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Monday, November 24, 2008

Channeling Nick and Nora Charles

Mommis Birfday pawty

This was the invitation fow Mommi's pawty..since I am the weincawnation of the famous ASTA (hehehehe) Mommi and Daddi imagine themselves as the fantaboolous Mr.&Mrs Charles fwom the Thin Man Movies
Daddi is ouw Hewo..he gave Mommi the most wondewfullest Pawty evew!!!!
Mommi waiting fow the guests..while the piano playew was wawming up..he was amazing!!!!

Auntie Julie (Mommi's Fwiend fwom fowevew) and My Cousin Cawina (Mommi's goddaughtew)

auntie Kawen, Mommi and Auntie Mumsie ....a blast fwom the late thiwties, hehehehehehe

auntie Twacey unkel Randy and auntie Jane all awwived togethew

auntie Mumsie let me bowwow hew lovely shawl..I was hoping she would let me keep it..it would make the most amazing tug toy
my hooman sissie helped make evewything pawfect

Mommi and Auntie Julie...two cwazy hungawians
Duffy was dwessed to the nines in his bow tie
but he had to go to bed aftew evewyone got to admiwe him..it was way past his bedtime
Daddi gave a speech
do you think Mommi was happy??????????????????????????? all hew favowite fwiends wewe hewe(wif a few exceptions who wewe deawly missed)
my pawents did silly dances

and so did evewyone else, hehehehe

unkel Tony is a tap dancew(some of you have seen him on my bloggie dancing befowe)..the mistew wif the pony tail is a faboolous piano playew..he played evewy tune fwom the thiwties and fowties till one in the mowning
auntie Nancy had the absolute best haiw and makeup fwom the thiwties....(she has a neighbow who styled hew) WOW!!!( Lacie wants that spawkly wap)
evil Mommi smoking wif unkel Randy
my sweet fwiend Sloane (the Taylor Catsssss) came and we snuggled

Myrna came out to dance wif unkel Tony ..fow some weason auntie Beth(my gwoomew thought something was hilawious)

this is vewy dawk, but you get the idea of the cwaziness

auntie Jane was a vision in gween and blue..she was dazzling and bootiful ..I asked to twy on hew hat
auntie Mumsie's stole even got thiwsty
while we danced , at the othew end of the woom fwiends talked and talked
auntie Nancy sits wif Athena (Cawolina's pawtnew) and My Hooman Sissie Cawolina ...notice how Cawolina's haiw is the pawfect Lacie shade..

did I mention that we ate too???? all night long.

I ciwcoolated in my peawls ... Akshually..I was dashing awound wif my fwiends(see Petey's post)
sometimes when you'we in two places at once, youw photogwaphs make you look like a spiwit
Mommi: "thank you for all the good wishes and for indulging me in showing you so many pictures of humans...60 is a wonderful year...I'm a very lucky old lady very,very rich in friends!

I wish all of you could have been hewe wif us..love and smoochie kisses


Sassy Kat said...


Looks like you all had a fun party!!! I really enjoyed seeing all of the Nick and Nora older style of clothes.

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all of you and have a safe and fun holiday.

Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing all those pictures!
I can see everyone was happy there celebrating your Mommy!
Kisses and hugs

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


My mom is leaking at the thoughts of all those people kharing for her soooo furry much -

All of woo are furry special and furry lukhky!

Woo must have had so much fun and slept furry soundly after all that partying!

PeeEssWoo: My mom's paternal grandfather had Hungarian roots with a khousin Vilma in Budapest -

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Oh wow, that was a WONDERFUL party indeed that you and your family had, Asta! Your Dad and sis did great with the preparations! I love all the photos...everyone looked like they had a jolly good time! Happy Birthday again to your Mom!


Kirby said...

What an amazing birthday party! The food, the drinks, the people and all the fun!!! What a wonderful night for all of you! I hope the celebrtion continues all week long!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMI!!!

Your pal,

Sophie Brador said...

Asta, Mom is so sad she couldn't come back for the party. She thought it looked like so much fun. I probably would have tried to get into Duffy's box for a snooze with him. I tend to be a bit on the quieter side, unless there's food of course.

Happy B-day smoochies to your mommy!


Gus said...

Happy Birthday again to Mommi, and congratulations to all of you on a lovely pawty. Muzzer loves Mommi's hat, and thinks the ladies all look lovely. And your Daddi is soooooo handsome. My Dad doesn't fit in his tuxedo anymore. He blames it on all the weight he gained with E.Rabbit and E.Beth. Wait a minute..that is muzzer's excuse too. somethhing is not right here!

