Saturday, February 20, 2010

Relentlessly Huge Entertainment

Dexter here!

There is no good way to say this, but here it is. Our pal, Hamish, has crossed over the bridge and that makes us very sad.

So to cheer us all up, I want to report on my attempts to amuse myself during the cold winter months.

When the Relentlessly Huge is the only game in town, one is forced to seek entertainment in whatever way possible.

For me, that involves goading the big lump into some actual movement. As usual, I found him "meditating" in the dog cave.


OK, I see signs of life, now here I am preparing to bop him on his big old head with my foot.

Oh, time out for an adorable pose!

Cuteness done, now to just bite him in the head. That usually elicits a response.

Observe my ninja skills in action. I levitated to the bed in a flash. Sadly, the large, striped, torpid one just pivoted into bitey position rather than going to the trouble of getting up.

A little bob and weave. Note that I have successfully moved the Relentlessly Stiff of Movement into a therapeutic doga pose.

Ultimately, I was unable to tempt him to actually rise from his recumbent position.

Well, at least his jaws are getting a workout.

Dexter done!

P.S. Of course stupid momma decided to turn on the video just seconds before the beast became totally fatigued and unable to continue our game any longer. Oh well.


Noah the Airedale said...

Why do pinkies always get the video camera out when the excitment is over............daft pinkies!

Sorry to hear about your buddy Hamish. He seemed like a sweet boy.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

ocmist said...

We met Hamish this past week during Max's World Tour, and found out about his leaving for the Rainbow Bridge while visiting Max this afternoon, so we went and left some love for his family...

Dexter, are you sure you weren't just being an irritant to poor old sleepy Mango who is probably STILL catching up on his rest after MM2010?

You sure did it in a kind of cute way, though! OC and the CCC

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

That was sure nice of you to provide some cheerful entertainment for us. Hamish would have approved. Carry on oh silly ones!
XX-BabyRD and Hootie
449am here---mother never sleeps.

Niamh said...

You are very brave to get anywhere near those relentlessly huge jaws! Fortunately you seem to be very speedy so you can get out of range.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

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

Your life comes with its own set of challenges, Dexter...

Two Country Poodles said...

Oh Dexter helping Mango man work out...What a wonderful brother you are!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Dory and the Mama said...

What a good and attentive brother you are Dexter!


The Thundering Herd said...

You are like an exercise coach to the RH.

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Hi Mango & Dex,

So sorry to hear about your friend Hamish...I didn't know him but I dropped in on his blog to pay my respects.

Cute pictures of you two, I think Mango was just getting started...he's like me we take our time.

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

Life With Dogs said...

Something tells me you two have already resumed the fun. One of those never-ending games. :)

Happy weekend huge one...

Frankie Furter said...

Sooooo very much sorry about Hamish crossing over.

Dexter... I think Mango is in training for the Olympic Resting Team. I'm sure he will medal.

Heather and Pumpkin said...

You know Dexter, I feel the same way about Menace. I want to play with him, but he just wants to take a nap. I am 8lbs and Menace is 12lbs, so he is relentlessly huge compared to me.


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Dexter, it looks like you get plenty of exercise just trying to wake Mango up!! HEHE!!

Woofs and Kisses!

Sophie Brador said...

Oh Dexter, I can't wait until you are old like me some young pup comes over and insists on bopping you on the head. I am with Mango. You pups are just so annoying sometimes. Maybe I could send you Agent Pancake. He might play with you.


Twinkietinydog said...

Dexter's face and jaw getting a workout is hilarious. You guys are an XXXL version of Frankie and me. I guess that's brotherly love. As for the video, it got me fatigued too, but it was nice to hear a bit of your voices.

Amber and Nala said... boys are so funny! I love your games. :) As for my is still healing...they say it can take months for it to grow back. :( I just want the stupid bootie gone...I try to destroy them by chewing them up but Mom always catches me and takes them away. BOO! I meant to ask about your foot last time is it?


Ina in Alaska said...

We sent Hamish's mom a note of condolence. It is so sad to lose a precious friend... :(

We enjoyed your "lively" entertainment! Thanks Dexter and Mango! xoxo

houndstooth said...

Dexter, I think you must care about Mango just a little. You go to a lot of work to keep him young and in shape, but I'll bet it isn't easy!


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

Poor Mango!

If it isn't The LabraDork bugging woo it's The DOH!

Woo are welkhome to some refuge here with ME!


Piappies World said...

Hi there Mango and Dexter,

You guys really have load of fun and excitement ALL the time. Your days are never boring. heehee

We are sorry to hear the sad news about Hamish. We dropped by their blog to send our condolences. We found him through Max and we saw in his blog how sweet and caring Hamish was.

Have a good weekend!

-Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

daisydog said...

Oh your back! A good round of bitey face there! Oh and mango your daughter is lovely wnen will she be arriving for a visit!

Mack and Sally Ann said...

You are putting forth a great effort, but sometimes Mango just needs to rest. He loves you, but he just needs to rest, thats all.
Sally Ann

Kari in WeHo said...

well you sure did try hard!

Benny and Lily said...

So sad about Hamish....Pee Wee, big by could fit your head in his mouth..careful..BOL
Benny & Lily

Lacy said...

w00fs, its good RH has u to help him git exercise...but like sum dog says, he do gots a big mouth..

b safe,

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Dexter, I think woo need to give Mango Man some space, after all, your wee little head could fit inside his mouth!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello dexter its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am starting to see a resemblanse between meditayting and sleeping is it my imadjinayshun??? ok bye

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

We were sad to hear about your friend Hamish.

Ya know Dexter, there is a beach north of us in San Simeon. For some reason the Elephant Seals continue to return there year after year. They have their babies and the bulls fight for position. Mango looks much like those Elephant Seal Bulls. Hmmm....

Duffy said...

No sense wasting perfectly good play time sleeping. I think you were doing Mango a favor getting him to expend a little energy. Loved the dueling jaws pick.

Maggie and Mitch said...

It looks like Mango is having a lazy day today, Dexter! Hopefully tomorrow will be better!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Marjie said...

De3xter, you just don't realize how hard it is to be so Relentlessly Huge. Plus, since Mastiff Brains are so very large, Mango doubtless is contemplating the world's problems, as I am. We shall put our ideas together soon and dazzle the world with the Brilliance of Mastiff.


Eric said...

Looked very trying Dexter just for a few flashes of lock jaw. Trying barking like I do. That always gets those slumber lumbers going.

Wiry love Eric xx

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Dex, we needed that smile and levity! Yesh, it has been furry sads around the blogs fur a while and momma makes lots of tears. Hey, did you know that it is NATIONAL L♥VE YOUR PET DAY! We has a bloggy announcement!

The OP Pack said...

Mango, don't overexert yourself now - you might get all tired out:)

We didn't know Hamish but from what we can see, he was one grest pup. So sorry for his loss.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

ScrapsofMe said...

Are you kissing Dexter in yer header pic? This is soooo disturbing! I think I'll get the water hose out and cool you 2 down a bit. Bitey face, good...kissy face...ewe!


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

Dear Papa...

Why in the world is Uncle Peewee's head sitting on a mop in that picture???

I am a good girlie. I have learned to



RUN THE BLENDER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Favorite place to meditate...


Please send cash...

I wanna buy Mama a girdle to help control her's like a living creature..

Your loving daughter,


What's X STORK SHUN???
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...oh, that was hilarious...


Wild Dingo said...

Dex, i really don't know why you don't call him Jabba the Hut!
wild dingo

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dexter!
Sure you had a hard job trying to get Mango to play with you!
Looks like a lazy saturday for him!
I am so sorry to know about Hamish.
Kisses and hugs

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

Hey Dexter, just curious here - how often do you have to check the RH for a pulse? Or maybe he just hibernates in the winter? (And summer. And spring. And fall.)

*kissey face*

Sam said...

Woohoo, the return of bitey face! In the words of Mango, I am MOST PLEASED to see this return to your blog!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mango we can totally relate. We have one of those Pest's too that will not just let us be... We will not mention any names here, CALLIE...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The Army of Four said...

You guys have your own dog cave??!?! That is so cool.

Martha and Bailey said...

Dexter, you always make us laugh. We have been feeling so very sad about wee Hamish. You trying to coax Mango into movement was just so funny!
We can see why he loves you so much.
Martha & Bailey xxx