Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Card Outtakes

I suggested that it might be time to work on our holiday card for the big DWB exchange. So of course out came the same old dumb accessories. Then the fun began of trying on outfits and seeing if we would sit in some most unnatural poses.

I am not a big fan of all this dressing up stuff, I mean, anything could happen. Check out this YouTube if you don't believe me (watch out for the sound track that starts at the 30 second mark, sure to cause uber geeks such as my dorky momma to snort and chortle). PeeWee is not nearly as experienced as my large and preferring to be nekked self, so he had on the elf ears before he knew what hit him.

You can put those dumb ears on me, but I am NOT going to smile for the camera.

The Mango is not an elf!

Oh, now its the Santa hat, is it? Just give me a hot dog.

Oh, gosh, the hat appears to no longer be on my large and not readily compressed head.

I think PeeWee is getting the hang of it.

What have we here?

Kiss me, indeed. That is not even going past my snooter.

Eeesh. What a suck up.

That's better! You tell her, PeeWee, no stupid costumes for us!

Momma thought she would demonstrate.

Ha! Not such a good outfit after all, is it, you dotty old hen?

I don't imagine that this photo would fill my pals with holiday cheer.

Sure, you can balance things on me all you want whilst I am meditating, but what kind of jolly greeting will that make?

Grumble, grumble, momma says she needs to "rethink" her approach. Yuh, we'll see about that.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


Oskar said...

Oh heavens, it looks like your mom person has much work ahead of her to get just the right picture!

Niamh said...

Just say no to costumes and hats! Poor Mango. There are not enough hot dogs in the world to make me wear one of those outfits. Your naked self is just fine with me.

Your friend,

Kari in Alaska said...

you look so...happy... in the hat

The WriggleButts said...

We're feeling pretty cheery ;)


Moose said...

Oh boy! You two are hilarious. You were most cooperative at Halloween Mango, what happened? Maybe Christmas is not your thing. I think DOH should be the elf Peewee the reindeer and you are santa! It is funny... I just realized that one of the first posts I read on your bloggie was last years holiday card photo shoot where DOH put the tree skirt on you! I can't believe I remember that but guess you made an impression! So it is my MGA anniversary I guess you could say :-) Hee hee

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

Hmm...dunno what I would dress you two up as...I will give it some serious thought...not that you would care, but I will ponder upon it anyway....

I did go to the spa today and have two boootiful Christmas bows placed on my bootiful Lakie ears...I look adorable even if I say so myself...

Scruffy got groomed too...he still looks like his beardie was caught in a blender...dunno why...

Kisses Darling...

Laciegirlie with the Bows

Gus said...

Oh is a sickness among our hoomans, who should have taken our christmas pictures at least a month ago. Muzzer has recruited E.Rabbit to help her! I am abandoned!


Smushie Ranch said...

Mom always says thank goodness for digital cameras. Our first Christmas, I think they took 100's of pictures.

That video is pretty cute! Mom is an uber geek so she can appreciate stuff like that. Like, Stella's belly is really fat, so mom like's to pat it to the tune of La Bamba. It's embarrassing.


Anonymous said...

Wild Dingo votes for some clever photoshoping instead of making you wear stooooopid hats! woo!

look at what WE had to wear:

and of course that stooopid orange photoshoot:

REVOLT Wild Dingo crew says! REVOLT!
(the views above are not necessarily the views of the actual typist...)

wild dingo

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Our silly old Mom tried to do that last year and finally gave up.. Hope your mom has better luck..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Mango...wait till you see my holiday'll see a familiar accessory :(

lots of unhappy accessory laden licks...Ruby

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Ha roo, we went through much the same torture today and with no good results. Not sure there will be an OP Pack card this year.

That video was a hoot - especially the soundtrack.

Woos, the OP Pack

Sam said...

you didn't give your momma not ONE good shot? Shame on you!

Marge's holiday torture is set to occur whenever we finally get our Christmas tree.

houndstooth said...

Mango and Dexter,

I feel your pain! Our outtakes are next weeks Wordless Wednesday. I shall hide my head in shame now! Just know that you're not alone!


Sally Ann and Andy said...

Mango, Dexter,
Y'all look cute, but I think your going to have to talk to your Mommy about your costumes.
Sally Ann

Achieve1dream said...

Thank you for sharing that Youtube video. It was a riot!

Poor pups. Why does she torture you so? I like the picture of Dex with his spooky white eyes getting rid of his hat. :)


doyle and mollie said...

ho ho ho

wally said...


Please tell Mangomama we much prefer you in your altogether. Relentlessly huge and nekkid.

wally t

ps. Haha! That soundtrack startled my brudder!

Oreo said...

Looks like your mom still has some work ahead of her, LOL

You will find if you just do it the hassle is all over quick and you can back to normal again


The Thundering Herd said...

Our human takes one look at us, rolls his eyes, and says no card again this year.

Molly the Airedale said...

We've seen a new santa hat sitting on one of mom's large teddy bears'S heads recently. We're hoping she's not planning on putting that stoopid thing on our heads! Where do the hoomans get these nutty ideas, Mango?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

pam said...

Our mommy had the same problem with us. We wouldn't put crazy stuffs on our head or even look at the camera. Mommy finally gave up and used an old picture.

That'll show the DOH!!!

Bobo and Meja

koko said...

We should not be giving in to those silly red hats the hoomans want us to wear... unless there's treat involved.

Licks, hero

Marjie said...

I do not take kindly to hats and stupid costumes and the like, either. Hold your ground, Mango, and teach Pee Wee to stand up for his doggy rights! Nekkid is natural for large and handsome guys such as ourselves.


PS: I am showing my teeth in a picture during my human brother's birthday celebration, which Momma posted today. You will appreciate my smile.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Hysterical! Oh Mango what we have to go through for these humans!
Benny & Lily

Jake of Florida said...

What a hoot!!!

Our salvation is that our mom decided she already inflicts enough torture on us during the holidays with our sweaters and raincoats and that for our Christmas card, we can just go with something tried and true.

On the other paw, she is not averse to wearing antlers herself on Christmas Day,

Mango Man, Pee Wee -- we promise to open the card in the dark of night when everyone is already asleep so your secret hoomiliation will remain safe with us!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Ms. ~K said...

We're feeling your pain, big boy!!!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We saw a slightly similar box at our estate today and heard Mom say something about warm weather, grooming and pictures - we better run!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
I can see you two did not want to cooperate!
The same happened here so my mom had to photoshop an old picture of me!
Kisses and hugs

Cinnamon and Mint said...

Thanks for reminding me that it is time to start preparing for the festive season!!

River said...

It looks like you all need bigger stuff! like HUGE stuff so it fits right. Then it might be awesome.

love & wags,

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

Woo khan put bows on a Lakie but they are still a LacieBeastie -

Nice photoshoot woo studly dudes!

PeeEssWoo: Maybe The DOH would like to try the bow approach?

BRUTUS said...

Well, Mango, you called it. Mom actually snorted during the video she was laughing so hard once the "soundtrack" started. Great, I'm living with an ubergeek too. Hmpf.
Oh, and you must tell Dexter: at our agility trial was a big black lab named Dexter! Mom thought for a split second that it might be PeeWee, then came to her senses. Besides, we hasn't very good at his agilities.

Brutus the Frenchie
p.s. our word verification is "dammisms". Sorta fitting considering the nature of your post, eh?

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

This is our first DWB Card Exchange...We are super duper excited to see how your card turns out! We just finished our Christmas shoot yesterday.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

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monica said...

LOL!! excellent! you tell her Mango!
Bundy the Bold and Beautiful :o)

Tucker said...

He he... costumes, they suck. Maybe you could just sit in front of the tree and call it good...

woof - Tucker

The Black and Tans. said...


We were just as uncooperative. The digital camera practically ended up in flames as our hooman followed us around trying to get a photo of all 3 of us together. So not happening and certainly not wearing silly hats.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Biggie-Z said...


That was really funny. The outtakes always make me laugh. Momma got me a special holiday jingle collar. I LOVE it because it always comes with treats. Then again, I *am* a big suck-up. Oh well. Sucking up gets you liver. And carbs.

Thankful to finally be reunited with my peeps,

Cowspotdog said...

It's tough being a hallmark picture hero - but you both do it sooooo well BOL

Rosie said...

well at least this was done at home. I heard the mommy over here talking about bringing me to see some old guy with a beard.

Golden Samantha said...

Mango - sounds like you and your bro have been through the wringer what with all that head-gear and flashie beast bulbs popping at the same time! Arrrrrrrrrr! I've been through it and it is not pleasant. I feel for you guys!
Hugs xo

Mack said...

I second what Dewayne said! BOL!

I have those same elf ears and when momma put them on me last year, I wanted to cry!

Deetz said...

Its such torture these holiday card photo's. Deetz doesn't mind getting his picture taken, but I do
The one with your mom in it, I think is fabulous.
Sharkie and of course Deetzy

Martha said...

Hi Mango, just remember everything we taught you!
We confess to being a bit worried about Dexter - check out some of those poses!!!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

JD and Max said...

Hi Mango - thanks for this puppy information broadcast. We're starting to find out first-paw about the seriousness of puppy abuse at this time of year - why, only this morning female human tried to get us both to wear a pair of fake antlers with bells - yes, BELLS - on them!

Hey, by the way, voting has started for the 'bootie-licious' competition so please swing on by our blog to cast your votes and find out how you're doing!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

The Army of Four said...

I like out-takes the BEST! Ha roo roo roo!
Tail wags,

Joe Stains said...

Mom is hooting over these pics. She hasn't attempted to make our cards yet, she has to go through and figure out just how many she can afford to send too. The postman is turning into a con-artist with these stamp prices.

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow i didnt no yoo wer an elf!!! can yoo git me wil farrels awtograff??? thanks ok bye