No sooner had I convinced momma that it was as good a time as any to pay those nasty bills and maybe read some blogs when there was a knock, knock, knocking on our front door.
Who, I wondered, could be visiting? We rarely get visitors and I was hoping it was the UPS man. Possibly with another box of noms for yours truly.
Nope, not even close.
It was my new neighbor, Ollie!
As it was a warm summer evening I immediately ushered him to the foot cooling pool.
|That's right, little buddy, a lab must be wet whenever possible.|
I don't think it's speaking out of turn to tell you that he proceeded to pee in the pool. A nasty piece of business, wouldn't you say? But one must forgive youth, I suppose.
The little scamp was intent on mayhem, but I stood solid with my renowned easy going temperament and encouraged him to explore the estate like a dignified labradude.
|Head up, Ollie, there are nommy plums right at leathery black lip level.|
We even practiced a bit of team work on establishing a safe perimeter, free of rabbits and other varmints.
|North side clear! Check!|
No worries here. He is playing with the stuffie that was permanently contaminated by my nephew, Mr. Porkydude (which I banished to the outdoors and have not sullied my jaws of doom on in months).
|Does this picture make me look fat?|
Lest you think our entire encounter was stop action, there were some zoomies and I gave Ollie's momma quite a start when I did one of my full body launches into her knee area.
Sadly, the hour was late and momma insisted there was not enough light for an action video. Sigh.
Judicious use of the puppy death grip allowed us to assume the mandatory good dog sit pose and then he was away.
|That lady smells like liver.|
I know what you're thinking. Come on, admit it "Oh Dexter! Didn't it just make you wish you had a mini-you around all the time?" Well, in a word, no.
However, I will concede that it felt wonderful to be the big dog for a change and to have such a handsome little chap following me like, dare I say, a puppy.
I have no doubt he will return for more lab on lab fun times (and hopefully a super action video of our sleek black bodies engaging in full out zoomies about the estate).