Joe Stains

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

Saturday, August 30, 2008

TANNER GOTCHA DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IT is MY GOTCHA DAY! Well it was, YESTERDAY but we are sad about T-Man so we only did a little celebrating today.

Tanner's "gotcha day" is today.  We got him 3 years ago.
I got that GREAT card in the email from Rocky and Angel Lacy. THANK YOU GUYS!!!

We got COOKIES. These are cookies just like Joey sent to his girlfriend SOPHIE. I wanted to eat a CAT! SOrry to all those CATS that read this blog but I wanted to EAT YOU. LOLOLOL!!!


WOAH some of the head flew right back out of my MOUTH. THose Cats put up a GOOD fight!!

GET BACK HERE KITTY! I want to EAT you!!!

OMDOG this is good!


Lets see how Joey is doing....

GRRRR Kitty, Joey is TOUGH and eats CATS for BREAKFAST!!

NA NA NA NA He is eating YOU!!

Omdog, what a great way to cellebrate the day!!

Joey said that He would make me a MOVIE about us being FRIENDS!?! Isn't that NICE! Mom said he did it because he had ult um alter, well motives that were not um. Crap, what did you say Mom???

Ulterior Motives

OH YAA thanks. BUT watch that movie then at the end you see his Alternator Motives!!!

Thank you for being a friend! from Rhonda on Vimeo.

Friday, August 29, 2008

What a day

So we are pretty sad about T-Man so we postponed Tanner's Gotcha Day celebration until tomorrow. ALSO we are REALLY sad about the storm that hit Arizona last night. We had a HURRICANE STRENGTH storm in the freakin DESERT!?!?!?!

Here I am, the SMART dog, hiding in the bathroom.

It was SOOO scary!! I am sure you are thinking Mom is mean by filming me instead of holding me and telling me it will be ok. WELL, when I get like this you cannot touch me or hold me because I get even MORE upset and then run away.

Look at that Doofus!! He is sitting there with Dad watching the evil scary storm!!

These are not our videos, but this is how it was at our house...

The lightning was like nothing Mom or Dad had ever seen. It was non-stop for an hour. No thunder, just insane non stop lightning. I was NOT amused. Anytime it is raining SIDEWAYS, trees are falling down and garbage cans are blowing down the street I will be in the bathroom. We are so glad we didn't lose power, over 100,000 people did. It is amazing the amount of trees that broke and cars that were crushed. Power poles are down all over and ASU lost an 8.9 million dollar facility. This is the desert, I want a refund, we are not supposed to have HURRICANES!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sad News

Our dear friend T-Man has passed over the Rainbow Bridge. His poor little heart couldn't handle the surgery he had to remove a peach pit from his intestines.

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We will miss you T-man.

Please go over to T-Man's blog and leave a comment for his poor Mom. She is very much in shock.

Sooo tired

We are very tired after the trip with Ruby and Mom is tired from a busy week.

A lot of you enjoyed the pics of Tanner back when he was a little skinny guy, so in honor of his Gotcha day tomorrow, I thought I would be NICE and post some more!!



Tanner and Lisbeth

Finally, take a look at some of those plants in that crazy Aerogarden!

This is one week and one day after we planted!

Tomorrow is Friday then a three day weekend!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Celebrate good times!

First I would like to acknowledge all the dogs that noted Tanner sure has matured a lot since coming here. Look how much...

christmas is coming, the doofus is getting fat...
Anyway enough about fat Tanner. (hey its not the weekend, I don't have to be nice)

Next, go visit T-man and wish him the best as he just had surgery to remove a peach pit from his guts :(

Today is a special day, it is the one year anniversary of the maiden voyage of Aire Ruby. So we are off to celebrate!
Aire Ruby Flyers

While we are gone, take a second to visit a couple of our blog friends who are new.

There is Bobo who is a boston terrier.

There is also The Brown Dog Blog which is a friend of Mom's and she once had the coolest little Boston Terrier named Cornholio who went over the Rainbow Bridge. Now she has three pawesome pittbull mixes who are cute beyond words. Go check them out please and tell them I sent ya! I told them to join DWB right away!!

