a tired dog is a good dog

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fawewell to Afwika

Seeing my last sunset in souf Afwica, almost bwoke my heawt

wemebewing the many wondewful animals and places I saw

this is a countwy that can cewtainly gwab youw heawt

even the hyenas wewe nice to us

the scenewy sooo spectacoolaw

the booty indescwibable

all of us wewe having a hawd time leaving

Khywa had become insepewable fwom hew fwiend Buttewscotch and wanted hew to come wif us

Lacie and I twied to buy as much native cloth and jewelwy as we could as a wemindew
( not weally suwe it's my style..I think these clothes don't do much fow ouw figoowes, hehehe)

Joey insisted on showing off the dance he leawned fwom natives while he was missing...he says he will pawfowm it at the next STEELEWWs game

and I found a laddew to give a good by smoochie to my sweet fwiend Mw.Giwaffe

thewe was no avoiding it..we had to pack

It was no easy task

Tanner was indignant that there wewe objections to the numbew of soo veneews and local fwiends he wanted to bwing home
his baby Elli fant fwiend had discovewed Petey's giant tennis ball and wouldn't let go

The west of the giwls wewe still inside gathewing theiw stuff, that's why they awen't in the pictoowe

Lacie and I wewe a little miffed ,since none of ouw things had been packed into the caw yet and it suwe didn't look like thewe would be any woom.
(and no we do not have babies inside ouw slings..it's whewe we'we keeping all the bootiful bangles I'm bwinging home fow Mommi)

Mango was exhausted by the whole pwocess

Petey was going home with a new stick thwough his nose and a headdwess (he's such an invetewate shopper for a guy,but I'm not suwe that his wife Wosie (who left on an eawliew flight saying that we wewe impossible), will appwove

finally convincing Tannew to leave a few things, we all piled into the caw

we bade a fond fawewell to our most gwacious host and somehow cwammed
Miss Kylie
into ouw twanspowt and aftew a last look head for home

all of us wif bootiful memowies and pawting gifts fwom Max

he gave me this magnificent Pwotea..theiw national flowew..I will tweasoowe it

Max and family. we will miss you mowe than you can know

Thank you fow youw wondewful hospitality and westwaint in not thwowing ouw motley cwew out.
If we misbehaved it was doo to the magic of ouw sowwoundings..we apologise

smoochie kisses


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


It was SOOOO much fun!

PeeEssWoo: Must she shriek SO much?

Unknown said...

Gosh - after me and Mango got into that car, I'm amazed there was room for anyone else!! :-)

What an incredible adventure - so sad it's over!

Honey the Great Dane

Maxmom said...

Dear Asta (and Mom)
Wow! What an adventure and what an experience! It was truly marvellous to be part of it and to have the whole gang here. I know we were in 'cyber' world, but it actually felt like reality.
I can't thank you enough for your magnificent posts and wonderful characterisation. Your artwork is stunning! Thank you again for showcasing our beautiful country and for being such amazing friends!

With lots and lots of love, licks and kissies,

"Hey Asta. That pic you have there - of the Canyon. You should come and visit it one day! It is the most breathtaking place in the world. The view across the African Savannah is something surreal. If you look closely at that pic -top left hand corner - you will get a glimpse of some flat country stretching out. That is our KRUGER NATIONAL PARK...it is bigger than Switzerland.
....We love you guys lots! Forever friends?

TwoSpecialWires said...

We're feeling sorta sad, just like those animals slowly walking away there at the end. We enjoyed your trip almost as if we were there, ourselves. We hate to see it come to an end. The adventures and the scenery; the hospitality and the comradery; the fun and the education. You've tempted us to see another part of the world. And to better get to know another set of amazing friends.

Thanks for sharing,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Ziggy Stardust said...

You are such a cutie Asta. The pictures you took are beautiful. What memories you will have.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Hamish Westie said...

I have been so enjoying reading about all your adventures with all your friends in South Africa. You truly are a girl to find interest and excitement wherever you go. Scotland is seeming at the moment very dull in comparison.
Have a safe trip home!
Cheers, H.

The Black and Tans. said...

Hello Asta

We have so enjoyed reading about all your adventures in South Africa. What an amazing time you had.

Will you be back home in time for the NY Fashion Week before it ends? We are sure you could wow the designers with your newly acquired wardrobe.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Moco said...

Quite the adventure and I only saw part of it.

Dexter said...

Well, Asta, we made it. I am so glad I brought you along. You certainly do help to level off the little beast. That photo of Max and Tammy in the mirror made me feel a bit sad, but I think it will be good to be home again.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We"re so glad you are on the way home. Godspeed.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Unknown said...


So glad you and Lacie decided NOT to follow Angelina and Madonna's examples and left those babies in Africa.

