a tired dog is a good dog

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Still in Afwika-Toffee is taken Ill, and the seawch fow Joey begins

My sweet new fwiend Toffee was taken ill last night and had to be wushed to the hospital..
He's a bwave and stuwdy boy, but I think the invasion of all the giwls and the subsequent pawtying wewe just a bit much fow him

Thankfully, the emewgency Vetses wewe excellent and he is now back home westing in bed
Pleez go and wish him a speedy wecovewy

I stopped by and bwought him some gowgeous native flowews to cheew him up in his sick bed befowe setting out to twy to find Joey who was catapoolted into space by the stoopid fawt lighting game the boyz had last night Don't ask..BOyz sheeesh

Feeling a bit guilty about the whole thing, Mango accompanied me pawt of the way

we asked absolutely evewyone we saw

babyStan,Scwuffy, Lacie and I thought we could make bettew pwogwess on some local twanspawtation

Tannew was vewy wowwied and showing gweat couwage, went up close an pawsonel in his seawch

the locals wewe unfailingly polite, but no one had any news of Joey

the heat of the day got to me and I took a dip in the cool ocean watews . A gwoup of penguins came by, but they didn't have a clue

finally , ouw host and cewtified toow guide, Max asked an Elli fant fwiend of his to take us to some out of the way places to look. Unfowtoonately, we still had no cloo about Joey's landing site.

all this seawching made me incwedibly pawched
Luckily, souf Afwika has lots of bootiful vineyawds and some pawsome wines..
I decided to west and sample some

as I wandewed about one of the vineyawds, guess who called to me?
You have it..Mango,Petey and Wosie had been sampling some bottles instead of wunning awound looking fow Joey. They invited me to come join them..which I gwatefully did

by sunset, I was exhausted and quite discouwaged and headed fow camp..
thewe on the tewwace, I intewwupted Max and his gowgeous giwlfwiend Tammy in a welaxint tet a tet. They wewe gwacious about it and asked me to come join them, but I think they needed a little pwivacy and time away fwom the intwooding guests so I thanked them and declined

instead , I soaked my achy feets in some lovely watew while looking at anothew glowious day come to an end
I shoowe hope we find Joey..I'm quite wowwied fow his safety

(again , make suwe to get a dffewent pawspective on some of my fwiendses bloggies by visiting them)


TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh, Asta. We warned Toffee a couple of days ago. We wondered if he was up for what he was getting himself into. We sure hope he recovers quickly and doesn't have any relapses.

We hope you all can find Joey. We wondered if he got stuck in the trees? We're sure, though, that you must've looked from that giraffe's tall back. (You looked so elegant. How romantic, if only you weren't on a Search and Rescue.)

Moma says to take good notes on South African wines. She's never tasted any. And enjoy those glorious days. You'll come back with memories galore. And hopefully you'll come back with Joey.

We love you and miss you,
SissieFergi and BruvverJake

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh poor Joey. Sure hope you find him soon. At least he is used to the heat there in Africa since he's a Phoenix boy.We know he'll turn up soon. Don't worry.

Be careful drinking wine in the heat...it might go to your head dear.
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

Maxmom said...

Asta dear!!!
Might I congratulate you an a truly EXCELLENT post! It's almost as if you did the entire post for me...hic (that wine is going to my head!)
You really have been the pawfect guest and sooo sweet to TOFFEE. Don't worry, with his daily dose of pain killers, he's having the same winey effect as all of us.
(Eish...you are such a sweety!!!!)
...and that picture of Tammy and I having our sundowners...we'll it is going to go into the Tour Guiding archives. (As well as the Elephant Safari pic!)
You have been truly outstanding in your phootooography...hic.
Oh, by the way, I hear some lost, 'blow-torch' soul has been caught starting veld (bush) fires.
Anyway, thanks for all the truly wonderful pictures and all your hard work.
We are loving you guys here in SOUTH AFRICA (mmm...we think so at least...hic)
Lots of licks from Toffee. Lots of kissies from Tammy and
great hugs from

Sir Woodstock said...

What wonderful adventures you have Miss Asta!
Mother & I are loving reading about it and the photographs are exceptional - you always look so elegant.

Do hope you find Joey!


Cheyenne -Millie said...

We love your photos of you in South Africa! You look real nice in your hat and veil! Purrty legs!

Where is Joey? Now we shall worry for him!

Martha said...

Hi Asta
Is it just us or are you beginning to look more and more like Agatha Christie?
Of course we mean this as the greatest compliment.
You do have that great quest for adventure, enquiring mind and well, lets face it, the outfit!
We do so hope Toffee is better soon and that Joey is found.
We confess to being a little worried abotu Joey - Africa is not the place to be lost on your own.
There are so many dangers.
Tanner is being increbibly brave looking for his brother - it is good to see that at times like this siblings pull together.
We loved all the pictures - Max having the tete a tete with his girlfriend was beautiful - very Out of Africa!!!
We will tune in for further adventures.
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Unknown said...

Oh dear, I do hope you find Joey soon! But I have to say, I'm so enjoying this wonderful tour of African wildlife and scenery as you're looking for him!

Honey the Great Dane

Molly the Airedale said...

We sure hope Joey is found soon! Where could he possibly be?
You look lovely as always, Asta!
BTW, my two favorite things to eat, other than ice cream, are pizza and oonies!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dexter said...

