Dexter The Lawn Dog

Dexter in his dogglesGreetings humans, my name is Dexter and welcome to my blog.

My humans have a strange routine of going to other humans dens and doing lawn maintenance. For reasons unbeknownst to me, they refer to this as "work" and "job." Like most humans, from time to time they forget what life is about while doing this thing they call a "job" and I think they invite me along to remind them. It's not an easy trick, I have to pull some serious stunts to draw their attention away from "work." I'll be using this blog to detail my adventures and document their strange behavior as I attempt to train them.

Tuesday, June 16 - If I know one thing, it's that humans love to waste time. I mean, I can groom myself with a few choice licks in under 2 minutes. These guys take all morning meticulously grooming themselves. I'm not trying to be rude, but when you consider how thin their coats are, it just doesn't make any sense. To top it off, they try to mask their smell with chemicals manufactured to smell like naturally occurring odors.. It's the strangest thing, why not just go roll in some lavender if you want to smell like lavender? To each their own I guess. Anyway, after the usual morning routine we were off to do some den inspections, AKA lawn care, or so I hoped.

I will tell you what, I love the adventure of a car ride. You jump in that thing and it just starts moving. You never know where it's going to take you and the prospect of new adventures is almost too exciting to handle. I know, we could be going to the vet, but I don't like to focus on the negative. Dexter cutting grassI keep my mind on the positive and my nose in the wind. Fortune was on my side once again as we arrived at a familiar den in Eagan that the humans had "worked" at before. I knew it a few blocks before we got there as I caught the scent of that particular devil squirrel that had the audacity to show his face during my inspection. If that varmint is around again this time, he is going down!

If I had thumbs I would rule the world, but I don't, so yet again I had to wait for my human while he navigated the car door handle for me. Once opened, I leaped from the car and immediately started my perimeter check of the lawn. When we are on outdoor patrol, the human becomes a lonely and untrusting creature. He is constantly calling out for me so he can visually assure himself that his nose hasn't deceived him and that I truly am just around the corner. Seriously, I can smell the guy a mile away, what is his deal with this insistence on visual verification? It's a tough struggle to balance my duties and his insecurities at the same time. I digress... The inspection that day was rather uneventful yet thoroughly enjoyable. The humans were content and no special interventions were required on this day. All in all, just another great day to be a dog.

I'll be writing more soon and sharing some photos of my adventures. Be sure to spread the word and to subscribe to my RSS feed so you don't miss a thing.

Licks and nudges, Dexter

This article was written by Derrick Wallner. To view more of his content you can visit his Summerlin pool service website. Him and his English Bulldog, Meatball, will be blogging all about their swimming pool maintenance and repair adventures.

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