Always In Our Hearts

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Goober Girl Goes to Prom & P.G.A.

In the little hamlet adjacent to GooberStan, they have a 60 year old tradition on prom night. They have what they call a Prom Walk, where all the high school aged hoomans parade from the center of town to the high school, dressed in their finest. The whole town comes out to cheer them on and see who's wearing what and walking with whom. (It's a hotbed of gossip, I tell ya.)

Believe it or not, while Stella is not a bit shy with other animals, she IS a little shy when she first meets new hoomans. So, since I went to the Prom Walk last year, my girl decided to take Stella this year to give her a chance to practice her hooman-meeting-skills. Wouldn't you know, she got a few prom dates out of the deal.

This is Jessie. It took him awhile to gain Stella's trust, but once he did, she was willing to pose with her "date". He even sneaked in a few smooches during the photo shoot. (Don't worry, Taffy. She's just being polite to these boys and promoting relations between their town & GooberStan... kind of a goodwill tour. You are still her boy!)

This is Noah, one of Lady Bug's hooman brothers. He was willing to ditch his date if Stella would only say yes to going with him to prom.

He is transported by the prospect of a night of dancing with the Stellanator. (She, on the other paw, spotted a tiny hooman toddling around with a cookie in her hand.)

This is Noah's oldest brother, Seth. He was just there to witness the festivities, but he couldn't resist posing with Stella. (She doesn't look too distraught about the puparazzi either.)

Just so you know, Stella didn't break any girl's hearts by taking these boys up on their offers to escort her to prom. She's an ardent feminist and would never turn on her sistahs!

Now for a Public Goober Announcement from the head goober.

My birthday is next weekend, and while I love presents and treats as much as the next pup, I know I'm pretty spoiled already. Plus, your love and admAireration are more than enough. So, if you feel the itch to send me a present, please consider helping out a local animal shelter or doing something for a local rescue group in place of the present. Being a rescue dog myself, I know not all pups have it as good as I do.

If you've already gotten the present or sent it out, of course, I'm more than happy to accept your gracious gift. But as I'm nearing the ripe mature age of 2, I'm more and more thankful for my hoogirl, my sissy, my Mervcat, and for all of you pups, kitties and hammies who are my friends! That's enough for me.

There. I said it. Now go enjoy this spring weather!

Goober love,


Joe Stains said...

Our human girl's hometown had something like this too called The Grand March, but it was inside so no dogs allowed. Stella looked totally happy to be there, and those handsome boys sure seemed to love her! I think Noah's hair really went with Stellas.

Maggie & Mitch said...

What a hot little number that Stella is! There's going to be a war next year to see who gets to go to the prom with your girl, Stanley!
OOPS! Bummer! - our package is already in the mail!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Ruby Bleu said...

Wow...that Stella definitely has ALL the boys wrapped around her little paw! Those boys were totally digging her!

As for YOU my goober boy, you'll have to suffer thru getting a prezie from me. But I'm with you...I'm angry with my Mom for not helping me post to not send me prezzies...I loved getting them, but I'm such a lucky girl there are others who need them more. From now on that is what we are going to are such a giving goober!!! That's why I woof you so much!!!

Lots of lick, your Ruby Bug

Lorenza said...

Hi, Stan!
yes, Stella looked really happy being there with the boys!
Kisses and hugs

Gus said...

Stanley...tell Stella we bet she was the pretties pup at the parade. Teka would totally heart that whole thing. (see, she is teaching me a new language!)


Asta said...

Oh My Stanny
I am faint wif admiwation about youw selflessness...Stella is a heawtbweakew in the making, but I suwe admiwe how she sticks up fow hew sistahs..any guy would be lucky to have hew...but Taffy is the best!!!

Stanny as oosual I'm unpwepawed fow this biggest day of all..It's to pawsome to know what to do to pwopewly celebwate you my heawt..I'm at a loss
smoochie kisses

Peanut said...

That walk is kind of weird I think but then what can you say about humans. they are odd. Glad Stella got some human interaction. I bet all those boys would have taken her home if they could have. I can't believe you are getting so old already Stan man.

Amber-Mae said...

Oh wow, Stella sure got lots of admirers there! I think she'll be a great homecoming queen at the prom, hee!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh Stella sure is popular. :)
That's very nice of you to think of the other animals who are less fortunate.

~ Girl girl

Penny & Poppy said...

