Friends and loyal readers,
I had originally planned on responding to every comment personally, but the outpouring of good thoughts and sympathy has been so overwhelming that I am compelled to just give you all a Relentlessly Huge thank you. Your words mean so much to me.
Mango was my muse, no doubt. And while I choose my prose carefully, in my head, I am usually saying "WTF?" "Seriously?" "Whatever!"
I am retiring this blog. The magic of Mango's Great Adventures won't come back. Mango was one of a kind, no doubt about it, and all it ever took to put a smile on my face was just to look at him being himself.
Should I return to blogging, it will be on a new blog, a different blog, but that, if it happens, will wait for me to clear my head and focus on little Pea and what sort of blog would be right for him. Pea is emerging as a new doggie now that he is not living under the shadow of his brother who was, let's face it, always kind of a bully towards the stoic little chap.
I'm glad that I had this photo taken of me with my Bubba recently (complete with evil witch red devil eyes).
Mango was a big, spoiled, cry baby momma's dog all the way, of that you can be certain.
I wouldn't have had it any other way.
And now just a few brief memories.
Mango always waited on the deck for me to come home. His howls began as soon as my car pulled into the driveway "Hurry, momma!"
Ah, the joy of being Mango. It just feels so good!
And my all time favorite photo of Mango with PeeWee. Super smack down bitey face! Oh yeah!
P.S. An extra big "thank you" to Alasandra, Socks, Scylla & Fenris for our header photo.