Always In Our Hearts

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Got Goiter?

The other day I woke up, and there was this growth coming out of the side of my head. My hoogirl says it's called a goiter.

If you look closely at this photo as I've diagrammed it below, it shows that what I thought was a goiter is IN FACT Stella-shaped in nature.

It appears that while I was sleeping, Stella suctioned herself onto my head and neck. I had to make sure I could still move my head around once Stella un-suctioned herself.

In case you've been wondering what we've been doing (other than thesis duty for our hoogirl) we've been hanging out, getting fat and fuzzy. My girl thinks I could use a manicure. (Check out my nails in that photo above. They're not that bad.)

Doesn't it look like I'm earless in this photo? My girl wants you to note my front paw there next to the world. Now I say, does that paw need a mani-pedi?

Here's a photo of me at my obedience class. Looks lively doesn't it?

Here's my fave classmate, Gino. He's the coolest bull terrier (behind him is his sister, Stella). He's like a lovable little tank of a pup.

This is Poppie. She's a former prison dog, so she's way ahead of me and most of the other dogs. She's cool about it, though. Not much of a bragger.

Not to leave my sissy out, here are some photos from her obedience class. On the left is Junior, the Shi tzu, and on the right is Maggie the Boxer pup!

Here's a close up of Maggie Girl. She's quite the cutie!

And, in case you were wondering about what Junior's name stands for, it stands for Junior Cassanova-in-training. (Boo, are you giving him private lessons?) He's always trying to smooch on Stella.

She says that these lips are for one dog, and one dog only... (you know who you are, Taffy)!

Do you think it's possible for me to roll my eyes any more obviously? Sheesh! Stella is totally Taffy-crazed! (She also still has fond feelings for Sherman AND Wally, but realizes they already have serious babes of their own. Then she met Taffy and went totally GaGa over him!)

Here you go, Taffy. A couple of photos of your girl... ready for action.

Enjoy the curls now while you can. She's getting a hairecut soon. (She keeps asking which hair our girl is going to cut).

These last 2 photos are of her enjoying a tasty treat from my girlpup, Ruby Bleu...

more on that later...

Goober love & goiter-free,


Maggie & Mitch said...

Is that dirt/mud under your nails that we see, Stanley?! We hate this time of year when the ground is soft and yucky because mom constantly washes our feet! YUK! We love your ear flipped backwards in that third picture, Stanley!
Stella, you are just too cute for words! We can't wait to see your new do!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh my I have missed you!!! and Stella too! I'm glad you are both doing well. Good on you napping in class...they can get so boring sometimes!!! Oh and Stella and Taffy...I think that's a nice little match up, but isn't she a little young???

I leave with lots of licks....I woof you! your Ruby Bug

Peanut said...

Oh my goodness another Casanova is that a good thing? Glad that growth just turned out to be stella. Nice to hear from you. Tell your girl to hurry up with the paper :)

Boo said...

I DIDN'T LET ANYONE KNOW ABOUT MY SECRET!!! i will never let another pup take over my crown as casanova so i didn't teach anyone anything. hmmm... maybe he's just a pervy for trying to kiss stella.

wet wet licks


Harry said...

Well hello Stanley! No way could I sleep if Cassidy's big bottom was that near my face!

I have had an Airecut too. Our internet has been down while we swap providers so we have lots to update you all on!

Toodle pip
Harry x

Gus said... is not fair to scare muzzer that way, she thought you really had a growth. I splained to her that little sisters just feel that way sometimes, like a big growth that won't let go.


Sophie Brador said...

Stanny! If you're going to have a goiter, it might as well be furry and cute. I just love Stella. She's so adorable and cute, although I suspect she would be way too much crazy energy for me. I'm a little in love with your bull terrier buddy. I just love the bull dogs.

But Stanny! What's shakin' on your girlfriend front? I know I'm an older woman, and a total flirt, but my nails are easily as long as yours. We could put on flashy collars and be a glam rock couple.


p.s. Tigre's dad is so thrilled that you visit his blog. He thinks no one is reading, but mostly I just think it's that no one comments. He's thrilled when you do. He's in writing mode too -- the big dis for the phd.

Faya said...

Ohhhhh I wish I can have a goiter too....
Your nails are just perferct...I have the same...
Kisses, Faya

William Tell said...

Yeah, those little sisters do tend to stick to you like a tick, don't they? hee hee

That was just too cute!

William Tell

Deetz said...

Hi Stanley and Stella. I cannot believe Stella had her butt in your face while you were trying to nap..... Obediance school looks fun, cuz of the other furry friends, but I don't think I want to go. Hope you can come to my birfday party July 1st....
high paws

Mack said...

I think Stella just keeps getting cuter!

Your nails aren't bad at all! You should see my sissy, Lilly's. She'll get em cut one day and then she'll need another manicure in a couple of days!

Snowball said...

Hi Stanley,

I have a similar toy as your world but mine is white and with my name Snowball printed on it. Isn't it cool to have a toy named after myself? hee.

I think your nails are fine. Mine are longer as jie jie cut them for me once in 2 months cos I hated to have my nails cut.


Lacy said...

woofies Stella and Stanley, yeaaaaa ur back...heehee good fing it wuz outlined, cuz me coodnt see stella, her wuz to not like nail cuttin...cutie fends u gots...

b safe,

Agatha and Archie said...

Dearest Stan our main man,Good thing Stella didn't have baked beans for supper that night!! And those bull dogs are a riot!! Archie thinks he may know that prison dog from when he was on the most wanted list. Love A+A

Koobuss said...

Hi Guys,

it's been a while since I last visited GooberStan and I see that nothing much has changed. Stella is still torturing poor Stanley, who is still the very patient, good-natured gentleman that he always was.

Stan, I don't think you need your nails cut. They look fine to me.

Stella, I don't think you need your hair cut. It looks fine to me.

(Now remember, guys, you owe me one when it is time for my hair-cut, bath, and nail trim. Actually, I am way overdue, but we won't talk about that.)

Glad you are back!

Love ya,

Koobuss Kisses,

Moco said...

That Stella is quite a girl and you are a great big brother to put up with all that nonsense. Tell that girl to get busy on that thesis so you can get back to the important things in life. Grammie shouts out, "hey"

Joe Stains said...

We've missed you guys! It must have been scary waking up with a parasite like that! the obedience class looks fun, except for all the telling you what to do nonsense. We are going to miss Stella's curls!

Asta said...

I'm giggling with joy at finally seeing mowe pictoowes of you..gwowth included(just kidding little BBFF)
You two make my day!
Is youw teachew that bowing??..I could pwobably do that kind of obedience hehehe..
I think you and youw nails look just pawfect..but then I'm a little pwejudiced..Stella I will miss youw cuwls..and I love the bull tewwiews ..thewe's so much to say, and so little time and space..I love you
smoochie kisses
youw AstawoniFB

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh a little manipedi would be ok. Stella sure likes to stick to you Stanley. Hee Junior Cassanova sure is funny

~ Girl girl

Noah the Airedale said...

Cripes thank goodness the goiter turned out to be Stella.
Obviously you don't need any obedience training, you've already got it down pat matie.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

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

Stanley, I went throo the sayme kind ov shok- wun mornin I woke up an thort my hed had berst an cuverd me wiv green pus. Then I realizd it waz jus my GREEN sister, DIlly, lyin across me in pritty much the sayme way as yor sis was doin to yu!

Now, Stella! I jud don't kno! I cayme over heer t yor invitayshun for a snuggol an find yu moonin over another boy!

Good job I don't do jellos.

WIch I don't.

Not at all.



(not doin jellos)

4xBs said...

hey kids, you've been busy, what with school, and goiter, and growing out your hair and stuff. we hope that you get your haircuts and pedicures soon. you're looking pretty shaggy there.

we like you doing your down-stay in class. Benson did that at school too. he did really well, but then he didn't want to get up 'cuz he was comfy. you look comfy too, Stanley.


Penny & Poppy said...

Stanley, we are sure glad you got rid of that goiter! What an awful thing to wake up to! We can't wait to see Stella's new hairecut!

Aire- hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Pockets

Molly and Taffy said...

