Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mango Has Crossed Over the Rainbow Bridge

Mango Relentlessly Huge
May 4th 2005 - September 26, 2012

A little over an hour ago, I helped Mango to make his final journey.
Monday night he enjoyed a very bouncy and fun filled playtime with Dexter.
1 AM Tuesday morning, he was rushed to the ER in distress, but seemed to rally and came back home.
Tuesday he was not himself, but did enjoy some time in the sun and guarding the estate.
Tuesday night, his distress returned and he was once again at the ER.

Examination revealed a perforation in his intestines, a belly full of contaminated fluid, and blood that was growing weary of fighting infection.

His distress was great and the prognosis of a good outcome from surgery to repair his intestines and clean out infection was grim. I stroked his velvety face and whispered my love as he quietly departed this life.

His body has been donated to the Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. His spirit is strong in my heart.

Mango Momma


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Sophie Brador said...

Nancy, I am just stunned by your loss. We are not on the blogs very much anymore, but still feel like Mango and Dexter are part of our inner circle in that special dog blog way. I'm so sorry to hear that had to say goodbye to your beautiful boy. Hugs to your whole family.

Sherry & Sophie Brador

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Our hearts are broken.

Jed & Abby

Penny Alderman said...

I do not know you or Mango, but am very sorry for your loss. Mango had a happy life with you, that is easy to see. He joins many, many other loved ones on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. Rest in Peace, dear Mango.

JoeyJo said...

I always checked in on Mango for a smile. Thank you for sharing him with us. His spirit will always be with you and his blog friends.

Jazzi said...

Oh I Am so sad about this news. OUr hearts go out to you and your family. Words cannot express what we feel. Know that we are all with you and here for you!!

Diana, jazzi and addi

Koobuss said...

Oh, my God. I am so sorry to hear this. We didn't realize Mango was so ill. How could all this happen to poor, sweet Mango?

We send our deepest condolences on the loss of your precious Mango Man. Our hearts are broken and we cry with you.

RIP, our friend. Your suffering is over.

Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie and Family

gMarie said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. g

Levi said...

Dear Mango Mamma,
We are so sorry to hear about our beloved Mango. Since our first days in blogville we have followed his stories. Although we haven't been around a lot lately, this is still one of the first places we catch up on.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. His memory will stay with us always and we will never stop smiling when we think of him.

Love and Licks,
Levi Mac and Family

Lorenza said...

Mango Momma...
We are far away, but our hearts are right there with you.
Thanks to you we enjoyed Mango's life. We love you both a lot.
Hugs to you, the Master and Dexter.
Lorenza and mom

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

The numbness has worn just hurts so damn much.

We are with you, Nancy, Master and Pea in spirit...

I am glad it was fast like that for him...we're suffering now, but dear Mango is running, leaping and dancing...a young pup again.

Oh, will we ever miss him...

XXOO Mumsie


We read about this on Reilly's blog. Mango has touched many lives and we know how bad you feel. I know Mango will be patiently waiting for you and will rush to meet you when he sees you cross the bridge. In the meantime he is probably visiting with my beloved Deacon.

Dog Speed Mango,

Essex & Sherman

Keisha said...

Lord have mercy. Rest in peace.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Still haven't been able to absorb this terrible news. Mama feels like she's been sucker punched in the gut. Jed has started licking a new sore on his leg in Mango's honor. Abby is just numb with grief. We loved you, Mango, and we always will. We'll meet you again one day, when you stand beside mama's Danes to greet us as we cross the Bridge. Until then, we'll carry you in our hearts.

Jed & Abby

Ann Oon said...

I am so very sorry about Mango... so very very sorry. He is a wonderful boy and his pictures always make me smile. Run free dear are a very special boy to all of blogville.

Our thoughts are with you Mango mama and to Dexter too. *HUGS*

KB said...

Tears are flowing down my face. I am so sorry, so sad, and just heartbroken. I hope that you, Mango Momma, the Master, and Dexter are holding each other tight in this time. Please know that many of us have you in our thoughts, and our hearts bleed for you.

hero said...

Our hearts broke on hearing this sudden news... we are so sorry. The blogsphere has loss a great furiend with a huge heart. Mango has always been the pillar of strength in blogville.

Mango will forever be remembered. Run free, my furiend, run free till we meet again.

