Joe Stains

This is the blog of an angry old boston terrier. (and his little brother Tanner who gets to post every Tuesday)

Friday, December 14, 2007


Tonight, I planned on learning how to use that darn fireplace or I was moving out!

Hmm there are all these pieces and parts, I think Mom turns the big silver thing...Tanner be ready with the matches when I say GO ok dude???


Tanner GO THE GAS IS ON! GO GO GO!!!!!!!!!!!


Well folks, as you can see we got that fire started...don't even worry a bit about why Tanner is not in this photo. He will be just fine. I mean he IS just fine, just ummm, he was eating during this photo. Yep, eating, that's it!

30 Stains:

Blogger Snowball said...

Joey, You have finally figured out hoe to light the fire place. Congrats!


8:28 PM  
Blogger Two Wild and Crazy Guyz said...

Way to go Joe! You got that fire started. Guess Tanner's somewhere in outerspace, huh?
Ozzie & Rocky

8:39 PM  
Blogger Peanut said...

geez did tanner lose his eyebrows or something. We hope he is okay and you are now warm.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Gus said...

We will let you know if we sight Tanner flying overhead. What a Doofus! If you need help with the matches again, I will send Teka over

8:57 PM  
Blogger Suki Sumo said...

That fire looks mighty toasty (considering that it's 4 degrees here in MN right now!), but I hope that Tanner didn't get singed in the process!

10:17 PM  
Blogger Asta said...

Joethat's a pawsome fiwe and i'm glad you'we finally wawm, but ummm, I'm a little bit wowwied about Tanner...did he splode???
And Umm yes thewe wewe a lot of cats involved, but the point is I have a stawwwing wole!!
smoochie kisses

10:55 PM  
Blogger leah said...

i knew you'd figure it out. you are, after all, a boston terrier, the most smarterest breed ever!

but there are always exceptions. that's what makes tanner so special -- he's like a precious rare gem! =)

11:09 PM  
Blogger kaui said...

joey u are way toooo smart! i could never figure out how to start the FIYAHH! lol neways, moms told me she been in az in the winter, and YES it does get mighty cold over there!!

11:16 PM  
Blogger Rudy said...

We've just got an old-fashioned wood fireplace and I won't go near it -- so what did you do with Tanner?? huh, huh? Is he now a weather satellite? (hee hee)

11:45 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

Ah, a fellow South Park fan!!!

Why are you lighting a fire where it doesn't get cold? It's 12 degrees here right now.

You two need some REAL fur!


1:58 AM  
Blogger Simba said...

oh no you didn't BBQ Tanner did you!? I hope you are all warm and cosy now.

Simba xx

2:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you got the fire started Joe and I hope Tanner finishes "eating" soon!


3:32 AM  
Blogger Ruby Bleu said...

Joe...what did you do with Tanner??? Yay, the fireplace...I love my fireplace.

Lots of Licks, Ruby

4:28 AM  
Blogger Maddie & Frankie said...

You guys are so smart! You really must have had to work those paws to get all that going.

Is Tanner eating toasted Marshmellows?? I can see you two just breaking out some wire hangers and slapping some mellows on the stick... maybe tomorrow night?

Frankie Grrrl

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats! I bet its toasty warm too! Its f'ing freezing here cause it snowed!

7:42 AM  
Blogger Sophie Brador said...

Hey Joe, I expect Tanner got himself a hair cut. Did he singe his eyebrows?

7:45 AM  
Blogger Seadra & Zoe said...

Joe....Quick, we need to see a photo of Tanner to be sure he's OK. We are worried about him.

Love, Seadra and Zoe

7:56 AM  
Blogger Sophie Brador said...

Joe, There is always room over here for a particular BT. Just let me know when you get bored with that fire.


8:49 AM  
Blogger Harry said...

That does look cosy. I hope Tanner didn't go up in a puff of smoke!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

9:22 AM  
Blogger e said...

You guys rock. You have a fireplace!!! How decent is that?

It's so cold here but we don't even have central heating. How sad....

Fei and E

9:29 AM  
Blogger 2shibas said...

Tanner's not IN the fireplace, right, Joe? *yikes*

Wiley & Fievel

10:13 AM  
Blogger 4xBs said...

hi Joe, you are really talented to be able to light the fire. what did you do with Tanner though? we're just a little concerned...

we want to thank you for your card. we sniffed it very much. it's so fun to meet you.


12:12 PM  
Blogger Comet and BLU said...

We hope Tanner wasn't trying to mark the log when he finally got the match lit!

Can you guys come over and light our fire. We are freezing too!
Comet and BLU

2:25 PM  
Blogger Maggie & Mitch said...

ahhhhhhhhhhh we can feel the heat from here! Hopefully Tanner flew to the North Pole and will return Christmas eve with Santa!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

2:45 PM  
Anonymous fig said...


You need a light switch next to the fireplace. That's what we have and it's really nice (and safe).

I thought I heard some screaming the other night... I expect that was Tanner, doing his part to keep you warm, huh?

3:31 PM  
Blogger Tadpole said...



WHERE ARE YOU?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

3:31 PM  
Blogger Cubby said...

Tanner went up in smoke? No!!!

5:01 PM  
Blogger Lorenza said...

Hi, Joe
Congratulations smart boy! But... are you sure Tanner is fine?? For some reason I am worried!
Have a good night

9:44 PM  
Blogger Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...


Well done but is Tanner really eating..hmmm

Boy n Baby

8:18 PM  
Blogger Lacy said...

woofies Joe and Tanner, yeahhhh, good job guys wiff gettin dat fire going...

b safe,

12:57 AM  

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