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Thursday, April 28, 2011


Aftew  a whiwlwind flight on Butchy's Plane (piloted by hie kitteh bwuvvew Sylvestew so that Butchy can welax and not stwess), Gussie and I awwived in London fow the
Woyal wedding, along wif fwiends and tewwiew family

you can biggify all the pictoowes if you want to twy to figgowe out who we awe

we wewe met at the Aiwpawt by Miss Enid(of the House of Squawe)
 my coach fow all  the pwopew Eat a Cat
We awe in excellent paws, ummm, I mean wheels, she has been at evewy woyal wedding since Queen Victowia and has  given instwuction to the Woyals themselves

photo by Ewic Squawe

we wewe initially going to stay in a posh hotel, but my deew cousin Ewic Squawe dog convinced us that the way to go is to camp out in fwont of Buck House
he saved us a most pawfect spot to see all the action, and we've been hewe fow sevewal days now

Ewic is a most wondewful host and  awwanged evewything
we had comfowtabull sofas and shayz lunges and of couwse lovely tea  as soon as we awwived
I quite like the salmon paste samiches and the spotted dick

I had some concewns about the lack of bafwoom wif multi-pull sinks and gwanite countew tops like all a mewwy cans  pwefew, but Ewic assuwed me that  bathing in the fountain in fwont of the Palace was just the thing, ( I do think that Lacie could have shown a little westwaint)
Mango, who awwived unexpectadly seemed appalled

The Queen complained that the howsies  dwawing hew cawwiage wewe not  up to paaw, so my gwandson Scwuffy and bwuvvew Jake volunteewed to lead the  pawade

Natoowally, the Woyals insisted that we attend the wedding and all the festivities

I am undew the stwictest owdews not to weveal THE DWESS, so you'll just have to wait fow the delayed telebision covew age,
I can weveal that The house of Agatha has been sewing dog bones  on silk and tulle fow momfs   shhhhhhhhhh, don't tell anyone

To ouw delight we saw the Beagle aunties Mawfa and Bailey on the steps of Westminstew Abbey(we have missed them tewwibully since they stopped blogging)

We wewe the fiwst to entew the Abbey and I can tell you thewe was a most wondewful hush when the assembulled guests saw us in all ouw magnificence

Awchie Played his Tuba and Accowdion  fow the pwocessional, and may I say, he was astounding

We waited at the Altaw fow the Bwide to Awwive
(the Queen kept asking Ewic Squawe fow advice the whole time)

photo couwtesy of Mumsie
We joined the happy Couple on the balcony to wave to  ouw ummm, I mean theiw loyal subjects ( I gave Wills and Kate, umm I mean theiw highnesess a smoochie kiss on behalf of all of us and wished them much happiness)
aftew that it was on to lunch and nap and then of couwse the dance, but Mommi's camewa was confiscated at that point and you'll just have to imagine the west

I hope all of you had fun joining us
isn't womance gweat????

My heawt goes out to a ll the victims of the howwibull townados. I pway that all my fwiends awe safe (thanks to the wondewful  zoolatwy giwls fow this lovely sign)

smoochie kisses


Scooter said...

Hey Asta!
Wow, I hope you have a jolly good time at the big wedding. Great pix of all the excitement!
Grr and a Royal Woof,
Sarge, COP

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

OMD...for some reason, Mumsie is speechless...and rolling on the floor...no, no she's not over here...I have her on Webcam....she seems to be sobbing about something...at least I think she is...er...NO, SHE'S LAUGHING....

At what???

Now, would you please pass me that spotted um that dish on the left...and I'll have another cup of tea with Schlag in it and twelve crumpets.

And Asta...Miss Enid is rather appalled at us er you. I KNOW it got boring during the ceremony, but did you and Scruffy HAVE to start playing with that orange tennis ball? Enid had a horrid time getting it out of Kate's er Catherine's train....

Royal kisses,

Lady Lacie Cakes

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

WooHoo....Oh I jus' luv weddings...as long as dey aren't mine! BWHahahahahaha

Bocci said...

Oh no, how did I miss this party? Are you doing a wedding follow-up tomorrow? We'd so love to join you!
Just left a message for A+A-are you setting the alarm for 4:00am? PU and I are!

houndstooth said...

I am so disappointed that my invitation to the wedding was lost! I'm sure they must have sent it -- I mean, I am a Greyhound princess after all! You all look fantastic in your finery!

I miss Martha and Bailey, too!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

OMD, another wonderful adventure for all of you - what a fantastic time you must have had!!! The event of the century and you got to go - awesome, Asta.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Agatha and Archie said...

Listen she is BESIDES herself(House of Ags) over this stupid dress.. I cant take it anymore and went off with the boys to the pub........ I dont know how to tell her that all the cookies are sort of well not there anymore.... Love A+A

TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh Asta, never in a million years could Jake nor I have imagined being with all of OurFriends in the company of Royals, rubbing shoulders and sharing canapes. (I know. I know. The food wasn't the most important part, but it still is really important to me ... it wasn't till I saw myself at the tent outside of Buck Pal that I realized how my eyes always drifted toward it, if it was near.) Anyhow. I'm so hoping we made such a wonderful impression upon Prince William and Princess Catherine that we might ... just might ... have influenced the family to at least consider us wirey types as the next Royal Dog. We are, after all, already comfortable with the pupparici. At least most of us are.

Didn't everyone look lovely? Oh, how I loved being on Butchy's arm ... and Jake was sooo proud to be with LadySally again. Oh .... it has been simply wonderful!

Fergi (and Jake ... he's hunting for his top hat)
Muwah! Muwah! Muwah!

The Daily Pip said...

My dear Asta, might I say that you look fabulous in orange. I think you just might steal the show from the bride. Please give my regards to the Queen and tell her that Mr. Pip will be watching all the way from his couch in Chicago!

Your pal, Pip

Jans Funny Farm said...

It looks like a good time was had by all. It's a shame your mom's camera was confiscated. We would have loved to see the rest of the photos. sigh. But thanks for the sneak preview.

Wyatt said...

You terriers really know how to camp in style, and what a lovely bath the royal fountain makes!
Give the princess a big lick from us and you doggies Beeeehave, you are with royalty!!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Autumn Lakeland Terrier said...

Oh dear Asta I so enjoyed the pictures. you all looked so fabulous!!

The Queen would be wise to listen closely to the advise given by Square Eric!!

I eagerly await a glimpse of the princess gown...you lucky girl to see it first.

Perhaps your mum would sketch a few drawings of it and we can all have a pseudo-princess dress tailored for our very own!

Cheerios errrrr ummm I mean Cheery O!!

White Dog Blog said...

The excitement! The splendor! You are the perfect representative of the Dog Blogworld, Asta...elegant, poised, proper, and so very matter-of-fact! Have a swell time!

WFT Nobby said...

Well this post is almost enough to convince Gail to stay in and watch the telly, if only to catch a glimpse of the WFT drawn carriage to hear Archie's tuba and accordion echoing around the Abbey.
What a shame we shall be heading off to our cottage for the weekend. Sunshine and long walks in the hills are forecast. Perhaps you could all come up and join me and let your hair down after the ceremonials?
Toodle pip!

Sally said...

Oh Asta - what a wonderful day! I was so happy to be escorted by Jake and be part of the celebrations! Fairy tales can come true!!

We did think Archie did a great rendition on his tuba - and Eric had some very wise words for the Queen.

I think the Queen will make sure we are at all future events - we added a touch of class, no?

Lots of licks

Molly the Airedale said...

We just knew you guys would be in the front row at Westminster Abby! What an exciting time you're all having! You look stunning, Asta!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Dexter said...

You guys MADE that wedding. I thought it was going to just be another boring human thing. Not true! And what snappy dressers you all are. I am still a bit jet lagged I am afraid. Given that I am only actually awake about two hours per day, it is difficult to shift that time and look alert on such short notice.


Clive said...

What a great celebration you all had Asta! Loved all the photos and fun!

take care
Clive and Murray

Chef said...

Love your high heels, Asta !!! What wedding?


The Black and Tans. said...

It certainly was a fabulous ceremony Asta.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Asta the whole WORLD will be green with Jellyness over your being sooooo close to all the ROYALS. You look so lovely. What an exciting day for you... THANK YOU fur sharing it with US. It was magical!!!

Cowspotdog said...

I thought I saw you there in the wedding - my goodness - you were actually EVERYWHERE. Looks like you had a great time

Gus said...

Dear Miss Asta and friends:

I am glad you are having a good time in Lunnon. It is great to see all of you in the photos, and congratulations on getting Gussie to take a bath!

Looking forward to your commentary on the dress and the KISS


Remington said...

Very cool! I will wave at you when you are on TV!

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Oooh! You guys got to hang out with the Queen! (Did you look to see if she dropped any 40-carat diamonds or anything? We wouldn't have minded a souvenir!) Great times!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Hollie and Janie said...

You guys were the best dressed guests at the wedding! no surprise!
Thank you for the sweet prayer. The tornado went through birmingham,al, (where I live), and it was so scary. The damage in all the surrounding areas is really unfathomable!!

