Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Dweam come twoo Twip beginning

Aftew getting the phone call fwom Petey, I wealized I am ackshooally going to AFWICA!
Can you believe it?
Mango and Petey invited me to go along .
Supposedly , they think I'm the only one who knows how to contwol Lacie

CONTWOL hew ??? hehehehehehehehehehehe..do I look like a lion tamew????

Anyway. I'm soopew excited. I'm shoowe it will be twemendous fun. Lacie is my BFF and has nevew caused me the slightestest pwoblem..we will be wooming togethew.

I quickly thwew a few things in suitcases, then owdewed just a few things fwom the Safawi stowe.
My doowman was a little miffed when the delivewies took up the whole lobby.


Petey picked me up, and helped me load my things.
He's such a doll.
It's nice to be awound a guy who knows that shopping is an impawtant pawt of life.
You don't want to go unpwepawed, so he had almost no objections to swinging by Bewgdowfs to pick up a few last minute gifts fow ouw host and the othews on the twip
We had to take the covew off the back of his twuck to fit in evewything..
now it's off to the aiwepawt..I hope the plane is big enuff.



We wewe met at the hangew by Mango and Lacie

Mango was a little suwpwised by ouw pawltwy luggage and wouldn't even help wif the loading..Petey and Lacie and I had to do it all


Finally on boawd (thank dog, even though it was a cawgo plane, the cabin had a few luxoowies)
Petey was able to set up his camewa and get this shot of us

photo - Dexter, Baby Stan, Lacie, Tanner (I think I see his bindi dot!) Petey, and Asta and lovely leggy flight attendants Honey and Miss Kylie.

Aftew a delightful twip, we finally awwived on the Afwican continent and made ouw way wif the help of some fwiendly natives who gave us diwections to Max's House

these guys laughed at ouw outfits, and map which appeawantly was of nowf afwica instead of South Afwica..sheeeshhhhhh (I shouldn't have Tanner been in chawge of getting maps)

some natives wewe tewwibly aloof


othews wewe luckily taking a nap

finally we found a weally fwiendly nellyfant who happened to be a neighbow. He waved to us and said to just stay on this woad and we'd be at Max's in no time
we made it! we found Max's house!

MJ,( Mango's giwlfwiend), Khyra ( the bootiful floofy tailed giwl wif the magnificent smile), Honey, and Miss Kylie wewe aweady thewe
( i think they decided to make theiw own way, when they got tiwed of us unloading a few of ouw things)


Max and his live in Giwlfwiend Tammy wewe patiently waiting fow us on theiw fwont steps.

He was concewned when he saw ouw luggage, but I assowed him that I didn't need to bwing all the stuff in..I pwovided a tent fow a few essentials. and found the pawfect spot to set it up.

tah dah!!!!, I think this will do nicely

(Asta and a few essentials)

Gosh,I shoowe hope that I didn't fowget anything


big boots and hat fow Mango and the boyz -check
shiwts,showts, long pants -check
high heels fow Lacie -check
Pith helmets,safawi hats -check
tea sewvice and cutlewy fow eating on safawi-check
hammocks -check
Moxquito netting -check
fowmal weaw fow pawties -check
bikinis -check
bone-ockoolaws -check
flashy boxes -check
camp stoves -check
genewatow fow Lacie's mixew -check

Lacie is aweady missing hew SPF 5,736 and she's complaining that she is being bitten all ovew by skeetoes
(well, duh, if you insist on weawing a mini skiwt and high heels fow twecking thwough souf afwica.................)

Pawsonally, I can't wait to see evewything in this bootiful countwy and meet all the natives!

(make shoowe to biggify the pictoowes, and click on undewlined names so that you can see what the othews on the twip have to say about it)

smoochie kisses

27 comments:

The Furry Kids said...

It looks like you're going to have an awesome trip!

Agatha and Archie said...

DId you remember your safari hat? And Archie said if you want to use his little pop gun to let him know and he will send it to you....Watch out for some of those kids..like the big cat kids... you never know..This looks like fun!!!! Love A+A PS Archie is singing George, George george of the jungle......

TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh my dogness! You were doing all of this AND helping us out at the same time!? You are AMAZING, SissieAsta! Have a wonderful wonderful time! We can hardly wait to see more about your adventure. We know it's going to be really exciting.

One question: WHY did you take bikinis?
Another question: Will you bring us an souvenir? Maybe a nellyfant? No. Too big. Maybe a small wood carving? No. Quarantines'll may prevent that. Maybe a fancy ostrich egg? No, too fragile to carry. JUST BRING PICTURES AND LOTS OF MEMORIES! OK?

Luv,
SissieFergi and BruvverJake

MAX said...

Hey there Asta
THE BIGGEST, WARMEST, MOST HUMBLEST AND LARGEST OF WELCOMES TO: SOUTH AFRICA!!!!

VIVA OVERSEAS VISITORS!

Lots of licks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

Rosie said...

You are some crazy dogs!!

Mango said...

Max and Tammy sure are understanding to let you pitch your tent right in her yard.

Holy crap! What is that music? It just started? Did you put a soundtrack on your bloggy?

Slobbers,
Mango

Gus said...

Wow..you pack like Muzzer!

have a great time.

gussie

Kali said...

Me and Rumer look forward to hearing more about your trip. Looks like your having fun already. Loving the music Asta!

Kali and Rumer

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a group. And we're surprised Khyra is able to travel again so soon after the Hams of the World Tour. Crystal and Buddy are sleeping off all that ham.

Have a great trip. Don't do any shopping or you'll have to hire your own plane to get home. (hehe, only kidding.)

Tibby said...

Hi Asta!
I am trying to catch up with all my friends and wanted to make sure I stopped in to say hello to you! Stop by my blog this week to see the fun stuff I am doing with Pink Baby!
:) Tibby

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

What an adventure!!!!(Though WHY you would think Tanner would be able to read a map is beyond me.....) You sure are, uh, well ready for nearly anything with your tent full o stuff!!
I'm on the jelly side, what a trip!
Can't wait to see what happens!
Hugs
Sunny

Inky and Molly said...

That sure looks like a great trip.
Asta, we think you can never pack too much; we terriers like to be prepared for all kinds of situations.
Watch out for those mozzies and don't get your paws burnt!
Love, Inky and Molly

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

My mom has already sent me a message on my khrakhkberry reminding me to be sure we hit a winery or two or three...

Something about a pinotage would be a nice thing to bring bakhk fur her!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khywa

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Asta, are you sure you didn't pack to much.
Mack

Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
Wow! I thought it was just a dream!
I can see you packed only a few important things!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The OP Pack said...

Asta, we hope you didn't forget anything important, but we also hope you have a wonderful time on your safari trip.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Joe Stains said...

I think they will be talking about this trip for a long time to come!! woo! thanks for getting all the essentials!

Furkidsmom said...

What an exciting trip! You pack like our Mom!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Moco said...

What a trip. Are you sure that something is not going to go backwards and sideways?

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

Asta...Did you say MJ is Mango's girlfriend? Wonder how I missed that? Tra la la la la la...

Thank dog you brought those epsom salts, Asta...I gave my ankle quite a sprain when I twisted my Barry Manalows in that hipppo hole....And Toffee and I are going tangleing tomorrow...at least I think that's what he said...(you hafta eat a rose...isn't that gross!!!!!)

Honestly, I don't think we brought too much stuff, do ya think???

Did you see that pic of me holdin' that Mango purse? I told Mango it was time to put the shoulder strap on....three guesses where that strap clips in the back....hahahahahahahahahaaaaa!!1

Wow...it's amazing how much the air here smells just like our kitchen at home...um...justa mintue...is Scruffy's tent next to ours...do you mind switching sleepin' bags? He's your nephew...

O M D>>>>>

Asta...LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT BUG......

LACIE SHRIEKS AT THE TOP OF HER LUNGS possibly perforating Asta's eardrums...

OMDOMDOMDOMDOMD...let's go sleep with the boyz....

RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LACIE

Life With Dogs said...

I am seriously impressed. The perfect adventure, compliments of Photoshop airlines! :)

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello asta its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow yoo shoor no how to travel in style!!! i shud hire yoo to mayk the arraynjmints the nekst time i hav to go sumware!!! ok bye

Hamish Westie said...

Your expedition rivals that of my compatriot, Dr Livingstone!
Cheers, H.

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Oh Asta. please do be careful.

We know you have packed for every eventuality but just watch out for those lurking lions and worst of all rampaging rhinoceros.

If Lacie has problems with bugs just think of her reaction if she comes nose to nose with one of those great big horns!

Molly, Taffy and MOnty

Bae Bae said...

What a pawsome trip. :)

~ Bae

BRUTUS said...

Hey Asta!
Hope your safari trip is going well! Love the music on your blog! We can't help but notice that some of your luggage is Louis Vuitton! A girl after our own hearts! There is no such thing as over-packing as far as my mom & I are concerned! Better to be over-prepared than caught off guard, eh?

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my goodness, Asta - I've never seen a HUMAN as stylish as you, never mind another dog!!! My human is drooling over your safari wardrobe and luggage! And I have to say - I really love that air hostess uniform that was selected for me! (*blush*) - didn't realise I could look so sexy!! :-)

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane