Always In Our Hearts

Monday, December 29, 2008

Santa's Secret Minion

Some of you may remember the magic sweater that Stella received for Christmas last year. It was truly an amazing phenomenon! Everytime my girl put that sweater on Stella, she froze in place and wouldn't move.

This year Santa heard my request for something Stella-sized that would work in much the same way as the magic sweater. One of his secret minion from the North sent us a VERY merry package of loot, inside of which was a fantastically paralyzing winter coat for Stella. It looks like a wetsuit, but has fleece inside. As soon as my girl put it on her, she froze in place.

The undercarriage of the coat has gorgeous white hibiscus flowers on a red background.

The back of the coat sports a skull and crossbones, with a kicky little hibiscus flower perched jauntily on it's head. It's kind of kick-ass-cute.

The reason you are seeing so many photos of this AMAZING coat is because Stella was immobilized for the entire time she was wearing it.

Who says there's no Santa Paws?!

To illustrate the powers of this coat, look at the next two photos. This first photo is of Stella when she left in the car with our hoogirl to go visit our buddy Hercules.

This is Stella over 30 minutes later when they arrived at Herc's house. My girl said she looked back once during the trip and saw Stella leaning her forehead against the back of the seat, but other than that, no movement!

Even if there had been no other loot in that package I would have been one happy goober. But WAIT! There was more. I let Stella investigate first. (Actually, our girl had me go outside to burn off some energy while Stella got the first crack at our other gifts.)

After a thorough inspection of the contents of the box...

Stella proved she has impeccable taste by pulling out the peg-legged pirate chicken!

My girl tried to get Stella to play fetch with him, but as soon as she got him in her jaws...

She drug him over to her condo,

and proceeded to take him hostage!

If not for the long arm of our girl, he would never have been heard from again!

Once I arrived on the scene and heard that fabulous squawking I was mesmerized. Just look at his chest hair.

I was so entranced that I confess I went a little Elvis on him as I went in for my first taste!

I checked him from head...


foot. Strange, though. He didn't taste like chicken.

No matter. He honks and squawks FABulously. It is just at the right frequency to provide maximum annoyance to my catbro, Merv.

Meanwhile, Stella had a standoff with the moose we found in the package.

Once our girl extricated her from the magic coat, she proceeded to take that moose to the sundeck on the roof of her condo. As you can imagine, he is no longer with us, but he sacrificed himself so that other squeakies may live.

You might be asking yourself just WHO IS Santa's secret minion who sent such a luscious load of fab prezzies? It was none other than Stella's diva mentor, that maven of fashion, and Joe Stain's main squeeze... Sophie La Brador!!

Sophie!!! You have made my YEAR with that magic coat! We LOVE YOU and are STINKIN' thankful you are our dear goober bud!! Thanks for thinking of us this Christmas, and for being so tight with the big fat guy!
Stanley & Stella


Meryl said...

Even if it does make you immobile, that coat is very lovely on you Miss Stella!

--Moe the Welshie

Ruby Bleu said...

Sophie is so classy and has great taste! It must be so exciting to have the magic coat, your girl and Merv must just be thrilled - sorry Stella!

Lots of Licks, your Ruby bug

Noah the Airedale said...

Great chicken. Harry & Cassidy sent us a chicken too but ours is wearing a christmas tree dress.
Have fun with all your toys.

Noah x

Mango said...

That coat is totally awesome. I cannot imagine what magic powers it has. Good thing they don't come in Stan size.

I'm really diggin your Elvis face.


Petra said...

Oh Stella, my friend, I feel your pain when it comes to wearing clothes! They truly are immobilizing even though you look amazing in them.

Thanks so much for the pictures of you and Stanley. I will treasure them forever and ever!

Maggie and Mitch said...

That magic coat is just amazing! I wish I could get my paws on one just like it! I wonder if he comes in an extra large?! hummmmmm

Love ya lots,

Lacy said...

w00f's Stanley and Stella, heehee mayb stella just likes to a all nat u ralll...the cost looks tooo cute on her..and the chicken, me iz asking mama iffin me ccan git one too...good thing ur girl saved it from stella destruction..

b safe,

William Tell said...

Hmmm, could that chicken be related to a certain pink flamingo? Anyway, we love the unbendable Stella in her coat. That was just too cute!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Koobuss said...

What a beautiful coat! And so fashionable! I think that the reason that Stella doens't move in it is because she is afraid that she might get it dirty. It is so nice.

And I love the chicken with the peg leg. I can see from the last photo that Stanley really feels sorry for him. Stanley is one very kind and sweet goober.

Your presents are awesome! Just like you guys!!

