Joe Stains

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

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Flying Times

First of all we got LOTS of Valentine's cards in our email and we can't thank you guys enough, we loved them all!!!

So lots of you commented on the giant plane I showed you, it is this:

"The Super Guppy is a large, wide-bodied US cargo aircraft used for ferrying outsized cargo components. It was the successor to the Pregnant Guppy, the first of the Guppy aircraft produced by Aero Spacelines, Inc. Five were built in two variants, both of which were colloquially referred to as the "Super Guppy."" -Wikipedia

I think it would be perfect for Aire Ruby's lineup of planes!!

Look how easy it is to load, Mango and the substantial dogs would have no trouble getting in there!!

Mom and Dad went there because Dad is a huge airplane and tank nerd...

All those magazine sized books are about planes and tanks. Can you believe it?? When they were talking about the planes at the base Dad already knew everything the guys were saying! Too bad those guys don't make any money or Dad could just go work there! LOL!

Speaking of flying, Mom bought a SECOND bird feeder because she got a visit from some very special birds.

That is a Peach-Faced Lovebird. They are from Africa but there is a wild population living in Phoenix, isn't that cool??

There are even mutations that are blue. Mom has seen 5-6 so far and thinks they are so pretty.

I have come to realize they are NOT that scary, because they don't really hang around when we are outside. They realize they need to respect us!

And those wind chimes you all heard in the super creepy Hitchcock movie are real, Mom has then on the patio and they warn me when the weather is getting bad.

So that wraps up my flying post, if you guys are ever in AZ you should visit the musuem...

If you take the boneyard tour you end up seeing over 4400 planes!!!

I am definitely going next time!!

29 Stains:

Blogger Mango said...

I can't believe you have wild birds so pretty in Arid Zona! The best I get is a cardinal or sometimes a goldfinch.

Hey! Momma totally met at BT yesterday, like up close and personal! She reported back that given how bigger than life you are she was surprised at how SMALL a BT is in real life. Whole lotta attitude there, little guy.


10:58 AM  
Blogger Patience-please said...

oh those planes are amazing! So many choices for peeing on tires. Even with all 5 of the boy whippets, we think we would run out.

wags from the whippets

11:05 AM  
Blogger Petey said...

Those birdies are beautiful! Are they like those wild parakeets in San Francisco who fly in a flock around the Mission?

Geez, the best we get is an occasional pigeon in the trees outside our window!

Your pal,


12:09 PM  
Blogger Abby said...

Hi, Joey...

Yep...That is a big plane...I think we could all fit in there with Mango...

Those birds are soooo pretty...Just keep an eye on them...You never know what they might do...

If we put up a bird feeder here, the squirrels chase all the birds away & eat the food...

Maybe, I should ask my Mom to put one up...Maybe I could sneak up on the squirrels when they are eating...

Abby xxxooo

12:18 PM  
Blogger Bogart said...

Wow that look cool!! :)


12:23 PM  
Blogger The Army of Four said...

Those lovebirds are sooooo beautiful! How cool is it that they come to your house!?!?
Hey... I just peeked in on your mom's cooking blog and saw BACON there. Did you get any of that?
Play bows,

1:03 PM  
Blogger Lorenza said...

Another feeder?? Wow!
Those birdies are beautiful!
Kisses and hugs

1:38 PM  
Blogger The OP Pack said...

Hope woo get to go next time, Joe. We can just picture woo flying that giant guppy.

The lovebirds are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Woos, the OP Pack

1:53 PM  
Blogger Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Those are furry pretty birds!

That's khool woo have 'em out there BUT still not enough fur me to want to live in a blastfurnace!

Me thinks woo really don't need the windchimes to know when the weather is bad!


2:07 PM  
Blogger Murphy Dogg said...

Hey Joe,
My dad is a big airplane nerd too. Him and Mama go every year to some WW2 Airplane show, but I never get to go either.
Murphy Dogg

2:58 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

Wow that's one big plane Joe.And a the bone yard full of planes too sound like plane heaven for your Dad.

Wags, Eric xx

4:27 PM  
Blogger Peanut said...

Your dad needs to talk to our dad about tanks. Since that is what dad did for 12 years before he became a scout. That plane was huge, humungous, gigiantanormous. haha
Those birds are very pretty

4:42 PM  
Blogger Gus said...

