Always In Our Hearts

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


So, you may be wondering how that whole thesis thing went, huh? Well, this is me, all excited that my girl is finally DONE with her stinkin' thesis! Yes. Thesispalooza has come to an end.

On Friday afternoon, while my girl was still doing her thesis defense, some flora of unknown origin arrived at our house. Aren't they GORGEOUS?

Stella was very much into smelling the flowers...

from every angle.

I was actually more interested in eating them! (Don't worry. My girl didn't let me deface her F.O.T. ~ Flowers Of Triumph)!

The card said the flowers were from all of our friends in the blogosphere, but a little goober told us that Scruffy, Lacie & Stan's Mumsie was the one responsible for making it happen! (Our girl actually cried when she read the card.) Mumsie, you will be getting some goob lovin' directly from me in a few weeks! You totally made our girl's day! She was feelin' the love.

Stella & I have both been giving our girl extra S.N.O.T (SNuggles Of Triumph) these last few days. She was one worn out puppy!

We're extra proud too because she was awarded honors for her thesis, and she gave credit to Stella, Merv, and I for our part in helping as her writing partners! It was right there in print ~ saw it with my own eyes!

Our celebration has only just begun, and what better way to help us kick it off than with some Punk music for deviant dogs from my buddy, Murphy, and his mama's store Punk Rock Dogg?! Is this not the coolest stinkin' CD you've ever seen?! The songs got us all howling along to that driving beat while our girl did her Slam Dance of Triumph (S.D.o.T.) through the house a few times! Thanks, Murph! You really did us a solid by sending that CD. My girl was totally DYING that she couldn't get her hands on one! Smooches to your mama too! She's very cool to think of my girl!

And now, we want to share some of that love we're feeling with a new buddy we met through Facebook.

This cute pupgirl is Autumn. She's a rescue Lakie like Stella. She was recently rescued from being a baby machine in a puppy mill, and she just spent her first birthday in freedom with her furrever family! She's four now, so please go over to her blog and wish her a happy birthday and welcome her to the blogosphere!

She's learning all about how to be a carefree dog from her catbro and her new mom. Doesn't she look like Stella & Lacie? We're so excited we found her!

Full of goober love, triumph, and celebration,
Stanley & Stella

More later about my birthday and some special stuff coming up soon! Thanks for all the birthday love you sent my way! I totally felt it!


Bogart said...

There are only two words:


Mucho love,

Bogart & Lulu

Molly and Taffy said...

Many congratulations to your girl Bogart.

We are just going to pop over and see Autumn and introduce ourselves.

Molly and Taffy XXXXX for Stella.

Suzuki said...

You have been nominated at my blog to be interviewed by the fabulous Bark Kent fur next weeks Five Fur Friday. Head on over and vote when you get a chance.
Big licks to you

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

We are so happy for your girl and all the hard work she put into her thesis. How nice for you to be mentioned as her inspirations! Well done. We'll go see the new little Lakie now.
BabyRD & Hootie

Lucia said...

Ciao Gooberstaniani!

La mia ragazza heaved an enorme sigh of relief (and she didn't even do ANYthing!) for your girl, Stanny. We are both so thrilled for her -- and honors, to boot!!! WOWWWW!!!!Just fantastico!!

Can't wait to see all of you in Salzburg -- now there are so many reasons to celebrate!

Tanti baci!

PeeEss from la mia ragazza to your girl: You must feel terrific!!! I am just so happy for you!

Noah the Airedale said...

Wow Stanley, your girl is super clever. Mine can bearly spell thesis little alone write one. We're in awe of her!!!!!!
Mumsie is so nice to send those beautiful flowers. Glad your girl is enjoying them.

Thanks for telling us about your new Lakie matie. She sounds like a lucky girl to be with a loving family now.


Winterdark said...

YAY to Girl! Nice job supporting her in all her work Stan and Stella. A lot of people don't understand that dogs are great support people.

Nose kisses!

Faya said...

Congratulations !
Kisses, Faya & Dyos & Véronique

Mack said...

Aww this is just the most pawsomest thing!!

A big CONGRATS is in order. Time to Party!!