Be sure to scroll back and read about my buddy Cornholio, I miss him...

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Number ONE: Our friend GUS is HOME and he had a lump removed kinda like when I did and had a big ouchy...Click on his name and go over there and tell him GET BETTER. I looked like this with my ouchy...

still wants to guard the door

TWO: Wife Lillie doesn't like me being a PIMP so I am done with that OK. (don't worry I kept that SWEET necklace though)
lillie and tanner
Lillie's HUMAN pup is going to have a birthday right when I have a birthday TOO, isn't that the coolerest?!?!!


Joey is still a BIG BABY and hides in that bathroom during storms. I was OUTSIDE with Mom during that storm and she was reading some Book and I was barking at that Thunder trying to tell it to GO AWAY so Joey would get out of that bathroom!


This is a SNEEK PREEVIEW! We got this book in the mail...its about your HUMANS figuring out what kind of DOG they really are?! The lady who made that Book wanted US to try it and see if we liked it.

WHATSUUUUUUUUUUUUPPPPPPPPPPPP LORI, we totally got the book and we are going to make Mom and Dad see what kind of dog they are THIS WEEK. OK? If we think this book is fun then she said she will send us some to give away like a CONTEREST!!!! OMDOG that sounds fun. I think we should play GUESS HOW MANY HAIRS JOEY HAS ON HIS BELLY. Cuz its like 5, trust me dudes. Its fu uhm freakin hilarious!


Friday is my day that I got to ARIZONA to live with Joey and the Mom and the Dad!


Tom, Tanner and Noah
This was me the VERY first time Mom and Dad ever saw me when they came to OHIO to get me for a visit before I moved.

I was SO tiny!

Which way to AZ LETS GO!!!

OMDOG this is the longerest post ever for me I think and now I need the hugerest NAP!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Famous Stains!

GUYS, I am on Fail Dogs today!!! Check me out...


I was seriously unhappy with the outfit choice Tanner made but then he totally redeemed himself.

He was laying in the rays of the Aerogarden when he said, I think the Steelers would have the besterest [sic] luck if we got a treat!!

wooooo Peanut Butter bone!!!

Omdog this is good...

Tanner is a complete mess when he eats treats...

BUT I have to be nice so ummm foaming at the mouth is cute, right??

Then the strangest thing happened...

I made a DOOFUS FACE ?!?!??!?!?!?!?!!! This being nice to Tanner stuff is obviously compromising my defenses to Doofusism.

Don't worry tho...

He is still KING DOOFUS FACE... is the weekend over now??

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Steelers are on TODAY!

The Steelers are on TV today at 5pm Pacific time, that is in less than TWO HOURS. I haven't seen my Steelers since LAST season so I am REALLY excited!! Since I have to be nice to Tanner all weekend I told him he can pick what we wear today for the game.

What a BAD idea that was!! Oh geez... Here I go...

Argh. Mom said try to look a little less grumpy...

Is that better???

This being nice business stinks. GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Freaky Friday

Mom said I have to be nice to Tanner ALL weekend after that post. Well, it was worth it :) Dad is gone until Sunday in San Francisco, without us. It is our uncle's bachelor party weekend. They are going to ride on a trolley all over town and drink beers, go to restaurants and maybe even go to a baseball game. I am still not sure where my invitation got lost but I guess it is ok if I stay home and protect Mom and Tanner. Also, the STEELERS!!!! are on TV tomorrow so I have to be here for that.

I also have to be here to keep an eye on this thing...

WTF is that?!

Mom said it is an "Aerogarden" and it grows herbs without dirt or sunshine. She just set it up on Wednesday night and it is already sprouting plants. I think it must use laser beams or something from space to work that fast!!

You just stick these pods in it...

Stick these little domes over them and fill the thing up with water and these special nutrients tabs they give you. Then you get herbs that are able to be harvested within 28 days!! Can you believe that??

