Always In Our Hearts

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Petey & Sophie & Asta, OH MY!

Lest you should think all my time in New York City was spent canoodling with my sweetpea and lovepup, Asta, here is proof positive that our relationship is not one of those that excludes our friends. We spent some good time with Sophie, Petey Boy, and his tennis ball. (My girl told me we were not ever leaving NYC if we didn't get to see Petey, so I kept stalling the meeting, even though I was dying to see him.) Here he is in all his fuzzy glory, sporting that cute little balogna tongue.

Our first meeting occurred at Asta's house. Petey came over for evening cocktails. His fave is a bowl of cool water with a tennis ball twist.

His mama (Auntie Jane) looks like she's trying to work some type of healing on me in this photo, but really she's just giving me some very relaxing scritches.

We went right from scritches into the Goober Mind Meld.

Eventually I had to relinquish my claim to Auntie Jane so Asta could get some share of the lovin'.

Auntie Jane tried to convince me that Asta & Petey are like brother and sister, but I really don't see the resemblance.

We all felt at home with each other right away, and in no time Petey was sporting his mohawk for us (it's his fave 'do when at the beach). He had us all cracking up!

Naturally, Petey wanted us to come with him to the dog run where he and Asta first met.

We were met there by Sophie, who was ready for some tennis ball bonding with Petey!

While Sophie & Petey extolled the virtues of the tennis ball...

Asta engaged my girl in a game of holy roller fetch.

That girl plays a serious game of tug,

and loses all sense of personal space. (My girl didn't care, though. She's a BIG Asta fan!)

From their expressions you can obviously tell that the photographer is NOT the one with the tennis ball.

Sophie showed us one of the stupid hooman tricks she's been teaching her mom. She said her mom can actually put 3 balls in her mouth at once.

Petey ~ communing with the ball.

We tried several times to get a group shot of us at the run together. My powers of persuasion were not enough to entice my sweet Asta to leave her holy roller ball for the photo op.

It's pretty obvious who is not cooperating in this photo.

At one point I agreed to help Sophie attempt to maneuver the tennis ball away from Petey by implenting the double-team booty block. (It didn't work.)

Of course, Auntie Jane and I made sure to get some good one-on-one time together. I really think she digs me.

Plus, she gets my sense of humor.

As a ruse to give Asta & I some time together sans hoomans, Sophie feigned fatigue so she could go back to her luxury hotel and Petey invited all of the hoomans over to his house for the evening.

My girl, Sophie's mama Sherry, and Asta's mommi Ami all fell in love with Petey's catbro, Mica.

He's an eldercat, but you'd never know it. He acts like a wee kitten.

He even gave a kiss to Sophie's mama, Sherry.

Now, I'm going to warn you that the following few photos are a little disturbing. They were taken covertly by Mica & Petey, and appear to be a photo essay on hooman goobs who have mistaken one of Petey's squeakies for a party favor. What's really strange is that ALL of the hoomans participated. Could it have anything to do with what they were drinking? You be the judge.

Thanks, Petey. You really did a solid for me & Asta by watching after the hoomans and keeping them out of our fur for awhile. Thanks for running interference for us. We owe you, man!

Goob love,



Molly and Taffy said...

Stanley your trip to NY was the best!
Petey certainly was an excelllent host entertaining the hoomans for the evening. The squeaky looks a bit scary but if it kept them happy and allowed you and Asta to some quiet time together then Petey's mission was well and truly accomplished.

Molly and Taffy

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

Wow, what a great time! The people look like they had fun, too! Our dad lived in NY as a pup, thousands of years ago.

Suzuki said...

It looks like you have had the time of your life Stanley!
Big licks to you

Noah the Airedale said...

Ahhhhh those humans look so scary Stanley.
You definitely had the best holiday matie. Catching up with some of your best friends must have been a fantastic experience. You're lucky you dont live too far away and hopefully you can all catch up again sometime soon.

Noah x

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, we totally forgot what we were going to say when we saw Petey's squeakie in everyone's mouth! hahahaha What the heck was in those drinkiepoos?!
What a time you had in NYC, Stanley!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What a wonderful time you must have had in NY - we love your updates. .

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Anonymous said...

Hi Stanley! We loved seeing and hearing about your trip! Those pictures of the humans with Petey's squeaky toy are hilarious!

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

Pearl said...

Hahaha Stanley, I am laughing outloud about the crazy humans and that toy. DEFINITELY had something to do with that bubbly substance they were sippin' on!

Thanks for comin' by and saying hi! Yes, my Momma is a NUT and got a taste of toad poisoning. Sometimes I wonder how she got along before I came around.... she's a mess! Can't wait to hear more about your funnest EVER trip!!

Petra said...

What FUN! I love looking at the pictures of your trip, Stanley! Keep them coming!

Moco said...

Grammie says that is a group of hoomans that she could have a good time. Easy to see that all of you had the best time. That Petey is quite the host. Those New Yorkers really know how to party.

Joe Stains said...

omdog a room full of goobs!! LOL. My dear Sophie is so dazzling I can barely stand it! I mean, she is just gorgeous. Not that Asta is not beautiful herself, but Sophie really does it for me. I am so jealous you all got to meet. AND Petey, what a cool dude he is!1

Sophie Brador said...

Stanley! I am missing you already. I just got back from my dog park and was very disappointed you weren't there. There was a rottie lab cross named Splash who was there and he had a huge head, but that has nothing to do with anything.

Has Merv been asking about me?


the 4 Bs said...

you just had the best time visiting with your pals. we love the tennis ball games and we would be right there with you. we especially like your group photos - except one of them is missing your head. hee hee!

it's so much fun to read about your adventures and view the photos. we sure wish we lived closer and could visit with you doggers too.


Eric said...

Stan my man! What a BLAST!! Been loving all the trips and photo's.Whata rollacoaster - been making me laugh one minute, cry the next. But I've been doing my happy jig for you and your girl that you had such a wicked trip. And I'm wagging glad I gave that Stuffie to Petey for all the leggeds to play with...(takes on to know one huh?) Pawsonally I think that was very unhygenic. Ewww. Did they disinfect those botoxed lips before passing them around?

Wiry lovies and kissies, Eric xx xxx

Hollie and Janie said...

Humans are so silly, aren't they?? You had my mama laughing out loud with those pics!!

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

I'm lovin your stories about your road trip Stanley!

Just a wee bit worried about the they all have big pink mouths, huge teeth and a cigar hanging out of their mouths?

Kinda worried as my Human Sissy spent some time in New York this week, (well 5 hours at the airport) on her way to Las Vegas, and I care much for her well being.

ha ha ha ha!

I loved this post, very funny. Most important to keep control of your humans though, once they have a drink, all sense of decorum is lost I am afraid.

Far better to have Petey's cocktail, water and a ball twist!!

lotsaluv, Marvin xxxxxxxxxx

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Stan! Had to prance (waddle) on over when I heard you had my gawjus husband and brand new mother-in-law.....I am sooooo jealous!
Looks like you all had a blast together and got on really well :D
Isn't it amazing what you can get the humans to do when you ply them with alcohol? Very funny big mouth pics! We have a Humunga-toungue toy.....wonder if we can get the same result? And Mum does the mind meld thing with Alf....hard to tell who's the one imparting wisdom!
Lovely to meet you....we've all heard so much about you and know that Asta is missing you like mad.
Slobbers xx

TwoSpecialWires said...

And the norm is that the humines are supposed to keep control of their canines (and felines)? Looks to us like the table was turned and it was the four-leggededs keeping the two-leggededs in line.

You ALL looked like you got on really well. That makes us really happy and makes us dream of our time....

Keep the stories coming,
We love 'em,
Jake and Fergi

DILLY said...

Funny fotoes! FNAR!!!!!

Stanley be biggest ov all! Be big frend!

Mr Scooter luvs scrunchies rownd nek, too.


Lucia said...

Ciao dolci Gooberstaniani!

Santa vacca, Stanners -- what a trippy trip you had! I was over-the-luna delighted for you that you got to meet and play with so many bloggiverse pals up close and pawsonal!! Fantastico!

Tanti baci to you and Stella!

PeeEss: You have the longest 'dale leggies that I, Lucia, have everrrrrr seen ....!!! When I grow up, I want to be just like you! Mwahh!!

Ike said...

OMD! What was it like meeting Miss Sophina La Brador? You must have been starstruck!
Pee S - you didn't do anything to offend Mr. Joseph Stains did you?

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Wow--what a pawsum trip woo had! To get to see sooo mannee gud furiends!

Gus and Waldo

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

You look like you had the funnest time. Stanley is one lucky fellow. We do feel a little sorry for little Stella that she missed out on all the fun. The photos are terrific.
XOXO-BabyRD & Hootie