Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dexter Playdate and Barn Update

Work slowed down on the barn a bit last week due to bad weather, but Master was able to start trimming out the edges. He has to cut many pieces of wood for each corner.

Look at that big pile of wood! You could build a whole nother barn with it.

The insides have their roof on now. It looks like it would be a nice place to live.

I was browsing through Mango's YouTube and found this proof that he used to be as much a pool party animal as me. Guess he just outgrew the pool. You can also see special guest appearances by Beautiful Raja and Grandpa Angus in the movie.

They really should make an agilities course that is all A-Frames. I LOVE the A-Frame. In fact I love it so much that I do it after almost every other obstacle which makes momma laugh (even though she is supposed to be telling me not to).

I made two new friends at agilities today; Romeo, the white sheppy, and Taj the chocolate labragal. I remembered Taj from my puppy school.

After school, the three of us went into the playground. Romeo and I got to know each other, but we agreed that the smokin hot Taj was far more interesting.

I barely noticed he was there what with that sweet gal dashing about. You can biggify to see her googly eyed face. I think that she might have been a bit overwhelmed by our attentions.

I let her bitey me, but kept an eye on Romeo as he has a habit of trying to herd everything he sees. He gets all mad if I run too fast during agilities and yells at me (hey, it's a speed course, alright?).

Don't worry, Taj was perfectly capable of letting us know when she had enough.

Back home, I couldn't wait to get in the pool for a refreshing swim.

That's better.

Could you just freshen up the water a bit? Thanks.

I had to make room for the Relentlessly Huge to dip his toes in.

But he wore himself out pretty fast and retired to the garden to sun bake.

Leaving me to enjoy a nice shower...

And soak.

Dexter done!


Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Mango, you sure moved fast as a puppy! We loved seeing Raja and Grandpa Angus in motion!

We hope your momma has a very Happy Mother's Day!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Martha Basset said...

Hi Mango
We would like to come and live in your barn!
It is becoming more splendid as time goes by - what a great job.
We loved your video - what an adorable little puppy you were and boy did that Raja put you in your place!
You certainly like the water.
Martha & Bailey xx

Suzuki said...

Your Daddy's barn is looking good! I can't believe you used to be "small" BOL
Big licks to you

The Thundering Herd said...

Woooo, Mango, loved the video. You were big when you were little! We loved the proportion of your paws to your body - so cute. And no comment about the gracefulness in and out of the pool!

Abby said...

Hi, Dexter...

The barn looks great...My Mom loves the wood things on the corners...

Mango's video was great...He was the cutest puppy ever...Now, he's just relentlessly handsome...

Looks like the pool is all yours...

Abby xxxooo

Heather and Pumpkin said...

I think Mango has the right idea. In my opinion, the only good kind of bath is a sunbath.


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


Mom has THAT smile on as she looked at LITTLE Mango!

Tank woo fur sharing your day too!

Happy Mother's Day to your DOH!


Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

What an cute puppy Mango was. I am sure you had fun a dog school and playing afterwards... I really liked the shower in the pool part, that is most fun! I love being sprayed with the hose as long as there is no shampoo involved...
~puppy kisses~
-Kira the BeaWootiful

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

The barn is looking great..
Mango maybe you just need a bigger pool. You were so cute as a pup..
Tell Mom Happy Mom's Day from the Three Heelers..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Randi said...

Dexter - my little uber-confidant youngin' should really put a NC-17 or at least Rated R for viewer discretion...Its almost a soft porn movie with you & that other labragal & then your shower/swim scene...Its fresh outta Baywatch...I think you need to move to Hollywood...or at least Randiwood & we'll see where your prettyboy talents can get you.

Love & Licks,
your COUGAR,

Murphy Dogg said...

OMD, I can't believe the Mango used to be so SMALL! He was quite the dashing young fellow.
Murphy Dogg

aninhas said...

Mango you now how to have fun !!!
Nice video :D

hugs and kisses from kikos world

wally said...

OMD! WHo is that little guy in the video! My ma ape is all oooohing and aaaaaaahing over MiniMango and Raja and Angus.

wally t.

ps. I kept BARELY missing you in chat this morning. I was SO MAD.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello dexter its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow can that littel tiny puppy dog posibly be the younger version of mango relentlessly huge??? but even then he wuz stil bigger then my midget brother tucker the other vizsla dog!!! ha ha ok bye

Land of Lincoln Labbies said...

Our Momma thinks guys are the cutest boys ever, especially in your swimming pool getting your toes wet. Momma can't wait to have a pool party for us, but just when she thinks she will have the grand opening it gets cold here again and she doesn't want us getting sick!Glad to see you are enjoying the warm weather!

Ludo van Doggy said...

