Thursday, February 28, 2013

Oliver Slumber Party and I am an Uncle

Friends, the past few days have certainly been out of the ordinary for yours truly.

It started Tuesday evening when momma and master went to visit my human brother and sissy-in-law and came back with my nephew, Oliver.

Oliver is an odd sort who seems incapable of locomotion without something in his mouth. Subsequently, his first task upon arrival was to scour my toy basket and nab one of my stuffies which he proceeded to rattle in my face.

This is so rude. He didn't even ask permission.

I advised him that oral fixations are definitely not status quo amongst mature labradudes.

You need to settle down. You're four years old now. Time to stop being such a dork.

Perhaps I was hasty in my chastisement as the next thing I knew I was on my back, with his significant weight compressing my labrachest and causing me to see stars from lack of oxygen.

Get off me, lard butt!

Fear not! Living with the RH prepared me well for executing ninja moves when confronted with a rotund beast and I quickly righted myself.

Prepare for ninja lab!

And put the smack down right back on Mr. Porkydude.

Ready to say "Uncle?"

But he is persistent, so I am glad him came equipped with his padded cell to which he retreats willingly for much needed down time.

Peace at last. I hope he goes home soon.

I am told he will be here through the end of the week (have mercy). Why? Well, it seems my human brother and sissy-in-law are taking an extended holiday at the hospital which apparently provides accommodations for two in their deluxe suites.

And they are even getting a going away prize. That being a human pup named RW. 

Not sure how much of a prize that will turn out to be given that human pups are notoriously hard to housebreak and crate training is frowned upon.

Here's a photo of Momma with RW. She says she is now a Granny. More like an evil witch ready to pop the kid in the oven from the looks of things.

I suppose that makes me an Uncle. If that is the case, I say, "bring it on" and let me show little RW the ropes.

In the meantime, I have a full plate trying to teach Oliver to comport himself with dignity. To which end, I have been taking him on walkies with me where he dutifully follows like a good nephew and only pees where I tell him to. As it should be.

Dexter done!

P.S. Oliver does not visit our estate much. The last time he was here for a sleepover, there was an unfortunate incident between him and the RH which you can read about here. For a little trip down memory lane, here is a video from Oliver's sleepover. Kind of makes me nostalgic for the RH and the good times we had doing zoomies.


  1. I SO know your pain!

    Mine is khalled Khousin Harley - his furst stop is my toybox as well - although this time he brought his favourite PINK dragon with him - looks furry much like your green khreature -

    Of khourse, it was mine but I let him take it home after one of his Khamp Khyra visits -

    Khongrats on the puppy!


  2. Pups of any variety 2 legged or 4 ...are only good in small doses and should only be allowed in the home for short periods of time. The only good thing is you can send them back to their own homes and peace and order will be restored at the estate. Congrats anyway...we know these squeaky poopy things mean a lot to the humans

  3. Dexter: We think "sleepover" is a does not look like you are getting much sleep!

    gussie n teka

  4. Perhaps Abby and I could bring AirFiona to the estate; you and I can engage in quiet contemplation of string theory, multiple universes, and the merits of frisbees vs. tennis balls. Of course, that will be after I've programmed the autopilot to take the Hippobottomus and Mr. Porkydude to outer Mongolia where they can bitey each other to their hearts' content without disturbing those of us of a more contemplative disposition. At least YOUR Lardbutt will go home at some point. Apparently Abby is never going home... ;-)

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  5. Dude! You're lucky it isn't a Yorkie named Mitzi having a sleepover. She'd have you whipped into shape in no time! And with only a look in your direction!

    Congrats on the new 2 legger nephew!

    Sam and Pippen

  6. We think Oliver was planning to 'get you down' since the last time he was there! Love the video of the Mango.

    We are relieved that the 'sleepover' didn't include sleeping on YOUR couch.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella &roxy

    Cute little blanket bundle there.

  7. Congrats to you and to the new grandmother! Dexter, you do look like you're having fun, and thankfully, your guest CAN be crated...

  8. Congrats to your humans on the new human puppy - we can all tell you from vast experience that they are a lot of fun and a great source for food droppings under the table.

    Have lots of fun with Oliver.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  9. Dex, at least he has one of those jail-thingys. We gotta get one of those for the New Guy. What a pain he is.


    Oh, congrats on the new human puppy. Has it gone home yet?

  10. Dexter you might not be happy with this current situation, but it is apparent from the look on your momma's face that she is ecstatic to be a grandma.


  11. OMD that is not a Sleep Over... THAT is a full out INVASION. BUTT just think about this... OLIVER Is facing his OWN invasion... that sweet little RW is gonna make his life.... Wonderful...

  12. I think that Oliver just needs a few lessons in what a properly mature labrador is supposed to be like. Just think, after learning everything he needs to know from Uncle Dexter, he can go home and get a head start on lessons for little RW. By the time you meet him, RW will be half-trained!

