Sunday, April 10, 2011

Stealth Sunday

Do you like to hide from your humans? I know I do. It is a most pleasurable activity and quite entertaining to be very still and quiet whilst the DOH calls your name. The key is to remain completely hidden until, "Mango come" turns into "Mango cookie!"

Only then can you emerge to earn your reward.

To demonstrate I give you the following two photos. Momma was out photographing the fruit trees.

Little did she know I was most cleverly concealed behind the baby peach tree.

Even when she got closer I could tell that she didn't know I was there. Totally for sure.

You, yourself might have to bigify to detect my mastiffness.

Life doesn't get much better.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. My good buddy, Anakin, the mini-mastiff has his own whole new blog! For sure! I bet you missed him as much as you missed me, so go and say a big howdy by clicking here.


Niamh said...

Always good to hide from your people especially when they get the camera. Your brindle coat gives excellent camoflage Mango. In my experience hiding under the kitchen table works well too.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Lucille, the Great Dane from Italy said...

Hi Mango,
oh I am sure noone can have seen you!!! She was surely only interested in the peach tree, of course!
But most of all... there is no more snow around you.... is spring time getting there too than???
Ciao Lucille

Scooter said...

Hey Mango!
Wow, way to work undercover! It isn't easy to hide all that relentless hugeness. Anything for a yummer is worth the effort.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Way to GO big guy!! I like to hide from my mom and dad too. It gets their bloods all flowing and stuffs, which I (Frankie Furter) am SURE is good fur them.

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

Next time PLEASE add an arrow or something so I khan tell where woo are hiding -

I'm still trying to snoof woo out!


Levi said...

Mango! We both got stealth this weekend :)
Totally didn't see you until you said where you were, BOL!

Kari in Alaska said...

Way to hide yourself!


pam said...

You are the most stealthiest fer sure. We could not see you until we did bigify the picture. Good job!

Bobo and Meja

pee ess: we become stealthy in the dark. aka. mommy is a doh too and can't see our loverly blackerishness in the dark!

Tucker The Crestie said...

Wow, Mango, you are a good hider! I didn't even see you there! Hope you got a good cookie when you came out!

Asta said...


I would nevew have spotted you if you hadn't pointed out to me whewe you wewe..I just thought you wewe some new exotic, gbootiful twee
excellent stelthness
smoochie kisses

Ms. ~K said...

Hey Mango, we're still looking for you!!!

Stella said...

Does your Momma want to eventually eat peaches that grow on this tree?

We have two fruit trees and they are the biggest mess in this world. The bees have first crack at the fruits, then the squirrels and the birds. I hope she leaves that little fence up around the tree and it will contain the mess of the eaters and the eaten!

Stella, who had to biggify to see you!

Cowspotdog said...

Are you sure you were in those pictures Mango ? The only thing I see is a peach tree and a big rock behind it - why does your Mom have a big rock in her garden - Oh wait !!!! Is that you?????

Sue said...

In our house Morgan likes to hide, but she almost always hides in the same spot, so we know where to look. The rest of us follow Mom everywhere. She says sometimes she wishes we'd hide.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

rottrover said...

Mango? Where are you? WANNA COOKIE?? Oh, there you are you big handsome thing!!

Amber-Mae said...

You blend into the background SO well, Mango! No wonder your momma had a hard time seeing you. I will be heading over Anakin's blog right after this!

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

Yeah, um, you are so, ah, hidden. Totally hidden. We biggified and still couldn't see you. I think that massive tree totally blocked you. ;-) Abby tries to hide in the snow, but her black snooter always sticks out. And she's a sucker for the squeaky ball - it gets her every time! Me? I like to hide right next to Mom. So she doesn't miss me. Heehee.

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

ForPetsSake said...

BAH!!! I love these pics, except for not being able to see that tiny pup of yours. It must be his coloring. He blends right in behind that tree ;)

Anonymous said...

Dude you are like totally hidden. Camo Mango oh yeah. Shhhhhhhh sorry said that a bit too loud. No need to give away your cleverly chosen secret stealth spot! :O Oh but yeah ya already left if for a COOKIE! Excellent bribe squeeze my man :D

Wigglin at ya,

The Boston Lady said...

Mango, I had to triple the size of the photo before I could even begin to detect a hint of your relentlessly huge self! You look quite handsome there. My Panda has the art of selective hearing down pat. Ann

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Even after bigifying that photo, Mango, we were still struggling to see you - that was a fantastic hiding place. Hope Mom brought out the cookies to lure you out.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

houndstooth said...

