Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sad News and Eduardo's Big Contest

The lovely Dakota crossed over the bridge yesterday and that makes me very sad, but she had bad sickies and needed to go. Please send your kisses and warm thoughts to her family.

I am not so good at transitioning from sad news to my normal bloggy, so you pause here and think about Dakota for a minute and then read on.

Today's Bloggy

I need to clear the air on something.


Momma here - yes, big guy, you do kind of sound like a whale...

Maybe whales sound like ME! Did you ever think of that, huh?

My good pal, Eduardo, is running some pretty exciting summer contests and I AM GOING TO BE A JUDGE!

That's right, I, Mango, The Relentlessly Huge, will be judging the


Please do not confuse MEDITATIONS with SLEEPING!

Meditations are when you are calm and centered in your happy place.

Sleeping is when you howl and groan and move all your leggies and sometimes thump your tail.

Got it?

To inspire you, I am herewith including some samples of some of the most industrious meditations which occur on my Mango estate on a daily basis;

Synchronized Meditations

Crescent Meditations

Sun Baked Meditations (with bricks)

Stupid Dorked Out Pee-Wee Midget Hump Meister Meditations

Family Meditations

Shameless Meditations

Seated Meditations

And, a most advanced move not intended for amateurs

Flews Akimbo Meditations

So get over to Eduardo's bloggy and enter your photo today!! Tick tock, tick tock.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


Heather and Pumpkin said...

Wow Mango, you meditate so much I am sure you have reached enlightenment by now.


Jan's Funny Farm said...

You sure do meditate a lot.

We were sad when we learned Dakota was gone. She was a beautiful princess.

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Mango man you have it all tied up, your the winner here!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Ha! ha! Mango - your meditations photos had me cracking up!! My human says they are the highlight of her day!!

Hmmmm....meditations, huh? I think I ought to have a few photos that might be suitable for Eduardo's competition!

Honey the Great Dane

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

Tank woo fur sharing your bloggie with Princess Dakota today!

I know her mom will love woo fur your khomikh relief abilities!

Woo are one helluva medi-tater!

PeeEssWoo: I should be there soon...

chicamom85 said...

Mango, thank you so much for info about the contest. I have sent a photo to Eduardos pee-mail address, I hope that is the way to do it. You will be a very good judge.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

p.s. please don't slobber on my picture, thanks

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We'll be sure to get in touch with Eduardo.

Thanks for the moment of silence for our the Princess.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

PS - tomorrow we will be announcing a new contest on our blog.

Becky said...

So sorry to hear of Dakota's passing. You're right up there with the Dalai Lama aren't you with that meditating!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

I'll definitely enter - I often meditate with my anti-gravity boots on. But I don't think I can compete with your meditations!

*kissey face*

the TN Bull Terrors said...

We are so sad about Dakota, so many doggies goin to the Bridge this year.
Meanwhile, not much in the way of meditations goes on here, we ARE Bull Terrors ya know, so we try not to let the hoomans see those things, we're gonna check out Eduardo's place tho.

Feather, Darla, Pappy & LizzaBella ^..^

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

We'll miss sweet Dakota. RIP.

Our laptop is running out of juice right now, so will try to get back to visit the photo contest tomorrow.
xx-babyrd & hootie

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Very sad about Dakota. :-( Perhaps all that meditation is a good way to deal with stress ...

The OP Pack said...

Thank you, Mango and Mom, for that beautiful tribute for Dakota. You make Mom smile and today that is very good.

Woos, the OP Pack and Kathie


Hey Mango,

I think you are the master of meditation. Who better to be the judge the competion than the master.

Can't wait to get your sleepy pictures.


Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing your tribute for Dakota.
Yes, your are the Master of Meditation.
Kisses and hugs

River said...

Dakota will really be missed by us all!

Whale songs are beautiful, good for meditation.

love & wags,

GoldenSamantha said...

Mango - you have a way with words... and... no words. I am even inspired to try to meditate, but there is no how - no way that I could possibly "deep think." But... if Peewee can, then maybe I can "not" think it - how's that?

And we have expressed our deep sadness to the OP Pack about beautiful Dakota. We are thinking about them so much.
Hugs xo
Sammie and her family

Martha Basset said...

Hi Mango
We liked your post explaining about meditation - we have always known you are a deep thinker.
The family meditation picture is not to be confused with you providing a footstool for the family then?

We are also so very sad for Dakota's family - it is so hard to lose a member of your family.

Our mum thinks it helps having a community who understand about losing a pet. Other people really dont get it!!!

Martha & Bailey xxx

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

But whale song is considered a beautiful thing, Mango!!!

You are clearly an advanced practitioner when it comes to meditation!


I see why you are the chosen judge. I particularly am impressed with the seated mediations. Let me see what I can do to match your examples. Do I have to make whale sounds too? Eyes open or shut?


Brind'Amour said...

Hey Mango, I've noted all of your meditations and I'm going to start practicing all of them this weekend! I'm already sort of good at the Flews Akimbo one.


Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

thanx mango we are going to go right over and enter the contest

great meditation pics

woodrow sweetie mj

Lucia said...

Ciao enorme Mango!

Awwwww ... you didn't sound like a whale, big guy. I thought your singing voice was very operatic and Pawvarotti-ish!

I will ask la mia ragazza to look for meditative photos of me, but none of them could pawsibly compare with the eccellente shots of your large and deep-thinking self, Maharishi Mango!! Ohmmmmmmm....!

Tanti baci!

Thoughts said...

Mango these are all wonderful examples of meditative poses. We are going to try some of them out.

What a neat contest, we;ll have to go check it out at Eduardo's place.

Mom LOVES all the pics too!

Woofs and wags,
Benson and Gibson

Deefor said...

You are the RH Guru of doggie meditation. That seated meditation had me. Very impressive.


Joe Stains said...

This is going to be a good contest! I can't wait to judge the doofus faces!

Brodie and Ailsa said...

HI Pee-Wee, dids you have a dangly? , dids your mums have to helps it out? dids she run round trying to find some long grass or a bits of paper to grip it with? (ggggg) yep I get danglys. All these competitions. my Mums spent ages trying to catch my tounge out an she kept missing it. hope shes not going to try meditations and paw positions.