a tired dog is a good dog

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Thoughts on the night befowe Halloween

It was a bootiful cleaw,cool autumn day..tomowwow is halloween, and thewe is a pawty at my wun..tonight I sit in fwont of the fiwe thinking about stuff...

I had the best time at the birfday bash in Salem, but evew since i got home, I've been vewy sad, and wowwied..

My sweet Jackson had to go fow awful tests again, and I'm cwossing my fingews that no one huwts him and that they can fix him up,...

and then thewe's Janie, Bussie's fostew sissy, who finally had leawned to twust hoomans and enjoy life a little aftew being held as a sex-slave by evil puppymill monstews..and now she's tewwibly sick.it's all because of the awful things that happened befowe wescue

Hewe I am , all comfy, sowwounded by toys and love,and fwiends, and with a full tummy, while lots of doggies and catses and hammies awe being mistweated by tewwible hoomans

Don't you sometimes wondew at how unfaiw the wowld is??
I wish I could do something
I feel so helplesssometimes I almost feel like giving up
smoochie kisses


Ben & Darling said...

Oh Asta sweetie, life is unfair sometimes...but Im sure both JAckson & janie will be fine. They are good pals, GOD will always protect the good one...

Dont feel sad or dont ever feel giving up as they need our support. They can feel your love....

Cheer baby.

(pee mail: Check out my blog, I was there at the group pic....hehe..hope you dont mind I edited it.)

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh no Asta, don't feel sad and down **hugs* the world sure is unfair. I'm glad that our hoomans are responsible people who takes good care of us

~ Girl girl

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey Asta, don't be sad. Remember that I'm a fighter; I beat cancer and kidney stones and am coping well with degenerative disc disease. If I do have CD I'm sure I'll be OK. My vet thinks I'm indestructible! As for Janie, well she's a WFT so we KNOW she's a tough cookie! We have to stay pawsitive! J x

Simba and Jazzi said...

The fire looks warm and cosy.

Simba xx

Duke said...

Life isn't fair, Asta! We all feel the same way you do about Janie and Jackson! They're going to be okay - they have to be! They have the support of too many of us not to be!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Scrappy and Pebbles said...

Awww here is a big ((hug) for you.

Have a scary Halloween
Scrappy and Pebbles

Faya said...

C'est vrai ma petite Asta, nous sommes des privilégiées. Nous avons beaucoup de chance d'avoir des maîtres comme les notres. Et des jours on aimerait pouvoir sauver tous les animaux qui souffrent....
Tu as vu la copine de Bogart s'en est allée au Paradis...c'est triste aussi.
Bisous, Faya

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hey hey lil' Asta,
I am sure your Jackson's gonna be just fine.. Cheer up, it pains us to see you sad.

Daniella said...

Don't give up dear Asta...there are more good hoomans than bad in the world, always remember that!
And so many of us are praying for Jackson and Janie and the power of prayer can't be underestimated either.
Hang in there and pawty like there is no tomorrow tonight.

Ruby Bleu said...

Don't be sad...we all need to send happy vibes to Jax and Janie!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Sir Chance-Lot said...

Dear Asta,

I understand how you feel. I too worry like you
My mamma says that it is not bad to worry and be aware of things in the world, because often awareness, leads to action, and thats good!

Like Margaret Mead said:

~Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens (dogs) can change the world~

Just by talking about things that worry us, to others, leads to them becoming aware, and then they might start to talk to their friends, and then they become aware and so starts the snowball effect.

And then somewhere, there might be just ONE dog, that hears your words through many doggie voices, and then maybe, just maybe that ONE dog gathers strenght from those words enough to fight back for her doggie rights, and even help other doggies find better lives.

Such is the power of awareness Asta...

YOU made me more aware today,because of your worried post
And there are some things us dogs can do, even if we are "just" dogs..for one..Puppy Mills, such as the one that Janie *grew* "down" in... needs to be Shut down
These are some tips on how we can start help those poor puppies that are held hostages in such places of greed.




There are many organizations that fight for
good causes all around the world. If we all just picked a couple each
and then full heartedly supported their efforts
then the world would become a better placE.

and poor Jackson...like everydog said, We all do worry about him.
We all have to help send him healing thoughts

I dont know about Jackson's sickness, and what causes
it, but I know that very many illnesses and doggie problems, can be caused by the environment we live in,
chemicals we breathe and get in contact with every day, without knowing they can make us very sick.

The best thing to do,is to become aware
of what can harm us and then eliminate all harmful chemicals from our food and the places we sleep and live.
converting to all natural non chemical foods and products
is easier and cheaper then most mammas think..please copy
paste the link below and become aware, and then
bark at your mammas till they read it too!


