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Saturday, April 16, 2011

How I got My Name

My Fwiend Weilly  ( I mean Reilly), a bootiful White Shetland Sheepdog  who does agility amongst many othew things, is having a give-away. 
To entew ,you must tell evewyone "How I got my name"..natoowally, I'm getting hewe at the last minute,
the deadline is Monday 18th April 2011 and they will dwaw the winnew using Wandom.Owg.
Any fuwbaby can entew - doggies, kitties, bunny's what evew :)

Most of you have aweady heawd this so many times , you'we pwobably sick of it..but just in case you've been in a cave ow sneeping and don't know this stowy
Hewe's how I got my name

Mommi and Daddi awe "ThinMan" movie fanatics and basically wish they lived back in the fowties (given how ancient they awe, it's no wondew they awe stuck in that ewa, hehehe (the above pictoowe could be Daddi and me  looking at Mommi aftew a  mawtooni)

These wewe the staws of  the "Thin Man " movies
Mywna Loy, Asta, and William Powell
(they played Nick and Nowa Chawles and theiw doggie Asta)

and hewe awe the wannabes, hehehehehe
Mommi , me and Daddi

Mommi and Daddi couldn't have any woofies when they lived in Califownia, so they moved to NewYawk and finally got a baby wiwe and named him Nikki

My Pawents wewe not as ancient yet and they went to Oowope a lot to visit welatives and stuff and of couwse took NIKKI wif them

Hewe they awe in St Mowitz
Nikki got to twavel to Fwance, Italy, Switzewland, Austwia and lots to Hungawy whewe my Gwammpapa  was

and this is on a boat on the Danoobe Wivew on the Austwian side
He made them fall in love wif Doggies fuw evew!!!!

Nikki was extwemely handsome and lived to be 14 yeaws old even though he was fwom a puppy Mill

when NIKKI was about 10 yeaws old, Mommi convinced Daddi that she absolutely had to have anothew little wiwe and that's when NOWA came into ouw family

NIKKI didn't see vewy well by then, but put up wif the little  "monstew" lovingly

Daddi cewtainly didn't wegwet the decision

then, they wewe asked if they could adopt NOWA's baby bwuvvew  cause no one wanted him...he was totally adowabull and of couwse Mommi said YES and named him CHAWLIE
most hoomans thought we wewe cwazy,  but it was totally wondewful and fine fow the fiwst two yeaws....evewyone got along and now Mommi and Daddi had used up all the hooman names fwom the Thin Man

this is a pwint of a painting Mommi did of all of us in theiw caw(they still had one in those days)

Chawlie gwew up to be a vewy big boy and aftew he tuwned two, he decided that he had had enuff of Nowa's pushy  ways and stawted to weact to hew taunts..she was always the instigatow, but he was so much stwongew, that in the fights she aways got huwt..
Mommi had to make the hawdest decision of hew life and found Chawlie a home wif a fwiend who had just lost theiw Wiwe( Chawlie had the easiew pawsonality and we knew he would be a pawfect fit fow the mistew, but it still bwoke Mommi's heawt to have to give him up)

By then, NIKKI had cwossed the bwidge too and now only NOWA was left..
she was a pawfect only child and now got to go to OOwope hewself

Nowa had been to Pawis, and Amstewdam and Budapest
she was adowed  by my pawents.She was spunky and sweet and healthy, but
when she was eleven, she developed kidney disease , and despite evewy effowt, cwossed the bwidge in a few momfs

Mommi decided she could nevew evew go thwoo that pain again so NO MOWE DOGGIES she said

That lasted just a few momfs, and fow hew next Biwfday they got me

sowwy fow the long pweambull, but FINALLLY, this is how I got my name

aftew NIKKI,NOWA, and CHAWLIE, it was sowt of obvious
hewe I am wif Daddi on the steps of a chuwch in WOME(my one and only twip to OOwope)
now my pawents awe ancient , as I said, and bwoke too, so no mattew how much Mommi would love anothew doggie, they just wouldn't be able to affowd the vettie bills.
So I guess I bettew live a long time, cause they'we out of names too

hope you wewen't too boowed by my long winded stowy
smoochie kisses


Homer said...

C'mon Asta. Your humans are not ancient AT ALL! I've probably mentioned this before - I think your mommy is a booti-ful and classy lady!

Anyway, I think Asta is a pretty name. Suits you well!


TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh, Asta. We were not bored at all. In fact, we think this may be one of our FAVORITE posts. We love thinking about you with your mommi and daddi. And we adore the history and all the love that developed over the years. (And we are jelly when we think about each of you sharing time in Europe.) And we smile SO big thinking about all the wirey love that fills your home. You have a wonderful family, Asta. One that loves you so much. And that family (teehee!) includes us!

We'll be coming back to read this post over and over and over again.

Muwah. Muwah. Muwah. (We're pretending we're greeting you in Euorpe. How does ... say ... London sound? For the wedding)

Much love
Jake and Fergi

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We loved your story and we never tire of hearing it. It was the first time the Sweet Babes got to hear it.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi and The Sweet Babes.

houndstooth said...

