Monday, May 18, 2009

My Moment in the Ring and Beautiful Raja

Did you know I was a show dog? Yes, Indeed. When I was just 10 months old, Momma decided to show me. We went to what you call handler school which was fantastic because it had lots of hot gals in it with all their equipment (if you know what I mean).

Then the big day of the show, and, well, see for yourself.

"A ribbon's a ribbon and we had fun?" What a load of crap! I wanted to win and it's Momma's fault that my stupid brother Floyd totally got the blue ribbon. I mean, it was embarrassing.

And after that, I absolutely refused to get in the ring. No more, uh ah, never again.

Note from Momma - Actually, Mango refused to even go into the building where the show was and I didn't push him. I was partly relieved because I found the whole show thing very difficult; keeping him clean, figuring out how to handle him, and waiting around... not to mention I didn't like leaving Raja home alone all day, so we just called it quits.

Of course my brother went on to be some sort of champion or something and have lots of puppies with full sized mastiff gals which totally stinks because it's plain to see that I am the better looking of the two. I mean, come on...



No contest, right?

We found a CD with some movies of my teenage self with beautiful Raja and put them together for you to enjoy.

The first clip is from daycare. Raja always thought she was the doggie traffic cop and didn't like anybody going too fast.

In the second clip if you are patient with Momma's shoddy editing, you will see Raja showing off her soccer skills.

And I think the final segment speaks for itself.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


The OP Pack said...

What's with all the kissy face - we thought you were a bitey face guy!!!

Raja was a beautiful pup.

And we think a red ribbon is just as good as a blue one anyway.

Woos, the OP Pack

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh my!

The gentle soft sensitive side...what WILL The BEAST have to SHRIEK about that?

Tank woo fur sharing!


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Raja was only 3 when she left for the bridge? That's a shame. Enjoyed the videos.

daisydog said...

Awww thats a nice video! you are both so sweet! Poor Raja I will bet you momma misses him.

Heather and Pumpkin said...

Oh Mango, if those judges knew about your super cool blog I bet they would have given you first place. Obviously you are the best mastiff around!


Rufus, Indie (and Anita) said...

You looked very elegant walking in the dog show! Great video!
Rufus and Indie

Asta said...

I've met youw Bwuvvew, and while he is cewtainly a gweat looking guy, NO CONTEST!!! You WIN!!!
You wewe wobbed in that wing! absolutely.
I loved seeing the videos of you and Raja..what a love.
I'm so sowwy , you didn't have mowe time togethew
smoochie kisses

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Ok, Mango, you win. You are the more BeaWoootiful one. Red is prettier on you than blue anyway, red is my favorite color!
Nice kissy face with Raja, I am sure you miss her.
~puppy kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

pam said...

I have a stupid brother so I feel your pain Mango.

Meja the Sharpei puppy

Mack said...

That Raja is indeed a beauty!

Hey, I think you did great in the ring! When my mom went to the doggy show last time a puppy Great Dane did poopies all over the ring floor!
Now that's embarrasing!

And all the ladies at my house agree you are the handsomer. (And Floyd is a good looking dude)

Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

I loved your videos...

Especially the last one of you & Beautiful Raja...

Abby xxxooo


I'm gonna get you a job at sears. We just saw your softer side.


cookie said...

Oh Mango, What fun you were having with Raja. Your mom did a good job with the video! You have always been so darn good looking!!!

Cookie and crew

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Mango! I'm impressed!
You were too cool in the ring, man.
I'm not a show dog, I bark to get attention then smile with my crooked teeth!
Loved all the videos!
I'm gonna watch the movie Hotel with dogs on Wednesday, after watching 2 finale nights Dancing with the Stars, yeah!

Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

Awww the two of you cuddling was adorable!!

Stella said...

Ah, Mango, I just can't get excited about contests that pit one human against another and one dog against others.

I'm glad you refused to go back.


dewdana said...

I think the only reason you got 2nd was because the judge sensed you had more important things to do in life. Show biz seems very fussy and I think you were wise to decline so that your brother could keep winning.
Kissy face with Raja was adorable, You act like a tough guy with pee wee but that proves you are just a smoosh at heart!
And speaking of pee-wee... what's this about tutoring? tell him not to be scared Moose was tutored when he was a baby and has not looked back once! I am a little surprised though since I did not think your peoples were going to tutor either of you. Maybe you need tutoring to help you learn to control your humpmeister ways? You will have to be calm after though. TeddyNo was tutored right before we picked him up and he got a bad infection because of playing wild and his contortions to lick even with the cones on! Plus I think his 'doc' did an awful job! I am sure your momma knows better though and will take good care of you. Maybe you can get some special toys that keep you busy in your crate. Have you seen Moose's jug? Good luck buddy!
Moose + Dana
P.S. cones in crates suck big time! Tell you momma to look at a comfy come (get the XL for sure) or the bite not collar.

Gus said...

Mango, we agree, you are far more handsomer than your bruzzer. And Raja was lovely, and clearly loved you too.

gussie d

Sami & Baylee said...

no contest you are the most handsome doggie of all!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
You said hello and bye bye to the shows!
I loved your video with Raja! It is nice to see your soft side!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Those are very cool videos indeed! Raja is SOOO beautiful...shame that I didn't get to know her before. Such an lovely lady!

Hope you had a great day!


Kess And Her Mama said...

There is definitely no competition as to who is the better looking dawg!

aninhas said...

Hi Mango!
So you give up of being a big star?
I think you realy made a good choise :D That looks not very fun :S
And you mum? How is she doing?
Better? ;)

hugs and kisses from kikos world

Agatha and Archie said...

Well,,we are spechless,clearly you deserved the first prize. And when we saw the day care??MAN all those kids were HUGE until we saw the little white dog with blue coat nervously scittering around all you guys..As for the kisssy face???so so so never had us fooled..nope not for one minute...we knew you were a mush face..Lvoe and kisses A+A

Joey said...

Mango, you are MUCH better looking than Floyd! I mean it!!! And Mango Minster is more fun than those dog shows any day - hmph! Raja was such a sweetie.

Your pal,

dewdana said...

Dex- Glad you dodged that bullet! It would be big fun to go to day care but then who would keep the beastie in line? And you have to check out my recent post for the stunning bit of news I posted about the Mango. Clearly he needs to be chaperoned ;-)

Joe Stains said...

We loved getting to see More Raja videos!! And I cannot believe you were a beastly show dog, wow. We are learning so much about you! You definitely seemed a lot more free and easy back then.

dreameyce said...

You looked so handsome in the ring! Congrats, and glad you enjoyed yourself.

Your color is so handsome. I'm a huge fan of brindles *G*

Aniemother said...

Great clips. You should have shown in Norway, though. Here the red ribbon is better than the blue one ;)


Molly and Taffy said...

Mango we are absolutely positive if you had continued in the show ring you would have been a champion. It was a noble deed by yourself to step down and allow others to succeed.

Molly and Taffy

Maggie and Mitch said...

You definitely should have won the blue ribbon, Mango! The judges clearly made a HUGE error!
We loved the videos! Thank you for sharing them!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Martha Basset said...

We loved seeing you in the videos Mango. The show ring seemed a bit scary - at one point when they were asking for security we thought they meant you!
Second place was good - ok so there were only two of - a minor detail!
Is it possible the judges made a mistake - you are your brother look pretty alike to us.
Raja and you looked like you were having fun at day care. We dont have day cares in the UK but they sound like fun.
Martha & Bailey xx

DCampy34 said...

Dont feel bad Mango - i am a champion and it aint all its cracked up to be - i have alot of toher titles that are alot more fun - like agility and rally champion - canine good citizen and most important Couch monster


The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

absolutely no contest Mango Man! plus, who cares about silly shows. just have dogs as your pets instead, much more fun for everyone. you look extra relentlessly huge in you videos. love ya buddy.

Brind'Amour said...

Hi Mango,

The movie with Raja really shows your tender side. As far as showing goes....there's way too many rules. It's much more fun staying home and being spoiled.


Life With Dogs said...

No contest at all Mango! Now have you considered locking Floyd in the barn and entering another show?

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

You are a star.

Nothing more, and certainly nothing LESS

lotsa Huge and Relentless Hugs,

Marvin xxxxxxxx

Randi said...

Oh Mango...I agree with my Scottish Lookalikie friend are ALREADY a star...besides, do you really wanna have a stagemomma telling you what to do?

I think not.

Love & Licks,

ps...all those photos & video of your Beautiful Raja make my moms heart melt...she told me to think good thoughts for your family..cuz to lose a beautiful princess like Raja way too soon is almost too much for anyones heart to take...& she was a wonderful big sis to you..& I'm sure taught you many things about how to be a good brother to Dexter...

Eric said...

Mango, wicked videos! Great to see you on show with smart Mama. You were robbed of the blue ribbon. And the lovely video of you with the beautiful Raja. What a wonderful queen of a dog, so beautiful and regal. I can tell you loved her , how sad she wasn't with you for long enough.Poor Mango.Mama too.

Mango size wiry hugs, Eric xxx

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mango you are definitely the more handsome one..
Great fun with your friends...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

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

Oh Mango...a ribbon??? A second place finish????????????



Stop by and visit and see us with the Goober!!! He's here with the flesh...snout to snout!!!!!!!



Oh...and there are a few pix on my blog you might find entertainin'......


Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Raja was beautiful, thanks for sharing the video of her with you.

Sorry, we are late catching up. We have had problems with this pc again. It has slowed us up.

Holly & Zac...XX

PS... we think you are the most handsome Mango! :-)

Nibbles Treats said...

Dude, those shows are for girls and boys who liked to be pampered. You're Mango. You're the Man. You're the Stud,

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Raja was a beautiful lady. So sad she had to leave you so soon.

Hey--no one needs to know that there were only 2 of you, Mango!!

Gus and Waldo

Murphy Dogg said...

Wow, Mango, a show dog? I'm glad you didn't stick with it, I think you're too cool for that prissy-pants stuff.
And you are totally more handsome than Floyd and I don't mean that in a weird way, I'm just agreeing with you.
Murphy Dogg

wally said...


I think you made the right call with the dog shows. You are much better at HOSTING them. That show looked second-rate. I didn't see any tasty snacks handed out, no pawsome personalized medals, and no brilliant commentary from the Mango Man.

wally t.