Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sleepy Sunday Dexter Style


I don't much care for the new blanket on my bed. Whereas I was formerly able to wedge myself down in between the cushions, that is not possible now and I find my labrabutt perched precariously over the edge.




Do you see how I suffer?



Sometimes I have to just get up and start all over again.





OK, that's better. Time for some shuteye.




Meanwhile.... just imagine how long it took him to figure out how to untangle his legs from that mess.



Dexter done!

P.S. Some readers have expressed interest in getting their own dogtivity. The place where momma bought it doesn't sell it anymore, but I googled it and found lots of hits. Here is one from a place we have shopped before.

68 comments:

iheartsnark said...

Oh Mango, you look so cute with your backies tucked up with your fronties!

And Pee Wee...my brother Sketcher has to move around and around and around to find just the right place to plunk down.

Yer pal,
Angel

Sam said...

You remind me of what Marge looks like when she sleeps. She's taken to attempting to get the blanket off that we lay on the part of the couch where she sleeps. Many times, she's successful...

Daisy Dog said...

Mango you look like a snuggle bug!

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

Comfortable napping arrangements are absolutely vital, Dexter!

As for you, Mango, you are quite the contortionist!

Two Country Poodles said...

Now momma wants a dogtivity...We loved seeing Mango all tangled up...it was adorable! Yet not quite as adorable as seeing your tiny behind hanging off the couch. We were BOL!


Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Randi said...

Aww My little Cublet...you sure look cute laying on your new bed...maybe your mamma can put other bone blankie on top of your new blankie...I always thought the brown was handsome against your skin..

& is RH still in that tangled mess? Quite hazzardous to his huge self...

Love & Licks,
Your Cougar,
Randi

ps..my secret word below was: barfl!

ah ah ha ha haha BARF!

Dozer and Coop said...

We are so with you on the couch situation. When will they make a couch that fits dogs? We are so discriminated against.

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

Benny and Lily said...

Mango,
doin a little yoga works every time
Benny & Lily

Heather and Pumpkin said...

Keep trying Mango, you have almost copied my incredible paw placement from last week.

xoxo
Pumpkin

Frankie Furter said...

Dexter, I loved seeing your tiny shiny heiny hanging over. Toooo funny. Now about Mango and that knot of legs/// were you in the Navy??? It looks like you tied his legs in one of those fancy knots that my dad knows how to tie. Nice work!!! Did he sleep through your "knotty" deed??
that was a Frankie Fun Pun. hehehe

Dennis the Vizsla said...

That looks like an extremely advanced doga move Mango is doing!

Marjie said...

I sleep like Mango. We huge guys just don't do well on sofas.

Drools,
Thor

Mack said...

Dex, you don't look very comfortable. I think you may need a Mango-type bed pretty soon.
And that dogtivity totally rocks.

Asta said...

Mango I do wish you could wun ovew and give Mommi some of youw vewy special ginouwmous smoochies..it would cewtainly do the twick but you have aweady helped wif that pictoowe of youw enowmous and gwaceful self all tangled up and snoozing! Dextew..sometimes it takes fuwwevew to get just the wight position, but once you find it ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
i love youw special sofa ..what luxoowy!
smoochie kisses to bof of you and youw hoomom and Dad too
love
Astapee ess I bet Jamie's boy will b flooded wif cawds! pawfect!

Niamh said...

Poor Dexter. I can see how difficult your life is trying to find just the right position for napping!

Your friend,
Niamh

Cinnamon and her mum said...

Hi Dexter,

We love those lazy shots!!

Cookie used to dig cushions of a sofa and bury himself under them. We have so many photos of him doing that! Cinnamon prefer to hide behind the sofa itself rather than dig the cushions :-)

Agatha and Archie said...

As usual we are lightyears behind..... Listen as least it isn't a clam shell....And your decorations are all lovely..they would last about 3 seconds in our house..wait maybe 2...Archie is really perfecting his table top surfing skills....as for me? I can bounce higher than ever.....It is POURING here....Love A+A

Kari in WeHo said...

Hmmm Mango may have tripped trying to untangle himself! PeeWee I am sure your parents will get tired of the blanket soon enough and it will be back to normal!

The Thundering Herd said...

Woo - Dex - you live such a rough life. We can hardly believe how harsh it is.

Gus said...

We will look forward to your nextt post, which WILL include a video of RH untangling his legs, right?

gussie

TwoSpecialWires said...

Mango. You look a bit like a pretzel. Make sure they don't try to dip you in melted carob and serve you as a holiday treat. Oh wait. That would be impossible.

