Sunday, October 21, 2012

When Not to Wonder

While I encourage my friends and readers to endeavor to approach life with an attitude of wonder, I admit there are times when wondering too much is futile. 

Some things are best placed in the category of "that which cannot be known."

For example, the fact that momma has a photo folder entitled "Dexter's Bottom."

Likewise, experience has shown that in most cases, the joyful exclamation of "Oh Dexter! What a great photo op!" should be a signal to empty one's head of any attempt at deep, analytical thought.

Observe in this picture how I have effectively purged my brain of all rational queries and assumed the demeanor of mindlessly obedient dog. 

Wait for the phrase "OK! Good dog!" as your all clear to once again enter the world of the sentient.

Dexter done!


  1. Managing one's humans is actually the main subject of wonder sometimes...


  2. Hey Dexter!
    Wow, I have to say that I can totally understand having a file of tush shots! BWAR HAR HAR. After all, we have totally cute butts and the peeps can't resist showing them off. It also encourages scritches. This pix of your rump is a perfect example. BTW: What was the big event, did you get to go, were there other pooches, did you get treats & pressies???? Come on...we're wondering!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  3. Too funny! We have a "Random Dog" folder where all the weird body shots go. It seems to be mostly elbows though!


  4. Good job Dexter. I find a mindless grin is appropriate for photo ops.

    The cats say good tock tober photo. (sigh) cats are almost as strange as Moms. ~Fenris

  5. I love love love your tushie pic! We've got some too.

  6. My mom and dad take butt shots, paw shots, snout shots, eye shots, close up of wet hair shots, etc. I think they simply can't help it -- they are so enamored by my labbiness.

    As to photo ops, I totally feel your pain dude! As you can probably tell from my facebook and blog posts, mom apparently feels the need for a photo whenever we pass anything she considers remotely interesting - pirate, Sponge Monster, statute, nice view, something for me to sit or stand on, etc. I think you just have to live with this type of thing when you're famous.

    your pal,

  7. Dexter, if you are anything like Cabana, your mind is emptied of all thoughts except, "Do I get a treat for this?"

  8. An entire folder of butt shots? I hope my mommy doesn't start taking pictures of my butt.


  9.'s some wondering for you....just think if (the horror) that there were NO INTERNET...can you imagine how my hooooooooooooge photo albums your Momma would have of your hot number there? As for all her other'd all have to live in the Estate yardie, but you'd have to foreclose as you went bankrupt over buying film...and developing fees...

    Oh, have things changed in the Peep's lifetimes...



    And no smart ass remarks from you that Mumsie probably had to buy space on 50 clouds to store my little bum pictures as they are too many gigs...sheesch.

  10. Trying to get a Paw on the illusive PEEP BRAIN is more than one can deal with, isn't it buddy. They are STRANGE and SQUIRRELY Creatures.

  11. A photo folder full of pictures of your hiney, Dexter? hummmmmmm

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  12. We think of the mind clearing exercise as a sort of zen meditation op. Peeps give us a lot to wonder about, that's for sure. BTW we have major tail envy. Bet you could really sweep off a coffee table with that thing!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  13. We haven't quite mastered that part about "purged my brain of all rational queries and assumed the demeanor of mindlessly obedient dog". Especially the "obedient" part.
    Play bows,

  14. We have to wonder about the humans huh?? BOL

    Jazzi and Addi

  15. Oh, you are one lucky pup to have a folder JUST for your hinnie!! I've gotta get Ma on that one!
    I don't know Dexter, I'm not sure you could look 'mindless'...just 'soulful'!



  16. We're never mindless because if we pose, we demand a treat!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  17. Sounds like your momma'a photos have you recorded from all angles! We never understand our mum's obsession with the the flashy beast or what makes her think a photo is worth keeping.


  18. You are beautiful no matter what angle we are looking at Dexter!! Hey, tell your mom that we would love it if she would participate in our giveaway...mama needed to fix the code, so now your mom can fill out the form! Thanks!! xo Chloe, LadyBug and the mama

  19. We love you Dexter, both ends!!

  20. Dear Dexter Wonder Pea,

    I am most pleased to meet you (quite by accident). You have a phenomenal vocabulary and a wicked sense of humour, something that I am also trying to cultivate. Please rest assured that your human is not the only one who stores photos of bottoms. Mine are often much MUCH worse but what can we do.

    Yours faithfully, Georgia Little Pea.

  21. I guess she khouldn't furry well khall Dexter's Floofy Tail folder?

    PeeEssWoo: Imagine the disk space a folder named - ummm - LACIE'S BOTTOM would take?

    1. Of khourse, those khlouds would so NOT make it off the ground due to the sheer weight ;-)

  22. Oh Dear Dexter, I hope that event going on inside your head isn't too painful! Tell Mango I gots some big slurps for him, okays?


  23. Huh. While our Mom is generally known to take photos of anything and everything, I don't think she has an actual folder of butt shots. (Although she has a ginormous stash of Lucius Malfoy photos - but don't tell anyone I told you that - she thinks she's all furtive-like with those photos...) And we are totally laughing at Khyra's comment about the disk space required to store photos of a certain Beastie's ample bottom... However, we can completely sympathize with the 'empty the brain to fake the obedient dog' look. Obedient is boring.

    And really? And entire folder of butt shots? Not that your butt isn't labradorable, but still... We think the DOH has too much time on her hands...

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  24. I cannot believe that your mom has a folder just for rump photos! Wow, that may be in the "too much information" category :)

    Have you ever had a deep analytical thought? Just wonderin'.

  25. Dexter, that bottom shot only served to remind us of our latest Vet visit, shudder, blush, clench bottom muscles. We love the fact you ASSUME the look of a mindlessly obedient dog. Doesn't take much to lull the peeps into a false sense of security, hehe. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  26. Mindless obedience is not really a terrier thing, but just once in while, you are right Dexter, it pays, treatwise, to adopt the look.
    Toodle pip!

  27. That's some pretty good advice! Momma's always asking me to pose, and I just sit pretty for the camera until she says "good boy".

  28. Thank goodness we all know that you just looked like you were "Mindlessly Obedient" WE all know better.

  29. Dexter, you've got it all figured out! Ann TBL

  30. I love the ruff you are wearing around your neck in the last photo.

    I admit to having some curiosity when I noticed your (as you so nicely phrased it) bottom in the photo.

    I won't tell you what my initial thought was. :-)

  31. I'm so curious as to why your momma is so obsessed with your bottom!

    Please let her know that myself and the rottrover have had many a giggle over the Mango's fashion ad photo... we have similar outfits!!! That photo makes us both so happy!

    Also, please stop by my blog this week as we are having a frosty paws giveaway!!!

  32. Hi Pea, You are quite the philosopher!


  33. Mindless obedience - now there's an oxymoron. Just often enough to keep her confused, we give mama some mindful obedience. But mostly we offer mindless disobedience with great abandon. Always leave her wanting more, that's our motto.

  34. From the mom - Oh Dex, you are so wise. Yes, there are some things we moms do that cannot be explained.

    I do want to thank you and your mom for staying with us while the Beaglebratz are going through all their current issues - we have gotten so laz on commenting on other blogs - read them, yes but not much time to comment. I am so glad to see you now have your own blog - I always knew you had it in you.

  35. Dude a picture of your butthole --- classy - BOL!

    woof - Tucker

  36. Labrabottoms are hawt! It's difficult being that studly.