Asta, THANK YOU for your post today
and thank you for making me more aware.
I am going to post this also in my bloggie today
because your worries are my worries too!!

I send you all my golden Love
Sir letsbebraveandspeakup-Alot

Gus said...

Dear Asta: What a sweet girl you are, and how nice to post this when most of us are just wearing a path in the rugs worrying. I worry, worry, worry about Janie, and I just want to stay close to muzzer and cuddle! Sir Chance a lot has posted some great sites, and you have done a great job putting into words what all of us are feeling. Thank you


the many Bs said...

Oh Asta, don't give up, little fuzzy butt. you can only do what you can do. people tell our mom that she can't save all of the animals even though she keeps trying. you can drive yourself crazy with worrying and that doesn't help anyone. and besides, our mom always tells us not to worry. worrying isn't for dogs. worrying is mom's job.
so take it easy, little friend, think good thoughts for everydog and be thankful for all you have.

Jake of Florida said...

Sweet Asta,

We all worry too, and you've expressed what we're thinking -- about feeling helpless in the face of so many sad and cruel things in the world.

But you're not really helpless because it is all the warmth and love that you spread that makes things brighter and more hopeful. And you've done lots to help by your walk and other actions we don't even know about.

So just be yourself, and we'll all feel better even when we are sad and depressed. I hope that makes sense. I am of a philosophical nature, but after all, just Jake the dog.

Woofs to you and your folks!!!

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

Oh Asta, my sisters and I are all rescues and we consider ourselves very lucky.

Katherine found my mother right outside our home. Katherine had been running around outside for a while and had a terrible sores on her neck from where she had been tied up with a chain.

Sweet Zorra was just a pup when she was rescued from a market, where who knows where she would have landed if our auntie hadn't found her.

I had a different story. I just came from a home where my first mother could not handle a young pup like me. My mother now took me in, and raised me to be the fine outstanding dog that I am now.

My mother has a big heart and rescues all sorts of animals and tries to help find decent homes for them all.

One pup, kitty, or person can make a profound difference in just one other pup, kitty, or person's life. And, that is worth it all. Just helping one.

Don't get disheartened, Asta. I know you have helped all sorts of pups and anyone else. Just sometimes, it does seem overwhelming. But, chip up! WFTs cannot be held down for long!

Affectionately yours,


Lacy said...

woofies Asta, my sweet girlie!!! me wishes we cood save all the doggies, kittys and hamsterriers in the world...sooo they cood each no the luv of a hooman..all da birfday pawties makes us feel better at the time, but deep down inside we still worry bout the memebers of our communtity that r sick..jackson and Janie and little Baby Love and Little Amber (wish i could member whos bloggy i was on when i found her) i wood send u all to say hi to her, she has CD too..and all our other furkids that are suffering..

the only thing i can do or say is dont buy from pet stores, i know thats harsh, but if we dont patronize these places that wont have the demand and no need to supply..go to ur animal shelter or a rescue group.. go to the animal site that feeds animals, (i need to add that link to my blogggy) sumtimes i do furget to go...and unite in prayer for all the animals suffering, or lost and alone...

i have never been to the chat thingy in here, but mayb we cood one day, have a vigil for all our dear sweet furkids that died or is sick and hurting....that might help if we cood all just talk bout it..who knows, is it worth a try?? oo yeah on the rainbow bridge site is a page for sick furkids, mayb we could light a candle for the ones that need xtra special prayers now...

ok, me will hush now...

b safe all of u!!!

Headgirl said...

What a thoughtful sweetie you are!
I'm going to meet darling Halloween 'devil' Jackson this very Saturday in dog-person. Will give in your love..

Pats & pets

Ferndoggle said...

Asta, I sometimes have days like this. Especially when I hear of all the homeless doggies and I have such a great life. We're all praying for Jax & Janie.

What a thoughtful sweet gal you are.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta
Sure we all are very lucky having lovely homes and parents to take good care of us.
And is very sad to know about friends who are suffering right now. Sure we all a praying for them hoping they will be ok soon.

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Never give up sweetie! Muah and petties to you!

Bussie Kissies

Anonymous said...

Wooo Asta... that fire screen is soooo pretty! We just have to be thankful that we are loved and cared for and only pray that those others can find a good home.

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Asta,
We understand how you feel. There are some horrid horrid hoomans out there that truely deserve to be hit square in the head by the Karma bus! We just have to do the best we can to help put things right. There are also plenty of nice hoomans too that have come to the rescue of lots of doggies, hammies and other fury friends.

We all have our paws crossed that Jackson and Janie are ok. Look at all Jackson's been through, he's a tough cookie.

