Monday, June 14, 2010

The Weaving Labradog!

I want to apologize for the Relentlessly Uncouth blogging about his number twos yesterday. I hope that none of MY friends were offended. But you know, simple minds tend to dwell on simple things.

Not me. I think about ACTION and TRICKS and.... AGILITIES!

Even though momma has been too lazy to take me to agilities school, I have still been practicing and am optimistic that I will actually get her to take me this week.

My weave poles, well, what can I say, I am a blur!

I tend to get quite enthusiastic about our agilities practice and sometimes just feel I have to JUMP! As you can see, I am quite capable of landing a smoochie on momma's face even when she is standing up. That typically elicits squeals of joy from her (and sometimes HBO words too).

Of course it helps motivate me if there is a nommy cookie involved.

The key to successful weave poles is getting your entrance right. I expect momma to help me find the entrance, but sometimes she confuses me and I need to stop and ask her what the heck she is talking about.

But then we get it right.... like buttah!

Oh man! The Relentlessly Clumsy is always howling and moaning at the window when I practice and he is such a total momma's boy that he gets to come out and "weave."

And do his version of jumping which involves elevating his incredibly dense front end about two inches off the ground (don't strain yourself with too much actual movement there, big guy). At least he caught the cookie that time.

Sigh, once he is through with his practicing my agility course is demolished.

That's OK, I had curly tongue fun. Can't wait to do it all again.

You can see my exciting weave pole movie by clicking here.

Look at me! I must be the most handsomest labradog ever (at least that is what momma is always telling me).

Dexter done!

P.S. I am supposed to tell you that the Relentlessly Stuffing His Face actually does eat ten cups of kibble every day. No lie.


Niamh said...

Excellent weave pole action Dexter. Those are hard to do. We especially liked the slow motion version as we could see how well you curved your body! Did Mango even realize that those weave poles were there?

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

3 doxies said...

No apology necessary bout da's just always a sign of what could be ailing us and we all furiends here.
Hehehehe...I loves me some sibling rivalry. Howevers, if my bro was a big as Mango I'd be skeered he might sit on me and squish me likes a bug or sumptin.
Now this agility thing is quite fascinating. You look rather smooth doing it.

Gus said...

You are indeed the handsomest labradog we know. And we have no doubt that the RH eats ten cups of food a day, and more if he thought he could get it.


Tucker said...

I have to say Dexter your weaving ability is really great. Give Mango a break, us oversized clumbsy doggies get excited when we can do something that is made for smaller doggies. I was super excited at doggie school when I gots to go on the agility ramp.

woof - Tucker

houndstooth said...

Dexter! It is wonderful to see you in the spotlight today! I always love seeing you work. The video would only play to a certain point just after Mango did the weave poles for us, though. I didn't get to see the end! Phooey!

You must be the most patient labradude in the world to put up with the RH!


Life With Dogs said...

You weave like me on a Saturday night!

Ten cups? That is mind blowing to me...

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Weave Pools, Dexter .... GREAT! I do remember those days that I have to weave. It's FUN especially you are assured to get a treat at the end. Happy Weaving. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Ina in Alaska said...

Just got caught up with your last few posts. Wow, lots have happened. Loved the reunion trip and visit with Asta. So sweet. The brick and the rocks. That Camp looks wonderful but the flood to pick up the boys looked scary. Also the robin frenzy. Hope all will be well with the poo without having to resort to the next step... love the video as always. Will keep everyone posted about Halle's lab results from removing that mass on her head and ear and best of all, I can now see your header! xoxoxo

Heather and Ellie said...

What your momma tells you is true, Dex! You are the most handsome Labradog anywhere. I just love your pretty face!

And what talent you have, doing weave poles! They do look difficult, but you seem to have mastered them quite well.

MAXMOM said...

Hey Dex'
You are one of the most impressive Labradudes around! I love your spirit.

The Two Country Poodles & Uncle Puppy said...

