a tired dog is a good dog

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I'm BACK!!!

I'm suwe you've heawd the expwession"You win some, You lose some. and some get wained out"

That's sowt of what happened to Mommi.
Daddi says it was a "fishing expedition"...thewe wewe some nibbles....othewise the show was a dud.
Mommi was all sad , but thewe wew some good pawts..like the incwedible colow of the twees on the dwive up!!!

and the best of all!
Mommi got to meet Riley and Toffee!!!!!!! and theiw supew wondewful pawents

Mommi and Daddi loved them!
You won't believe it , but Mommi and Aunt Alett have theSAME glasses

they awe smawt and sweet and funny fwom what I heaw..and did I mention supew Nice!!!
They bwought along pwesents fow Petey, Duffy and ME!!! Even some famous soda wif Toffee and Riley's faces on the label...We'we saving that fowevew!
Mommi got to moosh Toffee
and scwitchie hew
and pet hew silky eaws( Ewic would have keeled ovew wif joy..Mommi says she's THAT bootiful)

I think this encountew kept Mommi fwom "slitting hew wistses" wif depwession

This just goes to pwove that the nicest things in life awe not success ow fame..but doggie kisses
Mommi also wants to thank all of you fow youw good wishes and cwossed paws..Muahhh!

Pee Ess..Even though I did Not get to go and meet these faboolous pals..I had a lovely time wif Sloan who was the absolute best doggie sittew awound.....and auntJane and Petey met up wif us at the wun so all in all it was a pwetty tewwific weekend...I will twy to catch up wif all of you as soon as I can snap Mommi out of hew depwession..(I might have Lacie make hew some of hew vewy special smoofies)


Anonymous said...

Oh I bet all the leaves were purrfect!

Peanut said...

sorry the show was so poopy. Those smoothies of lacies will help your mom.

Unknown said...

Now chin up! The show will be up for an entire month, which gives people plenty of time to take a look or two, go home and move things around, then go back and buy a painting (or two or three) or commission a portrait of their own beloved pet. Don't be so impatient!

(Asta, tell Mommi it's way too soon to start talking of offing herself again.) Like the right puppy, the paintings will find their proper owners.

Your pal,


Charlie Daniels said...

Yeah fishing trips can be like that sometimes .. even with the right bait, the conditions just aren't right and they dont' bite.

Sorry to hear that news ...

But really happy to hear about your special visitors :-)



Lacy said...

w00f's Asta, wiff ever hoomans money kinda tight now, me can understand...but like petey says, somebody will come soon and buy them all..they iz all bute ti ful..wow, how cool they gots to meet toffee, riley and their hoomans..c the trip wuznt all bad..

b safe,

Ruby Bleu said...

I think Petey and his Mom said it best...it may take some time...AND your Mom has a month! It's was great that your pawrents got to meet Toffee and Riley...that is so cool...

Cheer up...Lots of Loving Licks,

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

We're sorry that things were not perfect for your Mommi at the show, but so glad she got to spend some quality time with friends! And that you, Asta, had a great weekend!

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Sorry to hear Mummy's show didn't go as well as hoped, but lets hope those 'nibble's' come to something.
Still it was great she got dogggy kisses to make up for the disappointment.

Love, pats & pets

Amber-Mae said...

That's exactly how we felt on the day we tried to sell my Mommy's DVDs at the dog event. The crowd was so poor & hardly anyone was interested. The just look & then walk pass. But at least we did manage to raise some money for PAWS! Sorry to hear that your Mommi's show didn't go as well as she thought it would be. But tell her don;t be sad. Maybe next time, it will do better! Your Mommi's paintings are PAWSOME! I gotta say that becoz it is true! I love the one she did of you on top of the big mirror. It's sooo kool she got to meet Riley, Toffee & their pawrents at her show! You would have been thrilled if you got to meet them too...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Molly the Airedale said...

How exciting that your mommi and daddi got to meet Toffee and Riley's parents!
We're sorry that your mommi didn't sell more of her fabulous artwork, Asta! Those Rhode Islanders don't know a good thing when they see it!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Black and Tans. said...

