Thursday, June 17, 2010

All About Me, er, Us (sigh)

My little Pug friend, Pearl, posted this most exciting quiz and asked her pals to fill it in. I think it is a grand idea, so here goes...


1) Name and Age

Mango: 5 years old (which is kind of beyond middle aged for a full sized doggie such as myself - I have lots of grey furs to prove it).

Dexter: 2 years old (and still filling out with labramuscle)

2) Breed

Mango: Mastiff (yuh, real mastiff, not one of those midget Bully Mastiffs)

Dexter: Labrador Retriever (best all around doggie you will find)

3) Nickname(s)

Mango: Bubba, Bubs, Stripey, MANGOMOVE!

Dexter: PeeWee, Squirt, Shortie, Blackie, Little Black Devil, DEXTERNO!

4) Where'd ya come from?

Mango: Lords Hill Mastiffs (bunch of show off dogs - my littermate, Floyd, is some sort of champion who gets lots of hot gals. I could of finished too, you know, except I just didn't really like that show crap) My official name is Lords Hill We All Love Mango and the inspiration was this character because "everybody loves Mango!"

Dexter: Nightwind Labradors (showy dogs and field dogs all in one - but not me because I have an underbite which makes me a pet dog, but that's OK). My official name is Nightwind Dexter in the Dark because when I came to the estate, momma and master were watching this on DVD.


1) Toy

Mango: Any toy that PeeWee has. Gimmie!

Dexter: Duh, tennis ball, of course

2) Snack

Mango: PIZZA! Nommy!

Dexter: Rocks

3) Human

Mango: I think we better say momma if we know what's good for us

Dexter: Agreed, momma for sure


1) Worst habit

Mango: Putting my big sloppy face on people, especially after a nice drink of refreshing water, and leaving goobers everywhere (hey, that is Miss Kylie's mommy! Pucker up, lady).

Dexter: Using my levitation skills to stick my snooter in human's eye sockets when they are standing up. This is highly entertaining for me as it causes squeals of joy from the humans. Not to mention I have great aim.

2) Most embarrassing moment

Mango: That would have to be when Master put a scary force field on my Observation Deck. Actually the embarrassing part is that idiot momma did not recognize the danger and mocked my dire predicament. You can watch the movie here. But I warn you, it is long and disturbing.

Dexter: Getting the smack down put on me by my mutant giant labranephew alleged puppy, Oliver (that kid is ENORMOUS).

3) Family dynamic

Mango: I AM THE BIG DOG! Need I say more?

Dexter: Mango is a big cry baby momma's dog who likes to throw his weight around, but when it comes to foodables he knows enough to keep his distance from my labrajaws of doom.

4) Your human's FAVORITE thing about you

Mango: Momma says that I am most empathetic, yuh, for sure, like I totally know when she needs snuggles or when she needs me to be silly because I am super smart, right?

Dexter: Well, momma is always telling me that she likes that I am so easy going. Sheesh, that is a survival skill around the Relentlessly Bossy.

Now it's time for my pals to take the quiz! Give it a try!

Oh, and regarding my, ahem, end zone issues, I am happy to report that the quality of my output is greatly improved. Plus I no longer feel the need to evacuate in the middle of the night which pleases momma to no end. The bad part is that I think this might mean I need to eat medicine kibbles FOREVER! HELP!

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. From Momma - Mango's medicine kibble is W/D dog which is high fiber AND low calorie (thus the increase from 8-10 cups / day). Vet said that it is not unusual for big dogs to need more fiber to firm up (which sounded kind of goofy to me but it seems to be working). Fear not, he is getting lots of green beans, yogurt, pumpkin and other to make his icky kibble more tasty.


koko said...

That's one great quiz post... totally sum up the Mangoness and Dexterness of it all... and remind us why we love you guys so much.

Licks, hero

Sewmouse said...

What an excellent post idea. It is nice to learn more about friends.

I watched the force-field video, and have to admit, my Momma has the same problem about stepping over even small gaps. She finds it embarassing.

Kili (the cat-dog, stealing Momma's computerthingy)

Noah the Airedale said...

Now we know everything about you guys. Great quiz.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Mango I am sooooo glad that you have gotten your Poops under control.
I really liked all of your answers to the quiz. I will give you BOTH an A.

Gus said...

Mango Man and Dexter Dude:

We liked your answers. They had the right kind of off hand humor so we could tell you were not braggin' just tellin the truth about you!


