Monday, January 10, 2011

It WAS My Birthday

You know how the RH said I could take over his blog while he is off doing his dumb show? Yeah, well did he also tell you that yesterday was my birthday? I bet not. Not only that, but I am supposed to remind everybody to put a google reader link on their list to Mango Minster so that they don't miss any of the "excitement."

So here I am, reporting to you that yesterday was my third birthday and we did NOTHING.

Not only that, but momma said, "Dexter, let's post the photos from last weekend when Tula and Norwood came over and pretend it was your birthday celebration."

Sometimes I wonder if I am the only one grounded in reality around here.

But in order to keep the peace, I AM going to post from that visit which was, let's see, now 8 days ago and if you are so inclined, you can pretend it is my birthday celebration.

First of all, the RH and Tula went for a walk in the woods together with Norwood as chaperon.

Photo by Norwood

Here they are. Mango hoping to get a little closer. I could hear him howling his love song to her all the way back at the estate.

Photo by Norwood

Let's cut to the good stuff. While Tula and Mango retired to recuperate from their lethargic stroll, Norwood and I made a bee line for the back yard to work on our funballs agilities.

Fun Aunt Dee volunteered to setup the jumps. Raise that bar if you don't mind.

Here I am showing my style off to Norwood. Nice hang time, don't you think?

Not bad for a beginner.

Camera suck up. Don't let that sweet face fool you. He was all over jumping cracker dog earlier on.

Our good dog shoot. Note that we are both good sports about the whole thing even though we were forced to lay down IN THE FREEZING COLD MUD and try to look adorable.

Here is the super funballs movie.

I thought my jumping was so impressive I made a slow motion version you can watch here.

OK, I'm off to pretend that I got something for my birthday.

Dexter Done!

P.S. Norwood actually remembered my birthday. At least I have one friend. Well, more than one because several of you sent me good wishes for which I am very thankful. Norwood posted more about our funballs day on his blog here.


Maggie and Mitch said...

We just came from Norwood's blog, PeeWee! We can't believe your birthday was forgotten! We sure hope your momma makes it up to you DOUBLE good today!
Happy birthday, Dexter!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Ohh Dexter Dude,We dids not know it was your Burfday butt I will makes a note ovs it so we wont forgets it it next time .
Hope your Momma makes it ups to you sweet guy
Richie 'n' Ronnii
xx xx xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

No fair Dexter! Ooooo your Momma better do somethin really really special for yaz now! Like celebrate your birthday all week long! That's what I'm thinkin :)

Happy Belated Birthday Dexter!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

It woo are THAT smart of a Labradork, woo would have reminded her -

I mean, it's not like she hasn't had a load of RH things on her DOH brain!

I'm sure it was all a ruse - that there will be a surprise pawty with guests khoming from all ovFUR the world -

Oh wait...that's Mango Minster 2011

PeeEssWoo: Maybe woo need to sponsour a khategory fur furgotten siblings!


Carol from Down Under said...

Oh poor sweet Dexter. Happy Birthday. I can't believe the cruelty of it all. No present, no special yummies, no tummy rubs. Sending you birthday hugs and hope you get a belated cake at least! Take care sweetpea. Love Carol.

3 doxies said...

OH NO!!!!!! Twas your birfday and nobuddy knews it...I is sorry but if it helps then...HAPPY BIRFDAY!!!!!!!!!!!
I can so jump overs them sticks...NOT!


Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Happy Birthday buddy - I think you deserve cake !


Benson & Ping

Jen said...

Oh Dexter! I'm so sorry I didn't wish you a happy birthday yesterday!! That's truly HORRIBLE you didn't get a present or a cake or anything! But, if it makes you feel better, Sophie'll send you some birthday kisses. :)

Jen and he Black Dog Crew

HoundDogMom said...

Oh, PeeWee we are so sorry you had to have a pretend B-Day celebration. We wish you a very well deserved Belated B-Day. The HoundDogs

Priscilla said...

Hi Dexter, it was so awful that your birthday was forgotten and you had to pretend whatever had happened eight days ago as your celebration! I feel so sorry for you.
However, I know you wouldn't mind it at all as you are a great lab and you have a big heart.

Happy Belated Birthday, Dexter!!!

Maggie Mae said...


Mom and me is sorry dat we missed your barkday yesterday but we did not know 'bouts it. It looks like you had a fun day! Happy BeLated Barkday!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

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

Dexter, we ar so sorry to be a day late in celebrating your birthday, but we did spend most of yesterday in Internet hell anyway so we wouldn't have been much good.

We keep wondering this year's MangoMinster categories and have just one question: which category do you think that last year's winner, Clive, might have entered in this year?

We're looking forward to lots of your adventures, Dexter!


Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Oh DExter we are feeling so guilty we did not know about your birthday.


