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Thursday, April 14, 2011

1000th POST

I can hawdly believe it. This is my 1000th post.  When I fiwst came home to live wif my Mommi and Daddi  I had no idea I would have a blog.  Aftew all, I was little, and neithew Mommi now I knew how to even tuwn on a compootew.

My pawents wewe so happy to get me aftew theiw big sadness of losing my angel sissie Nowa, I think they wanted to do something special to celebwate theiw life wif me
a boxew fwiend fwom Califownia named Caiwo bwagged to my pawents that he had a dog blog...a what???????
 well if he can , I figoowed so can I
All we had to do was leawn how

Daddi set up a blog and said to Mommi
"OK, now write something and put up a picture"...sounds easy now..not so much then
, but we did it....and waited....and waited....and waited...

not one answew fow weeks

I fiwst wote about snow
( I was about fouw momfs old at the time, but no one wead it ow saw it)
eventually a few of mommi's fwiends took pity and wead it and answewed, but it took almost a momf befowe some doggie fwiends awwived

Daddi told me not to wowwy..I figoowed no one liked my  silly haiw ow me , but he said that just wasn't so

I made fwiends at my doggie wun wif all sowts of doggies..this is Honey, one of my fiwst.. but,I wanted to make fwiends all ovew the wowld though

I leawned that food cheewed me up and the owange is my favowite colow

and that wif patience, I was able to make lots of fwiends (at least locally)

I got tallew and tallew, and finally stawted making Fwiends on line
Caiwo wote, then Asta la vista fwom Ostwalia, then Bussie,  Jackson(my hewo) and and Oscaw the aiwedale fwom England and  Butchy and the bootiful Miss Snickews (who it tuwned out wewe my welatives even though they live in Iowa),  Gussie ,then Maggie of Maggie and Mitch, Ozzie and Womeo, Koobuss ,Wonin  fwom Womania and even a sweet hammie named Fufu fwom Sing-a-Powe..then magic happened, Opy the Gwuffpuppy  and co foundew of DWB wif Chawlie welcomed me to Dogs with Blogs, and the west is histowy

It was vewy exciting and I was happy

but along wif the joy of meeting all these fwiends came the fiwst big sadness
knowing and loving all these fuwwkids and feeling like they awe pawt of ouw family means that when they become sick ow cwoss the bwidge, ouw heawt bweaks

Fufu was the fiwst to leave in my life on the bloggie, then suddenly Oscaw in a fweek  accident..
I couldn't believe it..It hought we would all be hewe fuwwevew
that day Mommi cwied hew eyes out and hew non-blogging fwiends couldn't undestand why she would cwy ovew a little hammie fwom acwoss the wowld and sob uncontwollably ovew a bootiful young doggie fwom England
It's impawsibull to explain to those who have not expewienced the connection we feel.

all my DWB fwiends wewe saddened by Fufu's passing..we had had so many adventoowes togethew
Mommi and I painted a pawtwait to send to Fufu's family, comissioned by auntie Bwooke on behalf of the DWB family, then one of Oscaw.. since then, we've had too many losses to think about without cwying

Mommi consoled me and twied to explain that someday we would all be togethew again ovew the bwidge..It's a vewy hawd lesson..hawdew somehow fow hoomans.
I've discovewed we fuwwkids awe gweat at savowing the moments and living  all of them to  the utmost.  I've leawned many lessons fwom my fwiends.

We almost stopped blogging  a few yeaws ago, when Mommi lost all my pictoowes on my blog fwom the febwuawy 15th 07.until June 20th 09

It was devestating..we had wowked so hawd..mommi leawned photoshop and I had the best viwtooal adventoowes wif my fwiends..I now only have the memowies and a few pics that wewe saved elsewhewe, but the love and fwiendships awe fuwwevew.

I've lost faw too many fwiends since then, and wowwy about all the ones who awe not well, but I've met many many new ones too and now we have blogville and no mowe Dogs wif Blogs....

Last yeaw we had a wee-union wight hewe in my house and hoomans came fwom places faw and neaw wif "flat vewsions" of my fwiends..it was magical
I've seen unbelievable genewosity among blog fwiends and  and always a helping paw extended.  Sadly, many fwiends don't have the time to blog anymowe and we twy to find them on FB, but it sowt of teaws us apawt. It's not the same, and To twy to visit evewyone on the blogs and on FB too,  is impawsibull.

I'm gwateful to Mommi fow not giving up, and mostly to all my fwiends who have gotten me thwoo good times and bad and awe a constant souwce of joy in ouw lives
smoochie kisses

and Mommi


Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Wow, 1000 posts!!!! Congrats, my dear sissy. I am so glad we met through blogging and have had so many adventures together.

We love you!!!!

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Can't believer we are first on this important day! Yay for sissies!

Amber-Mae said...

HOLY DOG!!! That's a LOT of posts! Congratulations Asta! I can't believe you have like 600 more posts than I do. And I started my blog a year before you. Sigh.

TwoSpecialWires said...

Asta. Sweet ('doptive) Sissie.

You did an amazing job of smooshing 1000 past posts and all their importance into one incredible post. You've captured the fabulousness of this community of blogging friends and family. You've reminded us of all the wonderful reasons that we are all here. Together. Part of a big Whole.

But you've not taken enough credit for making this blogging community a big part of what it is. You are a brilliant girl, sweet sissie. With a lovely, bright, talented and compassionate mommi (and daddi) who have guided and shaped you into the VerySpecialAsta that you are.

We all love you. And we feel so honored to be a part of your Live. We've not known you for all 1000 posts, but it feels like we have. And we are very very happy to be able to congratulate you on this amazing milestone.

Here's to another 1000. They will be just as special as the first thousand have been. We are confident of that.

With much love and admiration,
Your BruvverJake and SissieFergi (and OurPeople, of course)

rottrover said...

Asta, please consider us new friends. We certinly think of you that way. Happy 1000th post!

-Gizmo, Bart and 'Wubie'

rottrover said...

Well, we certainly do... :-)

George The Lad said...

Happy 1000th post, thats alot!!
I have so enjoyed reading this one, seeing you as a pup and how you got into blogging, the very sad times when a furiend goes to the bridge it is upsetting.
I'm so glad you found me, and you have a big place in my heart.
Thats terrible that you lost a large part of your blog. I'm so pleased you carried on.
As you know I am on FB but I enjoy my blogging more, at the moment anyhow:)
Love and pucker up for a kiss:) George xxx

WFT Nobby said...

Hi Asta

Congratulations! A thousand posts and every single one as entertaining and fresh as the first. That is a truly amazing achievement. We totally agree too with all that the Special Wires say about your role in making the dog blog world such a warm and lovely community.

Did you that Hamish blogged for about six months before anyone found him? So I was very lucky that he prepared the ground of me and I had friends all over the world from the start.

In this household we much prefer blogs to Facebook, and hope that all our friends continue to blog, even if they do it less often or take a break once in a while to recharge their batteries.

Asta, I think you deserve an extra special gelato today!

Toodle pip!

PS Your family's weight secrets are safe with me...

Tama-Chan, Benny, Momo, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

What a beautiful post, Asta! Congratulations on your 1000th post. We loved the photo of you as a tiny pup!

We share your joy and your sadness at al the wonderful friends from all over the world, meeting them but also losing some. We have found blogging to be an extraordinary experience that has truly enriched all lives.

Now to the next thousand, Asta!

Woofs, Purrs, Neighs and Hugs,
The Poupounette Gang

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

Happy One K Post!!!!!!!!!!

What a beaWOOtiful one too!

So many memories - good bad and SHARED!

Here's to many more posts!


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Congrats on your 1000th post - that is a huge milestone!! And your blog for today brought tears to our eyes - we all love you so and can't imagine our world without you.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi and The Sweet Babes

Pandafur said...

Dear Asta Concats on your thowsdands powst!Iz so happy you iz a bloggin doggie an mai furrend too! *pawhug*

Gus said...

That was a WONDERFULL post. ( I know I am not supposed to use Caps, but sometimes they are NECESSARY!)

We so enjoyed seeing the early pictures, and we remember well when we found you on Butchy and Miss Snickers' blog. You were such a cute little muffin, and it has been such fun watching you grow and matchoooor.

Thank you for the "blast from the past."

I am looking forward to reading 1000 more!

(and I am embarrassed and hooomiliated because I have been blogging a bit longer than you have, and haven't even reached that mark)

manymanymany kisses and hugs


oh yeah, and thanks to Daddi and Mommi for facilitating this

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

Asta...dat postee was so touching and now Mom's sittin here all sniffly and red-eyed.

Happy 1000!!! Can't waits for da next 1000!

Amber DaWeenie and Mom

The Daily Pip said...

Oh Asta, your post made me a little teary-eyed. This is a wonderful world isn't it? We feel the same way and the blogging community brings us so much joy and laughter.

Congratulations on 1000 posts!

Your pal, Pip

Cowspotdog said...

Happy 1000 post little Asta

You have certainly brightened up our world with your posts. We hope you will have 1000 more!

Fred said...

I love this post, your blog, and YOU, Asta! Congrats on 1000! Wowowow!

Jake of Florida said...

Thank you sweet Asta for such a beautiful 1000th post. It took us down memory lane -- the happy paths and the sad ones. We joined the DWB just before Oscar left for the Bridge and that was a traumatic moment for all of us -- with sobs shared around the world -- but it made us realize how connected we all are. Our mom has neglected our blog for almost two months now, because of those stoopid dead lines -- if they're dead, why do they cause her so much trouble? -- but she knows how much blogging means to us and we'll get to do it again soon.

In the meantime, we love you and your mommi and daddi and are so grateful to you all for the joy an fun you've helped create in our lives! Not to forget that amazing painting!!!!!

xxxxx Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Unknown said...

Congratulations Asta!!!!!

I am so glad your mom did not give up on da blogging.......cuz then I would've never had da pleasure of meeting you here in Blogville and becoming furrends.

Here is a toast to your next
1000 posts!

Neeko said...

Awww… Miss Asta ♥

Congratulations on your 1000th post! Wow! I think I’ll be a 100 year old Yorkie by the time I’ll be able to blog about my 1000th post. My secretary has waaaaay too many excuses on why she is so lazy helping Meee with my bloggie :o(

Thank you for sharing these Pawsome memories of your posties. I Love visiting your fun bloggie and you are such a sweet and caring Girl ♥

Neeko ♥
P.S. I plan to be around a loooooong time in the bloggie world so we will be friends forever :o)

Pedro said...

Holy cow! 1000 posts! I fear I will never accomplish that feat! After nearly 3 years I'm only up to 209. 190 of those posts happened in the first year - hahahaha (not really). Here's to 1000 more! Cheers :P


houndstooth said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts, Asta! That's fabulous! I also feel compelled to mention that you were one adorable puppy, and you've grown up into a lovely girl!


3 doxies said...

Conratulations on 1000 posts girlfuriend!
Dis was a most beeeeautiful post. You hit da nail on da head with everything you said. If they ain't a blogger then they will never understand the connection we have with eachother and they will never know the bonds we share as a community. We are here for one another during the good and the bad...we are a family.
I am so grateful to haves met you and your family...ya'll is very near and dear to my heart. And I am so thankful dat your mom continued on withs da blogging afters loosing so much.


Remington said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! WOW! Party at Asta's house!

Wyatt said...

Congrats on 1000 posts! We adore you! We can't wait for your next adventure, pawtay or event that includes shopping, martinis and dancing! You are our style icon :)

Wyatt and Stanzie

Golden Samantha said...

Asta - WHAT a milestone - huge congrats! We remember when Momma almost quit your bloggie, and were so happy that she didn't!!! What a cutie pie you are - and love those baby pix and the story of the birth of your blog. We miss DWB too - but keep up your blog, Asta! Again, mega-congrats!
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon and Ozzie

Sally said...

