Saturday, January 12, 2013

I Narrowly Avoid, well, see for yourself...

Momma was quite reluctant to begin our perambulations this morning.

But, you know, sometimes it just takes a small change to make things seem brighter. I advised her to turn left at the intersection one half mile from our estate and go on the Old Worcester Rd. loop.

We don't take that route often because Old Worcester Rd., while it sounds quaint and cozy, is actually a very busy highway with lots of cars doing huge zoomies. 

Don't worry, momma, we'll be safe on the sidewalk. 

But it's good practice for being calm and collected even with a lot going on and Saturday morning traffic isn't too bad.

There are so many snackie spots along the way. All of them, sadly, off limits to yours truly.

Momma would like you to believe she NEVER dines at this place, but that is not quite true. She calls it her "coma food" because eating it makes her torpid and mentally sluggish (not states of being I like to encourage).

Not much of note until momma suggested we go explore the building adjacent to the car wash.

Curious as always, I gamely went inside to discover what I thought was some new fangled agility course.

Is this an A-frame? Cool!

I was just about to thank momma for surprising me with some impromptu agility when I noticed the signage.


Because if there is anything that I abhor, it is bath time. The other day there was some sort of traffic jam at daycare pickup time and I had to wait for momma in the grooming parlor! It was horrific. I think I peed a little. I'm not proud to say that, but I think a lot of you know what I'm talking about.

Which is all to say, it was time to beat a hasty, yet dignified, retreat from that torture chamber before momma got any ideas.

We have to leave! NOW!

Although, it might have been nice to grab a sample from the vending machine on the way out...

Dexter done!


  1. I totally get your drift, stay away from all washes!

  2. Oh MY!!! What a horrible surprise We are glad you avoided it, even if only narrowly.

    gussie n teka

  3. Okay - seriously - we want one of those vending machines for our home!!!! Minus the aprons and freshner - we can replace those with other noms. Dude - guess where you be going this summer :)

  4. That's a nasty trick from the DOH. Taking you to a do-it-yourself dog wash? *sheesh* Next time, you should suggest you walk to the dentist office, and see how SHE feels! Especially after you walked by the home of the Magic Cheeseburger Window and got NOTHING! I would classify this walkie under the heading of 'cruel and unusual punishment'. We have the ASPCA on speed dial if you need them

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  5. WELL now THAT is NOT the sort of place a Fella of YOUR STATION should have been hanging about in. However, that vending machine does offer some suitable pawsibilities.

    Don't be ashamed about a bit of Dribble.. we would have done the same under THAT situation.

  6. dex, you're a lab. WTF? A bath is as good as a swim! Loki loves baths but hates to get his feetie feets wet in the lake or ocean. Juno hates baths and loves to swim and wade, just like a lab. go figure. you're all weirdos.

  7. oh man.....that doesn't sound promising....

  8. Oh noooooooos Mommy was muttering it would be nice if there was one of those around here when she saw the pictures not good at all.

  9. I get busy road training too! I don't know why I need to learn how to breathe exhaust. That is the first time I've seen a treat vending machine. You obviously live in a very civilised part of the world, Dex.

    TT says to tell your mama she hasn't eaten coma food in more than a decade (except for one slip up in Tokyo when she'd had it after a week of sushi and ramen). Death by bad food and grease just isn't her thing. Hah! So says the Queen of CreamCakes.

  10. Wow, a self serve dog wash. We don't have those in Scotland. Believe me Dexter, it's got to be an improvement on being dunked in a cold stream at the end of a muddy walk (and after the second wettest year on record, ALL our walks round here are muddy just now).
    Toodle pip!

  11. Hmmm... I tried to leave a comment about the happenings on our adventure today, but blogger ate it, so we'll just say that busy roads scare our Mama far more than us too!!

  12. Oh Dexter my mommy and I walked into a room like that at the pet store yesterday. I had no idea what sort of torture chamber it was so I'm glad I got out of there high and dry.


  13. Oh, The HORROR! We have one of those around here and we were unwittingly tricked into going in there. I was a wretched experience, at least from my perspective. I hope you turn the other way the next time you get to that corner, Dex!


  14. Sounds like a scouting trip to us, Dex. Be wary once the weather warms up if the DOH heads in that direction again. We see you got some snow and are continuing the RH's tradition of building a snowman. At least it was clear enough that you didn't need to wear booties on your walk.

