoochie kisses

Ziggy Stardust said...

Mango, you do have a nice selection of toys but I do think you are a little toy deprived. Maybe you should start making out your Christmas list now and Santa will bring you lots and lots of toys.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

ocmist said...

Wow, Mr. Mango... You suwe have a LOTS of toys to play wif. We only gots 2 of does balls. We has to ask Gwammy to gets us some mow. Mercy

Hey, Mango, my Dad's been watching your vids and loves them. He also said he's seen some "tennis balls" that are Mango sized somewhere the other day... About 3 x's normal size!

Grammy loves the new look on your blog because it loads about 10 times faster to the point where we can read it now. She says to say THANKS! Dott

ocmist said...

Oh, Yeah... Forgot to mention how totally handsome you look in your cape!!! Wooo, wooo... Hubba, Hubba!!! Dott

koko said...

Hi Mango,

Those are plenty of toys there for you to share with Dexter. I like tennis ball too but my last one has worn out and yet to get any new ones. I can't tell you had the ball in your large mouth... BOL.

Licks, hero

Huskee and Hershey said...

We love the new look of your bloggie!!

You have quite a neat stash of toys Mango... oh and we love tennis balls too! Ok let me try to master the art of fitting 3 of them into my mouth.. it might be hard but... **muffled sound**

Tobi said...

Hiya Mango Man - I just watched both of the movies linked on this post... yes, even Dexter's video. I was very happy I clicked over since I now see that you your own channel. I guess I'll be watching them all over the course of the next few days! Good stuff. I think I could learn a lot from your mama's movies.

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

we really love Dexter--he is always so happy with the cutest face. we love his eyes

Toffee said...

Hap-pee belated birthday to your mom!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Hi Mango, What a treasure trove of toys you and PeeWee have. Tennis balls are too big for me. Certainly not a problem for you though. Have you ever had a racket ball? They are blue and do NOT have those "pelts" that some like to peel off.
I really enjoyed BOTH videos. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Cocorue said...

Happy Happy Happy Belated birthday Mango's mumsy....

we hope you had a fantastic day


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We love your header picture!!

And that last one where we can just barely see the tennis ball.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

monica said...

wow - Bundy is impressed!! allthough he more likes to "play"(kill) the tv remote control, books, dvds, carpets, small furniture, paintings, big candles etc.... whenever home alone he has a tight schedule in this area...

Anonymous said...

Awesome pics, look at all those awesome toys. Wished my girls wanted to play with toys.

Life With Dogs said...

I nearly forgot - happy birthday!

Luda said...

Hey, Mango-

I'll bet yoo could hide lots and lots of tennis balls in those relentlessly huge jowls of yers. My faverite thing to do with tennis balls is pull all of their fuzzies off and make a big mess on mummy's rug.

Yer pal,

Peanut said...

You have way more toys then me because right now all I have is my jolly ball.

Molly the Airedale said...

What a great blog header picture, Mango! You look so handsome!
Dexter did a great job placing! He kinda looks like a really smart boy!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

doyle and mollie said...

hey mango man you've been holding out on us!! asta just told me it was your mommas birthday! huge slobbers to her form me ok!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Our favorite toys are tennis balls too Mango. Don't worry about Pee-Wee, Pests will do anything for a treat..
You right we will keep our eye on Marley and the Pest.. No wispering..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Martha said...

Hi Mango, we just love that new Header pic - you look so handsome - are you going to take us out to dinner?
You have lots of toys - hard to chose a favourite but balls are good.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Noah the Airedale said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Mango mama
Happy birthday to you
And mannnny moooooooorrrrreeeee

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Mango I must agree tennis balls are the best...even if mine are 1/8 the size of yours.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Joe Stains said...

I should send you some toys, you have an alarmingly small stock pile. As for Dex's 'trick' I want to come to your house and just run around and then eat hot dogs.

Biggie-Z said...

Why is it that the peewees always want what we got?

that Dexter sure does like to "work". I do too, but he is super bouncy and cracker dog when he works!

Anonymous said...


*gasp gasp pant gasp*

Well pardon me I jest dont know ware that outburst camed frum. I wuz jest minding my own bizness and looking at yer loverly pitchers of TOYS!! AND TENNIS BALLS!! I WANT!! GIMME!!

Yer pal Dozer