Sunday, February 28, 2010

Rope Kong - You're Doing It Wrong

Wait for me, stupid Kong.

ZOMG! THIS way! I said this way!!

Agh!!! I'm being attacked!

When all else fails - just eat it.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Today my landlord

stopped by to fix something. He bent down to greet the dogs and he said to me "Where's the puppy?"

I pointed to the dog he was patting.

My landlord did a double take and said "Shut UP!"

heh heh heh.

Dexter's a big boy now.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Can't you tell

just about everything you need to know about Dexter from this photo?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Just another photo of Dexter

ruined by Wootie taking a leak in the background.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Camera gear for sale

Dear Readers,

I find myself in financial straits and desperate times call for desperate measures.

Wootube and 365puppy have been great fun for me, and hopefully for you. But all good things must come to an end.

Maybe one of you wants to take up the gauntlet of providing fun posts and decent photos to the world. If so, I have a camera package for you!

Please email me for a complete list of the items I have available. I prefer to sell as a package. The Food Lady needs to pay the rent :(

I will miss you all.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

We Are Family IV

Today Dexter "Shorty" Morgan is 6 months old.

You can track his growth relative to his family here at 5 months, here at 4 months and here at almost 3 months. I will try to continue taking a monthly family shot until he is a year old.

Remember to click on the photo so you can actually see all the dogs in the shot!

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Low Down

Perhaps Dexter is physically incapable of standing up straight!

Didn't his mother ever tell him that if he keeps it up, it'll stay that way?

I used to call him "Legs" but now his nickname is "Shorty."

But the bigger question than "Where are his legs?" is "Where are his balls?"

Seriously. I left Dexter intact because I got tired of hearing from people that dogs neutered at a young age are taller than dogs who aren't. Since Dexter is the tallest of the bunch, and the only one who is intact, he is either a lousy control, or that old myth needs to be laid to rest.

However ... Dexter has no more testicles than any of his neutered brothers. He's almost 6 months old and there is no evidence that he's ever going to invite them out of hiding to greet the sun either. When I took him for his wellness exam and vaccinations, the vet wrote "neutered" on his sheet - when I said "actually, he's not neutered" the vet asked me if I was sure about that. He did a little groping, and asked me again.

Crud. But he was only 15 weeks old then, so I didn't think much of it. Now here we are a couple months later and I'm starting to think Dexter is a natural eunuch. I did some internetz surfing and learned that no two vets have the same opinion on when testicles should appear. I've read everything from they should be visible at 8 weeks, to give the dog a year or so, to if they don't stand up and wave at you by 4 months, they are never showing up at all.

Does anyone have any first hand experience with late bloomers, as it were?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Part of his discography

The big dogs played frisbee today, and Dexter got to watch. Then he decided to invite himself into the game.

He was very proud of his assertiveness.

Not proud enough to make an ear decision, though...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Trialed today

all day. No chance for photos.

Here's one from two days ago ... Dexter is looking for something fun to do. He use to have to LEAP over this little stream, now he's big enough to just walk over it.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A black and white picture

of a black and white dog

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Just a happy puppy photo to brighten your Thursday.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ain't Nuthin' But Blue Skies


Dexter is still a little suspicious about this early Spring we're having.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Find The Puppy


I'm thinking distance work won't be a problem in the ring for Dexter ;-)

I'm still trying to find the puppy ... all I can find is this young DOG.

Monday, February 15, 2010

All the world's a stage

Doesn't it look like I took these in front of a backdrop instead of real scenery?

In this one, he's trying to sneak up on his sister. He thinks she can't see him in the tall grass.

In this one, he is trying to let you know that only half of you obeyed the Tips Down directive, because that ear is pointing to the heavens forever, my friends. The other one has no such aspirations.

I do realize I missed a couple of days. While I try really hard to keep up with the 365 theme, sometimes I just can't get a photo or a chance for a photo!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

(the dogs are not so good at drawing, but they did their best)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Had another playdate

with Dexter, Sean and Ginny! Unfortunately, it was peeing rain so we got no photos.

Sean is off to his new home tomorrow. Say bye bye, Sean!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Get out of our blueberry fields!

Just about every day we walk way back to the end of our property, along the river and through the blueberry fields. Today we discovered workers in the fields for the first time. I'm not actually sure we are allowed to walk back there, so we did a quick about face and left.

Dexter's recall is so good! He comes flying when I call.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Oh brother


Brother Sean is staying with us for the week. As you can see, he is a perfectly normal sized puppy with symmetrical ears and a cute little EVEN heart on his forehead.

Dexter, OTOH, is ginormous, with beady little peepers and ears that defy description.

Phooey. Tips all over the place, Dex.

They are getting along quite well.

You know what they say ...

The family that excavates together

...plays together

Sean is hanging out with us until Friday, when he goes off to his new forever home. He's going to be a real live working sheepdog!


Well, after he plays with Dexter.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Getting difficult

to tell Piper and Dexter apart at a distance sometimes.

Dex lost his first canine tooth yesterday. One down, three to go!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I always feel like

somebody's watching meeee ....

Friday, February 5, 2010

Dexter Defies Gravity



Thursday, February 4, 2010

Two peas in a pod

Dexter and sister Ginny had another playdate today.

Still got the one goofy ear goin' on ...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Do you ear what I ear?

I was pretty sure that Dexter's ears were going to end up 3/4 tipped, standing up on the bottom and flopping over at the tips. His siblings who went uppy-eared did it a long time ago. But for the last day or so, the left ear has decided it need to stand tall and proud. And so we have a new ear set.

He is in the middle of teething (he has way too many canine teeth in his mouth at the moment) so it's possible the ear will come back down again. It's also possible the other one will go up, or they may stay this way (eek!).

Sometimes they both stand up. They are simply too large to do this! I want every one of you to go home and write "Tips Down, Dex" 50 times please!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I Dream of Dexter


Monday, February 1, 2010

But you said

... we were going for a walk!

Come on, this way, let's go!!

I don't understand why are you just standing on the porch pointing the facebox at me.

(notice how hairy he has gotten? and how *adult* he looks? holy cow!)