Friday, July 23, 2010

Lightning and Another Day at Day Camp

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Dexter here reporting that we have had lots of lightning and thunders, but no rain! Well, at least it cooled off a bit last night.

Even though there have been big storms all around us, they usually travel up Rt. 20 just north of our estate and don't make big winds or anything scary right on top of us.

Momma, Master, RH, and I like to hang out in the yard and watch the lightning storms.

I'm not bothered by thunder and lightning. I'm a gun dog after all and of course the Relentlessly Not Processing His Surroundings doesn't even know there is a weather event happening.

You can watch our latest storm here.

Not much action for me lately. Momma is suffering from the busy brain... again! Sigh. I even missed my agilities class this week (although we did practice weave poles in the yard - having trouble with that whole entrance thing).

At least I still got to go to day camp.

This week there was a goat there.

And a sheep!

Check out my new day camp movie here.

You can see how exhausting it is, especially with the gauntlet of doom at the beginning and end of the day.

Gosh, when I got home I just crashed. Not even the energy to get properly into the bed.

Hey! See the RH's big old foot there? Yeah, he is doing fine. Thanks again for all your nice words. Plus clever momma put a towel down on the carpet and it soaked up most of his stinky pee and then she used the Woolite Heavy Traffic carpet cleaner since it seemed to get the most votes and now the carpet is good as new.

After a restorative supper and a quick potty run outside I managed to drag my weary labraself to bed.

Day camp days rock!

Dexter done!


The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We're not even getting lightning as a teaser - the rain just goes around the mountains and doesn't come here.

Glad to hear the RH is doing better - we had be concerned about him.

School looks like fun - no wonder you're tired.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Mack said...

We are so very pleased to hear RH is doing better. Lord he has a big paw.

Anyway, that daycare thing sounds like so much fun. Rest up!

ocmist said...

WOW! A sheep AND a goat! That is right up our alley! We want to visit and go to your Doggie Daycare place!

We are also so glad to hear that Dear Mr. Mango is doing fine and dandy. As for the thunder/lightening storms... Grandma OC Hates them, but we've never had one before a couple of days ago, and we would just bark when the house would shake! We didn't know if an elephant was out there scratching it's back or something and we should chase it off!

The CC Pups

Niamh said...

That camp looks like a great place Dexter and the people there really like you. We are not afraid of thunder and lightening either but we are not allowed to sit outside and watch it since our person is thunderphobic! Glad Mango and the carpet are doing fine.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

monica said...

must say, great with a daycamp with so much WILD LIFE, sort of.. we don't have that in DK. Daycamps, that is..

Good the RH is doing better, and that you PeeWee kept a close eye on him after the "event"..

Great sofa pose :o)

The Thundering Herd said...

That long hall kills us, but you are getting much more confident about it.

El'bow and Hauwii said...

nice lightnig
sanne love that :D
well that "sheep" was one of our older sister
wen sanne was about 14years she had a dog like that a pyreneese mountain dog her name was TICA
so nice doggies

El'bow & Hauwii

Lola said...

You got the best day camp, Dexter. It sounds like life's been busy but pretty good for you and RH. I'm so glad that everything seems to be going well. Love your photos and your movie, too.

wags, Lola

Maggie Mae said...


Your Day camp looks like lots of fun!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

PeeS Grreat video of the flashy sky!

3 doxies said...

Sooooooo, did ya'll miss me while I was away? Wait, you said say you didn't even know I was gone! Oh dat be shameful...sigh.

You gots some very interesting wildlife ats you camp...I would haves never thunk it. I bets there is a bear there somewheres too.

Ya look purty pooped out theres running outs of steam?

We are so thankful Mango is doing betters. He sures did give everbuddy a scare.


Heather and Ellie said...

We've been loving our lightning storms! That's an incredible picture--out here where there are so many trees it's hard to capture it. It's odd you aren't getting rain, with each of our storms we gets buckets of it. And well needed, too! It's been such a dry year.

Busby and Raymond said...

