Sunday, March 28, 2010

Checking in on Oliver (the alleged puppy)

Our friend, Mayzie, sent us the most important quote of all about doggie training.

"Love and appreciate the dog you have; not the dog you WISH you had."

We think she is very wise.

I thought it would be a good idea to check in on my nephew, Oliver, and see how he was doing.

Damn! Is that "puppy" just going to keep growing? He's not even a year old!

He spent most of our playtime sniffing my butt and trying to hump me, but I am through with submitting to that little pest and I have him a BACK OFF a few times.

Check out this photo. Did he just poop out a tennis ball or what?

Momma called a time out and made my sissy-in-law hold on to the monster puppy while I did some good dog attention. Phew. Thanks, mom.

I was even able to find this nice log to play with. Due to my human brother being related to my Master, there are always nommy sticks and constructions debris around his place (just like my estate).

Drat! He snuck up on me! He tends to just kind of barrel into me like some deranged bull.

But I am much more nimble and I righted myself to give him what for.

Can we go home now?

I made a short movie. You can watch it here.

Dexter done!

P.S. Momma says that due to busy brain we are going to have to cut back on comments on bloggies. We will still read them, but no time for comments. Actually what she means is now that the days are longer she is spending more time with US! Hooray!


The OP Pack said...

Oliver looks like a good match for your energies, Dexter. He is a BIG boy!!! Nice of him to back off for you to get a drink.

Mom says we are in the same boat here with blog comments, getting really hard to keep up. We so understand.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Marjie said...

Hooray for more time being spent doing what really needs to be done - playing with doggies! Oliver will stop being pesky soon, I'm sure. Will he go for tutoring as you did? That will calm him down. Meanwhile, you can enjoy more quiet time with the RH!


Mango Momma,
Thor doesn't like disruption in his routine, either. He knows what time people come and go, including the twice daily visits from UPS. And if he misses his cookie from UPS, he's just confused for the rest of the day. I can get the boys to take him to another room while I vacuum, to save him the upset. It must just be a Mastiff thing, needing routine.
-Thor's Mom

Puglette said...

wow, the "puppy" is huge! your visit with him reminds me of the visit we had with our neighbor pug, rex, yesterday. he is totally untrained and just runs over ollie and wants to humpy him. ollie ducks in the doggie door and hides out with me just to get a rest!

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Hiya Dex. Dang, Oliver is turning into a monster. Whens he gonna stop growing? Maybe he's related to Mango.

We're glad your mom is gonna get more time to spend with you!

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Kari in WeHo said...

I think Oliver needs to learn some manners! We will miss your comments but we understand, I guess :(

Dory and the Mama said...

I think you guys need a bigger placemat for your water!!

My Mama says she totally gets the cut back on bloggy thing! Something about priorites, which I think means the same as "must play more with your dogs"


kissa-bull said...

wow oliver ish one hyper little cutie
i bet you just apprciate the RH much more now huh
pibble sugars and wee wags
the pittie pack

Lola said...

Just be glad you only visit him. Once in a while is good. All the time might be a bit much. Say hi to Mango for me, K?

wags, Lola

Twinkietinydog said...

Couldn't imagine a better reason to cut back from comments. Oliver is adorable, Dexter. Going over to watch the video.

Mack and Sally Ann said...

You are a very good uncle when you interact with your nephew Oliver. He is bit, and he might be bigger than when he is an adult.
Sally Ann

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Woooos Dexter and Mango Man! We have been catching up reading your last couple of posts!
Mum loves the quote, by the way, she always says to me, my next dog........
We agree, training moms is a daily, hourly and every minute process, she and I are still training and I am 9 and Scampi is 12~!!!
Gotta love it!
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Benny and Lily said...

aaahhh that was a good one
Benny & Lily

1000 Goldens said...

Dexter, at the rate that puppy is growing, he's going to be as big as Mango. Better put the smack down on him now so he know's who is boss!

Chester said...

Love the quote!

We understand the no commenting-it's hard to keep up with it all! Keep up all the hard training work-it will pay off!

Chester's Mom ;0-)

Abby said...

Hi, Dexter...

You spend most of your playtime with Oliver trying to get away from him...