Stella sure has lots of boyfriends now! It looks like she did just fine meeting new peepol! You are such a generous Goober to ask everyone to send contributions to rescues instead of sending you presents. We will make a donation to the Airedale Rescue Group in your honor! We hope you have a pawsome birthday!

Poppy & Penny

Mango said...

Oh my, a prom parade. What next? Stella sure was a hit with the humans.


Faya said...

Stanley look where my Véronique make donation each year :
Ok it is in is a place for old dogs...too old to be adopted and Marina take care of them ...
Kisses, Faya

Cassidy said...

Aw, Stella looks so cute in those photos. I hope it helped her gain some confidence (loks like it did!)

Oh, and tell Stella, yes I will do shows with my brother Mick, but he will be in the boy classes, and me in the girl! If we were lucky enough to both win our class, we could meet for best puppy, but me no thinks me will get that far!
Cassidy x

Deetz said...

Wow, that is kinda cool what the hoomans do on Prom night there. Stella looked like she got along with the boys very well. She didn't look shy not one bit. My mum is so thankful for the Spring weather now. She hated the cold.
Are you going to have a party Stan?

Petra said...

Prom Walk sounds like a great idea! It looks like the weather was perfect it, too.

How fun that Stella got to be a part of it this year. AND she didn't even have to dress up. AND the boys loved her.

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh Stella such a heartbreaker!! You look totally enthralled to be there..... As for your birthday our main man we will donate to the MSPCA in your name......HAPPY BIRTHDAY EARLY!!!!! Love A+A

Bogart said...

Looks to me like Stella was "workin' it"!!!!


Finni said...

You look really excited about your birthday, Stanley ... those eyes!
Stella pulled, huh?! The little minx!
Finni xx

Dewey Dewster said...

Wow Stanley, now where was my mind when ya was talkin' 'bout Stella there....and me havin' a little bro Lakie, Toby. Ya know, he just doesn't understand Lakies of the female persuasion just yet but when I tell'em about Stella, he will go all google-eyed....and rubber-legs on me fer sure.....Hey Toby......

Dewey Dewster here.....

Ferndoggle said...

Um...I'm not sure how I feel about my little Stella Louella sharing the company of so many dashing young men.

I have way more fur, a WAY better personality (I'm sure) and will share my big donut bed with her...without a single grump.

Come on Stella...I'm a much bigger (boned) man than those chaps.


Moco said...

That Stella is quite the charmer. She has those boys wrapped around her little paw.
We will be down to the humane society to sponsor a dog for your birthday. We will send you the info when it is done.

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Stanley,
Oh wow.. Jessie looks cute (my mom made me say it!!).. Can't believe how pup-ular Stella was with the guys!! Your little sissy's all grown up.
Psst.. your pressie is already on it's way to Gooberstan!

Simba said...

I agree, Noah and Stella have the same hair style. Looks like good fun.

Simba xx

Ike said...

My mom keeps going on about how old she feels because the boys' haircuts were in style when she was little and it cracks her up.

Deetz said...

Hi Stanley and Stella
Mum posted pics of Charlotte if you want to meet her

Clover said...

Hi Stan & Stella!
Great pictures of you with your dates, you are very very cute, Stella!!
Stan - you are so sweet to request donations for shelters in lieu of gifts. Good idea!
Love Clover xo

Deetz said...

My ear hairs do look freakishly long in the video...lmao
My mum keeps threatening me with a grooming and bath, but I am avoiding it at all means.
Hope you find a scary eye photo for the contest....

wally said...

Aw Stella, playin' hard to get! My kinda girl. Love 'em and leave 'em!

I am getting SO EXCITED for your burpday, Stan! Cuz 1) I know you're going to get spoiled (and we'll get to see pictures) 2) I know I'm going to get spoiled (because you're totes one of my best buds) and 3) my ma ape is going to spoil the heck out of some dogs at the SPCA with liver cake in your honor! And we ALLLLLLL deserve it!


Sparky said...

Wow, Stella really does attract all the guys!

Your birthday's next weekend already?! Man how time flies by! Happy Early Birthday!


Pacco de Mongrel said...

i love to get the chance to pose with those handsome guys too...

