Thursday, June 9, 2011

Oh Happy Day by Dexter

I've been feeling kind of put out lately. First the evil witch "forgot" to sign me up for agilities so now I have to wait six whole weeks for the next class.

Then she has been short changing me on walkies and tennis ball because she says "it is too hot."

And finally she told me I am not going to daycamp this week because it is, you guessed it, "too hot" for me to have funballs and visit with my pals.

So I was ready to pack my bags and seek more a labrafriendly estate, when......

The BEST DAY OF THE YEAR! The cement pond next door opened for business!

That's right! Just me and Spidey having a grand old time. I am filled with labrajoy! To burst!

What trip into the refreshing water would be complete without the requisite labradorable pool side pose?

I am finally wet! And momma said I can go back again tomorrow!

Guess I'm staying after all.

Oh dear. Some doggies just aren't made for the water and they do resist the hose even though it is good for them. I was worried that the RH was going to burst into flames from the heat.

You think this is funny? Wait until it gets really hot and Momma grabs him and hoses off his belly. Hehehe.

Dexter done!


Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

Gosh Dexter I would definitely stay at home if pool facilities like yours are available. I love swimming and have my own little pool. Nothing like yours of course.

Stay cool.


Keisha said...

That looks like so much fun! Yay!! :)

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Dexter, you look like you were made to swim!! and you were.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi, Ivy and The Sweet Babes

Nicole said...

Love the pool side photo.

I wish I knew someone with a pool, Madeline would love it (and it would be great for her back) But Griffen is with Mango on this one, he's pretty sure water is the root of all evil.

Priscilla said...

What a happy dog you're at last!!!

Reilly / Bree said...

wow - the whole pool to yourself - how lucky and happy are you!!!!

Chester said...

Oh happy day is right!
*packs bags with one paw and looks up DOH's address with other*

See ya soon Pea - I hope Spidey doesn't mind a third pawty swimmin' in his pool!

Woofs and addressable slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

Chester said...

HELP! I can't find DOH under the "D" in the phonebook. Is it under the "H's"?????

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Dexter,it's great that you got to go swimming, FINALLY! Stumpy's had attitude lately beause I haven't taken her back to the lake.

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

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

You look so suave in that poolside pic, Dexter! We're very glad you have a labrapool at your disposal!


SissySees said...

Fun - for you, Dexter. I have a pair of opposing views on water too. Sissy only likes it when she can sneak into a human shower to startle me, but Gretchen LOVES water, period.

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

Dex in the pool are my favorite days

iheartsnark said...

Hi Dexter...Angel here! My brudder Sketcher LOVES playing with the hose, but won't go swimming. Weirdo. I, on the other hand, stay very far away from the hose and water in general....cuz I'm so sweet and made of sugar I'll dissolve, for sure.

PS...there was a SQUIRREL on my deck today! Momma was mad I woke her up so early, but that was a suicide bomber squirrel, I am sure of it.

Ok, later

Bouncing Bertie said...

Great to see you enjoying yourself there, finally, Dexter. I mean, you have such an incredibly tough life most of the time....
Toodle pip!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Mann....dat looks like funs! I likes to get my feeties wet by our pool, but I don't care bout swimmin' dat much. I bet my pack mate, Rusty, would loves to swim wit you. He lives in da pool.

Gus said...

Dexter Dude.

there are some girlie doggies out there who might pay you for a picture of Mango getting his belly hosed off!


rottrover said...

Oh Dex!! Finally!! Your labralife has been given purpose!! Enjoy :-)

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We have never been in a pool or any body of water other than a bathtub. We think we might like having one of those big pools in our yard, but we might have trouble convincing the Dadster to spend the $$$. Guess we will have to stay like the RH and make use of that hose.

Stay cool.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Anny said...

That sure is one beeeeeeeeeeeeeeyoootiful happy doggie in them bigggggggggggggggggg pool. That's a whole lotta water for a labradoodle :) This sure beats day camp anytime dude.

Ms. ~K said...

We're on our way to MA...does your neighbor like Southern doggies?
Tell them we will bring peaches and make Mint Juleps for poolside!

Frankie Furter said...

Well now just when you were almost packed... the Cool Drool Pool gets opened!! Lucky YOU.

Barbara said...

OH YAY!!! Pool's open!

You have to tell Mango how good it feels! Don't let him get overheated!

Daisy Dog said...

PeeWee has anyone told you how cute you are?

Benny and Lily said...

Doesn't she realize the importance of your agility!! The nerve!! Thank goodness for the pool
Benny & Lily

Tessa the Maltese said...

Hey Dex, how could the Mom FORGET you????

Such a face!

I sure am glad that you have a pool so close! My Mom loves to swim but the closest pool is over an hour away!

woos, Tessa

Marjie said...

You're lucky to have a cement pond with a friendly owner right next door! And there's nothing like the requisite Labracute pose!


Tank said...

Exactly what would it take for an invite to your estate?

Oskar said...

That's a pretty snazzy pool, staying put is a good choice!

Nubbin wiggles,

Sammie and Avalon said...

