Saturday, November 28, 2009

Constructions and Bitey Face on a Rainy Day

Yesterday was pretty rainy, so not too much to do around the estate.

Master started the day by carting off the door to the dog cave. I think he needed firewood to keep the barn warm. I hope that he doesn't start to dismantle our estate one piece of wood at a time.

What are you doing, Master, need any help?

Huh? What's up with this? He replaced the door to my dog cave with some sort of half door contraption. Why do you suppose he would do that?

Meanwhile, I was just kind of settling in for a nice meditation in the dog cave.

Momma took this photo of my hiney for reasons known only to her. Something about my "cute leggie."

Even the Mango can only meditate for so long (20 hours per day is about my limit) and so I began to grow bored with all this inside stuff and gave PeeWee the universal playtime signal of biting my own leg.

Come on, little dude, let's have some fun.

Sometimes he needs convincing to play so I put him in a head lock and bite his face.

Hello? Time for fun!

Now we have a game on! AR AR AR! I have to admit I am proud of those brave little fierce faces he makes. Of course they do not compare to mine for total intimidation factor, but it is a great approximation.

I am not supposed to play run around bitey face inside the house due to my propensity to knock things over and slide around on the non carpeted floors, but it is possible to have fun without ever actually standing up.

Here is a short movie version. Please excuse bad lighting and decrepit background. Its not called the dog CAVE for nothing. Hope you have a great weekend!

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


pam said...

I have to figure out a way to teach Meja to play with me so I never have to get up. Genious!!

Achieve1dream said...

What a great video! I like the way your foot went THUMP when you slapped it against the floor. You sure know how to have some fun without expending a whole lot of energy. :)


Niamh said...

Excellent bitey face games! Of course your fierce expressions are the best. There is always something going on at your estate. I like that door. You could stand up, put your big front paws on the ledge and look over it.

Your friend,

Ina in Alaska said...

Our first visit to your blog. What fun! My 3 poodles got into the Mango action! During the clip their ears perked up and they were looking to get into the action! Although they roam anywhere they wish in the house they told me they wish they had their own deluxe dog cave like Mango & Dexter!

Golden Samantha said...

Great bitey face action, Mango! And you do it all without standing up - you are quite the amazing RH!!! I can really tell how large you are compared to Dexter in this particular movie - wowzers!!! And I like your new half door - I think I'd like a dog cave like yours!
Hugs xo

Randi said...


My little Cublet PeeWee is sure maturing in the making of nasty & mean faces! Way to go little man!

I think that half door is something like a drive through jump up & put your hands on the little ledge - ring the bell (have master install one if there isn't one there already) & then tell Momma & Master your food order...seems like it would work great!

Love & Licks,

Ms. ~K said...

Can we come play w/ you two?
We have a half door on our dog cave too. We suspect it's so the peeps can keep an eye on us!
Wrooo wrooo!

Sophie Brador said...

Mango! I would so love to bitey face with you. Just so you know, if I came to live with you, I would like you better than your pee wee brother. Not that I'm coming to live with you or anything, but I would. Just so you know.

Thanks for worrying about my flat brother. My is all freaking out because if he needs back surgery, she doesn't know how we will deal with him, living on the third floor and all. I told her this city life sucks.

So, just for the record, my bags are packed and I'm really quiet and will just lay around and look beautiful all the time. I might dig a hole occasionally and shed a bit, but other than that, I would make the perfect addition to your estate.


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

Oh my fluffy tailed heart is a-racing -

Mango Buttokhks!



Agatha and Archie said...

Happy belated turkey day boys....So I am trying to imagine playing bitey face and playing without gettin up..We'll let you know how that goes for us..Love A+A BRRRR it is cold out today and so windy our ears are flapping!!!

Cowspotdog said...

Biting your paw - it looked like you were sucking your thumb....are you really just a big baby at heart BOL! I wish I had someone to play bitey face with - that looks like a lot of fun.

Martha said...

That looked like great bitey face Mango - we have seen it played where you don't have to get up!
Your little back leg movement is kinda cute!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog hay that duz luk like fun!!! and i think the haff dor is a gud ideea on akkownt of i cud probly jump over it!!! ok bye

Unknown said...

Great post, but your videoooo? OMG I played it with the volume high and the whole household went into panic mode. Your growls are of epic proportions. Let's face it, you're not an ordinary dude.

Your fan, friend, and hopefully future wife,


Molly the Airedale said...

OMG, please send directions on how to do bitey-face from a relaxed position! I would be eternally grateful, Mango!

Love ya lots

JD and Max said...

Hi Mango - great video, bitey face ROCKS. We get fed up with our humans having to explain the noises we make when we play bitey face outside - did you know there are some dumb humans who think us doggies should never play loud or rough?! We know - go figure!! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Bitey face looks a bit more dangerous at your estate than it does out ours. Although those snarling Scottie teeth can be most hurtful - just ask Mom who has had her arm or leg in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

1000 Goldens said...

After 20 hours of meditation, there is nothing quite like a game of bitey face to get a party started. I like your 1/2 door Mango, very cool!

