a tired dog is a good dog

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Yestewday , the sun came out, and Daddi took me to the wun, then he had to go teach and Mommi and I wewe alone

to cheew hew up(she hates being wifout Daddi awound), I suggested we go fow a walk

on the way home, we passed this new Espwesso place acwoss the stweet fwom us, that looks like it could be in Milan ow something, it's called KAVA

I saw the magical wowds "GELATO" and said
"Mommi , why don't we have a tweat?  look hewe's a nice bench that's pawfect fow us to sit and watch the wowld go by"

Mommi nevew gets espwesso ow any coffee outside of home, cause it's too expensive, but
I finally convinced hew that once in a bloo moon it was allowed..thewe is a vewy nice bench wight outside the doow, and it's wifin two steps fwom whewe she got the Gelato and Espwesso Macchiato, so It was OK to tie me thewe, cause I was nevew out of hew weach and sight

Well?  Did you get anything yummie Mommi?

I pawed hew, just to make suwe she didn't fowget that she was supposed to shawe

sluwp(scoose me), that pista-she-oh Gelato is scwumptious

Sowwy fow the bluwwiness, but It's impawsibull to stand still while you'we wiggling wif delight

I stawted off wif delicate licks off the spoon, but then mommi decided I might like it stwaight out of the cup(she wass wight..you can get lots biggew licks in that way)

befowe I knew it, it was all gone..I guess evewything comes to an end eventooally, even gelato, but we had a gweat time and saw lots of fwiends pass by, bot two and fouw legged
( I even gave some of my gelato to a little cutie woofie who stopped to say hello to me)

"We'll come back again Wight mommi?" I asked...yes little Asta..as soon as we fill ouw gelato piggy bank , heehehehe, and the sun comes out again

Today of couwse it's back to wain all day,
that's Spwing

My good fwiend Pandafuw has posted about a tewwibull injustice and asks that we sign a petition..can you please go to hew bloggie and do it?
It's fow a doggie who has nevew done anything wong, just happens to be the wong bweed accowding to the authowities..PLEEZ HELP

smoochie kisses


Kari in Alaska said...

mmm we want some!


Remington said...

Sounds like a great sunny day activity! I hope the rain stops and the sun comes out and you will get to go again very soon!

mayziegal said...

Oh, Asta! That looks like it was SUCH a fun outing! And tasty, too. I kinda got drooly looking at all your blurry, wiggly pictures of you eating that gelato stuff cuz I could tell how DEE-licious it was!

I think you did a very good thing by talking your mommi into doing that. I bet it was real happy-making for HER, too!

Wiggles & Wags,

Pandafur said...

nom nom Iz luv gelato too!

Oskar said...

Oh what a great treat for you & your Mommi! You are a lucky pup to live in such a city that is a vibrant and exciting as you are!

Nubbin wiggles,

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

That's some pretty scrumptious looking gelato!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi and The Sweet Babes

Cowspotdog said...

Isn't gelato the BEST. My Dad worked in Italy for a company that makes Gelato freezer and they had a university of gelato to teach people how to make it properly. Mom and dad got free serves EVERYDAY !!! Mom fell in love with real Italian gelato and is always for looking places here in the States that make it

Gus said...

Yummmy...I think I have never had pistachio gelato..I usually get some fruity stuff to share with Dad while the Muzzer hogs the chocolate! I do like those cone things, the sweet and crispy ones that have lacey edges, ya know?

Maybe next time I come to visit we can go over to that Gelato place. Skip the coffee stuff, muzzer says no caffeenie for gussies



George The Lad said...

Lucky you, its writtten all over your face in that last photo :)
Hope you don't have to wait to long before getting some more
Hugs and Kisses George xxx

doyle and mollie said...

oh asta we think a special treats piggie bank is a brilliant idea... we are happy that the brightest ladies of manhatten had such a lovely outing... loves and licks xxxx

Amber-Mae said...

MMM that looks delicious & refreshing!

Bocci said...

Asta, I'm so glad you and your Mom got to enjoy a sunny afternoon and have a treat! (you get cuter with every picture, Asta!) We'll go to your friend's blog right away.

P.S. ( PU has the nerve to regularly walk into Starbucks or another coffee shop and ask for a cup with hot water for the tea bags hat she carries with her...how can people afford $3-$5 a drink?)

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Asta it is so very much nice of you to take your mom out fur a treat... to get her mind off of daddy being gone. That was a very selfless thingy... Pretending that YOU wanted and LIKED the gelato ... just so your mom would allow herself a much deserved treat. YOU are soooooo good to your mom.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

You are one furry smart pup, Asta. Great idea to get Mom to treat herself AND you. We wish we had been walking by, we would have stopped and ordered some gelato too.

We will go to visit your friend and sign the petition.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder,and Ciara

Pippen said...

Gelato, hey? We'll have to put that on next week's groceries list!

Sam and Pippen

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

Oh my's ... yummy for my tummy. Well, your tummy. I didn't get any of dat good stuffs...BWhhhhhh!

K9 Katastrophie said...

Can I have some?


houndstooth said...

Oh, to be a dog in the city! I'm green with the jellyness again! I can almost taste that gelato on my tongue!


Maggie Mae and Max said...

OoH Asta,

I wants some of dat gelato too! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Lorenza said...

I am sure that walkie and the gelato made your mom feel happier!
We signed the petition. We hope Lennox will be safe!
Kisses and hugs

Diana Chiew said...

Yes, Asta, we agree with you that it's ok for a treat like that once in a blue moon.

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

Honestly Asta...I think we've done enuff nursing tonight...why don't we trot over to the gelatto place and order us a double scoop with frosting and Schlag? Over a hooooooge chunk of cake? (Lacie starts to drool...not an attracive sight...) Oh my, why is my beard so wet?

We can leave the boyz here to check on things. Oh...about that Spinny Door in the lobby? We had a few issues with that and the Snow Cone truck.


Miss L.

The Daily Pip said...

Your mommy is much disciplined than my mommy - she has an expresso addiction. It's so bad that papa has put her on a fancy coffee weekly budget. She can't function without it!

Your pal, Pip

The Daily Pip said...

Hi again - my mom has tried to make it at home, but it never comes out right! BOL - she has issues with new appliances! Papa has really put her on a fancy coffee budget, but sometimes she sneaks a little extra on the side!

If we manage to sell our building and move outside the city, I think she may need some kind of intervention ...she may go into shock when she can't walk across the street for her fix!

Your pal, Pip

White Dog Blog said...

Pistachio is MY favorite gelato, also, Asta! And our neighborhood place is called Ecco Gelato. Even the little multicolored cups are the same as yours! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could get together and compare our treat shoppes? First, by your house and then by mine? What a wonderful treat THAT would be.

Off to sign the petition.

Stella said...

How very nice for you and your Mom to have this special outing together and Pistachio Gelato. Whooo!


Neeko said...

Hello Beautiful Asta :o)

What a fun outing you had with your Mommy. Yummy treat too :o)

We went and signed the petition for sweet innocent Lennox. That is just terrible…
Paws together and heads bowed in prayer for him to go home soon to his family.

Neeko ♥
P.S. Pawsome Thanks for the very kind words about my Sis’ passing.

Wyatt said...

Yum Yum Yum Gelato!! As soon as it warms up, I'm THERE!!


Sally said...

I would eat gelato all day long if they let me! Looks like you enjoyed your treat!

Lots of ice cream licks from us

Sally and Paddy

PS Will sign the petition

WFT Nobby said...

Asta, a gelato piggy bank, what a great idea. I am going to get Gail to start one here too! (So much better than the type of banks that steal all our money....)
Toodle pip!

3 doxies said...

Dear Miss Asta, we is fine! I tried to comment 3 times on heres but Blogger was timing out.
I'm back though...hehehe!
I thinks I live in da wrong city...and has da wrong mum. We din;t has gelato here (I don't htink) and even if we did, mum wouldn't let haves nine...a kill joy her is...hehehe!


Duke said...

It looks like you got to have lots of licks of pistachio gelato, Asta! yummmmm
We hope your gelato piggy bank fills up fast so you can go again soon!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Daisy said...

Gelato is like sunshine to the tummy!

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

Grayte fotos! Wat is gelato tho? Is that like ice creem?

Hollie and Janie said...

Yum! Yum! Yum! What a wonderful way to cheer up your mommi and what a delicious treat!! I'm salivating already!!

Amy & the house of cats said...

Hi Asta! We have missed you while we were away from visiting! We are totally envious of your gelatto - our mom never lets us have anything like that (ok, Kirzon gets a bit of vanilla ice cream sometimes but that is about it). We have heard gelatto is TASTY - even better than ice cream. It is nice that you and your mom got a treat!

And thanks for telling us about going over to Pandafur's blog - mom is going through our list and we haven't made it to her place yet so we will head over now!

Juno said...

Oh Asta, it's so sweet to hear that your mommi always wants your daddi around. Gelato!!! You gave her a very good suggestion!! Glad to see you enjoyed it so much.

Momo & Pinot xoxo

The Black and Tans. said...

What a yummylicious time you had with your Mummy. We do hope you can go back soon and have another girly afternoon together eating and drinking delicious food and drink.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

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

That Gelato does look divine, Asta!

We went over and signed the petition!


Agatha and Archie said...

WE'RE BACK!!!!!!!! Listen we are all caught up and we have some questions... How did she get all those diapers on her pockets(ARCHIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE) really well my question is When was Picasso's wirey period?? Love nad kisses A+A PS PL2 got as far as sitting on the jury box chair and then they dumped her!!!!! SHe will tell you all about it!!!

-- said...

I know just how your mommy feels! I hate being without my husband. That was so nice of you to cheer her up though and take her for a walk. Good dog!

Koobuss said...

Kousin Asta,

Sounds like the pawfect day to me, little kousin. Let's hope we get lots more!

Good luck with your gelato piggy bank. It's a gweat cause. Hehehe...

Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

the booker man said...

hihi miss asta!

that new kava place sounds really super spiffy! i like that they have that nice bench there so you can snoopervise your hooman orderin' stuffs and then you can sit outside and enjoy your treatsie! i've nevarrr had the gelatos before, but boy howdy, does it sound 'n look way mega yummy yummers!! your mommi is a good sharer, btw. heehee. hope you get to go back to kava very soon like!

the booker man

pee s -- me and asa and mama will go visit miss pandafur right now, okie dokie?

TwoSpecialWires said...

Asta. There is nothing we like better than imagining you and your mommi (and daddi) enjoying some gelato and espresso in your wonderful neighborhood. Just this morning Moma was remembering and reminding us of the time we were there with you ... now we can think of you sometimes across the street ... making smiles all around. You've made smiles even here ... a couple thousand miles away.

(We miss you)
(And we love you)
Jake and Fergi (who is on a diet ... again)

White Dog Blog said...

We are hoping your today is filled with sunshine, gentle fragrant Spring breezes and hearts full of happiness. Just wanted you to know we are thinking of you!

Dewey Dewster said...

WOw Asta...I can see that yer just as ravishing as ever. How nice that yer Mommie bought ya a gelato and that ya even shared it....I am NOT into sharing except with Toby a bit......certainly not with a stranger. My Mom shares with NO ONE....

I hope the sunshine reaches ya 'n soon....we heard about all the rain....if we could we would send ya some sun...it's gettin' pretty hot here.....

Dewey Dewster here....

kissa-bull said...

oh that gelato looks scruptious asta. we went ofur to helps wiff poor lennox. it breaks ouw hearts completely when humans dont wanna give us a chance because of the way we look. cant they see we just want to be loved just like any other woofie. we are going to pray for the best for lennox.

pibble sugars and wee wiggles
the pittie pack

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Asta -

Mama laughed when she was reading to us about the pistaschio gelato. You are so funny.

Thank you for spreading the word about Lennox. Mama and Angel Bosco help spread the word about Lennox on Dogster. We light candles for him constantly.

Congratulations on your 1,000th post!

Love -

Hershey and Kaci