Always In Our Hearts

Monday, August 18, 2008

Steve Miller Had It Right

This is a big shout out to all my friends who sent words of encouragement and advice about my bug... ahem, phobia. Thanks for being there for me and my girl. We're going to take this thing one bug at a time, and I'm starting with my ladybug stuffie.




We're also experimenting with a lot of different possibilities, including the comfort shirt idea. It didn't seem to make a difference with the bugs, but at least I got to sport a t-shirt that tells you something about me.





It's true. I AM the gangsta of love, and I've got the gun right there to prove it.






I started wondering if maybe Steve Miller was thinking of me when he wrote that song... until my girl reminded me that he wrote it over 30 years before I was born.







Stella said that if I'm the Gangsta of Love then she's the Gangsta of the Bathtub. I thought she could use some pointers on being a gangsta ~ from one gangsta to another.





Hey. At least she has a dream. For whatever reason she LOVES that bathtub, despite the UGLY combination of psycho deli colors and patterns she's exposed to everytime she jumps in there.







So, basically I'm going after this bug thing like a gangsta... after a little shut-eye. Hey. Even gangstas need their rest.



Some people call me the space cowboy... yeah

Some call me the gangster of love

Some people call me Maurice (a-wooo-WOOO)

Cause I speak of the pompitous of love




Love,
Stanley


23 comments:

Stanislaw said...

My folks had a cockatiel once that could whistle that song. Sort of. It was kind of like the remix version.

Hope your bugginess is getting better!

Ruby Bleu said...

Hi my Stanny...you look so HOT in your gangsta shirt - W00t!

And that Stella...CRA-ZY!

Lots of Loving Licks...your Ruby (bug)

Peanut said...

The shirt is so you. Hope you kick the bug problem in the rear soon.

Gus said...

Oh yeah! Cool shirt. Love the shower curtains. For some reason, my muzzer got a charge out of them too.


kisses
gussie

Mack said...

My mom calls my the Gangsta of Farts. Moooooom!!!

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day matie,
Even if the shirt doesn't help with the bug situation my sissies think you look real cute in it.
We sure hope you find a solution to the bug problemo.

tailwags
Noah

Maggie and Mitch said...

Those are super cool shower curtains, Stanley!
We hope you nip that bug problem soon! It's got to be very frustrating for you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sophie Brador said...

You beat me to the song Space Cowboy! Do you think Steve was maybe hanging out in a psychedelic bathtub when he wrote that little gem of wisdom? You know he's been on tour recently. Maybe you and I could get some tickets and go. Although I'm not sure either one of us could hold a lighter up in the air .... or light it for that matter.

xo
SB

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

That's pompiteus.

Boo said...

stanley, can i laugh about your bug phobia? can i?

i was away for a while too. the human said she was busy. busy with what, i have no clue but alas, i'm being treated well. that's all i care.

wet wet licks

Boo

Asta said...

Stanley Dawling, hehehehGangsta of Love!!! YESSS! I love you in youw shiwt! Stella the little gangsta of the tub..what a cutie!
I hope the buggie thewapy is wowking my sweet Goober Boy!
I too miss finnie..what a gowgeous noble doggie wif a big heawt, and soo bwave..I hope his Mommi is going to be OK
smoochiest of smoochie kisses
youw astawoni pupcake

Joe Stains said...

I think I pulled my pompitous once, it wasn't pretty.

Anyway, you look pretty cool in that shirt. I am not sure how in the world to help you with your bug phobia, but one thing Stella has going for her, there are no bugs in the tub!!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

are u taking shooting lesson.... shooting bugs might be a real task

the Corgi Girls said...

So is the sexy hot T-shirt helping any? Stan's to sexy for his shirt... to sexy for his shirt... too sexy, yeaaaaah! BOL!

I would think that shower curtain combo could take your focus away from the bugs, sheez, don't tell me there's a disco ball on the ceiling too!

;o)
M & I

Amber-Mae said...

Ha! Like your tee! But you're too sweet of a kind to be a gangsta Stanley...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Cassidy said...

Poor Stan, I know from seeing how scared Big Harry gets when he hears bangs how nasty phobias can be. I hope you can work on yours.

Nibbles
Cassidy x

Moco said...

We love Steve Miller. Grammie says she say him in person once many light years ago. You are for sure one groovy dude.

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

What a cool shirt, Stanley! Our mom used to put Avon Skin So Soft on one of her doggies that was afraid of bugs. We don't know how or why, but it seemed to work. We think it just kept the buggies away from her so she didn't have to deal with them.

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Caz and Ludo the cool dude said...

Love the T shirt. look at it this was the bugs are good to play with I know it sounds cruel but I love to cat play with them. Ofcourse I never hurt them. hahahahaha

Ludo the cool dude

Asta said...

Stella
Thank you fow youw goobewlicious smoochies..they awe vewy helpful fow my spells, heheh.I told Asta about youw congwwatulations, and she said you'we hew bbff, and of couwse you'd be happy fow hew..yes..my gilbewt is an aiweboy, just like Asta's Stanley..I think they awe bof faboolous
smoochiwheeley kisses
Myrna

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Stanley,
Hope you are not bugged by those bugs anymore... Love your gangster T-shirt!!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That's a pawsome shirt you got there Stanley. :)

~ Girl girl

Neko said...

Stanley,
I will call you Maurice anytime. Love,Neko