Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dexter's Exercise Ball Update

Hey! Remember that exercise ball that momma bought for me a while ago? Well, now that it is cold and dark when she gets home from the work place, I have been using it some more to help blow off steam and keep my labrabutt firm.

But now the DOH has gotten the notion that the Relentlessly Huge should use it too. The result? Well, see for yourself...

Did you see the RH go over? I think he was as surprised as momma because he usually just has to put his front legs on the ball to get his cookie.

What the heck?

Me? I got this thing down pat. Although I am a bit impatient about the whole stay on the thing and bounce part.

BONUS! Check out this zoomie movie (with some extra agilities at the end)...

Speaking of agilities...

A month or so ago momma had a birthday and when master asked her what she wanted, she said, "New agility equipment for Dexter!" Seriously! Oh, that's my momma.

Last weekend she drove out to a big dog show to pick up some competition quality equipment just for ME! That's right! And I LOVE it! The weave poles don't fall down when I go super fast through them and the jumps are sturdy and brightly marked.

Now if I could just get her to take an action movie (heck, even the RH has been practicing).

Well, here is a preview anyway...

Dexter done!

P.S. Wow! We are already getting holiday cards! That is super fun. Plus our pals Jed and Abby sent a nice get well card to the RH. Don't worry, I am keeping the seizure monster away. Hey, I love the big guy too you know.


Gus said...

Wowser...agilities eequipment is a much nicer pressie than a trainer. Your Mom Rocks


Jen said...

Ohhh, we're all jealous just a little of that agility equipment! We've got GREAT weaves, frozen to the ground in the backyard where they are of no use to us right now! Winter caught me off guard!!

Looking good on the ball... it's such good exercise for the dogs, isn't it?!? We're working on it here too... especially, Spike!!

Jen and the BDC!

The Thuglets said...

Wicked! we just love your big exercise ball. We want one!

Loved the video of Mango the Man and of course Dexter.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Zona said...

You are most talented!!! Impressive!

Mango makes that ball look kind of small! Hehe..


Raymond and Busby said...

Wow! You've got some moves, Dexter! Coming from two cats, that's high praise indeed.

Glad to hear the RH is sleeping well and not having any monster visitors during his sleep.

Enjoy your weekend!

Priscilla said...

Your momma made the right wish and got the right prezzies for you! She's clever!

It's obviously that you're an agility star!!! Does Mango Man do the weave too? Just curious : )

KB said...

First, I am so impressed with the exercise ball games! My dog K is TERRIFIED of the exercise ball. The best she's ever done is poke it with her nose. For you, even RH put his paws on it. Wow!

I love those competition quality weave poles. K has the same problem with the poles falling over when she zooms through. If she is allowed to go back to agility next summer, I'm getting some with a nice base like that!!!!

Heather and Pumpkin said...

Oh Mango you never fail to impress me with your skills!


tula said...

Dex is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO the fav! come on.. although the new weave poles look supah cool. hey thanks fur the old ones! it helps me keep the cookie handles off:)

Headed to the Hudson Holiday stroll this afternoon.. paultrainerdude is suppose to have a booth & demonstrations.


Sue said...

Nice job on those weave poles!

I can just imagine the trouble my group could get into with that balance ball. I'm sure all the Water Dogs could balance, but they'd be pushing it around and using it to reach thing that I don't want them to reach.

Sam and Pippen said...

Yowzers! You guys are totally lucky on the fun times at your house!

Sam and Pippen

Ms. ~K said...

The exercise ball video is a hoot!

Dexter, you need to come run zoomies w/ us...Zack might give you a run for your money!

Happy Weekend,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

rottrover said...

Dexter, your agilitis and zoomies are most impressive. And you're just SO cute!!!

I have a bit of a crush :-)


Kari in WeHo said...

It looks like Mango might pop it! hee hee


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

Can you have your Mom send my Mom a peemail (she lost your mailing address) so we can send you a card? Pretty please? Mom's peemail is lizdranowATmodernskiracingDOTcom Thanks! We're thinking that Mom should use her exercise ball like that - she's been skiing and is no whining about her lack of butt muscles... Still, we're most impressed with you balancing abilities, Dexter. RH? Eh. There's a lot of you to balance on a relatively small little exercise peanut!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Dexter, I'm wondering if RH stands for Relentlessly Huge or... Royal Highness??? BOL!!

Samantha said...

You two are amazing on the stability ball - bravo! And your zoomies, Peewee, well... you are definitely a fast one - I would love to do a round with you (me, Sammie heheh)! But we applaud your Momma for ordering agility equipment for YOU for HER birfday (Happy Belated, Momma!) - that is too cool and it's bootiful, besides! Have a good weekend!
Sammie and Avalon

Niamh said...

You will be even better than ever at agility with the cool new equipment. Very noble of your DOH to get stuff for you for her birthday!

Maybe we should get an exercise ball for Ambrose to get rid of settersteam.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

The Thundering Herd said...

Love watching the exercise ball. You are so talented.

Maggie Mae said...