That is a great lesson in total stealth mode! I took lessons so I can try this out later. You are always full of great information, Mango!


WFT Nobby said...

Mango, I guess that ability to delude oneself is occasionally useful..
Toodle pip!

K9 Katastrophie said...

Heehee! I can't see you Mango! Where are you? Heehee!


Oskar said...

Excellent hiding skills, I could barely detect you there.

Nubbin wiggles,

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Mango, Are you losing weight or what? I could hardly see you behind that tree. I think you have to wait a little longer for the peaches to fall. Take care big fella, no worries, love Carol.

Anonymous said...

dude, where are you? i can't see you anywhere...

Molly the Airedale said...

You must be wearing your camo outfit, Mango. We can't seem to spot you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Where's Mango....Mango where are you?? You are so good at being stealth!! He must be out there some where...yoo hoo Mango!!!

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

Smushie Ranch said...

Whoa Mango, we would have never known you were hiding behind that tree. We hide sometimes (we really don't hide, Momma accidentally locks us in the pantry and then freaks out).Even when she yells cookie there's nothing we can do but panic ourselves.

Lot's o' love,

The Smushies

Anakin Man said...

Big Me's!!

Tanks for 'da shout outs!!
Really cool of yous bro!

Me's waiting for me mulberry tree to blooms some berry's 'den me's put 'dem in me peanut butters-

It's a good ting me is still not at yous estate- yous Momma wouldn't know wit one was behind 'dat tree - hu hu

laters twinner-
from yous slightly shorter(just by few peaches stacked say three high) selfs
Anakin Mini-Mastiff Man

Lorenza said...

I had to bigify the picture to see you there!
Good job!
Happy Sunday!
Kisses and hugs

D.K. Wall said...

Wow - that is just like one of those Where Waldo drawings, only much harder. Where's Mango?

Two French Bulldogs said...

where are you Mango? We don't even see you...BOL
Benny & Lily

Wyatt said...

MANGO- come out, come out wherever you are!! We can't see you. You are the best hider EVER!!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Unknown said...

DOH planted a mango tree.. she probably planted your fruits to grow it and your stuck in the ground.

Anonymous said...

You are so good Mango, no matter how hard I looked I could not find where you was hidding!

You are GOOD!

woo woos, Tessa

MJ's doghouse said...

oh my mangoness....i had to bother my mom for specktacles to find you...and that barely worked...but your mangoness cant escape me forever......

Golden Samantha said...

We got our field glasses and still couldn't see you - you're an ace at concealing your RH self, Mango! We also subscribe to the "Girls - COME!" into "Girls Cookie!" method! Keep up the great work!!!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon and Oz

Pippen said...

Dude! We biggified the picture and still couldn't find you! Way to go on the down low so your mom can find you...

Sam and Pippen

PeeS. About the bouncy bridge... I know you should walk carefully on it but mom and Pippen were jumping up and down, making it bounce way more!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

You are too smart Mango! I hope that turned into "Mango, LOTS of cookies!!!"

Mayzie said...

I'm awfully glad you told me to biggify that picture, Mango. Otherwise I never ever woulda found you! Are other mastiffs so stealthy? Maybe you should starts MSS (the Mastiff Stealth Society)!

Wiggles & Wags,

Kitty+Coco said...

Wow, your Mangoflage was truly impressive. Wonder why your mum had to put up fencing around the tree...hmmm....

Kitty and Coco

KB said...

Try closing your eyes. That helps even more in keeping you hidden... I dunno how your mom *ever* found you.

Marjie said...

And you must have deers and other pestilence needing protection of the mini tree by the fencing. Because for sure you would not harass that tree.


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

Um...honestly, I can't tell the difference from you and all the other fruits on that tree. It just looks like a large Mango fell off.

Oh..if ya turn around and face the other way...they can't see you at all.

How's the foster house? We better go check..



JacksDad said...

Why are the trees all wired up? Do you have the deers? :)

Khady Lynn said...

Waiting for the treats is quite the brilliant thing! Way to go Mango Man!!


Amber DaWeenie said...

Mango....Mango....I can't see you....Mango....Here Mango...Hope da Nut Cracker Gang didn't steal you!

Achieve1dream said...

Hehehe you are cleverly hidden them Mango!

Unknown said...

Hee! Hee! OH yeah, Mango - you hid yourself REAL well!! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Road Dog Tales said...

Ah, Mango Man - you and Kayla must have gone to the same obedience school - the one where HUMANS are conditioned to do things YOUR way. BOL!

And, yeah, we couldn't see you behind that tree at all, even when we biggified it. Are you really there?

The Road Dogs