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Monday, January 14, 2008

My Weekend

This weekend, aunt Kawen made dinnew fow us at hew house..so we walked ovew..it's only six thiwty, but sooo dawk aweady...it's a nice walk though, so I thought I would show you the way to hew house
This is ouw stweet...in the backgwound on the left is Pastis..my pawents wegoolaw hangout..and on the wight is a Chwistian Laboutin shoe stowe whewe we can't affowd anything but dwool all ovew theiw windows,heheh
West fouwth St, whewe we'we walking is full of weally nice small westauwants
one of ouw favowite book stowes..we go at least once a week
This is one of my pawents favowitest westauwants fow special occasions like Daddi's Birfday and stuff
This is Washington Squawe Awch...just beyond is the pawk and then auntKawen's

NYU campus is wight by auntie Kawen's house..we'we almost at hew doow
No thank you..I don't want any pawtinis tonight
this soup looks gweat..it has all kinds of veggies, and pancetta and duck confit in it...and ...and I want some
Silly Mommi ..put me down..I want to eat..this is supposed to be a dinnew pawty..I know thewe is salad and cheese and stuff left

awe you suwe you can eat all of that cake aunt Kawen? I can help you knowIt was a bootiful evening, but aftew dinnew I was just looking out the window and thinking........
I twuly don't know how i can keep blogging...my life is bootiful, but thewe is so much pain and suffewing out thewe and evewy day we heaw of some new fwiend being huwt ow sick ow dying..how can I wite about silly , happy things I do..it seems selfish and iwwelevant..can any of you make sense of it???We lost little Durango..he was so loved by his family( fivehappyhounds.blogspot.com)and they twied evewything, but he was too sick and cwossed ovew the wainbow bwidge...wun pain fwee little one!
I just heawd about Maggie Queen of So.Cal....she was hit by a caw..pleeze go wish hew well pleeez!!!!!!!maggiequeenofsocal.blogspot.com

I love you all!!! smoochie kisses


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

Asta Girl...

We saw the news bout poor Durango and Maggie getting hurt by a hooman who didn't even care enough to stop.

We don't know why these kinda things happen, but we do know that we doggie, kitty, and hamsterrier bloggers are a WALL...a brick wall of support for all who need it. We just sent a huge box of Terrier zen to Maggie...Know how we make more if we get low??? We go to Mumsie and get her to do scratchies and give kissies...and the supply is built back up. It's LOVE, Asta...simply that. And it's our job to spread it...sorta like jam on toast.

On another gastonomical but lighter note...Mumsie took Scruffy to the vettie this morning to check on the progress of the buckle on his Gentle Leader collar it migrates through his plumbing system. They took an xray and Mumsie paid $154.76 to find out Scruffy is full of sh**! Honestly, I coulda told her that for a lot cheaper. So the buckle seems to be being gentle to his colon and everthing should all come out ok in the end...or from his end. Or whatever.

Love kissies,

Should that be the title of my next post...Scruffy's full of.....


Lacy said...

woofies Asta girlie...bol Lacie, u nut....asta, unfortunenutly ever fing cant always b good...and like u, breaks my heart when one of us dies, gets in a accident, iz sick or gets lost...all of us has had bad times (maryann rite now) is having to much bad times...but we iz animal lovers, its in our blood...and we must deal wiff the good and the bad...and when we blog funny and cheerful blogs it ezies the pain sum...there r so many bloggys that when u feelin down, jus go to their blogs and fings dont look so bad then...we r family, we take the good wiff the bad....and always here to support one another...

b safe,

pp;s fank u fur tellin me bout socali maggie me hadnt meeteded her yet...

Islay said...

Hi Asta! We have been so saddened at the amount of pet loss, one way and another, over the holiday season, but, being a dog, I know that we will all meet again over the rainbow bridge.

Looks like a fine time in your city at night; good thing we doggies have night vision!


Ruby Bleu said...

Sorry I've been away...Mom's just been very busy this last week or so. Know that I'm still out here and love you very much.

