G'day Mates, FuFu wanted to know how many Asta's there are. There are currently 2 in my Blogosphere, but I know from your e-mail that there are many more. I hope they will all drop in for a visit, but at the moment there's me and another Asta I talk to all the time and she lives in New York. In order to distinguish myself I sometimes use my full name: Asta La Vista, Baby or refer to myself as Asta down under and to urbanista Asta in NYC as Asta up over. I like to jump in my little pool and splash around, roll in the mud, and dig holes in the ground and bury my pig ears - I'm hoping to be an archaeologist like my mum. Asta up over is more cultured. She likes to play the piano and speaks many languages, and she has just decided to become a surgeon! But despite our different interests we are mischief loving WFT's. There is a link to her web site below. We are both named for the WFT called Asta in the Thin Man movie series, and I both of our humans like to drink martini's - just like Nick and Nora in the Thin Man. I don't drink because I'm the designated driver, but mum wants to teach me how to mix a martini - shaken, not stirred, of course.
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.