Sunday, August 1, 2010


You can't imagine the joy, when the day finally awwived that I would get to meet in pawson wif my adoptewed sissie Fewgie and Bwofuw Jake

We decided quite a while ago, that we wanted to be a family, even though we live on opposite sides of this gweat big countwy

I sat impatiently waiting fow them to awwive

Fewgie and Jake's Momma and hooman sissie Nina have been taking them on a most wondewful hoomongous summew twip..meeting soo many fuwwfwiends along the way, and now it was ouw tuwn..they wewe hewe in Manhattan finally

Jakey is an explowew and bwavely got up on the window sill to look at the sights out ouw window
 while my sissie Fewgie cautiously explowed the apawtment

 the gweat thing was , they felt comfowtable, and we loved each othew immediately just like I knew we would

...all thwee of us walking togethew down the blazing hot stweets
we stopped fow a west and a snack at  one of my favowitest samich places in the village
ouw expectations wewe not in vain..we got some yummies(how could anyone wesist those faces of theiws?)

then ouw walk took us all the way to Washington Squawe Pawk
and thankfully to the fountain...Jakey was the fiwst to scope it out
then bof Fewgie and I got intewested
(doesn't Fewgie have  the loveliest smile???)
the spway of watew was soo was a nothew blasted hot day 
(auntie Sally was just so happy that we wewe togethew and loved each othew)
we continood ouw toow and I showe  them my favowite bookstowe. I discovewed Fewgie's love of books(look how happy she looks)
we wewe anxious to go wead(ow possibly to get out of the heat, hehehehehe)

finally at home, it was time fow cocktails and Jakey and Fewgie joined wight in

then a little snooze befowe dinnew

somehow  Mommi got to busy to take pictoowes of us eating, but west assowed, we all got nibbles and tastes

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The next mowning, we wewe set to have anothew gweat day togethew, stawting wif shawing Mommi's toast
it seems the love of toast wuns in the family, hehehehehehe

 wif full tummies we all settled down fow a mid mowning nap

then all of a sudden, thewe was unhappiness, and we felt it ,
we got westless and didn't know what to do
(Daddi called and told mommi he was coming home because he no longew had his job)
Jake hugged Mommi and licked hew teaws

I'm so sowwy that they had theiw good time wuined by ouw moods, but wew'e so gwateful fow all the love and suppowt they gave us
now Fewgie and Jake and Auntie Sally and Nina Giwl awe on theiw way again..seeing mowe fwiends, having lovely'll be able to see those when you visit theiw bloggie

as fow me..I don't know what the footoowe will bwing..

Wight now..all is up in the aiw

I know I love all of you and miss you when I can't visit..
I know I've aweady missed a lot of things and hope you undewstand..
Mommi is vewy non compass mentals wight now

smoochie kisses


Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh Asta, we love you and your Mommi and Daddi so much, and of course Jake and Fergi and their family too. So we were happy to read that you all had such a wonderful time together. But now, we are worried and are sending you lots of 'be strong' vibes across the Atlantic as you deal with all the uncertainties you have just now.
Bestest wishes,
Bertie and Gail.

Gus said...


We are so sorry your wonderful visit was made less wonderful by your Daddi's news, but cannot think of a more supportive and wonderful group of friends to have on hand at that terrible time.

That said, muzzer assures me that someone out there will recognize your Daddi's brilliance and compassion and offer him the best ever position !

Have you given any more thought to being a cover model?


Pandafur said...

Hai Asta, Iz glad you had such a nice visit wiv your doggie bro an sis, an Iz rill sorry abowt your dad's job. I knows itz all gonna be okais evenchewally but Iz sending you *softpaw* an speshul purrs too.

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Asta we loved looking at the pictures of you showing Jake and Fergi around your neighbourhood and entertaining them in your apartment.

However we are so shocked to read your Daddi's news. WE have all our paws crossed that he will find a new position very very soon and send big hugs to your pawrents.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh, dear sweet Asta, we are so very sad to hear that difficult news for your Mom and Dad. We are also very glad that Mommi had some wonderful friends there with her at that sad time. We can see that you all had a wonderful visit and thank you for sharing it with us.

We will cross our paws and Mom will pray that things get better for all of you soon. Times are tough, but know that you have us here for support and love.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing with us the visit of Jake, Fergi, Sally and Nina. Glad you all had a great time together.
I am so sorry to know about your Daddi's job. But, I have faith that he will find another pawesome job soon!
Please give your mom and dad kisses and hugs from us, ok?
We will be thinking of you!
Take care
Lorenza and mom

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so sorry to hear your sad news, Asta, and we are so glad that you had your adopted brother and sissy there for some support. We just know your daddi will find another job!
We love you guys!

Maggie, Mitch and Sue

Bocci said...

Thanks so much for sharing your visit with Jake and Fergi, Asta! As usual, you did a teriffic job showing us around town-love that bookstore!

Lets all get together and send good "job vibes" to each other! I really am serious! :-) Parental Unit has been applying for jobs all summer with no luck, but likely will return to her adjunct teaching position in late August-which will not enough to keep us in our house, I'm afraid.
So I will keep paws crossed and send out good vibes for your Daddi to find something that he just loves!

Your buddy,

3 doxies said...

is dis working??????????


3 doxies said...

okays, it working now....I just typed an amazly loooong comment and it didn't post...aaaaack!!!
Okays, as I was saying....I am so deeply sorry to hears bout your dad. I wish I had some fabulously wise words to shares but I don't cuz I nevers had a job, mum don't work, and my dad is just a geek withs a geek job(he gots a job dat no one else would want....hehehehe. Anyways, But, I's be thinking bout him while he be looking fur another job and I have total faith in him.
Maybe your guests actually came at da right be there fur your mum and dad...yep, I believes dat was why their timing was so dead on.
I am gald you had a wonderful time withs them and gots to show them round one of da most fantastical cities ever. I think it awesome dat you finally gots to meet them. I loves all da piktures of ya'll together. And if I didn't know you I would haves never been ables to tell ya'll apart...BUT, I knew...hehehe!
Please give hugs and kisses to you mom and dad and tell them we thinking bouts them during this transition time...or whatevers da Heck you wanna call it.


Mack said...

Oh Asta,
I just know the three of you had such a wonderful time. Jobs come and go, but wonderful friends (like you) are forever! We know your daddi will have no trouble finding a new job.
He is a great guy. We love you guys,


Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello asta its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am glad yoo had a gud visit and we understand if yoo cannot come see us rite now!!! but we ar always happy to see yoo wen yoo can come arownd!!! ok bye

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Dearest Asta,
Please hug and kiss your pawrents for us. I'm very sad that your Daddy lost his job today, my Dad's job is not stable either, it's just a matter of time since his work already let people go home one after another in the last few months.
We dare not to offer any advices or encouragements, just want to let you know that we love you whether you visit us or not and we support you and your family in all means possible.
You define NY, Asta.
Before NY is the statue of Liberty, now NY is Asta and her loving pawrents.
Love y'all

Agatha and Archie said...

Darling Girls, Well really who could ask for a better group to have with you than Jake and Fergie et al to help guide you through one of lifes fabulous little twists to keep us all on our toes... We are all very lucky to have each other and we are sending you the giantest MUAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH that we can...Love and kisses A+A

Mango said...

Miss Asta! What a post. I was so happy seeing you and Jake and Fergi all playing together. Three WFT's at once! Wow! And it looks like you got along great. Of course I know Jake and Fergi are good little terriers just like you.

But then the news about daddi. I am so so sad to hear that. I hope your daddi and mommi can work things out. This must be a very scary time.

Sending all my love.


Kira The BeaWootiful and Mom said...

