Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rainbow Bridge, Some Words, "Mango" product, and Poop

My good friends and fellow full sized doggies, Nanook and Pooka alerted me to the tragic passing of sweet Rosie over the Rainbow Bridge. I am sure her family will miss her very much. She is running free now.

You can read about it here.

And now for some words.

Humans, sigh, what are you going to do with them?

You know sometimes PeeWee gets angry with the Mango and says bad HBO words and it hurts my feelings and then sometimes I say HBO words to him too. But at the end of the day we are still pals. But humans, well, they can have things called grudges which make them very mean inside.

Now I know my momma reads my blog and I suspect some of your humans do too and sometimes we even let our humans post or leave comments. But our jobs as doggies is to protect our humans so I, Mango, always read comments first and if I ever see one that I think will upset momma I delete it before she can see it. And you know what else? Sometimes I read a blog that says something that makes me sad or upset but then I just stop reading and move on. My friend Calhoun wrote about just this sort of thing here. And he even posted a sign for us bloggers to use to show that we are all about keeping our blogs compassionate and about US! DOGS!

You can take this and put it in your sidebar if you want.

And my final comment on that that topic is this...

Never forget that what is said on the internets cannot be unsaid... ever. OK?

Alert reader, Khyra, sent me this photo of an actual product that is quite disturbing.

Yes, friends, yet another substance for sale alleging to be made from my large and not really wanting to be sold at the supermarket self. This one even appears to have life like photos of my nards which I presume are intended to signify the source of the beverage.

Now I don't know how these manufacturers are getting their mitts on my essence, but the proliferation of Mango products would explain how I have shrunk from a robust 230 pounds to an emaciated 200 pounds. Oh when will it end?

Finally, I, Mango, love a good mystery AND poop. Who doesn't? I mean even my momma considers herself quite the poop detective and she has solved many puzzles of disappearing objects through careful examination of my deposits (and of course those of PeeWee the little rock eater).

So what could be more fun than a poop mystery? Not much. Who would have guessed that Sassy, Buddy, and Zack share this interest? Well they do and you can read their latest mystery here.

Of course, no post would be complete without a photo of my large and having thousands of photos of myself, er... self.

Thus I give you a happy making picture from the archives. Look at that little dude sky!

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Of course, everyone is mad about Mango, but someone bottling your huge slef? Totally unthinkable!

I don't get the beans, myself. Why would anyone be anything but supportive in blog land? I always think, if you got nothing good to say shut the hell up!

So sorry to hear about your friend, Rosie.

A poopelicious mystery? Enquiring minds need to go check this out right now!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We were horrified when we heard about Rosie, another Bear Bear story. This is happening way too often. We are so very sorry for Rosie and her family.

We already have the Grace badge on our blog - all that mess is very disturbing. We just don't understand humans sometimes - they really can be so hurtful and disappointing. You said it very well, Mango.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I sense this post was a khombined efFURt of species:


We'll be snagging the badge fur my sidebar -

If only WI wasn't so far behind me now, I'd go bakhk and buy a khase of them skhweezins

I'm just sayin'

PeeEssWoo: Norwood was khorrekht: Don't let your big bottom bun beastie read about THAT AGJ!

Frankie Furter said...

They Squeeeeeeeeed the nard juice out of you???? OMD What Next??

I am so very much sorry to hear that the Bridge has called yet another furend of ours. SIGH I am keeping the sad peeps in my thoughts.

Ms. ~K said...

You like poo, too?
Well shopping for your Christmas presents just got a lot easier!

Minna Krebs said...

It IS a very nice foto of your nards that they used for da label, Mango. If that is any consolation for the again unsolicited use of your essence.


Kari in WeHo said...

Sigh the best part about dogs is that they don't tell lies. We humans make mistakes and its true about whats said on the internet cannot be unsaid whether it be hurtful or a lie.


rottrover said...

Ah Mango Man. Thanks for GRACING us with your common scents approach to life's priorities! Sorry about the nards, dude...

brooke said...

that story about Rosie is heart breaking. So upset it happened pretty close to Seattle.

I love that picture of you two! hahahah

the booker man said...

the unauthorized usin' of your parts has got to stop! you totally are wastin' away, dude!!
me and asa and mama are sad to hear about your friend miss rosie going to the bridge.

the booker man

pee s -- i think your mama did a good job bein' crafty! her harvest wreath totally rocks!

Twix said...

Mango, I have to tell you that was very well said. If humans could learn to love half as much as us canines, the world would be utopia! My momma has been pretty upset by the whole thing as well.

BRUTUS said...

As always, wise words from your hugeness. Disturbing about the essence of Mango, though...

Well, we posted the pics with me wearing the pinchie collar - they were just too cool to keep hidden in iPhoto. Lets see if anyone leaves any weirdo comments on my bloggie! Rest assured I will patrol them fiercely to protect my momma too!

Brutus the Frenchie

mayziegal said...

