Deer Trail & Fleas?

Mango loves this mountainous trail. The only problem is that it is hilly and there are deer that live there. When we first went there, he caught fleas. I took him to the vet where they told me this mountain has deer which carry deer fleas? I don’t know what that is, but we sure…

Day At a Dog Park

“So many different dogs, so many different smells” Mango and I spent some time at the dog park the other day. This is maybe his 13th dog park of his 19 month life. In the beginning it was much scarier not knowing what he or the other dogs were capable of. At 5 months old,…

Mango’s New Bed

We just received Mango’s new bed today. It looks exactly like his very first one except for this one is the large size and so it’s rectangular shaped which is perfect because Mango has the standard dachshund build with a mixture Pug and Pomeranian face & neck. Mango, Look! Must be nice having 4 beds….

Play Ball!

Our family and dog trainer told us not to give Mango tennis balls because the felt was not good for his teeth; But he just LOVES them. No other ball will satisfy him quite as well. In the last year or so, we’ve given him maybe a dozen tennis balls that we end up throwing…

Mango Exercise

Today we did our regular routine of following human drive around town and then try to squeeze my walk in between. My human thinks it’s fun to drag me to the gym and make me watch while they sweat and struggle move for 15 minutes. “Can we finish my walk now?” “Are we done yet?”…

Doggie Dentist Part 3

Mango had to fast before his appointment. That means no chew sticks. No water. Not even a kibble! We hid it all, or tried to, behind door #2, below, which he quickly found and started his protest. “I’m not moving until you give me my stuff back!” At the Doggie Dentist, they had to put…

Doggie Dentist Part 2

Don’t be scared Mango. It’s going to be ok. “But I am scared.” It’s ok. Here comes the Doctor! Let’s sit up and pay attention. Poor little guy is shaking. Cute little belly! So, he may very well have cavities. Sad face for all of us. We’re going back Wednesday for a mouth cleaning. Hopefully…

Oh no! Doggie Dentist Time! Part 1

“But I don’t wanna go to the Doggie Dentist.” “Please don’t make me.” Come on Mango. We have to go. “No way!” Come on. We’ll pick you up some new toys if you come now! “New toys? I’m listening” Yay! We made it to the Doggie Dentist! It’s a bit frustrating to find this. Same…

I’m bored

What’s wrong Mango? “I’m bored” Go get a chew toy. “OK!! This one??” “Num! Num! Num! Num!” “Nummies!” “Oh no, It’s slipping!” “Dropped it.”   “What do I do?” Pick it up, silly! “I want another toy.” “Yep. This one will do for now.” “Now my candy cane chew stick!” “Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum!” Mango!…

Miss Puggy!

Mango made a friend for Christmas… Miss Puggy! He chewed a few threads to make the lip open so he could kissy kissy Miss Puggy!   I guess we can skip the “birds and bees” talk! While it looks like that’s what’s going on, he’s simply playing. Go Mango go!