Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Last of the Bumble Bee Outfit


After an exhausting day at daycare, all I really wanted to do was collapse on my couch and enjoy a restorative slumber. However, when my pal, Moose, posted an old video of himself in an infantile bumble bee outfit, Momma let out an exclamation I was loath to hear "Oh Dexter! You have a bumble bee outfit too! You should put it on for Halloween."

Subsequently I found myself thusly attired. 


Please do not post this on the Internet.



Momma was quite disappointed in my lack of enthusiasm and was quick to point out that the Relentlessly Huge always loved wearing the very same costume (and, indeed, the outfit retained the scent of rancid meat and broccoli laced farts that I had come to associate with the absurdly large creature).


I'm not even sure the simple beast knew he was actually wearing an outfit. Hello?




I believe that my inspiration to invert the cape portion into a shield convinced momma that the bee costume had to go.




Is this what you had in mind, Momma?

And go it did. Right into the trash barrel because fortunately the whole deal was off once the DOH realized that the blasted thing was intended for a much smaller puppy and she was clearly not going to be able to secure it around my deep and muscular chest ever again. I even managed to burst the elastic bands on the head gear.

Now I must brace myself for whatever she has in mind for my holiday card. I am trying to convince her that nekked labraness is as festive as one can get.

Dexter done!

42 comments:

  1. Indeed,Be Nekkid. Be Proud!

    Wirey woof,

    Just Harry

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  2. We're all into nekkidness! Bring it on! And for the record, we predicted that if your Momma tried to put you in some silly costume you would have that Exact Look on your face - that "Really? Really?!? Do I look as simple-minded as the RH? Woman, let me retain SOME shred of decency." But we're all ready for nekkid labraphotos!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

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  3. Dex, if you need some retaliation pointers, Juno would be happy to school you. You are much too kind to suffer such an indignity!

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  4. Your face says it all, dude. What you need to do is thrash around violently and bite and rip the costume and generally go cracker dog. I find that to be the most effective method to avoid the costume unpleasantness.

    Garth

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  5. BLACK and red are always my favorites for holiday attire, Dexter. Good luck.

    -- signed, the lady whose dogs have more clothes than some human children

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  6. Might I suggest a deep, throaty growl showing just a few front teeth... That should get your message across without actually drawing blood:)

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  7. Hopefully, that costume will be retired. Alas, Bella and I, Daisy, will show up at the Halloween 'do' dressed as......squirrels!!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  8. Dexter,

    Being nekked is a bit extreme - we suggest you wear your fur coat and go as a black dog!

    Woofs,
    Riley and Enzo

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  9. Oh no! My mom is working on making me a bumble bee costume. Should I run and hide or just try to bury it in the yard?

    Walter

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  10. Tell her that you should wear a manly scarf around your neck for the holiday photo. No muss or fuss, just a manly red scarf! I am glad to see you dealt with the bee outfit the way it should have been. I can hook you up with a ladybug costume if you want one...


    Bunny

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  11. We think you should dress up as an elf for the holidays!

    Sam and Pippen

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  12. We are so glad that you burst the costume Dexter! We absolutely refuse to wear outfits. Your natural self is just perfect.

    Your friends,
    Niamh & Ambrose

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  13. Well done Dexter. I too am all in favour of naked festivities.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  14. Yeah....we can tell you aren't into the whole costume-wearing thing Dexter!! Nice try Mom! xo Chloe and LadyBug

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  15. You sure don't look happy being a bumblebee, Dexter! Your naked shiny black furs is definitely the way to go!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  16. Yeah...you gots beootiful labrafurs. Maybe just a red bow tie for howliday color

    Teka Toy

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  17. As annoyin' as it may have been - and as much as you'd like to forget it - I think you made a great bumblebee. I know Mom has a plan for my Halloween attire also. I am prepared to kill it the very second she approaches me with it.

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  18. Haha! Mom's first word when she saw the first pic was: "Nooooohhhh"

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  19. BUTT Dexter How will you Fool the Neighbors into giving you TREATS on Trick or Treat Night... If they KNOW who you are? You gotta wear a Clawstoom or ou won't get any of the Good Stuffs.

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  20. I liked the spin you put on that bumble bee costume by turning it into a shield, Dexter. I mean, THAT is outta the box thinking, for sure. I don't mind wearing a costume but it's sorta confusing to me why mom would want to cover up my Most Beautiful Brindle Furs. I hope the you get your nekkid Christmas wish.

    Wiggles & Wags,
    Mayzie

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  21. Here is a novel though - you could dress up as a Labrador for Halloween !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  22. Hey Dexter!
    Wow, those are such fun memories of the MRH and I hate to tell you that you look adorable! I totally agree that costumes are the worst, though, so I'm glad you sprung yourself out of it. BOL Oh, the holidays can be rough, but if you pose really quickly the flashy beast is over faster, then we deserve a treat. I totally sympathize, my no-longer-buzzed furiend!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  23. That pea-pod costume was kind of cute...

    Monty and Harlow

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  24. Good job on destroying that costume. :)

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  25. Pawsonally, I think that costumes are grreat. I mean, I get lots and lots of attention just by being my handsome and charming self. But when I'm in a costume? Oh man, the attention goes through the ROOF! Pets, treats, scritches -- it's nonstop. Totally worth it.

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  26. It's adorable!

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

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  27. LMAO! My dogs get to avoid Halloween costumes this year, but there's always hope for next.

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  28. Dexter, you is da bomb!!

    xoxo Miss Fendi HoneyBuzz

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  29. I'm confused.....if it was intended for a much smaller pup, how on earth did your monstrous brother wear it? I have to say, I think you look mighty cute!

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  30. Oh, Bee-Have Dexter...ha ha.
    Sorry Pal, at least it found it's was to the trash bin!

    Wyatt

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  31. You do make a cute bee though Dexter!! Addi would agree that nekkid is the best!!

    wags
    Jazzi and Addi

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  32. The Mr. just saw your sad Dexter face and said "that's why we don't dress dogs." (even though you looked super cute. :)Maggie and Duke don't even wear collars in the house, so they completely agree with going nekkid. Good luck with the Xmas card photo shoot!

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  33. Dexter, sometimes WE wonder, what the heck is your momma taking? You poor fella. Thank dog our mum is too bloomin' lazy to even try and get a costume on us. Maybe you could suggest your momma gets you both a zombie outfit! You know. You'll wear yours if she wears hers hehehe. Now that we would like to see! Take care mate. NO worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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  34. Why don't you go as a search and rescue dog? Then all you have to wear is a harness! ;-)

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  35. OMD - you have given my mama ideas! Thank heavens my labraself is too big for even the extra large size. I don't know why mama and the girls keep going through their things and looking at me though...??? BTW Dexter, please tell you mama thanks for letting Chester Hoover know that we were missing him! Mom is rather embarrassed about the public acknowledgement though. Our girls already call her "obsessed" with lab blogs even though she only reads 3 (you, Chester and Jack). As mama told Chester, we wish we could have a coffee/play date with you guys!

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  36. Dexter, express your displeasure to your Mom in a creative way, heheheheh.

    Kiki and Nala

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  37. BE a sport, Dex. Suggest a Santa hat or something equally comfortable. As long as she doesn't stuff your ears into the hat, it'll be fine. Plus, I'm sure she will give you Noms for being a good sport. Momma is nothing if not fair.

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  38. I'm with you Dexter....NEKKID is the BESTEST way to go dude!!! BOL
    Butts, I do have to say, if you puts on the outrageously stuppid costumes, there are usually TREATIES that come with it!!! Now, I am in NO WAY sayin' that I believes in the wearin' of clothes...that's just not the way I roll, butts if wearin' some stoopid thingie for an hour will gets me TONS of treaties...I am all in!!!
    Plus, you look adorables Dexter!! hehehe
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  39. Your eyes tell the whole story, Dexter. I'm glad she tossed that costume that you don't like. Maybe you'll get a great costume for Christmas!!!! Dexter, the Santa Paws!

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  40. We explained to our Mom that we would wear something on our heads but no silly body costumes. She doesn't like to wear weird stuff either so she understood.
    Fudge and the Pack

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