Joe Stains

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Introducing Fairbanks, my Dad's first dog...

Nice Aunt Patty brought us some great photos when she came over to see us last week. They are photos of Dad's very first dog, a Samoyed Husky named Fairbanks. You guys have seen Lobo before, who I lived with for a few years when I first rescued Dad, but you haven't met Fairbanks.

I thought it would be nice to show off some photos of him, I hope you all don't mind seeing him instead of me.

Look at that guy, he was one big ball of white fluffy goodness.

Talk about handsome!!!

BUT you want to know what indignity fell upon him when it got super duper desert hot like WOAH out here...

omdog they shaved him down to nothing!!!! He still looks cute tho, just not quite right.

He fell victim to a couple of bad haircuts apparently.

But he always had lots of love, look at my Dad with that ORANGE hair LOLOL!!

Dad sure loved him!

So did my uncle, Dad's little brother.

And my Grandpa.

and my Great Grandpa, sheesh Fairbanks was a lover for sure!!

I sure wish I knew Fairbanks, I owe him for being such a pawesome dog and teaching my Dad all about loving dogs.

Mostly I owe him for training Dad that feeding from the table is OK!

I sure hope you liked meeting the dog that changed it all for my Dad and made him a dog lover!!

64 Stains:

Blogger booksaremyhabit said...

I LOVE these pics! young Tom is so cute. What a gorgeous doggie, with or without his fur lol

5:27 PM  
Blogger wally said...

Awesome! And my ma ape says that everyone had bad haircuts back then. It is nice to meet the dog that paved the way for the King of Stains.

wally t.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Rosie said...

That is so pawsome that Fairbanks took a picture with everybody - they all must of loved that guy!! I am not sure about the shave though - you'll have to ask a hairy dog about that.

5:55 PM  
Blogger MJ's doghouse said...

oh my gosh he is one awesome pretty dog...he even looks good nekked....

6:14 PM  
Blogger Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


I love the tail fur some reason!

I wonder why that is???

I should have known your dad was tres khool!

PeeEssWoo: I do still wonder many many times over: WTF ARIZONA??????????????????????????

6:18 PM  
Blogger The OP Pack said...

Oh, Fairbanks is beautiful. Mom's cousin had several Samoyeds but they were nowhere near as fluffy and full as that. Thanks for sharing the beautiful boy. And the human boy too:-)

woos, the OP Pack

6:20 PM  
Blogger Mack said...

He is one good looking dog. Even nekkid

PS: My dad is a redhead too.

6:46 PM  
Blogger Petra said...

Well, thanks to Fairbanks for being such a great dog to your dad just a few years back. He was beautiful ~~~ yes, even naked!

7:12 PM  
Blogger Pug(s) and Bugg said...

Fairbanks looks a lot like our mom's second dog, Snowball, he was an American Eskimo also known as an Eskie or a Spitz!

PS we LOVE Fairbanks' tail when he was shaved!!!!!

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What great pictures of Fairbanks - he looks so sweet and super-huggable. Too bad he didn't have his own blog so we'd know what he really thought about being shaved...

See ya!

7:14 PM  
Blogger Coco - The Princess said...

Fairbanks is beautiful! Feeding from the table is a VERY important lesson to learn...good job Fairbanks!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco - The Princess

7:37 PM  
Blogger Ike said...

Fairbanks sure was a good trainer. Too bad about he haircuts tho!
Pee S - uncle travis had the same hair and now he's bald too!

7:45 PM  
Blogger Lacy said...

w00f's, Fairbanks wuz a handsome dude..hmm dont ever dog git feed from the table??

b safe,

8:30 PM  
Blogger Huskee and Hershey said...

WOW.. Fairbanks is really handsome, regardless of the ummmm... bad haircuts he was subjected to. Good thing that he did such a great job with training your dad!

8:48 PM  
Blogger Lorenza said...

Hi, Joey!
I loved seeing the pictures of your Dad when he was a kid!
Fairbanks looked so cute without fur!
Thanks for sharing them!
Kisses and hugs

9:19 PM  
Blogger Two Wild and Crazy Guyz said...

Thanks for sharing Fairbanks (what cool name!) He was Be-utiful!

11:16 PM  
Blogger Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Ahhhh - Fairbanks looks like he was FUN! your dads puppy pictures are pretty neat too!
your pal, Morgan

11:38 PM  
Blogger Suzuki said...

Fairbanks looks like he had one hell of an afro in that furst picture :)
Big licks to you

1:19 AM  
Blogger Bae Bae said...

Aw,,, Fairbanks sure is a very cute and fluffy doggie

~ Bae

2:27 AM  
Blogger Noah the Airedale said...

Wow what a great post Joey. Fairbanks sure was a great looking dog. It's great seeing kids that really love their dog. Our dad grew up with a Corgi who followed him everywhere.


3:11 AM  
Blogger vix said...

I loved this! So adorable, both the dog and Tom and his family. Thanks for sharing these pics!

4:21 AM  
Blogger Aki and Poopie said...

wow joey.. those pics are priceless.. we are so glad to know that your dad is a certified dog lover..

my sissy loves samoyeds too.. too bad ours is a tropical country.. we think fairbanks look absolutely wonderful... umm.. i hope this doesnt mean a preparation for another brother for you Joey.. yikes!

drooly kisses,


4:43 AM  
Blogger Amber-Mae said...

What a handsome bushy dog he was! I just love those pictures of your papa hugging him. What a bond they both had! My oh my, he sure looked like a different dog after he was de-furred. BOL!

Belly jiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

5:34 AM  
Blogger Abby said...

Hi, Joey...

What great pictures...Fairbanks was a beautiful dog...With or without a haircut...

I bet your Dad loved seeing them as much as we do...

Abby xxxooo

5:57 AM  
Blogger Sophie Brador said...

Joey, FB looked like one happy doggie. Your dad had super curly hair!


7:07 AM  
Blogger Gus said...

Great photos...we loved seeing your dad with red hair. And we think you are still teaching your dad about loving dogs. Muzzer says it never stops.


7:19 AM  
Anonymous Sally G and Rufus Hobson said...

Fairbanks was a HUNK. Even with out the Big Hair of the '70s, he is a Hottie.
It is great knowing some hound broke your family "in".
Same here, Ruby and Harry worked out the kinks. We are spoiled rotten.
Have a great weekend boys.
Sally G

7:54 AM  
Blogger Pearl said...

Oh Joe! I LOVED meeting Fairbanks!

There is something special about your first dog. I grew up with a Spitz, which actually looked exactly like a smaller Fairbanks!

Your dad was TOO cute with that curly red hair!

8:44 AM  
Blogger Ruby Bleu said...

wow...Fairbanks looked like one pawsome pup!!! your Dad was very lucky!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

8:57 AM  
Blogger Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful dog Fairbanks is! Our mom is going nutso over your dad's curls! What a cute little boy your dad was!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

9:18 AM  
Blogger Lady Kaos said...

Awwww, Fairbanks is so cute! What happened to your Dad's cool curley orange hair??

10:04 AM  
Blogger Moco said...

We must all be thankful for the ones that came before. They were truly trail blazers. Fairbanks got your whole family ready for you. He must have a special place at the Bridge.
You dad's hair looked very much like Pappy's.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Dannan and The Girl said...

Joe, it was furry cool to learn about Fairbanks! What a pawsome doggy he was!


10:54 AM  
Blogger Patience-please said...

Thanks for your nice words guys. the servant said "hey" to western PA for your mom while she was there.

wags from the it's-too-quiet-around-here whippets

12:08 PM  
Blogger Simba and Jazzi said...

Now that is what you call a hair cut! What a handsome dog.

Simba and Jazzi xx

1:11 PM  
Blogger Mason Dixie said...

Your dad was so cute with that red hair. He definitely learned a lot from that puppy. =)

1:44 PM  
Blogger BenTheRotti said...

What pawesome photos!! He sure was handsome! Loved the pics of your dad in mini mode too! Apparently my littlest bean popped out with orange hair but it all rubbed off and grew back blonde, Mum wanted it to stay orange so she was a little disappointed but blonde is cute too!
Mum says to tell your Mum to think LONG and HARD and then SAY NO regarding the puppy stuff... take no notice she is just crabby from no sleep and a distinct lack of shoes to wear BOL!

