Always In Our Hearts

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Roadtrip GooberStyle

So. Last week my Aunt Kelly came to GooberStan to visit for a few days before she headed off to Iowa with us to visit our Goober Granny. She sure knows what a boy like me wants!

Here's Stella putting in her request with Aunt Kelly.

And here's Aunt Kelly obliging the Stellanator.

The trip to Iowa was almost 6 hours long. I offered to drive the first leg of the trip.

Stella called shotgun.

Stella couldn't leave me alone during the trip so she joined me in the back seat.

I'm a notorious backseat driver, and am barking out some constructive driving criticism to Aunt Kelly.

When not monitoring the driving I was on the lookout for cow sitings! Those cows drive me NUTS, I'm telling ya.

After going off about the cows I had to grab me a Pooh Bear for a little Stuffy Therapy session.

We got to granny's pretty late. Stella & I just had enough time to get a wrasslin' session in before bedtime.

We took some time out for a little goober cuddle until it was time....

... for me to warm up my girl's makeshift bed.

I got to meet my cousins for the first time. This is Ashley and her new pup Rayne.

Here Stella is sucking up to the hooman pup. Me? I ran right up to her and put my snout in her face. Then I ran my juicy goober tongue all the way up to her hairline! (Mmmm. Mmmm. Nothing tastes better than hooman pup!)

We went for a little hike at my girl's fave childhood park. Here's Stella recharging her AireZen as she overlooks the mighty Mississippi.

We didn't seem to be able to get together on a photo, so I had the girl take some solo shots of me.

I was jonesin' for a swim, but my girl said she'd drown me herself if I even thought of jumping into the Mississippi River.

I just had to show you a photo of my juicy tongue in all its glory. It's magnificent!

My girl is leaving on vacation today to Colorado, so we won't be posting or visiting for the next week or so. Here we are saying our good-byes.

Stella couldn't wait for the girl to leave, since that meant she'd be going to stay with Hercules and his hooman sissy pup for the week. (Merv & I will be house sitting with a personal servant on call during the week.)

Stella can be a very affectionate pup, but here she is giving my girl the Heisman.

Hope all you buddies have a great week. We'll fill you in on our adventures once our girl gets home!
Goober love,


Petey said...

Stanley! I've been wondering where you've been, buddy! That shot of you and little Stella snuggling was too cute. And your big bologna tongue beats mine any day.

Have a fun vacation!

Your pal,


Ruby Bleu said...

A roadtrip to Iowa...what an adventure!!! I hope you have a nice relaxing time with Merv! I will miss you and by the time your Girl is back, I should be all moved in to my new home - W00t! I'm make sure to take pix!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Sparky said...


Sorry I haven't visited your blog for a long, long time! Life has sure been busy, but I'm glad to have the time to catch up on my pal's bloggin'!

Wow, that road trip looks like it must have been a BLAST! (Except for the many cows along the way)

Ahhh, there's nothing like the good ol' butt rubs in that first picture, eh? I can never get enough of 'em!

I must say, your tongue is HUGE! I'm sure everyone you meet really appreciates your big goober kisses.

I hope your human girl as a good vacation, we'll miss you guys this week! Can't wait 'till you're back. I hope you have a grrrrEAT day!


Maggie and Mitch said...

What a treat to see tons of GREAT pictures of you guys! You and Merv keep watch over the place, Stanley and keep out of trouble! Tell Stella to have a blast with Herc and his new sissy! And we hope your girl has a very relaxing vacation in Colorado!
We'll miss you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Stanislaw said...

We'll miss you while you're gone! Make sure to use that massive tongue for some tasty feasting. I've also figured that human puppies make for great licking opportunities. They often have food on their faces!

Gaia the Airedale said...

Wow Stan you have a huge tongue! I dont mind riding in the car but for too long can get boring! Hope your momma has a nice vacation!

puppy breath,

Petra said...

What a fun time you guys are having! I loved all of the pictures but my favorites are the tongue shot, Stanley --- and then Stella giving your girl a hug.

Deetz said...

How exciting.....You are a good backseat driver!! Cows drive me crazy too. I can't wait to hear about you and Stella's adventures....I will miss you

Sophie Brador said...

Stanny! My mom has a quilt just like that one on your girl's makeshift bed. Her great goober gran made it, out of psychedelic 60s polyester squares ... or maybe 70s. Who can remember. I just know it will likely melt into a ball in a fire.

I'm glad your mom didn't let you in the Mississippi. I heard there was a big oil spill. Not sure if it was that far north, but still. Must protect your goober coat.

See you when the girl gets back.


William Tell said...

Hope you all have fun on your vacations. Give that sitter a run for her money, too!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Lorenza said...

Hi, Stan!
I hope you all have a great vacation!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

I bet you are a great driver!! I can't imagine what it must be like to be in a car for that long!! Tanner was in the car for like 3 days coming to AZ from Ohio. Could you imagine being in a car WITH TANNER for that long?! Anyway, I hope you guys have fun while your human is in colorado, I am sure she will miss you SO MUCH!

Harry said...

You have an incredibly long tongue there Stanley!

I hope your week without you mum passes quickly. I'm sure it'll be nice to have a Stella free weeek though, right?

Toodle pip
Harry x

Simba said...

You got so many cuddles and tummy rubs, you lucky things.

