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Friday, April 3, 2009

Happy Amivewsawawy

About two hundwed and thiwty eight yeaws ago my Mommi and Daddi said I do and giggled thwough theiw whole wedding ( I think it set the tone fow theiw life togethew)

they walked out awm in awm (smoochies awe a big twadition in ouw family, hehehe)

and had a big pawty fow all theiw fwiends..ate lots of cake and danced till the mowning to some Bwazilian wecowds

(that's my hooman sissie Cawolina in the back of the cake)

They twaveled all ovew (this pictoowe was aftew Mommi's fiwst Awt exhibit)

Mommi's Daddi lived in OOwope , so they went often

stopped in Venice

on the Ligoowian coast

in the Tiwol and lots of othew places , I don't want to bowe you , so I won't dwag all those pictoowes out.

Eventooally, they moved to NYC and decided to stawt a family!

tah dah!!! theiw fiwst bown, hehehehehehe...This was Nikki, who is in heaven now but was the bestest boy evew

he helped Mommi paint, and wead and dweam and leawn to love doggies fowevew

theiw neighbow had a deck and it was a gweat place to hang out

Two mowe fuwwkids joined the family, Nora and Charly
bruvvew and sissie (seven mumfs apawt.).......life is good!!!!

the yeaws passed and Daddi got gwey, (Mommi hides it wif paint)..they still got to twavel, if not as often..hewe they awe in Vienna again

and in theiw favowite city PAWIS.

Nikki and Charly wewe gone, and then Daddi got sick, and Nowa also went to heaven..it was a sad time. They didn't think they could go thwough losing any mowe fuwwkids.

Daddi is well again!!!! and I came along! LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!!

I heawd that they stopped theiw caw on the way to theiw wedding pawty , when they saw lilacs at a stand on Santa Monica Blvd. ........they bought all the lilacs they had, and filled the whole caw..it's theiw favowite. so.....................

I wan and got some and took it to the westauwant whewe they went fow theiw amnevewsawawy dinnew the othew night. I wanted evewything to be just wight. They said it was supew womantic and delicious.

aftew sitting thwough this long stowy, I have a quiz, and the fiwst doggie who gets the most wight answews will get a pwize!

1-What yeaw wewe my pawents mawwied?
2-In what city was theiw wedding?
3-Whewe was Mommi's fiwst awt show?
4-What cocktail did they have at their amnivewsawawy dinner (named after a city)?
5- Why did my Daddi dress up like an cweam salesman?( extwa points if you get this wight.)
6- What spowt did they do togethew?
7- How many amnivewsawawies have I been with them?

pleez don't fowget to answew the questions  

hope all of you had a glowious weekend
smoochie kisses


Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Daddy!
Thanks for sharing their love story!
We loved seeing all the pictures!
Have a great sunday!
Kisses and hugs

Lucia said...

Ciao bella Asta!

Sigh ... tutto il mondo ama una storia d'amore! Buon anniversario a vostra mamma e papà, Asta!

Tanti baci!

Suzuki said...

Happy Anniversary Asta's Mum and Dad!
Big licks to you

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents!!

give them a smoochie kiss for me!

LOVED the pic, and I am working on the answers....


Joe Stains said...

omdog happy anniversary, I am going to TRY to answer these, here I go:

1-What yeaw wewe my pawents mawwied?

2-In what city was theiw wedding?

3-Whewe was Mommi's fiwst awt show?

4-What cocktail did they have at their amnivewsawawy dinner (named after a city)?

5- Why did my Daddi dress up like an cweam salesman?( extwa points if you get this wight.)

omdog I have no idea?!

6- What spowt did they do togethew?

7- How many amnivewsawawies have I been with them?

Stella said...

Oh, my sweet BFF ASta Girlie!

Please give my goobery though slightly off-center kissies to your mommi & daddi! I can't believe they've been married for over 200 years! That's GOTTA be a record.

Okay, now I'm going to try to answer me some annispursorry questions!

1. I think your pawents were married in 1975.

2. They were married in the City of Angels (Los Angeles).

3. Your mommi had her first art show in Los Angeles.

4. I think they drank Manhattans.

5. Did your daddi dress up as an icecream man to fulfill some fantasy of your mommi's? (Whatever the answer is, that's what I'm gonna think.)

6. They play tennis together.

7. This is the 3rd anniversary you have spent with them.

MuWAH! MuWaH! MuWaH!!!!!

Goobery love & itty bitty gritty kissies,
Stella Bean

Duke said...

Happy anniversary to your mommi and daddi, Asta! We LOVED the walk down Memory Lane!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Martha said...

Hi Asta
Congratulations to your parents - our mum said that her and our dad have also been together forever. They have also had furkids who they loved more than anything who have now died. They also vowed never to have another furkid as it was just oo painful losing them!!!
Well why are we here? We are helping them adjust - they love us both to pieces although they still miss Harry! Dad still has Harry as a screensaver on his computer at work but Mum has us!!! She has two human sons but never had a daughter now she has two furkid daughters and it has balanced up the genders in our family!
We will try to answer your questions:
5)To please your mom!
These are all complete guesses! We loved looking back over the pictures of your parents life together. We wish them many more happy years.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xx

Moco said...

Happy Anniversary to Mommi and Daddi. It is fun to see them through the years. Here we go at guessing.
1: 1974
2: Santa Monica
3: Los Angeles
4: Long Island Tea
5: It was the only one available to fit his long legs.
6: Racquetball
7: 2

Snowy and Crystal said...

Happy anniversary to your mommy&daddy ^_^

Mango told us about your comment...We sent out this message:
"We wanted to tell you that we are taking a short break from blogging. There will be no new post for a short period of time in our main blog. Our blog went private a couple of hours ago, so no one will have access to it except for the two of us. but we just want to tell you that we will be back very soon ..and once we do, our blog will go public again ;)"
to as many fluffs as we could yesterday. We are continuing today with sending it to more of our special fluffs

*wet licks*

Snowy & Crystal

Snowy: thank you sooo much for the birthday wishes beautiful Asta

Faya said...

Joyeux anniversaire de mariage ! Nous vous souhaitons encore beaucoup de longues années de bonheur !
Bisous, Véronique & Famille

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Happy Anniversary to your peeps. We enjoyed the trip down memory land. You did a wonderful job telling us about it. Our Mom love lilacs too and checks our bushes out every day to see how long it will be before they bloom.

Happy Trails and Waggin' Tails,
Rocky Creek Scotties

Jake of Florida said...

That is the most romantic series of photos we've ever seen. Our Mom got leaky eyes just looking at them. Your mommi has the happiest smile and they are the lovingest couple.

Thank you for letting us share such an intimate look at LOVE!!!

Happy Anniversary smooches to you all.

We love you.

Jake and Just Harry

Raising Addie said...

Happy anniversary to your mom and dad!!!

What a wonderful couple they are!

We LOVED loved loved reading your memories! So very special.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and lucie

Unknown said...

hi asta...
grate history.. and congratulations to yours parents....

I sayd "cheers" with our dog-martiny... :)
a big hug

Gus said...

Oh Asta...we love the photos, and we would love to guess the answers, but we remember the answers to some of them, and on others, we haven't got a clue! But, like, we think your pawrents wore matching ice cream suits so they could be twins.


Mack said...

Those were some beautiful pictures and what a wonderful story too. I am gonna guess:
1. 1974
2. Manhattan
3. NYC
4. Manhattan
5. The tux shop was out of black suits
6. Skinny dipping
7. 3

Sophie Brador said...

Asta, Happy Anniversary to all of you!!!!

If they got married 238 years ago, then the answer to #1 is 1771. But I think your dad was dressed like an ice cream man because he was a fancy disco dancer, so I'm not sure those dates match up very well.

Your parents look so great in all those photos. I hope they have a fabulous day!

xo xo xo

Ruby Bleu said...

Happy Anniversary - W00t! Thanks for sharing the pictures...how fun. Unfortunately, those questions are way too hard for me, but I can't wait to find out the answers!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

The Oceanside Animals said...

Happy anniversary to your mommy and daddy!

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

OK, Asta...here goes....

1. 1974
2. LA
3. LA
4. Manhattens...is Martini a City???
5. hmm...Mumsie knew this...out of black tuxes? Um...
6. tennis or skiing...
7. three joyfilled years

How'd we do? It's killin' Mumsie bout that ice cream outfit...she can't remember....

And tell ur mom that she looks 'xactly the same as she did on her wedding day...

Asta, Ur Peeps (Oops...I accidently first typed Poops...hahahahahahahahaaa)



Love you waaaaaay too much...


Hollie and Janie said...

Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful story of love! I hope your mommi and daddi had a wonderful anniversary! I am so happy they have you... such an awesome furkid!!! You were so sweet to buy them lilacs!

Daisy said...

Happy anniversary to your mom and dad! What a romantic love story they are sharing together.

Anonymous said...

Hi Asta! Happy anniversary to your Mommi and Daddi! Here are my answers to the questions:

1. 1975
2. Los Angeles
3. Austria
4. Manhattans
5. to match your mommi's outfit when they got married
6. dancing?
7. 3

See ya!

Allison Walton said...

Happy Anniversary, Asta's mommee and daddee! Looks like woo have had mannee wondurful yeers togefur!

Gus and Waldo

gordy and georgie said...

Ooh we love guessing games
1975, Chicago,Paris, Manhattans,it was a summer wedding,tennis, two. Happy anniversary to your Mommi and Daddi. We are so happy that your Daddi is well again and that you have parents who love each other (and you) so much.

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Asta!!! Oh happee dayz to your momee & dadee! How luckee dey are to haz you... & you are so beeotyfull wit da pawz full of da lilax.
Now abouts doze qwesshunz. Yikes!!! I should knowz deze tingz:
1) 1971
2) Brazil
3)Da rain stayz mainly on da plainz (Huh?)
4)Um.HIC! I of all animalz should HIC! know da answer to dis one. HIC!
5)'Cuz he waz an ice cream salez-man??? Or mebbe he justee wanted da Baskin' Robberz to givez him a double dipper fur free?
6)Ski. ?? Or mebbe rubber stamp collectin?
7)Tois? Or mebbe a itty bitty more den dat? How many toez doez I haz????
Dr Tweety
PS: Tank you fur purrin' fur my Aunti Stinkie... she iz gettin' s;owly betterz.

Lucia said...

Ciao bella Asta -- again!

I wanted to stop back to try my paw at your mama e papa's anniversary quiz. Here goes:

1. They married in 1975, in 2. Los Angeles
3. Hmm -- first show was Los Angeles (??)
4. They had Manhattans (??)
5. He dressed in white either to match your mama or because he is always a step ahead in fashion and wisely predicted that two years on, John Travolta's "Saturday Night Fever" suit was going to be the rage.
6. They ski together
7. This is your third anniversary with them

Tanti baci!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, a belated happy ... wait ....

Happy anniversary to you-ooo.
Happy anniversary to you-ooo.
Happy anniversary, Asta's moomi & daddi-ooo,
Happy anniversary to you-ooo.

Sorry about the singing. Buddy's a hound. What can we expect.

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

Happy anniversary to your Mum and Dad Asta!! Hearing their story I thinks it just confirms what a really lucky girl you is!

I can't answer the questions cos efurrypup else has done it and I could just cheat and look at theirs. BOL!
~lickies, Ludo

The Black and Tans. said...

Wishing you Mummy and Daddy a very very happy anniversary and many many more to come.

Moll and Taffy.

Pee ess, Thank you so much for the lovely postcard, we received it yesterday. We will treasure it. xx

Stanislaw said...

I only have 3 answers, but I think they apply to everything:

1. meat
2. cheese
3. cheese burgers

Happy anniversary! Those are beautiful photos!

Sweepy said...

Just passed by to congratulate your Mom for such a great painting of Bogart and Klaus.

But I want to answer your Q:

1-What yeaw wewe my pawents mawwied? 1971
2-In what city was theiw wedding? Brazil. Er, you did say Brazilian records?
3-Whewe was Mommi's fiwst awt show? At Keeper's museum 2000 years ago. Remember Keeper is 601 years old.
4-What cocktail did they have at their amnivewsawawy dinner (named after a city)? NewYorkGin. Oh, I'm sure they have that! Ok, what about MexicanTequila? Or CanineCuppaVodka? Hey but that's not a city and they are not cocktails but since I don't drink...
5- Why did my Daddi dress up like an cweam salesman?( extwa points if you get this wight.) Because he thought he looks good in it? Well, he did actually thought he looks good in it. Well actually, because YOUR Mom thought he looks good in it. There.
6- What spowt did they do togethew? Eating. The next best is Agility. Oh, you mean your pawrents?!? Ok, tennis!
7- How many amnivewsawawies have I been with them? 1

That's it.
I'm done.
And hey, thanks for the award.
And tell your Mom you can copy the Kreativ Award except that I dunno how to paste it here.

So, its April and I'm off to adopt Cookie, my new GF! ;-)

Stanislaw said...

We keep forgetting to mention that the Bogart painting is the most beautiful thing we've ever seen. Absolutely perfect in every way. Your mom has magic in her fingertips.

Clover said...

