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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Unkel Tony's Deck

One of the days that I wan home fow a bweak fwom Jackson's house, Petey and his Mom came ovew...the hoomans wewe going to unkel Tony's fow sitting on the deck and eating and dwinking and talking about Jolson theiw Cat who cwossed the bwidge a few days befowe....
Jolson was a weally sweet cat, and They wewe vewy sad, but wanted to be wif fwiends
Petey and I stayed at home..this is the position we wewe in when the hoomans left us..locked togethew by a ball

Unkel tony and Unkel Mawk have a bootiful deck

they have a big gween thumb, and gwew almost evewything fwom scwatch
thewe awe flowews , and hewbies..and lots of pots..Daddi (the scavangew) finds empty pots fow them all the time..some of the pots need sevewal hoomans to cawwy them
they even gwewed tomatoes to put into the salad wif theiw fwesh basil
it was a gowgeous day , wif the most amazing clouds, and pawfect weathew..mowe like Sept.
the whole place is vewy fwagwant, this is one of the weasons
this is anofew
can you believe those clouds??
we looked mowe closely, and guess what? thewe was Jolson sitting on a cloud looking ovew us
evewything was bootiful and peaceful...Daddi was thinking
Petey's Mom was listening

Unkel Tony said he was so happy that he had asked Mommi to make a pawtwait of Jolson last yeaw

then they all ate and toasted to Jolson's life

isn't that coleslaws the pwettiest colow?? I think it would look gweat on my fwiend Lacie

when My pawents and Petey's Mom came home...guess what we wewe still doing, hehehehehe

Petey nevew gets tiwed of that ball...
I hope you all had a gweat weekend and awe still thinking of Jackson and pwaying fow his full wecovewy.
I pway that all those who lost loved ones this week will be comfowted.


Anonymous said...

I could eat very happily on that patio

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Wow...love those pictures of your Uncle's patio! I bet you and Petey had loads of fun playing with the ball! If I'm not mistaken...that very first picture of you and Petey? You can almost make out a heart shape in the space below your mouths....hee!

Sorry to hear about Jolson. He looked so beautiful in the potrait your Mom did!


Koobuss said...

What a lovely deck. The plants are beautiful. I bet a boy dog would have a real good time there. It's a good thing that Petey stayed home.

That blue stuff was cole slaw? Hmmmm. Very interesting.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,
Kousin Koobie

Boo Casanova said...

come to think of it asta, i think u or your pawrents met the most bloggers among all of us.

wet wet licks


the many Bs said...

hi Asta, that was a beautiful post, the words and the pictures and the thoughts - we were touched.

we looked up into our sky and looked for Jolson. we thought we saw someone winking. your mommi did a beautiful portrait.

we are still sending vibes to Jackson and Randi and some other friends - humans and dogs. there's so much sadness and worries now. we want to be happy and care free, but how can we when others are suffering? we are barking for a day when all creatures and humans will be healthy and happy.


Myeo said...

the plants are beautiful. Your uncle must spend alot of time looking after them.

Btw, you changed your blog background colour. Nice!

boy n Baby

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Asta,
OMG... you met with Petey! How cool is that!! Bet you had loads of fun.. so when are you and your parents coming to Singapore to visit ME??

Molly the Airedale said...

What a beautiful portrait of Jolson! We bet it has the place of honor in Uncle Tony's house!
Mom is drooling over all the plants! The patio is just beautiful!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

What a lovely balcony and the painting of Jolson is awesome.
Asta, you and Petey must have had fun while your pinkies were out.

Noah xx

Faya said...

Mais comme il est galant ce petit Petey. C'est cool les amis. Asta merci merci merci beaucoup pour les cadeaux pour Dyos et moi ! Remercie ta Mamy et ton Papy en faisant des gros bisous de ma part. Véronique prendra la peluche rose avec pour aller en France chercher Dyos. Merci.
Bisous, Faya

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Wow, that is a lovely patio garden. Mommy says you can never have enough pots she needs more.

~S, S & C

Dewey Dewster said...


What a nice place ta relax and sit with friends, Gram loves her garden stuff especially the tomatoes and it's nice ta see that people in NY can enjoy the same good homegrown veggies. Soory ta hear about yer Uncle's kittie..there is a lot of sadness right now but those at the Bridge already are not feelin' any cause they're happy 'n free of pain 'n in good hands. Hope yer Uncle won;t be sad too long...

Yep, you and Petey really play nice together...did ya ever get outta the LOCK JAW BALL?

Dewey Dewster here......

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hi Sweet Asta! What a lovely garden your uncle has. We are so sorry to hear about your Uncle's kitten.

It looks like you and Petey had a great time. Are you two still holding the ball???

Mommy is excited that she might get to meet you in person tomorrow!!! She and Sloane will be in NYC! She wants to give you some smoochie kisses in person!!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Oh our dogness, that is one awesome deck and garden. Looks like there was quite the feast. We guess woo had lots of fun.

So sorry to read about Jolson. That is so sad.

Woo, the OP Pack

Pee Ess: Be sure to check out our blog today as we have given woo a furry special award.

Mack said...

A gorgeous patio, delicious looking chicken, a beautiful potato salad....can I come over please???

What a beautiful tribute to Jolson.
I bet he was a great kitty cat.


Jake of Florida said...

We were wondering: Petey has gone to such trouble trying to find the pawfect girlfriend. But he has this beautiful, sweet, charming urbanista right next door. Hmmmmmm.

Jake and Just Harry

Gus said...

Hey girlie...why the change to purple. I thinked your color was Orange! The purple is pretty though, and an interesting change.


Mr. Hendrix said...

what a lovely patio. we are sorry Jolson went to the bridge. i'm sure he heard all the lovely things said about him.

i would like some of that chicken. did your beans bring any back for you?

Eric said...

Hey Asta. What a peacful and bootiful place for all the 2 leggededs to hang out and spend some time- and the food- yum! I'm sad that Unkle Tony had to say goodbye to Jolson but he did look happy up in billowy clouds. And your Mom's pawtrait of Jolson is purrrrrrrfect as usual.

I'm glad to se you and Petey only had lock jaw over a small ball - wonder what would have happened if it had been the big hooge one? Hehehehe!!

Mom says you were the most pawfect house/shed guest, you can come over any time you want to. And to thank you for making your bed and tidying up after all the messy boys. She appreciated you putting the pupcake paper cases into the recycle bin and for licking the dog bowls clean before loading them into the dishwasher. She hopes you wore the orange roses print apron she left out for you so you didn't get your nurses uniform dirty?

Wiry wags, Eric x x x x x

Deetz said...

You always bring me comfort, lil Asta. That coleslaw was so pretty. Even I thought it was too pretty to eat. That portrait was the most beautiful portrait. Your daddy looks really relaxed and I betted you brought lots of smiles to your family.

Stanley said...


That is the most FABulous way for Unkel Tony & Unkel Mark to spend the day while they're sad. I'm sure it was good to have your crazy mommi, daddi & Auntie Jane with them. And, Jolson came too. How pawfect!

I think it is hilarious that you and Petey are constantly locked in battle over one of his balls. Does he ever go anywhere without it? Is it his security ball?

I just caught up with Finnegan (the Irish Woflhound) and his mama, and saw that he crossed the Bridge. He was such a brave and gorgeously goofy boy! Sounds like he gave therapy to his mama like my girl's Rosie pup gave to her. I will miss him!

Goober love & smooches,

PB 'n J said...

That is an amazing patio - we bet Jolson used to love sitting out there. We're sorry to hear that he went over the bridge, it was a bad week last week.

Hope you're still fighting over the ball with Petey!

Deetz said...

I gave you a gold card, cuz I don't want your mum to have to go to work ....it has no limit

Daisy said...

I am very sorry about Jolson. That beautiful painting will be even more treasured now.

Pippa said...

I think that is a beautiful deck and puts my terrace to shame. I will show mistress the pictures and tell her to improve.

It's always hard when loved ones leave.

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey Asta, so sorry to hear about Jolson. Your mum's portrait was positively pawsome!
J x

Chef said...

Sweet Asta,

It must be so cool to meet up with your blog friends. You and Petey must have had the best time. And that deck!.. Mama loves a planter garden like that. Our sympathies about Jolson. I'm sure all of you being there was a great comfort.


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

Furry nice post - tank woo fur sharing it!

I'm glad woo liked my mom's musikh post today!!

I had to snikhker - just think how much fun it would be to use Asta speak AND Khyraese in the same postings!!!


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is a beautiful deck. The food looks totally awesome..
We did make it to the lake and Callie went swimming again. She has no fear for a little girl...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Sophie Brador said...

Your unkels have a very beautiful and probably quite rare place in the city. I bet Jolson loved it!


Kapp pack said...

Sibes vibes for your Uncle! The pics were bewootiful!

Kisses, Sky boy

Deefor said...

Your mom's painting of Joelson was so nice. I feel like I could really see him. Not just in the sky. Petey looks like he had a great time visiting. And the flowers look very pretty. Maybe they were afraid you'd eat those little oranges.


Jans Funny Farm said...

We're sorry about Jolson. That is a beautiful portrait your mom did of him.

Jackson seems to be doing well and we hope he recovers fully soon.

Peanut said...

What a lovely place to sit and eat and remember Jolson

Kirby said...

Woah, what a HUGE patio. Your Unkel Tony seems to have the largest deck in all of New York!! I hope you all are cheering him up after losing his special Jolson. I bet he was a wonderful cat. I sure hope you and Petey had fun together, it sure looked like you did!

Your pal,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
Jolson painting is great!
Glad everybody had a great day!
You and Petey sure had fun too! Who got the ball at the end?
Kisses and hugs

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

OH SNIFF...I just typed a long comment and BLOGGER ATE IT!


You and Petey looked 'dorable with that ball...

Your mom is the best artist EVER...that pic of Jolson is soooo soooo good...and we're sure that Uncle Toni will treasure it.

And...I went to the store...bought green coleslaw...dyed it purple...and DUMPED IT ON MY HEAD.

Perfectomundo...how to you always know the best fashion accessory????

Whoever woulda thought that cabbage could set off auburn/blond highlights to such perfection???

You Rock, Asta...Love, ur BFF


Urban Smoothie Read said...

u and petey were having such a good time... can't imagine u maintain the posture for hours.

i said...

Sounds like a lovely time! Especially you and Petey!

Sorry to hear about Jolson. That's a beautiful portrait.

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

Darling Asta! Thank you for your sweet visits...they always cheer me and make me smile. I do not have any doggie friends other than Jackson who is my NOMSS pal! Your Unkels have a wonderful paradise to watch the world from...I see Jolson in the heavens...all cats go there you know and doggies too!
A beautiful meezer with wings...how purrrrfect! Leaving you a big basket of <3love<3 and ({({(hugs)})}) today!!
Your Miss Peach

Princess Patches said...

Hi Asta! The deck is gorgeous with all those plants! We're sorry about Jolson, but we know the portrait your mom painted will bring a lot of comfort. I bet you and Petey had a blast together!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Sophie Brador said...

ASTA! My mom's friend lived in a cruddy building on Fifteen, betw. 8th and 9th. But he didn't have a deck like that.


Cassidy said...

Sosorry to hear about Jolson, he looked very nice. I'm sure they are very glad to have your mummy's painting, just like mymummy is to have the beautiful one of Oscar that she painted.

Cassidy x

Anonymous said...

Hi Asta,

Congratulations on your gold for kissing!

Licks n Wags,

Toffee said...

Congratulations on your medals! I loved the kissing one!! soooo cute! My mom says the food on the tables looks delish...especially the coleslaw! Pretty!

Deetz said...

Thank you Asta. I love this DWB community cuz we always find ways to laugh and spread joy and my lord, who can forget PAW POWER, and Fenway got to be on TV...yes there is sadness, but there is so much joy too. I didn't mean to hurt this other human. I am going to play with my mum alot and maybe take pictures of the bugs we catch and stuff...
Did you use your Gold Card?

Lacy said...

w00f's Asta, ur unkles place iz bute ti ful...love all those flowers...and ur mommi did a pawtastic potrait of Jolson....and congrats on ur gold medal...heehee me never thought me wood git a medal...

b safe,

Moco said...

Your Uncles have a lovely deck. We are sorry that they lost Jolson, but are sure that they have many fond memories.
You and Petey are a scream. Did you even move while your parents were gone?

Abby said...

Hi, Asta...

That deck is beautiful...

It's good you got a little break & you could play ball with Petey...

Abby xxxooo

Rudy said...

Wow what a gorgeous deck! I wonder how long it takes to water all that -- Mom has enough problems watering what she's got on the deck and it's not as nice-looking as your Uncle's!


Girl Girl Hamster said...

So sorry to hear about Jolson. You and Petey look so sure snuggling with each other

~ Girl girl