September 27, 2012


We can shed tears that he is gone,
or we can smile because he lived and lived well.

We can close our eyes and pray that he'll come back,
or we can open our eyes and see all the love he left behind.

Our hearts can be empty because we can't see him,
or we can be full of the love and times we shared.
We can turn our backs on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or we can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

We can remember of  him only that he is gone,
or we can cherish his memory and let it live on.

We can cry and close our minds,
be empty and turn our backs,

or we can do what he'd want us to do:
smile, open our eyes, love and go on.”

May 4, 2005 - September 26, 2012 

Yesterday morning we learned of Mango's passing and our hearts were broken along with all of Blogville. What can we say that hasn't already been said. There will never be another Relentlessly Huge Gentle Giant like Mango. We will miss you Mango.


These are the gates to the Rainbow Bridge where there is a now a Guardian of all who will come in and those we have all loved and lost too soon. Mango guarded us on Earth and will guard us in heaven.
Mango, you will be in our hearts today and always.

God Bless .... Just Us Texas Dachsies & Mommy too.


Sam said...

Beautiful tribute!


Lovable Lily said...

Such a beautiful poem and tribute to the great Mango!

Lily Belle & Muffin

Amber DaWeenie said...

Your post today is just too beautiful for words. We all need to follow this.

Molly The Wally said...

Lovely tribute to Mango.
Best wishes Molly

stellaroselong said...

We are so very sorry to read about your friend mango...we hopes that he and turd bucket are having the time of their lives.
Sending you a big hug.
Stella Rose and Family

The Websters said...

That was beautiful. We are so very sad.


Team Beaglebratz said...

We Beaglebratz LOVE your post tueday - there iz just so much right stuff there. We due hope our mom see’z it – we know sumtimez she can git stuck thinkin'boutz sad stuff in the past an’your great werdz of wisdom r just what she needz tue git unstuck. Your werdz r such a great tribute to the RH Mango - he will b missed.
Shiloh'n Shasta

Mitch and Molly said...

What a beautiful tribute, Mona and Weeny!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Gloria Hood said...

Just lovely! Thank you for sharing this!
Lovies, Miss Mindy

scotsmad said...

We are so sad.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh, this was just such a beautiful tribute to Mango - that poem says it all. We are all very sad about his passing too. Soft woos and gentle hugs to his family.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Ruby said...

Oh, Mango will truly be missed.
Such a lovely tribute to the big guy!
Mango will be missed dearly down here....



Tweedles -- that's me said...

This is such a beautiful tribute to our friend Mango.
Such a beautiful poem,

chicamom85 said...


Loveys Sasha

Geetalima said...

.....beautiful poignant ...

Ginger,Buddy n Shadow

Mango Momma said...

Thank you for such a wonderful tribute. The tears are flowing freely. Run free, my big old Bubba.

Mango Momma