Sugars to Momma,

Salinger The Pug said...

HONORS! WOW! Congratulations!!!

We're doing a happy dance for your Girl here in Indy today!

Have your girl find us on Facebook too! (she can email us if she needs help finding us!)

Happy Thursday!


Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! and more happy Yays! To your Girl and to youse all on this momentous and happy and "wise" occasion.

Much love from us all in Bonnie Scotland, Marvin and Jeannie xxxxxxxxxx


Sophie Brador said...

Stanley, Those flowers are really nice. Maybe if mom gets her phd in a hundred and fifty years, Lacie's mumsie will send her some flowers. I'm sure I'll still be around.

Your girl is super awesome to get those honours. My mom says that's really cool. I don't know anything about it since I wasn't here yet when mom did her last defense.

Consequently, I'm not really sure what to make of this phDog idea she has. Basically, she is transfering all her course work done toward a second masters into a phDog, and rather than writing another thesis, she is going straight to work on a research proposal for a PhDog.

She says it makes way more sense, but I don't really know what that means for me. You can tell me all about it in NY, but I'm also thinking that perhaps you should send Merv out to mentor me through the process and, well, to live in sin with me.

My mom is getting so excited about meeting you. She really hopes you will hug her like you hug your mom. Will you? Will you?


P.S. Don't hug me though. I get a little mad about the hug. If I feel like it, I might chew on your head and we can play bitey face, but absolutely no hugging allowed.

Gus said...

Yay, Yay Stanley's Mum
Wrote her Thesis, got it Done
Earned some Honors, Grabbed that Hood
Stanley's Mama she did goooood.


Agatha and Archie said...


Pearl said...


Oh Stanley, I can't tell you how excited I am for you and your sweet family! It's kind of like the end of an era, and the beginning of fun new stuff!

Judging by some of the comments I've been reading, it seems like you are making a trip to visit some of our blogging buddies up north soon?! How FUN!

Momma has been talking to some people in Wichita this week- they are adopting a puggie from our rescue. Yay for nice people in Kansas, like you! :)

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Stanny...
I'm so very excitered for all of you!!!! A special barkday-thesispalozza-me and Mom just love you guys package will be winding it's way to Gooberstan in a few days!!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

TwoSpecialWires said...

Woo hooo!! Lots of reasons to whoop it up and we like to celebrate!

Congrats to your StudyGirl on the thesis and its defense... we've heard stories about that big milestone!

Belated birthday wishes to you - birthday boy. Sorry we missed it and we hope it was grrrreat!

And another puppy mill bust-out! We'll be heading right over to Autumn's page and whooping it up with her! You KNOW that makes us two happy!

Woo hooo!

:) Jake and Fergi :)

the 4 Bs said...

congrats to your mom on finishing her thesis! that's a great achievement. we hope the celebration will last for a long time. yippee!!!!


Hollie and Janie said...

Give your girl big smooches!! We are all so proud of her, of course, she couldn't have done it without your help!! The flowers are beautiful, too!!
Mama says your cutie pie face always makes her smile!!

Petra said...

Wooooooooooooooo and CONGRATS to your girl!!! We knew she would do it! And honors to boot! COOL!

Now she can lay around all summer and spoil you guys for making her success possible.

I'm going over to say hi to Autumn!

Asta said...

Stanny my goober Lovepup
I am so happy I could buwst! I now that you and stell and Merv wewe a vewy big pawt ofyouw Giwls Twiumph!!!
We awe soooo pwoud of hew achievement and can't wait fow the inpawson mega celebwation(IPMC) that we will have wight hewe in the apple town.
Did Merv take that passome photogwaph of youw giwl upside down getting tewwiew love??
He's a weal pwo.

Mumsie's FOT awe a bootiful simbol of how we all feel.

I plan to give youw giwl some SNOT myself. oh, and Stanny, pleeaz bwing that cool CD wif you..I gotta heaw it!.

In undew a day, I will be in youw awms in Salzbuwg..I'm tingly wif anticipation
all my love fowevew youw

Moco said...

Congrats, Congrats, Congrats to all of you.

Mango said...

