Monday, December 27, 2010

BIG SNOW by Dexter

Last night we got the first big snow of the season. Maybe a foot or so which is a lot to fall all at once in these parts. Needless to say, I had momma up and about to clear things off bright and early.

Then I had to awaken the RH. He claims to have had a seizure monster hangover and was moping about. But I told him that he had to put on a show of strength to demonstrate that he is better than some cowardly seizure monster. So, with momma's help, I coaxed him out into the yard for a workout.

Starting with wind sprints and if this sight doesn't strike fear into monster hearts I don't know what will.

I coached him through some balancing exercises for his boo boo leg. Note that I have successfully managed him to put most of his weight on just TWO leggies. Excellent. Like ready for the Olympics, right?

The I broke out the special snowtime fun ball and showed him some exercises to build the strength in his rear end.

OK, not bad, a bit more horizontal that I would have liked, but nice extension.

Next up, ass lifts. These are good for strong shoulders and also your abdominal area.

No, no, no, lift your big butt, you moron. We already finished the hiney work.

I suppose that exercise is too much if your ass weighs 87 pounds. I'll give credit for a nice stretch of the entire rear quarters. But might want to lower your tail a bit. We can see your smiley face.

Ruh roh, that's his I'm going to fart look. Stand clear! Guess we'll have some melted snow there.

Cuteness alert! Hehehe.

Dexter done!

P.S. I added the seizure monster be gone sign to our sidebar. Thanks Mama Lamb!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...
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Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I hope woo two are enjoying MY snow!!!

Woo look khwite handsome and khrakhker in it!!!

Khyra The Snowless Fluffy Tail

Kari in WeHo said...

Hooray for happy snow play time!


Corbin said...

We got lots of snow too! I'm going to go outside and try out some of those exercises...

The Thundering Herd said...

Dex, you are the best little brother, no matter what Mango says.

Kira said...

How kind of you to help train the RH!


jen said...

Love your snow Dexter...we are running out so send some of that stuff our way so we can try your ass exercises...Sherman is getting a bit too much junk in his trunk if you know what I mean:)

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

dexter, does mango know you're telling everyone that you're his personal fitness trainer? I think it's wonderful of you to help out!

The snow looks really pretty from waaaaaaay over here!

Wild Dingo said...

WTF? I step away from my computer for a few days and I see the seizure monster came again?

what does vanilla ice cream do after a seizure?

and as for the farting... at least you have warning!

3 doxies said...

Will them ass excercises work fur my mum? Her keeps saying it used to be somewheres else...and squatting 110 lbs AIN'T helpin'. I just live heres, I don't ask questions.

Please send Khyra some snow...I think her feels left out.

Neighbors haves made ALL kinds of call today and no sign of their doggie:(

Raymond and Busby said...

We think the EPA just issued an air pollution alert for the area around your estate!

Barbara said...

We were sorry to hear the evil seizure monster got you in the bathroom and hope you feel much better now.

I think the earthquake sensor picked up that fart!

houndstooth said...

Dexter, you're such a thoughtful brother to spend all that time coaching the RH through those special exercises! Please tell Mango that we're thinking about him and hoping he feels better soon! *snicker* Your comments about him always crack us up!


Benny and Lily said...

You guys are having so much fun in that snow. We would for sure get lost in it. What are you saying Mango? BOL
Benny & Lily

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Dex, so glad you are taking care of your big bro! Good workout!!!

Anonymous said...

That is a wicked amount of snow! My arms feel tired looking at all that shovelling fodder. While I was wishing for some of that to be headed in our direction, now that Christmas is over, I wouldn't mind if it would stay away for good. As fun as it is to play in... Ugh. I think it's time for a break. I am quite happy living vicariously through your photos!

Sue said...

That's quite a workout. You seem to exercises for every part of the body. We'll have to get busy. Are you putting out an exercise video?
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Yes indeed, seizure monster BE GONE for good!!!