Hi Asta!
Happy anniversary to Mommi and Daddi! Here I will try to answer the questions:
1- 1771
2- San Paolo, Brazil
3- Germany
4- Mannhattan
5- for Hallowe'en
6- Golf
7- 3

How did I do??!!

Love Clover xo

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Asta....

What a wonderful love story....Happy Belated Anniversary ta yer P's and we hope they have many more...'n lots more happy travels too.....

Glad that yer Daddy is well again....now if only yer Mommi would throw away the smelly cigarettes....doesn't the price increase help make the decision to be more healthy???? Gram is so glad she quit more than 12 years ago....her hair doesn't smell bad anymore or her clothes either...

Dewey Dewster here....

Eric said...

I'm Late. I'm Late. For a very impowtant date.Heheehee who said that??? Know the answer?! Haaa it was Me..that time!!!

Happy Anniversary to your leggededs. Here's to squillions more lavender filled loved up years!!

Love and kissies, Eric xxx

the many Bs said...

hi Asta, happy anniversary to your mommi and daddi. they look so happy in all of those pictures. we love to see those wonderful photos of them!

we wish you could answer your questions, but we aren't that smart. we think you are 2 1/2 years old, but we don't know anything else except that your mommi and daddi are very sweet and special and wonderful humans! your mommi paints wonderful paintings and your daddi works at a teaching job (we think?) and you are the sweetest little fuzzybutt poochie that we know. AND our mom said to tell you that lilacs are her favorite too! we have 4 bushes of them in our back yard and she wants to plant MORE!

we are happy for your family and happy that you are all together and are here for us to be friends with you!


JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Happy anniversary to your mommi and daddi. What a great love story!

Lacy said...

w00f's, grrrr me cant member where they meeted or got married at, year was 1971..me will keep lookin...congrats to ur mommi and daddi..

b safe,

Life with Ozzy said...

Give your Mommy and Daddy a kiss from all of us here for their fantastic anniversary! We hope they had a lovely day and have many more years of wedded bliss together.

Ozzy & Jen

Kirby said...

Asta, sending many Happy Anniversary wishes to your Mom and Dad! They still are as cute as they were at their wedding. Hugs and kisses to you, and most importantly, many more anniversaries to you all!!!!

Your pal,

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary! Asta- I love looking thru old photos. Your mom and dad sure know how to have a good time. I love the photo with nikki by the window w/ mom reading.


Unknown said...

Here goes...

1-What yeaw wewe my pawents mawwied?

Either 1771 or 1975

2-In what city was theiw wedding?

Los Angeles

3-Whewe was Mommi's fiwst awt show?

Some place where you wear gaucho hats. My bet is Buddapest.

4-What cocktail did they have at their amnivewsawawy dinner (named after a city)?

I'll take Manhattan(s).

5- Why did my Daddi dress up like an cweam salesman?( extwa points if you get this wight.)

Because he was a born-again virgin? (Yes, I know he had a daughter but he'd been to the Virgin Islands for recycling.)

6- What spowt did they do togethew?

Hmmm, this is a toughie...Shaking the martini strainer? Dog-walking? Nah, I'll go for skiing.

7- How many amnivewsawawies have I been with them?


Okay - here's my question....why does Mommi look almost exactly the same after 238 years and yet Daddi's hair went gray then he lost it all! What has Mommi done to him over the years????


Your pal,


Koobuss said...

Kousin Asta,

Your Mommi and Daddi are such a beautiful couple. They are so lucky to have each other, and you are so lucky to have them. May they have many, many more happy years together!

Now for my answers.
1. They were married in 1975.
2. In the city of Los Angeles, California.
3. Mommi's first art show was in Budapest, Hungary.
4. I can't think of a cocktail named after a city. Manhattan comes to mind, but that is not really a city.
5. Daddi dressed up like a crweam salesman because he didn't want Mommi to be the only one dressed as a cream salesman.
6. The sport they did together was tennis.
7. You, Asta, have been with them for three anniversaries.

Those are my answers.

Love and Koobuss Kisses to all of you!
Kousin Koobie

Lacy said...

w00f's ok here iz me guesses..

1. 1971
2. Santa Monica
3. LA
4. Manhattan
5. For one of his jobs while he was in school.
6. Kayacking
7. 3

b safe,

pps heehee me tried to b sneaky but it didnt work..

Snowball said...

1. 1975
2. Santa Monica
3. Venice
4. Manhattan
5. Because your daddi went to learn how to make ice cream for mommi?
6. Snookers?
7. 3.

Wow... this contest is tough. Most of the answers are made up. I hope your pawrents had a wonderful anniversary celebration.

Happy Anniversary to Asta's Mommi and Daddi!


Snowball said...
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Bae Bae said...

Aw.. Happy Anniversay to your pawsome Pawrents. :)

~ Bae

Dexter said...

Momma says that quiz remindeded her of something called the SAT's and gave her scary flashbacks, so I didn't get to play along.

I liked the picture of your mommi in the window with little Nikki. Those pictures must have been taken with that thing called film, huh?


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Please come by - you have an award on our blog.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Please come by - you have an award on our blog.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Asta -

Happy Anniversary to your Mommi and Daddi!

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Sophie Brador said...

Asta Banana, You said your M & D got married 238 years ago, so I just did the math. Do I win the prize for answering the trick question? tee hee hee hee hee

I love all those photos of your peeps on the road. They really do laugh all the time don't they?


Pedro said...


Those pictures and the story were definitely not boring! Both were so beautiful my mom got goose bumps while reading it. Happy aniversary to them! Do you still live in NYC? I live out in the Hamptons!


Kelly said...

Ohhh Asta! All those lovely pictures of your pawrents made me tear up! It is so sweet to watch 2 people share their loves together.

Happy Anniversary to your pawrents! Wishing them (and you!) many many more years of love!!!

Rosie said...

Hi Asta,
I love the pics of your pawrents. They are so lucky to have travelled so many great places. Tell them Happy Anniversary and wishing them many many more!!
Loves from pugs,
Rosie Marie

Deetz said...

Awe Asta...Thank you for sharing those pictures of your pawents when they were young 100's of years ago. they have the most beautiful kids, I am sorry some of them have gone to the rainbow bridge, but then you came along and all is good again.
Your pawents are as old as my pawents....Happy Anniversary Asta's Pawents......

Agatha and Archie said...

Man we are so behind we are in front( does that make sense? Archie made it up) HAPPY HAPY LATE ANNIVERSARY!!! Your parents look so happy in allthose picutres!!!! We jope the day was fabulous and that they have many many more...Love and a squillion kisses. A+A PS I can not decide what gown to wear to the wedding..my Chanel or my Givenchy.. Arch wants to wear his James Bond Tux....

Homer said...

Hi Asta,

Happy Anniversary to your Mum and Dad! The photos of them getting married and travelling are so gorgeous! We think your mum is a classy lady.


Noah the Airedale said...

Hi Asta
First of all we want to wish your pinkies the very best for their wedding anniversary. What a wonderful life they have had together. They look like movie stars don't you think.
All your sibs that have gone to the bridge look as gorgeous as you.
I know your mummy misses them but she has you so that's pretty special.
Most importantly your daddy is well again. Paws crossed that he will be fit & healthy for a long time to come.
We really loved this post Asta.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

Happy Anniversary to your pawrents!!!! May they have a wonderful days ahead!!!

slurpy licks,

Huskee and Hershey said...

Happy Anniversary to Asta's mom and dad!! Someone gave our mom the advice that the secret to a lasting marriage is laughter.. Couples who laugh together will stay together, and I can see this is true in your parent's relationship!
Wishing them an everlasting marriage..

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, what a beautiful story, Asta!! Happy Anniversary to your humans - they look so happy and what a wonderful life they have together. And of course, having you now makes their life perfect!!

Honey the Great Dane

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Sorry we're late, but we wish you a Happy, Happy Anniversary! The pictures are so much fun to see. You two are the perfect couple of hoomans!
XO-BabyRD & Hootie

Sweepy said...

i was sooo sure i got the answers right. which goes to show that doggies in love are not always smart.

methinks, i forgot to greet them hapianniv, people!

...yeah, in year 3000, i will also post pictures of me and cookie! sigh.

The Cat Realm said...

Happy belated anniversary! We almost missed this great post, thank you so much for sharing all this with us! You sure have some wonderful humans, Asta!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Well, we are too late to play your cute quiz but we can still say....
Happy Anniversary!!
Hope you had a fabulous day filled with romance :D
What a treasure trove of very cool photos too.
Slobbers xx

Cynthia Rae said...

I was going through Asta's blog searching for some photos of Myrna when I came across this post. I haven't been in "the blog world" much these past few months and I am sorry that I missed this post. The good news is that I found it today! I just loved looking at the photos of you both through the years; you can feel the love beam from the pictures.

Wishing you both a very happy (if belated) anniversary. Wishing you many more wonderful years together.