Joe Stains

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

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Joe Stains 3/6/1999 - 5/31/2011

Joe Stains crossed the Rainbow Bridge today. He went peacefully at our wonderful Vet office wrapped in his New York Yankees blanket.

Still has his good looks
This photo was from a few days ago, we are going to miss him so much.

99 Stains:

Blogger Judi W. said...

So sorry to hear about your little guy - it's so tough when we lose one of our pets. He's running with a lot of friends now though and will always be with you in your heart. Give Tanner a hug for us!

Zach's mom

8:41 PM  
Blogger Tiffy said...

The pug that lived here before me, Stubby, went to the Bridge in January. He read your blog every day for years and he loved it. It cheered him up when he had the sickies, keeping him laughing all the time. Thank you for sharing Joe. He was awesome and will never be forgotten.


8:55 PM  
Blogger Khady Lynn said...

Oh no, I'm sooo very sorry! I know your pain as we just lost our Kona a few weeks ago.

There will be so many of his friends to meet him at the bridge. We know he is in good hands now and can be at peace.

Godspeed Joe! You were one of a kind!

Holly & Khady

9:02 PM  
Blogger Huskee and Hershey said...

Lost for words... we are so sorry for your loss. Joey (and Tanner too) had brought so much laughter into our lives and we always look forward to reading your blog. Most of all, we will always treasure the Stains Award from the Mr Stains himself...

Run free, dearest Joey.. till we meet again. For now, run free, eat the limitless supply of your fav cheeseburger and leave your stain at the Rainbow Bridge!!


9:03 PM  
Blogger Stella said...

Joe Stains was my Hero and I have loved him since the first blog I have read about him.

Will miss him forever.

My heartfelt condolences to Mom and Dad and the Doofus. I hope to do a little tribute for Joe tomorrow.

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

9:04 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

i am so sorry to hear about joe's passing. he was a very special boy to the dog blog world and will be greatly missed. i know joe will be warmly welcomed at the rainbow bridge, our pug, ollie, is there waiting to play. ollie passed on april 7th.
sending you lots of hugs,

9:27 PM  
Blogger Pippen said...

Our friend MJ told us a couple years ago to check out her pawesome friend, Joe Stains. We did and loved him so much we read the blog right from the beginning.

We never left a comment but we loved Joe Stains and his pawesome attitude!

Rest in Peace, Dude.

Sam and Pippen

10:13 PM  
Blogger Suka said...

We are so very sorry to read about the loss of your beautiful pup Joe Stains. We read about his loss on Khyra's blog and are very saddened by the news. We unfortunately never had the pleasure of knowing Joe Stains, but we would come across his Comments once in a while and woof and laugh at his funny remarks. Such a great pup!

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. My Joe rest in peace and thrive over the Rainbow Bridge!

Suka and K

10:20 PM  
Blogger Casper and pals said...

Run free at the Rainbow Bridge. Joey you will be missed.

Woofs from Casper, Buddy, Nikki, Cotton, foster dog Max and our Momma Gwyn

10:53 PM  
Blogger Benson J Puppypaws said...

Aww no! So sorry to hear this! We love Joe, especially when he was on our internet show, it was so much fun! Sending you warm wishes from Australia.
Greg, Brooke, Benson, Ping, Angel C$ and Angel Gruffy.

11:11 PM  
Blogger Noodles About said...

Joe was one of a kind and he always made us laugh. We'll miss him and his terrier attitude!

J1, J2 & Noodles x

11:16 PM  
Blogger Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Run free buddy - we will miss you xo

Benson & Ping

11:18 PM  
Blogger doyle and mollie said...

he was one hell of a dude that's fur sure... loves and licks to the doofus and the to the pinkies, thanks for sharing his life with us we are so much richer for knowing him

11:26 PM  
Blogger The Black and Tans. said...

Joe you were such a character and we will miss you and your stains.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

11:50 PM  
Blogger Mack said...

We are just so sad about our hero.

We are sending you lots of love at this difficult time.

-Mack & Mom

12:33 AM  
Blogger Molly the Airedale said...

We are going to miss you so much, Joey! You were one funny and lovable little guy! Our hearts are so sad for your mom and dad and Tanner.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

1:55 AM  
Blogger Dexter said...

Joe, my friend, you were one of a kind and I will never forget you. You inspired me when I was a new blogger and taught me the meaning of the word doofus. You kick ass over that Rainbow Bridge, OK?


2:49 AM  
Blogger NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

As I just pawed on Mango's post, Joe so was one of a kind!

Now, there are no more tunas with Stiller and Yankee wins evFURRYday!

Let The Rainbow Bridge staining khommence!

PeeEssWoo: AND no more blast furnace!

3:26 AM  
Blogger ♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We are heartbroken to hear the news about Joey. We loved him dearly. Soft woos to all of you from the OP Pack. Hugs to Mom, Dad, and Tanner.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

3:41 AM  
Blogger JavaGirlBT said...

Oh, Joe. We will miss you.

4:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Joe...we are so sorry to hear of your trip to the Rainbow Bridge. We loved reading about your adventures and admired your "don't give a &*%$" attitude.

Yer pals,

Sketcher and Angel

4:15 AM  
Blogger Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

We are sorry to hear about your loss. He will be missed and the blogosphere will never be the same.


Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

4:27 AM  
Blogger Peppy Sheppys said...

Joe was truly one of a kind. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Sheps w/Pep, Otis & Edgrr.

4:37 AM  
Blogger Chester said...

Your loss is the Rainbow Bridge's gain. I didn't know Joe well but I heard a lotta good stuff about him. Romp In Peace, Joe.

Lotsa love and hugs to Joe's pack,

5:15 AM  
Blogger Amber-Mae said...

I heard the news in Wally's blog. This is so sad but I am glad to know he slipped away peacefully while being surrounded by his loved ones. I'm gonna miss you Joe. RIP my funny friend.

5:55 AM  
Blogger Cyndi and Stumpy said...

We didn't know Joe, but we certainly knew OF him. He was and will remain an icon of blogland.

I'm sure he will continue to leave his mark errr stain, over the bridge!

It pains me to say it, but in Joe's honor...Go Yankees! Go Steelers!

I hope the many memories you made with Joe comfort you in this time of loss.

6:08 AM  
Blogger Jen and Suki said...

So sad to learn about your beloved Joe Stains. It's so hard when they go, isn't it? Sending lots of love to you all.

Suki Sumo & her mama

7:14 AM  
Blogger Deefor said...

We will miss him so much. I always felt like he was my pal. I don't know what to say we are so sad. I hope he is with his friends and without any pains or tuna.

Deefor and Arrow (and mom)

7:15 AM  
Blogger E. Rabbit said...

So sorry to hear about Joe Stains -- I've enjoyed reading about his and Tanner's adventures very much. Best to all of you.

Gus's Human Sister, E. Rabbit

7:17 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Joey has always been one of my heroes and I am so sad right now. Momma read about it on twitter but I don't think you guys can see her tweets (she's @ nocheesepleez.)

I am sending all of my love to you guys right now. Thank you for sharing Joey's life with us.

I am going to leave a stain today in Joe's honor. May he run free at the bridge.


7:26 AM  
Blogger Ruby Bleu said...

Dear Doofus,
You have some pretty big paws to fill. Joe was the baddest bestest Boston ever!!! I have learned so much from him and will miss him always.

Take care of you Mom and Dad... They need you now more than ever.

Lots of Licks, Ruby

7:29 AM  
Blogger pam said...

Oh Joseph we are sorry but we are leaky about this news. (please don't send Tanner!!!) Yer the dood, the man, the big cheese. You'll be missed but you've got lots of good company up there.

Huggies to yer mom and dad and yeah we guess Tanner too.

Bobo and Meja

7:32 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Joey was a wonderful dog. Take care of yourselves.

Joey, if you see Cornholio, tell him that we still miss him and love him!

7:57 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

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8:00 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

(sorry I posted from the wrong account).

Bruin and I are so sorry to hear about Joe. We will miss him very much. His tweets and blogs were always a favorite of mine.

Hugs and Puppy Kisses,

Barb and Bruin

8:04 AM  
Blogger The Army of Four said...

Joe, you were - and ARE - loved all over the world! Your spunky spirit will live on - until we meet again!
To Joe's mom and dad and Tanner - we are so deeply sorry for your loss. Thank you for loving Joe and for letting us get to know that special guy a little bit.
Karen, Mike, Zim and Dave

8:05 AM  
Blogger Maxmom said...

I am really so sorry to hear about you little guy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I have fond memories of your 'visit' to South Africa.
Sending lotsaluv from us all
MAXMOM, TOBY, TAMMY and TOFFEE in South Africa

8:23 AM  
Blogger TimberLove said...

We came by to paw our respects, godspeed to your baby & peace to you & yours,

RA & Isis

8:51 AM  
Blogger Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

To Joey's Peeps and the Doofus...

A legend has crossed to the Rainbow Bridge. Joey is an icon of DWB's...the coveted Stain Award...all the things that made us giggle....

His love for all things Pittsburgh....we will miss him dearly....

Run free, dear Joey...and I heard they have bacon trees and cheeseburger bushes up there....not to mention fabbers hot dogs...

We love you...

Tons of kisses to your family...

Scruffy, Lacie, Stan and Mumsie

9:44 AM  
Blogger The Boston Lady said...

So, so sorry to hear about Joe. I absolutely loved to read about both him and Tanner, who I know will surely miss him as much as you will. Joe was lucky to have such wonderful people to care for him and my heart goes out to you knowing a little piece of your heart is missing. Ann TBL

9:58 AM  
Blogger Fred said...

Oh, Joe...we will all miss you, too. Thoughts and prayers to your family right now, pal. Run free.

10:17 AM  
Blogger B said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Joey, he will be greatly missed.


10:41 AM  
Blogger Kari in Alaska said...

Goodbye sweet joe


10:54 AM  
Blogger Deetz said...

I just heard! I am so heartbroken! He is in good company now that is for sure. So many of our closest pals have crossed and it is sometimes hard to explain to Deetzy why he can't go. Love you guys and you are always in our hearts and prayers.
Deetzy, Carol, and the rest

10:55 AM  
Blogger dw said...

I am so sorry to hear about Joe's crossing the bridge. But I know he's got lots of great friends there, he is pain free, and he's watching over you!

11:17 AM  
Blogger Two French Bulldogs said...

We are SO truly sorry to hear about Joe. We can't even imagine...
Benny & Lily

11:20 AM  
Blogger Amanda Roo said...

I'm sooo very sorry for your loss. Boston's sure have character and Mr. Stains is no exception. He's won the hearts of a lot of people through this blog. Rest in peace darling!

Also, I wanted to say thank you for sharing him with all of us. I hope comfort comes swiftly to your family.

Amanda & Sir Elliott Stitch

11:24 AM  
Blogger Sheila and Bob said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

Sheila & Bob
Hamish & Rescue Sophie

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buster and I are so sorry for your loss. We grew to know and love Joe, Tanner and your family through Joe's blog.HE will be so missed. He was the reason we brought our Buster home. We will be thinking of you guys and will miss Joe terribly.

Cissy & Buster

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Joey's blog was the ONLY dog blog I read regularly! I will miss him!

1:02 PM  
Blogger Mia said...

We are so sorry for your loss!! Our hearts are breaking for you and your family. Please give Tanner kisses for us and we are sending love and healing thoughts to you all!!


Lilo and the Momma

1:03 PM  
Blogger Lacy said...

Joey and Tanner always tried to cheer us all up...even when we were all sad losing our friends..and i know he would not want us to be sad now..his cancer made him a old dude, before it was time..he is pawting al the time now, at the bridge with a lt of our angels..Joey, it was an honor to meet u and follow your life..will miss you..RIP Little dude, and run with the wind..

a sad,
rocky and jodee
bear and mama..

1:21 PM  
Blogger Kitty+Coco said...

SOOO sorry to hear this. Joe will never be forgotten, and will remain a hero to all of us who like to leave stains.

Kitty and Coco

2:13 PM  
Blogger Anakin Man said...

We just heard about Joe from our furiend Mango's bloggy and we are so saddened and aorry-

We just lost our sister Josie last week and we know that Joe will love her-

Reading this we know you gave him a wonderful life and he will be looking over you from afar-

IzZY, TriXie and Anakin Man

2:44 PM  
Blogger HoundDogMom said...

We are sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved Joe. We never had the opportunity to meet him, but Mango says he was one heck of a dude. {{HUGS}} Sniffs, The HoundDogs

3:01 PM  
Blogger The Airechicks said...

Thank you for sharing Joe with us - He's outlook on life always gave us pause to stop and say WTF and wonder what planet Tanner escaped from.

He had the best here with us so we know that he will be rockin' heaven and rollin' Joe's way....

We have you tight in our thoughts and prayers and wish love didn't have to hurt so much...


3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe was one lucky dog.

4:06 PM  
Blogger H.A. Turbofire, Sibertarian said...

We are so sorry for Joe's passing. But we are so happy to have met one of the greatest dogs ever.

Tubey, etc.

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Joey's Parents and Tanner,

I was so sorry to hear that Joey had to say goodbye. Words cannot express how much pleasure reading his blog posts and tweets has given me over the years. Joey was clearly one helluva dog and I'm sure that I'm not the only one who grew very fond of him from afar. Thank you for allowing us peek into Joey's world. I will keep all of you in my thoughts.


4:56 PM  
Blogger vix said...

I'm so damn sorry to hear this. He was amazing and I am going to miss his anecdotes and your stories about him so much.

6:39 PM  
Blogger KEY WEST COLLIES said...

Joe Stains was a dog blog legend and will be missed. It is so very tough to loose such a good chum. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Essex & Dog Dad

6:41 PM  
Blogger Diana Chiew said...

The OP Pack sent us. We are sorry for your loss.

Run free, Joe Stains!

6:42 PM  
Blogger Ozzie, Rocky and Lola said...

Even though I was expecting this, it saddens me beyond words. Joe probably never realized how much his antics brightened our days! Run free and painless sweet Joey. We love you and will miss you!
Ozzie, Rocky, Lola & their mom

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sooo sad! Sorry for your loss! He was a cool boston on the blog world.Hugs!

7:23 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Joe, you were the best. Going to miss the heck out of you, little buddy! I hope Tanner can give your family comfort during this horribly difficult time.

Hugs and licks!
Rudy, Katie, Nina, Bella, and Buddy

7:43 PM  
Blogger Lorenza said...

Joey will be always in my heart!
Thanks for sharing him with us.
Take care

8:08 PM  
Blogger Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

We're not gonna get all leaky and stuff here, cause, ummm, well, we don't want Tanner. We sure enjoyed being your friend, and the Steeler games are just not gonna be the same without you Joe. Hope Tanner keeps us filled in on what's going on at your house. Especially if he gets a roommate, cause that's gonna be funny.
Run free Joey.
your pals, Morgan & Maisie

8:30 PM  
Blogger Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We just learned of Joe's passing from Mango. We're so very sorry for your loss. Hugs to Tanner and the pawrents, who we know are missing Joe terribly. Sounds like Joe had a full and joyful life with you, and that's a blessing for him and for you.

Jed & Abby

9:40 PM  
Blogger Joey said...

We are so sorry to hear about your loss.. please take care.

Joey, Jack and Geraldine (their HC).

9:56 PM  
Blogger Maryquilter said...

We will miss your witty comments and lovely face! Good bye Joe Stains. Keep blogging Tanner; we need you!

5:53 AM  
Blogger Sophie Brador said...

Joe Stains rocked my world.


6:15 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Our boston terrier sends hers as well.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Rest in peace little Joey. We'll see you again at the Rainbow Bridge someday.
Our Sympathy to your hoomans.
BabyRocketDog & Hootie
Cassie & Patrick

10:20 AM  
Blogger nl1990 said...

Run free Joe!


12:14 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Joe. I have been reading your blog ever since I adopted my Boston, Bella back in August. I've learned a lot about Bostons and had many laughs over the past few months. My heart goes out to you guys. Joe will be greatly missed. Give Tanner a hug from Bella and I.


12:52 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Joe brought a lot of joy to everyone who read your blog. Our thoughts are with you both and the Doofus. Run free alongside with our little Duffy who crossed the Bridge last year. They will live in our hearts forever.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Stopped back to check on you is Tanner...poor kid...he must miss his buddy...

We love you...

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanny

6:05 PM  
Blogger Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

So sorry to hear about Joey. It sounds like he had a wonderful life. Asta kisses!

8:14 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

My wiry heart is heavy. Huge huge thanks for sharing Joey and making me and M Square laugh our square heads off. Tell Tanner we hear they have triple terrier size helpings of fries with their hamburgers over the bridge, Joey will be happy. We love you Joey Run free pal.

Wiry love and kisses Eric + M Square xxxxxxxx

7:18 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

My wiry heart is heavy. Huge huge thanks for sharing Joey and making me and M Square laugh our square heads off. Tell Tanner we hear they have triple terrier size helpings of fries with their hamburgers over the bridge, Joey will be happy. We love you Joey Run free pal.

Wiry love and kisses Eric + M Square xxxxxxxx

7:18 AM  
Blogger The Misadventures Of Me said...