Mango, you are very much full of the wiseness. It must be your brindle furs. They're full of special smarticle powers, you know. That was a very much good reminder for everybuddy and I have already made sure to puts the badge on my bloggie today.

I'm ever so sorry abouts Rosie. So very sad.

And gulp! Mango Nard Wine? Well, of course I can understand the attraction but this is getting a little bits disturbing, if you ask me. What's next? Mango Nard Christmas Ornaments?

Wiggles & Wags,

Lorenza said...

I am sorry to know about Rosie.
I am like you. If I don't like what I read in a blog... I just leave it and thats it. No need to hurt anybody, right?
Aaaaand "Mad About Mango".... oh-oh!
Have you lost 30 pounds?? Wow! I hope you are not starving!
Interesting poo post!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Big Me's~
'dis is why yous Mini-selfs looks up to me big selfs... You is wise~

Me is sorry to hear about Rosie too~
Yous Mini-selfs,
Anakin Man

houndstooth said...

I agree with you, if we don't like something, we just move on and leave things alone. We don't need to have angry barks, we just find something else to sniff.

I do NOT want to know what is in that beverage!


Sierra Rose said...

Oh Mango! We wrote a note regarding Rosie. Glad you talked about it today. So very sorry.
That last photo of you with Dex is super awesome! Looks like some agility moves by Dexter, go!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Beans4Biscuits said...

I thinks you are the handsomest Mango EVER, but I think I has to draw the line at wines from your Mango 'areas'.

Your Mango but not area lovin Who, Sugar

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Hey there Mango buddy...
I went through to your recommended 'heartbeats' link and left a comment.
What a great read!
I wholeheartedly support the idea of positivity in our blogs...Let the good happen!...and the rest must die of neglect!
As for poop, I think you should come around to help us. Toby's teeth are falling out and we REALLY want one to keep! I don't like excavating poop...any suggestions? :)
Sending lotsaluv

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

If Mom ever stops doing her silly sewing stuff, I'll have her put that badge on my bloggie, because I totally agree - if you can't say something nice, keep those fingers still and type nothing! As for that wine, why am I not surprised the Khyra was the one to find it? *grin* Still, I think Mom is going to pass on it, as the potential source makes her a bit queasy. I'm just saying...

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Sam and Pippen said...


Do you think the peoples who buy the Mango wine know that's a picture of your nards? and if they did, do you think they would still drink said wine?

Sam and Pippen

Sam said...

Somebody's messing with you guys on the 'net, Mango? Not cool. Blogging should be all about fun and supportiveness.

Carol from Down Under said...

So sorry to hear about Rosie. It is shocking. And what is this about people being mean on the blogs. Don't read if you don't like. I want to say a public thank you to all who sent me message of sympathy on the passing of Bruce. I was so touched by the compassion of people I didn't even know. Keep on blogging people. I love it. No worries, Carol.

El'bow and Hauwii said...

sorry to hear about rosie :(
this is sooooo sad

El'bow & Hauwii

3 doxies said...

Mayzie was right...they must be sumptin bouts them brindle furs making ya full of da smarticles! Very well said!

Mango libations? Hehehehehe...dats just wrong.


Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Mango we read about Rosie, a truly terrible incident. We also popped over to Calhoun and read his post and will be putting his badge on our blog shortly.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Priscilla said...

Rosie's case is really disturbing and the mistake is unforgivable!!! Feel so sorry for her owner and family.

Well said, Mango. We don't bark at things that we don't like, we just move on! The world is already full of filthy words and air, we need a cleaner one!

I was intrigued by that juice now but not really want to know the truth of it.

Poop - oh NO!!!

Mack said...

I don't understand humans at all myself. If the world would be more doglike, think about what a happy place it would be!

The Heartbeats said...

Thanks for the kind words... Ya know sometimes it's hard but even me and you can be uh... graceful!?!

Mamma likes wine but I don't think it's THAT wine...

Lucy leave speckled poos in the yard too. It's like her art!


rottrover said...

PeeS - like the new kissy-face header ;-)

Hound Girl said...

Fred is jealous - he wants to be bottled.

we never go to bed angry at this house, ok well Fred holds grudges against Haylie but they get over it too.

Pearl said...

You are so wise, Mango. Thanks for this post.

And, for the record, I do not support the distribution or consumption of the mango products. Do you believe that people wear 'pearls' around their NECKS?! And there are even... oh dear... some people who make dirty references to pearl necklaces?!?!? Oh goodness. I must go now.

Pearl- not of the dirty variety

Raymond and Busby said...

Mango, we just want you and your humans to know that if anyone says anything mean to you in the blog comments that you have two cat friends here in Cali would will go OFF on their a$$es. There. We said it.

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

We say what the heck...That is one crazy labradude! All airborne like that!!!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Corbin said...

Maybe your Mango juices are being bottled and sent out to the ladies so they can have the Mango babies?! Oh dear...

Sue said...

A very serious post today covering a lot of ground. We feel awful about poor Rosie. These incidents have to stop.