Jake of Florida said...

Very thoughtful responses to the quiz. They expressed your individual pawsonalities as we have come to know them, but added a bit more insights!

Wirey love.

Jake and Just Harry

Mack said...

Maybe you and Lilly should hook up. She always knows when mom is sad.
Very interesting facts about you two guys. And I'm glad your poopies are improving.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

This is a fantastic post - we might just have to do it too!! Loved hearing about all of your quirks.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Heather and Kelly said...

Ha ha! What a great post. I might just have to do one for Miss Ellie (Still no news on her, though..).

So glad to hear the medicine kibbles worked! Isn't it worth it to have to eat bad kibble if you don't have to get up in the night anymore, Mango? Anyway, sounds like your momma spruces it up for you. It can't be that bad...

the magic sleigh said...

Wooos Mango man and Dexter too! We loved reading all about woo two... rocks, silly Labra-dude, I am with Mango on this one, Pizza!
So sorry about the diet mango, lets hope that the yogurt and pumpkin make it better fur woo.
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Tama-Chan, Benny, Momo, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

Endlessly fascinating, guys!


Kelly said...

Mango, my darling,

Thank you for doing my quiz! You boys are always full of interesting info! I leave goobers everywhere too...

Oh, by the way, I have been on the W/D food for a year now. Momma hates the ingredients in it and is constantly complaining about how not-wholesome they are. BUT, we can't deny that it has been a great fix for my 'issues'. So, yeah... we just supplement it with lotsa stuff. And I poop like 10 times/day now.

I am sure you wanted to know that.



Martha said...

Hi Guys, imagine Pearl poops ten times a day and she is so tiny!
Good work with the quiz, the answers and the pictures were most entertaining.
Of course we love the brotherly dynamic between you two.
Mango we also great with the drool - nothing to beat a big sloppy kiss we say.
We reckon our moms must have a similar wardrobe!
Great post
Martha and Bailey xxx

Martha said...

ps we sooooo hate being comment number 13!

Kelly said...

Gosh Mango, It sounds like you are trying everything you can think of!

I get green beans, yogurt, and chicken. I also get unsweetened applesauce stirred into mine because momma mixes some of my pills into the applesauce.

I should note that I have been on 'diet' foods forever because pugs are predisposed to ummm... chunkiness. So I am not so bothered by the taste, as I am used to it.

I hope you guys can figure it out. My only other piece of advice is that the W/D does come in a canned version. So maybe some of the moist canned food mixed in would help you get it down?


Anonymous said...

What a Most Marvelous quiz! I luved so much learning more abouts the two of you. We'll try to do that quiz next week, 'kay? After FB goes home. (For a flat guy, he sure does have a lot of energy so we haves to keep him entertained.)

I'm glad to hear that things in the "end zone" area are coming along, so to speak.

Wiggles & Wags,

brooke said...

Great post! Loved learning all about the both of you!
And Mango... glad to head things are firming up around there even if it means prescribed foodables!

Golden Samantha said...

Great quiz answers! Love the origin of your names - had no idea that you were named after that SNL character - sooooo hilarious! And Dexter - what a scary name origin! Great responses to questions - maybe we will take that same one! And so glad your (ahem)"output" has improved. I'm sure all hoomans around there are relieved.

Kapitein Haakje said...

love the information about you!!! (and dexter) :)
i need do to that to, maby hauwii to.
but it need to all about me :)
we mastiff rules

El'bow & Hauwii

Rufus and Indie said...

Hi Mango!
Now, we know you better! You both are so pawsome!
Love the pics!
Rufus and Indie

Sue said...

That was a very good quiz, but our Mom says there are so many of us that it would take all day to post the answers and everybody would fall asleep reading them.

houndstooth said...

I loved reading the quiz with both your answers at the same time! You guys should have a late show, like Conan and Andy. You'd be the most watched show on TV!

Mango, I'm glad to hear things are firming up for you!


Rebecca said...

what a great quiz and such nice answers! we are happy to hear momma doesn't have to let you out at night! how wonderful for her!
Rebecca and Daisy Mae

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

2 words Mango....


Make your Mama give them to you everyday!!

High Five Paw Bumps

PeeS...We are so going to do this quiz next Thursday!

Tucker said...