I've heard the story before, but I still like hearing you tell it, Asta! I think your name is just perfect, and I loved seeing all the old pictures!


Kari in Alaska said...

what a great story :)


Cowspotdog said...

It's the first time I have heard the story and it is wonderful - I can tell how much your Mom and Dad love you and YES !!! you HAVE to live a long long long long long and happy life with them


Lacy said...

w00fs, Asta is a bute ti ful name fur a bute ti ful girlie like yourself...love the pics of when u mommi and daddi were younger...

b safe,

Gus said...

I love that story! And I think Asta is a perfect name for the perfect wirey Girl.

Your parents are not ancient, your Mommi is much younger than muzzer! And she is much more bootiful too. (I love your Mommi, but your Daddi knows that and says it is OK)

Hope this nasty rain storm stays away from New Yawk.


Anakin Man said...

Me really loved hearing 'dis Asta-
Me not even need to enduge in peanutty butters either while reading its-
very cool story

Anakin Man

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

No matter how many times we hear the story about your name and about all the wonderful wireys who came before you, we still enjoy it again and we love all the photos too. We think Asta is just the most pawfect name for you.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

rottrover said...

A beautiful story of a beautiful girl. We think you totally SCORED on your family! We awardified you today on our bloggie :-)

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Stella said...

When I first saw your name on the blog, I just assumed you were named after the movie Asta, who else could it be? But your real life story and family dog history was loads of fun to read. Thanks for sharing it and you can repeat it as often as you wish!


Oskar said...

Asta, I did not know the history of all of the wonderful wires in your family! We fell in love with every one of them. I have a feeling that somewhere in my peoples future there is a wire doggie!

Nubbin wiggles,

Diana Chiew said...

That is a wonderful story! We have been living in caves...we have never read that story before! Now we know a little bit more about you and those before you. It has always been a difficult decision to make when we have to give one of them up. We know.

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

Asta, I never get tired of hearing your stories. Mom said she guessed a long time ago that was how you gots your name. She is an old "Thin Man" fan too.

Wyatt said...

We never get tired of that story! We did not realize that you dogs had such fully stamped passports!
We get left behind for those trips...Boohoo!

Wyatt and Stanzie

doyle and mollie said...

aw asta that is a pawsome love story!

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

This is a lovely post, Asta and the pictures are FABULOUS. I wonder if Nora and I would have been friends...did you say she was pushy? I mean, well, do you think she woulda let me borrow her white blouse and what woulda happened if I got lipstick on it. Um oh..Asta that blouse I borrowed from ya last week, well oh never mind.

And I think you're the prettiest wire, I'm just sayin'.

Your BFF,

Does bleach take lipstick out?

White Dog Blog said...

It is like a beautiful wonderful fairy tale, Asta! One just NEVER gets tired of hearing about the fairy princess and her loving family! But the story is far from over, my friend...and who knows what the future holds...after all, I was an only until Quinn came along last year and now we are four!

Dexter said...

Miss Asta,
What a wonderful postie. I agree, that you need to stay with mommi and daddi a long long time because you are the light of their lives for sure (plus they are out of names). I smiled to see those old time photos of your beautiful parents.


Stanley said...

Sweet Astaroni Fuzzbutt O' Mine!

We never tire of that story... especially because we get to see all those fantastically unbelievable photos of your mommi & daddi being travel bugs with your fur sibs! (I am also exceptionally partial to the first photo in your 1000th post - of you as a fuzzball pupcake!)

We miss you here in GooberStan, and I'm doing all I can to convince my girl to start blogging again. Stella is STILL a diva of the highest order, and is sporting a 3 inch beard (much longer than mine right now).

Please pass out goob smooches to George and your sweet Ami mommi from Stella, my girl, and of course, from me. The juiciest of all my goob smooches is reserved for you, girlie!

Goober love & smooches galore,

Molly the Airedale said...

That was the most PERFECT story, Asta, and we love hearing how you and your angel sissys and brother got their names too. We love all of your pictures :-)

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Patience-please said...

Oh what a very fun trip you took us on!!! Your humans are so glamorous. Ours are positively dumpy!

wags from the whippets

tula monstah said...

Aww asta woo are lucky- woo have a good life & parents! but are woo sure you're not in Massachewsitts.. living in the house behind me. Someone who looks just like woo keeps peering down from their upperdeck porch & staring at me! when i call Asta is that woo? she doesn't say nothing!

Great name. great story!

Amber-Mae said...

You were born to be an ASTA & me thinks that name suits you PERFECTLY!!! There's no other name out there that would suit you better.

Angel Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Love the story on how you got your name and also seeing and getting to know your siblings better. You sure picked great folks to give you all the love you deserve. Your folks just yell out LOVE your their four legged terries.

Jans Funny Farm said...

We remember the story but this one has more photos and details. We really enjoyed reading it. You are a very lucky Wire, Asta!

