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Sunday, June 3, 2007

Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me!/Improving the Aussie Cork Hat



G'day Mates, My mum just returned to Jerusalem from her week in Cyprus and is tired from partying with all her friends. However, we were distressed to read that my cultured pal, Asta Urbanista in New York (New York City?) has had some trouble with flies, and one of them was so gigantic that she was pewtrified with fear and had to call for help! Crikey! Mates, we have lots of flies down here, and to help keep 'em away we wear these cork hats. So, I got my pal Asta urbanista to try with of these beauties. Don't you all think she looks Faire Dinkum? And, cuter than the funny man. The dangling corks scawe the flys away, but the only problem is that the corks are more annoying than the flies, but at least they aren't scawy! My new cairn pal Scruffy had a weally good suggestion for impwoving the cork hats. He thinks we should have treats and bones dangle fwom the hat instead of the corks. Snicker's Ma suggested dangling vermin would be fun for us doggies. And, Fee suggested having dangly treats on the anti-itch cones. I think that all of these ideas could be a big impwovement!

23 comments:

Joe Stains said...

that hat is hilarious! the doofus would try to eat it!

Maggie said...

I love airesnapping at flies! I'll come and help get rid of lots of them!
That hat is pretty funny!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Asta said...

Asta, you are the bestest fwiend ever to think of how to help me with the fly pwoblem. I asked Mommi to make me one of those hats, but, she's busy rolling around the floor laughing.
I'm sure I'd look better than that funny man.
I'll post my weekend adventures later today,unless Mommi has too many martinis at her dinner pawty tonight heheheh
gillion smoochie kisses from New York City

Huskee Boy said...

Hahah.. Great suggestion Asta!

Tadpole said...

Well, you know, if anyone could make that silly hat look fashionable, it would be the lovely Asta Up Over! :-)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta.
That is a really good sugestion for Asta. I mean, if it helps to frighten away the flies.
Your are a good friend.
Have a good night
Besos
Lorenza

Scruffy said...

You know instead of using corks maybe you can hang bits of bone and treats. That way it will scare off the flies and also its a great deal less irritating. It also serves to feed us while chasing flies.

The Mighty Scruff

Oscar Airedale said...

Yeah, Asta could make even that silly hat look stylish I bet!

Licks
Oscar x

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

hey Asta - people think us Aussies are a weird enough bunch without publishing pics like these one ! LOL !

Flies are the worst, aren't they !!

Love
Opy

PreciOus said...

You are indeed a pawsome friend. *Giggle*

Snuggle,
Precious

Hammer said...

Hey Asta

What a neat idea. The corks wouldn't stay too long on the hat if I wore it though.

Love from Hammer

Amber-Mae said...

Hahaha, my hooman has that hat too but she got hers from Australia when they went there for a holiday. (She was drunk that time after drinking a few bottles of beer at the airport, hehehe...) and she wore that when she boarded the plane. She looked so ridiculous in it. Yes, I agree. The corks are really annoying coz thy're like hitting all over the face.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Sharon said...

Snickers would love it if she had a hat with vermin dangling! She loves to hunt!
Snickers and Sharon

fee said...

darn! should've found out about your treats hat before they took me cone off! treats cone is sooo much more bearable than just cone.

loves,
fee

Putter said...

Hi Asta!

I love airesnapping at flies -- I would be happy to come clear away any pesky flies:) Just let me know, okay! Talk to you soon, Asta!

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)

Bogart said...

HAHAHAHA great ideas there!!!

Love,
Bogart

Jackson said...

Love the hat! J x

Billy said...

oh my gosh we laughed when we saw that hat...sorry but i think we'll take the flies over THAT hat!

BIG hugs and love from Billy Boo:)

Liberty Doo Dah said...

Hiya Asta!
I'm thinking that I'd really like a hat with dangling treats! I just wonder how long the hat/treats would last.....but good idea!
AireHATSOFF!
Liberty

Ronin_The_Pug said...

Hahahah! Good idea about that hat!

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Wow, and I thought the hats Mommy made ME wear were stupid!

Flies make excellent snacks and are a good source of protein.

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Rudy said...

Oh we won't even keep a hat on our heads over here.. I just hate them. Ruins my lovely hairdo, don't you know! (heh heh)
Besides we like to snap at flies, unless they're huge and maybe we'll try that hat after all! yike.

Rudy

Amber-Mae said...

Hey, that's a FANTASTIC idea!!!!!! Why didn't I think of that in the first place? That way we will keep ourselves occupied the whole day but I'll guarantee that we will not be able to get any of the hanging treats or bones but instead, crash into the sliding door or wall. LOL!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer