Thursday, September 4, 2008

Walkies and a Swim

Dexter here!

And its time for walkies! I really like going on walkies because there is so much to see and smell. Subsequently, I get kind of wound up and want to go super fast to take in all the action that I can. Let's go!!!! But momma is like 572 years old and I have been practicing paying attention to her so I don't wear her out.Plus its important to sit whenever she stops because sometimes there are cars or people that don't find me irresistibly cute and I need to steer clear of those things. Look at what an angel I am.Checking out the pee-mail. Do you know what? I lifted my leg on walkies yesterday just like a big doggie! See my sporty harness? Its called a gentle leader harness and it helps momma communicate with me when I get distracted.
Tonight we ran into this smokin hot labragal! I am almost as big as her already. She must be thinking, "wow, what a total labraDUDE that Dexter is!" She must be in love, huh (excuse blurry picture, but there was a lot of wiggling going on).I know I'm not supposed to pull, but maybe we could pick up the pace just a tad?
Me going for a walk sure makes the Relentlessly Huge mad. He sits on the observation deck waiting until I am in sight and then starts with his caterwauling. Can you hear him? And he mugs me when I come into the yard.
Afterwards, its time for a dip in the pool. I don't know why the beastie wants to get in. I just had a workout and all he did was lay around and howl.

Besides, there really isn't room for both of us.I think I'm ready for a bigger pool. Its hard to really practice my breast stroke in this one.

That was refreshing... perhaps a little zoomie bitey face is in order.

Can't a guy even do a little roaching in peace?

You know, I think I'll just take a rest right here.

Dexter done!


The Girl said...

Great harness, Dexter! And you are obviously doing a great job at walking the way your Mom wants you to!

At least you can wear a harness! I squirm out of harnesses (due to my one leggedness on the front half), so I have to wear a Gentle Leader HEAD harness! You have no idea, the horror!

Brown dog kisses,
Dannan and The Girl

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Dexter, I think you are right. the pool is definitely too small. But if you had one big enough for you & Mango, well, it would have to be the size of New Jersey!! I bet your moma is not 572 years old! You are just a very young Labradude (maybe too young for the girls justyet! ha)You do motor right along!
Enjoyed seeing y'all as always!

Booker the Treeing Walker said...

We love the way that labradors wiggle when they walk ... kind of like a slinky! You look like you had a great day - do you two ever get walks together? That would be a handful!

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Those are great photos and videos, Dexter! You're doing very well walking the way your Mom wants you!

I don't think I've seen a Gentle harness before...all I have is a normal harness, for my hiking trip. Usually, if Mom wants to bring me for a walkie,she would use the new collar my instructor gave's kind of like a pinch collar, but not so harsh..

Your swimming videos makes me want to go for a swim too!


The OP Pack said...

Hey Dexter, we all think woo are almost ready for the next swimming Olympics - Michael Phelps, watch out!!! here come Dexter.

But we feel badly for Mango, can woo help get him a walkie too?

Woos and wags, the OP pack

Willow the Black Dale said...

Oh Dexter we love the harness. Thanks for the demonstration. I think mom might get me one now.

You sure have a long tongue....does it fit into your mouth. teehee (its a labradude tongue mom says) No make sure you share with Mango since he has to share his monkey with you.

Big smooches,

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


wahooooooo!!!!!!! First time Stanley did it he fell over...I laughed my wiry butt off on that one!!!

U need ur peeps to put a swimmin' pool in that relentlessly hooge yardie...and with all the suds Mango won't need much water!!!

Tell that Hector he did a fab job postin' on his harvesting!!! Mango was truly a help...good work!

Barkies, Scruffman

Sami & Baylee said...

Dexter you do have an adorable face. You growing into such a handsome dog!

Kirby said...


What a wonderful day. A good walkie, water play and bitey face! PERFECT! Love the new harness. I have the same one in black. You are one stylish dude now!

Your pal,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dexter!
Sounds like you had a great day!
Sure it was nice to meet that beautiful girl! And then... your pool! I know how much you love water!
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

I bet that labragal is texting all her friends telling them she met a totally hot dude today! I do think you need a bigger pool, perhaps you can get a membership at the Y?

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Dexter,
We see the problem you're having with the pool. Bit hard to do any kind of stroke really but at least you can cool off.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Moco said...

You really like that pool. It looks like you are having a wonderful time. You seem to be doing well on your walks also.
Mango probably would scare people if he went out.

Saint Lover said...

You are one cool labradude! I love the pictures. You are growing up quite nicely!

That relentlessly huge "wailing" is so pitiful.. how can you leave him behind? lol

Mack said...

Dexter -
You are getting sooo big! I wonder how long till you reached the relentless huge stage???

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

I want to see both of you cuddling in the kiddie pool!
Great Video, guys.

Amber-Mae said...

Oh, I bet that harness doesn't let you drag your hooman around huh? Hehe! Oh, I just laughed when I heard that Mango barking his Relentlessly Huge self away behind that door!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Dark said...

Wawww Dexter you're a very obedient dog,congratulations!
You look so funy in the pool Assurance you are the envy of the neighborhood ;)!
Regards and embraces brothers arf arf

Cassidy said...

Mummy says she's going to have to get me some kind of harness, cos I'm a puller!

Cassidy x

Deetz said...

Dexter, you definitely need a bigger pool as much as you love the water. you look like a big black lizard swishing around in that water...hehe
Loved the videos of you all and tell mango to have a great weekend for me, k?

Abby and Jack said...

That looks like so much fun in the pool! Wish we could join!

Jack and Abby

Niamh said...

I have a harness just like that Dexter and it really helps me walk nicely.

Yes, I think it is time for a much bigger pool. Maybe an Olympic size one so both you and Mango and can fit in it and you can get your laps in.

Your friend,

Charlie Daniels said...

The pool looks like fun ... I wish I liked swimming.



Chef said...

Dexter! You're growing up so fast and you lifted you bigboyleg. Congratulations!!

Tell Mango there's an award on my blog for him to pick up.. I'm sure he'll share it with you.


Agatha and Archie said...

Congrats on the big boy leg!!! You are almost all grown up!! Love and kisses A+A

Maggie and Mitch said...

You sure are loving that pool! You make it look like such fun, Dexter! I wish water didn't have to be wet!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

wally said...

Dear Dexter,

We have the same Gentle Leader thingy and we have the same favorite game zoomybitey face. I think we would be bestest friends, although my bratty big brudder is actually relentlessly TINY. Ok, he's still like 45 pounds and FAT but compared to Mango Man he's a midget!

OSCAR BEAN, Super Teen!

Peanut said...

Dex buddy. You sure have grown. You are getting to be a big guy.

Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrr Dexter And Mango
that pool looks like it needs to be bigger Harrrrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate