G’day Mates, Sorry I’ve been out of touch. Crikey! I can't believe it's been 2 whole weeks since I've made a proper post. Life is really full on for me. As you know, I’m staying with my mum’s friends until she gets home in July, and I really miss her. My normal household is usually just 2 people, so it’s really easy to let mum and dad know that I’m the boss. Now, I’m in a house with 2 adults, 2 teenagers, and 4 cairn terriers. Keeping everyone in line has been a full-time job! Sometimes they just don’t understand that wherever I go, I’m used to being in charge. So, I have to put all of these folks in their place, let the other doggies know that I'm the alpha, and guard the house! I’ve always been a pretty active little gal as you can see in this baby picture of me playing with Benny. Crikey! He's got the same colors, but those aren't terrier ears. Lately, I’ve been getting out and taking lots of long walks with Ellen and Billy, and I've been splashing around in my pool a lot because summer is almost over here. So, it's been working, walking, splashing, and taking charge!
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.