a tired dog is a good dog

Monday, May 17, 2010


Aftew all the sadness and losses of fwiends wecently, something happy happened.
We all get ouw heawts bwoken and wowwy about ouw sick fwiends, but this time we had an example of the wondewfulness that  ouw doggie blogs give us, .meeting DWB fwiends.

We'd been waiting wif baited bweaf(what does that mean anyway??) fow ouw visitows this weekend
Mumsie was fiwst to awwive

She settled into hew spacious wailway cawwiage woom(honest it's the smallest woom in histowy..she'll pwobably tell you about it when she gets awound to posting)

and then she came ovew to my house and thewe was all sowts of joy

She also twanspawted my two new wheelie siblings(it's a long stowy..Mywna now has fouw childwen)

Mommi intwodooced me to them

We had a wiggly kissie session

by then my bwuvvew Duffy awwived wif auntie Kawen, and Mumsie got to moosh bof of us 

the second day that  Mumsie was hewe, Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy's pawents came all the way fwom Leuwa  Ostwalia!!!!!!!!!!!!!  We walked ovew to the hotel whewe they wewe staying and then all walked home to ouw house fow dinnew.  We got to show them a little bit of the Village on the way.

Mommi was so excited, she fowgot to take pictoowes along the way.
We couldn't believe ouw luck that we get so many fwiends visiting

flat Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy made themselves comfowtable on the piano as soon as they awwived

They wew awfully chippew and not at all jet lagged..amazing considewing they had been on the woad fow about thwee hundwed houws  Ostwalia is on the othew side of the oonivewse fwom hewe

I made a smile box of pawt of the visit 

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Mommi and Daddi made dinnew and Auntie Denise and unkel Bwian bwought us soopew wine fwom Ostwalia to dwink  (we only wemembewed to take a pictoowe  at dessewt time, hehehe)

the next day was all bootiful and we all met fow lunch at ouw local  outdoow place

it's a little cwazy , busy thewe especially on the weekends, but  we managed to get a good table outside

isn't Mumsie Bootiful????
(she stole that puwple blouse fwom Lacie who didn't mind cause she wanted to be naked anyway)

unfowtoonately we made a sad discovewy..Mumsie seems to have a "sweet aboose pwoblem" along wif hew coke zewo obsession.
Lacie and i awe planning to enwoll hew in a twelve step pwogwam fow "oef a la Neige" addicts, hehehehehe

it was a glowious day, and aftew sitting awound and eating and dwinking fow houws, it seemed like a good idea to go fow a walk

luckily, the High Line was just a few steps away, so that's whewe we went

Can you believe that this young giwl has fouw Aiwechildwen???
amazing ..Mommi says appeawantly they stawted theiw family at a tendew age, hehehehehe

sadly it was time to come back to ouw apawtment and say bye bye to Mumsie (this is the pawt we hate) 

she had to fly back to the Buwgh and wowk today  (flat Lacie stayed of couwse)

all the flat kids stayed at ouw house until it's time fow theiw pawents to continoo theiw  gwand toow of a Mewwy Caw...


Thewe will be faw bettew pictoowes and descwiptions of this twip on the Leuwodale's site..but pwobably not until they get home

Thank you soo much to ouw DWB fwiends fow this amazing visit..We toasted Bwooke and Gweg  and Chawlie and Opy and Benson, without whom we would nevew had the chance to make so many wondewful fwiends.
this was  the beginning of a summew of DWB visits..We awe beyond happy to be pawt of it!!!

Pleez be patient wif us.  We will twy to come awound and visit all of you just as soon as we can.

smoochie kisses


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

Oh WOW Asta! It looks like such a very good time!!! We were thinking amongst our 3 selves and decided you and Auntie Ami and Unca George must have met the most DWBers in pawson!
We are very happy your mommi got cheered up.
Mom is still jelly. I told her to get over it!
ps hayhayhay asta!!! ok anok itz me, scooter! I iz happee u all didses haf sum gooderest times! mmmuuaaahhh

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Please please God, may my mom be the next visitor, we're buying her a one-way ticket!
What a fabulous visit from Mumsie and the young mom of 4 Airdale kids.
Yeah a million thanks to Brook, Greg, Charlie, and Opy for uniting us!
Love y'all

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

pee ess after we got that smile box to work, we all said WOW there's a LOT of peeps in new yawk!

Molly the Airedale said...

We hope we get to hear the story of the additional wheelie sibs!
What a fun time all of you had together! We can't wait for Noah's pinkies to come to our house. We wish mumsie was coming with them!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh we just love hanging out on the piano with Lacie & Asta. Tess says the olives are simply divine...well she should know, she ate all of them. The girls are all looking forward to more amazing smoothies. We're so glad Mumsie didnt take the blender home with her.

Noah x

Mack said...

Yeah! Blogger finally let me comment!
What a treat it is to meet bloggy pals! I know you and mommi & daddi had the best time ever. And that food looks outta-this-world!


Eric said...

WOOOHOOO!! What a sooper dooper time you all had (flat me too hehee)I could feel the excitment all the way over here. Yep. I heard Mom and Mumsie giggling over our english Cornish Pasties and the Bangers for Toad in the Hole..heard the never ending whirl of Lacie's blender for the flat visitors (note to self must ask Lacie if she got the recipe from Noah for Hoki Fishcakes) heard the happiness and laughter from your lovely down under vistors. Life with DWB is grand!

Wiry loves and kisses Eric xxx

Unknown said...

Wow - looks like you had an amazing time with all your visitors, Asta (and your 'flat' friends - hee! hee!) - I had visitors too recently but we didn't do so many exciting, glamorous things! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

What a great time!!! Wish they were headed to the Midwest too. That pizza looked so good. Glad all the flatpups got to have a sleepover.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Fabulous time you had,, How great to meet fellow bloggers.. Wonderful.. Hugs GJ xx

Abby said...

Hi, Asta...

What a great time you must have had with Mumsie & D&B...They all look so happy to be in NYC...

And, I know, you & your Mom & Dad are the best hosts ever...

Abby xxxooo

ScrapsofMe said...

pawty pawty pawty! It's bound to be a pawty, cuz I saw some Scottie dogs trying to sneak off with the dessert!



the magic sleigh said...

Woooos! What a great time woo must of had with woo visitors! I hope the party was awesome!
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

AFSS said...

Dessert is the best part of any meal. Scylla invited a cardinal for dessert but it flew away, rude bird. Glad you had so may friends visit. ~AFSS

Lacy said...

w00fs, what a wonderful time u all had...yummy foods and even better company..cant get any better than that..

b safe,

Agatha and Archie said...

We are waiting for them to come here!!!!
Arch is besides himself and is trying to cook baked Alaska((who knows why) love AandA

Joe Stains said...

What a wonderful celebration of DWBS with lots of lovely ladies. Mom thinks all of them are so pretty!! You are so lucky to have friends come and visit!

Gus said...

Wow..Bootiful Ladies, Handsome Genneman...and that's just the flat selves on the piano!

Glad you had a good visit. Must send muzzer the name of Mumsie's sleeping car place...looks chawming.

(we're big on chwam in the South, ya know?)


the many Bs said...

hi Asta, you are so lucky to get to see all of these important peoples who come to visit you. you sure did have a lot of fun with them. it's so much fun to see your flat friends too.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
That was pawesome!
Thanks for sharing all the pictures!
I am sure you all had a great time together!
DWB families rule!
Kisses and hugs

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

What a great visit!

Thanks fur sharing it too!

I do wonder where Mumsie was able to store all the hair khare produkhts The Beastie showed us that she pakhked!


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The Oceanside Animals said...

hello asta its dennis the vizsla dog hay that luks like sutch fun!!! the dwb wurld shoor is a wunderful playse if it can help things like this happen!!! ok bye

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

What a pawsome post. I always get the wiggly shivers when I thinks about how exciting it must be to get to meet friends in person!
~lickies, Ludo

WFT Nobby said...

Hi Asta
Well it comes as no surprise that you have so many adoring visitors. Not only are you such a loving and beautiful doggie, but you live with a wonderful, generous Mommi and Daddi, in a beautiful, exciting city. And not only that, I can't help but notice how often you show totally delicious foodables in your blog.
Does heaven get any better?
Toodle pip!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

It looks like you had a pawsome visit with Mumsie. Does she always eat her dessert with a straw!! The pictures are just so much fun to look at!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Fred said...

You had a regular parrrrrTAY! That's awesome!

Daisy said...

You always have so much fun visiting with friends. My Mommeh thinks a long meal outside with friends and good food is the best way to spend time.

Bocci said...

What a wonderful time you had! The good friends, the food, the drink, the walks-wow!

I loved every minute of it, and I wasn't even there!

Your buddy,

Hollie and Janie said...

Mama and I are SO jealous!! What a fun, fun time!! All the humans are so pretty!! I love seeing all the flat versions of our friends!!

Golden Samantha said...

What cool friends! What great pressies! What a whirlwind and beautiful tour, dining and pleasures, such as entertaining! Asta, I didn't know you tickled the ivories heheh! Love these photos - I can tell that you had a wonderful time!
Big Hugs xoxoxo

Golden Samantha said...

