Archie and Dexter, Pipsqueak posts, Writing life

The Pipsqueak Posts, Episode 62: the one with the watering [video]

Dexter: Arch, I’m going to help Dad with the garden.
Archie: I don’t think Dad’s very pleased with all the holes you’ve dug in the lawn. And you harvested the carrots before they were ready. And you tried to dig up the potatoes.
Dexter: But I can help!
Archie: He’s watering. You’re going to get wet.
Dexter: Like I did at the river? Yay!

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The Pipsqueak Posts, Episode 58: the one where Dexter catches a biscuit [video]

Dexter: How do you do that, Arch?
Archie: What?
Dexter: Get biscuits to go in your mouth.
Archie: Mum throws the biscuit, you watch it, and you grab it out of the air, Pipsqueak. Easy-peasy.
(Dexter tries a few times and fails)
Dexter: I can’t do this.
Archie: Yes, you can. Watch me. Remember to open your mouth, otherwise it’ll bounce off your nose.

(Dexter watches and tries again)
Dexter: Yay!

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The Pipsqueak Posts, Episode 53: the one with the balloon [video]

Dexter: Arch, what’s Chloe doing? What’s that green thing floating down?

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Archie: It’s a balloon, Pipsqueak.
Dexter: So it’s like a ball?
Archie: Sort of. You leap up and head it. Don’t use your teeth or it’ll go bang. You can’t squeak it like our tennis balls. Just bop it with you nose, like you bop Mum’s new tower fan. Only don’t bark at it because that’s getting really annoying.
Dexter: So you sit and wait, and then you jump.

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Archie: That’s right.

(Dexter plays balloon football… and enjoys it.)

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The Pipsqueak Posts, Episode 52: the one with hide and seek [video]

Dexter: One, two, skip a few, ninety-nine, one hundred! Coming – ha ha, found you.

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Archie: Pipsqueak, that is extreme cheating.
Dexter: But the ‘seek’ bit of hide and seek is boring… unless there’s a treat.
Archie: All right. You can hide.
Dexter: I’ve got the best place. Watch!

Archie (sighing) : Puppies. You have to be nice and pretend. It’s like toddlers — you say, ‘Ooh, where’s he hiding?’ and they just give themselves away. Except obviously puppies don’t giggle, they wag their tails…

 

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The Pipsqueak Posts, Episode 44: the one with the Twilight Bark [video]

Archie: There’s this book Mum really loved when she was little – 101 Dalmatians.
Dexter: Why not 101 English Springers?
Archie: Good point, Pipsqueak. But anyway, they did this thing called the Twilight Bark to tell all the other dogs about the missing puppies, and they passed it on. So I was thinking. This was years and years and years ago, even before Mum was born — they didn’t have the internet, then. But we do now. And you know all Edit-paw-ial Assistants sit with their pet authors — so if Mum posts our video, we can send a message to all the dogs in the world because they’ll listen when their pet authors play the video.
Dexter: So it’ll be the Internet Bark.
Archie: Exactly.
Dexter: What are we going to say? Salmon is yummy?
Archie: That’s a good one. Let’s go!

[Author note: after I originally posted the video on Facebook, various friends have said that their dogs heard this and started barking… so maybe Archie and Pipsqueak are onto something!]