Sunday, July 25, 2010


Dexter, resident hooligan of the Dog Woods pack have developed a rather worrying after dinner habit. Most dogs would take the dump after a meal, but not Dexter.  That young dog simply has to slip out through his secret exit, go sniffing about outside and chase the occasional car that drives by.  By then, the rest of the pack are alerted by Dexter's 'extra-curricullar' mischief and are wailing away in protest.  And almost always, an annoyed, very concern human voice can be heard above their barks.

'Deeeeeeexxxxxxttttteeeeeerrrrr! You come back RIGHT NOoooW!!!' 

And as if following a script, he'd come to a screeching halt, turn around, head hung low, tail drooping, with a rather sheepish expression comes trotting back to the main gates to be let back in.  

I suppose I ought to be glad Dexter clearly understands that he should stop whatever he's doing and comes right back.  Am also somewhat relieved that the drivers of cars that Dexter's been chasing have been kind enough to slow down and let him have his 'fun' (without him getting run over).  What am most concerned about are the random cyclists or joggers that out of whim decide to take the short cut by Dog Woods with Dexter lurking outside.   

Knowing Dexter, he'd be having a field day giving chase (thankfully without sinking any teeth)... and that's enough to traumatize anyone!

So far (touch wood), that's not yet happened.  However, at the rate the same scene takes place daily, it's trauma waiting to happen!  Must double my efforts to locate his secret escape route ... I have a suspicion that Dexter's developed climbing skills ... 


  1. Following from the blog hop! We'll check back in to see what you guys are up to! Sounds like you keep busy!
    The Road Dogs

  2. oh my! I hope you find his secret exit soon!

    Don't forget, we are now located at

  3. You are a sly one Dexter. Better give up your secret exit before you really get sent to the dog house.

    Xing paws for Dexter's human,

  4. Oh Dexter, that is a very dangerous game. You can get hurt and your Mom must be very worried about you. Stay inside with the others and just bark thru the gate.

  5. Dexter is quite the clever boy - but be careful, pal. It is a dangerous world out there on the roads. Hope that escape route can be found soon.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  6. Dexter! Dexter!
    Please be careful!
    Kisses and hugs

  7. It is bad enough Mango has to listen to his momma bellow fur PeeWee -

    Now we've got another Dexter Down Under akhting up!


  8. Honestly, seems like most dogs name Dexter are up to no good! :P

    We call him the 'gangsta' :P


  9. But he's so darned cute. Be safe, Dexter...

  10. I'm actually visiting your blog from the Saturday Pet Blog Hop (a few days late, but better late than never!). Anyway, Lucy & I are following you and look forward to hearing more of your adventures.

    I was blessed enough to share my life with a basset hound for 5 (way too short years). He was a great dog, and I miss him terribly! Give yours a smooch for me!

    Lucy's Human

  11. If he's climbing then lumberjacks need to be nervous too! :)