Saturday, February 9, 2008


I know it's Lent aweady, but I just had to show you the most bootiful pictoowes fwom my twip to VENICE..
oh yes, I was's like this........
on ouw way back fwom Rio, my sissies Momo the cat, and Sassy said, how about stopping in VENICE and looking at theiw cawneval befowe we go home..we met up with a lot of cat fwiends Karl,Emil, and Mrs.Oz , Opus and Rosco (who live in Italy and gave me a touw of Rome on a Vespa if you wemembew), Percy..and Charlie the Dog , I know all these fwiends fwom wowking fow CCSI togethew, and we've been fwiends evew since. I also got to meet Socks(Momo's boyfwiend), Scylla and Charybdis
I love making fwiendz!
Hewe is a fabulous pictoowe taken by Karl of us standing on the steps of one of the many small bwidges ovew the canals..this one is in fwont of ouw apawtment.
Karl,Ruis,Momo(standing)Sassy (in fwont), Asta,Charlie and Emil
photo by Karl

the watew was shimmewing, the light weflecting off the buildings, and I think we each had at least five changes of clothes with was magical....a vewy diffewent cawneval fwom the one in Rio

Mrs.Oz had been waiting patiently fow us fow days
photo by Karl

Hewe I am in fwont of the gondolas..I didn't take a wide cause it's so womantic and bootiful and should be done with youw twue Love sighhhh............I was with fwiends but it's just not the same

My sissy Momo jumped wight in and offewed to wow the gondola..she's weally something..a few days ago she took ovew the co-pilot dooties when we flew to Geowgia fow Tia's pawty .
Sassy sissy sat in the middle while Karl and Ruis snuggled up fwont

opus and Roscoe took all of us on a touw of the most bootiful sights...we stawted at St Mark's squawe
went on to the Wialto Bwidge
and ended up at the Bwidge of sighs.....all these photos wewe by Opus and Roscoe..thank you so much fow the touw!

photo by Karl edited by Momo
Opus and Roscoe
photo by Sassy

at the last second my sissy Momo and bwuvvew Pinot decided to join us too..don't they look amazing?? her twin Momo kitty found the cosoomes fow them and took the photo

I decided to touw the DOGE's palace's sooo bootiful

Sassy,Opus and Roscoe found a gweat vantage point fwom which to watch the fabulously costoomed cwowds
(photo by Sassy)

Sassy and Percy (photo by Sassy)

hewe is a bootiful pictoowe of Charlie
I think it was taken by Momo

this fabulous gwoup pictoowe was taken by Opus and Roscoe..i was scawed we would topple the boat fow a minute, but the gondolier was vewy good at keeping us afloat thank dog

Aftew walking awound all day we needed a little wefweshment, so we stopped at the famous FLORIAN fow a cup of hot chocolateleft to wight
Charlie,Asta,OpusMomo,Roscoe and Sassy and Mrs.Oz
Then Mommi and Daddi ( they suwe look youngew in costoome)showed up and wuined all the fun and dwagged me home..oh well it was loads of fun while it lastedTo tell you the twuf..I was weady to go..I got so sad seeing all the womantic couples and I was seeing things by then ( evewy time I looked at Mommi and Daddi, this is what I saw)

maybe I was delewious
Karl got all of us masks to bwing home to wemembew the twip
Thank you all my fwiends!!


MoMo said...

This is a splendid post! Waht fun we had! Certainly more cultural and sophisticated than Rio. Each has its own charm. So good to see beautiful Mommi and Daddi there in Venice. At least we got off paying our apartment bills. Thanks for picking up our bills, so generous of them! We should invite them every time.

Faya said...

Waouw tu en as de la chance....
Ici je ne vois Véronique que vite vite parce que c'est Carnaval. Elle a fait 18 ans dans une guggen alors maintenant elle fait seulement les photos....mais elle est très très fatiguée !
Bisous et amuse-toi bien !

Noah the Airedale said...

Goodness Asta, you sure get around. Wow Venice!! Your costume is amazing. What a shame you couldn't stay until the end. Never mind, maybe next year.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Amber-Mae said...