Hi Stanley

I have been most appreciative of the photos you have so kindly placed upon your blog of my dearest Stella. She is such a stunning young girl and I am so looking forward to seeing her after her first haircut. I myself am also in the "untidy" mode, sporting a mass of curls. Apparently I am booked in for my Spring coiffeur in the next couple of weeks and then what a magnificent couple my Dear Stella and and I will make.

Wishing you all a good weekend


Please pass the following to my Stella, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

And I would be most grateful if you could keep an eye on those young whippersnappers at her puppy class, they must be made aware of my lifetime commitment to your sister..


Molly and Gertrude said...

Poor you Stanley - that growth looked pretty uncomfortable. Glad you managed to persuade it to remove itself.....heeheehee. We missed you whilst your girl was so busy - but we are sure you've all been looking after each other.

Have fun with the haircuts!!

Love Mol and Gert

Murphey said...

Oh no A HAIR CUT! We hate hair cuts around here, and nail trimming? Don't get us started on that.

Can't wait to see the stellanator with her new do.

Murph and Reilly

Petra said...

What is this, spring cleaning time? A manicure and a haircut?

I'm going to start obedience school, too, and I'm so glad to know it's a place where you can take naps. Do they give you treats, too?

Lenny said...

She's kind of like a barnacle or something...Stella the Starfish?

Your friend, Lenny

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

Love the Aire-pics!

kaui said...

stanley! i missed ur silly comments!! i know i dont leave much either but your comments always make me n momma laugh. ur sister is gettin so big! i think me and u should make an apt for a PAWdicure. hhehee ;)

Bogart said...

Hehehe - fuzzy goiter. :)

Good luck with all of the Aire-cuts...


Anonymous said...

Stanley & Stella
Nanny kept starring at your goiter and really thoughts you was sickest, boy are we's glad it was your silly little sissy, she is getting soooooooobig and pweety tells your girl to live some of her pwetty curlies.

Pacco de Mongrel said...

great pic there....with stella butt stuck near ur face...

stan, u doesn't seemed to be enjoying the class as much as stella do...

maybe getting a girlfriend from the class can help make things lively...

Martha said...

Your classes look like fun. Anywhere you can sleep and play with other puppers must be a good time! Love, Martha

Gus and Louie said...

Looks like you met lots of nice fur-pals at your obedience training. Louie and I are scheduled to start class March 18th. Mom says we need to learn some manners. Then I get to go on the herding classes. The trainer lady said Louie would not be able to herd since he is deaf and wouldn't be able to hear the commands. I thought Mom was going to cry when she heard that. She is hoping that maybe the lady will let us herd as a team since Louie follows me and copies what ever I do. Keep your paws crossed..

Scruffy & Lacie said...

We see Mag and Mitchie were questioning ur's not...f u n g u s is it,Stan...Like from wearin' tips?? LIKE FAKE DOG NAILS???

hahahahahahahahahhaaaaaaaa, hehhehehhehehehehehehehhehe
wild hysterical terrier boyz laughter...

Snorts, chuckles, guffaws, and finally farts...

laughing to hard to sign name....

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Stanley, Stanley...
Please 'scuse my's cold and nasty here and they haven't burned off any steam today...and when they don't do that, they become immature, rude and offensive.
You and Stella look so 'dorable in those pix, specially the one where she's glued to your head. How did you pop her off anyway????

You have very long Dale legs!! Bet you could chase Scruff and Babystan all over our yard and EAT them alive...!!!

Tell Stella I had no idea she and Taffy were an "item"...she has very good taste in boyz...he's such a sweetie...and good lookin' too!!! Stella is quite the little furball!!! Oh my, it's like lookin' in the mirror when I look at her!!

Miss you both lots...

Momo & Pinot said...

Stanley and Stella!! You're back!! :) We stared at your picture with Stella's legs and tail for a while and started laughing hard. :) Oh my! You're a good team!!

You have many nice buddies in the class. Nice Nice!

Momo & Pinot

Amber-Mae said...

Glad you're back again! Oh my, you look sooo half dead during your OB class & I can't see Stella's eyes in the last photo at all! She's gonna need that haircut, hee!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Lorenza said...

After your explanation we had a big laugh! Rascal!
I hope you had a great weekend!
Kisses and hugs

BenTheRotti said...

