Brian is holding me and my human companion Louise is taking the picture. I was pretty lonely with Louise being away in Israel because she took me for 4-10 mile walks and runs. I have been stopping outside of her office everyday looking for her, but she's not there and that made me sad. Brian plays rope toss with me, but it's just not the same as the long runs and trips to the dog parks to play with all of the locals. So, I've decided to stay with my friends Mandy and Grant, their kids Billy and Ellen, and their 4 Cairn terriers till Louise gets back in July. I have a lot of fun there playing with everyone, even though there is the constant challenge of letting them know that I'm supposed to be in charge. Sometimes they just don't get it! Still, I have lots of fun with so many people and other dogs around, and I get to sleep in Billy's room everynight. On Tuesday they are taking me to the vet for my vaccinations, but I will forgive them.
I was born in Brisbane on Nov. 23, 2004 to a litter of two at Quinvale Kennels, and I was flown to my home in Melbourne in late January 2005. There aren't many WFT's in Australia and my humans, Louise & Brian, were on a waiting list for about 9 months to get me. Brian says that when you wait 9 months for a baby, it's usually less furry. Being cute let's me get away with a lot and being a wirehaired fox terrier means I always try. Sometimes I have trouble understanding my humans' funny American accents, but watching a lot of American TV shows with Louise helps. Louise is an archaeologist and that means she travels a lot, so I sometimes have to stay with my friends, the Figgs. When she's here, it's great because we go for long walks or runs every day! There are not many of us WFT's in Australia and I'm always confused with airedale's and schnauzer's. Most people also get my name wrong, calling me Esther, Astro, or Astra. Those few who have seen the Thin Man, however, know it's ASTA.