Always In Our Hearts

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Virtual Puppy Shower

I've got to tell you, it's been raining puppy toys, puppy fashion accessories, and puppy treats around here ever since before my girl went to get The Stellanator. Too bad we couldn't have had a real snout-to-snout puppy shower to welcome her home. This virtual puppy shower is the next best thing, though. (And, guess who benefits from it as the sympathetic displaced older dog in the house? That's right. I've been getting goodies too).

The first puppy gift came B.S. (Before The Stellanator). It came from someone Wally talked about last week ~ an amazing hooman whose face we have never seen, but whose heart is bigger than the state of Texas. That woman is Peanut & Flash's Grammie. She is the most gooberlicious of hoomans, and adopted Wally and I as two of her "boys" (when we asked her to).
Here I am posing with the blankie she made me. It's an aerial view of GooberStan.

Look, she even monogrammed it for me!

It is the toastiest, coziest blankie EVER! You are the BEST, Grammie! Many gooberlicious smooches are coming your way!

Not only did she make me a blankie, but she made one for Stella too!

Stella REALLY digs her blankie!

Stella already has her shepherd's costume figured out for the GooberStanian Christmas play.

Then, not 2 days A.S.M.I. (After Stella Moved In), she found this on our front porch.

Look! Not 1, but 2 packages for the baby princess. (As if her head needs to get any bigger).

This multi-colored one was from Lacie & Scruffy!

It was her present, so I let her open it.

This is probably the MOST appropriate gift she's received so far ~ a squeaky pacifier. (She is still a baby, you know).

Lacie wanted to make sure Stella had some bling, so she got her a styling purple collar and matching leash.

They also graciously threw in a very cool red Wubba for ME, but we have no photo because it's whereabouts have been unknown since Stella ran off with it (as soon as she heard it was for me)! But, we do have a photo of the FAB magnet Lacie & ScruffMan sent of the two of them playing tug! (Aren't you jealous?)

Of course, the card was HIL-AIRE-IOUS! It had my fave photo of Lacie superimposed on a plastic-encased chair. Why the plastic Lacie? (It is on our cold eatables box right next to the L & S magnet).

Scruffy & Lacie, you are the best goober buds to me, and now to Stella. We love the gifts, and are humbled by your generosity.

Now, you may be asking yourself about that second package we received. Since I graciously allowed Stella to open the one from Scruffy & Lacie, I decided to open this one myself.

It was from my adopted Aire sissy, Faya ~ all the way from Switzerland!

I had a feeling there was something for me inside, but Stella (being the stalker that she is) had to "oversee" me while I was doing my investigative work on the package.

It was packed with puppy stuff for Stella! Look at her squeaky dumbbell. (You wouldn't know it to look at her, but Stella is one tough chica).

Faya also sent some tasty puppy treats. (I taste-tested them, of course. What are big brothers for?)

Faya also sent a bootiful chew toy on a rope (the rope went missing within minutes of this photo).

Ever the stylish pup herself, Faya also sent this very cute, Stella-sized collar and banana. Pretty cool, huh?

Here is the best shot I could get of The Stellanator and her Swiss stash of prezzies. See the card Faya sent? It's an aerial view of her city, Bienne.

Of course, Faya did not forget her Airebrother. She stuffed a nice juicy bone in that box just for me. She knows what I like.

Faya, you and your mama, Gooberique, are the BEST! Stella loves her toys, and she especially loves to prance around in her new banana and collar. Thank you for being so good to me & my new sissy.
Grammie, Lacie & Scruffy, and Faya, many gooberlicious thanks for your love and for your generosity. The Stellanator and I are blessed beyond words!
To all of you doggies, hammies, kitties, and hoomans out there who have sent puppy gifts, good wishes, congratulations, and funky limericks, thank you from the bottom of my and my girl's goober hearts! Stella would send her thanks too, but we're not quite ready to let her near the pooter. You will be hearing from her soon enough!
Lots of goober love,


Grammie said...

