Saturday, December 12, 2009

Decorating for the Holidays

I figured that with momma not working today that we could have some serious fun, but NOOOOO.

It was time to decorate the house. Arg!

First thing that came up out of the basement was the Dogtivity.

OK, I have to admit that this is kind of cool. I mean it totally has doggies that look like lots of my pals.

Bigify and enjoy.

But why is it over the PeeWee's bed? Huh?

Check out the fancy pants blanket on the bed. We had to spend dollars on that due to his excessive labrashedding and general sloppiness. Keeps the cooties off the couch.

This is a sleigh decoration. You cannot eat it. I tried. The only way to eat it would be with earplugs so you don't hear the humans shrieking.

All my DWB cards! I love getting them and looking at the happy pictures. Of course momma is totally jelly given that she has received NO cards at all. Sob.

Momma always brings out the little hound Santa stuffie. I am not allowed to play with it because it is a special stuffie that reminds her of her Pi dog.

Do you get this? It's a blanket but it is on the wall. Go figure.

Now I will tell you that all this decorating stuff is not happy making for the Mango. It involves furnitures moving and boxes full of suspicious things coming up out of the basement.

I was distressed by the contents of this one. Not the dumb holiday hats again!

Fortunately, Momma was distracted from the possibility of putting a hat on my large and not wanting to be covered head by her ornaments.

She has many doggie ornaments. Mostly of Grandpa Angus and Pi.

What the heck? This is from a trip that Momma and Master took to a place called Provincetown. Kind of reminds me of the beastie if she were pink and a fish.

This one is kind of pretty. All sparkly.

Our Grandpa Angus angel tree topper.

I suggested putting some decorations in the kitchen window to make our crystal Grandpa Angus feel festive.

Finally done! The tree topper is always a little off, just like Angus. Hehehe.

The tree blocks one of my spy windows where I can watch for intruders and also for Momma's arrival home. I can't imagine why she would want to see a tree first thing instead of my smiling face. Is a tree better than the Mango?

It is also up high where I cannot properly examine it.

I became very grouchy during the entire proceedings and situated my large and not easily moved self right in the middle of the room. I made bad sounds when momma tried to make me move and kept PeeWee far away. Hey, I am as much into the holidays as the next guy, but I just don't like it when there is too much action.

See? My grouchy vibes are emanating around the room!

I sought the comfort of the great outdoors and was pleased to locate the stuffie from Miss Asta. It was kind of frozen, but that's OK.

Hey! Why is there a labrabutt sticking out of my head????


Mango Man! Oh yeah!


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

Would woo like a big red bow on YOUR butt attachment?

Tank woo fur sharing the festive dekhorative thingies!


Anonymous said...

You better be careful Mango...too much grumpiness will irritate Santa and all you'll get is coal (or another Pee Wee!!)

Ms. ~K said...

We enjoyed all the doggie decorations...
Mango, sounds like you need a little eggnog to improve your holiday spirits!!!!
Ho Ho Ho!!!
LabraDorks in Georgia

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Mango I know it was an ordeal for you, BUTT your house looks GRRRREAT. The good news is that it all goes back into hiding... sooon.
I just don't know what to say about the labrabutt head gear. Maybe you could call it an EAR REAR.

Moose said...

We love the dogtivity but notice that pee wee is represented but there is no RH in there... What's up with that? Moose agrees with you on suspiscious boxes and moving of furnitures but he just disappears when it happens.
Anyways, at least it is done and you survived! It does look lovely too!

Sally Ann and Andy said...

You must be good for Santa paws. Santa paws, Santa's dog, is watching you and pee-wee. You might not get all the toys that Santa paws has for you. Mommy told me that, and Mommies always tell the truth. Oh, tell your Mommy that my Mommy ordered something called "phootshop elements 7" from ebay. I just know my party planing will soon get faster and faster. You are of British decent, so your welcome to come if you wish. I don't think your frenemy, Lacy, is coming. She hasn't responded, but she is welcome, as I know she will be perfect lady at the party. (We welsh girls can be tougher and growlerer than welsh boys. In fact, I know some welsh girl dogs that make Lacy look like a golden retriever or yellow lab who makes no trouble at all.)
Sally Ann

Marjie said...

