a tired dog is a good dog

Monday, October 6, 2008

Family Dinner

Fwiday night was my cousin Chwistophew's 29th Birfday...Mommi can't believe it, cause she knew him befowe he was bowned..you see his Mommi Juli is Mommi's fwiend fwom the time they wewe about 18 (appwoximately 150 yeaws ago...she's Hungawian too).......................anyway, I digwess..
so Chwis and Cawina, awe my Cousins by the wules of fowevew fwiendship(plus my pawents awe theiw godpawents)
so we made dinnew in Chwis' honow....... and they wewe coming ovew..only I HATE to wait
the fiwst to awwive was Cawina..she's a doll..

Then Chwis awwived and we had hows doovwes
auntie Juli was stuck on the West side HWY fow an houw and a half, because the Holland tunnel was closed due to a bomb scawe..thank dog she got hewe safely

I wowe my pawty collaw that my puppy sissie Jenny sent me fow my Birfday

finally dinner! that's auntie Juli, Cawina, and pawt of Chwis' blue top

I had to be westwained in owdew to be polite and let evewyone stawt wifout me

Mommi made Chris' favowite...OSSO BUCCO...the gween stuff is called GWEMOLATA..you spwinkle it on top
and this is what you eat wif it.........golden buttewy , cheesie, saffwoni RISOTTO MILANESE

I couldn't stand it, and went to ask Cawina if I could have some

she gave me a taste, and I was pwomised mowe aftew...let me just say nummmmmmmmm

auntie Julie made a twifle fow hew baby boy cause it's also his favowite..so he got no candles
just floofy custawdy cweamy goodness wif fwesh waspbewwies and stwabewwies and stuff

then I wanted them to see how hooge the stoopid costume I got fow Halloween is..Mommi will have to do some big time sewing , so that it sowt of fits....I think it's howwid

Cawina and Chwis being awfully good spowts, twied to show me that the west of the costoome wasn't half bad..hehehehehe, now I ask you..if it fits theiw big heads, is it likely to fit mine????
I think not!
even Cawina is sceptical
all of this exhausted me..but I suwe had sweet dweams of the yummies I ate..Happy Birfday CousinChwissy!!!! and many mowe!!!!!!


Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my goodness Asta, your mummy's menu is sensational. We're all drooling.
You look lovely in your special collar.
How about your poor Auntie Juli being delayed by a bomb threat. Thank goodness it was only a scare and not the real thing....eeeep.


Charlie Daniels said...

G'day Asta

TBU wants to know if you have any more of that food ... it looks yummy! ;-)



Boo Casanova said...

that was some pawty, wasn't it? glad you have lots of fun. does the bifday boy get any pressie? u can give kisses i'm sure it worth million.

wet wet licks


Girl Girl Hamster said...

What fun that is. I think your costume look very cute

~ Girl girl

Tama-Chan, Benny, Momo, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

That looks like an absolutely delightful evening Asta! Great food and great company! Moments to savour!!!

Your Pals,
Sen-Chan and Tom

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

The food looks really good, your Mom is a pawsome cook. We are very impressed.

Enjoyed your post about Hilton Head, we loved the alligator fountain. And swimming in the ocean looks like so much fun.

~S,S & C

Balboa said...

WOW, all the yummy looking food, you are so lucky to have gotten a taste!

What a fabulous costume you had!!!

Sorry about missing DWB, mommy will help me do a new post this afternoon.

Frenchie Snorts

Balboa said...

WOW, all the yummy looking food, you are so lucky to have gotten a taste!

What a fabulous costume you had!!!

Sorry about missing DWB, mommy will help me do a new post this afternoon.

Frenchie Snorts

Dexter said...

Asta - You look so sophisticated in your party collar. But that chicken outfit has got to go. Tell me your mom isn't going to dress your most dignified self like a chicken!


Gus said...

Asta: Dinner, as usual, look nummylicious. My favorite might be the rissoto,except maybe if I got one of those bone thingys when the hoomans were "finished."

The HALLOWEEN COSTUME has potential for cute. It also might be handy if it is really cold out on halloween. Otherwise. Lose it.


Murphey said...

I got hungry just reading about all that tasty food, yummy


The Furry Kids said...

You guys sure know how to party! Happy birthday to your cousin!