Way to go Dr. Girl. I see now she is sleeping with her head hanging off the couch. Did she learn that at PhD school?

I expect there will be more goober love for you now. That SL&S mumsie is a very nice lady.


Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Congwatuwashuns!! Give yur mommee a lot of extra kissez and sniffs!!

Gus and Waldo

wally said...

Ha-ROOOOOOOOOOOO! GoobMaster! So awesome. Congratulations to your girl and to you guys for being such an amazing support staff.

wally t.

ps. I left something for you on my blog!

Persephone and Buster said...

whOOOOO00000ooooo!!! congratulations to your gurl and to her 3 "assistants"! we knew she could do it... we sent lots of blue kerry zen her way in hopes things would go smoooooothly... guess it did eh? Honors??? whoooooOOOOOoooooooo0 hot damn...
we'll see you in salzburg...theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & ms. Blue
Breath you can breath!

Murphy Dogg said...

Yay! Giant congrats to GooberMom! You and Stella and Merv have gotta be the best thesis co-authors/cheerleaders/snuggle-kiss givers ever! You all deserve congrats!
Murphy Dogg
P.S. Glad you guys dig the CD!

Lorenza said...

Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

WOOO congrats!!! And with HONORS, she rocks the house. Of course, she couldn't have done that without you guys!! That Mumsie is one thoughtful lady, how could she end up with such a deviant, er um, special girl like Lacie?? Anyway, we are so stoked the thesis is done!!! NOW WHAT??? Can't wait to hear about your birthday!

The FOUR Musketeers said...

COngratulations !!!
Oh Autumn is cute, we are hopping over to greet her now (:

Lots of Mushy Hugs,
Four Musketeers

Maggie and Mitch said...

Congratulations to your girl, Stanley! We are thrilled for all of you!
Guess what? We were at Sleeping Giant yesterday! Another month and maybe we can climb him again together!
We're off to visit Autumn!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The OP Pack said...

Congratulations doesn't quite seem like enough for what seems like a monumental accomplishment. You should be very proud of that girl. Give her a big hug and sloppy kiss from all of us.

Happy weekend and pawty hard.

Woos, the OP Pack

Anonymous said...

Hi Stanley and Stella! Your girl's achievement is rocketing all over blogland! I just had to come over and add my congratulations! Congratulations to all of you - well done! (And I love those flowers! They look so yummy!) Also, thanks for telling us about Autumn - Zeke and I went over and said hi. It looks like she'll have a happy life now - that's great!

See ya!

Bae Bae said...

Yeah congrates to your girl. Your household looks like a lot of fun now..

~ Bae

Huskee and Hershey said...

Big congrats to your girl Stanley!! Those flowers are so beautiful!!
Oh and I guess I should congratulate you, Stella and Murph too for the impawtant roles you 3 played in making the thesis a great one... **hugs**

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

Hey well dun to yor gal on her thesis! Giv her a nose hug from me! (SNOT- hahaha!!! Good wun!)

Sad abowt Autumn bad glad she haz a good famly now. I shall pop over an see her....

Did i miss yor berfday, buddy??? I'm so sorry if I did... I wantid to send yu sumthing.... Akchewly, we did send yu sumthing from our trip to Lincoln the uther week. Not for a berfday but jus cos it mayde us think of ya! So I hope yu get that ok!

Asta said...

Sweet Dawling Stanley ,Love of my Heawt

I'm still spining awound on cloud 900000000 fwom dancing in youw awms, and then the bweakfast in bed,sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
You awe the most loving , considewate (not to mention HOT) boyfwiend-sove a pupgiwl could evew dweam of.
The whole weekend is a bluw! I'm a little undew the weathew wif my eaw, but Ruby said she would fly back to pick me up and fly me home when I' can fly again.
Did Stella get home OK? she was headed off to the mountains wif Taffee last I saw.
smoochie kisses on youw big Goobew head
youw AstawonisweetpeacountingthehouwstillIsee you again

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Congratulations! Honors andit looks like your hoogirl has lost some weight! Triumph indeed - will you get a new car? The Triumph of triumph?

Simba and Jazzi said...

We are busy catching up with everyone after our weekend away.

Simba and Jazzi xxxx