Joe, Dooood, we shall see yoo again.

I is Jake!

5:53 PM  
Blogger Emily and Ike said...

You will always be the funniest dog in the blogosphere. I will miss you soooooooooo much!

3:13 PM  
Blogger Lola Smiles said...

Going to miss u man. You always made Lisa smile. She was totally in love with you and didn't even know u!

Run free Joey Baby....Run and be happy!


3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read this post and am CRYING...I have been reading this blog for about a year and have grown to love your dogs...(We have 2 BTs)...Joey,I will miss your handsome face... Nancy Pietrzykowski..XXX

10:17 PM  
Blogger The Thuglets said...

We are so dreadfully sorry to learn the sad news about Joe.

Please know we are thinking of you.

Run free with the wind in your face forever Joe.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

4:53 AM  
Blogger Libby said...

I'm so sorry, my heart is broken for you all. I've loved reading about Joey and Tanner since I found them on Boston_Buddies years ago, and I always shared their adventures with my Charlie, who loved them too. Joey is truly a friend to all Boston and Boston lovers, and he will be missed terribly. I know he's making lots of stains and cheering on those Yankees from heaven. Keep celebrating Joey!!!

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Joey's Mom, Dad and Tanner-I am so sorry to read about your loss. I've read many of Joey's blogs over the years and was caught chuckling out loud many times! When you posted the picture of Joey walking with his Hero on his 12th birthday all I could think of was the song (this will cause the leaky eye) "You'll Never Walk Alone". Thank you Joey's Mom, your time spent keeping us up to date with the boys antics was not unnoticed. Thank you for sharing.

Barb and bt Buster

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about Joe Stains. I have never posted a comment before, but I followed your blog closely for several years, and always really enjoyed reading about the adventures of Joe and Doofus! I also have a Boston Terrier (his name is Tomo) who is now six. I love Tomo so much, and I am so sad for your loss. I hope that Tanner and your family are doing well. Yours, Oogy99

11:47 PM  
Blogger LI Ashtangini said...

I've never commented before but I've read Joe's blog faithfully for a long time. I'm so sorry for your loss.

1:42 PM  
Blogger The Leskiw Gang said...

I haven't been on in a long time and I just wanted to send Hugs to you all.

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I am blowing you a kiss till next time!"

...Joe Stains 12/11/2005

We will miss you. BBs

1:05 PM  
Blogger Coco Bean - The Princess said...

I just read about Joey's passing on The Mango & Dexter's bloggy. i am so sorry. i have read this blog every time you have put up a new post since I started blogging just a few years ago and you had me hooked from the first bloggy entry i read of yours. every time i see anything "Steelers" related or that guy with all the hair on the Steelers team i think of Joey.

~ The Mommy of Coco The Princess, Truffle & Lady Godiva

3:37 PM  
Blogger Winnie and Lilly said...

We are so sorry to hear of your loss, but rejoice with you on the adoption of your new brother. Joe will never be forgotten!

Winnie and Lilly
And their mom Valerie

3:59 PM  
Blogger Little Buster said...


I hoped you enjoyed writing your blog as much as we liked reading it.


5:48 PM  
Blogger Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

I can't get over the shock that you have gone Joe!
It feels like just like a few weeks ago you shook my paws for the first time to welcome me to blogville and since then, you were my role model. You had the cool attitude that I wish I had ( to impress all ladies)
I still remembered the day you delivered Christmas candy to me, an unknown pup in Texas, I have still hidden that candy from my Pug naughty brothers.
Dear Joe, I love you and I'll never forget you.
I'll meet you again Joe!

8:43 AM  
Blogger Jessy said...

Just now reading this--so many people will miss JOE!!! Thanks for letting others love Joe through this blog.
BTs forever!
Love, Lola the BT & her mom Jessy

10:37 AM  
Blogger The Oceanside Animals said...

hello tanner and evrybuddy its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am sorry i am layt i just herd about joey on akkownt of krool dada is too bizzy on his stoopid buk to let me visit all my frends properly i just fownd owt frum stella abowt joey on akkownt of wot she sed after trouble the kitty went away last nite ennyway i wanted to come and ekspress my cond ... condol ... simpathee!!! ok bye

9:45 AM  
Blogger B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

I am so sorry. I missed this news. I am so sorry... I liket Joe so much, He was so cheeky. Oh, I am sad now.


4:48 PM  

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