a tired dog is a good dog

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


I'd like to explain why I have been a lousy fwiend and not visited you, my sweet fwiends lately

Mommi did something to hew neck..it's been huwting since Novembew and getting wowsew and wowses. It got so that she could paint, ow wite ow do any of the stuff she likes

I think the spwing is bwoken..she can't hold it up wifout pain

so finally today she went to see hew Dogtow to get the wesults of some Xways..
the wowds awe too long fow me, but the end wesult is hew neck is a weck.

Since she doesn't want suwgewy, he suggested that she weaw one of these awful things at home.

I guess it's bettew than one of these

this might not be bad..she could join my woyal fwiends (maybe Ewic could buy hew a title at Howwids too)

hew dogtow pawscwibed these to welax hew muscles

as an expewienced skientist and Dogtow, I disagwee wif him and gave Mommi my pawscwiption

to be taken well chilled accompanied by kisses fwom me and a good mystewy book
then to weally cheew hew up, I decided to colow hew haiw
I used my Owange o tang as a model..I think he has pawsome haiw

We will twy to visit all of you soon
love and smoochie kisses


ThePainterPack said...

Asta, we completely understand! Mommy takes the muscle relaxers for her back, which hurts a lot. We just have to take care of our mommies!! I love the orange hair! I wonder if Mommy would let me do hers? Hmmmm...Woo is a great friend! I hope the mommy gets better soon!!!

Mya Boo Boo

Hamish Westie said...

Oh oh Asta! That picture of you in a lab coat really does it for me! What a gal!

So sorry to hear about your Mommi's neck problems. I hope that between you and the doctor, she gets some helpful remedies.
Cheers, H.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...


So sorry to hear that your Mommi is having neck problems - we hope it gets better soon. Our Granny had to wear one of those neck things after being in a car accident and it helped her feel better. Granny didn't try the martini therapy, but our Mom believes it might do the trick!

Gently give you Mommi our kisses and hugs,
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Jake of Florida said...

We are all so sorry your mommi's neck spring is broken. We think your prescription is probably much more effective than the doctor's -- just don't use both at the same time!!! And are there massage therapists near you who could help?

We hope that, in some secret way, we haven't contributed. The secret in question hasn't arrived yet but when it does we will woof as loudly as we can.

We have to find a good hiding place though -- Mom hasn't figured that one out as yet!!

In the meantime, wirey wirey love -- and check out the latest Laciegirl post. Our wheelie "scraps of felt" have provoked the beast!! But we don't think messing with two talented Frenchies who are immune to her "charms" will get her very far!!!

Jake and Just Harry

The Black and Tans. said...

Oh dear Asta, your poor Mummy feeling so much discomfort and not being able to do all the things she would like to do.

We hope that your gentle care of her and the neck brace help to keep her comfy and the pain will go away very very soon.

Molly and Taffy

Jans Funny Farm said...

We wonder why it has taken your mom so long to complain. Neck pain is no fun! We hope your mom listens to you Dogtow Asta and gets better soon!

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh Asta, I sure hope your Mum is better real soon.

And looks after her neck.

A neck is very important to a human (and a dog).

Please give her neck some healing Marvin kisses.

My Jeannie says a few chilled cocktails also can do amazing healing wonders toooooooooooo.

lotsa healing neck vibes

Marvin xxxxxxxxxx

oh and Jeannie xxxxxxxxxx

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh no...I sure hope your Mommi feels better soon! But I know you will take pawtastic care of her!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Abby said...

Hi, Asta...

I'm sorry your Mom's neck hurts...

I know you will take good care of her & she will be all better soon...

Abby xxxooo

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Asta -

Neck pain is no fun. Mama sometimes experiences neck pain from working at the computer too long.

We hope she gets better soon. But we know you will take good care of her.

Kaci is here visiting with us now. We hope you have a good 4th of July.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Gus said...

Oh dear. We think the Orange hair should be a trend setter. We think your pawscription is better than the dogtor's. And we think you should check to see if you know any of the latest medical marvels, catcupuncturists. Or maybe Mango can do some Shiatsu?


Molly the Airedale said...

