Friday, November 28, 2008

More About Stella

Stella had been at the Humboldt County Pound for a few months when she met mom for the first time. One of us, Riley, had just been killed by a evil, curse their hides, hit and run driver (we will tell the story later) and mom, though heartbroken, figured there was room in our pack needing to be filled. Back then Stella was called Skids, can you believe such a dumb name, cuz she had fallen out of something moving and skinned off the top of her head. She still has a tiny diamond scar.

When Stella saw mom both new they were meant for each other. Stell roodled (she talks) at mom, flipped over on her back, and looked all adorable. Mom sort of chuckled, not bad as she had been crying for days. The rest of us were pretty low, missing Riley, and Stella's riotous humor and enthusiasm helped us to grieve Riley without becoming depressed.

Some people are scared of Stella when they first see her. We call that doggie breedism. Stella is the most gentle and kind of us. She has a gentle spirit and the gift of connecting with people from her heart. She makes friends wherever she goes. Here are some of her favorite things:
  • Going to the Farm Store where dogs can come inside and choose their own treats
  • Anything soft
  • Tug-of-war
  • Roodling
  • Doing tricks
  • Running in circles
  • Visiting her friends
  • Cookies
  • Playing the game "Scritches"
Stella used to like to go into the general pasture to visit the horses with mom. This big, nasty bully changed all that. The bully's name is Elsie. One day, when Stella was minding her business, following mom through the GP, Elsie charged her and tried to butt Stellish with her head. Since then, horses scare Stella. She still goes into the GP with mom, but it isn't much fun anymore cuz Stella is worried that some mean horse will pick on her.

The Bully Named Elsie (Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr)

Stella loves to visit mom's father in Blaine, Washington where she is best friends with Rosie, a little poodle. Mom cracks up how people stop and stare at Rosie and Stella playing. We think Stella is about 7 or 8 years old. She would be a great spy dog because she has natural camoflague. Her friend Esther Garvey says she looks like one of the wild dogs around Zinder. Heh, heh - hear that ELSIE!!!! Mess with Stella and she'll get her WILD DOG friends to chase your mean self!

Skywatch Friday

Skywatch - Lena runs through the general pasture at Freshwater Valley Stables.

All Eyes On Us

And get them off the dang horses folks! OK. Sure our mom takes an occasional picture of us and posts it on Baba Yaga's Mirror. Whatever. We are sick of riding second saddle (grrrrrr) to Red and Lyra. We demand better food, more walks, and OUR OWN BLOG. Got it, right here!

So here is Stella, she is the bed hog dog. Dang lazy thing won't even get up to pee in the morning unless mom screams her name. Stella is a pit bull/german shepherd mix. She is a myth-breaker when it comes to unsavory beliefs about pitties. Stella is the heart dog.

And check out Max - Mr. Substantial! Max has not paid many visits to the ranch lately. He has discoid lupus and it has slowed him down. Max is a lab/rhodie ridgeback comb. He is the steadfast dog.

Meet Lena, the escape artist. Kind folks read about her running away awhile ago and gave mom alot of enouragement on the horsie smorsie blog. She follows mom around the house about 3 inches behind her. Well, what do you expect for an Aussie/Kelpie girl? Herding dogs just got to herd. Lena is the watching dog.