She had to set it up in Dad's room with his drums and CDs and boy stuff cuz the kitchen is too hot and Mom was worried about US eating the herbs. Whatever, its not like its growing French Fries.

Check out the video, its like we have sunshine in our house now! (don't mind Tanner trying to eat the kitchen floor)

We will keep you posted on this crazy contraption!

why is he in MY bed?`
Here is a picture of me being nice to Tanner. I am letting him sleep RIGHT by me. Mom said that look on my face is less than nice, but I am trying over here, sheesh!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Long time listener, first time caller...

We have a friend Vickie that always reads our blog, and has been following our adventures since back in the day when I posted in a Boston Terrier community. Emphasis on I, this was before Tanner.


She pointed out that the Doofus seemed to have little doofus boobs in one of our pics. So she added a little, uh, enhancement...

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The funny thing is a couple of other dogs commented on this same thing yesterday. Mom never really noticed it, I guess its like you wouldn't notice if your own kid was really kind of ugly.

WELL Vickie at least allowed the Doofus to cover up with some dignity...

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LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMDOG seriously!?!?!

he wore an itsy bitsy teeny weeny blue doofus face bikini...

omdog. LOLOLOL!!

OK I have to go lay down now...I am laughing too hard...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Awards for worthy Pups....

We have some Stain Awards to hand out!

Our first award, is from an event way back in June. Click on
Peanut to go read all about the Stain-Tastic event. Here is one pic from the fabulous effort...

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We also have an impressive stain you can read about on
Mango of the relentlessly huge variety's Blog. This one actually kind of frightens me. It measured out to be about 2 feet?!?!? For that he most certainly earns the Stain Award!!

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Congrats guys, display the award with pride!!
stain award

And to be clear, while some of you may not think Tanner is fat, it is absolutely indisputable that he is a complete DOOFUS.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Finger Lickin GOOD

Today I am showing a MOVIE for Tanner Tuesday. This movie is all about ME and my corn shank!!

I picked the song for this movie ALL by myself. There are a couple of HBO words in it!! woo!!

Tanner and his Shank from Rhonda on Vimeo.


Joey says I have back fat...

what are you doing?
How does HE know I am not part CAMEL??!?!?!

Tanner NOT fat Tuesday OVER and OUT!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Getting to know you...

So we are postponing the debut of the movie until tomorrow, because Tanner wants to share it on Tanner Tuesday.

I have had some questions about how old I am lately, and how old the Doofus is. I realized we have a lot of new readers out there who may not be so familiar with our story. I would like to take this opportunity to address all the new friends and maybe some with failing memories. :)

I am 9 years old and as you can see in the pic above, I am very handsome. I will be 10 in March. For the longest time my parents were unsure of my exact birthdate so I celebrated March 6th-9th as "Joey-Palooza". Four days of non-stop birthday excitement. Just a few month's ago they found my puppy paperwork (it was buried at my Dad's parent's house in a sea of papers) and saw that I was born on March 6th. However, as Joey-Palooza is a much loved holiday, we will continue to celebrate it.

I was an only dog, loving life and enjoying being the center of attention, until August 29th 2005. That is when we got Tanner.

That is one of the first pictures of us together.

Tanner came from a pound in Ohio. My Dad's aunt does a lot of work for them and she called one day and was all, OMDOG there is this cute Boston here do you want him? My parents said YES. Can you freakin believe it? If I could turn back time I would have ate the phone. all the phones. the phone line. the telephone pole. ANYTHING. But he is here now so I just have to deal with him, I guess. He is 4 years old (maybe 3, his intake papers have different dates) but he acts like he is 4 months. His nickname is The Doofus Face.

If you do not know this video:

Doofus Face from Rhonda on Vimeo.
Our nice aunt Patty drove the doofus all the way to AZ (which is where we live) from Ohio. What a nice aunt. I guess. ahem.

We are very easy to tell apart. I am the handsome one and he is the Doofus. He is also fat. BUT if you still have a problem, he has a dot on his head. The Doofus Dot.

Well, I hope this was informative and that all the new and old readers out there feel like they know us a little better!