You and Stella are going to have to get a bigger toy box for all the goodies you are getting. Keep warm with your new blankets. I am making one for my other adopted granddog now. He needs to keep warm also. Peace, love and beautiful thoughts.

Ruby Bleu said...

Wow...what great prezzies for you both! I think there may be another one coming your way soon too!

I woof you Stanny...Lots of Licks, Ruby

Scrappy and Pebbles said...

awwww Stella is home congrats she looks adorable and we love the blankets....having a sister is great

Have a happy day
Scrappy and Pebbles

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

WWell, Stan, we're glad you get to bask in the glow of the new pup! We wont forget you're the king!

Kirby said...

Love all the prezzies for you and Stella! Those blankets look oh so warm, with winter coming, your gonna need them. I hope Stella has some good chews with that passie, and that you find the new Kong that disappeared. Have fun with all your new toys!

Your pal,

Joe Stains said...

You guys got some GREAT stuff, believe me having a sibling is great for the sympathy gifts. You can't just give ONE dog a present you have to have one for each!

Boo said...

wow, stanley and stella, pressies non stop! how i envy... wait stanley, comes your b'day, you'll get even more coz you are GOOBERLICIOUS!

wet wet licks


Faya said...

I am happy Stella likes her new toys.... Kisses, Faya

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh those are really pawsome gifts to welcome Stella and for you the great big brother.
I love that blankie you 2 got. it's really cozy

~ Girl girl

Luckie Girl said...

Hey Stan,
Aww...Stella's having so much fun with her new stuffs! She's enjoying all the attention isn't she?
Keep a lookout for another one coming your way okay?? :)

Asta said...

Stanley my Sweet Goober Boy
Those awe the best two awe so vewy loved!! I love evewything, but the blankies awe the specialest evew!! They look so vewy cozy and pawsonal..I love that.
You desewve evewy one of the toys and tweats..i hope Stella knows how much she is welcomed and loved by evewyone
she is a dolly in those pictoowes and a fitting pwincess of Gooberstan
smoochie kisses

Noah the Airedale said...

You're one loved boy Stanley and Stella sounds like she's going to be a big hit with all your doggie and hammie mates.
Those blankets are fantastic. Of course my sissies would just rip them apart in minutes........sigh.
Enjoy all your toys. They look great.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy

Harry said...

Gosh, it really is raining presents in Gooberstan, but alas no new pink flamingo!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Mojo said...

She stole your Wubba? She stole YOUR WUBBA!!!!


That girl is going to owe you big time when she grows up. At least your blog will act as a record of her transgressions so you don't even need to mark it down in a little black book. She's going to be donating 20% of her dinner for a loooong long time.

But she's such a cutie. Almost as cute as you! Hee hee!


Maggie & Mitch said...

Wow! It's like Christmas already at your house! Those blankies sure look warm!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Aniemother said...

Hi there Stanley! Thanks for stopping by! We've enjoyed the visit to Gooberstan very much. You're little sister is rather sweet, but not nearly as beautiful as you! We're sorry to hear about the flamingo!

Sniffs and sneezes
Bajas, Coco & Nimbus

Maya and Kena said...

You're so lucky you got all those things! Congrats!
We saw you on Butchy and Snicker's blog!
Can we add you to our pup pals list?
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

jaffeboy said...

OMDog!!! How many pressies did you get?! They look like so much fun & yummy too!!!

Can I go live with you too!!!

Clover said...

Hey Stanley!
Great presents, and super pictures, thanks for sharing them with us!
I am sorry to hear about your flamingo, also.
Love Clover xo
P.S. Haha, you noticed those booty shots of my mom, did you? She was hoping no one would. :)

Gus said... the blankies, particularly yours. How nice of Grammie to do that for you and Stella. I hope you enjoy all the toys and stuff, and don't forget.....Stella needs to learn to share.


Amber-Mae said...

WOW! Pawsome pressies! Squeaky pacifier? Hehehehe, cute!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Lorenza said...

Hi, Stan
Sure you and Stella are having a great time getting all those presents that of course you deserve!
the blankies are beautiful!
Have a nice day

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh Stanley, those gifts looked amazing especially the Grammie ones!

You are sooooo lucky to have Grammie making you cool stuff!

Stella looks like she has opened presents before from watching that video!

love and licks, Marvin xxxxxx

Chairman Mao said...

Awwww, what wunnerful prezzies! And such adorable pickshures of you.

Momma loves the name of yur bloggie! She giggled and giggled when she read it!

Kittyhugs and purrs to you and Stella and yur fambly!

Ferndoggle said...

Grammie should start a blankie business! She could make a bunch of $$!! Those are great.

You guys have a bunch of supertastic friends! Look for a package from Jackman Ave by the end of the week.

Sherman, Penny & LOla

Frasier said...

What fun!Opening gifts.That blankie that grammie sent is looks so soft!

Sparky said...

Those blankets look awesome! Stella is sure enjoying all the attention. Blankets, toys, treats... what more could a pup want? I'm starting to feel quite jealous!


Lacy said...

woofies Stanley and Stella!!! woowzers ya guys got a bunchies of luvs the blankies, me likies to sleep on them when mama n daddy are mean to me in da big bed...i not no y they not likie me sweepin on their heads...did stella kilt the pink flamingo stanley...

b safe,

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Hey glad u liked the prezzies we sent...we sniffed the package at the last minute and Scruffy had a fit...I think he wanted the Wubba, Stan...his isn't as big as yours;...the blankets u guys got are fab...will certainly come in handy at our future pawties when it's cold and u two might need to cuddle up with another dog...well..hopefully Stell won't be doin' any cuddling for a while, but I wouldn't count on it. Am typin' this from Koob's car in NYC...having a few issues, but nothin' that can't be overcome...or outraced...

Love u guys....Lacie

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Stan...heard that ALL red Wubbas are recalled...the dye in them is bad for Airedales (it makes their beard fall off and gives them stinky breath...)...but not u better send it back right ME not the company. I will take care of any litigation u might have for future beard or breath problems...make a check out to me to my law firm....
S L & M
Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated;
Very truly yours,
Scruffy K.

Simba said...

So many presents! Love the blanket it looks so warm and cosy.

Simba xx

Seadra & Zoe said...

Hi Stanley!! We love those new blankies!! What great friends you have!!

Love, Seadra and Zoe

2shibas said...

Your sissy looks so little compared to you. How big will she get? We need a quick tutorial on her breed! The virtual puppy shower looks awesome and THANK DOG you got a package too! Enjoy all your new stuff. Can't wait to hear more about Stella settling into your Goober-verse!

Wiley & Fievel

Murphey said...

Cool gifts! And that Stella, she is a cutie, and just my size! My lady says she'll get bigger than me...too bad. and what a goober I am, I read an overhead beiw of her cousin Bernie...then reread it and realized that wasn't what it said, better get my eyes checked.

Murph (I think I'm in lurve with that stella)

Russell said...

Yo, I'm dude. Can I still go to the Shower?


wally said...

What an awesome shower! That's the best kind of puppy shower, when the big brother gets his.


Henry Helton said...

Hey Goob, I'm finally back! I hate it when The Lady wants to take a break. It's not fair. I think your new sis looks kinda cool, a little scary, but kinda cool too!

P.S. Neat blanket! I want one.

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh,ny main man,It is starting even earlier than I thought..YOUR WUBBA!!!! And you can't find it right? And you have been looking everywhere right???Now slowly things are going to dissapear UNTIL YOU ARE LEFT WITH NOTHING!!!! (checkher"bomb shelter"if ya know what I mean.Love Archie

Toby said...

Wow..look at all those presies! you guys are lucky pups! My mommy loves the blankies for you and Stella..those were soo neat!

Love Toby

the Corgi Girls said...

What great toys and gifts... and bwankies, its all about the bwankies you know! They are just beautiful! So is your lil sissy... you're going to have to keep an eye on her handsome boy...