That quiz is cool. And I'm glad things are coming out ok over at the Mango Estate. I did a post Dexter will appreciate the other day, it's his kind of event.

woof - Tucker

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Grrrreat post! We enjoyed learning so much about you!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

The Army of Four said...

Hi boys! I liked reading your post very much! The pictures of each of you under #4 "Your human's FAVORITE thing about you" were sooooo sweet! You are both so very handsome and I just KNOW I'd throw myself at you if I met you! I sort of have a thing for tall guys. And for Black Labs. Sigh.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

What a fun quiz! We loved the answers, and that video is one we haven't seen - We were so glad you finally made it on to the deck, we were worried you were going to be forever stuck in the up and down mode.

Glad to hear about the improvement in the rear end output. Sounds like a case of doggie IBS.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Molly the Airedale said...

We loved reading all about you and Dexter, Mango and mom is still laughing over that picture of you kissing Kylie's mom! We just love the expression on her face!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Ms. ~K said...

So much cool info about 2 of our favorite pups!
Hey Mango, happy to hear the poo is getting back to normal!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Oh Mango, what a wonderful post! It was such fun to read all these things about you both. You're both relentlessly interesting to moi. I'm so happy that your poops are improved. That's very good news.

wags, Lola

Laura and The Corgi, Toller, & Duck said...

very fun! Are you going to feed WD forever? Now that you know what type of food Mango does good on I would consider transitioning him to a different food or just figure out a way to supplement his. I personally don't like all the Hills brands the vets keep pushing; too expensive and not high quality.

Nuthatch... said...

We love your quiz. We thought of doing it and then realized it would be a month's worth of posts all on its own lol
Wet kisses are what life is all about. You want to leave something behind to remind them when you're gone that you love them enough to slobber on them.

Anonymous said...

Great quiz! And that's great about the stoppage of the cow patties. We may have to go that route some day if the poop rainbows don't reduce in frequency.

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Hi Mango & Dexter,

Sorry I haven't been around to your blog for a while, mom was having computer issues but now she has a new computer and it's really fast so she can visit everyone now.

Thanks for sharing all that great info on your quiz. Hope all is well with you guys.

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

Two French Bulldogs said...

You guys always make us laugh. Love the answers to your homework
Benny & Lily

Joe Stains said...

This was very informative. I will have my secretary do this for me this weekend. Glad to hear the dire rear situation is firming up. I know allllll about that ordeal.

TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh doG. Moma had about a zillion things to say as she was reading this post to us, and now that we're ready to paw something out, her brain went dead. (That's what she gets for letting us fall so far behind in our blog reading. She's on overload.) The important thing is: we're back. And we're not leaving. We're gonna go reread this post ('cause we liked it) and then we're gonna go back up to the first of May and start reading them ALL. 'Cause we've missed you. Proportionately to your size. Humongously. And we've missed DexterDog too. Really. It's true.

Off to read. And read. And read.
Jake and Fergs xxoo

Anonymous said...

Wow. that's a lot of personal info. thank dog you didn't put your social security #s... or there could be identity theft!

LOVE those nicknames! MangoMove and DexterNo! I think i should try some of those on L&J.

Anonymous said...

Wild Dingo already said it... MANGOMOVE! DEXTERNO! LOL that is just brilliant and sums, I think, both dogs up quite nicely!

Slobbers Teal'c

Puglette said...

thank you for the very informative post. i have often wondered how mango got his name. but where are your gold lame shorts and beret??? and dexter, i am awfully glad that you do not take after your namesake.

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

MANGOMOVE? Is that sort of like 'RottenDoggie' (which seems to be Abby's nickname)? Or does it just mean that you take up a lot of acreage? Either way, great post! I'll have to see if I can sucker Mom into doing this one!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Hello's 'deres BIG ME'S!!

It's yousa little puppy Mastiffs friend Anakin Man!! Oh did we's loved to read ups on yous and Dexter!! Izzy my sister eats dem rocks too!! What is it with goofy siblings!!

I's like to slobby slobbers on peoples too!! Hu Hu's!!
Right afters I's drinks!!
Mommy likes 'da pictures of yous twos!! So cutes!!

Great stuff finding out more bout our friends!! Pearl is super cools!!

Later Dude,
Anakin Man

Those Elgin Pugs said...


I's trying to convince Mommy 'dat I's be needing yous diet of 'dem 10 cuppys a days!!
I's get a cup of kibble and some treats!!