Day camp looks fun but exhausting! We hope your weather cools off soon. Please give the RH at love bite from us.

tula said...

the weathermen don't know up from down. Tornado warnings. blahblahblah. T-storm warnings. nuthin. yep, just a skylight show.. woo had a great view from the estate!

hey pee wee, what do they call your camp: farmville? hehehehe. Norweed's at coocoo camp fridays.

Sue said...

Our Mom doesn't like lightening, so she won't let us go out to watch it.

You have a very busy daycare, no wonder you're so tired at the end of the day.

Ms. ~K said...

Your mom makes the best videos!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

The Army of Four said...

Ooooh, beautiful lightning shot!

MAXMOM said...

Hey there Dex'
It sounds like you have the Canine United Nations at your boot camp! LOL!
Those lightning storms can be really frightening. Tammy-Girl is also a gun dog, but still she's nervous.
Send lotsluv to the big dude too...and his momster!

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

I loved the day camp video! Especially when Dexter is doing his sideways walk down the hallway to greet you. Cabana does a sideways walk, too, and I've always wondered why. I thought it was from being on leash....

Glad the Big'Un is doing well and that the carpet cleaned up so easily!

Sam said...

What kind of day camp is this that there are goats and sheep there? Are you sure you're a gundog and not a farmdog?

I am glad your big bro seems to be doing just fine.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That weather video was wikhked khool as they say!

AND I liked your trek to the Day Khamp Zoo -

It seems the resident SH has khwite the happy tail!

I khould tell woo were khwite the tired Labradork as woo made the trek bakhk to Momma -

I like how she wears mommmagrammed sneaks!


Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom turned on your storm video and I ran and hid! I don't like thunder and lightning, Dexter! It scares me!
Your mom and dad are very brave to sit outside while it's happening!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Marjie said...

But you didn't tell us why the goat and sheep were at Doggy Day Camp! Ah, well, one of life's Great Mysteries. At least you had fun.


Anonymous said...

Roo has never heard of a doggy day camp with sheep and goats. Next time you go maybe there'll be a giraffe?

Wanting to go to Dexter's camp,

Frankie Furter said...

Camp Hunch a Bunch surely gets some strange campers. Glad that the RH is doing well.

Rebecca and Daisy Mae said...

You look like one tired dude in that last picture! Enjoy lounging around buddy!
Daisy Mae

the booker man said...

hiyas dex!
yeah, we keep getting the lightning and boomies at my house, too, but no rain. the grass is getting really prickle-y, which is totally no funsies to roll in.
i would be way tired, too, if i went to your day camp. it is all kinds of exciting, and then you throw a sheep and a goat into the mix?!
glad to hear that the RH is still feelin' the betterment!
the booker man

Kari in WeHo said...

I love watching lightning!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Cool light show you had there. We are expecting some over the weekend - anything to break this oppressive heat.

Pee Wee, you look happier coming down the long hall to go home than you do when you get there. But then you seem to have so much fun in there. We see a sibe there too - is he King of the Mountain or something - he is always up high.

Have a great weekend.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Asta said...

Those awe the bestest kind of days when you awe exhaustewed fwom fun..but a goat??? and a sheep???you do live in the countwy , I guess, hehehe

I'm glad the WH is doing well..I'm sending hooge smoochie kisses fow all of you

houndstooth said...

I think you'd better check, Dex! I'm not sure that's a goat or a sheep. Just sayin'!

I'm sorry your mom has been so busy, but glad to hear RH is doing okay!


Those Elgin Pugs said...

Hello Dexter!! It's Josie!! I tinks yous pretty cool!! Great pho-toes of 'da lighting strikes!! It's hot heres wits heat Dex (hee hee) like over 100 and it's going to storms!! We's got deck to hit in case of danger!! EwE's looks comfy's ons 'da couch's!! Snorts.. okay so Anakin (whatever) wants to talk to yous brother..can yous put him on 'da horn??... xoxo Josie

Hello's 'deres big me's!!
It's yous little selfs!!
I's saws yous foots so I's knows yous be okays!!
I's glads yous doing betters and Likes 'da Mango songs!!!
Yous take it easy breezy and I's Ketchups laters!!

Yous little selfs!!
Anakin Man

Deborah said...

