Sunday, August 5, 2012

Dog Days of Summer AND an Important Postscript

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Day 5 - In Water

Dexter here at the keyboard because "in water" is right up my alley. 

Of course momma insists that the RH have a picture as well so I dug up this one of him "working out" on his pointless underwater treadmill.

That's PT lady in the tub with him (no way those are momma's leggies).

The number of photos of yours truly looking totally labradorable and athletic in the water are epic.

Choose one? Near impossible. But here goes...

Go ahead and SQUEEEEE! I know you want to.

Dexter done!

P.S. Momma is always grousing about all the laws in Massachusetts, but earlier this week she was pretty juiced up about a big dog friendly law that our governor signed. In addition to preventing de-barking, it established a Homeless Animal Prevention and Care Fund, clarifies that a doggie that is just defending itself cannot be deemed a dangerous dog, AND (wait for it) a doggie cannot be deemed dangerous based on breed or appearance! Woo hoo! You can read the entire text here.


Bouncing Bertie said...

Yes all right Dexter, you do look pretty special in that photo. There. I said it. Happy now?
Oh but I am horrified, just horrified to learn that 'de-barking' even exists. What a terrible idea. Well done to Massachusetts for banning it.
Toodle pip!

Gus said... a big SQWEE here.

Congratulations on living in a state that values ALL the citizens


garthriley said...

I'm gonna have a similar problem picking a water photo. I'm in the water every chance I get!

Great photo and way to go Massachusetts!

Your pal,

Sam said...

Mom has read about your new dog law and absolutely ADORES it. She is hoping other states will start taking note and follow.


Mimi and CC Cabana said...

A second woohoo from us about the Massachusetts law. And I agree, Dexter looks fabulous in the water. What a fun August blog line-up. I look forward to your entries!

Jake of Florida said...

Whoo hoo for master chew sits!!!!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That IS a great law!!! Good going, MA!

We aren't much for getting in the water but we always enjoy seeing our pals have fun in it.

Happy Sunday.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Here's to the state of Master Chew Sits!

They done good!

Give 'em a khookie or two!

PeeEssWoo: Nice water shots fellas!

rottrover said...



Sue said...

Yeah for Mass!! Let's hope this spreads around the world. No bad doggies, just bad owners.
Morgan, Sebastian and the Porties

The Teacher's Pets said...

How wonderful that the "powers that be" clarified that dogs cannot be judged/viewed as dangerous based on their appearance! I read about poor dogs who are judged and then punished because of it and I can't stand it! So glad to read this news!
Thank you for mentioning that your mom met a coon hound who looked like Daisy and for saying she fell in love with her! Maybe you'll soon have a coon hound of your own in your family?

Two French Bulldogs said...

so refreshing
Snuggles and snorts
Benny & Lily

jen said...

You look mighty handsome in the water Dexter!

Berts Blog said...

Good things happening all around. Dexter that is a great water picture. It looks so refreshing.

I lvoe water too so finding the right picture is gonna be tough.

Happy Sunday

The Army of Four said...

EXCELLENT water pix from both of you guys!
Play bows,

Amber DaWeenie said...

A big CHEER fur Mass-a-chew-sits! Think I'll move there!

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

Wow! Way to go, Master-Chew-Sits!! That's incredible! Dex, your water shot is WAY better than ours. Of course, we are only part water dogs, while you are The Real Deal! And tell your Mom not to worry, our Mom pretends to be a jock, and her legs don't look that good, either! ;-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

A MilShelb Mom said...

What an awesome law!
~Milly and Shelby

Kylie and Jimmy said...

We are jelly you got to go to the pool this summer! We haven't really gotten to do any swimming!! Not a single trip to Nana and Papa's lake!
Licks and puppy kisses
Kylie and Jimmy

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We just read about your new law, and are most excited to have a link to the full text. Mama is already planning to start cajoling our Maryland state legislators to follow suit. It will probably take a while; it took about 5 years to get Maryland to pass a pet trust law, but we got it at last. Three cheers for MA!

Great water photos. You failed to mention Mango's gorgeous gams in the PT tank, though. And we love Dex's soulful water face.

Jed & Abby

The Island Cats said...

Well, "In Water" is one category we definitely pass on!!

And YAY for Massachusettsl! We purr that other states follows Mass's lead!!

chicamom85 said...

A big well done and yahoo for Massachewsits! Pawsome. I love seeing Mango at his therapy, I hope it helps the big guy. Dexter you are so sweet in that picture. Mommy goes crazy for your pool pictures(and any other pictures), she thinks she remembers one where you are on the side of the pool with your paws up and looking at your Momma. Is she crazy?

Loveys Sasha

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...



Gypsy Ju said...

woweeee Dexter ~ that is one of the most gorgeous photos we have seen!

You could be one of Seth Casteel's Underwater dogs! His photos are amazing!

Gypsy x

Casey said...

That's a truly epic photo, Dex. Good job! And wow, your governor is pawsome!!

Kitty+Coco said...

Yup, SQUEEEE! Lawdy you look handsome PeeWee.

Are you sure that for once, a law was changed for the GOOD?? Gasp. Light rays from heaven just came down.


Anonymous said...

Oh my Dexter you managed to combine cuteness and handsomeness all in one look. That can only be done by the most gifted of dogs :)

Great news about the Massachusetts laws! Yay for peeps with brains :D

Waggin at ya,