Hugs to all.

Hero and family

Shawn said...

Mango Mama,

Mommy has been in tears since she read this devastating news. Tonight we have a candle lit in honor of Mango and we pray that God wraps his loving arms around you and your family!

Run Free Mango, until we meet again.

Winston, Chloe, Cecil and Mom Shawn

Minna Krebs said...

Oh MangoMama and family.... Our hearts are very heavy today, after learning of THE Mango's crossing. I hope you get some bit of comfort knowing how much Mango was loved by all of Blogville.....and you too.

We will remember his wonderful and Relentlessly Huge self with love......and a smile, cuz he always cheered our day.

Run free, our dear furrend.........

Judy said...

I am so very sorry to hear about Mango crossing the rainbow bridge. We loved his adventures and squabbles with Dexter. I have shared your agility videos with many agility fans. I will always treasure our MangoMinster award from the first games. Our thoughts go out to you and we will keep you in our prayers.
Judy Kelley

Two French Bulldogs said...

We are so upset over here...not quite sure what to say. SO sorry....we love you Mango and will never forget the smiles you brought to our in peace big boy
Benny & Lily

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Our hearts were broken when we read about Mango passing this morning. Youwill all be in our thougts and prayer.

We are so sad to see him go but Mommy says he is now the Guardian of the gates of the bridge and any animal entering will be welcomed by the him.

Run free sweet Mango.

With love....Mona, Weenie and the Mommy

Jana said...

been a big fan of mango for a while... so so very sorry for your loss... rip mango

Sam said...

We're very sorry. :(

Andi and the Pyre said...

I'm really sorry to hear about Mango.. I followed him for so long and never really commented. But I know that we will defiantly miss the big guy and all his wonderful adventures.. Blogville just won't be the same. But he's gone onto bigger and brighter things.
Thinking for you and your family,
Andi and the Pyre

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you lost Mango.

Jazzi said...

Oh we are so saddened and shocked by this news. Mango was so special and words can not express what he feel right now. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Hang onto your memories and we are all here for you. Scottie hugs to ya.

Diana, Jazzi and Addi

Denise Schoen said...

My sympathy on your loss. Have enjoyed reading about Mango and Dexter for over a year. Loved seeing seeing all the pics of Mango. Felt as if i knew him. He certainly brought a smile to my face on many many occassions. Thank you for sharing him with us in blogville. It has been an honor and a pleasure to get to know him.
My heart goes out to you and and your family.
I picture him running at the Rainbow Bridge now.

Denise Schoen said...

My sympathy on your loss. Have enjoyed reading about Mango and Dexter for over a year. Loved seeing seeing all the pics of Mango. Felt as if i knew him. He certainly brought a smile to my face on many many occassions. Thank you for sharing him with us in blogville. It has been an honor and a pleasure to get to know him.
My heart goes out to you and and your family.
I picture him running at the Rainbow Bridge now.

H and Flo said...

I don't know what to say. :( Mango always brought a smile to our face.

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

We are so sorry to hear this sad and devastating news. We send our love and hope that Mango is having a great time over the bridge.... sure he is! Free from pain now.

Rubie and her mum xxx

Geetalima said... so so sorry...

Ginger, Buddy, Shadow n Mummy

Noodles About said...

So very sorry to learn of your sad loss. Sending sincere condolences.

J1 and Noodles

parlance said...

So sorry! His passing is a loss for the whole world. He will be missed here in Melbourne in Australia, that's for sure.

Declan said...

We just heard about Mango's crossing... We are so sorry for your loss and know that it must have left a great hole in your life, our thoughts are with you all...
Run free Mango!

Deccy x

ZOOLATRY said...

My condolences on the loss of Mango, a beloved member of your family.

ocmist said...

Dearest Mango Mom,

We all came running when we heard Grammy sobbing loudly as she read your post this evening, and then we joined her in deep, howling corgi sobs. We all know that Grandma OC ran to greet our dear friend, along with the BUNCHES of other friends on that side of the bridge that have known and loved Mr. Mango through the years.

All of his (and your)friends that are still here, want to thank you so much, for sharing him and allowing him to share his (and your) life with all of us. Grammy wishes so much that she could give you a big hug, but wants you to know that she is praying for all of you and his loved ones and friends that are still on this side of the bridge.