Hey there! Ariel can tell me lightning is coming before I even know it's coming, then she hides!
Just dropped by to say have a good weekend!

1000 Goldens said...

Dex - what is up with farm critters hanging out at doggie day camp? P.S. Your Mom is becoming a ninja with her video editing skills.

Eric said...

Watch ot for that goat from your day camp Dexter. next thing you know he'll be turning up at your agilities and showing you doggies how to do it.

Fab news mango is okey dokey now. Paws crossed.

Wiry wags Eric xxx

hero said...

Storms and lightning can be interesting to watch... but it would be more fun if we all can go out to play. Your day camp place looks very interesting with so many furiends... and farm animals too. I'm glad that RH has recovered from his seizure ordeal.

Licks, hero

Samantha said...

That goat and sheep thing practically made Mama choke on her coffee! Dexter, you sure have a great time at camp! Great place! And Mango; glad to hear that you are doing better... We are totally amazed that you are both so good around those loud eastern storms - the slightest thunder makes me growl for hours. Beautiful photos of the lightening!
Big Hugs xoxoxo

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Oh Dexter, camp sounds wonderful! And thanks for sharing those awesome lightning pics!
So sorry to hear about Mango's seizure. The episode sounds a lot like what happened to me - I had a period of a couple of months where I had 3 seizures. Afterward I was very confused and upset, and ran away from my mom and dad. My vet also thinks that I have idiopathic epilepsy, but I have not had any more seizures in over a year. I hope you don't have any more either. Sending love and hugs!

Sierra Rose said...

Dexter!! Your day camp vid has kept us laughing :) How did you do that...such a speedy camp :)
I think I would be scared in the dry storm...all the kabooms and flashes..I would probably go NUTS!
Great post!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Sargeant said...

Hey Labradude, this is Frankie Furter's cousin Sarge.
Boy, your camp looks great! Perfect napping pose...I often use this one myself.
I'm really super glad to hear Mango is doing well. I was worried and sent lots of pawsitive vibes his way.
Take care of each other...and have fun.
Grr and Woof,

Holly and Khady said...

I just went back and read about what happened to Mango! My sibe sister Abby has been on anti-seizure medication for 12 years now. She takes potassium bromide. And yes, most vets will wait to see if dogs have a second seizure before placing them on any kind of medication, just in case it was a one time thing.

One thing you can do if he does have another seizure is to grab a bag of frozen veggies or a cold washcloth and place it on his tummy. This helps cool him.

We are sure hoping for it to be nothing serious. And, dogs can live a long, happy life having epilepsy. Look at Abby. She's 15!

Take care!!!

Holly and Khady

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello dexter its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow livestok at day care!!! wot nekst birds??? fish??? ninja hedjhogs??? small hyoomans??? the mind boggels!!! ok bye

Anonymous said...

I don't mind storms too much but boy, Brudder Ranger does! Um, don't tell him I told you that, okay?

Sheep and goats??? What kinda crazy daycamp do you go to?

Wiggles & Wags,

Amber and Nala said...

Day camp looks so fun Dexter but was there REALLY a sheep and a goat? ;) What happened to Mango...I must go catch up now. :)


Lorenza said...

Lighting! Pawesome! I live to bark at them!
Very interesting to see a goat and a sheep there at the daycare!
Sure you were tired at the end of the day!
Glad to know Mango is doing well!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Bouncing Bertie said...

Haven't seen lightening like that since I lived in Oklahoma 20 years ago!
Cheers, Gail.
PS from Bertie - I haven't yet ever seen lightening. Is it supposed to be scary?

violett said...

Yours mama makes great videos!
You are very courageous to run outdoors with thunderstorm.
I am not afraid, but it is eerie to me.
With the last thunderstorm, I have sat with mummy and dad at night on the terrace. We have watched.

I like your camp. You certainly have a lot of fun.

Lots of love in mango, we are glad that he is better.

Kissis for you

Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow - that is some lightening!! And my human says your video of the storm was more exciting than that movie, "Twister"! :-)

I didn't know that they allowed 'FARM ANIMALS' at your day camp??

Honey the Great Dane