Monday, May 24, 2010

Simple Amusements with Mango

Sometimes when I am feeling bored I entertain myself by messing with the Relentlessly Huge's small and easily confused brain. One of my favorite activities is to take advantage of an open door to fool him into going inside and outside over and over and over and...

Open the door! I want to amuse my labraself.

Here he comes (please excuse blurry photos because they are all clips from video - the link for the movie is at the end of this post).

Oops! Fooled ya! It is really time to go in.

Look at his face! Do I smell smoke?

Then I give him the outside command. Follow me to fun!

Ha! Idiot! I was only faking. I really think we should stay inside.

Really, I mean it this time, come back in.

Hang on...

Did I say inside? Silly me. I meant outside!

See how obedient he is?

Well, that game is only fun for so long. Besides, I was getting kind of hungry.

The RH has been eating outside ever since our little incident. Hey! I just gave him a warning. Who wants nasty slobbers happening right next to their labraselves when they are trying to eat?

Here's an injustice for you. While the Relentlessly Spoiled gets to dig right in, I have to wait and make eye contact with momma before I can eat. Does that seem right? She is not nearly as attractive as whatever is in my bowl.


Wow! This photo is super blurry. Must be slobber on the camera, but you can still see how good my supper was. Mealtime. Gotta love it!

Dexter done!

P.S. Live action version available here.


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

Would it bean exaggeration to suggest that you are a little bit naughty, Dexter? We sort of get the impression that proper respect for your elders wasn't high on the school curriculum over at the academy?


Moose said...

Wow, it looks to me like you have taught the relentlessly slow of brain an excellent recall and heel. Does your momma still have to go and get the leash to get him in? Maybe you could give her some pointers!
So you have to wait and make eye contact to eat kibbles out of a bumpy bowl while RH dines al fresco out of a compote dish with a heap of yogurt on top? So unfair!
p.s. I make Moose give me kisses before he can eat so consider your self lucky!
p.p.s. since oil is not here in the keys yet I am not working in anything too nasty. Just a big rush to sample things before it gets here!

houndstooth said...

Dexter, what a great service you're doing for Mango! You're keeping him all exercised! What a great brother you are! Tee hee!


Gus said...

Wow...Dexter, you are awesome. I can only get Ol Gussie to do that some of the time! And I have to pretend that there is a sqrrrrlll out there. sigh. My hero!

Teka Toy

pee ess...we have food issues here too, so I have my own security guards.

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Dexter, you should visit my house. We have a cat that does that in and out thing all on his own. As far as the food thing goes - well, if you do the crime you gotta do the time. I'm sure it won't be furever. Well, not sure exactly, but hopeful.

wags, Lola

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Dexter, you should visit my house. We have a cat that does that in and out thing all on his own. As far as the food thing goes - well, if you do the crime you gotta do the time. I'm sure it won't be furever. Well, not sure exactly, but hopeful.

wags, Lola

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

hehehe PeeWee you are a riot. teaching the RH the ol' Belly Button trick.. Inny Outy Inny Outy. Harrroooo what a fun thingy to do.

Ina in Alaska said...

Funny pups! Dear Mango Momma your header picture is just a big dark cube, I wonder if anyone else is not seeing your header picture....

Sue said...

Dexter, you and Fudge would probably be good buddies. Fudge has some complaints about me and the rest of the pack.

I think you were just rolling your eyes on that contact thing you do.

Raymond and Busby said...

Dexter, you seem to be just a little bit of a brat. By the way, after seeing the under-tail parts of Mango, we now know how he got his name.

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello dexter its dennis the vizsla dog hay it is not nice to toy with the simpel minded!!! but it is fun tho!!! ha ha ok bye

Mack said...

I LOVE to tease Paris!! Silly girl, she always falls for it!

Droopy, Smiley, and Kayah said...

That's a funny video!

I like to tease Droopy when she's being guardhound! Hours of amusement... heheheh!

Lots of slobber,
Callie (and Droopy too)

HoundDogMom said...

Oh Dexter, you have him trained so WELL. I, Cleo do that to the hounds when I am needing the couch. I run outside and bark and they all follow then I run in and get the couch. :) Cleo and The Hounddogs.

Marjie said...

Really, you should not take advantage of a good natured chap who is only trying to humor his little brother and play whatever game the little dude makes up! Sheesh! Mango can come to my estate where we shall indulge in plenty of meditation in the sunshine.


Molly the Airedale said...

Mitch likes playing head games with me too, Dexter, especially when he wants me to get out of MY bed that HE wants! Sometimes he wins! *sigh*

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

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

If woo keep THAT up, I'll get Mango The Relentlessly Intelligent to sit on woo whilst Tula and I tikhkle woo with our 'tokhks and tails!


Anonymous said...

woooo! dex you sure are a confident little labradoofus, aren't ya? i don't know if i should applaud that or make fun of it!


wild dingo

violett said...

Hehehehe Dexter, you are a whippersnapp! (a loudmouth) I hope, this is in english correctly)
Lots of Love

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

You are such a tease, Dexter! Are you sure you want to mess with MangoMan?

BTW, we have to do the same sit and wait for our foodables. Ciara gets hers in a different room because she likes to do the whole puppy share bowl thingie. And our Momster uses the same WAIT and OK cues.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Heather and Kelly said...

You're too funny, Dexter! Sounds like a very amusing game :)

Oh dear....once your momma jumps on to the training wagon she's not gonna get off! There'll be more than just the making eye contact for that food bowl.
Before Ellie got her food she would have to heel, side, roll over, sit-down-stand-down-stand-sit or any other combination of things she needed to work on. It's such a high-value treat that being a trainer I can't just give it away....

I hope I haven't just given your momma ideas to make you work harder...sorry about that, Dex!

Asta said...

You know I love you , but!!!!
that is just mean to do that to sweet twusting and obedient handsome RH Mango.
I pawsonally think you got off lightly wif
having to wait fow youw yummies hehehehehe

It looks like a nice sunny day at youw's icky hewe..Mommi's head feels like buwsting(that means low pwessowe and wain coming I think, ow else she's just upset about something)

Mango, you'we wight, Max was tiwed and is now finally able to womp like a young pup again
smoochie kisses
pee ess nice layout!

Smushie Ranch said...

You should be careful Dexter, we hear payback is a biotch!

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Kari in Alaska said...

it makes me sad to see all the gray on Mango's face :(

Unknown said...

Gosh, Mango - that's the first thing I noticed too - you really are going as grey as me! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

D.K. Wall said...

We highly recommend a dog flap door so that you can amuse the humans with the "flap-flap" noise every time you go in and out and in and out and in and out . . . Our hu-dad LOVES it when we do it.

koko said...

Kind of puzzle me that the RH really follows you, Dexter... obediently too! You have managed to charm him, didn't you?... Yup, we all luv our mealtime.

Licks, hero

Huskee and Hershey said...

LOL!! Notti Dexter!! Can't believe Mango fell for your trick again and again... heehee...

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

TeeHee...I like to play that game with Bilbo, Mama says it is mean...

Ummmm, do you get YOGURT on your Nommies?????

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory(Bilbo and Jacob too)

Sapphire said...

as usual, i can't stop smiling to myself while reading your blog (:

Randi said...

Aw are so sly!

& Handsome!!!!!

what was that white thing on your foodables? Ice Cream???

Love & Licks,

BRUTUS said...

Oh, Dex - what a face! The look you gave while awaiting permission to eat! Are those soft-boiled eggs on top of your kibble?? YUM!

Brutus the Frenchie

tula monstah said...

Hey your cafeteria has an outdoor cafe?! Luuuck-y! Not sure about this whole Dexter's homeschoolie- thang....
Save room 4 your gazillion hot doggies tomorrow!


Kate said...

Dexter, I think we may be kindred spirits... Mum makes me do the same, bowl goes down, pause, pause pause pause, dig in!


Its not our fault we are smarter then the RH...

Happy slurping

ocmist said...

PeeWee, you are a mean doggie to tease the RH like that! Snicker... ummmm... We mean shame on you! The CC Pups

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Mind over matter - and it sure looks like you have RH under control - does he know you are posting this on his blog??

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

That sure looks like some quality entertainment, Dexter! Toooo funny!!

Ahem...we mean poor Mango!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Scout and Freyja said...

Dexter, you are such a little stinker!

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Silly Dexter! You shouldn't do that often....Mango Man could get angry and sit on your labradude self. Just a thought. But it was still too funny...Thanks for sharing!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo
& Uncle Puppy

Golden Samantha said...

Nice job, Dexter! But watch your back - Mango's a BIG boy. Like that hubba hubba shot at the end!
Hugs xo

Eric said...

Hehee! You are too funny Dexter my insides nearly became my outsides after splitting my sides laughing at your game with RH!!!!

Wiry love Eric xxxx

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

HAHAHAHAHAHAA!!! totally crack us's like messing with Scruffy's wee brain...

So we're dyin' to was the RH's DATE with Tula?

Inquiring Lakelands wanna know...


Life With Dogs said...

Dexter, that game is so good I'm going to go try it with the cat! :)

Oskar said...

HeeHee, that does look like a fun game. I do that with my people. As soon as they let me in, I scrape on the door to got out. When I'm out I scrape to come back in, but not until my people sit back down on the cozy couch!

Anonymous said...

I've been feasting my eyes, and my senses in general, on your blog and youtube channel. I got my fix and I can't wait to see what you'll be up to next.