Joe Stains

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

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I'm walking, yes indeed...

SO thanks to all my great friends who are behind me on this Armstrong thing, I just want what is owed to me!

Here is a picture of the Doofus and I walking the other evening...

I am the one wearing the totally mismatched and goofy PURPLE AND RED get up, while Tanner has the cool and sleek black harness and leash. THAT USED TO BE MINE, but then Tanner got so FAT that he had to have the bigger harness and I got his smaller red one. WTF! So now I look totally uncool :(

I always have to be in front on our walks. By the end of the walk Tanner is usually 5-6 feet behind me beause he is a log and cannot keep up.

This tree is where there is a LOT of pee mail exchanged. There are three beagle dudes that live in the house just across from this tree so its inbox is always full!

Well, I hope that someone out there can convince my Mom that I need something that at least MATCHES if she is going to take me out in public anymore.

55 Stains:

Blogger Balboa said...

I totally agree with you dude, It is horrible that you must suffer like this. Hopefully if you win your lawsuit you can buy harnasses and leashes in every color.

Frenchie Snorts

1:11 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Yeah like you could totally use a nice sleek red leash to match then you'd be super cool and be way more handsome than Tanner. You are pretty lucky to at least be on separate leashes I get stuck to my sister on a coupler so I have to put up with all her pulling and's totally annoying!

1:33 PM  
Blogger Ozzie, Rocky and Lola said...

Those pictures look really familiar. I have the same leash problem whenever Mom drags Rocky along. He chewed three or four different "skinny" leashes into, so Mom always gives him MY nice thick black leash and thick collar and I get his little skinny mismatched stuff. Can't a dog have a little dignity?

1:44 PM  
Blogger -The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Ah, ya need to be in matching duds. You need to discuss this with yur mom. At least you know that you are more in shape than Tanner & can handle exercise.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Molly the Airedale said...

My mom LOVES the purple and red combo! Purple and orange rocks too! We love you just the way you are, Joey!

Love ya lots,

2:54 PM  
Blogger Gus said...

Joey: I knda like the pursle and red combo too, but then I am color blind. There are lots of little ladies who wear purple dresses and red hats who shop at muzzer's store. One always brings me PBJ bone sandwiches! So that is why I think purple and red is cool.


3:19 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Joe, you need a nice new royal blue harness and leash get-up. Love, Martha

3:38 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...


I never knew you were so fashion conscious, man. Hope your mom reads this post. Maybe she'll get a clue.

However, you look good in anthing, buddy. Seriously, you do. If anydog could get away with mismatching harnesses & leads it's YOU!

Goob love,

3:53 PM  
Blogger Myeo said...

We think the purple and red combo is fine. It's err, err colourful.

Boy n Baby

5:55 PM  
Blogger Ruby Bleu said...

So Joe, I hate to break it to you but that purple and red combo is for a club called the 'Red Hat Society'. The club is for 'mature' should look into it and hopefully that will get your Mom over to PetsMart to get you something new!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

6:10 PM  
Blogger Luckie Girl said...

You are a walking fashion mistake Joey!! I hope you get your harness and leash issue sorted out soon.

6:29 PM  
Blogger Lorenza said...

Hi Joe's Mom.
Would you please get a manly black harness with a leash in matching color for Joe?? I am sure he will appreciate you do it!
Psss, Joe. I hope this helps you!
Have a good night

6:29 PM  
Blogger Deanna said...

I think you would look great in a nice gold harness and leash. They have them at Petco.

Sorry, though, I think your mom spent your leash money on Ralphie! Thanks a million for that!

6:49 PM  
Blogger Girl Girl Hamster said...

You need a new red leash to match that harness. Or maybe you can eat more treats to grow fatter so that Tanner will give that harness/leash back to you. :)

~ Girl girl

7:09 PM  
Blogger Frankie Girl, Maddie and Domino said...


Be very careful around the paparazzi! They are always on
the look out to get photos of
fashion hit or misses.

But your always a hit with us! :-)

Maddie the Chocolate Labbie and Frankie Girl

7:17 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Casino says thank you for donating to LBR! He's the pitiful looking flashy brindle pup on Cubby's blog. He's one of the Boxers that had to visit the ER this week, and appreciates your donation immensely.

