Always In Our Hearts

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Gotta Love the Balls

I think it’s best to just get this out on the table (so there are no secrets between us) as I introduce myself. I am proud to say that I am Stanley (reigning pup of Gooberstan), and… I LOVE BALLS! All kinds. All shapes. All sizes. Period. Here is a small sampling of my ball collection.

Not too long ago I lost a couple of balls to which I was particularly attached. Ever since then I have become exceptionally vigilant in maintaining my ball collection. If the ball falls to pieces or completely deflates, it doesn’t matter. It's still part of my stable of balls.

Just recently my hooman girl busted out the big guns and gave me what she called a moon ball. It was HUGE and had a HPBF (high performance bounce factor). Within 2 minutes of play, it was suddenly flat with no bounce left in it. (Sorry, no before photo). My girl picked it up as if to make for the trash can and I snapped out of my mournful reverie and put a halt to that. I made it clear that she was NOT to toss MY moon ball, and that it would be MINE for-ev-er. It’s out in the backyard shed until we figure out a way to make it bounce again

My favorite ball so far is one that my hooman girl called the psycho deli ball (hooman girl here: it’s a psychedelic ball). It’s got all kinds of colorful swirlies on it and had an even higher HPBF than the moon ball. Alas, my intense ball handling resulted in another ball deflation, but I still carry this one around the yard and take it with me practically everywhere. (Notice the action shot in the 2nd picture below).

My hooman girl thinks it could make a funky fashion accessory for me – maybe a hat. I had to set her straight about that. You have to show respect for your balls. Once you take them for granted they can get snatched right out from under you! (Believe me, I know of what I speak).

Thanks to Dogs with Blogs for letting me become one of them, and to Bogart for all of the support. I hope you enjoyed your first excursion to my country. Remember, the paw of friendship is always extended to those who visit GooberStan.




maggie said...

hay stanley , a few weeks ago i saw that you had sighend my guest book , well i thought to myself , i need to find him , he is soooo airedoribal (hot) and i tried to find you , no luck on that . well you came to me , yahhh ! i also like balls , tennis balls , and im espesialy fond of squeeeeeeky balls i am sooo happy you made a blog , you should join dogs with blogs . i think we have ALOT in common . i can tell that we are going to be great friends :)
love from your new friend , maggie#2
PS ill ad your link tomarrow , its geting late here *yawn*

Jackson said...

Hey Stanley, Welcome to the world of dog blogging! I'm a Wire Fox Terrier and I live in the UK. I like playing with balls too and I NEVER give them up to anyone! J x

Oscar Airedale said...

Hey Stan the Man! Nivce to meet you. Great to have another handsome Aire-boy in the bloggy world. I look forward to hearing about your adventures.

Oh, and I am with you on the balls. I posted about my collection a few days ago.

Oscar x

Maggie said...

Hi Stanley!
You're kinda hard on your balls huh! Deflated is okay though - they're easier to carry, right?
It's nice to see another Dale! yeaaaaaaaa

Love ya lots,

Liberty Doo Dah said...

Greetings Stanley!
I am so happy to see that you have found your way to DWB's! Now we can have REAL fun! I'm just agiggle with excitement!
Liberty, the Smitten

Bogart said...

Hey Stanley,

So happy to see that the Republic of Gooberstan is up and running!!! Hit me up if you need anything, my fuzzy friend :)


Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Stanley,
Glad you joined the doggie bloggie world & Dogs With Blogs too! Thanks for visiting us. We're so happy to meet another airedale boy. We luv your ball collection. We just don't get why the hoomans can't make play balls that we doggies can't deflate, hmmmppph. Think they need to work on that don't you?? Where do you live in Kansas? Talk soon!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

FleasGang said...

Hi Stanley, thanks for signing my guestbook! That ball collection is something to really be proud of. You never know when you're gonna need an extra ball so don't let your girl throw them away!

The FleasGang

Putter said...

Hi Stanley!

It is nice to meet you! :) It looks like you are a soccer player too -- do you want to join TeamAire? I have the same issue you seem too with deflating your ball:) Talk to you soon I hope. Stop by any time to say hi!

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)

Joe Stains said...

Stan, you sound a lot like my brother his name is Tanner. We call him a Doofus, kind of like your mom calls you a goober. Come check us out sometime, we have added you to our bloglines so we will stop by when you update!


Hey Stan - We Love the picture of you and your balls ;)

Woof woof, Casper, Buddy, Nikki and Winnie

Boo said...

hello stanley, you are so manly man! so many ball ball. i love my ball ball too. i have one small small footie ball ball that i absolutely adore. it's kinda dirty now. mom has been washing it over and over again and even sneakily trying to replace it with a new one but i'm not into the new one i still go for the old ball ball!

looking forward to read your blog everyday

wet wet licks


Asta said...

Welcome Stanley, Gooberstan looks like a great place, I'm a WFT from New York, so my friend Asta from down under named me Asta up over
one of my bestest friends at the puppy run is and airegirl named Adele..balls are the best..I agree , treasure them and don't give them up
kisses. Come visit me and leave you picture, I'd like to be friends

Ruby Bleu said...

Hi Stanley, my name is Ruby...nice to meet you. You certainly have a lot of fun balls to play with!!! You and Oscar should have a lot in common because he likes to collect balls too.

I'm kinda new to the blogsphere (1 month). Everydoggie is really friendly. You are going to have lots of fun!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

PS - I'm going to add you to my lins if that is ok.

Faya said...

Hello Stanley ! Welcome ....
I also like balls...
Kiss, Faya from Switzerland

Peanut said...

Hey stanley, Nice to meet you. You need a jolly ball. It's a ball with a handle. The are the best.

Ferndoggle said...

Hiya Stanley! I love balls too!!! But only tennis balls, no other kind. They make me crazzzzy! Good to meet ya. Stop over & visit us sometime!


Allegra the Airedale! said...


Welcome, welcome to the world of blogging by us doggies.
I love balls too. Momma says it is really funny because I can ALWAYS find them again....even when she thinks they are lost. That's cuz I am smarter than her...

Anonymous said...

Hey Stanley - flat balls are just as good as flat bunnies!

Margie Hunter said...

Hey Stanley Man,
We are so glad you are here in Airedaleland in KC. We hope you live to a ripe old age like the rest of us and give your Mom lots of love and kisses. Trust me, they pay off.
See you Saturday at the Airedale Gathering at Heritage!
Airedale Rowdy: Later Dude
Airedale Holly: I love the big He-Men types. You're my kind of stud, Stanley. (Or is it Studley?)