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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Toowing Ithaca and mowe swimmies

This was anofew pawfect day in Upstate NewYawk
aftew a mowning swim,we went to toow Ithaca and Cownell Oonivewsity whewe ouw host unkel Billy and aunts Elizabef and Ginny awe fwom owiginally.
Theiw Pawents taught at Cownell when they wewe young. We weally wanted to see theiw hometown

Just pwomise Mommi that I can come back and swim some mowe OK????????????????????

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We had a gweat toow, and saw tons of cool things..they have lots of gowges and watew falls and gawdens and flowews and plants, and umm, some snacks, hehehehehehe

We wewe so lucky,cause ouw new fwiend Lauwen who gave us the toow, just wetiwed fwom being a landscape awchitect fow Cownell and she showed us evewything and we didn't even have to get lost like we oosually do in a new place, hehehehe

we got pwetty hot walking awound Ithaca and stuff, I was vewy happy when we got back and went down to the dock..Hewe's Mommi twying to be all awtsy fawtsy

unkel Billy is full of good stowies and laughtew..
I love him
Dodgew was weady to take his floatie into the watew

Daddy just hung out, watched Mommi and me swimming and listened to unkel Billy

I had anothew spectacoolaw time!
Can you believe how bwave I was on that waft??I asked to go on it a whole bunch mowe times,but Mommi didn't film it all. She was busy just being thewe to make suwe I was OK and nevew unattended.
Don't wowwy. Even though the watew is vewy deep, and it looks like I was alone faw out, I was nevew in any dangew..I had about six "lifeguawds " standing by always weady to gwab me.

It was glowious!

smoochie kisses


Martha said...

Asta we watched the video and once again are amazed at how very brave you are!
You actually jumped off the raft into the water and it was a big long way out!
You ae just the best swimmer and how cute you look when you are all wet.
We think you should have a word with your Dad about wanting you to sit in the water for your treat!
We do hope the water was warm!
Cool Smilebox = you do the most fun smileboxes.
Have a lovely day
Martha & Bailey xxx

Bae Bae said...

You look like a pawsome swimmer. :)
You sure are brave

~ Bae

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Good Morning Asta,

We loved watching you swim - and to be so brave to ride out on that raft!! What a woman! We know the Goob is extra proud of you.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

It looks like tons of fun. ~S,S,C & F

Abby said...

Hi, Asta...

What fun...You are a great swimmer & very brave, too...

Loved the Smilebox...

Abby xxxooo

Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...

Looks like you had a Gorges time. :)

Life With Dogs said...

Hey I see you are up in our neck of the woods. It got a little chilly last night, I hope you brought your jammies! :)

Gus said...

Woooo...when your Daddi whistleded, me and Teka came runnin'. Muzzer says she may have to record him when she visits.

gussie n teka

Deb Cushman said...

We were scared for you in all that water, but then you survived and we were happy! What a brave gal you are, Asta!

Unknown said...

Are you sure you're not a labrador or a golden retriever?

Your pal,


Mack said...

Was that the perfect vacation or what?!!
I know you had the time of your life!
Thanks for showing us those great pics!

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

Wow your daddy is strict - you had to sit while still in the water - we are good doggies but that would never happen - sitting in the water

mommy went to cornell - it is so pretty up there - we went there with mommy last year to visit

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Jake of Florida said...

Who knew? Our urbanista, fashionista is also a championista swimmer. And so brave.

We are in awe (in paw?)

Lots of wirey love and loud applawse!!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Agatha and Archie said...

Geesh, it took me about 20 minutes to explain to Archie that you were not walking on water( although in his eyes you do) nad that you were on a float.....Although that looks like barrels of fun,we have dicsussed it and have decided that our little blue kiddie pool is probably enough for us...Love and kisses A+A

Agatha and Archie said...

Geesh, it took me about 20 minutes to explain to Archie that you were not walking on water( although in his eyes you do) nad that you were on a float.....Although that looks like barrels of fun,we have dicsussed it and have decided that our little blue kiddie pool is probably enough for us...Love and kisses A+A

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

What a beautiful place to visit. Our Mom thinks Cornell University has one of the most beautiful campuses of all. Our Dad was a law student there a long time ago. Mom loved the area but said the sun went away around once you hit November and didn't reappear until late April. And lots of snow - sounds like a place we would love.

The video was great - you do so well swimming, Asta.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Kelly said...

Oh Asta! You are a fish! You were so brave in the water!

Momma wants to go to that outdoor market you were at in your Smilebox. Yummm! Cornell is sure a pretty university!!!

ScrapsofMe said...

Is that 'Little Surfer Girl' I hear in the background? Hang 20 GF! Impressive swimming too...and the smileboxiesthingy is tooooo cute.

Rosie said...

Asta, You are the most amazing swimmer. I am very impressed at how brave and strong you are to swim all that way. Good going!

Molly the Airedale said...

Wow! You're a real swimmie baby, Asta! You are a very brave girl! We bet it felt good to be in that nice cool water!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Asta! You should try out for the Olympics in swimming! What a fabulous time you were having! I have missed visiting with you!!!!!

Love, Auntie Deb

Juno said...

Sissy Asta!!

Your new picture on the header makes us saying oooooohhh awwwwww... What a cutie you are! AND that is an amazing & impressive video. You're a really good swimmer!!! You're not a big doggie but very brave to swim in the deep water!

We can see your daddi and uncle Billy enjoyed watching your talent.

Can you believe that our brudder has just turned one. Whoa!

Momo & Pinot

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

Oh Asta...our internet connection is very unhappy with all the wain we've had today...no...we haven't gone to the park yet, but there is still hope.....

We lost our connection once, and now we have it back, but no smileboxes or videos are workin'...


I love watchin' ur Esther Williams imitation....

Do you do water ballet too????

Now...the question is why does my butt sinks and yours floats????

Are ya holdin' one of those floatie things 'tween ur hind leggies????

Scruffy now stinks as badly as he did before his bathie...Mumsie's ready to just toss him in the washer....

I sent some of our fur to my sweet Noah in Oz...do you think it'll still smell like us when it gets there???

I love u dear Girl!!!!

Will come back later and try to view the videos and smilebox...


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


You wearin' one of those beach thong bathin' suits???? Thought they were supposed to go on ur feet?????



Martine said...

You sure look like you're having fun swimming!!! You are too cute!!!

xo martine

Ziggy Stardust said...

Asta, you are my hero! I don't like water but if I ever do go in a lake I hope you are there to save me. You are so brave and what a good swimmer. Next time make your Dad swim to you.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

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

Another great post!

Tank woo fur sharing this part of your trip!


Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

You is such a brave and clever doggy! I could never do all that swimming. You look so happy and content on your vacation tour in your smile box, what a pretty place.
~lickies, Ludo

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...
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Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

You are my heroine. Such a fab swimmer. Cool that your daddy kept urging you on with "good girl" almost like a magical swimming mantra! Since I'm a swimming wienie I sit in awe of your capabilities.

We definately have to get together some day so we can swim and run!!
WelshieSmooches, Hootie

Sally Ann and Andy said...

You are a great swimmer. Can I go swimming with you next time?
Sally Ann

Koobuss said...

Hi Kousin Asta!

I said the other day that you could be in the Olympics and now I'm going to say it again!! You would win a gold metal fer sure. You are the best swimmer I have ever seen, and you have a great coach, too! Bravo!!!!

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
That place looks very peaceful!
I love to watch you swimming... and you got a treat after that!
Kisses and hugs

Teddy said...

T-man Angel would be proud of the way you floated so bravely out there. You're a good swimmer too.

Hee hee, your daddy made you sit in the water? That must've felt weird :)

Lacy said...

w00fs, me loves it when u has fun asta...u not skeered of nuffin....glad u all had fun on the trip..

b safe,

The Cat Realm said...

Oh my gosh Asta! You are swimming in Lake Cayuga! Do you know that our maid LIVED in Ithaca for two years???
She is waiting for the Smilebox slideshow to load and then she will probably pour herself wine and get all nostalgic....

i said...

Oh wow, Asta! What a wonderful swimmer you are! We enjoyed looking at all the pictures! Sounds like the pawfect holiday to have!

Have a good weekend now!

Deetz said...

Finally, I got to catch up on your vacation....Wow, you swam along way and even got a snackie to boot.
I had no idea it was because of the smowe's, I have heard of those, but have never had one...did you get to try one?
I cannot believe the ducks could swim, and the other dogs, and the humans, but no more swimming for you? and with that face and look of total disgust? Are you sure they didn't let you swim anymore after that photo?
I loved reading about your adventure, Asta.

Faya said...

Asta je suis désespérée. J'ai tout essayé pour faire nager Faya mais je n'y arrive pas. Si seulement tu pouvais lui montrer....
Bisous, Véronique

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Now that's the ticket.. Anytime there is water it is a great time...
Have a great weekend..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

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

OMD Sweet Asta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You're our heroooooo!!!!
You're soooooooooooooooooooooo great swimmer...and you're sooooo brave!!!
We love your videos and we love watching you all wet...you look sooooooooooooooooo beautiful and cute!!!!
Awwwwwwwww.....what a wonderful place to stay withyour family having fun all together!!!
Wish were with you and swimming and playing together!!!
And your smilebox is wonderful...we could watching your photos all day long!!!!!
And your new header is GREAT!!!!
Because you're GREAT!!!!
And you look soooooooo cute!!!!
WE LOVE YOU Sweet Asta!!
HAve a wonderfuul weekend!!!!
Tons of love and kisses and licks!!!
Hope to meet you in the future!!!!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Oooh Asta, that place looks so beautiful...and Rosie wishes she could swim in that lake with you....she's a real water babe too!
We've really missed visiting you and are so happy to be back to normal, yippee :D
We can't see your Smilebox :o( but your video is great.
Enjoy the rest of your holiday and have a lovely weekend!
Slobbers xx

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Asta -

We like your smilebox and swimming video. I (Hershey) got to go swimming today. It was really HOT again and humid. Mama hates this weather - she gets migraine headaches sometimes.

Have a good weekend.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Sassy Kat said...

I've said it once and I will say it again! You sure do some really neat things. Oh so brave you are going on the raft and swimming. Maybe you could get a job next year being a life guard. I just love the photos of you sitting on the raft (or is it a dock?)

Peanut said...

Asta I still think you are nuts for swimming but you sure look like you were having fun.

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

Hallo Asta! I luv yor fotoes! Yu allways look happy!

Nose hugs!