You're such a sweetie Asta. Hope you can cheer up. Goodness, if you're sad, we'll all be sad.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy

Sophie Brador said...

Asta, I don't know if this will cheer you up, but my mom totally loves me to pieces and so do all her friends. I get to go stay with my dad sometimes and he loves me too. I know lots of doggies don't have such a great life, but at least some of us do and maybe we can set an example for the rest. Or start some sort of vigilante organization where we go out and be nasty to the people who are nasty to their pups.

I hope you are able to have a great halloween. Me and mom and going to hang out at home and watch a movie. I love doing that.


Lizzy said...

I can't believe how lucky we are to have such good homes. I also feel so sorry for the other animals out there, who are less fortunate than us. We have to do something to help them...


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

Asta, Asta...One only has to turn on the 'puter to see that there are really amazing hoomans in the world who DO make this a better place. Go to ur "friend's list." Anyone of those doggies, hamsterriers or kitties AND their hoomans would do anything for you. Like has been said above, if any of the thoughts expressed here makes even one doggie or hooman be more greatful for what we have and make them have a better day then the magic is spreading.

We love you, Asta Girl!
Keep spreading the magic....

Agatha and Archie said...

Dearest little one,We feel the same as you do and are very worried about our dear pals,but we agree with all the wise words that have been voiced above. We shall all pray for our dear friends and we all have each other for support.One can only hope that for each bad person that is out there there are many many more that do good( just look at the responses here!!!)We love you Agatha and Archie and PL2

Kirby said...

Oh sweet Asta,

Such serious thoughts for such a young pup. I know the world can be so cruel. So, we need to commit ourselves to do right by all animals. Boycott puppymills and petshops who buy from them. And, most importantly love all animals as much as we can. Think positive for all of our friends who are ill, they need the positive thoughts. Jackson and Janie know how much they are loved by all the doggies and hammies, so they will be fine. I truly believe that!

Your pal,

Anonymous said...

asta dearie don't feel so blue. there are a multitude of weird hoomans out there. look, they even do bad things to their own kind. but there are so many good hoomans out there who are all about helping ill-treated pups and cats and little animals too. just think of how much awareness you raised when you suggested donations instead of pressies for your birthday.

i hope Janie and Jackson do better soon, and that you feel better soon too.


Joe Stains said...

Asta sometimes it all does seem a little overwhelming, but we do what we can and that is all we can do, ya know what I mean? I hope you feel better soon.

Koobuss said...

Oh dear, sweet kousin Asta,

Don't be sad, little cutie. I think that there will good news on both our friends.

Life can be tough, and there are many terrible, nasty people out there. But there are more wonderful, good, caring, and kind people who love us, and rescue us, and take care of us. They are the reasons our tails wag.

Sorry I'm a little late in answering this. Mom's puter has been busy.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,
Kousin Koobie

Koobuss said...

Oh dear, sweet kousin Asta,

Don't be sad, little cutie. I think that there will good news on both our friends.

Life can be tough, and there are many terrible, nasty people out there. But there are more wonderful, good, caring, and kind people who love us, and rescue us, and take care of us. They are the reasons our tails wag.

Sorry I'm a little late in answering this. Mom's puter has been busy.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,
Kousin Koobie

Juno said...

I know life is sometime so not fair but don't be sad, ok? While you don't realize things, you're actually doing something nice. Your kind words about sick Janie and Jackson is one of many examples you've done. You're very sweet. :)

Momo xoxo

Patience-please said...

Asta, I'm just seeing this. I hope my story about Bella didn't make you down in the dumps, because really it has the most WONDERFUL, true ending. Bella has such a loving home!
I know how much sweetness and laughter and love and warmth dogs have brought to me, and even though I'm just a lowly servant, I do my best to make the world as safe as it can be for every soul I encounter in it.
There are more good humans out there than bad!

Stanley said...

Sweet Sweet Asta!

I feel this way sometimes, but don't talk about it alot. It's okay to admit how helpless you feel and to feel the pain others are experiencing. Please remember too that you ARE already doing something. Do you know how many dogs and their hoomans look forward EVERYDAY to seeing your face and getting your smoochie kisses? You are a bright spot for so many. Because of that, this post too will reach many people and cause them to think about what they could do.

I love how you are just right out there with what you're thinking and how you feel. That's one of the many reasons I love you so!

Goober love & extra hugs,
Your Stanley Boy

Putter said...


You are a sweet sweet girl and a sweet sweet friend ... ME and MY Mom and Dad and baby brothers LOVE YOU!!!!! You do so much for so many ... Please remember this and please don't ever ever give up!!!!! :)))))


Putter ...:)