RIP: Mangie/Mango

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Mangie (Mango) was put to sleep.

He had become blind and deaf.

Three of his legs were arthritic.

He fell in the fish pond several times.

He couldn’t find the real back door when he cried to get in.

I picked him up and took him to his backdoor.

I would let him smell me first. He still liked his ears scratched.

We knew his was unhappy in his dark and silent space full of pain.

The decision to have a pet put to sleep is a difficult and tearful one.

I had to have my cat put to sleep. I missed him for a very long time.

So, this post is to honour Mangie.

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He let us into his world.

He adopted us.

He liked us, and enjoyed when we dog-sat him.

He was our friend from 2006 to 2014.

We will miss him.

But we know he is at peace.

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5 thoughts on “RIP: Mangie/Mango

  1. phylor August 26, 2014 / 8:39 pm

    Thank you.
    We can’t have pets ourselves any more (allergies), but usually there is a neighborhood dog or cat who adopts us. Mango was our landlady’s dog, and we used to take him for walks, dog sit, scratch behind his ears, and let him sit on our feet. We’d watch him chase airplanes as they crossed the yard, and bark at the squirrels we think were laughing behind his back, lol.
    He was 13 or 15 when he passed; he’d lived a good life and a silence world of darkness just wasn’t good for him.
    I don’t know if the landlady has any plans for a new dog in the near future.


  2. summerstommy2 August 26, 2014 / 6:51 pm

    So sad phylor, losing pets is up there with losing friends. Take care.


    • phylor August 28, 2014 / 11:38 am

      Thank you. The backyard does seem very empty.


    • phylor August 26, 2014 / 8:43 pm

      Thanks, Rosemary.
      Because we are now too allergic to keep pets ourselves, it is great that we keep getting adopted by dogs and cats.
      Mangie was a good furry friend since 2006. We’re glad we had the chance to get to know him.


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