The Christmas tree thing is confusing. My humans take me to a farm where they have these giant critters with horns on their heads, and the fat guy in the red suit hangs around with them, and they let dogs and their humans select a tree to take home. My humans try hard to stop me from marking a few so their eventual buyers will know I was inspecting them. But I agree with you, too much activity on one day is very annoying.


Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

We love getting to root through the boxes...its the best part of each his own! We love your decorations and your tree looks fabulous!!!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Two French Bulldogs said...

Mango we love all your decorations. All those doggys around baby puppy are so cute.
Glad you had fun
Benny & Lily

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We have never before seen a dogtivity - very interesting. Mom loves that blanket on the wall. Thanks for showing us all your nice decorations. Dakota was a lot like you, Mango - she didn't care much for lots of moving things around and big boxes and noise. But at least in the end it all looks so beautiful.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Achieve1dream said...

I feel for you Mango. The only decorating my mom does is a tiny tree. I'm a little concerned now though that all of her Christmas tree ornaments are of horses, not dogs. Should I be worried??

Gus said...

Mango Man...we were so surprised to see Teka toy playing the drums in the dogtivity scene. That is more of a bummer than funny hats, let me tell you. But we love the decorations and all the excitement. Just don't eat the crunchy ones.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Our Mom likes the Dogtivity. And yes it is spooky when she hears your voice in her head - dodo dodo...

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Anonymous said...

Mango Man: tell your mom, she is a sick woman. very sick. that dogtivity is just the kinda sick that is right up Wild Dingo's alley.

and NOoooooo in our humble and small-headed opinion, we think the Mango is way better than a tree.... if The Mango lived here, we would MUCH prefer to see The Mango instead of a decorated tree in the window. but we may make you wear silly hats... go figure. we love to torture our doggies as much as your momma...

wild dingo

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Looks like you have a nicely decorated place now, even if you didn't help! Love your Grandpa Angus angel. (We didn't know you were a Dale house at one time.) The DWB cards are so much fun. We are still mailing some out. In fact, we mailed some from Seattle today.
BabyRD & Hootie

Dewey Dewster said...

Mango man....Gram said that she has never.....I said...never....seen a manger loike that....did I tell ya never???? Oh I did didn't I ???

Great decorations and such a big job too....was there a black labradude in the manger scene...or was me eyes deceivin' me????

Dewey Dewster here....

houndstooth said...

Where did you find the Dogtivity? Mom is oooing and ahhing over that thing like it's made of gold!

I think your house looks nice, and it will probably make Santa Paws make a stop and bring you and Dexter a few presents, so it's not too bad!


Jake of Florida said...

Oh my doG, we have never ever seen a dogtivity. It is trly pawsome. Just one tiny tiny itsy bitsy problema: we saw no wire fox terriers. But them we saw no RH's either.

Mango Man, we do have a slight bone to pick with you. We were over at Gussie's blog and you seem to have mistaken those two adorable gentlemen in blue Chanukah attire for Gussie and a pal. In reality, they were us. Who knew???

And when she read that you thought they were a bit dorked out, our mom rushed to our defense. But then when I told her that surely she had to admit that at least one of us had certain dork-like tendencies and that it was very clever of our Mango Man, the wise meditative one, to recognize it, she relented.

But you might want to take a second look!!! (At least your comment kept her from posting the photo on our blog!)

Wirey love, oh wise one,

Jake and Just Harry

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

Really looking a lot like Christmas at your place. I should have you all come to my place and help the mom. Bins have been out for over a week and not all is done yet. She got busy helping me with an auction fundraiser that will be taking place on Monday so I guess I cannot really complain about her.

The Thundering Herd said...

Sounds a little like Ebenezer Mango to us - and maybe that is Tiny PeeWee who is there to remind you of the spirit of Christmas.

