Sunday, October 4, 2009

Dexter Day - This and That


Oh pity poor me.

The Relentlessly Huge has been very grouchy lately with his sore bottom and if I even look at him funny he is all AR AR AR in my face!

Do you think he is asleep? I dare not enter the dog cave lest I come in close proximity to the jaws of doom.



Sometimes I even get trapped! Look at me hiding behind the chair because he is watching the door like some horrible troll.

Ow wow! Will somebody vacuum the carpet please?




So yesterday, as alert readers know, he went to the V-E-T and got some medicine which is making him less grouchy but kind of dorked out.

Of course I am not certain how to tell the difference between Mango stoned and Mango normal, but you can see from the vacant stare in his eyes that he is somewhat unaware that he has positioned himself most unfortunately right in front of MY couch.



Not to mention that I have been very neglected lately. OK, I did go to agilities yesterday where I finally figured out the dog walk and now momma can't keep me off it and the mean teacher says, "NO REWARD UNLESS YOU ASKED HIM TO GO OVER!" Jerk.

I managed to snag a yummers banana this morning and even made a movie of it. I was once fast enough to steel a whole banana off the counter and had it down, peel and all, before momma knew what had happened, but now the bananas are kept out of reach of my snooter.

To make up all the neglect, I insisted on some quality tennis ball time.


I appreciate all you kind hearted doggies who suggested that the flashy beast has a delay on it that causes momma to never photograph me doing my best tennis ball jumping, but I still maintain that it is her brain that has the delay.



Without the annoying Mango to bother me, I am quite happy to drop the ball in order to facilitate another run (yes, he is on his mystery date, oh wow, big deal).




One of MY tennis balls has become a big deformed from spending too much time in the RH's jaws and I cannot always predict the bounce.


Just looking handsome...


I heard that there might be some DWB mom's visiting our estate next weekend.

Do you see this sign? Momma's dry cleaning comes back with these little tags all the time, "The stain on this garment could not safely be removed." Hmmmm..... what kind of disgusting toxic flesh eating slobbers stain could that be referring to? Consider yourselves warned!



Dexter done!

P.S. I almost forgot! I made a movie of the RH annoying me and of my subsequent tennis ball action. You can watch it by clicking here. Doesn't it make you sad seeing me trying to swim in that sub standard pool?

44 comments:

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are not sure if we should say poor loopy Mango or ya Dexter for having Mom all to himself.. Enjoy your quiet time Dexter..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Gus said...

Oh my...are you sure the RH is going to be able to go on his date? He looks seriously goofy.

Great tennis ball work.

Gussie

pam said...

Crackerdogcrackerdogcrackerdog

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Mango, poor big baby. We think you better relax and take it easy today
Luv and good thoughts,
Benny & Lily

Murphy Dogg said...

Dexter, listen to me carefully, you do not mess with a 230 pound dog who is stoned and has a sore ass. You just don't. So keep that distance.
C-ya,
Murphy Dogg

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Mango stoned might be more dangerous than Mango alert (he is alert sometimes, isn't he?). If he was stoned and fell on you there might never be an opportunity for you to take another breath!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Momma is gonna scan and check stuff on the computer but she doesn't get any weird stuff and you are the first to mention it. Hmm, did you pick something up? Just checking...

We will let you know what momma finds out.

Abby said...

Hi, Dexter...

Are you sure you didn't eat the bananananana peel this time, too??

I'm glad Mango's X-Rays came out good...I hope he is feeling better soon...

I think maybe his date willl perk him up a little...

Abby xxxooo

Abby xxxooo

MAX said...

Hey Pee-Wee
You look so vital with your distance from the huge one...enjoy the moment. BUT we wish Mango the best possible recovery. Life is simply not the same without his huge self. Go on...give him some slobber kisses and don't worry about the dry cleaning.
Lots of licks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

Gracie said...

You poor sweet doggie, that is kind of scarey. I would be oh so afraid. You must be so brave.

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

Yeah, so, what, exactly IS the difference between a stoned Mango and a regular Mango? I mean, really? Unless he just moves slower (is that possible without him going backwards?)? If that's the case, I suggest that you tell your Momma that he needs MORE meds! ;-)


*kissey face*
-Fiona

♥Mimi♥ said...