Barbara said...

Wow Asta, it sure looks like you had a great time!

George The Lad said...

It was you, I thought it was, I told mom thats my bloggie friends from the USA, we've been watching it on the TV!! I'm out for a walk now as I have been sat down all day!!! what a great wedding Love your outfits.

We are thinking of the poor folks court up in the very bad weather.
George and Jan x

rottrover said...

Miss Asta, what a royally wonderful time you all had. You look fabulous as usual! Ruby loves your orange leggings ;-)

Rottie Kisses!!

Noah the Airedale said...

Thank goodness you were all there. No wonder everything went off without a hitch. You guys are the best!!!!

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Deborah said...

Hey Asta,
That was AWESOME!!!!
Have a nice weekend~

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

Hey Asta...go back to that balcony snap on your blog that I took. Check out Kate's dress...and you think I didn't know what it looked like BEFORE she came down the aisle???

Yes, I confess Agatha showed me a picture of her design...thank dog we got all the bones and muddy pawprints off of it....

So what shall we do tonight? I am a bit tired...I have the key for Kate's room at the hotel. I AM SO OUT OF THIS TENT.

Come on over...


tweedles said...

I was not expecting all of this...
you must have been preparing all night long....

too cool!

Eric said...

Crickey wasn't that a smasheroonie of a day? M Square is fit to bursting with laughter at your report Asta but who cares about her...now ME I'm fit to bursting with Proper London Pride...um and maybe a few woyal wabbit pies...and spotted dick puddin'

Wiry love sweetpea Asta xxx

Eric said...

Asta dear. Miss Enid here. I have enrolled you and Lacie into my summer school Etiquette Course after your appalling terrier behaviour yesterday. How many times do I have to tell you playing ball is not a seemly pastime for genteel lady dogs? Your new course will cover all aspects of demure and suitable pastimes.Crewel work,tapestry and embroidery to name but a few of the subjects covered.Such Fun!I'm know you will be over excited at this lovely surprise but do try and show some restraint please dear.


Miss Enid xxx

The Florida Furkids said...

Mom was glued to the TV all day watching the Wedding. You're so lucky to be able to go to it!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

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

You all were dressed to the nines for this wedding. I kept looking for you, as I knew that you couldn't have passed this up, and didn't see you. I guess it was way to crowded to see you. I hope you all had a great time.

Amber-Mae said...

OH wow you lucky pooches!!!

-- said...

Asta! You lucky dog! I can't believe you got to attend the Royal Wedding! ;)

I hope you had fun!

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Hi Asta,

Sorry we haven't been around much but Mommy still isn't well so we don't go visiting much. Mommy's got a bad cold right now so we hyave been home all day naping and we've read all your posts we've missed.

Looks like you had a gret time at the wedding. Mommy just loved Kate's dress. It is so nice to see all the flowers in NY, things are so dry here that we don't hardley see anym flowers. Mommy is starting up our A-Z flowers posts and we found one of youm we'd like to use if that's OK.

Love you lots....Mona & Wennie

Martha said...

Dearest Asta, how delightful to see you on the occasion of the Royal Wedding.
We were so pleased to be able to wear our House of Asta creations!
If only you had been asked to design for Princess Eugenie and Beatrice!
As ever you thought of everything.
We really could not believe our mince pies as Eric would say when we saw all you wires camping outside Buckinham Palace!
Your afternoon tea was lovely and we know the sight would have brought a smile to all the Royal family.
We believe the corgis will be in touch for your fashion advice in the near future.
Your friends,
Martha and Bailey

kissa-bull said...

dearest asta we just knew that someone wiff all your royalness and populawity was going to have VIP for the wedding.we must say you looked quite dashing in all youw outfits. thank you also for thinking of all our friends who are suffering from the tornado damage. you are as usual as thoughtful as you are bewootiful

pibble sugars filled wiff love
the pittie pack and wee ones

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Wow Asta! You waz at da big partee in Londun???? Dat iz awesome.
Tank you fur remembrin' my birfday. I sure missez bloggin' but da CB nevfur lets us down.
Much love,
Dr Tweety

Zona said...

You both look fabulous! What a great time you must have had!


Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Oh, what a beautiful wedding and it looks as if you had a super time. We didn't get to attend as it made Mommy to sad that Princess Diana wasn't there to see Wills get married.

doyle and mollie said...

pawsome, pawsome, pawsome!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Amazing wedding! Thanks for sharing the pics with us!!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & Hootie

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Asta -

We like your version of the Royal Wedding. You look so spiffy in your orange dress.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci