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Thursday, March 29, 2007

My week at Aunt Karen’s
I had a really fun week at Aunt Karen’s. The first day we took a walk to the other side of the world—Aunt Karen called it the East Village—and I learned the first rule that I had to follow for the whole time. NO EATING ANYTHING OFF THE STREET. I couldn’t believe it. There were so many perfectly edible looking things, especially the pizza bits! Hey, I’m supposed to be on vacaaation !!!!
I said hello and played with lots of dogs. Aunt Karen’s apartment building has almost as many as ours. My favorite playmates were Josie, who is a French bull dog and is almost the exact same age as me, except I’m older by three days, and Baxter, who is a year old brown and black dog. He’s taller than me, but he plays really good and we had the best time. We played a lot every time we saw each other. I also met McCartney. She’s a chocolate colored Labrador puppy who is a month older than me and pretty big for a puppy. But I’m not scared to play with anybody, even the really big dogs. Some of them didn’t want to play, but Aunt Karen told me not to take it personally and Aunt Karen’s sister, Auntie Suzie, said that maybe their mothers thought they might not play nice. But still… I’m friendly and I like to play. Lucky for me Auntie Suzie loved to play with me. But it’s just not the same as playing with other puppies.
On my birthday got to go to the farmer’s market and then to a dog store—where I met even more dogs!!—and I got a present too. Then we had a party with my new friends at Aunt Karen’s house, Stewart, who is a terrier like me, and Georges Giraffe, who is from France and wears lots of scarves.
I miss my mom and dad, but they called on my 6-month birthday and Aunt Karen gave me a kiss for them. I hope they’re having as good a time as I am.
Another fun thing we did was sit outside at that place mom and dad and Aunt Karen had lunch at when mom went shopping. It was in the morning, so we had almost the whole outside to ourselves, I still had to sit nicely by the table though and not chase all the puppies that walked past or eat the branches of the bush in the pot by the table or stick my head in the bucket with the sand in it. Hey, I’m supposed to be on vacaaaation!!!!!
I’ll be glad to see mom and dad, but I’ll miss my new friends, especially Josie, who I ended up seeing a lot. Maybe mom or dad will take me to sit in the lobby of Aunt Karen’s building so I can see her again.
I had a great time!!!


Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

I have an Aunt Karen and believe you me she is NOT fun!

My Mommy wants to know if the pizza bits were from a place called Strombolis. She says if they were, she would be sniffing them and eating them off the street!

Bussie Kissies

Asta said...

Hi Buster, thanks for the note
Sorry to hear your aunt Karen isn't as much fun as mine....come visit, maybe she'll take you to fun places too.
I forgot to look at the location of the pizza, I was so busy trying to pick it up...I think Strombolis is more in little Italy...but my geography's not too good...I live in a place called the West Village, and as soon as my Mommy and Daddy came home , we went for a burger and martini(they think they're Nick and Nora) at a local favorite called Pastis.....it's very in, but they like us cause we're locals, even though we're not models.
Smoochie kisses ASTA

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Asta of NY,
It's Asta down under here. I'm glad to hear that your mom will be back soon - mine's not back till July. Her previous WFT's were Brigand and Caesar. Looks like you're managing to have fun in the big city. I've linked my blog to yours - hope you don't mind. Have fun!
xxx Asta La Vista Baby

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey Asta, Greetings from the UK. Sounds like you had a fun time on holiday. Hope you get a nice big present when your M&D get back from their travels. J x