Always In Our Hearts

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Wisdom Quest

Yes. I am back. No. I did NOT run away with Asta. She's at home nursing her mommi through DWB withdrawl while they get their pooter situation in order. I'm sorry if I worried any of you. It's just that I had something I had to do. Okay?

Since I know I'm eventually going to be getting a sissy, and since I don't know ANYthing about being an older brother, I thought I'd go on a little wisdom quest ~ you know ~ replenish my AireZen, and seek the advice of some of my favorite sages on how to be a good brother. Since the Dalai Lama was not available, I stopped first to speak with Old Master Li. He lives right outside the gate of my favorite Daoist temple in Beijing. (Forgive the photograph. The guy who took it completely cut me off).

As an added bonus, Old Master Li offered me a little beard growing advice.

Then I was off to visit the big brother of ALL big brothers, my buddy, Wally! We all know he has a high energy and crazy sister in Ethel. Since I have NO IDEA who my sissy is yet, I need to prepare for every eventuality.

Whoa! Until talking to Wally I had no idea how much of a responsibility it is to be a big brother. He had spreadsheets, policy manuals, a special insurance policy, continuing education... you name it, he's got it covered, man! He's a total lifesaver. I feel like I'm more prepared now than ever to get my sissy. I just have to sing his praises. (Just be thankful this is not on video ~ it's a really long song).
Still no word yet on the sissy front. We have inquiries out, and will let you all know as soon as we find anything out. For now I've got to rechannel my AireZen, and here are two of the best positions from which to do that.
Number 1.

Number 2.

In case you were wondering, my hooman girl, while upset, is relieved I'm back and still in one big goober piece. She has led me to believe there will be no lasting fallout from my "failure to communicate" with her. I'm still her favorite goob.




Koobuss said...

Oh Stanley, what a wonderful story! I am so glad that you are back home safe and sound. What you were doing is wonderful. You are such a hero. I'm glad you're not in trouble, too.

I'm not grounded anymore, but I have to behave myself for a while. My mom is getting worried about the next pawty. Halloween can be really scary, especially in Salem. She's getting nervous.

Koobuss Kisses,

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Stanley,
I am sure you mastered lots of information and knowledge from Master Li!! My mama is going to Shanghai next week, let me know if you need any further lessons from other Master Chen, Master Yang, etc.. I can make the appointment for you. (Psst.. I went for lessons with all those Grand Masters before Moosie came to live with us!)

Girl Girl Hamster said...

You sure have gain lots of knowledge now. I bet you'll be the besterest big brother to your new sissy

~ Girl girl

Noah the Airedale said...

Glad you're back Stan. We thought you'd be in huge strife for not letting your girl know where you were. We can understand though, you really do need the knowledge. Being a big brother takes a lot of responsibility. I know having 3 sissies to deal with.
If you ever need a chin wag about it drop me a line.


Kirby said...


I'm so glad you're back home safe. I was getting worried about you. I think you are going to be a wonderful big brother. You are so wise to search out brotherly advice. I can't wait 'till you get your sissy. It will be so exciting!! Oh, FYI: my Gma and Gpa got approved to be an Aire Rescue foster home yesterday! I can't wait to see who they get to foster. New playmates...YEAH!!

Your Pal,

Agatha and Archie said...

Ommmm,ommmmmmm.hare krishna,krishna krishna....oh sorry my main man you got us in the mood....Glad you are back and pulled your head together.Now that you have gone to those learned and wise men about sisters and brothers perhaps you should come to us...We may have a slightly different version...Love A+A

PreciOus said...

Oh Stanley,

I'm so relieved to hear that you are home. I am sure you are going to be a good big brudder to your little sissy, you're thinking for her even before she comes. *Grinz*


Ike said...

Will you be a groomsman at my wedding?
PS - your new sissy is invited too even though neither of us has met her.

Pacco de Mongrel said...

how;s ur beard growing..?? did u keep up wit d measurement...

Asta said...

Stanley my Sweet Sweet Stanley!
I'm so glad youwe back and safe and sound and full of Goobew wisdom..I totally undewstand youw quest..I just know you'll be the best big bwuddew evew! It was wainy hewe and i was supew lonely..couldn't goto the wun and no one wites me since i can't post..I feel sowt of like I don't exist anymowe..I squiwmed and twied to play with Mommi ,but she just doesn't do a pwopew tewwiew play.
you must be vewy tiwed fwom youw twavels..sneep tight and sweet dweams my sweetieLove
youwFB sweatpea

Ruby Bleu said...

