Sunday, December 26, 2010

We are Familly X

Dexter is 16 months old and wishing you all Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Dexter will be 15 months old. I weighed him today and he is 42 lbs of muscle. 39lbs are his ears. All 42 lbs are enthusiasm!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dexter is awesome!

and so are all of you. Thanks so much for all your votes!!
dex wins

Friday, November 12, 2010

Vote for Dexter!

A little while ago Ginny's mum suggested I enter a photo in the NTI Global contest running on the DogSport Magazine Facebook page. They're looking for a new face to advertise their products, and after some deliberation, I decided to enter this face:

I chose this photo because I figured they'd get a million sport-specific entries, and because this photo is high resolution, and it shows his keen intensity, but would be easy to manipulate in photo software to eliminate or change the background when necessary.

I entered it in the contest and then thought no more of it, until today when I learned that not only had Dexter's photo made it into the top 100 submissions entered, but then into the top 10 photos chosen by NTI from all the submissions. Go Dexter!

You can help Dexter win by voting on the Facebook page. I think you'll have to become a fan or "like" DogSport magazine on Facebook to cast your vote. But wouldn't it be cool if Dexter was the new canine face of NTI Global? If you're on Facebook, and you have a free moment, we'd appreciate your vote! I win a tunnel from NTI if he wins, and that's a nice bonus, but mostly I just want to see a rescue dog advertising their agility gear.

Go Dexter Go!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

We Are Family IX

Yesterday Dexter turned 14 months old.

He looks like a giant mutant compared to my other, littler dogs!

Friday, September 24, 2010

In the jungle, the mighty jungle

the Dexter creeps tonight ....

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sister Ally with

TDBCR alumni Megan!
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Monday, September 6, 2010

Brother Ace, 1 year old

Sorry for the delay, been real busy!!
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Brother Paddy

Paddy has floopsy ears :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cricket and Sagan, one year old

Here's sister Cricket (nee Sally on the left) and brother Sagan (nee Franklin on the right) at one year old!
cricket sagan

Monday, August 23, 2010

All Good Things Come To An End

This is it, folks ... this is the last official day of 365puppy. When I started this blog, I wanted to document Dexter's first year and today Dexter Morgan (and all the Peanut Gang) are one year old. I didn't always get a photo up every day, because I sure underestimated how difficult that would be, but I did my best to chart his growth and his progress in photos.

It's hard to believe that this little peanut
Dexter at 2 weeks old

Is now this handsome young adult!

Who knew he'd turn out so darn well? And so good lookin' too :)

He is now one year old, 40lbs and almost 23" at the shoulder. He's a lean machine, full of heart, full of try, and full of wonderfully, snuggly love. He's turning into a FANTASTIC dog, and I'm looking forward to many more years of discovery with my GiraffeDog!

Happy Birthday to ALL the Peanuts Gang - Ace, Ally, Cricket, Gin, Hoot, Paddy and Sagan.

Thanks to all of you for sharing this journey with us. I'm not going to be posting daily, or even quasi-daily updates anymore - this is it. From time to time, I will throw up an update, or a photo I particularly like, and for the next few days I will be posting new photos of Dex's siblings so you can see what everyone looks like now ... but if you want to continue to see Dex on a regular basis, you'll have to visit him, and the rest of the gang, at Wootube.

Estar Bien ... y Feliz Cumpleanos Dexter Morgan y la familia!!

Tt's been a great year! Don't forget to come see us all at Wootube :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Unexpected Dexter

On our walk this morning I turned around and fired off this accidental shot of Dex leaping over a pile of rocks.

He could have easily gone around them, but why go around them when you just leap over them? He is such an enthusiastic dog!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Flat Dexter ...

doesn't work so good in water, akshully.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Flying Squirrel

Vewy, vewy serious game.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dexter Stands On Stuff Deux

A few posts ago on Wootube I talked about how Dexter had started jumping up to stand on "stuff"

He is still jumping up to stand on stuff.

My neighbours stood up this old pallet to practice knife throwing (don't ask).

It's been there for a couple of weeks. We walk past it maybe 4 or 5 times a day on walks. Dex has always ignored it, but today, he decided to jump up on it.

Now keep in mind, at NO TIME did I ask him to do this. I was just walking along with all 8 dogs and he threw himself up there.

Attempt #1:

He misjudged and ended up throwing himself over the other side.

So he came back around and tried again:

The end result?

He still regularly jumps up on the trampoline on his own volition too.

Does anyone else have a puppy that just jumps up on things as high as your head? Or is it just mine??

Friday, August 13, 2010

I spy

with my GREAT BIG brown eyes ...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The softer side of Dexter

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The heat affects everyone differently

it makes Dexter paranoid ;-)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Skinny ... Awkward ...

Yep, he's a teenager!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

There's no escape

from Dexter's penetrating gaze

Monday, August 2, 2010

We Are Family VIII

I forgot to do one of these last week when Dexter turned 11 months old, so here's one from today. You see how much taller he is than everyone else?

Saturday, July 31, 2010

(Pea)Nutty Summer

First we got to visit with sister Ally

Yesterday we got to visit with sister Ginny

Today we got a lovely update on brother Hoot.

We just love having a big extended family to keep in touch with!

Almost as much as Dexter loves swimming! (okay, maybe that's a stretch)

He doesn't really *love* swimming yet, but he is regularly doing it. The love part will come later on, I hope!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dexter the camel has

two humps!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sister Ally



Dexter gives her two ears up!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dexter got the tuggy back


Monday, July 26, 2010

Dexter Longpuppy

is on the move!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Dexter had a tuggy


But his sister Ginny stealeded it.

Friday, July 23, 2010


No photo of Dexter today. Instead, here's a photo of a really tall porcupine stalking something.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

He's so good looking

it makes me drool.

No wait ... it makes HIM drool ;-)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Battle of the puppies

Neither of them can swim that well yet ;-)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dexter learned to swim today!

I couldn't believe it. Neither could he!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Oh those eyes!

stu-1-40 copy

See more photos from our day at Studio 78 on wootube.

Friday, July 16, 2010



Thursday, July 15, 2010



Wednesday, July 14, 2010

All ears and eyes!


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Battle of the hose

Hose is winning.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

There's something lurking

in the shadows.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The water he's standing in

is actually 8 feet deep. He is as tall as a skyscraper!!

Just kidding. But look at those legs - a stork's got nuthin' on Dexter Morgan!