Thursday, February 9, 2012

Can You See Me Now?


Let's face it, the days when I can depend on the RH for some bitey face action are long gone. While he is almost lifelike at times, he is no longer game for zooming and spinning around or otherwise providing a much needed release for yours truly.

While I have suggested to momma that a companion for my labraself might be in order she demurs saying, "Oh, Dexter, Mango would never tolerate another dog. You will have to make due with your daycare pals."

That said, I am not without resources and have discovered ways to use the lumbering giant for my own entertainment.

To whit, my current favorite sport which I will call "I'm in your bed and you can't do anything about it."

This game is not without some personal sacrifice at it requires me to come in contact with the surface of his bed. A bed which is encrusted with slobber and other Mango juices best not considered. But it is worth it.

Can you see me?




How about now?

Look at his face! His head is close to exploding from the confusion.



Because here's my secret... when I growl at him he freezes in place like a scared rabbit. Hard to believe, isn't it, but the big dope is actually afraid of me, ME! And growl at him I do! Ha! This is DEXTER'S BED now!

Yup, living room bed, dog cave bed, same good times, different location.



And when it's all over, I can retire to my labracouch.



Neener, neener, neener!

Dexter done!

42 comments:

Bouncing Bertie said...

The image of Mango's head exploding from confusion. Oh the horror, the horror.

sharkgila said...

Hahahaha. That's a pawsome game.

Woooo,
Togo, Tagar & Gamby

Mitch and angel Maggie said...

You're brilliant, Dexter! You've got Mango sleeping on the floor while you're in his bed!

Love ya lots,
Mitch

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

You show the big dog - who is the REAL big dog in the house. Labradudes RULE!

Declan said...

I hope you've thought this through mate....... Deccy x

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! OH I see you ... Oh Hooray for the LabraCouch! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

for Pete's sake Dexter get a hold of yourself you look like Groucho laying there on the couch. As for Mango, us big boys are starting to slow down...go easy on us.

Jen said...

Dexter, I feel for you. You tell your mama that even the grumpiest of dogs can adjust to a third in the house. Provided that she doesn't insist on bringing home a whirling dervish of a JRT!

If that doesn't work (and it likely wont. I think she's probably wiser than me, in that regard), maybe you could light something under Mango and get him up and moving?

In the meantime, enjoy his bed/your couch!

Happy Thursday from
Jen and the Mostly Black Dog Crew

monica said...

Mind you Dex, I am about to beam my monstrous and huge and dangerous mastiff body with teeth and heavy bum and all, all the way from Denmark to your estate to help the Mango in telling you off and treat the elder ( and bigger) with some respect!! (phew what a long sentence..) The Bundy is ever so agitated on Mango's behalf!!
Bundy the Bold and Bouncy! and BFF with the Mango!

Casey said...

Hey Dexter, if you want playmates, just come to Texas and I can guarantee you a ton of playful boxers.

Raymond and Busby said...

LabraRUDE! You should respect your elders! We hope the RH gets up on your couch.

pam said...

We're with Declan and Bundy on this one Dexter. We hope you've thought this through because there are always consequences to your actions.

Be careful in the dark.......

Bobo and Mjeja

Jake of Florida said...

We love you, Dude, but we kind of commiserate with the Relentlessly Huge and think you might find other ways to amuse yourself than at his expense. Calling him a 240- pound doorstop is one thing (sticks and stones etc.), but taking possession of his prized real estate is another.

We understand the challenges of living together -- brother, do we!!! -- but a bit of compassion. After all you are a LERT!!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Amber DaWeenie said...

Dex....."exploding heads"...oh my dogness! Don't let dat happen..it be purrty messy.

You look sooooooo wittle next to da big guy. Jus remember...if he wanted to, him could swallow you whole!

HoundDogMom said...

Poor Mango, Dexter is not playing nice at all. Hey Dex you can come to our house, we have 2 hounds that love love to play bitey face especially at 5:00am in the morning. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

You said... Neener Neener NEENER...?

buddy have you never heard that
PAWbacks are a SQUIRREL???

Tank said...

Hey Dexter - I'm a little peeved at the RH right now... did you hear that he expects me to appreciate squirrels? Yeah, like that'll ever happen. So I encourage you to tease him in any and all ways you can possibly think of. Oh,and do you happen to know where I can buy a truck load of salt?

Wild Dingo said...

Awwweeee. I kinda feel for the RH. Be nice. Karma and all...

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

Dexter, Mom told me when I was a wee pup and TaiChi was ancient that I should treat her (TaiChi, not Mom) with respect because eventually I will be an older, less-agile doggie, and I wouldn't appreciate some young thing jumping all over me. So... Do as you wish, but if you find yourself being assaulted by 8 month old Jack Russell Terrors when you are in your dotage and want nothing more than a good nap in the sun, don't come crying to us! ;-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

scotsmad said...

Who's top dog now?