Simba x

Murphey said...

Hope your lady enjoys her vacation, even if she isn't taking you with her!


Moco said...

What a nice trip. We will be glad to have you back after the vacation. You and Merv stay out of trouble. No ordering from late night TV.

Bogart said...

Woo-hoo! ROAD TRIP!

I bet you're gonna miss your mama, but it sounds like everything is gonna be fine. Have fun and give a few smooches to the Stellanator for me...


Nessa said...

We think human pups always are sticky with something, which is why they taste so good!

Mango said...

The butt scratch is very soothing. You get a whole week off from Stella! Hooray! You can let your gooberness shine.


jaffeboy said...

Nice drive! Very interesting "pre-bed" play routine. I should try that one night.

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Stanley,
I guess by now you and Merv are hanging out together home alone. Hope it's going well.
Love the holiday snaps matie. Wow the Mississippi River looks pretty big.
Catch you soon.

Noah xx

Jackson said...

Hey pals, hope you have a great time and your girl enjoys her vacation. Catch you when you get back! Jx

Suki Sumo said...

You two are excellent road trippers! I bet your girl will miss you SO so much while she's vacationing in CO.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Have fun in Colorado. The week will be over before you know it..
Have fun..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Pacco de Mongrel said...

6 hours!! that sounds like the longest road trip ever...

but everything is worth seeing those wonderful scenery...

Agatha and Archie said...

Have fun!! We will miss you!! Love and kisses A+A

wally said...

Oh I will miss you but I am enjoying your travelogue. I can't wait to hear what you and Merv have been up to. Looks like a fun time in the ole Iowa. I drove through there once. I left pee mail on a "Welcome to Iowa" sign. Could you still read it when you were there?

wally t.

the 4 Bs said...

Hey Stanley and Stella, that was a nice visit with your realtives that you had. we hope you don't get too lonely for your mom while she is in Colorado. have fun, but be good, okay?


Deefor said...

That looks like a good adventure. I love finding animals out the window. Cows. Deer. Cute human pup.

Hope your girl enjoys Colorado. If she sees me tell her to say: Are you Deefor the famous Denver dog? I keep waiting to be recognized.


Asta said...

I can't stand this anymowe..I miss you sooo much..I've been playing nuwsie and stuff to ouw fwiends wif ouchies, but I'm wowwied about you and can't stop wondewing if you'we OK..You tongue is second to none..and that bootiful hooman pup was vewy lucky to get the full goobew tweatment..I hope the bugs awe leaving you alone and that you and Mewv awe having a gweat time
all my love
youw Astawoni fuzzbuttsweatpea

Huskee Boy said...

Lovely tongue-shot Stan!! What an adventure you and the Stellanator had...
Hope your girl's having a pAWESOME time in Colorado.


Wow that is one big tongue!

Martha said...

That looked like a really good time. I hope you have lots of fun while your Mom is in Colorado. Love, Martha

Aniemother said...

That looked like a nice drive! And you have one impressive tongue!


Asta said...

My Sweet Heawt Stanley
I missed you mowe that I can wewe always wif me in my heawt and thoughts though.
I'm so glad youw Giwl and the little goobette awe home wif you and Merv..and Thank you fow youw stwong wowds of encouwagement about Jackson..With his stwength and ouw pwayews we can have miwacles
smoochie kisses
your ASTARONI FB forever

Asta said...

Stanley my sweet Goober Boy,
You know all my wiggles awe fow you..I was just hoping to cheew Jackson up wif my outwageous getup..He did giggle a little, so I was glad
smoochiest of smoochie kisses youw ASTAWONI sweatpea pupgiwl

Boo said...

stanley, are you back from the trip? i saw you have the pink piggy. faya sent one to dopes too but i stole it. LOL

wet wet licks


Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

We hope your girl will enjoy he vacation and we love your solo pictures. You look very handsome.

Boy n Baby

Maya and Kena said...

Hi Stanley and Stella!
Great pics! Hope you guys are having a great time and that your week without your mommy goes by fast.
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Orable & Charlie said...

That's quite a trip - I wonder if the car smelled like dog breath after six hours? (though with us it was more like after 10 mins!) And that's one weird-looking puppy; do they let you play with it?

licks & slobbers

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

What a tongue...we just put it on ur puter as the background...Stan's tongue and the Mississippi will be a feature in our kitchen for at least a week.

Hope ur guys had a fab it possible you've grown, Stan? You look hooge!!!!!

Gotta go and finish up the laundry cuz Mumsie's too lazy and I want fresh sheets....

Cute Lakie barks...Laciegirl

Kirby said...

Stanley? Stella? Are you home yet? Has your girl come home and given you kisses and hugs? I've missed you both, and can't wait to hear what you've been up to!

Your pal,

Clover said...

Sounds like so much is going on in Gooberstan!! Safe trip to all of you and can't wait to see you back here!
Love Clover xo

Randi said...

Aww Stan & Stella - what a great trip to Iowa! & I sure hope you will be OK with your peoples gone...just know you can always head west & stay with me...

love & licks,

wally said...

Hey Stan!

I should have known that you have GREAT taste in movies and would recognize a good 'un--I bet you and I could do some be-spandexed duets, too! Is your mum home yet? I hope she had a great vacay, though I bet she spent the whole time pining for YOU.

wally t.