4xBs said...

oh Stan, you are a dog with eloquence and grace. we admire you, buddy.

your little sissy is gonna be one heartbreaker, we just know it. every dude is gonna fall for her. they can't help it. We Know.

and you, the ripe old age of 2. if you get any more gracious, we are gonna have to come over there and give you a good game of wrassel. hee hee.

happy barkday buddy, we wuf ya.

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Stella is so popular. Who can resist a beautie like her?

Boy n Baby

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Wow! Did Stella let all of the boys know that she was kinda taken already?

It's almost your birthday! That's Gooberific!!! I would share my new duck with you, but I'm afraid that it's all honked out for the moment! I didn't know it was so close to your birthday! I have the best idea ever for you...could I please please send it to you!!!! I make donations to shelter dogs all the's only GooberStan's day once a year!!!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Sophie Brador said...


Don't worry. I'm not being stalked. Well, I am being stalked by the orange cat down the street who is trying to have me whacked, but that has nothing to do with blogging. But we are moving still movig. Not because of the orange cat, but because mom really wants walls and proper rooms.

So we're getting a 6 1/2, which in language the rest of the world understands means six actual rooms (2 bedrooms and a den) with a bathroom (the 1/2). Except that we actually get two 1/2s, because it is an old-style Montreal apartment with the toilet in one room and the other amenities in another. They should really call it a 7, except that people would think it had no 1/2 at all and might start peeing on the sidewalk. Well, I do, so I don't get what the big deal is.

Anyway, are you confused yet?

We are moving in May, but mom is also working her butt off on a big contract, so she hasn't had much time for my blog lately. That and she's supposed to be writing a thesis for her second master's, but hasn't written a word! Yikes. She is a bad role model.

Okay, hope that clears up some confusion, my manly Stanley. I can't wait for your b-day and hope you will be in the giant chat for it!


Deetz said...

I went right over to Wallys blog and invited him to send a pic for the contest...He seems like a really nice doggie. Thank you for introducing us. I don't like to be groomed, so I think my mum mentioned taking me somewhere and having someone else do it..I am kinda freaked about it. I like looking scraggly.

Randi said...

Hi Stanley!~ You sure a busy pimping out your sister as a good will ambassador for Gooberstan...but I guess she should learn her duties young...

Also...That pic of the kitty on my bloggy was taken AFTER I chased came right back out & then my mom/secretary was able to snap a pic...I don't know what I'd do if I'd catch a little kitty..but everyone has told me to watch out for my nose...I'll have to remember that..

One more thing...I think I saw that your mama likes Duran Duran on your profiles page? I know they are touring this summer..they are gonna be in San Diego on May 8th ..better check the internetty to see if they will be in Gooberstan soon!

Love & Licks,
Randi wrasslin yet with little friend Mona...hopefully soon!

Jackson said...

Hey Stanley, the whole prom thing is a bit strange for us in the UK as we don't really do it here. Stella seemed in her element though!

If it's OK with you, I'll make a donation to the Dog's Trust here in the UK in honour of your birthday. They're a shelter who never put a healthy dog to sleep so they get the paws up from me. J x

Jake of Florida said...

Hey Goober Boy,

We're starting to feel reeeealy sad 'cause you haven't been to visit us in a very vary long time. We see your name pop up on our trolls around town -- and wonder why oh why we haven't had a goober smooch in a such a long while!!

The Stellinator was way cute in the arms of those teeners.

She'll be a real babe before long -- you shopudl be proud!!

Jake and Just Harry

Maya and Kena said...

Hi Stanley and Stella!

Aww... those pics of Stella and the humans are so cute! She would make a perfect date! And that is so sweet of you Stanley... we'll do the same if anyone wants to send us something.... you're so smart!

I can't wait to see you two at Kena's surprise pawty! Wahoo! And thanks fur the idea about how everyone says why they were glad Kena was born and stuff! It sounds pawsome, we'll definitely do that!

Wags and licks,


Stella- You Go Girl!!!

Murphey said...

The lady fell in LOOOOOVE with smiling Stella. We're kinda jealous of her!


Noah the Airedale said...

Gosh Stella sure is pupulor with the boys lol. What a cutie pie she is.
That's very wise of you suggesting that we send donations to dogs or animals that's aren't as fortunate as us rather than sending pressies. Good idea matie.
We can still send you excellent barkday wishes though.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Eric said...

Hi Stella n Stan,
What a beauty! Hot to trot Stella! Love those prom photies.

Wagging at you, Eric x