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Momo and Pinot said...

Stella girl! Oh yes, I, Momo remember that cute sweater you posted last year. (OMD, it's been a year since then??) You looked absoluely adorable.... now you got a fab. coat and you look adorable as always!!

The chicken man with chest hair must be fun to play with! :)

Thank you so much for your christmas card and a cute picture!! We got it this morning. We're sorry that our lazy humans didn't send any cards this year...

Momo & Pinot

The FOUR Musketeers said...

The sweater is so cute in both of you !!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Stan!
Poor Stella! The coat is pawesome! She looks great!
Too bad she does not like it!
Enjoy your toys!
Kisses and hugs

Sophie Brador said...

Stanny!!!!! I'm so glad that coat fits. I really didn't mean to immobilize Stella, but if it works for you, hey ... I could probably get one in your size too, but would your become statue dog as well?

I'm sure glad you like that pirate chicken. It was the closest I could come to a pink flamingo, which is sort of what I really really wanted to get you. Maybe next year.


Faya said...

Stella my sweet Stella,
How can they do that to you ! I have the same problem here. I cannot move when I have to wear a coat. Maybe we should escape ? Maybe we should go and live in Hawai on a beach ?
Kisses, Dyos

Huskee and Hershey said...

I need to get my paws on one of those outfits that can make Hershey freeze too!! I'd be grateful if she can stay still and leave me alone for 3 seconds (that's why mom has to keep us separated as she doesn't want my old heart to give up on me with Hershey's incessant barking and jumping around)..
Talk to you later... I got to suf the net for one of those outfits that is 'Hershey-size'..

** Hugs to all **

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Wow! Sophie has great taste in presents! We need a magic coat for Patches! Maybe that would keep her still for a few seconds. We love your Elvis face, Stanley!

Happy New Year!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

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

Ahhh's a gene intelligent Lakies move in coats...I certainly don' if it's a pretty dress, bathing suit or my cheerleadin' problem...but coats...nope.

That collar on Stella...that could collar Mango...she must need some serious reinin' in, that one!!!

Ya killed the moosie...pshaw...we wanted a taste of it...

We have a chicken...not a pirate one, but plain...Stan and I were playin' tuggie with it and we split it right in half...he got the head, I got the was latex too...Santa Paws brought us TWO more chickens...sweet huh!

Oh, just between us...that outfit Scruffy was in...Asta picked it I couldn't say HE LOOKED LIKE A DOOFUS!!!! I gotta admit though, he was the only one who didn't have bruises on his butt...he had all the padding...

No...I'm not growing up...that's boring...

Love to you and the Stellster...


Asta said...

Stella , my sweet bbff,
You look much too cool in that new sweatew not to move! go out and twy'l see if you get in a pile of'll wun awound and fowget you have it on. I had a duckie like that gweat chicken and some hooman guest played pull tug wif me (silly hooman didn't even know which toys awe fow pulling)
anyway poow ducky got pulled in two..I hope you Chicken suwvives.
smoochie kisses

Amber-Mae said...

Wow! Great presents! I like that chicken!

Have a wonderful Happy New Year!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Hollie and Janie said...

I can not believe how funny Stella is in that coat! She looks like a stuffie!! Your rubber chicken looks like soooo much fun!! HOpe you had a Merry Christmas!!
Love, Janie

Molly and Taffy said...


You look so gorgeous in your winter attire. I am trying to understand what is the matter, why you stand still for so long! If only I could pop over and hold your paw when you try these outfits on perhaps you would be happy to wear them.

We loved your presents, wonderful gifts indeed.

Taffy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Joe Stains said...

omdog a magic immobilizing suit!! The one Sophie sent me clearly was not magical, I should say, luckily! We got some of those fab squawking chickens too, aren't they marvelously loud?!

Asta said...

Stanley my Dawling
Santa's secwet minion suwe did a splendid job!
I happen to love Stella's new coat..Little cutie..don't dismiss it out of's vewy becoming and cool!

Stanley my Goobew Love
I would love to go anywhewe wif you on New Yeaws EVE..I will be waiting fow you wif gweat antiscipation
smoochie kisses
.youw AstasweetieFB

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

"Stella's Magic Coat is so tight
She's unable to move not even a tiny mite.

This is why we have a Frozen Stella
And a Happy Gooberstan Fella!"

Happy New Year to you and yours Stanley, my poem is not up to much for I am one tired and Christmassed out pup, but hey, I wrote it for you and Stella after having such a laff at your photos!

all the best for 2009!

Happy Dogmany, or Hogmany as we say here in bonnie Scotland xxxxx

love and new year licks, Marvin xxxx