Monday, July 19, 2010

The GWEAT DWB MEETING


I finally can show you some behind the scenes photos of the most excitewing week we had

Ouw houseguest (Stella and hew giwl) awwived in the dead of night to avoid those pesky puppewatzy that hound this cwown pwinsess of Goobewstan whewevew she goes


hew Giwl Lisa(almost my mothew -in -law at one point), gave me lots of lovies 


I couldn't believe I was meeting the Goobette

aftew a little walk , showing hew my stweet, I invited hew in
I was most impwessed by hew Non shell aunt attitoode wif the big city
She went into ouw whiwly doow and the elevatow as if she had lived hewe all hew life..and the city sounds didn't even make a dent in hew composoowe


when we got to the eevatow I stawted to look fow my Stanley
I couldn't believe that he didn't come see me


Stella got comfowtable on the sofa wight away


I let hew west aftew hew long flight
(they had theiw flight cancelled and then we wooted and it took two times as long as it should have)


aftew a while we switched places..she had to twy out what was most comfy fow hew

the next day was when most people wewe awwiving fow the meeting  and gathewing on auntie Jane's and Petey's wooftop fow a dwinkie at 5, but befowe that I had to dwag my guest to lunch at Pastis(evewyone who stays at my house has to go thewe, hehehe)

while we waited fow a table Mommi had to talk to Mumsie about hew awwival


they always giggle togethew

I asked Mommi to get off the phone so we could have lunch..Stella and I wewe stawving


finally, we got seated in the shade
(it was a bizawwo day..sun, heat, wain, sun , heat, wain altewnating all day)


we wewe hot and hungwy


Mommi and Daddi had theiw oosual(split a buwgew and have a mawtooni )
I showed Stella the pwopew way to eat those yummielicious fwench fwies..she leawned vewy vewy quickly


as soon as we got done we had to wun home cause it was stawting to wain again luckily, we live two blocks away and we made it befowe the big downpoow

Mommi was getting mowe and mowe newvous that we wouldn't be able to go on the sailboat aftew dinnew, but as you'll see in this smilybox, the dogstaw smiled on us and we had a most bootiful evening

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It was an amazing day meeting so many of ouw DWB fwiends and especially, Bwooke and Gweg , the foundews of DWB, who came all the way fwom Ostwalia.  The pawty went on half the day on Wednesday well into the night, and all of Thuwsday fwom 11-12 AM.



We loved meeting so many new fwiendses and seeing some old ones.
 Auntie Claudette was able to come  to evewyone's delight(hew twip made possible by lots of love fwom many fwiends)  We hope coming will give hew lots of stwength to keep fighting hew nasty big C

(just look at how happy she looks at the wight of this pictoowe on Auntie Jane's deck)



The powew of the paw is twemendoos. It unfowtoonately had to be used soon aftew fow Mumsie and hew family , when Lacie,Scwuffy and babyStan's Dadsie had a Cowonawy two days aftew this meet.

He is doing miwacoolously well and will be going home fwom the hospital any day now.
Thank you all fow ouw love and  stubbown healing thoughts and pwayews fow him..Mumsie is sooo vewy gwateful..she told mommi today that it's been such a help to hew.

smoochie kisses


message fwom mommi:


We thought of all of you and were sorry you couldn't all be here..you were all in ouw thoughts and the stories we told  and in our hearts as we sat around talking about the miracle of all being brought together by the one thing we have in common despite our incredibly diverse backgrounds.....the love of our Dogs! and other furrkids!

Special thanks to Brooke and Greg and their magical dog Charlie who inspired and started all this, and thank all of you made the trip  from far and near to come and help us celebrate
love
Ami

34 comments:

Martha and Bailey said...

Asta, your wonderful pics and memories have cheered up a very dull scottish day for us.
We are glad everyone had fun - we reckon you New Yorkers are very hospitable.
We don't know Claudette but echo your wishes for her recovery and we are so thankful to hear that Marilyn's husband is doing well.
We thought the food and the cake looked particularly yummy and we would have been more than happy to help you clear it all up.
love and kisses
Martha and Bailey xxx

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

I see DWB people!
What a wonderful offline meeting to remember.
My mom recovered after a good cry now she tries to photoshop to insert her picture in DWB cruise trip, what a shame.
We though about all of you in NY last week too. Viva DWB the pet community, only one thing we have in common makes a big difference.
Special thanks to dear aunties and uncles Brooke and Greg, Claudette, Ami and George and Jane, we love you.
Cheers!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

So glad to see something happy and positive for you all. What fun!

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Our flat selves had the time of our lives.

Thank you Asta, Ami and George for your wonderful hospitality. We loved meeting everyone and all the food you served was so yummy. You all worked so hard and made us so welcome in your home.

Thank you.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and H.

Gus said...

I still can't believe I had to pack boxes instead of joining you all on the rooftop! But thanks to your Mommi and all the others, we have had a great time living Vye Care eeyously, and feel like we only missed the heat and hoomidity, not any of the fellowship!

kisses
gussie

Frankie Furter said...

Oh What Wonderful Memories You Have and You SHARED them with US!!!!
My mom hasn't been out on that gorgeous harbor for more than 10 years, butt she says the pics brought back some wonderful memories for her!!!!

Koobuss said...

Great pictures!! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Maybe we will be fortunate enough to join you next year.


Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie and Family

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Hello Asta! And your Mama!

Thank you for sharing your memories of a wonderful time. My Jeannie says no worries, she loved meeting you and your Mama in her Flat Form. She was just a bit worried her Martini may have spilled down her front, being in such a flat form. But it didn't seem to have happened thank goodness, you and your Mama must have looked after her so well, and Flat Me too!!

We are taking a blog break merely because there is lots going on here, it being summer and all. Though it has been a bit rainy and grey today.

Thank you for your good wishes, hugs to you and your sweet Mama and Daddy.

lotsaluv, as always, your friends, Marvin and Jeannie xxxxxxxxx

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

Asta...I just got in...those pix are amazing...do you think my butt looks big in that flattie pic of me?

Gotta go visit Daddy...

Love,
Laciekins with the remainder of the

REAL COKE that Mumsie's been drinkin'...she's a bit stressed...to say the least.


Thank you for thanking everybody...you guys ROCK!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh - what an amazing get-together - everyone looks like they are having such a happy time!!

(And I'm glad Stella learnt the important art of eating potato chips - er, french fries - I'm an expert at that! Hee! Hee!)

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Bocci said...

Awe shucks, Asta, what a beautiful post! And what a wonderful time you all had! Thanks so much for sharing that fun time with all of us-the pictures made Parental Unit and me feel like we were there sharing those delicious looking fries with you :-)
You are right, Asta's Mom, it is a miracle :-)
Your buddy,
Bocci

Cheyenne -Millie said...

What a wonderful time everybody had! I have never had french fries before! But Monty has! He is not delicate about it!

Maggie and Mitch said...

You guys sure did have the best time together but we can't believe that Stanley wasn't allowed to come to the pawty too!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are so happy you all had such a wonderful time together. We wish we could have been there but we loved sharing the fun through your words and eyes.

We all have our paws crossed for Lacie, Scruffy, and Stan's dad to be recovered and well very soon.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Airechicks said...

What a GREAT memory been created - Thank you for sharing all the pictures - that Stella looks like a SWEET PEA...

Take care and rest up for the next pawty..


XXoooXXoooXXxoo

Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta and Mommi!
Thanks a lot for sharing all those pictures!
Sure it was pawesome to meet all of them!
I am very happy to see there Claudette. I hope she is doing well.
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

mayziegal said...

Ohmidogness! We smiled and smiled all the way through that postie! What a Most Marvelous gathering of peoples! My great-granddaddy (who I never gots to meet) used to say, "And a good time was had by all!" I can tell that was very definitely the case here!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Joe Stains said...

Oh Asta thanks for sharing all of those wonderful photos with us! We really do wish we could have come! We are super happy Claudette was able to make it. We are sending lots of healing vibes to mr mumsie

Agatha and Archie said...

