Monday, January 18, 2010

More Snow! WEEE!

Here's something I bet you didn't know about my dopey brother.

He gets to ride in the car to run errands all the time and I almost never do. Why? Because sitting in the back of the car like some big old bag of cement is one of the few "activities" that actually excites him enough to get out of bed.

Plus, he completely hogs the back and if I try to ride with him he forces me into the corner as if I have cooties or something. Not fun. Subsequently, I don't always get to go on fun socializing adventures because whenever the car keys come out HE goes all cute and bouncy and Momma says, "Oh, Dexter, I need to take Mango because he loves his rides so much." Do you believe it?

We got some icky wet snow this morning so instead of walkies, I had to go outside and help clear the deck and potty paths.

The Relentlessly Duh Where is My Bottom is seen here showing how he "helps" with the snow clearing. Once his feet hit the shovel he totally FREAKS and gets paralyzed like his backsides have somehow fallen off the edge of the earth.

Of course he wouldn't have this problem if he didn't always insist on backing up at the most inconvenient moments.

The snow is fun for me. I am always up for some athletic playtime regardless of the weather.

Ignore my brother in this picture. Obviously his "brain" is confused with trying to execute a U-turn so he can go back inside.

I even got zoomies! Going...

And coming!

I try to run as fast as I can to knock Momma over when she is kneeling down to take my picture. She got up just in the nick of time here. But I will keep working on my technique.

Once inside, I politely resume my position in bed, but ever alert to the possibility of more fun for ME!

Dexter done!

P.S. For those RH fans, there is something new on the dumb Mango Minster blog, I think.


Kari in WeHo said...

man that looks like a fun play time! I think you should get to go on more car rides

Sophie Brador said...

Dexter! I totally empathize with you, most of the time. But I have to tell you something. I am impressed that he can back up. I can't walk backwards at all. I also wish we had an RH to go on car rides with mom instead of me, because I really hate the car. Mind you, she only puts me in it when she wants to take me somewhere, like the big park.


houndstooth said...


You're a labradude after my heart! I understand all your trials and tribulations living with the Huge One. Imagine having two older siblings to deal with! It's tough!


Jazzi said...

I think you should demand equal car rides!!! Tell mom that she needs to be fair about all this ride situation.

Otherwise you may really knock her off her socks next time ROFL

Have fun

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

Hi Dexter. Although it is a real delight to see more of you (and congrats on the new snow!), I do think you might be being a teeny weeny little bit harsh about your brother...


Mack and Sally Ann said...

Wow, I love to play. Can I play with you?
Sally Ann

elbouwii said...

hi dexter pall

our snow is gone :(
i think that el'bow pee to much on the snow

Hauwii & El'bow

Peeeees: i learn someting about the snow: yellow snow thast good!!

brooke said...

I like the new Dexter time on the blog!

Maggie and Mitch said...

No way! You got snow, Dexter? All we got was rain and warmer temps and it melted most of our snow! Can we come over and play with you in your snow?

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

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





The OP Pack said...

We are so jealous - you got more SNOW - and ours is disappearing while the fog blocks us from seeing the Snow Thief coming along.

Be careful, don't knock Mom over - those ROTE jaunts do bring you some good treats. You don't want to hurt her or anything.

Woos, the OP Pack

Twinkietinydog said...

Yeah, okay, go on and keep complaining about my RH friend. I hope you understand that I can't fully support you in this. As for the car rides, I'm really confused. If I were your mum I'd invite you and save on gas.

Benny and Lily said...

Dexter obviously Mango has the human wrapped around his paw!
Benny & Lily

Frankie Furter said...

I think you need to make some SIGNS. Yep, they work at my house. I put them up and then put on my most pitiful face. It ALWAYS causes behavioral changes that bring much happiness to ME!!
S I G N S.... put your "concerns" on paper... Lots and lots of paper EVERYWHERE.
I'm just sayin'.

1000 Goldens said...

My favorite part of zoomies is charging at the humans at a high rate of speed too. What's not to love about that, I ask you?

kissa-bull said...

we are sure loving hearing about your adventures dexter. why did'nt you get your own bloggy sooner??
the houston pittie pack

Ms. ~K said...

