Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dexter Day - Walking for Orphan Dogs

Today was my big fund raising walk for orphan dogs. I want to give super thanks to all the dogs and people that sponsored me. My sponsorships totaled over $400! WOW!

Before I tell you about the actual event, Momma is forcing me to say that I was a "super cracker dog insane pulling monster" the entire time. Which somehow interfered with her ability to enjoy the day. Whatever.

OK, I arrive at the show and who do I see, but my blogging pal Norwood! In person!

Norwood is a really dapper looking dude, and just about the same size as me!

Here I am with my momma and Norwood and his mom. If you look closely, you can see that I was kind of distracted...

How could I focus? There were dogs EVERYWHERE!

I did get a little nervous when I thought I spotted the Lacie Beast herself. But I figured out it wasn't actually her since whoever it was wasn't handing out phone numbers to every dog she met.

Some of those Border Collie dogs did Frisbee tricks for a while. Big deal. I was more interested in those booths along the sides which had lots of yummers foodables in them, but Momma told me that she needed both hands to "control me" and couldn't make any purchases. What a grouch!

Norwood got picked out of the crowd to do a trick. There he is standing on the left.

I am not sure what trick he did, but he won a super cool stuffie. Nice job, pal.

Then we went on the actual walk part of the event. It consisted of walking through the woods on a narrow path with about a gazillion other dogs and I was super excited and wanted to go exploring and so was pulling and making "gah gah gah" sounds the entire time.

Finally, Norwood and I left the pack to cool our toes in a nice brook. I accidentally almost pulled Momma into the water (whoops).

Once the walk was over, Momma decided that she was ready to go home, and into the Mastiff Mobile I went. I had a blast!

I was kind of tired when we got home, so I went to take a nap and no sooner did I close my eyes when the Relentlessly Huge grabbed the nice gift bag that I received for raising so much money.

And discovered there were actual foodables inside.

And ate them!!!!

Leaving me with just the crumbs. That is so not fair. After I did all that work all I get are crumbs?

Oh well... I'm not the sort to hold a grudge.

Dexter done!

P.S. I got held back in agilities (again). I didn't pass the discrimination or something. Yesterday my teacher put the tunnel right under the A-frame. I thought that meant I got to choose which obstacle to do, so I chose my favorite, the A-frame, every time. Guess I chose poorly...


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khongrats on being able to add THOSE letters to your title!

I guess that makes woo Dexter PeeWee S.Kh.D.I.P.M!

Great work woo did!

Khool woo got to hang with Norwood too!

PeeEssWoo: I'm sure Mango will be politely reminding your momma that he would have done not of that SKhIDPM! But......

The OP Pack said...

Cograts, Dexter and thanks - you did a great thing for a great cause. We can't believe Mango only left you crumbs - Mom needs to take you to that fancy cookie place where Mango gets those awesome treats and get a whole bag of them just for you.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Gus said...

Dexter: Thank you for making that long and arduous walk for the or Fan doggies. That was a good thing.

gussie d

Asta said...

Thank you fow wowking so hawd and doing that walk..I'm glad you got to wefwesh youwself in that nice cool watew! That's twooly not faiw that RH ate youw wewawd cookies..he at least could have shawed.
How cool to meet Nowwwod! He looks like a supew cutie!
Don't wowwy about those tests..genusses wawely do well in school
smoochie kisses

Lorenza said...

Congratulations, Dexter!
Sure you had a pawesome walkie with all those dogs and humans!
I am sorry Mango ate your treats!
Kisses and hugs

Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

Congrats Dexter on all the money you made. Good job. Don't worry about your Mom, she's just upset cause you made her exercise! My Mom gets the same way. So keep on pulling and forcing her to stay in shape.

Don't worry about the agility. It just means you get to repeat the fun easy stuff again. Nice!


Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Congratulations, Dexter!
You must of have a great walkie with all those dogs and the water, what fun!! I am sure proud of you and your Mommy for raising all of that money for dogs who need homes.
I am sorry Mango ate your treats, make sure Mom gives you more next time!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Great job! (Even if Mango DID eat all the foodables.) Sounds like you had a good time dragging your Mom around. (I know what ya mean - I get all excited and pull and drag Mom around, too - it's pretty fun!)
*kissey face!* - Fi

Puglette said...

dexter, you get a great big good boy hug for helping out like that. and your mom gets a good girl hug too!

Mack said...

Looks like you had a super fun time out in the sunshine!!

Are you attacking Mango in your header pic?


Hi Dexter!
It was too cool to meet you. Don't worry about leaving quickly- certainly understand. I went around to the booths afterwards and talked mom into buying a few cookies for me. We're gonna think about that agility class and let you know. I had fun meeting u!

PS how did RH get the cookies?


Heather and Pumpkin said...

Congratulations on finishing your walk Dexter! Way to go! That looks like a real fun event, even if you lost your cookies to Mango.


Checkers said...

What a walk and what a day - Congratulations

Abby said...

Hi, Dexter...


Looks like you had a great day & you helped out such a great cause....

You deserve a nice long nap...

Abby xxxooo


Hi Mango and Pee Wee,

My computer is fixed and we are going around saying hello to everybody. I missed you guys soooo much. Come on by & tell me what you think of my new summer haircut.

I enjoyed Dexter's story how he became your brither Mango but I think he is a little out of line calling you a mutant dinosaur. You did look kinda cute comming out of that egg though.

We'll be back soon to catchup on what all we missed in the 3 weeks we was gone.


Kirby said...

Dexter, yeah to you and your Mom for raising all that money! Wooh hooh! It's too bad that Mango ate your treats for a job well done. Next time, eat them on the way home, that is what I like to do. I'm so glad that you had such a good time on the walk. Isn't it so much fun to be with all those other doggies?

Your pal,

Lacy said...

w00fs, heehee ur mama and mine shood start a club, ladies wiff "pulled outta the socket arms" due to dogs that pull...heehee mama almost losted her arm today, AGAIN...good job on making money and doing the walkie cool u gots to c Norwood too..

b safe,

Randi said...

Awww DEXTER! You are so good! & so handsome & so cute & so AWESOME! You raised sooo much monies to go to the oprhaned should be soooo proud of yourself!

& I bet your mamma had a great time keeping up with you today...I'm sure she didn't mind a bit...especially when you almost gave her a bath in the pond...

Oh...& I LOVE that you are wearing your RANDI COLLAR too! Oh Dexter...such a handsome boy!

& I LOVE the NINJA header on your bloggie! I think that should stay there for quite a while!

Love & Licks,
Your Cougar,

ps...Maybe we should start calling you BONO...cuz you do so many wonderful huminitarian deeds...or should I say dogitarian?

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello dexter its dennis the vizsla dog hay wayt yoo got held bak in adjility for not diskriminayting??? but i always herd diskriminayshun wuz bad!!! now i am just confyoozd ok bye

MJ's doghouse said...

you did a good think Dexter....and i am pretty sure your mom needed cooling off so i wouldnt worry about getting her feet wet....i am sorry mango ate all your foodables...but he is a big boy and he needs to keep his strength patient...

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

We Love that top photo! No fair that Mango got all the cookies, mom!

babyphat523 said...

Great job Dex & mama! I'm sorry I didn't get to sponsor you guys.
Dex, you look so happy go lucky in your last photo of the post.

xo :) Chums

Suzuki said...

You did a pawsome fundraising job Dexter! I just read about this at Norwood's blog :)
I'm sure your Mum's were furry proud of you.
Big licks to you

Huskee and Hershey said...

Great work Dexter! $400 is quite a tidy sum of money... Heehee.. we had a good laugh at the part where you almost pulled your mom into the water.. you were just trying to help her cool her feet, weren't you?

Liffey said...

Oh I do love Dexter day!!

Your walkie looks like so much fun. Be careful though with all that pulling cause I did that for a while unti the people at obedience sold mummy this nasty thing that goes round my nose and hurts if I pull. Mummy says it is good for me- I DISAGREEEEEEEE!! Yes I do. Be caeful or you might get one.
Liffey's licks to you

Maggie and Mitch said...

Way to go raising all of that money for such a good cause, Dexter! And how cool that you got to hang out with Norwood!
Bummer about the cookies! We bet your mom makes it up to you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Congrats on raising so much money for a great cause. Tell your Mom you'll do better with the leash - when you get about 3 years old!! Java is 12 years old now and he doesn't even need a leash any more- he just does what Mom and Dad say.

Have a Magnificent Monday.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Martha Basset said...

Hi Dexter
very well done on raising so much money. We enjoyed your pictures of the day. We wouldnt worry about your being a pulling monster - after all there was a lot of ground to cover and you have to get these humans fit somehow!
Loved your new header picture!
Martha & Bailey xx

DCampy34 said...

poor dexter so overwhelmed by all the doggies - but those are some very nice pictures and it was for a wonderful cause - i use to get too excited with other doggies - i do better now mommy tells me to focus and i do - sorry mango ate youe cookies - sorry about your agility issue - i love the tunnel and when mommy lets me i run through it over and overand over.... until i collapse - mommy says its a OCD thing.


Brind'Amour said...

Hi Dexter, I think you did a great job! You raised a lot of money, had a great time, and almost pulled your mom into the brook! WOW! Congrats!


Toffee said...

That Norwood sure gets to meet some cool dog bloggers! We are so jelly that he met you but even more jelly over that awesome stuffie and that super cool walk in the woods! And all for charity! Nice job!


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

Pee Wee.... raised lots of that green stuff for less fortunate doggies...great JOB!!

Now Dexter, I bigified that pic of the allegedly Laciebeastie lookin' doggie there...

Seriously,if you think my butt is THAT HOOGE, you need ur eyes 'xamined....that dog had a caboose the size of Kansas...not me, obviously....

As for Mango eatin' ur cookies...well, what do ya expect?



Nibbles Treats said...

Dexter - you deserve lots of yummers for helping all the orphans. You are a hero!!!

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Life With Dogs said...

I heard from Norwood that you two would be meeting up for this, what a great job - and $400 is not a bad haul, you should be proud!
By the way, your new header picture rules!

Agatha and Archie said...

OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhh it looked like such fun..Imagine..had we been there we really would have shaken up the joint!! THEY ahd to WORK and DO OTHER THINGS..I mean realy what could have been more important.....We are glad you did so well..When Archie read you had hot dogs he started crying... what a baby.. Love A+A

Ludo van Doggy said...

Too bad you pulled Dexter but I bet your Mom forgives you, since you did raise soo much money together, way to go!
I think my Mum'll be help back in agility too, maybe I can move up without her?
~lickies, Ludo

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh it looks like you had a great time with Norwood. Wish we could have been there..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Peanut said...

You know Peanut eats my foodables also. How is that fair. Looks like you did a very good job.


with love, Madison said...

FOCUS? OMDog. This event sounds like torture! Dogs? Food? Frisbees? Focus? Yeah, right.

Amber and Nala said...

Great work Dexter and very cool that you got to meet your friend Norwood! :)