Always In Our Hearts

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Caring for the Elderly

A few weeks ago my hooman girl rescued this grandma sock monkey from certain death. She was in the FREE box at a yard sale. When my girl picked her up a little hooman pup said, "Excuse me, but what kind of home are you going to give her?"

My girl thought that was a little cheeky, coming from a girl who was giving her granny sock monkey away for FREE. But, my girl waved toward her car parked down the street, and said, "It's for my boy, Stanley."

As if on cue I stuck my head out the window and gave a loud goober salute to the granny sock monkey. The hooman pup gave her blessing, and my girl introduced me to my new friend.

Actually, we were thinking of rehoming this sock monkey to Montreal, knowing that our own Sophina La Brador was an aficionado. But alas, we did not think granny sock monkey would survive the trip.

Since she is going to retire here in GooberStan to live out her days in luxury, I thought it might be a great idea for us to open up a sock monkey sanctuary. You know. For all those forgotten or ready-to-retire sock monkeys.

What do you think?

Could all the elderly sock monkeys of the world use a little goober lovin' before they go to that great sock monkey mountain in the sky?

What?! You think I'm being a little rough?

Granny is tougher than she looks. (By the way, I am NOT disrobing her. Her dress was already hanging off her body when we met.)

Goober Love,


the Corgi Girls said...

Stanley, have you had any Wallymellon recently? You seem quite frisky these days, BOL!

We've never seen a sock monkey with clothes and a hat (it is a hat in that pic isn't it?)

Don't let Stell see, she might get jealous!

M & I

Sparky said...


Whoa, you got a new sock monkey? An old granny sock monkey?! That's pawesome! I'm sure she's in good hands, and you'll look after her carefully.

I hope you have a grrrrEAT day!


Gus said...

ssssTanley...that must be the greatest sock Monkey ever! I lurv her. Take good care of her. Rescued stuffies are the best


Asta said...

My Dawlingest Dawling Stanley,

Nothing would be a bettew ending to any sock monkeys glowy days than to be getting goobew love fwom you in theiw be covewed in lucious juicy goober smooches ..heaven
I love Gwanny sock monkey
love and all my smoochie kisses
your ASTAroni FuzzButt Sweatpea

Chef said...

Great presents, Stanley!

Did you get your package from Sherman, Penny and Lola yet? I'm trying to finish up with the Good Exchange and I don't want to leave anyone out.


Ruby Bleu said...

I think that is a pawsome idea Stanny!!! It could be the next Boca Raton! Will there be golf and bingo too???

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...


We dont think you are being rough at all. It seems that you are giving the almost-forgotten granny all the love she deserved.

Boy n Baby

Bogart said...

Stanley, you've got that "I'm not guilty" look in the last photo... well done, my friend :)


Peanut said...

What a great sock monkey. We bet that little girl didn't want to give her granny sock monkey away. We bet her evil mom made her.

Kirby said...

Hi Stanley,

What a wonderful thing to suggest. A sock monkey sanctuary. Then you could have all of the old and unwated and unloved sock monkeys. Now, that would be nice. If it happens and you get too many, I'd be more then happy to assist as s backup or remote sanctuary! He he!!

Your pal,

Moco said...

One great idea. What better place to retire than GooberStan.

Faya said...

Oh this grandma sock monkey looks so nice....take a good care of her... I wonder how old she is...Maybe older than your Girl.....
Kisses, Faya

Maggie & Mitch said...

What a find! We think a sock monkey sanctuary is a great thing! If we knew an ailing sock monkey we'd sure let her know about your wonderful retreat!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh that's so nice to care for elderly stuffie.
I'm sure she's in good paws now

~ Girl girl

Caz and Ludo the cool dude said...

Great sock granny You def should set some sort of retirement palce for sock monkeys. It looks like your going to care for her very well.take care

Ludo the cool dude

Petra said...

That sock monkey is so lucky that you found him, Stanley!

My mom loves to go to yard sales and she usually finds something for me when she does. I'm going to have her look for a sock monkey for me, too!

powder-puff said...

Hey stan!

I like the sound of a sock monkey sanctuary i might have to start a branch of my own to give some sock monkeys a little bit of puff love too!!

lots of love

Sophie Brador said...

Stanny, You know what I think of a sock monkey sanctuary. If my monkey ever decides to retire, he's going straight to Gooberstan.

Sophoober Bradoober

Simba said...

Looks like you were been very gentle with the sock monkey.

Simba x

Gaia the Airedale said...