Grammy and the Country Corgis

Anonymous said...

I have no words.

Mom and I send our love.

Our hearts are very heavy.

Holly and Khady said...

Oh no! I am so extremely sorry! It is so very hard to lose them, but especially so when it is so unexpected. My heart is breaking for all of you!

Run fast sweet Mango Man!

Holly & Khady

Anonymous said...

I'm so very very sorry to hear this.

Mr. Pip said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful dog and spirit he was in life and will continue to be through your decision to donate his remains. Mango will be so missed ...

Kristin & Pip

midget said...

I am a long time follower who has never commented before. As many have already said, there is a huge hole in Blogville and in many hearts around the world. My thoughts and prayers are with Mango Mamma, Master and Pea.

Peruby said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I became sick when I read the news. So unexpected. I am giving my babies extra hugs and pets today. We just never know how long we have with these wonderful creatures who hold our hearts.

Ina in Alaska said...

Oh Nancy......

I am still "on the road" and just fired up the laptop to check on you when I read this. Feel like I have been punched in the face. I am so deeply sorry. I too will miss Mango, the gentle giant. There really are not enough words. Sending you and Dexter and all who loved Mango my love. Tearfully, your friend Ina xoxo

MySpecialDoggies said...

Coming from MaxMom's site - and sending our deepest sympathy on your loss of Mango. May his memories remain with you always.

Nadine & Goldens Neeli & Elle

Rama's Mama said...

Oh my goodness, I am so very sorry for your loss. :-( It made me so sad to see this. Bless his big heart. Sending love to you and yours. ((hugs))

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hello -

We are two schnauzers from New England. We did not really know Mango that well but we wanted to send you our condolences. We know how much he will be missed.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Sankissjuice said...

I am rather new to blogville. I have only known Mango for a short time from reading a few posts here and there. But I have always loved that name and that giant dog. I like big dogs. It really feels like I have lost a friend. Your strength and spirit are very admirable. I really hope you will come back soon with a new bloggie.


sagechronicles said...

Words cannot express the sadness we felt upon hearing of Mango's passing. RIP big guy.

Sage & her Mom

Roberta @ Silverwalk said...

Team BeagleBratz sent me - I'm so sorry to hear about Mango and his unexpected demise. Bless you for donating his body so others may live and learn. Having read some of your past posts, am sure Mango is now entertaining God.

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

just think of Mango Nancy--and there he is deep in your heart--right where he always was. That is where he lives forever, ok?

much warmth

janice, Guinness, Maggi...Groucho

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

We're so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with your family

Pibble said...

Oh, Mango Mom. I'm away on a business trip and I just heard the news. We're all heartbroken here in the Pibble household. Mango put a smile on my face and even had me laugh out loud more times than I can remember. He was loved, you are loved, and we'll miss his antics, that's for certain.

Our love and thoughts are with all of you.


Cynthia, with Trouper, Lucy, Buster, Charlie, and Oliver

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

Oh Nancy, I am so so sorry. This post has me in tears right now and I can't even imagine what you guys are going through right now.

I am so glad you started this blog and let the world get to know Mango. So many people have been touched by you and your stories of him that you will never be alone in your grieving. He lives on right now in so many hearts.

meatball said...

Goodbye Mango! We will miss you.

Meatball, Meatball's Mom and Dad

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...

The tears are flowing and none of us can believe our eyes. We loved Mango as if he were a member of our family. He had a great life and sure wouldn't have been able to find a better Momma. He was truly blessed to have all the love and adventures his Momma provided.

We send hugs to everyone


PoochesForPeace said...

Sorry for your loss.

Sewmouse said...

Have been away, I just found out. I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your boy with us. Run free, Big Guy.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

My heart is breaking for all of you.
I am so sorry this happened to beloved Mango.
Blogville is circling around you in love right now- as your heart is broken into pieces.
We are all sad, and I am crying right now too.
I am so sorry

Reuben said...

Oh Mango, I has just founded out you is at Rainbow Bridge. Your passing leaves a huge - almost as huge as you - hole in the Blogville communities. I is gonna miss you so much Mango, I has loved reading about your adventures. I always looked forward to "Mango Man, oh yeah!" You is a good dog and I know you is gonna does a good job watching over your family from the bridge. Tell Dexter to give your Mama some licks from me. Goodbye Mango.