I hope Joe gets a flashy matching harness and leash soon!

7:23 PM  
Blogger T-man Angel said...

Yeah, I can see that Tanner is heftier than you are. You are a sleek racing machine in body, even though you've got the un-cool harness. Don't worry Joey, you still look good!

7:32 PM  
Blogger Eddie N Peaches said...

Hmmm. Red and purple. Go figure. Who can guess what was on the woman's mind. Jeez. Purple is such a girlie color, too. You, the coolerest dog need the coolerest outfit when you're out struttin.
Send Mom to the dog stuff store and tell her not to come back till she gets it right!
Whoofs & Baroos

8:32 PM  
Blogger Emily and Ike said...

OMG! Red and purple ... together! I'm like not a fashion expert or anything, but those two colors totally clash. How will you ever get the ladies with that on? Geez, what is going on over there?

8:50 PM  
Blogger Asta said...

You do too look cool! so sleek and handsome..I knew befowe you told me which was you..Tannew's bum is quite wotund.

Deaw joey's Mom,
Pleez buy Joey a matching lead and hawness,
thank you fow youw attention
Asta Kroon

(how was that??)
smoochie kisses

9:22 PM  
Blogger Sophie Brador said...

Joe, I think you need a bit of bling. Hold out for the chrome! Except maybe insist on bendable chrome, otherwise, it might be really uncomfortable.

9:43 PM  
Blogger Lacey said...

I think purple and red is very chic - besides, you are thin and can wear bright colors. Tanner needs the all black - it's a very slimming color.

ps - isn't it great that it is finally cool enough to walk during daylight without burning our paws!

10:19 PM  
Blogger MJ's doghouse said...

i actually thought your harness and leash would be black leather...i think mom should find one for you..hand me downs are sucky as hell....

11:13 PM  
Blogger Huskee and Hershey said...

If it's any consolation to you at all.. umm.. red and purple go quite well together. But then again, I think a matching harness and leash would be nice too..

12:19 AM  
Blogger Amber-Mae said...

Oh man, that harness & leash totally does not suit you. The doofus should have worn them.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

1:53 AM  
Blogger Ferndoggle said...

Joes, you look great in red but I'd have a talk with your Mom about the purple. It's a little, um, feminine.

Oh & I always have to be in front too, unless I'm deliving pee mail.


3:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Joe, my parents had what they called "the perfect dog" before they got me. His name was Joey, and he was a Boston (like, the biggest Boston you've ever heard of. He got up to 40 lbs in the winter when they wouldn't let him swim!). When he died of bone cancer, my mom went out and got my puppy self 3 days later. I'm a boxer, and I don't swim like Joey did, or chase a bucket around the yard, or play until they make me I think they're disappointed. But they've had me for 11 months now, and I'm all grown up, and I think they love me, even if I'm not Joey. - Your friend, Chopper. PS... I like the manly black leash and harness too. But that's the price you pay for staying trim and slim, I guess.

5:45 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

Hi Joe, you still looked cool despite the mismatch!


5:48 AM  
Blogger umekotyan said...

The stroll is a daily work in the evening.
The thing that becomes cool is happy.

Enjoy a wonderful stroll.

from loved ume tyan

7:02 AM  
Blogger Murphey said...

Hey, I have a red harness and purple collar too, what the hell is up with that? Reilly, the new guy gets the nice matched black set. REVOLT!!!!!

Murph the now mad pup

7:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



7:34 AM  
Blogger 2shibas said...

You two have the cutest, silkiest black butts we've ever seen! Haroooo!!!

Wiley & Fievel

8:30 AM  
Blogger Clover said...

Hey Joe -
Wearing that purple and red ensemble is another way to show your coolness. You are showing that you don't care what you look like, and that fashion is unimportant to you. That is cool!!
Love Clover xo

10:29 AM  
Blogger Poppy said...

I think you look very nice in red. So you should either get a red leash to go with the harness, or you should just start over from scratch. I highly recommend the Puppia harnesses. I have one in green and one in blue. They also come in black and camo--very manly colors!


pee ess--it now occurs to me that I totally do not match either! I usually wear my blue harness with either my red flexi or my rainbow non-flexi. Am I a fashion faux paw too?

11:03 AM  
Blogger Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Just wait until the Armstrong cheque (check) arrives and then you can blow in on whatever you fancy! J x

11:29 AM  
Blogger Pugsley, Buster, Cricket & Daisy said...

Rather embarassing to be mismatched isn't it. One of us be that way also. :(

12:26 PM  
Blogger Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Joe, just keep cool! You look cool whatever you wear, and the Doofus, well, he will always be the darn Doofus no matter what outfit he sashays around in!

Joe Is Cool! Keep that mantra in your mind dude!

love and cool licks, your friend Marvin xxxxx

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joseph Stains, you could NEVER look "uncool"... it's just not possible for a Boston!

3:06 PM  
Blogger Tadpole said...

Color coordination is for GIRLS! We men don't give a crap about that stuff!

Except I do like to use the red leash when I wear my new sweater from Ruby. Otherwise I like the black one which goes with all my other outfits. Except the yellow fleece with the red star - I go with the red leash for that too. Okay, fine. I'm slightly effiminate.

6:11 PM  
Blogger Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Joe...we agree with the bling comment...perhaps some black and gold for your harness and leash....perhaps Steeler collars and leashes??? Let us know if ya want one from PetSmart here in the Burg. We'd just need ur size. Oh...and we "borrowed" a pic of you for our last post...heh heh heh...we'll give it back!

Go Steelers!!!!! Scruffy

9:53 PM  
Blogger Simba and Jazzi said...

So many blogs to catch up with today. Have a great weekend.

Simba xx

12:39 AM  
Blogger Deefor said...

That harness thing looks cool. They can't drag you around by the throat. I like to be on the stretchy leash when I walk with Arrow so I can leave him in the dust and pee in my own spots.


1:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree completley matching collars and leashes are a must have!! I do think the red looks great on you though.


4:28 AM  
Blogger Jen and Suki said...

Whoa man, Tanner is a total chunk! Black is slimming and you are on the skinny side. That's why your parents made you take one for the BT team (and maybe Tanner's self-esteem? I mean you WERE in public). You look handsome in red & purple... but I would still lobby for a matching set if I were you.

7:13 AM  
Blogger Boo Casanova said...

joey, at least you are not the fat one so who cares if you have the mismatch harness and leash?

wet wet licks


8:22 AM  
Blogger Suki & Joey said...

Yeah, those are not manly colors at all. Sorry, dude :(

What's up with Tanner being so fat? Has he been snorfling up your food or something? Maybe that's why you're so skinny!

Puggy kisses

11:44 AM  
Blogger The Army of Four said...

Joe? Honestly. Purple and red? What were your parents thinking? Do they need my professional help?
Dave, Guide Dog for the Color Blind

11:53 AM  
Blogger wally said...

Maybe you should chunk up so you can get the black harness back? I'll send the bully sticks. I'll send Slim Fast for the Chunky Monkey there.


ps. Red rules!
pps. I got a new leash this weekend because I pooped on my other one. If nothing else works...Stain it!

5:18 PM  
Blogger Kathy Struve said...

The purple and red make you stand out ! It says "Look at me! I'm SPECIAL!" Most people will only see your precious little face anyway. Matching is SO overrated :)

5:30 PM  
Blogger Scrappy and Pebbles said...

My mom rarely matches my harness and leash colors too. What is it with our hoomans?

Scrappy and Pebbles

1:50 AM  
Blogger Bentley and Niko said...

Awww, I think the red and purple is stylish, kinda of like that group of ladies that wears red hats.

We can't wait to see you at the next Boston Meetup. It's going to be October 13th. And were going to wear costumes! It's still at that Glendale one, but maybe we should switch the location since they've all been there.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Peanut said...

Hey I always have to be ahead when Flash and I go for walks also. It is totally our right to be in front.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Khady Lynn said...

Wow, the least they could do is buy you a matching red leash!


6:40 PM  
Blogger Urban Smoothie Read said...

i wouold hv prefer d red one...coz it looks SHARP n attractive...

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

joe joe joe where are you? hope you didn't go for too long a walk and forgot to come back!


9:23 PM  

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