Always In Our Hearts

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Curve Ball

When you have a diva for a sissy like I do, sometimes you have to change up your game to keep her on her toes. So, after last week's smackdown I decided it was time to toss Stella a curve ball by floating some lovey & nurturing goober vibes her way.

I almost didn't go through with it since Stella is such a determined snuggler (when she wants to be), but it is in the interest of sanity and the harmony of GooberStan that I continue. So, I snuggled away and made Stella feel loved.

Here I'm telling her that the camera loves her and to stick out her tongue like I am. (She didn't listen.)

You know, a little nurturing can go a loooong way.

I basically went into mama mode...

... and VOILA! She's relaxed and happy as a clam!

I gave Stella some time to come down from her snuggle high before getting back to the realities of life.

My job here is done... for now.



Coco said...

Awww. Goober, you are such a good big brother to Stella. those photos are heart melting. I bet you could even calme a hyper puppy kile me down with smooth moves like that!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco - The Princess

Petey said...

You are looking STINKING handsome in those photos, Stanley! Are you sure you weren't looking at Asta's portrait while you were posing? Either you are one heckuva snuggler to get Stella so calm and mellow...or you were sitting on her!

Whatever works!

Your pal,


Jake of Florida said...


This is Just Harry here. I know me and my big bro are two guys -- but I gotta tell you -- I try every single day for some pup-to-pup snuggling. And what do I get? A huffy chin toss. A body blow. A retreat to the furthest corner of the room under the table. If it weren't for the hoomans who satisfy my need for cuddling, I'd be a total wreck

I admire your curve ball approach -- and just wish the professor here would chill out a bit. Do you give lessons?

The two of you are as gooberishish as can be in those pictures.

Just Harry

Eric said...

Thats the best Goober of a snuggle I've ever seen Stan.And your previous post for Bogart's Daddy was a beautiful and moving Perfect.

Eric xx

The Airechicks said...


WONDERFUL pictures of you and Stella -
we see why you are such a GREAT ruler in Gooberstan.....

You know you have to "TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS"


Molly and Taffy said...

Ummmmmmmmmm Stanley could we change places please?


Maggie and Mitch said...

Awwwwwwww, you are the sweetest big brother there ever was, Stanley! We sure hope Stella appreciates you! What awesome pictures of the two of you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Gus said...

I am soooo impressed. Do you think it might work with Teka?


Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh well, my J is now so in love with both of you furry beings, there is no hope for boring old me.

those pics of you both were wonderful.

Lotsaluv, Marvin xxxxxxx

Salinger The Pug said...

Hi Stanley,

We just wanted to say HI after seeing you on Murphy Dogg's site.

We love your tribute to Bogart's daddy. We've been following Bogart's blog and were heartbroken to hear that news.

You are a VERY handsome dude! Keep up the great blogging!

Pug Love,

P.S. Mom totally gets the Stanley and Stellllllaaaaaaaa reference! It's one of her favorite movies of all time! :-)

with love, Madison said...

You make really great sofa companions. Now, who got the remote?

Digsby Mac Feegle said...

Wow Stan you are really good at that Snuggling. My mom keeps saying I could learn something from you but I think people can suck up my awesomeness through proximity alone. No touching please, although you look really good doing it. I may have to consider giving it a try sometime.

BenTheRotti said...

Awww Stan you big Goob you made Mum leak (happy leakage though), those photos made her so smiley!! me too if I'm honest.
You both look absolutely adorable, a job well done buddy!
Sophie B has offered Diva lessons should I get a girly sibling.. now something tells me that I may want to decline that offer.. what do you think??

love and tailwags.. and a big smoooshy smooooch for you both from Mum,

Ben xxxx

Lacy said...

w00f's Pups, those piksurs of u 2 are pawsome...heehee but iz ur paw holding her down...looooove the angel, always in our hearts..u gots my sissy in there, thats sooo sweet of u...

b safe,

Moco said...

Good job, big boy!

Asta said...

My Dawling goobLovePup
You awe the snuggliest of Goobs(it's one of the things that makes me swoon wif love fow you)
You mellowed out my little bbffGoobette could anyone wesist the westful goobew vibes
I long to be in hew place
all my love and smoochiest of smoochie kisses
youw Astawoni FuzzbuttSweatpea

Mango said...

I didn't think it was possible to sooth Stella into such a trance. You have magic Goober powers for sure. I am going to study your photos and see if I can work that magic on the Pee-Wee.


Agatha and Archie said...

WHOA and WHOA and WHOA!!! Man look at how quiet she is... no not quiet...ASLEEP.....geesh Stan our main man we think she should bottle this up and sell it..YOU COULD BECOME A MILLIONNAIRE.....Love A+A do you think you could tell Scruffy and Stanley about this????

Persephone and Buster said...

stanley!!! we feel the loooooove-- what a guy! now you know how to quiet that wild child down a couple of notches...very good job. you do realize that when she comes out of her snuggle stupor she's gonna nail you? so watch your tail man....
for this i know...your friend, theBUSTER (proprietor of chez boooostair)

Lorenza said...

You did a pawesome job Stan!
I think I had never seen her that quiet!
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

Are you sure you didn't slip her one of Lacie's blender drinks before you took these photos?? This is almost unbelievable!!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Ok Stanley, you put me to shame... I don't think I could ever be as good a big brother as you are...
I was TRYING to imagine me and Hershey having some snugglin' time and due to the ummm... differences in size, I'd end up lying on her lap. Not a nice thought... not manly at all, you reckon? **shudders**

Bae Bae said...

You're such a sweet brother Stanley. I wish I can snuggle with you doggies too

~ Bae

Snowball said...

Well done, Stanley. You did a good job with Stella.


Noah the Airedale said...

You're such a great big brother Stanley. Stella is lucky to have you. I like to stay away from my sissies. They are nothing but trouble hehehe.


Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

You are the best of the best big brothers, Stanley! I'm sure it took all of your magical powers to settle the little Goobette down that much! Great job! We love the pictures!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Amber-Mae said...

Awww, just look at that. I've never seen Stella so calm before. This is the 1st time. Hehehe!

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Simba and Jazzi said...

We are back at last! We have missed all our friends so much and can't wait to catch up with everyone.

Simba and Jazzi

Hollie and Janie said...

You are just about the sweetest thing ever! Those pictures of you and Stella are so wonderful.... i can feel the love!
What a good big brother you are, my friend!!

Pearl said...

Hi Stanleeey! My oh my, you and your sissy are the cutest!

I saw you chatting with my good friend Salinger, and wanted to come check out your bloggie. It seems like you already have a gazillion friends, but if you need another one, I think you guys are pawesome! And if it helps, I am a TOTAL GOOBER.

Love, Pearl

The OP Pack said...

Woo did such a great job cuddling, Stan. But will there be a followup here with you doing some payback?

Both of woo are so snuggable.

Woos, the OP Pack

Ike said...

It seems you love your Stella like I love my Odin.

Sophie Brador said...

Well, only a true diva would allow her gooby brother to snuggle her. I continue to be proud of her every day. And my mom wants to snuggle you big time because she thinks you are insanely cute. Better you than me babe. She keeps trying to plant the smoochies on me. Yuck! I just hate that snuggling stuff.


Sherry said...

OOOOO, Stanley, I wouldn't kick you out for leaving biscuit crumbs on the bed!


Tee said...

You're such an affectionate goober stanley. You're mom must be real proud ... stella's a real cutie too.

Licks and Wags,
Tuffy of Dog WOods

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh Stanley you are such a great big bro. Stella looks like a beautiful little darling and you are so handsome! I wish Hootie would take a cue from you two. (He really is something of a nutcase!)
Airekisses, BabyRD

Thoughts said...

OMG those are precious pictures!

Ruby Bleu said... actually calmed her down. Amazing! I always knew you were talented Stanny!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Mack said...

I think this can only mean one thing: Baby Stella is growing up!

Suzuki said...

Hello there
Its furry nice to meet you. I came across your blog through Paw It Forward. Stop by my blog sometime, I like to make new friends :)
Big licks to you

Murphy Dogg said...

Hey Stan,
I don't know how you do it. I don't think I could stand snuggling with my sisters for more than 5 seconds.
You are a better man than I.
Murphy Dogg

Murphey said...

Um, Stanley, your mothering looks and awful lot like a good neck bite, um, nibble...I'm just saying!

But Stella did look goobed out afterwards.


the 4 Bs said...

awwww, so cute. we are seeing your feminine side now, Stanley. Stella looks so content.


B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Hehehey! Yu toterly zonkt her owt, dood!!!