Always In Our Hearts

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Goobette Gotcha Day

One year ago today, my hooman girl winged her way down to Orlando, Florida to pick up this:

It all started when my girl fell in LOVE with Lacie when she & Scruffy started their blog. My girl is pretty committed to adopting rescue dogs, and never thought she'd see a female Lakeland Terrier she could adopt to be my sissy, until Stella and her four brothers were discovered at a hog farm in central Florida that doubled as a puppy mill. They were in pretty bad shape when Florida Terrier Rescue picked them up, but all of them recovered well after getting some good medical treatment. When my girl saw Stella described as "bratty" she thought that might just be the sissy for me.

GooberStan has NEVER been the same since! Here's my sissy, Stella, Goobette ExtraordinAire, today (photo taken just moments ago).

We started our celebration this morning with some serious stick work in the back yard.

After some lively stick maneuvers, we waited patiently for the presentation of the ceremonial nanner (banana).

Knowing this was a solemn occasion, Stella was abnormally subdued...

... until she got her second bite. She couldn't hold back on that one!

After the initial excitement settled in, Merv said it was time for Stella's official portrait with our hoogirl. She rarely shows her face on our blog, but she's exceptionally vain about her hair. (That's why it features so prominently in the official portraits.) Merv couldn't decide between this one...

... and this one.

Now, everybody say "Awwwwww."

Stella was also surprised by some early cards of congratulations she received from our Frenchie bud, Balboa,

and from my Sweetpea, Asta!

You guys are all such good friends to Stella, and we LOVE YOU for it!

My girl, Merv, and I are so stinkin' happy to have Stella in our lives. She has definitely spiced things up here in GooberStan, and we can't imagine life without her.

The pawty's just getting started,


Coco said...

My gosh you two af just so cute! Such wonderful personalities and expressions on your two furry little faces!

Congratulations on the 1 year celebration.

Gus said...

Happy Gotcha Day Stella. And congratulations to Stanley on making it work (so far!) You guys have a strange and wierd partnership, but it seems to work.


Ruby Bleu said...

Happy Gotcha Stella!!! you have the bestest family and that is a bootiful portrait Merv took! It's always nice to see your girl!

Lots of Licks, your Ruby Bug

Maggie and Mitch said...

What great pictures of Stella and your girl, Stanley! Happy Gotcha day, Stella! You sure found yourself one heck on an awesome family! We are so very happy for you! Enjoy your special day!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Momo and Pinot said...

Happy Gotcha day, Stella Girl!!

Can we also add five more "awwwwww" from our family?? Stella, we love the photos of you and your girl!! We are so glad that you found your girl and great brudder, Stanley! Enjoy your barkday bash, ok??

Momo & Pinot

Peanut said...

Happy Gotcha Day Stella. We love you and are glad we've got to know you

Petra said...

What a special day this is for all of you! And yes, AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW isn't quite enough to express my feelings!

No doubt about it, your hoogirl has gorgeous hair!

Simba said...

A very happy gotcha day. Great photos.

Simba x

Moco said...

Our best to all of you. Stella has really become the Princess of GooberStan. How could life be any better?

Sophie Brador said...

Holy Doodle Dogs! It's only been a year? I can't imagine a time without Stella. And to think that in such a short period of time, she has blossomed into the diva she is today. I couldn't be more proud of the Goobette.

Happy Gotcha Day to all of you over who Gooberstan, who are so lucky to have a sissy like Stella. And Happy Gotcha Day to Stella.

Sophoober Bradoober

p.s. I really have to get mom to post that package.

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Happy Gotcha Day Stella girl!!! A true Goobtte. (We thought you had lost your eyes til that 2nd picture with the girl! BOL)
Have fun on your day, and many more!!
Hugs& Hi5s
Sunny & Scooter

Agatha and Archie said...

Our main man,How did you know PL2 went awwww when she saw those pics??!! HAPPY GOTCHA DAY little gooberette!!! You sure got picked by the best ever and it seems they picked the best ever as well!! Love and kisses A+A

the Corgi Girls said...

