Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My Date with Pumpkin - Conclusion

Please send your thoughts to Mr. Darcy's family. Mr. Darcy needed to cross over the Rainbow Bridge last night.

Run free my big friend.

Before I continue my date narrative, I need to share that OC's momma has been working on a portrait of my large and handsome self and she entered it in a big competition and totally got a ribbon and was asked to display it in an even more special exhibit and she gets to go to a special artist's reception and, WOW!

Check it out! She is most talented (but of course having a subject such as myself helps, I must say).

OK, now back to my big adventure.

Pumpkin was most enchanted by our lovely Boston Common and wanted a romantic carriage ride.

I found that inserting myself into the carriage was alarmingly similar to going up stairs. Meanwhile, the carriage driver was carrying on as people are wont to do when faced with my large and unique self and all saying, "Wow! You could ride that thing!" which kind of gave Pumpkin an idea for how we could accomplish our promenade.

I wasn't bothered (too much). I mean, after all, she is most deserving of being treated like a princess.

Now, mind you, the Mango had gone for many hours without relieving himself of his most dangerous gasses and they were starting to have an adverse affect on my constitution.

In fact, I was becoming downright buoyant and a bit grouchy and woogy.

Being with Pumpkin is like walking on air in a strange, I really have to toot and am experiencing actual pain in my most large and full of forbidden items belly kind of way.

And I am sorry to admit that when I was denied entry into the famous Bull and Finch pub (otherwise known as Cheers) I kind of went cracker dog.

How much can the Mango take? What with being all huge and bloated and that Pumpkin really almost shrieking at me to just clench my cheeks and suck it up and...

Damn it, Pumpkin! This is an emergency, can't you understand that?

As luck would have it...

Fine! Fly away with Dennis and stupid Pee-Wee! Oh man! Who knew that Pumpkin could make the Mango even more insane than the Lacie Beast?

With a glorious sigh of relief, I relaxed my large and near exploding bottom.

Hmmm... appears I have created some sort of meteorological event.

Feeling much better, and, frankly, happy to have Pumpkin be somebody else's responsibility (she is kind of high maintenance), I made my way to South Station to pick up the train home.

I was still a bit over sized, but walking about was reducing me to my normally large yet not too large self.

Headed for home and lesson learned. The Mango must only date doggies who fart and drool and never shriek, oh MJ!


And just west of Boston...

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. From Mango Momma...
Mango's blood work came back already and he doesn't have Lyme, but he apparently has three other tick bourn diseases! WTF! Did he get bit by the typhoid Mary of ticks? The good news is that he is feeling much better already and the vet says that after 30 days of doxycycline he should be good as new. He actually RAN after a tennis ball today! Yeah, but so much for applying Frontline religiously and getting the yard sprayed for ticks. Humph!


Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey Mango, you sure know how to show a gal a good time.......You scared the crap out of her hehehe.
We like your Godzilla impersonation.

Blimey mate, we hope you're ok. Go the Frontline!!!! Keep us posted on how you're doing.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Unknown said...

LOVE you portrait, Mango - it is absolutely gorgeous!!!

D.K. Wall said...

Love the portrait, but thought it would have been bigger!

Glad to hear you are diagnosed and treated.

Funny that our word of the day is "aerse" considering your "storm."

wally said...

Oh Mango, you're such a Casanova. I'm sure that no matter how big your fart, it still smelled better than Axe Body Spray.

wally t.

ps. Dang! Sorry to hear about the tick diseases. I can see why they want your delicious blood but they should keep their dis-eases to themselves.

Mack said...

That Pumpkin is a mess!

I'm so glad you are feeling better from the evil tick illness.

And that is quite the handsome portrait of you.

Maxmom said...

Hey there Mango!
So sorry that you are feeling off colour mate....those 'ticky' diseases can be really horrible. Hope you feel better real soon!!!
We must say too that your portrait is wonderful!
Also, tell that crazy mama of yours that her mind is as creative as ever! We love you guys.
Lots of ticks (I mean LICKS)

the magic sleigh said...

Woooos Mango Man! Now first your portrait is absolutely stunning!Second, now I knew she was a bit too high maintenance for you.... you do need someone else who can handle such a RH beast as yourself! Dexter made Mom and me laugh, Scampi didn't get it.....and I think Pumpkin will be looking into a handsome visla from now on. Now go out and find yourself a real dog!
-Kira The BeaWootiful
Pee Ess Woo- I hope you feel better soon, and recover quickly from your grand adventure!

The Black and Tans. said...


We are delighted you have returned home safely after your date. It all looked a bit stressful to us, we really thought Pumpkin could have been little more considerate towards you considering the discomfort you were quite obviously in!

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Gus said...

Well, we are glad you are feeling a bit better, and sorry to have missed the fireworks display, so to speak.

Now you have muzzer worried about the Frontline stuff. Here in Mayemphis, we already have to use a stronger flea thingy, which I don't mind, but Teka does not enjoy at all. Check Dexter. Maybe he brought them along.


Heather and Pumpkin said...

