Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tricky Day FAIL!

So I was FINALLY able to coordinate momma and master to take some photos for Niamh's Tricky Dog Contest (figures they would wait until the LAST day to enter).

Being such a good sport, I let the Relentlessly Clumsy go first while I waited PATIENTLY inside.

Here he is executing his dumb leg weaves. Notice that Momma is wearing an absurd amount of clothing due to her being a total wimp in the cold weather. They both look kind of unstable if you ask me.

Then he did his high five which took him a WHOLE YEAR to learn given how mentally challenged he is.

And I don't even know what this trick is. Maybe Crouching Mastiff.

So then it was MY turn, but do you think that they would make the Relentlessly In The Way go inside? Noooooo! "Oh Dexter, Mango does not WANT to go in. He will stay out of your way, I promise."

But did he? No he most certainly did not! That Beast totally messed up my entire photo shoot!

He thought that HE was still the one being photographed. First he kept touching things with his big old foot because that is one of his "tricks."

Look! He is doing it again and I am kind of confused because I want to do my trick, but every time I try there is something large and dense in the way.

Finally, Momma gave me a clear shot over her leg to show off my levitations.

But Master was TOO SLOW with the flashy beast and just got my bottom in the picture!

Then Momma said, "OK, that is good enough, we have to go shopping now." And they took the Relentlessly Slobbering in the Mastiff Mobile to ROTE and once again locked me up in the house... alone... abandoned.

Oh how I suffer.

Dexter done!


Amber and Nala said...

Oh Dexter....don't worry, we know your skills far exceed Mango's. ;) And at least, you got the house all to yourself....peace and quiet. :)


MJ's doghouse said...

oh dex...that sucks..being stuck in the cage while they are you have the comforts of home inyour little personal apartment...maybe they could furnish it for you...

elbouwii said...

oh :D
your tricky day wasnt failt!
i tought i was good :D

El'bow & Hauwii

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We think you have a good case of discrimination, if you would like to take it to court.

Kirsten said...

Oh Dexter, you poor thing! Want us to call the ASPCA for you?? We have them on speed-dial.

Yer pals,
Sketcher and Angel

houndstooth said...

Dexter Dude, you were totally robbed! That is so unfair! I can't believe he got away with going in the car after stealing all your picture time, too! Feel free to pack up and come here to snowy Illinois! Did I mention we have three labradudette cousins? They'll adore you!


Byron said...

Oh Dexter, the things you have to tolerate. You are a labrasaint.

Licks and slobbers,

Aniemother said...

Oh Dexter, you poor baby!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

It could be a movie! "Crouching Mastiff, Hidden Labradude"!

Chester said...

It's breakin' my heart to see how horrible they treat you. First havin' to share your flashy beast time and then get left at home. Would you like me to act as your pawblic defender? I work pro-bone-oh. Call my cell 1-555-EAT-ALOT.

Woofs and slobbers-but not Relentlessy Huge ones.
Chester ;0=)

Ms. ~K said...

Oh Labrabuddy,
This is sooooo unfair!
It would make a good TV show:
Everybody Loves Mango!

Licks and sniffs to YOU, Dexter!
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

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

We agree with you, Dexter, that it was NOT FAIR!

Ms. ~K said...

PS...We know your mom is really busy w/ Mango Minster right now (and apparently little time for you) but if your mom has a spare minute could she tell our mom where she got that really cool hat? Mom says she needs one for her Alaska trip next month!

Benny and Lily said...

Unfair...we would make a sign and protest. BOL
Benny & Lily

Life With Dogs said...

And you suffer for a good cause! Shopping is boring, so you get the last laugh. :)

Niamh said...

We are sorry that Mango interfered with your photo shoot Dexter. But you still have a good entry and we can see how hard you are working. Thanks for entering.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Pepper said...

Oh the injustice of it all. Poor you Dexter.

Martha and Bailey said...

