Sunday, September 30, 2012


Mumsie was so my fault. We've had an electric fence now for five years. The dogs have been great with I became complacent with the collars.

Today was a beautiful day...dogs were outside with us all day...planted some mums and came inside and realized Scruffy was still out. Called dog...looked in all usual places like under the deck. No Scruffy.

Realized as I had been stripping him this morning he didn't even have his flat ID. He is microchipped. John was looking in woods...have acres and acres behind our house. I got in the car and drove the neighborhood...Susan, Brian and my neighbor were all out, too. It was getting dark. Susan called me out of breath from running and said John found him. He barely saw him. He was in the woods very close to our house but out of the electric fence line. And he was ALL THE WAY IN a ground hog's hole. John said he never made a sound...he called response. He got right beside him and Scruffy kept digging and digging...only his tail was visible. The rest of him was in the hole. John pulled him out and got snapped at for his trouble.

He must have chased a groundhog right out of our yard. He actually had a 6 inch stick wedged in his mouth. I had bathed and brushed him out this morning...not a mat on the dog...tonight, he looked as above...dreadlocks, covered in burrs and muddy bright red paw pads and extremely angry we interrupted his fun.

I don't know how we ever found him. I took him out tonight on a leash and he was very respectful of the fence. We will be doing some retraining and won't be complacent about the collars.....dodged that bullet.

Hug your dogs!!!!

Mumsie who is probably covered in poison ivy along with the rest of the family.

Maybe Mango was in that hole? Watching over us, that one!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

To Mango With Love......

To Our Mango....

How does one decide which picture to post to honor your life? We have zillions. And each one reflects your Relentlessly Hooge spirit...BIG!

I have so many adjectives to describe you...cocky, sarcastic, flatulent, drooly, fabulous, witty, rude and oh, so very very funny. I remember trying to describe your new (then) blog to someone...helicopter, Hector, understated and really big dog all come to mind.

I can't write more now as the screen is all blurry for some reason....but this pic is how I choose to remember, handsome, and in a skirt with no undies on.

I know there will be a HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGE new star in the Heavens tonight...but Mango as you run and dance and twirl and play with your Raja and sweet Angus and all the others who came to greet you....just remember...we're down're up there...AND I WILL SO BE LOOKIN' UP YOUR SKIRT!!!

All my love....


And her stoopid brothers, too. And Mumsie who is back with the kleenex again....