If your Mom shows an interest in poop, she should come visit us. With ten of us, there's lots of poop. Our MOm even wanted to write a post about poop, but we talked her out of it.
Morgan. Tsar and the Porties

rescuedinsanity.com said...

Heh, that's what I always say, nothing like a good poop mystery to keep life exciting.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on all these happening events. I don't know the situation every one has been referring to and I'm grateful for that. For me the pet blogging world has been nothing but welcoming. It makes me sad that this is not the case all the time. But if we all practice online mindfulness maybe it can be.

The Army of Four said...

Hey you guys! We're trying to get caught up with our friends - mom's been a real slacker!
Like the previous commenter, we don't know what's been going on as per the bad comments - but we'll go check out Calhoun's post. We've had our share of hate left on our blog and delete it. We don't understand the need to do things like that. Go figure.
Tail wags,
PS: Great action shot!!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, how horrible about Rosie.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Marjie said...

I wonder if that product isn't made to simply lure the buyer into believing he has some genuine Mango product, since it only says "Mad About Mango", which would imply a fan club adoration type product, instead of "Actual Mango!" I do believe they might be tricking potential purchasers. How very fortunate that they have not used your entire image.


Pee Ess: My eeeevil Momma put me on a "Diet" too, because she took up calling me a "pudgy puppy," and I am now down to a scrawny 210 pounds. We must stop our Mommas from communicating - ever!


Samantha said...

Very good reminder about things being "said" on the net not capable of being "unsaid." And I think we'd like to lift that good sign - thank you. Momma IS upset about Rosie and her story, and is trying to think straight, but it's hard, especially as well written as it is on Nanook and Pooka's blog. Oh dear. Mango; I have no idea who is stealing things from your bodily self for their profit, but it definitely is not cool! Avalon and me will not buy it or use someone else's. Promise. Love that last photo - indeed... very happy-making!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh we love the photo.. Yepper those HBO words can hurt...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Gracie =^o.o^= and Minnie said...

Not only are you a dear friend but you are so wise. How fantastic it is that you take care to protect your mommie and daddie. Way to go! Keep this one thing in mind, there are never too many photo of you at your place. I enjoy each and every one of them!

Levi Mac said...

What a great picture of you and PeeWee! He can really get some height! BOL
I didn't know about Rosie and am shocked that such a thing could happen!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Great photo of you supporting the entire weight of Dex with your massive neck, RH! Clearly, his front paws are wrapped around your neck and his feets are not touching the ground, so the only logical inference is that you are carrying him. We are also most alarmed at the mystery of the Shrinking Mango. Mama once had a male Dane who weighed 220 lbs and he didn't have an ounce of fat on him. Obviously, you should weigh lots more than a Great Dane, being so massive and all! Is Mango Momma investigating this mystery with the same dedication she devotes to the poop mysteries? We hope she will soon get to the bottom of this.

We agree with Thor's comment that someone is probably misappropriating your famous name to sell misleading products with no actual Mango attributes, knowing what a hooge world wide following you have, spanning many continents. Would you like Abby the Legal Beagle to slap a cease & desist order on them? Or sue them for a share of the profits earned from this theft of your valuable name?

Mama was very upset to read the story about Rosie. How can people be so evil? I got a glimpse of the story, but mama wouldn't let Abby see it for fear it would upset her too much. What a sad waste of a precious young life.

Jed [& Abby]

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Gasp! We just had a horrible thought. The Mango Momma isn't responsible for the Incredible Shrinking Mango, is she? This can't be a deliberate plot to make you Relentlessly Less Huge? Say it isn't so! Using your recent infirmity as an excuse, said infirmity probably hving been caused by your full sized self being squeezed into a too small for your f-s-s space by the self-same Mango Momma? Oh, the injustice!

Jed & Abby

Wild Dingo said...

OMD, i had to bigify that photo. It's amazing! it totally rocks. you AND the pee wee rock in that photo. should be submitted somewhere...

i just went over to that blog you sent us to... i read shawnies comment cuz she mentioned Shawnie. Shawnie said "doodyheds!" OMG, that is like the BEST word ever. ever.

Wild Dingo said...

speaking of poop...did you read about the swiss welcome on our doormat left by a neighborly "chat?" talk about poop mystery...

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Mango, Don't fight it... learn how to profit from it dude! You could be supporting the whole household with essence of Mango!

Love this pic

Tucker said...

Canz I put this on my bloggie even if I am clumbsy?

I did the "mark all as read" thing so I really missed something.. but it appears I missed something that was wasn't very nice - so i'm ok with that.

And, I don't think your nards will fit in that bottle.

woof - Tucker

achieve1dream said...

That picture is awesome!!

Don't feel bad Mango Man. My momma is starving me too! She says I look good with a waist, but I insist I am supposed to look like a blocky four by four. Honest! I am! Feed me!

Sorry someone has been ugly. If you tell me who it is I will bitey them for you!