We think you need help enjoying that snow so we are going to try to come join you. AND we think Mother Nature is not being very fair about sharing the snow with us.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Ms. ~K said...

It was so good to see you BOTH out enjoying your snow! That was quite a scary face there Mango...but we still think you're a big, lovable sweetheart!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your momma must appreciate Mango farts if it helps her to clear the snow! That was a big job! Now if the wind would only quit!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Carol from Down Under said...

Dexter dude. Great job with your big brother. You should take up personal training. If you can make Mango lift that huge bottom in the air you can help anyone. That snow looks amazing. Tell me, Momma is it great to have snow like that or is it a pain in the axxx? We don't get anything like it here. One snow fall every 30 years and then only just covers the ground. Take care Dexter. Hugs to you and Mango. No worries, love Carol. ps if I saw that seizure monster coming towards me, I would shift a toilet too. Scary! xx

Frankie Furter said...

Wow!! I wouldn't even be able to MOVE in that much snow. You can keep it... or.. send it to Khyra.
I can't even imagine how you can WALK in that freezing stuffs... let alone do all those grrrreat moves.
You two are the KINGS of Snow!!!

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

Was that a shovel I saw in that first picture? Shovel?!? Seriously? Anyhoo.... Dexter, nice work as the RH's personal trainer - and don't worry that your student couldn't get all the exercises right on the first try. Although that 'almost standing on two feet' pose was, ah, impressive. Heehee. Happy snow zoomies (or snow lumberings as the case may be)!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Dex you are doing such a good job help Mango out. What better way than in the snow..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Stella said...

Hey. Peewee, I am proud of you for rousting Mango out of bed and giving him some rigorous training!

Good for him, good for you!


The Thuglets said...

WOW..that is some white stuffie you got there!

Dexter well done on helping Mango with his training some great moves he has got there.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

The Boston Lady said...

Dexter you did an fantastic job putting Mango through his paces. And the scary Mango face picture is sure to keep that seizure monster at bay as well as the sign at the top of the blog. Stay well and warm. Ann TBL

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

Craperinis..we just heard bout that stoopid evil seizure monster...oh, you need me??? I can be up by broom in a second seein' that I'm already in Boston medicat.. er smoothie-ing Archie from the plows...perhaps you could use my butt pads I have to give me that fuller bottomed look in certain outfits to pad that sink and did you really call it the crapper? I'm tryin' to think of the French wordie, but I can't member it....anywho, I think I'll just broom over to see ya, dear Boy....

Love to Dexter and your Peeps...



Oskar said...

Great job helping him out Dex!

Nubbin wiggles,

The Island Cats said...

Hi ya, Dex! That sure is a lotta snow you got!! And we loved seeing you and Mango playing in it!! Glad Mango is doing okay now.

Priscilla said...

LOL another hilarious post!!

You look so happy in the snow, and so does Mango! I hope all your exercises will help with his hind legs!!

JD and Max said...

Hiya Dexter - you are a great lil' bro' you know offering support and training advice! Good to see Mango shaking off that evil seizure monster with your encourangement of course. You really know how to have fun in the white stuff. Our snow has all gone now but we've been told we'll get some more by the new year. FH doesn't want any more - we say bring it on!!

Schanuzer snuggles - JD and Max.

JackDaddy said...

I think I could use a few of those 'ass lifts' myself. Maybe you could do a work-out video!

Glad that things got back to 'normal' quickly.

Lorenza said...

That is a lot of snow!
But I am happy to see you and Mango enjoyed it!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

That sure is a mighty BIG snow!! We are glad that you convinced Mango to get out and play in it with you!

All of our paws are crossed that Mango beats that seizure monster!! Prayers and good thoughts sent your way!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Big Me's!! You and Yous Big adventures look like yous having fun in 'da snow!!
Me is glad yous feeling betters and love 'da action shots!! Me momma likes the shot 'dats titled cuteness alert!! Hers agrees..
Okays.. me told yous me has 'dat same yellow ball, butt for some reason next to yous it looks much bigger.. hu hu's
Me's been working outs..

