a tired dog is a good dog

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Ouw Thiwd day in Iweland

Fiwst of all
Fabulous news..the towew has been wepaiwed..I think Scylla and Charybdis bowwowed some cwazy glue and duck tape fwom theiw Mom and even tied a pwetty wibbon awound it..

it looks good as new, so we don't have to be foogitives anymowe..whew!

Stanley and I snuck away to Sing-A-Paw to attend Huskee boy and Baby's wedding..the theme was faiwy tales..and they do come twue in theiw case...we all dwessed as faiwytale chawactews..guess who I was..? I', just glad the big bad wolf didn't show up hehehehe...

hewe is a pictoowe of the dawling couple in theiw wedding finewy

Well, needless to say, last night aftew the dance pawfowmance we wewe vewy tiwed
and slept like logs..but being wesilient youngstews we wewe fwesh as daisies again today and weady fow mowe adventoowes...

Today is a long day as Charlie would like to explowe the Ashfowd Castle
a mediaval castle which is way out west, neaw Cong on the showe of the lovely Lough Cowwib in County Mayo.
It was built in the 13th centuwy by the Anglo-Nowman de Buwgos family, after theiw defeat of the O'Connows of Connaught. It was webuilt and extended by the Guinness family in the 1850's and is now a 5 star hotel.

View fwom the Lough Cowwib

A view of the castle fwom the battlement

Charlie was dwessed so elegantly on hew visit to Ashfowd Castle
we all decided to dwess fow the occasion

Ashford Castle

Front row l. to r. Sassy, Scylla and Charybdis, Pinot and Momo, Emil, Charlie

Back row l. to r. Asta, Stanley, Ruis and Karl, Roscoe and Opus, Mrs Oz, Momo-kitty and Socks

It was anothew pictoowe pawfect Day

photo by Asta food by Sassy
photo by Karl

Picnic in Ireland

Front row l. to r. Scylla, Opus, Rosceo, Ruis, Karl, Sassy, Momo-dog

Middle row l. to r. Pinot, Charybdis, Charlie, Asta

Back row l. to r. Momo-kitty, Socks, Emil, Mrs. Oz, Stanley

So we decided to have a picnic in the Iwish countwieside..this fwesh aiw makes evewyone vewy hungwy and we ate lots of yummie eatables and dwank gallons of dwinkables( I bet you can't even wecognise me..I'm hiding behind gween clovew sunGlasses..I don't like to get up quite so eawly oosually)

We have also been invited to take pawt in a music festival. Hewe is the world wenowned Fuwwy Bagpipers....
to find out mowe about theiw twaditions go see Momo's bloggie

Photo byOpus and Roscoe edited by Sassy and Asta
Open Air pawformance of Haiwy Bagpipe Band
Front Little Pinot l. to r. Stanley, Karl, Ruis, Roscoe, Momo-dog, Opus, Asta, Scylla, Momo-kitty, Sassy, Charybdis, Emil, Charlie, Mrs. Oz

What a day...And thewe is mowe tomowwow!!! so come back to see


Stanley said...

Asta Girl!!!

How can EVERY day traveling with you in Ireland be more fantastic than the day before?? It blows my mind, sweetpea.

I'm pooped, but it's a good pooped. It's the kind of tired you get when you've been exploring your heart out with pups and cats you love!

I'm going to bed now.

Goober love & smooches,

Anonymous said...

We still have to laugh when we think of those faces of the people there... They definitely never saw cats and dogs in kilts before, hahahaha.

~Karl & Ruis

Simba and Jazzi said...

A picnic? In Ireland in March? You must have been soooooo cold. I think the tower looks much nicer with a ribbon around it, they should have done that before.

Simba xx

Molly the Airedale said...

Great job repairing the Leaning tower! The bow is a nice touch!
You doggies all have very sexy legs in your kilt picture! hehehehe

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Daisy said...

It's Asta-Red-Riding-Hood! You look cute in that fancy red cape. Congratulations to the happy couple!