Mango, would you please go to our blog again and let us know if anything should pop up! Use your most huge and excellent snooter to root out any troubles.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Mango, use your snooter on our bloggy, that was our momma and she is checking hers, too. But check out ours, please, and let us know.

The Thundering Herd said...

You go after that banana like it was a sirloin. We are impressed!

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

Oh Dexter! How well we now understand the hardships of dealing with complicated siblings!

Purrs,
Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan

Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

I think you have one of the cutest faces on the planet.

Oh and beware I think your entire head could fit in Mango's mouth. Just remember that next time you play bitey face. :)

Storm

Martha Basset said...

Hi Dexter
Mango did look a bit zonked in that pic sitting in front of your settee!
Poor thing......
We know it can be hard getting on with your siblings - Bailey is always wishing she was an only dog!
Still you were having fun in your video playing - it wouldnt be so much fun on your own......
love
Martha & Bailey xxx

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Doesn't your mom's dry cleaner keep a supply of Mango Suds handy for dealing with those stubborn stains?

♥Mimi♥ said...

Good deal about the pop-ups! I found out how to read the code in my blog and to eliminate rotten code that might be causing the problems! I think it is so cool when I can learn something all on my own! The dogs think their momma has a PURRty good snooter of her own!

We've had some good luck here in my little town. We got the county commission to fund a new shelter building AND to eliminate ALL euthanasia unless aggression or unsurmountable medical issues are present. We no longer kill because we are full. We just have a big "sale"! We are also fortunate enough to have the Michigan State veterinary school students (with instructors) come up here a few times a year for a MASH unit. We get the high school or other large building and set up all equipment for FREE spays and neuters on dogs and cats along with all necessary inoculations. Not bad for a town of about 15,000 who used to kill over 75% of the animals in the old shelter!

Raising Addie said...

We sure hope Mango feels better soon!

Enjoy all of your alone time with your mom Dexter!!

LOVED seeing you eat that banana! Lucie LOVES banana's too.

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

dewdana said...

Wow... RH does look a bit dorked out! I would think you could sneak past him when he has that look on his face but maybe that is too risky. Sorry you are no longer getting treats for unsolicited agilities maneuvers. Moose gets very annoyed when we transition to rewarding something whether or not it was asked for to only when it was asked for. Of course the only thing he can figure out is to do it even more ;-) As for recall stuff sometimes I call him when I have no treats on me and click then we go get the treats (which is ok because I clicked right when he got to me so he knows I owe him one) and sometimes I have treats on me and he just gets lots of scratches and good boys so it keeps him guessing. So, Dexter, you should come even when your momma does not have treats since she still knows where to get them! Of course there are still times when Moose won't come for anything :-(
Moose's momma
p.s. guess what... bananas are growing on trees in our yard Dex! No way momma could stop you if they were on the trees! They are green at the moment so I guess Moose has not figured out he can eat them... then again, all the low hanging ones are gone...

chicamom85 said...

Dexter, I think it is best if you leave Mango be just for now. It does give you quality time with Mommy and the tennis ball. You are looking very handsome today.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Kasha said...

Man! Where has this large breed dog blog been all of my life! I love Dexter and Mango! I might be partial to Mango solely based on his profile info:"I mostly mediate!" Classic! Happy to meet new friends!
Kasha and Africa
http://www.trainingboerboels.blogspot.com

Oskar said...

I hope the RH doesn't accidentally plop his huge hiney on his poor date!

My mom person loved your video. It makes her kind of sad cause she misses their old dog Buddy who was also a black lab. He had to go over that darn bridge.

The OP Pack said...

What kind of impressions will Mango make if he is all drugged out? We can't wait to hear more about this.

Great ball chasing,Dexter. Too bad Mom didn't put more water in there for you - looks rather difficult to do much cooling off in that little bit of liquid.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Sam said...

Aw man no agilities video? You're depriving us over here!!

1000 Goldens said...

Dexter, thank you for bringing it to my attention that my humans are holding out on me once again. I didn't know we were allowed to eat nanners?! I must commence to take this matter up with the humans immediately if not sooner!

