Sunday, May 3, 2009

Disobedient Dexter

Some of you might have gathered that there was a bit of an "incident" with Mango's monkey which resulted in one of it's arms accidentally falling off.

Even though it really, truly, wasn't me, Momma said I was a bad doggie and reclaimed the arm.

The Relentlessly Huge beast was so miffed that I was forced to seek shelter at Minnie's house until he cooled his jets a bit. Of course Minnie was very happy to see me. Look at her smiling.

I wish I could have stayed at her place longer. She was such a good hostess, but home I came.

Momma said that I had developed a bit of a labratude.

Labratude? Me?

Now I have to tell you that yesterday Momma spent the entire day in Boston up to who knows what and did not walkie me, not even once, or take me to agilities, or play with me at all... ALL DAY! So when she offered walkies this morning I decided to show her what for.

I pulled and pulled with all my might and refused to listen to her no matter what!

Then I would look back and taunt her, "nah, nah, nah, you can't keep up with me!"

And I ran with my nose to the ground and acted like I had gone deaf.

And lifted my leggie on every single object even when I had run dry.

When we got to the school yard, I was asked to jump over this chain as some sort of substitute agilities practice, but I kept going under and let me tell you, some persons used such language.

Then at the worst possible moment I jumped and momma wasn't fast enough with the flashy box and got all grouchy. Hee hee.

When we got to the school yard I ran up on the jungle gym and wouldn't come down.

Ha ha! Come and get me!

I did manage to sit and rest for a bit. But only when I was ready.

Then pull, pull, pull, all the way home.

Even up the driveway. That should teach her to abandon me and leave me with nothing to do except watch boring baseball with Mango and Master.

As some of you might be aware, tomorrow is Mango's birthday and he wanted to post some baby pictures of himself to make everybody go awww....

Curiously, there are no baby pictures of him to be found on the pooter.

However, alert reader, Lacie, sent me this ACTUAL PHOTO that might be a clue as to why none of "Mango, the Early Years" have been captured.

I hope this is not to shocking for anybody, but it does prove that The Relentlessly Huge beast is not an actual doggie, but a mutant dinosaur sized creature that was actually hatched from an egg.

I suppose that's what can happen when you buy a "puppy" on eBay.

Meanwhile, I am still sporting my Labratude.

Dexter done!


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

So, woo were in touch with the husky in woo?

Are woo trying to bekhome ME?

PeeEssWoo: Oh leave it to the Lacie Beast to pikhk on poor sweet wonderfully loving MANGO! I might just have to head to the 'other' pawt of the state and slap her with my fluffy tail!

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Woo Poor Mango! Lacie is being mean! So Dexter, lets see, are you trying to become an honorary Husky? Pull, pull, pull? Time for more doggie school to teach Mommy how to keep up with you.
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Mack said...

Wow, I had no idea Mangos were hatched from eggs!

Did Momma happen to see any of my relatives while she was in Bean town??

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

A WHOLE DAY with NO walkies and NO playing?!? Your Mom is really lucky that you didn't call the ASPCA on her!!! (Kidding - we know you wouldn't do that, but still.... making you watch baseball sounds pretty cruel to me!) At least you showed her! (And now we know where Mangos come from - that must have been one Really Big Egg!)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dexter!
Sure you showed your mom how mad you were!
Mango comes from and egg?? Oh-oh!
Kisses and hugs

Stella said...

Are you a relative of Tanner Torkelson? You kind of remind me of him.



Niamh said...


With all your labratude you should enter the naughty dog competition over at However maybe there will be a naughty person contest for your momma to enter since she didn't give you walks or agilities.

Your friend,

River said...

Haha, Dexter, you are an inspiration!

love & wags,

Sophie Brador said...

Excellent tude dude. Way to be a good lab. I mean a bad lab. I mean a good bad lab.


Gus said...

Dexter...I think that 'tude could get you into trouble. Please be nice to Mango. We love him lots

gussie n teka

Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

Dexter! It was great that you came to see us - we hope Mango calmed down by the time you got home and realises the Monkey incident wasn't your fault!

Keep up the Labratude :-))

And a Mangosaur? Wow. Scary stuff! But happy birthday Mango!


GoldenSamantha said...

Oh that Lacie! Good nose to the ground pulling to display good 'tude Dexter! Most of all, love that Mangosaur hatching!!!
Licks xo

Suzuki said...

OH Dexter! I think your Mum might be right about the labratude :)
I knew Mango's birthday was coming but because Mummy is a clutz and Scooby is not well, she didn't get your snail mail address in time to send him something :(
Sometimes Mummys are so selfish.
Big licks to you



You look like your in a space shuttle looking out of the jungle gym. Mom does the same thing with me- any move I make she's taking a picture. And when she misses it.. sounds come out that you don't want to hear.

In honor of the relentlessly huge's burbday- I made him a cake. Here's the code for it! I hope it works!
Oh it didn't- I'll email it to your profile email address.


Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello dexter its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow mango hatchd frum a dinosawr egg??? i wunder if we met sum of his ancient ansestors wen we went bak in time to the joorasic peeryod in the doghowse of justiss just before it wuz destroyd!!! ok bye

MJ's doghouse said...

Tomorrow is MANGOS BIRTHDAY...OH MY GOSH...I AM IN UCH BIG TROUBLE...ANYHOW DEX...DITCH the a good little fella and be nice to your mamma

Liffey said...