Maybe I will figure it out when I am older.


Ruby Bleu said...

OMD what a fabulous pawty...everyone looked so bootiful!!! My Mom always wanted to have a roaring 20's pawty...maybe she'll do it for her 60th barkday - BOL!!!

Thanks for sharing the pictures...so glad you were able to share that special day!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

duo_disaster said...


Thanks for sharing the peeks! Everyone dressed so bootifully!!Yes, she is indeed much blessed and rich with good friends around her! (and of course! not forgetting such a wonderful Daddy!!!)

May she stay as bootiful as now, and many happy birthdays to come!

Rudolf & Goofy

Unknown said...

Hmmm, I think we'll cap it off by having a HUGE parade on Thursday in your honor, right down the center of Manhattan!

Happy Birthday Ami!!!

Your pals,

Petey and Mica

Anonymous said...

We can't think of any famous movie standard poodles but we wish we could have gone to that party. It looked like tons of fun. Belated Happy Birthday to Ami/Mommi. You look far younger than your stated age.

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

Dear Sweet Asta!

Mumsie here! I just typed you a long witty comment and blogger ate it! Grrr. (HBO word...)

Asta...what a lovely post on a lovely party!

To say I was a bit surprised to see Scruffy, Lacie and Babystan at the party would be an understatement. Lacie had assured me that she and the boyz would be very busy this weekend continuing their work with recently rescued homeless rats...they seem to be very involved in this type of communtity service...I started to chastise Scruffy, when I heard the whirring of the blender and Lacie brought me the most amazing Mango smoothie...after the third one, their being at the pawt er party was simply fabulous! I hope I wasn't um too relaxed...wasn't Lacie or was it Auntie Karen 'splodin' the lamp hilarious??? Oh my...

I played the video...I surely don't remember us being that loud and unruly!!!

Your mommi and daddi are so much in love Sweet girl...and they love you so very much!

I think I may have Lacie fix me another one of those nouishing smoothies...she said that I could hold the glass on my eye; that it would bring down the swelling and help with the bruising...

I feel really badly that the boyz got a hold of my memory stick in my camera...they were giggling wildly...something about a STAIN on the carpet before the pawty? Have no idea what they are talking about? Or do I? Those smoothies are making my memory a tad hazy!

Oh...Lacie told me she found you a fabulous orange purse at Century 21 for just $16.00...she is such a little bargain hound. She was a bit concerned that she had borrowed our plastic, but (Mumsie takes another sip of smoothie) I assured her that a good sale should never be ignored....

Love to you and your sweet parents!

Kissies...Auntie Mumsie

Pee Ess...am sending Myrna some nicotine patches and gum......

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

Oh WOW Ami! What a great party. Bless your husband's heart! He really threw you a party not to be forgotten. You are truly blessed and rich in loved ones!! So many beautiful friends. Everyone looked lovely. And you were a vision. You and George look fantastic!
Happy,happy birthday and many more.

well this sucks said...

Yay! Looks like a fun party!!!!

Daniella said...

Wow, looks like one heck of a fab party!! Ami, you are truly truly blessed to have such an amazing hubby and friends and family. You are definitely the most fantastic-looking 60 year old I've ever seen, you look FABULOUS!!! Like a movie star! As usual, your apartment looks HUGE...if I hadn't seen it for myself...
Happy happy year.

Dani and Ax

Boo Casanova said...

your daddi sure know how to throw a pawty!!! i'm so jealous. maybe i should get my daddy throw one for mom's bifday and invite ALL MY FRIENDS!

wet wet licks


Deb Cushman said...

It looks like everyone had a wonderful time! What a terrific birthday party! Happy Birthday, Asta's mom!

i said...

Happy belated birthday to your mommy, Asta! Sounds like a great celebration!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Happy Birthday to you Mom!! We wish her good health, happiness and loads of love always!! I am so sorry we are late with our wishes, but our wishes are sincere and heartfelt!!

It looks and sounds like a GREAT pawty!! Your mommy looks gorgeous and your dad looks very dashing! (you and Duffy don't look too bad yourseves either..)

Good food, good drinks and great company... this is what life is about, isn't it?

Huskee, Hershey and their Sandpapaer-Face Mom

the many Bs said...

happy birfday to Asta's mommi. you had a wonderful party!!!!

but our mom is confused - "60 is a wonderful year" - that's when your mommi was born, right?


