I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

You've Got Mail and Stimulating Stumpy (#5)

Stumpy recently received a calendar from our friend
Stella over at Carny Dog

Thanks Stella! Your assistant takes some GREAT pictures! We love the calendar! Is that sweet June baby you or a relative?

I decided to turn the envelope into a "Stimulating Stumpy" opportunity and stuffed it with her favorite chicken jerky.

You may remember that on January 26 Stumpy was honored to be inducted into the "Would Have Made A Great Carny Dog" on the Carny Dog FaceBook Fan Site. Susan, Stella's personal assistant has posted some great pictures of Elite Road Dogs. You should check it out!

I found Susan and Stella a couple years ago,I think. My insatiable appetite for discovering/traveling America led me to a series of her photos documenting all things Carny. I've since discovered her interests are not limited to dogs and the midway. Susan documents threads of American life through her photography and writings. Pitcherlady, is a good place to start, if you're interested. I'd be hard pressed to attempt to define Susan's work. She's conscious. She's aware. She's paying attention and she cares!

Thanks, again, Susan and Stella!


Kari in Alaska said...

What a cool gift!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Personalized calendars are so nice.

And of course, the Stumpy stimulation was a good use of that envelope. Ciara would have eaten all of the envelope as she tried to find the jerky:(

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Anonymous said...

Did poor Stumpy ever get the jerky out? I saw something down on the floor at the end and wasn't sure if it was jerky or a piece of the envelope... Riley would have eaten the envelope like Ciara would...! Cool calendar, we'll have to go check her website out!

Elyse and Riley

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

How furry khool!


Mom isn't sure what I'd do - maybe we'll have to test our skills!


Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Kari, it's a GREAT gift! the dogs are soooooo cool!

OP Pack, I let Stumpy have the treats before she got carried away!

Elyse and Riley, OF COURSE she got the treats! stumpy always gets what she wants.

Khyra, I'm sure you'll do real well!

rottrover said...

beautiful calendar -- off to check the website. good idea about the stimulation!

Lorenza said...

The calendar sure is pawesome!
And the envelope became a good place to hide your treats!
I am sure you got them!
Kisses and hugs

susan said...

Hey Thanks (many) for the plug. Would love to have you all visit and thrilled to see Stumpy with the goods! Stella watched the entire video btw, not sure if it was the music or the idea of a future play date that kept her interested and yes, that is her - Miss June.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Rottrover, enjoy the links! there's some great stuff there.

Lorenza, of course she got them. Those and more!

Susan, I was a little confused by Miss June, becuse of the nose. It's blackened up, quite a bit! I hope you weren't trying to keep Your work a secret! I'm always happy to share great discoveries! Stumpy and I are both looking forward to that future play date! Glad you can comment, again, too!