Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Dear friends and loyal readers, yours truly, Dexter the labradude here broadcasting from MY official blog (at least for the duration of Mango Minster 2012).

That's right, no more photos of Mr. Droopy Face trying to look like he's having an actual thought, no more maligning the proud breed that is labrador, and, above all, no more bad grammar or misspelling. Well, perhaps some grammatical liberties for dramatic effect, but that's as far as I will go.

Sadly, it is beyond my control as to whether or not my momma will take full advantage of this break from the Relentlessly Torpid to take ample photos of me for new postings.

I decided to do a preemptive strike by recycling some old pictures. Sure, you have seen these before, but one must make one's mark so to speak.

So, for your viewing pleasure, here is a compilation of stunning photos of the one and only DEXTER!

I start with my baby pictures. Always a crowd pleaser, right?

Note that while momma is busy compiling more and more movies of the Relentlessly Dour actually moving (wow), she can often not even be bothered to adjust the colors on my photos. Subsequently, I appear as a faceless black blob.

However, I must say that even in substandard lighting I still look quite adorable.

Now, I will share with you that sometimes the stingy witch forgets herself and proclaims me to be "the cutest lab ever." Absolutely, 100 percent correct.

Make no mistake. I have completely mastered the labralook of sorrow. Designed to melt any human heart (even that of a cold, mastiff obsessed Elmer Fudd hat wearing doofus).

You see this face? When I point it at momma she is HELPLESS! I often get noms just for looking cute. Seriously. In fact, I am certain that some of your humans are even now putting YOUR noms into shipping cartons headed to my estate. That's how powerful my look of over the top cuteness is. Coming at you right through the Internet! PA-ZAM!

Dexter done!


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

OK! It's THAT time of year again! Great selection of pics, Dexter. But tell me, do you really only eat HAY?!


Peruby said...

I am SO done for! I keep telling myself once my (4) dogs are gone and out of my life I am NOT getting another dog.

The first thing I think of when reading this post - wonder if I should adopt a lab? Wouldn't my dogs have fun romping around, then?

It's a sickness I tell ya! A sickness! I am doomed.

Minna Krebs said...

Oh my dogness........we are totally smitten with your adorableness, Dexter!!!
(especially the young pup foto with the red white and blue collar!!!)

........noms are on there way...

Bouncing Bertie said...

Just to let you know that I am closely guarding my noms, in case Gail should take it into her addled head to send you some all the way across the Pond.
They're mine, mine, MINE.
Toodle pip!

Gus said...

Oh Dexter Dude

that was a faantabulous labrapost.

And yes, the muzzer did try to sneak treats into a box, but Teka tripped her on the way to the mailbox


Jen said...

Oh goodness Dexter, Sophie is completely head over heels..... You can never have too much labradog in your post. :)

Jen and the mostly black dog crew

Raymond and Busby said...

Even we are suckers for your puppy pictures!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Fear not LabraDork -

Mom and I are working on pupnapping Kenya and The Three Dorketeers!


Berts Blog said...

All this time I was focused on MAngos little tiny nose, I barely noticed you.

And that is a shame cause you are not only cute but handsome and you have a great personality.

I can't wait to know you more.


Frankie Furter said...

I am so very much glad that YOU will be gettin the attention that you so RICHLY DESERVE. Just sayin Buddy.

PeeS... No matter HOW cute you are.. I'm not lettin MY mom send you MY treats. SORRY.

Amber DaWeenie said...

BWHahahahahahha....what a cute butt shot in da furst photo! And you actually fit under dere!

The Army of Four said...

Hi Dex! Woo, buddy. My mom can really do without seeing those labradorable pix of you! She's all like "Awww! Look at how cute little Dexter is!" and stuff. Hmph. WEll, you're not the ONLY Lab around here! Err... wait. I"m not a Lab. Yeah, OK, I act like one sometimes. Often times. Quite a bit. But ... I ...
Take good care of Mango's blog while he's doing MM!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are all looking forward to some Dexter time, you are just so handsome. But please give us a glimpse ofthe RH once in a while so we won't miss him too much.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Sammie and Avalon said...

Oh we are in complete accord! We are right now trying to convince Mamma to send you some noms as she types!!! That is the cutest face EVER! (But y'know, that bro of yours has lotsa charm, Pea!)
Sammie and Avalon

Anonymous said...