Congratulation, 1000th post.
It's a wonderful post.

Nice woooh

the booker man said...

miss asta!

super mega happy 1000th post!!!
you and your mama totally rock! what an achievification for you...and you didn't give up even when you lost almost all of your way special pictures! way to go! me and asa and mama are so glad to have met you and become friendz recently! :)

the booker man

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Congrats to you and Mommi on #1,000, Asta. We didn't know about blogs way back then or we would have been one of your first commenters too. We always enjoy visiting your posts and hope you have many more to come. It is very sad to lose so many of all of our special friends, but it is also wonderful to make so many new ones through our blogs.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Congrats Dear Asta!! Love seeing your pup pics and hearing your story!!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD and Hootie

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

That is an lot of posts and you have a kitty friend here all the way in England that is glad you started that blog.Hugs GJ xx

Bobby said...

That is a lot of posts, we are glad your mum did not give up.
You looke so cute.
We still are not sorted for the internet, we got a dongle for now.

Maggie Mae and Max said...

OoH Asta,

Happy Happy 1000th post!!!
I am so very happy dat you is my furiend too! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy 1000th postie, Asta! Gosh, 1000! That's close to a million, isn't it?

This was a Most Beautiful and Heart-filled postie to celebrate this big, huge milestone! I'm just so happy you decided to start blogging - and keep ON blogging - so that we could meet and be furends. You and your mommi and daddi are very much special to ALL of us, Asta, and we just luvs you all to bits!

Oh, and you mighta been the cutest puppy that ever, ever was!

Wiggles & Wags,

The Black and Tans. said...

Many congratulations on your 1000th post Asta. An incredible achievement, we just love reading your adventures so much.

Thank you for being our friend and we look forward to reading all your future posts and hopefully enjoy more virtual parties and travels with you.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Molly the Airedale said...

Our mom has tears in her eyes, Asta. We've seen and done so many happy things together and had very sad times together too. We just love you to bits, Asta!
Happy 1000 posts!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

White Dog Blog said...

What a magnificient milestone! 1000posts! A chronicle of your life and history and growth and changes...it is amazing to look back...and incredible to look forward, wondering what the future holds. Whatever it is, dear friends, know we will be there to share your adventures, your stories, your pictures, your ups, your downs...your love! We wish 100000 more posts filled with the unique specialness you add to our lives. Thanks for your voice.

Diana Chiew said...

Oh gosh, 1000th post! That is fantastic! Looks like we have a long way to go to get to our 1000th. Congratulations on your!

Unknown said...

Oh Asta - that is the most amazing achievement! And this was just a wonderful post - I loved reading it - it was like making the journey with you (and gosh, I only met you after you grew up so I never saw how cute you were when you were little!!!!!)

I'm so, so glad your Mommi didn't decide to give up blogging - we are all so happy in Blogland to have you with us, Asta!

Honey the Great Dane

-- said...

Happy 1000th post, Asta! That was a wonderful story. It's so nice to hear that you and your mom never gave up and that the friendships you've made through blogging have remained so close to your heart. This post brought tears to my eyes!

Bocci said...

What a beautiful post, Asta (and Asta's Mommi)! although we've come a bit late to the dog blogging adventures, we seem to feel exactly as you do: that the friends we've made are so valuable and enrich our lives beyond measure. We love you especially Asta-you and Maggie and Mitch were one of our very first followers-and of course, PU had a beautiful Wire fox, Carson before she adopted me...
Thanks for sticking with blogging and with all of your friends around the world-we love you!
P.S. We hope to celebrate your 2000post with you-congrats!

Kari in Alaska said...

Happy 1000!


Agatha and Archie said...

