Saturday, March 2, 2013


Apparently I was misinformed regarding the parameters of a slumber party. While I thought it meant one night of romping and swapping stories followed by fond farewells in the morning, it seems that when it comes to my nephew Oliver, well, sort of like The Dog Who Came to Dinner because here it is Saturday and he is still in residence.

Momma lent him one of my old sports bras so that he could waddle along with us on walkies. Something of an intrusion if you ask me since he tends to slow us down.

Nothing to see, move along.

I feel it is my duty as a mature and dignified labradog to try and instruct him in proper lab comportment.

Quick, momma, take the photo while he is holding still.

But his gears are as loose as a pair of jeans on teenage boy and to my dismay he quickly loses focus and resorts to cracker dog behavior.

Get a grip, buddy.

He even engages in the occasional (and unexpected) burst of zoomie speed. As you can see, I am dumbfounded as to how he is able to obtain lift on his generous backsides.

Slow down and stay in the lanes, please.

To his credit, he is seeking my counsel more and more and as distasteful as it is, I put up with his attempts to show respect by licking my labralips.

OK, OK, enough adulation. I need to go brush my teeth now.

And it isn't all bad. In fact, I think I'm going to kind of miss him when he goes home. After all, I haven't had a good wrestling partner in some time and for brief spurts, he's actually fun.

Sure, why not? He is, after all, a labradog and while not the best labradog in the world (which would be yours truly), he has a certain endearing joie de vivre which is hard to ignore.

 Dexter done!


  1. You know - it is lot different having an older play mate - if you do get a young puppy at some time you will be able to teach it all the 'correct' ways of Dexter living and I think you would enjoy teaching it the ropes.

  2. It's always good to have a pal Dexter, even if it's one who needs a little Labralearning...Happy Saturday!

  3. Oh Dex...if only I lived at your house...these OLD dogs won't play with me. They act like I'm just TOO MUCH!! Keep on having the fun with Oliver!


  4. Sportsbras, hee hee! Glad Oliver isn't too much of a cracker dog for you, hope you have a fun weekend. :)

  5. Dexter,

    Admit it, you will miss Oliver when him goes back home. ;)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  6. If only Oliver could stay for a few weeks, you could totally whip him into shape, Dexter! It looks like you two were having fun doing what Labradudes do!


    P.S. I think you might like him a little more than you let on!

  7. At least he seems willing to SHARE the Stuffie with YOU and even your Momma. THAT is a Plus isn't it?

  8. LOVED the film! You guys should consider entering it in the Sundance Film Festival next year (and you could stay with us, as Sundance is held right here in town). Spectacular! It looks like you were having fun with the labrabutt, erm, labrapup. Except for when, well, ya know, he got kinda annoying. If it's any consolation, I keep wondering when Abby is going to go back to wherever she came from, but Mom says Abby is staying put. (Although I could SWEAR I've heard Mom threaten to sell Abby to the gypsies...) Dude, it was very kind of you to open your home to him. We just hope he didn't steal all your foodables.

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  9. Hey Dexter!
    Wow, I think you you might have to count to 10 once in a while to put up with him, but he's a cute labrafellow and ought to be good for some fun. Love your snow-free travel lanes! BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  10. He may have overstayed his visit, but he looks like fun! We love bitey face.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  11. It looks like you are enjoying being an uncle! Clearly Oliver needs you to show him the ropes!

  12. Next time you will have to have a slumber party at his house

  13. We bet you will miss Oliver when he goes home, Dexter - he does seem like a fun pup to have around!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  14. What a good bitey face companion
    Benny & Lily

  15. You know, Dexter ol' friend, I see your tailing wagging and awful lot in that there moving picture!! I do believe it gives you away!!


    Miss Fendi HoneyBuzz

  16. Hmmmm, could all this fun be the first step to getting you a new brother or sister???

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  17. I happened to notice your Unkhle J is proud of woo fur wearing out Oliver -

    Of khourse, he did the same thing Khousin Harley did when he got home: KHRASHED!

