Saturday, October 6, 2012

Are Black Dogs More Fun?

Sometimes I wonder why it is that black dogs are just more fun.

For example, last weekend, I went to visit my nephew, Oliver, a blond, jolly chap certainly keen for ball chasing and bitey face. Yet, somehow, I just wasn't feeling that joie de vivre.

I'm ready to go inside now, please.

Then today, my pal, Jimmy came over. Note that Jimmy is decidedly black (albeit somewhat recalcitrant about getting his photo taken).

Just look at the camera, then we'll both get some nommies.

But photo ops are really for the humans because the whole point of having friends over is to run around the yard as fast as you can for as long as you can. I think you know what I mean.

I'm unclear as to what sort of dog Jimmy actually is, but from the way he moved, I have to assume some border collie and maybe a touch of greyhound. Yours truly felt positively slothful compared to him.

It wasn't long before the next door neighbor dog, Winnie, decided that she wanted to join in the fun. Obviously she sussed out that this was a black dog affair.

Welcome to my side of the fence.

Little did I know that Winnie and Jimmy (the coupling of their names is a tad cloying) would launch into some body bashing dance of love. Foolishness such as that is not the way of the labradog, thank you very much.

I'll sit this dance out.

I retreated to the comfort of my pool. Besides, I needed a break and what could be more refreshing than splashing about in the cool waters of our local pond?

I never knew Winnie was such a party animal! She partied 'till she puked! 

And Jimmy pooped more times than I could count!

I admit to feeling a bit miffed at the evil witch who had insisted I empty my tanks before the party started. I'll know better next time.

I'm trying to ignore the boots on Jimmy's mom. Humans... no fashion sense.

In conclusion, I can now say with certainty that black dogs are more fun.

Let's hear it for black dog power!

Dexter done!


  1. That looked a fantastic zoomie party with your friends Dexter.. We hope you had a plentiful supply of nom noms.

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

  2. L♥ve your new blog, kiddo☺. Yes, black dogs are furry, furry special dogs. I know - I've loved a few of them in my life.

  3. Funny..around here the muzzer says that life is always merrier with a wire fox terrier. But if you are a black labradork, and you are happy. well, then, we are happy too.

    Awesome new hood.


  4. Dexter, I am so happy to see you that I am doing a little dance here!! I love your blog and you have certainly proven your point. I am not a black dog, but I do enjoy my romping, perhaps not as much as you. I prefer to think that I have a black dog down deep inside trying to get out.

    Loveys Sasha

  5. Toby and Halle the Diva, black dogs both, agree with you 100%. That party at your Estate looked pretty fun!!! Glad to see you are blogging Dexter!!

  6. Bella and I, Daisy, completely agree with you. However, Roxy thinks spotty dogs are more fun. But that's still two to one, plus your friends, so we're in the lead.

    Glad you're back blogging.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  7. Howdy Dexter, good to see ya mate. Well we do love black dogs cause our Brucey was a black boy and mum's got a soft spot for that colour, and of course you are black too. Butt, we think golden and blue are quite fabulous colours as well. Jeez your friends were quick. What we can't understand is why you don't enjoy a good bit of body slamming. It is one of Tyler's favourite activities. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  8. We feel he same way about the black and tans. Just more fun - to us! So nice that you can have furiends over for funballs playtime. The Estate is kinda like a labra-rink!

    -Bart and Ruby

  9. Great zoomies, Dexter! We are glad to see you have a bloggy and will look forward to reading your posts!

    Your furiends,
    Winston, Chloe and Cecil

  10. How do I follow you? Can I just add you to my list?
    Love Noodles

  11. What a fun time you had for yourself, Dexter! Black and tan dogs can be fun too!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  12. Ohh Wowsers Dexter yoo sure looks likes yoo knows how to havs funs dats fur sure. So happisome to see yoo havs yor ownsome bloggy dude

    Da K Krew

  13. Wooooo! Power to the black (and white) pups!!! It looks like you and Jimmy and your neighbor-pup had tons of fun! I wish I could have been there! (I saw the pix on Jimmy's mom's FB page today - wow, did you guys do a lot of ZOOMIES!)

  14. Looks like black dogs have fun too....

    But I still think blonde girl doggies have more fun...;-)

    Dory (Jakey, Bilbo AND our new bro Arty...who is black and white!)

  15. You won't get an argument from us. Most of us, all except Morgan, are black or mostly black. Morgan is almost blind, so we tell her she's black and she doesn't know the difference. We're the life of the party so if you ever need a whole bunch of crazy black dogs, just give us a shout.
    Morgan, Sebastian and the Porties

  16. Does it count if we have a little tan on our faces and legs? We are pretty fun and we like kiddie pools too.

    Glad to see you blogging Dexter

    Your friends,
    Niamh & Ambrose

  17. Is that Kylie's little brother you are playing with? Glad to see you have your own blog so we don't miss out on you fun adventures.


  18. Dexter is such a cutie! Have to admit though I all the black labs made me think which was him! So glad Dexter has his own blog

  19. Glad to know you and your momma are blogging again. I'm sure you will share wonderful adventures with us all

  20. we are partial to white dogs with brindle spots here... and blond dogs... and black dogs.... I guess all dogs are fun!

    Stop on by for a visit

  21. Good to see you Dexter. I has a little black on me does that count? ~Your pal, Fenris

    PS: I can't believe you lay in the giant water bowl. The humans bought one for me when I first came to live here and all I ever did was drink out of it. My Mommy was weird she went sat in it and called me trying to get me to sit in the water bowl too.

  22. I thought blondes (like Oliver) had more fun but you proved my thought wrong by introducing your black lab friends to me! I have a feeling you make your own kind of fun wherever you are though!
    I'm following your blog! It's great!

  23. Dexter,

    Dude, you may be on to somethin'... ;)

    Your Buddy,

  24. Yes, we think it is true!! You are living proof!!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  25. Wheres the Follow Me clicker. I guess I'll just have to put you ion My Favorites bar.

  26. Yipeeee!!! Dexter is back! Nice to see Jimmy, too!

  27. Oh, Dexter, we are soooo glad to see your FABULOUS new bloggie!!
    Now, I have a little bit of tan on my face and leggies, but other than that....BLACK DOGS RULE! Okay, black AND tan doggies rule, too!!
    I love your pool Dexter, if I liked the water I would join you. To me it looks like the worlds biggest water bowl....that I could get behind!



  28. Dexter the Party Doggie! Woohoo! You only say black dogs are more fun because Oliver is a little manipulative cry-baby. You've clearly never partied it up with 'doodle dogs. We zoomie with the best of 'em! However, your Mom's fashion sense is clearly contagious, so we may have to keep our own fashion-challenged Mom FAR AWAY from the DOH. ;-)

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  29. Kuster says he wishes he could have joined you! It looks like it was some sort of finely orchestrated ballet at one point.


  30. Yay Dex! I'm glad you decided to get your own blog. :D It looks like black dogs definitely know how to party! Glad you had fun.


    P.S. I didn't realized you were less than a month older that me since we were both born in Jan 08 (the 30th for me)! How did I not know that (or did I just forget with my short attention span?)? Party on Dex!

  31. Oh love the action shots! Just stopping by for the first time :)

  32. You know it buddy! Black labbies are the bestest kinds! Sure that Oliver has grown into a mighty fine and handsome Labradog but what could be better than a beautiful shiny black coat zooming around! Black is beautiful! I am so glad to hear from you and look forward to seeing your WONDERous self in action!

  33. Hey DexDude!
    Wow, congrats on your new blog and looks like you had a blast with your pals! Keep this up and you'll need a much bigger pool fur sure! BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  34. Dexter my buddy.... it's ME (Frankie Furter) using SARGE's Computer here to Say WAY TO GO.. Perfect way to launch you new blog... PAWty PAWty PAWty... til they Poop and Puke!!!

    Now I can say that Black Dogs DO FUR SURE Know how to ....
    Well let's just say we black dogs know 87 thingys or so.
    As soon as I get outta this H. Hole... I mean as soon as I get HOME to my Hill I will get set up to Folow You... OK???

  35. Now THAT looks like it was a great party for you black dogs. Nice new blog, Dex.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  36. I have to admit, my feelings are a little hurt. I think that if you ever had a chance to play with my fawn-colored self, you would find my energy level more than enough for you. We need to arrange a playdate sometime and test it out!


  37. Hey Peewee!

    Black dogs are smarter, prettier, funnier and just all around the bestest kind of dog there is.

    My Mom told me so!



  38. I'M HERE....dear Dexter, I know you've been waiting for all of us terriers have some black furs...Stan has the mostest....I , of course, am the most fun.

    You three kids coulda dressed up for Halloweeniers black cats or somethin'...

    Speaking of which, do you have your costume yet? I think something in tulle or lace would be fabulous...perhaps I shall design it for you.

    I am so glad you are blogging....I've felt quite bottled up not being able to talk....


    Miss Lacie Teacakes

  39. Hi Dexter,

    We have always felt that gold was the "gold standard" for dog fun, but hearing how you party black is obviously the new gold. We just wish we could run around with you and yor friends.

    Riley and Enzo (your golden retreiver friends)

    PS Our human can't seem to find the "follow" button on your new blog, but she has bookmarked this address so we can check it out again.

  40. Hey Dex...You's the star of your own bloggy now! WooHoo!

    I'd like to agrees with you, ain't a black dog! :o(

  41. Well, Dexter, it's the start of a new era. The Black Dog Era. R completely agrees - Black Dogs Rock.

    BTW, do your humans own any bling from the Black Dog Tavern? They should.

  42. Hey Dexter, love your new blog. Yep, us black dogs are cool but hey!! Thats just the way it is,
    Go black!!!


  43. I guess blakhk khanines are the new blakhk -

    Will woo be having a special guest appearance of THOSE Peppy Sheppys and their bouncer Edgrrrrrr?

    PeeEssWoo: Mom says PEAS are the bestest food EVFUR! I khonkhur of khourse!

  44. Hey there Dex',
    Your buddy, Toby, here.
    BOL for you new blog!
    mmmm....Black dogs ....mmm?
    Okay, our answer is twofold (in jest, of course):
    Firstly, we don't mind what colour you are. Here in South Africa, we don't discriminate! Black? White? Pink? Blue? Green? Everything goes.
    BUT, here in our household, we have cream coloured animals. I've been thinking about it and pondering why this situation prevails. The reason, I think (If doggies can think) is that Maxmom is sight-impaired. Black creatures get under her feet and trip her up. I think if she could find florescent animals, she would be the first in the queue.
    It seems like you've found a few wonderful buddies. Enjoy the romp, buddy. Wish I was with you.
    Sending lotsalicks

  45. Nah, it's not the color, it's the speed. Abby could race with the best of you. Jed is more of a linebacker [not compared to the RH, of course, but compared to Abby] but he loves to give chase. Maybe Winnie can come over and play with you lots, and you can race each other up and down the fence.

    Jed & Abby

  46. We love black dogs and if you don't mind, we love the black one with a little tan as well.

    So glad you have your own blog, Dexter. I think it's a proof that you're a big dog now.

  47. Hi Dexter,

    Black dogs rule!! Ok, I'm black and white but it's not my fault....I was born that way...BOL I'm glad to see you started your own blog...I must get mom to blog on mine some day you know I'm not getting any younger.

    AARF Kasha the Dainty Dane

  48. Cute post, Dexter. I'm glad you had fun, but I think Sissy could change your mind about not-black dogs and fun!

  49. Agree with all the above black dog happiness. Perhaps we try extra hard to promote the positive out of the "black dog" syndrome. Very unappreciated title for such a fun loving population! We dig your blog! Go Dex.

  50. Yes, they must be. Because i has black in me. My spots is more fun than the rest of me.

  51. Around here, we think black & TAN dogs are more fun.... Glad you have your own blog Pea!

  52. Well, in this house we agree, but add "white" to the "black" as I notice Jimmy has some too. Well as I've always said, you aren't laughing hard enough unless the milk is coming out your nose. I suppose in dog fun terms, puking and pooping are the equivalent. And sure, Jimmy may have some Greyhound in him as our cousin/granddog Stan is a greyhound and we know how fast he can move out when motivated... Love the love dance - but yeah, Dexter, looks like you were the fifth wheel during that part of the day. So glad you have started this blog and love the url, "wonderpea" - almost squirted milk out my nose when I read it! Ann TBL

  53. Hey Dexter! Glad to see the new blog! Even though we aren't of the color black...our big brother who was a Newfy/Lab mix was black!! He was the BESTEST big brother ever!! We miss him so very much. We look forward to hearing more about your adventures!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  54. Ha! Yap should've saved a little ammunition there Dexter ;) My Mom sometimes wonders if I don't have a kanga pouch to carry extra with me ;)
    Black dogs are cool :)
    Waggin at ya,

  55. I'm so glad you are back with your own blog, Dexter ! and......I Love black dogs !!!!

  56. Dexter,
    So gald that you are back in the blogging world with your own blog. We all missed Mango terribly!
    Looks like you had a pawrific time with your friends!


  57. Congratulations black pea, on your blog! With words like recalcitrant and cloy, you are surely to be a success in the dog blog world. Writing is obviously your calling. The next john irving?

  58. I beg to differ, Dexter. White dogs can be super-fun too!

    your pal,

  59. I like to keep a foot in both camps on the colour issue. Plus the russet head as a nod to so many of my fellow countrymen, of course. (Do NOT call us carrot-tops...)
    Toodle pip!

  60. Hi again Dexter,

    You have taught this old dog a new trick - we followed your instructions, and my human was able to add your new blog to her Google Reader (instead of the other way she has always done things), so we both look forward to following your adventures.


  61. Being a black beauty myself, I do so know what you mean! We black pups have gots to stick together!! Raise your paw and let me hear it, "Black Power!!"

    Wow, do I feel energized now!!

    Your Pal, Miss Fendi HoneyBuzz

    PS - I am so glad you have the email sign-up on your bloggy! Lots of bloggie don't and I miss reading them cuz the LB is too lazy to venture into Blogville!

  62. Yay1 Black dogs are pretty cool Dexter! :)

  63. Can't we all....just get along?
    I am not prejudiced when it comes to a bitey-face, rompin' good time. You'll just hafta take my werd for it since Master Chew Sits is too far away. Otherwise I'd be all over that Black dawg partay and have you singin' a new tune.

    Woofs and BROWN slobbers,
    Chester ;0=)

  64. Oh Dexter, great to see you with your own blog. You can guess Murray would disagree with you on colour but he is a bit biased towards blondes (or should we say goldens!!) Anyway, we think black rocks!!

    take care
    Clive & Co

  65. Dear Dexter,

    Thank you SO much for sponsoring Team Garth in the Fetch-A-Cure Mutt Strutt! We really appreciate your support. Fetch-A-Cure is a wonderful organization doing very good work.

    your pal,