I am so impressed wif all of your abilities and agilities! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Marjie said...

I won't tell anyone you confessed to loving your brother. That's just not what friends do. My momma is getting all stressy about the Christmas and whatnot, but I'm just excited that maybe next weekend I get to go for my annual shopping trip to the Christmas Tree Farm!

Glad to see Mango learning from you about the exercise ball thing.


Oskar said...

Those are super cool agilities toys!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar said...

Genius! Why did I never think of getting a ball like that for my dog before? I am going to have to price them out. Thanks for the great footage! It has given me tons of new ideas for tiring out my manic puppy this winter.

Frankie Furter said...

Holy Cat Crap Dexter, your mom got some fantastical Birfday Pressies!!! She is sooooo lucky.
Hey... how soon are we gonna start hearing about MangoMinster 2011????
Loved your movies today. Real

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Hey Big Me's Momma!!!

Happy Belated Birfdays from yous Mini's... hu hu's!!

Okays... can me peese speak to me big self's now...

Big Me's!!!!
Yous Momma got some cool stuff for you and yous big adventures from yous daddy man for her birfdays 'dat cool!!!

Me still loves 'dat jellybean ball, butt 'den me saw 'dat videos and said thoughts.... STUNT DOUBLES
Me can for sure be yous stunt doubles when yous need a nap or break or date wits Tula or sometings.. butt it's gonna has to be after Christmas 'cuz me's all camped outs by 'da tree right nows.. hu hu's..

Oh.. and me's ridding 'da freezer of some most disturbing products!!

Laters big me's
yous Mini stunt doubles..
Anakin Man

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I wonder what those balls would do fur my FT?

PeeEssWoo: Nice zooooomies!

mayziegal said...

Wow! You're really good at that exercise ball, Dexter! And I thought Mango did really good, too. It looks very big and wobbly and I think it might be kind of skeery to me. But I'm glad you like it!

And how Most Awesome that your mom got you new agilities stuff for her birthday. I can hardly wait to see movies of you playing with it!

Wiggles & Wags,

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

Nice! That's all I want for my presents too, dog stuff! Those weaves poles look nice!!

I think Mango needs a bigger ball!

houndstooth said...

That agility equipment is very cool! I hope you get to make a lot of use of it.

I loved your giant peanut movie! Your little butt never stopped wiggling!


twobarkingdogs said...

I love labbies with the zoomies!

Mack said...

Those must be some seriously good nommies!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Leave it to the Moms to want pressies for their birthday that are for us pups. The Momster here said she wanted a gift card to the store where she buys this yummy raw food we have been getting. We think your new agility equipment looks awesome. And we never realized how huge your yard is. Great zoomies.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

How wonderful, Dex! And since the high-class equipment was for Dexter Momma's birthday, it doesn't even count as your Christmas pressie! We were most impressed with the Big Ball video: you for standing on top of it, and Mango for not flattening it when he hopped over it with such RH grace. Of course, Mango has a lot of ladies to stay in shape for, and we know you just like to please your momma.

Happy Belated Birthday, Mango Momma!

Jed & Abby

Benny and Lily said...

Wow, cool. We know the feeling though. We have that huge darn ball over here.
Benny & Lily


Hey Mango
Which balls were you exercising?

FiveSibesMom said...

Love the exercise ball video and pics! Mango did great! And well, somebody else there (ahem, Dexter) looks like a little pro!

Happy Belated Birthday to your Hu-Mom from the FiveSibes and their Hu-Mom!

The Boston Lady said...

Dexter I am so impressed with the footage of you going through those poles. Your Momma is so generous to ask that her presents be for your and RH benefit. I loved watching the exercise ball footage. Mango had some trouble, but you are quite good! No snow for you guys yet? Ann TBL

Carol from Down Under said...

Now that was impressive. The Mango exercising! No wonder you are in such good shape. Dexter, you are a buff, running machine. Maybe someone should hold some dog olympics. Happy belated birthday Mango Momma. Love Carol

Wild Dingo said...

Oh my! Those zoomies look so pro! Dex: are you a pro?

Mango looks really svelt lately... and he is very good at agilities... here he is: Hop! Look at Momma and expect to be paid for hop...

The exercise ball rocked! i wish we did stuff like you guys. now all i do is study stoooopid french and teach myself to cook. i miss my dawg dayz...

rottrover said...

Dudes! We watched your zoomies video again without mom -- you guys have the total cool dog estate set up. We are incredibly jelly. You have a pawsome Momma!! Do you guys have room for three rottweilers? We don't eat much...We'll bring our won beds...

Amber and Nala said...

I think I would hurt myself on that ball. ;)


Tucker said...

Mango, I can't believe you come near that bouncy ball. I'd be so scared of it.

woof - Tucker

dewdana said...

very nice with the exercise ball! You have me believing that Moose might even be able to do it!The zoomies were mosti mpressive. I thought the video was sped up then I realized that was all labrasteam!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Ooh! Love the video with the exercise ball! Now Hsin-Yi is all excited and wants to get me one too! :-)

Honey the Great Dane