Monday, March 7, 2011

Mostly Melted Monday by Dexter


The big melt is on but we still have a long way to go. Well, at least there is grass to be seen. I can't be bothered with the stairs off the observation deck and am still throwing myself into the snowbanks to make my exit. Oh joy!





I did finally convince the DOH to break out my tennis ball and the past couple of days I have been chasing that beloved yellow orb until I drop. This is living!





The RH chases a bit but as we all know is easily fatigued.






Me? By the time the DOH walks all the way back to put the tennis balls away in the garage lock up I am ready to go again. Note that I am on the snow bank. I really disdain walking in the freezing water that collects on the patio. Leave that to less nimble dogs, thank you very much.





So momma helped make this little movie and she feels it is a commentary on my diminished retrieving skills. As any fool can see, the reason I don't bring the ball back is because the Relentlessly In My Face always wants to steal it from me. I can't believe he actually staggered out into the snow just to harass me.

Please excuse the poops in the snow. Momma is doing her best but she says that hauling five gallon buckets overflowing with deposits all the way to the back of the yard is quite a strain on her wee little muscles, so she is doing it in increments.






Dexter done!

45 comments:

Bouncing Bertie said...

So Dexter, the tennis ball is out, so can I record now that Spring has arrived in Massachusetts?

Amber-Mae said...

We Retrievers just can NEVER get enough with those fun, bouncy yellow orbs!

Peppy Sheppys said...

Mango, seeing your amazing fetching skills has made us wonder, are you part labradork or is the dorkitude just wearing off on you? Best see if there is a vaccine for that.

And as the melting continues we see that your yard may soon achieve mud pitiness like our yard. Our ma ape has been diligently following us around with the Dyson and the cleaning stick and we have even more diligently, been bringing in every bit of mud, dirt, and yard detrious into the house. All hail spring!

3 doxies said...

OMD...was dat really Mango attempting to run fur da ball???? Nows, I haves really seen EVERYTHING!!!!!!!

Puddles

Jen said...

Fun! fun! I am waiting for our spring thaw to begin... another month, I suspect before it's getting really melty around here. In the meantime, Sophie and I continue to loose yellow balls in the huge amounts of snow there is! :)

Jen and the BDC

monica said...

yo Dex, ever heard of Sisyphus ? that ball fetching sort of brings one thoughts to that... neverending and without really meaning... unless off course there are treats involved... otherwise I'm with Mango here.... can only be bothered once or twice - ya know to show ones good spirit... then I would most certainly join him on the deck, for sure...

Gus said...

Dexter Dude...the life of a Labrador is hard, but rewarding.

Gussie

Priscilla said...

I don't like that green ball, it's too big for my girlie mouth. You did a good retrieving work though, Mango! Me, I don't do it. My mom does the work!

Minna Krebs said...

RH looked so regal sitting on da deck and surveying the snow melting on his estate!

we did have to hold our breaths a few times during your movie....as da RH made his way through da icy-ness!! Whew!He made it though.

jen said...

Playing catch with orbs is the best thing ever! Glad some of your snow is finally melting:)

Frankie Furter said...

I think you are doing a wonderful job of trying to MASH that snow down into the ground.
That was an excellent movie.. except fur the pawt were the RH intruded on YOUR time and FUN.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Dexter, your so fast. It's a wonder RH can get near you, at all.

Your snow melting reminds me of living back there and the mountains of treasure the melting snow revealed. YUCK!

Stumpy and her hoo-bean

Tank said...

You ask for so little... what a perfect dog you are.

Channon said...

I miss tennis ball fun sometimes. Mugsy was MANIC for "Throw the ball" and my girls only want it once in a great while.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Our human sister is visiting in Connecticut for a few days. She told Mom that the snow is disappearing on the grass but she is amazed at the mountains of snow in the parking lots and at all very odd locations. Now all the rain is bringing new worries.

As for the poop - our yard is finally clean after the Momster did a major patrol last week. We feel sorry for our trash collector:(

Hope you get lots more days chasing those yellow balls, Dex.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

rottrover said...

Oh Pea, it doesn't look to us that you've lost any of your tennis ball skilz. And we think you are very nice to let the RH play with you in your tennis ball yard. And Mango, excellent observing! Very handsome :-)

The Heartbeats said...

Dexter- This past week, I too was feeling as frisky as it appears Mango was feeling. You must forgive us. The spring-ish fever only lasts for a while. Let us enjoy it in peace my friend...

Wiggles,
Calhoun

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Chase ball -
Wag tail -
Chase ball -
Wag tail -
Chase ball -
Look dorky -
Chase ball -

My day by Pea -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Elyse and Riley said...

Umm, I think the RH stepped right in a big deposit of turd. Yuck.

And about that fetching and bringing it back thing...you're just helping your Momma get more exercise by NOT returning it to her. Can't she appreciate that?

Elyse and Riley

Chester said...

What a Hugely sad attempt at retrieval! Does not RH know that you have to "outta the gate" like a mad dawg and then when it suits, AND ONLY WHEN IT SUITS, do you humor the DOH by lettin' it drop at their feet??? None of this meanderin' towards the desired orb. And if you are really truly a retriever, after you drop it, you then lunge for (aka:retrieve) it about the same time the DOH tries to pick it up.

I can only hope that PeeWee does not pick up any bad habits from Mango Man...oh yeah!