Happy belated birthday to you
Happy belated birthday to you
Happy belated birthday dear Dexter
Happy belated birthday to you.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Gus said...

We think you deserve a celebration RIGHT NOW!

Gussie and Teka

Chester said...

Don't feel so bad PeeWee, my bday was pretty much uneventful this year also. My PUs are gettin' lazy in their OLD age.

Your day with Mango and Tula was definitely worth sharin' - Mom and I totally enjoyed it. The only thing that woulda made it better was if I was there to go cracker dawg with youse twos too!

Woofs and bday caked slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

jen said...

Happy belated birthday to you Pee Wee!
We like the header picture with you and slobber on your head!

Mack said...

Happy Belated Birthday Dexter!
That video looks cold!

The Paw Relations said...

Happy Belated Birthday Dexter!

Brr those pictures look very cold!

Minna Krebs said...

Happy Birthday~~a bit belated~~ PeeWee!!!!

I am shocked that the DOH wanted to pass off a previous event as your birthday celebration!?!? I didn't even see a proper cake or GIFTS in da fotos!!!

Frankie Furter said...


I can NOT believe that SHE did this to you AGAIN this year!!!!


Ruby Bleu said...

Happy Barkday Dex! What a mature boy you are to take this whole barkday thing in stride...I bet you'll get some nommy snackies for it!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

Happy Belated Birthday Dexter-Dude! Sadly the momma does that around here sometimes too but then...she makes it up to us! Aire-hugs and kisses to you from all us here in Houston-town!

Anny said...

Oh.. we are sorry we forgots Dexter :) Happy Belated Birthday to you... and hope you did get cake today... did u?

woofs n licks,

Jazzi said...

Oh sorry you got forgotten about!! How terrible, I hope they make up fur it!! HAppy Birthday!!


Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Ohhh your Momma is so mean. But maybe she thinks the same way as mine that once you get older you don't want to celebrate and tell everyone your age?

Raymond and Busby said...

Happy belated birthday Dexter! We're sorry that you had to pretend today's blog post was your birhtday celebration. It does look like you had a real funballs good time with Norwood though.

achieve1dream said...

Happy birthday Dexter!! I loved the video. You are such a show off lol. Sorry you didn't get to have fun on your actual birthday. Make your mom do something great to make up for it!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Dexter, I am sure your birthday was not forgotten and mango is planning a surprise party for you! Pretend to be surprised!

ha! You are pretty good at poopin' over that jump!

Anonymous said...

Came here 'cause Dennis told me to.

Brilliant blog!

Lovely HUGE dog!

V nice.

Homer said...

Happy Belated Birthday Dexter!


Niamh said...

I feel your pain Dexter! We younger brothers get so neglected -limited blog time and forgotten birthdays. It is very sad. So Happy Birthday from one who knows what you are going through.

Your friend,

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Birthday, Dexter - we hope you had a good day. You are quite the high jumper - we were very impressed with that video.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

houndstooth said...

When we saw it on Norwood's blog, we kept watching for a birthday announcement here, but never saw one! Happy Belated Birthday, Dex!

We're so looking forward to your stint on the blog again during Mango Minster!


rottrover said...

Oh Dexter. We've read your bio on your sidebar several times, but Mom's losing the grey matter. Happy Birthday, friend. It looks like you and the Norwood are well suited play pals. Hope you get to spend more funballs time with him this year.

BTW, cuz Mom worries about this stuff, I tore my ACL last summer and the v.e.t. told Mom that rotties and labs are both prone to this injury because of the way our knees are constructed. And the injury can occur from jumping -- or in my case, a lightning-fast response to the sound of a strange dog next door. Please take care of yourself and take your glocemine even though you're only 3!!

Happy Birthday,


Marjie said...

Looks like you had a rollicking good time, even if it wasn't your actual birthday. Tell your Momma to rush right out to the supermarket and buy a Sara Lee Banana Cake right now. Banana is my second favorite flavor of cake, and she can start to make up for neglecting you with that!


violett said...

Hello Dex,
postdaily: happy Birthday for you!
We agree with you. It is unbelievable that he was forgotten. There you demand, nevertheless, certainly at least 2 cakes?
Lots of love Mischka

Wyatt said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear DEXTER!
Happy Birthday to YOU!!

I like your agility style!! Makes me want to break out my tunnel and have a go!!


Scout 'n Freyja said...

Dexter, THREE IS A BIG DEAL. You tell your momma to go out shopping today and to get you the biggest and bestest PURResent of all time!

♫Happy Birthday to Woo♫

Peanut said...

Don't feel bad mom always forgets my birthday also. There's something about not being the stupid stripey dog in the house.
Hope you get lots of treats to make up for it

Love your buddy

Anonymous said...

