Sunday, September 6, 2009

Uncle Dexter Day - Puppy Overload Edition

I was so excited to hear that today I was going to meet my new nephew, Oliver!

I put together a nice welcome home package for him full of some of my favorite things from when I was a puppy; Charlie Bears, a mini bully stick, and a really annoying duck quack stuffie.

And here we go!

The Relentlessly Huge had to stay home because Oliver has only been home for one week and is just ten weeks old and we didn't want to give him a scare so soon in his life.

First up, the sniff test. He is really SMALL!

It didn't take me long to figure out that Oliver has lots of really cool toys. And they aren't all super sized like the toys at my place.

Most importantly, he had a tennis ball!

Being a good Uncle, I shared with the little dude.

He isn't very fast and when I tried to play chase with him he got left behind. Too much bouncing, not enough forward motion.

Hurry up, squirt, I can't run any slower.

He got tired kind of fast and hid under this chair. Sigh, I remember when I could fit into small spaces (before I was a BIG DOG).

Being just a baby, Oliver needs to eat three times a day, so while he went inside for lunch, I explored this really cool cave at my brother's house.

As an added bonus, his two cats like to go under here and the place was full of cat poop! Yummers!

Hey Oliver! You done eating yet? I am ready for more action!

You would think from this photo that the little guy is actually engaging in directed behavior, but he is really just kind of randomly bouncing.

He still hasn't even learned to roach properly.

More like a face plant.

I made a movie of our day together.

All too soon it was time to go. I managed to nab a photo of Oliver with his mom and dad. Forgive my human brother's goofy face. He always looks funny in pictures.

I didn't think I was tired, but on the way home I could hardly keep my eyes open.

Naturally the Relentlessly Huge was all about checking out the weird puppy smells on momma.

Dexter done!

P.S. For all you hardcore Mango fans out there, here he is showing off his keen, alert expression.


MJ's doghouse said...

wow Dex...oliver is pretty cute...i bet you had a great time showing him how to be super cool...and thanks for that last photo of the big guy..

Puglette said...

that was agreat movie! you are going to be a great uncle, dex. pretty soon you two will be having a lot of fun together!

Achieve1dream said...

Looks like Dexter had fun! But I wonder how Mango kept himself occupied while they were gone . . . ?

Achieve1dream said...

After watching the video I have to ask is that a special harness on Oliver or is it put on wrong? Or maybe the wrong size? It looks too snug behind his elbows, but not sure if maybe it's a no jump harness.

Tama-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

Hey Dexter! We think you pretty much looked like a puppy in that photo with the tennis ball! And your nephew looks pretty cute.

Moose said...

Oliver is Labradorable!! I am not sure it is fair to have a race while he is wearing his harness though! His roaching is pretty cute even if it is a little off!
Happy Holiday Weekend!
(Say, since it is a holiday tomorrow will it be Dexter Day again? A tripple header maybe!).
Moose + Dana

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oliver is so cute. It was so nice of you Dexter to show him the ropes.. Need to help him work on that roaching...
Don't worry Mango he will be big before you know it and you will get to go show him a few things too...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The Oceanside Animals said...

Hmmm ... say, Dexter, is it possible, just maybe possible, that Oliver has more energy than you do? Maybe?

Astrid Keel said...

Dexter, you're so sweet to show Oliver how to play like a big dog! he is adowable1 (not that you aren't...!)

Mango, you have such an intent expression on your face... is someone holding a cookie?

Clive said...

Hey Dexter, we think you were a great uncle to young Oliver! Much more patience than I have with young pups!

take care

Sally Ann and Andy said...

You are such a good uncle. Oliver is a cute little boy.
Sally Ann

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dexter!
Oliver is very cute! I have the same question about his harness!
Glad you had fun together!
Kisses and hugs

Ziggy Stardust said...

Dexter,I think you are a very good Uncle to Oliver showing him how to play. He is really cute. I never had a harness, is that a puppy harness, he is wearing? It looks like suspenders to hold his puppy tummy up. I love the Mango teeth and he has the nicest colors in his handsome coat.

