Friday, January 22, 2010

Dexter Dog Pile

Oh look! Another baby picture of me. See how fierce I was even as a puppy? Grrrr! Watch out!

Momma finally went to our PO box to discover that we had received a wonderful holiday card from El'bow and Hauwii. Inside were two special tree ornaments just for us.

I was very excited to examine mine.

Here they are. One for each of us! Thanks so much!

Training for the dog pile competition has turned out to be much harder than I expected. I thought that I could do anything that the RH can do, but this particular trick requires more patience and holding still than I can muster.

I think I did a pretty good job, though, and I'm going to enter. Who knows, maybe there will be an amateur or active labradude division.

But I am having trouble deciding which photo to use, so I hope you will help me.

Here are the pictures I have. I numbered them and put a little voting gadget in the sidebar. You can vote until midnight on Saturday and I will go with whatever you choose.


Picture #1
Kind of a warm up.

Picture #2
Three objects, but one of them is my moose stuffie which is hard to ignore.

Picture #3
Four objects and you can see from my face that I can hardly bear all the holding still.

Picture #4
I'm going for the awwwww factor here. Work with what you have.
Note to Dennis. Don't worry, there are no bees in there anymore. Some other dog ate them all.

Just because I said I liked Mango doesn't mean I don't recognize the fact that he is a total fool. Check out the latest on the MM site if you don't believe me. I mean, I knew what was up with "Khyra" the moment she came shrieking through the front door, didn't you? As for his Relentlessly Rude treatment of our guests, well, read for yourselves.

Dexter done!


Niamh said...

Good job Dexter. I have only been able to put 2 objects on Ambrose before he breaks his stay.

Your friend,

elbouwii said...

hi pale

we are so glad that you like you pressies :D
but dont eat it dexter :p
we like the 4# photo Sanne thinks its so funny and simple :D
yeah El'bow is training to for the pile. that photo on our blog is just the beginning :D

Hauwii & El'bow

Frankie Furter said...

You certainly were a fierce pup. Now you have become a fierce comPAWtitor.

Byron said...

You sure were a cutie pie puppy Dexter.
I vote for picture number 4, you look like you are very focused on the task at hand.

Licks and slobbers,

hero said...

Hi Dexter,

You were real cute in the pup pic... nice pressies too. I voted for pic 2# as the pile looks good.

Licks, hero

Anonymous said...

We think the last picture shows great balance ability, and you also look like a swammi!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Dexter you did a pawsome job practicing! Can't wait to see your final entry!!

Woofs and Kisses!

Samantha said...

Nice work, Dexter - it's tough to stay down for long enough to get a quik pic! You look great in all of them! We're going to try our hand at piling this afternoon!
Big Hugs xo

Life With Dogs said...

I bet you're going to end up with a pile of entries! :)

brooke said...

Dexter, you have the cutest baby pictures!

Eric said...

Good jobbie Dexter. One of a smaLl child opiled on Mango's back might be a winner ...don't tell him though..
Wiries Eric x

Ms. ~K said...

You did good...we vote for #2...
Mom has given up trying to pile stuff on us...
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Kari in WeHo said...

you are getting a lot better!

dewdana said...

I like #2 for its symmetry. I must say though, you don't look so active in those photos. Are you sure DOH did not slip you a mickey?
The last one does have a cute factor to it though. It is like you have a beehive hairdoo!
nice work! I gotta get on the ball this weekend.

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



I mean, oh Dexter, woo were such a khute puppy -

I like the last pikh by the way -

KHYRA or is that Khyra

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

We like picture #4!
You look very pawsome in all the pictures though:)

Marjie said...

Your baby picture is so cute!

JD and Max said...

Hi Dexter - oh, if there was a 'cute-pile' category you'd storm it! That face in pic 4 is just so 'awwww!' - we are going to study it and practise! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

its a pile alright.

and I love, love, love it!

a Dexter Pile, for goodness sake, what more could I desire........

Dexter, and a pile of stuff.

hey Dexter, you win!

Stella said...

Hey Peewee, I thought the contest was for the guy who can get the most things on him, without getting up. You did good and it looks like number 4 is the most!

Win it, Peewee!


Stella said...

Hey Peewee, I thought the contest was for the guy who can get the most things on him, without getting up. You did good and it looks like number 4 is the most!

Win it, Peewee!


Dory and the Mama said...

You got Mama with #4 Dexter...Seems the awwwwww factor is really working for you!


Ludo van Doggy said...

