Always In Our Hearts

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Flying Solo

Could you resist this face? (That's right. I'm actually biting the hand that fees me ~ try to ignore that little fact and concentrate the FACE).

Well, apparently several people and doggies CAN resist this face, and DID resist this face (and the dog that goes with it) two different times when I went to the dogpark this weekend. I've never had trouble like this before. It didn't matter what dog I approached ~ male, female, large, small ~ no takers! I think I'm rather fetching, but watch this pathetic video if you want proof of my resist-ability.

I took a shine to this little white puff dog. He wasn't interested either, not even after I put the royal paw mark on him. (He was a pristine white color when he arrived at the park ~ I thought that was just WRONG).

I contemplated retreating into my alter ego, the Loch Ness Goober, but that seemed an even lonelier route to take. (Notice how shadowy the park became as the Loch Ness Goob emerged...)

So I left the watery lair of the LN Goob and went on a hike around the park trails with my girl. At least I knew she wanted to be with me. Notice how when I came to her I went between her legs? That's a sure sign I'm feeling a little needy.

As we were heading for the gate to leave I spotted some terrier-looking folk. Upon closer investigation I found not 1, but 3 terrier brothers just waiting to be noticed ~ a Giant Schnauzer named Baron, and his 2 mini schnauzer brothers. Baron just had surgery to remove one of his front legs about 6 weeks ago (he has cancer). You'd never know it. He was running and playing like there was no tomorrow. His 2 little brothers were cool, but one of them does NOT like to have his booty sniffed. I found that out the hard way.

Anyway, my girl just parked herself next to the schnauzers and gave 2 of them Atomic Booty Scratches while I played with the 3rd one, then they'd all switch. It worked until it was too dark to play anymore. (Due to the frequency and ferocity of the Atomic Booty Scratches, my camera person was unable to capture any of this on film).

Whatcha gonna do? Good help is hard to find sometimes.

All in all, I still had a good time flying solo at the park, but I'd have to say the Fun Factor increased exponentially when I was able to add a few friends to the mix.

Goober love,


Randi said...

Awww, Stanley...sometimes flying solo is just the way to go...why did that dog wear white to the doggie park? Doesn't he know that white after Labor Day is just not stylish? I like the black...nice contrast...
Love & Licks,

Ruby Bleu said...

Stanny it just make me want to cry to think no one wanted to play with you. I mean you are the most wonderful gooberlicious pawsome aireboy in the whole wide world. Those silly pups had no idea what they were missing!!! I totally would have played with you!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Joe Stains said...

those other dogs must have ALL been doofuses and knew NOTHING. I would have played with you for sure, those dogs are not worth your time!

Goofy said...

They just don't know how fun is it playing with you!!

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Stanley,
Haahah... I love how you left your royal paw mark on the lil' white dog!! I am sure his hooman wasn't amused.. hee...
Sounds like you've had a great outing!

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Stanley, dogs who wear white to dog parks (especially dog parks with water) are just asking for trouble. Sorry Wiry Foxes...I've seen the mess Scruffy gets into...Did the teeney schnauzer snap at you for posterior sniffies?? I am closely connected with a foxy wire who does that and it's just so embarassing. Um...Stanley...I'm allowed to date this Saturday. I'll be 7 it's an early curfew. Asta sez you can have lots of'm glad we worked that out. Scruff's 18 months tomorrow. He also peed on the french doors in the living room today. Mumsie called him a bad name. HEEEE...Lakie licks,

powder-puff said...

hey STAN!!!

you flying it solo, who wouldnt
want to hang out with a GOOBER-boy!!!!!!

those dogz just dont know how to WRASSLE properly!!!
i would have been greeting the loch-ness GOOB with wet kisses and booty scratches , i LUV anything to do with water including loch-ness GOOBS!!!

peace out

Lorenza said...

Hi, Stan
I'd be happy to be there playing with you!
Sure it was fun to put your royal paw mark on that white doggie!!!
Have a good night

Scrappy and Pebbles said...

Awww you are such a cutie. Maybe those other doggies need glasses.

Scrappy and Pebbles

Asta said...

Stanley Sweet Goober Boy..I'm with your Ruby bug..I was weady to sob..that face those eyes those legs that bum..what stoopid doggies to want to miss out on fun with Stanny..I suwe wish I lived closer, you'd find out how iwwesistable youawe!
sweet dweams my Sweet
your sweatpea Asta with a million smoochie kisses

Boo said...

poor stanley. nah, i'll play wif you if i meet you. they all just don't know how charming you are.

that little white dog looks sooooo much like snowball!

wet wet licks


Luckie Girl said...

Hey Stan,
I'm pretty much a loner at the park too. Guess the other dogs were too threatened by your good looks and hence, decided not to play with ya. How ridiculous!

ROSSI said...

Oh Stanley.. u are too outstanding.. and they r just being jealous on your handsome charming look..


Girl Girl Hamster said...

Why no hooman or dog is playing with you? I would love to play with you. Patches Wiggles would too. It's so cute of you to leave your pawtograph on that white doggie.

~ Girl girl

Amber-Mae said...

Nobody wanted to play with you? Awww...That's just so sad! Maybe it's becoz they all are smaller then you or you're just too big for them. They are scared that you will trample them but I know you won't. Right? It's ok. We're here & if you need a friend to play with, call me!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie & Mitch said...

You have the longest legs Stanley!
Yup, that's the FatCat Mailman that Mitch and I are having a discussion over! Good thing he's a tough guy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Faya said...

Other dogs are so stupid... I wish I can fly so I can come to have fun with you ! I made everything like you you know : I eat Veronique's fingers, I go between her legs.... Maybe I was a Goober in an other live ? Kisses, Faya

Pacco de Mongrel said...

hahaha....u contaminate his white coat....

did u pull him down d water too??

coco said...

ohmydog your paw print on the white puffball was so funny!!!! you are so cute, i'm sure you will find pals to play with next time. maybe they were all just the stuck-up kind that day (like my sissy sophie - i try so hard to win her over, but she won't have any of that). we think you're beautiful beyond description at our house, stanley. you always have all your blog pals for support!

smoochies, coco

Frasypoo said...

Oh poor Stanley boy,
But think of how popular you are with the ladies over here.I think the dogs knew it and they were being little snots about it.
I would have played with you.I like bigger dogs.
I love how you left a mark on that dog...I hate being boring,bland white all day long!!
PS:Mommy asked if your girl still wants to kiss my brown spot on my head after I got all dirty in the red Georgia mud ?

Russell said...

No worries Stan... next time you will get your party on.


PreciOus said...

Awww, I think they are just jealous of your good looks and energy. You still have your best pals and GF to play with.


Clover said...

Hi Stanley,
Sorry to hear about your bad day! I wouldn't take it personally - I know it wasn't you. You must have just run into a bunch of jerk-dogs.
Sending pug huggles your way!
Love Clover xo

Ferndoggle said...

Stanley, welcome to my world. No dog ever wanna wants to play with me at the park. Maybe that's 'cause I hump them.


Tadpole said...

That is the saddest video ever, Stanley.... *sigh*

Fig sits between our girl's legs too when she's unsure of herself - usually at the vet'narin's office. (And don't tell her I told you, but she shakes so hard that she almost falls over there! Ha!)

Sparky said...

Why would anyone not want to play with you? You must have felt horrible.

I think you did a good job on the white dog. All dogs have to be at least a little dirty. ;)


Henry Helton said...

Gosh, Stanley, you have so much fun outside. I do not like to go outside. I think it is dangerous.

Sophie Brador said...

Stanley, When I take up residence in Gooberstan, I promise to make sure every dog in the park makes extra time for you. After all, you are the GooberStan. Unfortunately, I will only be able to fulfill that duty when not swimming in your amazing swimming park. Oh my DOG! I would be in such heaven, you don't even know.

wally said...

Stan--What a bunch of snobs! They were probably just intimidated thinking a dog THAT cool wouldn't want to hang with their pristine white selves. Well, I will play chase with you only the internet but only if I get to chase you and if you go slow. My legs are a little short.


ps. I don't WATCH the wet t-shirt contests I'm IN them. With Winston Churchill and Willie Nelson. Woody Allen picks a winner.

Ike said...

Did you have gas?

Agatha and Archie said...

Stan our main man,WHAT IS UP WITH THAT PARK! Do they not know who you are? Man, it is so their loss..Do you need us to fly up and"take care of things"?We are one phone call away......A+A

Balboa & Mommy said...

Goober, if I was there, I would have played with you! Those other doggies just don't know what they're missing.

Frenchie Snorts

Hercules said...

So sad you had to play solo...I am so so sad....

I hope to see you tomorrow!!!

Booty scratches and wet kisses...

Koobuss said...

Oh poor Stanley...

Sometimes you have days like this. Good thing they're aren't too many.

I still love ya!

Koobuss Kisses,

William Tell said...

A Dog Park sounds like such fun. All we have around here are the farm critters to mingle with. Some of those are more fun than others.

William Tell