Wooos Asta! I hope woo had a wonderful time visiting woo adopted family.. Woo look so wonderful together. we were saddened to hear about woo daddi, I am sure it is a difficult and scary time fur woo pawrents, I hope things work out well.
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing your special visitors -

We were saddened to see the news but enkhouraged your furiends were there fur the diffikhult time -

Mom and I keep trying to remind ourselves 'fur a reason' so we khross the paws and hope fur best here to -


TwoSpecialWires said...

Asta. Sweet Sissie Asta. We didn't have all the right words then. We still don't. Being with you was the most amazing thing we could have ever imagined. The Family that blended across the miles came together all in one room. Just as we hoped and believed (and knew) it would. It's hard to believe that we haven't been together times and times before. Close and connected. You proved just what love for one another means. We hope that the memories of our time together help to make the next few weeks a bit easier. provide some distraction, and maybe even promote some creative thinking. (We did get creative, together, we would say. After all, how else would we have so nicely shared space and time in such a kind and gentle way?)

Know we are with you right now, even though we're not in the same room any more. We're still full of hugs (Jake) and longing eyes (Fergi). And know you have made our lives so much richer. We know what is really important in life, and you have greatly reminded us of that. Knowing that will help us ALL through anything.

Love. Smoochie kisses (just like you taught us)
Jake and Fergi, MomaSally and NinaGirl

Koobuss said...

Oh Kousin Asta,

Oh no!! We are so sorry to hear the sad news about your Daddi losing his job. What were they thinking? How could they ever let your talented and brilliant Daddi go? We know that he will find something. Surely someone in NYC could use an employee of his vast knowledge and abilities!

We're glad to see that you guys had such a good time with Sally, Nina, Fergie, and Jake! We knew you would. Weren"t they great!!!

Best of luck to Daddi in his job search. I'd hire himI

Wyatt said...

What a wonderful hostess you have been this summer, Asta. Of course you are all family, you all love walks, toast, sofas...

Love Wyatt

I put some good wishes in my lucky horseshoes for your dad. I have this feelin', that something good will come his way!!

Noah the Airedale said...

First we were so happy to read of your wonderful visitors and then so upset to hear of your daddi's job loss. You know your constantly in our thoughts. Sending special aire luck that you'll have good news soon.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

George the Lad said...

Asta you are such a great hostess, its lovely seeing you all get on so well, I know Jake and Fergi, so will catch up with them too, you have been so busy over the last month, you deserve to put you paws up. Sorry about the news from your dad, I am sure you will make him feel better. Mom always says "something good always come's out of something bad"
Love George xxx

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Dear, Dear Asta - we were so happy to read of your adventures with Jake and Fergi and see the love of your family, but we are so sad to hear that Daddi no longer has a job. Our thoughts and prayers surround your family now and we hope for the best.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Cocorue said...

Asta,we're so sorry the wonderful visit is marred by the sad news. we do not know how to offer you any advice as we're not very wise ourselves.

just know that we love you and your wonderful hoomans and we KNOW you will all be fine. please kiss your mumster and tell her there's always a good reason for things to happen......sometimes, something better is just around the corner

we looooove you
coco, tiffy and mumster

Simba and Jazzi said...

So Cool you got to meet your friends, Love and nose licks to your humans .

Simba and Jazzi xx

Bobby said...


Penny and Patches said...

We're glad you had such a great visit with Jake and Fergi, but we are very sad about your daddi's job! Our mom has "been there" many times and somehow, it always works out. We will keep our paws crossed for all of you! Please let us know if there is anything we can do!

Penny & Patches

Hollie and Janie said...

I am so happy you had such a great time with Fergi and Jake. You are all so adorable that Mama and I can hardly stand it! I am so, so sorry to hear about your daddi's job. That's so awful! You are all in my thoughts!!

Eric said...

Asta sweet pea. Crickey. Nearly took off and came over the big pee with my wagger going so fast seeing you Jake and Fergie all together!!!! So happy,comfortable and connected. It was smashing to put my peepers on all you three's perfect squareness having the best time. Then your wiley wiry ways of getting dogalicious toast for breakfast...haaa!!!

But. Guess it was lucky I didn't take off. Would of come to a splash down mid pee after your saddest,troubling news. Poor Daddi and Mommi. And poor Asta too. But Asta sweet pea, reach your paw out like so.....and I'll reach mine out like this....and see? Though I'm probably a squillion miles away, really I'm not. No. I'm right here holding your paw nice and tight. Transmitting my tenacious terrier, tough and positive thinking along with very special ferocious,foxy love for you all, Always.

Eric xxxxxxx

Eric said...

Pee. S. Got a relentlessly huge Mango amount of cherry stone poop I can pop in the mail to the meanie who took your daddi's job away.... send me their snail mail...

Clive said...

Asta, it was lovely to read about the fun time you had with Jake and then terrible to hear that your Dad had lost his job.

Murray's Dad was in the same position at the beginning of this year but after a few months things worked out for him and you know ... they do, just give it time and paws crossed all will be well again.

take care
Clive and Murray

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

We were enjoying the pictures so much! What cuties you woofies are. Then....Mommy read about what happened to your Daddy. Oh good gracious, we are so sorry. Our Daddy has been "consulting" now for about four years. Mommy says the economy is rotten!

We are sending lots of purrs to you, our sweet Mommy and darlin' Daddy!

Love, uSSSSS

Sally said...

Dear Asta and Mommi - we have been so thrilled reading about Jake and Fergi and all the good friends they meet - it looks like you had a good time - and as always a great hostess! We were so sorry to hear about your Daddi - I know it must seem scary - but we are sure it will work out and he will soon find something better - I am sending all my terrier vibes - and Paddy wants to bite his 'soon to be ex employer' - all our love and licks
Sally and Paddy

Toffee said...

Thank you for sharing the pawsome pics of your visit with Jake & Fergi. As you already know, we are very sad that daddi no longer has his job. We know that something pawsitive will come from this. We know it. Please believe this.


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

That looks like such a lovely visit, Asta. We are sorry that the visit got ruined with bad news. We all have our paws crossed and are saying our prayers for your Moms and Dad! Hang in there!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

ScrapsofMe said...

Oh Asta and Daddi n Mommi...we feel your pains and uncertainties. My Mr. got kicked to the curb in July...SHE says I hafta go catch my own dinner now. The bright side is I don't hafta go to the groomer so much anymore! I best bury Puffy's clippers before she gets the not so bright idea to groom me. We are all hoping everything works out ok for you...and that your dear Daddi finds another position soonest.
warm woofie kisses and virtual huggies....
Bonnie and the support staff

Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...

Hi Asta! The homes and I loved the pictures of you visiting with Jake and Fergie. So sorry to hear about your Daddi's job though. We're sure things will look up for you soon.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Asta you were, once again,the most gracious hostesss to your Colorado siblings! Such wonderful photos!! Your folks are in our prayers and we send good thoughts & love your way.
XX-BRD and Hootie

Lacy said...

w00fs, mama is sooo happy that ms sally and ninagirl were there...talking helps so much when u r hurting..i am like the rest, ur daddi will find a wonderful job..we all love u and them...

b safe,

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Oh Asta, we are glad you had such a wonderful visit. So sorry to hear about your daddi, we are sending lots of love, prayers and good luck your way...


Scout 'n Freyja said...

We are so sads to read about your dadda and will keep him and your whole fambly in our heart and prayers during these next days and weeks.

It was so furry mucho goods that your momma had company when dadda made his phone call. Friends always help when we have burdens.

Chef said...

Hi sweet Astagirl. This was such a nice post, seeing you and your parents surrounded by close and loving friends at a time when you needed comfort! I am sending hugs and kisses to you and your parents and keeping you in my heart. Time will take care of everything!


doyle and mollie said...

aw asta you precious wee thing we just know your momma and daddi will be fine they are lovely hoomans that only deserve good things to happen to them... there is always a silver lining

Santa and Minnie said...

