Sunday, April 25, 2010

Dexter Day - Routine Vet Trip and Swimming

Not much going on with me. Seems it has been all about Mango lately. I did go a bit cracker dog at school yesterday. We had class outside, and, well, it was all most interesting and my labraears became a bit immune to the screeching of Momma's voice.

Before I go on too far, I need to warn you that we are experimenting with the new blogger editor and certain DOH's are having quite the challenge figuring out all the new "easier to use" features, so our formatting might be a bit off.

Sometimes it just doesn't pay to be the good dog. Like when you go to the V-E-T. The RH gets his own private waiting room while I, Dexter, Good Dog, have to wait out in the lobby with the riff raff.

Then when he gets his nails done, he gets tons of nommy foodables and what do I get? Stupid humans messing about with my lips to try and make me look dopey for the camera. Sheesh!

Don't be alarmed. I was just at the V-E-T for my annual good dog checkup. You know the routine, nail trim, get your privates felt, heart, blood removal, shots, etc. Plus I am NOT a chicken who won't get on the scale and am proud to report that I am a robust 75 pounds.

After my humiliation at the V-E-T I turned my attention to a more exciting activity. SWIMMING! Yes, folks, time for your favorite labradude to take his first real swim of the season.

Did you hear the DOH yelling at me to come back? She is a total FREAK about letting me off leash. I know, I know, but I would never run away and even if I did I would come back, but you know how it is.

Don't worry, she is careful to make sure my leash does not interfere with my labrastrokes.

Hmm... what's over there? Now if I could just break loose for a wee moment I might be able to get into some real action.

Time to go home already? But MOM!

Back at the estate and time for our Sunday afternoon chewies. Here we have yet another example of why life is unfair for me, Dexter, Good Dog. 

Check it out. The RH gets about half a cow to nommy on.

And me? Might as well be a chicken bone. Did you ever see anything so small.

That swimming left me feeling a little tight in my hiney. Better get some stretching in while I "enjoy" my inferior bone.

As all good dogs do, I obliged momma with a photo under the apple tree. But, you know, being good can be a pain. Maybe I need to start slobbering and howling and acting like a total doofus head to get some respect around here. What do you think? WHY ARE MY LETTERS SUDDENLY YELLOW??? DAMN BLOGGER!

Dexter done!


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

Being RH sooooo has its perks!

PeeEssWoo: Nice look on the blog - that Mango did a pawesome job!

Sam said...

It sounds like there is some unfairness going on at the estate. I think you should take matters into your own paws and protest until conditions get better for your labraself!

I like you new layout, BTW.

Frankie Furter said...

LOVE the new bloggie look!! Blue is my favorite. I have not tried anything new from blogger. Maybe the words were yellow beclaws Mango Peed on them??? I'm just sayin'. He does get kind of green with jellyness.
I loved your swim. We are like TWINS now... I had my furst swims this week too. I don't have to be on the leash unless we go to the actual Beach though. YOU are one FANTASTIC SWIMMER. I'll bet you could win about 87 Gold Medals

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

There is a bit of unfairness going on at your estate. You need to alert the labraofficials about it.

But on the other hand your blog looks very nice.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello dexter its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow luk at those toofies!!! ummm yoo havent observd enny vampires haynging arownd hav yoo??? ok bye

Lois Lane/Laney said...

I just had my annual vet visit too. But sadly, I'm only 30 lbs. I'd give anything to be a bigger dog like you!

Oskar said...

Good job at the vet. I don't like swimming, though. Too much like baths.

Oskar said...

Oh & I forgot to add that the size of the chewables does seem a bit unfair, especially since you went to the VET!

Lola said...

If you're 75 pounds then Mango must be....well, relentlessly huge must be almost an understatement. I have to agree that life is treating you unfairly. I think sitting with the riff raff at the vet is more fun than a private place, really. But the noms issue is another matter. There should be parity in noms. And chewables. A job action may be necessary.

Yours in solidarity, Lola

Lola said...

Oh, I forgot to say the blog looks super nice.

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Woooos Dexter! I like the nice blue blogger look. Woo have to realize that the Mango is Top dog, which means special treatment. Like me. You are like Scampi, and have to deal with it. Now about the swimming. I love swimming too, but what is up with Mom's who feel that we must be leashed while swimming. I know how to swim. I might come back...
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

dewdana said...

75lbs??? You have grown no? In your last pic under the tree you look like quite the impressive beefy (NOT chubby though) labbie! Very nice! I am not sure what that tech was doing to your face but did you check for her diploma on the wall? I don't think that is a recognized medical procedure! Blogger won't let me see your swimming action but the pics look like fun! Wish I had a place like that I could take Moose.
p.s. tell momma that 60 is the new 50! I am countin on it since I just hit 40 and decided it was the new 30!

dewdana said...

ok, now video played for me! You are one fine specimen of a lab Dexter! I don't believe for a second that you would swim off!

Busby and Raymond said...

75 lbs? Mango has poops that weigh 75 lbs. You are a pee wee! (ha ha, just kidding, you are huge compared to our 15 pound cat butts.)

Mr Koda MD said...

Hi Dexter!

You're not the only one about the swimming, my Mum holler and shrieks from the shoreline should I even peep in a far away direction, and I'm not allowed offlead often! Its strange, what does she think I'd do? she is the provider of nomables, I won't go far!!!

Hope you had a great weekend!

And get more of those worthless treats!

Your pal Koda

Benny and Lily said...

Oh are to funny. We never thought you would be a chicken at the doggy check up clinic. And a nice swim afterwards. Good job..
Benny & Lily

Samantha said...

Blog looks totally amazing - love the blue color! And I agree - 75 pounds of labradex deserves more than a chicken-bone-sized piece of chewable! (BTW, you must be solid muscle - I thinks I wayted 60 pounds the other day...). You look really good swimming in that great big pool there - wow, is it bootiful. Would love to join you! (Now, go snag some of that side of beef from your brofer!)
Hugs xo

tula said...

Hey Good D-O-G Dex,

Yikes your vet really gives u the work ovah.. Messin with your choppers like that. I see u got the make- up treatment too. But what's with the fishing line's hard enuff doing the labrapaddle wearing a sports bra. Geesh!

You had mad hops in grad skool. Like a circus dog! Just as good as mistah teachers pet- the skateboard dog!

Saw your paw dance movie- mom went cracker from laughing at the Mango. He's a quick one huh?!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

WE love the blog look, and of course, blue is the Momster's favorite color. Wonder why it is doing those funky things?

It must be tough being the little guy there, but we are pretty sure you are special too - you do get to go on walkies, and RH doesn't. And you go to school and agility. But we do agree you should get a big nom nom too.

75 lbs. - that's a good weight for a lab, and you really do look so trim, Dex.

Have a great week.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

hero said...

Hi Dexter,

It's hard being a good dog, we feel for you... on the swimming, tell momma to get a float coat for you, then she doesn't need to use the leash thingy... unless she's worried you might swim all the way to China.

Licks, hero

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dexter!
Something does not look right there at your visit to the Vet! No treats for you?? Hmmm.... you need a plan for your next time there!
Buuut... you were well rewarded with a nice swimming time!
and then.... a small bone... now... I really don't know what to say!
Kisses and hugs

Schwang said...

You look like such a natural swimmer. I really like those pictures of you both with the tree.

houndstooth said...

Dex, it really is totally unfair! The bones alone are an outrage! Feel free to pack your bags and come here. Mom and Dad appreciate the Good Dogs here!

We like the new look of the blog! I'm sure you did all the work on it, too!


the booker man said...

nice job on the bloggie, dude! the blue looks totally spiffy.
now on to the shenanigans going on at your place. it is rough being the good 'n responsible doggie. i can't believe you got that teeny tiny toothpick of a bone while the RH got the whole cow. it's time to take thingies into your own paws. we all know you are the smarter one. it's time to pull a fast one on the RH and switch out the he'll evarrr notice...
the booker man

Niamh said...

That is one pathetic, little bone Dexter. Protest!! I am sure that you are getting discriminated against.

Your friend,

Anonymous said...

Awww, Dexter! You know what they say - the squeaky wheel gets the biggest bone. Or something like that. Maybe you should try squeaking a little bits more. You know, just to keep your momma on her toes and remind her that the PeeWee has needs, too.

