a tired dog is a good dog

Saturday, May 10, 2008


The day finaly awwived... We wewe all picked up by Ruby in hew fabulous jet....aftew a luxoowious, fun, flight, she safely landed us in bootiful Dweamingspiwes I think AirRuby is the most wondewful(possibly the only wondewful)way to fly.

(How does she avoid customs, and those annoying body seawches and limitations on luggage...you can even bwing nail files if you want..and then don't even get me stawted on the eatables and dwinkables that awe sewved...heavenly!!!!!!!)

photo by Asta
the excitement was mounting...
aftew hugs and kisses (and bitey faces) all awound, we wan awound to see a few of the sights.
Isn't spwing a fabulous time??? How pawfect fow Biwfday celebwations! ...and we have so many to celebwate!
Blue invited us all to Dweamingspiwes fow this pawty she's hosting fow Snowball and hew own Birfday...but then we found out that two of the guests, babySTan and Eric awe also Birfday kids..so this should be a mega pawty.......I can't wait......

photo by Asta
Snowball had aweady awwived, and was touwing the Botanical gawdens wif Blue

photo by Asta
WE went to the Pwison Hotel( it oosed to be a pwison, now it's a lovely luxoowious place)..whewe we all had the most fabulous wooms

Some of us posed fow a pictoowe:

on top of the steps...Agatha and Faya
on the left: Jackson, MJ and Lacie
on the staiws: Sparky,Boo Casanova, Opal and Snowball
hanging out on the wight:Butchy,Dopey and Clover
in fwont fwom left to wight:Buddy,Pearl,Archie,Asta,Stanley,Snickers,Gussie,Harry, Casper and Nikki

photo by Asta
some of us took advantage of the gowgeousness of the day and went punting(is thewe such a wowd??)
On the shore :
Blue and Snowball , Fig and Petra,Dewey and Koobie ,who bof fell in the wivew and wewe scwambling out, hehehehe Peanut, with Snickers behind him and Flash in fwont of him, Noah, Willow, Tess, and Lucy Clover and Stella, and Butchy, who assoomed since we wewe in England , he should weaw the full awmouw of a knight...isn't he a sweetie?

hanging ovew the bwidge:

In the punt:
Simba,Lorenza,Chloe,Faith,AmberMae,Harry,Ronin, and Eric doing all the hawd wowk

Then we gathewed at the pawty boat and dock to go to the May Ball

photo by Asta
Putter and Herc
wewe canoodling in the bushes, hehehe
on the boat:
Ellie and Baz, Noah, Jackson, Simba, Stella, Peanut, Willow, Tess and Lucy,
Eric looking in the water, Ruby helping Mack who decided to swim to the boat
sitting on the awning: GirlGirl, Snowball, Moco, Boy, babyStan, Scruffy and Lacie, Baby, Sparky
Flash and Joey soaking up the sun, and Rocky at the end
on the gang plank: Stanley and Asta, Molly and Taffy, and of couwse Blue

photo by Asta
a lineup of tewwowist swells at the ball, hehehehe
Left to wight: Toby,Cassidy,Scruffy,Archie,Lacie,Koobie,DeweyDewster,Agatha and babyStan
photo by Asta
at the ball,left to wight:
Blue and Snowball,Sherman,Toby,Asta,Stanley,Joey,PennyFerndoggle,Penny and Poppy,Mitch,Mack,Ruby,Dewey,AstaMarie,Sophia laBwadow, and that diva hewself LOLA and up fwont..it's Myrna wif hew sweetie Gilbewt..(they snuck off claiming they wewe vewy tiwed...a wesult of theiw Mono Nucleaw osis...a likely stowy...hmmm)
photo by Asta
we gathewed in the dining Hall and aftew the most sumptious meal that Blue had so bootifull awwanged..we finished by singing Happy Birfday and shawing the yummie cake

a few of the celebwants:
on the left: Tanner, Penny, Hershey and Kaci, Rocky, Sparky and Crikit,Moco, GirlGirl Snowball, Baz
on the wight: Ginger, Ruby, Stanley, Asta, Ellie

ovewseeing it all is BLUE, behind the cake
AFtew dinnew thewe was a !Quiet fiwewowks display..I don't know how Blue awwanged it, but it was Gweat, and none of the guests had to take valy oom to be able to enjoy it.

Thank you fow a most fabulous pawty..I'll nevew fowget it..HAPPY BIWFDAY TO ALL!!!!!!!!!
fow mowe pictoowes of ouw weekend, be suwe to visit Koobuss' site, she was my fellow photogwaphew, and of couwse go see Blue and Snowball and Eric, and babyStan....they may post latew this weekend, so keep checking back.


Kyanite said...

I think I like your version heaps better than mine!

TY for all the photo help.

Love you lots

Lacy said...

woof's ms Asta, watt pawsome picturs u tooked...dis is shure a busy weekend fur us, blue and snowball's pawty and CCSI III too..is eric's barkday tomorrow too, or today?? me wuznt shure...

b safe,
~rocky and company~

pps, tell u mommi happy mothers day fur us....

Toffee said...

Oh my dog! Asta you must be exhausted from all of that pawtying! OOPs! I forgot you are a New York girlie so you can handle it and still look fabulous!
wow! That Agatha can sure get around - we hung out with her this weekend too!
your pal,

p.s. may I link to your blog from mine?

Mack said...

Oh Asta!
I wish this weekend would never end!

What wonderful pics!

May I have the next dance???

Cairo The Boxer said...

Hi Asta!

I just wanted to check on you and I guess you are doing great! When are you coming down to California to visit? Max and I are just the bestest of friends and since my g-ma and your mom are bff we can be too :)

Say hi to your mom for us.

Noah the Airedale said...

Wow what a weekend. It was great fun and you did brilliant as usual with all the pics.
Thanks again Asta.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Asta -

What great pictures. You look smashing in that red dress. I (Hershey) even got to go to England before Mama - she is STILL waiting for her trip to go there.

We are enjoying seeing you and meeting everyone. We are having a wonderful time!

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Toffee said...

Happy Mother's day to your mom!
your friend,

the many Bs said...

hi Asta, that's such a cool prison hotel. we would like to see that place in person. it sounds very interesting.

anyway, we can tell the party was fabulous. we're glad to see that you are out partying with your friends.


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

Oh Myrna...they didn't mention us...maybe they forgot we were here...that was such an amazin' idea to do wheelie zoomies down all those prison steps!!! WHEEEEEE!!!!! Oh...did you check out Mango's wheelie? He had a terrible accident...go and see...he's fine..don't worry...

Dancin' with ya Myrna was all I thought it would be...who taught you to Tango??? Oh you were smokin' hot!!!! Um...I'm exhausted...the Mono Nuclear Osis...Ya know...perhaps we should um ...go and have a um rest???

All my love,
Your Gilbert

Have ya seen Sullivan??? Last time I saw him he was punting Scruffy...what a fab sport!!!

Crikit, Sparky, Ginger! said...

Ooh Asta Darling I Sparky coulda danced with you all night! You took my breath away ~ lady in red...

Yes Asta us blacks beauties so loved every minute of this spawtacular pawty and your photography was marvelous!

Love Licks & waggin TX tails kinda wanting to bark but the occassion doesn't call fur it xo

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

What a wonderful time you have! SS really enjoyed her time there. She was there for nearly 4 months and I really missed her then.

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

You always get invited to the best parties ever!


Sounds like you all had such a doggone good time!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

BenTheRotti said...

Asta.. you are suh a pawty animal!! hehehe

Missed you girl.. but it looks like you have been having a blast.. I will catch up properly next week when Mum has more time on her hands.

love, licks and happy tail-wags,

Ben xxxxx

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Darn I never get to go to any pawties! Sigh.

Bussie Kissies

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Asta, you travel more than anybody we know! Great adventures! Love the pictures!

Happy Mother's Day to your Mommy!

Kyanite said...

Me again!
I've done my final fantasty w/e post.
Have 'borrowed' a few more of your wonderful images to flush it out.
Hope you approve.
Lots of love, pats & pets

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey Asta, it's a good job you were there to document it all so well with your photos! Hehehe! J x

Gus said...

Asta...my favorite pupparizi. How do you do it and look so fabulous at the same time??


Gaia the Airedale said...

What a lovely birfday party Asta! Im glad everyone had such a fabulous time, especially on AirRuby, it looks amazing!!

puppy breath,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
Sure it was great being there celebrating Snowball, Blue, Eric and Babystan!
Thanks for sharing the pictures!
Happy Mother's Day! Give your mom lots of kisses and hugs from us, ok?

Molly the Airedale said...

What a fabulous time we had! Darn that Mitch for talking me into hanging off the bridge! He knows how I hate water!
Happy mother's day to your mommy, Asta!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Moco said...

What lovely pictures you have taken. I so enjoyed the trip, the party and being with all our DWB friends. Grammie can go AWOL any time as long as I still get to go on all the trips. dawson thought he might like to attend a gala in the future, but Foley refuses to get on an airplane.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We want to wish your mom a very Happy Mom's Day. Canine Mom's and human Mom's are very special people.. Be sure and give your Mom extra kisses on this very special day!!

Happy Mom's Day!!
Gus and Louie

Lizzy said...

Man, that pawty was a BLAST. We all had a great time! Thanks for posting the pictures!


Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Asta -

Happy Mother's Day to your Mommi!

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Agatha and Archie said...

Well I am typing this with a cool cloth over my eyes and in a darkened room.I am EXHAUSTED from this weekend......Plus I think I may have had just one too many pawtinis( but can you really have too many? ) Don't you just LOVE England??? What a party!! And we will have to ask Blue how she got fireworks without us needing vally oom.....fabulous...oh I must go.......Love Agatha and Archie

Islay said...

What a lovely party; I really liked seeing all the pups on the boat! Have a good trip home, Asta.

licks & slobbers

Kirby said...


Looks like a truly great party. I bet everyone had a wonderful time! How do you keep up with your very busy party schedule? You are a girl on the go!!

Your pal,

Kapp pack said...


You visit the coolest places!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Myeo said...

We had a pawsome time!

Boy n Baby

Urban Smoothie Read said...

happy barkday 2 everyone...wat a great pawty!

Amber-Mae said...

Happy Barkday to Snowball & BLUE! We sure had a pawtastic time. I looove pawties! Happy Mother's Day to your mommy too!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Asta Marie said...

Kousin Asta...what a party that was ....I can see that Dewey was his usual debonaire self in his dress attire....always does a Mother proud, you know? Love the video from the Cancer Walk too..you guys sure looked special..wish we could have been there with you. Hope your Mom had a great Mother's Day!!!!

Asta Marie, WFT and Mother too

Girl Girl Hamster said...

What a pawsome pawty. I hope they both of them love the birthday pawty. ;)

~ Girl girl

the many Bs said...

hi Asta, sometimes our mom is too busy to put up a new post or something else is going on and we want you to know that thanks to what you said about your mom, and a mom can only do what a mom can do, then our mom feels better when she doesn't have time to help us post on our bloggy. she spends time with us and today she cleaned our ears really good and then she trimmed our hair around our eyes and then she took Bailey to the dog store and for a little walk. so we're not ignored, it's just our blog that's ignored, but we still love all of our bloggy friends, especially you cuz you're a little fuzzy butt! hee hee *blush*

that's all.


Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Asta -

Mama is trying to put the blue rose on our blog and she is having a lot of trouble. Can you give her some tips? She is not sure what she is doing wrong.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Deb Cushman said...

What a wonderful birthday party! Looks like lots of fun!

Sophie Brador said...

Mom didn't even notice I was gone! That's what she gets for being so busy.


Ronin_The_Pug said...


Petra said...

Oh my, you captured the party perfectly in all of your pictures, Asta. I am exhausted but it was SO MUCH FUN! The fireworks were spectacular!!!

Faya said...

Waouw Merci Asta pour le super reportage : Tintin et Milou seraient fiers de toi ! Bisous, Bisous à tous, Faya

Deetz said...

The party boat looked like so much fun, I wish I could have been there. I had to go to the doctor on Saturday..I am fine, but my bones hurt alot. I saw 4 pit bulls all packed together down the road from where I live and they didn't look too much like Brad Pitt, but they looked really mean. Mum now is all freaked out when I am outside.

Deetz said...

The party boat looked like so much fun, I wish I could have been there. I had to go to the doctor on Saturday..I am fine, but my bones hurt alot. I saw 4 pit bulls all packed together down the road from where I live and they didn't look too much like Brad Pitt, but they looked really mean. Mum now is all freaked out when I am outside.

Eric said...

Rocking Pawty!!!!!

You were one fab foxy in your orange frocksie. It was sooooo daring my sweetie Asta, it must have been from Barkneys? And your platinum diamond belly ring...from Sniffany's or Catier?

Photos are amazing,and thanks for sparing my blushes saying I was looking in the water when I was really oops,a-pukin'. Must of been the sun and all the punting. Such hard work and I seemed to have a lot of the members of Jackson's Substantial terriers to punt around . .

Wiry wags, Eric x x x x

Harry said...

Wasn't it a superb weekend, so glad everyone enjoyed their time in Blighty.

Also, thanks so much dear Asta for keeping an eye on Cassidy for me while she had her seaside trip with BabyStan. You're a darling.

Toodle pip
Harry x

PB 'n J said...

Wow - looks like another wonderful trip!


Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Asta -

Thanks for the tips. We were able to put the blue rose on our blog. You ROCK! When you get a chance come see the rose on our blog. Mama thinks it looks really nice.
Mama was saving this as a word document and that's why it came out wrong.

We think we like the quiet fireworks but that Prison Motel was pretty neat too.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Sassy Kat said...

Wow, you doggies sure know how to have a good time. I like the Air Ruby plane, reminds me a little of Opus and Roscoe's time machine. It is a good thing to have when you are traveling. Looks like you had a fun time together. I think you looked all beautiful and handsome for your evening outing. Happy birthday to all. Keep the party going.

Joe Stains said...

GREAT photos!! that boat ride was a little scary but being way up on top like that was better, the farther away from the water the better. Tanner is still sleeping, he sure danced a lot!

Patience-please said...

It looks like you had a marvellous trip! Honestly Asta, you have the BEST pupparozzi in the entire doggone world!

wags from the whippets

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

Sorry me an Dilly wer layte! But it was a grayte pawty!


Peanut said...

The party was great great fun. To bad mom has been to busy that we couldn't see the picture before now.

Deefor said...

Those photos are great. Especially all the terriorists together looking so cool.