Dexter here!

Excellent job organizing the search. Thank goodness I am not the only doggie remaining with their wits about them. How you manage to look so lovely at all times is beyond me.

Remarkable gal you are.

Mack said...

I sure hope you find Joey soon!

Gus said...

Wonderful adventure, and I sure hope you guys find Joey soon.


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a wonderful adventure you all are having...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

wally said...


Could you bring me home a hippo? They look like great fun. And beware of the mosquitos. Maybe one of them carried away Joey?

wally t.

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

Honestly Asta...why wasn't I allowed to sneep on the bed with Toffee??? I had my scrubdress on and (the one with the adorable detachable ruffle around the butt and I think it would have made the poor boy feel better. Whoever said NEVER SIT ON A PATIENT'S BED was stoopid anyway...it's very healing and it's easier to reach the blender...

I loved that picture of you looking all shimmery when we were lookin' for stoopid Joey...why did he catch his bum on fire for anyway???

Mumsie had a smidgeon too much wine at the wedding last night. Then Scruffy got her up at 4 am and was dreadfully sick on his papers and then the carpet. The really gross part is Mumsie found the papers that she had picked up and put in a bag to go out to the trash in the pantry this morning...um hum...too much wine. She has a bit of a headache too...she had a glass and a half...it was that second half that did her in...

I need to go and find a cold rag for her forehead...


Pee ess...good thing she found the papers in the pantry before daddy got his cereal.....

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


Were you flirting with Mango?

Scruffy and Stanley....

Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
I hope Toffee will be fully recovered soon!
That farting contest!
I wonder where is Joey!
Kisses and hugs

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Where is he?

Joe Stains said...

Well I am quite glad that somedog is serious about looking for me. Don't ask how I can comment on your blog while being missing but not be able to tell you where I am... LOL

Deb Cushman said...

Sure hope Joey is all right! Looks like you're having a great trip otherwise.

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Oh what wonderful countryside. If only you were not on such a worrying mission you could have enjoyed it so much.I hope that when you succeed, you can take time to enjoy for a little while..

Hugs GJ xx

The Oceanside Animals said...

Hmm, I think "bum on fire" and "grumpy" probably definitely go together!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Oh dear, we are starting to worry a bit about Joey, do you think the natives have captured him?

Woos, the OP Pack

Inky and Molly said...

All the bet to Toffee!

You look like you are having an amazing time still. Did you get to play with those pingoos?

The vinyeyard and the hot tub look very appealing right about now....

ScrapsofMe said...

My what a pawsome adventure you are having. You look just absolutely mav-ah-lus while looking for poor Joey. However I must say that boyz sometimes gets what theys deserve, doing stoopid boy tricks. I just hope everything turns out ok in the END, if you get my drift. Boyz, beans n burns.

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

I hope my mom loves all the wines I'm bringing her bakhk!



Asta, you look lovely in that bootyful outfit. Wow, what an adventure. And you made so many new and we might add, very interesting friends.

Hope you find Joey soon and be careful, it can be beastly out there!

Riley and Star.

Sir Chance-Lot said...

Oh ASTA..I am so familiare with Africa...you should have told me you were going!!!! I would have served as you protector and guide!!!!! And my silly Mama hurt her back and cant go to the city tomorrow
Sir Loveyou ALOT

Amber-Mae said...

Hey girl! What a great adventure in the wild. Those animals are so big & scary you sure were brave to hang around them.

Saggy Gold Dancer

Amber-Mae said...

Hey girl! What a great adventure in the wild. Those animals are so big & scary you sure were brave to hang around them.

Saggy Gold Dancer

Amber-Mae said...

Hey girl! What a great adventure in the wild. Those animals are so big & scary you sure were brave to hang around them.

Saggy Gold Dancer

Bae Bae said...

That's sure some adventure.
I hope you find Joey soon

~ Bae

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Asta,
Wow... you look smashing in the bating suit!! Hopefully you will fun Joey soon (and have some fun while doing it)!

Unknown said...

Asta, please realize that wine I was sharing with Mango and Rosie was strictly medicinal. We discovered through a South African doctor/vinter that it successfully removes any remains of tranquilizers from one's system and with Joey gone missing, we've got to be at our sharpest wits!

You did an awesome job riding that giraffe - glad you didn't slide right off its back.

Your pal,


Hollie and Janie said...

You look so cute in all your safari gear. You are meeting so many different animals! I hope that you find your friend very, very soon!!!

Kelly said...

Asta, your South African adventures sure are fun! I wish I was there with you!

You guys be safe now, ok?

Sir Chance-Lot said...

Oh My Dogs Asta~ I did not realize you were in AFRICA...you should consult with Pooka nd Nanook..their mama and papa was JUST there...Good thing we did not come in to the city today...we would have missed you :)))
YOu are gorgous as ever!!!!!!!

Deefor said...

Hi Asta
Your adventures really cheer me up as I sleep my life away in Denver.

The animals there look very friendly and nice. Maybe they can visit you in New York. I sure hope Joey is OK. You really blend in with those penguins.

Duffy said...

I'm really impressed, sissy! You are all so brave! All those big, wild animals. I hope Joey is somewhere safe. Get back safe yourself, too.

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