Always In Our Hearts

Friday, November 30, 2007

Wrasslin' For Mental Health

You might remember my good friend, Gertie. She has been one of my secret weapons in my quest to whip my new sissy, Stella, into shape.

There are 2 very important ways she contributes to my sanity. First, she is more than willing to spend extended periods of time wrasslin' with me. This is a great energy release for me, especially since I'm always being told to "be gentle" when I wrassle with little baby Stella.

The second, and probably most valuable way she helps me is by wearing Stella's butt out!! (This video was shot after they had already been running around this same tree at warp speed for 5 minutes straight).

After running Stella ragged, Gertie employs a campaign of indifference to Stella's pleas to play. (Stella can't STAND to be ignored).

No matter what Stella does or how hard she tries to entice Gertie to play, Gertie is immovable. (The stray beef bone she found in the yard helps her maintain her aire of indifference).

Eventually Stella gives up, and crashes in the house for a good long while.

THANK YOU, Gertie Girl! I am a saner dog because of you!

Goober love,


Faya said...

OH MY GOD !!!!!! Is Stella ALWAYS like this ???????? Stan if you need holidays, Switzerland is waiting for you....
Kisses, Faya

Petra said...

I can almost run this fast, but I got dizzy watching you guys gooooooooooooo! Gertie Girl is a true friend.

Sparky said...

Wow! Those are great pictures. You guys are crazy!


Maggie & Mitch said...

Did I see you going to Stella's rescue in that second video, Stanley?
Geez, you deserve a medal for dealing with this all day long!

Love ya lots,

Peanut said...

Oh man Stella reminds me of Flash when he was little. You are lucky to have a great buddy like gertie to help you out

Huskee Boy said...

Stella is a bundle of energy!! I think you need to have friends over periodically to help you puppy-sit her.. Heheheh..

Ruby Bleu said...

Stella is the energizer puppy, isn't she? Thank dogness for Gertie! Oh and Stanny, if I was visiting, I'd do exactly the same thing for you too. I'm sure I could tire the princess out!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Gus said...

Stan....Does Gertie make house calls. Muzzer could use her when Teka gets on a tear. So could I! You give Gertie an extra wirey hug for me. That is hazardous duty!

Agatha and Archie said...

Gertie looks like she has Stellas number!!!Tenacious isn't she( Stella)Man you must be exhausted!!! Love Archie

Agatha and Archie said...

Gertie looks like she has Stellas number!!!Tenacious isn't she( Stella)Man you must be exhausted!!! Love Archie

Agatha and Archie said...

Well Stella,it is good to see a little clippage of our training in action. You did miss one thing darling,after you bark and bark in her ear and she turns her head ever so slightly because she thinks she is going deaf...WHAMMO...grab the bone. Try again sweetie, but a valiant effort. Keep practicing!! Love your favorite teacher,Agatha

Noah the Airedale said...

We love seeing pics of Gertie or the Lucy look-a-like as we call her.
Glad she helped you get some sanity Stanley, even if it's just for a short while.

Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy

Lorenza said...

Hi, Stan
Sure Gertie is a very good friend! Glad she is there to help you with Stella and her energy!
Have a good night

Joe Stains said...

stan, you think Gertie could swing by my place and spend some time chasing tanner around a tree. Just for an hour or six?

Mom loved when you walked up in the video with your flamingo, she said, awwe.

Harry said...

You have a true friend in Gertie. Do you know if she'd travel to England to help me out at all?

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Amber-Mae said...

Wow, Stella sure can run FAST! She's a speedster aka Rocket launcher! Hehehehe!!!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Luckie Girl said...

Stella is really super duper hyper! Seems like she's always on sugar overload. hehe..

Grammie said...

That Gertie could make a living at helping out with manic puppies. Lucky you have her close enough to take some heat off you once in awhile.

Aniemother said...

Oh wow.. we're officially tired and heading to the couch just for watching! We honor Gertie for helping you out.. And Stella for her energy.. She is rather cute, after all!

The WriggleButts

Sophie Brador said...

Stanny, That first vid is hysterical. It's looks like they both want to drop by neither is willing to give up first. I also love you with your flamingo. Very nice touch!

