a tired dog is a good dog

Saturday, September 12, 2009


As you saw, I have not been getting any sneep lately
what wif GIANT monstew bugs (let in by my host's bwuvvew, Taffee in a misplaced effowt to show Lacie and me his gweat hewoism)
and the consequent shwieking fwom tewwow that bof Lacie and I expewienced,
I had decided to leave Afwika and flee back to the safety of NYC

but when I saw the sweet faces of my hosts and fwiends..I knew I just couldn't leave. Thewe is so much mowe to see and expewience in this big bootiful land, plus I wanted to get to know my new fwiends bettew.
Taffee is such a fun sweetie (silly boy, you didn't have to pwove you'we a hewo fow us to like you)
and Max and his liv-in giwlfwiend Tammy couldn't be sweetew, and they all convinced me that thewe was lots mowe fun to be had and I should stay.

Petey's wife Wosie awwived and ouw plans fow the next few days wewe discussed.
The boyz pwomised no mowe pwanks and lots of pwotection fwom the bugs.

( pleez go to Mango, Petey,Lacie,Joey and Tanner for more of our adventoowe)

I'll be back wif mowe pictoowes soon

Pee Ess did you know that catching a cab in othew cities is not as easy as in Manhattan? You ackshually have to telephone them and owdew one as opposed to standing on the stweet and putting youw paw up and whistling............

smoochie kisses


Maxmom said...

Ooo Asta
I really do apologise for the Parktown Prawn incident! I am also very very happy that you have decided to stay in SOUTH AFRICA ...for a little while longer, at least. We will do our best to ensure you experience no harm.
...and by the way, you DON'T have to hail a taxi...I HAVE MY TOUR GUIDING DRIVERS' LICENCE! You are safe with me and I will take you wherever you need to go.
Lots of licks

Noah the Airedale said...

Asta it's a good think you're sticking it out. It would be a shame to miss out on all the fun.

Noah x

Molly the Airedale said...

We just love your header picture, Asta! You look just beautiful! Mitch doesn't like buggies any more than you do!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dexter said...

Miss Asta,
You remind me of my momma, all scared of bugs and stuff.

What's a cab? And of course there isn't any hail in South Africa, you silly goose.


Unknown said...

Asta, ask Rosie if she brought along any midge repellent - if it works on those pesky and hardy Scottish pests, it will certainly protect you from anything South Africa has to offer up!

Your pal,


Gus said...

Hope you are safe from marauding bugsies and having a good time. I will bring the gussiemobile if you need a ride home. Teka will be sitting on my lap, since I still am wearing the da***d lampshade.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We love the header photo!! You look like a movie star.

We are also very impressed to know you can whistle. That's quite a feat for a canine.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Unknown said...

You look like right out of africa. I should have come.. I eat bugs. Then it wouldn't have bothered u.


Mack said...

BUGS??!!! Did you say bugs?? O M D, I absolutely love buggies! If I was there I would have taken care of them for you Asta !!

I gotta go...mom is dancing around the computer room to that hypnotic music ....

The Airechicks said...


What would a trip to South Africa be without a couple of bugs????

Just be glad you didn't have a LION in your bedroom or maybe you DID????

Glad to see you stay to enjoy more fun!!!!

Just remember you're not Madonna so don't bring home bundles of joy...

Please keep an eye on Tanner you know he so easily gets off on the wrong path...


TwoSpecialWires said...

Asta, you look so elegant in your header picture. All dreamy and feminine. (You must bring some banglie bracelets back to your Mommi!) We're glad you decided to stay. We know your hosts love the grace and sensitivity you bring to that crazy group. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Take lots of pictures!

SissieFergi and BruvverJake ooxx

Pee S Be sure to check for errant bugs in your shoes before you put them on, and wear slippers at night. Moma said to tell you; she speaks from experience.

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

Bugs are tasty snakhks!

I'm glad woo decided to stay!


The WriggleButts said...

I'm glad you stayed. I'm sure you'll have lots of fun.


Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Sweet Asta, I will come and eat all the bugs for you.. Yu look very dashing I must say..

Hugs GJ xx

♥ Tiffykins ♥ said...

Everyone is right your header picture is beautiful! My mom said she wouldn't mind having a picture like that hung on her wall. Hope you have lots of fun while you stay in Africa!

Kali and Rumer

Patience-please said...

We love the music! Sounds like you're having a great time, but you sure are far far far away. We just hang out in Paducah and find little adventures here. Some day you should come and see us!
If you think Africa is exciting, wait til you see Western Kentucky. Whoa.

wags from the whipets

Oskar said...

Such an adventure you are all on!

Ziggy Stardust said...

Asta please be careful. Where there are giant bugs, who knows what else there might be.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Shaggy and Scout said...

Monster bugs!!!!
Are they crunchy? We like the crunchy ones best!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Asta, it looks like Max has solved your taxi dilemma. Hope the boys get their antics under control and you all can have some fun.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Inky and Molly said...

Hey sweets, aren't you home sick yet??