Brief note from Mango Momma; I apologize that we are so far behind with our friends. Long story short, things are very busy right now (but nothing bad). We look forward to all your comments and will be checking in soon. And now, here's Dexter with his Sunday report!
Here we see the Relentlessly Huge Beastie "playing with his cuz." A cuz is very fun and much more suitable for labrafun than the pictured "activity" (I think he is trying to hatch it).
So the question becomes, "how can a clever labradude get possession of this wonderful toy without losing his nards in the jaws of death?"
First, it is important to wait until the beast is no longer focused on the object. Pictured here is a moment when it would NOT be good to make your move.
No, better to wait until it becomes distracted by something that stimulates its wee brain such as a tasty rock.
Then with great stealth, place the cuz in your mouth, always keeping your backsides prepped for a hasty retreat if required.
Should the recumbent giant awaken, it is best to distract his attention away from the cuz through an alarming display of toofers.
Careful, though, the mastiff tends to pivot on his weeble bottom and if you are not careful, you may find that the cuz is once again within his reach.
Should this happen to you, it is best to let the creature writhe about while you pretend to have forfeited the game, subsequently luring him into a state of complacency.
Be patient and remember that the sun is your friend. In direct sunlight, the mastiff quickly becomes torpid. Don't be afraid of the toofers. These are only showing due to gravitational forces on his jowls. Check for signs of life by tickling his dogpit with your snooter.
And at last the time to strike has arrived. Here you see the ideal situation when the beast is not only a bit sun baked, but also busy trying to figure out if that is indeed his own leg in his mouth.
Should he rouse himself and give chase, quick zig zag maneuvers are required since, as I always say, "you can't turn a barge on a dime."
Your reward is seeing your protagonist jackknife and flip. Be careful not to be nearby when the rollover occurs as unpleasant squishing could be the result.
Success! You now have your cuz. Enjoy!
P.S. Yesterday I went to agilities and I only have one more week to prove that I am ready to graduate to the next level. I had to do weave poles, tunnel, jump, jump, A-frame and back again. It was very hard. I'm not even sure I want to graduate since I always get to hang out with Roxy and Molly after school and they aren't graduating for sure.
Momma makes me practice at home. Its hard for her to photograph, but here I am levitating over her leggie.