Always In Our Hearts

Sunday, April 5, 2009


It is a well-established fact that my sissy Stella is a Diva of the highest order!

Another well-known fact ~ she's a bit of a

and she can be pretty fierce!

As I turn this post over to our hooman girl, I just want to remind you of the photos of Stella & I snuggling.

If you want to see more proof of past snuggling, please go here. Now for our hoogirl!

Hey, all! Lisa here. Before I say anything else, just know that everyone here in GooberStan is fat, sassy, and enjoying life. I'm reminding you of that because on Friday we had a little incident that was kind of freakish and a little expensive. Remember on New Year's Eve when Stella & Stanley were wrasslin' and Stanley sustained an injury? Something similar happened Friday.

Late Friday morning I was letting Stanley go outside so he could eat his raw meaty bone in peace. As soon as I let Stanley out Stella knows it's time for her to go to her snack shack to get her bone. Well, Stella went at Stanley like some ninja goob (would that be a ninjoober?). Stanley tried to sit on her and hold her down until she lost some steam, like he usually does. (See photo below for an example of how this works.)

For some reason Stella got really really mad about this and while swinging her head around got hung up on one of Stanley's large snaggle teeth and ripped her lip up. The first photo is from farther away and doesn't look so bad.

The second photo is a little harder to look at. Stella had to get 13 stitches total (inside and outside her mouth). She has to keep them in for 10 days before we go to have them taken out. Don't worry, though. After the anesthetic wore off she was back to her old self ordering everyone around (though we weren't listening much).

If you were to see Stella today from the front she still looks like this. It's a little deceiving... seeing as how she looks like she's been in a bar fight from the side view.

Stanley has been running around the yard with her and sniffing on her, but she's been spending a lot of time in her condo the past couple of days. She acts like nothing happened, and doesn't even need a lampshade because she's leaving the stitches alone. The vet let me go into surgery with her since she was still conscious for the procedure (even though she couldn't move). I got to sit there and scratch her tail and her booty while I watched him sew her up.

I still have no idea exactly what happened to get her so mad. Stanley didn't bite at her, but only had his mouth open like he usually does when they play. After seeing them together then seeing blood on Stella I assumed it was Stanley's since she had pulled out 2 hunks of furr from his beard. Alas, Stanley was virtually unscathed.

Stanley says you should all feel free to call Stella Scarface from now on if you want to.

Loving my goobers,


Mack said...

Poor Baby!!
Mom will call Paris a "Psycho B&*^%" on occasion because she will, well, get psycho. So we totally understand how these females can act as such.

I am just glad lil Stella is taking it all in stride and doesn't seem too traumatized.

Goober Sugars,

The FOUR Musketeers said...

Poor girl ! Hope she feels better now.

Lucia said...

Ciao Goobs!

Santa vacca, all those self-defense courses that Stella took paid off -- although not necessarily in the way you would have imagined! L'ultima riga: I'm glad that everygoob is ok. I'm sending baci for Stella's boo-boos and abbracci to Stanley for being a buon fratello.

Tanti baci!

Ruby Bleu said...

OMD Stella!!!! I hope you are scawie for your Girl!!!! Take it easy for a few wrasslin or snasslin, OK?

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Snowball said...

Oh dear... has Stella been starved for a long time? I hope she will be ok soon and for stanley's ear to have a speedy recovery too.


Hollie and Janie said...

Oh no! I am so happy that everyone is going to be ok! Our 'dale chompers are pretty powerful, even when we're not really using them! Give Stella a big hug for me! Stanley, you are such a good big brother!

Faya said...

Poor Stella.....but I know exactly it can happend here also. It already happend....Dyos is like Stella...
I hope she will be fine soon...
Kisses, Véronique

Gus said...

We are wishing a fast and fabulous recovery for Stella.

kisses to all of you


ps muzzer says she couldn't have watched! She'd have barfed, I know it.


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

We do love Muzzer...we could just see her barfin' and gettin' the red popsicles out!

Now Stella...I've already told ya there are many other ways to obtain the FAMOUS LAKELAND SMIRK...

but your, Girl...NO!

That's just waaaaay too time consumin' not to mention painful...

Please work with the mirror I'm sending and do those Special Smirking Exercises. Three times a day....the other option is to suck on a sorta makes one side of your mouth go all freaky...

Ya mite wanna give ur Gooberbro a LITTLE SPACE for a while....

And might wanna just enjoy some broth from those wings for a couple of days....just a thought....I'm available for nursin' always!


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


We're here for ya...