Hey Dexter!
Nice to see you manning the blog for a bit while Mango is overwise occupied. You doing pawsome in the having things on top of you game.
~lickies, Ludo

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We'd go for the AHH factor too - but if you want to see real dogpiles - we'll take some picture of our front yard - since the snow melted we have a lot of landmines.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Pearl said...

Dexter, you are much better at this doggy piling business than me. Momma has not yet maded past one item on me, and even with just one, she hasn't been able to take a picture fast enough before i wiggle it off!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

houndstooth said...

Dexter, I vote for number three. I didn't see the voting option, though!

You got some great presents!


Wild Dingo said...

Three or four! i still have to enter but doggie duty is keeping me super busy! Juno landed in Hospital AGAIN! Dex, will you please DO somehting about my sibe who's making us poor? this time she had a 3" rusty nail thru the paw. pix and photos coming to wild dingo soon and then a post about our entries to MM.... sigh. keep meaning to do it but doggies keep me from doing it! darn doggies!
wild dingo

tula said...

Photo 1 but bettah yet, work with the beehive! it's so you!


Mack and Sally Ann said...

I like number three. You are quite the handsome dog.
Sally Ann

BRUTUS said...

Nice job. I did some "training" the other day with much less success. Think we'll have to fall back on a pre-existing picture for our dogpile entry since I don't see why I should cooperate with mom on this bizarre project.

Stubborn Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

The OP Pack said...

Awwwww, #4 is a killer - go for it, Pee Wee.

Happy Friday, Phantom and Thunder

The Army of Four said...

Oh, Dexter! Your puppy pictures are just sooooooo cute!!!
And you're very patient to let your mom put those things on you!

The Thundering Herd said...

We are loving your puppy pictures!

Benny and Lily said...

We love your pictures! And yes you were a fierce adorable baby!
Benny & Lily

Stella, Gunther & Betty said...

Dex, can ya ask your mom to keep the puppy picture coming? They're soooo cute!

Don't feel bad about not being good a sittin' still. The only time mom can practice our 'dog pile' is when we're sleepin'. Kudos to you for stayin' still with all those things on ya, including your mom's stinky slipper.

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Anonymous said...

Dexter we are so glad that you have control of the blog for a while. Feels good huh, makes you want to do a zoomies..... anyhow no body is gonna beat my 14 on the pile so we think entry number 2 is the best!

Anonymous said...

Dexter we are so glad that you have control of the blog for a while. Feels good huh, makes you want to do a zoomies..... anyhow no body is gonna beat my 14 on the pile so we think entry number 2 is the best!

Lorenza said...

Good luck Dexter!
# 2 is my favorite!
Kisses and hugs

Twinkietinydog said...

I'm more interested in finding out what happened between pictures 3 and 4, although I must say that the hive suits you.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello dexter its dennis the vizsla dog hay so that is wot is ment by a beehive hairdo!!! ha ha ok bye

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Dexter
Now we already told you - you need to stop posting these cute puppy pictures.
How will you feel if we end up thrown out as our mum drools over your cute puppiness!
We particularly liked the little duck on your little head!
Martha & Bailey xxx

Amber and Nala said...

Nice work Dexter! I have that beehive thingy too. I like it as your new hairdo though!


Alex said...

Stop by our blog:
To see Hero & Pepsi's "pile" entries. Retired greyhounds excel at lying still.

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

What a great great job you did!!!!
We love all your pics but number 2 is our preferred!!!
Well done!!!!
you were such a beautiful and cute puppy and we love your photo!!!!
Thank for sharing with us!!!!
Good luck for the contest Dexter!!!!
HAve a great great weekend!!!
Sweet kisses and licks!!!

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

Um Peewee...with that tour of the barn we took the night I got her it's no wonder you well never mind...

Hey we voted for picture everyone else did's so cute...shows your charms off pawfectly...


Khyra...wink wink wink!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

You're doing terrific, Dexter! You are giving me the confidence that I need! K- I gotta go practice some more!

Yer friend,

Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow - Dexter - I'm seriously impressed with your Dog Pile Photos...I have to say, although I know it's not the most toys, my favourite is the last one - hee! hee!

Honey the Great Dane

Dog Foster Mom said...

Wow Dexter, your pictures are very impressive. You have now motivated me to try again to hold still while mom piles stuff on me. Maybe I would do better if she'd stop laughing everytime she piled an object on me!

Your Hard Working friend,

Joe Stains said...

Dang Dexter that is a good effort you are putting forth. I still don't see you as all that fierce tho.