We think that looked like a very good entry.
Mango is just sticking his nose in...and he gets to go shopping - so unfair!
We notice our mum also wears lots of clothes - as you say - wimps!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

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

Where did all your snow go? And your Mom seems to have on A LOT of clothes for not having much snow there. Maybe she should consider moving to the Bahamas, or Arizona or something? (Of course, my Mom wear a knit hat until, like July, and about 50 "baselayers" but she's already said that she thinks she should move to Arizona, or at least southern Utah - she just can't convince Dad of it.) And hey, while everyone is gone? You've got the house to yourself! You know what that means, right?!? PARTY AT DEXTER'S!!! (I bet they take the RH with them because he can't be trusted at home by himself. I'm just saying... Not that I don't love your bother, erm, brother, but I have just been promoted to "Being In Charge" when Mom and Dad leave, so I know it is A Lot Of Responsibility. Mr. Bufus used to be In Charge when Mom and Dad left, and TaiChi sleeps too much, and would just let robbers come in and steal everything while she snored....) So consider it an honor to be trusted like that!

*kissey face*

River said...

We know how good you are at levitating. It's good that the RH can lift one paw off the ground for high five. I wouldn't like being left alone either but we are here for you, buddy.

love & wags,

JD and Max said...

Oh Dexter, it's SO not fair! You have to endure so much - but you do it all with such good grace and hardly a complaint at all. You're so clever and so good at tricks - you should not have been abandoned so cruely, we hope you do not become emotionally scarred as a result. Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Samantha said...

Goodness Dexter! I'd be totally bummed out if some RH-sized furry one got in the way of my "closeup." THEN... got to ROTE while I got left behind. I say some sort of strike is in order...
xo Sammie

The OP Pack said...

Oh dear, Dexter, do you think this is the beginning of Mango payback? We know you can do some great tricks too. Our Mom is amazed at your Mom's skill at lifting her leg so high with that long coat on. Kudos to her.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Gus said...

Poor Baby

teka toy

Oskar said...

Dexter, I'm so happy you're getting your day in the sun! (Or snow, whatever)

Clive said...


How could you not be brought along shopping too!!

Life can be so unfair sometimes!

- Clive

Frankie Furter said...

Protest!! Make signs!! Pee on Mango's favorite spots. Not fair. You should report this to the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Loving Labs. I'm thinkin' that wearing those fancy duds has gone to Mango's head. I'm just sayin'.

Duffy said...

Even if they only got the last bit of your trick on film, it was obvious that you were most "dexterous."

1000 Goldens said...

Dexter, if you don't mind me saying...RH does look awfully cute doing his high five :)

McGillicutty said...

Dex, you poor lad! See, that is why I am back and forth on telling Mom that I want a sister. Do I REALLY?
I'm McGillicutty, by the way. I'm an Irish Terrier. I'm a follower of your blog now too! Visit my blog and follow my shenanigans at


Hey Mango & Dexter,

Love the pics of you two in the snow. Mommy said your Mom is very brave to be out in the cold like that. When Mommy was young she used to love to visit friends in the mountains in Michigan and go snowmobiling. Now she says shew must have been out of her mind. It's been below 45 all day here and she hasn't evenstepped outside the door. She is such a wimp.


Deefor said...

Your rear end looked good jumping over your mom's leg. Cool trick. Hope you got paid in yummy stuff. Mango's got a pretty good hi 5. Maybe I could learn that in a year.

Deefor (and Arrow)

The Army of Four said...

You guys are amazing! When I got here, Storm said the house rules are that we're Sibes and we don't do tricks. Works for me! Ha wooo!

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

Maybe woo should list yourself on 'Craigs' List

PeeEssWoo: Will woo evFUR admit woo want to be like MRH when woo grow up?

Dory and the Mama said...

Poor Dexter, we are so sorry you are treated so cruel! We do like your new blog title...ummmmmm Mango doesn't know does he??


achieve1dream said...

Poor Dex! I think there is a little favoritism happening at the estate!


Stella said...

I just checked with my lawyers, Dewey, Cheathem, and Howe and they said you have a text book case for abuse. Just get 'em on the horn, Peewee, don't waste time with this at all.


Twinkietinydog said...

Uh-oh, Dexter. Do you think the Mango is trying to weasel his way back to his blog? Don't get sad, Dex, get even, but do it in a funny way, kk?

Stella, Gunther & Betty said...

Dex, that is the most unfair thing we've heards of. WTH is wrong with your mom? You wanna come live with us? Just say the word and we'll send for ya.

