Saturday, January 15, 2011

Movie Matinee Saturday - Therapy Ball Progress



With the dark, cold and ice, we frequently substitute training in the dog cave for evening walkies or other funballs activities when momma returns from the work place.

The other night, she turned on the movie camera from which she extracted these blurry, but informative still photos.

First of all, I am a bit miffed that momma's dog RH ALWAYS goes first. What's up with that?

And he is determined to poke his gigantic bottom in the camera.

So he finally learned to put his entire front end on the ball. Big deal.





And then he gets stuck like this! Fool!

Momma has to knuckle him sideways otherwise he would be there all night.






Apparently I am still a bit overly enthusiastic about the big red therapy ball and I am always getting momma handled when attempting to perform my athletic dives on and off.






I CAN balance on it if I want, no big deal, but really, who wants to stay still for more than two seconds?







Bonus is that I have a bit more mental endurance than you know who (he is very fatigued in his brain after just a couple of minutes). So we work on other stuff.

To whit, pulling out RH's step stool. Having watched him do his Dumbo pivots, I figured all that was required was to put my front feet on the thing. WHERE ARE MY COOKIES?






But it was soon revealed that I was supposed to lay down with my front end on the stool. Not really comfortable and kind of pointless if you ask me, but let's face it, knowing there are hot dogs behind her back will lead me to do just about anything.






Are you ready? Here is the super action packed video.









Dexter done!

39 comments:

Roo said...

I'm dyin here! LOL! BOL! LMTO! Yeah I'm rollin and can't get up. Kinda like Mango BOL! Dexter dude...
I'll do anythin for hot dogs too ;P

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Gus said...

Major kudos to both of you

gussie n teka

(oops, all THREE of you)

The Thundering Herd said...

De - Is that a bionic tail you have? I have never seen a tail move so fast.

Frankie Furter said...

BOL BOL

It is NOT right fur you to make me laugh when I have this roller thingy... stuck .... you know where.

Peppy Sheppys said...

That was most informative. You appear to be extra brainy, Dexter. Where do you keep all your brains? And what does RH keep in that big head if not brains?

OBST.

Ludo van Doggy said...

haha! Mango be so funny getting stuck. You is like the master of that puffy thing. I think I would get the sheltie scareds of it.
~lickies, Ludo

tula said...

What? no walkies or tennis ball.. and woo end up with maybe 2 minutes of jelly bean time. SO NOT compromising activity.. except the more cookies could count as a bonus.

Dexter's doing .. the jelly bean.
geesh!

scratchies,
TM

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Oh! MY ... I am a bit speechless. Happy Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Those Elgin Pugs said...

hee hees... oh Dexter!!
You are on 'dat big Jellybean as our brother would call it! Yous did a great job balancing!!
hugs,
IzZY, Josie and TriXie

pee-s
tanks for 'da text... hee hees

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Hey Big Aventures..
order 'da mastiffs a pizza peese!!

hey! plug in 'da 'puter me batteries not fully charges..
'da nerves

Yous Momma is tinkin' me is Mango and Mango is me's and me wasn't on 'dat JellyBeans 'cuz 'dat was hims and not me's..
now start dialing..
no oinions

Yous Bros Mini-Me's

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Benny and Lily said...

For some reason, I think I would be stuck too
Happy Day
Benny & Lily

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Oh Mango you are too funny getting stuck on the big ball and Dexter you are as bouncy as the big red ball....too funny.

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

Ettel, Charlie Poodle, and Emma Pitty said...

OMD that's a big ball! We've got one too, but it's teeny next to yours!!

And poor Mango. We're sorry you got stuck!

houndstooth said...

He got stuck on the ball and you got photo and video proof? Bwaaaaa ha ha! You might be able to keep the blog titled Dexter's Doings from now on with blackmail material like that, but instead you shared it here with all of us! Bless you, Dexter!

Bunny

Asta said...

