a tired dog is a good dog

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mowe memowies of NYC adventoowes wif Staney my love

Ok, so Mommi ,Daddi and auntie Lisa(Stanley's Giwl) met up wif Auntie Kawen and Sloan (of the Taylow Catsssss) to go on a Tap Jam cwuise owganized by unkel Tony and the Amewican Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF).
A tap jam means anyone can bwing theiw tap shoes and pawticipate ..
thewe is a gweat band and a lot of Tap fweeks, hehehehe

Daddi and Sloan on boawd

Stanley and I wewe supposed to stay home, hahahahahah, fat chance.

We stowed away on the boat.
I mean how can you miss a cwuise seeing Manhattan at sunset in pawfect weathew. No way I say! (Vewy few things awe mowe Womantick)

Mommi and auntie Kawen didn't have a cloo that we wewe thewe too, hehehehehe
the boat took off at 7:00 PM on a pawfect evening( we bwought a bunch of yummies to eat and dwink).

auntie Lisa had no idea whewe we wewe going
Mommi and Daddi wefoosed to tell hew.
She got suspicious when the cab dwopped us off at a piew, but I think she must have thought we wewe going to visit the sailows fow Fleet Week, hehehehe ( the dock is wight next to The Intwepid)

Stanley and I sat on deck and ouw fuw was blowing all ovew

the city suwe looked bootiful

we passed the building whewe I live..pwetty cool

unkel Tony had a laugh wif Jason Samuel Smith , who is a fantastic dancew (he was in Bwing in the noise, Bwing in the Funk..and othew gweat stuff) I've seen him dance...WOW!!!!!!

Unkel Tony welcomed all of us on boawd. By then we wewen't hiding.

auntie Lisa was pwetty stunned , but happy

we continooed down the Hudson wivew towawds the tip of the Island

if you wemembew my post about the concewt that Mommi went to stawwing Dianna Kwall,this is a view of the Wintew Gawden whewe it took place

we headed out towawd the sea
 ( Did you know I live on an Island???)
gwanted it's not a twopical one, but still , not bad

this is the way Mommi fiwst saw Amewica (except wif fog cause it was Novembew) when she sailed into NY hawbow fow the Fiwst Time as a little giwl about 2041 yeaws ago. 
 I't s pwetty magical

meanwhile, on boawd ship, the dancing was in full swing..I took my tuwn  
 (I had bwought my tap shoes just in case), and appawently evewyone was suwpwised and delighted.
I hope Stanley was pwoud of me.

all of a sudden the gweat lady appeawed, but I guess, Stanley and I wewe mowe intewesting

we all got a little teawy thinking of what she stands fow

aftew that we passed undew all the cool bwidges ( Bwooklyn,Manhattan, and Queensbowo )
at night, they look like diamond necklaces stwung acwoss the watew

sowwy about the bluw, but we wewe moving, and flash is useless
(this is the Bwooklyn Bwidge)

Mommi was sowt of happy
She's almost as big a ham as unkel Tony

by the time we got back, it was late and dawk , and we wewe vewy tiwed.
(by the way, that's the Staten Island faiwy  the middle left of the pictoowe)

Doo to my suwpwising success at dancing , I was given a contwact which I towe up...(I have too many things to do to westwict myself to tap dancing).
Stanley and I didn't get into twouble fow stowing awawy, hehehe..what a gweat night!

pee ess

 Pleez go to visit Clive and his little man and vote fow him in

I know it would make them vewy happy

love and
smoochie kisses


Persephone and Buster said...

you are "amazing-asta-twinkle-toes!!!" very fun evening for you and your goob...and you snuck around very well too. hey, at least you got to show your stanley a night on the water....
sort of goes with the night on the town..a morning on the town...an afternoon on the town ........>
you get the idea ;o]]] heheheee.
our ms.liberty looked mighty fine at dusk too.
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone (i wanna go for a boat ride too!) & Ms.Blue

Gus said...

What a lovely evening...and you looked mighty fine in your tippety tapp tapp shoes.


Koobuss said...


Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Lacy said...

w00fs, that wuz a bute ti ful trip..and sooo roooomantick..mama tooked tap dancin when her wuz little..but not much..heehee has u got ur 8,378 loads of laundry done yet??

b safe,

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

Woo SO live the life!


Joe Stains said...

omdog we have been away and now we are catching up finally. I had no idea you could tap dance, I bet you and Sophie had a lot to talk about as talented dancers. Your Mom's glasses are so cool, Mom doesn't think she would look as good in them though. We are so glad you and Stan had a romantic boat ride.

Moco said...