Smushface love,
Stella, Gunther and Betty

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dexter!
I know you are very good doing tricks and I hope you have another photoshot session!
And then... they left you... alone... abandoned... Not fair!
Did they bring you a treat??
Kisses and hugs

hero said...

First they didn't get your trick shot with the flashy box... then they abandoned you at home. Oh poor Dexter... but you have many furiends whom are willing to welcome you to our home :)

Licks, hero

dewdana said...

Nice job Dex! Very hard work with the obstacle in the way. And I know you won't want to hear it but he is pretty good at his dumb mastiff moves considering!

Maggie and Mitch said...

You did a great job on your tricks for Niamh, Dexter! What a bummer than you couldn't ride along with your family! This is not acceptable behavior for your hoomans to treat you this way!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Chef said...

I have no idea what ROTE is but if it's a pet shop, then yeah, you got totally robbed, Dexter. That was insult on injury! What the heck is happening over there at the Estate anyway?? I like Mango's High Five, but really ...


Dozer and Coop said...

Mango - we didn't know you could weave! But don't rush into these things - five years is much too fast for a high five trick. Streeeetch these things out, it means more treats in the long run.

Dexter, get a life.

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said... come you didn't get to do ROTE? That stinks...totally...btw, I adore your mom's purple hat...does she think of me when she wears it?

Has Mango ever decked your mom doin' those weaves? Sheesch...that's downright scary...

Kisses, Laciegirlie

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

poor Dexter--there is no room for you on ROTE? oh well--i don't think you're missing much...i think it is just something special for momma and RH to do together!

Mack said...

Poor Dexter,
I know just how ya feel. With my two sisters I feel like I am almost invisible sometimes....

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I love you Dexter!!!! Just know that, OK ??
Dexter the old pics of your Momma and me are that way because when we were young they had two colors in film. Color-- that was expensive, and black & white, that was cheap. Now it is the other way around!!!
Kiss for you, Bambi & Fern

BRUTUS said...

Hey Dex-
Here's my advice - learn to love the solitude!! That's what I do. I'm always relived when mom takes that little runt Brutus to agilities or ROTE, since I get some much needed peace & quiet!! Plus I can play with my toys without his little bowling-ball body ramming me repeatedly!!

Your Labradude pal,

Sierra Rose said...

Oh you two make us smile real big!! We can't wait to see your own personal photo shoot Dexter! But, ya know, we gotta give credit to Mango, doing some fancy stuff!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Kari in WeHo said...

obviously Mango is just trying to sabotage you

Asta said...

I thought this was supposed to be youw bloggie could the welentlessly hooge get in youw way like that( he is awfully good at those twicks of his I must admit)

We all know how agile and clevew you awe Dextew don't wowwy!!!
smoochie kisses

tula said...

Dex- what happened to your labradude pushiness.. snap out of it!


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Those pictures are just too funny! Looks like you all had a great time!

Woofs and Kisses!

Joe Stains said...

Dang Dexter, life is not so great for you these days!

TwoSpecialWires said...

Dexter. We know the truth. Even if the camera doesn't prove it. Even if you have to deal with unfair distraction and an inequitable degree of reinforcement. Stay confident in who you are and what your talent and skills are. We know the truth. And no one can convince us otherwise. No matter how big or massive.

Your dedicated friends (even if we haven't been around much to show it)
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Deetz said...

Mango and Dexter
Please accept our apologies for not making it into your contest. We stopped by to tell you how much we appreciate your love, friendship and support and for keeping us in your prayers. It brings us much comfort in the evenings when our home is quite now. Sharkie was our lil baby who constantly talked and made us laugh, even Deetz. We hope that his tragic accident helps to save other furry friends who were not aware of collar dangers. mom said she had a small part in saving dogs from a puppy mill by writing to a newstation, shortly afterwards she got the phone call about Sharkie. She has alot of questions she says to ask God about that one, someday she will.
We love you guys
Deetzy and Family

Agatha and Archie said...


The J.A.Z Pack! said...

Oh poor Dexter! We can't believe Mango hogged your photo session like that. But we know you're a stud even if we can't see it in today's photos.

The J.A.Z Pack