Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dexter Day - Double Header

Why a Dexter Double Header? Because it is HOT HOT HOT here in Master Chew Sits and the Relentlessly Huge has been reduced to this...

Yup, all he has energy for is to go out and do his business and then he just lays about all day soaking up the air conditioning.

But not too hot for walkies, right? Right? Come on, momma, let's go.

Look closely at my side. There are these annoying blood sucking flies that follow us sometimes on our walkies.

See it there getting ready to suck my blood?

I am not too much bothered by them, but Momma hates them because they bite her in the head and she gets big bumps and it HURTS!

Look! Now its on my nose! As much as we try to shoo them away, back they come, but only on part of the walk. I guess they don't like to fly too far from their evil biting fly house.

I have to admit that it is pretty darn hot and towards the end of our walk even I was starting to flag a bit.

OK, I am officially hot and tired. Maybe we can call a cab to get home from here.

Check out my curly tongue! Hey! At least I got up off my lazy butt and did something instead of just lying around under the air conditioner all day.

Then Momma announced it was time to go into the cement pond and this time she went in with me!

I can touch the bottom in the shallow end, but still can't quite reach Spidey.

It was kind of weird having Momma in the pool with me and I wasn't sure if I liked it. She made this movie of me swimming by. She said it was like swimming with a wild animal! Yup, that's me!

We practiced recalls which are really kind of dumb, but as long as it involves swimming, who cares?

Here I come!

Dexter done!


Heather and Pumpkin said...

That's a pretty pimp purple collar Dexter!


wally said...

This is a lot of Dexter. I've been moving Mango speed. Oscar is very fond of the swimming video especially the horkhorkhork sound you make while you swim. He watched it three times. Labradorks stick together, I guess.

wally t.

Gus said...

Hey! Is that you or Spidey making that terrible noise? We hope whoever it was is OK by now.

gussie d

1000 Goldens said...

Thank goodness for a cement pond after a sweltering walk with bitey flies. You and Momma are troopers!

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

I've just returned from my sweat I mean walk!

One of us is glowing...the other one was smart enough to pawsition themself under the husky khool air vent -

I'll let woo figure out THOSE details!


Agatha and Archie said...

we can barely type this due to the do you have the energy to even a+a

ScrapsofMe said...

I agree...too hot to do much except lie near the cement pond and hope someone brings you a cold drinkie, hopefully with a fruit kabob garnish...some frozen wally-mellon or pineconeapple thingy. Or inside on the cool tile under the AC vent belly up so the ceiling fan gently ruffles your kilt.

The Thundering Herd said...

What a great purply swirly crazy collar you have there, Dex.

By the way, was that noise in the video coming from you or your mom?

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

You are a great swimmer.

Our Mom wants to know about that purple collar - is it a Martingale and does it keep you from pulling too hard? Piper might need one.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

The OP Pack said...

Now that's the way to do it, take a walk, get all heated up, and then go in the pool. Smart planning, Dexter. We took a walk late afternoon and our tongues were big, long , and curled. We drained the water bowls when we got back and then found the a/c vents.

woos, the OP Pack

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dexter!
Flies are yuck! I hate them too!
Glad you had a nice walkie and then a pawesome time swimming!
Kisses and hugs

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Ack, that looks like a deerfly. I hate those little bast -- uhhh, guys. They hurt like -- heck. Yeah, heck, that's what I was going to say.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said... have a purple collar on??? Oh my...everyone just wants to be me!!!!


We bout lived in our pool today too...yeesch...

Tell the RH that there is a linkie on our blog to a new Lakie blog...she has major attitude and it's only her third postie!!!

Barkin at ya...


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

Hey Mango..

If ya need any help building that Lakeland Launcher let us know...


The boyz

dewdana said...

Ha! We thought the same as Pumpkin... nice pimp collar! Especially with the other green collar, we think you look like this guy:

We know you love the bitches, but being more subtle might be ok too!
Glad you got the double header this weekend!
Moose + Dana
p.s. you are lucky your momma will leave a bag of kibble out, that would not last long here!

bbes tribe said...

We don't like them pesky flies either. The cement pool looks awesome - we don't have one of them. We have the little kiddie pools. But they are better than not having one. Love the purple collar.
Ernie & Sasha

Sam said...

So much for black dawgs not being able to take the heat! Marge went on a couple of 20 minute walks today and even ran zoomies on her long line. Too bad she won't go in our pond, which is actually an above ground pond. I wish we had one in the cement like you do.. maybe I'd be able to tempt her better.

Sam and MargeDog

with love, Madison said...

Swimming on a hot day is the BEST thing in the whole world. You would like our doggy lake. We don't have blood-sucking flies, but we do have No-See-Ems and they really bug us. Hahahahaha funny huh?

chicamom85 said...

Dexter, I bigified the fly picture and yuck, I am sorry they are biting you and Mommy. I looooooved watching you swim, you are so good, and you saved Spidey again. I bet it felt good for you and Mom. I hope it cools down for you, its pretty hot here too.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

MAX said...

