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Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Name Game

my bwilliant fwiend 
Fwankie Fuwtew has asked us all to play the name game fow the Fouwf of July

I think it's a pawfect idea and so I hope all of you will play along
I bet evewyone has faboolous stowies of how they gots theiw nameses

The stowy of my name is known to most of you, but I'll wepeat it anyway

My Mommi sowt of is obsessed by the past..mostly the late thiwties and fowties
Hew favowite buildings in NewYawk awe the ones fwom that Deco Ewa

she aways loved the moosic, the fuwnitoowe, the whole thing and loved the old whacky Thin Man Movies
(no big caw chases, no vampiwes, nothing vewy scawy, just silly and fun)
soooo, they moved to NewYawk and decided to live like Nick and Nowa Chawles..get the pawfect Wiwy kid, dwink mawtoonis and love each othew to bits

theiw fiwst doggie was Nikki  (named of couwse fow the main mistew in those moovies) at that point, my pawents wewe twying to be not so obvious

Nikki was pawfect!!!Handsome, clevew sweet..he twaveled wif them evewywhewe (in those days my Gwammpapa was alive and living in Oowope, so they went thewe evewy yeaw)

Nikki made theiw lives bettew in evewy way

aftew a while, he weally looked like he was  living in a ThinMan Movie, hehehe

since having Nikki was soo pawfect, what could be bettew!

well getting Nowa and Chawlie of couwse, hehehe

fow a while  they had thwee foxie kids and life was pawfect

but  time passed and Nikki, Nowa and Chawlie all went to play ovew the wainbow bwidge

Mommi was heawtbwoken and said she nevew wanted to go thwoo that much pain again and so no mowe fuwwkids

well, you can imagine how long that wesolve stayed, hehehehe..the house was too quiet and empty and they heawd about a foxy giwl  who was weady fow  a home  in Nowf Cawolina..(just when they would be thewe visiting fwiends fow Thanksgiving)

what to name hew(they had wun out of the hooman names fwom the movie..now it was time to be obvious and continoo the legacy)

so that's how i became Asta
it's a vewy famoos name and a lot to live up to

I'm doing my best to keep the spiwit of it alive, and doing it one bettew
(hewe I am celebwating the fiwst DWB chat wif Mommi)

as fow my pawents, they awe still cwazy, and pwetty much living like Nick and Nowa Chawles

Happy fouwf of July evewyone!!!! 
hope the fiwewowks don't bothew you and you get lots of nummie tweats and play along wif this game

smoochie kisses


AFSS said...

We will try to play the game. We love how you got your name Asta. Mommy thinks that was a very nice period in time and understands completely why your Mom likes it so much.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Just like watching Cinderella or Snow White and the seven dwarfs movies, I never get tired of hearing how you got your name Asta.
I have something for you in my new post Asta, haha, what a way to bring you to my little world!

Kapitein Haakje said...

super :D duper :D STORY
we gonna post tomorrow our story

El'bow & Hauwii

Unknown said...

My mom just LOVES all the Thin Man Movies!!! So she know Asta very wells!

You be a Perfect Asta Speciman.

Loved your name story, and all the pikturs you included. Very pawsome post.


Pandafur said...

I luv your name story an that's so grate your mom an dad haz a romantikal story too *purr*

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello asta its dennis the vizsla dog hay it may be a faymus naym but yoo liv up to it perfektly!!! ok bye

Moose said...

We had not heard that story but it is a lovely one! Thanks for sharing! Happy 4th and have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

You are already famous! Loved the story and the way you presented it. I only wish I knew how Momo's doing. What a freak accident.

Beckett said...

Dear Asta,

That mom was doing one of those crossword puzzles a few days ago and 33 down was "Nick and Nora's pooch." She's really lucky I was there to give her the answer, which I know because of y-o-u!


3 doxies said...

I had no idea that you mom was living in da 30's...gosh, I bet hers is purty old now...hehehe. That was a neat era, when art became real.
I just looves you name, it reminds me of that socialitic lady, Mrs. Aster. You knows, then withs a certain accent you drops da R.
That was a very cool story.

Duke said...

We love the story of how you got your name, Asta! We would listen to it again and again! You have a wonderful name!
Happy 4th to you and your mommi and daddi!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

BOL!! Mom is cracking up..
Happy 4th of July Asta. Hope Nick and Nora enjoy it as well.
your pals, Morgan & Maisie

Eric said...

Aster sweet pea, you lovely name lives up to you perfectly and of course you and your leggeds story is waggingly wonderful in every way. You are one hard act to follow.

Wiry love and squillions of square kisses Eric xxxx

Dexter said...

When my Grandma and Grandpa heard that momma visited a WFT in NYC and her name was Asta, they said, "of course it is." Momma loves the Thin Man and so do my grandma and grandpa.

How lonely those days must have been when mommi and daddi did not have any fur kids at all. Momma says that is why I had to get stupid PeeWee because then there will be a little backup dog for when I am ready to join Beautiful Raja and Grandpa Angus and all my friends over the bridge (but not for a long time, I promise).


Cheyenne -Millie said...

Thank you for sharing how you gots your name! About twice a year my mom gets out The Thin Man Movies and watches them! Mom wishes she were Nora!

Golden Samantha said...

What a wonderful post! I did not know how you got your name, but you sure DO live up to it! All those movies are so wonderful - I think your Mommi and Daddy and you are doing a great job of continuing in the tradition of the Thin Man movies!
Happy 4th (and don't listen to any boomies tomorrow, Asta!)
Big Hugs xoxoox

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We hadn't heard the story before, Asta, but always figured there was that Nora and Nick connnection. We love how you became Asta. Bet your parents have many wonderful memories of the sweet wireys that cme before you.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Oskar said...

Ooh, I'll post mine tomorrow. We knew you were named for the Thin Man Asta, because my dad person loves those movies.

As I keep mentioning my parents are in love with your breed & and you, so maybe instead of another miniature schnauzer, I'll have a doggie like you someday!

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

Oh yes!

Mom agrees those were some khool days!

I'd known your story but I ALWAYS love to see it again -

ALONG with the Asta-ette!


Gus said...

Asta-kroonie and Mommi and Daddi!

Wonderful story. We made muzzer read it to us three times...we love those movies, and we knew how you got your name, but we like to hear it anyways....

many kisses

Wyatt said...

Hi Asta-

We love the 'Thin Man' movies.
We did not know your whole family history and the foxy terriers before you. Thanks for sharing!
We had a Mozart theme going for awhile...Mozart the cat, Leopold the first Dale, then Constanza....but ran out of ideas when I came along!


P.S. What a cute baby dog you were!

houndstooth said...

I feel that I should stand up and applaud. What a cute story about how you got your name. I think it's perfect for you!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
Yes. I knew the story about your name but I loved to read it again!
Happy Independence Day!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

Oh, Asta, we just LUVS your name and the names of all your fur siblings! My mom luvs those movies a lot and often says that she wishes life was more like them! My mom and dad even thoughts about naming ME Asta cuz of those movies but, well, they think that that name should really belong to a sophisticated WFT like yourself! Oh! Does your mom and dad go around solving mysteries and murders and stuffs?

Wiggles & Wags,

Daisy said...

Asta, you more than live up to your name! I hope you have a very happy Independence Day!

The Florida Furkids said...

We loved the story of your name!!

Happy 4th of July!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Princess Patches said...

Asta, we love hearing how you got your name. Our mom vaguely remembers the Thin Man. (Not because she isn't old enough to remember!) She does remember Asta the WFT! And she remembers seeing it on the black and white TV! That's very cool that your pawrents get to live like Nick and Nora!

Have a safe and happy 4th of July. We hope the fireworks don't bother you!

Penny & Patches

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...


love, uSSSSS

JD and Max said...

Hi Asta - happy fourth of July to you and your family!

We've been having so much fun with Frankie's great name game! Funnily enough, we posted about how we got our names a few weeks ago so we haven't joined in in pupson, but we're really enjoying hearing about how our pals got their names.

As new pals to you we didn't know about your name and were intrigued about how it came to be so we really enjoyed this post. It was nice to see the pups that came before you too, good memories are such lovely things.

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Wow. Living like Nick and Nora Charles is like a very charmed life or something isn't it? Blog Mom used to watch the TV show version. She figured you were named for that Asta, but she never imagined the rest.

wags, Lola

George The Lad said...

Hi Asta, I now feel I know you a little better, lovely post.
See Yea George xxx

Faya said...

Oh quelle belle histoire ! Bisous à tous !

TwoSpecialWires said...

Your name story is so romantic. Makes Moma think of "the good old days." And we heard her muttering something about finding old copies of the thin man.

Did you watch the fireworks tonight? Could you see them out your window? We're hoping it was a good day (and night) Asta.

Hugs to your people
Counting the days,
Jake and Fergs

Autumn and Jasmine the Maltese said...

wow! Your name story indeed the longest I ever read! but the name suits you =]


Mack said...

What a great story! We love the name Asta - it is just pawfect for you!


Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

I always loves how you got your name Asta. I so want Mum to go look up that film now so I can compare! hehe
~lickies, Ludo

Bocci said...

This was a totally fabulous post, Asta! Loved all those pictures-they reminded Parental unit about her beloved Carson, my predecessor.
Parental Unit got Carson the week that Johnny Carson retired, back in May of '92'. Parental Unit was so heartbroken over not having Johnny to watch every night, she just had to pay the man who made her laugh for 30 years a tribute... Speaking of tributes, watch for Carson's this week! Finally!

Your buddy,

Bella and Ollie said...

Hi Asta,

I'm gong to play too
It will be in my next post

Love from Bella.

Fred said...

Old Girl loves The Thin Man, too! Great stories! And you do a fabulous job of living up to the famous Asta name!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

We guessed the Thin Man might have had something to do with your adorable name!! Our hooman Grandma had an Asta too.
Hootie and BRD

Unknown said...

Oh Asta - what a lovely story about your name! I hadn't heard it before so I'm glad you told it again! And how cool that all your human's Foxies's names have been linked by a "theme"! ;-)

HOney the Great Dane