I am very glad that the Tower got fixed because I would not want anybody to get in trouble!

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Asta -

We can't believe that no one posted to your blog for two months when you started to blog. You have so many friends all over - you are one lucky dog!

Mama just read your latest adventure and about the wedding. We have not met the happy couple but wish them happiness!

Mama, Kaci and I can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip. My trip to see Kaci next week will be boring compared to this.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Princess Patches said...

You are all having just TOO much fun! We can't wait to see what your next adventure will by. You will have to sneep for a month when you finally get home!

Poppy, Penny & Pockets

Amber said...

Hey Asta, what a great adventure! castle, picnic and music! all the group photos are too cute!! You are little red riding hood! :)
have a nice weekend!

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are having so much fun Asta. I know we keep dragging you out of bed earlier and earlier but there is so much to see. ~Scylla, Charybdis & Socks

Moco said...

That castle looked wonderful. You are surely having the time of your life. How will you ever top this trip with such good friends?

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Asta -

Mama saw your comment. She wants you to know that she did leave a post for each of the dogs Kaci and I tagged. Mama had typed up the post before she had a chance to figure out how to link the dog's name to the post.

She alsw saw the book that you read (oops ate) and figured out the rules that way!

What are your adventures for today? Kaci and I knew that you guys could not have broken the tower.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

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

Oh Asta...you and Stanley have like stars in your eyes...or is it a bit of the "hair of the dog" from the proceeding's night's green dogtini's or whatever you mite have been imbibing in...

Cats in kilts...yes...the countryside around Ashford Castle is never gonna be the same. Did you guys get a lot of lookies???

We're having a marvelous time virtually traveling with you...we've never been to Ireland and your travel log is making it seem so real!!!!!

Love, Lacie

Wasn't the weddin' the best?????

Agatha and Archie said...

We never realized that Stanley was so tall!!!! Love A+A

Dewey Dewster said...


My goodness me.......Guinness, canine bagpipers in kilts and bare knees all in the same story. My, what an adventuress you are!!! We are all so jealous cause nothin is green around here and we sure don't have any Guinness to drink.....maybe we can see if Big Bruver Brian has any....we don't stock it as Gram likes her beer light........

Dewey Dewster here.....

Cat Naps in Italy said...

Another great day! We had such a good time. You took some wonderful photos of the castle! Good eye Asta!

So glad that the Broken Tower of Pisa is fixed. Now you don't have to worry when you come back to Italy in APRIL! Are you so excited???? Just a few weeks away!

See you tomorrow! Nite nite!
Opus O'Tinytail and Rosoce McNutty

Bogart H. Devil said...

Ok, I think I'm gonna faint from all of the cuteness.... Asta, you're soooooooo cool!


Mack said...

Mommy's always wanted to spend the night in a castle. Or a lighthouse. Or a haunted house.
Or really anywhere other than the usual!

Sassy Kat said...

Another wonderful day spent in Ireland, what fun we all have when we are together!!!!!! See you tomorrow rest up.

Jan Price said...

We're glad you're so resilient. That's a lot of travel and activity in one day. Only two more days to go.


Noah the Airedale said...

Gosh you really know how to make the most of a holiday.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
Good job with the tower! Now looks better than before!
All the pictures are great but the last one is super!
Have a good night

the many Bs said...

we can see you sure are having fun. we're glad you were able to mend the tower!


Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

What an exciting day! You look sooooo cute as Little Red Riding Hood. I must ask to borrow your outfit next time I have a fancy dress pawty.

Joe Stains said...

Those castles look so neat, but is there heat in them!? I would hate to go visit and freeze my butt off!

Anonymous said...

You sure are one traveling Terrier, I must go with you to Woam, pretty pease.
Your blog makes Nanny so happy, she almost fell off her chair laughing at your auntics.
I think whens use grows up use should be a twavel agent.
Loves use
Hugs,Bellyrubs & Smoochies

Hi Asta,
Please tell Myrna she cans stays with mees, Nanny & Pearl whens use pawrents goes aways.