No worries Dex...We all love a good poop post now and then. I mean every dog does it right? Anyway we loved your agilities...You are one sporty dog.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Frankie Furter said...

Whew... I was worried when I saw the post title. I thought you were stuck at camp making POT HOLDERS or somethng.
You did a super Blurring Fast job with those poles.
I wish I could jump high and kiss my mom whenever I want... just like you can. SIGH
Super duper Post today buddy. the Pics are Primo!!!

Jake of Florida said...

What great moves!!!

Wirey woofs!!

Jake and Just Harry

Samantha said...

Oh my goodness - you ARE the most handsome in the land there - how shiny and agile you are weaving in and out of those poles with such snappiness! Great job! Mango - great job dsetroying the course, flipping around (how do you do that?) and running around with Ma and Dexter! Loved the movie, as always!
Hugs xoxoxo

Sue said...

Dexter, you do a great job at weave poles. If your Mom gives you the right start cue, you have them down. Our Mom is still giggling about Mango bulldozing the weave poles.

Two Pitties in the City said...

I love how enthusiastic you are. Soon you'll be able to weave circles around Mango.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I was so disappointed -

I was expekhting to see some pawework -

Perhaps a nice skharf made from TulaMonstah fluff -

Wrong kind of weaving...

PeeEssWoo: One day of RH kibble = ten days fur me!

brooke said...

Impressive weaving abilities Dexter!
Im still in shock about the 10cups a day!

Ms. ~K said...

We are so impressed with your weaving skills...but lighten up a little; you're making Mango look bad....(teeheehee)
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy, Buddy

PS. Excellent job DexterDude's Mom!

BRUTUS said...

You wild weaver, you! Weaving is not my specialty, so I am totally impressed by doggies that can go fast like that! Mom and I were cracking up at how the weave poles looked after Mango had a go - can you say bulldozer??

Brutus the (traveling, currently non-weaving, eagle-bait) Frenchie

Joe Stains said...

You are quite the talented little squirt, but I am sure Mango is just protecting your feelings and not showing his true athletic prowess.

Anonymous said...'re super duper fast on those weave poles, Dexter! (And are amazingly cute.) But I know what you mean about your momma messing you up. I would be prolly the bestest rally dog that ever was if my MOM could just gets everything right. I luvs her but she seems pretty easily confused.

I think Mango did a good job, too. Cuz taking down the weave poles after you're done is important, right?

Wiggles & Wags,

Pearl said...


You ARE the most handsomest labradog ever! No doubt about it!

And I am concerned about the Mango's poo. Do keep us updated, ok?


Martha and Bailey said...

Dexter, you are a born weaver! Your mom is coming along well with your patience and perseverence.
You are right about Mango - he has wrecked your weaving poles.
We are glad he caught the cookie!!!
Thankyou for mentioning the poo - to tell the truth Martha and I were quite overcome reading about it.
Bailey xxx

Dory and the Mama said...

What great agilities Dexter!! were in it for the treats weren't you???

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

The Army of Four said...

YOu both look so good doing the weaving!!! And there's NOTHING wrong with being food-motivated! Nothing at ALL!

Marjie said...

Of course he eats 10 cups of kibble every day. So do I. What's the big deal? And just because you labradudes are agile and quick doesn't mean we all need to be. RH would not want to take away your agility glory! Your momma is lucky to have 2 different dudes to keep her busy.

Maggie and Mitch said...

You are an excellent weave poller, Dexter! Boy, Mango sure did make a mess of the equipment! hehehe

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Clive said...


Great weaving - we were most impressed!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Dexter you are a pro.. Now Mango you might need a little more practice there.. he he
Great job with the kisses Dex...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

No problem! Amazing! Oops! Incredible!

(No problem is for the poo talk.)

(Amazing is Dexter's weave pole action.)

(Oops is for Mango's wake of destruction.)

(Incredible is for the 10 cups of food!!)