Ooo, I would love to dress up as one too. Does my last year's Halloween dress up look like a Venice too?

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Daisy said...

That looks like a very fun and wonderful trip you went on. Venice sure is beautiful, and I loved all the fancy outfits.

Maggie & Mitch said...

You sure do have the bestest fun, Asta!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Alasandra said...

We had a great time. And it was so nice to meet you. ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

The Cat Realm said...

Your pictures are just beautiful! This was such a fun trip - we enjoyed it very very much! Mrs. OZ is very taken by Asta - such a sophisticated dog, she says all the time, hahahahahahahah!

Gus said...

What a wonderful opportunity and such fun! You are getting to be a jet setting doggie Darlin'

Love the photos

Sassy Kat said...

Too much fun that we had. I sure was surprised that your mom and dad were there. With all of those masks it was hard to tell that there were humans at the ball. They sure are nice and you have such a neat mom and daddy.

Sassy Kat said...

In your group photo near the end Roscoe and I are hiding on the far right. Ha, ha, ha, got ya.

Frasier said...

Hi Asta
Your kitty friends look like loads of fun!!!
You are forgiven on one condition that you promise to visit Atlanta in the month of June as its my birthday,mommy forgot the date so we may celebrate it on June 5!

Jan said...

We;re sorry you're delirious, Asta. It must be from all the traveling you've been doing lately.

Percy had a great time in Venice and we're enjoying looking at all the photos.

jans funny farm

Ms. Creek said...

i would have loved the gondola and going through the palace!

where are you off to next?

Sassy Kat said...

Oh what fun we had in Venice. I am so glad that so many got to arrive and enjoy the carnival. I have sent you photos via e-mail that I think will help with the blurry stuff. Or maybe we just had a little too much wino when we were in Italy. Speaking of too much wine have ya seen Opus and Roscoe.?

4xBs said...

hi Asta, that looks so incredible. our mom says that's one of her most desired places to visit. but she also says she will never go cuz 1)-she won't go there without us 2)-she doesn't want to fly. do you think if we got a moped we could all go together? do mopeds float? well, maybe we will just admire your pictures and dream.

speaking of dreaming, we finally posted our answers to the tag that you gave us. sorry we took so long. we had to do a lot of thinking and discussions about just what we would do. if we only get 3 wishes, we have to make them good ones. hee hee!


Molly and Taffy said...

Asta we just cannot believe how much travelling you do! You are a true "jet-setter"!

Molly and Taffy

Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
Thanks for sharing all those pictures of your visit to Venice!
Sounds like you had fun there with your friends!
Kisses and hugs

Mack said...

Oh what a wonderful trip! And the pictures are marvelous!

My favorite one is you in the Dogge's Palace. What a beautiful dress you had on!


Patience-please said...

You are such a world traveler and you lead such an exciting romantic life! What fun for us to read about it in little old Paducah.

wags from the whippets

Sassy Kat said...

Stopped back to check out your photos, I am so glad that ya had that talk with the photographer and the fix was made so your photos showed the true beauty of our trip to carnival.

Kirby said...


You are such a world traveler! Your passport must be filled with stamps!! Love your costumes, glad you had fun 'till the parents came to get you!!

Your pal,

powder-puff said...

Hey Asta!!

Looks like you had a fantastic time!!

I wish i had been there!!

lots of love!


DaisyMae Maus said...

Absolutely PAWSOME, Asta! You look marvelous.

Joe Stains said...

What a great trip you had!! You look great in your costumes, save that mask I am sure we will have a party soon where you will get to wear it!

Koobuss said...

Why, kousin Asta, it is so difficult to keep up with you. I hope that you are not too tired to ski in a couple of days! Rest up, sweetie.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Girl Girl Hamster said...

What a pawsome event with everydog and kitty all dressed up so nicely.

~ Girl girl

Bella said...

Asta - you and all your friends looks so fabulous in all those photo's - maybe next time you go to Venice you will be with your one true love & enjoy more of the romance

Opal said...


