Friday, August 5, 2011

My Beautiful Raja - from the archives


Sometimes I get to missing my Beautiful Raja so much. She was so big and strong and made me feel safe. I was so lost when she crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.

Raja taught me how to enjoy my meditations.





I always wanted to be as close to her as possible.







She called me a big clumsy doofus head puppy. But I didn't mind.





Wow! I used to be really limber!





I was not even two years old when she left me. I will always remember her.




Look at this old movie I found of us together when I was a gawky teenager. I wish she had been around long enough to see what a handsome and talented guy I became. You can watch the movie here if you want. It is kind of long and not so good as my more recent movies, but you get to see me at daycare (before I got kicked out), and playing in the yard, and just snuggling. All with Raja. One of a kind, she was, for sure.





Mango Man! Oh yeah!

38 comments:

Priscilla said...

Raja is so sweet and both of you looked so happy together. Don't you forget her and all those happy memories!

STELLA from Down Under said...

Oh Mango, you were so cute and its wonderful to see you when you were a doofus head. Your sissy Raja was certainly a beautiful dog. Mango Momma, its bittersweet just looking at these videos. Sometimes you can watch them, and sometimes you know you just can't. Thanks for sharing. No worries, and love, Carol and Stella

hero said...

"I wish that Rainbow Bridge had a phone so I could hear your bark again. I thought of you today, but that's nothing new. I thought of you yesterday & the day before that too. I think of you in silence & often speak your name. All I have are memories & pictures in a frame"

Quote from my FB friend Joana today... thought I share with you.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

Aaaw Mango your Raja was a beautiful girl and how wonderful you have such lovely memories to look at.

Have a good weekend.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Raja was a beautuful girl. What wonderful memories you have. The bitey face was adorable. Mommy wishs she had more pictures of her Samantha but she is always in Mommy's heart and guides everything she does.

It's hard to believe the Mango was a Doofuss!!

{{{huggies}}}....Mona & Weenie

monica said...

wonderful memories - she sure was gorgeous. And you were too cute as a youngster... Can't believe they kicked you out of daycare!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing some special Raja moments!

She was such a beaWOOOOOOOty!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Aniemother said...

Aww.. beautiful Raja!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Mango, your sissy taught you well. I hope she will take care of my Tucker at the Bridge.

Raja is beautiful.

tula said...

Mango woo were so bouncy. Guess your love songs didn't come out til later in life... lucky fur RaJa, the pretty girl!

Free Nordude Furriday!
hope i get to chomp him

tm

Jen said...

Raja was a beautiful girl! No wonder you miss her so much, even if she did call you a big doofus head!!

Thanks for sharing these pics!

Jen and the black dog cew

Wild Dingo said...

soooo.... why'd you get kicked out?

Lassiter Chase and T said...

Thank you for sharing your video memories of Raja. You two looked so happy together doing the kissy face. I can tell she will always hold a dear place in your heart!

SissySees said...

There's a country song out now that makes me cry... "If Heaven Wasn't so Far Away." I should remember the artist; he's obviously a good guy, because one of the things he wants to do is hang out with his old dog again.

Don't we all?!

Bill said...

Justin Moore "If Heaven wasn't so far away"

If heaven wasn't so far away
I'd pack up the kids and go for the day... And I'd find my bird dog Bo and take him huntin' one
more time
...Sit on a cloud and visit for a while
It'd do me good just to see them smile
If heaven wasn't so far away
I'd pack up the kids and go for the day
Introduce them to their grandpa
Watch 'em laugh at the way he talks
...Yeah, and losing them wouldn't be so hard to take
If heaven wasn't so far
If heaven wasn't so far away
So far away

HoundDogMom said...

Thanks for sharing Raja with us. The photo of you admiring her is priceless. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

P.S..Stop by the blog and see Cleo's latest update. She was just whacked out of place and needed her head screwed on right. BOL

Benny and Lily said...

Wow she was beautiful
Benny & Lily

Tessa the Maltese said...

Wow Raja sure was a beautiful girl. I just knows that she is proud of you and always with you.

woos, Tessa

rottrover said...

Aw Mango. We loved seeing these old photos and videos of you and Beautiful Raja. She was big and beautiful and made you feel safe. (You were quite the bouncy little guy, yourself!) And you only had her for such a short time. At least we had Allie until we were 4 and after she went to the bridge we had each other!

