a tired dog is a good dog

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Rainy Days and No Compootews

As all you pups and hammies and NOMSSF know by now..I was out of commisssion fow an etewnity..so I had to find diffewent ways to entewtain myself..I hope this nevew happens again, but some of the stuff I did can be useful fow wainy fall and wintew days...fow instance:

I decided to leawn how to play pokew! The fiwstest thing you have to do is pwactice a pokew face!!
that means, eithew you get a lot of botox injections...ouch! yuck!!! ow just pwetend you'we stoopid and have a bowed look that says I'm not thinking anything at all! I know this is vewy hawd fow us doggies, since we'we NOT stoopid, plus we have vewy expwessive faces, but with enough pwactice in fwont of a miwwow, it can be achieved!

You have to make suwe you have tons of money so that you can stay in the game
When you awe delt youw cawds.....You don't want anydoggie to know what cawds you have..so you hold them close to youw chest
if you don't like youw cawds.....you can say mowe pweeze,and change some of them
Then you have to say things, like, I'll see you, ow the pots wight (don't ask me why)
Ummm..the thing is..if you want to see the othews cawds..sometimes it's a bad suwpwise.............I weally thought I had a good hand befowe I saw youws..sigh!
and the hawdest lesson..you have to know when to fold them! Now listen pups and hammies this is impowtent--YOU DO NOT FOLD THE CAWDS INTO BITS!!!!! To fold means you puts youw cawd upside down on the table and you awe quits.

Well that's all I know about pokew..xept it's lots mowe fun if thewe awe mowe than one of you!


Lizzy said...

I would gladly come over to play poker with you next time the internet doesn't work! It looks like it could be fun if you have more than one player. I think your poker face is awesome! I gotta go practice making a poker face for myself now.


Lacy said...

woofies asta!!!! u iz soooo scmart...me loveded ur pokers face...me agrees the mosted impotant iz knows when to folds 'em...heehee dided u wins any moneys for trweats...

b safe,

Duke said...

You are so smart, Asta! We haven't a clue how to play poker! We hope you win TONS of money!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta.
Sure not having internet was not fun! But, you learnt something new! Maybe if you give us some tips we all could learn how to play it and then have a poker party!
Have a good night

Gus said...

Hey Asta...I hate to tell you this, but you still look pretty pleased with your cards in your poker face picture. There is just a little smile peeking through. Keep practicing.

If you want to beat someone at poker, play with my Muzzer. She is really BAD! Uncle Ray wouldn't play with her, and half the time he was senile. But she has a good time anyway, at least until everyone else leaves the table.

great to have you back


Stanley said...

Asta Sweetpea!!

There are NO WORDS to describe your complete & utter cuteness! I would gladly let you win... if we were playing strip poker! Maybe we should get a game of that going at the next pawty. (Shhhh. Don't let Koobie's mama here. She won't let her go to her own pawty).

Gooberlicious love & smooches,
Stanley Boy

Agatha and Archie said...

That Stanley..We were just going to say the same thing!!!( about strip poker!!!) Poker looks like a lot of fun and what is really nice is that there are chips so you are always eating!! Love A+A

Kien said...

oh wow.. u cutie pie.. i wanna play too.. looks so much fun to me.. and it's so cool that we actually can play it with money.. so that i can buy more bones for me n hercules..


Jake of Florida said...

Asta and Poker Face do not belong in the same sentence!!! You can't hide what you're thinking, ittle girl.

Mom and Dogdad were away and so were we while you had your compooter problems, so we didn't realize how much you were suffering.

We hope all is better now, and that it never happens again!!

Lots of love,

Jake and Just Harry (part of the Happiness of Harrys)

Kirby said...

Hi Asta,

Wow, you can play poker, that is too cool. We should have a big DWB poker night. He he! Your poker face is perfect, I would never know what is in your hand! Hope you win big!!

Your Pal,

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That looks like an interesting game Asta. Did you win??

~ Girl girl

Faya said...

Avec ma longue queue je crois que tu saurais vite si j'ai un bon jeu !
Bisous, Faya

Pugsley, Buster, Cricket & Daisy said...

Wow, Asta, you be one talented pup knowing how to play poker!! We lovin' the poker face picture.

Four Pugz

Anonymous said...

asta you're back!!! i missed you!! yes i agree with you that we cannot do without internet. i wouldn't know what to do if i didn't get my morning kiss from boo everyday!

do you play poker using real money? HM uses things called chips that are not really chips cos you can't eat them. i make them play on the floor in a circle, and then i go into the circle and sit on the cards. hee hee excellent poker face by the way!


Joe Stains said...

wow asta, poker looks like a lot of fun! you have some great tips but I think poker seems pretty tough! do you get snackies??

Amber-Mae said...

Oh Asta, you know how to play poker? Man, I need to learn from you but my county is a Muslim county & don't really allow. Nevermind, we can hide in the woods & play at night where no hoomans can see. Hahaha!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Huskee and Hershey said...

Ok I think we have all had a crash course in poker... so when's the next poker session? I can't wait.. (I hope you won lots of money!!)

Harry said...

I'm extremely impressed by your poker skills Asta! Looks like you've won a fair amount of treat money too!

Have a good weekend.

Toodle pip,

Harry x

Simba and Jazzi said...

You could win loads of treat money that way.

Simba xx

Lenny said...

Wow, Asta, now you just need those cool shades that the poker players on TV wear!

Your friend, Lenny

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

What did you guys say bout goin' to the groomers?? Stripping with a deck of cards>>??? I am so confused. First, Mumsie got up really early. Then she took Lacie to the fixit place. Then she came back...now she's gonna leave again to see Lacie as she wakes up. I like routine. This is a nonroutine day. Blick. It ruins my WireZen.

Cranky barks, Scruffy

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

I tried playing cards once, but they just tasted too good to resist!

Bussie Kissies

Hillary 2008

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey Asta, I'll play poker with you anytime. I've always wanted to wear one of those cool green visors! J x

the many Bs said...

we can play poker too. instead of folding them though, we will just chew them up. "the dogs ate my poker hand" do you think we could get away with that?

Koobuss said...

Kousin Asta,

Thanks for the poker lesson. I think I know how to play now. I'll have to practice so I can get expressions perfected before our poker pawty.

Love and Koobus Kisses,
Kousin Koobie

Anonymous said...


Will we see you at the Final Table at the World Series of Poker in Vegas next year? Sure hope so you look like you sure were into that Poker game.

Plan to meet you when I return from my visit with Ruby, if that is ok with you and your pawrents.

Love your blog

Ruby's Nanny

Noah the Airedale said...

Blimey Asta, you're a WFT of many talents. How did u manage that blank look....it's very impressive. Do they call that bluffing or did u just go into a daze? I can do that blank stare when being called. I'll have to remember it comes in handy for Poker too. Thanks for the tip.
Catch ya later.

PS. the gals are practicing their poker faces.

Urban Smoothie Read said...

oh asta, u seems like a great gambler

jaffeboy said...

Good poker face there, Asta.

I think those cards should be made of pig's ear to make it more fun, if you know what I mean.

Bogart H. Devil said...

Asta, your poker face is PERFECTION :)


Mimi Lenox said...

Would you consider helping me get the word out to the dog blogosphere about the upcoming peace globes event? Is there a central bulletin board like blog that dog lovers flock to? Like the Cat Blogosphere? Since you participated last time I thought I'd start with you! And thank you in advance if there is any advice you could give about how to reach the most dog blogs at one time.

Another BlogBlast for Peace is happening November 7, 2007 and we'd love for the dogs and dog lovers to be royally represented this time.
Please write if you can help put me in touch with the right person. I just need one blogger or two to spread the word in the dog realm.

Thank you!
This is what it's all about...
How To Get Your Peace Globe November 2007

Unknown said...

jajaja Asta... you are a great player of letters....
a big hug

Juno said...

Hi Asta, how are you? You're realy the city girl. :) Thank you for your update about my favorite tv/film. I have something for you. Please come by my blog when you have a chance.

Momo xoxo