Thursday, September 23, 2010

I Wanna Be Like Mango Contest Entry

First, let me just say that I had Much Grander Ideas for this entry, but Mom interfered. Seriously so, in fact. See, Mom and Dad have Yet Another Car race in Pocatato (Pocatello? I dunno, it's in Idaho, so Pocatato sounds better to me), and earlier this week they had the House With Wheels in to a big "we fix semi-trucks" place for a re-alignment (Do motorhomes have chakras? And how do you get something that big to do yoga? Many mysteries here...) and new front tires. And THEN Dad had to go pick up the trailer with the car in it and get it "staged" (first yoga, now acting - is there nothing this HWW cannot do?) So today Mom had to drive around like a crazy woman to do all sorts of errands to get the House With Wheels ready for this trip. Which translated into "No Hike" for me and Abby. And since the roofers are Still Not Done (silly people didn't want to work in the middle of a thunderstorm yesterday; go figure!) we would have been stuck in the house (without wheels) with Dad and the roofers going crazy.

Mom decided that she would feel guilty for leaving us alone with Dad all day, so went went to "doggie day care". Seriously. Day care. BUT... More on that later (because, apparently, we'll be going back at some point). The point of all of this is that Mom was so busy getting ready for Pocatato that she hasn't had the time to fully devote her time to my "I Wanna Be Like Mango" entry. So... Here is a half-baked entry. Hey... Maybe having an assistant who doesn't come through all the time makes me Even More like Mango... Cool! *ahem*

Well, for starters, duh. I mean, who wouldn't want to be like Mango? He's got his own estate, his own vehicle, a specially built (and no doubt heavily reinforced) observation deck, and car cookies. This guy lives like a rockstar!

I think the rules say something about how we are supposed to tap into our inner-Mango-ness and display for the whole world to see. As much as I want to be like Mango, I'm not sure how much Mango-ness I really have. But since he's donating money to doggie medical research for each entry submitted, I have to put something together, so here goes.

First. Wow. Talk about big shoes paws to fill. I mean, it would take something like four of me to make one Mango. Maybe.

And I’m not sure how comfortable the House With Wheels would be with four of me. And Abby. It would certainly be cozy. And Mom and Dad would have to sleep on the front steps.


As we all know, Mango is a deep, multi-faceted kind of guy, and while there is No Way that I could possibly be anything more than a pale imitation of the Big Guy Himself, I like to flatter myself in thinking that we share some traits. Other than the slobbering. Mom is a bit squeamish when it comes to serious slobbering, so I think we're all happy that I don't share Mango's ability to produce a wee bit of slobber...

Moving on...

Fr’instance. I am Most Patriotic (even if I don’t get nifty hats like Mango does).

And I am deeply contemplative at times.

Can't you see the Deep Thoughts being thunk there?

I don't jump over agility thingys (blame Mom for that), but I am still Quite Athletic. In fact, I even won an award in Mango-minster 2010 for being all sporty-like!

And I am continuing my Doggie Studies But somehow Mom has managed to not get any recent pictures of me in school. So here’s a picture of Abby. Just pretend that blonde lunker is really my petite red-headed-and-much-better-behaved self, okay?

I like going for rides in the House With Wheels (which Mom has agreed to re-name the Fiona-mobile for the purposes of this post).

And I like riding in the Box With Wheels, too (which will be referred to as the Lesser Fiona-mobile for the duration of this post).

But I think more than anything, I have a most excellent relationship with my younger sibling, just like Mango has with PeeWee.

Sometimes we aren't bitey-ing each other; like times when foodables are involved...

And most importantly of all, like Mango, I am Most Magnificent Looking!

See, just like Mango:

Except for the jowls... ;-)

Truthfully, in looking back over this post, I'm not sure how much like Mango I really am; I mean it is sort of hard to put aside the weight differences, the gender differences, and the slobbering differences. However, if I recall, the contest is titled "I Wanna Be Like Mango". And I SO want to be like Mango; he's got The Life. Well, except for his Dog Cave being turned into a Barbie Dream House. I could pass on that part. But ignoring that, I wanna a rockstar like Mango!!!

And with that, I am off to take a nap; we have a big adventure ahead of us tomorrow, and I must prepare myself.

*kissey face*
-Fiona (the Mango-wanna-be) and Abby the Hippobottomus


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

More Purple!
More Purple!!
More Purple!!!

PeeEssWoo: POCATATO - love it love it - GREAT ENTRY TOO!

Mango said...

Every doggie has a little Mango in them. Tap into it! Live the life!


mayziegal said...

Oh, Fiona! I posted my "I Wanna Be Like Mango" entry today, too. And you should know - you're WAY more like Mango than I am. But maybe we practice on being more like Mango TOGETHER! We could maybe even start the "School of Being Like Mango." Who knows? Maybe even the RH himself would come teach a course or two in pawson!

Well, something to think about anyway.

Wiggles & Wags,

Kari in WeHo said...

I think your half baked entry was amazing :)


twinkietinydog said...

Okay, I've seen some of the funniest posts on this subject. Hilarious you guys!
As for my contest, it's my pleasure :) Thank you for participating.
Abster is first! Unless I get and Aaron or something BOL

bichonpawz said...

Back again for the second time today...blogger was acting all weird earlier! This is a WHOLE Baked Entry! We love it!!! You deserve to win!!! xoxoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great job you did! We think you're more like Mango than you think, Fiona!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

I loved your post!
Sure you can be like Mango!
Good job!
Kisses and hugs

AFSS said...

Hi Fiona, I thinks you are totally cute and we loves your name. ~Fenris

The Thundering Herd said...

First, our hu-dad spent a night in Pocatello once long, long ago.

Second, when we saw the four of you, we thought it was the "I want to be like The Herd" contest.

road-dog-tales said...

Oh, yeah, just like Mango - except for the size thing, the slobbering thing and the gender thing :) What counts is your desire to be like Mango and you've totally got that. We love the pics of you guys playing - fun times!
The Road Dogs

Mango said...

FIONA! What am I going to do? I feel awful! This is such a great post too! I don't know what to do? Peemail me, OK? backupdog AT comcast DOT net


Mango said...

Miss Fiona! I started the voting over again and this time I assure you that you are there. Sheesh! I feel like a big dope. I am so glad you let me know because if I had gotten to the end of the contest without your name I would have been super sad.


Miley said...

Good luck in the contest Fiona!
Guess what? I'm a CAVOODLE! I look a little like you too! Come and see my blog to see if you think so too -

I hope we can be great furends, and I love your blog by the way. TOO CUTE!!

Cuddles and licks,
Love Miley xxx

Martha and Bailey said...

What a great entry! We loved it - sorry we are so far behind.
It is so difficult getting human help these days to blog!
Martha and Bailey xx

Honey the Great Dane said...

Gosh, Fiona - what a fantastic entry! I love the pictures of your "excellent relationship" with the Mutant Pup - hee! Hee!

Honey the Great Dane