Happy late birthday, Dex!! Would Momma forget about the RH's birthday...? I think not! Poor cracker dog, Pee Wee. We hope you had a nice birthday even if you didn't get to do anything for it.

Elyse and Riley

ZOOLATRY said...

It is totally shameful when your hooman forgets the most impawtant day of the year! OMD!
Happy Happy Wooday to you!

Aksharaa said...

Hello Dude,
We are sorry u had to post pretend pictures for your barkday.
We didn't know it was your barkday, Mango NEVER told us. Or else how can a labra-pack forget to wish another labra-dude on his special day?
Anyways, Here we are wishing U A VERY VERY HAPPY,FUN FILLED, Treat FILLED Year ahead.
U actually are doing a good job with the blog, never mind what Mango says!

buddy, Ginger n Shadow

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Dexter, So sorry about your birthday dude! That sucks! Just head to the kitchen and make yourself a Mango smoothie and chillax with a big silly grin on your face!

Corbin said...

Dexter, dude, I hope you had a wonderful birthday regardless! This was just an early celebration because everyone was so excited to celebrate your birthday!

Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie, Zeek said...

Happy Birthday Dexter! Now don't be mad at your Mama. She has been very busy lately with lots of things on her mind. You be sure to take good care of your big brudder Mango. BTW, you look great doing those jumps!
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek

dewdana said...

Leapin' Labrador, Dexter! You are good at that! Sorry you did not have a super special Birthday celebration but glad you have a pal like Norwood!

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain cause this was the first year my birthday was even mentioned (I turned 7!!!)

Hope this doesn't leave any lasting psychological scars.


Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Happy Belated Birthday Dexter! Last year I didn't even celebrate mine cause we has some stinky chiwawas coming in to be fostered. You are great at the agilities!!!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie JO & Bobo

Tucker said...

HAppy Birfday Dexter!

woof - Tucker

Benny and Lily said...

A forgotten birthday? It's all in humane. Happee happee birthday
Benny & Lily

The Boston Lady said...

Happy Birthday dear Dexter! Your jumping skills are da bomb! Ann TBL

Asta said...

PeeWee(May I still call you that now that you awe thwee?)

I think that looked like a pawfeectly wondewful biwfday playing and leaping and contestating wif Nowwood. Of couwse getting some gweat foodables and pwessies would not be bad withew.
Happy BIWFDAY again Dextew. youw jumps awe pawsome
smoochie kisses

JD and Max said...

Happy birthday Dexter! Aw, a forgotten birthday is not on, just not on at all. We advise trying to use guilt to see if you can get extra treats or your own way for a while, he he he! Looks like everyone had a goot time - we're impressed with Norwood's posing!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

BRUTUS said...

Happy belated labraday!! How did we miss it?? Mason has been all grumpy the last few days, maybe he knew somehow & was trying to tell us. Nah, he was just hungry BOL. Hope you get some more belated celebrations, and surely there have to be some kind of pressies somewhere!

Brutus & Carmen

Sagira said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Dexter maybe it wasn't on your Birthday but it sure looks like you and Norwood had a lot of fun..
Maybe Mom will make you something special today? You can only hope..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Oskar said...

Dude, this year my birthday was forgotten also. No blogging about it, no pressies, nada! I feel you pain.

I'm glad you got to play with your friends, it looks like fun.

Nubbin wiggles,

Clive said...

Glad you got to mention your birthday today, Dexter!

Loved all the photos!

take care
Clive and Murray

doyle and mollie said...

aw dex - we dont think you are overshadowed and we know your momma & co would never forget your bark day - loves and licks to you!!!! and slobbers too!

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

Wow...that song on the video was like merry-go-round music...I feel like I was riding a girafe there for a minute...

Did Norwood grow? Now, I know Lacie has met him while bribing him for last year's MM, but he looks tons smaller on his bloggie. He's as big as you are, Pee...I thought he had terrier in him...what the heck kind? Some sorta mutant JRT or somethin?????

Love the way you tuck your back leggies when doin' your jumps over the bar. What exactly is the point of that? I mean, I jump for the frisbee, jump over Stan's poop (well, sometimes I stop and er nevermind) but to randomly just a horse. Interesting. Lacie would jump if you put the dryer out there...or the oven.

Speakin' of her Highness, she's in a royal snit. First she sees that Tula and the RH must be in the house together, and she's a bit angry that Stan and I put that post up about her being all crackerdog and stuff.



Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

Oh Dexter! Happy belated birthday!!!

Pepsi Bum said...

That's a super jump there, Dexter!
I can't believe they forgot your birthday! Phfft, and they say dogs have bad memories.

Happy Belated Birthday, Dext!


Anonymous said...

Hey Dexter!

Happy Belated Barkday!

woo woos, Tessa

KB said...

