Saturday, September 18, 2010

Being Like Mango

Our friend Mango is having a contest.

Mango is a very accomplished fellow and has set several categories where we can compete. Since we mostly act as a pack or wave, this is our team entry.

We help out around the house, both inside and out. We love to help with the gardening

We keep the equipment in good working order.

Working in the soil is one of our specialties.

Preparing for planting is important.

Yard cleanup is also important to keep the place in top condition.

Digging a pond is hard, dirty work.

It's our job to protect the homestead from marauders such as mice.

It's also important to let the humans know when giant green caterpillars attack.

We're just as helpful inside. We like to help load the dishwasher.

We help plan the day's menu.

We observe preparation of meals. If something falls on the floor, it's our job to clean up.

We take treats gently without bruising human fingers.

If we need a drink, we can adapt to a water bottle or water gun without complaint.

We are aware of current events and take part, even running for election when necessary.

We are athletic and try to keep in shape in all seasons. There's sledding in winter.

In the summer, we excel in swimming. After all Water is our middle name.

Swimming can be an individual activity,

or it can be a competitive sport.

We try to fly.

Sometimes we dance.

All four in the air. I think that's a square dance call.

Sometimes we sing.

Tsar is our best singer, but we all join in on the chorus.

We use our exercise equipment, sometimes individually,

sometimes with a friend.

We even try out the agility equipment Mom bought.

It's lots of fun.

We play team sports, like baseball. Morgan at bat.

Bailey likes to pitch.

Fudge is team captain.

In the fall we play football.

Football requires a lot of running.

We need a rest after each touchdown.

This year we played soccer.

Teamwork is a specialty of ours.

We dress up sometimes.

Some of us wear hats.

Mom thinks we should dress up for holiday cards, but we didn't sit still for her.

It got pretty boring, but we looked good.

We love to ride in the car and hop right in whenever we see the door open.

Usually only a couple of us go at a time. Mom keeps track of whose turn it is.

We always hope we're going for ice cream and not to the vet.

Mom does class work with us, but Samba, Tsar, Lola and me, Fudge have been to real doggy school. We all passed except Lola. She wouldn't pay attention. I went on to win a title in obedience. Now Noah and Norma Jean are learning and then they'll go to school, too.

We love stuffies.

We each have favorites and we like to carry them around with us.

Some of us like to play tug with them.

Morgan walks around with hers in her mouth and hums at the same time.

Bailey got upset when I hid her stupid monkey.

Sky and I like to fight with ours.

We think we're pretty handsome dogs and I guess the judges agreed.

I didn't especially like the dog shows. They were boring and Mom didn't want me to show off my best moves.

Our friend Mango is a full figured dog. One on one we can't compete, but we do have some interesting statistics. We eat 27.5 cups of dog food a day and consume 10 pounds of dog biscuits a week.

We eat 90 containers of yogurt a month and altogether we weigh 559 pounds. That's a lot of muscle and curls.

So Mango, how do we stack up?


Mango said...

You certainly have all the bases covered. I am particularly fond of Czar's singing photo. Who knew a dog could pucker up like that?


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'll have to check out this contest, but I think you all stack up pretty good--You may however have some competition from the sidelines of the rsidents at Golden pines who have the same number of team members!! :-)))

(By the way, I really enjoyed this post, it's clever and lots of fun!!)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wow, who could top this entry - you all did a pawesome job of convincing us.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Benny and Lily said...

You guys sure are like Mango. We couldn't even tell the difference! BOL
Benny & Lily

Maggie and Mitch said...

You guys did an awesome job being like Mango!
We never gave it a thought before but all of you in one car at once could be a tad bit overwhelming!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lola said...

Well, however the contest turns out, I sure did enjoy this post and also, too, learned a lot about you all. Good luck with Mango's contest. I think it's going to be hard to pick a winner.

lotsa licks and luck, Lola

Sierra Rose said...

Wow! Great team work and some fantastically fun times you all have there :)
My favorite photos were of your swimming and snow times!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Outstanding!!! We think all of you really covered everything very well!! Best of luck in the contest to all of you!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Zona said...

Wow! What a fantastical entry! There are so many likeness, I lost count! I especially liked your square dancing AND those stats at the end... holy moly! That's a lot of noms!!

Good luck!


Stella said...

I don't know what Mango will think, but I know that I am crazy about his herd of pups. You know Tsar is my favorite guy, and that he sings is a real plus. I like to sing too and maybe someday we will meet and do a duet!

Good luck in the contest!


the 4 Bs said...

wow. that's a lot of info about you kiddos and we're so impressed at your versatility and how busy you are. we think you need a nap - right now!

your mom must have a huge dog food bill. our human is always whining about ours, but you have us beat by a mile!


Thor said...

Great job being like Mango! Cool post! Good luck in the contest!

Anny said...

Wow! That's a pretty good posts abouts all of you... I think you guys did pretty well!

hopes you guys win the contest :) The whole of you sure is a whole lot of muscle and curls.. hehhehehe.. my hooman girl would have fainted if she is to take care of the whole of you. Your mommy and daddy did great!

woofs & licks,

Lisa said...

This post made my day. I loved every pictures and category!!!

Channon said...

Very cute post from a great pack! Fudge in the pink hat made us remember that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

Mad about Craft said...

Very acomplished dogs!

Nichole said...

What wonderful photos... and I think you've got it paws-down! :)

Marjie said...

I think there's more energy here than at Mango's house. You guys forgot that there has to be plenty of contemplation time! But it's a great entry! And we're with Mango in admiring Tsar's singing abilities!

Dianne said...

Love that post. I've often wondered how much dog food you use. Wow. Wow!

Wild Dingo said...

oh man, That Tzar is totally like Elvis! he rocks the WOO! Juno's ga-ga for him...

and um, you um, prolly should win this one...

Persephone and Buster said...

uh... that was neat, i especially like the yellow ball in curly face one! i think you put up a could case for you all en mass being like "mango"...cept with curls! hee hee.. the poundage is a bit extreme humomm never though of the food intake part -- but the output must be awesome -- porties rule! you go cousins!
theBUSTER, Ms.Blue, Ms.Persephone & Ms. grrrrAcie too