  15. I'd say NO to that bath-torture-devise, butts YES to that FABulous vending machine!! OOoh, treaties from a vending machine?? It should be a doggie height! Good things you made it out of there with all your furs Dexter!

  16. Dexter, we can so relate...we hate baths too!! Of course, we've never had one...but you don't hafta have one to know you hate it. Right??

  17. Tell your Mama to just soap you up, then let you jump in the neighbor's pool. If they ask, tell them you're doing them a favor by cleaning the pool for no charge.
    Morgan, Sebastian, the Porties, Syd and Kenzie

  18. Yikes Dexter, that was close! Be more careful next time - like maybe read the sign before you agree to explore.

    your pal,

  19. Dexter-
    Put the brakes on the "self serve" dog wash and pull your mom back to McDonalds!!


  20. Holy Mother of Dog. Thank goodness you didn't get the dreaded bath. Rory peed himself just looking at that thing. Sorry you didn't get a burger mate. That might actually be worth a bath!
    No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  21. We're glad you got out of that not-so-fun place, Dexter. We hope your momma took you to MacDonald's for some fries!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  22. I'm so glad you escaped that place without having to have a ... you know.
    I recommend the Golden Arches for their coffees. Not that I get any, but they sure smell good when we go through the drive-through.
    Play bows,

  23. You didn't even get to try anything from the vending machine? How cruel is your mom???

    Sam and Pippen

  24. At least you didn't have to wear one of those stinky pine scented tree necklaces.

    I'm in shock do you mean you have never had a burger from any food window? Oh my Dexter my friend you and I will have to go out for dinner and I will show you some wonderful burgers......Burger King, Wendy's, Rally's, Arby's (even better than burger!!), Steak & Shake, the list is just way to long my sweet friend. You poor deprived soul.


  25. I wish we had one of those close to us!


  26. What a SNEAKY thing for your momma to do!! No sneaking baths in on us. That's just rude.

  27. Lead her to the vending machine, away from the evil faux-agility thingy. She'll never notice if you play your cards right. Make sure she brings some of those jingly round monies.

  28. That's the most awesome vending machine I've ever seen! I'm glad that you beat a hasty retreat. One more thing... if your momma eats at McD's, she's *required* to bring you a burger. I'm surprised that she didn't know that law.

  29. Oh man Dexter! I can't believe you got of there without even getting your paws wet!

  30. Dude! You gotta go the OTHER way....NO MORE Worcester for you!! (Incidentally...our mama was born Worcester, MA!) BOL! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  31. Trying to see if we can comment today...My little Lakie mouth has felt so stifled.



  33. Dexter, I would have peed a little too - BATH?!!! Four letter Word! ;)

    Waggin at ya,

    PeeS: You really saw a puppy me at your school? How fun! :D

  34. Oh no, get the heck out there FAST! Here's what you do ...get sick like me and then you won't have as many baths, grooming/torture sessions, etc. The vet has told my assistant that I shouldn't go to the groomer because "it might stress me out". So, I might be a little shaggy right now, but heck I am much happier!

    Your pal, Pip

  35. Dexter BUDDY.... FYI.... I sent you an email today 1/16/13...

  36. Dex I think your Momma is just trying to wear down your defences. She'll take you in there for a look again a few more times and then whammo, when you've been lulled into a false sense of security, before you know it one day it'll be all on, soap suds, water, dryers, the works. Watch your tail buddy.

  37. Oh no! I hope you led her out of the dog wash place and back to McDonald's or the highway or anywhere other than the dog wash! Your mom is a sneaky one, fur sure!

  38. Baff day is scary. I like burgers, though. :)

  39. Where are you Pea, darling??? Finding yourself? This is another test...for all of a day we could comment on blogs on the Ipad/Ibone we can' we're gonna hit enter and see what happens...

    Do you use blogpress?


  40. What the heck is our name & #39??????????? Mumsie has clicked on so many buttons trying to fix this little issue, we think we may be residents of a foreign country by now.

  41. Hey Dexter!
    Wow, your nice walkie was almost ruined! whew Good escape. I don't think they're fooling anyone with that biscuit and rawhide box...a bath is a bath and they all stink! Jeez, that McDonald's place has a drive thru, so I think you could try a walk thru and maybe score a mctreat!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  42. i like how the machine has 2 biscuits in it! sorry you gotted washed, it is a awful thing. maybe you gotted to pee on the mcdonalds playground on the way home?