Oh Mango,

I hope you are feeling better after our date and the horrid tickies. You just need to learn how to fart out little tiny puffs of marshmallow scented air like me.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Our Mom had some concerns about Frontline earlier in the season. Let us know how things go - hope you feel better soon. And maybe you should refrain from dating.

Piper, Carrleigh and Java

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We were so sad to read about Mr. Darcy this morning. We just posted about him too and used the same beautiful photo of handsome Mr. D.

Mango, that was such a fun adventure, glad you finally got some relief. We had a huge blast of wind go through here this morning. We wondered where it came from and then the weather guys said the winds were blowing in from the NOrtheast - ha rooo - little did they know about where they really originated.

We are sorry and surprised to hear of your tick issues. We use Frontline Plus faithfully too, but we guess nothing is 100% perfect.

Hope your meds work and make you feel bettr quickly.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

chairman's choice eh, Mango? well i wouldn't expect anything less from your most stately and handsome self. i mean seriously, have you seen yourself lately.

and i think you should end it with Pumpkin...stick to us big boned outdoorsy type girls. xo Saige

Tobi said...

The. most. adventurous. date. Ever.

Niamh said...

Glad you are feeling better in every way Mango. I hope that Pumpkin appreciated all your efforts to make your date special.

Your friend,

The WriggleButts said...


About the blood works - we're glad he'll get treated and go all back to normal. Ticks are nasty buggers.. The remedies sure help, but nothing is perfect :(


Golden Samantha said...

We are very sad about Mr. Darcy and his family and left comments. Thanks for steering us over there a week or so ago. Your adventure leaves me woofless - but you tried so hard to entertain "Her Fluffiness" to a T. Sorry that fullness of the belly thing came up at such an inopportune time, but isn't that always the way of it? I didn't know, however, that the letting of the gasses produced such a show - wow Mango.
PS - Very happy to hear you have escaped the nasty Lyme tick, but sorry about the other ones - get better soon1
xo Sammie

Stella said...

Sorry about the tick bourne diseases, Mango! Besides Lyme, who knew about such stuff!

Get well fast and choose your dates more carefully!


Anonymous said...

Wow what an adventure your date was. I bet Pumpkin won't ever forget it lol.

Yay on your portait. Awesome work!

Oy 3 different types of tick disease, you have def outdone yourself with that lol.

Marjie said...

You folks sure know how to spin a good yarn!

I love Mango's portrait. The artist must have loved her subject.

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

Wow. Three different types of tick diseases. Huh. That's pretty impressive. And an ENTIRE month of antibiotics?!? (On the other hand, since Mom always give us our meds in peanut butter, maybe a whole month wouldn't be so bad...) Sorry to hear the date didn't go exactly as planned... But you would think that Pumpkin would have been a little more considerate concerning your needs. (And you'd also think that she'd know better than to get in a plane with Dennis. But that's another thing altogether!)

Get better fast, RH!

*kissey face*

bbes tribe said...

We think Pumpkin was TOO high maintenance. The outdoorsy type like Saige would better understand you. We enjoyed your date story. Sorry though about the tick disease. Keep taking those meds and get better ya hear>>>>>
Ernie & Sasha

Achieve1dream said...

I totally know how you feel! After I learned Storm had Ehrlichia (a tick disease) I promised I would never miss a dose of Frontline Plus on my next dog (Jackal). And I didn't! But he still ended up with Ehrlichia! I don't trust Frontline at all anymore!! I use K9 Advantix now. I haven't seen any ticks on him since starting it.

I've also heard good things about the Preventic collars (only $15 and last three months). They actually paralyze the mouth of the tick so it can't bite. Unfortunately Jackal sleeps in my bed and I don't like chemicals and pesticides so I don't use it. I hate that I have to put chemicals on him, but with where I live the ticks are a faster death than the chemicals.

Sorry Mango is so sick. Make sure he eats with the Doxy. It's a nasty antibiotic but completely necessary. I think you know this, but in case you don't, remember that he will FOREVER carry these diseases (as will my dogs) and they can pop back up at any time, so keep a close eye on him and if you don't already know how please learn how to take his temperature. If he is ever running a fever I would have it checked out because it could be the disease again.

I was paranoid for a long time after Jackal got sick, but you eventually learn to relax and just be watchful. Storm on the other hand never showed symptoms, except for limping that I thought was from something else. It was pure luck I learned that she had it. I'll be thinking about the Mango Man. And I hope I haven't come on too strong, I just feel very strongly about this after having two sick dogs and having had Lyme disease myself.

Martha said...

We were very sorry to read about Mr Darcy crossing the bridge.

We just loved your portrait Mango although as you say you are so handsome how could anyone go wrong!

Seriously OC's mom is one talented lady.

We feel we cannot comment on your dates with other women.

Martha & Bailey xxxx

Kasha said...

Phew! What a post! First of all I am so glad Mango doesn't have Lyme. Secondly I loved the adventures with Pumpkin. Such a great name for this season. Those pictures were amazing. Finally, does Mango really have a costume? Or do you you mean he has a birthday suit. Africa has one of those as well. If Mango dresses up this Halloween. Please let me know.
Kasha and Africa

Ziggy Stardust said...

