Saturday, January 21, 2012

Black Dog in Snow



Here is is the middle of January and only now did we get our first snowfall (one discounts the freak storm of October which was rather destructive but soon melted).

As a special treat, yours truly was invited to enjoy a nice walk in the woods.

I am not so deluded as to miss the fact that no small part of the appeal of a walk in the woods for momma is that she does not have to pick up my poop.

But that makes no matter to me. Whatever it takes, right?





Speaking of that October snow storm, the log that fell across our walking trail back then remains and affords a wonderful opportunity for some labragility.






I rather like to imagine that I am on a great adventure through wild and uncharted territory.

Almost like K and R, right?







During my evening perambulations I spotted this festive display and even though it was a bit off our normal route, I insisted we get close enough for a good look.

Now there's a house that enjoys the holidays!






How do you like my green bootie?





There is a story behind that. After our morning walk, I was helping momma clear the walkways when all of a sudden she shrieks "Dexter! You're bleeding!" Mind you, I had no idea what the commotion was about as I was perfectly happy and having a grand time.

That is, until, she started poking and prodding me and then OUCH! Apparently I had broken a nail. Fear not, we stopped by the vet for some magic powder and they threw in the cool green bootie as a bonus to keep me from getting snow and ick in my boo boo.

The bootie doesn't slow me down one bit. If you must know, I think it coordinates with my reflective jacket very nicely.



Dexter done!

43 comments:

Two French Bulldogs said...

Cool vest and yes just like K and R
Benny & Lily

Berts Blog said...

How come you guys get snow too. We have just been getting rain/slush. I am glad you got the bootie for your sore toe.

Have fun

Raymond and Busby said...

We think your Mom should glue some sequins on your bootie & you can be Michael Jackson for Halloween.

Jo's World said...

Hey, Peewee!

We are down for snow tonight too.
I think from a day before yesterday snow we have a couple of inches. But usually by this time of year, its pretty deep. Not this one!

Cheers,
Stella

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

What a title, "Black Dog in Snow": sounds like a very expensive painting. So sorry about your toe, but at least you have a nice matching outfit and you got prompt medical care and, we're sure, lots of tender lovin' from the Dexter Momma. And treats. Enjoy your snow. Ours is pretty much ice now.

Jed & Abby

Cape Cod Crew said...

Sorry about your sore paw, but glad you have something to make i better. We have snow here too! We just love the snow!

XOXO ~ Cape Cod Crew

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

We have booties for when it gets SUPER COLD (because some of us have princess feet, and our toes get cold easily, unlike some lunker sisters I might mention who like to lay in the snow when it's -87...), but they don't match my winter coat. You'd think Mom could have coordinated us better. We got a ton of snow today (finally!), but it's not cold enough for us to need booties - thankfully!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

chicamom85 said...

Dexter, I love seeing you jump, woohooo. You look especially handsome in the snow. I am sorry about your booboo but I think that 1 green booty thing might be a new fashion craze. I like it.

licks and sniffs and loveys for your booboo Sasha

Erika, Blair and crew said...

Leaping and bounding in all that snow...you most definitely are an adventurer!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Sorry bout your toe but that bootie does look rather stylish. Maybe you can get three more so you match!

houndstooth said...

You've got one of those Pawz booties! Morgan has a set, but she hasn't had to crack them out yet this year. It hardly ever happens!

I'm glad you got a good romp in the snow!

Bunny

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...

Nice labragility. I give you a 10.0

Ooooh, a coordination vest and bootie very cool.

Carrie and Waffle said...

ouch! glad to see the owie paw isn't slowing you down any. Stay warm!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Tell The RH his GF The Beastie is trying to pikhk up those three Labradorkdudes -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

rottrover said...

Dex, first of all we thought we were looking at R - until we realized that, no, it was the Michael Jackson of labradudes!

-Bart and Ruby

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Sorry about your boo boo Dex. You are so handsome doing your agility jumps in the woods!

scotsmad said...

Great fun in the snow. We don't have snow here where we live, so we won't be able to have that pleasure unless we travel south.

We like your boot.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Bouncing Bertie said...

Even the tamest landscape becomes a wild adventure when snow has freshly fallen. I love it. And Dexter, you do look most stylish in your matching coat and boot.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Declan said...

You are indeed a fashion icon Dexter! Deccy x

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your boot coordinates perfectly with your jacket, Dexter, almost like you had planned it!
The white snow looks beautiful on your black furs!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Ms. ~K said...

We are SNOW jealous!