(Anakin Man)...Staving hu's

tula monstah said...

hey mango-you forgot a nickname- LUVMACHINE!

that was embarassing. your momma doesn't hold back any family sekrets.


peeses: oh great. now i'm gonna have to take a quiz when the last day of school was today- geesh!

Ina in Alaska said...

That is good news about the Mango output! Loved this post and the origins of the names. Perfect! You Red Sox fans may be delighted to know that our Jeter is named after the one and only Derek Jeter of the NY Yankees!! Jeter needed the name of a hunky hero because he had been abused in his former life and we wanted to give him a fresh start. Happy weekend to you all and many hugs xoxo

Infrequent Flyers said...

I enjoyed the quiz answers--it's a nice thing to be able to look back on in a few years, see how things have changed or stayed the same. I don't see Dexter's underbite, though. Glad that Mango's poops have solidified!

Kari in Alaska said...

I feel like I learned a lot from your quiz!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Now we know all about you 2.. The slobbering on friends has to be hilarious Mango.. Dexter ear kissing is great. I the Blueman like nibbling on earlobes.. he he
Have a great weekend..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

BRUTUS said...

Whoa - detail overload! Hope there isn't gonna be a quiz, I stopped taking notes after #4.... BOL.

In case you have lost track, Flat Brutus is only about 2 hosts away from you - maybe you could make that action movie you mentioned in Mayzie's bolg!

Brutus the Frenchie

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that is a lot of kwestchuns!!! this sownds like a job for the sunday awards and meem show!!! ok bye

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

Peewee has an underbite? Like Jay Leno? Perhaps he could take over his show?

OK...Mumsie wants to know since you have vast experience with well, um POOP and stuff, how we can add more um fiber to Stan's diet as that's what's supposed to keep Dr. Mary from having to squoosh his derriere glands. Green beans? Fresh? Frozen? Pumpkin gives him dire rears...seems to fix up other dog's butts...not his...

Thing is by increasing Stan's output production, that means Scruffy will be increasing his intake. The two go together. So Scruffy will increase HIS output...which increases his intake again. You catchin' this drift here, Mango?

Which makes Mumsie think it's just easier to squirt Dr. Mary?

On that final note, I'm going to my crate. To reflect. On Poop.

Kisses, RH...


The Thuglets said...

Hellooooooo U2!

Great quiz and paw fulls if information!

We can't believe how Dexter has grown whilst we have been away!

BiG Nose Pokes
The Thuglets x

Achieve1dream said...

Cool quiz! And I'm glad you're feeling better Mango Man.

Oh and I used to have a problem with soft stools (which led to anal gland problems) and what helped mine was bones (soft, raw bones, not cooked ones). It firmed my er . . . waste really quick and it's a lot of fun to chew them up. :) Maybe your mom can get you some bones from a butcher shop or something. I've been told not to eat leg bones because they're too hard, but I love leg bones. The marrow is so yummy.

If you do decide to try it you might want to wait until your tummy feels better because diet changes can make upsets worse (as you know lol). :)

the booker man said...

dear mango,
i thoroughly enjoyed this post. it is always enjoyable to ascertain more facts about fellow friends.
i can assuredly sympathize with you over your gregarious labrador sibling. i am becoming slightly concerned that booker may never mature into adulthood. sigh.
quite regrettable that you are required to eat the cardboard kibbles. i hope your mom truly is livening it up with the pumpkin and yogurt and whatnot.


Unknown said...

Oh I agree with everyone - what a fantastic post! :-)

And hey Mango - you know, I've always been meaning to ask you about your name...I always wondered why your humans called you after a fruit (although considering that my humans named me after a kind of bee poo and my kitty sister after a fruit too, I really shouldn't talk!) - glad to know the truth now! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Anonymous said...

A most hilarious post. Can't wait to watch your exciting video! Glad you got rid of the back end issue too.

Oskar said...

I love this post. I may have my mom person put up one for me this week.

I'm glad to hear that you, um, situation is improving!

ocmist said...

“Man Up…” Huh, huh, huh… VERY FUNNY, Mr. Mango!!! NOT!!! Gimli & Pippin

This was really interesting to read and find out so much about you and Dexter, Mango. ANY reason to be fed 10 CUPS of food a day is just AWESOME! They’ve got me, Mama OC AND Dott on diets now! BG

Ooooo… Dexter! You are just so awesome! (Giggle) Mercy