Hi Asta, thank you for coming by to visit us during our difficult times, when we lost our Grandma. We are glad to be friends. We hope to start blogging again and to catch up with all our blogpals. We are sorry to hear about your Daddi. Anyway, not to worry too much, we are sure things will work out.

Teddy said...

What a wonderful visit with your blogging friends! That's great that they're taking such a long trip to visit other doggies. We're sorry to hear about your daddy's situation. We have a feeling that he'll find something else even better.


Peppy Sheppys said...

Oh Asta. We are sorry to hear about you dad. I'm glad he had lots of wirey love to help him feel better. We hope he finds something even better soon.

Sheps w/Pep & OtP

Pearl said...

Miss Asta,

I just wanted to tell you that I have been thinking about you and your family. I know this is a scary time for you guys, but I just know that everything is going to work out.

Why? Because you have each other, and there is lots of love in your family. Nothing is more important than that.

Sending prayers your way, sweet girl!


mayziegal said...

Oh, Asta, it's been furever and a day since I was able to stop by and say hello. What a Most Wonderful and Gracious hostess you were to your adopted family! You all look like you had the bestest time togethers!

But oh, I am so very, very sorry abouts your daddy losing his job. That is very skeery, I'm sure. I will send you and your mommy and daddy my very strongest brindle wishes that something good will come your way soon and everything will work out. Me and my mom are keeping you all extra close to our hearts right now, 'kay?

Gentle wiggles and wags,

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

You are the hostess with the mostess. There is soooo much to do where you live and it is so nice of you to share with your visiting family all that there is to do. I am glad that you had this time together.
I didn't realize that your daddy lost his job. I am so sorry to hear that. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that something else will come up for him.

The Thuglets said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time with your visitors.

Sorry to hear of daddi's job loss. Sedning you lots of pawsative thoughts fot the future.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Rudy said...

Ohhh I'm so sorry that your Dad doesn't have a job anymore! My breeder's brother lost his and now he says he's got 17 years of chores around the house to do. I hope they all get new jobs and soon!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Asta! I am sorry that your daddy lost his job! We hopes he is able to find another one real fast! My mom still has her job... but she gets worried that she is expendable!

I am glad that you had some very good friends to be there and help sooth your hurts! Great pictures!

Lucille said...

Dear Asta,
first of all sorry not to have visited you for such a long time. I am so sorry for the news about your Daddy. Sad thing happen unluckily. But the important thing is that you are all healthy. Your daddy is a good dad and he will surely find a new job. It is a bit difficult because it really gets to your nerves when these things happen, you start to believe that you will never find another one but it is not so. Tell your dad to keep having faith in his capabilities and everything will turn out fine you will see.

I am really sorry your visit was partly ruined by this news, you were having such a good time! I was so envy to see you walking around to such nice places! I see so many films about your city... Who knows if one day me or my humans will ever come and visit it... If we do we will let you know!

Keep cheering up your parents - I know you are really good at it!
They need you!

Ciao Lucille, the Italian Great Dane

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

Oh Asta, that lookt like a wunderful reyoonyun. Yu all look so grayte together an I always like to see yu happy. I am sorry that yor famly got bad news. My mummy waz mayde redundent 3 times in wun yeer wunce, an she has told me all abowt how worryin an sad it is, how she mist her werk frends an worreed abowt not havin munny an stuff. I hope yor daddy gets sumthing soon, sumthing better eevn than he had befor an sumthin that he will like an hav lots ov good days at.

I am sendin speshol bear hugs to yu all.

An by the way, did yu hear me wolf wissel at yor hedder? Teehee! Cheeky Bear!!!


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, we're so sorry about your dad's job, Asta. We hope everything will work out for all of you. We love you.