And Rosie's not upset with anyone! She was on a different flight because she was flying north to Scotland and everyone else was flying across the Atlantic - she also needed to buy an extra seat for her tennis ball headdress.

As for my "bum-bum?" Still sniffable, thanks for asking, although I'm not sure why you did? Were you thinking of the tranquilizer dart? I swallowed it. remember? Mango was the one who was shot!

Welll from the Savannahs of Africa to the Savannah Airport....

Your pal,


Gus said...

Asta...you gotta get rested up fast! Busy week coming.


Hollie and Janie said...

I hope you got a sweet smooch from mr.giraffe after all that climbing you had to do! I'm so happy you had such an amazing time. I'm with you... i might leave the native clothes in Africa! they do nothing to show off your style! Be safe!

Martha said...

Such beautiful pictures of an unforgetable holiday with great friends.
Asta you will always have Africa in your heart!
Martha & Bailey xxxx



Your blog is BRILLIANT! And we ain't jok'n this time.

Riley and Star.

Thoughts said...

So sad your trip is ending Asta, it has been fun reading your adventures!

Benson and Gibson

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

It sure was a great trip and what a beautiful country!!!

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Jake of Florida said...


You've outdone yourself!!! We can't wait to see your mom wearing all those authentic bangles and wonder if perhaps she should turn some of those beautiful fabrics into a new outfit!!!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Mack said...

I think you should plan a trip to Africa every year! Next year I wanna go too!

Marvin said...

No Asta, as a stylish kinda guy, I quite agree the outfits were not exactly "you".....

and I am so glad Kkhyra didn't bring any Butterscotch home, butterscotch is very nice, but not butterscotch with claws............

Glad you are back from your trip.

It certainly had me interested!

♥ Tiffykins ♥ said...

Asta you make us and our mommy want to visit African with your beautiful pictures!

Kali and Rumer

Duke said...

What a fabulous adventure this has been for all of you, Asta! That African sunset is just gorgeous!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sophie Brador said...

Asta, NY looks a little safer. I sure hope I get to see you there soon. And Graham too!


Inky and Molly said...

You guys look good in traditional dress. Wow, what great memories you have which, we're sure, you'll cherish forever.
Isn't it good to be home though??
Rest your little legs.

Love, Inky and Molly

Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
Sure it was sad to say good bye to Africa!
I loved all your posts and I felt like I was there with you all!
Kisses and hugs

Duffy said...

Wow, Asta! I feel so sad that your adventure has come to an end. I feel like I was there with you and all those exotic animals and beautiful scenery. The giraffe was my favorite. You're so very clever, sissy. I think everyone had a great time in Africa, even those of us who were not there with you.

Agatha and Archie said...

Uhhhhmmmmm girls,don't think this is a bit harsh and really who else can tell you this stuff but your bff....ahhmmm those dresses are not at all flattering...uhhmmm especially Lacies...she uhhhhhh looks a little on the plump side...but the colors are really nice..Archie says to tell you that I am nuts and you both tlook great..Love A+A

Joe Stains said...

I am never going to hear the end of it, Tanner said he left behind SO MUCH important stuff. Its not like he cant fly himself over there to pic it up whenever he wants?! He can be such a pest.

We had such a great time, thanks for all the help finding me and for Tanner's party, we posted the pic on our blog today.

ScrapsofMe said...

Sigh, it's like the end of a good book. You're sad that its over and there's no more story, but so happy that it was a good story and you got to read it. It was a marvelous adventure and so fun to see if from different view points. I loved all the hybrid beasties, and the fashions (well, except for the last native dresses, no so much) and the beautiful scenery. I hope you all have many many more adventures.

Thanks for a GREAT story.
Hurry home.

Clive said...

Well done to everyone and especially your Mom on detailing your great African adventure Asta! It was a superb trip by all accounts! Loved all the photos!

lots of woofs

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh dear I have a little tear in my eye. You're leaving Africa after an amazing holiday.
Gosh you lot sure know how to shop hehe. Those African outfits look great Asta. My sissies want to know if you can get them online?

Noah x

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

Oh Asta...how hot do we look???!!! And I don't think we look at all plump...just well nourished...(Lacie reaches into her pocket and pulls out another squished piece of smashed stale barkday cake and crams it into her mouth...oh my...this is piece #15) Asta...do you think my butt looks big??? I can't stop eatin' this cake...what do you have in it? I love the raspberry and almond filling.....

Wasn't Africa the best???? Boy I love the last pic of all the butts...I am thankful you didn't put me next to the Alli Phents...I wouldn't want her to feel badly...

Well, I'm at the spa and I'm runnin' outta letters on my text screen....

Barkies dear girl!