Ben xxxx

1:45 PM  
Blogger Mango said...

I am still stuck on the picture of that dog all shaved and nekked. The poor guy.

I am also concerned about the alien growth coming back on the doofus face. Don't I have enough to worry about without Tanner's face sploding again?


1:49 PM  
Blogger The Airechicks said...

Oh Joe -

How about that fuzzy Fairbanks....and then all the naked skin shaved down...

Your Dad is just a CUTIE PIE .....


Thanks for sharing...

1:55 PM  
Blogger Petey said...

What a great dog! Your dad was such a cutie, although we were startled to see his monotone arms and that headful of red curls. Boy, Fairbanks looks like an entirely different dog with his buzz cut. Is that where your dad got the idea? Wonder what you and Tanner would look like with black and white fur like that...

Your pal,


2:28 PM  
Blogger The Army of Four said...

Fairbanks was so handsome! What a great pup he must have been! And we're SO glad he taught your dad so much!

2:39 PM  
Blogger B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

THey shayved him!
I carnt beleev they shayved him!!!

Look, I'm goin to hav a blog pawty this weekend to sellybrate my 500th post :@} wud yu like to pop by?
Festivitys kik off tomorro at noon UK time an larst till midnite Sunday!
Pleez come by!
Leev sum jokes in the comments sekshun ov Friday's post fer evrywun.
Weel be havin cayke, ginger beer, scooby snaks an a serprize speshul gest!!!!!
Pleez come it won't be the sayme wivowt yu!


2:48 PM  
Blogger Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Oh, thanks for showing Fairbanks, memory lane is always wonderful.
Fairbanks sure did a great job training your dad. Hey handsomeness runs in the family from great granpa to you.
Your Dad and Fairbanks made a cute pair.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

Those photos were wicked!! Love 'em all of both Fairbanks and your Dad. Three woofs for Aunt Patty!!!

Best is Fairfax with his no 1 buzz cut. He's still got his curly piggie tail.. Tooooo cute.Wonder how he stayed that white?

Wiry wags, Eric xx

5:13 PM  
Blogger Stella said...

Fairbanks is gorgeous, hair or no hair! One of our neighbors had a Sammy and it had a wonderful personality!


6:31 PM  
Blogger Snowball said...

Fairbank was such a handsome boy. He had definitely taught your dad well on how a pup show be treated!


6:49 PM  
Blogger Asta said...

Thanks fow intwodoocing us to the dog that made youw dad the gweat guy he is today..youw dad's haiw looks like all of my dad's two bwuvvews haiws when they wewe little (it's the Dutch stuff I guess)
wow faiwbanks knew evewyone, what a cool dog, I like his smile, but poow guy, that shaved cut is just WONG!!!he looks Nekkid.
Hope youw feeling bettew Joey
sending you smoochie kisses fow youw tummie upset

10:56 PM  
Blogger Martha Basset said...

We absolutely loved meeting Fairbanks - our mum has always love Samoyeds. They always seem to be smiling.
As you quite rightly say you owe Samoyed a lot for training your human!
Looks like Fairbanks did a great job.
We are not so sure Fairbanks would have been happy with us all seeing those bad hair days he had!!!!!
Still he was still adorable.
Martha & Bailey xx

2:05 AM  
Blogger Comet and BLU said...

Fairbanks looks like a great dog for your dad to grow up with. We bet he taught your dad all sorts of cool things.

We hope the wind at your house wasn't too bad last night. It was terrible here and our power kept going on and off. SCARY!!

6:13 AM  
Blogger Dennis the Vizsla said...

What a happy-looking ball of fluff!

7:45 AM  
Blogger Jake of Florida said...

Oh your dad was a cute red-haired pup -- and you're right, his love for Fairbanks translated itself to his love for you and Tanner.

We hope the sickies get better soon!!! Will we see you at the dance tonight or will you stay home to take care of them?

We have polished our dancing shoes and are set!!! Gee, perhaps the lovely Sophie LaBrador will honor us with a dance!!

Jake and Just Harry

11:32 AM  
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