You've started something Dexter-
We just heard that all the sled dogs in Iditarod are going to wear only one bootie this year! :)

Minna Krebs said...

For some reason, when my momma scrolled down to the last foto (with your bootie) her bursted out laughing.

Personally, I think it is a unique fashion statement!

The Thuglets said...

Dexter you are in danger of becoming a fashion icon with your matching jacket and bootie!
Hope yer paw is soon mended. Lucky you having snow!
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Gus said...

Great fashion statement Dexter Dude. Hope the nail heals quickly.

gussie

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Dexter I am so very much sorry that you have a toe boo boo. That bootie looks super on you though... quite a fashion statement.

The Army of Four said...

Oh, yeah. As a professional Guide Dog for the Color Blind, I have to say - that's a great color-coordination thing between your vest and cool bootie. Sorry you hurt your toe, though - HEAL!
Ha woo.
Luv,
Dave
PS: Can we have some of your snow, please?

Lorenza said...

Dexter!
After all that fun you had an ouchie! Hmmm....
I hope you all have a nice and relaxing sunday!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Life on the Smushie Ranch said...

Sounds like a fun adventure!! Boo boo and all!

Two Doodles and a Dane said...

We are loving the labragility!

Poor Dexter..we are glad the boo boo didn't slow you down.

We are very jealous of the snow!

Slobbers
xxx

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Dex, great snow photos. Was it snowing while you walked or did you just go face first into the snow cause its fun. Either way you look labradorable.

Maybe the people with the decorated house are just getting ready early for this year.

Sorry about your boo boo. Hope its ok soon. See ya black dog in snow dude. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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

Wow...oh I hate when I break a nail....love that green UGG you have on dear boy....

Dexter, may I ask a pawsonal question?

DO YOU HAVE TEETH? Truly, in some pix, I see none...

Kisses,

Lacie

Lexi and Jasper the Danes said...

We are also having weird weather down here in NZ, it's supposed to be sun sun sun, but instead it's rain rain rain!

The photo's of you in the snow are amazing though! :)

Licks and lots of slobber,
Lexi and Jasper the Danes

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Great bootie! You are so styling with that bootie! If you had 2 booties that would just look ridiculous -- but 1 makes you look pawsome!

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Dude... and only dude.
Hey your streets are dangerous.. snagging your nail and all. I bet woo thought you'd get a pawtee at the vet w/the balloons.. nope.psych. Just a weird condom. Hmm now that's an interesting pawtee pleaser. hmmm.
norwood
my dog booties are from here http://www.dogbooties.com/dogbooties.html

Homer said...

Whoa... is that the latest haute couture?

Love,
Homer

Chester said...

Now if you could just learn how to moonwalk your momma would never hafta work again to bring home the kibbles.

But puhleeze refrain from grabbin' your winkie - that is soooooo yesterday.

Woofs and yesterday's slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

Two French Bulldogs said...

Wednesday we will post about the get well card!!!
Thank you
Benny & Lily

mayziegal said...

Dexter, your black furs make that snow looks even MORE gawjuss! You're like one of those fancy paintings in moo-see-ums. You know the ones that are titled things like, "Rooster on Fence" or "Lady on Horse with Sandwich." Only you are "Black Dog in Snow."

Sorry abouts your ouchie. But your bootie does look quite jaunty with your jacket.

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

mayziegal said...

Dexter, your black furs make that snow looks even MORE gawjuss! You're like one of those fancy paintings in moo-see-ums. You know the ones that are titled things like, "Rooster on Fence" or "Lady on Horse with Sandwich." Only you are "Black Dog in Snow."

Sorry abouts your ouchie. But your bootie does look quite jaunty with your jacket.

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

mayziegal said...

Dexter, your black furs make that snow looks even MORE gawjuss! You're like one of those fancy paintings in moo-see-ums. You know the ones that are titled things like, "Rooster on Fence" or "Lady on Horse with Sandwich." Only you are "Black Dog in Snow."

Sorry abouts your ouchie. But your bootie does look quite jaunty with your jacket.

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Pippa said...

Green is good. My jacket is green. Hopefully I won't need booties.

Pippa

Cinnamon said...

Hi Dexter - I have never touched snow. But, as long as I hear from my friends who have, snow is soft, right? How did your nail break when you were out on soft snow? Hmmmm, it seems snow has much more to do than what I know it does... I hope the breeding stopped quickly and you didn't have too much uncomfort.

By the way, I like your bootie. It looks smart!

achieve1dream said...

Cool!! You're new bootie does match your jacket!! Looks like so much fun playing in the snow! I like the picture of you jumping. :D

Jackal