Monday, March 2, 2015


At our house when Mom wants us to listen to her she says, "Sit".  Maggie takes a deep breath because it is against her grain to listen to Mom the first, second and sometimes third time around, but she does sit.  Angus looks at Mom and sits, I look at Mom and ever since I first stepped into my new home 5 years ago I twirled.  Yes, when Mom says ,"sit"  I twirl like a beautiful ballerina.

Mom has come to accept over the years, that for whatever reason in my brain SIT means TWIRL.  Its a fact of life....

Yesterday Mom was waiting on her hair to change color and stop stinking so she told us we could not sit in her lap until she washed it.  All three of us were lined up in front of her while she was sitting in the recliner waiting for the stink to pass and she looked at us and said, "SIT".

Maggie sit promptly, which made Mom smile, ....Gussie looked at Mom and she looked at him, and he sat, and Mom said "Good job Gussie and Maggie Mae!" and then she looked over at me standing there looking at her, and I could tell she almost didn't want to say it to me, cos sometimes she doesn't want me to get my feelings hurt because I always Twirl, but she looked at me and decided to take the leap of faith, the same one she had taken for five years, and so she said, "Sit Stellie." and I sat and gave her a big pug smile.

Never never give up.
Stella Rose


  1. Way to go! (Tho we think twirling is pretty pawsome too!). Our Mom just snaps her finger once and we immediately put our butt's right on the ground.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  2. Wow you three, promise me there we treats involved, you didn't do that freebies did you? Or were you just messing with Mom's mind? Give me something, anything so I don't look like the only one that doesn't do the 'SIT' when I'm told to!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    PeeS For secret Sis....there might be a little letter in the post for you, should arrive by the end of the week, just for you mind!

  3. Congrats Stella Rose! That is sort of like our "BOW" command. We are supposed to bow before getting a treat. If I even see a treat heading my way I start bowing. But Stanley never bows, he always sits. So we are hoping one day he will actually bow (without being led into it with a treat). Congrats again!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. I sit then usually run BOL
    Lily (& Edward)

  5. Way to go all three of you. I'd probably look at my peeps and walk off LOL. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. maybe the magic word is not sit but Stellie? I sith even without a command if I see something what I want to send to my 7 stomachs, no matter what it is or where we are, I park my butt as soon as I hear the noise of wrapping paper :o) My momma put that stinky stuff on her head on saturday too and even when she wears a plastic wrap around her nut, that smell is an offense for efurry doggie nose...
    easy rider

  7. this gave us a BIG Smile and some tears too!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  8. very good work guys but that twirl must be pretty cute

    retro rover

  9. Go Stellarose!!!! It's always nice to keep the Mamas on their toesies!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  10. BaaaaaaWaaaaaah STELLA ROSE..... that is GRAND you have been Yankin her Walkin string fur like 87 MONTHS!!! BUTT we think she would MISS your Beautiful Ballerina Twirls if you stopped doing them.

  11. Now, the next time you have to twirl....just keep messin' with her head.

    Roxy sits in ultra slow motion. Usually, we're just told to stand. We all do that well.

  12. Great words...."never give up"!

  13. OH, Stella Rose, we are so proud of you. Before we got to the end of the post and read the good news, we were going to suggest that Mom tell you to twirl and see if you would sit:)

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  14. Oh Stella Rose you just knew that your Mom needed to smile! You were such a good girl. Does Mom's hair look real pretty?
    My Lee has not had her hair done since before October 27 when she went into the hospital ~ oh does she need a hair cut.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  15. Good for you!!!! You were just waiting for the right moment!

  16. However you sit, or not, you put a smile on my face every time I stop by--I know your Mom probably still smiles thinking about what you all did for her! :-D!

  17. Wow, Stella Rose, that's so great! I bet your Mom was thrilled. Gotta keep the peeps guessing, so good idea to only do it once in awhile. Love your twirling...that sounds more fun anyway!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  18. gots some Scottietude in you!

    The Mad Scots

  19. WooHoo Stella Rose, good job! Although, the twirl thingie sounds really cute.

    Aroo to you,

  20. Good job for sitting!!! Good job!
    I can see you twirl-- and you know what,,,, I twirl too for everything..
    sometimes I sit,,, sometimes i don't!
    But you did good!

  21. BOL, I guess ya can learn new tricks.

  22. Good morning Stella... my favorite part of the story? When you sat and gave your mama your pretty puggy smile. Awesome!

    xoxo Patty

  23. Good job! We always have to keep them on their toes. :)

  24. We just knew you had it in you. Way to go Stella.