Sammie and Avalon said...

Sending hugs to you,hubby and Dexter - know the hole in your hearts is huge and ache for you -
Sam, Avalon and family

Life with Wrigs said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thought are with you at this difficult time.

Susan T and Wrigs in AZ

The Horde and their momma said...

So very sorry for your loss. Mango was a huge personality, and will be deeply missed. He's running free over the Bridge and will always live on in your heart.

RIP, Mango.

TwoSpecialWires said...

We can only reiterate what hundreds before us have already so eloquently and whole-heartedly said: we are so sad to learn of Mango's death and your loss. He has been loved by so many, and we thank you for sharing him with us through his blog. He will be sorely missed and long remembered. And now that MangoMinster medal and button on our refrigerator take on even more significance. Fondly, Sally and the pups

Tanya said...

mango was sure beautiful...i came via rotrover....many of mine have passed and are waiting on the other side of the rainbow bridge, welcoming prayers and thoughts are with you ♥

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

My goodness... I lost my internet connection for a few days and find THIS? I'm SO SO sorry that Mango has passed. He brought so much sunshine to Blogville.

Hugs to you, the master and Pea!

So so sorry!

TheWilsonZoo said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Although I've never commented, many years ago, your blog was one of the first I began following. Seven years young and a loss far too soon.

Winnie said...

Shocking news.

The sheer volume of comments speaks for itself in showing the love there was for Mango in Blogville.

Love, prayers and much respect from Winnie and all the People Of the House.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We've khome bakhk to see all the relentlessly inkhredible khomments and memories pawed by furiends and fans -

Of khourse, we KNOW who Sunday's transport will be in honour of -

We khame to get some ideas - I think I felt the DOH's gears start to mesh -

Hope the full moon is even brighter at THE Bridge!

Miss Khyra

Cotton said...

I is so terribly sorry... R.I.P Mango <3

Groucho said...

We never knew Mango, unfortunatley, but we read on Mayzie's blog that she had lost a wonderful friend and we had to drop by and say how sorry we are that you have lost such a wonderful member of your family.



Bubblesknits said...

Just wanted to pass along my sympathies. Sending thoughts and prayers of healing your way.

Jasmine said...

How sad I am to be reading this. Though I haven't posted in blog land for a long time, I still hop on to read about my friend's adventures. Mango was one of my very first and very favorite blog buddies. I am so sorry for the loss you have suffered and wish Mango Momma, Dexter, and the Master all the best in your time of grief.
~Jasmine, Winstin, and Mommy

Leslie said...

I am so very, very sorry to read this. My heart is breaking for your loss. Mango was a very special boy and he lived a life full of love and kindness. He will be missed by so many.

RIP sweet boy. My all your pains be washed away.

A MilShelb Mom said...

I have not been on here in a couple of weeks. I wanted to stop by and say how truly sorry I am for your loss. He will be missed by many!
~Maggie (and Milly and Shelby)

A MilShelb Mom said...

I have not been on here in a couple of weeks. I wanted to stop by and say how truly sorry I am for your loss. He will be missed by many!
~Maggie (and Milly and Shelby)

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

No, where have I been?! I am SO sorry, Nancy. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Tucker said...

Oh Mango Momma and Dexter. We are so sorry that we have been missing from blogville and have just now heard of Mango's departure. We are heartbroken for you and so sorry we were not here to lend our support earlier. Mango was such a unique loving soul and I know there will never be another like him. We are happy to have had Mango as a blogging friend and have been inspired so much by your work with him. Mango was a great example of how much a big dog can make people smile just by seeing him in action. Thank you so much for sharing Mango with us all, he has changed our lives.

With Love,
Tucker & Tucker's Momma

Oskar said...

Hello Mango Momma & Pea,

We just wanted to swing back by and tell you that we are hoping that sunnier days are coming your way.

Hugs & love,
Oskar & Pam

K9 Katastrophie said...

Mango Momma, We are so so so very sorry for your loss. Mango is such a sweet boy. We are so sorry. We are praying for you and your family. May our Lord Christ be with you.

Kim and the Katastrophies

Amber-Mae said...

RIP Mango!!! We will never ever forget you! You were a magnificent dog & you have surely put a smile on so many people's (and doggies' & kitties') faces! We will forever miss you!

Solid Gold Dancer

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