Monday, December 5, 2011

Dexter the Wonder Dog - A Holiday Curiosity



Well, it's that time of year again when momma makes about 87 trips up and down the basement stairs to bring out our holiday decorations. Of course one of the most important items is the Dogtivity (which, by the way, is always placed in a position of honor over my labracouch).

But this year, dear readers, something troubled yours truly about this particular seasonal tableau.

I offer the following...

Here, is the momma dog from the Dogtivity. A lovely blond gal.







And here is the proud papa dog. What a handsome chap. Reminds me of, well, let's be honest... ME!







No worries, right? Wrong. Because here is the baby dog.

Are you wondering what I'm wondering?

Momma lab

Papa lab

Baby... terrier?




What, I queried myself, is going on here? I took it upon myself to examine the participants more closely and sussed out this suspicious looking chap.







Now, what is that little black terrier dog up to and why would he show up in disguise?

One worries that there is more than meets the eye in this otherwise peaceful scene. I think that Papa dog better break out the pupternity test kit before he starts saving up for agility school.

Just my opinion.






Dexter done!

P.S. Because we get many inquiries as to the source of the Dogtivity each year, I must regretfully share with you that this appears to no longer be an item available for new purchase. Industrious readers who desire to add a Dogtivity to their holiday decor might be able to find one on eBay.

37 comments:

Declan said...

Wow! Who'd have thought that an innocent looking yellow lab like that would have done the dirty on Dad? Can an immaculate conception involve a sperm donor I wonder..... Deccy x

Luna said...

BOL! Suspicious!!!

xo
Luna

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We love the Dogtivity put we do think that pups parentage is suspicious.

Gus said...

Dexter Dude...just chalk it up to another miracle and don't sweat the season, OK?

gussie

Sam and Pippen said...

Dexter... some puppies look way different when they grow up. I'm sure that little puppy is only starting out looking like a terrier but when he's all grown up, he'll look just like the dad!

Sam and Pippen

Amber DaWeenie said...

Ah....UhOh!

:o)

Bouncing Bertie said...

Bible study is not this household's strong point, but Gail is suggesting that surely the correct interpretation is that God is a Westie. (Hamish knew this all along, apparently).
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

SissySees said...

Hrmph. Your set has more terriers than mine! Wahhhhh...

But good news to your readers; that means there are at least two versions out there!

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

OMD, the Dogtivity is so furry cool!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Whatever happens under that tree stays under that tree
Benny & Lily

Elyse and Riley said...

A pupternity test is needed, indeed! :)

Elyse and Riley

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

There does seem to be some suspect genes involved here !

The Army of Four said...

You should call in that Sherlock Holmes guy!
Luv,
Dave

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

omd! I am BOL at Dexter's take on this!!

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

Hmmmmm. That does look quite suspicious...

Woofs,
Tommy

rottrover said...

BOL! Bertie!! You said what we were thinking (only clearly, concisely and tying it to an actual breed...)

-Bart and Ruby

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

We're going to go with the 'holiday miracle' suggestion. The other possibility seems, well, sacrilegious. Or horrifying at the very least. Just saying...

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Tessa the Maltese said...

OH ah, I didn't see nothin and I ain't sayin nothin!

woos, Tessa

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Dexter, I am still most disturbed by this curiosity! I found a dog nativity scene with some sort of retriever pawrents and again... the little one is a terrier! Go see:
http://www.bestweekever.tv/2010-12-21/dog-nativity-scene/

Sarge said...

Hey Dexter!
Wow, I think someone's got a Mutt in the ole gene pool! BOL This is too funny. Mom tried to study genetics in college and says that it's a mutation or a recessive gene or something dizzy like that. I think she made that up just to confuse us even more! BOL
Grr and a Chuckling Woof,
Sarge, COP

Roscoe Harville said...

BOL!!! Something fishy going on there Dex!!!

Marjie said...

Detective Dexter! Your suspicions do have foundation! But the Dogtivity is cute, and you should especially enjoy the handsome representation of your good self!

Heather and Pumpkin said...

What - no Japanese Chin?!

xoxo
Pumpkin

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

You are quite the detective, Dexter. Mom says it is just another of those unexplained miracles:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Au and Target said...

How shocking! Mind you, those bible stories are full of this sort of thing. We're wondering what happens on 3 Kings.

Love your dogtivity!

KB said...

Dexter, You are always able to get me giggling! A pupternity test. Hah!!!!!!

houndstooth said...

Dexter, wasn't the baby Jesus really some sort of spontaneous combustion in Mary's womb? The black lab isn't really the father, you know. but I am no sure I like the suggestion that the Terrier is really God's image... This is becoming a bit too much for me to think about!

Of course Mom went to eBay, and then got all sad that we are too poor right now to buy the Dogtivity that's up for aution over there. I told her it wasn't worth it, though, since there was no Greyhound in it anyway!

Bunny

K9 Katastrophie said...

Heehee, I was going to ask where you got it!

Licks,
Ruthie

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Dexter, Immaculate Conception? We think not. We do love your Dogtivity though. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Wyatt said...

It's a 'Christmas Miracle'!

Hee hee,
Wyatt

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We vote for the Christmas miracle explanation - even though there are no Great Danes or mastiffs in the set. Guess the big dogs are busy running Heaven.

Jed & Abby

BODIE & GOO said...

Wow, Dougal and Sally next door look like that baby dawg. (Scratches and thinks......)

The Thuglets said...

Dexter we love your wonder photo..fabulous look!Dogtivity is brilliant such a shame you can't get em now.

Maybe best not to ask to many questions about that little chappie!LOL

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

If the baby turned out to be a mastiff -- then I would start asking some questions!

2 Doodles and a Dane said...

Woah! The dogtivity is amaaaazing- so cool...although a bit suspicious ;)

Holiday slobbers
xxxx

achieve1dream said...

LOL! That's awesome.

Moose Dog said...

Wow such drama like "Bethleham Shore" or something! That yellow girl is sorta the same color as Snookie and the handsome black lab is totally "The Situation". Ok, we have never seen that show but guess it goes something like that. We do love the dogtivity though!