Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Double Feature Matinee

You would think that living with an absurdly large dog like the Relentlessly Huge that I would be able to relax now and then and not always be troubled to keep the estate safe from invaders.

Sadly, this is not the case. Rarely does the torpid beast awaken when there is danger lurking. Now if I make enough noise, he will stagger out of bed and point his big old head in the general direction of danger, but seriously, he is likely still asleep and only useful as a road block.

Thus, it is up to me to make sure that no intruders breach the perimeter as demonstrated in this movie.

Now then, given that it actually was not snowing today, momma offered to join me on an extra long walkie. Great! But I got kind of nervous when the flashy came out that I would be subjected to another one of her droning narratives.

Lucky for me (and for my readers), she opted for still photos only which I artfully compiled into cinematic format. As a bonus, there is even actual video towards the end that shows how I can walk right on top of the snow (which rather than earning kudos has restricted me to supervised yard expeditions only).

Dexter done!


Sue said...

Mango doesn't need to growl. Just his size would scare any intruder. Just park him at the window or door, then you can go nap out.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Wyatt said...

Good job, getting rid of the lurking neighbor! I'm sure he was up to no good.
Still can't get over your mountains O'snow !!


Sally Ann and Andy said...

You are a very good gaurd dog! I think your big brother is just not that into gaurding. Mango is a very good, sweet, and loving big brother who lets you gaurd because he knows you like to guard more than he does. He is doing that because he loves you.
Sally Ann

Wild Dingo said...

The RH was clearly THINKING about growling or barking... you can just see the meditations vibrating from his brains. so that means in his mind, he barked and alerted. enough said.

love that you included a poop pict in your video collage. nice. very andy warhol if i may say so.

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

We have a pesky neighbor who goes in and out of his garage at fairly regular intervals. We always make sure that Mom knows his whereabouts. You know, just in case he becomes an ax murderer all of a sudden. That said, don't underestimate the impact of a road block. Just saying...

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Niamh said...

Hey Dexter! You look a bit worried about the lurking neighbor. Is that really a "scare him away bark" or more of an "I hope he doesn't come any closer bark"??

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Kari in WeHo said...

Im sure Mango would bark if it were a real threat!


Moose said...

I think it is like in the wizard of oz where the little dude behind the curtain does all the scaring while the big scary thing is just there for show!
I can't believe there were duckies on your walk! Did you retrieve them? Were they squeaky?

Lorenza said...

You really wanted to take care of the intruder and Mango was there blocking the window! Hmmm...
Aaaand that is a lot of snow!
Oh-noes! Not for me...
Brrrrrs from here!
Kisses and hugs

Nubbin' Tails said...

That is a LOT of snow! People think Colorado gets tons of snow, but it's nothing compared to what you all have!

Glad you got out for a walk. We got one today before the snow really started.


Mr. Nubbin'

Oskar said...

Yeah, the RH doesn't really seem to alarmed! Good thing you were there to guard the perimeter.

Nubbin wiggles,

Carol from Down Under said...

Hi Dexter, Mango doesn't need to bark cause if I saw that size doggie at the window there is no way I would be breaking in. Not that I'm the burglar type of course. Keep on guard Dexter dude. No worries, love Carol.

Frankie Furter said...

I could use YOUR skills... on MY hill. My road doesn't need any Blocks... beclaws all the Pot Holes are keeping EVERYBUDDY from wanting to come up this direction.
You should see the SNOW where I (Judge Frankie Furter) am. They are HOOOOOGE. I'm just sayin'.

KB said...

It's wild how you can walk on the snow. Can you imagine what it's going to be like when all that snow melts all at once!!!!!

Dexter, did you share the treat from the top of the snow with your brother? That's what I thought...

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Dexter, a little empathy for Mango wouldn't hurt (too much) Imagine how much energy it must take just to hold that big head up!

Keep posting those snowmageddon pictures! It almost makes me happy to be back in dirtville!

Happy tails!
Stumpy and her bean

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Sheesh - look at all that snow, sigh! Hope that person up on the roof was careful up there. We sure would love to walk on those big snow banks with you!