Wiggles & Wags,

Huskee and Hershey said...

There's no justice!! LOL... clearly Mango's treat is a whole lot bigger than what you've got there Dexter.. perhaps you can ask him nicely if he'd be willling to share?

Oh and Dexter, you are one great swimmer... the waters look so nice and refreshing..

Sam and Pippen said...

Hey Dexter!

Love what you've done with the blog, it's looking very masculine! And just to let you know, we've got your back re the RH... at the park today, Sam got it ON with Mango's girl, MJ. She obviously likes the RS (relentlessly small) rather than the RH!

Uh huh, we said it and we did it!

Sam and Pippen

Life With Dogs said...

Well said Dexter - and good for you for calling out treat distribution injustices. :)

By the way, I love your new look!

ocmist said...

Grammy's been working with the new blogger features, and there is a color thingy BESIDE the color thingy for the letters and if you accidentally happen to hit that instead of the letter one, you end up changing the background of the letters area according to Grammy cause she did that several times and almost pulled out her hair (and she doesn't have much to spare)

She DOES like the new MUCH faster photo uploads though, and more options for fonts and stuff.

Anyway, back to you and DH... That V-E-T visit didn't look fun... and did you say "blood"?!? I'm starting to get the feeling that this upcoming visit for tutoring might be something I want to miss!

Your swim, on the other hand looked like a lot of fun. I think I would try the sneaky moves that got me Mercy's carrot and get that BIG chewie that Mango had! Gimli

Maggie and Mitch said...

Playing favorites is not nice! We think they're being most unfAire to you, Dexter!
At least you got a fabulous swim in!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch


You are so neglected I'm calling saveadog now! I saw how starving you were in class too. I don't think your momma feeds you either... I mean a whole 75lbs. You must feel weak all the time, that's why you have springs in your feet so it keeps you moving or you'd fall down. I'll have my aunt dee drive by your place on her way to work everyday and throw hot dogs in your yard. I know the mastiff is a bit slow and you'll get em.

Abby said...

Hi, Dexter...

Love your new layout...It looks great...

Sorry life is not being fair to you...It sounds like it is becoming unbearable for you at the Estate lately...

Abby xxxooo

Mack said...

You are so brave to go in that scary water!

You deserve nommies just for that!

elbouwii said...

hi dexter-bro

i have a very very long leach to :D
well we were wondering that dream about a blond Sanne !!
a blond Sanne? hahaha that must be hilaryes !!! what was our human doing?

El'bow & Hauwii

Piappies World said...

Hi Dexter!

Good to know that you did really good with Dr. V-E-T. We love seeing your swimming moves.

We sure hope you get more bone treats there.

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

ScrapsofMe said...

Dexter....dude...are you turning brindle like RH? That photo of you on the bench at the vettie look striped!



Ms. ~K said...

You soooo deserved to go swimming after the VET!!!
We love you Labradude!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Ms. ~K said...

BTW, love the new blog look!

Sierra Rose said...

Hey ya Dexter!!! Oh yeah, I'm on the leash program too... I do tend to get distracted with birdies and insects and flying plastic bags...and I LOVE to run... So, mom understands, though you and I know it would be much better to be off lead!!!
Nice to visit! Hi Mango!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Asta said...

youw new bloggie fowmat looks gweat! And you look pawfect wif that flowewing twee..the pictoowe of spwing!

Finally swimming!!!!now that's wowf going and endoowing a vet visit, hehe
smoochie kisses

Marjie said...

Yellow letters? That's why we never change anything once it works right.

Looks like a good swimming day. Our apple trees are blooming, too. We have pink ones and white ones.


JD and Max said...

Hi Dexter, you are indeed hard done by and neglected, it is painful for us to witness. Sigh - poor you!

Hey, JD found out he could swim yesterday! He's had the ocassional moment when he's ended up in a puddle deeper than he is, but yesterday he willingly went right into the sea and swum around! FH was squealing like an idiot from the shore! He was really showing off to Abby, he was swimming after her in a very manly fashion. Max was having none of it, but watched encouragingly from the beach!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

We are loving the new look of the blog!

Stella, Gunther and Betty

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

We tried the new editor and went back to the old. Enough said...

Glad to hear you're in great shape, Dexter That swim looks like a lot of fun but watching you made me think that I am so very lucky because I am almost never on a leash, except when we go into town, or places where there are a lot of people.


Sue said...

Nice swimming,and what a good fellow to sit under the tree for pictures. But the bone!!! Looks like the big guy got the big bone for doing nothing while you worked so hard. Life with humans just isn't fair!!

BRUTUS said...

Boy if I had to go to the VET (which I don't mind terribly, as strange as that is), then had to go swimming, I'd consider it a punishment moreso than a reward BOL! Tell your momma to be careful with that new editor thingy in blogger - it can be real temperamental!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Kari in WeHo said...

can Mesa come swimming with you?

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

Is the new blogger editor something we need to know about...other than the fact it looks like Scruffy peed on some of your wordies???

Honestly, Dexter, you look like a pup next to the RH in your header pic...and the scary part?

Stan got weighed at the vetties today and YOU WEIGH 25 LBS MORE THAN HIM...and he weighs almost forty pounds more than me...

Can you imagine how tiny I am compared to the Mango???

I'm just sayin'....

Why did the vet hafta do your nails? Thought ya just did them in the AC at daycare...



Kasha said...

I love Dexter swimming. He is a natural and you are doing a great job with him.

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

Definite unfairness going on there! I would go on strike until you get equal treatment. (Although I have to sit in the waiting room at the V-E-T with the riff-raff, too...) Definitely start acting like a doofus, and see what happens!

*kissey face*

Dana Orsborn said...

Hi Dexter!

It looks like you had fun swimming!
I'm glad you got to have some
fun after the vet visit.

I wanted to stop by and also tell
you how much I appreciated your
post on my blog about Penny!

I hope you have a great week!


Sunshade said...

Hey I LOVE the new look on "Mango's" blog Dexter! Hahaahahha I think mum will put a super long leash on STINKY too because he does run far to meet dogs. That is very cool you can swim with it on.

You know, you got a "marrow" bone, that's actually yummier than a knuckle bone I think dogsonally.

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Heather and Ellie said...

Oh Dexter! I feel for you, fellow Labradog. I live the good life with my mom, but I don't share a home with a RH. Only a cranky cat who likes to stalk me and a nice one who is terrified of me.

Here's hoping your momma will wake up and realize how unfair your life is and give you the big bone next time!

Licks, Ellie
P.S. The RH isn't that bad, is he? Big dogs are so impressive.

Anonymous said...

Hey Dexter! We totally understand ur predicament.
you know what..we Labradawgs are just so giving and uncomplaining,everyone takes us for granted. and because we are so intelligent, they all expect a LOT from us.
We speak with years of wisdom.Don't u worry ur little labrabrain off.
Just keep that tail wagging and clear off some coffee tables whenevr u can.** Wink**

Wags, Buddy n Ginger

Dory and the Mama said...

Looks like RH has to eat his bone on the grass, while you are in the comfort of a big bed. That has to count as something right???


Anonymous said...

I do love the new look of your blog and the gorgeous header! I loved watching the happy lab swimmer video. I wish I had seen this post yesterday, so that I could ask my mom for a trip to our lakes too, but Linguini is not allowed to move around much and I don't want her to feel left out.
Thank you for your encouragement yesterday. Both my sissies are going to be fine, or at least we chose to think this way. Positive thinking :)

1000 Goldens said...

I cannot believe the extra torments you had to face at the vet. Not fair Dex. At least Momma made it up to you with a nice swim. The RH didn't seem to mind enjoying his cow size bone right in front of you. The nerve of his large self! Tell Momma I like her blue background - very pretty.


Hey PeeWee, you sure are good swimmer!! Looks life fun splashing around like that.

It's justnot fair that you got a such a small bone but it could be worse, it could really have benn a chicken bone.


Honey the Great Dane said...

Gosh, is it swimming season already?! It feels like it was only last week when I was looking at photos of you guys playing in the snow!!

Honey the Great Dane

Stanislaw said...

Oh nommers! Nothing is as tasty as a marrow bone!

Did you mom just toss your magnus bro a whole goat? Where the heck did he get a bone that big?!