At least your mommi still has her sense of humor, Asta! We're sorry, but we couldn't help but laugh!
We hope your mommi's neck feels better soon! Neck pain is nothing to laugh at!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sir Chance-Lot said...

hahahah~I dont mean to laugh, but you are too funny Asta~ I hope with all my golden heart that your mama is feeling better..and I agree with your prescription.
I loveyoualot

doyle and mollie said...

sorry your mommi is hurting thank goodness she has you to keep her laughing

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

Sorri about your mommi's nekhk...

I know woo will take good khare of her!


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

Oh Dear, Asta...that collar on your mommi looks very uncomfy...and that lampshade collar...well, we know how fun those are...I have no idea how she can eat or chew on tennis balls with that thing on.....I think your new smoothie concoction is totally amazing...is she still sleeping??????????

Um..the or ang it tang hair is well, VERY ORANGE...I love that demented artistie look you have on your face while you're highlighting her...maybe I could come and we could try some foils??? I'm thinkin' if we wrap her head in foil and STORE IT IN YOUR OVEN...well...she should melt nicely....

Pehaps we can wrap some hoki fish in foils and broil it at the same time????? MIAM!!

Well...Mumsie has to workie tomorrow...sniff...It's just so much work for me to manage the boyz...

Love ya girl...!


Um...the french wheelies are threatening a suit...(wonder if it will be clubs, spades or diamonds...I'm hopin' for diamonds!) and since they are retaining a competent lawyer and all I have is Scruffy, I've hired Petey to act as a mediator...he has the gift of gab, and I can pay him in tennis balls...thank dog...

Gotta run...


TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh, Asta. We know nothing hurts any more than a bad neck and the headaches that go with it. We wish there was something we could do to help your mommi feel better. Maybe knowing that your friends are thinking about you all, and that we care, will help. We hope so. And maybe if you offer her one of your treats, it'll make her feel good. Give her one from us. 'kay?

Miss Fergi and Jake

The Cat Realm said...

You are too much Asta! Putting one of those collars on your Mom, hahahahahahahaha!
Lots and lots of purrs to her so she will be better soon!

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh dear oh dear,we are so behind as well and are so sorry about your Mom's neck..we also agree that your prescription is a much better one.... Pl2 says to let her know if she needs anything.........Love and ksises A+A

Koobuss said...

Oh no! What a pain in the neck that is!!! Your mommi is way too nice to have these kinds of problems.

We wish her the best of luck and send lots of healing vibes and paw power and love and everything you can think of to her so that she will feel better soon. How yucky that she has this, especially now that the nice warm weather is here. What a bummer!!

Give her lots and lots of kisses and attention, Kousin Asta, and that will help to cheer her up. And give lots to Daddi. He could use some, too.

Love and lots of Koobuss Kisses to Everybody,
Kousin Koobie

Sophie Brador said...

I sure hope her neck gets better soon. Maybe she should go see that guy who does massages and stuff. And my mom bought this book and says it's really good for everything muscle that hurts. http://www.amazon.com/Stretching-Anatomy-Arnold-G-Nelson/dp/0736059725/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1246504843&sr=8-5


Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh your poor mommy. Your ideas for different collars was brilliant! We especially liked the one like we have both had to wear...hoomans should have to wear those awful things just to know how they feel!!

Wish your momma well for us.
XXOO-BRD & Hootie

Lorenza said...

That sounds painful!
I hope your mom feels better soon!
Take good care of her!
Kisses and hugs

Toffee said...


We agree your pawscription sounds much much better!!

We also think that a "wire coat" massage would do some good too!


Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Oh dear, neck pain is horrid as attested bt 'pain in the neck'. Sorry, sorry, hope mommi feels better soon with your prescription.

Faya said...

Transmet à ta Mamy tout plein de petits bisous de notre part. Ne t'en fais pas pour les visites, prends d'abord soin d'elle. C'est le plus important.
Bisous, Faya

Stanley said...

Sweet Astaroni FuzzButt o' my heart!

I can't wait to see your mommi's orangutan orange haire! I bet it is FABulous, and quite eye-catching.

Please tell your mommi that if she needs me, I will try to get my girl to find a way to get me to your house so she can immediately begin goober hug therapy. It works very well (my girl can attest to that)! All I do is amble over, put my head over whichever shoulder she prefers, then lean my neck against hers. I use my head to gently apply pressure to her head so she gets a good stretch going, then the warmth from my goober bod will help relax the ache away. I think if we added that to the martinimystery therapy she'd be great in no time!

Let me know!

Goober love & smooches,

Lacy said...

w00fs, me iz sorry ur mommis neck hurts bad....between u and lacie i no can find a drinkie that will help a lot...better than pills..heehee and at least the collar dont look like a lampshade..

b safe,

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Asta,
We are so sorry to hear abt your mom's ouchie neck!! Sending her loads of healing kisses... maybe she needs more rest so that the ouchies will go away? I know Nurse Asta will do a great job looking after her!

(Our mom's been complaining abt an ouchie back too. She thinks the doc who gave her the epidural shots did not do a good job and now her back hasn't stopped aching.)

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh Asta, did you give your mummy orange hair hehehe that is so cool.
D sure understands how your mummy feels. She has a wreck for a neck too.....and back....and shoulder hehe. They're both wrecks!
Maybe we should paint D's hair orange.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Hansel said...

oh asta i hope yoor mommehs neck iz betteh soon. We hates dat her iz in pains.

Patience-please said...

We've found that licking the servant's toes is really good for her neck! Can't hurt!
Hope your mommi is better soon-

wags from the whippets

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

hope your neck feels better - great post

woodrow sweetie mj

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Asta, we are so sorry to hear that your Mommy's neck spring is broken! That's not good! Our Mommy's neck is a wreck too! That picture of her wearing an ecollar is so funny!!! Please tell your Mommy that we hope she feels better very soon!!!

WE LOVE THE ORANGE HAIR!! Sloane will probably want you to do hers next!!! GUESS WHAT!!! SLOANE IS COMING HOME TODAY FOR THE WEEKEND!!!!

Love, uSSSSS

Martha said...

Hi Asta
We are so sorry to hear about your mom's neck! We also thought you bloggie was broke yesterday cos it kept saying the link was broken!!
We do hope mom's neck gets better real soon.
You look so impressive in your white coat - we are sure mom has nothing to worry about!!!
We are certain you will soon have her as good as new and back to full working order.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Persephone and Buster said...

oucheeeee...we can relate to the pain <--- or at least the humomm can. time to go and get some deep heat therapy...on the beach! maybe to the islands??? hint hint.. relaxation is always a good way to deal w/the pain. but we all just think the orangggeeatan hair will just be the cure.
see you soon...we're off to see more rain in a different state. ah well maybe it's a different flavor! get well asta mom...theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & Ms. Blue

Pedro said...


You are a dogter and a furstylist? Wow! You are such an impressive dawg! I think your prescription looks much better than the one your mom got. I hope her neck feels better!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Oh, Asta, that is really too bad. Poor Mom - we hope the brace and the meds help her feel better.

Woos, TD and PHantom

The Oceanside Animals said...

Sorry about your mom, Asta! I'm sure her human doctor means well but your prescription looks like it would be more fun ...

Daisy said...

Asta, I like the sound of your treatment plan! I sure hope your mom will feel all better soon. A hurty neck must be No Fun at all!

Kelly said...

Oh Asta! Your poor mommi!

If you go see my bloggie, you'll see that I am coming to see you. Be there sooooon!!!!!

Hollie and Janie said...

Oh, no!!
Asta, please tell your mommi that we hope she gets better very soon! I am sure you are an excellent doctor and will make her all better!!!
Janie and her mama

Moco said...

Take care of that neck. We are looking forward to seeing the orange hair.

Dexter said...

Poor mumsie!

I agree that the neck surgery is not the first choice to replace a broken spring. Besides, those muscle relaxin drugs are da bomb! Weeee!


gordy and georgie said...

Ooh but remind Mommi that she can fancy up her collar with scarves and pretty pins! We know that even with a neck collar, your Mommi has style. Your advice is most excellent.

Chef said...

Your poor Mommy, Asta. I hope she's feeling better soon. Give her lots of cuddles and shmoozles. That'll make her neck spring all relaxed again.

I know it's not funny to be in pain but the picture of your mommy in the V-collar is hysterical. GWS!


Joe Stains said...

oh no your poor Mommi :( I hope her neck is feeling better very soon. I am sure your prescription will help her but I am not sure about the orange hair. We are sending tons of healing vibes to her sore neck.

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

WOW that's along time to av a sor nek. Good job she issent a grarff.
Hav a grayte holliday! Hope the firewerks don't scare yu too mutch.


wally said...

See, Asta, this is why you can never go away because we are STILL laughing at the pictures of your mom in an Elizabethan collar. :)

wally t.