You will under no circumstances stop blogging! Do you understand!!!!!! All of these things are truly horrible but with all the bad there is good and fun and there needs to be good and fun for us to keep going on. It's ok to be happy and go to dinner pawties and fly on Aire Ruby...as long as we can do whatever is within our furry paws to help ease the pain of others...that could be to rescue, to donate $$, to volunteer, to leave a comment for a sick friend or to write a post that makes someone smile! Your posts always make me smile!!! It is so very important we keep going on.

I would be lost if you weren't here blogging with me and of course sharing Stanny! I woof you and your Mama and Pappa, ok!

Lots of Loving Licks, Ruby

P(ee)S - My Mom is drooling at the thought of Pastis...she just LOVES that place!!!

Lenny said...

Asta, I am frustrated too but you can't stop blogging! We would miss you too much. We can document the good and silly things in our lives to make the hard times easier, and to bring joy to others. And we are all here for each other, which makes it so much better.
We all love you and your blog so please keep at it!!

Love, your friend, Lenny

Molly the Airedale said...

OMG, Asta! If everyone stops blogging fun stuff all we'll do is cry! We need to stay upbeat so we can help those who need our support and help!
Did you get any handouts at Aunt Kawen's at all?

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Frasier said...

Hi Asta
So sorry to hear about Durango.
But this is life and we have to keep a stiff upper lip!
I have to add this comment because mommy made me.....drool,drool,drool
is there really a Christian Louboutin store near you ???????
She said she would have hung around every day untill they felt bad and they threw her size shoe at her to get rid of her !!!
Do you know thats her dream shoe?

Kapp pack said...

Life really doesn't feel fair sometimes. We all do what we can by trying to educate people and by helping out doggies in need as much as we can. Just be thankful for your furever home!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Gus said...

Asta, my tiny sweetheart.

See what everyone else has said about good and bad and happy and sad? Think of yourself as the happy/good side which is balancing the sad/bad most of the time, but do not be afraid to tell us if you are having a bad/sad day or time yourself, because we will all share. Right now MaryAnn needs your balance, tomorrow, you might need hers.


Joe Stains said...

We get sad and frustrated too but the happiness we get from reading your silly posts far outweighs the sadness when we lose a friend. Plus, its a friend we never even would have had if we weren't blogging. I sure hope you keep blogging :(

Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
I understand how you feel right now. The same happens to us sometimes. Keep blogging please!

Thanks for sharing all those pictures of your neighborhood at night!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

Hey astaw!
Thanks for showing us your neighbourhood. It sure looks pretty!
Don't be sad. Read some of the comments, it'll make you laugh!

Lizzy said...

Hi Asta! Sorry I haven't been able to visit your blog for a long time. But now I'm back in action!

I know how you feel, so many dogs are getting hurt and dying and it makes me not feel like posting happy and funny things either. But the truth is, posting these happy and funny things will give us happy and funny memories, because wouldn't it be horrible if all our memories were only of all these sad and bad things? And when something sad happens, then we need something fun to happen to help cheer us up so we can move on with life!

I hope you're having a good New Year so far.


Jan Price said...

Asta, We would all miss you terribly if you stopped blogging. You bring a lot of joy in to our lives and you also let folks know who needs help.

We're so glad the kitties Mao and Annie are both home safe.

jans funny farm

PS - We stopped by Maggie's to leave a note.

Anonymous said...

I just read about Durango and Maggie. I am glad that Maggie wasn't too badly hurt, but it's appalling that driver doesn't have a sense of responsibility or a heart.

Asta, please don't stop blogging. there are so many unhappy things happening out there in the world. we need happy things and thoughts to keep all of us going. you do a part with your blog, bringing smiles into the lives of so many DWB-ers everyday, please never stop. we can all try to do our part by helping unhappy or unfortunate pups, but don't forget that laughter is the best medicine :)


Faya said...

Asta, peut-être que pour certaines personnes malheureuses tu représente un rayon de soleil dans leur existence. Rien que pour ça il faut continuer....
Bisous, Faya

Boo Casanova said...

wow asta, all your comments are in few paragraphs long. i can't make this comment short then. lol just kidding.

i can't believe 6.30pm weather looks like 8pm here!!! i bet all shops are closed by then. over here, shopping mall close at 10pm on weekdays, 11 or sometime midnite on weekends. and normal shops close around 9pm.

why are you rejecting your pawtinis? i would like to have 1 any time.

i just heard about maggie too.

wet wet licks


Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh you dont like pawtinis Asta? That looks like a fun pawty.

It's really sad about Durango and Maggie.

But your blog makes my day better Asta

~ Girl girl

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey Asta, everydog has already expressed what I wanted to say in a far more eloquent way than I ever could. Please don't stop blogging. When I was really ill, it was a great comfort to J1 & J2 to read everydog's good wishes and funny comments. It really helps! Yes, there are always going to be sad times but having such a great support network is such a wonderful thing. J x

Noah the Airedale said...

You're not allowed to stop blogging. Everything that's been happening is part of life. It makes us sad but we have to take the good with the bad. You give us all so much when we read your blog.
We need a bit of cheering up at the moment with all that's been happening so keep on blogging ok.
Where would the blog world be without our little Asta!!!!

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Simba and Jazzi said...

If we didn't blog all the nasty things in the world would be all that was left. The nicest, kindest people are the ones we have met blogging. You don't get to meet people like this in the real world. Keep on blogging and together we can make the world a better place.

Simba xx

Harry said...

We agree with what others have said. Ma really didn't know whether to let Cassidy and I have a blog because after Oscar's death she didn't know if she could face reading that other dogs had become ill or died and go through the pain. But the good times we all share and the support we all give each other makes it worthwhile. We are a fantastic support network for each other, and as others have said, it can help to read about others lives when feeling sad. In the weeks after Oscar's death, you probably remember that ma used to keep reading the blogs. It helped her to know that Oscar's pals were all still out there having fun.

Big, huge kissies to you sweet girl.

Harry xxx

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Asta,
No doubt we have had some sad news and lost some of our dear friends, but to look at the bright side, if we didn't blog we wouldn't have made SO many new friends from different parts of the world. Y.O.U are one of the best things that happened to me!

Mack said...

Oh sweet beautiful Asta,
You musn't give up blogging, my pretty. Yes, there is pain in this world, but pups like you make it a little brighter place.
Love ya,

Daisy said...

Oh Asta, please do not ever stop blogging! Yes, there are a lot of very sad things that happen in this world. But there are also happy and funny things. You bring a little bit of silliness and happiness to help balance out the bad stuff.

Princess Patches said...

Every one of these comments are absolutely right! Reading about the fun and silliness on other doggie's blogs helps any of us who are feeling sad. That is one of the reasons our mom started a blog for us. She wanted to belong to such a caring community. Please don't stop blogging!

Poppy & Penny

Stanley said...

Sweet Astarroni Fuzzpea Sweetbutt Girlie O' Mine!

I am not the only pup who loves you, but I am hooked on you now and sadly, cannot go on knowing you're out there living your life and not sharing it with me & all your friends.

The only way I can figure out for you (and all of us) not to hurt, is not to care in the first place, which would be like you not loving, which, frankly, is as natural as breathing to you. Basically, you couldn't live without loving those around you and those you hear about. Sometimes I hate that the price of loving & caring is deep hurt when something happens to one of us (or anydog or person that we hear about).

If my girl had continued to try not to let another pup into her heart after Rosie died last Feb, she wouldn't have adopted me, and you can imagine how dull her life (and mine) would be, and we would have never met you and your mommi & daddi. I seriously can't remember my life very well before we met.

I guess, ultimately, you and your mommi have to decide why you blog and how you blog and if you blog. No one will hate you if you decided not to any more, but we would all feel a hole in our lives. (THat is not said to pressure you, it's just the truth).

I LOVE YOU with my goober heart and thank doG everyday that you were born!

Goober love & sweet goob smooches,
Your Stanley Boy

Stella said...

OH. Sweet AstaGurrrl!