We are so pleased you had a good weekend Asta with Sloane to look after you and your Mummy met Toffee and her parents that is special.
WE are sure your Mummy's paintings will be snapped up very soon, we think the people who came to look at them had to go home and decide where to put a fantastic piece of art work before they actually ordered! Tell your Mummy to think positive cos we said so!!!

Molly and Taffy xx

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey Asta, what is wrong with people. Your mummy's paintings are wonderful and should have been snapped up. How great she got to meet Toffee & Riley and their pinkies.
We hope your mum's feeling a bit better now.

Noah xx

Princess Patches said...

We are absolutely sure that the economy is the only problem with your mommi's show! Our mom can't seem to sell anything either! We are soooo happy your mommi got to meet up with Toffee and Riley. Doggies always make us feel better, no matter what!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Raising Addie said...

You mom is a wonderful artist, Asta! I loved seeing you in those pieces. Go give her lots of kisses to make her feel better.

That is very cool that she got to meet your friends!


Gus said...

Asta and Sweet Mommi...please be very careful with those Smoothies of Lacie's. They are delicious. They make you sort of floaty. But OOOOOOH the headache!


Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Tell your Mommy the most important thing is she has YOU!!!!

Give her lots of LOVE!!

We are sure those gorgeous paintings will find buyers soon. Sometimes fishies have to nibble for awhile before they take the hook.

~S,S & C

Deb Cushman said...

"This just goes to pwove that the nicest things in life awe not success ow fame..but doggie kisses."

You are so right, Asta!

Cat Naps in Italy said...

Sorry you got dumped and sorry the show didn't turn out as well as your Mommie hoped. We all think her paintings are beautiful and we really wished we could have gone to the show.

Sending you kitty kisses and love from my humans,

Stanislaw said...

Your human really knows how to handle a brush! My mom is wondering - is that all done in oils? It's very wonderful stuff.

My human female is an artist as well and she said that sometimes after humans see an art show like that they don't buy right away but for days after they can't get the images out of their heads. Then they start to look for places to hang a painting. Then they simply must have one!

So give your mom a chewy to nibble on for a while and things will turn around! She's too talented!

Stanley said...

Sweet Fuzzaroni Astapup!!

I KNEW you and Sloane would have yourselves a blast together. She looks like she knows how to have herself a good time, and she looks like a dog lover. You can just tell.

As for your mommi, please pass on this big filled-with-goober-juice smooch I'm sending for her! Stanislaw's mama is right. I bet you haven't heard the last from Rhode Island art lovers.

Leave it to your mommi & daddi to turn a working weekend into something totally fun ~ meeting up with Toffee & Riley and their parents! Looks to me like the trip was worth it just for that.

I'm not surprised Toffee's mama & your mommi have the same glasses. Cool, funky girls often think alike.

Goober love & smooches,
Your Stanley Boy

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

My mother can understand how a show like that is poopy. She has had those like that in the past, as well. :( But, we are glad your mom got some beagle kisses to cheer her up! Always better luck next time, and you never know when one of those nibbles turns into a catch!

Daisy said...

Oh rats! I was sure many of those beautiful paintings would get sold! But kisses from Toffee go a long way to making up for it.

Petra said...

Will a double shot of espresso help your mom? I'm sorry she is sad and I hope she feels better soon. I've seen her work and it is as beautiful as you are, Asta. I guess she gets to practice being patient and that's never fun.

Do fishermen have to be patient, too?

Koobuss said...

Hi Kousin Asta,

You sure are right about doggie kisses being the best thing in the world. They cheer you up when you are sad, make you feel better when you are ill, and make everything better when things are already good. That's why I give so many Koobuss Kisses.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Eric said...

Asta,I'm wagging you had a great weekend wih Sloan and Petey and Jane. But I's sad your Mommi didn't get a nibble,they were probably overwhelmed by the fabulousness of the paitings. They will be back, she mustn't be sad.

And boy I'm greeeeeen she got to meet pupcakes pawrents, they are sooperdooper and kind and oooh look at Toffee..she is boootiful..I need to go and lay down..

Wiry Wags, Eric x x x

He,he I laughed at Duffy's antics!! Mom sort of gulped and said she had forgoten how xhausting and hard work us boys are, which made me chuckle more.

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

Dear sweet Asta, Tell your mommi that she is only allowed to be depressed over this for a couple of days Once she thinks about how much love she has in her life, her cares will float away. (And those people in RI will proably be buying paintings before the month is over!) She has you, your wonderful Daddy, and oh so many doggie and people friends. My Mom says she is rich that way!! And we dogs know that is the most important thing!! Mom wishes she could afford some of your Mommi's art because she loves it sooo much!!
It looks like not only did your parents have a great time with Toffee and Riley's parents, but you had a great time too.
So let Momi mope one or two more days, then that's all! Just get your cute eyes and kissing machine going!!
Love to you both
Sunny, Scooter and Aunty Jamie

Fenway said...

We love your mom's paintings and she should be proud of herself for putting her work out there and taking a HUGE chance. Don't let her think her talent has anything to do with sales...either people don't have the cheese money or they are clueless.

Please tell your mom I think she has a lot of guts and we respect that she tried.

Oooh, that Toffee looks so sweet and soft.

PB 'n J said...

It's clear to us that those people are clueless, 'cause your Mommie is furry talented! We are glad that the weekend was not a total loss for them and that you had a great time with Sloane!

Lindsay said...

Doggie kisses ARE the best things in life!

we're sad to hear your Mommi didn't make lots of sales. We hope the little nibbles lead to big sales!

Brown dog kisses,

Moco said...

Tell Mommi not to be too sad. She had a nice drive with Daddi, got to meet new friends and still has a very good chance of selling her paintings. Someone will love the birches as much as we do. We are sure of that. The crazy old lady always says that good things come when you least expect it. Do not despair.

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Asta
I'm sorry your mom didn't sell a painting this weekend. Her artwork is fabulous.
I'm glad you had fun with the babysitter and that your parents are home safe & sound.
Love Ruby

Islay said...

Hi Asta - how did you get such a melancholy look on your pretty face for the rain photo? Makes my eyes leak

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

I make my parents add on the list 100 things to do before you cross the bridge " visit Asta and her parents and NY".
Your mom is so down to earth and have a beautiful smile *grin*.
I will kiss you and your mom from forehead to chin, Maltese promise!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
I am so sorry to hear the things did not go like your mom hoped!
Yes, she needs a special smoothie to cheer her up!
Sure it was nice to meet Toffe, Riley and their parents!
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

We are sorry the show did not go as she would have wanted, but she did get to meet some nice people and nice doggies. That is what life is really all about, nice peoples.

Boo Casanova said...

was that petey giving dog kisses to your mommi? oh! i hope your mom is receiving the kisses on your behalf asta!

wet wet licks


powder-puff said...

Hey Asta

Im sorry the show didnt turn out like your mommy wanted but me and my mum love her paintings! dont give up!

Lots and lots of love

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Asta -

We are glad your Mommi got to meet Toffee and Riley but sad for her at the same time. The pictures look pawsome.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Unknown said...

Nice new layout Asta! Much easier to scroll through (the orange was a bit slow...)

Your pal,


Chef said...

Asta, tell your mommy that just because no one bought her paintings yet, that doesn't mean she isn't a supertalented artist. We LOVE her work and who knows? there may be lots of nibbles coming up. And if not, well, she gets to do what she loves to do and is so good at - that's what's important.

Toffee and Riley's parents seem so nice and I'm glad they all cheered your mommy up. That's what counts too - making eachother happy!!

Stop by my blog because I have a pwesent fow you!


Dino and Family said...

Hi Asta! Nice to meet you and thanks for being my friend! I checked out some of your mommy's painting, Whoa! Excellent work! Can't wait to get to know you better.
Love, Dino

BrandytheGreat said...

Whoa, lucky you got pressies to boot!

Simba and Jazzi said...

Looks like they had a really good time. You can never have too many doggie kisses.

Simba x

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That's so fun that your mommi get to meet up with Toffee.. ;)

~ Girl girl

Jake of Florida said...

Noooooooooooooooooo!!! There wull be NO SLITTING OF WRISTS!!!!

We were so alarmed when we read about your mommi being unhappy that -- even though we are all the way in South Florida and She Who Controls the Computer is all the way in Northwest Florida (8 hours away) -- we had to send your mommi loving licks and sniffs and woofs. Her paintings are beautiful, no matter how the show went!!!


Jake and Just Harry

William Tell said...

I hope your Mom is feeling more chipper today. She is very talented and I know the right buyers will come along to the show. Just give her lots of smoochie kisses til then!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Mack said...

Your Mommi is so pretty Asta - now I can see where you get it from!

Please give Mom a big kissy from me.


Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, no. We're glad you had nibbles but we're sorry there were no bites. Perhaps there will be some bites from the nibbles eventually?

Looks like you had some fun there. Everywhere you go, you meet blogging dogs and their humans. How exciting.

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Sorry to hear your Mom's show didn't go that well, but I guess it's like you said...sometimes it's good, sometimes it's not that good. But I LOOOOVEE your Mom's paintings! She is very very talented indeed...encourage her to not lose hope! She will make loads of money someday...*grins*

That's so cool that your Mom got to meet Toffee & Riley though! I think you would have had loads of fun with them too if you were there...=)

Hope you have a great day!


Lacy said...

w00f's Asta, me iz shure happy u mama founded all of ur bloggie...me mama woodnt no watt to do iffin dat happened to her..she wood prolly cry...

b safe,

Cat Naps in Italy said...

Asta! Asta! Asta! I am here! I am dressed and ready to go!!! Am I too early for the party?

Can you guess who I am???


Agatha and Archie said...

Well,tell your Mom that we agree with Petey..you have a whole month......and we also agree with Gussie..tell her go easy on the Lacie smoothie..it packs a powerfull punch...PL2 wanted to go with Toffee but of course what else is new she had to work....We wanted to go withour her but we don't have our car back yet and Archie couldn't see over the steering wheel...Well at least she got giant kisses from our pals..that should help...Love and kisses A+A

Snowy and Crystal said...

Welcome back Beautiful :)

so nice to meet up with pals

Sassy Kat said...

Your art work tha I could see in the photos was beautiful. I wished that I lived closer and I could have come on over and join in. Looks like you had some nice guests stop over for your show. Thing will work out, you never know that when the economy changes a little one of those that were at your showing will give you a call for a pictute.
Oh, tell Asta we are on our way!! We are so looking forward to the Halloween party!!!!! Thanks for having us!!!!!!!!
Oh and yes, the mom of the house is doing great, that is why I can get away and join in on the fun at your place.

Clover said...

Hi Asta!
I am glad you are back! Sounds like your parents had a good time, but I bet they missed you a lot!
Is it too late for me to send you a picture of me in my costume?
Love Clover xo

Noah the Airedale said...

We're really excited about the halloween pawty. We've finally got our outfits aaaahhhhhhgggggg.

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy x

Hammer said...

Hi Asta
These are lovely photos of your mum and your mates, hooman and doggie. I'm pleased you did not fret too much with Sloan your doggie sitter. Sorry I haven't been visiting but mum is still very busy with important day to day life stuff and it's going to be this way for a while yet. I'm always thinking of you and your pawrents though.
Love from Hammer

T-man Angel said...

Oh poop on those silly people!! They don't know good art anyway!! Don't give up...your mom will find some buyers soon!

My mom says to tell your mom that she loves her jacket. Your mom has great style and she's very pretty!

PS: So are you, Asta :)

T-man Angel

Juno said...

Sissy Asta!! We're glad your mommi got to see Toffee's family!! they are great people!! We can't believe Toffee's mom and your mom has the same eyeglasses!!

Asta, tell your mommi that our humans admire her art!

Momo & Pinot