Yeah- I have been looking forwards to Dexter Day all weekend. How mean of your mummy to leave you with boring boring Mango. I think you should give her as much Labratude as possible and then roll over and get the biggest belly rub possible.
Liffey's Licks to you
PS- I thought that is how I am SUPPOSED To behave on the leash!!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Boy, you do have some labratude, Dexter! You better be nice or no birthday cake for you!
Happy birthday to Mango! What a cute mangohatchling he was!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Java was so pleased to see your young labratude - he used to have it too, but now he's so old, it makes us laugh when it come out.

Happy Birthday Mango.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Aki and Poopie said...

oh pish posh.. i can so relate dex, buddy. we are allowed to have some labratude sometimes... the hoomans need to understand that we have needs far more important than whatever it is that they will be doing so they should never mess with our routine or else... arms will fall off.. BOL!

i hope you were some good at stitching.. i'd hate to mess with the mango.. good luck!

drooly kisses,


DCampy34 said...

Poor Monkey - Dexter i cant resist ripping stuffies up too - so mommy doesnt even allow them in the house - cant believe mangos come from an egg - WOW

Wood, Sweetie, MJ

Brind'Amour said...

Hi Dexter!

Sorry to hear about the monkey's arm. Ewwwww.

That's some dude tude you're sportin'!

A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Mango!!!


The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

oh Dexter! that was a fantastic day of disobedience!!! we loved it so much! especially the snappy of you looking through the glass porthole--you can clib really high-huh?

Sophie Brador said...

Where's Mango? It's his birthday!!! Is he going to get a new monkey for his birthday? Maybe a trip to Montreal?


Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Aaw, Dexter. We iz so sad dat woo wuz left all to yur lonesum. We hopez dat woo feel redeemed, and can eeze up on yur mommee'z arrm. Reemembur: if woo hurt da mommee'z arm, she cannot surv woo yur dinnur!

We didn't know dat it wuz Mango's birfday tomorrow!! Wee iz embarrissd dat we did not send a carrd. Mebbe we can get one owt in da mail fur lateness.

Gus and Waldo

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Dexter, that's a shocking news, now I remember in the Jurassic Park movie that I saw, there was an egg looked eggxactly Mango's egg, that eggplains why Mango has dinosaur size and often acts like one.
I'm hoping that your barkday wishes and gifts mistakently sent to my blog, hehe!

Molly and Taffy said...

Dexter, hopefully your actions have taught the Master and the Mistress of the house a lesson. Never to ignore you again!

You are obviously working on your selective deafness skills..........nice one.

Molly and Taffy

Molly and Taffy said...


We hope you are having a fun filled day.

Molly and Taffy

Nibbles Treats said...

Love the attitude. You are one super cool doggie. We will stop by and wish Mango a happy barkday later. This post is all about you! Love the playground pics.

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Joe Stains said...

Dang dude, you are showing some spunk lately. I hope it doesn't backfire on you. I have been known to get a little talking to when I get a little um big headed. We saw a Kong Wubba at Petco yesterday that was big enough for Mangosaurus. It was HUGE!! I think that might be a swell present for Mango, you should get it for him!

Randi said...

Awww Dexter! You are such a naughty little labradude with LABRATUDE!!!! Maybe you are acting out a bit cuz its your big bro's bday today & you will want some attention too?

Love that piccy of you in the playground round window thingy..sooo cute!

Love & Licks,
Your Cougar,

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

Lacie hums...

Happy Barkday to you
Happy Barkday to you...
Happy Barkday dearest Mango,Darling..

Happy Barkday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

The terriers end in triple harmony on a high note...

Oh Dexter....we adore your TUDE!!

We may make ya an honorary terrier after that postie!!! Rippin' monkey's and momma's arms off are full of attitude, Dude!!!

Now, I hafta see if I can find a pic of that Burpday cake I made Mango last night....


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanny....!!!!

Ludo van Doggy said...

You knows, I believe you about Mango, how else could he be so relentlessly huge?

Ah, Dexter, I sure you just has a touch of the being norties and will be all calm and sedate *snickers* soon.
~lickies, Ludo

Land of Lincoln Labbies said...

Hi Dexter,
Just want to let you know that the labbies here think you were framed in the removal of monkey's arm! We also don't see any labratude in your photos;-) Rest assured if you pull the Momma's arm off walkies will be over for good and you'll starve to death! She has to have her arm to deliver kibbles to your bowl! So be nice and give her a big smoochy and the baby pic of Mango explains everything to us. We just thought he was actually a horse, instead of a dog but now we know he's a Mangosaurus!!

The OP Pack said...

Well, Dexter - that will just teach the Mom that you MUST have that regular walk. But we strongly suggest you only pull that trick out of the Dexter bag once in a very great while.

Mango came from an egg? Hmmmm, we need time to ponder that.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Luna and Sole' said...

Dexter! Good "tude"! I NEVER "tude"! (ok, maybe I do, but not in your class!) Thanks for showing me how to do it properly! I will work on that!

Mango man, everything makes so much sense now...not a doggie, but a Dino! Whew, glad that is now cleared up!! :)

Barks at ya!
Luna and Sole'

misskyliem said...

Dex, I think that might be one of my more favorite post by yourself! :) I love the Labratude, it suits you well! And I hope I wont be by too late to wish the big monster a Happy Birthday!!


Amber and Nala said...

Oh dear were feeling naughty huh!! That Mango hatching picture is very funny but I hope you told him it was a joke so as not to hurt his relentlessly huge feelings. :)


the TN Bull Terrors said...

You would soooo be in a big time out if you lived here with our lazy DawgMom, she gives us time out when we give her Bullitude. Yer lucky to have a DawgMom that not only doesn't fuss, she even takes pikchurs!

Feather, Darla, Pappy & LizzaBella