Thursday, November 4, 2010

Goodbye to a Pal and Thanks

It breaks my heart to have to tell you that one of my newest pals, Bruce, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge yesterday. I was just getting to know him and will miss him very much.

That kind of news makes my little owie seem less important, doesn't it? But I do want to thank all my pals for their kind wishes and advice. I am getting around OK, but you can see here how hard it is to go down the stairs without using my left leggie. Makes me wish I had paid more attention when momma was trying to teach me to use my ramp.

You know, I wasn't going to post at all, because I feel kind of bad when I post and get so many wonderful comments and then can't get around to visiting. But momma has just been no help at all what with spending even more time at the work place and now Master has a bad boo boo too and the PeeWee is getting extra walkies because I am not allowed to play with him and he has built up steam and oh dear!

I was rewarded in the morning with some crunchy ice in my full sized water bowl. Nommy.

Momma tried to cheer me up by giving me a new stuffie, but, frankly, I am pretty bored with all this taking it easy stuff. If any doggies know some mentals stimulation exercises that one can do in a reclining position, I am all ears.

I confess to kind of crying and howling for attentions. And I get really excited when I see the leashes come out, but it is not to be for now.

Momma says I am going to a special V-E-T on Monday who knows how to do lots of stuff besides normal medicines, like acupuncture and massage and whatnot. His office is way out west of 495 so it will be quite an adventure.

In the meantime, here is a little movie taken on Sunday before I hurt myself. I am trying to learn to generalize my retrieving skills to things other than tennis balls and as you can see, doing very well (in fact better than certain little official retriever dogs, so there).

Mango Man! Oh yeah!



Hey there Mr Mango...
I am so sorry to hear about your new sad!
I loved your are a star, but I am most impressed also with Pee-Wee's weaving skills, BOL!

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Big Me's~

We are sorry to hear about your new pal Bruce... our thoughts and pawrayers go out to yous bud~

Me also want to say 'dat you hang in 'dere you get better .K! You rest yous leg and make Big Adventures get yous lots of icee creams. Have him tie a fan to his tail too even and turn around and 'den wag 'da wind in yous handsome face (hu hu) .k bud..

And tells yous Momma not to worry 'bout playing ketchup on 'da bloggys we understand.. we's ben 'deres... and we be heres and we's know yous still love us!!
Especially yous mini me's.. duh
And me's still love yous dude..

Big hugs,
Yous mini selfs
Anakin Man

Me hopes yous big adventures not hurt to bad either..
maybe he just wants yous icee creams..

Mollys Momma said...

Oh Mango I am so sorry to hear about Bruce we have been over and left them a message. Such a terrible terrible shame for one so very young.
Now you listen to your Mom and try not to howl too much, you know she is only making sure you rest for your own good young man. I know how boring it is to have to rest and I know it drives me potty as well but we have to do what is best don't we?
At least PeeWee is not being a pain and is not annoying you too much..... thank heavens for small
You take care big guy
Lots of love
Momma Tea
xx xx xx

Noah the Airedale said...

Sorry to hear about your mate Mango. We get sad when we hear of a dog pal passing. Hope his pinkies are ok.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy x

jen said...

Sorry to hear about your friend Bruce:(

Hope you are feeling better.

Raising Addie said...

Glad you are doing better Mango! We are sorry to hear about your friend and we visited to show our support.

You know, even though we just met Bruce today we still were teary eyed. It's as if all of us dog people are already preset to understand each other, even if we have never met. I wish I had more dog people in my daily work life.

LOVE your full sized water bowl :)

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Gus said...

Mzngo Man...You and your Dad can watch footballs and take it easy this weekend...we hopes both of you feel much better on Monday.

gussie n teka

The Thuglets said...

Mango..we hope you are soon all mended. We hope this new guy is good.

we were sorry to hear about Bruce we dropped by and left a message. He was such a young gorgeous chappie. Life is just so unfair at times.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Priscilla said...

So sorry to hear about the passing of your new pal! It's always sad to lose friends.

