Always In Our Hearts

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Brush With Greatness

We've been busy here in GooberStan lately, and we'll post more on ourselves later. But for now, here's our buddy, Tubbie. She's one fierce English Bulldog, and she's a beauty queen. Here she is in her regalia at her last pageant.

She can pull off the hula girl look like NOdog can.

Stella went to Tubbie's last pageant to cheer her on.

Here's Tubbie getting ready to go strut her stuff in front of the judges.

Meanwhile, Stella was checking out the competition.

She got a little fixated on the Weiner Dog...

... and snuck in for a nice whiff.

Stella was also able to arrange for Tubbie to meet our neighbor, Tater. He's a brindle and white Bulldog, and he's a little younger than the Tubbmeister. Stella is all about networking.

Once again, Tubbie walked away with the honors. This is her hooman handler, and they're sending a message to Tubbie's parents, who live in Hawaii. Tubbie's costume is inspired by the islands ~ since she'll be moving there herself after the holidays.

All of us here in GooberStan are going to miss our beauty queen when she moves. I think our girl will miss her most of all. She's a sucker for a smooshed up face.

That's it from the GooberStanian beauty pageant circuit for now.

Goober love,


Asta said...

Deawest Stanley Sweet Love
Youw little sissie Stella knows all the best people..Tubbie is a DIVA, and I'm suwe she will be gwately missed in gooberstan..loos like a fab pageant, an Stlla is such a gweat ambassadow fow goobewstan...
I'm so thwilled that you two awe coming to my Halloween pawty..I cant wait to be in youw awms my goober Boy
smoochiest of kisses you
Sweetpea Astawoni

Aniemother said...

Well I sure can understand you'll be missing such a lady! And Stella really is great at networking!


Joe Stains said...

I have to agree that smushed up faces really are the best. I am glad you got to spend some time with such a pawesome dog before she takes off for the islands. Islands sound pretty great, except for the water part.

Boo said...

tubbie looks soooooo stylist. why didn't u go?

wet wet licks


Maggie and Mitch said...

Tubbie is just beautiful in her costume! Mom loves Bulldogs since she used to have one! They're such stubborn sweethearts!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Stanley & Stella
Tubbies costume looks great. No wonder she did so well in the pageant.

We still havent had our beards measured but we'll get onto it this weekend.


Simba said...

I'm loving the hat. Boy am I glad I don't have one of those lol.

Simba x

Sophie Brador said...


Tubby is fabulous. My uncle just got a British bull dog. I wonder if he'll move to Hawaii too. I could vacation there, but I absolute refuse to wear a hula skirt. Skinny dipping only for this diva dog. Speaking of which, good work Stella!


Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Tubbie looks like a real sweetie! She's one lucky pup to be moving to Hawaii! There's nothing like great weather all year 'round!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Murphey said...

That Stella sure is cute, we two boys have BIGGGG crushes on her. Tubbie ain't bad, but Stella, WOW!


Amber-Mae said...

I love Tubbie's costume! She deserved to win. I'm sure you guys will be able to meet again some day...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Orable and Charlie said...

Hi Stanley - you make a great pageant commentator. I'll certainly be back for more. We liked the skunk dog, too!

licks & slobbers

Kirby said...

Tubbie is just too cute! I love her costume, absolutely perfect for her move to the islands. It's sad that she'll be leaving you guys, but now you have an excuse to take a trip to Hawaii!! ALOHA!

Your pal,

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Stanley,
Tubbie is an absolute cutie (I hope my wife Baby doesn't see this or I'd be in HOT SOUP)..
Will you and Stella be visiting her in Hawaii? I heard that the beaches there are lovely..

Ruby Bleu said...

Hi my handsome Stanny...
OMD Tubbie is just bootiful! There is no way she wouldn't win. But I'm so sorry she is moving away :(

Lots of Licks, your Ruby Bug

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Sorry your friend is moving. She is cute! Our mom loves smushed face dogs alot!
pee ess Mom says last time she knew Hawaii still had a 6 month quarantine for dogs from the mainland. Do they still, do you know?

William Tell said...

I'm wondering, you know how a dog might go about being a judge for one of those beauty pageants? 'Cause I'm thinking you and I might be just the dogs for the job. :)

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Momo and Pinot said...

Stanley and Stella!

Tubbie is not just a cutie but knows how to behave like a star! We love her outfit.

Momo & Pinot

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh. What a pawsome outfit your friend Tubbie has. :)

~ Girl girl

Cassidy said...


We are back from the blogging wilderness. We are now checking out what all our pals have been up to.

I (Cassidy) would have had a cracking photo for the muddiest beard the other day, but alas no camera!

Harry & Cassidy xxx

Petra said...

Before I came to live with my mom and dad, I lived with Dottie the bulldog and I loved her.

Tubbie reminds me of her! She is certainly a beauty queen!

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

These are great photos! I found your blog linked to someone else's and thought I'd pop by for a peek. Do you mind if I link my blog to yours?

Peanut said...

She can come visit my smooshed up face

Bogart said...

Tubbie is GORGEOUS!!! I love her smushy face!!!


Deefor said...

Tubbie looks great. And very happy with her look. And it looks like Stella had fun.


wally said...

Ms Tubbie is Hubba Hubba! Do you think Stella saw the short legs on that wiener dog and thought it was me in costume. (Stella--I'm a bit bigger than that. Ahem).

wally t.