You sure had fun.

Keeper actually figured out how to put up pics.

Can't wait to see you at the pawty at Mt.Hairy Lodge. Do you think Seymour and Dunstan will be there? Hope so.

Westminster tonight yeah!



Snowball said...

You must have a really good time. How I wish I was there too.


Pacco de Mongrel said...

i heard venice is a very romantic places...

n all ur fren looks great wearing those mysterious mask...

Sassy Kat said...

Asta Opus & Roscoe are OK, they are back at home. I am so glad that we found them. Stop by my place, plans are being made for next year!!!!!!

Cat Naps in Italy said...

Miss Asta,
you were just stunning in your beautiful costume! Thank you so much for treating us to the hot chocolate at the Florian! You are the best! We can't wait for the next adventure.

Come back to Italy again soon!
Tanti baci,
Opus and Roscoe

Weeny&Daisy said...

OOO It looks so pretty there! We hope you had a pawsome time, and we bet you are very sleepy now! hehe!

Love Weeny and Daisy xx xx

Lenny said...

Wow!!! What a trip! What amazing pictures!!!!

Your friend, Lenny

PB & J said...

What an amazing trip Asta - it looks like you had a wonderful time!

Jackson said...

Hey Asta, your cat pals are very natty dressers, aren't they? You looked pretty good yourself too! J x

wally said...

Oh that looks like a lovely trip!

I got a lovely Valentine from you and I have to say you are--as my ma ape would say--the sweetest sweet pea in the sweet pea patch! Smooch!


Ferndoggle said...

Hi Asta! That was quite the trip. Looks like you had a great time.


Momo & Pinot said...

Sissy Asta!!
Thank you so much for welcoming us at the very very last minites in Venice. It was such a great & fun experience. You look stunning in those costumes.
We are glad your mommi and daddy showed up as well!!!

Momo & Pinot

Bogart said...

Absolute WORKS OF ART !!!


Willie & Waylon said...

Mom says Venice is a beautiful city!
Thanks for the Valentine

Many Sniffs
Waylon & Wille

Boo said...

what? i missed another pawty? gosh! too many pawties! anyway, i was enjoying the company of ma & pa and the cow at home so i didn't really left out.

asta, i received your V card... soooooooo sweet! and i know you've been sending it to other doggies too... that breaks my heart. i thought you were asking me exclusively... lol

wet wet licks


Patience-please said...

thank you for the BEEYOOOOTEEEFUL Valentine, Asta! You're the BESTEST!

wags from the whippets

Tazo said...

Dear Asta,
We were very upset last night as we watched the Westminster Dawg Show. The WFT was robbed!!! :( We were all rooting for our WFT friend. If you were in the show, we think you would have won - paws down. :)
Oh, and Momma has managed to read about half of The Thin Man. She thinks that you are much more well behaved than that schnauzer, Asta. You wouldn't go jumping on people's bellies and stuff. hee hee


Petra said...

This was FABULOUS! Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us, Asta. When is your next one? I can hardly wait to see more pictures!

Ike said...

Thanks for the valentine! Don't tell Martha. Your trip looked awesome!

Sophia said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time! Thanks for our valentine!

ChaChi Lu said...

OK, that confirms it. Minnesota is the most boring frozen tundra on earth....(we need to get out more)

~ChaChi and JET

Orable & Charlie said...

Hi Sassy - just stopping by to tell you again that I had a great time in Venice with the gang! You've posted all the pictures of all the fun we had - got to bring that photographer along everywhere we go!


p.s. - may I post your anti-puupymill ribbon on my dogblog? I worry so much about all those poor puppies and their poor mums...

Orable & Charlie said...

My most humble, humblest apologies - I calle dyou Sassy, Asta; please forgive my doggie faux-paw! I might not be all there, but I do know what blog I'm on, it's just that champagne from venice still has an effect....!

Agatha and Archie said...

Well youare just a little jet setter!!Looks like you had a fab time!!1 But dont fret,your one and only will be back once he helps his girl finish up....Love and kisses A+A