Monday, January 21, 2013

Just Checking In

Hey Momma, you haven't helped me post in over a week. My friends will be worried about me.

Oh, Dex, I've been so busy. Besides, nothing much has been happening around here.

What do you mean? How about yesterday when we saw a hawk catch a squirrel right in our yard? 

But I don't have any photos.

You need a better camera. Besides. I know you stopped watching because the hawk was eating that squirrel alive.  Nasty business.

Tell me about it. I did take a photo of the crime scene, though. Nothing but a little blood. 

I wouldn't want to be eaten alive.

Nor I. 

Listen, I know it is almost time for walkies but maybe you could just upload a recent photo, OK? You know, just to let everybody know I'm not sick or anything.

Will do, buddy, how about this one?

That's kind of an action photo, isn't it?

Well, yes, but there wasn't really a fire or much excitement. The fire fighters were just out checking fire escape safety.

You can't even pretend I was an on the scene action doggie?

Sorry, bud, just the facts. You want me to think or walkie?

Well, if you put it that way...

Dexter done!


  1. I'm very glad you checked in, Dex. I was getting worried your momma had given up having deep conversations with you.

    Hawk eating live squirrel. Eeek. You live in an exciting place. Please wear an ice cream tub on your head when you go out next. It works for our dangerous swooping birds here.

    Hooroo! X

  2. Hi Dexter,

    Looks warmer at your house - Winnipeg Manitoba is -30 celcius with a -43 windchill!

    Chester the Chocolate Lab from Winnipeg

  3. Dexter -- maybe you were able to point out to the Firefighters where the Fire hydrant is located. Maybe you are secretly a hero of some sort.

  4. DOH's khan be so furry diffikhult AND dramatikh

    Just sayin'


  5. least you got her to post. We have put an ad on Craigslist for a new secretary,, but so far no takers. I have told Teka not to bark at the next one!


  6. We saw a hawk ripping into a squirrel on one of our walkies, but the squirrel was quite dead at that point. I know all about the Busy Momma Syndrome. When will they learn to put our blogs first? (actually my mom says it's more important to go for walkies than to blog about going for walkies, so when she's pressed for time, the blog suffers but I still get my walkies!)

    your pal,

  7. Well you does look mighty handsome just standin' next to da firetruck...action or no action!
    Ummm, yea I is withs ya on da whole hawk eatin' episode. Dats why I don't go out by myself.


  8. My mom says exactly the same things as your mom. She says, "Oh, Sweetie, I've been so busy. Besides, nothing much has been happening around here."

    Yes, that is. She says it everyday!


  9. WE like the action shot. Don't tell the Knight, but I prefer a traditional, red fire engine to those green things at our station...

  10. You look quite dashing next to the fire truck Dexter. Thanks for checking in and letting us know you are well.


  11. Fire trucks always have handsome buff guys standing nest to them! Looking good, Dex!!


  12. Nice pic, Dexter, but we agree - walkies are so much better than just about anything else other than treats.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  13. *sheesh* Your Momma is SUCH a 'concrete-sequential' (and I bet she's even enough of a concrete-sequential to know what that is!) - use a little IMAGINATION DexterMomma and PRETEND that Dexter is an action dog. Dexter, we KNOW you're an action doggie, even if the DOH is slow with the camera, and slow on the uptake. Heehee. However, with sympathize with 'Busy Momma Syndrome'. Our Mom is 'doing a database migration' (WTF is THAT?!? Maybe your concrete-sequential Momma could tell us) and so she's been doing some work at night and on the weekends, so work and walkies have taken major priority over our bloggie. The nerve! And dude, we STILL think you look like Action Dog next to that fire truck!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  14. For the record, OUR Mom is an Abstract Sequential. Which means that she knows what a Concrete Sequential is, too. Heehee.

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus, both of whom are Abstract Randoms. :-)

  15. Wow, Dex! I thought you were maybe going to join the Fire Department or something. That would be cool, don't you think?
    Sorry about the hawk/squirrel thing. Sort of nature's way, though. My mom wouldn't want to see it, though.
    Play bows,

  16. Oh how had would it be to pretend that you had taken part in some big exciting heroic fire rescue?
    Shape up, Momma.
    Toodle pip!

  17. WOW the Hawk got a FUR REAL SQUIRREL???? Good GRIEF... a Squirrel is almost BIGGER than a HAWK... THAT is AMAZING... WE are very much IMPRESSED... Maybe you should ask Mayor Madi to make the HAWK the Official BIRD of Blogville.

  18. Bummer about the squirrel but the hawk needs breakfast too! We hope you had an excellent walkie, Dexter!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  19. Hi Dexter,

    My human tells me that she thinks there are above ground fire hydrants in the United States. I hope you directed the firemen to your nearest watering station!


  20. Walkies every time, mate. We're glad there were no photos of the crime. That's too horrible to watch....even to a squirrel.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  21. Hi Dex
    A hawk catching a squirrel! Wow! Like Paw and Order with the crime scene right in your yard! In the park where we have walkies the squirrels are the boss. They squeak at us and tease us cause they know we're on leashes.


  22. We have a hawk that sits on our porch and grabs sparrows. Mom doesn't mind him having lunch as long as he doesn't eat right there on the porch and leave a pile of feathers behind for us to get into.

    We'd like to watch him grab a squirrel, but Mom would probably not like to see it.

  23. We saw a hawk grab a bunny and eat it once, it was pretty gross so I don't blame Mama for not watching.

    You are looking pretty trim in that photo Dex, looking good!!

  24. Dexter the fire dog!!!! You need some spots, buddy!

    I once saw a hawk start to eat a Stellar's Jay alive but then all the other Jays in the area started divebombing the hawk and the "prey" got away. It was quite a scene. Like you, I have no photos (it was in the pre-camera days for me).

  25. Momz just had to google concrete sequential and abstract sequential ...she find an online test and she's off now to see what kind of thinker she is

  26. Dexter, we're gonna think that you were on the verge of some action there!

  27. I had no ideas hawks were SO cool Dexter!!! They deaded squirrels, too?! Cool. Hey, riddin' the planet of those nasty, evil furry fiends is no purty task Dex. You should have seen my beard the last time I caught one....Ma STILL has nightmares....whimp. Anyhu, I thinks a walkie is more important than clever verse anyhu Dexter! Walk on dude.

  28. Thanks for checking in Dexter and thank your Mom for not posting any pictures of the hawk eating the squirrel, lol!

    Have fun on your walk!

  29. You better talk to that momma
    Benny & Lily

  30. Hey Dex'
    It's great to hear that you are ok! These humans are always letting us down with a lack of blogposts. How are our friends supposed to keep track of us?
    I think it's time to convince that Momma of yours to get you a webcam :)
    Please give her a lick from our pack...

  31. Howdy Dexter, we had a calender come out over our way with some firemen posing with fire fighting stuffs. Mum says they were hot! Stoopid old mum, of course they were hot, they work with fires don't they! Jeez she's a cracker at times. Anyhoo lucky you went for a walk. Did your mum wear her Elmer Fudd hat? No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  32. HEHE, I can't believe you got the crime scene photo! Very good investigation work!!
    I should hear about Winston today. I'll be posting later I hope with good news.

  33. Dexter, I've been AWOL myself on the blogs, so I understand why Momma might have taken a break. I love your snowman! AND. I think you should have hopped right up on that fire truck and played Dalmatian for your adoring public. The crime scene photo is actually pretty good, although I didn't see any body outline. Poor squirrel. Perhaps you and Momma can join the NCIS team and do some detecting. Have a good week! Ann TBL

  34. Hey Dexter!
    Wow, a hawk got a squirrel?!?! Boy, I wish I'd seen that. Pawesome fire truck.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  35. We're glad to see all is well chez toi, Dex. Must be the weather or something. Mama's shoulder has been acting up again and she's not getting around to help us read and comment on blogs recently, either. Wonder if Santa Paws would bring us opposable thumbs next Christmas.

  36. You could be on the next Firemans calendar Dex. That hawk can have as many of our possums that it likes , wish we could ship a verjillion over for your amusement. Your backgarden is fierce exciting how can Momma say nothing much is happnin?

  37. That is quite a crime scene I don't like squirrels, but don't think I would have watched either.

    Oh, and walking is always better than thinking!

    Your pal, Pip

  38. Thank you for not showin us the actual murder takin place :O
    Glad y'all are doin fine :)

    Waggin at ya,

  39. That is a cool snowman! Did you pee on it?
    The Hawk hunting for food is so cool! We have one flying around here often.


  40. Heehee! Dexter! I thought for sure that you were out saving some people with the firemen! Mommy doesn't like hawks. She says she worries about me because I am so small...


  41. Mom kept thinking she was missing your blog posts! Thanks for checking in!


  42. Dexter,
    Ask the nice fireman if you can get in the front seat and drive.

    Then, go back to the part about the squirrel and the hawk. That's the kind of story for us terriers!

    Wyatt and Stanzie