Monday, January 16, 2012

LabraMAD on Monday




Who doesn't love agility, right? I, for one, consider it a grand form of exercise, not just for yours truly, but it also gets momma moving at high speeds even if it is only for short periods of time.

That said, my agility equipment is of the finest competition grade quality money can buy. I believe that the entire experience is enhanced by being able to imagine oneself in the ring, crowds cheering.

So, imagine my dismay to find that my jump posts had been vandalized!





Do you see that? The purple and yellow settings almost obliterated!






It didn't take long for me to determine the culprit as one could hear momma's shrieks of horror during poop patrol "Oh, Mango! What is this big chunk of purple plastic in your poo?"

While some of you will be disappointed, I suspect that most of you will be relieved that I did successfully dissuade her from photographing the evidence for your viewing pleasure.

Now, "why" is the question of moment.

One can only assume that the miscreant was experiencing a fit of envy over my superior agility skills.

Fear not, dear readers, those purple and yellow settings are for light weights.

I, Dexter, routinely engage on the blue setting.






Rest assured that I will be keeping a close watch on my agility equipment henceforth.

Perhaps I will wrap it in lettuce when not in use.

Dexter done!

40 comments:

Sarge said...

Hey Dexter!
Wow, what a horrible thing to have happen. That always seems to happen to my newest toys, but since I'm an onlydog, I always get the blame. Pththtttth. Maybe the RH was worried you'd hurt yourself doing that....no, it's probably sabotage. BOL. Great leaping pix and that blue level is perfect anyway!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Gus said...

Dear Dexter:

We are most distressed at the attempt to sabotage your equipment. Try to understand his insecurity, and watch him carefully in the future?

gus n tkea

Declan said...

Blimey mate! You could almost be a greyhound Hehehe! Deccy x

3 doxies said...

Now tells me again why hers didn't fotographs da evidence?

Puddles

Amber DaWeenie said...

Dexter, forgive your big brother. I bet a tree rat really ate your agility equipment and....then Mango ate the tree rat...leaving the purple evidence. There, problem solved!

Of Pit Bulls and Patience said...

Ooooo naughty Mango! Where did you folks get the agility equipment? We made some from PVC pipes, but it isn't fancy like yours!

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Oh, let the big guy have the purple, yellow, AND even the blue. Dexter, I think you're ready to move up to the red. What an awesome toy, we want one, too--but I think Cabana wouldn't progress past the green.

Life on the Smushie Ranch said...

Ohhh, purple and yellow Mango nuggets. He's just trying to make the poop patrol experience more of an adventure for your momma.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

HEHEHE HANG LETTUCE ON IT... YOU ARE SOOOOOOOO FUNNY DEXTER.

Sammie and Avalon said...

HORRORS! All of it! Thank dogness that you are above Mango's nomming of the lowly purple and yellow jumpie holders! BTW, you look totally pawesome leaping over that jump!
xoxoxo,
Sammie and Avalon

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Dexter, we are going to place the blame on the squirrels for gnawing off those settings. And then Mango was just hungry:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

The Army of Four said...

Oh, yeah! Lettuce wraps. HA roo roo roo!
Play bows,
zim

Wild Dingo said...

How VEXING Dexter. Dex is vex... yah man...
we'd be totally mad...

Maggie and Mitch said...

We just can't believe that Mango was so destructive to your prized equipment, Dexter!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sue said...

Wrapping it in lettuce should keep him away. Good idea.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Jo's World said...

I am a bit shocked at this, if in fact it was Mango who chewed up your agility jumps.

Maybe he just doesn't get enough to eat, could that be it?

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mayziegal said...

Welllll...I always hear my mom talk abouts how impawtant it is to get a wide range of colorful foods in your diet. Maybe Mango was just trying to be healthy! I mean, I don't think he'd purposefully ruin your agilities equipment, do you? ESPECIALLY since he left the blue ones that you actually use. See? No reason to be LabraMad.

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Cape Cod Crew said...

Good job with agility! Mom thinks Felix would be very good at agilty.

XOXO ~ Cape Cod Crew

Tessa the Maltese said...