I'm working on my mom for NY, but she keeps saying she's like you and sometimes she needs to play with friends her own size, which makes no sense since Asta is no where near her size. We'll see. I think I'd be fabulous strolling through Central Park at Christmas.

Oh, and my snout is your snout, baby.


Momo & Pinot said...

Wow, you guys have so much energy, especialy you! Stella baby!! :) How do you keep up your energy level so high?? Must be good fooooood?? :)

Thank you for signing my guestbook, girl!
Stanley, I STILL need some time to get used to my little brudder. Wonder if this is normal.

Momo xoxo

Asta said...

Thank Dogness fow Gertie!( I have to weluctantly confess that I kind of act just like Stella , snd that one shouldew on the gwound business is one of my special moves when twying to get doggies to play with me at the wun..I think I must not all the way gwowed up eithew.
You aawe a hewo fow putting up with it all the time
smoochie isses
Youw astawoniFB

Toby said...

Woah, Stella is one speedy pupster!! My head is still spinning from watching the video!!


the Corgi Girls said...

BOL, I love in the second video, Stella's time-out to chase her tail!

Cute cute, you better keep Gertie around, she looks like great back-up!

Bogart said...

Wow, that's energy like I've never seen... Stella girl, you're a firecracker!

That's awfully cool of Gertie to help out in the tucker-out-a-terrier campaign ;)


Randi said...

Hi Stanley!

I think you need to give Gertie a new the good neighbor/mental health social worker award....seems to me you might be instutionalized w/o her help...or you could always have Stella instutionalized...just a thought...

Love the video where Stella stops to bite her tail since its wagging so darn fast! AH HA! sooo cute!

Keep up the good work getting Stella trained...but seems to me you'll have this job for a long long long time!

Love & Licks,
Randi there still grass growing where Gertie & Stella ran around the tree like crazies?

Jackson said...

All that running is making me feel tired. I don't think I could stand the pace! J x

Suki Sumo said...

Dang, Stella has the cutest little goober butt ever. Guess after my last post you must think I've got a backside fixation. I do not (at least not any more than other pugs...).

Stan, I could never be a grump around you though. You bring sunshine and aire-joy into my life!

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Yep...that's what it's like, Stan. All day, all night....constant motion......You are soooo Gertie rentable????


Kirby said...

Hi Stanley,

Gertie is a miracle worker for you. She totally keeps Stella out of your hair and gets her nice and tired! And, she is a CUTIE!! He he he!

Your pal,

Koobuss said...

Oh Stan,

Gertie is such a great friend. Whatever you do, don't lose her!

It looks as though Stella is having a lot of fun at her new forever home. She seems to have adapted beautifully. How 'bout you, Stan? How ya doin' under the strain of having a baby sister who appears to he hyper?

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Lacy said...

woofies Stella and Stanley!!! heehee dat girlie keeps on and on and on dont she...good fing u gots gertie to help ya outs sum...(ya betters save plenty of treawts fur her)..

b safe,

Patience-please said...

Hey wish we lived close - the whippet young 'uns could help with the Stellergizer Bunny.. They can run and run and run play dinosaur mouths forever. Hmmmm. Come to think of it, maybe your next package in the mail will contain Swede William and Lindy Loo!

The Elders of the Whippet Waggle

Persephone & Buster said...

hi the videos....i think you need to keep ms. gertie around to help "double team" the little stella gurlie! and she looses some of that vinegar!! she's a riot... sort of an ever-ready doggie...she just keeps going and going and going!
ms. persephone...oh and the BUSTER too!

4xBs said...

Wow! that's a pretty good chase game they had going. we're glad that they change directions. that little Stella is full of terrier energy. you are very lucky, Stan, to have Gertie to help you out with the tyke. let us know if you want Brody to take a run with her. he's pretty good at running Benson ragged.


The Airechicks said...

Gertie's a KEEPER - She'll get the STELLANATOR trained and trained RIGHT....

Did we see Stella smelling her OWN butt on camera ???


Tadpole said...

I need a Gertie Girl around here for that new cousin of mine.... What an invaluable resource!

Ferndoggle said...

DoG bless that Gertie, huh? She's a true friend.

That Stella is a spunky little thing. You need to practice the Art of Grumping, Stan. I can teach you.


Molly and Gertrude said...

Gertie's Rule!!

Love Molly and our very own Gertie!