  13. Congratulations on your new addition! I'm sure Dex will have baby RW trained in no time! I'm sure Oliver will love his new brother!

  14. Awww! Congratulations on the nephew! That's so exciting! From what I hear, before too long, he'll be throwing food to you - so make sure you cozy up to the little guy!
    Oliver is FOUR already!?!? That's crazy fast!
    Have fun!
    Play bows,

  15. Best of luck with Oliver. My crew doesn't care for company either. :-) Congratulations to the Granny too, it's a great treat to be the granny. :-)

  16. Gosh that Oliver has grown! Looks like you can handle the situation pretty well though Dexter.

    But a human pup as a going away prize? That is a truly scary thought. Especially if crate training is not an option.

    Toodle pip!

  17. I can't believe you're calling your rellie a lard butt and porky dude, Dexter! Such courage, considering he could sit on your face and kill you by asphyxiation if he ever finds out.

    Congratulations to your momma on being a grandma. She does look mighty pleased in the piccie! X

  18. Oliver really needs to show you more respect, Dexter. This is, after all, YOUR estate!
    Congratulations to you, Uncle Dexter, and to your momma and master!

    Love ya lots
    Mitch and Molly

  19. That looks like a really good game of biteyface you have going on there Dexter...It's my favorite game!

  20. Dexter, I remember the incident well. If I am not mistaken, there was a RH bitey face incident causing a slight laceration on Olivers face. Do you think possibly some of the Mango juices got into Oliver through the wound and may be causing some of his "bulk" and need to have your toys? I hope you have your privacy back soon. Congratulations on your nephew. He will need your guidance.

    Loveys Sasha

    p.s.Mommy says congratulations to the new Grandparents and thank you for showing the video. Seeing the Mango makes Mommy happy

  21. Howdy Dex, your nephew Oliver looks like a fun dude even if he grabs your toys without asking. He's a solid fella. Must take after his Uncle Mango. We loved seeing the video of you all playing together.
    We can't see any evil witch anywhere just a Granny who looks pretty pleased with herself. Dex, little peeps are well known for having great smelling butts and dropping foodables on the floor so we reckon it will be all good mate. Congratulations to your family. Let the good times roll. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  22. Congratulations!
    I am sure you are going to be a super duper uncle! RW will love play with you!
    I remember Oliver's visit! He spent a lot of time on the ground!
    I lovely video full of action!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  23. Congratulations to you Uncle Dexter and to your sweet Momma and Master fur becomin' grandparents!
    We is so very happy fur all of you!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  24. We think you need to teach Oliver a thing or two about being a proper labradude!

  25. OMD!! Your peeps are Grandpeeps??! Oh, that is SOOOO exciting!! Yeah, those human pups are really hard to crate train, and I hear the house trainin' isn't a picnic either!!
    Well, I sure am glads to see you put ole lardbutts in his place! You are the Master of your Domain Dex!!
    Have a fun weekends, and don't let him destuffs any of your stuffies! BOL

  26. Oh yeah..we feel your pain! Beemer is the very same way when he comes here! Do you know what he did last time he was here?? He actually jumped up on the bed and pooped right on Dad's shirt! He will be lucky if he gets invited back! Congratulations on being an Uncle and to your mom and dad! Xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  27. Dexter, looks like you and Oliver are havin a great time! :)

    BOL on the crate training of human pups - actually not a bad idea Hardy Har Har ;)

    Congrats to your Momma on becoming and GranMomma! Ooo she's gonna be Busy!
    What fun :)

    Waggin at ya,

  28. I'm sure you'll be the best uncle ever and little RW will learn a lot from you, Dex!

    Congratulations to your momma! The little RW is really teeny weeny!!!

  29. Welcome to the world, little RW! I'm sure Momma is gonna have fun with the little pup, once he gets to be somewhat less fragile. At this point, all he's going to do is lie around, squall and poop. But, just wait, pretty soon he'll be pulling your tail and all kinds of whatnot! Meanwhile, you keep working on civilizing Oliver there.

  30. You're going to love RW, Dex. As he gets a little older, he's going to drop foodables all over the floor for you and Oliver. And when he's even older, he's going to get on the floor with you and give you all kinds of wonderful snuggles.

    It's so heartwarming to see the RH in action again. We remember that video; Abby had considered calling Puppy Protective Services for Oliver after seeing the beginning of the video, but he seemed less terrified by the end of the video. Looks like you are pretty evenly matched now.

  31. Hello there Dexter!!!

    RW is so adorable. You will soon have lots of fun. It was good to see you enjoy moments with Oliver, too.

    Have a good weekend and do send our regards to your Mom.

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

  32. You got your paws full there, Dexter. I went and walked down that memory lane and reread the blog post where you had the RH on trial. All those labs on the jury? Mango in handcuffs? AND me looking pawsitively adorable testifying? It was almost too much!


  33. Congratulations, Mango Momma!!! That's so exciting! The baby, I mean, not so much having Oliver over. He looks like a handful, but sweet. I guess that can be said about the baby, too.