Mum took one look at your *earless* photo and fell in love.. so now I have to put up with her oohing and aahing in my ear!

I gotta say though.. you are one handsome devil!!

love, licks and tail wags,

Ben xxxx

Kirby said...

YEAH, Stanley is BACK! I've missed you bud. I hope your girl is doing well on her thesis. Mom has mulled going back to school to work on her masters, and I'm doing my best to discourage her. He he! No study time = more Kirby time! I totally understand the fuzzy hair/long nail thing. Mom FINALLY took me to be groomed last week, now I look like an adorable Airedale again. Licks to you and Stella!!

Your pal,

Patience-please said...

Hi Stanley and Stella-
we can totally relate with the human writing but not on what we want her to. Glad it was Stella and not a goiter.

wags from the whippets - don't feel like you have to visit or comment 'cause we know your human is too busy, we just wanted to say hey

Ume said...

hiya Stanley,
Stella sure makes the cutest goiter! can't wait to c pix of her new hairdo!

have fun at your classes!

Persephone & Buster said...

hey stan the man...44 comments!!? just about your dirty nails!...
well -- and other important stuff too. i'm still trying to understand the concept of an o bee dee ant terrier...and an aireedale to boot. or is that dee ant o bee? wellll---whatever. i've come to do my duty as one of the choosen keepers of the girl... type woman type! finish that lispy sea for you sister and get out in the fresh air. spring is almost sprung and a dogs gotta do what a dogs gotta do...and that means check out everything out there...sort of like this's out there. but what would you expect from me...theBUSTER --->SLURPS for the goobette and still waiting for stanley to visit so we can compare notes ;O}

Persephone & Buster said...

hey stan the man...44 comments!!? just about your dirty nails!...
well -- and other important stuff too. i'm still trying to understand the concept of an o bee dee ant terrier...and an aireedale to boot. or is that dee ant o bee? wellll---whatever. i've come to do my duty as one of the choosen keepers of the girl... type woman type! finish that lispy sea for you sister and get out in the fresh air. spring is almost sprung and a dogs gotta do what a dogs gotta do...and that means check out everything out there...sort of like this's out there. but what would you expect from me...theBUSTER --->SLURPS for the goobette and still waiting for stanley to visit so we can compare notes ;O}

Clover said...

Hi Stanley and Stella!
How are you doing?! Sounds like you are up to lots of fun - good work on your classes! I love school.
Thanks for sharing your cute photos with us, we sure love looking at you two!!
Love Clover xo
P.S. The puppy I was showing you before (the chunky black and white 3 week old girl) was a puppy my mom briefly considered getting for me. As a sister. :) But she is going to another good home, I remain sister-less for another while!

Cat Naps in Italy said...

Oh Stanley, it is soooo nice to meet you! Asta is one of our favorite pups! You are a lucky dog!

Your friends at obedience class sure look like nice doggies. There is a reason you don't see any cats in class; obedient cat is an oxymoron! Hahahahahaha!

Looking forward to spending time with you in Ireland!

Ciao bello!
Opus and Roscoe

Alasandra said...

Hi Stanley, can't wait to meet you in person tomorrow. Ireland is going to be so much FUN!, glad you are coming with us.

Hope your human finishes her thesis soon.

Scylla, Charybdis & Socks

Ike said...

That was quite the scare with that goiter. I think you need a foot bath more than a trim!

Cat Naps in Italy said...

See you tomorrow in Pisa! Can't wait!
Love Your New Friends,
Opus and Roscoe

Dilly said...

Hewo Stanley!
Hewo Stella!
Dilly post new fotoes for Stanley today!

Hope like!

Dilly LARFFF at Stanley foto!! HEHEHEH! Stella luv Stanley very much alot! Cuddol up close!!!

MoMo said...

Hi, Stanley, thanks for dropping in. Looking forward to seeing you in Pisa. I am leaving soon. Being an Australian kitty I live in the future.

BTW I am also supervising my SS's thesis. These graduate students are a handful, sooooo disorganized!

wally said...

Hi Goob! I've missed you but this supersized post really made my day. You may need a mani-pedi but I'm seriously worried about that goiter.


ps. Please tell Stella that I'm taken--by one GOOBERSTAN.

powder-puff said...