Happy Birthday Dexter. Yes, I am certain that you are the ONLY one grounded in reality in your house.

Love the leaping lab photo!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Dex, you're coping well with disappointment, a sure sign of maturity. May we suggest: you're getting sole control of the blog for 3 weeks, which has to count as one of your best pressies. Also, our philosophy is to celebrate a birthMONTH, not just a birthday. So the play date with Nordude and those 2 big hangers-on actually counts as part of your birthMONTH celebration. Lying down in the icy mud, however - not cool, Mango Momma! Impressive jumping; have you considered going out for the broadjump event at the 2012 Olympics? You look like a natural.

So cheer up, labradude. We're sure the rest of your birthmonth celebration will be filled with fun events and pressies and treats. Or at least uncensored, unedited, unfettered blog control. If not, Abby can sue someone for you for labradog neglect.

Jed & Abby

Sue said...

Happy Birthday Dexter. We're sorry we're late. You should come celebrate at our house. We love parties and really do it up. We'd love to celebrate with you next year.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Lorenza said...

Haaaaaaappy Birthday, Dexter!
Kisses and hugs

Lacy said...

w00fs, happy late barkday dearrr Peeweee...i cant believe they furgetting your barkday like that..glad u had fun wiff the Norweed..

b safe,

Levi Mac said...

Happy er...late...burfday! We hope that they ALL make it ups to you!! Great jumping dude!!

Carrie and Waffle said...

Happy birthday dude. Peoples are really bad about birthdays, my peeps celebrated mine today, TWO months late! BFF tried to pass it off as our one year anniversary but I know the truth.

love to you.
Waffle and Truffie

tula said...

ok i'm with RH on this one.. what's with the 'i interrupt this date to talk about my birthday' stuff! geesh.. as if. besides it was a crackah dog only party. but HAPPY BIRTHDAY PEA!!! still luv ya woo big labradorkie!!


Noah the Airedale said...

Happy birthday matie. We didn't forget. Did your mum pass on our facebook message to ya? Hope you had a great day.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy xxx

Laila said...

Happy Birthday!!! Nice video and picture so cute and lovely...The weather is so cold but i know guys that you will not mind it...The important id the bonding and moment together...^_^

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The Thuglets said...

Dexter..Happy Belated Birthday to you!

We are so sorry we missed it. Hope you had a good day even through it was different.

The way you can jum is absolutely pawsome..Go Dexter Go!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh's Big Adventures~

Me's trying to dial up me big self's and me forgots me got yous...
hu hu's

Me glad 'dat yous had a good birdays.. me would have been hear sooner, butt me was out wits yous bro celebrating yous birfdays..
hu hu's
Momma loves 'da pho-toes of Me Big self's sitting next to yous Momma..
him just a little bigger 'den me's
(just little) well, me's off to go say hello to yous bro.. and me and me sissy's will visit yous too..
Yous growing on me's..
hu hu's

Laters little labby dude,
Yous bro's twinner,
Anakin Man

Peppy Sheppys said...

Happy burpday, crazy cracker PeeWee! That looks like a great time and a good party. It's a shame your ape is broken and did not take the week off work to celebrate it appropriately.

Sheps w/Pep

Autumn & Jasmine the Maltese said...

Happy Birthday!! Sorry to hear that your barkday was forgotten... but you still had a fun and great day don't you?

Happy New Year ~!

Autumn & Jasmine

The Thundering Herd said...

Happy Birthday Dexter! Those humans get so busy and forget the really important stuff - like us!

Channon said...

Happy birthday, Dexter!

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

Happy (late) Birthday Dexter!
I'm so sorry to hear your birthday was forgotten :(
I really enjoyed the movies & pictures though, thanks for posting!


Lucia said...

Ciao, miei amici ...

... and BUON COMPLEANNO to you, Dexter! I, Lucia, was a-pawed to hear that your birthday was overlooked and worse, that you were asked to tell bianco fibbers about the celebration. Santa vacca!! Still ... we all know your mamma loves you dearly, even if she sort of forgot. Here's hoping your real and 'pretend' birthdays were both great!

Tanti baci to you and Mango!

El'bow and Hauwii said...

happy b-daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

really love the movie

El'bow & Hauwii

Wild Dingo said...

yup, you're the ONLY one grounded in reality Dex...but we all know fantasy is the place to be, right?

Man, that Norwood dude was like cracker jumper all over the place. how DID you handle him? maybe he shouldn't eat so much captin crunch for breakfast in the morning.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Holy cow Deter, we're so sorry to be late in wishing you a Happy Birthday! Your pre-birthday bash sure looked like fun though. Really liked the festive music. You are quite a terrific jumper! Also, we never realized that Norwood was so big.
BabyRD & Hootie

Kari in WeHo said...

Happy late birthday Dex!