My two have that "I'm so sad and the only thing that will fix it is a treat" look down pat. Oh, yeah. The manipulative little fur balls.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your puppy pictures are just adorable, Dexter! Did you hear mom squeeeeeeee over your first picture, your puppy hiney? She's weird like that!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Loved the 1st picture. Were you trying to hide from Mango in that picture? I know -- you probably had a secret stash of all the good noms and toys under there since you knew Mango couldn't fit there!

Stacey said...

hi dexter! love the pic in the swimming pool

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Dexter, yeah yeah yeah, mums going off again. Oh Dexter looks so much like Tyler, that sweet Lab face, blah, blah, blah.

We know we don't have much chance against a face like that so next time can you please put in a couple of ugly shots for us, huh?

What Stella? Oh come on! Handsome? Oh my dog! I gotta go, Stella is starting to drool. See ya mate. No worries, and slobbers, Rory.

The Life of Riley said...

It's great to hear from you Dexter.

Love and woofs,

rottrover said...

Labradorable is the perfect word to describe you, Dexter.



Corbin said...

You sure do know how to swoone the ladies!

The Boston Lady said...

Dexter you are indeed a handsome lab, my Bostons were swooning when I showed them your pictures. Ann TBL

KB said...

I think that you're tricking us... You're a judge, right? And, we're not allowed to bribe the judge. So, what do you do? You put up photos *designed* to make us send you cartons of noms. I think that's entrapment!

You are a very very cute Lab. But, the title for the cutest lab ever is held by a lab here in Colorado :)

Two French Bulldogs said...

Great pictures...we agree, do you take bribes?
Benny & Lily

Maggie Mae said...


I think you are labradrable too!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Well, no prizes for guessing which category Dexter will be entering in MM2012. In fact, this post probably counts as your official entry, Dex. Good luck, little Lab buddy.

Jed & Abby

Au and Target said...

Oh man are we glad we're not at the receiving end of that PLEASE look. you are a darling.

Wishing you and Mango and your family a happy, healthy, fun and successful New Year.

houndstooth said...

Mom was on her way to put some noms in the mail to you, but was then intercepted by Kuster's cuteness! I'm sorry! But I do look forward to your takeover of the blog every year!


Shane Kent Louis said...

I'm glad that your still doing great! I want to swim too, but I really cant swim eheh.. :D

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Lexi and Jasper the Danes said...

O gosh we are so far behind with what mischief you two have been up to! Our house has been very hectic recently!

Baby Dexter is just adorable!! And Dexter in the pool AND Dexter on the deck! :)

We look forward to seeing how you manage YOUR blog :p

Licks and lots of slobber,
Lexi and Jasper the Danes

Carrie and Waffle said...

so happy when ur in charge.cant wait to see more of the labradude himself. waffle waits with baited breath!

The Thuglets said...

Dexter ..brillo paws post! Great photos. we look forward to lots more.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

monica said...

Ah yes, I admit, you are cute and adorable etc, Dex, but nothing - absolutely nothing - can match the slobbering jaws and intelligent look of a mastiff!!!
Bundy the Bullmastiff...

Chester said...

Yes, 'tis true Dexter that you are the cutest, most adorablest specimen of black lab I've ever seen. BUT I hafta tell you that Mom will be not be shippin' the noms as you expect for she is savin' them for moi, who just happens to be the cutest most adorablest specimen of Chocolate labradork ever. AKA: ME!

It is good to see you in the spotlight for a change. For many reasons but mainly the one most important thing is I can make the browser page normal size instead of havin' to stretch it to the max just to fit the Relentlessly Dour one on screen.

Lookin' forward to more of your cuteness!
Ches ;0=)

Moose Dog said...

Black labradogs are the best at looking cute! I have a lot of faceless blob photos... My momma doesn't even get the camera out anymore she just snaps pisc on her iPhone. At least ur momma uses a real camera for you!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Dexter, You are always the MOST adorable!

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

We, too, have mastered that sorrowful/cute look that guarantee us noms. In my case, I'm just cute. In Abby's case, it's the only thing that saves her from becoming the main ingredient in Puppy Stew... ;-) Dude... I hope the RH doesn't notice that you've taken over his bloggie (although this is EXACTLY why I was a bit hesitant to let Abby do her own Mango Minster post - give the girl an inch and she takes over your bloggie...). He might sit on you or something, and we'd hate to see that cute face smooshed. Just saying...

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...

Is that an udder tug toy you have in that top picture? If so do you like it? We've ordered other things from Helping Udders but not the toy yet.

Awww, those are some very cute pictures and several I don't remember seeing before. I never new you had your very own Dexter pool...way cool for a labradude.