It looks like you both have the right idea. Napping. And waking just long enough to get comfortable again.

Looks like me must've missed a post. Or two. Or several. We mighta been napping. Gonna go see what we missed. A dogtivity?

Enjoy
Jake and Fergs

hero said...

Hi Dexter,

I agree that finding the perfect position for a nap is extremely important... and also learning to untangle oneself too... BOL.

Licks, hero

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Hello Dexter,

You made my mom chuckle with the way you were trying to get situated on the couch...too cute.

When I get all folded up...my legs look just like Mangos...we are pretzel dogs.

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Oh one more thing...thanks for the info on the Dogtivity...going there now.

Kasha's mom.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dexter!
Looks like you could not find the right position to be on that couch!
I have the same problem... of course not because I am big... but my long body makes it hard sometimes!
And Mango... he does not look like to have sleeping problems!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Hmmm a game of Mango Twister.. I'll join in but don't have to be nude.. do we?
norwood

Samantha said...

Had to check out what the "dogtivity" was and now mom wants one too heheh! Dexter - sorry you're having so much trouble getting in a good sleeping position - looks terribly uncomfortable. But the position Mango is in looks impossible to extricate from - how, if you were able to do it, DID you get untangled??? Would love to see a movie of that.
Hugs xo

Sammie

Dory and the Mama said...

I am happy that you found a comfy spot Dexter....I know it is hard it can be to get comfy on new blankies!

Smileys!
Dory

Life With Dogs said...

You are always on the move Dexter, I need to send you some Ambien. :)

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

Bukhk up Butterkhup -

Life is tough -

I find khurling into a khroissant shape to be khwite restful and khomfy!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

houndstooth said...

Dexter, sometimes it's just hard to get comfortable!

ocmist said...

Dex, you remind me of my Dotter... She always has to plump and twist and turn and dig to get everything placed perfectly! Mom says she has the "Princess and the Pea" syndrome?

What can I say, Mango? I just hope you can figure out how to untangle that knot before you try to get up! See... that's the problem with having those LOOONNNNGGG old legs! OC

tula said...

Hey dex, rest up- the mango could need your help when he wakes up! yikes!

oh, i got a massage yesterday- now i'm furry loose & relaxed. it made me think of Mango.. maybe he could benefit from one? Anyways, here's the website.. Julie is great.


Animal Wellness Massage Therapy


belly scratchies,
tula

Wild Dingo said...

Dex, you may as well sleep in a ditch with how bad you have it. should we call animal abuse hotline for you?
~wags-n-wiggles~
wild dingo

MAX said...

Hey pooches! We were looking for Christmas leggie-untangly puzzles too! Any ideas!?! You guys are soooo funny!
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

elbouwii said...

mastiffs needs lots of sleep :D

kissslobbers

El'bow & Hauwii

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Poor Dexter you have it so bad!!
Porr mango you have it so bad!!! We feel for ya!!
We send best wishes to you all.
We send sweet licks and big hugs,
Bambi, Happy and their Mom, Fern

Ina in Alaska said...

Mango and Dexter, your house is like ours! We sit wherever we please too, even have our own chair at the kitchen table... Very dog friendly furniture! Love your covers! Looks like "dad's" chair, which is covered in dad's golf blankees, Alaska Airline blankets (sshh, don't tell), and an old afghan!

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Mango Man and Dexterdude! So sad about your bed, reminds me of a certain little Border collie. Mango is not tangled up you little dude. he is just resting comfortably!
-Kira The BeaWootiful
Pee Ess Wooo, Mom makes custom dog nativities too!

pam said...

Hey Dexter Bobo and Meja twist their leggies all up like that when they sleep too!

And Mango you look so regal in your header picture.

the mommy

achieve1dream said...

Wow Dex you have suuuuuch a rough life!!

Jackal

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Poor Dexter you are so miss treated.. Mango will have to work on his leg positions..


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

dewdana said...

Wow, Pee wee looks totally out of sorts! I am glad your cape pic is back for the header, is it from last year or did you once again have to don the cape this year to humor your momma?

The OP Pack said...

We think your new blanket looks very soft and cozy. Better than sleeping on the floor, don't you think, Dexter? And Mango makes us think of a cute little puppy all tucked up like that - how adorable!

Woos, the OP Pack

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

The giveaway results are up!

Wuv,
Gus and Waldo

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Love your header! It is really cute. Now about that blanket. I have an idea. I am not sure that it will work but you have nothing to loose. I know you doggies have teeth and what you want to do is to put the teeth on the blanket, then you start to tug, tug, and mor tug on the blanket. Keep pulling maybe then the blanket will fall to the floor . . . do you see where I am going with this . . . keep it up and soon you will have things right like you want them to be.

Clive said...

Love the new header - brillant!

Takes some time to get comfortable, I know Dexter!

love and woofs
Clive

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Such cute pictures!
Your new header is quite cool:)

Toby's Trainer
SEGDI Raiser

Maggie and Mitch said...

We think you're lucky to be able to get on the sofa, Dexter! We don't think you're suffering too much!
We just love your Christmas cape in your header picture, Mango!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

1000 Goldens said...

Ah Dex, you are so darn cute :) You look very fashionable with your hiney hanging over the edge.

Kess And Her Mama said...

It's amazing you didn't fall off the couch with your butt sticking out like that. Good balancing act Dexter.

Hope Mango was able to untangle his legs...

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Yes Mango I love your Christmas get up on your header!!!!
Big hugs, Bambi and Fern

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

That's a strange tree you have in the header. Oh.. that's the MANGO. WTF? I was about to plug the lights in and hang em.
norwood

River said...

You found a good spot pretty fast. I don't know if Mango can recover from that tangle.

love & wags,
River

Ike said...

OMD - your new header is pawesome! That was one lazy day!
Ike

Joe Stains said...

Dexter, did you put Mango's legs like that??? also, why is Mango wearing a tree skirt in your top photo? I miss a lot when Mom hits the magic 'mark as read' button on the bloggy thing.

wally said...

Aw Mango, so cute. My legs don't tangle because they are so short. I think your brother is broken, though, he doesn't even know how to use a couch!

wally t.

reganmchale said...

how do u do that..................................................

BRUTUS said...

Poor Mango - the dreaded leglock... We also notice that the xmas tree skirt he is attempting to wear in the title photo is much to small to fit around that tree-trunk of a neck. Good luck with the couch, Dex. At least you can't get stuck inbetween cushions like I have been know to do (is it my fault mom & dad bought a sectional sofa? I think not...)

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Stanislaw said...

We have a sofa-protector bolster blankie thing and it totally stinks. The naked sofa is totally better! My humans save it just for them - spoiled brats. I feel your labrabutt pain. Have you tried giving it some bitey face to see it you can peel it off?

Hamish Westie said...

Let's face it you two, your legs are just TOO LONG.
Cheers, Hamish (short legged and proud of it!)

Deefor said...

Glad you are getting lots of rest guys. Maybe you need a bigger couch.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

When Joker was hurt I did not pay any of the bills but Joker was never put in a kennel again. If he could not go than we did not go.
Lots of big hugs, Bambi and Fern

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

Hmm...we've been missing a bit cuz Mumsie is like soooo far behind on doing anything...sheesch...

Mango ya have that tree skirt around your large head...what's up with that?...Get ur momma to move that treeonatable away from your window...you could just sit there instead...and they could stick Angel Grandpa Angus on you most magnificent head... Woot.

One day when Mumsie was a small child her wire foxie got in trouble. It was Christmas and her dad had spent LIKE FOREVER putting up the Chrismas trains and houses and pond and tunnel and other zillion things that went under the tree. He put the tree up and it was all decorated. Her dad and mom went out to go shopping, leaving Mumsie and her bruvver at home. Her wire foxie, Sarge, saw a um DOG outside the window...he went completely crackerdog and knocked the tree over smashing all the little houses and derailing the trains. It looked like a category
F5 tornado went though the little Christmas town. This left Mumsie and her Bruvver having to fix the tree and all the destruction before her peeps got home and killed the dog. So she did. They never knew!!

Sounds like terriers were much worse behaved back then than now...sheesch.

Kisses...Lacie

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Uhm, you is wearing the tree skirt? Uhm, how do you feel about that?

Dex, we understand about gettin' comfy. Sometimes we just can't find the right spot and have to try several. We suggest that you look as pathetic as possible and maybe your momma will help you out a little bit.

Twinkietinydog said...

Mango, your bro sleeps just like our mother. Did I mention we share the bed with her at night? I'm shaking my head here. You can imagine the abuse and the fear. She's a big lady! What if she rolls on me?
I love the photo of you curled up like a baby boo. Mwah.
Twink!

Dewey Dewster said...

Ya know Dexter....it's a shame that we have ta take such tiring measures ta get comfy in our bed anymore.....I think ya need a bigger one....fer sure....ya could hurt yerself tryin' ta find just the right spot....

Oh yeah and Mango....be very careful when ya get up.....

Dewey Dewster here....

Oskar said...

It all looks very cozy once you got your self settled.