a tired dog is a good dog

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Pawsylvania,Pencil Vaynia

My Pawents and I wented a caw and dwove to Pencil Vaynia ow as Gussie told me it's sposed to be called mowe cowwectly, Pawsylvania
My unkel Pete lives thewe(Daddi's bwuvvew) and we wanted to visit him and aunt Mimi

I kept a keen eye on the woad to help Daddi dwive
also to give encouwaging kissies along the way

You know how my baby bwuvvew Duffy has gowgeous wed haiw?????

Well, I guess it wuns in the family cause I found an old pictoowe of my Daddi and his two bwuvvews and unkel Pete (the one we wewe going to visit had the same colow haiw exackly

of couwse bof he and Daddi have vewy diffewent haiw now cause it's been like a twillion yeaws since that pictoowe was taken

we awwived and I was awfully glad to be inside..it was fweezing in Pawsylvania, just like in NewYawk

They live out in the countwy and thewe is this cool old house acwoss the stweet fwom them

I went wif Mommi to check it out..but noone was thewe

that evening, I stayed inside the wawm house, while the hoomans went to see the lights at Longwood Gawdens
It's aways all lit up and decowated fow chwissmuss inside and out, and even though , it was fwigid, they went to see the displays

I made a smilebox to show you what they saw....it's hawd to get good pictoowes sometimes so pleez excoose the quality

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aftew thawing out, and a good dinnew ,we looked at family pictoowes and while I played soccew, The hoomans gabbed as oosual

the next day we took a walk in the woods befowe heading home..

I looooved the sniffing oppowtoonities

I wasn't allowed to wun off leash..thewe wewe too many little and big aminals awound

but even on leash I had a good time

at one point, Mommi stopped looking like she was in the awctic and took off hew silly hat,but soon discovewed that it hadn't wawmed up at all...we didn't stay out long..not a day to lingew

We dwove home last night and I'm still tiwed, but will twy to come awound and catch up wif all of you

I hope evewyone is well
smoochie kisses


Amy & the house of cats said...

Asta is sounds like you had a fun time there! It is nice to go visit others sometimes because there is so much new stuff to explore!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We're glad you had a safe and fun trip down to PA and back. It looks just as cold there as it is here. Your Mommi looks cute in her winter clothing. Our Mom looks like a tumbleweed when she gets all dressed up to go walk us. Guess your Mommi doesn't wear insulated bibbed overalls like our Mom wears.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

TwoSpecialWires said...

Welcome home, Asta! We're so happy you are home (and we're home, too!) So much has happened over the holidays. We've missed you!!! It looks like your visit to Uncle Peter's was a good one ... and we're sure you were a perfect houseguest. (You are so polite and well-mannered.) We have a question. Do all redheads have firey personalities? It looks like you could use some real warming up after that walk in the woods. Another question. Were those the SAME Pawsylvania woods that Lacie wandered off into? Do you think she caught your wirey scent and came looking for you? We've been trying to check the calendar and see if you were both in the woods at the same time. We are sooooo glad that Mommi kept you on your leash.

Tell Mommi we loved the Smilebox of all the lights and flowers and trees at Longwood Gardens. We'd like to leave the pretty holiday decorations up for weeks. It makes everything feel special. Especially in cold January, with the long winter nights. And it gives Moma a good excuse to take her time putting things away. (We still have to celebrate Christmas as a family! This weekend!)

Stay warm, sweet Sissie. Rest up. Take your time and enjoy January. The whole month.

Love to everybody
SissieFergi and BruvverJake ooxx

doyle and mollie said...

we so love the first pic of you and your momma in the woods we think its a framer


Oh Asta,

We can't believe our eyes! That garden is the most beautiful place we ever saw! Thanks so much for putting your pictures on the Smiley box. What a wonderful treat for us! Better then Greenie's! Well, almost.

Your adventures are always so much fun!

We luv ya Asta so please keep warm!

Riley and Star.

houndstooth said...

We enjoyed looking at the Smileybox! I can't believe they made you go on a vacation somewhere and it wasn't even warm!
It does look like you at least had fun, though!


Gus said...

Enjoyed the pictures of the garden. How neat to be able to go through pictures...we did that for aunt Re's barkday, and some of them are absolutely priceless!

We are glad you got to do some esploring...your Mommi looks good in winter coats. Our muzzer looks like a Weebul.


Martine said...


That sure sounds like a fun trip!! We've never been to pawsylvania!

Glad you are home safe and sound, rest up!

xo martine & the kiddlets

Golden Samantha said...

Oh dear ASta!!! I'm so sorry I've been horridly behind in visiting! I went through your last couple of posts and saw that you did have a bath and then FROZE!!! You poor baby! But that PA trip looks divine - I know it must have been miserably cold, but the walk you and momma took both in the woods and to that bootiful house are great pics! And I haven't been to Longwood since I was a "tween," but I've never forgotten how amazing the place is. And done up in lights well... it just sparkled! Thanks for the fab photos - I just loved them and the gardens and the dining room all done up! Yes, Asta... wouldn't it be fun for a party for you there???
Big Hugs xo

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Asta it sounds as though you had a fun time. I think your mum looks lovely. Mum liked her hat. Even on the leash it was a fun place to be.. Glad you enjoyed.. Hugs GJ xx

Jans Funny Farm said...

Looks like you had a cold but fun trip to Pawsylvania. Guess you didn't go far enough west to meet Khyra. :-)

Sophie Brador said...

You should have driven here! Your mom would look very stylish in that hat. Actually, everyone in Montreal wears those hats. They are tres tres chic.

Your daddy has barely changed at all! He's a little taller, but he still has exactly the same mischievous smile.