While we all move on after a loss, some days are just sadder than others. Thanks for sharing these memories with us.

-Gizmo and Bart and Ruby, too who just feels sooo happy to be living in our house!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Raja was very beautiful and we know how special she was to you and to Momma. Maybe Momma needs to get you a little Raja so you can snuggle again.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

brooke said...

Awww baby Mango. I bet Raja kept you in tip top shape with all your running about!
There's a big boy mastiff that lives in our neighborhood, Zeus. He's 7 and is HUGE! He always wants to play with Darwin, but will jump up and paw her and because he's so big he whacks her pretty good and she doesnt want to play with him. He's so cute though and he has the softest ears!

Elyse and Riley said...

Raja sure was a beauty!! I don't know what Riley's gonna do when old Chloe passes on, they are good pals like you and Raja were.

Wow, you were so...lanky!! And that Boxer dude (or dudette...couldn't tell because it was wearing a jacket or something) looked like an ant compared to you Mastiffs! Cool video. No worries, Riley would surely get kicked out of day care if I took her...she's a butt head!

Elyse and Riley (the Butt Head)

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

Wow. You really were a little doofus head! Heehee. It's hard to think of the Mango as a little limber thing! We couldn't watch the video (but we'll be back to see it), but I love her faces at you - she's all like "Sigh. What I have to put up with with this goofy lunker!" Heehee. Actually, I like looking at pictures of me as a youngster with TaiChi. We had lots of good sleepy times together before she crossed The Bridge, and I love looking at pictures of me all snuggled up next to her! Happy memories!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Sue said...

We're glad you have all those happy memories of Raja. She was lovely.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Anakin Man said...

Yous Raja was beauTeeful..
Looks like you two had great times together...
thanks for sharing the wonderful memories of her..
made us tink of our sissy Josie

Yous Mini-mes, & the girls
TriXie and IzZY

The Boston Lady said...

Mango, how wonderful that you have these videos of you and the beautiful Raja. You are carrying on quite well in her memory and I must say you were quite the handsome teen! Ann TBL

houndstooth said...

Raja really was a lovely gal, inside and out! You were lucky to have had her guidance. You had some jumping ability as a pup, Mango!

Bunny

houndstooth said...

Raja really was a lovely gal, inside and out! You were lucky to have had her guidance. You had some jumping ability as a pup, Mango!

Bunny

Peppy Sheppys said...

Oh my that Raja was a beautiful and elegant lady. And you were a total Doofus! Who knew! You were so agile and light on your feet you were practically a peppy sheppy. What a wonderful blast from the past!

Sheps w/Pep, Otis & the Grrrrr.

Ms. ~K said...

Raja was a sweet, gentle girl...thanks for sharing these special memories!
xoxo

Frankie Furter said...

Thank Dawgness our furends don't take the grrrreat memories with them when they cross the bridge.

Raymond and Busby said...

We love Raja's fawn colored fur and her fabulous name! How lucky you were to have her as your mentor, Mango!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Mango, your Raja is beautiful!!!

Dory and the Mama said...

Oh Mango she was so beautiful!! We sure can understand why you miss her so much!!

Smileys!
Dory, Jacob & Bilbo

Marjie said...

Momma abandoned us this week! On the way back, she sat next to a mastiff loving band playing doofus who has loved about 8 of us! He said he usually has 2 mastiffs at a time so they can keep each other company when he's at work. Evidently they showed each other mastiff pictures. Momma's a doofus, too.

Drools,
Thor

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...

My favorite was the indoor clip when Raja is licking on your big cute brindle head. I even did a replay it was so adorable.

Emma

The Army of Four said...

What a gorgeous girl; we miss our sisters very much still. I think we all always will.
Woo.
Luv,
Dave

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

Oh my...forgot you'd been a show dog, Mango...if you have any extra ribbons, could ya send 'em to me...I need new ones to pin up my naturally curly furs...

Speaking of pinning up...what happened to your ears from whence you were a puppy? They looked soooooooooooo long...and now they are shorter...do you have them pinned into sorta a Mastiff chicgon...er CHI YON...dunno how to spell that....

So were you bigger than Raga when you were done growing???

Kisses,

The Nosy Beast