Stella and Rory

Stella and Rory

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Thank You and Howdy Mates

Hi Everyone, first off I want to say a huge thank you for all your messages of support to our family on the loss of my Dad.  It was of great comfort to me to know I had friends thinking of me during this time.  My Dad was a larger than life man who enjoyed a long and happy life.   He will be missed enormously but life flows on (whether we want it to or not) and I know he never wanted anyone to mourn him for too long.  So, I'd better let my two ratbags sweethearts take over.  
Sincerely, everyone, thank you so much.  Carol

 Dad and Mum, love you.

Hey, Rory, mum just called you a ratbag, hehehe.  No Stellie, I think it was you, I'm the sweetheart!

Anyhoo, its good to be back.  It's been very sad here but we have tried to be good and given mum, dad and the kids heaps of cuddles and slobber to make them feel better.  Well, Rory gave the slobber, I gave the cuddles but we make a good team.


We have also been watching the Olympics on TV and in Blogville.  Its been fab hasn't it?  We will come around and visit you all soon.  So take care all, see you mates.  

No worries, and love, Stella and Rory



  1. hehehe I like that... DIVISION Of LABOR... One gives the Cuddles and the Other gives the SLOBBERS.
    I can NOT believe that your mom called you RATBAGS!!! I think you should go
    NEENER NEENER NEENER... WE have TAILS and YOU DON'T!!! to her. I'm just sayin.
    Are you having any trouble gettin around Blogville with with all the Olympic TRAFFIC SNARL? It has been Nose to Butt Every Day... ALL DAY and EVENING.
    We are all thinking of you and missing you.

  2. Dead RatBags, there can never be too many slobbers or cuddles in a good home.

    Well, cuddles, at least ;) X

  3. Glad that your human people are feeling a bit better, it is a hard thing they are going through. Slobbers and cuddles do help!! See you soon.

  4. We know you two are doing your bit to help your parents out of the sadness. Losing a parent at any age is difficult.

    We've seen you in a few of the events at the Blogville Olympics....glad you could be there.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  5. Nothing like dogs to help you focus and deal with life's events. So sorry about your dad.

    Mango Momma

  6. It is so hard to lose a parent and when it is sudden and unexpected, it is so much harder. We bet the pups are a great comfort to you and your family.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. We are happy that you are back, Stella and Rory. I want to know how you can stand the weight of Rory's head on your belly. Must weigh as much as you do.

    Stella Up Over

  8. Hi Stella and Rory, okay I think that your mom needs cheering up so Rory, go take a real long drink of water and then slobber in her slippers :)

  9. I feel so bad I did not know of this sad news. I am so sorry. Just a month ago my MOM's dad died, he was so young, only 65. I am glad that the two of you are there to help your family. Take it from me, we are a BIG comfort, and Rory you are a huge comfort. Cuddles and slobbers are the perfect remedy for sadness.

  10. We are so sorry to hear about dad. Our very best wishes to all the family. Take Care and see you around , yours Molly from Up Over (UK)!!!!!!!

  11. We're glad you're back guys and we just love your new header photo. awwwwwwwwww

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  12. Slobbers and cuddles make everything right in the world.
    In fact, I think there should be a group of doggers who are readily available for anyone having a bad or sad day who will give slobbers and cuddles to the needy.

    I think there would be less grouchy people if we did.

    Many hugs, licks and slobbers from us, too!
    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

  13. We are so glad your mum and dad have you two to look after them.
    Hugs to you all.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  14. You Mum and Dan sounded like wonderful people Carol, Rory & Stella good job your there to slobber and cuddle. <3

    Dante, Daisy Boo & Sampson

  15. Thank goodness you will have lots of beautiful loving memories to shelter you and make you smile, Carol. Stella and Rory, keep doing what you needs someone(s) like you to keep the focus on love.

  16. Good work Rory and Stella..humans need lots of cuddles and nose presses during sad times like this. Paws touch together for you. Zola x

  17. Deew Stella and Wowy,

    I didn't know. I'm so vewy sowwy. Mommi knows the pain youw Mom is feeling and it's bad, but someday the pain gets lessew and the two of you can help so much in comfowting and cheewing yoow Mom.
    I'm sending hew my healing smoochies fow hew heawt.

    Carol, this is Ami
    I lost my parents many years ago. While it still hurts and I miss them. , mostly, i'm grateful that I had such loving wonderful parents. Your Dad sounds like a very special man. I'm so sad for your loss

  18. Hi you two good to see you back reporting and taking good care of Mom
    We are loving the BO's to.
    Have a good week
    Saw you in the tongue curling :)
    See yea George xxx

  19. I'm sure you've been a great comfort to your humans You guys sure are cute watching the Olympics on the TV!

    xoxo Marjie

  20. Welcome back, mates! Rory, you are so lucky to have a portable pillow wherever you go. Do you take turns? We haven't gotten to check out many of the Blog Games yet, but we'll keep nipping at mama's derriere until she catches up. Hope you both medaled.

    Jed & Abby

  21. Woof Stella and Rory,

    How's your mum doing? Tell her Homer sends her his love.


  22. Dear Carol, and ratbags, I'm so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful sparkle he had in his eyes. It's good to have the cuddles (and slobber) of a beloved pet to help one through dark times.

    Warm regards,
    Leslie and Bella

  23. Dear Carol, Stella, Rory and the rest of the family,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. My Dad dies at 57 but I have the memories. So do you. Sounds like yours was a wonderful guy. Memories are not the same but remembering the good times does help. Having the 4 legged furkids helps a lot too. Love and caring thoughts to all of you.
    Ernie, the rest of the pack, and Mom Barb

  24. PeeEss: Think we missed something... who is the beautiful Chocolate Lab??

  25. Oscar sounds like he was a brave Warrior to face down such an evil opponent for so long! We are saddened by his loss. Could you please send us a photo and his story to add to our Tribute Wall? We would be honored to Walk beside him in our fight to end cancer.

  26. What a great and happy picture of your mom and dad, We are so sorry.

    The silvers and more

  27. I am so sorry to hear about your devastating loss. I've been so out of it that I missed your news until now. I send you my deepest sympathy. What a beautiful photo of a pair of loving parents.


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