Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dexter Day - Hot Walkies

The Relentlessly Huge has hardly moved from the cool spot under the AC fan. I tried to explain to him that the sun was kind of shining on him and Momma had turned off the AC overnight, but he was determined.

I was able to locate the window fan and position myself where all the cooler air would fall on me.

It did cool off a little last night, so I was promised a good long walkie where I could do some exploring.

First we went to the human pup playground. There were no human pups there and, frankly, the equipment was somewhat lacking, but ever since one of our dog pals got attacked at the other human playground by some rough trade doggies, momma says we can't walkie there.

They did have a nice pause table for me to practice on.

Then we walked along a very busy street that doesn't have a name, but a number which I guess makes it a highway.

There was a car dealer who had tied balloons to the cars in hopes that they would float off the lot.

The balloons looked kind of sad. I think they were out in the sun too long.

Do you see what I see???


Maybe they have a walk through.

Oh man! Even the grass smells good here!

Uh oh, we are at the dog wash. I went there with Momma ONCE and we are never going back again because I was a BAD DOG. Fine with me.

I did get to visit with the nice man who works at the dog wash. He doesn't wash doggies, so he is my friend.

We wanted to visit the fire fighters and thank them for putting out the barn fire, but I think they were all inside playing video games.

For a minute I thought this was one of Mango's relatives, but it was just a block of cement.

Easy mistake to make.

Back home I quickly scoped out the coolest spot in the yard to cool my labraself.

Holy crap! Do you see this? Is he actually, ugh, kissing me?

He must be heat stoked is all I can see. Ewwww!

I made a short movie of my walkie highlights.

Your can watch it by clicking HERE. You might think in part of the movie that I was being obedient, but actually I was just too bloody hot to do anything other than sit down.

Dexter done!


Ludo van Doggy said...

I'm first!
Hurrah! Pawsome walkies Dexter, you really went all over there.
I think that last piccure must be a trick though. Maybe you had just eaten something yummy?
~lickies, Ludo

Mack and Sally Ann said...

That looks like a fun walk. Don't you love play equipment, I do. Stay cool.
Sally Ann

pam said...

Hey Dexter you better quit makin fun of Mango man or he'll take yer day away.

Awesome walkies. Did McDonalds have a walkie through? And where exactly is this McD's???

Bobo and Meja

Honey the Great Dane said...

Ooh, Dexter - I like the way you cleverly made use of obstacles in your walkies to practise Agilities...very innovative! Even though it's just a moving picture, we would really feel how hot it was just watching you (and your curly tongue! Hee! Hee!) - gosh, am glad I don't have to go walking in that heat. You think YOU were slow? You should see me when it's humans practically have to push me along the sidewalk...

Hey, Mango sure looked happy to see you when you got back, huh? I spied a bit of kissing in the video too! The heat must REALLY be getting to him!!!

Honey the Great Dane

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


How sweet of RH to welkhome woo home!

Woo did look pretty khooked during your walk!

PeeEssWoo: Our khooler air this am was replaced by a bit too much of the stikhkies again! We are heading out soon - time to floof my tail and touch up my panty loons!

chicamom85 said...

Awwwwwww Mango was giving you lovies. Dexter, you looked very obedient to me and what a nice walk, except 1.No McDonalds?? 2.Doggy Wash, are you kidding me??.
Please don't ever let Mommy hear about any doggy wash places. Next you are being tortured with the water snake beasty. You did nothing to deserve such torture, the heat must do strange things to the humans.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

ScrapsofMe said...

I don't think he's kissing you silly...I think he's checking your breath to see if you got a BIG MAC!

What is it with the peeps today? She drug my hiney on a 3 mile walkie at 5pm....and it was FREAKIN' HOT.

Bonnie - soakin my feetsies in the water bowlie

Koobuss said...

Hi Dexter1

You and Mango seem to have some pretty good cool spots. I would never leave them in this weather.

That was a nice video of your walkie. Too bad you had to pass the dog wash place though. And McDonalds.

Love and Koobuss Kisse,


Wow Pee Wee your tongue was curling away in the heat. I must say.. nice move not behaving at shaggy's dog wash. Smart.. now you just walk by. I still can't believe mango is kissing u. He is baked.

Ms. ~K said...

You get quite a workout w/ your walkies huh??

Mango is really a big lover dog!
Wrooo wrooo!

Abby said...

Hi, Dexter...

Looks like you were practicing your agility while on your walk...
Lots of things to jump over...

You did look pretty warm...I'm glad you got the hose cool off when you got home...

Mango was happy to see you...

Abby xxxooo

Checkers said...

hey dex - nice walkie - man I just stay in in this heat - it's OH-presssing! I don't know how big doggies take it at all - A doggie wash? WOW - do you walk thru and they spray you? That might be kind of cooling tho - Mom hates going to to the park when doggies aren't behaved - that's why we don't go to the doggie park - there's always some bossy,pushy dog there trying to ruin it for everyone....Those are some big slobbers that mango gave to you - he must really love you - I've got a cool spot picked out for Mango - I'll find one for you too if you want to come visit!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Mango probably smelled McDonald's fumes on you!

The OP Pack said...

We thought you did very well on your walk, even got to practice some agility:) And Mango actually looked happy to see you - that kiss was really sweet - what's wrong with Mango?;-)

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! What a fun walkie Dexter! Even when it is too hot for me, I insist on going for a walk. Mom has to just keep it short and let me go in the pool when I am done. I think Dennis was correct, Mango must have -Kira The BeaWootiful

Stella said...

My heart aches for both you and Stella on very hot days. That black fuhr just sucks up the heat and doesn't let it go for a long time.

Take it easy when its hot.


Cocorue said...

hi there......hmmm some loving going on there sure looked happy bol....

from the little one you're kinda of scared of.....told you i won't bite and if i did, it'll be a gentle nib for you

The Thundering Herd said...

Don't take this the wrong way, but that film of you was hot. Like temp hot. Sweating hot. Like where is the AC hot.

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

Crimenys...didn't ya ever get the Hurry Cane...seems like he hurried there and went quickly...

I sent ya a peemail...

Now Peewee...inquiring Lakie's wanna know what the heck you did that was so bad at the dog wash??

Love and kisses...


Lorenza said...

Hi, Dexter!
You went to several nice places (including the dog wash)!
I can see Mango was happy to see you back!
Kisses and hugs

dewdana said...

What on earth did you do at the doggie wash place that was so bad? Did you post about it? We would love to see that video ;-)
I hate to burst your bubble on the kissing things, but could RH simply have been wiping his suds off on you?
Moose + Dana

Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...

Whoa, that human pup playground looks like fun!

Dory and the Mama said...

What an awesome walk...but I must say I am pretty speechless after seeing the kiss RH was laying on you...OMD!!!


Biggie-Z said...

I am really surprised that you are scarred by the dog wash considering how much you like the water! I swam again this weekend in Brr Mont - and mostly it rained a lot and made great puddles to splash in.

It was fun.

Life With Dogs said...

It sure will be nice to say goodbye to this heat wave! I don't think we walked that much in the last three days. :)

Now Mango, are you going to accept that cement block comparison? I think it may be time to open up a can...

hero said...

Hi Dexter,

That looks like a good walk, I say... agility at the park, colorful balloons, visit to McD, meeting Mango's relative BOL! Even slobber himself wants to check you out after your walk.

Licks, hero

BRUTUS said...

That was quite a walk - so many things to see. the cement block comment may my mom laugh! In that video, we were surprised to see Mango looking almost energetic - better not let him know you posted that, think he might be upset that you are ruining his image....

Brutus the Frenchie

MAX said...

He there, Dexter.
Let me tell you a secret..."We think you're kinda cute!". Please don't tell Mango this, because we'd kinda given him our alliegance. But you sure are endearing. That sense of humour shines through you DO have something in common with the massive one, it seems. (Cement block, he-he!!!)
...and that kiss in the end. This tells a whole different story.
Anyway, lots of love to Mom too!
Lots of licks

Deefor said...

I hope you cooled off after that hot walkie. Mango was probably just checking to see if you ate anything yummy that he should know about. That's what I do to Arrow. Kisses! Ha!


PS Is there an eye doctor for glasses for doggies in your neighborhood?

Maggie and Mitch said...

You did a lot of cool jumps on your hot walkie, Dexter!
It looks like Mango REALLY missed you! What a nice feeling, right?!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Bae Bae said...

What a nice walkie and so sweet of Mango to give you a kissy. ;)

~ Bae

Mack said...

Mom says we need one of those doggy washes where we live. I disagree.

And, yeah, mom worries about me when I get too kissy-faced!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

awww--deep down Mango loves you!

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

Heehee! Mom and Dad BOTH loved the cement block comment! Although, I've got to tell you, if we went by a McDonald's, Mom might feel obligated to get TaiChi a junior hamburger (with nothing on it), and then she would feel obligated to get me one, too.... Hey, uh, Mom... Nevermind... What a cool (pun intended!) walk!

*kissey face*

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Aha, both of you are disoriented and confused from the heat stroke!
He kisses you allright but you kinda enjoying the moment, omigosh!
Oh, I just saw your photo of the month in DWB, hilarious, man. What were you doing, another heat stroke moment?

Lily and Benson said...

What a fun walk. Never know who you will see or what you will do
Benny & Lily

Martha Basset said...

Hi Dexter
So nice to see you and Mango getting on so well!
We are glad you found a nice cool spot - sounds hot over there.
Great walk - you looked as though you really enjoyed it.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Deetz said...

It was the heat stroke, wasn't Mango Man....or you were sleepwalking and just happened to bump into Dexter with your muzzle....
I promise I will never run away from home again. It was my dads fault and he is building himself a doghouse as we bark.
Moms can be kinda mean when they get upset.
It was very nice to go on your walkie with you Dexter...


Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Dexter, you make me laff! Very loudly!!!!!

I love the last picture of the two of you!

Thanks for sharing.

I am late getting around to the blogs, please send some heat over here, it has not been very nice the last few days, but the sun came out today but we only reached 20 degrees, C that is.

lotsaluv Marv xxxxxxxx

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

ha ha ha! Loved the vid, Dexter!

What was the music? It suited Mango!!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a lovely walk you had. Did you get a quarter-pounder?
Mango we are surprised.. A kiss.. She you do love your Pee-Wee brother..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Liffey said...

You have the best walks Dexter Dude. I love Maccas- did you get fries and a milkshake and a big mac and everything else!!! Yum yums!!
Liffeys licks to you

Oskar said...

What a grand adventure!

I think it's terrible about this whole dog wash building. Is that so they can punish more dogs at one time?

Tee said...


That looks like an exciting walk. So many things to see, sniff and make friends with!

The Dog WOods Pack

Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

Oh my! That expression on your face when Mango tried to kiss you is hilarious!! Too cute!

Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

Oh and tell your Momma its too hot to work soooo hard! :D