I thinks that hangin the lettuce on the posts and that way NOTHING will touch them! BOL

woos, Tessa

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We infer Mango was communicating to Mango Momma his disinterest in continuing to compete at the purple and yellow levels. Perhaps he prefers the green level, what with his gimpy leg and all? Or no level at all? Or maybe it is the diet he's on due to his leg that is really annoying him and somehow the diet is linked in his mind with the agilities equipment?

Wrapping your agilities equipment in lettuce might work if the Mango distains lettuce as much as you [and we] do. Better yet, store it up some really steep stairs when not in use.

Jed & Abby

Koobuss said...

Oh Dexter,

I am so sorry to hear that you have been victimized. And by someone so close yet. What is this world coming to? Maybe he just likes purple and yellow. At least you got part of one back, well sort of. If you are lucky, maybe you will get even more back. Good thing you don't need them. HEHE...

Love and Lots of Koobuss Jisses,
Koobie

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Dexter, you are accusing Uncle Mango of being a vandal? Are you sure? Of course he may have chewed a little but only with your best interests at heart.

Haven't you heard, or is it only here in Oz, that most labs are a lovely rotund shape and don't care much for agility. Eating is their one great pleasure. We're sure he was only trying to help.

Great action shot in the last photo though. Way to go Dex. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Lorenza said...

Haaaa!
Ooops!
Sorry!
Mango.... Mango....
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Did I tell you I got your christmas card??
Please forgive my mean mailman...
Thanks a lot!

chicamom85 said...

Is it just me or does Mango have a guilty look on his face?? Thank your Mom for not showing the purple poo, I can't even imagine the magnitude of a purple Mango poo. I think you are on to something with the lettuce wrap, you found a use for lettuce.

licks and sniffs Sasha

KB said...

Thanks, Dexter, for stopping your mom from taking pics of the evidence! I think that the RH is jealous of your agility... and is trying to destroy it.

We have a sad little situation. We have an agility course on our property that, as of a few weeks ago, none of our dogs is allowed to use (that's also ignoring the fact that it's buried under 3 ft of snow, with the posts for the jumps barely peeking over the snow). Please warn us if RH is heading our way!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

That's shocking! How could the Mango eat your agility equipment like that! Thank goodness you didn't post any pictures of the evidence in the poo. I'm sure your Momma would have needed a wide angle lens on her camera to capture that mountain of manure.

Marjie said...

Lettuce would be an excellent equipment defense mechanism. Good thinking, Labradude. I believe Nero Wolfe was right in the latest story I read, when he opined that Labradogs are the smartest dogs!

Shane Kent Louis said...

What a great monday! You really look had fun!


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fabulousflo said...

I'm guessing that everything from purple and yellow up was out of reach from a reclining position?

H and Flo

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Dex, I'm not so sure it was jealousy so much as trying to keep the bar on a "gentler" setting for the RH!!!

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...

Oh, Poor Dexter that is soo sad. Agility equipment is precious stuff.

Ms. ~K said...

We enlarged the photo...
Love that shade of lipstick Mango...you naughty boy! :)

The Thuglets said...

Yikes..you better keep an eye on your equipment Dexter. But we really can't believe Mango was responsible!
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

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

MANGO ATE YOUR AGILITY POLES??? Are you kidding us???? Is he still on a diet?? How many Weight Watcher points are those poles worth? Sheesch. Perhaps the Mango NEEDS MORE FOOD...

Be very careful, Peewee...he might try to munch on you paw or tail, I'm just sayin'....

Kisses and More,

Miss Lacie

Au and Target said...

Dexter, you are one clever labradude. How did you guess we didn't really want to see Mango's pooh?

Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Wishing you a prosperous, auspicious and joyous Year of the Dragon.

Kasha said...

I don't blame Mango one bit! I am super jealous of anything with agility. After just two kids I have nothing. Keep up the good work Mango...er Dexter!

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

Ooops. I mean if the evidence hadn't, uh, shown up, the Mango could have probably blamed it on rogue squirrels or something... I'd definitely wrap your agility equipment in lettuce from now on!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

Without a photo, there is no proof...

Us dogs like NO proof :)

-Brandon

Moose Dog said...

Yes! It is a food wrapper as I just explained. We black labbies are so smart. I suspect RH wanted to make sure the bar was on the lowest setting for him. He left the blue alone cuz he knew that was what was needed to tire you out!

achieve1dream said...

Poor Dex! That evil Mango Man is always trying to sabotage your fun huh?