Daisy Dog said...

Dexter, I would steer clear of RH for a bit, at least until he is feeling better. A little bitey face might not be appreciated!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dexter!
I hope Mango's date went well! Doped and all!
Glad you had your time with your Mom!
Yummy banana!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

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

Dexter...I am not speaking to Mango...I had told him I was accompaning him on his stoopid date just so I could be of assistance if he needed any emergent nursing care...next thing I know I awakened in Pittsburgh...I have no idea how I got here...to say I'm not pleased is an understatement....

Sheeshchh...


Thanks for the candlelight tour of the barn last night...it was SO ROMANTIC...

Love and kisses...Laciegirlie

Deefor said...

I think you should give Mango the respect he deserves. And some quiet time where ever he wants to be. Wish I could send you Arrow to go nuts with. Then I could get some rest too.

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

I think he's was just trying to pikhture woo with a fluffy tail AND some pantyloons!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The Army of Four said...

Wooo! Tennis ball time! Wooooo!
Luv
Dave

tula said...

Hey Dexter-
my banana comes cut up into little pieces- and used as rewards ! after circus tricks. your way - mucho quicker w/o torture.

Here's a tip if you ever steal a unpeeled banana...
HOW TO PEEL A BANANA

This blog is B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Dexter..
i can't tell the difference either Mango stoned or normal? Maybe if you snap your fingers in his large face. Well at least he made your balls more stimulating for you.. a game a unpredictable fetch sounds fun. Now I didn't know you were part monkey boy? Is that from doing the deed on your one armed friend?
norwood

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Dexter,
Your big brother doesn't feel well. I'm sure in a couple of days he will be feeling better, and he won't be as grumpy. Tell him to have fun with Khyra.
Sally Ann

Dory and the Mama said...

Good Luck Dexter....keep your distance from the huge jaws of Mango for the next few days...


Smileys!
Dory

TwoSpecialWires said...

Dexter, from the look in Mango's eyes and the tilt of his head, it looks like you may have a few days of blogging to yourself! He looks pretty far away and zoned out! We hope he comes back soon, in good shape with no more worries. In the meantime, we know you are taking good care of him ... just like a good sibling always does. And we look forward to reading about life from your perspective!

Hopin' you got access to your couch,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Asta said...

Dextew
I watched youw tewwific tennis ball action and youw pathetic tiny pool whewe you could bawely tuwn awound.I'll have to have a talk wif youw Estate managew and see if you can't get a nowmal size pool fow all that you put up wif at the Mango estate.
Poow Mango, I cant weally blame him fow being gwumpy wif his sowe behind and leggie Being stoned is the best thing fow him at the moment.
I'll tell Mommi to weaw a wubbewized spacesuit fow the visit, heheh
smoochie kisses
ASTA

siennaspeaks said...

you eat bananas???
i think they're yucky, myself - they're the only fruit i REFUSE to eat, so you and i should TOTALLY split a fruit salad!
*lol*

i hope i will be able to go to agility class when i get older - if my knees pass the v-e-t's examination when i'm one year old, i can!
i, too, have a faiblesse for going through (and over) things unasked, and my human never rewards me for that either - life is UNFAIR!!!

great tennis ball action - makes me want to get my human to throw *my* tennis ball for me as well - in fact, if it's not snowing later today, i think i will INSIST on it!

your friend,
sienna

ps: such an excellent swimmer as yourself really needs a bigger and better pool - maybe something can be worked out with the december man-in-red?

hero said...

Hi Dexter,

Great to read about your adventure again and that of Mango's. Better stay out of a stoned relentlessly huge mastiff, I say. You did great with the tennis ball and all the swimming, although the pool is a little less desire.

Licks, hero

Anne-Kathrine said...

Oh the abuse!!! Poor little thing. Im so happy you got extra ball time to make up for all the abuse lol.

Brownie said...

Dexter, I say you are very wise to stay away from the RH... after all, how do you know that he isn't going to try to corrupt you with his stoned-out bahvior?

BTW... thanks for the instructional video...

Joe Stains said...

Is Mango sitting around listening to the Doors a lot? hehe. Glad you got to have some yard time with your Mom while the Mango is tripping out.