Honestly Dextew, I don't undewstand
I thought it was only Efelants that got twained to stqand on top of giant balls in the ciwcus..
What is youw Mom thinking?
smoochie puzzled kisses
ASTA

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Such fun, but oh that tail:)

We think your Momma must be getting some very strong muscles in her legs as she holds that big jelly bean in place.

Next thing we know, Dexter, we will be seeing you in the Barnum and Bailey circus when it comes to town.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

1000 Goldens said...

Nice work boys - my abs hurt just watching your balancing act! That is a good way to exercise your mentals :)

The Thuglets said...

Gosh..you two have got this cracked!

Fun and exercise all in one.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Maggie and Mitch said...

If there are hotdogs involved, we're in! We're sorry you got stuck, Mango.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I think Khousin Harley and Pea would be perfekht together -

Bouncy
Bouncy
Bouncy

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: I'll reskhue woo Mango!

Clive said...

Well done to you both for great efforts, anyway,

Have a great weekend
Clive and Murray

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

Looks like the dogs are having fun! I like using the "pivot book" to work on sit/down/stand transitions without the dog moving forward.

Sagira said...

I think that is the biggest ball I have ever seen!

Sierra Rose said...

Woowee wow!! Some very challenging training maneuvers!!! Great work, espeecially working for hot dogs!!! The ball looked quite difficult! And the stool! Can you sit on the stool Dexter?
Might have to try some of these trainings here.

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Stella said...

Hey Peewee! You are obviously the athlete in the family and uh, Mango, Mango is uh, the Hugeness of the family.

Keep on working out, Peewee, and you will win prizes some day!

Kisses,
Stella

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Hey, Dex! RH gets to go first on account of seniority. He's the Older Brother; you're the Younger Brother. It sucks, but it's never gonna change. If it's any comfort, you are way better on the jellyball. Of course, that's a matter of physiology, not to mention RH's injured leggie, but still, Little Brother's have to grab whatever glory they can, anyway that they can. Did you see the Purina international dog agilities competition on the TV today? You'd excel at that, which RH would not. They had all kinds of terrific agilities contests and set new world records and stuff.

Jed & Abby

Lorenza said...

Hmmm... sure you two have different ways to play that game!
Happy saturday!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

M and D
Most exciting jelly bean funballs. Good thing I made popcorn for the matinee.
norwood

Carol from Down Under said...

Hi Dexter, that is one funny shaped ball. Looks more like a sort of sausage. Funny as to watch. You are such a clever dog (sshhh don't let Mango hear me say that). No worries, love Carol.

Oskar said...

Do you guys get to play fetch with those things?

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Stanislaw said...

You are a beast of much attentiveness, Mr. Dexter. My mom wishes I had fewer crazy beans in my behind and a littler more focus in my head. Perhaps I will try and copy you.

That's a form of flattery, right?

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

You guys sure have to work hard for the cookies at your house!

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

HUH??? Mumsie uses one of those things at the gym, but no one feeds her hot dogs.

She said she'd work harder if that were the case.

Mango...watch your boy parts on that thing...I'm just sayin'...

Beast

KB said...

I have the only dog on earth who is relentlessly afraid of an exercise ball! She refuses to even touch it with her nose. Look how much fun she could be having! She's about Dexter's size so she could hop all the way onto it (that'll be the day)!

Funny when Relentlessly Huge gets stuck over the ball!

Kari in WeHo said...

If I were your mom I would also rather do warm inside things than cold outside things

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

ocmist said...

That ball sure looks like it would be a lot of fun! At least you looked like YOU were having fun with it, though Mr. Mango, being the solid, steady type doesn't look as though he enjoys it as much. We sure would love to try something like that, though! The CCC

Moose said...

Mango buddy! I don't have a giant exercise pill thingy but lately I have found myself stuck on my yellow labradork foster bro. Why am I climbing on him you might wonder, I am not but if I stand between him and a toy the doofus tries to go under me! Momma has to help me off of him- totally embarrassing!
Momma is drooling over pea and says he is so awesome. She thinks maybe you have him set to vibrate like she does with her cell phone. Maybe it is the hot dogs...