Hey Stan the man and stella!

Oh i was worried about that goiter, until i slowly realized it did resemble the cute and furry Stella girl!!

Hope you have a great day!

The Cat Realm said...

Hahahahah - you had us concerned there for a moment!
You are aware that we will be meeting you tomorrow in Ireland after lunch in Italy, right???
You email comes bouncing back all the time.......

Huskee Boy said...

OMdoG.. Stella is such a sweet pup to cuddle up to you when you are asleep. I bet she thinks that's the safest spot in the whole world and that her big brother will paw-tect her!
Those pups that you met at Obedience Class are all so adorable.. mom says it makes her want to rush out and get a pup.. Of course I have loads to say about that!

Hercules said...

Mom got all worried when she read about the goiter...she almost picked up the phone without even reading the rest of the blog...she's so funny like that. I think you could use a manicure...Personally, I would just wade through the tub after Mom takes a bath and it pretty much takes care of that problem-I HATE my feet being touched!

Love, Herc

ps Ask your Mom if she is coming over on Sunday...My Mom says she hopes so...

Jan said...


We saw those photos of what your furry touring group did to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. No more Thundering Herd in ancient buildings.

Hope you are having a great trip.

Jan's Funny Farm

Molly and Gertrude said...

Hey Stan,
if you want to join Planet Airedale that would be cooolio! You just have to sign up to becomea member and then you have access to all the forums which are fun fun fun! There is a great group of girl and boy Dales on there from all over the world. Then all you have to do is start posting! (warning - may take over your life!!)
Love Mol and Gert

Sassy Kat said...

Hey Stanley, just wanted to say that I have enjoyed our first day in Ireland. I so nice to finally meet you.

Alasandra said...

Hi Stanley wasn't the pizza in Pisa good. Glad you could come along. ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

Momo & Pinot said...

Hello Stanley boy!
Just wanted to come and say thank you for joining our trip to Italy and Ireland!!! That trip was crazy but so much fun!!!

Momo & Pinot

Anonymous said...

Hi Stanley - We are so glad you joined the St. Patrick's Day adventure!! Asta always talked about you and now we finally meet... You two a are such a funny and sweet couple!

And let's be honest... this adventure is far more excited than thesis duty, hahaha.

Karl & Ruis

Maggie & Mitch said...

OMG! We couldn't help but think of you, Stanley!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Orable & Charlie said...

Hi Stanley - and thanks for visiting my blog! I'm exciting about our Ireland adventure, too - what fun we shall have!

Looks like you're one lucky pup to have so many friends to play with, too.

& slobbers

Frasier said...

Hi Stanley
We were laughing so hard at your goiter!That is so funny!
Mummy is going home to India for the wedding and since the groom has to give the bride everything white,she and her mom are going crazy buying stuff here!!!
See you when she gets back

Deefor said...

Those are some great photos. Are you sure that goiter isn't just your ear? Hope you're getting lots of treats in that class. I was in a special one for petite pooches. Treat city.


Amber-Mae said...

Just wanted to let you know that I've changed my blog URL becoz some crackpot has been visiting my blog & leaving mean comments & we know who it is. Just click on my name & it will direct you there.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Anonymous said...

Stan the Man
Thank you for visiting my blog and your warm welcome. I hope we become great friends like you are with Ruby. I look forward to meeting you and Stella and your girl.
Your sissy looks like a fun girl give her and yourself some smoochies.
Hugs,Bellyrubs & Smoochies

pee-ess Nanny was wanting a puggy for a long time and she is soooo happy and me too.


Hey Stan, If you are going to have a goiter, the best type to have is a Stellagoiter!! Ha Ha

Woofs and Eskie Kisses from Casper, Buddy and Nikki

Marvin said...

dearie me, I did not like the look of the goiter, most freakish!

Just popped by to bark "Farewell", I am leaving the blogosphere for a while.

Take care and we have so loved your blog posts.

Your friend ~ Marvin xxxxxx

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

Happy upcoming birthday, Stan man!

Mojo said...

Stan, Stan, Stan. When you've got Stellafeet in your ear and Stellabum under your nose, don't just look lugubrious in the other direction.

Bite the bum!