What a great day Dexter!
I think I gonna like the A frame too, I keeps trying to go up it when no one looking, but I not allowed for some reason, what gives! So instead I do the tunnel lots, my favourite part so far. You think it never gonna end then you pop out and there's Mum, so cool!

That little puppy Mango is a much more manageable size don't you think?
~lickies, Ludo

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Great day you had Dexter and the barn is looking good.

Aww...Mango as a baby in the pool, he was a cutie puppy.

Holly & Zac...XX

PS - We would love you to come and play with the agility in our garden. You have to bring that big brother of yours too though.

We have not tried the A-frame yet, is it fun? :-)

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Dexter,

You look like you had a great time at Agility class with your friends! Forgive my ignorance but what is a 'labragal'??
Is it some kind of Labrador crossed with another breed?

That video of baby Mango is just so sweet - my human keeps making squealing noises when she was watching it - she says Mastiff puppies are so similar to Dane puppies - sort of big and oafy and clumsy but so sweet with it! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Joe Stains said...

Raja meant business!!! I can't believe that was mango, was he like 3 days old in that movie?? he was so tiny and um, not so graceful!!!

Happy Mother's Day to your Mom!!


Hi Mango,

You sure was a cute lottle puppy and now your a handsome hunky man.
I bet if they got you another bigger pool you be righ in it. The barn sure is looking nice.

Happy Mommy's Day to your Mommy.


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

D'oh!!! LITTLE Mango. Who'd've thunk it?!? CUTE!!!! And SMALL!!! Great video!

Lorenza said...

Happy Mother's Day to your Mom!
Thanks for sharing that video! Little Mango was soooo cute. I loved the way he got into the pool! Ha!
Kisses and hugs

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Mango,

That is SO COOL that you're doing my 'marching legs' trick so quickly already!! I'm so happy to hear that you found my video useful and you're trying it out! Can't wait to see your video - please post it soon!!

I have only tried to weave a couple of times when my training class tried out a bit of agility. I do better when the poles are really far apart but then they are thin and close together (like normal agility ones) then I get a bit scared of them coz they sort of sway around and bounce back when I walk through them! Hsin-Yi has tried showing me what to do with a treat a few times but I don't really get it...maybe I need to practise it a few more times - I don't often get to go to places with weave poles, though, and we don't have them at home. Hey - but I can weave through my human's legs though! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Dozer and Coop said...

Mango, Mango, Mango. What was the deal with your hind legs in the video? It was like they went in one direction and the rest of you went in another direction. But! We're going to let that go because you are an awesome water dog. Our pool is now open so you can come over and play any time.

Love, Dozer

River said...

What a great post! I enjoyed seeing baby Mango--wow, he had alot of energy then. Raja was a beautiful doggie. Nice seeing grandpa Angus.

Nothing like a good soak on a hot day!

love & wags,

Sophie Brador said...

There seems to be quite the showing of beautiful blonds in this posting. Just saying.


Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Haroo! Little Mango! Yur fayss plant wuz heelayreeus!!

Gus and Waldo

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hey guys,
Wishing your mom a Happy Mother's Day!!
Great video and pics... Dexter, looks like you made many friends!! Heehee..Mango dipping his toes into the pool is sooo cute!! That pool looks like a puddle of water to him!!

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

Happy Mother's Day, Mango's mom!

Ike said...

Your barn is gonna be way nicer than my house!
Pee S - happy mama's day!

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my goodness, we were so excited to see Grandpa Angus. D thinks he looks like me but I have black ears. You were really bouncy as a pup Mango hehe. We're glad you didn't sprain your ankle when you slipped in the pool.

Now we really want to say thanks for your kind donation. It means a lot to us!

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Anonymous said...

Hi Dexter! Your brother was sure a cute little puppy in that video - awww! Your barn looks beautiful! Happy Mother's Day to your mom!

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

Brind'Amour said...

Mango, you were so cute as a little puppy. Okay, maybe not so little but definately cute!

I love your shed. It's so big! We could all fit in there and still have room for more!

Dexter, I love water too!! And I love your pool!


Mack said...

Wow, You used to be a little dude!

That barn is gonna be super-pawsome! Will you ever get to go inside??

Deetz said...

The barn is coming along really nice...I cannot wait to see the rest of it...Your daddy is getting pretty good at that building thing, but of course with you supervising it couldn't be anything but PAWSOME. My lord, Dextor, you are growing just like Sharkie is.....You and sharkie would get along great, cuz he loves the water too.

Amber and Nala said...

Dexter, you are right!!! Mango did love the pool...what a cutie baby Mango was and still is of course. :) Love the splashy water pictures of you. :)


Maggie and Mitch said...

Your dad's barn is just beautiful! It's pretty enough to be a house!
We LOVED the video, Mango! You were the most adorable puppy!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch