A Boxer extravaganza

August 18 /08

On Saturday, I went with Mama and Papa to a BBQ at my breeder Barry's house in Ormstown, Quebec and met up with some of my Boxer cousins. I had the best time. Thankfully, after a month of dreary, rainy days, the sun came shining down on our Boxer extravaganza.
Because the property is a bit close to a road, we had to spend a lot of the time crated but we were allowed out for some running and rowdiness.
In the video below, you'll see the best freedom run I've had in a long time. Notice how I love to grab hold of my leash and run like the wind with it.
I also sometimes do that to Mama when she's walking me. It's my way of saying I don't like being tethered to my leash, and I want to take it away and bury it somewhere where no one will ever find it. I don't suppose that's ever going to happen anytime soon, but at least I make my point.

With the help of my choreographer, Lianna, I decided to perform my very own interpretation of Queen's "I Want to Break Free," to express my wish to be leash-free. I was dancing with total abandon. Notice my jettes and pirouettes. I can jump so high !

.This is Mama introducing a few of my cousins. Some of them were scattered around the grounds so you won't meet all of them, unfortunately. But you will, more or less, see
Diva, Dreamer, Destiny, Sequel, Apollo and Leo. I didn't get to see my sister Rose or my cousin Promise, who both live there, which was too bad because I wanted to give them each a big lickykiss.

I got to see my Boxermother, China. Do you know I'm bigger than her now? She was very sweet to me except when Mama was feeding me my supper. Mother just trotted over and tried to snatch it right off my plate! She must have forgotten for a minute that I was her hungry baby son. Of course, Mama couldn't resist her and even though my indignant face says otherwise, I suppose I was happy to share my BBQ lamb and chicken with her.

Course, if I had it my way, I'd have eaten the whole 40-lb. lamb all by myself. That was my plan but it didn't work out ... too many people with the same idea.

And just look at that stick pile on the wagon. Doesn't it just make you want to organize it and chew on those suckers for a couple of months?

On my next jailbreak I got some hugs.

Then it was back in the crate for another couple of hours. You can see by my mad face that I'm not too happy about it.

But then I was placed next to old Aunt Destiny so we spent our time sticking our tongues out at each other to pass the time.

It sure was nice seeing so many friends and relatives. It was especially fun watching all those humans playing and eating and drinking and carrying on like a bunch of sillyBoxers. I want to thank them for keeping all us dogs entertained.


Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Oh my crap Chef!!! You jump way high! I had no idea!!! What was up with the crating? I mean...I think you should have been able to roam free and hunt out some good sticks! Hehehehe!

Today at the dogpark I played really good with a boxer. I was particularly fond of the boxers today. I just pretended they were all you! It was the best!!!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Peanut said...

What a lovely time you had. It is nice you can go back and see your relatives

Dewey Dewster said...

WOw Chef...

Ya sure are able ta jump high there....are ya gettin' inta agility too someday? Cause ya sure wouldn't have any trouble with the jumps.....

'n ya really got ta see yer doggie cousins too... not the people kind....it looks like ya were all happy ta see each other 'n got along.....except fer yer doggie Mom stealin' yer food there....that's a NO NO.....

How does yer Mom get video up on Blogger....my Gram can never do that....but maybe she should try again....

Ya had a great visit and it looks like the hoomans did too.....days like that are priceless....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Trailboss said...

You sure can jump with the best of them. My 2 girls can jump but not that high! Glad you had fun with your relatives.

Pedro said...


That was a nice family reunion. Your old Aunt Destiny is a big girl! What a good lookin family you've got!


The Puppies said...

Wow Chef!! That looks like you were having lots of fun! It is always nice to run free!! And you can jump sooo high! Opal likes to jump really far but she has never tried to jump up like that!!
The Puppies

Georgeous said...

Chef, I love a barkbeque but yours was some big doggy doo! I've never seen soOOo much barkbeque food. You know your timing for dancing was pawsome, you sure you didn't set that up?? Man you have springs in your paws - what a wonderful time you had.
Love George

Jennifer said...

Hi-ya Chef! What a great jumper you are. I got tired and started panting and drooling just watching you run and jump!

Looks like a super fun party, despite being put in jail every now and again. I know how you feel...just when things start getting really fun it seems like the 2-leggeds think it is time to put us 4-paws back in the slammer.

Love your videos! You are pawsome!

Woofs and slobbers from your Newfie pal,


Lacy said...

w00f's Chef, me shure liked ur video...wuz nice meetin sum of ur relatives.. check me bloggie out, me gived the big red bow to sum doggie..;)...

b safe,

the 4 Bs said...

hi Chef, that video of you playing with your leash is hilarious. we had to laugh. you were doing some pretty good moves there and that jumping was first rate. you look like a lot of fun - just playing all by yourself, then with your mom (was that your mom?). that looked like a fun picnic, except for the crate part.


Asta said...

What a glowious day!!!
Such faboolous food, and so many gowgeous welatives and fwiends..I looove the way you wun and leap
you weally do fly like the wind
smoochie kisses

Lorenza said...

Hi, Chef!
I think bloglines is playing with me! I am going to check your blog directly everyday!
I loved the video too!
Glad you had a great day!
Kisses and hugs

Deefor said...

So nice that you had a family reunion with all your boxer kin. And your mom. Are you growing a lot lately? You look very large in some of those pictures.


Katherine and Pippa said...

Hey Chef
I have just discovered why I am missing out on your adventures. Stupid mistress had added your blog to my sidebar but forgot to add you to bloglines.

I have ordered her to remedy that RIGHT NOW and have pawsonally stood over her to make sure she did it.

Love the pic with the leash by the way. I must try that.


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, what fun! That looks like it was a great day - except for being crated. But you got to run and eat and visit relatives. None of us even know any of our relatives. We just have each other.

Lola Smiles said...

Oh Chef, man, what a blast it must have been to hang out with the family! For whatever reason, the videos won't play for me! :( bad, bad, blogger folks..

Moco said...

What a wild man you are. It is clear to see that you were taking that leash for a walk or run. Bummer about being in the jail.

Abby said...

Hi, Chef...

It looks like you had a great time...

You can really jump high...

Abby xxxooo

Noah the Airedale said...

Don't ya just love a social gathering especially when food is involved. Looks like you all had fun together.


Gucci said...


Ohhh my handsome Mr. Chefster...
you are too silly!!!#$@$#@$@$%&$

I heard my Mom talkin bout gettin me a frisbee thingy so I can jump super high like you at the dog park...I try to jump super high when fetching stuffies inside but she's always worried bout me runnin' into walls 'n stuff. Don't worry mom, I won't hurt the walls!!

Lix 'n biteyface action.

[aks your guccipoochie]

Cairo The Boxer said...

I wish I could meet and play with my cousins!

By the way what language do you guys speak in? French or English?

Mack said...

I can see you had a boxeriffic time!

That lamb looks so good - I can see why your boxermom wanted to steal it from you!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Dang you look good Chef!

I just realized that in most all of those pictures, you are surrounded by the ladies! Woohoo!

What is it with you and chicks, man! They just can't get enough of the Chef!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

It looks like you all had fun even though you had to be in your condo at times.. Did you get a lot of that lovely BBQ?

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Peanut said...

Chefers man my mom tried to send your mom an invite to her person blog but she can't find your email. We need it to do that.

Gaia the Airedale said...

Wowsers Chef that lambie looks absolutely delish! Mmm mmm mmm! What a fun family get together as well, Ill bet you had such a blast! We have the same crate too!

puppy breath,

Clover said...

Hi Chef!
You are a great high jumper!!
Thanks for the tip about the hotel in Montreal. We will keep you posted about our plans! :)
Love Clover xo

Rambo said...

Wow, what a wonderful boxer day you had. It looked like Boxerville with all those boxer doggies there. Too bad you couldn't take Gucci and introduce her to your boxer family.

Asta said...

You'we wight..I will stopdwelling...I'm glad you didn't weally collapse..but youw Mom's solution sounds opawfect!!! what fun..I bet you'we a weal fwisbee champ!
smoochie kisses

Jackson and Patrick said...

Looks like tonnes of fun! "Notice my jettes and pirouettes" Do you take doggie ballet?

Toffee said...

Woweee! Looks like you had a blasteroo....

Thank you again for the special award!

Aniemother said...

i love your happy-dance! I wish i could do that stuff! BTW did you know my mom lived in Quebec for a little while? Long before I was born, though.


Butchy & Snickers said...

We're bummed, we can't get the video to work past 2 seconds. We bet it's pawsome though. Man, what a cool BBQ day. All of those bootiful boxers to boot. You really roasted the lamb?? Hmmmmm, hope it wasn't a relative, hehehehe. That sweet corn sure looks good to Mama. She said that's the way to cook it on a picnic in those big pots. Have a great weekend!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Bella the Boxer said...

It was a Big Boxer Bonanza! Isn't it great fun to hang out with all your boxer relatives?

xoxo - Bella