We agree with KB - we hope you get a slow thaw.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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

UM...I don't think we had ANY IDEA how much snow you guys have. Um...that's insane. And YOU CAN WALK ON IT?? Like you are either very light, Dexter, or it's frozen solid. Wow. No wonder they wanna dump it in the Harbor.

As for the Watchdog video?? really need to get Mango to work on his CrackerDog...OMD THERE IS AN INTRUDER...JUMP ON WINDOW, WHINE BARK WHINE BARK SCRATCH WOODWORK, PEE ON FLOOR etc. And I don't think I ever noticed the fruity pattern on your Momma's time I'm up those curtains are goin' straight in the blender...what a smoothie they'll make.

Good luck with that snow.

Khisses, Beast

Amber DaWeenie said...

Mango has da right idea...Nothin' is more impawtant den a good nap...let's dem steal da house as long as dey don't steals my bed!

The Boston Lady said...

That first video had all the elements of a fine Hitchcock film complete with intense music! What happens when all that snow melts?!? Will you then have a backyard lake? Ann TBL

Stella said...

They can walk around on top of crusty snow until it starts thawing and then they get a hyooge surprise and go down in it! Sometimes it hurts their legs and tummies too. Not easy bein' a winter weather dog.


Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Our first thought when we saw Mango rear himself up on the snowbank was "don't do it, RH! You'll sink for sure!" The snow may support the weight of a PeeWee, but it's no match for the Mango!

We agree, Mango's mere presence is all the burglar deterrent you need. Mango calmly assessed the situation and concluded there was no threat, after you so helpfully alerted him to the possible risk. Now that's teamwork!

Jed & Abby

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

PeeEss: If you had a BIG hole in your backyard, all that snow melt would eventually give you your own huge swimming pool. Just something to think about next summer, when the digging season is in full swing.

Jed & Abby

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mitch loves walking on top of the snow too, Dexter! Not me!
We love your header picture with the snowy mountain in the background. What a winter this is!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Wow, you have the snow too. I don't think there are too many places where it is cold in the winter time that there isn't the snow outside. Glad you got an extra long walk.
I am thinking about what wonderful guard doggies you two both are. You know when you are that big I don't think it is necessary to bark or make noises at those that are lurking outside. One look at you two and they would be beyond dumb not to leave asap.

1000 Goldens said...

Dex - I like how the heater makes a perfect step stool for you to peer out the window :)

The Thuglets said...

WOW..that really is some some serioulsy deep snow. Wicked!

Your header photo is brilliant.

Maybe Mango thinks why keep a dog and bark yourself?

Stay safe and warm.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Maggie Mae said...

We gots big piles of snow here too, but not dat big!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Those Elgin Pugs said...

hee hees..

Oh Dex.. was 'dat Poops yous bro saw left overs from our bro..

'dats bunches of snows..
'dose duckies were so cutes!

Who was 'da intruder in 'da furst video? UPS Man wits package for our bro?

We spied sometimes in yous first videos 'da we's own too!!

hee hees..


Tucker said...

Did it snow where your live or something.. BOL I crack myself up.

woof - Tucker

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Crazy snows there Dexter. You stay warm!

Carrie and Waffle said...

Holy SHIT that's a lot of snow!

rottrover said...

Holy crap! THAT"S a lot of snow! You are very brave, Dex. Regarding th guarding video -- while we do guard with entheusaism, our general rottweiler attitude is, "don't exert energy unless necessary." We don't get the whole labradog thing about chasing stuff, and retrieving stuff. Really. Why? We get the RH's assessment, watch and then lie down approach...

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Marjie said...

Well, I grant your point that we RH sized dogs are not inclined to stir our stumps for just anything. But those who see us remember that we are there, and behave respectfully. My humans have had people walk up to them and exclaim, "Oh, you have that BIG dog!"

That said, I'm proud that you are ever vigilant, Dexter.


Mollys Momma said...

I am just so jealous of all your snow boys I so wish we got that sort of amount.
Momma Tea
xxx xxx