Always In Our Hearts

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

SO Not Fair

Since inquiring minds want to know, we'll spill the beans (mmmm.... beans...) about what had us galloping through the house at warp speed in our last post. Here's a little clue... Recognize that juicy schnoz?! Hmm?

See, we heard our girl talking about taking a trip to Portland, Oregon where she plans to meet up with one of our fave dog/hooman combinations - Bogart and his mama Lulu! So of course, we came running to help with the planning for our trip.

I immediately got my things ready and was packed in a flash.

Imagine my surprise when my girl told me that since she's flying and does not want me riding in the cargo hold that I will not be accompanying her on this trip. I assumed she had to be messing with me and threw her my best "you've GOT to be kidding me" look (*wink* *wink*).

Apparently she's NOT kidding, so I tried a variety of faces on her to get her to change her mind about what part I would play in her trip. Instead of automatically trying a goober mind meld on her, I first whipped out my sad face. It's been known to get a 93% return on all requests I make with it. Apparently my girl falls in the other 7%.

I decided it was time for the BIG GUNS, so I pulled out a few of my favorite stink eye expressions to influence her decision.

Personally, I think my googly stink eye is quite irresistible.

Now, I know this one is overkill, but it's my ultimate stink eye expression. I thought this was important enough to do it right, so I whipped this face out to prove just how imperative it was that I accompany my girl to Portland.

It is now obvious to me in no uncertain terms that I'm evidently NOT as irresistible as I thought. My girl definitely could resist... even the goober mind meld. Stella & Merv were so bummed about the idea of staying home that they joined forces in a major hissy fit followed by a long and silent sulk.

I don't know if you can tell here, but Merv is one pissed off cat. You really wouldn't want to mess with him right now.

By this time next week my girl will be in Portland for 5 days, and she'll be spending some of that time whooping it up with Bogart & Lulu. Stella has not yet given up and is still hounding our girl to let her go on the trip. I personally think she's wasting her breath, but I told her to knock herself out.

Looks to me like she's got her work cut out for her. We all want to go to Portland so bad we can almost taste it (mmmm... Portland...)!

Wallowing in self pity,


Ruby Bleu said...

You pups totally have Every right to be upset!!! And Merv...well, he's looking downright scawie!!! I'm sure your girl will bring you lots of good prezzies!!! At least she better!!!

Your girl should totally visit me!!! I'm she gonna be one my coast afterall!!!

Lots of licks... Ruby

Noah the Airedale said...

Well mate, all I can say is I totallly understand how you're feeling right now. My pinkies are heading over your way next year and catching up with a whole bunch of MY yes MY maties but can I go........nooooooooooooooooo.


Noah x

Maggie and Mitch said...

We keep wondering when they're going to allow us doggies to sit on Aireplanes right next to our hoomans! This is the way it should be, don't you think, Stanley?!
We can't wait to hear all about your girls trip to Oregon!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We understand exactly how you feel. But we hope your girl has a safe trip and enjoys her time with Bogart and Lulu.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Alf said...

WE think it's totally unfair Stanley. Can't your pinky drive to Portland? Surely you could go then. Imagine how good it would be if you could have a seat on the plane with the pinkies - ban children and allow dogs - it'd be great!

Alf n Mindy xx

Gus said...

Break out the Guilt Stanny. If it doesn't work now, at least you will get some pressies later.


Hollie and Janie said...

For what it's worth, my mama says she could not resist that sad face! She's tempted to drive you herself! (If we didn't live all the way in Alabama!) I'm sorry you can't go... meeting Bogie would be awesome, but I hope your mom has fun!

TwoSpecialWires said...

We know you gave it your best, but sometimes there's just no changing their minds. We suggest that you not hold it against her ... and start positioning yourself for a deluxe alternative plan that includes luxury accommodations while she's gone, and gobs of pressies and treats when she gets home. We know she's gonna miss you. But it's only right that we should ALL want her to have a great time.

Feeling for ya,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

The OP Pack said...

Poor you, Stanley, you should gave it all you got - those faces should have nailed it for sure. Can she at least take a "Flat Stan" so you can be in some photos with Bogart?

Woos, the OP Pack

Mango said...

Oh the horror! Your girl is meeting the most famous Bogart without your fuzzy selves? I personally got out momma's plastic and was almost done renting a private jet for you once I saw that sad face (but momma caught me and shut off the pooter, sob).


Agatha and Archie said...

NOT EVEN THE GOOGLY STINK EYE?????Geesh..forget it.......tear up the house, and she better bring some stinking good stuff back.. that is ALL we have to say...Love A+A except we wouldn't even mess with Merv when he is in that mood...

Boo Casanova said...

oops! stink eyes not working? gosh, i wish i can help you. :D

wet wet licks


Persephone and Buster said...

Whaddya mean, "FLY?" Don't the natives of Gooberstan travel by caravan? We were thinking that Portland is right on the spice route to Cathay. Plainly, you guys have much pain and suffering to extract from THE GIRL. You must be relentless!

Let us know when she's totally PTSD'd with guilt...


Persphone, Bozo & Bailey

ScrapsofMe said...

That totally stinks! And you were really workin' it too! How could she resist? Bah Humbuggie.
peesess...hope you have some treats this Howlohweenie to make up.

Moco said...

Your girl is going to Portland. We only live 30 miles down the road. She could have dropped you off with us.

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Oh Stanley how dreadful! Fancy not taking you and Stella to see the one and only Bogart!! You would have had such a fantastic time.

Anyway wish your girl a safe trip and we look forward to seeing loads of photos.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Pee ess For Stella...XXXXXXX Love T.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Well Stanley seems like you gave it your best work. Oh it would be so special to get to meet Bogart and Lulu. At least your momma gets to. We sure hope she takes lots of pics to share with all your favorite blogbuddies too!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & Hootie

ps-LOVED the googly eye shots!!

The Airechicks said...

Oh Stanley - sorry about the trip maybe next summer!!

But for now - you need to start working on you list of where you want pictures of your Girl and Bogart - make it a nice LONG list - and special shots of Miss Lulu & the kitties and Sunday morning bagels and some pinecone action oh there so many -

Merv - anger is not the answer PAYBACK is!!

Stella - does this mean you're going to Herc's place? We'll want to lots of pics of you and Herc & Herc's sissy!!!!!! And Herc's Mum & Dad too!!!

Lisa - Girl have a good time be safe...


Nelly said...

Too bad you didn't do the mind meld first Stanley, I'm sure that would have worked. But it's great that your Mum will get to have a cuddle with Bogey & Lulu.
We've missed you guys. Good to have you back!
Nelly xx

Asta said...

My Sweet heawt Stanley
I can't believe that youw mom isn't taking you along..can you come hewe meanwhile??
I wanted to cwawl thwoo the pooter and comfowt you.
Mewv has totally the wight attitoode..I'd be pissed too
smoochiest of kisses
youw astawonifuzzbutt

Sherry said...

Portland!?? And not coming a couple of hours up the road to Seattle? We're bigger! We have more Airedales!
Alanis & Miro of the Seattle Visitors Bureau

Eric said...

That stinks.Totally. Hot paw it to Asta's pronto. Take Stella and Merve with you. Stay for a month or two. see how she likes it.

Wiry loves and kisses. Eric xx

Ok ok. Hope your girl has a blast!!

Martha said...

That is so not fair! I hope she let's you go with her on her next trip. We are hoping to finally move to Portland in a few months and we'd love to meet you. I think KST wants to steal your girl though so you may have to eat him. Love, Martha

Bogart said...


While I will forever be sad that you couldn't come along with your mama to visit us in Portland, I have to say that I had one helluva time with her while she was here. My mama obviously didn't have her priorities straight because we couldn't spent nearly enough time together, but damn it was FUN.

You can tell your mama that while I seemed to not completely enjoy my very first atomic booty scratch, now that she's gone I miss it - and am training my mama on the proper technique that I experienced from the expert.

Mucho love to you and Stella,


PS - Kafka thanks Merv for the tip about the Kitty Hooch...

Deetz said...

Goob man
The big guns photo face worked on my mom. She just melted when she saw it and I must say, I would have given you all my toys and treats over that one.

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

och, I know exactly how you feel!

My J flew to the other side of the world to meet up with Brooke and Greg, Opy and dear sweet Charlie, and totally, and utterly refused to take notice of my sulking demeanour.

I mean, she had a whole suitcase, and a weight allowance for said suitcase of 22 kgs, - I weigh approx 22kgs, so I could have squeezed in there totally.

Leaving her just 0 kgs for her clothing allowance.......

But Australia would not have minded a Nekid Jeannie, I am sure.

Life is certainly not fair.

Marvin xxxxxxxxxx

Ike said...

But, but, but then you could come up to Bellingham and see me!

William Tell said...

Are you sure you couldn't stuff yourself into one of her overnight bags? Just kick out a few things like clothes and makeup, she doesn't really need those, after all. Goobs are more important!!!

Deefor said...

I don't know how she resisted those eyes. Especially the googly eyes. My mom couldn't resist. Guess she's in the other 97%. She says you can visit us. Stella too. Don't know about that angry cat....