Sunday, March 15, 2009

Dexter Day

Note from Momma:
I am sad to report that after a long and difficult struggle, Sunny and Scooter's gram has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Please be sure to stop by their bloggy and leave your kind words. Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.








Dexter here!
I have been forced to go to Obedience school which I hate because it is so BORING. This week we spent the entire class working on attention. Apparently I need more attention to advance in agility so I am going to have to put up with it.

We didn't have agility class this week, so I got to go back to swim club! I LOVE swim club. I was so excited that I could hardly wait for the seal lady to put my life vest on for me.

Throw the bloody thing already!



My diving skills are still a bit lacking.


As you can see, the seal lady didn't even need to go in the pool with me since I knew exactly what to do.


Here is my super action packed swim club movie!



Check out my form! I'm really improving my stroke! The seal lady turned the artificial current on full blast, but that was no match for my powerful leggies.


We almost had a mishap when I breached the gates and tried to get back in the pool after my blow dry, but I guess those recalls have been working, because I came back when Momma called me.

I took a good nap in the Mastiff Mobile on the way home and Momma was so pleased that I was full of energy again by the time we reached the estate (NOT).

Swim club is closing for the summer and I will need to find alternate venues to work on my water retrieving. Wish me luck!

Dexter done!

P.S. Oh yeah, did you see the dorky face the Relentlessly Huge was making on his way home from the salon? I swear that guy's head is so empty it's like a vacuum. Definitely a few slices short of a loaf.

35 comments:

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Hi there Dexter!

Why don't you swim over here, and come river swimming with me. I go down to the river in the park most Sundays for a dip. The current runs quite fast, but I am a strong swimmer. I can teach you some moves as well.

Loved your video. Lotsaluv, Marvin xxxx

Abby said...

Hi, Dexter...

I loved your video...You sure do love the water...

Hey, stop over & see me...I have a Contest going on...

Abby xxxooo

Niamh said...

You are a powerful swimmer Dexter. When swim club closes I think you should try the English Channel. Sorry to hear that your obedience class is boring. Attention is not the most fun thing but it will help you in everything else that you want to do. If you want boring, try long stays!

Your friend,
Niamh

Suzuki said...

Hi Dexter!
You are a pawsome swimmer :)
You should come swimming with me sometime.
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Ludo van puppy said...

You is such a good swimmer Dexter, if I is ever drowning I would want you to be my lifeguard.

You are so right about boring obedience!
~lickies, Ludo

tula said...

Hi Dextah,

You look just like a fish in the water- except with fur and teeth and a safety vest. Can we see your back stroke sometime?!! hehehe..

kisses,
tula

The OP Pack said...

You are doing so well in the water, Dexter - we loved how you tried to bring back two toys at one time.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Gus said...

Dexter..you are amazing! We love the video. Now Teka and I know there is more to water than Bath Time! Keep up the great work

gussie

Lucia said...

Ciao caro Dexter!

You, mio amico, are one eccellente nuotatore! And that orange jacket sets off your coloring beautifully, too. But (giggle!)... dove รจ il vostro costume da bagno??

Tanti baci!
Lucia

Stella said...

I live in Minniesnowda, the land of 10,000 lakes, so once they thaw we don't need any fake ponds to swim in. We just go to the nearest lake and swim all we want to. Don't need no lady to help us, either.
You should find a lake somewhere by you!

Kisses,
Stella

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Every time I see a candle, my heart skipped a few beats! Sad news seem to be posted more often this month, I went to Sunny to share their sorrow.
Why swim club is closing in the summer, I thought it was the best time to de-heat?

Marty McFly said...

Wow, that looks fun! I only get to fulfill by true labrador-ness in a tiny little kiddy pool...I might have to ask Mom to look for a swim club here!

GoldenSamantha said...

Dear Dexter.
You are such an athlete! What prowess you have against the current! I got stuck in a raging river current about a week ago. I didn't panic at all! I just kept swimming and staying in the same place for about five minutes! (Scared the pants off my peeps!)
You go Dexter!
Love and Licks,
xo Sammie

Joey said...

Hi Dexter! We loved your swimming video! Too bad the swim club is closing for the summer.

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

Martha Basset said...

Hi Dexter
You video was cool - you are a great swimmer!
We dont know if we can swim - most bassets cant - will you come and save us if we fall in the river?
love
Martha & Bailey xx

tnbullterrors said...

