Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Visit From Stella

Stella came to our house this weekend! Aunt Ashley came home for Easter, and brought the new baby with her. This was her first meeting with Gus and Waldo.

She was pretty timid at first. She would only hide under her mommee's legs to say hi.

When we went outside, she only laid down and didn't want to play.

(sorry about the video quality--I had the wrong setting on my camera)

She even jumped over her mommee and hid on the couch to get away from the boys! I think she did not like being sniffed in such an unladylike fashion.

She doesn't have stairs in her home in Kentucky, so she also got to experience them for the first time. Going up was not as big of a deal. Going down, though? SCARY.

Pretty soon, she warmed up to the boys and was playing tug-of-war and bitey face with them like a champ!

We were so happy to meet you, Stella! We can't wait for your next visit!

pee ess: Waldo is demonstrating his "dog park behavior" in this video. Can you see now why we call him "The Policeman"?


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo go girrrrrl!

Woo show those boys!

We rule!

They drool!


Mason Dixie said...

So glad Gus and Waldo got to play with their new cousin. I love the stair picture.

Sue said...

Super cute videos! It's good to see that Stella started warming up to Gus and Waldo...I bet they all slept really good too!

The Army of Four said...

Oh, wow you guys! She's really quite adorable, isn't she?

dewdana said...

She has gotten so big! I love the smooshy face when she is looking down the stairs. Moose understands. He had to learn about stairs at the age of 5 years old!
Glad she warmed up to the big boys at the end!
Dana + Moose + Teddy

Stella said...

I don't blame her for being scared at first, those two big guys running around her, making a commotion. Next time will be easier for her,


Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh dear friends.....what a Great and cute video of you and sweet Stella!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you two are so gentle with her...
we loved all your photos but the one with her fearful face on the stairs is wonderful.....poor baby....has she is able to go down???Hope yes!!!!!!!!!!
And videos are super....watching you play togheter is sooooooooooooo funny!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing with us!!!!
Hope you could have fun with Stella again very very soon!!!!!!!!!
Lots of live and kisses!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I bet gus loved having someone his size and maybe a little smaller to push around!! But it's only temporary!!

Cute and well behaved dogs!

Mango said...

I do the same thing. I do not like fast moving doggies at all and yell at them when they bounce around.

Poor Stella, she doesn't know she is a big gal, just that she is a little baby.

STAIRS!!! ARG! Us Mastiffs are not designed for stairs at all.


Bijou said...

Hi Guys,

You sure are big dawgs! Even the pup, Stella, is huge compared to me and Banjo!

I know a few big dawgs though and they are gentle giants. I bet you two are the same.

I hope Stella can come back and play again real soon.

Wags & wiggles,

Amber and Nala said...

Stella is getting so big and she is so cute! LOVE that 2nd pic of her laying in the grass. Glad she warmed up to the boys finally. It can be so scary when they are still puppies. :) Waldo is definitely the policeman huh! ;)


Princess Eva and Brice said...

Sometimes it take a while for a girl to get used to boys. I still don't like boys other than my brother.

Princess Eva

P.S. We went to the dog park again today and found the muddy pond. Momma gave up on trying to keep us out of it and told us to "go for it and have fun". We had to have a bath when we got home but it was so worth it.


Oh.. I'm so glad g & W broke her out of her shyness. How silly to come visit and be too scared.

Good times

Suzuki said...

It looks like you had a pawsome time with your new cousin :)
Big licks to you

Dennis the Vizsla said...

That looks like a fun visit!

Anonymous said...

Yes Stella you are wise to be skeered of them stares. Stares are danjerus if you do not go down them very carefuly. My evil roommate Star is still not shore how to go down them and she falls a lot hahaha I mean poor Star.

Yer pal Dozer

Dino and Family said...

Stella is a sweetie, I hope you guys get to have play dates with her more often. Love, Dino

The OP Pack said...

Stella is just so sweet - so glad you got to have a visit together. And it looks like she didn't take long to get in on the action. The moms seem to be enjoying things a lot too.

Tail wags, the OP Pack