Hey there Dexter and Mango
Yeah, I agree...flies are horrible. BUT...what about a picture of the Mango in one of those Australian fly hats? I can just imagine it. Give the relentlessly big one a snout kiss from us.
Lots of licks
ps. Hope the heat relents

Bae Bae said...

Oh dear.. I hope you get cooler weather soon

~ Bae

sallys blog said...

here it is very hot, but i do not have a pool. I'm really jealous. Have a nice day.

Nice wuuuh

hero said...

Hi Dexter,

Blood sucking flies! Wow... are they really vampire flies? Better be careful. The swim in the pool was really pawsome... wish my humans have one too.

Licks, hero

Cookie and Cinnamon's Mum said...

Looks really hot there. I hate flies! Are the ones troubling you sandflies? They are even worse!!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hey Dexter,
How wonderful that you have your own pool to cool off in.. we have a pool here but mom says it's a common pool and doggies are not allowed to swim in it.. WTF??!

Noah the Airedale said...

I highly recommend a holiday down under at this time of the year. Gorgeous days. It was warm here yesterday 20 degrees C in the mountains. That's kinda hot for a winters day!!!!!!! You'd be very comfy.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Brodie and Ailsa said...

we coulds swap for a week, yous can have ours dull wet weather ans we could have some sunshine. we hugeified the fly, we hate sucky flys, sometimes whens shes not being lazy whens theres sucky things around Mums puts a bit of lavander oil ons us, its helps stops them.

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

Poor Mango man Woodrow spent the day melting on the floor too - he is not a hot weather doggie either!! but you should try the swimming thing with dexter it is alot of fun.

nice swimmimng video - mommy swims with us it is alot of fun

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Deefor said...

Arrow is jealous of your pool! I am more like Mango. Just lay around when it's hot and if they drag me to a pond I'll sit in it. Too bad about those nasty flies!


Brind'Amour said...

Oh, I hate those flies too! They are so bitey, and not in a good way either!


Mack said...

Mom says you are absolutely adorable with Spidey in your mouth.

Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...

I get tired too at the end of walks in the heat. Are you really gonna build a Lakie launcher? I should be mad about that, but I wouldn't mind being launched out of this lame city. Stay cool, guys.

GoldenSamantha said...

I would love to swim with you Dexter - in that gorgeous, clear cement pool - looks just so inviting. However, I would not like that overheating weather and those flies. Slap. Hope your mama's head bumps go away and that hotness too.

Martha Basset said...

Hi Dexter
It is no fun being too hot when you are a dog!
We loved seeing you swimming in the pool with spiderman.
We liked the way you saved him from drowning.
We really did not like the sound of those flies at all!
Take it easy in the heat - Mango too - loved the new header pic by the way.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Brownie said...

Dexter, what a WONDERFUL pool you have! You look super adowable with spidey in tow!

Randi said...

Awww Dexter!


You look so cute when you are swimmin' & flapping your paw paws & making that funny sound...My mom thinks it would the bestest to swim with you...

Do you ever pee in the pool?

Love & Licks,
Your Cougar,

BRUTUS said...

Mango, we're with you - Dexter is nutso to be out in this heat, flies or not!! At least he likes to swim - I just get tossed in kiddie pools by my unsympathetic mom. Did you see I met a girlie mastiff?? Don't get any bright ideas though - I think she fell for me hard :)
Keep cool, fellow A/C lounger...

Brutus the Frenchie

daisydog said...

Here we will take care of those flies for you. *SMACK* *SWAT* *SMASH* there all done!

Dory and the Mama said...

Fetch with Spidey in the pool?? Although it's not my kind of look like you are having a BALL (or is that having a SPIDEY?)


Joe Stains said...

Mango looks ZONKED, I feel for him. I know how the heat can get you. Looks like you had fun tho, the pool would have been nice for mango don't you think??

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a nice place to be on a hot, hot day, Dexter!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

We don't like those flies either, but at least we have a lot of livestock around here so they don't bite us dogs! We liked the swimming video.

Storm & Jackal

Liffey said...

Flies are nasty I agree.
But you are cool, that I can see!

I wrote that poem just for you Dexter dude cause you are cool as.

Liffeys licks to you

ocmist said...

Poor Mango, the heat really saps the strength! Nothing like and nice cool swim after a hot walk. The cool water should also help cool off any flybite bumps.

Mom found a recipe for a fly spray that she uses on the horses that smells really good and keeps the biting flies away. It is a mix of 4 oz. Avon Skin so Soft bath oil, 1 1/2 tsp. pure eucalyptus oil, .25 c. water and 2 TBS. vinegar. Put in a spray bottle and shake well then spray. (Don't get in your eyes, though) Actually, lots of people just use straight Avon Skin So Soft as a repellant for bugs. Biting flies are really nasty! OC