We's tinking of yous and make sures to keep 'dat big adventures in lines!

Laters Big Me's,
Yous Twinner,
Anakin Man

Asta said...

Dawling Pee Wee
Thank dog that you awe thewe to help my Welentlessly hooge and adowable fwiend Mango. I just now saw that that wat the seizoowe monstew came awound again but that wif youw help Mango has thwown him out again. I love the pictoowes of you putting him thwoo his excewcises to help him get stwongew fow this awful fight
smoochie kisses

tula said...

But where's the snowperson? mango can woo pass the gas on my driveway plz. then fad won't be a crabby grouch all day from shoveling snow when there's no place to put it.


No more seizure monstahs! i'm the only monstah in town!

Ina in Alaska said...

The only authorized monster in your neck of the woods is the GREEN MONSTER at Fenway!!!

Wow, you got lots of fluffy white snow!!! Looks so pretty and looks like the boys had a blast in the snow. thank goodness Momma is a big help with the shovel (just like me)!!! Have fun and stay safe. xoxoxo

Sierra Rose said...

Great workout Dexter!
Sorry to hear about the seizure monster returning :( Hope you are ok Mango!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey pals
We're sorry to hear Mango had another visit from the seizure monster. We wish he would go away for good and let our pal be!!

That is a serious lot of snow you got there. Dexter mate, you're going to disappear if you get any more snow.

Noah xx

violett said...

Hello Dex, you are a nice brother!
I do not say it with pleasure because I am mangos friend. And for mango it are the bigmouth. But you well look!
What is right, must remain right!

Enjoys both to many, nice snow. And greets to me my mango. I hope, everything is okay again.
Lots of love

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Oh Dex'
We are also crossing paws, toes, fingers (whatever is available) that the seizure monster will not reappear EVER!
You both look like you are having fabulous fun in that snow of yours. We are rather envious. A white Christmas! dream!

Anonymous said...

Luved the Mango comin at us like a tank with a HUGE mouth! :D That should scare off anythin!

A foot of snow? Wow! Great powder to play in and it looks like Dexter and Mango made the most of it :)

Waggin at ya,

Sapphire said...

cuteness FULL alert!
sorry to hear that Mango had seizures again. wishing you all well and a happy new year.

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

Boy, you are a serious coach aren't you?!

We're sorry that the RH had another seizure but glad he recovered quickly from it. May the Monster stay away now.

Tommy *and the whole Gang)

Mack said...

You two really got your exercise in that white stuff!!

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Mango and Dexter...
Mango we over visiting Dog Daze where we read about your visitor creeping in on monster feet in the middle of the night. We wanted to come by to give your our purrs and wish you and your peeps and bro well. We hope and pray you will have no more visits now that you have the 'be gone sign' on your sidebar.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're sorry Mango is having more seizures. We send lots of purrs and tail wags for him. And for all of his family because we know you're very concerned about him.

Marjie said...

Less than 125 miles from here, Philly and NY both got 12" to 24" of snow. We supposedly got 5" of snow, but it's not in my yard! So my boys have not taken me out to play in the snow. Looks like you guys are having fun, and Dexter has the right idea for banishing the seizure monster! (My sister has developed seizures. Are you twins?)


Cara n Crew said...

You're such a good brofur, Dexter, to help Mango with the excercising! Our doggy bro is jealous of all of that snow! Purrs for Mango that the seizure-monster will stay away.

Fraidy Cats Pip, Smidgen, Minnie (and Hollie too!)

Ina in Alaska said...

Hello Mango and Mango Momma! To answer your question over on ye olde bloggie, the new footers are 6ft steel, pile driven into the ground. The old footers were concrete, and were put in about 25 years ago by Mr. O and his son. I told Mr. O he needed to stick to his day job --- turns out all those years ago he was EXTREMELY and UNCOMFORTABLY CLOSE to the gas line when he augered down those old posts!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo

Junior and Orion said...