Wow Stanny...
What an adventure and how cool you got to spend some time w/ Wally!!! You are going to be the bestest big brother.

Oh and congrats on being asked to be a groomsman for Ike!!! Woot!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Joe said...

that was quite a noble and worthwhile journey you went on. I am not surprised that Wally was able to come through for yuo like that, he really is pawesome

Jake of Florida said...

Hey Stanny,

We can't be of much help because having a sissy is probably very different than just having a brudder. You're such a big goober though, I bet she'll wrap you around her little paw.

We do admire your search for wisdom!!

But "a pink tea of Harries?" Please please give us your goober interpawtation.

Jake and JH

Maggie & Mitch said...

Old Master Li look very wise! I bet he gave you the best info on beard growing! I guess you'll now be posting lots of beard updates on the newest length!
Glad you're back Stanley. You were missed!

Love ya lots,

Simba said...

So you found the great oracle. Now you really do know everything, unlike my fat fat daddy who just thinks he knows everything.

Simba x

Suki & Joey said...

Well of course you're still her favorite goob! Who can resist your wooly face and sensitive eyes? I know I can't! ;)

Glad you're back, Stanny baby, and good luck on the sissy thing. Keep us updated, I know you will!

Puggy kisses

Pee-ess: Yes, Joey squeals. You heard the video, you know what I mean!

Ferndoggle said...

Holed up with Asta in your own little love shack...atta boy! Good thing you didn't ask me about getting a sissy because I would say DON'T DO IT!!

Sissys steal your attention, your food, your toys, your bullies and your mojo. I never had to really behave until Penny came along. Then Lola got here and it was WORSE. I have to have manners
around here now.


2shibas said...

Dude, I suggest the next time to run away from home you FORGET about wisdom and go on an eating/playing/sleeping bender - now is your only chance. Trust me, I have a little sissy and she totally ruined my life. Go! Run! Before it's too late! Live it up while you still can!


Clover said...

Hey Stanley!
Glad you are back! I really like the picture of you and Old Master Li. Looks like a good person to ask about beard growing too...
Love Clover xo
P.S. I am choosing the goober name Gooberclove. :) Thanks for the options!

jaffeboy said...

Oooo.... for one moment I thought U were really missing!!!

So, do you know when your little sissy will arrive? To be honest, I wasn't too happy when Kaylie came home. She was sooooo annoying as a wee pup. She is alright now so I guess it's not too bad afterall.

U mention on my post about "NO NO". It's actually "ON ON" which is what the hoomans shout to signal that they are on track.

Finnegan said...

Wally's advice is pretty hysterical. Does he have advice about how to live with crazy cats?


Harry said...

It sounds like you're very thorough in your research. I was a big brother at my old house, so I hope the requisite skills will be appropriate when the whippersnapper Cassidy arrives.

Toodle pip,

Harry x

Grammie said...

Glad that you are back from your journey. I hope you did not come into any contact with lead paint in China. You should be a very responsible big brother with all the knowledge that you have gotten from your quest. You look like you might have jet lag and sleeping for a few days could do you some good.

Sparky said...

Here are my tips for being a big brother:

1. Do not share a kennel with anydog who is not potty trained yet, no matter how comforting it is to snuggle with said puppy.

2. Bone up on all your tricks, because the humans will be showering the new pup with treats, and the only way you will get your fair share is to wow them with your arsenal.

3. Get ready to have a shadow!

Sophie Brador said...

Stanley, I'm relieved that you are back, although a little disappointed that you weren't gigging in the East Village. I suppose the sages and Wally are just as cool. Esp. the Wallywoo part. Does this mean you might actually visit my blog again? You missed my interview and howling in a church. Well, okay, it wasn't me howling, but still ..... I think your mom would like it. She's into all the beating stuff isn't she?


Henry Helton said...

You had a lot of fun, Stan. I'm glad you are back. If Mr. Miagi from The Karate Kid was still alive, I'd say you should have talked to him. He seemed very wise. I watched that movie with My Lady one day and I was mesmerized.