Sam said...

Bitey face might be my favorite game to watch dogs play. Thank you for sharing your video from the cave, guys.

Noah the Airedale said...

Well that is very nice bitey face, very unlike my mad sissies tess & lucy. Theirs always ends up out of control.......

Noah x

Scout and Freyja said...

You guys are just too cute for words! That is exactly the game that Mitzy (grand-dog) played with her doggy cousins when she was up here in the north for Thanksgiving.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mango you are supposed to grab PeeWee by the ear... That is what Marley does to Callie girl, of course she grabs her by her skin..
Great video..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mango you are supposed to grab PeeWee by the ear... That is what Marley does to Callie girl, of course she grabs her by her skin..
Great video..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Oreo said...

You guys were really going at it. Guess Dexter should play right away huh?? Thats what brothers do I guess.


Smushie Ranch said...

We're still in awe over your size Mango! We play like that too all the time. Mom calls it alligator play because of how our mouths look.

Wish we had a dog cave to call our own...

Stella and Gunther

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh Mango..keep an eye on that human. You are the master remember? If he starts dismantling the barn to keep warm you will be in a lot of trouble..BOL
Have a happy day
Benny & Lily

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Great Bitey Face Fun, and such little exertion required:) When we get wild in the house, Mom throws us outside - same problem with breaking things and sliding on floors. She can never understand why we aren't still wild when we go outside.

Enjoy what's left of the weekend.

Woos, the OP Pack

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...


Hello Your Hugeness!
Your blog is so much fun. You and the Labradude have a lot of great adventures. I'm still stuck in doggie jail studying the criminal element like I mentioned in my adoption report. I'm here while my handler Mom and Dad are visiting my cousin Frankie Furter. Meanwhile I'm enjoying reading all of these great stories. Keep 'em coming!
Grrr and Woof,

Mack said...

Wow - sometimes we forget just how big the Mango is until we see him close up in action! I take it you, Mango were making the Jurassic Park sounds?

The Army of Four said...

I got so excited watching your video that I ran over and grabbed Zim and started throwing him around. That's for the idea!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
A bitey face game during a rainy day sure is great!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

More pix of the Mango Hiney! I love the zoom in on the hiney in the vid... classic doggie porn. ;)

I also dig how fuel-efficient The Mango is at having fun. Low-cal wrestling. wrestling w/o moving more than 1/4 of the body. classic. kinda what L & J do when they get bored inside.
wild dingo

Sunshade said...

You know Mango, if I were there, you would not need to chew your leg out of boredom. You would not need to put your sweet paw on mine to ask me to play. You would not need to gently nibble on my entire head to convince me to play. Because......seeing your sexy butt and masculine leggies would be enough for me to show you my wiggle muscle butt...*blushing*..

Have a great sexy Thanksgiving weekend!

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

The Thundering Herd said...

Er, Mango, you do not even stand up to wrestle? Exactly how lazy is that?

Unknown said...

You had me at the leg raised... I made a run for the door to head over to join your games but then mom reminded me that my head can fit in your jaws.


Olive said...

Looks like you had the teeth!! I found you on DWB and would love to be your friend!! Check out my blog too please :)

Licks and Tail wags--


tula monstah said...

pee wee quick get your cone! the jaws of death is awake! well, by the time you do that.. he's done.

what's with the half door? so your with the family but not really with the family....??


Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mango and Family, sorry we are a bit late catching up with stuff. Lots goin on here.

Including more rain than you can shake a stick at, if you were so perverse and wanted to shake a stick at rain!

lotsaluv, licks and pawhugs, Marvin xxxx

koko said...

Great bitey face actions... PeeWee is learning from the master. What's up with the hiney thingy? Hope mom is not having turkey withdrawal symptom after Thanksgiving.

Licks, hero

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mango you would not believe how proud that Callie girl is when she walks into that ring. She loves to strut her stuff before and after..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Astrid Keel said...

oh wow... that half door looks super cool... can you order a bunch of treats from that "window"?

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Woho Bite and bite more!!!!
Ruff play. So glad no one gets hurt! Dexter really get into it!!
It would be nice to see what gos on after. A nap?
Love you guys, Bambi and her Mom

Biggie-Z said...

Mango, you must be a physicist, you are minimizing your potential energy!

Good job also helping Master with his work. I'm like that too - if there is a man doing manly work I have to help. Even if that means I'm like that guy standing there, saying, "Hmmm. You're going to do WHAT?"

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Again I am glad I came today because I can see pictures. My Computer is very old and finicky and did not want to load pictuers yesterday.Shes working real good today but my eyes are not dong good today!! I can hardly see. Everything is blurry.

Joe Stains said...

I like how Dexter paused to hack something up there in the middle. I dunno why you only got half a door back, that doesn't really seem fair to me.

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

Getting you to step into boxes and installing half doors.... Hmm.. Are you sure they aren't training you for the circus? Inside-bitey-face seems to work, although I doubt it is quite as satisfying as full-contact outdoor bitey-face!

*kissey face*