We can't help it Stan... she's just freekin' adorable... irresistible... oi!

Not as handsome as you, however! No one can compare to a Goober!

M & I

Rudy said...

OK I'll say it "awwwwww"! She IS a cutie -- and she's like a mini-me! So huggable too...

Happy Gotcha Day!


Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...


You have been nominated for Photo of the Month over at the Bone Zone - head on over and cast your vote :)



Lorenza said...

Happy Gotcha Day Stella!
We all know how much you have changed the GooberStan!
Kisses and hugs

The Girl said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Stella! You have a wonderful home in Gooberstan! And, you are adorable!

Brown dog kisses,

Joe Stains said...

awwwwwwwww. happy gotcha day stella you cutie. Mom is currently in love with lakies too, but we are FULL TO CAPACITY over here. TOTALLY FULL. Not room for even HALF of another dog. In fact, we have ONE too many...

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Stella!

Our mom falls in love with lakeland terriers after she saw Stella. She never seen one in Singapore before thou.

Boy n Baby

Amber-Mae said...

Happy 1st Gotcha Day Stella!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Finni said...

Happy First GOTCHA DAY Stella!
This year has flown!
(You're not bratty! You're cute!!!)
Have a great Day!!!!
Finni xx

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Happy gotcha day Stella, you're in a pawsome home with Stanley now. :)

~ Girl girl

Aniemother said...

Happy Gotcha day, Stella! We can't believe it's been a year since we first met your wiry little self!


Boo Casanova said...

happy GOTCHA day stella dear. aren't u glad to have goobertand as your big bro?

wet wet licks


Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Stella! Sorry we're late, but our mom is lazy (SHE says she's busy)! It's hard to believe it's been a year since we were waiting for your arrival in Gooberstan! We hope you had a really great day and hope the celebration continues for a looooong time!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Snowball said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Stella. I am glad that you have chosen to be Stanley's sissy and gave us the chance to get to know you.


Stanislaw said...

I can feel the love from here! You are a very lucky bunch. Happy Gotcha Day to you, Stella!

Molly and Taffy said...

Stella it certainly looks as though you celebrated your first Gotcha Day in style. You make an excellent little sister for Stanley and here is wishing you sooooooo many more happy years together.

Molly and Taffy XXXXXXXX

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Woot!!! I'm so glad that Stella was able to come into the world of Gooberstan! Woohoo for Gotcha Day!!!

I'm so glad for you Stella, it looks like you have a way awesome life in your forever home!

You guys take some of the best pictures together!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

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

To my twinnie Gooberstella!!

I loved readin' bout ur Gotcha Day!! I knew ur girl wanted a doggie like me...wonder if she asked Stan for his vote...those first pics of him when you arrived in Gooberstan...THAT DALE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HIT HIM! Ahh...takes me back to the day I met Scruffy.

We can't wait to see you guys at the Halloween's been forever since we had a pawty!

Barkin' at ya Stella Girl

Love and kissies...

Scruffy, Stan and Twinnie Lacie

Noah the Airedale said...

Awwww you're all one big happy family. That's just lovely!!!
Yep your girl does have good hair Stanley.
Stella you're a lucky little gal.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy x

wally said...

HAPPY BURPDAY MS. STELLA! I am so happy for you that you have for one whole year, revolutionized Gooberstan. I am so glad you got to celebrate with some nanner and brudder time.

wally t.

William Tell said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Stella! I think you were meant to be part of Gooberstan. You and Your Girl have the same color hair!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Neko said...

Happy Anniversary to your family in Gooberstan. Love,Neko

Neko said...

Mom loves the Pacifica Taco Bell. It is close to the job site and delicious. Love,Neko

DILLY said...

Awwwwwwwwwww happy (layte- sorry!) gotcha day, Stella!!!

THANK for all luvly things send Dilly. Dilly still ware speshol neklace from Stella an Stanley. Be luvvly!


Dilly jus post fotoes Bob drunk! Come see! Fnarr!!!!!!