Well a good time was certainly had by all!!! We flatties had a blast as did PL2!! Your Mommi is the hostess with the mostess!!!! L0VE AND A BILION KISSES

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

So, did anyone khalkhulate how much adult beverage was khonsumed?

What a great time all of woo must have had!

Thanks fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khywa and Khousin Mewdie

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Thank you again so much Ami (and George) - you did an amazing job pulling it all together, and words can not express how much it meant to Greg and I - thank you !

Brooke & Greg xoxo

Noah the Airedale said...

D keeps going on and on saying "we ate there, we ate there" enough already .... Sheesh.
Thanks for posting, the pics are awesome. We hope there's another reunion soon so we can pack D off. Listening to her is torture!

Noah x

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh Asta, thank you so much for putting together such a wonderful report and slideshow. You really are the most perfect hostess. Everyone looked so happy! What lovely people they all are. I don't think that I would have handled all the strange sights and sounds with Stella's composure though.
Aberdeen is feeling very boring this morning, compared to glamorous New York.
Sigh! Oh well, must go and find something new to chew...
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Simba and Jazzi said...

We are so jealous Mummy got to meet all our friends parents. Now she is saying they are her friends!! PS. Mummy says your Mummy and Daddy were so kind and generous , thank you .

Simba and Jazzi xx

Mango said...

Hooray for DWB and the opportunity to make so many nice friends. I didn't know Stella was coming to see you too! Wow! Sorry that Stan wasn't there as well, but you gals likely had a fun slumber party without him.

Slobbers,
Mango

Mack said...

What fun!!
Maybe one day we'll get to meet you!!???? That would be great! But I just know everybody there had the time of their lives!
I bet Stan didn't come because he was too shy. Stella seems to make herself right at home!
Sugars,
Mack

PS: Thanks so much for helping Shelby!
Love ya!

Pippa said...

Asta - I think you must have the most kind and generous pawrents in the world to host all those peeps and hardly any dogs. That was so nice of them. I hope you enjoyed all those people and flat dogs although myself, I think real dogs are better.

Pippa

Maggie Mae said...

Hi Asta,

Nice to meets you, I am Maggie Mae!
It looks like you had a most wonderful time indeed! I hopes that we can be furiends. Please come visit me too!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Penny and Patches said...

Thank you for sharing all the great pictures! We are very, very jelly that we couldn't be there! We are very glad to know that the Holy Terriers' daddy is doing well! And we are also grateful to Brooke and Greg! What a wonderful community they created. I bet they never guessed it be as big as it is or how it has brought peeps and pups together from all over the world!


Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

Duffy said...

Thank you sissy, Asta, for inviting me to the fabulous DWB pawty. It was spectakular! I got to meet the peeps of the DWB pups! What a treat! And all the pups, in their flat form, were there, too! Asta's mom (my auntie Ami, I'm proud to say), sure knows how to throw a pawtie.
My, mom had a great time, too!
Luv,
Duffy

Momo and Pinot said...

Asta sissy!! We're so so behind to catch up but our mom learnt about this huge get-together on facebook. We're so so happy that many of our friends including yourself had a fantastic time together!!

Thanks so much for your comment tonight. Your comment really made our evening better!!!

Hugs
Momo & Pino

Life With Dogs said...

These "reunions" are always beautiful to watch. I wish I knew it was happening, it would have been a great excuse to blow off work. :)

Lacy said...

w00fs, mama hasnt quit talkin about meeting all of u too...she will never ever furgit it...she loved meeting u and the other pups and mica too..and all of the peoples...she had a blast~!! thank you to all of u...

b safe,
~rocky

TwoSpecialWires said...

What an amazing celebration of friendships. We never had any question but that you'd all have a great time ... and it's clear from your pictures and stories that you did. It'll take us a long time to view and review all the pictures and have fun imagining ourselves right there with you all. And then. To see the power of the paw and the fantasticness of friendships put to work in helping to support Mumsie and Mr. Mumsie following his horrible heart hysteria. It just goes to show how very very special it is to be part of this amazing community.

Thank you, Asta, for sharing. You are amazing and we can hardly WAIT to meet you and Mommi and Daddi!

Love
Jake and Fergi and Family