There have been a few comments regarding the size of the beastie in our Out of Office post from yesterday. Well, duh, that's why he is called Relentlessly Huge. I am no shrimp myself, weighing in at a beefy 80 pounds, but my freakishly large brother is three times my size, so, yeah, he is kind of big.
Anyway, little Oliver seemed happy to be at our estate and I was eager to show him around.
Of course the first thing any self respecting lab needs to do is to get wet. Given the cement pond next door is already closed for the winter, I was obliged to introduce him to my sub standard pool.
Unfortunately, in an uncharacteristically doofus move, my dumb brother had peed in the pool.
Yuck! Let's go find something else to do - and what is that nasty hose up to?
I pretended to let him play with my toys. Actually, this is one of the boring toys that I never play with, so let the kid have some fun, why not?
Then I gave him some careful instruction on proper body language for interacting with the Mango.
Might want to lose the paw when you talk to him, little guy, just a suggestion.
He listened pretty well and with a few deep breaths was able to hold the proper position for his first slobber bath.
Oliver's mom was very anxious for the little guy to do his business in our yard so we gave a demonstration, but he seemed a bit too up tight to empty.
Playing with fire, buddy! Right after this photo was taken Oliver felt the jaws of doom around his head. He yelled like his arm was being ripped out of its socket! I warned him!
Oliver is still too young to do actual agilities, but it's never too soon to be introduced to the equipment.
Notice how he let me lead out in front. Excellent. Over!
The Relentlessly Huge always seems to have a lot to say to our brother, Jake. They settled down for some quality guy time.
What do you think they are talking about?
Oliver is lucky because he can still sit in his momma's lap. She even lets him bitey her. He is her first doggie ever! Can you believe it? Please ignore me grazing in the background. Not one of my most flattering moments.
Check out Master communicating with the Mango. I think they kind of resemble each other.
OK, I had to put this photo in because you know who said, "Dexter! It is MY blog and you better put a super cute smoochie shot of me or else!"
Now, THIS is a good looking guy!
Thanks for stopping by, Oliver. Come again soon.
Click here to see a movie of our day together (don't worry, momma changed the pool water before we went in).