I'm president of the Living With a Lakie Support Group...

Babystan's co pres...

Wanna join???

Those girls make psycho bee ot ches look lame.


Our motto around here is:


It's safer.

Scruffman and Stanman

The Airechicks said...

OMDog - Glad everyone is okay -

Poor Stanley - we know you didn't mean to hurt her..

Stella - Sweetie, Stanley loves you very much but you have to watch for his very big teethies..

Lisa - girl glad you were calm and got Stella to the doc...

Accidents happen nobodies a fault and Stella got some SLEEPY pills to chill with.....

Merv - where the h@$$ were you when all this was going down - video dude.....


Mango said...

I don't think Stella needs a reason to get her freak on. She's just acting like a typical b*&ch. Kind of reminds me of Lacie all attacking that hapless aire gal at the dog park.

Good thing my main man is OK.

That said, I hope the little goob can eat her foodables OK with her stitchy face.


TwoSpecialWires said...

Awwww. Stella. You tell Stanley that our humine Nina didn't think "Scarface" was funny. She's a real softy at heart. We're glad the stitches don't interfere with your pretty smile.

Heal fast,
Miss Fergi and Jake

Joe Stains said...

I think she wanted to have a cool scar like Tina Fey. She is totally a diva in my opinion. ANYWAY I am glad she is ok and that all is well over there. I can't imagine what made her get so mad, but one thing Dad says about girls is you will NEVER understand them, so I wouldn't waste any time on that buddy.

Molly and Taffy said...

Oh my dogness! Taffy is in a terrible state after reading about his little Stella.

He is pacing the room with mobile to his left ear trying to contact British Airways to get a flight asap and checking his visa is still up to date!

Expect him soon!


Sophie Brador said...

Tina Fey has a cool scar? Joey never tells me anything.

Now Stella knows how I feel about this. I am not so secretly very proud of her, but I wish she would control her diva rage around Stanley. He is, after all, my favourite goob. And I certainly hope she doesn't try to lay a paw on my Merv.


P.S. Mom booked a hotel in NY for Meeeeeeeeee, and it's right next door to Asta's house. How groovy cool is that?!

Beanz said...

Wow Stella. Dogs will bow to you when they see your cool scarface. They will know you is well hard and a bit gangsta.

Well done to Stanley and Lisa for keeping your cool and sorting it all out


Clover said...

Oh Ninjoober Stella! Your mouth does look like it is sore, but I am glad it is not bothering you too much. Be careful ok, friend?
Hello to Stanley, Lisa and Merv too!
Love Clover xo

Stanislaw said...

That is one serious ouchie. Poor kid. Who knew that Stan's feasting tooth could jump out an snag her like that?

Momo and Pinot said...

Sounds like you got a new nickname, Stella!! OMD, poor girl. The stichies look very sore!! We hope you'll be healed very soon. We sometime play little too hard and that's what we believe it really happened between you guys. Stanley boy, please keep eye on her.. :)

Momo & Pinot

Kirby said...

Goodness, you've certainly had some craziness going on there. Poor Stella, it's no fun to get stitches. I'm glad she is in good spirits and that her and Stanley are still doing good with one another. I hope the bloodshed is minimal going forward. He he!

Your pal,

Lorenza said...

I hope Stella recovers soon!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Ruby said...

Ouch, a ripped lip sure looks painful. Maybe Stella Scarface will have to have more respect for Big Stan in future! Hope you heal quickly grrrl.


Finni said...

Ouch! That looks a bit serious. Nelly and I often lock teeth but luckily she doesn't go into a rage. Get better quickly both of you!
Finni & Nelly xx

Bae Bae said...

Oh no.. I hope Stella gets better soon. You 2 should get lots of hugs and treats so to heal faster

~ Bae

Maggie and Mitch said...

Stanley, did one of your toenails accidently jab into Stella? We know you're a good boy and you LOVE your sissy! We're sure this was just an accident! Your booboo looks so ouchie, Stella! We hope you're getting lots of treats for this!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Suzuki said...

My sister and I fight all the time. It usually costs Mum and Dad money afterwards cause one of us will always have to go the healers :)
Big licks to you

The OP Pack said...

OMD, poor Stella, that must have been so sore. How nice of the vet to let you come in too, but our Mom says she would have passed out and the vet would have been tending to her as well as the pup.

woos, the OP Pack

Pearl said...

Stella!! OMD! That looks soooo ouchie! My momma is getting all googly and gaggy over here!

I am thinkin' that Stanley was giving you sissie smooches on the cheekie... and got stuck! Get well soon, sweet girl! Give the Goober fam my love!