WHOA(PLOP..) sorry that was him.... he was so impressed by the 1000 mark...well you know he fainted.... Listen we read this twice... The first time Pl2 was kind of leaky but we told her to snap out of it.. This was not a sad post but a post to be celebrated!!! We have all made many wonderful friends and have been there for each other in the good and the bad.. and that is a wonderful thing. We think that your puppy pictures have to be the cutest ever and we are sending you and a GILLION BILLION MILLION kisses Love A+A( he is up now so you dont have to worry)

OscarBlogger said...

1000 posts, that's awesome! Congrats, Asta!

Maxmom said...

Dearest Asta and Ami,
What a privilege it is to come to your blog and to be able to say,
"Congratulations of 1000 beautiful blogposts!"
You have truly been an amazing cyber-friend...especially during my own dark days of Maxdog's illness last year. I will never forget all your beautiful photoshopping - especially during 'Max's World Tour' on Valentine's day 2010. I will never forget how you took us on a tour around your neighbourhood - to the coffee shops, the river and looking at the world from the top of the Statue of Liberty. Also - the duet you played on your beautiful piano. That day, you lifted my spirits at time I really needed it! Thank you!
I know I don't comment much, but please know that you are a truly special cyber friend!
I must also say that I still treasure the beautiful 'card' you made for me, from all my cyber-buddies, when you all sent me the 'Maxterpiece'.
Amongst many others, these were special moments.
So, Congratulations on your 1000 milestone. At the times you get disheartened, please just remember how much joy you bring to others across the world. We would hate to loose you. So....
Cheers to another 1000, at least!
Sending lotsaluv

Alien said...



Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post, Asta! I'm so glad your Mom didn't give up too.

Loving Woofs,

Martha said...

Dearest Asta, many congratulations on your amazing milestone!
We are glad your mum didn't give up as we have loved getting to know you.
We are sorry we are not around so much but we are thinking of you.
We are trying to convince our own human just to do the occasional blog post as we miss all our friends.
She says maybe one day!
love you lots
Martha and Bailey xxx

Anakin Man said...

Hello Asta-
Me's back to wish yous a happy 1000posty!

Here's to a 1000 1000's more!!

Anakin Man

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

1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000

Asta, about that James Bond Pawty that I never got invited to? You were just so GOLDEN. Oh, I was jelly...wasn't there an early post where your mom called you a um well...Lacie's voice drops...a bad word...hussy??? You were roaching? And there was a public outcry? I can hardly 'member and I was just a small puppy, well, I might have had a plumb bum then with my puppy fat, but oh the times we've had....

And then your mom told Mumsie to get Stanley and the two terriers became three and CAN YOU BELIEVE THE EFFECT BLOGGING HAS HAD ON OUR LIVES??

Oh,..I um borrowed your white blouse..I hope you didn't mind.

I know we've lost doggies to illness and accidents and too busy hoomans, and somedays it hurts more than we can bear, but...

We've got eachother's backs...

Oh...and I have your blouse. Did I mention that?

Love you and your mom and dad...

Lacie....and Stan and Scruffy

Dexter said...

I remember when you almost stopped blogging. I was so sad because I look forward to seeing your wiry little face and reading your adventures. Happy 1000th post.


kissa-bull said...

dearest love of the pibble pack
we wants to conwuatulate you on your 1000th post but also thank you for your blog. your sweet words and kind heart has helped us tremendously through tough times wiff our sick sissies and brofers. wiffout your healin smoochie kisses and encouraging words sick days would be so much tougher. we are truly blessed to be able to call you our furryends and we love you vewy much so. here's to 1000th more.

extra slobbery pibble sugars and extra wiggly wee wiggles
the pittie pack

Ruby Bleu said...

OH MY DOG...1000 Posts! Congratulations bootiful Asta! I sure hope you post for 1000 more!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Pippa said...

Your mommi is a star for writing 1000 posts. I could only dream of that. And I love your new header photo/pic. Sooooo artistic.

Pippa x (secret culture vulture)

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Dear Asta,

Congratulations on your 1000th blog post. I am really slacking in that department. I really enjoy your stories. Keep up the good work.

Your friend Luna