Cute sock monkey! I want one! Cept its old, shell be out in no time! hehe check out my blog Stan, free samples of my moms treats!

puppy breath,

Pug and Bugg said...

Super cool that you made a new elderly friend! We think she likes you!

Aniemother said...

I've never met a sock monkey in person (uh.. sock? monkey..?), but I think the sanctuary idea is great! All deserve a place to relax and be happy in their retirement!


Petey said...

I'm not sure this is a good idea, Stanley. You may become known as the Dr. Kevorkian of Elderly Sock Puppets.

Your pal,


wally said...


That is a wonderful philanthropic project. I wonder if Brangelina would be willing to donate millions for your Sock Monkey Sanctuary. It could be an international project, with Sophie on board.

Have a great fourth. Are you going to have Wallymelon? I'm going to have some laced with Melatonin because I do hate the boomers.


Mango said...

I hope when I am ready to retire that I don't have to spend my time in the mouth of a black and tan. I'm not so sure granny is enjoying herself as much as you are.


Agatha and Archie said...

That elderly sock monkey looks like a nice enough kid....but really...lets not kid ourselves....we all know what the proper thing to do with them don't we???well Jackson and I do anyway......22 seconds...destuffed...flat.......If we had any pieces of our sock monkey to send to your old age home we would...but they are in pieces...Love A+A

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Granny sock monkey is in the best possible paws, Stanley! If she were here, with us, she would probably 'splode all by herself. There seems to be a lot of that going on lately, at our house. We don't know what the problem is! Have a pawsome 4th of July!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

the 4 Bs said...

we wonder if you are being appropriately respectful of the granny sock monkey, but we know she appreciates the goober love that only you can bestow.


Momo & Pinot said...

Stanley Boy!

This sock monkey is lucky to be retired at Gooberstan!!! We love your last picture! You have a gorgeous smile! :)

Have a pawsome long weekend!

Momo & Pinot

Noah the Airedale said...

If we come across any sock monkeys Stanley we'll be sure to send them to you. I couldn't think of a better place for them.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Deefor said...

That's the oldest sock monkey I've ever seen. Good thing she's got you to take care of her. She looks very happy. Maybe you can start a home for old stuffies.


Joe Stains said...

wow, I never knew there was a need for sock monkey retirement homes, what did I know! I think gramma sock monkey is very lucky to have found you guys!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

How goes it man! I haven't heard from you in a while! How is the Octopus? Is he still alive? Has Stella let you see much of him?

That sock monkey looks like a lot of fun to pull on! Have you gotten any limbs off yet?

Mr. T-Bone Beasley


Hi Goober Stan,

Just stoppong by to say hello. We think your idea of starting a sock monkey santurary is wonderful.

The Mommy says us sused to have a sock monkey when she was a lottle girl but I've never even seen one.


Huskee Boy said...

Hi Stanley,
I can see that you are giving a lot of goober-love to the sock monkey!

Willow the Black Dale said...

Stan, if we come across ANY sock monkey consider them yours. I think your crib would be a great resting place for them. Stanleys Sock Monkey Rescue!!


Asta said...

Stanley my angel Heawt..
I missed you and kept dweaming of the fun we could have had at that house togethew..sighhhh..I hopeyou and Stella and youw Giwl had some fun while I was gone and that the boom booms didn't upset you!
I would have loved to shawe those pizzas wif you..
when we got home, the house was OK xept Myrna was in a dead faint and kept sighing uncontwollably, I hope she's not you have any idea what happened?
smoochie kisses

Clover said...

Hey Stan & Stella!
That is a great idea - an elderly sock monkey home!! You are very sweet to think of something like that.
Love Clover xo

William Tell said...

We're glad granny sock monkey is being loved in her new home. That's what granny sock monkeys are for!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Deetz said...

A free sock
I think you will take really good care of the sock monkey

Finni said...

A sock monkey sanctuary sounds a wonderful addition to GooberStan, complete with daily work-out to keep all the sock monkeys in shape. I can just see Stella barking the work out into shape ... sigh .. I want to be a sock monkey!
Bye for now
Finni xx

Asta said...

My Dawlingest Stanley Boy
I'm so glad you liked my tummy shots..I always think of you when I pose..that lovely owange banana was made by Maggie's Mom last yeaw's bootiful, and I think the flag should be owange too, but no body asked me..
I miss you my Sweet Goobew..I hope you'we OK..I have and eaw infection and got a shot in my Bumbum, and now I have to take pills and goop in the eaw fow two weeks..boooohoooo
smoochie kisses
youw AstawoniFB
lots of tiny smoochies to my bbff Stella