Thursday, December 03, 2009

3 Tails From Today

ha ha.

"Tail" #1

Let's sing a song.

Little Fatty WooWoo

Was digging in the swamp grass

Killing all the field mice

And looking sad when I took them away

I know, I know ... one day I won't be able to catch him and then he WILL eat them. But by golly, I will not let him do that while I'm watching!!! I can't stand seeing their little feet sticking out of the corners of his smug little mouth. Reminds me of MC Hamster too much.

"Tail" #2

Today, Tweed got the zoomies.

Random, unprompted, totally goofy butt-tucking zoomies! I love it when he does this, because I love that my almost-10-year-old dog can go from somber adult...

... to insane puppy in under 2 seconds

He was so full of joie de vivre that he even played with Dexter!

It looked like actual fun, not even a mercy play.

Dexter was having the time of his life, because he has been trying to convince Tweed to play with him for weeks and weeks. And he has been completely unsuccessful. It took the zoomies to break down that wall.

Dex was overjoyed, until Piper decided to play. Piper is very good at gentle indoor wrestling, but outside, she's a Toothy Sniper and she always ends up hurting someone - or someone ends up making this face:

MOOOOOMMMMMMMMMM! Help!!!! Piper's trying to play again!!

"Tail" #3

Dexter fell in the water. He tried to jump a ditch, under-estimated, and fell in.

This is what he looks like when's wet:

Holy crap, what was that? A watery abyss??

Screw that. I'm outta here.

Here are some stick faces

This is Wootie's stick face. I know it looks like he is flirting with the camera, but really he's keeping a beady eye on me, because he HATES it when I advance on him with waggling fingers, threatening to steal his stick. Which, of course, is exactly what I was doing. Heh.

This is Tweed's stick face. It's not very dignified.

I are serious dog. This are serious stick face.

Dexter has no stick face, because nobody would let him have the stick.

He has pouty/envious-of-stick face instead.


StefRobrts said...

Your posts absolutely make my day, every time! I love every bit of it!!!

Now, how on earth do you catch Woo when he has a mouse? Because when Barclay has a mouse he becomes completely un-catchable! I have tried everything I can think of to get close enough to take the mouse away and he won't fall for any of it. Now I have just given up and let him play with them until he gets bored, then I go pick it up with the tennis ball thrower and toss it off into the bushes. Yuk!

Tristan and Braun said...

Awwwwwwwwww.... those pics are awesome!!! So MUCH FUN!!!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

You have such wonderful pictures!!! I love all of them!

riosmom said...

Dexter facing down Piper made me laugh out loud. Those eyes. Those ears. How do you stand it?

riosmom said...

Dexter facing down Piper made me laugh out loud. Those eyes. Those ears. How do you stand it?

EvenSong said...

I don't think Dexter is Pouty at all--what I see is a "plot-y face" as in, "how can I snitch their stick!?!"

Carol said...

Tweed zoomies! Wheeee!

julie said...

Wonderful post again!

pam said...

In the 2nd and 3rd picture of Tweed he's got Dexter eyes.

Great pictures and stories!

Bobo and Meja and Mommy

Debra Kay said...

One day Dexter shall have his stick!

Anonymous said...

So... where exactly did MC Hamster go? Or do I not wanna know??

The Border Collies said...

So... where exactly did MC Hamster go?

He didn't go anywhere. He's in his cage right now.

Anonymous said...

McHamster *snort* and so much for Regal Tweed :-)

How on earth id you get Woo to give up his prize?

I was on a walk with Sizzle (aka Demon-Spawn and Satan) and she found a dead, but still red, small furry critter. But it had been dead for awhile...As I galloped up shrieking "NO NO NO DROP IT DROP IT!!!!" instead of darting away and gulping madly (as she has done in the past) she just stood there and LOOKED at me. I had my hand on her collar and was looking at this thing oozing out of her mouth and, so help me doG, Sizzle was staring straight at me as if to say "You want it bitch? Then take it." We stood eyeball to eyeball for a looooong time. Then I gave up. She totally won. There was no way in hell (did I mention one of her nicknames is Satan?) that I was going to touch that thing in her mouth. And she - demon child - knew it.

Needless to say, she only needed to get 1/2 her kibble that night for dinner.

The Border Collies said...

How on earth id you get Woo to give up his prize?

I have a VERY GOOD "drop it" on Wootie. I had to put one on him, because of things like this :)

In the past, I have let him eat some of the things he catches. Like random food rewards, he never knows which "drop it" will be followed by a "ok take it" command, so he always drops it.

Similarly - today there was a bunny on the lawn. I let Wootie out to chase it, which he did with glee. Then he came back when I called him, for which he got a big ass liver cookie. So you see, Woo has trained me fairly well - if I let him do the things he loves sometimes, he in turns does the things I want him to ... sometimes ;-)

Also, after he dropped the field mouse or whatever it was, I had to put a leash on him until we were far enough away from it that he wouldn't race back and grab it and eat it before I could stop him!!

Anonymous said...

At one time life was good. I could click on one of your pics and kapow my screen would be filled with Tweed. I could appeciate the drool, eye goober, water droplets, and Tweeed. But now when I klick on a pic I go to flkr and see a small pic .... doesn't fill my screen and pft detail gone. Yup I'm complaining to anyone who will listen. I want to see Dexter's face, the one where he is looking at Piper. So please just photo-shop somehow and give me a pic of that puppy's face, all big like, showing his expression. Just because it's the Season of goodwill etc. PLEASE

Unknown said...

Great post, looks like a great outing all round!

Bleh, when I lived on a farm my dogs were always catching mice. Good for them until they would come in the house and barf them up for me to clean up :P

MalaysianFan said...

OMG. Dexter's playing-with-Piper face -> coffee out through nose, all over screen. It makes a mess, and it hurts my nose, so please post some kind of warning before posting a shot like that. "Swallow beverages before proceeding" would do nicely.

Say, speaking of priceless faces, how is Maeve?

citydog said...

Oh my. Woo is really looking like a, um, "dog of girth" in that first pic.