Always In Our Hearts

Monday, January 11, 2010

Motivational Speaker

I've been doing some serious thinking...

while Stella's been slowly going insane.

My girl has been going stir crazy, what with being laid off and then being sick for the 5 weeks after Thanksgiving... and it's been rubbing off on Stella & I. So, for the sake of everyone's sanity, I grabbed my fave stuffie of the moment (my Big Ass) and settled in for some deep thinking on how to jump start my girl's career search and the next step of our adventures here in GooberStan.

I must thank Maggie & Mitch for the gift of the Big Ass. They bestowed him upon me when I was on my cross-country roadtrip last spring, and he's been a faithful companion as I mine my deep thoughts.

I find that the more I chew and cuddle my Big Ass, the more clarity I have.

It may not look like it, but I'm really working the little grey cells here.

When I'm in this position I almost have Stella fooled that I'm in an unbreakable trance. She usually doesn't mess with me once I reach my "zone."

After one last bite to the Big Ass (eliciting a very satisfying fart sound from him) I am ready to spring my motivational moves on my girl.

My girl doesn't know it yet, but I'm gonna light a fire under her to get her on the path to a job she loves and to living in a place where we will all flourish. (Smalltown Kansas has served its purpose, but is NOT where we want to stay.) I may not be a card-carrying motivational speaker, (and I don't live in a van down by the river), but I got my girl to finish her thesis. I can get her to find a job. (By the way, do you like my devious face?)

Goober love,



Noah the Airedale said...

We like your face no matter how it looks mate!!!
Crikey your girl was sick for ages and we didn't know. Is she better???
You're great at helping her out. We sure hope you guys are ok.

Noah xx

Inky and Molly said...

You bet. We love the devious face. It's a lot like our rendition of the same notion.
BTW, is that an Aboriginal art collar?? Looking very Aussie...

Maggie and Mitch said...

You and BigAss are a great team, Stanley!
We think you've got one sweet face! There's not a devious cell in you! It's amazing too - look at what you have to put up with! Is Stella mental?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Agatha and Archie said...

Our main man....lsiten we hope your girl is feeling beter.Archie says he once taught a class on motivational speaking if you need any help but we know you will come up with something fabulous for her..As for Stella?? now words...Love A+A

Hollie and Janie said...

I had no idea your mama has been so sick!! Good thing she has you and Stella to take care of her! I don't think you could be mean if you tried, sweet stanley! I think you can certainly whip your mama into shape and get her excited about starting lots of new things!!

Gus said... can do this! Just decide first where you want to live, and then we will network your girl's resume!

I'm sure somedog will have the connections to help her out.


Pearl said...

Stanley! Stella!

I didn't realize that your Girl had been laid off, nor that she had been so sick. Talk about stress! Ugh!

I am not much of a motivational speaker either.. not NEAR as good as you... but let me say this. Wherever you go, even if it's far away from everything that's familiar, I think you've been brought to this crossroad for a reason. Change is scary, but it's necessary. And we are ALL here backing you up! Keep your head up and maintain your confidence! You deserve a great job, and you deserve happiness!!!!


Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...

Ooh, take care of your Girl, guys! Making them take you for walks is good for everyone. ;)

The OP Pack said...

Stan, we know you can do this - just keep working at that Big Ass and maybe you will get the inspiration you and your Girl need. Lots of luck to her in her search, maybe she can move closer to our area and find something - then we could meet you and the insane Scruffy:)

Tail wags, Phantom and Thunder

Asta said...

Dawlingest Stanley my Love

I know it's been a tewiibull hawd time fow all of you in goobewstan lately, but I know wif youw help(and youw big Ass) you will get youw giwl off hew bum bum and weady to stawt this wondewful new chaptew!!1 I know it will be wondewful, and maybe closew to me ( I hope) listen to gussie..he had a good idea..and tell little Stella that she should come and westle me..I'm going stiw cwazy in this weathew wif no wun and play oppowtoonities

I love you ,and youw expwessive face..I know you can do it!
smoochie kisses
youw astawonifuzzbutt

Mango said...

First of all, I am not really sure Stella is going crazy. Seems to me she has always been that way.

I know you can do it, wise one. Just think! Your girl knows people all over the world in all kinds of professions thanks to DWB. With your help, I bet she can find the right job.


Beanz said...

if that face can't do it Stanley, no face can!

good luck with it all
Chips, Beanz & Carls

Joe Stains said...

Wow dude, Stella has really lost her marbles! Good luck on your quest for the perfect job. It would be totally cool if you landed in AZ :)

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Stanley,
What a coincidence that you have a Big Ass.. our mom has one too but she is screaming something about it being a different kinda 'ass'. Does this make any sense to you cos we are totally confused?? *wink*

All the best to your girl on her job search. We know for sure that good things always happen to nice people, and your girl is at the top of the 'nice' list!!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Holy moly Stan, that is one fine, big ass!! What great motivation. Your mommy sounds like one smart cookie so with you as a team leader she should go far!

Now about those faces you're makin' in the pics: tooooo funny. Not sure anyone else could pull them off. I hope you entered Mango Minster with one of those photos.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD and Hootie

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

RE: Stella's video.

Superb form dear!!

WelshieKisses & Hugs,

The Airechicks said...

Whoaa Stan:

Sorry your girl was icky sicky... And Stella she just kinda wound up isn't she??

You can motive anyone & anything....

You and the Big Ass should be a GREAT team!


Finni said...

Ermm...That video of Stella reminds me of Nelly at the moment. She's not allowed on walks because she's got a bit of a problem and is going to see the V.e.t. tomorrow...

Hey, listen, we didn't know your girl was laid off AND poorly for five weeks - hope she is on the road to recovery now. We're sending some MEGA Airezen for her, just in case!!!

So your girl is looking for a job she loves, huh? Well, my suggestion would be to contract her out to give other pups some of those atomic bootie scratches - WE'D EMPLOY HER!!!!!

Finni x

PS. That is an impressively devious face - nice!

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Oh Stanley we are sorry your girl has been so poorly, we do hope she is 100% fighting fit now. We are positive you will help her find a really good job.

Molly and Monty

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Stella, my dearest, what a wonderful video. I have watched it over and over and just wish I could have been thre with you. You are not going crazy, just demonstrating your exuberance for life.

Taffy xx

Bae Bae said...

Yes you can Stanley.. I hope your girl gets the job she likes soon. :)

~ Bae

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Stanley, we hope your girl finds a job that she absolutely LOVES! Our mom has had a few of those along the way and it sure makes going to work a lot easier!

With that face, you could motivate ANYONE! Oh, and we just love your BigAss!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Petra said...


Momo and Pinot said...

Go Stanley Go!!!
Stella Girl, no matter what you do, you're our fav girl!!

Momo & Pinot

Sophie Brador said...

I noticed that you mentioned nothing about Merv going in sane. Thank dog!


Persephone and Buster said...

Random Observations:

Stella has a voice just like that of the Queen of the Night in "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen"--it's awesome, and she has a great career ahead as a Diva!

We didn't know The Girl was ailing and looking for a new gig. We suggest that she think seriously about leveraging her extraordinary intelligence, which plainly she acquired through association with airedales.

Now, we know that one of the economic sectors that is remaining reasonably vibrant is higher education...and we kinda wonder if The Girl wouldn't be a superb teacher/administrator/counselor/dog-lover in a university or community college or something of that sort (check,,, etc.)


Bozo, Sephie & Bailey

Jan said...
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Jan's Funny Farm said...

Yes, we can tell you're doing very serious thinking!

We hope things change for your girl. It's no fun to be laid off or to be sick.

Sorry about the delete. We accidentally used Jan's ID.

Sherry said...

Sick for five weeks? Soooo glad you're better. Stanley, keep Stella busy--her barking started a near riot among the dogs in this house.
Sherry with Alanis & Miro

Moco said...

Nothing like a big ass to bring out the best in the brain cells or says Grammie. The face would motivate anyone.

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

How great that your Big Ass can be so helpful.

Momma has connections in Indiana, North Carolina, and NYC/NJ so let her know if she can be of ANY help to you!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Oh my! Wen I red 'big ass' I thort it waz goin to be sumthing rude! HAHAHA!!!!!

I do hope yor gerl finds sumthing good soon.

Hey, Dorothy, my good Bear frend, livs thare.


Life With Dogs said...

Oh no, I live in a van down by the river. Is that not good?? ;)

Way to kick some ass!

Autumn said...

Goober u r so calm in the midst of the storm. Either Stella really wanted u 2 b her blankie or she wanted u OUT!

who's 2 say?


Neko said...

Neko recommends moving here. We would have the most fantastic walks at Pt. Isabelle