Anonymous said...

That party looks like lots of fun. Yum! Your Mommi is quite the gourmet chef. We love your special collar. The costume should guarantee lots of treats at Halloween.

Stanley said...

Sweetaroni AstaFuzz Lovepup!

You guys ALWAYS have the best eatables and partyables at your house! Your cousin Chris is a pretty lucky guy to have your mommi and daddi give him a celebration!

I think your mommi and daddi should wear your costume and you dress as the farmer who raises the chickens. I'd like to see that!

I can't believe that you're little puppy buddy will be in NYC in less than a week! Are you excited??!! You're going to be such a great honorary sissy and mentor! He's a very fortunate pup.

Goober love & sweet smooches,

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh...what fun Asta...you will make a great chicken!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Stanislaw said...

I think you live in a gourmet restaurant! You should talk to Petra bc her dad is a coffee master. Together you could open a fancy pastry and feasting shop!

My mom doesn't cook. Hence the RAW diet for me. Hey.. I'm not complaining. But a sautee here and there, a little garlic and olive oil never hurt anyone, right?

Beckett said...

Oh, Asta, are you going to be Feathers McGraw for Halloween? I just knew you'd be something cinematic!


Snowy and Crystal said...

aww Asta - Gathering with the dear ones; we call that precious moments

It seems like you had a good time. oh and we cant forget to mention how yummy the food looks

Maltese Paws


Daisy said...

Your Halloween costume does look a little bit big! I have not tried on my costume yet, I hope mine is not too small! You look pretty in your party collar.

Faya said...

Quelle joyeuse famille ! c'est magnifique Asta de pouvoir passer des soirées comme celle-ci...
Gros bisous à tous,

Petra said...

Family get-togethers and parties are the best, aren't they, Asta?

I LOVE your collar, and your family looks like so much fun!

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

Woo get to pawticipate in the khoolest pawties!

Your kholour was khwite fall'y festive!


The WriggleButts said...

That looks like a great pawty! I can't wait to see you in that outfit! BOL!

Kisses, Bajas.

Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

Y'all always have SUCH good food!!! It makes us all very hungry. And makes us wish our Mom could cook!!
You look so pretty in your orange fancy collar. But we wonder about that chicken costume. Lovely Asta a CHICKEN?! Besides, we agree, if that fits your cousins, how will it ever fit you without smothering you? ack!
Hugs Sunny & Scooter

Molly the Airedale said...

Your new ribbon collar looks beautiful on you, Asta! We are drooling just thinking about that trifle. It looks so yummy!
We think your costume is going to look just adorable on you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

P. said...

Miss Asta-
You looked for prettfuls in your little costume. And what wonderful food your humans made. I'm glad you got to sample some. I sure wish my ma could cook like that!

Tail Wags,

Eric said...

Hey Asta, Happy Birthday to your cousin. I'm impressed you and Mommie designed the whole evening to an orange flame colour (oopsie color!)scheme and theme. From the Osso Bucco, to your party collar, the pretty flowers on the table, the fluffy fruity trifle, the painting of you by the sofa and even that dumb clucking chicken head. That's just the sort of thing my 2leggeded does too!

Wiry wags, Eric x

Moco said...

Yummy food, good friends and of course you are dressed to the nines. What better evening could you have?
That chicken head is to die for. Can't wait to see it on you.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
Happy Birthday to your Cousin!
Sure you all had a great time celebrating him!
Yummy food!
They are so funny wearing that part of your costume!
I can't wait to see you!
Kisses and hugs

Ben & Darling said...

Asta, Im back to check out your blog. I love your blog, bootiful Asta with bootiful hooman and bootiful food!!!!! Wakakkkaa...

Im cathching up with your outing.

slurpy licks,

Anonymous said...

DKM says please send that saffron stuff over right away!

Lizzy said...


Oooh, I love your party collar, it's pawesome! I think I should have one too!


Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Asta...

Ya have the best parties....guess that's becuz yer in New York....'n yer Mom is a great cook too....did ya really get ta eat some of that wonderful food? Can we come ta visit ????

Yer not really gonna be a chicken fer hallowen are ya? That looks scary fer sure....go as a Wire Fox Terrier and wow 'em all....

Dewey Dewster here....

Joe Stains said...

All of that food looks so good!! Your parties always look like so much fun. I think that costume might be a BIT too big, plus I picture you more like a princess than a chicken!!

Kirby said...


Can I come over for dinner? You guys always have THE BEST dinner parties. All that delish food, mmmmmmm!!!! What a special birthday for Christopher. My stomach is growling just looking at all that food!! Now, I'm not so sure about that chicken costume. I'd have to see the whole thing on. He he! I shouldn't laugh. I have no clue what Mom is going to make me wear this year.

Your pal,

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Asta -

We like your collar - it is very pretty. We hope your Mommi does good alterations on your costume so that it will fit you. We happen to agree that the top part might be big for your head.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

i said...

Hi there Asta! Wow, that's some party you had there! And what yummy food too! Love your collar!

Simba and Jazzi said...

Hope you had a good weekend. Its been wet and windy here all weekend.

Simba x

Pippa said...

What a fine looking meal. You must be very proud of your mommi and her excellent cooking.

I won't say anything about the costume.

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

Asta...Scruffy here...um...can you blow ur self up to look really fat SO UR MOMMIE DOESN'T SEND THAT COSTUME TO STAN?

Mumsie had one of her "great ideas" last night bout 3AM and I am very distressed to where this is leading...

Fox terriers are dignified animals and this promises to be the ultimate in hoooomiliation. Stan and Lac think it's funny, but Dales are big clowns and Lacie's a stoopid Lakie so she doesn't care...BUT BUT....

Your grandchild, stepchild, kousin, brother Scruffy

I only call on our familial relationship cuz I'm desperate..

Deb Cushman said...

What a fun party! (And a beautiful collar, Asta.) The food looked yummy, but where were the lucious dandelions for nibbling?

We can't wait to see how your mom fixes the costume to fit you. Bet she'll do a great job.

Deefor said...

Hi Asta
What a pretty party collar. I noticed you took it off. Maybe it drags in plates when you eat some of that yummy stuff.


Mack said...

That food looks out of this world!!

That bomb scare sounds soooo frightening - thank dog everyone is okay!!

Princess Patches said...

Oh, Asta. Our mom is drooling over that trifle! Everything looks very yummy. You better go talk to William Tell before you put on that chicken costume...he likes to de-feather them!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Clover said...

Hi Asta!
That looks like a lovely family dinner! I particularly enjoyed the pictures with the chicken hat. :)
And I love all your vacation pictures; thanks for sharing them!
Love Clover xo

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey pal, looks like another great evening chez Asta! I'm drooling here! J x

well this sucks said...

I bet that chicken hat would've looked best on you.

Lady Kaos said...

What a fun evening! If they're going to make you wear that costume, I hope you get truck loads of treats!!

Sassy Kat said...

You always have the best of the bestest parties. I sure wish we lived closer to we could come over when you have these fun gatherings.

Koobuss said...

Hi Kousin Asta,

Your mommi sure throws the bestest pawties. She's got to be an excellent cook. She makes stuff that my mom has never heard of. You are very lucky to live there.

Glad everybody had a great time!

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

pee ess I don't blame you for not liking your costume. Fox terriers are way too dignified to dress up as a chicken. You should be a queen or a princess.

Huskee and Hershey said...

Oh Asta, the spread looks heavenly!! **licking lips**
Hershey wants me to tell you that your party collar is really pretty.. You look gorgeous wearing it!
As for the costume.. erm.. I bet you will be the hottest 'chick' on that day!

The Devil Dog said...

Uhhh, mom wants to know if your mom will cook for her. She'll be over Saturday around 5:30, okay?
Seriously, yummy looking food.


Mickey's Musings said...

What a great party!!! The food looks yummy :)
You looked super in your collar. I'm not sure about the other costume ;)
Purrs Mickey

The Black and Tans. said...

The Birthday celebrations certainly looked fun Asta. The fluffy, creammy, fruity pudding looks sooooooooo delicious. Our hooman is drooling...not a pretty sight!
Molly and Taffy xx

Agatha and Archie said...

DROOOOOOLING......now about that costume..we are SO on your side about this one..Love A+A

T-man Angel said...

Mmmmmmm....that looked like delicious food!! What a fun party. You go to the best places, Asta!!

T-man Angel