Yes, I definitely think you should go to the museum next time. You will need a silk scarf and goggles so you can get your pix taken


7:20 PM  
Blogger Ike said...

So I'm getting ready for Tanner to get here. When is he coming?

7:55 PM  
Blogger Chef said...

I'd love to say those lovebirds are beautiful but really - they look delicious. I haven't seen a bird in a dog's age because it's winter here and I think they all flew south and are in your back yard. My catsisters chase all the birds out of our yard before I even get outside. But there are lots of them at my park. YUM. Haven't caught one yet but they make me go all ADD and I slobber all over myself.

Did you know I'm friends with a Boston who lives on my block? He's my mini-me and I play with him all the time. He's so cute just like you.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Teddy said...

Ooh, CC-man was so excited to see those birds!! I think he wishes he could fly free in a warm place too.


8:31 PM  
Blogger Bae Bae said...

Those birds look cute. So nice that you are feeding them

~ Bae

2:55 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Hey, Joe!

How cool that those love birds are congregating at your bird buffet. Do you think they came all the way from Africa just to visit your restaurant? They are bootiful.

Glad to hear the birds are friendly types who know their place and understand the R-E-S-P-E-C-T issue.

We all already knew your dad was a geek of some sort, and now we know what kind. Those photos are pretty cool. Hope you get to go with him sometime soon to see those planes.

Goober love,

3:48 AM  
Blogger Molly and Taffy said...


That plane was HUGE! The whole of the DWB community could have a real party in that beast!

Molly and Taffy

5:16 AM  
Blogger Sophie Brador said...

I'm sure you think about your special gal when you meditate on those love birdies. I hope you had the best Valentines ever! I meant to go to your house for the weekend, but I couldn't even get mom to help me send a card, let alone book me a plane ticket. Yeesh!


5:27 AM  
Blogger Mack said...

Those lovebirds are pawsome! My dad would go nuts if he ever saw those in our backyard!

6:06 AM  
Blogger Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Holy Crap Joey...that Guppy Mango plane is HOOOOOOGE!!! Ruby should sooo bye that thing...even Lacie could walk thru those doors without havin' to turn sideways... she comes..

Gotta run, Joey...good work votin' for her in Mangominster...we all know she has a very very long memory!!!

Mumsie's been to the plane museum in Dayton...totally cool...her dad flew 40 missions in a B24 bomber in WW2 as a pilot..South Pacific...

Barkin' at ya Joe!


7:44 AM  
Anonymous Marvin said...

wow your birdies are so pretty and tropical looking!

We have a woodpecker in our garden, plus greenfinches and lots of bullfinches, well basically, lots of finches!

My human sissy is going to Las Vegas in May, but we just looked it up on google maps, it is still a long way from you guys!!

We thought it was just down the road from you!! She is going to take a trip to the Grand Canyon while she is there.

There were certainly a great deal of planes in that photo!

ps we don't seem to have the right feed for your blog, so we don't get the updates.....any ideas?

7:58 AM  
Blogger Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Joey....

That is one huge field of airplanes there....too bad ya didn't get ta go here this time but maybe next time ya will...

Gram just loves yer fancy birds...we can see that they steer clear of ya and Tanner when they're feedin'...

Listen, we heard that Phoenix has one kidnappin' we hope ya all stay safe 'n sound in yer little compound there...'n if ya see any kidnappers at all...ya 'n Tanner should bite 'em right away....'n no nippin' either.....bite 'em right where it hurts the most...sink yer teeth inta the flesh 'n don't let go.....we know ya can do it....

Dewey Dewster here....

9:15 AM  
Blogger Ruby Bleu said...

Oh those birdies are soooooooooooooo purty!!!! I'm glad they are respecting you!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

12:49 PM  
Blogger Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom used to have Peachy Faced Lovebirds YEARS ago and one day they escaped from their cage and they were flying loose in the house and mom went to go catch them and bring them back to their cage! Yeowie! These birds have a serious bite! Be careful, Joey or your tail will be history!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

1:26 PM  
Blogger Petra said...

I can't believe you couldn't go to the airplane museum, Tanner, because you are one great flyer. You could probably out-talk your dad on that subject!

3:08 PM  
Blogger Pearl said...

Those birds look like a GREAT lunch!


3:28 PM  
Blogger Snowball said...

I hope you really get to go the next time.


8:58 AM  

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