The Thundering Herd said...

Way to go, Dex, excellent weaving. And Mango, we saw a weave that good when passed a traffic stop just the other night. Just saying.

Kari in WeHo said...

Dex man! You sure do have springs in your legs!

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

Ten cups of food a day for the RH? Oh my...that is way more than the three of us get in a month. Well, maybe that's a bit of an exageration.

Honestly, are just the handsomest in those weave poles. But why is Momma wearing a hot sweatshirt when the majority of the country is sweating bullets and dripping with WHO MID A DEE??

Is MASTER CHEW SITS! in another hemisphere?

Or were those pix taken in March??

Oh my....and the destruction the RH must need to bring in heavy equipment when he's done!

Gotta go catch up on Mango's poop er um your next to last post...

Kinsie Lac

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

Yay Dexter! weave poles are hard, you should be very proud!!! I love how you hop them too like a little doggy :)

Anonymous said...

Mango I like your agility exercises better than labradork's. Don't be jealous.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dexter!
You are sooo good!
HBO words from your Mom?? Sounds familiar to me! Ooops!
Sure Mango enjoyed the waves too!
Kisses and hugs

Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow, Dexter - your weave pole technique is awe-inspiring!! But I did have a little giggle at Mango knocking all those poles down in his wake as he attempted to go through them! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

tula said...

Hey Dex,

i'm curling my tongue back at ya! neener neener neerer!


Peeses: only 4 days left of spying opportunities-

Holly and Khady said...

Poo is part of life in so many ways!

I think Mango just needs the extra large sized weave poles.

Oh, and 10 CUPS??? I am so coming to your house! I am on a stupid diet of only 3 cups a day and a can of stupid green beans! That is so unfair!


Dennis the Vizsla said...

Crashing straight through all the weave poles appears to work, too.

Wild Dingo said...

weaving is so weird. how silly is weaving? like where in the world will you have to use such a skill? like NO where... ya, that's right... we think weaving is just not a practical skill, like jumping or tunneling. (can you tell we don't weave? LOL!)

way to go Dex baby!

that last pict of you is so "growed" up! you look very mature. much like in the header photo...

hero said...

Impressive weaving, Dexter... and for somedog who eat ten cups of kibble every day, I'm not surprise of his pole demolishing skill :)

Licks, hero

elbouwii said...

so nice dude-dexter
i (hauwii) loved the weave boy i miss agility :D but now i have a other sport (yeah you know that)
but i had to learn with 12 weave poles :D i was sooooo good :D
el'bow did the weave to well he pee on it

El'bow & Hauwii

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

That's some awesome weaving there Dexter!

Oskar said...

Great weave form!

Does RH really need treats if he gets 10 cups of food?!?

Mack and Mia said...

Dexter you are the BOMB DIGGITY!!

Mango must be tots jelly because he can't even get his big butt off the ground! He cheated and just stretched out his BIG FAT NECK!

Pffft! and woo know what stinks! It works EVERY SINGLE TIME! The ladies love the BIG Mango-ness! Even my MOM thinks he is adorables!

She's a TRAITOR!

Wags and woofs,
Mack and Mia

PeeS. I hope your mom put your course back together. Mango should have his own seperate course. Woo don't want his cooties or big butt knocking down your stuff! WOO KNOW?!

Kitty+Coco said...

Look at that smug look on your face Dexter. It is not nice to make fun of Lord Lead Weight (but it sure is fun). Do they make weave poles for bear size dogs? Just wondering.
Hey we have a french mastif named Lulu. Funny, she is gargantuan, but her red face does look like a pug.
Sighs (Kitty), and Snorts (Coco)

Noah the Airedale said...

Gosh how come we dont have our own weave poles like you do??? Thats a great idea. Hmmm might check on line to see if we can get some.
Good work dude and errr you too Mango mate.
It must be cooler there now. We see your mum is wearing a sweater. It was very hot when our pinkies were in Boston.