Mango, we are sorry to hear those evil seizures came for a visit. We hope it is nothing extreme and that you are alright now. We will be purring for you!

Anonymous said...

Oh, gosh, Mango! I go away for a few days and the Seizure Santa comes to pay a visit to you? I'm so sorry. I don't think that sounds like a very nice Santa at ALL. Does he have reindeer? If so, I hopes they step all over him and then POOP on him!

But it sure does look like you're having a really good time in the snow and showing Seizure Santa he can't keep you down. I wish we had some snow in Collie-rado. Do you think you could arrange for that?

Wiggles & Wags,

achieve1dream said...

Oh my goodness!! That is a TON of snow!! Have fun!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We join the chorus of dismay: step away for a few days and the evil S.M. slithers back! Maybe it was because so many of us were away, not keeping watch? Glad to see RH is feeling better. Good job, Dex, to step up and take over as RH's excellent PT coach! Keep him at it, no shirking. Sort of snow therapy, in lieu of the aquatherapy RH couldn't line up last month. Never heard of ice cream as seizure therapy, but what could it hurt?

Jed & Abby

Lola said...

We had that snow, too. And lost power for a while. We had a lot on our paws, taking care of things around here, but we love the snow. I mean Franklin and I love the snow. The humans have mixed feelings at best.

Please give Mango licks for us. I'm glad he's feeling pretty good now.

lotsa licks, Lola

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Glad Mango is feeling better!
~ The Bunch

Jazzi said...

Hey guys!! That is alot of snow!!! Looks like you both enjoyed it and you both are way to funny!! and very cute too!!


rottrover said...

Love the second picture. Mango looks like he should be 'M' from Romping and Rolling in the Rockies! Dex, you're rubbing off on him. He looks like a Lab n motion! (sorry, Mango Man -- it's the flying ears...)

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We popped over to leave healing purrs for Mango ~ we read on the CB abowt his seizures. We hope he is much better soon.

ocmist said...

Still no snow here... :( We've had a TON of rain, though. They say that last week we got the same amount of rain as we usually get for ALL YEAR!!! We did that in just FOUR DAYS!!! We are lucky that we live on the side of the foothills because several of the towns around here got totally flooded! This is a DESERT and we aren't used to rain like this. Looks like you have a lot of fun in that snow stuff. We sure hope we get some of it around here, though Grammy isn't quite as excited about the idea. She's not thrilled about taking Grandma OC out to go potty at 3 or 4 a.m. in the snow... it's been bad enough in the rain!

We caught up on your posts now, and were rather upset to find out that you have been dueling with the Seizure Monster again. It is sweet that Dexter treats you so nice after things calm down, and interesting that he might be able to foretell the onset of the monster's nearness. Grammy is going to get back to praying about that specifically again, and we would appreciate your Mom's prayers for our Grandma OC as she hasn't been feeling well all day, and will probably be going to the vet tomorrow if she's not a lot better. The CCC

AFSS said...

Dexter, You are a very good brother. We has to make sure Scylla gets enough exercise and it is very hard work believe us, so we know what effort you put into getting Mango to exercise.

Chester said...

I heard about the evil seizure monster grabbin' hold of you from Ms. K so I thought I better run over here and hold your relentlessly huge paw till ya feel better.

But dawg! I can't do that when I'm holdin' my belly 'cuz I'm laughin' so hard at your post. Plus I gotta get Mom a tissue 'cuz she sprung a leak in her eyes again. (see your smiley face-BOL!)

While I'm gettin' one for her, I might as take one to snack on while I travel the long and windin' road back to her.

I hope no more monsters visit you Mango. Mebbee it's just Dexter pullin' your relentlessy hugified leg?

Woofs and slightly huge slobbers,
Chester ;0=)