Mango, We are sorry about Mr.Darcy, he is running free now.

I am also glad that you are gonna be ok with that tick thing, take your medicine and eat some apples to keep the doctor away.

Finally you are my kind of dude. I can toot with the best of them. We could have such a good contest. I know I am little but if you heard me toot you wouldn't believe it. Pumpkin is so pretty and I am glad that she is fine also. I am sure Dennis and Peewee are taking good care of her.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Ziggy Stardust said...

p.s. I forgot, I love the portrait of you, it is soooo good.


Moco said...

Anyone who went out with the Mango would have to know up front that he farted and burped. Isn't that a male thing anyway?
Those ticks can be a real bother.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Mango
you would like my friend UGO.
He is a Neopolitan mastiff and as big as you

Allison Walton said...

SO glad that Mango's ailments are getting sorted out!

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

Oh Mango...it sounds (Lacie begins to giggle wildly...)like Pumpkin and I might become good friends...

Honestly...I mean


Oh the SMELL!!!!!!!

Does MJ even have a sense of smell??? I'm beginning to think not...



Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You certainly had a great adventure Mango... We love it..

We love your portrait.. Such a handsome subject. How could it not win an award?

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Wowowooowooooo MANGO MAN!!!!!
We're very very very impressed by you and your talented mommy!!!
LOVE you portrait!!!!!!
It is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!
We're very very very Very happy to hear you have escaped the nasty Lyme tick!!!!!
Even if we're soooooooo sorry about the other ones!!!
Poor Mango Man!!!!
Pleaseeeeee...be strong and get better soon!!!!!!!!!
Tons of love and kisses to you and Dex!!!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my goodness is that hysterical. We love your adventure especially you pulling the carriage!
Benny & Lily

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

What a full post!

Of khourse, I think it is more like Typhoid Lacie -


The Army of Four said...

You sure have a way with the babes, Mango! Do you give dating advice?
Sorry about the tick stuff. NASTY bugs!!!
Play bows,

Molly the Airedale said...

What a fabulous portrait of you, Mango! Will it hang over your fireplace?
We're glad to hear that you're doing better, Mango and we hope the doxy med does the trick!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sally Ann and Andy said...

If you ever want to "hang - out," as friends of course. I could give you some tips on dating stuff. I'd love to come over and chat sometime. I not anything like Queen Ann's Lace. I don't even have a show name, so I'm not as fancy as Queen Ann. Well, let me know if you need any advice.
Sally Ann

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

I tried, Mango...I tried...

but she's coming anyway...


See Blog.

Anonymous said...

Daddy blames LOTS of farts on me... but honest... most of them are HIS!! Glad you made it out of your date ok... I think you would have had more fun with MY mini pumpkin! BOL


Sorry to hear your sickies but happy to know you will be back to your old self soon!

Randi said...






Angel Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Wow! What big doggies you are! I certainly would be scared if I were to run into you.
I am sorry to hear about your friend going to the bridge. That is always so hard when ones goes. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Nasty ticks, you have to be careful. Hope you are feeling back to normal soon.
My mom didn't read the html book thing. She just got into trouble and asked the dad for help. She has a photo shop book which she hasn't read either, what's up with that?

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
It does not look like the best of the ends for a date! Hmmm...
I hope you feel better soon!
Kisses and hugs

Sam said...

LOL! That picture of you floating through Boston reminds me of the Thanksgiving day parade.

Joe Stains said...

omdog dude, any chick that doesn't let you fart is OFF THE LIST for sure. Stick with cutey MJ for sure. I am glad to hear that you don't have margarita disease, and I am so glad we don't get many ticks around here.

MJ's doghouse said...

see mango..this is why i let you date....cuz it makes you appreciate me so much more....I do appreciate being appreciated. I hope you get ovet all these tick things buddy...i think maybe they think you are a tick mansion...maybe your mama can put a no tick allowed sign...

1000 Goldens said...

Sorry to hear about Mr. Darcy :( Mango, we're glad the vet found out what was going on with your relentlessly huge self. Hopefully you will be back to patrolling your estate with Dexter soon. P.S. Dexter looks handsome in his track suit.

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that wuz sum adventcher wuznt it??? i hope that my dramatik and fokusd reskyew of pumpkin helps show evrywun that i am not the aksident prone inkompetent type wot has ben so inakyooratly portrayd on dennises diry of destrukshun!!! now if yoo wil ekskyooz me i hav to go find a krayn to drag my privat jet owt of the la brea tar pits wot i aksidently crashd it into ok bye

Astrid Keel said...

Oh my Dog, Mango. What an adventure! I think we felt the impact of your fart all the way down south cause the weather has been icky.

Bow to the Power of GAS!

Pee Ess: hope the medication works in making you feel 100%!

Deefor said...

Mango I learn a lot about dating from you. Not that I ever go out with cute doggies... but maybe someday. I think you were great. You showed her a good time and then let her see the real you.


p.s. My humans used to live in your state and see things like that in the sky. Now they know it was you!

Oskar said...

I'm so glad that you had fun with Pumpkin. I feel terrible that you outrageously huge body is weakend by the tiniest tick. I am glad that they can fix the Mango!