It's great you had such a nice visit with more of your DWB friends.

JD and Max said...

Hi sweet Asta,

We're so sorry we're a bit late leaving you a message. We hate to think of you and your family being sad, we hope you're all feeling a bit better.

Our FH knows how your daddy feels - she lost her job in London nearly 2 years ago. She decided to make a huge change in her life after it happened and we actually came along as a result of this - she says we remind her of when her whole life took a different direction! We hope your daddy has as positive experience in the long run as our FH did. FH says it took her a long time to get her head round it but knows now that it was one of the best things that happened to her, although she didn't think it at the time - or for quite a while afterwards.

You take time to look after your family during this difficult time - we'll be thinking of you.

Schnauzer snuggles - JD, Max and their FH.

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Oh Asta I am so sorry your Daddi lost his job but he'll find another job, someone with his talents will.

What a wonderful time you had with your wonderful adopted family. Those are some relly nice pictures too.


The Cat Realm said...

asta, you are always having just the best of times! but we are very sorry to hear about your dad's bad news, we hope you all will be o.k.? terrible times, we are sending along a lot of purrs!
we are thinking of you and your mom and dad always, even if we are not visiting,and we really hope the future will bring nothing but good news and happiness!
lots of love
your friends from the cat realm

Samantha said...

Dearest Asta and Ami,
Such a great visit with Jake and Fergie and then... such sad bad news from Daddi. The last thing you needed to have. I am just praying that things will look up in the future - you and Daddi are so creative and talented - wish you could come out here for a visit? We'd love to see/meet you (but it's cool and foggy now - maybe good from the NY sizzle?). Am sending virtual hugs your way with huge loves and kissies xoxoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon, Oz and Mumzers

Mr. Pip said...

Hi Asta,

When you have a chance, please check out my bloggie. I just gave you an award for being one of my favorite new friends.

Your pal, Pip

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

Oh Sweet Asta...

I'm poppin' by again tonight...too ugleee around here...Mumsie blew up a can of Zero in the freezer tonight and the AC busted and Scruffy peed on the grandmother clock and hew boy...

I think we need to go to a bar. I'm just sayin'...

I did post, dear girlie...on my tunnel of LOVE!

More kisses than you can count...

Lacie Donut Cakes...with Schlag

Will be to your place by midnight...

Danielle said...

Precious pups. Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

Cocorue said...

hey Astamum,

we just wanted to drop by to check up on you and we trust things are better for you and Astadad...

just know that we care,

coco, tiffy and cocomum

AFSS said...

Oh Asta, we are so sorry your Daddy lost his job. We are purring he will find an even better one soon.

Daisy said...

Asta, I am very sad to read about your dad's job. The same thing happened to my dad after 25 years with the same employer. I am wishing your dad a very bright future!

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

Asta dearest we hardly have words to tell you how sorry we are to read your terrible news about your daddy losing his jobbie.
Our Lapdaddy gotted his pink slip last year too...and it didn't even look good on him like it would have on mommy. We were very sad then and worried where my next can of Fancy Feast would come from. To help make ends meet up a little bit, Lapdaddy took a minimum wage jobbie running rental cars all over Washington state. We miss him when he is gone and look forward to the door opening and him hanging up his keys, filling the tea kettle and saying HI HONEY...I'M HOME! Dat is the best part of our day, being together. Mommy said as long as she has a good cuppa coffee each day and a few crumbs to eat, we will be OK. The good Lord will provide all one needs as one needs it. We believe coming from the old country helps one to store up strength for hard times. We adore your gentle humans and love the furs off of you Asta. We wish we could win millions and share it all with those we love...we have dreams but at least they are big ones!
Know how much we care and are walking beside you on the same road.
All our love from the cozy cottage where we also believe in miracles.

Sally said...
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Sally said...

Sorry about your dads job. We are crossing the finers and the paws that he will soon get a new and better one.
Alleast you have had a wonderful time.
nice woooh