Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Terse Tuesday - Giant Tennis Ball

This post contains photos taken Sunday because today is Tuesday and we are having the big rain that never ends. Sigh. At least I got to go to daycare.

I have rediscovered the fun to be had with my giant tennis ball (which was a gift from one of my pals, but I forget who, so thanks whoever you are).

Someday I just know I will catch that thing.

Must... open.... mouth... WIDER!

And a short movie here (just ignore momma's winter coat she tends to get cold even in the springtime). We had more action video, but momma forgot about YouTube stealing the bottom of our movies and did not frame them properly.

Oh, and the movie also has some RH "action" in the end. Sigh. Happy Tuesday!

Dexter done!


dewdana said...

In the photos the giant tennis ball makes you look really pee wee because it is scaled like a regular sized ball. Hee hee! Looks like Sunday was a nice day. Sorry today is soggy!
RH looked relentlessly inactive I must say!

Marjie said...

Dexter, Dude! I don't think you can catch that! Probably it's even beyond me and Mango!

Speaking of whom, did your Momma ever read "How Fletcher Was Hatched" to your human siblings? On account of Mango hatching in your header and all. My momma read it to my youngest human brother and me a lot. It was about a dog hatching from an egg.


Mack and Mia said...

OH GOSH! Looks like Mia's cooties are rubbing off on Mango. BIG LAZY BUTT!

Good luck getting that ball, you know what you need an extra labraJAW to help bitey it!

Wags and Woofs,
Mack and Mia

brooke said...

I LOVE the new banner!!! too cute!

Great video! love the music!
Mango... at least your tail was moving in the end! :)

Anonymous said...

I feel somewhat slightly disturbed by the new banner. But it's prolly just me so I shall avert my eyes.

You sure do luvs those tennis balls, Dexter. I luvs for about two throws and then I'm done.

Sorry about the rain. But I thoughts labradudes liked rain?

Wiggles & Wags,

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

I'm sure I know what helped khause that tail akhtion ;-)

Hey PeeWee: How about a game of football?


Ina in Alaska said...

We really enjoy the zippy piano tunes that accompany your movie!! We saw your rain on the news today, Oh Boy!!! xoxo

Rufus and Indie said...

Go Dexter! You have to train hard to catch that giant ball! Well, I tried once...not good!

Rufus (and Indie)

Frankie Furter said...

Dexter you will NEVER catch that giant tennis ball, beclaws it will continue to be blown off course by all those MAJOR Tail Winds that Mango creates. I'm just sayin' buddy.

houndstooth said...

Dexter, I think you need a giant tennis racquet to hit that ball with. If the RH accidentally gets bonked with it, it was never my idea!


Benny and Lily said...

Wonder what that thing would look like at the U.S open? It's the biggest ball we have ever seen.great action shot
Happee playing
Benny & Lily

Heather and Ellie said...

I want one of those balls for Ellie! It looks like an optical illusion though--like you're a miniature Lab.

This weather is crazy! So much rain rain rain! At least we live on a hill so there's very little to no danger of flooding.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Up and at em, Mango! You're missing out on all the fun!
We love your header picture! haha

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Honey the Great Dane said...

Great action shots with the tennis ball, Dexter! Hsin-Yi just got me a giant tennis ball too - although it's pink (of course!) - but it's awfully heavy and doesn't bounce very well...I think yours looks a lot better! I can hardly get MY mouth around it so don't know how you can!

hey - you know I used to have a Lab friend in the dog parks back in Auckland who loved carrying tennis balls around and used to do his whole walk carrying 3 tennis balls around in his mouth! Yes 3!!! (normal size ones, though!)

OK, am off to watch your movie

Honey the Great Dane

kissa-bull said...

the banner is super hilarious it had ush BOL
if you beweive wiff all your heart that you can catch that ball well by golly i thinks you can
. . . you might want to puncture it first and shee if it fits in your mouff that way
pibble sugars and wee wags
the pittie pack

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Dex, first I haveta say Mango's picture is freakin' me out. Is he poopin' out an egg? Is Mango the new chicken? Oh my Pugness I'm so confused.

We have mini tennis balls. They're small enough to fits in our pug mouths. If someone threw your tennis ball at us, I thinks it might land us at the vets.


GonetoTheSnowDogs said...

Oh my Paws! We wish we had one of these!!

Woo Wooo
Shiloh, Shelby & Their Mom

TwoSpecialWires said...

If you ever give up, that giant tennis ball might be just the right size for Twinkie to do pilates with. Or I could try to puncture it.

In my dreams,

Tobi said...

WHOA! That ball is awesome!

Sapphire said...

that's one huge ball.

Dory and the Mama said...

Keep trying Mango...We know that one day you will catch it!!


Joe Stains said...

I have totally missed you guys! Sorry if I made your Mom cold with my post, my Dad is NEVER cold I swear it.

I wish I had a tennis ball like that I could wipe Tanner out like a bowling pin!

The Army of Four said...

Woo! That thing is HUGE!!!!!

Stella said...

I think it is funny Joe Stains was so cold over the weekend and we in chilly MN have no snow and warm tempses!

My computer is old and it takes forever to sit through a movie, so I don't but I wish you guys a very good Easter Holiday coming up.


Twinkietinydog said...

Happy Tuesday, Dexter. I'm off to watch the video. Hope you get to play with your ball tomorrow again :)

Martine said...

Oh my gosh! That tennis ball is amazing!!! I do think it's bigger than dear captain! Looks like so much fun!!

xo martine & the kiddlets

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

Hello Darling...

Yes,yes,...I remember that header pic when you HATCHED...my my weren't you the cute puppers?

Now Peewee...be careful that ya don't dislocate your jaw on that tennis ball...definitely supersized!!

We have SUN! AND it's supposed to be eighty this weekend...that insane...we may get the pool out!




Ms. ~K said...

Gotta get one!
Gotta get one!
Gotta get one!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Life With Dogs said...

That is most cruel. I want one!

Lorenza said...

I don't want to tell you this Dexter but... that is a very big ball and it does not fit in your mouth!
Kisses and hugs

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

I want to see it when you open your mouth wide enough to catch that ball! :-)

*kissey face*

Amber and Nala said...

Let us know if you ever catch that thing Dexter! ;) That new header is kind of silly...did you sneak it on behind Mango's back? I liked your toy test too...looked fun!


Dennis the Vizsla said...

You're gonna need a bigger mouth.

Moco said...

Careful those tennis balls don't knock out your teeth.

Gail in Aberdeen said...

Someday, Mango, wagging your tail is quite enough energy expenditure, isn't it?
Cheers! Gail.

Mr Koda MD said...

Dexter... Dexter... Dexter...

Maybe if I could join you, we could corner the GIGANTIC tennis ball into a corral and get in some decent jawzercise!!!!!!

Its addictive isn't it...

Obviously the RH doesn't think that task is worthy?? Hes wrong (for once). Cos dogness knows, hes right about most things!

Koda MD

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

We too are having endless rain and cold, cold winds!

Careful with that ball, buddy. A dislocated jaw is not a fun thing...

Just love the banner!


elbouwii said...

cool actionphoto's dexter

El'bow & Hauwii

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

we see Mango was taken life easy!

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Wow, that's a big ball!

Great header picture!

Toffee said...

Holy Mango! That is one HOOGE tennis ball you have there Dexter!

looks like all is well with you.

MAX said...


I think you could easily stand in for a Wilson Tennis racquet!

Sending lotsaluv and lotsalicks

Peppy Sheppys said...

HAHAHA. Your banner photo made our ma ape double over w/laughter. And she's already short so she almost disappeared!

Great movie and I especially liked the mad tail action.

Otis the POTUS

McGillicutty said...

Me mom is still rolling laughing at the header pic!!! Mango, you were hatched???? So THAT'S how Mangos are born. Me sees. The video was most entertaining!!! You really got into the action, didn't ya buddy? Just a tail beat every now and again, and Dex was going CRAZY!!!!!! You are just so cool, me Mango Man!!!

Irish Love,

Sam said...

I can't even get Marge to play with a regular sized tennis ball. I guess she doesn't have the Labragenes responsible for making you guys crazy for them.

the booker man said...

yes! the pittie pack has the right idea. dexter, just bite a little hole in that ball, and you'll be good to go! you have some way awesome ups, by the way.
how does mr. mango get a cameo for wagsin' his tail? lame-o.
hope all that icky rain goes away very fast!
the booker man

BRUTUS said...

Good thing there was lots of other stuff in the background, or we would have thought that was a regular-sized ball & someone had shrunk you into a mini-lab!! BOL!

Brutus the Frenchie

Nubbin' Tails said...

Daycare is the bestest isn't it! Mom takes us on Wednesdays, some thing about not eating her cleaning people. :-) Looks like you all are having great fun!


Mr. Nubbin'

Tucker said...

Tell me about... the rain has got to stop!

woof - Tucker

Kari in WeHo said...

Baily had a giant tennis ball she played with as a pup. But then we got Mesa and the ball died

Oskar said...

I think you might have to learn to dislocate your jaw like snakes do to be able to catch that thing!

The Thundering Herd said...

Like your mom said in the other post, the weather is getting nicer and our hu-dad is spending more time outside - so he is staying hopelessly behind on blogs. More time for us!

We do love the giant tennis ball though. Looks like something that would keep Kodiak entertained.

ocmist said...

That is really a COOL ball, being so BIG! That would be perfect for playing corgi soccer with! I don't know about trying to catch it with your mouth, though...