Wax on my friend,

Jackson said...

Hey pal, I'm sure you'll be the best big brother ever, unlike me! Not that I have any plans to be a big brother EVER! I don't believe in sharing. J x

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Stanley, may have lulled your Girl with your tales or tails...not sure which, but I was not born yesterday. Lac and I have been watching the tabloids...we'll see you eventually.
Advice on brotherhood;
Wait till the puppy barks at you...jump like she's just killed you....let her take a toy outta ur mouth...look not react, even though ya wanna murder her....YOU will get so much attention if you follow these simple stratagies for 'looking really good.' Attention is usually followed with food. Just put a check in the mail...


Momo :) said...

Stanley Boy!! I thought you went back to your girl after Butchy's birfday bash! OM, I am glad you're safe and home now.

I can't wait the day you will be a BIG brother!! Your sissy is very lucky to have a big brother like yourself!

Momo xoxo

4xBs said...

we thought that maybe you and Asta ran away together.
so are you getting a little sister? we can't tell you anything about girls, but we know a lot about being brothers, since we are 4. it's FUN.

Frasier said...

Glad you are back Stanley
We were watching the news for excessively partying dogs

Ling said...

Oh goobieStan! Welcome home! You got us all worried there. *phew*

I am going to have a sissy too and it will be a small pup that we will take in. She is a stray little pup. I don't know which one yet. Missy is going to bring me there to meet know, we big brother always ALWAYS have the last say. :)


Toby said...

Hey Stanley,
Im glad you made it back from the campout! Thats great your gonna be a big brother. Im sure it will be lots of work..but you'll be great!

Love Toby

Lorenza said...

Hi, Stan.
Glad you are back and safe!!
Sure you went to the right places to get the info you need to be a very good big brother! And I am sure you will be!
Have a good night

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Newfucious say He who gets a little sister gets a lot of exercise. Love the pic with you and Li, but if you've got wally, who needs anything else?

Amber-Mae said...

Oh, glad to hear that you didn't get lost in the woods with Asta coz I thought you both did. Anyway, glad you're back!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Sunshade said...

Ohhhhh Stanley, welcome back! Are you really really sure about the sissy thing?? Let me tell ya, just like Wally... it's hard being the older sibling/Aunt of super high energy stinkies/landsharks you know.. hehe!

OH, and I just want you to know that we're running really behind in our blog postings but I'm so gonna blog about my wonderful award from you once we're caught up. Just wanted you know I am totally NOT ignoring it cause I am so honoured and touched by the award and the story behind it. THANK YOU!

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Luckie Girl said...

Hey Stan,
I was really worried about you. But I guess sometimes we need pawsonal space to reflect and think over things. I totally respect that.

fee said...

ah, finally home after all that gallivanting i see! this aire-zen thing, it's interesting – is it many times better than a normal zzzzzzzen? i can't help but notice a certain radiance in your cheeks when u're practising it. you must teach me some day!


Sparky said...

I'm sure you're ready for your sister to come now! Wally must have helped a lot, eh? I can't wait to hear more about your sister, and I'm sure you'll make a great brother!


Asta said...

Oh My SweetieStanley! We should owganize a stwip oops, I mean we should sit and talk at the next pawty,heheh
Gussie says I still have to wowk on my face..a smile is twying to peek thwough,dwat! have the most bootiful voice..(I heawd it today!)sighhhhh
smoochie kisses youw fuzzybutt

Lili said...

Hi Stanley! Thanks so much for visiting my blop...I mean blog (gotta get that straight sometime...). I've never met an Airdale before, but I'm really glad to have you as a friend now :)


ROSSI said...

Hey Stan.. i think u have a serious talk with master li.. i think i need to consult one too.. cause i have something unclear in my mind.. hehehe


Scrappy and Pebbles said...

Good idea on doing the homework before getting a sister. We did that too as we had a 15 month wait for Pebbles to be born. You will love having someone to play with....

Scrappy and Pebbles

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

So with you taking up the WHOLE sofa where's the new pup gonna lounge?

Bussie Kissies

Mojo said...

Glad to see you back, Stan. Most impressed by your search for wisdom.

But are you sure you didn't have at least one night of dissolute partying? Sure?

hmmm. So what's that lipstick on your collar?