Mango, I know you're a big Mango Man but you do have to listen to your mom and be good for a while. It won't take you long for getting better if you have a good rest.

Maggie Mae said...


Mom and me is sorry dat Bruce has crossed over the bridge, very sad to lose a furiend, new or old...

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

So sorry to hear about your furiend, Mango.

We hopes you feel much better soon, and get to go on lots of walkies!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Wild Dingo said...

Oh my, Bruce was so young! what a shock.

that video was perfect. the music was perfectly timed! love it!

Corbin said...

Hope you start feeling better soon, Mango Dude! Very sorry to hear about your friend... I'm heading over now to visit his family.

Tucker said...

Hey Mango,
YOu needs some stuffs to do while laying down?
-Peanut Butter Jar licking
- Marrow Bones
-Bully Sticks
- The Cup game (3 cups hide a treat under one)

I usually nap a lot!

woof - Tucker

Raymond and Busby said...

We're glad you are going to see a special Vet, Mango. That must be a drag not getting any walkies. Hopefully after you get some treatment you will feel better. We know your weather must be getting cooler there and that can't be helping either.

We're also sending purrs and are sorry about your friend Bruce.

Samantha said...

We are so sorry to hear about Bruce - how sad - we will go visit. We have been on break, but just checking in to say hi - also sorries to hear about your leg, Mango - bummer. I hear massage and acupuncture can help a lot! Hmmmmnnnn - was thinking that for mentals, down/stay practice might be cool (for Mom...) - and even sit/stay if you can, but maybe too stressful. Rest up, Mango!
Hugs xooxox
Sammie and Avalon

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

So sorry to hear about your new pal. We are excited to hear you leg is better.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

So sad to hear about Bruce - too many furiends not doing well these days.

It sounds like you have a hospital ward at the estate. Hope you and your Dad are both doing better soon. Be careful going to the other side of 495 - that is a crazy road. Hope this specialist can help you.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mack said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Bruce.
And sounds like all the guys at your house have owwies.

rottrover said...

Mango Man,
You probably already know this, but KB over at Romping and Rolling in the Rockies posted about indoor mentals funballs stuff on Tuesday.
I bet if her labradogs can do these things, your relentlessly huge brain should pick them up in no time!

Your Rotten friends in CA

Randi said...

Aw Mango...we are sad to hear about Bruce..he was quite the handsome chap...

& I sure hope your leggie gets better soon...& the adventure to the alternative doc scores you some yummy nommies for your tummy & some relief for your leg..

Oh & since my Monkey Stick brother has been a cribbled invalid for quite some time - she says bones, antlers & more bones that can be squirted with a bit of peanutbutter have been a lifesaver...oh..& good ole hour long tummy rubs....Maybe your ma&pa can get you a parakeet?

Love & Licks,

ps..Dear Dexter aka my little Cublet - please take good care of your big brother..he needs all 4 legs to chase you with...with only 3 legs - well, you are at an unfair keep him entertained & STILL.

pss - can you believe my mom/secretary has not posted about me since JULY 4th??? Randay every week has gone to RanHoliday... BOOO & I even missed Halloween...

Sierra Rose said...

Hi ya! Will visit Bruce's site. Lots of heart breakers this season :(
Sorry about your leggie Mango. The Random Playtimes was great with the awesome choice of sound! Love that big backyard of yours, ours is about 1/3 the size, not great for long ball tosses.
No worries, ya don't need to drop by I just wanted to see what you have been up to.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Anonymous said...

Very sad to hear abouts your furend, Bruce. He was most handsome.

Don't feel bad if you can't visit, Mango. We ALL have been there at one time or another. It's just how life is sometimes.

I hope your booboo and Master's booboo get better soon! Good luck with the V.E.T. I hope he can help. Maybe you should take Master, too.

Wiggles & Wags,

Benny and Lily said...

Sorry to hear about your pal. Your video made momma laugh. Did your new stuffie cheer you up?
Benny & Lily

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend, as well.

