Always In Our Hearts

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cramping Our Style

Alright. Before I say anything else, just let me say that Asta and I both love our families very much. She has her mommi & daddi, and I have my girl, and... well... they're DRIVING US NUTS!!! Everywhere we go, there they are. Asta and I can't get a moment alone.

We decided to have a little game of love tug, and who was there? You guessed it, the pupparazzi (in the form of Asta's mommi & my girl).

So, we've resorted to making up excuses to leave the apartment together. We told them that we wanted to skip out and grab a hotdog. No big deal, right? NoooOOooo! They had to come along with us and "capture the moment" on film.

Seriously. Would you want your own hooman girl or your girlfriend's parents with you everywhere you go?

Even the little dachshund in the background there yelled to us as he walked by, "DUDE! You've gotta ditch the parents, man!" I can only assume he was talking about my girl and Asta's parents. It was obvious our date was a little crowded, even to that hotdog on 4 legs.

Don't get me wrong. I know I'm not the only guy in Asta's life. (Believe me. I couldn't forget it even if I wanted to... and I DON'T. I mean... Asta's dad's a wonderful chaperone. I'm sure our dates wouldn't be half so much fun if I didn't catch an occasional glare from him reminding me that I better treat his baby girl right.)

The other day we walked all the way to Washington Square Park because I thought I might be able to get a good swim in in the fountain.

There I was, ready to spring right into it when, FWAP! My leash snapped taught and my girl hauled me off of the fountain's side to show me the sign that read, "No dogs in the fountain." Asta's parents agreed with my girl, and said they didn't want to see me get hauled into jail for breaking the law. See all those kids playing in the fountain?

This little girl looks pretty disgusted with something, don't you think? Well, if you think it's her sandwich that's got her making that face you'd be wrong. She was disgusted with how much the hoomans were smothering us. (Seriously. I stopped to ask her opinion.) What do they think we ARE? A couple of pups just weaned from our mamas? Are their lives so empty that they can only fill it with OUR social lives?

Here's a prime example. This is technically not a photo of me. It's a photo of my girl taking a photo of me. Guess who took it. Go ahead. Guess. It was Asta's mommi. If Asta's daddi had a camera with him you would probably be seeing a photo of Asta's mommi taking a photo of my girl taking a photo of me! SHEESH!

I began to refuse to cooperate on their photo shoots.

Once I got Asta involved in my plan it was next to impossible to get a good photo of us.

We made one last-ditch effort to sneak away for a few minutes of alone time. We said we'd go get gelato for everyone and bring it back. As you can see, not only did the hoomans come with us, but they insisted on feeding us as if we can't use a spoon ourselves to eat gelato.

Once again I refused to be part of their evil plan to keep us from being alone.

As you can see, I held firm but Asta pretty much caved. I can't really blame her, though. It IS gelato.

When we returned to Asta's house my girl could tell something was up, so she asked Asta how she likes having the 3 hoomans along for all of our excursions. Here's what Asta had to say:

I'm seriously considering contacting the NYPD about taking out a temporary restraining order that keeps the hoomans away from our dates. Hopefully it won't come to that.

Despite the hardship of the constant chaperones, Asta and I are having a great time together. I've never been so happy or so tired in my life!

Goober love,

Stanley & Asta

Pee S

You won't be hearing from us for a day or so. We're going to Boston Sunday to visit Agatha & Archie (and to meet up with Sophie La Brador), and then we'll be stopping by to see Maggie and Mitch on our way back here on Monday. WooOoHoOOOo!


Asta said...

Ot's been Dweemy
xept fow those pesky chapsewonses.
Stanny has the most manly authowitative voice..he's athletic, undemanding,handsome, an up and coming actow, benevolent wulew of his own countwy and stops evewyone dead in theiw twacks just to get a glimpse of him...a twoo snoopewstaw. and the bestest is, he's so humble about attitood.just a lovepup
smoochi kisses

pee ess NNNNNNoooo, I'm not pwejooditched at all.

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey matie, they don't let up do they. That was a good plan you had, what a shame Asta lost control around the gelato.
Your trip is sounding excellent. You must be thrilled meeting all your maties for DWB. Too bad Australia isn't on your route...sigh.

Drive safe.
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Maggie and Mitch said...

Maybe you could plan on racing up to the Giant's castle ahead of us and sneaking in some quiet time - just the two of you!
See you soon!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We know how it is with the humans - and when we heard that video of Asta - we had to join in. We know our peeps are only there to keep us safe - have you ever watched "Lady and the Tramp"? - sometimes dogs that run loose get caught and put in jail.

Have fun on the trip.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Suzuki said...

Hi guys!
I'm just stopping by to let you know that Scooby & Lady have set a date fur their wedding. Stop by my blog to see how to RSVP if you would like to attend.
Big licks to you

Mango said...

It takes a lot to make Asta so grouchy. I can't blame her what with all the crazy people taking photos and not giving you any privacy.


karensbrae said...

I think it was very unfair not to let you into the fountain.

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


Goober...find a hardware some rope and tie 'em all up...seriously...that's the only way you and Fuzzbutt are gonna get ANY quiet time!!!!!

As for the cameras...hmmm...dump some of that prosetto, prosquioto, parmesan gellato stuffie they drink all over em...if that doesn't kill 'em, nuthin' will....

Gotta go put sunscreen on Lacie's back....pool time today....Daddy said...Mumsie has to go in and WORK in a little bit...Lacie said now she has to wear her lifeguard suit 'stead of her bikini....and she's not happy. Though, is Lacie ever happy? Even with all that tralalalalalala crap, she's so tense....dunno...I just like to chase the squirels and psychobambi who's livin' in our yardie now.....

Barkin' at ya Goob....


Koobuss said...

Oh Stan,

I'm sorry to hear that you are having such a hard time ditching the humans. But in New York it seems like they are everywhere. Maybe when Asta's Mommi and Daddi and your girl are asleep you and Asta can sneak out for some alone time. Don't give up Stan. Your chance may come.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

the 4 Bs said...

this is so much fun to read about your adventures and visits to all of our friends!!!!!

we loved that fountain. what a cool place for dogs to get to play. we hate those darn stinkin' rules. no fair.

Asta was really talking in that last video. we don't know exactly what she was saying, but we decided to go outside and bark to you pups. could you hear us? (mom said all of the neighbors could!)


Eric said...

That's harsh Stan leaving you and Asta no free loving time. Need to do some sleep*wink walking dude....
while you have the chance. have a wagging time in Boston and New England. I'll be cheering from this England.

Wiry wags n kissies, Eric xx

Sally said...

Ah Stan - sorry to hear those pesky humans are keeping an eye on you. I agree - you need to sneak out at night - maybe visit a nightclub or two with darling Asta?

Have a great time on your trip - lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Agatha and Archie said...

NO PROBLEM..Archie has it all planned out.......Just leave it to him( I am just a little nervous about that) Love A+A

Moco said...

Young love. How it suffers!

Joe Stains said...

Sounds like you guys are having fun but I can totally see your 'rents getting in the way. Maybe you could wait until they are asleep and call a cab?

Molly and Taffy said...


What a shame the bipeds are being annoying.
Reading the previous comments it looks promising if Archie can come up with a plan.
Have a fabulous time meeting A and A, M and M and Sophie.

Molly and Taffy

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

The NYPD is a good idea. This is stalking, seeriossly it is stalking!

Good ol' Asta! :@}

TwoSpecialWires said...

The only alternative we can think of that would assure you both some time without the hoomans is if you BOTH get in the fountain and BOTH get hauled off to the dog pound together. We we don't think that would be a good thing to do, at all. Just remember your time is short, and it's short for the hoomans, too. They want to enjoy every moment. And all those pictures they are taking not only make us smile, but will help you remember your time together forever and ever.

We LOVE your voices. And Stanley, you know if Asta wasn't trying to talk to you while she was playing tug, she wouldn't have dropped it.

Enjoy your day with all your friends. We'll be thinking of you!
Jake and Fergi

Persephone and Buster said...

ah well stanley, the humans seem to be in control....uh it's that opposABLE thumb thing again..gotta learn how to open the door with those giant jaws...and take ms.asta (she knows her way around the neighborhood!) out for gelato whilst the humans are busy doing something else humans do..
but it surely does look like you're having a great time!!!
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & ms.Blue

Murphy Dogg said...

Hey Stanley,
I know all about parents cramping your style, dude.
All I gotta say is that they gotta sleep sometime ...
Then you and Asta can get your groove on.
Murphy Dogg
P.S. Make sure to put on some Marvin Gaye or Barry White music before you groove.

The OP Pack said...

We understand how you feel Stan, but without the pupperazzi parents, how would we see your handsomeness and your sweet loveliness?

woos, the OP Pack

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

How disgusting that they had to follow you EVERYWHERE! Sorry you didn't get to swim in the fountain, Stanley! Have loads of fun on the rest of your trip!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Huskee and Hershey said...

Ahhh.. what a wonderful date.. except for the chaperones!! But at least you got to meet with Asta.. and I can see that her mom is quite smmitten with you! (Don't worry abt her dad.. all daddys are pawtective over their little girl.. my dad said more than once that he'd kill anyone who dares to touch his princess.. **puke**)

Hmm.. sorry you didn't get to play/ swim in the fountain.. it looks like so much fun!

**hugs to you**

wally said...

Aw, that's too bad that you're not getting some alone time. But that's ok, we can make up for it with our bromance! Though it will be awkward with Sophie there...oh well!

wally t.

Hollie and Janie said...

I'm sorry your parents won't leave you two alone for even one minute! It looks like yall are having the best time!!! You are the cutest couple, and I bet everyone in NYC adores you!!

Bogart said...

Mama spotted those dirty water hot dogs!!! She says to tell you that those are SPECIAL :)

Sounds like you're having quite the tour... rock on!


Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We know you are busy with your travels, but please stop by our bloggie - we have an award for you. If we have awarded it to you before, please feel doubly creative.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Petra said...

It's so fun to read about your adventures, Stanley! Are you going to be able to tear yourself away from Asta when it's time to leave, though?

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Man, we have been missing sooo much. All the friends you have gotton to see, well, WOW!! But Asta girl has gotta be just the best. I don't get why on earth y'all's pawrents are so hovering. Don't they understand LOVE?? You surely found a way for alone time while they slept at least, right?
Have a WONDERFUL time. Mom and I are green with envy!!