Saturday, October 26, 2013

Bobbing for Apples - with action video


The other day, my pals, Molly and Mitch, did a post about bobbing for apples. Now Momma's brain started working overtime when she saw that.

"Oh Dexter! You could bob for apples too! It might provide some mental stimulation!"

Well, hardly. You see, sticking my entire labrahead into a bucket of water when there is food involved requires no thought whatsoever.



While some doggies might cause no end of amusement for their humans by demonstrating fastidiousness about getting their face wet, yours truly made short work of the apples and in fact, as demonstrated in this action video, they were gone in about 30 seconds.




Dexter done!

P.S. Did your human ever forget that you had blueberries for breakfast and then go all freak-a-zoid mental fits when you do festive blue party poop?

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!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fall Foliage Sunday


This fall has been unusually dry and sunny for these parts. Resulting in uncharacteristically slow walkies whilst yours truly waits for momma to ogle the trees.

Not being terribly discerning in the red / yellow color spectrum, I am disinclined to enjoy the view and more keen to snuffle in the fallen leaves (which makes momma impatient in a way that demonstrates the inequity in our relationship).

Momma has "encouraged" me to share with you recent flashy images only one of which features me. Since agreement will lead to my morning walk, I cannot refuse her request.


Replace the motor car with a buggy and you've got an official historical scene.

This our neighbor's tree. Try to ignore ugly evergreen on the right which momma "thinks about" cutting down every year "before it falls down."

Even the hated encroaching vines get a bye when they sport color.

We did a reconnaissance mission to the fall fair on the village green. Almost requires the "Olde New England Faire" caption (extra e's making it authentic).

Forget the leaves. I smell nommies!


Dexter done!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

How to Prepare for a Busy Day


It is important to extend one's AM meditation time on daycare days in order to conserve energy for a day full of zoomie funballs.

Ah... this is the optimal posture for total relaxation.


Dexter done!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Unsettled on Sunday


I am more than a little disturbed by the sudden appearance of a midget fence in front of one or our neighboring estates. An estate, I might add, that we walk by almost daily and often after dark.

What small, malevolent beings is this designed to contain? And is it adequate?

Elves? Gremlins? CORGIS? Oh my!

Dexter done!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Dexter's Lawn Care and Fall Colors


I have taken on responsibility for eradication of pesky weeds throughout our neighborhood.


Weed be gone!

Fall in New England. The brilliant bursts of color make the inevitable onset of winter less foreboding. 

Naturally, the trees are even more remarkable when contrasted with a sleek black labradog.

Hurry up with the photo. There's a whole year's worth of squirrel to snuffle in those leaves.

Dexter done!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Black Lab is the New Black



We get lots of catalogs in the snail mail, some of which are chock full of doggie stuff.

In particular, the Orvis Dog Book not only features many wonderful doggie items, they also tend towards sporty doggies as models (contrasted to other catalogs which seem obsessed with wee beasts like corgis).

Just look at this handsome guy. Why it almost reminds me of, well, ME!





However, this particular item also caused some consternation for yours truly. Do you see the circled letters? 

"large in sage / black Lab shearling"

Which means, what, exactly? The large bed comes in sage? The model lab is named Shearling and happens to be black?

Well, it turns out, Black Lab is now an official color for all your doggie accessories (and I say "about time").

Sure enough, on the very next page is a closeup of the colors available, featuring, "Black lab."







Lest there was any doubt, black lab is where it's at (well, I knew that all along). Guess the days of the blonde are over.

Dexter done!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Terse Tuesday - I've been furminated






I know, a rather unimpressive collection of furs, but getting furminated gives me the wiggles.


Dexter done!