a tired dog is a good dog

Sunday, January 20, 2008


My pawents wewe living a pawfectly nice life in Los Angeles whewe they met(both wewe at UCLA) ................................but something was missing!!!

Obviously a doggie!!

The building they lived in wefoosed to let them get one...jewks!!!!!, plus Mommi was weally sick and tiwed of not having any weathew, and she was homesick fow Euwope and a weal city whewe you could walk awound, (In LA , they pwactically awwest you if you'we not in a caw)

she wanted to bump into fwiends on the stweet and have theatwe and stuff and, well since she couldn't go back to Euwope, she thought..why don't we move to NYC!!!!!!
she was sick of painting in owange hazy light.."give me nowth light she said"...and by the way..we'll be just like Nick and Nora Charles...we'll have a ball!(and of course a fox terrier)
(well as you know, I look like Asta, but my pawents didn't quite manage to look as good as Nick and Nowa,hehehe)
Anothew one of Ami's cwazy ideas is what he was thinking,but daddi being Daddi , he just said "OK let's go..."

So they got an apawtment in Manhattan's Faw West Village, looking nowth(as a bonus you can see the Hudson wivew and all the big ships goung to Euwope..plus wight outside ouw window is whewe Mommi fiwst stepped on Amewican soil..isn't that cool?)
Of couwse the fiwst thing they did aftew unpacking is wun and get a wiwe fox tewwiew..they named him Nikki, then came Nowa, and then Charly..then they wan out of the hooman names and had to get obvious and named me Asta

I got wight into the spiwit of my pawents cwazy NY life..I sometimes watch the movies stawwing Skippy(who played Asta , just to wefwesh my memowy about how to behave, hehehe)

And Mommi and hew fwiends sometimes get to pwetend theiw all Nowa Chawles and dwink vawious pawtinis

so now this is what we look like hehehe
So that's how come my pawents have wft.I guess it's mostly cause my Mommi is nuts and ummm, well, so awe we fwankly.

Thank you all fow wishing my Mommi a speedy wecovewy..she's been in bed all weekend, and is a pwetty bad patient as expected..but My Daddi and I awe nuwsing hew, and with ouw cawe she should be fine soonest
Now one mowe impowtant thing!!!
I got this lovely awawd fwon the wiggle butts in Nowway!

I thank them vewy vewy much and would like to pass it on to my dawling little Kousin Koobie, who can make my day by just giving me one of those adowable looks that make me laugh and want to wun to hew house and hug hew lots


Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
I hope you had a good weekend nursing your mom wishing she is better now.
Thanks for sharing this Second Part of the story. I loved it!
Have a good night

Gus said...

Asta ... we are glad your parents are a little crazy and love Wires...otherwise, we might never have met all of you.

Tell Mommi we hope she is feeling better soon .

gussie and muzzer

Anonymous said...

thank you for your well wishes,Asta :) i can't wait for the bumps to clear up

oh it's great to hear the rest of the story! hee i wonder if your daddy was from europe too! does he prefer LA or NYC? having been to both, i think HM prefers NYC too, but it's all personal taste i say :)

great to hear that your mommy is on the mend :) i just saw your little house. wow your parents really pamper you! i wanted one of those but HM says maybe if she strikes lottery. she doesn't even buy lottery!


Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...


That is such a nice story. I want my parents to buy me The Thin Man on DVD. Hope your Mom feels better soon.

"Luna Licks"


Koobuss said...

Hi kousin Asta,

Thank You for the great award, Asta. You make my day, too! I am so happy that we are kousins.

Cool story about how your pawents got a wft, Part 2. You have such an interesting family. I loved the two videos that you included. WFTs just have so much personality.

I hope that your Mommi is finally feeling better. Bummer that she had to spend the whole weekend in bed. It's good that she didn't go outside though. It is cold!

All of New York must be very happy about the Giants. I am too. It should be a great Super Bowl. I want to wear a football shirt to Gus and Joe's Super Bowl pawty. Do you know where I can get one? Since I am Koobuss IV, I guess I should have a number 4. Brett Farve won't be using his number 4 for a while. Maybe I can borrow his shirt.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,
Kouisn Koobie

pee ess More Koobuss get well kisses to your Mommi XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Patience-please said...

Oh Asta that was ever so very much fun!
We wish your mommi was all better already. We KNOW you're doing your best to make her well. We are trying to help our manservant get better, too, but he's not so hot.

Maybe they will both wake up tomorrow and feel all perfect! That's what we are concentrating our hardest on.

wags from the whippets

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

Hello Asta. My sisters and I surely did love your parent's story about how they came to adopt WFTs.

I am the first WFT that my mother has had live with her, and after talking to many other crazy humans, they all tell her that once you have one, you can never be without one. BOL!

Get well wishes to your mother. I cannot wait to see everyone at the Sooper Bowl Pawty!

Joe Stains said...

Those videos were great but you are a much more entertaining Asta! we are glad your Mom is feeling a bit better, hopefully soon she will be 100% better!

the many Bs said...

hi Asta, that's a very interesting story. we think that some humans are meant to have wft and some humans are meant to have poodles. it's just in their blood, or something. your mommy is a wft human and our mommy is a poodle human.

we hope your mommy gets well soon. tell her to take her vitamins and drink orange juice.


Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey Asta, thank you for sharing the rest of the story with us. Congrats on your award, and I hope your mum is feeling better today. J x

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey Asta,
Those clips from the Thin Man were great fun. We're going to make a big effort to get those movies off the internet. Now D wants to add a WFT to the tribe.......I think B will have something to say about that.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Cassidy said...

Me enjoyed part 2 of story. Me liked film clips too, whee!

Me is not good patient either, me be so bored being in bed. Me has sympathy for your mummy.

Cassidy x

Molly the Airedale said...

Your mom tells the BEST stories, Asta! We're so glad that you're one happy and crazy family - just like us and we hope your mom is feeling better!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh my where you live looks so glamourous!

I am sorry your Mama misses Europe, I am sending some European Scottish Hugs and Light to her!

Get Well Soon Asta's Mummy!

love and licks, Marvin xxxxx

Mack said...

That was such a cool story!

And you are MUCH prettier than the first Asta!

Take good care of momma!

Weeny&Daisy said...

hi asta! We saw you over at Frasiers Blog and thought you were adorable! We love your blog and have added you as friends!

Love Weeny and Daisy xx xx

B said...

Hey Asta,
I'm glad your mom's feeling better.

Amber said...

Oh Asta, hope your mom get well real soon! I bet you're a good girl nursing your mom. Asta from the movie looks very much like you. I have great news on the puppy, she is now taken care by a kind lady, who has rescued several abandoned dogs. Mom is positive the pup is much happier there.

Amber :)

Anonymous said...

We totally agree with the 4Bs. Our mom had two WFTs in the past and now us-two poodles! Have your parents ever rented old episodes of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir tv series? There was a WFT on it called Scruffy.

Daisy said...

Asta, that is a great story! You have such a fun and sophisticated life. Is that the actual view from your home? Gosh, that is very beautiful!

Amber-Mae said...

Once again, great story! Glad to hear that your mommy is feeling much better. Oooh, those martinis look sooo gooooood!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

PB 'n J said...

Our Mommy says you have to be just a wee bit crazy to own a terrier! Which is true, cause our Mommy and Daddy are crazy and so is George (our Airedale Terrier - though we call her a terrorier!).

We hope you mommy continues her recovery!

PB&J - and George

Princess Patches said...

Tell your mommi to feel better very soon! Our mom would like a WFT, but the 2 of us Aire-heads are enough for her to clean up after!

Poppy & Penny

Sassy Kat said...

Ya have the most interesting stories, I like findin out about your mom and dad. Hope you share more of their stories. I e-mailed you today but haven't heard from ya yet. I was wondering if you could spend sometime at the cheering academy, there is a spot for ya if ya want it. Not too much studying just field work tomorrow. Should be fun. Let me know.

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Hey, Sissy-Asta, I am so sorry that your Mommi is still unwell. Love the story though. I think my SS and your Mommi would get on well. They are both a bit, well, crazy in a nice way and love the 'tinis. Charlie's mom and SS try out all sorts of 'tinis concoctions.

Never mind about the football. I am the official cheerleader for the National Feline League and cheer for any team that the other kitties ask me. Miss Peach has enlisted my service for the coming BIG game between the NY Giants and the NE Pats. We can wave to each other across the field! Frankly, I don't fancy getting my big floffy butt frozen out there in the cold. Much more civilized to do it in a heated lounge room, in front of the TV!

Purrrrrrrs to your mommi,

Lacy said...

woofies Asta, me sooo happy u mama and daddy got u...and we cood all meeteded u...cool videos...dat puppy wuz sooo funny...

b safe,

Anonymous said...


Hope Mommi is feeling better today.

Your story was awesome and the video's are soooo cool, but I must say your are a lot cuter than that Asta, and I bet you could do all of those tricks she does and better.

Opal wants to meet you very soon, can she bring her brudders and sissies too.

Love, hugs, belly rubs & smoochies

Nanny & Opal

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Thanks ++++, Asta! You're such a thoughtful sissy. Momo dog is my sissy too. So by extension, you have two sissies!
PS I do nice headbutts and purrrs, so these are for your sick mommi.

Juno said...

Hello Asta girl Our new sissy!! :)

We're very sorry to hear that your mommi is not feeling well. Is she feeling better? It's freezing here that means your weather is cold, too. Please tell her to stay warm. Asta, give her lots of lots of hugs and kisses.

You're cool NY girl! :) We haven't watched Cashmere Mafia yet but it must be so cool to see your neighborhood on the TV!!

Momo & Pinot

Jan Price said...

Hey, Bloogger (named for blooper) ate our comment. We're glad your folks picked you. None of us are famous or named after a movie star.

jans funny farm

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

Oh Asta...i do hope ur mom is feeling much better. Babystan and Scruffy have volunteered to come and nursie her if she'll give them some of those hooge dogtini's from the picture.....I don't think they will be very good nursies....

I hope Cassidy does't need our services...I can't believe she hurt her knee too...and just a little girl...

Archie seems happier on his wheels...

I have to go and help Mumsie clean up. Babystan peed ALLLLLLLLL over the place last night. Um...he's in a crate tonight...Hee Hee..


Ellie Creek Ellis said...

Very, very interesting story of living in Manhattan and looking north to see the Hudson River! I would LOVE to see that part of the world!

DILLY said...

Awww... be luvly story!
Dilly think Asta be pawfekt nayme for Asta!



B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Asta, I always thort yu lookt like a film star doggy!


Girl Girl Hamster said...

I'm glad your parents moved to New York and got you. It sure sound more fun that what they were having previously

~ Girl girl

The Cat Realm said...

Congratulations to your award, Asta! I am so sorry to hear that your Mom is still not well - we send lots of healing purrs over to her!!!
The maid wanted to let your Mom know that the dog she was visiting all the time in NY died last Sunday. We are all very sad!

Simba and Jazzi said...

Looks like a pretty good life style to me.

Simba xx

Charlotte said...

Hey Asta - your a cute wired haired fox. I think you are really cute for a dog.

I'm so glad my SMS is back cause she is staying up til really late and she never did that before she went on holidays. I have someone to play with at 3am but I think I might have a nap on the stairs now....*yawn*

Stanley said...

Sweet Asta Girl!

Astaroni, I am just thankful your mommi and daddi knew you were the girl for them when you picked them that day at the breeder's house. And, I'm glad they changed your name from "Girl with Shoulder Spot."

Obviously, you're all crazy together there in NYC, and you all LOVE it, and each other.

Sorry I've been gone all weekend, but my Aunt Kelly needed bellies to rub and booties to scratch and somedog to keep her warm whenever she sat down. We had a BLAST with her but we hardly picked up the camera. I think we have 1 or 2 photos with her and us. I'll see if we can post them.

Please please give your mommi all the healing goober smooches she can handle. I want her to be WELL and to stay that way!

Gooberiest love & smooches,
Your Stanley Boy

Agatha and Archie said...

Dearest Little One,PL2 was laughing at the clips and says that even though she has seen them a zillion times they always make her laugh!!! We think your Daddy looks just like Nick.....Don't you have to be just a pinch nuts to have a WFT!!!!???? hee hee....I am on my way to vist today.I am taking the Acela train so I can get in a bit of reading( I haven't read the latest Dog Fancy magazine) I need to go to Bloomies to get some makeup....Love Agatha

Agatha and Archie said...

Dear Asta, When Agatha visits you can you make sure that she doesn't lose the jewlery she is wearing? She "borrowed" it from PL2 and PL2 will get REALLY mad if she lose it. Love Archie

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Asta,
Thanks for sharing with us! I think I like 'Asta' more than 'Girl with Shoulder Spot'.. Hehehe...

Lenny said...

Hi Asta! Thanks for the great story and those great Asta videos! Did you know my name was "Skippy" before I was named Lenny? I'm not sure if I'm movie star material, though.

Your friend, Lenny

Murphey said...

Oh, I think your parents are cool, not crazy!

Tell your mom to feel better.


Urban Smoothie Read said...

hey city boy,

i bet u enjoy ur life at new york to the fullest...

wat a sophisicated lifestyle u had there...

The Furry Kids said...

That is a great story, Asta! We learned so much about you and your mom and dad. We hope your mom feels better soon!


Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Sissy Asta, your mommi is my mommi by extension. So, she is most welcome to any amount of purrs and headbutts from me. I do good snuggles too!

Clover said...

Hi Asta!
This is a really great story! You and your family seem like you are really fun!
Love Clover xo

Clover said...

P.S. Hope your mom is feeling better now! Give her a hug and a kiss for me, ok?!

Unknown said...

Hi Asta! Are you taking good care of your Mommy? I sure hope so...Give her a wet kiss for me!

Love, Hercules

Jan Price said...

Hey, Asta,

It's nice your mom would like to live where she could have as many pets as Jan has. But Jan says we're exhausting!!!!

jans funny farm

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Glad that your (our) mommi is feeling better. I like calling her 'our' mommi because I never call SS my 'mom'.

Weather has fine up and I have been just lazing in the back garden the whole day, watching birds.

Ruby Bleu said...

Asta is an excellent role model for you, you know!! My Mom LOVES to watch Thin Man movies...she may have to try and rent a few since she hasn't seen them in a long time!!!

Lots of Licks, ruby

The WriggleButts said...

We loved your history lesson! ;)

the WriggleButts