I have 3 mango trees. They are baby trees. Two of the trees are Carrie mangoes. One is a Julie mango. The Carrie mango trees, between the two of them, produced one mango that hung in there this summer. Last year, I fenced both trees off and got several mangoes, but this year, I figured I would just let it go and see what happens. That mango got very big until one day, just this week, Luigi noticed it.  Though he was playing it cool, as if I wouldn’t notice he noticed it.  He was just biding time till I turned my head.  I could tell what he was planning.

“What mango?”

“Oh.  Are you still there?”

“Is that a squirrel over there?”

“Hmmm…I followed my nose and it found this!”

“Ptttth!”

“That was pretty good!”

“This chair won’t stop me.  See?”

“You’re kidding?”

The party’s over, Luigi!

And when it was finally ripe, well, it had these black spots on it.
I decided to throw it away instead of eating it.

Until next year mango tree.

 

3 Responses to “Luigi’s Mango”

  1. Ha! Luigi needs to work on his stealth mango eating skills. Or get Mimi, Dudley, Leissl and Raven (did I get them all? I think I am missing one…) to help with the distractions!

    Happy, Waggin’ Tails, FUREVER!
    Stumpy and me

  2. jude says:

    Such a beautiful mango. There’s nothing wrong with black spots on it- that’s just a little fungus thing. Cut it off and enjoy-but not this year…. since you already ditched it….

  3. Debbie says:

    I would have eaten it!