Noah x

Peppy Sheppys said...

We are most impressed by your dodging and weaving! Those skills must come in handy.

Sheps w/Pep

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

The pole weaving is impressive but I must admit the ten cups a day is overwhelming...Have a good day!

Agatha and Archie said...

OK we are borrowing a pooter to try to catch up PL2 says she wanted some apples but then PL1 couldn't help her becasue he doesn't know about apples...we think they are both nuts,,Listen did your Vet say anything aobut probiotics? Pl2 knows some good ones that she gets online so tell your Momma to let her know if you do..Man those were KILLER robins.... Good thing they left..and the NY trip pics were FABULOUS and we are very proud of your Momma for crossing over the 495 barrier..Love A+A

Anonymous said...

Your blog smells much better today, after yesterday's stinky post BOL.
Mango, you've embarrassed me. You're only eating 10 cups of food? Tsk tsk. You must up the dosage, or the RH will dwindle away.
Dexter, anything you ever do is cool by me.

Sierra Rose said...

Dexter, you ARE the cutiest!! :) Love the smoochie momma flying kiss :) That was awesome... I try, but usually land more towards mom's NOSE...she doesn't seem to like that :(
Hi to Mango!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Dexter, we have to say that your weaving is excellent and yes, you are definitely very handsome, exceedingly so, but we are equally impressed with what Mango can do with the poles too. Someone just needs to make a set of poles for the full-size guy:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

the booker man said...

nice weaving and jumping skills, dexter! do they make those agility courses in XXXL for the RH? bwuahahaha.
the booker man

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

You are most definitely the most handsome labradog out there! As for the RH in the weave poles? Um. He leaves your poles looking much like how Mom leaves an autocross course - parts everywhere except where they are supposed to be! Heehee! (And 10 cups of kibble a day? Mom and Dad would have to mortgage the house to pay for food if we ate like that!)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

ocmist said...

Most important things first... 10 CUPS!!! Between the SEVEN of us here, we only eat about 8 cups a day! No wonder Mama OC wants Mango's diet! BG & Dott

Wow! Mr. Dexter, you really ARE a blur doing those poles! I wish Grammy was up to teaching US how to do that stuff. It really looks like fun and it MUST be if Mr. Mango wants to do it too! The CC Pups

Mr Koda MD said...

My dog Dexter, thank goodness for the return of a pooch with common sense! I have to admit, like youself - sometimes I tune out the the simple yabberings of the RH idiot you have to live with!

Those weavy poles look like a lot of fun! Especially if there are treats involved!

10 CUPS!

I have 2 cups and a couple of treats... what a lightweight. But I suppose it takes a lot of food and energy to keep that RHUGE mass mobile...

Happy Wednesday!

Mack said...

Curly tongue fun is the best!

Maybe your mom needs to get some poles for RH at the Big & Tall store?

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Dexter!! You ARE the most agile! Too bad that Mango demolished your poles!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

doyle and mollie said...

hey mango my momma was wondering whether you have a piccy of your incredible handsome self with a mango cos i wanna use one for my next colour post that is if you can handle the exposure - maybe i can mash one up in photoshop if you dont? loves and licks

Nuthatch... said...

Very impressive Dexter - you've got to be the handsomest (and smartest) labradork we know :)

Tell the Mango that we hope he feels better soon. The GSPs seem to be prone to loose stools too in general. Our vet attributes it too living in an area with a lot of wildlife and the fact that Mom isn't fast enough to keep us out of puddles where we pick up all kinds of bacteria (and occasionally dead things). She doesn't worry too much as long as everything else stays healthy. We believe the ten cups :) Mac eats six cups and mom still can't keep weight on him.

Moco said...

Good job for all three of you.

dewdana said...

Wonderful weaving Pee Wee! I see that RH uses the bull dozer technique rather than your more agile slithery technique.
You are one handsome boy!
10 cups???? Holy cow!