Always In Our Hearts

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Alma The Airegirl

This is Alma. She is a cute little Airedale stuffie who was very loved by a little girl who always wanted an Airedale. When the little girl grew up, she began to forget about her stuffies... including little Alma. When her family moved away, they left some things behind in their old house, and Alma was one of them.

Alma has been trying to find her family ever since. In the meantime, she travels all over the world for Airedale Rescue, and because my good buddy, Kirby the Aireboy, thought she should come to GooberStan, he arranged for her trip by making a donation to Airedale Rescue in celebration of my birthday!

Stella & I were stinkin' excited to meet Alma, and to get started on showing her how the goober half lives!

Merv even extended the paw of friendship to Alma, who became fast friends with my catbro. (That Alma knows how to schmooze.)

We only had a few days together, so the goobette training for Alma begain immediately. We repaired to the backyard to begin the training process. (Alma even accessorized for the occasion.)

Alma jumped right in with all four paws and joined Stella in some hammock surfing.

Alma is a natural. Plus, she had a mighty good grip on Stella the whole time.

Here I'm prepping Alma for the Buckaroo Goober ride. I'm checking to see if she was ready, and she gave me a paws up sign.

I bucked and galloped and cavorted all around the yard, yet I couldn't get the stuffie girl to fall off.

So, we moved right into the wrasslin' & bitey face portion of the training.

It started out as a 3-way wrasslin' match, but Stella bowed out pretty quickly. That Alma is one scrappy chica! She went for that under-the-collar move and I thought I was a goner!

We finally called it a "draw". And, if you're thinking that Alma's getting a little frisky with me post wrasslin', she's NOT. She was just telling me about where she learned all her moves.

Alma had such a blast hanging with us goobers, she decided to become a GooberStanian citizen. In celebration of her decision, we bestowed upon Alma the groovy hat. (It was a wee bit big for her.)

Gradually, she worked out the best angle to wear it.

Awww. She's a cutie pie, but she's also rough, and tough, and has a personality MUCH bigger than her actual size!

In our excitement, Stella & I did a little goober dance of joy for Alma!

No sooner did we complete the paperwork for her GooberStanian passport, it was time for us to say good-bye. We sent Alma off with a boatload of goober smooches for the road, and for her to pass out along the way!

Alma, you are a goob among goobs and we here in GooberStan salute you! Come back ANYTIME!
Goober love,
Stanley & Stella
If you want to read more of Alma's story, you may do so here.


Sophie Brador said...

Wow! If my mom donates some money, can I come to Gooberstan and get Gooberfied too? Of course, I'm already a citizen, but it would sure be cool just to come and hang around with you two. Besides, my mom has abandoned me anyway and Stella would benefit so much from an in-house Diva session.


Ruby Bleu said...

OMD Alma has had so many great adventures but I bet the best of all was probably her visit to Gooberstan! I am so envious!

Lots of Licks, your Ruby Bug

Deefor said...

If I donate some money can I send Arrow to Gooberstan? I have to see if he has a passport. You really showed Alma a great time. I love her hat.


Noah the Airedale said...

I bet Alma didn't want to leave Gooberstan. You and Stella showed her a great time Stanley.
I'd hate to think of the condition she'd be in if she came for a visit here....eeeep.


Girl Girl Hamster said...

Alma sure is a pawsome stuffie. I think you doggies and kitty are really nice to her while she's there too

~ Girl girl

Gus said...

Stanley, you have started a trend. I am donating to Airedale Rescue and sending you Teka. She can help Alma raise money for rescue, because after a couple of visits from Teka, people will pay a premium for ALMA! Thanks for sharing her story.


wally said...


Alma got STELLA to back down? Whoa. I think I might need one of those to attach to my baby brudder.

wally t.

ps. I am 100% certain that if my ma ape were to ever meet you she would fall on her knees and smother you with smooches. And while you are a special dude I wouldn't feel too special because of this. My ma ape is a hussy and falls for any dog who crosses her path. But since you're my pal you're extra special.

Mango said...

You taught that Alma a lot of good goober moves, but looks like she has some of her own with that whole attaching herself to your neck thing.


P.S. Stella, that note you left me almost made you sound kind of, uh, Sweet! But I think if you ever came to visit you would make your shrieky voice at me.

Bernard Hinault Lilje said...

WOW-- you are such an awesome trainer and mentor!!! Alma is very lucky----
Props to your photographer too--great pics :)


Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Cool! She gets around!! (How did she leave all in one piece? That's what we wanna know)

the 4 Bs said...

that Alma is such a cutie pie friend of yours. Brody would like to play with her, but if you remember Burt - well, let's just say Dr. Snitchybug may be employed for a long time if Alma comes to visit Brody. you two were nice hosts to her though and showed her a good time. that's a visit that she will never forget.


Joe Stains said...

That is such a good idea, and you guys were great hosts. Is there somewhere I can send $25 so that someone takes tanner? FAR AWAY preferably?

Asta said...

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Bogart said...

So she would be Almoober then, eh? :)


Randi said...

Hey Goobs! Alma is quite the little brave pup to hang out with the Stellenator...she must know ti-kwon-do or somethin...

love & licks,

Maggie and Mitch said...

Alma is just adorable and we can tell that she loves living with you guys!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Murphey said...

That Alma looks like she had a BLAST in GooberStan. You could rent it out as a vacation spot for pups with all those activities.

Murph : )

Eric said...

I can see Alma had a great time in Gooberstan. You two taught her well, without any treat rewards too...pawsome. Wags. Eric