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Oh, how we loved that pic of your Daddy with his brothers - Mom says her Dad had hair just like that.

your trip to Pawsylvania was a lot of fun - we loved the pics of that park. Christmas is such a happy time of the year.

Take a nice rest, Asta, the blogs will be there when you are all rested up.

Tail wags, Phantom and Thunder

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

Oh Asta!

Woo weren't that far from me when woo were there (about 1-1/2hrs)!

When my mom was a pup, she and her furamily would go to Longwood Gardens most Sundays (it was free on those days) - she has many memories of the entire area too!

Did your mommi get to go to any of the fun wineries in the area? There are khwite a few!

Maybe sometime woo khome along with your mommi and daddi, woo should let us know and we'll khome visit!

Tank woo fur sharing your grrrrrreat trip!


Persephone and Buster said...

we had a "heat wave" today.... it was about 35 or so...degrees. what a difference from the last couple of days.. looks like you had a good time in pawsyvania asta... even with the cold.
theBUSTER, Ms. Blue & Ms.Persephone...in the tundra of ct.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

That Garden place is SOooo beautiful with the different colored lights and even flowers!! Wow. Glad you got to sniff around a bit. It's so important for us to get our sniffing exercizes in each day. Hope you had a warm,safe trip back to NY.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

Faya said...

Quelle chance tu as Asta ! Voilà exactement l'endroit où Véronique aimerait vivre !
Bisous, Faya

Inky and Molly said...

It sure looks bloody cold in Pawsylvania, lucky you made it out alive. How does Uncle Pete survive?
'Spose the red hair makes him fiery hot...

The Animal Doctor said...

Hi Asta,
It was nice of your Daddi to brave the long drive to visit his brothers. Of course, it helped a lot that he had you as a driving companion. Now its your turn to get lots and lots of beauty sleep.

P.S Your Mommi is pretty :)

~ Scarlet

Noah the Airedale said...

Looks like a lovely visit Asta. Welcome home!!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Red hair is just lovely! We like that old picture of the young children!

The walk in the woods looks cold... nice red jacket!

Monty sends along some smoochie kisses to you Asta!

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Pennsylvania sounds (and looks) really awesome! Love the pretty photos of the house and the forest *grins* Duffy is looking cute as usual...and I love your pretty collar in your first photo! Did your Mom make it for you?


Molly the Airedale said...

It looks like you had a great time in PA, Asta! Our dad has a hat just like your mommi's! He's says it's VERY warm!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Martha said...

Hi Asta, what great pics of your vacation - it looks like great fun - even if you had to stay on leash!
We are just not trusted off at all at the moment - there are so many deer about and you know how it is....
We know what you mean about moms and hats - Martha was terrified of our mum in her hat but apparently it is so cold even she who never wears a hat is wearing one!
Sorry we are so behind - our human is going to have to be sacked.
Looking forward to seeing you at Mango's estate.
We have emailed Mango to request the dress code for evening meals and may need your fashion advice Asta.
love you lots
martha & bailey xxx

Dexter said...

It is better to be warm than fashionable. At least I hope that is true given some of the outfits that I have seen lately (not your mommi's hate of course).


Clive said...

Asta, that was a great trip. We loved the Smilebox photos - the gardens are fantastic.

take care

The Florida Furkids said...

What a fun trip! Mom always wanted to go to Longwood Gardens when we lived in New Jersey since it was really close...guess she'll never get there now.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Asta, you have such great adventures! Mommy wants to come and have some with you!!! Your Mommy looks so pretty!!!

Stay warm!!!

Love, uSSSSS

Hollie and Janie said...

Uncle Pete's house looks like a fun place to go exploring! It's been freezing here, too, which is no fun for mama! I, however, love it! I think I need to buy my mama a hat like your mommi has!!

Hamish Westie said...

Hi Asta
Looks like you had a great time in Pencil-whatever. But long drives home are a bore aren't they? (I had one yesterday too).
Oh and by the way, I'm wondering if there are any Scottish connections in the family perhaps? We apparently have the highest percentage of redheads of anywhere in the world here in Scotland.
Cheers! H.

the magic sleigh said...

Wooos Asta! It sounds as if woo had a good time there. My Mum went to Longwood Gardens many years ago, it is funny because I live in Longwood, and my gardens are out in my backyard, I did not know they were in Pencil-whatever too!
-Kira The BeaWoootiful

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

That looks like a very fun trip, Asta. When you live in the city, visiting family or friends in the country can be a very pleasant change of pace!

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

Asta...where the heck is the snow in that side of PA? Did Khyra come and steal all of it? She told me she uses it for conditioner for her fluff...

I can't believe they left ya at home when they went to the Gardens...all those trees??? I mean BOY DOGS musta been there...and I love readin' the gossip peemail as much as the next girlie...


Koobuss said...

Hi Kousin Asta,

Your pictures of Longwood Gardens are gwreat! That sure is a nice place. And I love that big, old farmhouse across the stweet from your unkel's. I bet it dates back to Colonial times in the 1700s. There are still a lot of Colonial era houses in the Philadelphia area.

Your Mommi was wise to put that hat back on. My mom has, had one like that until I chewed all the fur off it back in my puppy days. Hehehe... I wonder if that's why she doesn't walk me in this cold weather now. Sheesh...)

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello asta its dennis the vizsla dog hay that howse akross the street is pritty kool!!! if no hyoomans ar their maybe we can sneek inside and skwat their and hav parteez and teez and sworays of varyus sorts!!! ok bye

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Pawsylvania looked like fun. It is freezing here too. ~AFSS

Joe Stains said...

Those gardens are amazing! Mom grew up in Pawsylvania, but on the other side. We are glad you enjoyed the trip, just wish it was warmer for you.