But I'm very glad you are doing better at retrieving. It's not an easy skill to master, evidently.

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Sorry to hear about your new buddy passing away Mango...and he was so young. Do you know what happened?

I also didn't know you hurt your leg so I just checked that out as's very scary with us giant breed doggies when we hurt our stilts! Mom is very paranoid about me hurting them. I hope you feel better soon my furiend.

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

brooke said...

So so SO sad about Bruce. He was still a baby!

Are you a de-stuffer? If you are, your Momma should save her money by not buying fancy dog toys, but going to Goodwill and buying cheap used stuffies that you can de-stuff to your hearts content!

Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie said...

We're sorry about your friend Bruce, so sad to lose a friend. We hope the new vettie will help you feel better soon. Must be awful trying to go down those stairs without your leggie. Wow, you still have your pool out? It's very cold here, but at least we haven't had snow yet.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

The Paw Relations said...

We're sorry that your friend had to leave to go to the bridge.

road-dog-tales said...

Mango - So sorry to hear about your friend, Bruce.
Also, sorry to read about your boo boo and hope you are back to your normal relentlessly huge self very soon!

We, too, have been kinda behind with reading and commenting, so we know how you feel!

The Road Dogs

Marjie said...

Momma is taking you Way Out West? That V-E-T dude must be magical, because I heard that there are bears and whatnot outside the magical 495 circle. Good luck, dude; keep us updated. Maybe you can get an elephant like my boys saw at the circus who was carrying a dog in a basket. I posted a picture of him today. I want an elephant, too.


Martha and Bailey said...

So sorry to hear about your friend Bruce.
We seem to be saying a lot of goodbyes in blogland.
We are also sorry to hear about your sore boo boo.
Tell your mom she mustn't worry about getting round all the blogs.
Our mum has now accepted it is impossible.
Martha and Bailey xxx

Bruce from Down Under said...

Hi Mango and Momma. Thanks for your kind words for Brucey. Mango, I am sending you the biggest hug from the other side of the world. I would love to feel your great big bod in my arms. Get better real soon. Make Dexter sit next to you so you can chew on him for awhile. Love you Mango Man. No worries, Carol xx

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so sorry to hear about Bruce.. RIP Bruce..
Mango you need to take it easy so you don't hurt yourself even worse...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Maggie and Mitch said...

We hope this new doctor will fix you up in no time at all, Mango!
We've sorry to hear about your friend, Bruce.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We are sorry about your pal Bruce -

As fur your trip to the special V-E-T, I think that means woo will be khwite khlose to me... doesn't it?


houndstooth said...

I am very sorry to hear about Bruce. It's always sad to know that somebody out there is experiencing that loss.

I sure hope that long drive fixes your leg! I hate to think about you being in pain!


The Boston Lady said...

{{hugs to Bruce's family and friends}} What a handsome boy he was.

Mango, I want you to know I worshipped at your church this week! The Bostons' uncle (my bro) has needed my attentions these last several weeks, hence I pass by the wonderful settlement of Mango often of late. Perhaps knowing that your little burg is still in tip-top shape and dogs are still enjoying your dog park will make you feel a little better. Hope the new procedures work for you, it's no fun to not be able to go for walkies and such. Guess an ipod with podcasts is out for you, eh? Ann TBL

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Obviously the Master can devote himself to your entertainments while you share neighboring beds in the sick ward. Hope the new vet makes you feel better. Maybe you can rehab in one of those indoor doggie swimming pools?

One of the most surprizing things to mama as we are discovering the dog blog world is how many of our virtual fur-friends leave us, often too soon, and how heart-warming it is when so many virtual friends rally around in times of great sadness.

Jed & Abby

Oskar said...

So sorry about your friend. That is sad news indeed.

Nubbin wiggles,

Lola said...

Well, I guess I'm not keeping up so well because I didn't even realize you got hurt. I'm very sorry about that and about your friend. I hope you feel lots better soon. Please don't stop posting because you can't get to everyone. I understand what you're saying, but we all love reading your posts. I think there are just too many of us to visit every single time around. Can't be helped.

lotsa licks, Lola

Zona said...

With all the craziness at our house, I have been playing catch up and just learned about your ouchie!!! I'm so sorry. I hope you feel better real quick!

And I'm so sorry to hear about your pal. Such a sad time.


Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Mango....sorry ta hear about yer friend passin' over ta the bridge.....I'm sure ya will miss 'em...

Now I'm also sorry ta hear about yer injury....we hope the special V E T will be able ta help ya.....

Ya need all the energy ya can get I see cause Pee Wee is hoggin' up yer exercise time and showin' off his ability goin' in the weaves....sheesh....Gram always wished we could learn that stuff....I have ta make sure she doesn't see that video....we'll be weavin' around too if she does...

Rest up and get better...

Dewey Dewster here...

Twix said...

Bruce was so handsome! I'm sorry I didn't get to know him. Mango, seriously, what is wrong with you? I live for taking it easy and sleeping all day and you aren't liking it? *sigh* I just don't understand you big doggies ;o)
Now, I have a question... Did you just get your card? I sent it out at least 3 weeks ago. Your mailman is almost as slow as Lorenza's!

Lorenza said...

I am so sorry to know about Bruce.
Sure you have very good retriever skills!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

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

Oh, we didn't hear about Bruce...we're sorry, Mango...

Now, why would you need to go to a vettie who does massage and sticks needles in ya and pay $$ when I could just come there and rub your back and jam a needle in your butt for free?

I'm just sayin'...

Well, maybe not for free...


Um...Dunkin, glazed with a hoooge cup of hot carob with skim, extra whipped with sprinkles...



Hound Girl said...

I am sorry about your new friends, I will go pay condolences to him and his family. Its always so hard to loose these pups.

I'm also sorry about your boo boo and we will keep our paws crossed for you.

We have been gone too this week and just now to getting around to the blogs. Thank you for your vote for Fred.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog hay sorry abowt yore frend it is sad wen a buddy has to go away oh also dada sed to tel yoo that he duznt tern off comments on old posts but wordpress likes to moov the comment link way far down the paydj sumtimez and he hasnt botherd trying to figger it owt yet for shaym lazy dada!!! ok bye

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! So sorry to hear about your new pal, Bruce. Continuing to send you Lots of my Golden Healing Thoughts n your vet visit will have good results. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Kari in WeHo said...

Big Carl also has to do stairs on three legs due to his bad back leg but he doesn't have the same about of... um... heft to deal with


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

We are so sorry about your friend, Mango. And we hope you feel all better very soon.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

So sorry to hear about your friend, Bruce, going to the bridge. This always makes my heart heavy to hear when a furry has to go. Thought and prayers to Bruce's friends.
Looks like you are mastering the ramp. Just be careful andmaybe listen to the mom once and awhile.
Don't worry about not getting around to visit. That happens to all of us at one time or another. I don't understand the humans.

Ms. ~K said...

I've had wonderful experiences with Holistic Vet Care...

It's impossible to visit everyone everyday, no worries, come when you can!
Hugs to Mango and Dex,

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Feel better soon Mango!!! sorry about your owie!!!

Daisy Dog said...

Hey Mango, we hope your sickie leggy gets better soon. Its a bummer when you always have to be resting and sleeping. We are looking forward to seeing you show Dennis, Trixie and Tucker around MasterChewSits!

TwoSpecialWires said...

Mango. Moma wants to wrap her arms around you and give you a big hug. We want you to know that.

We totally understand about your moma being a bit busy. And 'cause of that we're not gonna paste in the VeryLongComment we've copied and pasted into everybuddy else's comment box. But we do want to remind you about the Worldwide Moment. You can get the details on our blog. And we'll be sending zen your way at 4:00 PM MST next Sunday.

Take care, big guy.
Jake and Fergi

Becky said...

I;m sorry to hear about your friend. Hope you;re feeking better soon,