Always In Our Hearts

Monday, December 14, 2009

Random Oregon

Blame our girl. That's all I have to say about why we haven't been posting or visiting our friend's blogs! Just remember, she's the one with opposable thumbs. 'Nuff said. (Would these faces lie to you??)

As a peace offering I give you a photo of one of Portland's most famous residents ~ one with whom my girl spent copious amounts of time ~ the signature voodoo doll donut from Portland's VooDoo Doughnuts! He's covered in chocolate, filled with very blood-like raspberry goo, and comes with his own pretzle "needle" for the purpose of torturing him before he is devoured one bite at a time! (What can I say? My girl likes her donuts!)

But hey. We promised to reveal the mystery friends from Dogs With Blogs my girl got to see and maybe this sweet terrier mug will give you a clue...

Clue number 2 ~ a certain psycho dog in Oregon...

Clue number 3 ~ mellow slug dog in the same house...

If you have not yet figured it out, then maybe this photo will enlighten you. We made an impromptu visit to Moco, Foley, and Dawson and their hooman mama (and Peanut & Flash's Grammie)!!! I have been in love with Grammie ever since my buddy Wally the Corgador brought her to my attention over 2 years ago. Even though she already has 2 granddogs in Flash & Peanut (hi, Flash & Peanut!), she adopted me along with Wally as her honorary granddogs, and my girl went to meet her without bringing me along for the ride! My girl said that Grammie is just as lovable as I always imagined and that they talked about me the ENTIRE time they spent together. (As it should be.) Grammie, I'm sorry you were disappointed that I was not with my girl. She SO does not understand our bond!

The impromptu stop at Grammie's house occurred on the way to the Oregon Coast. My girl was taking our buddy, Noah, to see the Pacific Ocean for the first time, and wouldn't you know, it was the first day of bad weather they'd had all season! Pelting rain and 50-80 mph winds! Oooo Baby!

Just a bit of Oregon and movie trivia here. My girl actually got to see Haystack Rock. It's the big dark thing in the photo below. For those of you who are fans of the movie The Goonies , you'll recognize it!

Since this post has devolved from the reveal of my girl's mystery visit to Grammie's house, let me just share a few more random Oregon tidbits with you from my girl's visit. My girl found out that the Portland Zoo had a baby elephant living there and she just HAD to go see him. She was so transfixed (she took over 30 photos and more than a few vids) she wanted you to see how cute he is. His name is Samudra (Sam for short), and he captured my girl's heart. I say, if she loves him so much why didn't she bring him home? If you're a baby elephant freak like my girl, please go to the link above to the Portland Zoo for even better photos and vids of the cute little pachaderm.

Go ahead and say "Awwww." You know you want to.

Now this last landmark was brought to my girl's attention by none other than Bogart's mama, Lulu. I don't know if it appears in the book, Roadside America, but it should. Do you remember when the husband of figure skater Tanya Harding and a friend of his decided to travel out East to whack (literally) on the knee of rival figure skater Nancy Kerrigan? This is the dumpster where police supposedly found the weapon in Portland. Amazing... huh? You can get the whole story here if you're interested.

Stella and I hope you have enjoyed this wacky and weird travelogue. We apologize for the appalling lack of dog photos and hope to remedy that for you in our next post. Grammie, thank you for allowing my girl to come bask in your glow even if I wasn't with her to pave the way. You're the best!

Goober love,


Joe Stains said...

Woah she met THE Grammie! wow!! Mom loves the Goonies too, talk about a great trip. Sorry you didn't get to go buddy. Mom said MORE STELLA pics!! :)

Moco said...

Yep, that is for sure our crazy old bat. You and Stella would have loved the coast. The crazy old bat says that there isn't any better place to be than Oregon. Wind, elephants and whacking figure skaters. What more could you want. We so enjoyed your girl's visit also.

Maggie and Mitch said...

You have our mom drooling over those voodoo donuts! yummmmmmmmmmm
What a sweet baby elephant! awwwwwwwwwwwwwww
We can only imagine how much fun your girl had with Grammie! Maybe next time she'll take you with her, Stanley!
We love that first picture of you and Stella together!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Such an exciting adventure! Big wind, big rock, big baby, and crime scene!

Good to see your goober faces again.


Pug(s) and Bugg said...

OMD We saw Voodoo Donut on some TV show on the Food Network or Travel channel!!!! That is super neet! You saw a lot of famous pups & places!!!!

Stanislaw said...

Keep a Goober eye out, dude. I bet your mom is planning to adopt one of those Elepant puppies. I've heard that elepants can out-feast, out-pooble, and out-pant you. I'm not sure what that last one is but it can't be good.

You may want to barricade your front door now...

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Great to see you back Stella and Stanley, we sure have missed you especially Taffy.

We did indeed go aaawwww many times, as instructed. Well you just can't help yourself can you? Sam certainly is cute.

MOlly, Taffy and MOnty

Asta said...

Oh how I miss youw whakky selves
only youw Giw would have those sewies of adventoowes all fueled by those yummielicious donuts(and you can put the voodoo on some bad guys while doing it, yeah!!!!!)

I love Gwammie too!!!!!! who wouldn't and that gweat bunch of fuwwkids of hews.

And oh, way I wouldn't believe those faces

smoochiest of smoochie kisses
youw Astawoniluvepup

Peanut said...

Very good descriptions of the dogs in that house mom says. Meeting Grammie, the coast, baby elephants and bleeding donuts. Only in Oregon which is why we love it.