Lacy said...

w00f's Asta, ur mommi not look a day over 25...what a pawsome pawty ur daddi had fur her...everone looks bute ti ful...and yummmmie food..heehee u looked very hot in ur pearls, what i cood c...

b safe,

Bae Bae said...

Happy Birthday to your pretty mom. ;) WHat a pawsome pawty she had. Your mom look more like 35 to me

~ Bae

Cynthia Rae said...

Reading your post this morning has brought a smile to my face. Looking at the photos, I can just feel all of the love in the in room! I wish we could have been there to help you celebrate your birthday, but I hope you know we were there in spirit. And yes Ami, you are a very rich woman indeed. A wonderful husband, a beautiful dog, and many great friends; what more could you ask for?

Enjoy your birthday on Thursday.
Buon compleanno e tanti tanti auguri (happy birthday and many many wishes).

Danilo, Opus and Cyn

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey Asta, what a splendid party! A belated happy barkday to your mum. All the humans looked fantabulous! Some great outfits there... J x

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

This was obviously THE party of the season, Asta. Thank you so much for making it possible for us all to share in the fun a little!

Your Pals,
Sen-Chan, Tom and Tama-Chan

Stanley said...

Sweet Astaroni Fuzzbutt!

We LOVE the photos from your mommi's party, and we wish all of us from GooberStan could have been there too! My girl *almost* bought a last minute ticket and was thinking of showing up at the door unannounced, but in the end she pooped out on that idea. I can't believe she missed the party of the century!! (She's dying to meet Unkel Tony and the gang!)

Mumsie looks so at home at your house. I bet it was a big treat for her to have a break from her terrier trio and to bask in your wonderful fuzzlove for a whole weekend!

I loved your pearls at the party, but I think you would have been the most bootiful creature there even if you had not accessorized. I know that accessories are the key to fashion, but you don't need any embellishments! You are GORGEOUS!

My girl says that your daddi needs some big smooches from all of us for being the love of your mommi's life and for throwing her the big schnazzy shindig!! I bet he and your mommi have been sleeping ever since the last guest went home!

We are so stinkin' glad that your mommi was born, that she found your daddi, and that you found them! We are priveleged to be your friends (especially me, as your love pup)!

Goober love & loads of birthday smooches,
Stanley, Stella, Merv & our girl

Stanley said...

Pee Ess

We are praying for your catsis, Momo! Please keep us posted.

Goober love,

Poopsie aka Blue said...

What a wonderful Birthday party!
You all look so happy especailly you Ami.

Love, pats & pets

Simba and Jazzi said...

A belated happy birthday to your Mummy. That party looks like the most fun ever!

Simba x

Duke said...

You've got our mom all teary-eyed, Asta! We are so very happy that your mommi had the most wonderful pawty ever with all of her friends around her! We just love the pictures of her and your daddi together! How special!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Snowball said...

Happy Birthday to your mommy, Asta.

What a pawsome pawty your dad had held for your mom. This must be the most wonderful Birthday Pawty your mum ever had.


Abby said...

Hi, Asta...

What a wonderful pawty...Your Mom looks like she had a wonderful time...

Happy Birthday to your Mom...

Abby xxxooo

Amber-Mae said...

Happy Birthday to you Asta's Mommi! I just liked the theme of your pawty. Everybody dressed up like in the olden days. So very the kool!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

The WriggleButts said...

That looked like so much fun. Can't believe why you didn't get to keep that shawl for a tug toy, tough..


Clover said...

Happy Birthday to your Mommi, Asta! What a wonderful party your Daddi put together. I can see that everyone had a great time! And please tell your Mommi that she looks at least a couple of decades younger than she is!
Love Clover xo

Jake of Florida said...

Happy happy Birthday to Asta's mummi, Aunt Ami!!! What a wonderful idea for a pawty!!!

Our Dogdad turned 60 this past July, so Aunt Ami and Dogdad could be twinnies!! And we don't think that's very old at all -- not when you have so many friends and such love to share!!! And especially with terriers like all of us who specialize in fun and joy!!!

Tons of wirey love to Aunt Ami!!!

Jake and Just Harry (and you know who)

Mickey's Musings said...

What a fabulous birthday party for your Mom Asta!!!!! The theme is pawsome and everyone looks beautiful!!
Mom loves watching the Thin Man movies!!!!!!!! She thinks older movies are better!!
Purrs Mickey

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello asta its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that luks like kwite the hi class party!!! if i ever come to wun of yore swarays i wil hav to mayk shoor to ware my smoking jakkit and my gud fedora!!! ok bye

Daisy said...

What a glamorous party! It looks like loads of fun!

Dexter said...

What a wild party. Your family looks to be having fun playing dress up. I like your mom's road kill wrap. Maybe I could borrow it.

Asta, the peoples seem to pick you up a lot. Is that so you don't get squished by all the crazy dancing feet?


Petra said...

Asta, I'll bet even YOU had a hard time keeping up with all the craziness of the party ~~ but boy, did it look like an amazing celebration!

Happy Birthday to Asta's beautiful 60-year-old young mom!

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Asta, your Mommi looked very happy and extremely glamorous. Please wish her a belated Happy Birthday for us. ~S,S & C

Chef said...

Happy Birthday, Asta's mommy! You looked gowgeous!! And very happy. I love watching those humans act like a bunch of sillypuppies...!


Patience-please said...

What a wonderful party! So much happiness.

wags from the whippets

Beckett said...

That pawty looks superb. My mom is bringing home a library copy of The Thin Man on DVD for the Thanksgiving break so we can feel like we were there too. Hehehe!


Pee S - Do you know if dogs are allowed on the subway and PATH trains? Mom says we are going to someplace called NJ not too far from the Big Apple. That sure sounds tasty.

Murphey said...

What a party, Wow, looks like so much fun!

Happy Birthday and we enjoyed the people photos.


Eric said...

Wowzer!!!!What a fab day for your very special Mommie Asta. Mr and Mrs Charles look the happiest couple on the planet and so drop dead glamorous!Looks like the party of the season, noooo, century! I'm so wagging happy you all had the time of your lives and let us share a little bit of it with you.

Huge wags and kisses to you all, Eric x x x x x x x

Joe Stains said...

This almost made Mom leaky eyed with happiness to know how much FUN you had at your party and what great friends and husband you have to make it perfect for you. It is always so nice when nice things happen for good people. That piano player must have been tired he was playing a snappy tune in that video!

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Happy belated Birthday to your Mommi. The party looks pawsome. We like the music the piano player played.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Kelli said...

Happy birthday to your mommi! I looks like you all had a super great time at the party!

Mack said...

OMD Asta,
Your Mommi is soooooo beautiful!
I refuse to believe she is a minute over 30!

WHat a wonderful party and I think your pearls were so pretty!!

T-man's mom said...

Happy Birthday Asta's mom!!!

Asta, you have the most sophisticated and fun family!!! Your mom is so beautiful...I love her hairstyle and her hat!! I like that you got to dress up too in pearls and a hat.

T-man's mom, CC-man and T-man Angel

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Dear Asta,

Your Mommy's pawty looked like it was an absolute success, good times had by all. You and your Daddy were most excellent hosts.

Dear Ami,

Very Happy Birthday wishes to you, congratulations on your 60th... WA WHOOOO!!!

John, Joan, and Lunagins

Dewey Dewster said...


It sound like ya all had a great time at yer Mom's party....so many friends.....havin' a BLAST !!!!! How wonderful that yer Mom and Dad let ya stay ta celebrate too...those 30's were really wild times.....ya should be glad yer Mom 'n Dad weren't really around then cause that would make 'em a lot older than 60.....hope yer hang-over is gone and yer all rested up..... Happy Thanksgiving !!!!

Dewey Dewster here.....

Moco said...

That is by far one of the best birthday parties that we have ever seen. We wish Mommi the best for the next 60 years. What a grand time for all. It was nice to see all the pictures of this special day and we appreciate you sharing them with us. That Daddi knows how to throw a party and I am sure that you were a big help to him.

Noah the Airedale said...

You old?? Get outta here!!!!
You all look like you had the best time. Must have been some party.
Congratulations on turning the big 60 Ami.
Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos with us.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Koobuss said...

ousin Asta,

What a terrific pawty your pawrents had. Your Mommi looks absolutely radiant! Happy Birthday to her and may she have many, many, more. She's a real sweetheart.

Love ya!

Koobuss Kisses for Everybody,
Kousin Koobie

Cassidy said...

Happy belated 60th birthday!

Mummy's mummy is 60 today, whee!

Cassidy x

Toffee said...

Happy birthday to your MOMMI!

What a fantastic way to end your birthday week - with a national holiday!

toffee & Riley

Lenny said...

Happy birthday to your mom!
What a fun party! Everyone looks so glamorous, just like in the Thin Man movies!

Your friend, Lenny