Playing in the snow is much better than trying to play in the mud!!!
We get "bogged down", as we say in the south!!!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Hey, I will come and play zoomies with you, us others have to stick together, ok? I do not like car rides much,they are rather scary... Kira likes it though, want to play ball?
-Scampi,the other dog on this blog....

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

aww short changed again! at least you get some good ball playing in, Vito always complains he never gets enough.

hero said...

Those zoomies on the snow sure looks fun... better than any mundane car ride I guess. Wish I could join you in the snow field.

Licks, hero

River said...

that's a lot of snow! We like to run in snow too. Your big bro is funny. How does he get in the car in the first place?

love & wags,

Wild Dingo said...

Dex, I'm kinda diggin' your big man 'tude you got goin'. it's very, um, becoming!

wild dingo
pee ess: sigh. i know it's hard living with a canine so opposite in energy levels. we have a similar situation here. but not quite as pronounnced!

Dory and the Mama said...

What a fun day Dexter!! I am loving your blog!!


Honey the Great Dane said...

Hee! Hee! I do that charging thing too when my human is trying to kneel down & take a photo!

Snow zoomies look the best!!

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

I so LOVE snow zoomies! And since TaiChi HATES the car, I get to go on the ROTEs, too. So have fun running around in the snow while the RH tries to figure out how to turn around and go back inside! ;-)

*kissey face*

Amber and Nala said...

Oh really are a funny boy! Poor Mango getting stuck up on u-turns. ;) Glad you had SO much fun!

I think you already know but just in case my blog address has changed just a bit. It is now


BRUTUS said...

Wet or not, tat new snow looks a lot better than the yucj we have here!! When a foot melts, then refreezes, we get about two inches of snow with a crust of ice over it. Slippery like you wouldn't believe, and then your paws fall though when you least expect. No fun, and certainly no zoomies out there!! Enjoying your posts, Dexter dude!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Dennis the Vizsla said...


Lorenza said...

Hi, Dexter!
Mango can go on car rides and you can enjoy the snow... fair??
Kisses and hugs

Ina in Alaska said...

Dexter we would love running zoomies with you any time! Jeter is pretty fast for a little guy!! Love, Toby, Ginger, Jeter & Halle

Life With Dogs said...

We're getting some of that mess tonight. Turn that car up this way and I'll take you to Montreal - no ID required! ;)

Sam said...

Dexter, if you're really going to take over this blog I think you need to change its name! You're giving your large brother all the credit here..


Snow zoomies are the best. EVEN Tula will get them... well for about 5 minutes then it's zzzz land for the entire day. Oh.. we go Hudson High School The river trail is there and huge baseball fields and that track. The track can be closed there is an immediate gate on the track field on one side and the other side it's up along an enbankment entry way (but it can be closed) You should see if your the high schools near you have a similar set up or use the tennis courts.


The Thundering Herd said...

Dex - Snow zoomies are awesome and we totally understand them!

Martha and Bailey said...

Dexter, we think you are being very gracious even allowing your brother to be on your blog - now that you have taken it over!
We liked seeing your fun in the snow - great zoomies.
We are glad our snow has melted for the moment - it lets the humans get out and clear up after us!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxxx

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

great post Dexter--i think you are a great lil' bro!

Tobi said...

Dexter, you looked like you were having the best time in that pretty snow!! I would love to see my low dogs running in the snow... I bet they'd hate it. Cold bellies are only good in the summer time when you can find a tile floor!

dewdana said...

The only good thing about ROTE is the car cookies if you ask me. He is just acting like it is the most exciting thing ever to make you jealous. Big brothers will do that! Being driven around town sealed up with Mango farts sounds like no fun.
Nice zoomies. I bet you will get momma one of these days!

Agatha and Archie said...


Our Wagging Tales said...

This is my first visit to your blog. My tail couldn't stop when I saw all that snow. it's been warm here and all our snow has been melting. Woof ! Woof !

The Army of Four said...

I would love to come do zoomies with you! Our snow is almost all gone. :(

Joe Stains said...

oh sheesh, you are still here? BRING BACK MANGO.