You could be on Dancing with the Stars.

Stanley said...

Sweetpea Astaroni!!

I can't believe that only a few days ago we were paw-in-paw walking around your neighborhood! It almost feels like a dream, except for all those photos we have as proof!

That tap cruise was AireMazing! You really know how to show a Dale the town. I wasn't a bit surprised that you are a tap dancing FIEND, but I was mighty proud to say to everyone around me, "That's my girlfriend, Astaroni!"

My girl says there are still tons of photos to show and look at, so we'll keep them coming (even if folks get bored with us talking about our time together). My girl totally misses you and your mommi & daddi. We have to do this again sometime... SOON!

Goober love & smooches,

Martha said...

Hi Asta
What an amazing post - a tap cruise!
We have never heard of such a thing. The pictures were amazing - both the happy smiles of the humans and the stunning city shots!
We will certainly be voting for Clive - the little man will just love winning - it is the most awesome blog!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Noah the Airedale said...

Hi Asta
The photos of New York are sensational. We cant believe how close you are to the Hudson...fantastic. You must have been pretty excited to see your apartment building as you went past.
I reckon Auntie Lisa had a great time. What a lovely way to spend the evening.

Noah x

Molly the Airedale said...

OMG, what an adventure! You sure did show Stanley and his girl the town, didn't you, Asta?! What a wonderful memory to store away forever!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Hansel said...

Oh Asta, the city sure looks beautiful! Mom was there not too long ago, about 2 weekends ago! she loves it there!

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Asta -

You can tap dance too? You are so talented is there anything that you can't do?!?

Mama likes all the pictures. She has been to the Intrepid. One time she walked on the Brooklyn Bridge but only made it to the halfway point. That bridge is enormous to walk across!

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Hollie and Janie said...

You two were so clever to stow away and go out on the boat! I would have loved to have seen you tapping!! Your city is so beautiful, Asta!! Mama and I are dying to go for a visit soon!! (if she ever gets done with graduate school!) Your Stanley sure is a handsome boy!

Kelly said...

Oh Asta! What a romantical evening! I giggled and giggled at you in your tap shoes! You are such a star!!! I bet Stanley was smitten!

I get little teary looking at Lady liberty too... and the story about your Mommi coming to America is so dear. We are all so lucky to be people and doggies in this country!!

Fred said...

Incredible Asta!

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

What a beauiful evening and what beautiful pictures. I just lved looking at them and reading what happened and where you were going. The bridgs looked so pretty with their lights. How cool that you live overlooking the water.

I think you were very clever stowing away. But at least you got to dance. Very cool.

Hugs GJ xx

Karl and Ruis said...

WOW - and we wouldn't believe you when you just told us that you tap danced!!! What an adventure! We hope the great beach here in Bora BOra will distract you a little bit for your sadness about missing Stanley..... WE are sure glad you came and found us!!!
Karl and Ruis

Karl and Ruis said...

P.S. we wanted to vote for Clive but there are so many sites listed and we didn't know which one was Clive....?

Petra said...

Beautiful BEAUTIFUL pictures, Asta! My mom's grandparents came to America from Switzerland about3000 years ago; I can't imagine the thoughts and feelings going through their minds as they saw the Statue of Liberty welcoming them to the land of the free and the home of the brave! I'd love to hear more of your mom's story.

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

Oh Asta, What gorgeous pics. Mom always tears up when she sees the Lady. She actually has several of them in a much smaller version. She has flown over it a couple of times but only once came in on a big ship when her family was returning from an assignment in Greece. Mom just LOVES her.
And you my dahling, look fantabulous in those tappin shoes!
Great times, great pics!
Hugs Sunny
pee ess hay hay asta! ok anok i iz home but kinda in trobels. mmmmmuuuuaaahhhh

Agatha and Archie said...

OH NO.....After reading this post Archie has gone off and gotten TAP SHOES.......All he has been doing is going up and down the hall tap dancing and singing...the people downstairs are getting alittle mad...Love and kissess A+A

Rosie said...

That looks like a taptastic boat ride - NYC is so much fun and to think you live right in the heart of it all - you are a lucky lady!
Loves from pugs,
Rosie Marie

Faya said...

Comme tu sais bien recevoir tes visiteurs chère petite Asta. Et quels merveilleux souvenirs....
Bisous, Faya

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

Asta...I love your tap shoes!!!! And gold...you looked divine!!! I bet the cheers were long and boisterous!!!!!!!

What an amazing night you had with your dreamboat-dog Stanny...!!!!! Everybody looked so happy...you had pawfect weather for the trippie...

That hooge lady in the water...where does she get her hair done? I think she might need a better rinse...it looks sorta green...maybe she kind find a cool trendy place in that Central Park section...by the nail spa?????

So when are ya gonna tell me bout the diamond?? I mean I saw you tellin' Eric bout it...but I'm ur BFF and ya haven't even sent me a pic....(Lacie grins...really layin' the guilt on thickly......)

I need to go and take dinner out of the oven...'fore it burns....

Love and kisses...Laciegirlie

Pee ess...ur mom looked even prettier than ever in that cute pic of her...has she ever thought of modeling???????

the many Bs said...

hi Asta, that tap dancing boat trip looks like sooooo much fun!!! you are quite the tap dancing terrier! we had no idea that you were this talented. Stanley must have been so proud of you - and impressed.

those pictures you showed us are amazing. you live in a wonderful location with an amazing view. we did not know that it was on an island.

the pictures of the bridges in the twilight look amazing. we don't have anything like that here. and the big lady statue is impressive. too bad it's not a poodle - hee hee!!!!

did your mommi and daddi tap dance? our mom has always admired tap dancing, but has never done it. it looks like it would be fun - as long as she didn't step on our toesies!

we think your mommi and daddi look like really fun and wonderful humans. our mom said that if we lived by you, we would all be great friends. **sigh** wouldn't that be great??!!

you sure did show Stanley and his girl a good time. you are a perfet hostess. your mommi has taught you well, little fuzzy butt girl!


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a wonderful time. Did you take your tap shoes??

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The Oceanside Animals said...

I'm no good for tap, but I'd be happy to come on your next ballroom dancing cruise!

Sassy Kat said...

Thanks for the beautiful photos of your trip down the Hudson. It felt like I was right there with all of you. If you decide to go into the dancing I would like to be your manager, I think we could make a good living at that.

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Astaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...what a great day you had!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks sooooooooo much for the beautiful photos of your trip down the Hudson!!!!!!!!!and for all the other pictures.....we haven't been there and It felt like we were right there with all of you!!!!!!!!!
you're the besttt!!!!!!!!!!
and..sure...you're a great dancer!!!!!!!!
Do you need a managers?????
Lots of love and kisses sweet friend!!!!!!!!!!

Huskee and Hershey said...

What a romatic evening it must've been for you and Stanley!! My mom's been on a dinner cruise on Hudson as well and she says it's so beautiful and romantic! Unfortunately when she was there in 2003, it was with her colleagues and not dad!

Abby said...

Hi, Asta...

What a great nite...

Looks like you & Stanley had a great time...

You should audition for "So You Think You Can Dance"...I know you would be America's Favorite Dancer...

Abby xxxooo

Hamish Westie said...

Oh Asta, what an exciting and glamorous life you lead. Gail thinks it must be tricky for a quadruped to master tap dancing, but I say, that, as usual, these bipeds underestimate us dogs!
Cheers, H.

Tee said...

Hello there Asta! Your pictures speak of a fantastic magical time! You must be real sad that Stanley has gone back to Gooberstan ... but look on the bright side you have such rich precious memories to show for! Great photos by the way!

Licks and Wags
Tuffy and the Dog WOods Pack

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

What a fantastic evening! We know that Sloane had a GREAT TIME!!! Mommy was so jealous that she didn't get to go....and now that we see that you and Stanley went...WE ARE JEALOUS TOO!!!


Allison Walton said...

Ooh, you guys are so sneaky, but it looks like you had a grrrreat time!

Gus and Waldo

Dewey Dewster said...

Asta, Asta, Asta....

Ya just have the most excitin' life of anyone we know......boat trips down the Hudson at night tap dancin' the night away....it made us tired just readin' about it.....

How nice that ya got ta visit with some of yer blog friends and dance inta the night.....the scenery is gorgeous ......

Bet it took ya days ta get rested up again.....

Dewey Dewster here....

TwoSpecialWires said...

Good joy, you two, for stowing away AND managing the camera (we're impressed) AND tap dancing your way into fame on the cruise! Your talents are increasing in number with every post we read. Just as your love has grown. It's so incredibly special. And it makes us so happy for you.

Trouble is, now, after this post, we REALLY want to go to NYC with our Girl when she (plans to go) after her HS graduation. Then again, you might be able to teach us about stowaways. Yes?

Happy for you,
Jake and Fergi

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

So happy that you 2 stowed away. Would have been a shame to miss such a siteseeing tour! You looked like you had a great time.
XOXO-BabyRD & Hootie

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Brillient fotoes! Thank yu for the tour!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Grayte darnsin!!!