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Stella’s Got a New “Do”!!!

First off….apologies for the lack of posts this past week….two words explain it….”Mafia Wars”.  Are you on Facebook?  Some one of your friends has to have sent you an invite to play.  DON’T DO IT!!!!!!  You start out thinking, “This is silly….”…..and two whole days later you realize you haven’t showeredin 48 hours…….have barely eaten….and count down the hours in the amount of time left til you can regain your energy to rob, pilage….Rob’s staging an intervention for me right now…..

Anywho………

STELLA GOT A NEW DO!!!!!!!!!  She was looking a little shaggy…..you could barely see her cute little eyes.  Her last cut was at the end of June.  Saturday we were braving a day of torrential rain….and I decided….”Stella…you’re going to have a spa day!!!”

Wait a minute....I remember this.....

Wait a minute....I remember this.....

I called Paws Applause….and wonderful folks that they are……they said, “Bring her on over!”   They’re a super busy place, but they managed to squeeze our girl in.   So into the car the Schnoodle went….and off to the groomer’s.

You totally tricked me again...You said we were going for a ride....I thought it was to the Dog Park Mama!

"You totally tricked me again...You said we were going for a ride....I thought it was to the Dog Park Mama!

It’s a dilemma what to do with a cut for her….being a Schnauzer/Poodle mix…we could go with a lot of different cuts.  I like her a little shaggy….I don’t want a formal “breed specific” cut and the folks at Paws Applause are great!   I explain what “Look” we’re going for…..and Wah Lah……..this is what we get back……

Um.  Mama....I feel silly.

Um. Mama....I feel silly.

No, they didn’t send her home with Pink hair……they’re professionals….and very nice people…….this is Mama’s idea of a fun afternoon.

Where is my Papa?

"Where is my Papa?"

Papa told you....you were NOT supposed to do this to me.

"Papa told you....you were NOT supposed to do this to me."

THIS is how she came home to us……clean and fresh…neatly trimmed………

So cute!!!!!!!

So cute!!!!!!!

Look…..you can see her beautiful little brown eyes again!!!

They are beautiful eyes arent they Mama?

They are beautiful eyes aren't they Mama?

It’s a very versatile cut….

She can wear her bangs down....very conservative....

She can wear her bangs down....very conservative....

Me....I like to Zoosh it up....make her all sassy and edgy.

Me....I like to Zoosh it up....make her all sassy and edgy.

Woman....I am TRYING to take a nap.....leave my room immediately!

"Woman....I am TRYING to take a nap.....leave my room immediately!"

AND….a very Happy, Happy Birthday to Susan Catherine today!!!!!!!

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She’s a Handful of Schnoodle……

Stella had visitors this past weekend!!!!  Some very special visitors……her Southern Grandma and Grandpa!!!!  I warned her to be on her best behavior…..pleaded is actually more like it.   They brought Miss Stella gifts…..and nothing wins that Schnoodle over like gifts, treats and tummeh rubs!!!!  She got an abundance of all three over the weekend.

One of her new favorite toys is this….

Its a crazy squeaky Octopus that came all the way back from Aruba.

It's a crazy squeaky Octopus that came all the way back from Aruba.

 

It took Stella a little while to warm up to it.  In Aruba, the locals speak Papiamento,  it would seem natural that this toy squeaks in the same language and it confused our Southern/English speaking dog.   She did not recognize that it’s squeak meant, “Tear me to shreds and leave pieces all over the house” like her other toys do.

She quickly caught on……

Uh, Mama....they brought that for me....not you....hand it over.

Uh, Mama....they brought that for me....not you....hand it over.

 

And so the thrashing of the Octopus began.....

And so the thrashing of the Octopus began.....

 

When I checked this a.m…..the Octopus still had all of his limbs.   An oversight on Stella’s part I’m sure.   She’s been so busy playing with all of her other toys that she is slacking in the destruction department.

For the MOST part….she was a very good girl…..she was her charming self…..adorable, well mannered….goofy…all of her finer qualities.  She sniffed over everything in their luggage…..pounced on Grandpa Lind when he was trying to take a nap.  Slobbered both of their faces with kisses…….made them laugh with her puppy antics.  I was slacking in the photo taking department…..I only took photos of the bad things……

Like this…..

 

Stella decided that Grammy Jos sunglasses would look much better with only ONE lens and earpiece.

Stella decided that Grammy Jo's sunglasses would look much better with only ONE lens and earpiece.

 

I found this photo in Stella’s bed downstairs.  It WAS on the coffee table the last time I had seen it……

I never realized she had an interest in photography....this is a photo of little Augie Lind...at his first Red Sox Game.....

 

 

 

These are the teeth/slobber marks that Stella put on the photo of cute litle Augie at his first Red Sox game.

These are the teeth/slobber marks that Stella put on the photo of cute little Augie at his first Red Sox game.

 

If we say it once…..we say it 9 trillion times a day…….

Its lucky for you that youre so adorable Stella.

It's lucky for you that you're so adorable Stella.

 

And again…..don’t forget to vote for the little psycho in the Cutest Dog Competition!!!

https://stellalind.wordpress.com/2009/08/23/cutest-dog-competition-3/

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You Might Ask Yourself……..

“How…oh how do they get all of those fabulous photos of Stella?  Why she is the Supermodel of dogs!  She just quietly poses….and every shot is beautiful!”  Soooooooo not the case…….for every one of THESE……

So cute......

So cute......

 

I get about 35 of these………………..

She looks away at the last possible second.....

She looks away at the last possible second.....

Or...shes constantly moving....
Or…she’s constantly moving….

 

Like the Diva she is...she purposefully turns her head as Im taking the shot.....
Like the Diva she is…she purposefully turns her head as I’m taking the shot…..

 

She shows me her backside in protest....
She shows me her backside in protest….

 

OR...she just flat out throws herself into a temper tantrum.....
OR…she just flat out throws herself into a temper tantrum…..

 

I can tell you this internet……if it takes a roll of duct tape….and a few tubes of crazy glue….this dog will pose for her First Birthday portrait next month…..and for Holiday Humiliation Photos as well…and she will learn to like it.

Don’t forget to vote for Her Highness in Cutest Dog Photo Contest:

https://stellalind.wordpress.com/2009/08/23/cutest-dog-competition-3/

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