Always In Our Hearts

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

We Have Lift Off!

Stella is giving her "V" for victory sign here because our girl is FINALLY on a roll with her thesis! She has 2 chapters done with the third in the hopper (and only 3 more after that).

As you can see, I've been busy keeping our girl on track.

That means that Stella has had to pick up the slack and handle the squirrel patrol on her own these past few weeks.

I have to say that writing a thesis is B-O-R-I-N-G! I had to find things to keep me busy while keeping an eye on my girl.

Not to mention the fact that I also was in charge of providing activities to wake her up whenever she took a break from her writing.

This face was more than enough to wake her up.

Stella was getting a little fed up with all of the work she had to do while I was busy keeping our girl on track. Everytime I tried to explain the valuable service I was providing she just told me to talk to the paw!

I also saw it as my duty to interject some silliness into the mix... you know... to keep my girl's spirits up. The next 3 photos were taken by my girl while wrasslin' with me on the floor. Most of the time she was upside down under my paw.

Since she's been working so hard (and because I'm an amazing big brother), here is a photo essay of Stella "pretending" to be the Stellanator (she still has no idea that she already IS the Stellanator) and showing her Jaws of Death. (Imagine scary music here).

By the way, Stella and I both started obedience classes 2 weeks ago. (HO-HUM). Stella's in the puppy class and has a little Boxer girlie and a Cassanova-wanna-be Shitzu named Junior as her classmates. (Junior LOVES Stella, but she's already pinned him to the floor several times and told him that she's taken. That only seems to inflame his love of her even more). There are 9 dogs altogether in my class.

Here we are sharing secrets about how to wrangle extra treats out of our girl (and other hoomans at class) without having to do any work.

This is Stella's favorite tactic for extra treat extraction from unsuspecting hoomans... She thinks her cuteness and convenient lack of attention to personal space will get her what she wants.

Thanks for all of the encouragement and kicks in the butt for my girl! Keep it coming!

Stanley & Stella

Pee Ess
We are SO STINKIN' HAPPY that Baby is back home where she belongs!


Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh I like that upside down photo of you. Hee good to see you 2 having fun while helping your girl.
Stella sure has scary teefies

~ Girl girl

Luckie Girl said...

Stanley!! I am so glad to hear from you. Looks like your hard work is paying off. Your girl is finally getting some decent work completed.
Don't tell Stella I said this, she sure has BIG BIG jaws. It scares the beejezzus out of little me.

Cassidy said...

Stella, you has big teethies! Me has some of my big teethies ans some of my baby teethies, so me bit little bit like a shark!

Me be happy that mummy getting on well with thesis. My mummy hearded yesterday that she passed he latest exams so she be happy!

Cassidy x

Simba said...

If I was a squirrel I wouldn't mess with Stella. How can any dog so cute, look so scary??

Simba xx

Aniemother said...

Wow Stanley - and Stella too. We're so very happy to see you're such great study buddies too! Mom is going back to school this fall so we'll be full time students again! We love to help ;)

Wet kisses,
the WriggleButts

Maggie & Mitch said...

We are totally cracking up at Stella's talk to the paw picture! What a character she is!
We weren't under the impression that you needed obedience class, Stanley! You seem like a gentleman to us just the way you are!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Snowball said...

I am so glad that you are back. Stella dun look too happy. Poor girl. Are you still on strike? Will you need your girl to write another chapter before you write another blog entry? I hope not...heee...


Penny & Poppy said...

Thanks for the update, Stanley! We were definitely having Goober withdrawal. That look on your face in some of those pictures should make ANYBODY write a thesis. Love the talk to the paw shot!

Poppy & Penny

Sophie Brador said...

STAAAAAAANLEY! Finally, some word from the trenches. I'm so happy your girl got those chapters done. It's a tough slog, but worth every second. (Blah blah blah .....My mom made me type that .... I'm with you. Thesis writing is booooooring!)

It is so great to see you and Stella. I can't wait until you're back for good.


Ruby Bleu said...

Oh my Stanny...
That's great news!!! And I bet it is all because of you!! You are a strong by sensitive task master and I'm sure your girl appreciated it! And they way you multi-task...dealing with the Stellanator on top of it all...I just don't know how you did it!

You are my hero!!! Lots of Loving Licks, your Ruby Bug

Faya said...

It is good to see you and Stella again....I am proud of you. You are so good for your girl. I hope she knows how lucky she is....
Kisses, Faya

Amber-Mae said...

Oh, that's great news but still a loooong way to go with the thesis thingy!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Patience-please said...

Write, human, WRITE!! Our servant is HOPELESS. She is somewhere around 70,000 useless words into her useless novel, which is as useless as no words if she doesn't finish it, already.
We are totally proud of your girl!

wags from the whippets

Hercules said...

Your back! Your back! OMG! We are SO stinkin' happy to see your faces plastered on that blog again! We were having some MAJOR withdrawls! Your back! Your back! OMG! SO happy! Give your Momma a HUGE kiss on the lips for me-nice a juicy, just the way she likes it!

Love, Herc

Gus said...

Dear Stanley and Stella:
Muzzer has asked me to write to enquire about your TMS (Thesis Motivation Service.) When you have finished this assignment, she would like to hire the two of you to work on my Sissy, E.Rabbit. Can you please respond with rates and anticipated available dates.


ps...tell Stella we love the"talk to the paw" photo too!

Mack said...

Look at Stella's cute lil tummy!

But those choppers! Yikes!

I know babysitting her musta been a full time job!

See ya,

William Tell said...

Glad you're back. We were having Goober-withdrawal and it wasn't pretty!

William Tell

Pacco de Mongrel said...

is seems like u had been away fro ages...

hope ur girl thesis will finish soon...but i know how long this will take...

anyway, is great that u n stella still gotta enjoy the training...hope to see the casanova in her class....

Moco said...

Way to go Stanny and Stella. Keep that girl on track. Always good to see new pixs of you guys.

Lenny said...

Good work mom!!
Did you learn any good wrestling moves in obedience class?
Stella looks FIERCE! (In that cool fashion kind of way)

Your friend, Lenny

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Stanley mate,
So good to hear from you. Sounds like your girl is getting through it. Thank dogness you and Stella are there to help out.
Those pics of the Stellanator are pretty scary. I could hear the music from Jaws while looking at them......eeeep.
Hey our collars arrived this week. We look stunning!!

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy
Ps. I'll find out about what can come into the country and get back to you!!

Lacy said...

woofies Stella and Stanley...bout time u 2 comed back...glad u girls thesis iz coming along luved da talk to da hand one, me tells mama dat too...heehee Ms Stella got bigger teefies dan me....

b safe,

Petra said...

It's time to CELEBRATE! Woohoo for 2 chapters of the thesis done!

Stella, your teeth look very sharp and very scary!

Putter said...




Putter ...:)

wally said...

Hey Stanny! So glad you're back and better than ever! I've missed you and your Goober smooches so.


ps. Will you also keep my ma ape on track? She's not getting her writing done. It probably doesn't help when I bump her with my toys. Or crawl onto the keyboard.

Martha said...

Yay! We missed you! Love, Martha

The Cat Realm said...

You guys are so funny!!! I loved to see all the pictures. Poor girl, to write a thesis is very strenuous - my maid tells me a lot of time she found herself waking up with her head fallen on the desk and couldn't even remember who she was, hahahahahahaha.
Just give her that "look" from the last post, that is a good one! Good thing you have each other!

Persephone & Buster said...

wow...finally came up for air! stanley, my buddy, you are having a blast w/the pics eh? and my little goobette is being so sweet...such nice toofers!
keep that human gurlie in line stanley.. (sometimes it take these humans YEARS to do a thesis..oh-- i didn't want to scare you.
obedience huh? well then you've been busy.
take care,keep us posted!
theBUSTER...and the gurleez, and ms.Persephone

Asta said...

STanley my Love!!!!
I was about to pass out fwom lack of Goobew did this post in the nick of time!!!You awe a twue multitasking hewo!!! The way you have kept Stella busy and nudged youw giwl to wowk is nothing showt of miwacoolous! I pawsonally don't think that you need classes fow anything, cause you'we aweady pawfect, but maybe you can teach the othew dogs how to be a twue goobew...Stella's attitude is the best, hehehe..I love a giwl with spunk! and she's got it in spades.
akl my love and smoochie kisses
Astawoni fuzzpea

Asta said...

Dawlin Stella giwl!

I am so happy to be youw fwiend and mentow!! I hope to be mowe(like family hehehe)you awe the cutest , funest giwlie evew..Mommi wants to come blow waspbewwies on you w tummy and I want to westle with nice to my Sweet Stanley boy..he loves you, you know!!!
tons of tiny smoochie kisses
youw Asta giwlfwiend

Joe Stains said...

great job keeping your human on track, they really have NO attention span. I know its boring work and if you need reinforcements let me know and I will send Tanner right over. I have never been to school but it sounds interesting.

Edmund (the explorer) Nesbitt said...

Great to meet you, I am a pal of bob T Bear! I am away for a short while but will be back tomorrow.


Mango said...

Stanley, my man, glad to see you are moving things along with that stinkin' thesis.

I like those action shots with your momma on the floor. I have floor fun time too. The humans seem to like rolling around like cracker dogs.

Stella looks very fierce!


Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Hi Stanley

I amy not know you but i heard alot about you and your sister, Stella. You are one cool guys and thank you for droping in my blog when i went missing. Your kind words to my mama who was depresses at that time means alot. It gave her the determination to find me.

Thank you.


Agatha and Archie said...

ha ha hee heee HO HO HO HO Talk to the paw!!Rolling rolling rolling with laughter!!!!! ha ha ha ha That, if you couldn't tell was Archie a little hysterical with laughter. Glad to see you goober boy and you are doing a fine job keeping your girl on track.Maybe she needs obediance class too??Tell your girl Stella has been in heavy training with MS Aggie the pup instructor(she won't know its me) and she really does NOT need any further training she has it ALL down pat.Love and smoochies A+A

Clover said...

Yaaaaay for your girl! This is great news! You two are doing so well keeping her focussed and helping her take breaks. Good for you! I love all the pictures from this post - cheered me up today!
Love Clover xo

Frasier said...

Hi Stanley
Glad the girl listened when I screamed at her!

Sparky said...

Wow, all these pictures are great! I laughed at quite a few. Man, Stella's teeth look pretty deadly! Better tell your human to be careful. ;)


Scruffy & Lacie said...


Oh Man, Stan it's been a long month without ya! Like eons...

We loved the pix your girl took of ya...that Stella looks soooooo much like Lacie it's terrierfying...what's the little porkchop weigh now??

Oh..Lacie was crackin' up yesterday when she made that post on Babystan's upcominin' testicularectomy...if ya google on "google images" Airedale humping...both you and Sunshade pop was hilarious! You're famous, Stan...but ya already knew that!


Hugs of encouragement to your girl...does this mean if we stop bloggin' for a month we could be writin' thesisesssss too? WOOT!
Plurals aren't my forte...maybe it's thesi....


Lorenza said...

Hi, Stan!
Glad to see you again! I am sure you are doing a great job keeping an eye on your girl!
Thanks for sharing all those great pictures of you and Stella!
Kisses and hugs

Jackson said...

Hey Stan, so glad to hear that you're keeping your girl's nose to the grindstone. Looking forward to having you back full time... J x

Maya and Kena said...

Hi guys!

We're glad your mommmy is doing good with her thesis!!

Those pics are so cute!! And BOL... the Stellanator!!

Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena
PS. We are also really happy that Baby is back home! :D

Momo & Pinot said...

Stanley and Stella!! We're very glad to read your update again! :) We missed you!
We're proud of your girl. She's on the right track after your hard work. :) :)

Have a pawsome weekend!

Momo & Pinot

Randi said...

Oh! I love the pics of little baby Stella doing her V for victory! She looks like some GOOB chewed off her bottom leggies!

Love & Licks,


Happy to hear from you Stanley. We've missed you, but we know you are doing important work keeping your girl in line doing her thesis. Great pics too!

woofs Casper, Buddy, Nikki

Molly and Taffy said...

We are so glad you are back with us again after all your duties of keeping a close eye on your hooman.
You certainly had a full time responsibility over the past few weeks. I really don't know how you managed it! What a star you are.
Molly x

I missed you soooooooooooooooo much. When I saw that first photo of you I came over all weak at the knees, your tummy is just so gorgeous. How I wish I lived nearer to you, sigh.
Your ever loving Taffy.xxxxxxxxxxx

Bogart said...

I can't pick out which picture made mama laugh more - the V for Victory or the Stellinator series...

Good work keeping mom on track. We need ya back Stan!


Ike said...

She's not done with that damn thesis yet? Jeez.

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

Hey S & S! Some great and scarey pictures! Have a great time!

Molly and Gertrude said...

You do make us laugh Stan!
We hope you got our thank you card through the airemail......

Love Molly and Gertrude

Mojo said...

Oh my oh my, my mum hasn't even got a valid excuse like a masters thesis. She's just a plain disappointment to me. Thank you for sending messages to check if I was still alive. And big sorry I haven't been around in months.

Your upside-down photos had us howling with laughter. Such a familiar sight to my mum as I stand on her hair and deftly remove her glasses.

big hugs to all of you

Huskee Boy said...

Stella is such a cutie! You are so lucky to have a cute lil' sissy, Stan! (ok, but I gotto admit her teefies look kinda scary...)

Balboa & Mommy said...

You two are so cute!!!!! You sure have a tough job keeping your mom on track, but if anyone can do it.... its gonna be the two of you.

WOW, Stella's teeth made me shiver from fright.

Frenchie Snorts

Finni said...

Doh!!! and Drat!!! My link to you was stuck on one post so I didn't think there were any other posts.

Well done Stanley for keeping your girls spirits up and on target. Looks like Stella is doing a sterling job on the squirrel patrol - one look at those teeth ...

Finni xx

Deetz said...

Hi Stanley. Asta sent me over to meet you. She said you lived in Kansas too. Asta is awefully cute and sweet.
Hi fives to you

Deetz said...

So glad you stopped my by blog....I will pee mail ya nice meeting you....
Oh, and Stella sent lots of kisses my way, woohoo, she is a cutie!!! Kisses and smooches back to ya Stella.

FleasGang said...

It was great to hear from you two again. Keep up the great work with watching over your girl so she doesn't stray too far away from her thesis.

The Fleas

Dilly said...


Fotoes mayke Dilly larf!!!

Dilly think Stella abol look VEWY scary. Big scary pegs.

But Dilly think Stanley an Stella be like big fluffy pillows on legs. Dilly like to cuddol up.

Other day, Dilly an Mummy be owt walk, an see dog look jus like Stanley! Dilly get all sited, jump up an down in pokkit, say "STANLEY!" but doggy not be calld Stanley. But cud be Stanley's cuzzin.


Be vewy frendly, big an fluffy an bownsy.


B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Hey Stanley! I cud hav dun wiv yu yesterday buddy! I neerly got killd!!!

wally said...

Hi Stan! I still miss you. And while I listed you after my ladies on the smooch list that's just to add the element of surprise so I can sneak in and steal Goobersmooches whenever possible!


Moco said...

Is that girl ever going to get done so that you can get back to blogging? Hurry girl hurry!

Caz said...

Wow what a pair of nashers stella has they look nice and clean. Great photo's it was great to catch up on all the lastest news I've not been around for a while but its great to catch up on everyones blog you both look cool.

Ludo the cool dude

Koobuss said...

Dear S & S,

Those photos were great-- upside down, inside-out, right side up, left side down, whatever. They were great!!!

Is Stella really that tough? My grandpa had a sister Stella. She was tough, too, and also a real sweetie. Just like you, Stella!

Love and Koobuss Kisses,