XXXOOO Daisy,Bella & Roxy

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Dex, you ARE a devilish little booger! I'll bet your mom is laughing all the time!!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

IF that head does explode, Dexter . . . you just might want to reconsider this plan.

Poor Mango - tell Momma to give him a hug from us.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Shane Kent Louis said...

yeah, Mango I can clearly see you with dexter! ;)




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

Oh Mango, I see it's necessary for me to come up and REMOVE THE PEEWEE FROM YOUR BED and I SO WOULD ENJOY DOING THAT....

One good nip on the bum and perhaps sinking my teeth into his labrashoulder should only take maybe like 2 seconds, and then you and I could enjoy some Valentine's Smoothies and perhaps a few KISSES....not to worry about your excessive slobber...I have invented some amazing beardie wipes....removes the grosses spit instantly,

Remember how nice I am,

Beast

MJ's doghouse said...

awwwwww Dex....you be nice to my hunka hunka hugeness....poor ole guy....

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Well, Dex, we hope you get more than one Year of Living Dangerously. Someday the RH is going to get fed up with your labratude and snap. True story: mama once had a basset-mix that used to pick on one of the female Danes. The Dane patiently took it for a while, then decided the basset needed an etiquette lesson. Result: about 40 stitches in the basset's shoulder. If the Dane had been serious, it would have been her throat and no stitches would have been necessary. Think about it.

Jed & Abby

chicamom85 said...

Dexter, don't you feel just a little guilty about taking advantage of Mango?? I mean you are making me a little sad for him, the poor RH longing for his bed and not able to bitey face you for it right now. Have a little compassion for the big guy. I am sure he would for you...well maybe not, I guess you have to do what you have to do. Please take it a little easy though, Mommy can't stand to think of him like that, she wants to give him huggies(yes, she has always had a soft spot for the Mango)
.

licks and sniffs Sasha

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...

Dexter,

Have you ever thought one day Mango may just go ahead and plop down on his bed anyway....hope you can move fast.

Emma

Carrie and Waffle said...

Dex - it's official you are Waffle's hero!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Jeez Dexter, why would you want to sleep on all those crusty juices, not to mention other smells from Uncle Mango's nether regions. We love ya Dexter but Uncle Mango needs the pillow. His big old face is just too sad. Our vote is Couch for Dexter, Pillow for Uncle Mango. Everyone's a winner. See ya dude. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Moose Dog said...

Awww poor RH. I can sympathize with no Bitey Face outlet. I have no foster pal to harass at the moment and frankly it's a little boring. But the poor old beast needs a comfy spot for his hiney! I know it is shocking that I would say that since I am always doing similar things to my foster pals (my favorite is tearing up stuffies right in front of them). Still I know us grey beak pups need our beds! Try to take it easy on the beast!
Ps looks like fun though heh heh.

Chester said...

I wouldn't worry if'n Mango's head explodes, I can hardly imagine that the relentlessly small particles that come outta there take much more than Swiffer to clean up

Come on over, I'll give you all the bitey-face and front-paw wrastlin' you can handle. I think we would have a real good time, you and me, Pea.

Woofs and swifter slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

Bassetmomma said...

Very inventive and funny Dexter, but poor Mango!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh Dex, you are just like my irritating little brother! We see through you,ya know? We just sit there, still, to show you how calm we are when you are being jerky. Yup. That's it. Give the MangoMan a break!
AireKisses,
BabyRocketDog

Good work Dexter!! I do exactly the same thing with her bed (and ball) and it terrifies BabyRD, who seems to think she is still the alpha. Ha! I, Hootie, am taking over the place. It will once again become a "king"dom instead of being ruled by a queen!!
WelshieHugs,
HootieTheGreat

Kristina said...

hello dexter and mango i just saw this on a facebook fan page about labradudes called labradawesome haha and the first thing i though was about dexter i wonder why? anyways just go here http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/408899_10150673504515628_22886450627_11293708_257448449_n.jpg your momma will love this

The Thuglets said...

Dexter we think you are taking advantage of Mango ..fancy taking over his bed!
Be careful you may just be pushing your luck!
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Mr. Pip said...

You know, Dexter, I have been on the other end of this game and it's no fun. My feline sister likes to curl up in my bed and when I bark at her to move, she ignores me.

Having said that, I do think Mango looks a bit confused. BOL!

Your pal, Pip

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo need some FT akhtion around The Estate

Just sayin'

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

tula said...

uhh dex, woo might want to whisper the neener neeners.. just remembah, he has jaws of doom!


scratchies,
tula

Tessa the Maltese said...

You boys sure do look comfy!

I sure hopes that you both have a

Happy Valentines Day!

woos, Tessa

Au and Target said...

Dexter, you have a feline sense of humour. that's a compliment!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello dexter its dennis the vizsla dog hay i hav the saym trouble gitting trixie to play theez days she is slowing down too but she wil stil sumtimes git all riled up and bitey fayse with me wen i run by ha ha however i am stil not brayv enuf to steel her bed that wood be insayn!!! ok bye