Sunday, November 15, 2009

Dexter Day - Cone Liberation (almost)

So many friends who are sick or have sick family members that I am almost afraid to mention them lest I leave somebody out. I am sending good thoughts and visiting your blogs, but I thought maybe some "business as usual" is in order to cheer everybody up.

Today was DEXTER CONE LIBERATION DAY! But before I get to that...

Yesterday it rained all day..... INSIDE! Yup, the roof over the porch sprung a leak. Momma and Master said it was better to let it drip (well, actually pour) since it was in a part of the house scheduled for demolition anyway and if they redirected the water it might go into a finished part instead which would be very bad.

I wasn't bothered until the water went into the smoke detectors and they started beeping. That freaked me out! Hopefully things will dry out today and Jarrod and Mickey can finish the roof tomorrow.

Even though I still have to wear my cone when Momma is not around to watch me, I have been cleared to engage in my usual activities.

To celebrate, momma brought out two brand new tennis balls! Boy was I ever ready after almost two weeks without any tennis ball action!

Still have the moves, though. Here is my over the shoulder catch (because I can run faster than the DOH can throw).

My favorite is when she throws it really high and I get to watch it. I feel like an outfielder for the Red Sox!

Got it! Excuse the blurry photos because I am TOO FAST for some photographers.

Oh, here is the Relentlessly Huge "playing" with his new tennis ball. Notice the keen, intelligent expression on his face... NOT!

Good to see that my firm buttocks have maintained their shape during my time of inactivity.

But of course you want to see me in action, right? So click here for the cone liberation day movie.

We also got our nommy bones which I couldn't manage with the cone. I think Mango got almost an entire buffalo.

Do you like my chewing style? I like to combine front and back end workouts.

Hey, I am just an athletic kind of guy.

Our next door neighbors are dog sitting for a really hot blond gal. I met her on walkies and she asked if she could come over to play. I said, sure, but momma said no because some Relentlessly Huge monsters do not know how to act like gentlemen around the gals.

He is such a total doofus. He thinks that every girl dog around finds the Mango irresistible. Don't believe me? Click here to see him making an ass of himself declaring his love for the neighbor dog.

Told ya.

Overall, a pretty fun Dexter day. I capped it off with a nap in the dog cave. If I sleep where I can be seen, then I don't need that dumb cone.

Dexter done!


Marjie said...

Happy Cone Liberation Day! It has rained in our house, sometimes, and then Mom usually growls something about expletive deleted flashing or slate roof. I sleep through it. That's the best course of action in dealing with upset humans.


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Just imagine the forlorn tune woo would wail had it been MFT!

I khan imagine it will make THE BEAST furry jealous!

I do think we were deprived from seeing a khlear still shot of Mango RH's buff bum!


Sam said...

We have had lots of water troubles here. Two major floods in my nineteen year lifespan. One was a fishtank exploding. We still never figured that one out.

Glad your cone has come off, Dexter. Hope you'll be back to doing agility soon!

PS - tell your brother we may have seen one of his distant relatives today walking on the beach.

Achieve1dream said...

Congrats Dexter!

I loved the video of Mango making a butt of himself in front of the blonde! So funny!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Glad Liberation Day finally arrived. We don't care too much about those smoke detectors either - you should hear TD's wail when it happens. We wondered how all that rain was going to impact the new porch. Hope the gang can get things wrapped up soon.

Mango needs some of those really big tennis balls, like softball size. Mom is always worried he is going to swallow one of his.

Mango may be relentlessly huge, but he looks very trim to us.

Woos , the OP Pack

Anonymous said...

Loki was tres concerned with Mango's woos and went looking for him!

Dex congratulations on the action! ARe you gonna try out for the Red Sox?

wild dingo

D.K. Wall said...

We think your mom was really cruel in celebrating your tutoring my bringing out two tennis balls. Just saying.

Oskar said...

Poor Mango's got it bad for the Blondie girl.

I'm happy you get to have your cone off, I bet it feels great!

Cinnamon and Mint said...

Dexter, congratulations on your cone liberation day! You must be really happy to be able to run freely.

Loved Mongo's video. But, he sounded so sad. I hope his love will eventually reach the blond doggy.

Gus said...

Dexter Dog...congratulations on losing the cone thingy. Continue to behave well and pretty soon they will wash it one more time and put it away. "for next time." Except, it won't be for the same operation, because they can't do that more than once (OMD, tell me they can't!) but if you hurt yourself it will be around. Or if your dad needs help digging, Teka can tell ya how to use it as a mini earth mover.


Duffy said...

Glad you're liberated! I loved the blurry ears photo. Great!
BTW for His Hugeness, the little girl next door to me makes me feel the same way.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We're so glad to hear you were liberated. We know you are relieved as well as RH.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

koko said...

Hi Dexter,

Glad to hear you'll be liberated soon from becoming the cone-head monster... and those tennis ball withdrawal symptoms can be hard to control.

Licks, hero

brooke said...

Woo hoo! Freedom! And you got a pair of new balls!
Poor Mango, he seems so sad that the blondie ignored his hotness. Though Mango, you were being pretty direct, maybe next time try a more subtle approach.

The Oceanside Animals said...

So round, so firm, so fully packed!

Diamond said...

I'm glad that you got your cone off. I only had mine on for one day because it was a loaner from the vet and I almost broke it!

I can't believe that the neighbor girl would ignore Mango and his obvious affection for her. Poor Mango!

Golden Samantha said...

You look totally liberated Dexter! Loved the end of the movie where both you and Mango catch the ball in the air - now that was totally cool! You look very spiffy and in perfect fitness, Dexter - haven't lost any muscle tone atall hahaaaa! So sorry your Bro, the Mango is so over the moon about the blondie next door. Maybe he's okay about her by now? And I gotta say, in the tennis ball vid, the leaves in the backround on those trees? Well... they are simply gorgeous. Every once in a while I'd catch a glimpse - wow! Well, Mr. Athleticism, catch ya later...
Hugs xo

The Army of Four said...

Hooray for Dexter!!!
The last time it rained inside our house, we had to get a new hot water heater.
Play bows,

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Please tell your big brother that his Mastiff sized tennis balls are comming to him within a week. One is huge, and it might even be bigger than him. Y'all might play doggie soccer. Oh, I'm glad your cone is off.
Sally Ann

Unknown said...

Hi Dex
I see the cone monster is almost gone. It's important to keep up physical activity.. look what happens when you don't- u end up like RH -still disabled from his neighborhood jaunt.

Man to man, you do have a nice buttocks. I just came across a bootylicious contest..

You might want to enter.

Unknown said...

oh mango.. you have to work on that lady love call. pitiful. I think the local cow was interested.

BRUTUS said...

Hey there Dex-

Glad to see you have de-coned. Must be a relief! Glad you are still your buff self! I too am quite proud of my muscle-bound physique, so I know how you feel! Hope you can get back to your agilities practice soon!

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Happy CLD Dexter!!!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Dexter is looking fine and dandy...yippy
Benny & Lily

Smushie Ranch said...

Dex, you handsome boy! Happy Cone Liberation Day. And your buns still look fine after two weeks of no working out.
Poor Mango, he's got it bad for that blond. You should explain to him that girls like guys who play hard to get.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dexter!
Glad to know your are cone-free!
Raining inside your house?? Oh-oh! That happened to us once and my mom was not happy about it!
Poor Mango! I felt sorry for him in that video!
Kisses and hugs

Asta said...

What a glowious way to celebwate cone libewations day(should be a national holiday don't you think? it has that wing to it)
anyway, I digwess..Two new tennis balls! Wooot!!!
You bof have gweat techiniches in cathing them..I usually duck ow it hits me and I just stand thew e like a ninny accowding to mommi.
I love Mango's non challant way of gettig the ball to fly into his welentlessly hooge mouf..I bet if that blondie would see that she'd fall fow him..I hate to see my welentlessly hooge and gentle fwiend cwy
smoochie kisses
pee ess Lacie is almost blond..think about it

Molly the Airedale said...

Yeaaaaaaaaa, we're so glad you're ditchin' that stoopid cone, Dexter!
Mango sure does give those tennis balls a slobbie workout, doesn't he!
We've seen waterbowls catching leaks at our house at one time or another too! Mom says rain water is good for you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Niamh said...

So nice of your momma to put all those extra water bowls out for you. I'm glad to see that the satellite dish is coming off and that you are back to your usual activities.

Your friend,

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

Congrats, Dexter! We are so happy to hear that you are finally cone-free. Life without tennis balls is just too boring!


Mack said...

Congrats Dexter - I know you are sooo glad that thing is almost gone!

And that is a really pretty labragal. Was that the police coming for Mango?

Kapitein Haakje said...

Happy Cone Liberation Day!

Sanne says that dexter is just like hauwii. he does that to with his butt

El'bow and Hauwii

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

what a great post! dexter, i wonder how Mango reacted to the fire alarm. i mean if it ever freaked you out i can't imagine what RH went through. and wow--we can't wait to hear what his take was on the hot blond next door.

Murphy Dogg said...

Dexter, despite your movie "evidence" I know for a fact that the girls must love Mango!
Cause Mango is BIG and my Mama says that all girls love BIG.
Murphy Dogg

pam said...

Mango that was a most pitiful whiny for the girly next door. Dood you haves to play hard to get.

Trust... Bobo

Heather and Pumpkin said...

I heard some of those love noises on our date but I thought it was due to Mango's uncomfortable tummy situation.


Kelly said...

Dexter, congrats on your freedom!!!
Mango, oh my... I do think you are lonely for some female companionship. Surely Lacie would step in and keep you company!

Agatha and Archie said...

Happy liberation DAY!!!! WOOHOO!!! Uhhmmmm listen,with those catching skills we think you need to call up the Patriots....they ahhhh need some help and we think you are just the kid to do that...As for your brother? Archie says to tell him to forget that girl. he has some information Mango might like to might change his mind...Love A+A

Dewey Dewster said...

Glad ta hear that yer cone is gone Dexter....I tell ya those things should be outlawed....fer sure...I am amazed at the amount of activity Mango exhibited while tryin' ta impress the girl next door.....great job, Mango....

Ya know, we haven't had any rain around here fer a long time....ya must be gettin' the dregs of that tropical storm that hit the east coast....hope yer leak is plugged up soon.....

Dewey Dewster here....

Anonymous said...

Happy Cone liberation day :)

Sorry to hear about raining inside, hopefully it gets fixed fast.

The video is pretty cute lol.

Word verification: cones!! wow, what are the odds.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Mango and Dexter,
We are so glad you can play Dexter. Playing ball is the best.
You both are good catchers. Bruce, was a great catcher.
Have a good day, Bambi, & Fern

Angel Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Happy Cone Liberation Day! What a day to celebrate for sure! Bet you are so happy not to have to be a conehead anymore.
Hope the water didn't mess with your finished part of your home. That isn't a good thing to happen. You two rest up and take a long nap after all you went through this weekend.

Martha said...

Dexter, we are so very happy that the cone is off!!!!
We enjoyed the video Mango, we are glad that you got bigger tennis balls as we did worry that you might accidentally swallow!!!!
You two have great fun together!
Martha & Bailey xxx

Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

We bet you (and Mango) are relieved to see cone liberation day. Were there parades in the streets, kinda like liberation days for countries?
Bet there were! In Master Chew Sits anyway.
ps, what would you think about a movie or something sometime Mango??? Maybe a few pawtinis????
Just wonderin...

Unknown said...

Hee! Hee! I can see you're making up for lost time, Dexter! :-)

Aw...that movie of Mango sobbing nearly broke my heart...although I don't think that girl next door was worthy of his suffering...Mango! I'd gladly be your girlfriend if we lived a bit closer!! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

well, uh, why yes I am. Mom is busy "training" the newbie, so I thought, why not see if the relentlessly huge would like to have a bit of fun. Unless you are married or something....


wally said...

Hooray! Freedom from the cone! And Mango, that girl just set of the alarm cuz her heart was on FIRE with burning passion for the MangoMan.

wally t.

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

Freedom from the cone, and new balls. The irony of the new balls is not lost on me! (And yes, I know that's crude, but hey... it works!)

*kissey face*

Joe Stains said...

Hooray for Tennis balls! I get tired just watching Mango, especially that sorrowful love ballad he was singing.

Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

Dexter, we are furry glad you were freed from that pesky cone! It is good to see you free and playing. Did you know that we chew on our yummies in the same pawsition?! BOL!

Chihuahua kisses,
Bentley (& Lexus)