Always In Our Hearts

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tripping OUT

We here in GooberStan are all trippin'... in the best way possible. We're getting ready to trip way out in a couple of weeks to...


That's right. In just two weeks my girl and I will be road-tripping our way out to NYC to visit my lovepup, Asta, and her mommi & daddi! (THAT is where we're going to celebrate my birthday.)


My girl wanted to do something special to celebrate her graduation, and she's been promising me a trip to New York, so we're combining the two into our Roadtrip of Triumph!

We are STINKIN' excited! On the way out we're stopping to stay with Scruffy, Lacie & BabyStan in Pittsburgh, and we might even get to meet our buddy Sherman while we're there!

Asta and I will rendezvous with our diva friend, Sophie La Brador, who is also going to NYC with her mama. From there, we hope to take a couple of daytrips. We're going to go hiking with Maggie & Mitch in Connecticut, meeting Agatha & Archie (and any other pup friends we can) in Boston, and maybe even heading to Delaware to visit my favorite Corgador, Wally, and his peppy sheppy siblings!

I can hardly contain my goober essence ~ I'm all wiggly with anticipation!

What of my goobette sissy, Stella, you ask?

As much as we'd LOVE to take her with us, my girl said this roadtrip is going to be some one-on-one goober time for the two of us. So, we have made arrangements for Stella to stay with her honorary brother and my friend, Hercules the Aireboy! She says she's treated like a princess at his house. (As if she's not here.)

While my girl and I are finalizing everything for our roadtrip, Stella also wanted to prepare for her stay at Casa de Hercules. She was ready to get her summer airecut!

Here she is "in process." All she asked was that she got a seat with a view while she had to endure the indignities of grooming. (Doesn't her head look freakishly large in this photo?)

She doesn't look too happy right here, but as soon as she was done, she ran around like a maniac so she could feel the breeze against her skin.

After seeing Stella maintain this sad, pathetic look for several minutes, my girl decided to do Stella's head and furninshings another day.

This pile is just the fuzz from her body and fuzz butt. Can you believe she carried all of this around?

From this angle we think she looks like a bare-booty biker chic who is wearing fuzzy chaps. We've since trimmed her chaps down to a more manageable level, and her head and face look more normal too.

We aren't leaving until the 17th, and we'll be on the road for a little over 2 weeks. Don't worry, though. We'll definitely be blogging from the road. And Merv? Well, let's just say he's looking forward to some much-needed solitude here in GooberStan!

Goober love,


Gus said...

Stanny: You are such a lucky Goober! Have a great time on your road trip, and let me know if you have a favorite hotel? We like Homewood Suites, but there aren't a lot of them in some places. Face it, any hotel with decent room service will do.


Ruby Bleu said...

OMD Stanny...that is so pawsome. You are going to have so much fun...but I so wish I could be there with you all. Gosh, I'm so jellyfish. Hey, when is the western leg of your trip. Casa de Ruby has a room all ready for you and your Girl anytime you want it!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Suzuki said...

WOW Stan! That sound like a pawsome trip :)
Don't furget to take lots of photos.
Big licks to you

Jake of Florida said...


You are one lucky pup. Our Mom and Dad are going to NYC next week (and will be meeting Ms. Asta and her hoomans) -- but we get to stay here at home, or in camp.

And how sad that your trips do not coincide because we know they would have had extraordinary tales to tell of meeting the Gooberboy and his girl in Pawson!!!

Oh well, half a treat is better than no treat at all. Right???

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Molly and Taffy said...


This is so exciting going to NYC and meeting loads of friends. You are so lucky. We will look forward to all your reports and photos.


Pearl said...

Oh my DOG Stanley! You are meeting some WONDERFUL people and pups! I am BEYOND jelly!!!!

You and your girl deserve this trip. I bet it's something neither of you will EVER forget- how special to share it together!

Miss Stella looks adorable fur-less! I know she'll enjoy being the queen bee while you all are on the road!

Salinger The Pug said...

WOW Stanley! Sounds like you're going to be having some FUN on the road with your girl!!! Make sure you have good tunes!

Have your mom check her email...I sent her some info in case she's still stopping over in Indy!

Poor Stella! :-( She's all nekkid!!!!

Happy Packing!


Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Stanley, we are soooooo stinkin' jelly! We're sure this will be the trip of a lifetime for you and your girl! You will meet soooo many cool peeps and pups!

Be extra nice to Stella! She looks really nekkid!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Asta said...

Stanley My Love,
I'm fweaking out wif dweam come twoo!
I hope Stella doesn't catch cold all naked like that..I hope the wain we've been having gets it all out of it's system and tuwns to sun by the time you awwive.
I know Stella will be the happiest goobgiwl wif Herc and his family..I'm sowwy I don't get to meet hew, but I know she will be tweated like the woyalty that she is.
Is it weally twoo??am I dweaming??
You'we going to be staying wif me???
smoochie kisses youw lovepupAstawoniFB

Laurie, Woo's Editor said...

Wow Stanley, pawesome plan there 'bro. Can't wait to see and read about all the 'citing adventures you have with everyone!
Be sure and let us know if you're heading near Niagara Falls or Western New York, I've got a spare bed that i'd totes /kick the cat out of/ share with you.

Noah the Airedale said... Stanley,
How lucky are you!!!!!!!!!
That sounds like the most pawfect holiday ever. You get to see your sweet Astarooni AND your good buddies too. As you would say, that's so stinking exciting!!!

I'm sure Stella is going to have the greatest time with Herc. They're good buddies.

Have a great road trip mate. Drive safely and say g'day to all our maties for us.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Moco said...

We are so looking forward to travels of your trip to The Big Apple and other various sites. This will be the trip of a lifetime or at least until the next big trip.

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh my, Stella is looking a wee bit "nekid" to be honest, shall we knit her a woolly jumper to keep her skin warm, she looks really cold!!

Congrats on the road trip Stanley, it will be an amazing journey.

My Jeannie is still talking about her trip to Aus and meeting with Charlie and Opy plus B and G! She had such a blast, and she hopes you and your Girl will have a wonderful time meeting up with all the pups and peeps too!

DWB has brought so many friendships together hasn't it?

Yay, and more Yay!

We look forward to following your adventures and hearing about your amazing Goober Road Trip.

lotsaluv Marvin and Jeannie xxxxxxxxx

Eric said...

Stan my main man!! Woooo!! How wagging!!This will be the trip of a lifetime for you and your girl. Way to go - celebrate!!!!I was so over excited for you both that my tail moved too wagging fast - nearly took off myself. (You think if I had a bit of practise I could make it over the pee?)

I know you will have the bestest time visiting pals and your love pup and one on one goober loving with your girl. Safe trip my friends. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Wiry lovies and kissies, Eric xxxxxx

Stanislaw said...

Oh Stella! I ALSO received the most un-beastly of trims! The whole world now knows that I have chicken legs. Ugh!

Have a great time on your mega road trip, Gigando Goobman. I went on a road trip once, and through I was going to hurl the whole time. Road trips are not my thing!

Petra said...

Why don't you drop Stella off at my house while you're gone?!

PLEASE take lots of pictures! I can't wait to hear all about your trip. You guys know how to celebrate right!

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, we can hardly wait, Stanley! We are crossing off the days on the calendar!
OMG, Stella does look a wee bit different! Thank goodness we're heading into warmer weather or the poor girlie will freeze to death!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Sounds like a celebrity road show. You are going to meet lots of famous doggies. Be careful with that Lacie beast please.

Don't tell Stella that her airecut makes her butt look big. It is kind of shocking to see her all half done like that.


Persephone and Buster said...

wOw're really coming to this side of the u.s.??? you will have so much fun with your love-puppy-asta, in N.Y.C.. awesome place to be in spring....and you'll even be in our great state of connect the cut, too?? maybe we'll see you as you and your girl drive by ---->whoooosh...stop and have an iceeecream!
better start packing the toys and bones... the little goobette has shrunk to 1/2 her size!!!it's good she will have a vacation too w/herc --i bet he teaches her some new neck holds...better watch it when you get back.
happy packing,
theBUSTER, Ms. Persephone (a bit under the weather) and Ms.Blue too

Sophie Brador said...

STanny! I can't wait to see you in NY. Mom has been emailing with Alett in Boston and we are thinking about swinging by there for a couple of days after NY ... and then on to Salem to see some friends there. We;d really love to see Wally, but he doesn't respond to requests for an audience, so not sure if that is in the plans.

All we really care about is seeing Merv ... I mean you and Asta.


P.S. How far is it to Kansas from MOntreal?

Kirby said...


What a pawsome trip you and your girl have planned! I bet you will have the greatest time ever!! If you are near Chicago at all, let me know. We can get together and I can show you the sites!!!!Have a wonderful trip and let Stella know that she looks marvelous stripped down!!!

Your pal,

Lucia said...

Ciao Gooberstaniani!

Santa vacca!!! This will be the road trip of the decade -- century, even! I think you should make a mix CD -- or load up the iPod -- with lots of traveling music, fill the back seat with plenty of snackies, put on your shades (Doggles for you, Stanny!) and hit the highway! Safe travels to you and your girl, il mio amico, and big mwahs to darling Stella!

Tanti baci!

Simba and Jazzi said...

New York, how exciting, our Mummy is jealous. Stella looks like a sheep , a sheep with sad eyes, bless her.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Mack said...

Mom says you could definitly dropped Stella and Merv off at our house, but it is a little ways outta the way. Anyhoo, we just know you and momma are gonna have the bestest time being one on one and stuff! Give your Astarooni a kiss for me!

GSD Adventures said...

That trip sounds so exciting! We can't wait for updates along the road!

Pruett and Daphne

Murphy Dogg said...

Dude! We totally gotta meet up somewhere on your way! I live about 45 minutes outside of Philly, so let me know which way you're going from Pittsburgh and maybe we can hang out.
Holy crap, that would be awesome! We can both wear our Fart Club shirts!
Murphy Dogg

Caz and Ludo the cool dude said...

That is going to be a super duper road trip im quite jealous .Meeting up with all those friends you are one lucky gooberstan. We hope you have a amazing trip. its got to be a trip of a life time.
As for asta's hair cut wow that is a close shave.I'm sure she wil appreciate having all that hair off that must have been hot.

\ludo the cool dude.

Joe Stains said...

I am so jealous I could cry! For real!?! I can't even believe you are going to get to meet MY (remember that) Sophie!!! AND Mommi and Daddi and Asta and Scruffy and Stan and omdog Maggie and Mitch and oh who am I forgetting...some other little terror, I mean, terrier. j/k man, the highlight will be meeting the Lacie beast I am sure!!!

I am sure Stella will have a blast and Merv may change the locks while you are gone.

the 4 Bs said...

that sounds like a fantastic trip! we love road trips! and lucky you to get to meet all of our most famous dog celebrities. we are totally jealous. you are gonna have so much fun. we want to see lots and lots of photos.


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

Um that is a um interesting look for have pantaloons on, Chica!!!!!

So you're goin' to that handsome dog Herc's?? Hmm...I wish I could meet're not datin' him in addition to Taffy are ya? How's his tummy anyway...we're hopin' he's all better.

The boyz have the poker chips out and are polishin' 'em for ur Gooberbro's better stop rainin' that's all I can say.

We're gonna build an arc soon.

I'm thinkin' I just might hope in your Goobermobile and to and visit Asta for two weeks...wonder if we'd fight??!!!! Naaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Barkin' at ya Sweet Stella...

and Hooge Kisses to the Stan and ur Gurl!!!

Love and kisses...Laciegirlie

Huskee and Hershey said...

Wait a min Stan... Aren't you stopping by to visit us too?? You know we'd love to have you here...
This is going to be one big adventure for you and your girl.. and since it's your barkday, some one-on-one time with your girl is well deserved. I am sure Stella will have fun over at Hercules' place.

Hollie and Janie said...

That sounds like the best trip ever! You and your mama are going to have so much fun!! Stella looks so funny in her partial aire-cut! hehe

Finni said...

Congratulations to your Mum. She is one clever puppy writing stuff like that! That celebratory trip sounds the best. No wonder you are one excited boy!
Have the best trip ever!
Finni xx

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Have a fun trip, Stanley!

It must be time fur summer haircuts!

Gus and Waldo

Anonymous said...

this is THE FUNNIEST CUTEST DOG BLOG EVER! not even sure how i got here, but it's so cute! just thought i would say hello from Tennessee!


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi stanely!
we are friends with salinger and just saw your wonderful day with him and his mom.

we wanted to come by and say hello to you and your mom. your vacation is wonderful!

it is so nice to meet you.

melissa and emmitt