BATDOG & Robin: The Goofy Brother Rises

It was only in the past 2 weeks that I introduced my brother Oakley as Robin, the new partner in crime-solving to the notorious BATDOG (that’s me).

BATDOG and Robin Dog Costumes
We’re not your typical superheros – BATDOG being motivated by fame and glory and Robin by brotherly adoration and shiny things.

Anyway, two weeks wasn’t a long time to get Oakley up to speed on everything us superdogs do.

First we kept watch from the balcony. I got him started for 5 minutes before I left to take care of some “public relations” as I told him (my way of saying fiddling around on Facebook). I told him to holler if any wired hairs or broads came into sight.

We also take regular playtime intervals. Gotta stay active to keep your focus..

Once I was comfortable that Oakley was ready, I decided I’d show him the real world by hitting the streets of downtown. Learn by experience as they say.

So that’s exactly what we did. We strode right into the hardest neighborhoods our city has to offer and posted up on the block like we had nothing to hide.

BATDOG & Robin in the ghetto

I’m sure we prevented at least several drug deals from going down just by being there.

And yet, we can’t be everywhere at once, so it was onto the next spot. We roosted on a ledge just off of a main downtown street with a lot of foot traffic. You might say this one was more for the public appearance.

We drew a little crowd of people who snapped their own photos as we posed proud and graciously for the camera. Luckily, Oakley has just recently learned how to take Crusoe-caliber celebrity photos, so that came in handy here.

BATDOG & Robin

As we moved on, I kept telling Oakley that the cape needs to go at the back of him, not the front. A cape in the back is intimidating – a cape in the front is just, well, goofy.

He’s still working on that..

Now, my research has shown that bad guys tend to hang out in alleyways. So this was our next checkpoint.

We found a nice dark one and took to our practiced routine: we barked from the safety of the street opening. This tactic worked well, as we managed to scare away a cat and a few pigeons. We took a quick keepsake shot below.

Alleyway superheros
BATDOG & Robin’s first alleyway.

Just like Spiderman used to set himself up for his own photos (Peter Parker was a newspaper photographer as well as Spiderman), we follow a similar routine.

A good photo of us chasing a bad guy means more to us than actually catching him.

Let that be a life lesson.


Sadly, Oakley is leaving tomorrow to go back to his home in Toronto. He wants to take his Robin costume with him, but I told him that a Robin without a BATDOG is little more than a bird. So we should make this a strictly double-wiener kind of gig..

Not sure he understood exactly, but he agreed.

So for our last night together as two brothers in masks, we requested (or rather commandeered) Mum’s car for a ride around the neighborhood.

Crusoe & Oakley cruisin'

This was a good ‘last round’ for us superdogs.

To my disappointment though, we didn’t come across any wired-hairs red-handed in any criminal acts, nor any babes outside hosing down their doghouses in bikinis – two things Dad told me he sees all the time on his way home from work.

I guess we just weren’t lucky.

Cute wiener dogs !

However, I did smell barbecue.

Cutest dachshunds

And Robin did discover what the side mirror is for..

It was a long and hard day of looking tough and a lot of flexing. So we were long due for a nap.

Cute Dachshunds Sleeping

mighty-milla-and-tecklemanI’ll definitely miss my bro, but I’ve been missing my own personal space a little lately as well. However, I’m sure in a couple weeks I’ll be missing that big lug next to me.

So that was the first episode of BATDOG and Robin. It may be a little while before we see Robin again, but it’s always something to look forward to.

In the meantime, BATDOG and his two other superdog sidekicks (as determined by a previous photo contest of mine); Mighty Milla and Teckleman will help keep things safe for the general public.

Keep safe,

~ Crusoe

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27 Responses to BATDOG & Robin: The Goofy Brother Rises

  1. As usual this blog is rocking with Batman and Robin strutting their stuff. Keep up the good work you Might Duo you!!!!! Love it <3

  2. Wait, I thought Crusoe lived in Toronto. Now I’m confused. Sad to see the Dynamic Duo splitting up for a while. Hopefully they’ll be back protecting the streets from stray babes again real soon.

    • I live in Ottawa – Oakley in Toronto. But I consider myself a citizen of the world.

      ‘Stray babes’.. I like that ; )

  3. Cruesoe and Oakley,
    In a world where there is so much sadness , you are a bright spot. You make my day.

    Flex on!

  4. Great new blog, Crusoe! I’m sad that Oakley must go home – in a addition to being a great bro, he’s an excellent Robin, too! Your blogs always bring lots of smiles and laughs, and I agree with Kim (above) who says in a world full of woes, you and Oakley are a very bright spot! Looking forward to your next adventure, and hope Oakley has a safe trip home.

    BOL!!!! Love you both….Chris (your biggest fan in Oregon USA).

    P.S. Have your peeps contacted the Ellen Show yet? I would love you to guest on her show someday. She loves dogs and would totally love you and Oakley. Fingers crossed you’ll get the gig someday soon!

    • Me too, I’m sad he’s leaving. But it just makes the time we spend together all the more fun and memorable. We sent a message to Ellen today. Hope she gets it… ; )

  5. Batman: “Haven’t you noticed how we always escape the vicious ensnarements of our enemies?”
    Robin: “Yeah, because we’re smarter than they are!”
    Batman: “I like to think it’s because our hearts are pure.”
    Yes–that’s how this fan feels about the “Dynamic Duo.” We will all miss the two of you together and we will always wonder if Robin’s cape will be fixed….
    Farewell Oakley! We never thought you were goofy, but a trustworthy brother learning from the more experienced older brother.
    **LOVE all the pics and vine in this blog. Lots of fun and masculine adventures!!
    So happy to see Mighty Milla and Teckleman back!
    Slick, sociable, spiffy, stunning, and still looking….. <3 Bonnie Lee

    • Thanks Bon. Oakley is a great brother. That doesn’t mean he can’t be goofy sometimes. It just balances my uber-handsomeness and charismatic nature. Stay stunning, darling.

  6. Crusoe, you and Oakley are two hilarious weiners and I admire your crime fighting ways on the mean streets of Ottawa. However, can you two cool it with the costumes? You’re giving my owner too many ideas with your “ooooh those are such cute outfits!!”. Once a year I have to chew off a Santa hat and that’s enough.
    I’m not worried though. My owner says you guys are almost as sweet as I am – almost. (And I’m not a wirehair.)

  7. Bristol is a Black and Tan Doxie who thinks you are VERY handsome. But here’s the problem. Her papers say she is a wire hair (gasp!), but she totally looks like a long hair. No joke! Can she still be a fan?

  8. Our hearts miss a beat when we see what you are doing to keep our neighbourhoods safe. Love Daisy in London

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