Sunday, July 19, 2009

Dexter Day - Cement Pond (in hi def)

Dexter here!

Now that the great mystery of cinematography has been solved, I decided that I should go for a visit to the cement pond and get a movie of my own to show off my labrastyle.

Here is is.

I usually go in for some warm up laps, but then I am anxious to get the tennis ball in the pool with me.

I give momma scary face until she throws the ball (please excuse my Howard Hughes toe nails).

Then I plunge after it with great fanfare.

I want you to notice my style here. I am using the Doga form that I learned from my beloved Randi.

Followed by powerful downward strokes with my webbed toes fully engaged to speed me along.

See how my bottom is almost out of the water? Momma is always watching my bottom when I swim because she says that when it starts to sink it means I am getting tired.

Are you sure I am tired? Because I think I could swim for about two more hours.

You couldn't tell from this picture, but I just kind of barfed a little bit. I think maybe I drank some water from the cement pond (or possibly stayed in too long after my bottom started sinking). Whoops.

Sigh. Fun time is over and I need to do chores. I am one hard working labradude.

Dexter done!

P.S. Keep your paws crossed. I think I might actually graduate to intermediate agilities (I will find out next week). Yesterday I did a very complicated run and I didn't even go over the A-frame until the end when I was supposed to (OK, well, after Momma congratulated me I accidentally did a victory run over the A-frame, but I was wicked cute doing it).


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Love the video, Dexter. You have great form in the cement pond.

Can Mango swim? Okay, can he float?

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

You are "wicked cute" doing just about anything!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

chicamom85 said...

Dexter, I am ever amazed by your swimming skills, you are awesome! I wish I even liked water so I could try that. Good luck on your
gilities, I hope you do good(I know you will, you are Dexter).

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Lacy said...

w00fs, heehee loved ur expression on the 1st piksur..u iz an exxcellent swimmer...good lucck on passin ur agility test..

b safe,

Abby said...

Hi, Dexter...

Wow...The quality of that video is impressive...Funny what reading the directions can do...

Loved the video...

Why don't you take a little nap...You earned it...

Abby xxxooo

Gus said...

Directions? What are those? Muzzer says "When all else fails, read the directions." But she also almost always throws them away. Muzzers!


Aniemother said...

Well done Dexter!


MJ's doghouse said...

good work sure are lucky to have an exclusive health club to yourself....i go to the i have the whole ocean...but...i have to share...good luck leveling up on your agility

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dexter!
I know how much you enjoy swimming!
Good luck at your class!
Kisses and hugs

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

You are a good swimmer Dexter, that is a great cement pond. Loved the rolling in the grass at the end..hehe

Holly & Zac...XX

1000 Goldens said...

Dexter - you're awesome! I love your new blog banner too, with your handsome face in the blue water :)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Great job, Dexter! You are so awesome in the water! We love your blog header picture!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Why you're swimming in the cement pond better than the Beverly Hillbillies and you're a LOT cuter, too! We are happy that you are helping your momma around the house. Even boys need to know how to clean.

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


I kept waiting to get wet - the Hi Def Video was like I was THERE!



Good job Dexter but I gotta talk to Mango.


I thought you might like Sadie but she's gonna have pups so she already gots a fella but don't worry Mommy took some other Mango doggies.


Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

Jasmine here.

Dex, you need to tell your human to have someone tape your agility training. I would love to see you do it. I love the picture of you looking over the edge of the pool with your toenails hooked over the side. Too cute . . . for a dog I mean.

Mango, yes unfortunately I do have to share my new barn with my sisters, but I don't mind. We don't use it often. Only when its raining really hard.

Kess And Her Mama said...

Hey Dexter, I think you're ready to join the Olympics! Michael out!

Kirby said...

Great form in the pool Dexter! Isn't swimming just the best?

Your pal,

GoldenSamantha said...

I have to say, Dexter, that you are wicked cute no matter what you do and that is going to upset the Mango, but I hope he got ice cream today.
xo Sammie

Joe Stains said...

Mom just loves watching you swim, she said she could watch it for 2 more hours. You are quite talented. I'd love to see Mango in the pool.

We have our paws crossed over here!!

Deefor said...

Hi Dex
You swim like a seal! Is Mango the lifeguard?


Liffey said...

Oh DExter your swimming is magnificant. And youo do chores too? You will make someone a great boyfriend one day!
Liffey's licks to you

Frodo dog said...

Usually I hate water, but with you (or any other dog) I would play and swim in the water. You look so cool, Dexter.

tula said...

Hey Dex!
Exactly how long before your bottom sinks? All day right-- went to lay down. you did enuff exercise for the both of us!

big wroo on your agility skills- that A-frame is scary. this kid plans to keep on four on the floor!

stay cool,

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

Dexter, that really was too cute to believe. you are the sweetest thing i ever saw.

Life With Dogs said...

I am still laughing at the Howard Hughes nails. Now where are you hiding all of your money Dexter? :)

Mack said...

Those are killer swimming skills you got there buddy!

Brind'Amour said...

Dexter, you sure do love to swim. Are you sure you're not part fish?


wally said...


Do you give swimming lessons? My brudder is going to have his first dip some time soon.

wally t.

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

great video - we love to swim too - but we arent nearly as fast as you - mommy is always saying something about the fact that bullies are land beast not water!!

good luck at agility

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Nibbles Treats said...

We're keeping our paws crossed for you!

Lots of treats,
Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Asta said...

I love youw headew and that swim! WOW! You awe the champ! I love seeing you in the cement pond.such style such gwace!!!
You awe one dawling labwadoode. If you'we like me when I thwewed up aftew was well wowf it!!!
I'll cwoss my paws fow youw intewmediate agilities. I know you can do it!!!
Smoochie kisses

Cookie and Cinnamon's Mum said...

Another great swim! And it seems your agility training is going well. That's great too!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You are great in the cement pond.. You are a pro. We haven't really decided we want to swim in Sis's yet. Perhaps by the end of the summer we will gain our confidence..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Ludo van Doggy said...

Great style you has Dexter!
Good luck at agilities!

The OP Pack said...

Great form there, Dexter! Do you ever dive in from the sides or do you always use the stairs?

Good luck with the agilities - be good.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Dexter - I LOVE that new picture in your banner!!! Your human should blow it up and frame it - it just looks like a Labradude in paradise! :-)

Your swimming form is fantastic! I wish I could come and take lessons from you - I think my bottom is ALWAYS sinking! But I must say, your webby toes still freak me out! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

dewdana said...

Hey Dex, that picture of you on the banner is handsome and adorable but the one with your scary face and howard hughes nails is without a doubt one of the funniest I have ever seen! I don't believe I have ever seen that look on a labradog's face before!
Moose + Dana
p.s. did you get a memo about labradogs hiding from their peoples? no? ;-)

Stanislaw said...

Can I get a cement pond installed in my apartment??!! I NEED one! I have NEVER seen one before! This is an emergency.... I'm fading from chronic cement-pond-lessness....


Tee said...

Dexter! We love the pictures of you swimming - esp. the first one with you lounging by the side of the pool!

Licks and wags

Tuffy and the Dog WOods Pack