You look totally blissed out in that cool ginormous pool, Dex - hey - can we come in that ce-ment pond with you??? It looks sooooooos refreshing! (And you look like a torpedo gliding through those crystal waters!
Sammie and Avalon and Oz

Droopy, Smiley, and Kayah said...

Nothing like a happy labradude!!!!! We hope to see more pictures of you swimmin in the cement pond!

The CheeseHounds

K9 Katastrophie said...

Hi Dexter! THere is nothing like Labrajoy!


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

You all sure look like you are having a great time in that cement pond. That will keep you away from the heat of summer. So nice that your neighbors let you join in on the fun. I have to ask, when you swim you are doing the doggie paddle aren't you?

Maggie and Mitch said...

We know how happy you are that swimming season is back, Dexter!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Boston Lady said...

Such fun Dexter! Glad you got to jump in and cool off and that you will still be residing at the estate. Ann TBL

Sue said...

You are a lucky dog to have that much water right next door. We're going to the lake next week on Wednesday. We can hardly wait. We're chewing the days off the calendar t keep track.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Deborah said...

My mom never lets us swim in our pool, your one lucky guy!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Swimmies ROCK!! Stay cool!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dexter!
With this hot weather I'd take any of those two options!
A swimming time or a hosing-me-with-nice-water season!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Hi Dexter,

That is one great looking cement pond you have next to your house...nice people must live there if they let you go in and cool off. Does Mango ever go in the water with you? I don't swim but I do love to take showers...go figure.

Enjoy your warm weather. It was in the 90's yesterday in Chicagoland and today it's in the 50's what's up with that!

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We're happy for you that your wonderful neighbor finally opened the cement pond for you. Does the neighbor girl you were playing in your yard with a few weeks ago also have pool privileges? Looking at the lower edge of the 'Mango With Hose' composition, we infer Mango's Significantly Smaller pool is also open for the season. Splash away, you two!

Jed & Abby

Niamh said...

Excellent swimming Dexter. It is too hot to do anything else. Have fun and stay cool.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Mack said...

That cement pond is a great way to beat this heat!

Ludo van Doggy said...

Just when we give up hope on the DOH she comes up with a trump card like that! Best Mom ever?! I think so!!
I liked the labradorable piccure best, of course.
~lickies, Ludo

Roo said...

Ah the pool! :D Fun Dexter! Won't Mango at least get in the plastic pond? Water GOOD! :D

Waggin at ya,

KB said...

You really are labradorable! My dogs would like to come live with you - Believe it or not, they've never been in a cement pond.

I loved your word bubble Wednesday joke!

Amber-Mae said...

What an awesome pool that is!!! You lucky pooch! Swimming will be great for Mango's leggies. Hopefully he will want to go in it.

Michelle said...

I'd like to come swim in that nice pond with you Dexter! It's hot here!

mayziegal said...

Ewwww...I'm with Mango on this one, Dexter. I just don't see what's fun about getting into a hole with water in it. I do luvs labradogs (I mean, my boyfurend IS a labradog) but sometimes the way they think is super mysterious to me.

Wiggles & Wags,

violett said...

Hey Dex, you're a good swimmer. In this beautiful pool, I would love to swim with you.
But I think you are very naughty to your big brother.
You and Hoover, you are the same. Loudmouth.
Be more cautious when you speak of my great friend.
Lots of love

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

We would have totally be with you on the leaving thing - until your cement pond opened up! Our regular pond is open now, and Mom says that in about a week Dad should be able to join us on the long walkies to the pond. So MAYBE we'll get to go swimming. Or maybe it will snow. Who knows? Heehee.

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Holly and Khady said...

That sure beats one of those kiddie pools!

But, where is Mango? Didn't he get to swim too?


Anakin Man said...

Me is on 'da way wits me water wings on swimming trucks-
'dem 'da cool ones- not 'da speedo kind- hu hu's

me got googles too and flippers-
and for yous bro- me bring inflatable raft-
him can chill-lax on 'dat-

Butt yous laughin at him being hosed down-
just a few days ago- Mommy hosed me down too-
'da nerve-
butt me likes water lots-

oh -'dis weird talking to yous, were is big me's?

Tell him me says hello-

Yous bro's twin,

Anakin Man said...

a goodness'ess's-
me's just noticed me miss spelled me own name- me's got peanutty butter paws hu hu's

The Thuglets said...

Wow..Dexter what a fabulous pool. How cool is thta to have it all to yourself!

You'll have to think of a plan to get Mango in..we are sure he will love it once he gets in.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

The Thundering Herd said...

Now - if only it would freeze over so we could ice skate on it! Ok, ok, guess that is more our fun and not labradude fun.

Kristin G. said...

Now THAT looks like fun! Aren't you glad you stayed? Happy weekend!

rottrover said...

HEHEHE! Are you trying to get Pea to slobber on you, Mango??

Kari in WeHo said...

Aren't pools awesome?


Wild Dingo said...

we're totally jelly over here. i've been calling juno a crocodile lately cuz she's wading in the rivers so much here. but not the Loki-doink... nope, he's too scardy of moving water... but juno i'm sure would love to learn to do what you're doing...i can tell she just loves to wade in this stuff.