Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hanging out at Doggie Daycare

The great thing about daycare is that I can hang out with lots of different doggies and have all sorts of fun, but at the end of the day I still get to go home to my Dexter-centric estate.

Human Mike is just one of the humans who plays with us all day long, but he also happens to be my favorite daycare human. Sometimes he walks me out at the end of the day and I pretend I want to stay with him forever instead of going home with momma. Momma says that is naughty of me, but I think she knows I'm just pretending.

I'm a born leader.

I'm a pretty lucky guy to have such a great daycare to go to. All doggies have to pass an interview before they get to play and there are some pretty strict rules about how to behave so you don't get kicked out. 

Because I'm such an all around mellow guy, I do a lot of the interviews myself. Human Mike says I am the "bomb proof" doggie because if I meet a doggie who is ill mannered, I just walk away, but if I like a doggie then watch out! All out zoomie time! Plenty of pups are only there because they have earned the Dexter Seal of Approval.

This is me on the daycare rock. It's a great place to sun bake, and sometimes we play "dog of the rock" with everybody yelling and bouncing and knocking each other about. Good times.

I could use some sunglasses please.

We're all kind of pooped by the time our humans start coming to fetch us and generally use the last hour of the day to review our activities and ponder life's great questions.

If you lift your leg but you don't pee, does it still count? Discuss.

Dexter done!


  1. We think you've got the perfect balance of Dexter-centric home time (love that term, BTW!) and some socializing with Dexter-approved doggies! It even looks like you've got some 'doodle pals in there! Good times!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  2. Something tells me the cracker would totally be kicked out of there. Even tho he stayed at bernards with 20 other cage free dogs and even tho we just had walkies with our favorite two labradoinks, kona (choco) and Finn (black). I donno, hes not the best mannered cracker. Now im dying to see if he would get the dex seal of approval! Juno would pass. She just flashes her jodhpurs at the boyz.

  3. What a fabulous day care you have!!! And re: the does it count.... absolutely!!!

  4. Dexter, you are just the guy that everydog wants to hang out with...sorta like the high school jock. It's great that you love daycare as much as you do.

  5. i think it's very cool you're a bonafide dog judge of character, dexter, and that your daycare recognizes your talent and puts it to good use. i just hope you're getting compensated adequately for your services - at least one biscuit per character assessment, and if not i say you go on strike!

  6. Dexter, that looks like an almost totally perfect doggy daycare operation, but for the worrying lack of wire-haired fox terrier company to liven the place up a bit.
    On the deep philosophical question you pose at the end of the post, I would say that the wise dog judges carefully the probable length of the walk, and the chances of fluid replenishment along the way, and allocates his supplies appropriately, saving the final drop for the tree or lamppost nearest to home. Of course, one can be tricked if one's humans decided on an unplanned extension to the expedition, leaving one high and dry in every sense...
    Toodle pip!

  7. That looks like a great place to meet. We go to the Weekend social club at the river. There are basically NO rules! But we all get along.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  8. We agree with Bertie that you need a WFT to increase the WTF quotient at day care

    Gussie and Teka

    (as I am a "substantial" WFT, I often get to go on the big dog sice)

  9. That day care is lucky to have you as a screener Dexter. I hope they are giving your momma a discount for your services. I do the job here at Day School. I do not trust Ambrose's judgement and once he lifted his leg on a girl puppy that he liked to mark her! Very mortifying as you can imagine.

    Your friends,
    Niamh & Ambrose

  10. You are a good role model for doggy day care. Are you telling all your friends a story in that last picture?
    Benny & Lily

  11. love that last pick - looks like you are having a serious meeting there :)

  12. I wish I could take the girls to daycare. Sissy would love it, but Gg doesn't want to be around other dogs... :(

  13. Of course it still counts! We think it's great that you share your day with an AirePup, Dexter!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  14. Oh Dexter, what a great place. Why don't we get to see Human Mike??? Don't like sharing the spotlight??? I bet momma loves when you have been to daycare almost as much as you do. I especially like the way you sit around and discuss stuff at the end of the day. A very cerebral pack. Ann TBL

  15. Howdy Dex, jeez we wish we had a doggy day care. Our mum does day care but it's for little peeps and they're not so much fun. You sure are a mellow fella. No worries, and slobber, Rory and Stella
    P.S. The other day after my huge walk, I was tired so I sat down to pee.

  16. Hi Dex. Your doggy daycare sure seems like fun. Of course, us cats wouldn't do very good there. ;)

  17. Dexter, I see you have a Aire-friend in your play group. I bet he is very well behaved and super I right? :)


  18. Dexter you are definately boss doggy at your daycare what would they do without you!

    Pibble sugars
    Brinks and Bella

  19. I think the "Dog of the Rock" sounds like a lot of fun!

    Conehead Tommy

  20. Dexter,

    I'm glad you're having such fun a doggie day care. Most of all though I want to thank you for coming by to help my mom and me feel better about losing Jake to that rotten disease. I will try my best to keep her company, like you suggested. And I will also use the time to see if I like being an only dog, like you, or need to have a fellow fur kid to help me enjoy life.

    Your pal,

    Just Harry (aka J. Harold Dog)

  21. Dex, you totally look like the "popular guy" at human high school. I really wish I could hang out with you and do zoomies. I love to play - especially with labra-dogs!

    Your pal,


  22. I wish I have a daycare..well there is one near mom's work but the reviews weren't so good, so mom won't let me go there.


  23. What a great dog Dexter is! You must be so proud of your canine admissions guy.