If you stop blogging I am coming to New Pork (mmmm. New Pork...) to kick you in your terrier booty and to move in with you so I can see your life first-hand! This is NOT a threat. It is a VERY REAL promise. Ask yourself if you really want ME there living with you (without Stanley ~ I won't let him come with me). Seriously, gurrl. Ask yourself if you want me singing in your face to wake you up at 6 AM EVERYday.

Just something for you to think about, fren.

Gooberiest of gooby love & kissies,

Amber said...

Is terribly sad to hear about Durango and Maggie. Life can be so cruel and unfair. I agreed with everyone here. Please don't stop blogging!!


Amber-Mae said...

Did you get a sip of that martini? Oh Asta dear, please don't stop blogging. I agree with Maggie & Mitch. If we stop blogging, then we all are just gonna be sad & cry. We gotta keep blogging happily. I know those who have passed away or have been hurt, don't want to see us stop slogging or feel sad. Oh & you wouldn't want Opy the gruff puppy to threaten you too right like how he did to Marvin's mom, Jeannie when she wanted to stop too...Hugs to you little one!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

PerfectTosca said...

That sure looks like a cool place to walk at night! I LOVE walking at night with The Woman! I feel like I'm in charge and I'm a guard dog at night, let me tell you. You don't want to mess with me in the dark! Arrrrroooooooooo

Pee Ess. The Woman LOVES the jazz music.

Sophie Brador said...

Asta, You have to keep blogging, because you help the rest of us get better. Just look at me!

My mom is all, oh .... New York. She knows your neighbourhood well and she also knows Washington Square and the NYU neighbourhood quite well too. She soooo wants to go to NY and visit you. Goofy mom. Why would she want to go to NY when she could stay home with me.

Isn't Pastis where all the celebs hang out? Do you ever get run over by those pupperazis?


Patience-please said...

Hi sweetest Asta-
Just think how much happiness you and your mommi and your blog bring!
We dogs know so much better than the humans that sometimes life is good, good, good, and sometimes not so much. But where ever there is good, there is happiness which spreads and helps. Which is why when the humans are sad and worried and upset, we go get a stuffie and drop it at their feet and wag and bark and remind them to play.
It is up to those of us who can be happy and play to spread our joy!

And no doggy does that better than you.

wags from the whippets, especially Sammy I Ammy

Anonymous said...

Hi Asta,
So sad about Durango, and all the other pups who have passed on. Your tour of your trip to Aunt Karen's was quite lovely and shots of the dinner party. thanks for sharing them with us.
Abby & Rosie

PB 'n J said...

Oh Asta, we're sorry to hear about Durango and Maggie.

But it does look like you had a lovely walk and dinner looked yummy! George wishes she could gt so close to the table!

Petra said...

Yes, life is full of sadness but it's full of happiness, too. I guess there's a time to laugh and a time to cry, a season for all things.

Thanks, Asta, for sharing your pictures on your walk to your Aunt Karen's. Motch visited your town once and LOVED it! She was even at Washington Square, real close to your aunt's house.

Maya and Kena said...

Hey Asta,
Yes, we know the doggy world has had many losses or injuries, and we feel the pain too. But we can't dwell on the past, we must continue to live our lives and enjoy them because we never know when our last day will be, so don't feel guilty about writing happy things. Cherish the good moments.
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Anonymous said...

Asta, you are a light in our day - you may not stop blogging your happiness!

Koobuss said...

We all feel bad and sad at times, Asta. We need each other and our blogs are a source of comfort. It is so nice to read about your dinner pawties and to see your terrific pictures of New York. Our blogs make us smile, and we sure need more of that.

Yes, we get sad and angry and frustrated. That is part of life. So we reach out to one another and someone will say something or do something that makes us laugh, and we feel better. That, Asta, is why we blog. Just think of how empty your life would be without your blog. We never would have met and a part of my life would be missing something special.

Please continue to blog, because if you don't, then that would make me sad and countless others, too.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,
Kousin Koobie

Juno said...

Asta girl!! Thank you for showing us your boootiful town in the evening. We love all these pictures. Our pawrents will try your daddy's favorite restaurant next time they visit NYC!!

Momo & Pinot