    I hope woo were rewarded sufficiently fur your 'good' nature -

    I'm enjoying a bullystikhk fur my hard work with Khousin Geufy!


  18. Haha! You finally admitted it, like the crazy guy! :)

  19. Loved the video! I knew you two would have fun together (and it's okay to need a break from the craziness at times). Your good manners may even rub off on Oliver eventually.

    your pal,

  20. I know you two are having lots of fun together!
    I saw it!
    Kisses and hugs

  21. Howdy Dex, your Oliver has got some fabo moves hasn't he. Enjoy your fun mate. You must have been good dogs for Momma to take you both walking. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  22. Yeah! Someone to play with! Any chance you might have a permanent addition to the family?

  23. Hey, Dex, You're doing great in keeping him company and also giving him tips to behave. So mature of you! You got to admit though that you are really enjoying playtime and walkies with him.

    Enjoy the weekend!


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

  24. Dexter, I really admire your sense of responsibility and loyalty. You have gone above and beyond the call of duty putting up withyou nephew for so long.

  25. Love - LOVE - the video! You're gonna be stahs!

  26. I bet the young chap has learnt some proper labrattitude from you, Dex! It seems he adores you and your momma a lot too!

  27. It has to be said Dexter, Oliver does look kinda fun.
    Toodle pip!

  28. hello dexter its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am glad to see yoo ar having sum fun with oliver eeven if he duz reekwire soopervizhun!!! and at leest yoo can send him to git more gruel for yoo!!! ha ha ok bye

  29. You're an excellent host Dex

  30. Hey Dexter - glad you two are having fun!

  31. what a great Uncle you are Dex!

  32. I dunno, Dex. You LabraDudes look like you're having an AWFUL lot of fun together!
    My mom thinks Oliver looks cute bringing that pink stuffy to your cameraman.

  33. You're a great uncle there, Dex, and after you recover from the strain of babysitting for Oliver, you'll probably miss having him to boss around, er, I mean, play with.

  34. He actually licks your muzzle? Scruffy does that to Stan...I find it disgusting, but you boyz are pretty weird. So is Oliver still a big baby or has he matured? (Does he DATE?) I'm assuming you've returned him back to his house? How are things going with him and the baby? Oughta be entertaining...those little things make sooooooo much racket and the most APPO PLEC TIC stenches.


  35. Is Oliver still in residence Dexter? You did look as though you had lots of fun together even if he was a tad irritating at times.

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

  36. What a cute video! Sampson and Delilah play like that and I could sit and watch them all day. Enjoy your nephew while he's there!

  37. Im sure you'll miss him when he's gone

    Stop on by for a visit

  38. How nice for you to have your nephew visiting. Also, congratulations on your new 2-legs nephew. The 2-legged slave here also celebrated the birth of a grand-puppy in the last 6 months. She says being a granny/gramma is the bestest thing in the world. Of course, she is wrong, being MY SLAVE is the bestest thing in the world.

    I am suspecting that "RW" is your momma's shorthand for "Relentlessly Wonderful". Congratulations.


    THE cat.

  39. Great movie! You are going to need a good sleep to recover from all the extra energy you used during your sleepover. Also congratulations to your momma on the grand thing.


  40. Dear Dexter, I'm sure you will miss the adulation when the young whipper snipper goes home. Can I just tell you, TT was a bit nonplussed by your sports bra and had to biggify the picture just to make sure Ollie wasn't wearing one like hers. Is your momma ever as duh? X

  41. Whoa Dexter! You two play like we do! Looks like you are having a great time!

    Holly & Khady

  42. Hahhahahha! I don't know Dexter, I think you really like this guy :)
    Luved the movie - what fun! :D I wanna come over for a slumber party with yaz! Mom, how long do I have to be in the car to get to Massa... uh Dexter's house?

    Waggin at ya,

  43. The Labradogs here say that you are the 3rd best in the world, Dexter. I bet that you can't guess who #1 and 2 are!