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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Asta defends hew Fwiends

Hi Evewyone.. I got vewy upset the othew day, when I heawd that one of my good fwiends..Deetz and his Mom wewe huwt by someone on the bloggie....

We awe all supposed to be hewe to help and suppowt each othew and not judge and bewate..I don't believe that is what DWBs is all about I weceived a wequest by a fwiend of DWBto do a guest post on this subject..and I said OK..so hewe I'll tuwn it ovew to Jamie Sue and hew doggies Sunny and Scooter.

Hello Sweet Asta and Ami,
I want to tell you I appreciate this opportunity to speak on a disturbing occurance. (Translation: It Sucked) Most of you DWBers are aware of a caring pup and his mum who were most hurt and very hatefully treated yesterdaty (8/19). Today I will not mention his name nor who I believe was responsible.
First, some of you know me, most don't. I live in TX with a Chihahua and a standard poodle.Been following DWB at least a yr. Maryanne of the Brat Pack was my daughter's maid of honor at her wedding, and so that's where I started. SOMEDAY I will have my own blog..well, my pups will...Family obligations and me being a complete doofus (WWHHAATTTSSUUUUP,TANNER) at computer work holds me up!
Though I don't have a blog, you would not believe how this community has impacted my life. A bit of an unfair advantage, because i feel I know and care for you all so much. Y'all, don't know nuthin bout me (I promise I will remedy this as soon as possible) What I love about this DWB is that it feels like FAMILY. Family that understands what some people consider us being wacko ;) Family that can be more supportive than our blood families at times.
OK-Here's the deal. Opy has threated Whoop Ass in the past. In Texas. we actually USE whoop ass. BUT...I am trying to go with the spirit of DWBs right now. (Can't promise it again-my nickname is the Texas Tornado...small but....you fill in the blank. Not gonna use HBO words THIS time.)
I don't know how better to say it than many of you have said it. NO ONE on God's green earth has the market cornered on pain, sufferin,loss,heartbreak. That feeling you get where you think you can't BREATHE cuz it hurts so bad. That feeling of "if only". That feeling that you simply CANNOT abide being on this earth one more secomd without your lost love. Sadly,we all go through it, we all suffer and lots of times we just say,"Lord, please just take me now. I can't DO THIS!!!" But, we do cuz we have to,
There are alot of kinds of people in this world, There are so many personalities. AAANNNDDDD we do lots of various things in many different ways, One of the is grieving, showing our worry, our sadness, our heartbreak. THERE IS NO ONE CORRECT WAY to display these emotions
(I gotta try to keep this short-well,short for me-) SOOOOOOO, For one hardhearted, selfabsorbed, UNEMPATHETIC, HATEFUL person to dump all over a sweet and caring family becase"THEY AREN'T GRIEVING, GNASHING THEIR TEETH,etc,etc, in the manner the hateful person deems appropriate, well.......off with their heads or at least their HELMETS. I'm just sick at heart and shaking my head,
Not to worry, DWBs will certainly continue on and to grow, And hopefully, those who would attack innocents while wearing their hair shirts will dwindle quietly away.
Believe me, I could say more. I hate bullying. And folks trying to hurt other folks. I fear I have taken too much of sweet Asta and Ami's blog. To the hurt family. I am SO sorry one bad apple made you feel like s$#@, I love you and so do the other DWBers.
To the "person" who felt the need to be so petty, so small and in essence say "You do no grieve like me. There fore YOU do not care, So I remain the worldsmost passionate animal lover and retain the crown for THE MOST HURT/MISERABLE/UNCONSOLABLE human on the planet.
Pathetic and in need of help me thinks.
God Bess DWB. I love you guys. Thanks Asta and Ami

I pwomise to post something mowe happy and upbeat tomowwow..but I was MAD and sad about this incident
..smoochie kisses,ASTA

Jamie, Sunny & Scooter


Ruby Bleu said...

Asta, I don't understand folks sometimes. Thanks for bringing this up and reminding everpup what DWB is supposed to be about!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh dear.. I dont really know what is going on. I hope Deetz and his mom are alright. I hate people who bully others

~ Girl girl

Ben & Darling said...

Er...Asta sweetie, I dont understand whats going on too. I guess I need to ask mom to register me into skool but I know this is a sad post....I hope everything will be fine.

Cheer Asta.

slurpy licks,

Lacy said...

w00f's asta, ami, jamie, sunny and scooter, very pawtastic post....i am going to do one too, but when i have cooled down sum...i am STILL very upset in the way deetz and his mom were treated....I think that all of us who know them are upset..anyway i will hush and save it fur tomorrow...hopefully me has calmed down sum by then...anyways love u all fur posting this...

b safe,
and the mama!!!!

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

We need to move on from this buddies - life is too short :(


the sad gruffpuppy

Simba and Jazzi said...

I'm sorry to hear about this. People can be very cruel sometimes.

Simba x

Kyanite said...

This all very sad for EVERYONE concerned.
And I do feel for Deetz & his mom.

I for one have felt & rec'd nothing but love & support from my DWB friends and am pleased to be a honorary 'hooman' member of the community
But, I'm with Opy.
Lets try & forgive and forget.
We all agree, we all react very differently to grief.

Love, pats & pets

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

This is very sad indeed...to hear people bullying another. I don't know what happened either, but it's just sad that some people can't see things the way other people see it. Hope Deetz is okay...


Anonymous said...

I am with Opy, move on from this please.

Life is too short.

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Asta
We hope Deetz & his mum are feeling better. We don't like to see our friends upset either. It is such a sad situation.

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Don't evFUR furget what Tubey says:

People are stoooopid -

'nuf said -


Mack said...

Oh my. Why can't humans take it from us dogs and remember what life is all about??!
Thanks, pretty Asta for the reminder.


Peanut said...

yeah people are stupid.

Unknown said...

"We now return to our regularly scheduled program of having fun, friendship and fellowship!"

Blog on, doggies, blog on!

Your pal,


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

So sorry to hear that something bad happened, we don't know what it was, but we are very sorry. Hurting is bad, loving is good.

And,yes, as Khyra said above, people can be STOOOOPID!!

Woo, the OP Pack

Agatha and Archie said...

Ah little one,We are with Opy....Life is too short....People all react in their own ways and others must be respectfull of those ways.And no one knows anothers shoes until they have walked in them..So..(enough sayings!!) we say,we still love Deetzy and his pack, and we understand the hurtfull persons pain and wish that they could understand others as well...Love and kisses a very philosophical A+A

Dewey Dewster said...


Don't have a clue what this is all about but just wanted to say we got RATS here and I'm all fer chasin' 'em....don't know what happened ta me over the weekend...cause I want 'em now.....

Dewey Dewster here....

Princess Patches said...

We agree whole-heartedly, but Opy's right...time to move on. We hope Deetz and his mom are feeling better now, with all the support that that the DWB has given them. We also hope that the hurtful person came from outside the DWB.

Poppy, Penny & Patches

the many Bs said...

standard poodle? standard poodle? a friend for us!!! we must know these dogs - and human. please be our friends!!!!

okay, now for the letter. we were very very very very (we do everything in 4s) sad that our wonderful sweet Deetzy boy was hurt. we felt so bad for him cuz as everydog, kitty & hammie knows, Deetz has his share of sadness in his life. he doesn't need to be berated cuz he doesn't blog sad stuff all the time.

we've been having a tough time lately cuz of all the sadness here at DWB - humans that have gone to the bridge, dogs going to the bridge, sickness, worries - it's overwhelming. our mom has had a few personal humans leaving and worrying and it's sad, we tell you. we know. and we know about losing pack members. all of us do. but we don't want to be sad all the time. we want to visit our friends, bark, play and go on with our lives, cuz we're dogs that that's what we do. we live in the moment. that's why our mom loves us so much. we're cool. what can we say.

so we're not gonna go on and on, but we just want to say that we agree with Asta and Jamie and support Deetz and all of our wonderful DWB friends. DWB has been a pawsome place for us to make friends and play and have a lot of fun and pawsitive support. we wuf you guys. you rock!

and please please please please we must be friends with the standard poodle. please be our friend!


Stanley said...

Hey, Buds!

LOve, PEace, and BLOG ON!

Goober love & smooches,

Pee Ess
LOVE your photo, Asta!

Lady Kaos said...

Hey Asta, could you give your guest blogger this message for me?
"You go Jamie Sue!!! Can't wait for you o get your own blog. You sound like you would be a great DWB member!!"
Thanks Asta!

Molly the Airedale said...

We're with Opy! We need to move on and be the happy and loving DWB community that we alway have been and always will be!
Nuff said!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Jans Funny Farm said...

We were sad to read Deetz's post too, but we hope you don't think it was the Ao4 had anything to do with it. They didn't.

We've been hoping it was just a miscommunication and could be worked out

Willow the Black Dale said...

Thank you for helping us with your plight of Paco! It is a misjustice! All help is needed STAT!! We had to call a S..O..S as soon as we heard.

We love Deetz too. If doggies, kitties snd hammies can love their hoomans (they can be goofy) all the world can be at peace again.

Ready to take over the world,

Eric said...

Well done Asta for ycaring post and to your guest speaker to who put it all into perspective so well. Those who know Deetzy could do nothing BUT love him so I hope he and his Mom can get over this. I'm sure with all the love and support of this caring community they will.

Love kisses Eric xx

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey Asta, sorry to hear that Deetz and his mum were upset by someone. DWB has been so supportive to me of late. Let's try and put this behind us and concentrate on all the good, kind and loving people out there who DO make a difference. J x

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Dear Dr. Asta,
What is going on? Was somebody hurted? You need a male nurse? I come right over to Deetz to comfort him with my healing paws!

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

HI Asta,

Well done Asta, keeping the good in DWB!!
The good way out does the bad!


Abby said...

Hi, Asta...

Thanks for posting this message...

I don't know exactly what happened to Deetzy...I just know that he & his Mom were hurt...