Lucille said...

Ciao Asta!
Sorry I have not visited your blog for ages, I truly apologise!
I did not know the story of your name, I think it is adorable and it is incredible how much your humans love doggies! Took you and your previous bros and sisters everywhere! That is so nice of them!
Plus they are not ancient!
As far as broke, many of us are... Ups and downs in life are unluckily very common... more the downs than the ups I would say!
Love the way they found your name!!!
Take care and promise to come and see you sooner next time ;)
Ciao Lucille

Jake of Florida said...

Some stories are meant to be told and retold -- and this is one of them.

We also loved the new header with what has to be a self-portrait of your mommi staring at us, decorated with a dear wirey girl wearing bunny ears!

Wirey love.

Jake and Just Harry

The Black and Tans. said...

We loved reading your story Asta, it definitely wasn't long winded.

We had forgotten a few of the details so it was really good to read about how you were named.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

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

Really?? Is the painting Mumsie has a self-portrait of you mom, Asta? Hmm...I noticed she was drinking POODLE PSYCHO yesterday about 6PM...hmm....

Um...Stan ate your blouse. Nuff said.

I have my bonnet pix up...I so look adorable...

Kisses, Laciegirlie

George The Lad said...

I loved reading and seeing all the little WFT in your mom and dad lives, so sad when they go to the bridge.
Mom says she would like a sister for me, but you have to think of the vet bills etc when thinking of a pup.
We love you Asta and your name is beautiful thinks for sharing your story.
Have a good week
Smoochie kisses back, George xxx

Unknown said...

Aww, Asta - I have heard that story before (sort of) but I sure do love hearing it again! And the pictures are so lovely! I think you have the perfect name for you - it suits you perfectly!

Oh - and I'm always so amazed at how your humans took their doggies travelling with them to Europe - wasn't there a problem with quarantine and stuff? And coming back?

Honey the Great Dane

Sally said...

D loves the Thin Man films too - and would love that life. It is great you got to visit Europe - even though I have a passport - D has never taken me.

We would love to meet you in London ? Or do a fun walk in Paris? Wouldn't that be great!

Love your post , lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

kissa-bull said...

oh dearest asta
we LOVED your story as we musta been living in a bigo rock cause we had nevers heard it befores. we must say all your sissies and brofurs were quite the handshums and bewooties.we fink your name is purrfect for you and we thank you for sharing your story.

pibble sugars and wee wiggles
the pittie pack

Lorenza said...

I knew the story but I loved reading it again!
It is pawesome!
Have a great day!
Kisses and hugs

Sheltie Times said...

What a great story. You know lots about your doggie and human family. The best part of this contest has been learning about other dogs.

-Bailey & Katy

Bocci said...

Bored? We love that story! And we go to see so many new and really cool photos and your Mom's painting and...we love it!

P.S. Our favorite is the one where your Mom and Dad make the perfect Nick and Nora! The Thin Man series was great-PU never gets tired of watching those films:-)

Agatha and Archie said...

Well really a priceless story and one that needs to be told often... We loved seeing pics of your relatives!!! And the pictures of Mommi are STUNNING!! Pl2 says she looks like she was a model!! And PL1+2 like The Man too.. but they always go right to the parts with Asta and then just roll with laughter.. Really she was a fabulous actress and they shouldn't laugh.. It isn't easy to be an actress.. Love and kisses A+A PS that shirt lacy had I mean has... I would write it off if ya know what I mean Just saying..

Deb Cushman said...

That was a wonderful story! It was terrific to learn so much history about your family (and to see your parents so young :-)

I just posted our Final Adventure on Freckles and Deb. You have been such a friend to our blog over the years that I hope you'll stop by to read our final story and leave a comment.


Yep, we figured you were named after the Thin Man's dog.

As for all our pals at Angel Paws, they all have families. That has to make a dog happy to know others have a furever home.

Essex & Deacon

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Asta -

We never get tired about reading the story of how you, Nora and Nikki got your names.

But we never knew that your Mommi and Daddi were in a "Thin Man" movie. Can we get your pawtographs?!?

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

P.S. We are also sorry to read that you had lost two friends (comment on our blog) and send you healing kisses and paw hugs.

Daisy said...

Asta, I love hearing your family history, and all about Nora and Nikki and Charlie!

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

That's a fabulous story, Asta, and we loved reading it! And we're keeping our paws crossed that you will all come to Europe again soon and you can come and visit us!

Remington said...

That was a GREAT story! I had never heard it before! Thank you for sharing!

Bobby said...

What a great story of how you got your name. How good your pawrents got to love wires. You are all good looking square dogs.
Licks Bobby

Pippa said...

We loved reading that. I'm sure I've heard some of it before about The Thin Man, but it was so good, and so were the photos that it was well worth another read. At least you weren't named after a polar bear cub like I was!

Pippa xx

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Dear Asta,

We think this is one of your best posts ever. Such a nice story about your family history.

Your friend the Luna-tic