Always In Our Hearts

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sergeant Stella

Don't let this sweet face fool you.

Because underneath all that fuzz...

and sweetness, beats the heart of a drill sergeant. And, the only soldier she bothers to order around is ME, the head goob.

Check out this video from her first day in GooberStan. She doesn't even know me, starts barking out orders, and I'm the one who was constantly told to "be gentle"!

Once, not too long after Stella arrived, she was barking away at me ordering me to do something, and I suddenly stood at attention, looked straight ahead and yelled, "YES, DRILL SERGEANT!"

The scary part is that while I was laughing at my own little joke, she was saying, "Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!" She actually thinks she in charge... still.

You might be surprised to know that for every sweet Stella photo we have, there are at least 3 of her fierce drill sergeant face!

With me, intimidation is her stock in trade. But, as much as she thinks she has an affect on me, I am still...

Large & in charge,


Peanut said...

She's a woman she likes to think she's in charge while we know the man is really in charge. Why is mom rolling around laughing at my comment?

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Is this a lakey thing Stan? There's Lacie, and now Stella? Hmmmm.
We know you're in charge Stan, after all, it is GOOBERSTAN, not stellastan. Case Closed!

Hollie said...

Oh, Stanley, bless your heart! You are such a sweetie to Stella!! You're such a good airedale goob!!

Stanislaw said...

Big Pupi uses force to get me to do his bidding! Aren't siblings a pain in the tooky? Sheesh.

Asta said...

You have my heawtfelt sympafy and all my love..stay stwong my Big gowgeous goober Boy..don't let my bbff owdew you awaond..tell hew hew face will fweeze in those ugly expwessions if she keeps this up.
all my smoochie kisses

Noah the Airedale said...

Stanley, some of those drill sergeant faces that Stella pulls are kinda cute but we boys have gotta stick together. So I've explained to my sissies that even though stella is one tough cookie, you my friend are the real boss at Gooberstan.


BenTheRotti said...

I'm slowly but surely coming to the conclusion that all females are bossy drill seargents and I am slowly coming to the realisation that if we know whats good for us we let them *think* they are in charge. What they think and what we know are two very different things.. pffft! women!

on the other hand though.. even with her scary drill sgt face on she is still VERY cute..

just saying buddy!

love, licks and tailwags,

Ben xxxxx

PeeS.. love the video though, no matter what you say about her she is one ballsy lady!

Gus said...

Um. Stan, uh, I don't know how to tell you this, but I live with one of those little teeny dictators too. And I KNOW who is in charge. And it isn't me or muzzer or dad. Now think. Who does that leave?

Butchy tells me Miss Snickers is the same way when I am not around.


Maggie and Mitch said...

Stan, my man,
My sissy is known as The Warden around here! We can't do anything unless she approves it or she'll bark her head off! She's also a big fat tattletale! Are all girlz like this?!

Yer friend,
Mitch Man

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

My sis, Baby also thinks that she is in charge in the house. But little does she know..haha


Sophie Brador said...

Stanny, I feel like I really have to apologize to you, because that Drill Sargeant business might be all my diva training. But you have to admit, Stella is unbelievably cute beyond reason.


Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh I would like to join drill sergeant troop. :) It sure looks fun. Where do I sign up?

~ Girl girl

The Girl said...

Stanley, pleased to meet you! We've been reading about your pawsome generosity with the flamingos, and we had to come and find out about the guy who was so wonderful! We're gonna read you for sure!

Brown dog kisses,
Dannan and The Girl

Faya said...

Oh Stanley, ..... Maybe you should come here and I'll send Dyos to Stella....He is terrific...When I look at your pictures I see...Dyos...HEEEEEEEEEELP !!!!!
Kisses, Faya

Joe Stains said...

Stan, you have found the key to happiness with the ladies, just go with it. Let them think they hold all the cards, then just chuckle. You do a great job of placating that little drill sergeant!

Moco said...

She knows her place and what to do with it. Pay attention.

Simba said...

She sounds like hard work. Sometimes I am glad I am an only dog.

Simba x

Ruby Bleu said... you need me to get her in line for you?

No one puts my Stanny in a corner!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

You are soooo good at following orders, Stanley! Actually, all three of us like to be bossy, but Penny is the one who makes the most noise about it. She thinks she's the enforcer!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Amber-Mae said...

Stella is a big dog in a small package!!!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Mango said...

She never fooled me. That Stella is just soooo bossy. Poor GooberStan. You are so patient. That movie, jeez, on her first day yet.


Agatha and Archie said...

Tell me something I don't know... having lived with one for 3 years..and where do you think she learned this
/ love archie

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

Wow that Stella is cute! I forgot. Who's in charge?

Molly and Taffy said...


I commiserate with you. I was here first and guess who in our house barks the most orders and is the bossiest!!???

They make a fine pair don't they.

Molly xx

Bogart said...

That's one tough fuzzy broad... and she's also dangerously cute...


wally said...


I do like a lady in charge.

Ahem. I mean--listen to Stan.

wally t.



Stella : You go girl!