Thursday, July 31, 2008


Not too long ago, I posted an entry about Stella chewing her stuffingless stuffie. I even provided a little video to show you how her chewing of this stuffingless stuffie was much more toned down than it usually is - bo-ring. THEN I wondered if she had some strategy, some (and I quote) "master plan".

Well, I walked into the washroom, her favourite stuffie chewing station, just a few days later and what do I find?

Stella with her stuffingless stuffie turned completely inside out!!! Do you see in the photo that her toy is pretty much the same length as her? Or how narrow this particular stuffie is? How the heck did she manage this?

I guess I will just have to chalk it up to being the mystery of the chew.

So just to summarize: Stella above, stuffie right side out / Stella below, stuffie inside out.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Stella's Laziest Chewing EVER

So I asked Stella to star in a video showing off her awesome stuffy chewing skillz on her stuffingless stuffy that has managed to last her a FULL TWO WEEKS!!!! Stella totally agreed because she knew the video was going to be seen by Murphy Dogg, who is Stella's favouritist punk rock dogg and who also possesses superior stuffie destroying skills.

But when I actually clicked record on the camera, this is the chewing she did. I just don't think her heart was in it, what do you think? Maybe it was the music in the background, too relaxing maybe? Or maybe I have it all wrong, she is actually being quite precise and methodical. All this chewing is part of her master plan.

Here is a photo of my adorable Boston with her favourite stuffingless stuffy toy (It's a bunny), the same one in the above video:

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Stella Bella in the Snow

Stella Bella, my adorable and precocious Boston Terrier, is looking outside at THE RAIN!!! but she is thinking about how much more awesome it would be if she were in THE SNOW!!! She insisted I post this video of her playing in the snow this past winter.

Stella has been reading all of the dog blogs and she knows that a lot of her bloggy doggy friends are hating the heat right now so she is hoping this little video has helped you cool off!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Stella at PawsWay: Super Stella!!!!!

PawsWay on Harbourfront just sent me the photo they took of Stella last time we were there, which was the official grand opening weekend.

This July 26th & 27th is Puppy & Kitten Weekend at PawsWay in Toronto. Their email mentioned that there is great info for prospective or new pet guardians this weekend.

For more information please call at 416-360-PAWS (7297).

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Stella VS. Giant Stuffie

Sorry it is so short, I must have cut it off :S

My Boston Terrrier, the Mighty Hunter...

"Look what I caught! Now I shall burry it in the backyard..."

Monday, July 14, 2008

Stella Bella is FED UP. No more kitty seizures or ELSE

So Stella loves pretty much everyone and everything (except dirty, grimey swans and some nefarious gangs of pigeons but who can blame her for that). Stella especially loves her roomie, Nappy Nellie. Except lately Nellie has really been trying Stella's patience.
The little dummy kitty has been in and out of the hospital, blowing through Stella's stuffie, chewie and treat money, not to mention her gets-to-stay-at-grammas-and-eat-tons-of crap-that-Nanette-would-never-feed-her-but-isn't-there-to-stop-her-because-she-is-another-country-with-her-bf money.

Last week, all was forgiven, though, because Nellie was home and supposedly better. Stella even let it slide that she was kicked out of her own home because Nellie bit a couple of vet technicians while in the hospital and so the health inspector "quarantined" her home. No people or pets were allowed around Nappie Nellie for 10 whole days (We may or may not have broken that rule once or twice). But even Stella couldn't blame Nellie for that one. I mean, she was having seizures, she didn't know what she's doing! She has her rabies shots so what the hell?...but I digress. Back to Stella

So the health inspector came and left and all was good. Except. Except right after the health inspector left (the same guy who inspects our condo pool, inspected our cat), Nellie started seizuring AGAIN! So back to emerg.

Nappy Nellie at emergency. Again.

Three days later, Nellie is home again, high as a purring kite, with a different combination of meds and a freshened up redonkulous hair cut. Well Stella is about fed up. Everyone is really tired and the cat is getting A LOT more attention than Stella Bella. Plus, 4 times a day, the cat gets medicine (which Stella is convinced is just a fancy, expensive word for treats).

Nappy Nellie better NOT have any more seizures. Or Else. Stella means it. Grrrr.

Stella's proof that everyone is tired. And that the cat is getting more attention then her.


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Stella Visits amp National Gaming Tour on Toronto Waterfront

Last week, Stella heard on the radio that the amp energy drink was sponsoring a giant gaming tour and making a stop in Toronto. Well, Stella loves games so she insisted upon putting on her brand new leash and heading over to the Toronto Harbourfront to join in the fun. I was going that way anyway so I did not even bother trying to explain that they wouldn't be playing her kind of games there. I am sure some of you are thinking that that might have been little mean of me but have you ever tried explaining the concept of video games to a dog? I would have been late for my lunch meeting!

Once Stella arrived at the gaming tent and realised that there were no games of catch, tug-o-war, or chase, she was a little disappointed....until she met this guy:

He is her new best friend and she totally loves him because he pet her a bunch and called her pretty.
Then she looked around a little bit and realized that, even though she was the only one there without opposable thumbs, she still fit in quite nicely; the sign even said so:

Unfortunately, I had to drag Stella away so I could get to my lunch meeting on time:

"Nooo, Don't make me go!!! I wanna go on tour!"

Friday, July 4, 2008

She's Ba-ack! Stella's roomie is home!

After a couple weeks in the hospital, blood work, Xrays, an ultrasound, CT scan, spinal fluid test, MRI, and just a few thousand dollars or so, Nappy Nellie is back and both Stella and Nellie could not be more excited.

Okay. Maybe "excited" was an overstatement.

Unfortunately Nellie does not seem to remember Stella. She has sustained some damage to her hippocampus because she had so many prolonged seizures but we do not know the extent of the damage yet.
"Hey, Where she goin? It's me, Stella!"

Nellie is very wobbly and she keeps falling off of things but that might just be because she is weak and not used to walking for a while, not because of brain damage. Only time will tell. Regardless of the cause, Stella does not quite grasp the seriousness of the situation so she laughs a lot at Nellie when she falls on her head and then Stella tries to keep the comedy going by attempting to JUMP on Nellie’s noggin. Not cool, Stella. Not cool.

"Don't tell me you fell down again? You so stupid! I should jump on your head now?"

(she did fall down again)

Stella also thinks Nellie’s new haircut is pretty funny. The back of Nellie’s head is shaved and so are some parts of all four of her legs. Ha ha, Nellie, thinks Stella. Now who looks silly?

"Ahaha! Bet you wish you did not make fun of my googly eyes so much!"

Stella and I want to thank Dr. Cochrane and all of the staff at the Vet Emergency Clinic, south, in Toronto.

You are so great and we are sorry Nellie bit two of your staff members. Stella’s thinking, though, that those two minor altercations might have been a result of the bad haircut and one too many enemas.

"Who is this crazy dog with the dumb googly eyes?" Says Nellie.