Always In Our Hearts

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Trippin' to NYC

We had a hard time leaving our buddies in the 'Burgh! They made us feel like we were family, and I came to think of Scruff & BabyStan as the brothers I never had, and Lacie as the sissy I already do. (She looks so much like Stella I had a hard time calling her Lacie.)

I gave Lacie a little brotherly advice in the love department. She listened, and promised to seriously consider what I had to say.

She does such a lovely job taking care of Stan and Scruff... even while furthering her modeling career.

Before I knew it, it was time for one last whiz...

one last sniff (aren't these two of the most gorgeous muscle butts you've ever seen?)...

and one last good-bye to the girl in her lifeguard chair...

and I was back on the road through the wilds of Eastern Pennsylvania.

We were on our way to meet sweet Koobus!!

As soon as we arrived she and her mama and her sweet grandpa (her personal bully stick holder) told me to make myself at home. Here I am welcoming my girl into the house. They let me run all over to investigate and drink from the toilets while my girl had a fabulous lunch al fresco with Koobie's mama & grandpa.

I'm not like my sissy, Stella, so I had no way to tone down my gooberocity, but eventually Miss Koobie let me get a few good sniffs!

I told her I'd be as gentle as possible.

I admit, I violated her personal space a little more than she would have liked.

But in the end she came around. It's obvious from this photograph that she was hankering for a little whiff of this goober.

I spent the next two hours napping in the GoobMobile while we made our way to NYC and my Astaroni! Here is our first meeting on the street in front of her building. She's a VERY sassy girl.

While she showed me around her neighborhood I made sure we had time to investigate each other a little bit.

Okay. We investigated each other a LOT.

We went for a romantic walk along the river. Asta's an incredible tour guide, and pointed out all her favorite spots to me.

As you can see, my months of practicing for walks in the big city are paying off.

Life on the road has been fun, but can be a little hard on a goober. I was so wiped out that I crashed as soon as I got in the door. Asta had other plans. She looks all sedate in this photo...

but she could not resist the goober at rest, and kept crawling closer...

and closer...

until she couldn't stand it any more, and offered me the ultimate overture of love...

her polka dot tummy. WHO could resist that?!

I am already feeling SO at home here in New York, and it's not just because Asta's mommi is in love with me. (It's mutual, sweet Ami.)

We have so many things we want to do, and have been discussing our plans non-stop.

And of course, we're taking plenty of breaks for goob smoochin'!

Since my girl is camera CRAZY, you can bet you'll be seeing more photos of our adventures soon.

Goober love,
Stanley & Asta


Laurie, Woo's Editor said...

Wow this road trip is going so fast! just minutes ago I was barking out my comments to the post where you visited the scruffy, lala-Lacie and Baby Stan, and when I mosey on over here you are already houses and states away.
Love your pictures of Asta seduction to the sleeping gooberStan.
Winnie Woo

Petey said...

Stanley! You're ginormous! I was shocked, shocked I tell you, to see how you towered over Baby Stan, much less Asta who is about the same size as me (a bit taller, actually, but that's because she walks on her tippytoes.) I'm flying back from South Carolina on Saturday so we'll have to meet up for an evening romp at the dog run, okay? (I'm much more polite meeting giants when I'm off leash. Otherwise, I can do a mean Joe Pesci imitation!) Have you met Sophie Brador yet?

What fun!

Your pal,


Maggie and Mitch said...

We are just loving your roadtrippie updates, Stanley! We can only imagine how sad it was to leave Sruffy, Lacie and BabyStan but they you headed to Koobie's! How cool is that!
You and Asta must be having a blast in NYC! Sleeping Giant will never compare with The City! We're still counting the hours!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sophie Brador said...

I can't wait to meet both of you goobs!

Sophoober Bradoober

The Airechicks said...

Oh Stanley -

Looks like you and the girl are having a GREEEEAAAATTT Roadtrip -

Scruff, Stan & Lacie - what a HOOT!! You and the girl are lucky Lacie didn't decide to go to NYC with you guys...

And Salinger he's even more HANDSOME in person - Great shots of him & his Mom...

The shots of you and ASTA = PRICELESS...

Thank you so much for sharing your roadtrip with us.....

I think we need to plan on having a DWB's Convention - I bet Powder Puff's Dad would let us meet up at his hotel in Colorado......

Can't wait until you guys get to Maggie & Mitch's place.....

Be safe & listen to Asta....


Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Stanny...meeting your was love at first site wasn't it!!! Me and my Mom have the most goobery grin on our faces seeing how happy you both are...and you still have Petey, Sophie and Maggie and Mitch left to go...WOW!!!!!

Please give all of them lots of licks for me! And keep the pictures and posts coming!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Koobuss said...

Hi Guys!

Glad to see that you made it to NY and that my mom's directions were a help.

We enjoyed your visit here in Koobieland tremendously and welcome you back anytime you want to come!

Love and Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie and Family

Sassy Kat said...

Always fun to visit but yes sad when you have to leave. But looked like you had a road trip planned and another stop along the way. Cannot believe that you are in NYC with your girl FOR REAL!!!!! How neat is that! I know you two will have a great time. Please more photos.

I am so glad that you enjoyed the latest installment of the CCSI series. I want to let you know that there will be reruns all weekend long. I am providing free pop and popcorn for those attending the show over the weekend. Also there will be a little something for you to take back home with when you leave.

Happy Memorial Weekend Fun!

Bogart said...

Soooo jealous of the road trip! Adventures galore :)


Anonymous said...

W-O-W!! What a great and fun vacation you have, Stanley!!
First visiting Lacie, Scruffy and Stan, then onto Koobus. And finally to Asta... are she and parents not the sweetest?!
Last week she was together with Myrna here in Holland helping my sister Taylor, and she was sooo nervous, afraid you wouldn't like her in real. I had a few good talks with her and said that I was certain you would LOVE here. Everybody loves her!!

Stanley, enjoy your time in NYC with Asta and Petey (I read he is coming for a play too).

Headbutts to you and Asta
~ Ruis

Gus said...

OH are such a fortunate Goob that your ma ape planned a whole trip around your friends. Did you give Koobie's grand dad a kissie for me? And Asta? Wowser, I am sooooo jealous.

gussie d

Eric said...

Stan what a trip man. Visiting Koobie now too- woo luck luck you. I'm so excited now to see you with Asta and her sweet Mom I can hardly bark. Can't wait to see Asta wrapped up in your big doggly paws. Fabbie photies Stan,loved each and every one. Keep 'em coming. Have a blast you and your girl.

Wiry love and kissies Eric xxxxx

Mango said...

OMG! Asta in person! What a lucky goob you are. And Koobus too? No wonder you were tired.

You and baby Stan have some very impressive muscle butts.


Murphy Dogg said...

Hey Stan,
When are you coming back through PA? I'd love to hang out, dude. I got a sweet big fenced back yard and a nice hot grill for burgers!
Murphy Dogg

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Asta sent us over to visit. We'll have to get caught up on your adventures. Have fun.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Persephone and Buster said...

whoa stanley... you and ms. asta are very c l o s e....very quickly!!! she is soooooooo cute! looks like you're quite the ambassador of the BeeG appoley.. have a great time walking the neighborhoood with asta and the n.y.pack.
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & Ms. Blue too

TwoSpecialWires said...

It's looking like you are on the PERFECT road trip! It's great fun to see you meeting up with all your friends along the way. The pictures make us feel like we're there. We wish we were!

A wee bit jealous,
Jake and Fergi

Pee eSs. We were happy to see that Asta didn't need to climb up on the piano, given the difference in your size. It appears you both fared quite well - VERY WELL - together. What fun!

Putter said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! What a trippie! What a trippie! OMG! OMG! OMG! We are so sad that we will MISS you! Are you coming to Boston at all or staying in NY?????

Putter ...:)

with love, Madison said...

What a lot of socializing! We are in total awe of your ability to juggle the schedule!

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

Oh and Asta look so pawfectly sweetest together!!!!! We totally love the pic of you sharin' ur goobery face with Auntie Ami....she looks amazingly young in that pic...did you give her some kinda goobery facial??? Mumsie wants some of that slobber er special salivary lotion rather!!!!!!

We hope ur all havin' the best time ever...keep up the postin'...we adore seein the pix....oh...Mumsie cracked up at the pic entitled "The Last Whiz"....a total study in terristic loveliness!!!!!

Barkin' at ya sweet boy!

Love and kisses...Laciegirlie

Lucia said...

Ciao Stanny and Asta!

Oh, it melts my heart to see those two names side by side in one bloggie comment!! Ah, amore!! I am speechless with happiness for all of you!!!

Tanti baci!

Noah the Airedale said...

This is all so goobertastic!!!!
You're getting to meet all your blogging pals you lucky goob you!!!
We're loving the photos. We're so excited you got to meet your Astaroni!!

Happy travels matie.
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Hamish Westie said...

Hi Stanley
This is the first time I've visited your blog, although I've bloggie pals with Asta for long enough to feel very relieved that you two hit it off when you finally met!
Looking forward to reading more about your exciting life,
Cheers! Hamish.

Huskee and Hershey said...

This roadtrip is getting better and better!! You got to meet not only one, but two, three, four, fix.. (lost count).. of your blogging pals!! We are insanely jealous.. but guess what! The postman must've know that I was feeling sad that you aren't going to be visiting me, so he dropped a nice green package that comes from GooberStan!! THANK YOU so much buddy... (mom says we can only open it tomorrow when she can take pictures and blog about all the goodies in the package.. )

Have fun and can't wait to read more abt your roadtrip!! **hugs**

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

It looks like you and your girl are having a fabulous time, Stanley! Meeting blog buddies snooter to snooter is sooooo great! We can't wait to read about more of your adventures!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

wally said...

Whoa! You guys are MOTORING across the country! My goodness. Asta is very sweet, sneaking a peak at the Sleeping Goob.

wally t.

ps. I must warn you that I am sometimes hostile to nosy snooters. Though I admit I have one myself.

Agatha and Archie said...

WHOA!! This is truly the trip of a life time!!!!!!!!!! Could anything be better?(besides getting an E?) Archie is frantic trying to prepare for your visit...and we STILL do not know what he is doing..somehting about trying to clean up the Arboretum for your visit...WE have a feeling he is sweeping the 4 million acres for you...... that could explain why he is so tired....Love A+A

Suzuki said...

Awwwww, they meet at last :)
Asta has been soooo nervous about meeting you. It looks liek evfurry thing is going well though :)
Big licks to you

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

I'm speechless!
That's a dream comes true, a fairy tale, a love story with a happy ending!
You and Asta is the perfect lovebirds!
Love and romance are in NYC air!

the 4 Bs said...

wow! this is so much fun. we love seeing all of these photos and hearing about your travels. you are getting to meet the most famous and bestest dogs in the blogosphere! we are amazed and kind of jealous. what a fun trip. we can't wait for more photos.


Joe Stains said...

omdog you are seriously the luckiest dog we know. Queen Koobie and then Asta and her pawrents?! You must be having the time of your life. I certainly hope that Lacie heeds your advice!!