I think you should bring him back to the estate & see if Mango can calm him down a bit...BOL

Abby xxxooo

Oskar said...

Dexter, it looks like you were playing very nicely with Oliver while still letting him know who was the boss!

Cinnamon said...

It seems you are a very good uncle for Oliver! I am sure you will be, or already is, his favorite!

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

I'm still trying to figure out how Benson J Puppypaws khan be in Master Chew Sits and Down Under at the same time...

Or is that really how khan Oliver be Down Under and Master Chew Sits...

PeeEssWoo: Oh yes: read only mode almost all the time - two transports and lack of Internet in one weekend - the GooglieReaderieThingie is about to khause the laptop to khrash!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello dexter its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow oliver poops tennis bals??? can i buy him??? ok bye

The Army of Four said...

We do love that quote!
But... are they putting Miracle Grow in his water bowl?!?!

Gus said...

your mom has straight priorities.

hooray for her.


houndstooth said...

Dexter, are you sure he's a labradude and not some kind of escaped gorilla from the zoo? Good heavens, what a beast!


Anonymous said...

That quote sure meant a lots to my momma. I'm glad you all liked it, too!

I can't gets over how different you and Oliver look, Dexter! Gosh! Are you sure he's a lab? Maybe he's the mutant kind.

I know you'll have loads of fun spending more time with your momma!

Wiggles & Wags,

hero said...

Hi Dexter,

Oliver is fast becoming a force to be reckon with in the agility department, huh! You have yourself a competitor, finally.

We totally understand, Mango Mama... there're only so few hours a day and priorities are important.

Licks, hero

Ms. ~K said...

Oliver can poop out tennis balls? Send the young whipper snapper right over, please!
Wrooo wroooo,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Sue said...

Looks like Oliver gave you a good workout. I bet you'll sleep well tonight.

the booker man said...

nice moves, dexter. way to show oliver who's boss. next time, you need to show oliver how to work the water bowl...he is super messy!
the booker man

pee s -- what kind of red ball does oliver have? it looked like it had little grabby holes in it?? i want it!!!

Wild Dingo said...

Dex! man, that Oliver! he's a confident little Labrabeast, isn't he? tee-hee!

glad you are showing him how to behave like a labragent otherwise he will get the smack down!

I love the way you are coming into your confident labraself too Dex... its so nice to see!

Ina in Alaska said...

That looked like a lot of fun!! PS we understand about Momma not being able to do much commenting. Our mom said now that the weather is better and we can do more outside she too will be reading the bloggies and less commenting. Our warm season is so short she said she will make the best of it this year!!! Have a great week and we will see you whenever, but we will be reading!! xoxo

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dexter!
OMD! Oliver has grown a lot since the last time we saw him!
More time with you and Mango sure is great!
Have fun!
Kisses and hugs

Moose said...

Dexter, Did Mango put a 'hump me' sign on you backside again? Who does Oliver think he is anyway (besides a 100% adorable rolly polly labrapup)? Sheesh! DO you think he will grow to be relentlessly huge?
Glad you are getting more 'me time' with momma! You totally deserve it!

The Two Country Poodles said...

At the rate he is growing, He might outgrow you!

We can totally understand cutting back a lil now that the days are longer. It much more important to spend time outside with the doggies!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

monica said...

I think your momma defnitely deserves spending more time with US! Hooray! and what not :o) Have a nice easter holiday !

Mr Koda MD said...

AHHHH Labrazoomies

Wish I could join you!

I find that barking in the face of the young ones settles their humpy bumpy activities...

That, or just grabbing the ears...

Koda MD

Maggie and Mitch said...

Geez, that Oliver has way too much energy, Dexter! We never knew you could poop tennis balls! hummmmmm

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

MAX said...

Hey there Dex'
That was some serious energy dispersement! Enjoy the summer days!

Mack said...

Looks like you've met your match Dexter.
And I love your new header pic. Who knew Mango was part avian??

Miley said...

Great pics!!!! Psssst...I have an award for you on my blog!!!! Congrats!!!

lotsa licks,

Sierra Rose said...