Dear Ami,
Can't believe I never clicked on your paintings and brooches before - dumb me! How incredibly talented you are - what beautiful work you do - just wow!!! Will check back soon to look harder!
Big Hugs xo

Marvin (oh and Jeannie!) said...

Oh my! D and B are such nice peeps, my Jeannie says. Well, she knows, cos she stayed with them on her Grand Tour of Australia, last year, when she visited Brooke and Greg, Opy and Charlie.

My Jeannie met Rounded Noah,Tess, Willow and Lucy tooooo. When she visted the Leuras. (she calls them "rounded" cos she actually met the real ones, not the flat ones!!)

I am so glad you all had such a wonderful time with them, they are lovely peeps!

Lotsaluv, Marvin xxxxxxx

oh and Jeannie xxxxxxxxx

Bobby said...

How great it must have been to meet all those new Friends, and enjoy a nice meal and walk

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh Asta what a wonderful meeting your beans had!! I am so glad that bloggers find each other in real life and spend such a blissful time together! Yeah for all the fun!

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

OH MY...

Lacie unbuttons the top button of her size 0000 jeans...

I am stuffed!!

That KLA FLOOTIE was incredible...amazing...and I'm sorry I ate the other half of it...

(Lacie not so discretely burps...)

And the chicken POP REEK KA was deeee lectable...

Um...I think your piano might need some new springs, or at leased oiled...I'm just sayin'....NUFF SAID on that subject.

What a totally fabbers weekend!

It couldn't have been any more fun!

Gotta go and show Daddy your pix!

Kisses and tons of thanks!!


TwoSpecialWires said...

Asta. You and Mommi and Daddi know how to make people happy. Which must make you happy right back. Isn't it nice how that works? And the happiness just keeps on rolling. Here we are all the way in Colorado, catching the contagious smiles and sharing the fun right along with you. No wonder so many people and their four-leggeds enjoyed themselves the way all of you did!

Love you so much
Jake and Fergs xxoo

Princess Patches said...

Asta, we are soooooo jelly! We have only met a few of our DWB pals in dogson! We do hope to meet Jake and Fergi on their big trip!

I sure looks like all of you had a great time together!

Penny & Patches

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Hi Asta!
OMD sounds like you will be having a pawesome summer!! My mom was hoping to get to NYC this summer too, but can't get the time off work. :(
We will enjoy reading about all your visits though!!
And thanks for stopping by with birthday wishes for me!

William Tell said...

We're so glad you got to meet your Aussie friends and were able to be hostess to your flat friends while they are visiting in America. I plan to visit Australia one of these days. I got a nice hole started that direction in the corner of the yard. Might be able to pull that trip off in a year or two, unless someone rocks my hole up again.

Happy Tails,
William Tell

3 doxies said...

Miss Asta,
I am so relieved to hears from you and just knowing you hads a wonderful time withs your friends makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
Th at is just so super duper awesome that you gots to meet bloggie furiends in real life.
That Mumsie is worse than me when it comes to stealing...hehehe!

Martha said...

Hi Asta, you always get to have the most exciting times.
You are so lucky to have such wonderful visitors and wine and dine with them.
Everyone looked so happy and it is clear you all enjoyed meeting up with each other.
We can't wait to hear all about the new wheelie children although confess we wish we had suggested neutering the wheelies!!!!
Still we know you will take care fo the wheelie children!
Martha and Bailey xxx

Sierra Rose said...

Hi ya Asta and smoochie kisses right back at ya pal!
Wow! Love all the hoomans smiling!! And, we giggled every time you said "flat".... What a visit! Very sweet.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Darcy and Bailey said...

Asta - we love your photo of your head on the dinner table (clearly trying to snatch something good to eat.) We're just not tall enough to do that, but you embody what we wish we could do.
Licks & Love!
Darcy & Bailey

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Your friends are lovely! Especially the mumsie in the purple blouse! We are certainly happy for her that she stoled the blouse! Lovely! Lovely!

Jans Funny Farm said...

It's great you get to meet so many bloggers in person. Looks like you all had a good time.

Sunshade said...

Oh my doG, you guys had so much fun, we're jealous here (well, mum is). I would love to be able to meet some of our DWB doggies and hoomans in person too!

What wonderful hosts you and your mommi and daddy were Asta gurrrl, they're so lucky, we're so lucky to have you guys as friends!!

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

TwoSpecialWires said...

We thought about you all through this whole visit, and now we are going to go look at all the pictures and view the Smilebox (again) just so we can enjoy it one more time.

What an amazing example of the depth of the friendships that evolve through DWB.

All our love (and with lots of anticipatory excitement)
Bruvver Jake and Sissie Fergi xxoo