Randi said...

Awwww My little Cublet is growing up! Now you're a big uncle! AWWWWW! Your little nephew OLIVER (LOVE THAT NAME!) is quite the cutie will have to teach him how to be a very good labradude just like you!

Love & Licks,
Your Cougar,

The Thundering Herd said...

Wow it was like watching an RH and pee-wee movie except that Dexter was RH and Oliver was Pee-wee. Very cool.

Anonymous said...

Dear Dexter,
You are a good uncle! Oliver is very cute; I bet you are going to have heaps of fun together as he grows up!

Mr Darcy

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Hey, he is a very cute Oliver. When he gets a little bigger, it will be fun to watch RH dealing with both of you. We think that cave you found was the probably the highlight of the day - cat poops - yummers.

Woos, the OP Pack

Oskar said...

Baby dogs are always so cute. And you got to leave this one behind before he got too annoying!

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

What a fun day!! Bet you sleeped good last night!!!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...

Bekhause GMTA, The Thundering Herd has khommented as I had intend to khomment!

I bet Oliver and BensonJPuppypaws would be soooo khute together AND Dexter and Miss Oprah khould bring them up to speed on growned up stuff!


Niqqi said...

Did you ever think you'd get to be the teacher? That is soo cool and sooo grown up!



Stella said...

Hey Peewee!

Little Oliver is adorable and you are a good uncle, but please believe me when I tell you on 3 meals a day, he will be your size in NO TIME!


Maxmom said...

Hey Dexter Dude
You are quite the uncle!! We are very impressed at your gentle, careful, kind and attentive way which you handled little Oliver! Her is quite adorable and looks like a lighter version of you at that age. What fun!
Lots of licks

Sam said...

Dexter, what a good uncle you are to the little dude! Looks like you two got along smashingly.

Oh, and Charlie Bears?! Excellent choice. I absolutely love using those things for Marge.. we go through about a pack a month. Gotta go get them this week sometime actually..

Anonymous said...

Mango you are so keen and alert! What do you think about that puppilicious!

koko said...

Hi Dex,

Looks like Oliver has a thing or two to learn for his great uncle. I can't hardly keep my eyes open too after a good agility session. Great classic Mango expression there.

Licks, hero

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Dexter mate,
Cripes we remember when you were as tiny as Oliver. He sure is a cutie pie and your an awesome uncle spending so much quality time with him.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Molly the Airedale said...

Where did Oliver get that super long tail?! We can only imagine that the little squirt ran you ragged, Dexter! How many puppy bite marks do you have on your body?! He sure is a cutie!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

It looks like you and Oliver had a great time together.

Thanks for sharing the pic of the RH with us - can't go a day without seeing his wonderful self.

Lilly, Piper, Carreligh adn Java

Maxmom said...

Hey Mango Mate.
Sorry to disturb you...
I know you have just visited my blog, but I think I should call you back. mmm... Ive edited it slightly to include your name. It was the Pee-Mail I came across on my walk. (Decided to tell it like it was).
Once you have been back to my blog, you may go to sleep again!:)
Lots of licks

Unknown said...

Momma and Dexter
Remember don't put your hands/paws too close to the mouth.. puppy teeth are killer. Ouch.. Dexter very nice of you to play with ALL his toys. Break them in. You are very thoughtful. And Mango.. your fogging up my computer screen Please close your mouth.

pam said...

He shore is bouncy. But we don't think he's gonna be little for very long. Did you see the size of them feeties???

Bobo and Meja

tula monstah said...

Oh Oliver by the size of your toe toes you're probably trippin' yourself up. hard 2 resist that cute yellow labby face-- being upside down is irresistable! Don't listen to Dexter, did you see his tired old, tongue hanging face at the end of the day?!

hey Mango we luv ya & your alertness,

Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...

Way to show little Oliver the ways!

Shannon said...

Thanks for the presents and especially the duck! It was a big hit with little Oliver.

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

What a totally cute puppers, Dexter!!!! Looks like you had an amazing day with him...did you see his cute fat little puppy belly? adorable!!

And I'm so happy that Mango got his lower dentures made...I see they only made five teeth, but that's better than none. When are they going to do the top ones????


The WriggleButts said...

Looks like you're a pretty good uncle, Dexter!


Deefor said...

He is relentlessly cute, Uncle Dex. Just catching up on all the news I missed on your blog this week. Thanks for posting a pic of Mango.

Rudy said...

Yeah, Dex, those pups are cute but give 'em a little while and they're bitin' your face, chasing you around (or vice versa 'cause they're so pesky), and stealing your humans. Our Ollie is just like that!
Hey Mango, I wanted to mention I saw a cute girl Mango at the agility trials here in VA on Saturday. She ran pretty good for a relentlessly huge girl! Josie my girlfriend thought she was a gigantic bulldog but she was very nice. We've never met a Mastiff before!


Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Poor Mango! When Oliver grows up, the two of you are going to terrorize the Relentlessly Huge!

*kissey face*

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

I just love your Labradorkness.........

I have some Lab in me, half and half, according to my Jeannie, the other bit being Collie.

My tail is Collie, my body and my nature is Labradork.

Mango is relentlessly huge, I agree, but kinda appealing in his own Mangoness.

Wish we could meet up to compare notes.

lotsaluv, Marvin The Felon

Stanislaw said...

Your nephew looks like a party animal. And I love his fat baby belly - indicative of a quality feaster. Perhaps one day he'll earn his Master's degree in feasting, and a black belt in food nabbing. I see great things for this little grasshopper...

Fenway said...

Man, I wish I had you around when I was a mere pup! You are most gracious and kind. Oliver still has those puppy wobblies so make sure to give him lots of exercise! And watch out for the killer puppy needle teeth...remember, Mango, you are NOT a chew toy!

Your pal,

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mango flippies are flip-flops.. They are nice an rubbery so it is hard for the humans to get it away from you...
They are pretty good to shred too..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrr Mango and Dex
GO Look at me post befor you go in the water Harrrrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

Chef said...

The way Oliver eats, he'll be as big as Mango soon. But boy, is he a cutiepie and you're being a super uncle, Dexter. Mango, love that picture - you are always so relentlessly and hugely handsome!


1000 Goldens said...

"Too much bouncing and not enough forward motion" is about the best puppy description I've read - adorable :) I'm glad you got to be the big dude for a change Dexter!

Rufus and Indie said...

Hi Dexter! You must be proud! Oliver is so cute and I want to welcome him to the Labradogs world!
You look super cool on the pics, Dexter!
Rufus (and Indie)

Bae Bae said...

Oliver is so cute. You make a pawsome uncle Dexter

~ Bae

Joe Stains said...

oh man he is CUTE! He does sort of just flop around instead of running. Soon he will be a fine athlete like you!!

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Dexter you are a great lab-uncle. Playing with the little labradude. Keep up the good work.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie and Bobo

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

Oliver is too cute - and it looked like he really enjoyed youe company - too bad mango didnt get to go

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

We think Oliver is very cute - we'd love to see a photo of him next to you though Mango, to see just how little he is!

Dexter you look as handsome as usual :-)

Muzzle was wondering about the harness too!


Unknown said...

Aw...Dexter - Oliver is just adorable!! I loved the bit in the video when he is waving his little paws in the air and you can see his paw pads!!!! SO CUTE!!! And you know, it's weird - we're so used to seeing YOU as the bouncy dog next to Mango...watching the video, you suddenly seemed really 'mature'! Hee! hee!

Hey - do all you doggies in America live in HUGE estates or something? I mean, your garden is enormous but Oliver's is huge too! Can't believe the size of all your backyards!

Honey the Great Dane
ps. what is a Charlie bear??