That looks like fun! (Feather says "Oh no it's does NOT) the rest of us Bull Terrors think it would be grand fun. Why didn't the seal lady come in with you?

Feather, Darla & Pappy, the TN Bull Terrors

Joe Stains said...

You look so happy at the swim place! Maybe instead of building a new barn, your humans should just build you a pool?? I am sure your Mom wouldn't mind your Dad just making all his crafty pawesome stuff right in the living room!!

Moco said...

You are becoming quite the star. Pretty soon you will be off to Pawllywood to become a stunt water pup.

Agatha and Archie said...

oh we got all excited becasue PL2 was going to ask where the swim club is but alas it closes for the summer...PL2 says she will get the dates to your legged one for the earthdog trials...one is in May and one is in August.......Love A+A

Snowball said...

Dexter, you can come swim with me at MY beach with me!!! You are such a good swimmer!!!


Luv
Snowball

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

PeeW er um Dexter...

We'd give ALOT to see Mango in that pool...

OK Dexter...we'll send ya a WHOLE CAN OF THE FORBIDDEN TENNIS BALLS if you can get Mango in that tub...we're thinkin' that your momma might need to go in first to ease his concerns....

Barkies...

Scruffy and Stanny

Pee ess...we have a winner in the Lakeland poop contest....

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Me thinks woo should now join up fur Drama Khlub...


Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: I so hope RH doesn't sit on woo fur that khrakhk about him!

MJ's doghouse said...

first of all dex.please dont call my mango a dorky face....or empty head....he is an awesome beast...but besides that...you look very good in the pool...i think you are a true dog olympian...you be the bomb...

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a natural you are in the water, Dexter! We can sure see how much you love your swim club! What a bummer that it's closing for the summer! Hey, we made a rhyme!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Ike said...

Dude, you know that Mango can smush you with one paw, right? You are soooo lucky he can't read ;)
Ike

Kirby said...

Hey Dexter,

I love my swim club too! Isn't swimming just the best? I hope you find somewhere new to keep your form up.

Your pal,
Kirby

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Man we'd love to do the swim club!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dexter!
It looks to me water is your element!
You did it great!
I can understand you were so tired on the MastiffMobile!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Koobuss said...

Wow, Dexter!

That video is terrific! You are an excellent swimmer! Is that a life jacket you are wearing? I'm just wondering. Why????

Is does seem kind of strange that they are closing the pool for the summer. And, when's summer??

That obedience school sounds more like a university to me. We don't have anything like that here. When my Great Uncle Koobus II went to school they held classes on the high school football field. Bummer. I, myself, am uneducated.

Great job!!

Love and Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie

Nibbles Treats said...

You have learned well, Obi Wan.

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Nibbles Treats said...

Dexter Dude -

We are so not happy with your brother Mango! Check out our blog. He is just not right!

Oscar and Tucker

Fenway said...

Yes, obedience can be relentless tedious and seem to take the joy out of everything. For cripe's sake, I even have to demonstrate my sit/stay when I see my dinner appear across the kitchen.

But, in the end, it's all worth it. Ms. Alpha is easing up since I'm letting her know that I will pay attention to her and she's the most important thing in my life.

Oh boy! I can't wait to go swimming again and your awesome video reminded me of better days to come!

Your pal,
Fenway

PS: Go easy on Relentlessly Huge. He'll get you out of a jam when you need him!

Amber and Nala said...

Wow Dexter, you are a pro swimmer....I am soooo impressed! Maybe your Momma can take you to a lake for some swim time this summer! :)

Kisses,
Nala

Tee said...

Hello Dexter,

We used to have a pool in the backyard but since we couldn't get Trixie and Joe out of it for the longest time (they just kept on SWIMMINGGGGGGGG)its since been covered.

I on the other hand, don't think I can swim. I watch snoopy tried. She just sank like a brick.

The Poor Chief leaped in to join snoopy (and didn't even have time to put on her seal suit) ... the things we put her up to!

Licks and Wags,

Tuffy and the Dog Woods Pack

misskyliem said...

Dexter Dexter! You won't believe it! Mom, Dad and I were patrolling the parimeter of our lake and I just happened to decide to go in! Can you believe it?! No coaxing or anything! I think the seal lady's teachings might have paid off! You can come over this summer and swim in my lake, that is if the Mango Man will let you come past 495... BOL (But I promise, I'm only a mile from 495!)

Licks,
Kylie