Playtime!!! Wootwoot!!!
Yep, looks like a tennis ball poopie.
Fun post Dexter!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose


Hi Mango,

Playing comes first! Hope you have a grrrreat week!

Riley and Star.

violett said...

The quote is very wise!

We`re glad your mom ist gonna get mor time with you.
My Mum has also little time. And if it has time, she spends with me.
In love

Mack and Mia said...

Dexter! Dude! You need to teach that little booger some r-e-s-p-e-c-t! Does he know who you are? Does he know that you have like lots of other labradudes to back you up! We can take him!

Wags and woofs,
Mack and Mia

Martha and Bailey said...

Oliver is just a great match for you Dexter!
You guys had lots of fun!
We enjoyed the video - thank goodness your mom has a mat under that water bowl - otherwise you guys might make a mess!!!!
We know the difficulties of keeping up and are about to take a break ourselves!
Martha & Bailey xxx

Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie said...

Whoa, a tennis ball?? Ouch! hehehe! Oliver sure has grown & is sooo cute! We don't blame your Mama. When it gets nice & warm here, there will be so many things to do outside with the ponds, koi, gardens, etc. Not enough hours in the day. And not to mention training my new sissie!!
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

Frankie Furter said...

Yep, I know what you mean. Not enough time for everything.


Wow Mango came from an egg? Gigantic evil puppy Oliver poops tennis balls! I knew you were some prehistoric creature still roaming the earth.


PS I see u r not too busy to spy on me!

BRUTUS said...

Love the new title photo! So much for Oliver being a puppy - he's as big as you, Dex! And we know how your momma feels - so many freinds to keep up with these days, almost impossible to leave comments anymore!!

Brutus the Frenchie

TwoSpecialWires said...

Dogs just wanna have fun.

Left to themselves, they can do a really good job of it.
Factor in the available human, and life gets even better.

We totally understand.

Your pals, competing for time
Jake and Fergi xxoo

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

Um. I think that Oliver and Abby should meet - because I think they are both eating radioactive puppy food that is causing them to grow abnormally large, sort of like Godzilla. I'm just saying...

*kissey face*

tula said...

Oliver, watch out. this puppy thing won't last to much longer for ya. also time to experience the ruffian! just sayin..

hey mango. you likie what you smellie? i got more of that! :)

peewee everytime i was close to you in class-why was your momma telling you i'd eat you? do you taste like norwood? drool drool


The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

More time for the pups - we like that!

The Rocky Creek Scotties

Tobi said...

I'm with you... that cannot be a puppy! Wow! Y'all grow them big in the North.

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Looks like he's pretty FIESTY!!!

Woofs and Kisses!

Nuthatch... said...

Just saw your training post Mango. Mom has had similar problems with some of our gang and especially visiting rescues. We're not huuuge but we're very strong and poor Mom has a bad leg and is easily pulled over. We go through a big fear period which can leave bad habits that need to be overcome. Because we live in the country with lots of land and Mom's a gimp, we are rarely on leash so our behaviour in public becomes a big issue for her. Plus, her not being so well, we tend to feel overly protective of her, especially if someone bumps her accidentally and causes her pain. It's always a work in progress and Mayzie definitely has the right quote. Mom is hoping to visit some shows in Master Chew Sits later this spring (probably not until May) - maybe we can meet?

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Awesome pictures Dexter! In honor of the fact that you and Mango always give us such a Relentlessly Huge dose of smiles and laughter...I've left you a couple awards over at Alfie's World! Now, I understand your Momma is very busy doing walkies and agilities and may not have time to stop by and pick them up, but just know that you're appreciated!!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Gosh, Oliver has grown fast!! He is looking like a very big, chunky boy! (OK, maybe a bit podgy - is that puppy fat?) Us Danes come in different types (as you know, I'm the chunky big type!) but I didn't know that Labs do too!

Anyway, he is really sweet and a great playmate for you, it looks like!

Honey the Great Dane

ocmist said...

Your really look handsome when you stand up to that big pup! He sure IS growing a lot!

We understand about your Mom cutting back a bit. Our Mom was thinking about doing the same thing so she could have more time with us as she is the main one doing the training for all of us pups, and she's spending extra time with Grandma OC too. The Country Corgis