Oreo said...

BOY!! YOu have been a very busy MANGO!! Love the decorating and the ornaments, looks very good.


Oreo said...

OH yah!!
Stay away from the Hats!!!
I try to but mom always gets me with them


Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
I can see your Mom has been busy with all those decorations!
The Dogtivity is pawesome!
And the blanket...
And the tree...
And the Mango not wanting to move...
And... well... you know!
Kisses and hugs

koko said...

Hi Mango,

You have soooo many nice decorative items... but my favorite is the Grandpa Angus angel tree topper. Momma must be having a field time putting the house in festivity... hope you are in Santa's good list.

Licks, hero

MJ's doghouse said...

oh mango we have the same situation going on here...we have christmas everywhere...we have things that sing when i move to close...they have things that if i get too close i will get screa med at....gah...sometime life sucks..but...soon i am sure there will be presents...

River said...

That is a nice tree! Just be sure there is room for presents.

love & wags,

Stella said...

We haven't put up our Christmas decorations yet. Mom might not do it until almost the day, but then she leaves them up until about February because those are grim cold months when you need some pretty bright stuff around. Thats the way she is!

I like your stuff, its very nice and the Dogtivity is very cool.



Ina in Alaska said...

Wee Three Poodles from Alaska really liked the Dogtivity especially the poodle angel!! Just like us!!! Oh we enjoyed your tree and all the doggie Christmas decor and the lovely tributes to your Pi and Asta... we hope you cheer up soon! Sending happy vibes to you!! xoxo Toby, Ginger & Jeter (as dictated to their Mom, Ina)

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog hay that is kool stuf all rite!!! i biggified the dogtivity but i didnt see enny vizsla dogs in it i assoom that is becuz the vizsla dogs wer steeling fud off the tables owt in the inn wile evrybuddy wuz owtside oohing and aahing in the mayndjer!!! ha ha ok bye

Maxmom said...

Hey Mango dude!
I must admit...YOU ARE A CLASSIC! Don't ever think of leaving bloggie land!!! - we would all be so much poorer if you did! You do know that you have the biggest job of us all?!? - to always keep your momma happy!!! - otherwise we might miss your adventures!
Thanks so much for the entertainment big boy! We had a side-splitting, early morning, Sunday squiz at your blog - including the 'Boss' (who was also in hysterics). Thanks to you, it's put them in a most cheerful mood for the rest of the day.
Your decorations are stunning and mom so wants one of the 'dogativities'....PLEASE tell us where she got it!?!
Take care and tell mom to have a rest after that brilliant post!

ocmist said...

My Mom thinks your place looks GRRRReat too!!! She says that now she doesn't feel bad when people roll their eyes at our Corgi Christmas Tree!

We think that Labrabutt out of your head thing is PeeWee getting back at you for your trick on HIS butt! Some rule about what goes around, comes around or something? We'll come on over there and bite off for you if you need help reaching it in that hard to reach place! Anything to help our buddy the Mango Man! OC and the Corgi Country Crew

P.S. Mom says she thinks that 6 corgis and a Border collie probably eat as much as you do... Mmmm...

Molly the Airedale said...

Your tree is just beautiful, Mango! Mom is thinking next year that we need to go with colored lights instead of white!
We LOVE your Dogtivity!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

JD and Max said...

Hi Mango - we've never seen a dogtivity before but now we WANT one, it's fab! We think you've got the right idea, take it easy whilst your staff, erm, we mean, your humans, do all the decorating for you! Your house sure does look festive now, even with grumpy Mango vibes, he he! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Martha said...

Hi Mango, how pawtastic! We loved Dexter in the Header looking all festive!
We have never ever seen a Dogtivity but were delighted to see the basset was in his rightful position!
That is just the coolest thing.
Your Xmas tree is delightful and we enjoyed looking at all the decorations - especially the doggies.
Despite all of those doggie ornaments we dont have any xmas ones so we will have to start looking out for those......groan, does that mean more clutter!
Thank you so much for sharing all those with us.
Martha & bailey xxx

Niamh said...

Love your dogtivity Mango. All your decorations look very pretty. It is so hard when the people get all involved in moving furniture and stuff around. They are very silly. We are not having much in the way of decorations this year because of goofy Ambrose. He would probably eat most of them! And of course we did not let him come anywhere near the parade!

Your friend,

1000 Goldens said...

Your dogtivity is the coolest thing EVER! The decorating of the house stresses me out too Mango. Why must they mess with the homestead and rearrange our furnitures?

wally said...

Oh my gosh things are so busy at your house. I'm exhausted just looking at it so I can see why you would get tired.

wally t.

L^2 said...

Wow, that Dogtivity is pawsome! Thank you for the oh-so-cute holiday card! We’re having lots of fun getting to know other DWB members.

Happy Holidays!

Love and lots of licks,
Stella and Leader Dog Willow

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Wow what beautiful decorations you have Mango. Sorry about the placement of the tree. Maybe you can move it just a bit when mom isn't looking..
Hey Sis just gave her boyfriend Jason a new video camera and they said we could take it next time we go herding. Hopefully the humans can figure out how to work it...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Oh Mango...looks like you had a great time decorating for Christmas...but you went and done it when you showed my mom that she wants one. Where did you mom get it? It's too cute.

That labradude coming out your butt is a little disturbing...Ah Roo!!

Have a great Sunday Mango and Pee Wee!

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

Heather and Pumpkin said...

I agree, Mango is better than a tree. Well wait a minute, trees can't fart. Hmmmm, maybe I need to think about this a little more. I do like the Dogtivity, but what no Japanese Chins?!


Linda said...

Hey Mango,
Your Dogtivity is cool! Don't you like to help your Mama decorate?? We think you need a big red bow on your head, tee hee. The doggie ornaments are so neat, your house looks so festive.
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

Asta said...


Mommi's been pwetty low and you always manage to cheew hew up..Youw Dogtivity is the best! I've nevew seen one in my life..Teka playing the dwums(should dwive auntie muzzew wound the bend, tee heee)

Well I think seeing you fiwst thing in the window would be the best, but that twee is pwetty cool as second best.
I can't believe youw toy is still intact..I think fwozen it might be even bettew. I wish I could come play in youw snowy yawd, but you might not appweciate my exhoobewant , insistant kisses.
I hope you've gotten used to all the new stuff and can welax and enjoy the season
smoochie kisses

Daisy Dog said...

Well that must have been quite an exhausting day with all th dcorating and such! We have never seen a Dogtivity, but think its very cool! Did your mom make you dress up like elves yet?

Kari in Alaska said...

your house sure is nice and festive! you will soon have another card to add!

TwoSpecialWires said...

Yep. We missed this. Doggone it. Moma's got to get her priorities straight. A dogtivity. AND lots of doggie ornaments. AND a tree positioned just so you can wear a big bow and be waiting under it on Christmas morning. It doesn't get much better than that. (That's why the tree is elevated. Isn't it?)

Happy Holidays!
Jake and Fergi

Unknown said...

Hey Mango
You guys have some pretty cool decorations. That nativity set was really neat.. but no baby mango? The savior of this earth? born a king?

Hmm.. I see you got out of wearing the hats but still were the butt of the labradork.

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

I wish I could get out of wearing silly hats...How do you do it??


Poronchi Ninja Puppy said...

Hi Mango,
such powerful mesmerizing vibe you have


The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

we have that same blanket on our wall and leave it up all year--i am sure you have seen it in all our pictures! we love the dog nativity set. love the dog dress as a sheep--hahaahha!

Smushie Ranch said...

I hate it when mom or dad moves my stuff around. Your house looks nice though.


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Oh Mango, your decorating story is just too funny!! We love the dogtivity too! Moms is frantically searching for one.

We LOVE your blog! Wanna be blog buddies? You can visit us at:

Woofs and Kisses!

Oskar said...

Hmm, I guess if Mango does not want more decorations, then decorating should cease!