Woofs and lungin' slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

Marjie said...

Did you get the floods followed by Sunday night snow, like us, or did it stop in Connect-the-dots? We lost power, and I made Jeff and Dan sit up with me half the night, because dogs don't like the dark.

Drools,
Thor

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

you are on the wolfie e-mail list? hehehe--that is AWESOME!!!! someday a wolfie is in your future!

Kari in WeHo said...

Snow is MUCH safer than ice!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Maggie and Mitch said...

You guys still have more snow and ice than we do. Ball playing will be so much more fun when your yard is green again!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

LucilleMia said...

Mango, ciao I am back, checking how you guys are doing!
I love your retriever's skills, I am amazed.. Is the presence of your black friend connected?
I am not as good as you are...
But I like snow, if it could be just once in a while... not for too many days though!!!
I love your huge garden! You even have agility tools, wow... great place to stay!!!
Anyway, I am glad to see you were looking in a great shape!
Ciao Lucille

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Mango that loud thumping noise we heard must have been you in the snow.
Benny & Lily

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

HOLD ON A SECOND, you mean that you actually run after the ball AND bring it back???? Shouldn't you be killing it first?

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

We can't believe how much snow you still have...sheesch...you better get all that melted by Easter...if if Easter is like the 4th of July this year.

As for Mango chasing the ball...is that in slower motion???

Peewee, you haven't lost any of your skill...

Strong work...

Kisses,

Beast

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

Don't worry - I don't like dropping the ball either, lest Abby steal it before Mom can grab it and throw it again. Mom has discovered that using two tennis balls (or frisbees as we are still quite in the depths of winter) works quite well, as I'll drop what I've got once I see something else has been thrown. I'm just amazed that the RH would actually go to the effort of hefting himself off the observation deck just to harass you. Eh. You're the little sibling. I can totally see the point of annoying one's younger sibling. Just saying... ;-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

houndstooth said...

I'm glad to see you're at least seeing the ground there at your house after all that snow! The RH is looking a bit perkier than I expected with all that ice and snow still out there.

Bunny

The Boston Lady said...

Dexter, I know you, Mango and your momma are most grateful for this thaw. I hope it will continue and that soon you and RH will be frolicking about like Winter 2011 never happened. I still say you are a most handsome black labradude and was most impressed with Mango's level of activity! Ann TBL

Sarge said...

Hey Dexter,
Wow, great snow zoomies in your yard. Way to show the RH how to do it. You have some thunder of your own.... good job!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge Cop

road-dog-tales said...

Dexter - Those icy places look like a slip 'n slide, dude. You're smart to stay off 'em. Yeah, we can see how you are being, um, "hindered" in your retrieval of the yellow orbs. Not your fault at all! But, wow, Mango's got some moves for a large guy!
Oh, hey, we have a question about your ball throwing thingy. That one looks pretty cool. We wanta know more about it, m'kay? Thanks dude!

The Road Dogs

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dexter!
I know how much you love playing with your tennis ball! Glad Mango was having fun too!
You still have lots of snow there! Not very easy to run around, right?
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

KB said...

Woo! Grass!!!!!

Our labs seek out the snow to walk on it just like you Dexter. Maybe they have the same attitude as you do!

Yes, your retrieving skills are definitely being messed up by Mr. RH. No doubt about it! But, you have a whole spring, summer, and fall to polish them up. Remember to zoom and you'll leave RH in the dust!

JackDaddy said...

I don't blame you. I wouldn't walk in the cold water without any shoes on either!

K9 + Grace said...

Brrrrr!

Boo's Mom said...

Looks like spring might be on the way. BTW, was happy to read that you published your post by accident--I do that sometimes and it makes me crazy!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Glad to see you were being careful walking on dat ice, Mango. I would hates to see Mango go splats. Dexter must have ice skates on. BWhahahahaha!

Mack and Mia said...

DEXTER, MY MAAAAN! I'm back dude. I'm back! I see business is as usual. You are too cool for school and big fatso is well...fat. Mago needs to stop getting in the way of your retrieving actions, I mean it's not hard to look this pawsome, but with a giant in your face all the time it gets tough sometimes. Seriously, I would know. 3 letters... M I A.

Wags and Woofs,
Mack and Mia

Mack and Mia said...

DEXTER, MY MAAAAN! I'm back dude. I'm back! I see business is as usual. You are too cool for school and big fatso is well...fat. Mago needs to stop getting in the way of your retrieving actions, I mean it's not hard to look this pawsome, but with a giant in your face all the time it gets tough sometimes. Seriously, I would know. 3 letters... M I A.

Wags and Woofs,
Mack and Mia

Asta said...

Mango
You and Dextew weally should have come to wawm N'Owleans to pawty wif us. that snow of youws looks like its thewe fuwwevew. sheeesh..It
s sposed to be ball playing weathew aweady
smoochie kisses
aSTA

Jazzi said...

YAY!! You can see the ground, thats progress my friend!! Wont be long and it will all be gone!!

wags
Jazzi

The Thundering Herd said...

The sadness of snow disappearing - sigh.

And, uh, Dex. We realize that you have that retrieve instinct, but we firmly believe that if the humans want the ball, they should not throw it away. Enough said.

Holly and Khady said...

Khady runs and plays catch. I just go and get the toy and then lay down with it. Must be a big dog thing.

Holly