I do know that we have all been heartbroken & felt like we just couldn't go on at times in our lives...

As your very smart friend said, we all handle it in our own way...No one should be judged by the way they handle their grief...It's a very personal matter...

Deetzy & his Mom are such good friends to all of us...I'm sooo sorry that someone hurt them...

Abby xxxooo

Eduardo said...

I was very mad about that situation it upset me & my mommy in many ways, thank you Asta & your friend for posting that. I really want to bite the heck out of that person who hurt Deetz & his Mommy!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Chef said...

I agree with Opy too. Let's not give the person who did this so much attention.


We all love Deetz and his Mom and we'll welcome them back to their blogging with big, open, loving arms because that's the way we are.

Now, what d'yall do that was fun today? I played frisbee in the park with my human brother til I practically collapsed from the heat. When I got home, Mama had to wrap me in a cold towel and guess what? She gave me ice cream. Do you think I was pretending to collapse or not ? Hmmmm??

Love you all.


Daisy said...

I do not know what happened, but I do not like people who are mean. Luckily, I think there are many, many, many more nice people than mean people.

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

Asta...I quite agree with Daisy...she purred that in such a succinct way, I have no further need to elaborate.

And frankly, you looked so fabulous in ur picture, I wanna know if you had a facial? I have bags under my eyes and dark smudges...perhaps from not removing my nosecara??

Thank you for addressing this issue...

Buckets of love...Laciegirl

Patience-please said...

Humans will be humans. That's all.

Thing is, humans get all tangled up between love and trust. We dogs are here to show them, that while it's only a good idea to trust your special people, you can still love everyone with all your heart.

But, if they got that they'd be dogs, and they wouldn't need us to teach them.

lovin' wags from the whippets

Hammer said...

Dear Asta
I can't understand all this negative stuff. DWB is a caring, wonderful community and this is what everyone should focus on. I know I'm only a dog and I'm supposed to be stupid, but I did not think anyone, even Charlie and Opy's mum and dad, could tell a blogger what to show and say on their blog. Enuff said about all of this. Blogging is supposed to be fun. My major problem is that my mum is the typist !!!
Love from Hammer

Deefor said...

Hi Asta and Jamie Sue
I agree with everyone. Deetz shares what he wants to on his blog and I love reading it. Lots of times we don't have to say all the things we're feeling-- and no one should tell us what to write. So Deetz and mom, I'm sorry anyone said anything to hurt you.


Joe Stains said...

What a fabulous letter! We are often surprised at how terrible humans can be and only wish they could take after us and be more friendly and understanding.

Oh and Tanner would like to say WHAAAATSSUPP and cool use of HBO words.

Moco said...

Asta and Ami,
Thanks for letting your friend express her feelings. I like her did not actually blog for almost a year. I sat back and enjoyed the adventures from all over the world as I still do. I enjoy the real and surreal adventures of all. Moco has even got to fly on AireRuby and visit many of our pup friends over the last few months. I am not sure who expressed such hateful opinions to Deetz and his mom, but this is not how this community works. We are here to have fun and make friends. I guess someone does not realize that life is way too short to be taken so seriously.
Grammie AKA Marilyn

Kirby said...

Well said Asta, Jamie, Sunny & Scooter! What Mom and I love most about blogging is putting our thoughts out there for the world to seem, no matter what they are! It's a shame when those in the blogging community can be unkind, but it's comforting knowing how many wonderful DWBers there are out there! I hope we all continue to support one another no matter what!

Your pal,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
I fell sorry for that person who wrote those things to Deetz and his mom. He/she must have a problem.
Kisses and hugs

i said...

Well said, Jamie Sue. Thank you for this post, Asta. Hope Deetzy and Mommy will be ok soon. We just hate to see anyone being hurt or feeling so sad. Life is sad enough at times. We are all here to make life better and happier for everyone, not the other way round.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hi Asta! I'm so sorry that your friends had such problems! The blogs are our playgrounds and people need to play nice!!!

On a different subject, I LOVED meeting you and your parents! THE BEST TIME I HAVE HAD IN A LONG TIME!!!!! You are just as sweet as I thought you would be and your smoochie kisses are FANTASTIC!!! I hope to visit you again soon!

Maybe you and your parents can come and visit us in D.C.

LOVE TO AMI & GEORGE!!! Sloane is doing great and she LOVED all of you.


Auntie Deb

Fred said...

I'm a little out of the loop, too, but thank you anyway for posting about this important issue. You are such a caring pup, Asta!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Hi Asta,
I heard about this too. Thanks for posting this letter.

Deetz said...

Wow, I am lost for words! My mum cried when she read this. I asked her why she was crying and she said, sometimes Deetzy humans have tears of joy because they are surrounded by so much kindness and love it is overwhelming. She said to tell you ALL, thank you for being her friends, her family, forever and always. Also, it was not the A04 team, they are friends of mine too. Whoever upset me, I forgive them, because I can.
Thank you Jamie, Sunny, Scooter, Dear Asta
NOW LETS PLAY.............
I love you all
Deetzy Boy