Deetz said...

My daddy said Stella probably had PMS or ESP or something...or was just really hungry and Stanley tastes good.....
I am sure glad everyone is okay and having lots of fun and playing...Stella...Play fair, okay.

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We Airedales have ginormous teefies, Stella! Even if we don't mean to use them, they sometimes get us into trouble. Just ask our mom about the large puncture wound on her knee or her arm. She accidentally ran into one of Poppy's teefers! We also know about being psycho pups! We get into serious fights quite often...we thought it was only a girl-doggie thing! We hope Stella's booboo heals up very quickly...and your hoogirl's bank account too!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Eric said...

Aw Stella, hope your feline better. Remember you MUST water down those special brew Lakieland Lacie smoothies next time. Those Mango size hangovers can send anydoggie crazy. Take your mind of it by planning your New Yawk trip!! Lucky lucky lucky goobs.

Wiry healing wags. Eric xxx

Simba and Jazzi said...

ouch that looks sore. Hope it gets better soon.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Jake of Florida said...

That brings back memories of Jakey acidentally puncturing Just Harry's cheek -- only we didn't even know it until he got infected.

So if there's a silver lining it's that you saw the blood and were abt to get it treated right away.

What a gooberish accident!!!

We're so excited about your New York trip -- and are trying to persuade our humans that we should go with them if they go in early June. "Good luck with that," to
quote Mom.

Wirey love to both the perp and the perpee -- whichever one is which!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Agatha and Archie said...

Ahhh Stella,when I taught you all of my Diva tricks I was SURE that I left this one out....Poor dear,but it will give you character.....We know all about scarred cheeks, ears, legs, ect...... Sometimes we terrier kids just play a little too hard ya know?? Love and kisses A+A

wally said...

ZOMD! I was so worried! Oh. These things happen so fast, eh? And nobody means nothin' by it (like when my sissy got a hole poked in her!) I'm glad everyone is ok and back to full gooberocity. But I will probably need to smooch both of you to make sure you heal fully.

wally t.

Huskee and Hershey said...

Stanley my pal, can you tell me where you got the 'Psycho Pup' dish from? I have a good mind to send it to 'somepup' in my house (and it's not me)!!
Poor Stellanator! Those stiches look ouchie and she is such a brave gal! We are sure it was an accident cos a sweet and gentle guy like you will never hurt anyone. Meanwhile, make sure the wound heals properly and she doesn't do anything to aggravate it!

Ps: Hershey sends Stella a hug and said something about 'Sisters Unite'...

Orable and Charlie said...

You two sure take the biscuit playing bitey face! My brother Higgins, may he rest peacefully in the Great Forest Beyond, used to get pretty snarly when we played, and I still have the scars to prove it, but nobody ever had to have stitches, luckily! Hang in there aires!


Martha said...

Ouch! I'm glad it wasn't more serious. I hope poor Scareface, er, Stella, feels better soon. Love, Martha

Mango said...

I think I was a bit harsh with you over your recent encounter with those Dale toofers of your brother. I just don't get you feisty little gals at all. I hope you are feeling better.

Don't be worried about your scarface. It will give you more character.


GSD Adventures said...


Get well soon!

Pruett and Daphne

Moco said...

Sometimes a gal just doesn't want to have to put up with all the male crap.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Stella scarface? Oh no, my pretty girl, how so?
Your stitches hurt me so much. How can you eat, sweety? Do you still in pain?
Let me hug you, wish you a speedy recovery!

Petra said...

Oh Stella, Stella, Stella! You poor baby girl! I can't handle blood at all and almost fainted when I saw all of that red stuff on your face.

I'm so glad you feel better than you look in that picture. Ouch!!!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Holy Moly Stella Bean!! You took a hurtin' on your little lip! Now being the larger of our pair of pooches, I, like Stanley, have to do very little to get the Hootooberie in a state of frantic nutsiness. I know just how that goes. Hootie yelps if I look at him cross eyed, then goes ninja. SO, it's not without sympathy that I say, Stella probably asked for it. Sorry Stella. I call 'em as I see 'em. Anyway,glad your momma got you sewed up and you're in the healing stages now.
AireKisses on your cheek, BabyRD

Oh Stella, I SO sympathize with you. The Dales just don't know their own strength. We know Stan loves you and would never want to intentionally harm you. I hope you get well real soon. I will NEVER call you scarface. You are a beautiful little flower to me!
WelshieHugs&Kisses, Hootie

Neko said...

that is one tough stitch job Stella